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10/03/2021

  Azurina Angel Investors Up to £10K business investment prize to be won   The Prize This International Women’s Month Azurina, founded by 3 sisters, wants to #ChooseToChallenge by launching Azurina Angel Investors, an initiative created to support other female founders financially and through passing on as much of the hard won wisdom from their start up journey as possible. The prize will offer a £5-£10K investment (depending on the business need), mentorship and support for 1 year from the Azurina…

04/03/2021

A £6,000 micro loan from the Development Bank of Wales has supported the launch of vegan-friendly candle-maker and retailer Boho Flame Candles Co.   The Blackwood-based start-up uses soy wax and hand-pours small batches of their artisanal candles. They specialise in luxury crystal-infused and scented candles. Owner and founder Melanie Smith decided to turn her hobby in to a business after spending years away from the workforce as a stay-at-home mum to a child with additional needs.   “I’d been…

03/03/2021

Food for thought This annual event is a great opportunity for children to learn about and celebrate the people who grow so much of our food. This year, the focus is on the climate emergency and how it impacts on producers in the developing world. Former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education resource experts PlanBee has devised some games to make it lots of fun   What is fair trade? This is when companies in developed countries pay a…

03/03/2021

Historic Cardiff Pub to Reopen its Doors in Exciting New Format The pressures of the pandemic, rigorous infection control measures and a series of rolling lockdowns in Wales has hit the retail and hospitality sectors extremely hard. Many familiar businesses have closed their doors for the final time. In amongst the doom and gloom, one of Cardiff’s most historic pubs is set to re-open its doors after five years – but in a brand-new format.  The Corporation in Canton, will…

03/03/2021

Hospital Director, Fiona Conway, and Andrew Bennett, Kitchen Porter, alongside the food donations ready to be delivered to Cardiff Foodbank   Spire Cardiff Hospital has donated food worth over £778 to Cardiff foodbank, to help those most in need for 2021 Colleagues at the hospital, which has been helping the NHS in tackling the pandemic, raised £528.70. A Christmas jumper day, raffle and cake sale helped raise these funds with a further £250 donated by the company. Spire’s food supply…

03/03/2021

  A care home in Cardiff has become the latest to have its residents receive the Covid-19 vaccine   Residents and staff from Tŷ Llandaff, an ‘all-inclusive’, residential, nursing, palliative and respite care home in Conway Road, Pontcanna, had the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab which was the second vaccine in the UK to be approved against coronavirus on December 30 last year.   NHS staff visited the home in January to administer the inoculations with each one taking a few minutes.  …

01/03/2021

  The Aloud Charity have gathered their mass virtual choir Everyone Aloud for a special St David’s Day performance, with Sir Bryn Terfel joining as a soloist.   The charity asked members of the public to submit videos of themselves singing in order to join the virtual choir, and they received over 100 videos from across the world, from the USA to Japan, Germany to Holland.   Current and ex-members of Only Men Aloud, Only Boys Aloud and Only Kids…

01/03/2021

The Welsh flag was seen projected onto a remote Hungarian castle for St David’s Day, as locals celebrated their growing friendship with Wales. A video released this morning by Welsh-Hungarian cultural initiative Magyar Cymru shows the picturesque Bréda Castle in southeast Hungary lit up in the colours of ‘Y Draig Goch’, as the sound of the Welsh national anthem fills the nearby woodlands. While COVID-19 restrictions meant no audience could be present to see their beloved castle basking in Welsh colours for the first…

01/03/2021

Today, ten pieces of Cardiff-inspired art have been unveiled by FOR Cardiff Cardiff Castle in charcoal, a city centre map embroidered with Welsh wool, and portraits of some of the best-known characters in the city are just a few of the commissions being showcased in the all-day art exhibition. The selection of young creatives, aged 18-25, were commissioned by FOR Cardiff to develop works of art that told a story about Cardiff. In just three-weeks, ten pieces have been produced…

01/03/2021

Cyclists of all ages and all abilities across Wales are invited to get on their bikes and take part in an exciting new virtual Ride to The Rugby for Tŷ Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales.   This March, a group of 50 riders were due to embark on an epic challenge, cycling from Cardiff to Paris over four days to Ride to the Rugby ready to watch Wales take on France in the Six Nations on 20 March.   However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and current travel restrictions…