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04/12/2020

Dame Shirley Bassey 83, lands her highest album chart position in almost half a century! A fond farewell   to fans, who have supported her lifelong career that started with her debut in 1961.  ‘I Owe It All To You’ is Dame Shirley’s  8th Top 10 album on the Official Albums Chart, this release brings her to 35 Top 40 albums over a 60 year period, with her highest position at Number 2 in 1975. Unable to travel to the UK…

02/12/2020

THE KANNEH-MASONS TOP the Classical Album Charts. The news also sees cellist Sheku become the first ever classical instrumentalist to have their first three albums make the pop Top 20 chart, following ‘Elgar’ which debuted at No.8 in January, and 2018’s ‘Inspiration’, which peaked at No. 11 following his performance at the Royal Wedding in May 2018 and watched by 3 billion people worldwide. Sheku’s first two solo albums have re-entered the UK Classical Albums Chart Top 10. Including pianist…

02/12/2020

Metro Bank, the UK’s community bank, today unveils gift giving Magic Money Trees in each of its 77 stores – to support disadvantaged children across the UK. The initiative is being run in partnership with Action for Children, as the charity’s only corporate partner to host gift giving pop-up locations as part of its ‘Secret Santa’ campaign. Customers and non-customers alike are invited to pop-in to a Metro Bank store, take a ‘magic’ gold coin from the Magic Money Tree…

01/12/2020

Popping in to the Cards for Good Causes Shop at St John the Baptist Church in Cardiff to buy Christmas cards has become a local tradition for so many people. This year though has been a challenge with the shop being unable to open. But you can’t keep a good pop-up down! The shop has moved just up the road to the High Street Arcade in Castle Quarter. The Arcade, completed in 1885, was once home to a sea of…

30/11/2020

The Welsh Blood Service is calling on males that have tested positive for Covid-19 and recovered from the virus to help the NHS potentially save lives by donating their plasma.   Two major UK clinical trials, RECOVERY and REMAP-CAP, are currently exploring if antibody-rich plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients could be used to treat patients battling the virus. Plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can contain antibodies that were produced when the patient’s immune system was fighting the…

30/11/2020

PEOPLE living in Wales are being asked by a leading home care agency  to ensure their elderly relatives and loved-one’s homes are well prepared for winter. ISS Healthcare says its important that people’s homes are properly prepared and now is the time to make any small changes, especially in the wake of more potential lockdowns through the winter months.   Neil Griffiths, Regional Manager at ISS Healthcare, which provides care across Cardiff and the surrounding areas said: “When temperatures drop…

30/11/2020

St David’s Cardiff has returned its extremely popular charity initiative, the ‘Toy Appeal’, where shoppers can donate a gift directly to local charities this Christmas. Last year saw hundreds of gifts donated in the first week alone by generous St David’s Cardiff shoppers, and this year charities will need support more than ever. Located near the Clogau store on the lower level between 27th November – 20th December, The Toy Appeal will allow guests to pick up an extra item…

30/11/2020

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been working in partnership with Cardiff Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council to identify centres to deliver the Covid 19 vaccinations.   The mass vaccination centres will be set up in Cardiff and Vale Therapy Centre in Splott,  Pentwyn Leisure Centre and Holm View Leisure Centre in Barry.   The centres can be accessed by appointment only and those that are eligible to receive the vaccination will be sent a letter to contact…

30/11/2020

On Thursday 3rd December, disability groups, businesses and public sector employers are coming together to celebrate the economic contribution that disabled people make across the globe through the Purple Light Up. The initiative is part of a global movement to celebrate the estimated 386 million disabled employees around the world. It is estimated that Wales has nearly 200,000 disabled employees working in organisations and companies, in various roles. Leading the Purple Light Up for Wales is Julian John, Managing Director…

30/11/2020

A set of new targeted restrictions in the hospitality and leisure sectors, together with a £340m support package, has been announced by First Minister Mark Drakeford. The new measures are being introduced as cases of coronavirus accelerate in Wales once again, eroding the gains achieved during the recent firebreak period. From Friday, pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes will have to close by 6pm and will not be allowed to serve alcohol.   After 6pm they will only be able to provide…