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19/02/2015

Today is the day to recognise someone special who has made a real difference to your life and to those around you. Or maybe it is you that has been doing the life changing for others? On Friday 27th March 2015, The Association of Professional Coaches Trainers and Consultants (APCTC) are hosting the London 2015 Annual Achievement Awards. They have 13 award categories in total and one award is specifically dedicated to recognising our amazing female role models: – ‘Women’s Mentor of the Year’ Award…

18/02/2015

  Upcoming film Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston in a Golden Globe-nominated role, comes to cinemas this Friday. The critically-acclaimed movie tells the story of chronic pain sufferer Claire Simmons, who finds herself exploring the boundaries between life and death, abandonment and heartbreak, in a last attempt to find salvation. Chronic pain affects 10 million people in the UK and can be caused by diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as developing after serious accidents. It is defined as…

18/02/2015

Paul Jenkins – coach of the Invictus Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby team and South Wales Pirates – has been rewarded for his career as a Wheelchair Rugby Coach.   A former Welsh Guards Instructor, Jenkins had a motorbike crash after he left the military, leaving him tetraplegic.  In 1990 he took up wheelchair rugby and quickly became hooked, forging a successful sports career where he competed in the 1996 Paralympic Games. On his retirement from the sport he took up…

17/02/2015

Brains, The Official Ale Sponsor of the WRU, celebrated the start of the 6 Nations in full chorus!  To tie into the launch of the new rugby-themed Seasonal Ale, ‘Bread of Heaven’, the Cardiff-based brewer invited the local Côr Meibion Taf choir to surprise drinkers in the popular City Centre Pub ‘The Yard’. The 20 plus strong choir, dressed as rugby fans to blend into the crowds, one by one started singing the popular Welsh rugby anthem ‘Bread of Heaven’! …

17/02/2015

A creative pupil from Cardiff has been crowned the winner of a national competition, after designing a striking poster warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Naomi Rahman, who is 11 years old created her poster to demonstrate the silent and deadly effects of carbon monoxide – an odourless, colourless gas which kills around 36 people each year and injures more than 250 people. The national schools’ poster competition is run by independent registered charity, CO-Gas Safety, which…

17/02/2015

  Outlander star Sam Heughan – along with Fight Camp Glasgow’s John Valbonesi and Bear Strength Clothing – is calling for fans to take the #PeakPledge as part of his My Peak Challenge campaign in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.  As the countdown to the official My Peak Challenge Weekend on 14 and 15 March begins, the Hollywood star is encouraging fans to take to Twitter and post their personal #PeakPledge. Whether it be a mental goal or active…

17/02/2015

On Wednesday 4th February, I was fortunate enough to attend the opening night of ‘The Comedy of Errors’, presented by the Clock Tower Theatre Company. This Shakespearian Comedy was the fourth of the Clock Tower’s productions, after the company was founded 18 months ago by drama graduates Steve Bennett and Minty Booth. Returning to the Gate after their performance of ‘Orpheus’ in July, ‘The Comedy of Errors’ was staged in the contemporary setting of the Café Bar of the Gate…

16/02/2015

Fans Invited to Vote for Cardiff to Become Property Space in New MONOPOLY HERE & NOW Game CARDIFF, WALES (February 16, 2015) – Cardiff resident Laura Schwormstedt kicks-off campaign to put the city on a new MONOPOLY board, encouraging locals to vote for Cardiff in global BuzzFeed vote. In celebration of the MONOPOLY brand’s 80th anniversary, Hasbro has teamed up with social news and entertainment company BuzzFeed to ask fans to choose which great cities around the world will be…

16/02/2015

Two in three couples spent the most romantic night of the year inside on the couch rather than going out for a candle-lit dinner or seeing a romantic film at the cinema, new research from Furniture Choice revealed. The survey of 1000 UK couples found that on Valentine’s Day 67% of us celebrated by staying home with our significant other. In fact, only one in five (21%) UK couples went out and celebrated.  Regionally, Birmingham topped the list of intimate…

13/02/2015

Worldpay data shows economic impact on local businesses when the rugby comes to town  England, France and Ireland all got off to a winning start in this year’s Six Nations, but data from Worldpay, the UK’s leading payments processor, suggests pubs and bars are also celebrating as they look back at a record-breaking weekend. The biggest winners by far were Welsh bars and pubs, though whether that is enough to offset the disappointment of losing to England is another matter….