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09/10/2015

Deputy health minister for Wales opens rebranded Cardiff Bay branch and receives one of the first winter flu jabs of 2015. The former Co-operative Pharmacy branches in Cardiff have been re-launched following change of ownership – and are now all operating with a new look and a new name, as part of the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, ‘Well’. At the new Well pharmacy at Bute Street, Cardiff Bay – first to re-launch – deputy health minister for Wales and…

09/10/2015

What better way is there to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy day than by escaping to a relaxing Lunchtime Concert?  Celebrated pianist Ivan Ilić will premiere a breathtaking new piece at St David’s Hall when he performs distinguished Welsh composer John Metcalf’s Chant next Tuesday (13 October) at 1pm. Elsewhere, the charismatic Serbian-American musician will deliver incredible renditions of Chopin and Scriabin. Educated in the United States and living in France since 2001, Ivan is…

09/10/2015

Local charity Welsh Hearts Calonnau Cymru celebrates its 2nd birthday this week. Welsh Hearts was founded in 2013 by Sharon Owen and has been focusing on placing Defibrillators in communities and schools through-out Wales and holding free CPR training sessions to the public! Welsh Hearts have trained over 7736 people in CPR and have placed 215 defibrillators across communities in Wales. The aim of this is to drastically improve the chances of those that have cardiac arrests outside of hospital…

09/10/2015

Leading businessman and TV personality Touker Suleyman is to lead a stellar judging line-up for the Startups Awards 2015. Recognised as the most prestigious national awards scheme for up and coming businesses, the Startups Awards has commanded its strongest judging panel to date for 2015 with Dragon Suleyman at the helm, alongside a host of Britain’s finest business minds. Joining Suleyman in assessing this year’s entries is a trio of MBEs: household name and much-loved British designer Cath Kidston MBE, Divine…

09/10/2015

The Hansells unique easy-to-use yoghurt making machine creates home-made wholesome yoghurts that are full of flavour and deliciously creamy, the perfect Christmas gift for the creative or ‘foodie’ one in the family. Not only is it easier than lugging tubs of yoghurt from the supermarket, it’s fresher and contains more active live cultures, great for helping the digestive system break down food and getting over the Christmas ‘food coma’. The Hansells Yoghurt Maker Starter Kit contains mixing tubs and six…

09/10/2015

A traditional German beer festival comes back to Cardiff for our 3rd Year 8-11 October 2015 Cardiff’s German Beer Fest is a unique event that creates the perfect “Oktoberfest” entertainment. Over four nights at the wonderful Cardiff Bay venue we provide a great party atmosphere for up to 800 people who will be able to join in, tasting a variety of German beers and foods, but you don’t have to be a beer connoisseur to have a good time with…

09/10/2015

Looking for a Christmas present for a puzzle lover? Gibson’s Landmark puzzles, both available on amazon, are perfect! London Landmarks London is one of the world’s most iconic travel destinations. It has something for everyone from history to culture, art to architecture. The capital’s visitors can enjoy an abundance of galleries, museums and popular tourist attractions such as the London Eye and Buckingham Palace, interspersed between beautiful parks and open spaces.  Gibsons, the family run traditional puzzle and games company…

09/10/2015

Unique Christmas gifts in the Rainforest Foundation UK’s annual online auction.   The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), the charity that supports people living in and around the world’s rainforests to protect their environment, has announced the details of its 6th annual public auction of one-off gifts, art and experiences donated by celebrities, artists and supporter organisations.  ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ eBay auction will run from 12th – 23rd November and features celebrity-crafted Christmas cards, limited-edition artworks and luxury experiences –…

09/10/2015

The average cost of a funeral in Wales in 2015 is £3,461 – an increase of 5.2% in one year · Wrexham is the most expensive place in Wales for a burial, at £4,012 in 2015   New research by Royal London – the UK’s largest mutual life, pension and investment company – reveals the cost of an average, basic funeral in Wales is £3,461 – up 5.2% from £3,291 in 2014. Across the UK, Wales has seen the most significant cost rise in the…

09/10/2015

Come dine on delights at Pieminister Cardiff where a three course Christmas pie feast awaits. Available from the 16th November, start the celebrations with a cocktail and a platter of starters to share, before tucking into your favourite Christmas pie. There’s a Vegetarian Society Approved Cheddar and chestnut pie, a rich game pie, a super-luxurious steak and Stilton pie (all Gold Star winners in the 2015 Great Taste Awards) and brand new for this Christmas, a turkey and all the trimmings pie, from Pieminister’s…