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07/04/2021

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, a group of young Welsh music enthusiasts have been compiling a music industry conference for other young people that want to get into different areas of the music industry. The project is in collaboration with Anthem, Youth Music and Welsh Government. Beacons has hired four young consultants, Lily Beau, Sizwe Chitiyo, Llew Glyn and Alexandra Jones to curate and promote an online resource suite of insightful industry talks, panel discussions, comedic sketches and resources…

06/04/2021

Darren Kirby, fitness expert and founder of Fitter Healthier Dad® (www.fitterhealthierdad.com), shares his top 5 healthy food alternatives you can quickly and easily change in your diet so that you don’t feel like you are being restricted. According to Darren, losing fat, getting fitter and having more energy is not as complicated or time-consuming as most of us think. His career as a fitness expert follows his own transformation 6 years ago from an overweight, stressed-out city worker (he lost…

06/04/2021

2021 has already seen incredible demonstrations of community kindness, togetherness and spirit and were only 4 months in!  However, there is always more we can do for our communities by even the smallest of actions. The census is one act which proves it’s not too late to make a difference to our community. The census is a short survey that goes out to every household in the UK and should take just 10 minutes per individual to complete. It is…

06/04/2021

One positive impact of living through lockdown has revealed Wales is recycling more than ever before and is one step closer to becoming the world’s best recycling nation. With the nation’s recycling rate at an all-time high (65% in 2019/20, up from 63% in 2018/19*), Wales is currently ranked third best in the world at recycling. Data from WRAP, the charity behind Wales Recycles, shows that 92% of us now regularly recycle at home, with 55% of us recycling more…

01/04/2021

To promote its community partnership with the Welsh Blood Service, the FAW will be working with the JD Cymru Leagues and the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League to turn all pitch markings red for the start of the new season. The decision will see Wales become the first nation in the world to adopt red pitch markings across its domestic leagues, replacing the traditional white markings that have been a common sight on football pitches since the late 1800s. The…

26/03/2021

Researchers at Cardiff University funded by Fight for Sight, in partnership with Glaucoma UK and Health and Care Research Wales, are hoping to use bone marrow stem cells to prevent sight loss from glaucoma, without a transplant. There are 500,000 people in the UK with glaucoma, and it is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. The retina is a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye. It is responsible for converting light into neural…

26/03/2021

Heart Research UK have launched their first charity cookbook, featuring 17 recipes from celebs, chefs and some of the web’s biggest food bloggers. The e-book, which is available to download here for a suggested donation of £5, features a selection of well-balanced recipes from some of the best known faces in food and fitness, including Joe Wicks, The Hairy Bikers, Heart Research UK ambassador Sally Bee, Gennaro Contraldo, Michelin Star Chef Tom Kitchin, Masterchef winner Shelina Permaloo and many more….

24/03/2021

  Sara Pickard and James Wilkinson from Cardiff join the team of Champions to help make Wales a Fair Work Nation with equal opportunities for disabled workers. As a strong advocate of disability inclusivity and visibility in the workplace, Sara has worked as a Project Officer for Mencap Cymru and is a Council member for Europe for Inclusion International. James has extensive experience in helping people with impairments access employment during his time at the Big Issue, and is focussed…

24/03/2021

Located in the Away sector of the Stadium, off Sloper road, the testing facility is close to both Grangetown & Ninian park stations. A fast and accurate PCR swab test priced at the discounted rate of £80 per person for travel passengers and £99 per person for a test-only service. The new facility will be of particular use to members of the public who are symptomless and so do not qualify for NHS emergency testing, but require a green light to…

24/03/2021

Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara have announced they are to star in a streamed performance of their brand new,  ‘Remembering the Oscars’ for a limited three-week season starting on Saturday 27th March at 7.30pm – ending on Saturday 17th April 2021. In what is sure to become one of the most popular streamed events, this one-hour TV special will see Aljaž & Janette roll out the red carpet to celebrate the greatest award-winning songs, films and dance routines from the…