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11/04/2019

An exclusive Broadly FOI investigation, published today, has found that four women in South Wales were killed by people they had previously reported to police in the last three years. Using freedom of information laws, Broadly (VICE’s women’s website) asked every police force in the UK how many women had reported an abusive partner, ex-partner, or stalker for threatening behaviour and went on to be killed by that individual. New data obtained from South Wales Police can reveal that four…

11/04/2019

Making Mother’s Day with a special message Parents with babies on the Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the University Hospital of Wales are now able to keep in touch with their little ones when they are away from their baby’s bedside thanks to vCreate secure video messaging which has recently been implemented on the unit, which is the first in Wales to use such a service. vCreate is a secure video messaging service that lets unit staff record and…

11/04/2019

LOVE LIVE music? Love the 80s? Then why not volunteer at Let’s Rock retro festival this summer and enjoy the event for free? By signing up to do a four-hour shift with festival charity partner, Child Bereavement UK, selling wristbands and raffle tickets on the day, you will be able to not only help a great cause, but also enjoy the festival free of charge. Let’s Rock Wales will take place at Tredegar Park, Newport on June 1st and will…

11/04/2019

Climate change charity 10:10 has won a rail industry research competition for a ground-breaking study to explore the use of community-owned renewable energy and storage technologies to provide Welsh railways with a direct supply of electricity to power trains on newly electrified routes. The Green Valley Lines initiative, led by 10:10 and Community Energy South’s social enterprise, Riding Sunbeams, has secured a £110,000 grant to support plans for ‘smart electrification’ of commuter lines running to and from Cardiff. It is…

11/04/2019

After a spectacular show last year celebrating the legacy of Fred Astaire, the beloved ballroom couple Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara return to the National Concert Hall of Wales for one night only. The charismatic pair have captured the hearts of the nation on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, and this time they are revelling in all the glitz and glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood through to the modern mega musical. Enjoy tributes to Audrey Hepburn, Saturday Night Fever,…

11/04/2019

DMA’S’ latest album ‘For Now’ found the Sydney trio’s fanbase swell with a rush of new devotees. It earned three ARIA Music Award nominations for Best Group,Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release, while their growing status saw it reach #13 in the UK- their highest chart position here to date. Having previously played shows with Liam Gallagher and The Kooks, DMA’S’ current tour continues with the following shows. They’ll return throughout the summer to play a number of key…

10/04/2019

Calling all baking pros, impatient icers, first-timers and late night whiskers – dust off your baking bowls and whip out your whisks because Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day is back on 13 June 2019. Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pro, unite against dementia with family, friends and colleagues by baking or buying cupcakes to raise vital funds. Now in its fourth year, Cupcake Day has raised £2.7 million since 2016 and this year is aiming to raise £1.8…

10/04/2019

Local Cardiff businesses club together to give families with sick children a well-deserved pamper Thursday 4 April – This evening families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Cardiff received a much-deserved pampering session from local barbers, hairdressers and beauticians. The families all have children receiving specialist medical care in Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital, just opposite the House. The event was supported by local barber Alun Reynolds, who organised other local businesses to join him and provide haircuts and beauty…

10/04/2019

Our beds will be blossoming at RHS Cardiff Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are delighted to announce that they are participating in the RHS Cardiff’s Blossoming Beds competition on 12-14 April 2019. The Blossoming Beds Competition is brand new to the RHS Flower Show Cardiff in 2019 and aims to encourage those with a passion for plants and an eye for beautiful blossoms. The objective of the competition is to create a pocket…

10/04/2019

Charity runners in £100k record attempt Runners from across Wales are set to put their best foot forward in a bid to break a Guinness World Record and raise £100,000 for Cancer Research Wales in the process. More than 100 runners of all abilities have already signed up for the attempt to break the official record for the largest number of people to complete a marathon while linked together, which will take place at the Wales Marathon in Tenby on…