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22/12/2020

Inspired by Captain Tom Moore, Alan is taking on one last charitable challenge in his 90th year.  Aiming  to navigate the majestic hills and mountains of Wales, England, Scotland and beyond, without leaving his own garden. To complete this challenge Alan will climb the 120 circular steps around his garden on a daily basis.  The same amount of steps as it would take to climb the mountains that he loves. Since October Alan has climbed the Blorenge, the Sugar Loaf,…

22/12/2020

Dame Helen Mirren has urged the people of Cardiff to help raise money for homeless and vulnerable people in an appeal launched by Just Eat and Social Bite.  Other well-known faces including Rob Brydon and Sir Chris Hoy have posted videos backing the new Christmas Meal Appeal launched by Just Eat in partnership with charities Social Bite & FoodCycle. The appeal comes after reports detail the increasing issue of homelessness in the UK, and the increased pressure and reliance on charities as the…

22/12/2020

Left to right – Wales & West Utilities’ Helen Mabhena, Joshua Rankin & Lowri Rees celebrate donating to three UK charities Wales & West Utilities colleagues have donated money, that would have been spent on company Christmas celebrations, to three UK charities. In light of this year’s unique situation, colleagues working for the gas emergency and pipeline service in Wales and the south west of England have come together to pool money which is now set to benefit Marie Curie,…

21/12/2020

#HeartsForHomes Campaign  A new campaign by Picture News linked schools across the UK with care homes for their #HeartsForHomes campaign which ran between 1st-11th December. Most care home residents have had a difficult year with visiting restrictions, coronavirus fears and ever-changing lockdown regulations. The #HeartsForHomes campaign aimed to reconnect residents with their community. Care Home residents passed  a Christmas message to the younger generation, while Primary School children wrote their own message for the residents. #HeartsForHomes – tackling isolation and…

21/12/2020

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, a proud part of AB InBev, and renewable energy company, CleanEarth, today announces reaching a new milestone in the brewer’s sustainability efforts. A new wind turbine has been installed at Budweiser Brewing Group’s brewery in Magor, South Wales to help power the site with renewable electricity. With blades of an incredible 68 metres in length, the turbine is believed to be the longest to enter commercial operation on UK soil. The blades’ tips reach a height…

21/12/2020

Openreach today bucked the prevailing economic trend by creating at least 108 new Welsh-based engineering jobs to be filled during 2021, alongside more roles in its supply chain. The new roles, in places like Denbighshire, Ceredigion, Monmouthshire and Vale of Glamorgan will enable the company to continue improving service levels across its existing networks, while building and connecting customers to its new, ultrafast, ultra-reliable ‘Full Fibre’ broadband network at a record pace. These roles are in addition to an on-going…

21/12/2020

While the Christmas holidays are generally a time to be merry and see family and friends (though not too many this year), it can be a stressful time for some people. If you’ve ever tried to coordinate a Christmas dinner by yourself, you probably know things can get a bit hectic, at a time when most of us are supposed to be taking a break from work. Ezra, a leading global provider of digital coaching, therefore presents some top tips…

21/12/2020

Every day of the year a selfless team of Childline volunteers give up their time to listen to children and young people about anything that might be worrying them – and Christmas Day is no different. For some children, Childline provides that vital lifeline when they feel they have nowhere else to turn and last year the service delivered 6,566 counselling sessions to children and young people from across the UK and Channel Islands during the 12 days of Christmas…

21/12/2020

ActiveQuote, one of the UK’s leading protection insurance comparison websites and brokers, has been working with Cardiff University to develop machine learning algorithms to improve sales processes. The application of this technology has had an immediate impact and has improved sales opportunities by 30%.   Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science and Informatics has an established and very successful track record in applying machine learning and data science through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships has teamed up with ActiveQuote to develop an…

21/12/2020

Cardiff woman takes on a 24-hour walking challenge to help raise funds for her friend’s seven-year-old son.   Nia Thomson, 38, a production manager with the National Theatre Wales met Kasia Thompson, 38, at Freshers Week at the University of Aberystwyth in 2001 when they both joined the karate club.   Kasia’s son Leon, 7, from Codsall, West Midlands, lives with cerebral palsy, global development delay and sensory processing issues as well as being non-verbal.   Over the last few…