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10/11/2015

More than 400 delegates representing over 100 organisations came together to explore opportunities for closer collaboration at the 2015 Welsh Public Health Conference in Cardiff on 2 and 3 November. Delegates talked about how Wales can make the most of its tradition of collective action and fairness to mobilise organisations and communities to improve health and wellbeing, and tackle inequalities. The conference took place in the context of an opening address by the Minister for Health and Social Services Mark…

10/11/2015

Heart Research UK are calling for choirs, schools, bands, singers and pubs up and down the country to support their Sing For Your Heart campaign this winter. Research has shown that singing is good for the heart and this is why Heart Research UK have chosen this as a fun idea for people to take on during the festive period and to raise money for the great work that they do. So far this year, they have gained support from…

10/11/2015

“It’s a great app to have on your device if you need your mind to be fit” Mindfit is a selfhelp app that helps you to feel better about yourself, cope with stress, and reduce negative thoughts and insomnia. Sometimes we all have those moments when we feel depressed, anxious or we just lack motivation and energy due to the challenges at work or in our personal lives. With simple steps and techniques Mindfit helps you to set goals, focus…

10/11/2015

A new app and website service has been launched this month from Cardiff based start-up CLUBR. Supported and part-funded by the Welsh government, the app helps locals and city visitors to discover and search local entertainment, whatever their motive. Bringing together Venues, Events, Offers, Experience vouchers, Industry brands and job listings into one platform, the service aims to make finding things to do easier and save you time compared to using a host of apps or visiting a number of…

10/11/2015

Wales’ largest building society, a Cardiff college and a local restaurant run by two former MasterChef finalists have teamed up for a unique culinary venture to raise money for charity. Principality Building Society, Cardiff and Vale College and Hokkei have joined forces to put on Hokkei in the Classroom, an evening of festive fun and innovative Asian cooking all in aid of mental health charity Mind Cymru, Principality’s Charity of the Year. Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, students from CAVC…

10/11/2015

Wiwo Noodle Bar in Cardiff crowned best takeaway in Wales at a star-studded ceremony for the first British Takeaway Awards Noodle bar beats off competition from thousands of other outlets for the coveted prize The inaugural British Takeaway Awards last night crowned Cardiff’s Wiwo Noodle bar as the best takeaway restaurant in Wales beating off competition from Indians, fish and chip shops and kebab houses. In a lavish ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel, hosted by TV couple Tess Daly and Vernon…

10/11/2015

Public Health Wales is reminding women of the benefits of a planned pregnancy, as a new report confirms the link between congenital anomalies and teenage pregnancy. The annual report from the Congenital Anomaly Register and Information Service (CARIS) at Public Health Wales has confirmed that women who become pregnant while they are teenagers are at increased risk of their baby developing certain congenital anomalies. The report finds that teenage mothers in Wales are up to four times more likely to…

10/11/2015

A new survey commissioned by ProVen Probiotics has highlighted the effect of children’s coughs and colds on school attendance and has shown that GP’s still commonly prescribe antibiotics to children with colds. The recent 2015 nationwide survey of 1,000 parents of primary school age children has revealed that two thirds of children take days off school every year, due to the common cold, and that more than 50% of those who went to the doctor with cough and cold symptoms…

10/11/2015

Who  After working for over 20 years in the Memory Teams of Bath and Cardiff, managing a nursing home and caring for people with dementia in hospitals, Jane Mullins, a dementia nurse specialist has created DUETcare, which focuses on helping professionals and families connect with the person with dementia through creative, sensory and innovative ways Beti George, BBC broadcaster and actress, partner of David, who has dementia What All training encompasses the values base of Dignity, Understanding and Empathy by…

10/11/2015

Empiric to acquire student accommodation property on practical completion in Cardiff: Windsor House The Board of Empiric Student Property plc (ticker: ESP) is pleased to announce that the Group has exchanged contracts to acquire on practical completion the freehold of a premium student accommodation property in central Cardiff for £40 million (excluding costs). The property, which is Empiric’s fourth acquisition in Cardiff, is located directly opposite the Group’s existing Summit House property on Windsor Place, in the city centre within a…