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01/10/2014

Cardiff’s Emma could be UK’s first flavour millionaire as finalist in Walkers Do Us A Flavour o   Emma Garnett from Cardiff is one of six finalists in the national competition with her flavour Chip Shop Chicken Curry Walkers announces the six finalist flavours on shelves now for its huge flavour campaign ‘Do Us A Flavour’, which includes Emma Garnett’s Chip Shop Chicken Curry. From today, the public can pick up a packet of the six tasty new suggestions by finalists from…

01/10/2014

This week National Eye Health Week shines a light on the importance of regular sight checks. Dr Susan Blakeney, clinical adviser to the College of Optometrists, says having regular eye examinations should form part of everyone’s health routine. Our vision is one of the things most precious to us – indeed, a recent survey from the College of Optometrists found that nearly three quarters (74%) of people in Cardiff value their eyesight above all other senses. Yet, despite this, many…

30/09/2014

Curtis Brown Creative, the writing school from the major UK literary agency, is delighted to announce an exciting new scholarship for Welsh writers. The Eluned Phillips Centenary Writing Bursary – a celebration of the centenary of the birth of Sara Adeline Eluned Phillips (1914–2009) – will enable one talented new writer born in or living in Wales to take up a fully funded place on Curtis Brown Creative’s next online novel-writing course. Eluned, from Cenarth, on the Ceredigion side of the River Teifi, was only…

19/09/2014

On 13th September, Dilys Price OBE and Megan Fears took to the skies to undertake the oldest and youngest skydive challenge, and it was a huge success! The two women took on the hair raising challenge to raise vital funds for Touch Trust, who do invaluable work with the severely disabled and vulnerable groups in the community. Completing the jump, the pair managed to raise more than £3000 on their Just Giving page, which is still open for donations. For…

19/09/2014

You may have noticed over the summer that Cardiff was plastered in a series of unusual billboard posters. Unusual because they were not advertising anything other than ideas. Award winning street artist Micah Purnell’s work “Dear Progress” is a series of short letters that question what he sees as the relentless human search for progress. Thought-provoking slogans emblazoned across 70 citywide billboard sites included “Put down your phone and talk to me”,  “I need (want)” and “My eyes are pixeled”. Micah, who…

12/09/2014

Lemon drizzle cake with natural yogurt and natural yogurt icing A teatime favourite that’s low in calories, perfect served with a cup of tea. Preparation time: 10 minutes                                 Serves: 4-6 people Cooking time: 35-40minutes   Ingredients For the cake: 150g caster sugar Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 160g Llaeth y Llan Low Fat Natural Yogurt 150ml Sunflower oil 2 large eggs 270g self-rising flour 1tbsp butter, for greasing For the syrup (optional): 100ml (about 4 lemons) lemon juice…

12/09/2014

  Dorian and Babette Bowen of local Cardiff business Project One Wales have been nominated as a finalist in the KBB (Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom) Project category of this year’s SBID International Design Awards. Project One Wales are up against some of the best intentional designers from across the Globe as the only Welsh finalists. There are 15 categories in total. KBB being a main category of design excellence that will be “rigorously measured”. The Awards will be judged by…

12/09/2014

Boulders is pleased to announce its 6th Birthday will be taking place on Saturday, 27th September, starting at 10AM. Since the centre launched in September of 2008, Boulders has gone on to inspire, educate, give back and push the art and sport of climbing forward significantly in Wales, with ambitions higher than ever to open multi-national sites in the UK. Host to a range of fun and diverse climbing activities in South Wales for anyone aged 7 and above, Boulders…

04/09/2014

No7 is hosting an exciting event in Boots, 36 Queen St, Cardiff, this Saturday 6th September to celebrate the launch of their brand NEWMatch Made Lipstick Service What: A beauty first, No7 is launching the No7 Match Made Lipstick Service; an innovative and effective make-up service that is set to revolutionise the way women buy lipstick. To celebrate, the Match Made Lipstick photo booth will be travelling the country, starting in Cardiff, where customers can step into their own personalised  No7 TV advert. Instantly…

03/09/2014

Joanne Wesley-Williams encourages those with an ambition to study a degree to enrol on a pathway at Cardiff University.    Joanne Wesley-Williams is a real success story. As a mother of three young children, leaving school at 16 with just her GCSEs, Jo decided to begin her journey of learning by enrolling on the Exploring the Past Pathway at Cardiff University. Three years later Jo is about to embark on her final year of her History degree. “At forty-one years old, part…