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02/10/2015

Many people re train to become a Complementary Therapist, from Massage to Aromatherapy. Being good at our new found role, doesn’t make us particularly good at selling ourselves or our services. Clients will need to know you exist in the first place, and this is where marketing comes in handy. Here is a list of promotional activities to consider. 1. Make use of ‘social networking’ sites, these are free and can get you noticed. You can post articles/blogs, show promotional…

02/10/2015

Halifax colleagues presented George Thomas Hospice Care in Cardiff with a cheque for £5,753 which was raised at the Big Lunch event at the beginning of June. On Sunday 7 June Halifax branches from across Cardiff came together to hold a Big Lunch and help bring the community together. The Big Lunch was held at the George Thomas Hospice Care’s annual raft race, with Halifax colleagues running a BBQ and stalls for spectators and competitors. Halifax also entered a team…

02/10/2015

Cardiff-based community development charity ACE (Action in Caerau and Ely) and energy company E.ON have teamed up to train community volunteers to provide energy efficiency advice and resources to help local people save energy in their properties. The initiative was funded through a £1,250 community grant from E.ON’s Energy Action Fund.  Volunteer Energy Coaches have visited the homes of 30 vulnerable households in Caerau and Ely offering energy efficiency advice and follow-up support. Participating households were identified as being most…

02/10/2015

One in four people in the UK admit to self-diagnosing illnesses rather than make time for a doctor’s appointment.  Research published in the UK Digital Health Report, created by on-demand video GP service PushDoctor.co.uk , reveals that 21.8% of people have chosen to diagnose their symptoms on the web because they were unable to get a doctor’s appointment (11%) or because their GP wasn’t available quickly enough (10.8%).  The report suggests the UK is becoming a nation of impatient patients, who are not…

02/10/2015

New Cardiff Central MP visits Terrence Higgins Trust to get to grips with local HIV and sexual health services. Jo Stevens, MP for Cardiff Central, visited HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust’s centre in Cardiff on Tuesday 25th August. During her visit Ms Stevens discussed how the Welfare Bill and cuts will impact on constituents who are living with chronic health conditions, and heard first hand about the existing, and emerging issues for people living with HIV, and/or hepatitis…

02/10/2015

Swansea-made Set Fire to the Stars and Jack to a King win three Awards each  Richard Harrington and Rhian Morgan win Actor and Actress respectively  Adam Price a Streic y Glowyr wins Factual Series and Gwyn Alf Williams Award  Menna Richards OBE receives BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to Television  Euros Lyn presented with Siân Phillips Award Cardiff, 27 September 2015: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has announced the winners of this evening’s…

02/10/2015

Hundreds of cancer patients in Wales are missing out on vital tests each year that can lead to targeted personalised cancer treatment, according to a new report from Cancer Research UK published on Tuesday 29th September. The report looked at the NHS’s molecular diagnostic testing service for cancer patients in Wales. These are tests that can identify the genetic faults underpinning a patient’s cancer, some of which can be hit with targeted therapies. The report focused on patients with skin,…

02/10/2015

Courageous locals show their support for The Commando Spirit Appeal to raise thousands for Royal Marines charity. It’s survival of the fittest as two brave participants from Cardiff test their endurance by taking part in an arduous 30 mile training exercise designed to test the military’s most elite force.  Tom de Souza (34) and David Cooper (50) from Cardiff will come face to face with one of the most difficult training exercises encountered by the Royal Marines when they take part…

02/10/2015

Commons’ Committee members urged to review planned cuts in consumer payments. Members of Parliament should hold an immediate inquiry into proposed UK government cuts to the solar PV Feed-In-Tariff (FiT) scheme – a move that could cost thousands of jobs across Wales, says the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). The move comes after recent consultation from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), signaled a massive reduction (around 87%) to the domestic Feed-In-Tariff solar PV scheme at the end of…

02/10/2015

The Pauline Quirke Academy is a weekend performing arts school for 4-18 year olds – and the newest Academy is opening in Cardiff on Saturday 3rd October. Speaking of the brand new Academy, Pauline said, “When we opened our first academy in 2007 our mission was simply to provide the very best performing arts education. We’ve grown a lot since then, but that mission hasn’t changed. By working with people we believe are outstanding in their field, we aim to…