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23/07/2020

Gareth Hutchings from Cardiff has made the national top 10 shortlist for the Lockdown Glow-Up competition launched by heating and bathroom experts BestHeating and Big Bathroom Shop. Residents from the UK were asked to submit before and after photos of a home DIY project they’ve undertaken during lockdown to be in with the chance of winning £1000 worth of heating and bathroom goodies. After research from BestHeating and Big Bathroom Shop revealed a third of Brits had been putting off their project due to not…

23/07/2020

This summer, local bicycle enthusiasts in Cardiff are being encouraged to take part in the House-to-House Challenge, a new virtual fundraising event from Ronald McDonald House Charities UK (RMHC UK). The charity offers free accommodation to families with children in hospital and is in need of vital funds after losing a huge amount of income through the COVID-19 crisis, and cancelling major fundraising events- its main source of revenue. Held throughout August and September, the House-to-House Challenge invites participants to…

22/07/2020

The Week Junior is launching its Summer of Reading Challenge, a six week long initiative to get the UK’s children reading. The campaign will challenge children to read, review and rate three books over the course of the summer break. Readers can take inspiration from a list curated by the editorial team or choose their own. All children that complete their review forms and send them into The Week Junior will be entered into a prize draw to win a…

22/07/2020

People with cancer, and family and friends, who are making the first steps outside after staying at home can feel nervous and fearful, but thanks to ongoing generosity of players of People’s Postcode Lottery Maggie’s is here to help. Samantha Holliday, Maggie’s Cardiff Centre Head, said: “If you are someone living with cancer and who has been staying at home for the last couple of months, stepping outside of your home and back into the world can seem like a…

21/07/2020

Brain Injury is something we are all becoming more aware of. Especially now that it has been identified as one of the potential serious long term consequences of Coronavirus. 9 year old Mason and his Mum, Naomi Rees, from Rhondda Cynon Taff, were made very aware of its distressing consequences when a close friend suffered serious brain injury as a result of an accident. Mason was determined that he wanted to do something positive to support his friend and others…

21/07/2020

Cardiff based International Mountain Leader Alan Ward is out of lockdown now and visited Cardiff Airport (CWL) yesterday with his grandchildren to look at British Airways BoEing 747-400 aircraft which are parked there following news that BA will no longer operate these aircraft. Alan returns to work as a Mountain Training on September 7 with a Mountain Skills Course in Snowdonia. With planned retirement on March 31, his diary is increasingly filling up as people require mountain training before he retires….

20/07/2020

The Welsh Government has announced that driver and rider instruction and CBTs will restart from Monday 27 July 2020 in Wales. Theory tests will restart in Wales on Monday 3 August. The tests will take place with physical distancing measures in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Vocational, motorcycle, car and trailer tests and tractor driving tests will also resume on Monday 3 August. Driving tests will start again in Wales on Monday 17 August 2020 which will…

17/07/2020

Getac, a leading rugged mobile computing manufacturer, has come to the aid of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team (CBMRT) with the donation of powerful rugged mobile devices, along with accompanying accessories from its partners.  The new solutions replace the CBMRT’s original IT equipment – which was lost during a devastating fire at its base of operations in Merthyr Tydfil – and provide a significant technology upgrade in the process. The CBMRT is a voluntary organisation covering the central Brecon…

17/07/2020

The founders of Wild Tots are calling on adults and children of all ages to join them in a journey of discovery this summer. Our Wild Lives is an online adventure designed to encourage people to rediscover and reconnect with the natural world as lockdown restrictions start to ease. Each week on the website a new discovery card will be revealed, with a free,  simple idea to inspire people to get out, look around, and engage with the natural world…

16/07/2020

  Nearly one third of Welsh people suffer with MSK complaints including arthritis and back pain   The Welsh Government has teamed up with Connect Health to provide fast-track digital healthcare for patients suffering with back pain who have been unable to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic.   In a move to help support the 887,000 people in Wales – 29.3% of the population who suffer with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions such as arthritis and back pain, the Life Sciences…