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27/07/2015

Beauty and the beast has to be one of my favourite Disney films. The songs, the story and the fun. Therefore, it was inevitable that I would take my children to see the classic tale performed by Everyman Theatre as soon as I heard about the performance taking place. It has to be said that Emma-Jayne Parker the Director and Choreographer did an absolutely superb job in bringing this play together. We all know how awful the weather has been…

15/07/2015

This month sees the commemoration of the end of hostilities in the Far East, in August 1945. After the Battle of Denmark Straits, in which HMS HOOD was sunk, HMS Prince of Wales was sent to the Far East to join HMS Repulse in Singapore. Both ships were attacked on the 10th of December 1941, and sunk by a Japanese aircraft off the coast of Malaya. Fifty years later (on the 10th of Dec 1991) a medallion was struck to commemorate the…

15/07/2015

GET ready to experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as St David’s Hall is transformed into A Night at the Oscars! The Family Prom (Sunday 19 July, 3pm) is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones on a fun-filled afternoon for all ages. Join us on this rollercoaster ride along the red carpet as Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra performs the world’s most memorable movie themes. Make sure to dress up as your favourite film stars, bring…

15/07/2015

The May 2015 polls were well-run overall with high levels of voter satisfaction, finds a report by the Electoral Commission. It makes a number of recommendations, following lessons learnt from the General Election, including that the registration system should meet voters’ expectations following the successful introduction of online registration by also letting voters check if they are registered online. The Electoral Commission’s report found that: Nine in ten people surveyed (91%) said the elections in May were well-run. Nearly all…

15/07/2015

  St David’s Hall Wednesday 26 August 1pm Perfect Summer Holiday Family Fun! LOOKING for the perfect way to keep the little ones entertained this summer holiday? Well, no look no further than CBeebies star Tree Fu Tom, who comes to St David’s Hall on Wednesday 26 August! The world’s smallest superhero is embarking on his first nationwide live tour with all his pals including Twigs, Ariela, Zigzoo and Squirtum. Plus, for this spellbinding show the National Concert Hall of…

10/07/2015

Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, Daniel Williams provided his specialist Visual Impairment Awareness Training to staff at Job Centre Plus, Harrow on the 7th of July 2015. Daniel, who is originally from Bath, trained advisors from the Access To Work scheme, training them to have more confidence when assisting, guiding and communicating with their visually impaired customers. Access To Work is a Government initiative that supports disabled people in the work place to remove any barriers they may face…

10/07/2015

Karen and Liz from “Cook Cardiff” recently got in contact with “Cardiff Times” in regards to a new business opportunity in the area. Liz told us “We have been trading on Wellfield Rd for just over 4 years now on a 5 year franchise agreement  (anyone buying the business would be given another 5 years). We have a 10 year lease on the shop with a 2 bedroom flat above which we rent. We are the only Cook shop in…

10/07/2015

Plumbing industry expert, WaterSafe has asserted that a reform to the current approach to apprenticeships is vital if the plumbing sector is to meet future demand. According to recent research1, although employment levels are at an all-time high, particularly in the construction domain, there are still 943,000 young people in the UK who are not in education, employment or training (Neets). The consensus from trade associations is that the issue is one of a skills shortage, particularly when it comes…

10/07/2015

Sue Ryder, the national hospice and neurological care charity, has today published new research which provides a unique insight into the UK’s experiences of bereavement and demonstrates that people may be suffering longer than they need to. The charity’s ground-breaking research reveals that it takes those from Cardiff two years and one day to feel better following bereavement; this is compared to the national average of two years, one month and four days. The research also proves that sharing experiences…

10/07/2015

The Tafwyl 2015 festival has managed to break all records to date, according to the organisers Menter Caerdydd. Over 34,000 people came through the gates of Cardiff Castle over the weekend of July 4-5, 2015 to enjoy the largest Welsh language community festival in the country – the highest number in the history of the free festival since it was established 10 years ago. This year was the first time that the highlight of the festival – the Tafwyl Fair,…