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11/12/2019

Photo credit: Tim Dickeson   After 113 years, The New Theatre Cardiff still stands tall and can be classed a beautiful piece of architecture, with interiors still showing class and warmth in its’ entirety. On a cold, wet evening we were invited along to see this years’ panto at the theatre, ‘Cinderella’. It’s the one thing that we always look forward to at this time of year and marks the beginning of Christmas for us. Most of you will be…

09/12/2019

Georgie Bell, the heartbroken owner of Ruby and Beetle, two Border Terriers who were stolen from the Lothian Estate on the Scottish Borders just after Christmas last year has vowed NOT TO GIVE UP her search. Georgie has captured the hearts of dog lovers across the country with a massive Facebook following of over 14,000 people, in the search for her beloved dogs.  With the help of their supporters, they have now secured, for a short period of time (until the…

09/12/2019

  A slimming group in Cardiff has raised £350 in support of a local family whose son passed away as a result of undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes.   Peter Baldwin was just 13 when he passed away in January 2015.  Since then Peter’s parents, Beth and Stuart, and sister Lia helped Diabetes UK Cymru launch Know Type 1, a campaign to raise awareness of the common early symptoms of the condition, so that children are diagnosed sooner and more safely….

09/12/2019

  Experts say the new year is a good time to start your search for a change in profession as workers return to work feeling motivated after the Christmas break. However, with so many individuals feeling the same, what does it take to get noticed? Kayode Damali, 2018 well-loved, cheeky BBC Apprentice and Top 10 of the Most Powerful Young Entrepreneurs in the World’ offers tips on what you can do to get ahead. ‘My career journey from working at…

09/12/2019

  Some of South Wales’ most vulnerable children who might otherwise have no presents at Christmas will now have gifts to unwrap, thanks to generous coffee drinkers. Customers of Starbucks branches run by the Magic Bean franchise are being invited to collect a star from an instore Christmas tree and donate a gift for the child named on the star. The children are all supported by Barnardo’s Cymru. All customers who donate a gift receive a free festive drink from…

03/12/2019

As anticipation for Nitro World Games-Wales continues to build, more event information is being revealed, including the first live broadcast details. Olympic snowboarder and noted television commentator Todd Richards will host the broadcast of the renowned competition next May, which is expanding out of the United States for the first time. Joining him behind the mic as co-hosts are two action sports giants: skate legend Tony Hawk and FMX icon Travis Pastrana. Nitro World Games-Wales is coming to Cardiff’s Principality…

03/12/2019

Photo credit Steve Ullathorne   Just before her recent tour of the UK, our entertainment columnist Carl Marsh caught up with the American comedian, writer, actress and entertainer Ruby Wax for an exclusive interview! Carl Marsh:  You yourself Ruby, started as a serious actor, but what made you decide to go down the comedy route? Ruby Wax:  That was about 400 hundred years ago [laughs] when I was a serious actress, but I wasn’t a serious actress. I got into…

03/12/2019

Our entertainment columnist Carl Marsh recently interviewed singing and songwriting star Jack Savoretti, who has released a new album, and played a one off gig in Cardiff last month.   Carl Marsh:  Would you call yourself a storyteller more so than a songwriter? Jack Savoretti:  Absolutely! That’s probably why I’ve never had a hit (record) because I think the story is more important than the hook. I put the story first. Some songwriters are hunting for hooks, and there are…

02/12/2019

With new research revealing the explosion in popularity of staging spectacular outdoor Christmas lights displays – and the cost of doing so – price comparison website money expert is searching for the UK’s answer to Clark Griswold, the iconic Christmas lights enthusiast from the classic movie, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The competition is being run by price comparison website money expert, in response to new research that reveals that householders’ outdoor light shows are now an essential festive must-do and must-see.  A…

02/12/2019

  A south Wales bus company has joined forces with a national intercity technology platform to launch a new Cardiff to London coach service. NAT Group will begin operating the new service, which begins its journey in Pontypridd and Treforest, stopping at Cardiff and Newport, before travelling direct to London, on Friday 29th November. The service will initially operate on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. In October, Snap – a premium technology platform for coach operators – asked south…