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14/08/2015

With the festival season truly upon us, we have a festival survival kit up for grabs worth £250 courtesy of Reading Festival sponsors, Firestone. Including an air mattress, a tent, sleeping bag and torch, this bundle is packed with all the essential items no weekend warrior should be without! To win this prize, just ‘like’ the Cardiff Times Facebook Page and comment on this post why you’d like to win! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Competition closes on the 28th of August!

07/08/2015

DON’T SWEAT IT! INTRODUCING DANDI PATCH, THE INNOVATIVE NEW SOLUTION FOR EXCESSIVE PERSPIRATION Studies show that 1 in 2 people suffer from excessive sweating, however only 5 per cent of adults seek medical advice for the problem. Dandi Patch, the innovative underarm perspiration shield that has been clinically designed to be the discrete yet effective solution to this common problem, announces UK launch. Females aged between 18 and 34 are particularly effected by underarm sweat, with more than three in…

07/08/2015

The Fragrance Shop Cardiff celebrated 21 years of success from Thursday 30th July – Monday 3rd August both in-store or online at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk As one of the largest independent fragrance retailers in the country, The Fragrance Shop marked this very special anniversary with a huge customer event. The bumper weekend was packed with more notes than the fruitiest fragrance, from huge giveaways to the chance to win an incredible trip for two to Croatia courtesy of Davidoff! Smell something you…

30/07/2015

16th July 2015 – On Saturday 9th May and over the weekend of 30th-31st of May 2015 Medstrom Healthcare in partnership with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board completed the installation of 72 ‘low’ beds at St. David’s Hospital in Cardiff. The recipient wards were Elizabeth, Lansdowne and the Rhydlafar Unit. Eight Medstrom Healthcare staff with support from ward staff swapped out the old and dated beds. The new ‘low’ beds are electrically operated and have the main benefit of…

30/07/2015

Three directors of Leafybug International Ltd (which traded as Furniture Direct in Cardiff), who each carried out a different VAT scam causing losses of over £3,045,565 to HMRC, have been disqualified for a combined 36 years following an Insolvency Service investigation. On 23 June 2015 the Court made Orders disqualifying as company directors, Mr Hassan for a period of 13 years, Mr Thomas for 11 years and Mr Mohammed for 12 years. The Investigation found: Ihtesham Ali Hassan, 36, caused…

30/07/2015

  By Stefan Rollnick A new initiative designed to engage more young people from BME communities in cricket will launch this week. The Cricket Beyond Boundaries project will offer 7 pop-up cricket clubs across Cardiff, targeting areas not usually associated with mainstream cricket clubs. This novel initiative, which will be targeting areas of Cardiff not generally associated with organised cricket clubs, is part of the Calls4Action programme launched by Sport Wales to help tackle inequality by using sport to breakdown…

30/07/2015

THE NOISE NEXT DOOR ‘Noise In The Hood’ BRAND NEW TOUR SEPTEMBER 22ND 2015 – 7th April 2016 ‘Hilarious’★★★★ Daily Telegraph ‘Astonishing’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News Cardiff Times are running a competition to won tickets to see The Noise Next Door, see our Facebook page. On the 22nd September, the Noise head out onto the road again for their third National Tour as their audience queue to see them time and time again (for a new show every night) the phenomenal…

30/07/2015

  St David’s Hall Autumn & Winter 2015/16 Now On Sale! WHAT better way is there to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy day than by escaping to a relaxing Lunchtime Concert? The new autumn and winter 2015/16 season at St David’s Hall offers a sensational series of soothing shows that will provide the perfect chance to unwind amid the sounds of serene strings and piano keys. Acclaimed organist William Whitehead (Tuesday 29 September) starts the…

30/07/2015

Five budding Welsh cricketers have been selected for the England Women’s U15 Development Programme (EWDP) summer competition. The event brings together the cream of young women cricketers from England and Wales for a week of matches at Shrewsbury School, Monday 10th to Friday 14th August. The competition, organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), involves four select teams – three U!5 and one U16. Jessica Thornton, Alexandra Griffiths and Charlotte Scarborough have been included in the U15 squads….

29/07/2015

Upon arriving at the Beefeater in Wenvoe, undoubtedly the first thing we noticed were the beautiful gardens and the location of the restaurant. It is the perfect place for a drink outside in the sunshine. It was such a pleasant surprise and it was a shame the weather wasn’t particularly good. Us British are used to this, though, aren’t we? Let’s hope August is better than July has been.   The restaurant has recently been re-furbished and the layout looks…