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20/11/2015

Tickets on Sale – Wednesday 16 November at 9am! IRISH pop superstar Shane Filan has announced a huge UK tour in support of his second solo album Right Here including a date at St David’s Hall on Wednesday 9 March – and tickets go on sale this Wednesday (18 November) at 9am! The release of Right Here has cemented Shane’s position as one of the world’s most popular male solo artists following his incredible success with Westlife. Yet, this tour promises…

20/11/2015

The Old Library has tried and tested a few genres of booze ‘n’ food or food ‘n’ booze places for many years. Smack bang in the middle of Cardiff city centre it shouldn’t be a place easily missed but it is easy to do so. We found a quiet haven of warmth when it was raining horizontally outside. The entire population of the world was Christmas shopping but the airy and spacious restaurant was welcoming and relaxing (despite us having…

20/11/2015

Exclusively available to buy from HomeSense, TK Maxx stores, tkmaxx.com and sportrelief.com from 21st January 2016. For those wanting to ‘sport’ a new look in the kitchen, designer Orla Kiely has created a limited edition apron for Sport Relief 2016.  The apron will be presented each night to the winner of ‘The Great Sport Relief Bake Off’ and is available to buy exclusively from Sport Relief official partners: brands-for-less homeware retailer, HomeSense, TK Maxx stores, tkmaxx.com and sportrelief.com from 21st January 2016. The apron will…

20/11/2015

Food, glorious food, is central to the Christmas experience but the opportunity for feasting and sharing festive fun and laughter can be thin on the ground for older people who live alone. This year’s Abbeyfield Society Coping at Christmas campaign is putting the spotlight firmly on food and is inviting over-55s who live alone into its 500-plus homes and houses around the UK to share free Christmas meals, cake and of course companionship, laughter and warmth. Good, home cooked food…

20/11/2015

It’s a beautiful sunny day in Cardiff and the perfect time to catch up with fellow Cardiff Times writer and local artist Nathan Wyburn.  We decide to meet at the Cameo Club on Welfield road in Roath.  Nathan has some of his work proudly displayed here.  As you walk through the door you will no doubt spot the portraits of Welsh legend Tom Jones and Gavin and Stacey’s very own Nessa (a.k.a Ruth Jones).  Look at little closer and you…

20/11/2015

A teenager from Lambert, Stirlingshire, is urging people to get in the team spirit by taking on Make Today Count, Muscular Dystrophy UK’s sky diving challenge. Seventeen-year-old Tamsin Paterson is taking to the sky’s for the second year in a row, after plunging 10,000 feet in February this year. She’s got the sky diving bug, and has convinced her mum Lesley, and two friends, to join her in St Andrew’s next year. Together, they have formed a team called ‘Fallen…

20/11/2015

Three Cardiff based community groups are amongst those celebrating this week after local supporters helped them secure a share of the £82,000 of funding from Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Scheme. The winners were announced this week, showcasing the voluntary groups across the country that Skipton Building Society will support via Grassroots Giving 2015. Now in its third year, Grassroots Giving, awards £500 to each winning group who has achieved a high enough proportion of the 30,000 votes cast. After…

20/11/2015

As Debenhams gears up to open its newest store at Friars Walk on 12 November, the department store is excited to announce the finalists from its design competition launched in association with University of South Wales. To celebrate renowned Welsh fashion designer Julien Macdonald coming home to Wales to officially opening the store, a competition was launched to uncover a rising star of fashion design. 3rd year fashion design students were given a brief to design a capsule collection for…

18/11/2015

–       Oakfield School educates children with additional needs –       Kellogg’s Awards judges bowled over by pupil involvement A school in Cardiff has won the title of the Best Breakfast Club in Wales. Judges of the Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards gave Oakfield Primary School a £1,500 prize after being impressed by how the Club helped better its students’ concentration in class. Oakfield’s Breakfast Club, which feeds 130 pupil every week, was set up ten years ago after teachers noticed kids complaining…

17/11/2015

More support for people living with dementia is being provided through a partnership between Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Alzheimer’s Society. Three new Primary Care Dementia Liaison Workers will come in to post later this month and will work alongside the specialist Memory Team based in University Hospital Llandough, Vale of Glamorgan and with primary care staff to provide support to people with dementia after their diagnosis and to their carers. Funding for the posts has come from…