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20/08/2015

The first buyer at Acorn Cardiff’s new Cathedral House development in the city was so impressed with the development that he has bought two apartments. Martin Darzins and his wife plan to make Cathedral House their weekday base in the city and were so impressed with the design and quality that they have bought a second for their daughter who is studying law in the city. “The family home is in West Wales which we love but my work means…

20/08/2015

– 21.8% self-diagnose symptoms rather than wait for GP appointment – Internet revealed as UK’s first port of call when feeling unwell – Liverpool tops league table of self-diagnosis cities   One in four people in the UK admit to self-diagnosing illnesses rather than make time for a doctor’s appointment.   Research published in the UK Digital Health Report, created by on-demand video GP service PushDoctor.co.uk , reveals that 21.8% of people have chosen to diagnose their symptoms on the web…

20/08/2015

Pets at Home Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Newport Road are holding a reptile workshop in store to showcase a variety of different creatures to curious customers. On  20 and 27 August from 2pm to 3pm at Cardiff Bay and 26 August from 2pm to 3pm at Cardiff Newport Road the store team at both Pets at Home stores will allow customers to meet reptiles including snakes, bearded dragons and geckos. Customers can choose to either just take a peek or…

20/08/2015

  – The National Trust’s #lovethecoast campaign is inspiring Cardiff to embrace the great British coast with a full sensory coastal experience –   PRICE: FREE WHEN: Friday 21st August, 10am – 4pm WHERE: Queen Street & Churchill Way   The coast is coming to Cardiff thanks to a 4D experience by the National Trust. A giant shell will be washing up at Queen Street & Churchill Way, allowing members of the public the opportunity to see, smell, hear and…

20/08/2015

Housed within the Old Library building, Cardiff Story Museum has been telling the story of the city since 2011. On the first Friday of every month the museum opens its doors late for a chance to explore the galleries after hours. We’re offering more than just an open door event, we’re building on our mission to be the voice of Cardiff by inviting people to curate the night.   We’re offering a platform for local talent and welcoming suggestions for…

20/08/2015

Wales’ largest sight loss charity is making a plea for volunteers for their involvement in HUB Festival in August. HUB Festival takes place over August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 August. The charity is looking for volunteers to give two hours of their time to help raise money to support people with sight loss in Wales, and in exchange they will receive a free weekend wristband! Carol McKinlay, RNIB Cymru’s Fundraising Manager, said: “This is an…

20/08/2015

Deadline for entries: September 11 www.startupsawards.co.uk The 12th annual Startups Awards – the UK’s most prestigious awards for up-and-coming companies – are now open for entry. Sponsored by the UK’s favourite business insurance broker Simply Business and organised by Startups.co.uk, the number one website for start-ups and small businesses, the Awards recognise the success of Britain’s newest businesses which have been trading for four years or less. This year’s event will take place on Friday 27 November at the underground…

20/08/2015

After a highly successful Made by Hand in 2014, the event’s organisers are pleased to announce that they will be bringing Wales’ largest contemporary craft festival back to Cardiff for a second year, from October 30th to November 1st 2015.   Spread across three days in the heart of the city, at the historic and prestigious City Hall, Made by Hand brings together an exceptional, handpicked selection of 135 leading award-wining makers from all over Wales and the UK. The…

20/08/2015

    A hugely talented young Welsh singer who says music is her “family business” sang live on Terry Wogan’s hugely popular BBC Radio 2 show. Greta Isaac, 20, from Cowbridge, who comes from a long line of famous Welsh musicians, hit the national airwaves during Sir Terry’s Sunday morning programme. Greta, who sings mainly American-style folk numbers with their roots in the 1970s – most of which are her own compositions – while accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, reckons…

19/08/2015

When the sun comes out, we Brits love making the most out of outdoor summer indulgences, whether it’s baking up treats ready for picnics or laying on a spread for celebratory street parties. And as a chocolate-loving nation, combining the heat with the sweet is always going to be a winner. Divine is the perfect ingredient to any chocolate recipe, with a smooth texture and excellent flavour. This is because all Divine chocolate is made with the finest quality Fairtrade…