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08/05/2015

Courses offer latest sustainability training for built environment professionals A major new training programme for professionals in the built environment sector in Wales has launched its full list of courses. Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) is offering flexible, fully subsidised training to develop knowledge and skills in the latest sustainability practices – particularly in construction, energy, waste, and water. The programme is supported by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government and offers fully subsidised courses to people who live or…

08/05/2015

The Opera Platform is launched – free, live and on demand www.theoperaplatform.eu The Royal Opera and Welsh National Opera are delighted to announce their involvement in a new online platform dedicated to opera. From Friday 8 May, The Opera Platform will offer both those who already love opera and those curious to try it for the first time the opportunity to watch performances and access backstage content via a new online platform. This new website is supported by the European…

08/05/2015

The Year of the Cat Live St David’s Hall Sunday 10 May 8pm FOLK legend Al Stewart will perform his Platinum album The Year of the Cat in its entirety at St David’s Hall next Sunday (10 May). The Scottish singer-songwriter first rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the late 1960s with his delicately woven tales of characters and events from history. Now into a staggering sixth decade as a performer, Stewart has a stunning…

08/05/2015

St David’s Hall Tuesday 12 May 8pm ONE of Scotland’s most sublime and endearing voices is coming to St David’s Hall much to the delight of folk fans. The award-winning Emily Smith will play in the intimate setting of the venue’s L3 Lounge on Tuesday 12 May in support of her fifth solo album Echoes This latest collection of delicate songs is unmistakably influenced by her homeland, but Emily manages to unearth a personal connection in all her traditional music…

08/05/2015

The Last Call St David’s Hall Friday 15 May 7.30pm Mary Black’s Final Farewell Tour! IRELAND’S national treasure Mary Black will bid an emotional farewell to her Welsh fans at St David’s Hall next Friday (15 May). After more than 25 years in the spotlight, the much-loved Dubliner has made the difficult decision to hang up her touring boots. But she believes behind a staggering legacy of 11 acclaimed albums, which have all reached Platinum status and spawned countless hits….

08/05/2015

Students from around the world are set to have their accommodation paid for through the world’s first crowd-funded scholarship. Since university fees were raised following the last general election, some students have found the cost of university out of their reach. With UK uni fees set to remain high regardless of who makes it to number ten, help is arriving in the form of the ‘Living the Dream’ scholarship from the fastest growing online booking platform for student accommodation, Uniplaces. The new…

08/05/2015

B Fit PT tackle hypertension, a condition responsible for nearly 13% of deaths worldwide.     With May 17th being World Hypertension Day, B Fit PT is putting the focus on helping people reduce hypertension. According to the World Health Organisation, over a billion people worldwide suffer from hypertension. Hypertension is defined as either having abnormally high blood pressure or being in a state of great psychological stress. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases people’s risk of both heart attack and stroke so it is…

08/05/2015

Residents in Cardiff spend nine hours each day connected to the web Residents would give up chocolate, alcohol and sex before broadband connection Average resident has three web-connected devices According to a survey of 500 consumers in Cardiff, the average resident is spending nine hours of each day online. Hyperoptic, the UK’s leading Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband provider, commissioned the research to get insight into local web habits. Such is Cardiff’s love for connectivity that residents confess they would rather sacrifice…

08/05/2015

MARITIME CHARITY REMEMBERS WARTIME CONTRIBUTION WITH NEW FILM May 2015 Seventy years after the guns fell silent in Europe, a national maritime charity is marking VE Day (8 May) by launching a new video looking back at the work it undertook during the Second World War, and how its role has changed in the years since. During the six years of conflict the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society gave financial support to thousands of shipwrecked survivors; not just sailors but soldiers, airmen,…

08/05/2015

Survey reveals top regions and cities for housing market optimism  Research released today has revealed fresh insight into regional property trends across the UK*. Overall, people in southern areas are much more positive about their prospects of buying a house with 33% saying things are better, or much better, than a year ago. This figure drops to just 25% in the north, on average, and 24% in the east. The cities with the most positive outlook are London (22% are…