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26/03/2015

Dangerous Games St David’s Hall Tuesday 7 – Sunday 12 April 8pm (Plus a matinee on Saturday 11 April at 2.30pm) THE breathtaking Lord of the Dance extravaganza is set to take St David’s Hall by storm with seven spectacular shows over six days (7-12 April).   Dangerous Games is the latest instalment in the iconic series, and the scale of the 18-month world tour is jaw-dropping with over 200 dates booked across 15 countries featuring stunning staging, cool costumes…

25/03/2015

More people in Wales struggling to meet cost of living   Increasing numbers of people in Wales are falling behind on their essential household bills, a report from a leading debt advice charity reveals today.   The proportions of Welsh clients contacting the StepChange Debt Charity helpline with arrears on rent, Council Tax and water bills have all risen since 2011, with the average amount of debt owed on many of these bills higher than ever before.   The findings…

25/03/2015

  SCUBA divers have launched an appeal to find relatives of a Cardiff crew member who was killed when their ship was torpedoed by a U-boat in the First World War.   Members of the Severnside branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) have been exploring and investigating the remains of the SS Baygitano for the last three years and recently won an award for their archaeological efforts.   The huge vessel was sunk by U-boat UC-77 during the First…

25/03/2015

St David’s Hall Friday 9 October On Sale Friday 27 March at 10am BRITAIN’S favourite pop-rock band, Squeeze are back with their first new album in 17 years, plus a nationwide tour including a date at St David’s Hall!   And joining the New Wave heroes on the road will be the ‘Bard of Salford’ punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke!   Squeeze come to Cardiff on Friday 9 October in support of their first studio album since 1998 entitled…

25/03/2015

EASTER ARRIVES AT CARLUCCIO’S From bright and beautifully packaged Colomba cake to indulgent chocolate eggs and surprise treats, you’ll find something for everyone in Carluccio’s Easter range this year. Available online and in food shops nationwide from early March. Colomba Tradizionale (750g, £13.95) – A classic centrepiece to Easter celebrations in Italy, the Colomba – meaning dove – is studded with candied peel, topped with hazelnut icing and sprinkled with almonds and sugar. Dove-shaped Butter Biscuits (300g, £7.95) – Rich…

25/03/2015

Uniplaces, the world’s fastest growing online accommodation booking service for students, has today launched the world’s first crowd-funded accommodation scholarship for students living anywhere in the world. The initiative, named the ‘Living The Dream Scholarship’, is the first ever programme to support student mobility funded collectively by the global student community. The initiative aims to promote kindness as currency, with students applying for the scholarship submitting videos of themselves carrying out ‘random acts of kindness’ on fellow students. Interestingly, the…

25/03/2015

  Some may say I’ve slapped feminism in the face, others may say I’ve taken on a gypsy ideology. Instead I say, gimmie another reading week off uni so I can enjoy being a fifties house’wife’… (Look out for snippets from Housekeeping Monthly, 1955) For the past week, I embraced the archaic and seemingly out-of-date idea that my man is the sole breadwinner and goes out to work, (minus the pipe and newspaper under his arm) while I stay at…

25/03/2015

Wales rugby legend Adam Jones needs no introduction. However, as a very excited Christian Amodeo, from CPS Homes, Cwtch Magazine, discovers, there’s more to the 34-year-old former British and Irish Lions Test tighthead and three-times Wales Grand Slam winner than world-class heft and a trademark hair-do. How was training today? Hard. Tuesday’s session involves more contact: hitting each other. You recently moved to Cardiff Blues after such a long time and so many successes at Ospreys. How have you found…

25/03/2015

Safe and Sound campaign – Karl Denning Karl Denning, 45, was left in fear of leaving the house after being hit twice by the same quiet electric vehicle near his home in Dudley. Karl, who lost his sight in an industrial accident in 2009, applied for a guide dog shortly after the second terrifying experience.   The incidents took place before Karl was partnered with his guide dog, Quasi. He relied on a long cane, and was walking the familiar…

25/03/2015

Guide Dogs joins forces with Paralympian Libby Clegg to highlight dangers of quiet vehicles on our roads   Leading charity Guide Dogs has teamed up with Paralympian Libby Clegg to call on the public to back a change.org petition, to protect pedestrians from the dangers posed by quiet cars. Quiet hybrid and electric vehicles are 40% more likely to collide with pedestrians than cars with a regular combustion engine¹. Guide Dogs wants the government to make it compulsory for all…