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02/12/2019

  This Christmas many children supported by Barnardo’s Cymru will go without presents and a festive meal, according to a survey of the charity’s frontline workers.   A YouGov survey revealed that more than a quarter (27 per cent) of children among families in Wales who celebrate Christmas will be waking up to more than 10 presents on average this Christmas morning.   In contrast, 43 per cent of Barnardo’s frontline staff responding to a separate survey said some of…

02/12/2019

  Bowel Cancer UK is encouraging men across Wales to get sponsored to grow a beard this December. Taking part in Decembeard is really simple. All you need to do is shave on 30 November and let your facial fuzz grow throughout the month. Already bearded? No problem. Dye, ditch or decorate your beard and join the campaign. More than 2,200 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Wales each year, making it the country’s fourth most common cancer. It’s also…

02/12/2019

  Velindre University NHS Trust was delighted to welcome Professor Andrew Goddard, President of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) to the Velindre Cancer Centre (VCC) earlier this week. The visit provided an opportunity to discuss a number of areas of mutual interest including the development of the medical workforce and the development of oncology expertise in the acute care setting across LHBs in Wales. 10% of patients in an acute hospital are admitted with a cancer-related emergency and in…

02/12/2019

The newly refurbished Mercure Cardiff North Hotel has just been unveiled to the public ready for the Christmas season. Completely refurbished, the hotel boasts a new restaurant for both local residents and hotel guests to enjoy, serving traditional British dishes with a modern and imaginative twist, using quality, locally sourced ingredients, together with an extensive selection of wines and spirits. It has 92 Standard Double Rooms, 27 Standard Twin Rooms, plus 13 Privilege Rooms, together with impressive conference facilities in…

02/12/2019

A credit union has become the first financial services provider in Wales to receive a five-star accreditation by the Fairbanking Foundation for its personal loans. Cardiff and Vale Credit Union was awarded the quality mark at the House of Commons in recognition of their ethical loan practices. The Fairbanking mark encourages banks to improve the financial well-being of their customers. The accreditation process includes an independent review of products and procedures, and independent research with the finance provider’s customers. With…

27/11/2019

Westlife – the UK’s top selling album group of the 21st Century – will tour the UK in 2020 with their 15-date Stadiums in the Summer Tour. The spectacular summer tour, which includes a date at Cardiff City Stadium on Friday June 26, will see the global pop kings perform all of their greatest hits including  ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Flying Without Wings’ and ‘You Raise Me Up’ as well as sensational up-tempo new songs from their forthcoming new album ‘Spectrum’. The tour, which covers some of the…

26/11/2019

  For the first time, HLC Properties Ltd. – the estate of Bing Crosby – has released a series of extremely moving letters sent from Bing Crosby to the families of young soldiers during World War II. Alongside his words of support and reassurance are also handwritten letters to Bing, from those relatives, thanking him for bringing joy and a sense of hope to their beloved sons, husbands and brothers. Also revealed today is a collection of poignant photographs of Crosby entertaining troops during World War…

26/11/2019

Welsh Hospitality Awards 2019 The winners of The 4th Welsh Hospitality Awards 2019 have been announced following the ceremony that took place on Monday, November 11, at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff. The Welsh Hospitality Awards 2019 is an exclusive celebration of the people and businesses that make the country a great place to visit or call home; from restaurants, bars and hotels to shopping complexes, festivals and cultural venues that enhance the country’s cultural landscape. The elegant event was…

26/11/2019

                            Grab your Santa hat and brave the waves at one of the many chilly Christmas dips that take place across the UK each year. From Wales to Weston-super-Mare, will you be one of the brave swimmers to hit the waves in the name of charity and community spirit? 1. Hit the winter waves of the west country in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset Each year, brave Somerset locals delay…

25/11/2019

  They are the most beloved and recognisable big and small screen creations of all time – let alone just in the world of the Fantasy genre –and now the music of Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit will be celebrated in a special orchestral concert tour calling at Cardiff St David’s Hall on 18th April 2020 . The show, presented by Senbla by arrangement with Silva Screen Live, will be a celebration of the…