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05/02/2016

A social care leader is calling on the Welsh Government to take urgent action to quell a “perfect storm” threatening care homes and domiciliary care companies in Cardiff. According to Care Forum Wales, the social care sector has been blighted by inadequate funding for many years. Now, care homes and domiciliary care companies are facing a double whammy of having to pay staff a 30 per cent increase without knowing where the money is coming from. Mario Kreft MBE, the…

05/02/2016

The Women’s Equality Party (WE) has announced four candidates for the Welsh Assembly elections in May. They will be campaigning on the regional list for South Wales Central to put women’s equality at the top of the political agenda. Sharon Lovell, Emma Rose, Sarah Rees and Ruth Williams are standing to make sure Welsh women are at the centre of this year’s election. “Things are going backwards in Wales. We now have fewer women Assembly Members, fewer women in the…

05/02/2016

On Saturday January 16th 2016, myself (Nathan Wyburn) and fellow Cardiff Times Columnist Wayne Courtney had the pleasure of a nights stay at the Novotel, London Paddington. Having been described as ‘a contemporary hotel and perfect base for exploring the capital’ we arrived with high expectations. High expectations that I am happy to say, were surpassed. The hotel could not be more perfectly situated, placed just a minute’s walk away from Paddington station which offers four tube lines that will…

05/02/2016

The team at Cardiff’s leading training provider Ajuda have become accredited to offer essential training for the prestigious Engineering Construction Industry Training Board or ECITB.   Ajuda, led by founder and managing director Dawn Evans, has become one of only a handful of accredited companies across Wales and the South West to offer the training.   The ECITB provides professional advice, information, skills development and qualifications to help individuals within engineering construction. Their training programmes guarantee competence in practical craft and technician occupations…

05/02/2016

The founder of a charity that is addressing loneliness through songs and smiles has responded to a report by senior doctors calling for urgent attention to, ‘the rising phenomenon of loneliness amongst older people’. West Country music man Grenville Jones started his daytime fun singing sessions for older isolated people at four community rooms 9 years ago. The Golden-Oldies Charity, more fondly referred to as ‘Goldies’ and with Sir Cliff Richard as patron, now runs over 140 sessions across England…

05/02/2016

Tesco is looking to recruit great personalities, to fill at least 150 new roles at its Cardiff Customer Engagement Centre (CEC). This will see the CEC grow to 1100 colleagues, and take total Tesco employment in the area to around 2500 across its shops and offices. Recruiters will be looking to match the friendliest, warmest new colleagues with roles in teams that engage directly with customers.   They will be encouraged to put themselves in their customers’ shoes, and go…

05/02/2016

Gabby Logan and Together Mutual Insurance search for our ‘Community Initiative of the Year’ and ‘Community Hero of the Year’ celebrating local volunteers across Britain with national prizes of £25,000 per category.   TV favourite Gabby Logan has launched ‘Britain Has Spirit’, a new campaign searching for the best individual and group volunteers from Wales, Scotland and England. Gabby is calling on the Welsh public to nominate their local shining stars, who selflessly give up time volunteering for nothing in…

05/02/2016

New couples program will provide people increased motivation and accountability by capitalising on their shared passion for living a fit and healthy life.  Enrollment is throughout February at their private studio in Penylan. In recognition of Valentine’s Day, Cardiff’s B Fit Personal Training, has created a new “Couples in Motion” Fitness Program. Designed to take advantage of the natural synergy that occurs when two people are focused on the same goal, “Couples in Motion” will provide people added motivation and incentive to…

05/02/2016

Cancer patients and their families in Wales are set to benefit from the fundraising efforts of one of Cardiff’s most popular luxury hotels. Park Plaza Cardiff has raised £14,100 for Velindre Cancer Centre in the last twelve months, as part of a charitable partnership between the two organisations. Park Plaza had initially pledged to raise £10,000 for Velindre as part of the hotels 10th birthday celebrations throughout 2015, but following a year of fundraising activities the hotels has smashed their…

05/02/2016

  With over 10 million people in the UK suffering regularly from headache, it’s one of the most common health complaints, but did you know Pilates could be your natural saviour? We speak to Lynne Robinson, Founder of Body Control Pilates and author of Pilates For Life, to find out how Pilates can help! “People forget that Pilates is both mind and body training and even a short Pilates session can help you unwind and relax. This in turn can be…