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12/11/2018

Our reporter Abby Wilson headed to Oasis, Cardiff to watch and review their production of The Island. Last Friday evening I was lucky enough to get myself a ticket (only £5) to see The Island, a play written by Athol Fugard, Joh Kani, and Winston Ntshona. Upon hearing the play’s title, I hadn’t actually heard of it, and didn’t realise it was quite a famous and successful production. As such, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, and when I…

12/11/2018

TV star Ross Kemp has backed a major fundraising drive to help Britain’s wounded veterans who are at risk, some battling the evils of unemployment, isolation and struggling with their mental health. Two of Britain’s leading military charities – Help for Heroes and Walking With The Wounded – have joined forces for this year’s Walking Home for Christmas campaign, supported by British fashion and homeware retailer Matalan. They have called on Brits across the country to put their best foot…

09/11/2018

Samsung Electronics is working with local communities to make wishes come true this festive period.   During this busy time, it’s sometimes easy to forget how difficult it can be for people to be separated from loved ones. With this in mind, Samsung are teaming up with local hospitals and charities across the Nation to create and donate unique experiences, powered by technology, to bring a little extra joy. The experiences could range from a Virtual Reality Experience, an Ultimate…

09/11/2018

Amazon bosses apparently either don’t know or don’t care about the appalling health and safety record in their Swansea warehouse. A total of 84 serious health and safety incidents at Amazon’s Swansea warehouses have been reported to the Health and Safety Executive since 2015/16, a GMB Union investigation has revealed. This was the second highest number of reported incidents for Amazon warehouses in the UK. According to RIDDOR reports, workers have been hit by moving objects, hit by fixed objects,…

09/11/2018

  Great Western Railway is marking 100 years since the end of the Great War with a special ceremony to commemorate the 2,545 railway workers who were lost in battle. The centrepiece of the ceremony at Paddington Station today unveils a special Intercity Express Train featuring the names of all 2,545 men who worked for the GWR and were killed during the war.  Those being remembered worked in all areas of the company; engineers, labourers, solicitors, carriage cleaners and apprentices…

09/11/2018

Community Health Councils (CHCs) in Wales are concerned about fines and additional costs issued by the NHS Business Services Authority to patients following dental treatment. In particular they are concerned that the complexity surrounding the entitlement to free treatment for people on certain benefits makes it too easy for people to make mistakes. Over recent months they have heard from a number of people who have found themselves with significant fines because they mistakenly believed that they were entitled to…

08/11/2018

  The Bootleg Beatles are delighted to announce their 2018-19 tour of the UK starting this December. The band along with their renowned string and brass ensemble will visit seventeen cities. Tickets are on sale now from www.bootlegbeatles.com and direct from venues. As ever, the band will perform favourites from the whole Beatles’ catalogue but will also bring a special focus onto some key tracks from the ‘White Album’ – playing many of them for the very first time! As…

08/11/2018

Reef have announced a UK headline tour for November and December 2018.The revitalized West-Country rockers recently concluded the ‘Britrock Must Be Destroyed’ Tour with The Wildhearts and Terrorvision, which included a headline appearance at London’s legendary Hammersmith Apollo. They will follow a summer of prestigious Festival appearances with a tour of Australia and Japan before they embark on this extensive UK tour. Reef’s first studio album for 18 years, ‘Revelation’, charted at No.26 in the UK album chart last month…

08/11/2018

1step2be, a new free-of-charge portal is changing the way of donating to charities by allowing individuals to have full control over where the money goes for their clothes, without spending a penny. 1step2be turns unwanted textiles into money and donates the money to a cause of their choice. Not only that, a courier comes to the donors, weighs the textiles and tells them instantly how much their unwanted clothes will make for their chosen cause. Around 75% of households admitted…

08/11/2018

Original music inspired by the British & Irish Lions remembrance of war veterans was released on Monday 5 November 2018 in support of the ground-breaking There But Not There Campaign.   The moving and original classical music single has been released for download to raise money for Remembered, the charity behind the There But Not There Campaign to commemorate the centenary of the World War One Armistice.   As this centenary Armistice Day approaches the airwaves will be filled with…