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25/11/2019

  The results are in after Tesco customers cast their votes this summer to help community projects in South Wales bag up to £25,000. The supermarket is marking its Centenary year with two special Bags of Help funding rounds, with a huge £100,000 funding pot in South Wales. The first of these special rounds concentrated on groups delivering health and wellbeing benefits. In first place, Cancer Research UK has been awarded £25,000, in second place, Ty Hafan has been awarded…

25/11/2019

  Scientists from Britain and Ireland who have been involved in compiling the newly published Atlas of Britain and Ireland’s Larger Moths have revealed that our moths are on the move.   A series of dramatic changes has driven this development. Intensive agriculture has caused the decline of many moth species through the destruction of wildlife-rich habitats and use of fertilizers and pesticides.   Widespread environmental pollution such as artificial light at night and chemicals in the air and soil,…

25/11/2019

A school in Tremorfa, Cardiff has won an award for providing great care to children and young people with Type 1 diabetes. Baden Powell Primary School was chosen for the Diabetes UK ‘Good Diabetes Care in School Award’ because of the support it provides to students with the condition, the help it offers to manage their diabetes safely, and the care it takes to include them in all school activities. Type 1 diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition where blood…

21/11/2019

On Thursday 14th November Horatio’s Garden charity held the official launch of its capital appeal for Horatio’s Garden Cardiff at the Cardiff & County Club. The charity was joined by over 150 enthusiastic new supporters, including rugby legend Sir Gareth Edwards. Everyone who attended was evidently passionate about the charity and embraced the opportunity to learn more about how Horatio’s Garden intends to plant hope in the heart of Cardiff.   Horatio’s Garden is a national charity that creates and…

21/11/2019

  Leading Welsh bus operator NAT Group has announced an extension to its X1, X8 and 304 bus routes in Cardiff with the latest bus running until 3:15am. The additional services – which start on November 18th – will be welcomed by later commuters and those enjoying the city’s nightlife. The X1 service runs from one side of Cardiff to the other, beginning at Culverhouse Cross Tesco, continuing via Ely, Canton, City Centre, Albany Road, Llanedeyrn, Pentwyn and Pontprennau and…

19/11/2019

  Miriam John from Pengam Green, Cardiff is preparing for a four-month trip to the West African nation of Senegal where she will be volunteering as a hospital physician and medical capacity educator. The 33-year-old is traveling to the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest charity run hospital ship, which provides healthcare and training to developing countries. Miriam was inspired to start volunteering with Mercy Ships two years ago and this will be her fifth trip. Miriam says “I had always…

19/11/2019

Ahead of Cymru’s crucial UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against Hungary this evening, the National team have teamed up with men’s health charity Movember to encourage men to talk about the tough stuff and help tackle the rising Male suicide rates. The poignant video features several Cymru players detailing the harrowing figures that every minute, somewhere in the world, a man dies by suicide. Watch video here During half time of tonight’s match, Cymru players with Movember, are asking men to…

15/11/2019

Take away the stress of shopping for your loved ones this Christmas – City of Arcades Day is here! Independent businesses and specialist retailers of Cardiff have united to provide city wide offers on City of Arcades Day, Saturday 16th November 2019. Over 70 shops, salons, cafés and bars in the arcades, including Wyndham, Castle, High Street, Duke Street, Royal, Morgan and Dominions, are putting on exclusive discounts throughout the day. Alongside the many bargains there will be entertainment including…

15/11/2019

Bird & Blend, the UK’s most loved indie tea company, has now opened its doors in Cardiff as part of its mission to spread happiness and reimagine tea right across the world. Bird & Blend is a unique Tea Mixology Company on a mission to make people happy with tea! The company is run by Krisi & Mike, who met several years ago whilst studying politics at university. They started off the business packing tea in their bedroom, and now…

14/11/2019

Nick Topley, 59 and his team have finished 5th in the men’s category in the Balearic triathlon, last month. Earlier this year, he competed in the British Transplant Games in Newport and won a silver medal in the Time Trial (in his age group), the only Team Wales cycling medal. In 2016, the Barry resident got together with two friends, who are 67 and 69, and founded the “Old Man’s Coffee Club” to participate in triathlons and raise awareness about Blood…