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14/11/2014

Celebrating the launch of Rakuten a brand new online market place the Rakuten family – Kobo, new online shopping site Rakuten.co.uk, Wuaki tv & Viber are giving away a Kobo Arc 10HD to one lucky reader. For your chance to win simply like our facebook page, share the post and answer the following question correctly: WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE SNOWMAN IN DISNEY’S BLOCKBUSTER FROZEN? A) SVEN B) PRINCE HANS C) OLAF So get your kids charged for a morning that promises…

13/11/2014

  Prevalence of stress • More than three in five (62 per cent) said they found work very or fairly stressful, more so than debt or financial problems (4 Impact of stress on other areas of life4 per cent), health (27 per cent) or relationships (19 per cent). • More than 1 in 6 (17 per cent) said workplace stress had put a strain on their marriage or relationship with significant other, while 7 per cent had missed important events such as…

13/11/2014

In the West we mainly see massage as a luxury treatment. Instead we should be looking to incorporate the benefits of massage as well as the amazing feeling after a treatment as part of our weekly lives. We are all so busy today, with work or family, we build up stress in our bodies and have little time to focus on ourselves and relaxation. Over time, this stress and tension builds up and we are unable to relax even when…

13/11/2014

London, 22nd September: A new transatlantic online study commissioned by Netflix has shown that social conventions rule the roost in the UK with less than 4%* of Brits believing that it’s okay to spoil programmes for others, while for gung-ho Americans 76% say spoilers are a fact of life. With the growing popularity of online streaming, ‘spoilers’ are fast becoming a way of life, but it is a trend we’re trying our best to buck in Britain, where we have…

13/11/2014

Action for Children has found that two fifths of children in Wales have been separated from their brothers and sisters when placed in foster care. I am joining the charity in asking people in Wales not only to consider fostering, but to consider fostering siblings, so that children who have had a difficult start in life can heal and grow together. I was fostered on my own from the age of three and I grew up without my 10 brothers…

13/11/2014

Peter Karrie visited Ninian Park Primary School last week to help students prepare for a special musical production which will be performed in front of family and friends in the school hall on 26th November. Bridgend-born Peter is a renowned musical theatre star and first played the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s record-breaking musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, before going on to play the role in Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vancouver and the Millennium tour of Great Britain. His performances…

13/11/2014

One year on from competing in the Cardiff Singer of the World finals, the stage of world opera is opening its doors to local opera singer Gary Griffiths.  Last week, Gary Griffiths gave his European opera debut at Germany’s Wiesbaden State Opera – one of Europe’s leading opera companies – performing the role of Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Les Nozze di Figaro. His debut was so well received that Gary has already been offered further exciting roles with the opera…

13/11/2014

 The five star St. David’s Hotel & Spa hosted a ladies indulgence evening last week which brought together more than 150 females to shop, eat and be pampered, in aid of Wales’ leading cancer charity Tenovus. The event raised almost £1200 for Tenovus, which was selected as the charity of choice by the hotel for 2014. The evening included a sparkling reception for guests and the opportunity to try a variety of relaxing treatments such as manicures, massages and style…

12/11/2014

The Gate Arts Centre and Black RAT Productions will be presenting their production of Puss in Boots from 19th November to the 5th December 2014. Puss in Boots will be Black RAT Productions’ fifth ‘Christmas at The Gate’ show, following the resoundingly successful The Wind in the Willows, Pinocchio, The Adventures of Alice and Aladdin. This year’s production has once again been designed for family and school audiences written & directed by Richard Tunley, who is no stranger to the world of…

12/11/2014

Rhian E Jones (left) and Eluned Phillips Back in September, Curtis Brown Creative announced details of a new scholarship for Welsh writers, the winner of which would receive a fully funded place on our Online Novel-Writing Course, taught by Commonwealth Book Prize-winning author Lisa O’Donnell. The Eluned Phillips Centenary Writing Bursary asked writers either born in Wales or currently residing in the country to send in the first 3,000 words of their novel, along with a one-page synopsis, from which the best would be chosen. They received more than 100 applications…