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15/05/2015

Pump Pal is an auto gadget invented to change the way British motorists refuel their vehicles.   Pump Pal was created as a simple gadget that keeps the refueling nozzle engaged by taking pressure off your grip whilst at the pump. Pump Pal will stop dispensing fuel when the tank is full using the pump’s auto shut off capability. Pump Pal was invented because one of the founders experienced pain and discomfort refuelling on a very cold winter morning. Raising the…

15/05/2015

Rooted in British fashion and design, Clothes Show Live has built a legacy over the decades for supporting the future generation of talent across the creative industry, and its 2015 Bright Young Things campaign is a celebration of just that. Forming part of the show’s established education programme, the annual Bright Young Things photoshoot brings together up-and-coming names from all areas of the industry, spanning photography, styling, modelling, hair styling, make-up artistry and design. Students and graduates who were discovered at the…

15/05/2015

Julie-Ann Haines, customer director for Principality Building Society, has been appointed chair of CML Cymru, which represents mortgage lenders and promotes sustainable housing finance in Wales, from today (May 13). She will succeed Peter Hughes, managing director for Principality Commercial, who had been Cymru chair since 2009. Julie-Ann said upon her appointment: “I would like to thank Peter Hughes for his dedication as chair and providing a strong voice for the industry over the past seven years. I am excited to be the first female chair of CML Cymru and…

15/05/2015

Five of the best European Destinations With summer almost here, it’s not too late to start planning your holiday. There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road for a European adventure on the ultimate road trip. Caravanning and campervanning are great ways to spend quality time with your loved ones and see a unique side to some of Europe’s best cities. Founder and director of award-winning campervan, caravan and motorhome insurance provider, comfort-insurance.co.uk, Peter Cue, shares a great route across…

15/05/2015

WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2015: Firstsource Solutions (NSE:FSL, BSE:532809), a global provider of customised Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced details of its recruitment open day for 300 new full-time jobs in Cardiff. The roles will be based at the Firstsource Solutions centre in Cardiff Bay and are as a result of the award-winning firm expanding the customer management services it currently provides to global telecommunications and media company, Sky. The roles, unveiled in a new jobs announcement by the…

15/05/2015

WELSH SUMMARY In April, footfall numbers in Wales were 3.6% lower than a year ago, down from the 1.7% fall in March 2015. The vacancy rate in Wales was 12.7%, a sharp decline from 15.5% in the previous quarter UK Summary Footfall in April was 0.8% lower than a year ago, down from the 0.2% rise in March. This is below the three-month average of -0.3%. Both High Streets and Shopping Centres reported a decline, falling 0.1% and 3.0% respectively….

15/05/2015

   The Carpark King and “Strange Folk”                  Last month I briefly mentioned the finding and reburial of King Richard III.  It’s the kind of bloke I am, forever topical.  I then heard on the radio that the lady who found him in the car park in Leicester knew he was there all along, as she “was drawn to the letter K in Parking” which is how she determined where he was located. …

15/05/2015

The Tale of the Ring and other Tall Stories       My fellow insomniacs, all of a sudden it’s time to compose another page of drivel.  Believe it or not it is “composed” so you can only imagine what it might be like if it was written “al fresco” so to speak.  Since we last met, it has come to my attention from differing global sources (Splott and Cyncoed primarily) that there is some question about whether my scribblings have…

15/05/2015

The Thoroughbred Dog and Pass the Parcel      Dear Electorate, it may have escaped your notice but the General Election is upon us in a matter of weeks.  Now politics is a thorny area and most of us have differing views but be that as it may, I have been amused at the hollow promises politicians dust off and run-up-the-flagpole at this special time.  In the good old days politicians had careers away from politics, (or was it carers)…

15/05/2015

Back in October 2009 The Girl’s nursery teacher told me that the school’s Headmistress wanted to see The Boss and me at 1100 hours on the next Friday. My instinctive reaction was one of dread. It reminded me of those occasions during my education when I had been told to stand outside the Headmaster’s door… The Grammar school’s Head, ‘Barrel’, looked as you’d expect a man with that nick-name to look: very round, with an unruly shock of white hair…