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23/06/2021

ARTISTS UNITED COLLECTIVE ‘ALL TOGETHER NOW’ (A COVER OF THE FARM’S 1991 CLASSIC) The #saveourvenues campaign gets an 18-artist boost as mega-group ARTISTS UNITED COLLECTIVE release carousing Music Venue Trust fundraising single  It was always music or football for street kids aiming high and now, as the fabric of music in the UK remains under threat, new mega-group, ARTISTS UNITED COLLECTIVE, featuring artists such as Zuzu, Trampolene and The Crooks stamp their collective feet with a collaborative, fundraising cover of The Farm’s 1991 hit, All Together Now.  Woven…

17/06/2021

With mental health at the forefront of the public’s consciousness following a year of lockdowns, Veterans’ NHS Wales (VNHSW) has applauded the Welsh Government’s decision to further fund specialist therapists for its clients. Almost three-quarters of veterans on a three-year programme, delivered by VNHSW and funded by a grant of more than half-a-million pounds from Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes, reported a significant improvement in their health and wellbeing – but that funding ceased in September last year. However,…

17/06/2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people of Wales has shown that young people have been disproportionately affected. This could mean that many young people may be wondering about their options in and after education.  We might be living and learning in very difficult times, but there are still opportunities available. To make sure no young person misses out, radio presenter, Huw Stephens, has teamed up with Welsh Government to launch Your Future Festival – an online platform of…

17/06/2021

We are VOICES is a brand-new podcast series produced by refugees and people seeking asylum, launching today (Thursday 17 June) during Refugee Week. It shares the first-hand stories of life in the UK and the issues faced by people seeking asylum here. In the six-part series, listeners will meet Diamond from Iraq, Niloha from Venezuela and Alvina from Zimbabwe. They are amongst 12 refugees who have become podcast producers shaping every element of the series – from the topics to the sound…

17/06/2021

  COVID has caused many young people to delay thinking about their future. But as the prospect of freedom slowly returns, they are starting to get serious about what happens next. Exams were cancelled this year making way for teachers to determine students’ grades, A-level results are out August 10th. So, if you’ve left it until now to think about university, we’ve got some top tips. Many people think that university clearing is only open on A-level results day and for…

17/06/2021

Student Ambassadors on the roof of the newly topped out Pencoedtre High School Back Row Left to Right: Jamie Preece (Year 8), Chloe Tudor (Year 8), Ashleigh Watkins (Year 10), Ellie Clark (Year 9), Jess Bernardo (Year 10), Alfie Davies (Year 9), Zach Dyer (Year 9). Front Row Left to Right: Owen Stacey (Bouygues UK), Lis Burnett (VoG Counci), Cory Dylan Carr (Year 10), Chris Brown (Pencoedtre High School), Purnima Kumar (Year 9), Paula Ham (VoG Council), Jason Carter (Bouygues…

16/06/2021

  The Clipper Race has partnered with a new campaign, Our Isles and Oceans, which will create funded programmes for young people affected by the pandemic and lockdown. The first stage of the initiative is calling for 18 to 35 year olds from Wales, and across the rest of the UK, to apply to a sailing programme aimed at developing self-confidence and self-esteem. There could also be the opportunity for ten successful candidates to take part in the Clipper 2023-24…

16/06/2021

A Historical Perspective It was a notion that for hundreds of years was not only marginal and obscure, but often incomprehensible, yet throughout the pandemic the call for Welsh Independence has been getting louder and its sentiment has gained a greater political zest. But why now? After all, apart from accents and Welsh cakes, what really makes Wales and England so different? If we are to answer these questions seriously then we must take a historical perspective. ‘Historical perspective refers…

15/06/2021

Dogs Trust Bridgend is making a special appeal for their longest-term resident, Maddie, who has been waiting for a home since September last year. The four-year-old Collie found herself in the care of the Pen-y-Fai centre after her owner passed away. Since then, she has had some interest but sadly, it wasn’t meant to be and the search continues for her forever home. Since arriving at Dogs Trust Bridgend, Maddie has seen more than 250 of her canine companions head off to their forever homes. As lockdown lifts and restrictions ease, the…

15/06/2021

Cardiff based company, The Marine Group, are set to welcome their newest tenants at their Cardiff Marina site, the start-up Ty Melin Bakery, who are opening their doors on the 19th June. Working with local, independent companies is a key part of The Marine Group’s ethos, so the family run Ty Melin Bakery was the perfect next addition. Founders of the lockdown-born bakery, Lance and Angharad, have a wealth of baking experience spanning 17 years between them. Lance’s baking credentials…