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13/02/2024

Photo credit: Mae Mu  For those of you who simply associate Shrove Tuesday with eating pancakes, keep on reading to become enlightened as to the true meaning of Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent – the forty days leading up to Easter when Christians,  including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics remember the time when Jesus went into the desert to fast and pray before beginning his work for God. During this period, it is traditional to…

09/02/2024

  LOVE IS IN THE AIR AS THE SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTRE WELCOMES ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 18 TO JOIN THEM FOR AFTER HOURS: LOVE ON THE BRAIN If you’re looking for somewhere different to pop the question around Valentine’s Day this month —especially given it’s a leap year — Cardiff’s iconic Science Discovery Centre may well be just what you’re looking for: and as the venue now hosts weddings too, it could be the perfect match for any science-loving…

08/02/2024

Data released on Time to Talk Day (1 February) revealed a concerning trend in Wales, where a staggering 68% of people are putting on a ‘brave face’ to avoid talking about their mental health during difficult times. Furthermore, 48% of people in Wales still believe that mental health is a taboo topic. The hesitance to talk about how we really feel is resulting in many people feeling isolated, withdrawn and with worsening mental health. Nationwide poll findings suggest that 54%…

08/02/2024

The famous old adage, “You are what you eat” defines how whole foods have a great impact on a person’s health while processed foods have more added chemicals than nutrition. Here we shall discuss the key differences between whole foods and processed foods. This guide is your one-stop solution to get a better understanding of how processed foods harm our bodies while whole foods provide full nourishment. So, let’s start right from the basics and understand their meanings below. What…

24/01/2024

Wales has a long list of traditions surrounding celebrating a new year, with “first footing”, Hen Galan and everything in between. The traditions are a way to embrace history, to be thankful for the past year, and, for many, to look forward to a fresh start. Welsh traditions such as Mari Lwyd almost disappeared in the 1900s but have made their way back all over Wales and stand as a testament to the enduring spirit of community and celebration in…

15/01/2024

Amazon’s acquisition of MGM in March 2022 paved the way for a reality series spin-off from the James Bond franchise. Titled “007: Road To A Million,” the show features 9 pairs of ordinary individuals vying for a £1,000,000 cash prize. Combining James Bond-style adventures with the unpredictability of reality TV, “007: Road To A Million” offers gripping entertainment for Bond enthusiasts and reality show fans alike. A recent survey conducted by PartyCasino asked 1000 participants from the UK who had…

15/01/2024

With the new year upon us, it is an excellent time to organise your; home, finances and future plans. Making sure your family is financially protected could liberate you from the worry of leaving debts behind when you are no longer around. Life insurance is an important part of everyone’s lives. It could provide your loved ones with a lump sum payment after your passing to help replace your income and cover large debts, like a mortgage. This comprehensive guide…

22/12/2023

Action for Children frontline workers confirm pressure on struggling families is worse than last Christmas and highlight the desperate choices parents are being forced to make.   Due to the pressures, the public are encouraged to be a Secret Santa for Action for Children to help a vulnerable child.  Dylan and Kiera Dylan lives in mid-Wales with his daughter Kiera (15) who requires round-the-clock care.  Dylan is her sole carer after losing his wife in 2017. The cost-of-living crisis has…

22/12/2023

Save a Life Cymru has appointed six first-of-their-kind community coordinators to transform CPR and defibrillation access – including two based in south Wales who will work to support their local communities. The responsibilities of the coordinators include working with communities, third sector organisations and charitable trusts to educate about Basic Life Support (BLS) awareness and training, and the four links of the cardiac arrest chain of survival; early recognition and call for help, early CPR, early defibrillation, and post resuscitation…

22/12/2023

Age Cymru is urging communities across Wales to look out for their older neighbours as thousands say they expect to be lonely during the festive season.   According to the charity’s research nearly 85,000 people aged 65 or over in Wales say they will eat Christmas dinner alone.    More than 112,000 older people, equivalent to more than one in six, say Christmas Day is their hardest day of the year.   While nearly one in five (18%) said they wish they…