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20/04/2015

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular celebrates its first ever UK tour with homage to legendary Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover In advance of the forthcoming Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular which visits six cities across the UK during the May half term week* from May 23rd, artwork has been released today to capture the monsters and characters from Doctor Who, alongside the musicians taking part in the tour.   Paying homage to the classic Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club…

20/04/2015

When you tell people you work in a nursery they just think you sit around and play all day, but it is so much more than that! Getting the chance to watch children develop and seeing their personalities shine through even at such an early age is the best part of the job. At Meithrinfa Y Pelican we are all about learning through play and letting the children achieve their own objectives while playing. If they want to draw a…

20/04/2015

Asda stores in South Wales have raised an incredible £7,350 for Velindre Cancer Centre. Welsh International rugby union player, Sam Warburton, made an appearance at Asda’s Cardiff Coryton store to congratulate Asda colleagues on their fantastic fundraising achievements, and present the cheque to Velindre representative, Kylie McKee. Colleagues at Asda’s 20 stores in South Wales raised money through a range of fundraising activities over St. David’s Day, including fancy dress, community raffles and sponsored events. Asda’s Blackwood store raised the…

20/04/2015

Miller and Carter Steakhouse in Bath teamed up with young local entrepreneur, Daniel Williams, to host a sensational ‘Dining in the Dark’ experience, where all diners were blindfolded for the duration of the event so they could understand the challenges of having a visual impairment. Daniel, who is visually impaired himself, also aimed to dispel preconceptions and assumptions that many have when meeting people for the first time. Inspirational Daniel Williams, 23, celebrated the 1-year anniversary of his business Visualise…

20/04/2015

Lend me a tenor – in fact, make it ten!’ Wales’s contribution to testosterone- fuelled operatic singing, the Ten Welsh Tenors are back by popular demand with an amazing concert featuring 10 of the finest tenors from all over Wales with a feast of sumptuous popular operatic delights. The 10 Tenors revealed are Rhys Meirion, Aled Hall, Aled Wyn Davies, Richard Allen, Trystan Llyr Griffiths, Ben Thapa, Shaun Dixon, Rhodri Prys Jones, Osian Bowen and Conal Bembridge-Sayers. ‘When all ten join…

04/04/2015

Radio Glamorgan, the award winning hospital radio that serve the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, who’s volunteers present shows and work behind the scenes to ensure that patients’ time in hospital is as pleasant as possible’s hard work has finally been recognised! We are delighted to announce that at the National Hospital Broadcasting Awards 2015, this year held in Newcastle, we carried away 2 trophies. SILVER:  In the Special event category for…

04/04/2015

On Thursday the 2nd of April, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford unveiled a plan to recruit new primary care support workers to help people diagnosed with dementia as part of a new Welsh Government drive to tackle the condition. Mark Drakeford also said he wants health boards to work towards a 50% diagnosis rate by 2016. The policies are part of the Welsh Government’s ambition to make Wales a dementia-friendly nation. Alzheimer’s Society comment: ‘There are currently 45,000 people…

04/04/2015

·         Walking Tours re-launch for 2015 ·         Brand new props installed   The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay celebrates the Easter holiday with the return of the ‘Official Doctor Who Filming Locations Tour’, a carefully curated walking tour of Cardiff Bay hosted by the Doctor Who Experience. Fans, families and visitors to Cardiff will have the opportunity to get closer to the show, as the walking tour takes in more than 40 filming locations for Doctor Who, the well-loved sci-fi series. The 75 minute tour will takes…

04/04/2015

Allergy Awareness Week runs from 20th April to 26th April and is organised by Allergy UK to support allergy sufferers and raise awareness of the issues they face.   In the UK, the number of allergy sufferers increases by five per cent year on year, with half of those affected being children[1]. With such a large amount of adults and children affected, the development of products that are allergy friendly is key in helping sufferers minimise their symptoms.   Aquaint…

04/04/2015

Spring is officially in the air and, of course, it is the perfect time to spruce up the house and dabble in a bit of DIY. However, without the right knowledge, many seemingly-simple DIY jobs can end in a costly disaster – leading to thousands of pounds of repair work. Here, Julie Spinks, at WaterSafe, the UK’s national plumbing assurance scheme, tells you what you need to know: Do… Do use a plumber that is qualified and WaterSafe registered, you…