Blog

11/06/2015

Citywand goes live in Cardiff and London Citywand is a new map-based review website which allows users to make the most out of their cities both at home and on holiday, and has begun BETA testing in Cardiff and London. In short, Citywand allows users to: Explore Cardiff and London, finding new bars, restaurants and activities. Generate reviews of their favourite places and share them with the Citywand community. Design bespoke itineraries with accurate directions. Follow live events and news…

11/06/2015

Volunteers from across South East Wales came together on Friday 29 May to attend the annual British Red Cross celebration event which recognises the outstanding service, contributions and dedication made by volunteers throughout the year. The event, which was held at the Lysaght Institute in Newport, recognised a staggering 445 years of combined service among 23 of the attendees. Diane Cannard (61 from Cardiff) was awarded a 50-years’ service badge along with a certificate of commendation and a voluntary medical…

11/06/2015

Local fundraising group, Giving to Pink has come together to raise money and awareness for a Specialist Breast Care Unit in South East Wales. The fundraising group, formed in September 2014 is actively working to raise awareness of the need for a Specialist Breast Care Unit within the Cwm Taf  area. The group is made up of a team of volunteer fundraisers all of whom have had their lives touched in some way by breast cancer. Since September 2014 the…

11/06/2015

New Design Agency Lends a Creative Hand to Small Local Businesses Candid Creative Studio, an innovative, design agency specialising in print and web design, has opened its doors this month, to offer creative support to Penarth’s small business owners. The agency, now based on Queens Road, Penarth, offers a range of creative services from print solutions such as banners, leaflets, flyers, and business cards to branding and web design services in both English and Welsh. Since it’s establishment in 2011,…

11/06/2015

Sarah-Jane Therapies (Beauty, Holistic and Massage Therapist) Gives Her Advice. I have been asked by a few people about Gel nails and the difference between Acrylic nails…. so I have attempted to give my views and experience on the subject. Our hands, and fingernails are often used as a barometer of our status and how much we look after ourselves. Some nails are covered in dirt from the garden, some have chipped varnish, and some are so long and bright…

10/06/2015

This year, Colour Festival once again invaded Splott Warehouse in order to put on another colourful extravaganza for all you Cardiff music lovers, and this time they aimed to be bigger and better. And nothing says big like a big wheel and a collaboration between MTV, the Holi Festivals of Colour, and Sourz – a drink loved and feared in equal measures. Cardiff Times, being the helpful creatures we are, have devised a list of dos and don’ts that you…

10/06/2015

A charity zip wire event hosted by St. David’s Hotel & Spa has raised an impressive £27,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care. The cheque was presented to Chief Executive, Claudia McVie from the charity in a ceremony on the rooftop of the hotel this week. Over 160 people were sponsored to take part in this exhilarating challenge, which took place over two days in May. Brave participants flew over the Bay on a zip wire, beginning on the roof of St…

10/06/2015

Did you know that two fifths (40%) of people from Cardiff think the flushing toilet is the most significant invention in the last 125 years? To mark its 125th year anniversary this week, UIA Insurance have released an exclusive survey of 5,000 people asking what makes Brits tick in 2015. Independent expert and Social Historian, Ruth Goodman (credits include BBC’s 24 Hours in the Past and Victorian Farm) visited St Fagans Museum in Cardiff to provide a comparison between 2015 and the…

10/06/2015

Pump Pal is a new auto gadget invented by Gary Powell and Mark Jenkins: two entrepreneurs with strong rugby roots. Pump Pal is an auto gadget invented to change the way British motorists refuel their vehicles, with the gadget fitting on any petrol pump to keep the fuel trigger engaged, allowing you the luxury of hands free refuelling. It’s simple, effective and once you try it you won’t want to give it back. Celebrities from the auto, music and sporting industries have…

10/06/2015

This month, Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline begins its second month-long on board collection this year to raise vital research funds for its chosen charity partner, Cancer Research UK.  In February, generous passengers raised over £35,000 boosting the total amount raised by Flybe passengers and staff since 2009 to more than £500,000. Passengers on all of the airline’s flights operated from Cardiff this month will be invited to make a donation and help bring forward the day when all cancers…