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06/12/2018

Colin Jackson CBE has opened the newly refurbished showroom for Cardiff-based Heath Windows, which includes an expanded display of premium composite doors. But Colin Jackson is no stranger to Heath Windows having had a Solidor composite door in each of his last two houses and has also persuaded his sister to join the long list of celebrity endorsements for the highly respected composite door brand. When he was politely asked if he could open the event, Colin was only too…

06/12/2018

Cardiff’s popular bike share scheme is set to double next year with an additional 500 bikes, operator nextbike has confirmed. The expansion will see an extra 65 docking stations added to the existing city-wide network, with up to 10 additional jobs being created to service the extended fleet. Nextbike bosses revealed ambitions to introduce accessibility bikes to the scheme as part of the expansion to improve access for people with disabilities. If successful, it would be the first major city…

06/12/2018

  A doctor from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Clinical Research Facility has been awarded a prestigious award from the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD). Dr Mohammad Alhadj Ali picked up the 2018 training award from his work on immunotherapy for Type 1 diabetes. Dr Alhadj Ali presented at the annual ABCD trainees meeting in London and was the co-winner out of four presentations that were shortlisted for the award. Dr Alhadj Ali said “I am thrilled and…

05/12/2018

As Love Actually is one of the most popular feel good Christmas films of all time, I was so excited when I was offered a chance to review the Love Actually: Film with Live Orchestra at St David’s Hall. Christmas spirit was well and truly in the air: mulled wine was on offer at the bar, dazzling Christmas lights were displayed all outside the street of the venue and the musicians even donned Santa hats as they enthusiastically delivered All…

29/11/2018

Currently showing until the 1st December at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff is the stage production of Saturday Night Fever. If you can recall, (those old enough to remember) that this film ‘only’ became a massive hit once the music was in the charts at the time, so it makes sense that Bill Kenwright’s production of Saturday Night Fever is all about the music, dancing, and with enough dialogue from the film to give the audience an idea of…

25/11/2018

Sexual Exploitation Panel Discussion   What do you feel when you read that headline? When you read the words ‘sexual exploitation’?   I read the words on the WOW programme and straight away I know it’s a serious topic. I figure it will be heavy and interesting, and I also think it will be separate from me, my life, and my experiences.   I am in a state of naivety about this talk, not knowing it will be one of…

21/11/2018

 Björn Again 30thAnniversary Tour Hits Cardiff  Our reporter Abby Wilson headed to St David’s Hall, Cardiff, to watch and review Björn Again’s opening night to their 30th Anniversary Tour.   Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of seeing Björn Again at St David’s Hall, for their first show of their 30th Anniversary Tour. As I entered St David’s Hall, for the first time, I was surrounded by a demographic slightly older than myself, with above 40 being the norm. Many came dressed in ABBA-like…

16/11/2018

Heritage Angels – people who have played a special part in caring for Wales’s heritage – have been honoured at a special awards ceremony, sponsored by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, at Caerphilly Castle on 8 November 2018. Chaired by Baroness Kay Andrews, a panel of distinguished judges gave awards to five projects, recognising the achievements of young people, apprentices, volunteers and historic building restoration work. Thornhill Primary School won the Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People…

16/11/2018

Charity Playathon    For the 12th year in a row, students from Forte School of Music will be taking to the stage this month to raise money for charity. On Sunday 18th November, in the annual Forte Playathon, students of all ages will be providing 4 hours of continuous performance at the Red Dragon Centre between 12pm and 4pm. In the run up to this exciting event these dedicated students are collecting as many sponsors as possible in an effort…

15/11/2018

Love Your Liver Roadshow to visit liver disease hot spots in Wales One in five adults in Wales may be walking around with liver disease and be completely unaware because there are usually no symptoms in the early stages, warns the British Liver Trust. The Love Your Liver mobile screening and scanning unit will be visiting 5 liver disease hot spots across Wales between 19th to 23rd November. More than 600,000 people in the UK have a significant degree of…