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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,…

09/07/2015

  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 since 1919, has created a 1000 piece London Landmarks Puzzle, featuring a collection of the city’s most visited sites…

09/07/2015

Students at Westbourne School are, once again, celebrating outstanding success in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma examinations; indeed, their best results ever.  Westbourne students have maintained and surpassed the exceptionally high standards set by their predecessors, with four students – ~30% of graduates – scoring over 40 points out of the maximum possible 45.  To put this into context, 40 points equates to between four and five A*s at A-level, and will get students in to pretty much any course…

08/07/2015

Gwynedd will play host to a social enterprise summit on Thursday 16 July. The event will celebrate Gwynedd becoming the first County in Wales to be awarded ‘social enterprise place’ status – a programme which recognises hotspots of social enterprise activity. This event will help raise the profile of this growing sector and these vital businesses. There will be high profile speakers, networking and a BBC Question time style event looking at how the county can build on its success…

08/07/2015

Everyone neglects their feet and then panic once it’s summer time! Flip flops and sandals aren’t very forgiving for women and men. Clip your toe nails with a toe nail clipper, taking time to do it in chunks to avoid snapping the nail. Use a rough emery file to smooth the edges of nail.  Give your feet a soak in warm water, it doesn’t need to be a pedicure bowl but best ask before you use the kitchen bowl! You…

07/07/2015

There’s much more to this summer’s festival scene than warm cider, soggy tents and yet another comeback tour. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to take part in the world’s biggest food fight, rock it out at the air guitar championships or parade through town in a coffin, this could be your lucky summer.  In fact, whatever your dream festival happens to be, the chances are it’s already been thought up and is happening somewhere on Europe’s…