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03/06/2015

THE HOME SHOW (Working Title)   Most of us dream of owning our own home but for a lot of first time-buyers it will stay a dream for a very long time as soaring property prices and needing a big chunk of money for a deposit makes getting onto the property ladder nearly impossible.   But that could all be about to change for some very lucky couples …   Imagine being offered the chance to get your hands on…

03/06/2015

Hashtag # is crowned ‘500 WORDS Children’s Word of the Year’ Oxford University Press and the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show’s 500 WORDS competition reveal fascinating insights into British children’s use of language Social media, the Ebola epidemic, and World War I are just some of the things that have influenced British children’s creativity and use of language over the last year, says a report published today by the Oxford University Press. Following OUP’s analysis of the 120,421 entries for…

03/06/2015

                      A collection of Welsh folk art and objects from the estate of renowned Welsh dealer, the late Gerald Oliver, will go on sale this month from accredited LAPADA dealer, Tim Bowen Antiques. The collection, which includes some unusual items mostly from west Wales and dated from 1690s up-to the 1890s, has not been seen on the market for the last thirty years. About Gerald Oliver Dealer Gerald Oliver ran…

03/06/2015

Cardiff Geek www.cardiffgeek.co.uk www.facebook.com/cardiffgeek (029) 21 321 563 (07821) 644 246   About us   Cardiff Geek is an independent company based in Cardiff. Specialising in speeding up slow computers, we can get your laptop or desktop back to the speed you remember when first purchased . In most cases you will keep all your files and programs you have installed on your computer, and if we have to wipe anything, a full copy of your files will be made…

03/06/2015

In recognition of National Best Friends Day, B Fit Have The Perfect Way to Have Your BFF Around For A Long, Long Time.      June 8th is Best Friend Day. It’s a great time to enjoy and appreciate your best friend or relight a friendship with a former best friend you haven’t seen in a while. To encourage you to do so, B Fit are offering individuals (and one of their good friends) a free consultation and two free workout sessions, where…

03/06/2015

Dear Dads, here’s a gift you won’t want to wait for! The Personalised Your Life in Pictures Book.   Father’s Day is just around the corner, and for those remarkable rad Dads, let’s give them a gift to remember. Rewind and reminisce with the beautifully bound book that takes you through the memorable days of your life. From news stories to world-wide moments, iconic photographs will take you back in time! With a photo for every year, take Dad down…

03/06/2015

Date: Sunday June 14, 2015 What is it? Velothon Wales will see up to 15,000 riders make history as they embark on Wales’ first-ever closed road cycling event. Velothon Wales will deliver a weekend of cycling on a scale that Wales has never before witnessed with tens of thousands of spectators lining the iconic route.   There will be a challenging 140km route for experienced riders and a 50km route followed by a UCI sanctioned professional race attracting pro teams…

03/06/2015

Each UK nation collects and publishes statistics about looked after children (the official term for children in care). This includes information about where children in care live and why they are in care.   Wales: 5,675 Welsh Government (2015) Children in need at 31 March by looked after status, category of need and disability, including unborn children. Wales: 3,695 out of 5,675 children were taken into care because of abuse or neglect. Welsh Government (2015) Explanation: Jutte, S. et al…

03/06/2015

The South East Wales branch of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, recognised the achievement of eight students from universities and colleges across South Wales, at its annual dinner last night. The awards acknowledge the achievement of students who have been nominated by their course tutors to receive Branch Student of the Year Awards.  Undergraduate, postgraduate and those attending on day-release on the professional courses are all eligible to be considered for the awards. The prizes…

03/06/2015

Hot on the heels of Export Week,  UK Export Finance’s export finance adviser Matthew Hughes explains how Welsh businesses wanting to export in emerging markets should consider the value in using letters of credit to help secure funding.   For as long as international trade has existed there have been concerns from exporters or sellers about releasing goods or providing services before they have been fully paid. At the same time from the buyer’s viewpoint, there are concerns about paying…