Blog | Latest News | DC Thomson Shop

Remember when you could get a doctor’s appointment?

The Doc Replies

You might have noticed that visiting your doctor isn’t quite like it used to be (now there’s an understatement!). But we still have many of the same ailments as we used to. We’re still suffering, even if we can’t talk to a doc.

Actually, while we’re on the subject of health, how are you? Do you feel well? Have you shaken off that cough? Are you sleeping well? Are your feet OK? How’s your heart? Are you eating properly? Is there anything worrying you?

Read more

Gardening Jobs for March

Gardening Jobs for March

Spring is now upon us and with the weather getting warmer, we think now is the perfect time to start organising your garden so it is ready for summer. Gardening is actually considered a great exercise and we could not think of anything better than being out in the fresh air and connecting to nature. It sounds much more rewarding than going to the gym!

Read more

The complete Mother's Day gift guide

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to say "Thank You” to your Mum for always being there. We have put together this gift guide to inspire you and help you choose the best gift to show your mum some appreciation. 

Read more

Spring is on the horizon

spring gardening advice

February has arrived with a little bit of a cold snap but happily there are milder temperatures forecast for the rest of the month. Many gardeners up and down the country have already been busy preparing their gardens for the spring and summer months but it’s not too late if you’ve not yet started.

Read more

Jobs For January

Jobs For January

It’s January, a new year and an opportunity to feel optimistic, so why not kick start the year by organising your summer garden displays? Read about jobs you can make a start on and we have plenty of great value plant collections for you to browse!

Read more

More Christmas Gift Ideas

Take the stress out of Christmas present shopping this year and choose from our range of Hampers, Subscriptions, Cds, Books & Crafting. We've even got presents specifically for your relatives abroad! Order online today from the comfort of your own home and then put your feet up, relax and tuck into some mince pies.

Read more

1950s Recipes and Cooking Tips

1950s Recipes and Cooking Tips

With rationing on certain foods lasting until 1954, cooks in the 1950s had to be resourceful and creative. Some recipes have stood the test of time and remain family favourites, while a few of the more “creative” dishes are less popular today.

Tips and recipes were shared with and by readers of The Sunday Post, People’s Journal and The People’s Friend. Take a look at some of the best recipes and tips from the most inventive cooks that ever lived


Read more

Happy 80th Birthday to Beano

Happy 80th Birthday to Beano

Join us as we travel back in time to explore some of Beano’s most iconic moments. Our fun, interactive timeline will take you on a trip down memory lane from the first edition with Big Eggo as the cover star to the creation of everyone’s favourite character, Dennis the Menace, and everything in-between. Help us search the alleyways of the 1980s edition for Dennis’ beloved pet, Gnasher, or celebrate Minnie the Minx’s 60th birthday in the 2010s. Our digital timeline will help you relive some of these treasured memories and maybe you’ll even learn a fun fact or two along the way.


Read more