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20/02/2015

With the fashion world buzzing about the vogue at New York Fashion week, we take a look at Bumble and Bumbles First looks and how they are keeping hair on trend for Fall/Winter 2015. Look #1   DESIGNER DIRECTION/HAIR INSPIRATION: Vera Wang’s collection featured elegant, oversized silhouettes while the hair was styled to look like the girl had just done it herself after missing a few shampoos a natural “greasiness2). Two knots were secured at the middle of the head,…

20/02/2015

A DJ praised by legendary doyen of the decks FatBoy Slim will top the bill at a music event in Cardiff. Two times UK DMC scratch champion JFB heads an impressive list of guest performers at Boogie Nights which will take over the Buffalo Bar nightspot in Windsor Place, Cardiff on Thursday March 12. Also at the turntables will be Killer T who is known across the UK and Europe for his slamming DJ sets and acclaimed mix tapes. Boogie…

20/02/2015

BLOSSOMS ANNOUNCE EXTENSIVE UK HEADLINE TOUR FOR EARLY 2015 THE BAND WILL RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘CUT ME AND I’LL BLEED’ ON MARCH 2nd.  “Manchester’s Blossoms offer a lighter take on psychedelia, one that’s steeped in classic British pop songwriting” NME “Emphatic psych-pop” Clash “Their effortless, flowing, woozy, guitar pop is perfect” Louder Than War Psyche-pop riffs, vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors – Blossoms are…

20/02/2015

Wales’ largest sight loss charity is making a plea for volunteers in Wales.  The charity is looking for volunteers to support local blind and partially sighted people to be digitally connected and enjoy the benefits of being online.  This includes devices such as tablets, e-readers and smart phones.  Helping people to get online can open up a whole new world and increase independence. Sharon Jones, RNIB Cymru’s Volunteering Development Advisor, said: “We’re going to make everyday digital skills available to…

19/02/2015

A year ago today (Thursday 19 February) Alzheimer’s Society launched its award-winning Dementia Friends initiative in Wales. On its first anniversary, the charity is calling on people across the country to join the 8,000 Dementia Friends who have already joined the movement to breakdown the stigma of a condition that affects 45,000 people in Wales. Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative aims to make everyday life better for people with dementia and is this country’s biggest ever project to change the…

19/02/2015

Katherine Maddock-Lyon has won the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Aegon Coach of the Month award for her great work managing the performance programme at David Lloyd Cardiff. Through her dedication the programme has developed many players who have gone on to represent South Wales and Wales. Katherine, who gives up a lot of her own time to take young players on tour and to events, has also initiated and run the Mini Red World Circuit and Girls’ camps to provide…

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’! …