A Longtown businesswoman has sweetened up her shop after reading an article in the Hereford Times.

Christine Hope, who runs Hopes of Longtown, got in contact with Ross-on-Wye jeweller Josie Fear after she read about her Fiction Jewellery designs based on sweets like liquorice allsorts, love hearts and dolly mixtures.

“I have been looking for ages for an affordable range of jewellery with a twist,” said Christine.

“I rang Josie straight away and our first order arrived and was on sale within days.” Hopes of Longtown has been running for 10 years and Christine said she is always looking for new ideas for her customers.

“Fiction Jewellery is just perfect and our customers love it,” she added.