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02/07/2015

  Featuring Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra & Compère Wynne Evans    St David’s Hall   Sunday 19 July, 3pm   GET ready to experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as St David’s Hall is transformed into A Night at the Oscars! The Family Prom (Sunday 19 July, 3pm) is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones on a fun-filled afternoon for all ages. Join us on this rollercoaster ride along the red carpet as Cardiff Philharmonic…

01/07/2015

  TOP FIVE TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH TEENS   Choose your destination together Involving your teen in choosing your destination ensures that both parents and teens have the chance to enjoy different aspects of the trip   Give your teenager a budget Give your teen an allowance for the holiday to give them the independence they crave then let them keep what they don’t spend at the end of the trip.   Don’t force them to go without internet Plan…

01/07/2015

Cardiff-based lawyers Clarke Willmott have shared their experience of Wales’ key business sectors with the Welsh Government Minister responsible for economic growth. Members of the team met Economy Minister Edwina Hart at Clarke Willmott’s Cardiff Bay office to discuss the economy, the sectors in which they work and how public sector investment in areas including technology and infrastructure can support growth. The visit today comes just weeks after Clarke Willmott opened its new Cardiff office. It follows a review of…

01/07/2015

Julie James AM, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, visited RNIB’s head office in Cardiff today to officially launch the Online Today service in Wales. Online Today is a Lottery funded UK-wide project that will support blind and partially sighted people to get online.   A team of digital inclusion officers and volunteers are working with people with sight loss, or who are deaf or hard of hearing, to help them gain confidence in using digital technology in everyday life….

01/07/2015

Care chief says the new legislation is “utter madness” A number of nursing homes in Cardiff could be forced to close because of new UK Government rules, a social care chief has warned. The controversial legislation will force non-European workers to return home if they are not earning at least £35,000 after six years – and that will include well-qualified nurses working in social care. According to Care Forum Wales, the body that represents the independent social care sector in…

01/07/2015

  Aseptika Ltd announces the latest release of its Activ8rlives App for Health Monitoring and Food Diary version 3.2. This latest addition allows users to record data from Activ8rlives’ growing range of consumer-focused health monitors and store these data in both the Activ8rlives web-servers and Apple’s Health App (HealthKit) on iPhones to share with data from other health-related Apps.   Health information that can be collected as standard by Activ8rlives and shared with Apple Health includes: Steps, weight, BMI, body…

26/06/2015

Its true what they say, ‘it’s not all about winning’….however, it certainly does give you a boost (!) especially when the prize is as baa-rilliant as this one! I was lucky enough to win the new ‘Shaun the Sheep movie’ through Cardiff Times Facebook competitions! And it’s safe to say, it caused quite a few excited bleetings in our household! As did the accompanying ‘bag’ (which despite being nearly 30 myself, i did consider trying on, but decided better of…

25/06/2015

Another triumph for Cardiff’s Highway Mix A skittles team who have just crowned a successful year in the Roath Winter League with a victory in a major inter county tournament in Weston Super Mare. The team, who play out of Roath Social and Sports Club, found themselves facing formidable opposition from all over Wales and England. But experience paid off as the Highway Mix A team made it through to the last 12.  Again they held their nerve and won…

25/06/2015

So it wasn’t a fluke then.  Cardiff’s Rumney Rebels have claimed a second consecutive victory in a major inter county skittles competition beating off opposition from Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset and Wales. Forty four teams converged on Sand Bay at Weston Super Mare for the tournament staged by Serious About Skittles who also organise the Butcombe British Skittles Championships. The Rumney Rebels won their group, going through to the final round where ten teams were poised for battle.  It was a…

25/06/2015

Cardiff residents are being given to chance to share what they love – and loathe – about cycling in the Welsh capital as part of an innovative project inspired by Danish towns and cities.   Bike Life sees transport charity Sustrans work with the city of Cardiff to learn more about how and why people ride their bikes in the city, and what more needs to be done to make cycling the norm for everyday shorter journeys.   On Tuesday…