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10/06/2015

This year, Colour Festival once again invaded Splott Warehouse in order to put on another colourful extravaganza for all you Cardiff music lovers, and this time they aimed to be bigger and better. And nothing says big like a big wheel and a collaboration between MTV, the Holi Festivals of Colour, and Sourz – a drink loved and feared in equal measures. Cardiff Times, being the helpful creatures we are, have devised a list of dos and don’ts that you…

10/06/2015

A charity zip wire event hosted by St. David’s Hotel & Spa has raised an impressive £27,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care. The cheque was presented to Chief Executive, Claudia McVie from the charity in a ceremony on the rooftop of the hotel this week. Over 160 people were sponsored to take part in this exhilarating challenge, which took place over two days in May. Brave participants flew over the Bay on a zip wire, beginning on the roof of St…

10/06/2015

Did you know that two fifths (40%) of people from Cardiff think the flushing toilet is the most significant invention in the last 125 years? To mark its 125th year anniversary this week, UIA Insurance have released an exclusive survey of 5,000 people asking what makes Brits tick in 2015. Independent expert and Social Historian, Ruth Goodman (credits include BBC’s 24 Hours in the Past and Victorian Farm) visited St Fagans Museum in Cardiff to provide a comparison between 2015 and the…

10/06/2015

Pump Pal is a new auto gadget invented by Gary Powell and Mark Jenkins: two entrepreneurs with strong rugby roots. Pump Pal is an auto gadget invented to change the way British motorists refuel their vehicles, with the gadget fitting on any petrol pump to keep the fuel trigger engaged, allowing you the luxury of hands free refuelling. It’s simple, effective and once you try it you won’t want to give it back. Celebrities from the auto, music and sporting industries have…

10/06/2015

This month, Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline begins its second month-long on board collection this year to raise vital research funds for its chosen charity partner, Cancer Research UK.  In February, generous passengers raised over £35,000 boosting the total amount raised by Flybe passengers and staff since 2009 to more than £500,000. Passengers on all of the airline’s flights operated from Cardiff this month will be invited to make a donation and help bring forward the day when all cancers…

04/06/2015

Conference looks at growing the BEST sustainable talent for Wales People involved or interested in the built environment sector in Wales, issues of equality and diversity, or education and training, are being invited to a special conference in Cardiff next month. The free half-day event, Growing the BEST Sustainable Talent for Wales, is organised by Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST), which is based in the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University, and aims to put Wales at the forefront…

04/06/2015

The EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards, which celebrate the success of manufacturers across Britain, are now open for entries. Welsh winners in 2014 included Mollertech Ltd for the Business Efficiency Award and Schaeffler UK for the Manufacturing Champion Award. Another winner from Wales was Daniel Biggs of JCB Transmissions, for Manufacturing Student of the Year and Outstanding Achievement by a Final Year Apprentice. Paul Byard, Director for Wales at EEF, said: “Our highly recognised Future Manufacturing Awards opens doors for the…

04/06/2015

Ifan Glyn has been appointed as the new Director of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Cymru. Ifan has been with FMB Cymru for three years and was previously their Public Affairs Executive. Ifan succeeds Richard Jenkins who was with the organisation for seven years. “I am delighted to take on this new role within FMB Cymru, and would like to thank and wish my predecessor Richard Jenkins all the very best for the future. I joined the FMB when…

03/06/2015

THE HOME SHOW (Working Title)   Most of us dream of owning our own home but for a lot of first time-buyers it will stay a dream for a very long time as soaring property prices and needing a big chunk of money for a deposit makes getting onto the property ladder nearly impossible.   But that could all be about to change for some very lucky couples …   Imagine being offered the chance to get your hands on…

03/06/2015

Hashtag # is crowned ‘500 WORDS Children’s Word of the Year’ Oxford University Press and the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show’s 500 WORDS competition reveal fascinating insights into British children’s use of language Social media, the Ebola epidemic, and World War I are just some of the things that have influenced British children’s creativity and use of language over the last year, says a report published today by the Oxford University Press. Following OUP’s analysis of the 120,421 entries for…