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18/12/2020

Education professional from Cardiff wins at the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2020 Nine of the most inspiring, talented, and dedicated teachers and education staff from across Wales have been revealed as winners of the fourth annual Professional Teaching Awards Cymru. The pandemic didn’t stop the celebrations at the virtual ceremony with 26 finalists and their schools, family and friends all tuning in to watch. Hosted by comedian and presenter Tudur Owen and entertainment provided by acapella trio Sorela, Education Minister…

17/12/2020

An exceptional collaboration between a Cardiff consultant gynaecologist and a children’s illustrator has resulted in the launch of a beautiful children’s rhyming Christmas-theme book, with all the royalties going to a young people’s homeless charity. Family man Sean Watermeyer has been helping couples to conceive, carry and deliver babies for over 15 years. Vanessa Williams graduated in illustration earlier this year but as a student was already working with Sean Watermeyer on a range of books. Often inspired by tales…

17/12/2020

Locals in Cardiff are invited to pitch in to stop surplus food from going to waste this Christmas by collecting it from Tesco stores and sharing it with their neighbours. Tesco stores in Cardiff have partnered with food sharing app and social enterprise OLIO to help reduce food waste and provide a helping hand in the local community. Across the UK, there will be approximately 2,000 volunteering opportunities to pick up food for the community this Christmas, which could put…

16/12/2020

  Bee1, a Welsh beekeeping firm, is delivering wellbeing sessions to NHS workers in Wales, providing recommendations and bee-related activities to enhance the mental health of medical professionals during the pandemic.  The Senior Matron of Corporate Nursing at Swansea Bay University Health Board, commented:   “Following the initial Covid 19 outbreak, the impact on staff mental health has been a major concern to us all at NHS trusts. With that in mind, we ran a series of one-day wellness sessions at Liberty stadium for our…

16/12/2020

World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has released a breathtaking new album, Believe, via Sugar/Decca Records, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. He is joined on the record by Alison Krauss, the most awarded singer in Grammy history, for a powerful and emotional rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’. It follows Bocelli’s record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance at Easter from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan which was watched live by millions around the globe. The new album also features…

16/12/2020

Pan-Wales youth singing organisation The Aloud Charity is hosting a virtual Christmas concert this Sunday evening (December 20) to provide some festive joy. The uplifting, free concert will feature Only Boys Aloud, along with special guests, performing a varied repertoire as well as seasonal favourites. The event starts at 5:00pm and there will be many opportunities throughout the performance to donate to the charity. Like many ensembles, Only Boys Aloud have turned to online rehearsals this year. With the help…

16/12/2020

Wales’ first complementary currency is being launched to provide a multi-million pound boost to the post-covid economy. CELYN is an innovative local currency that gives users an instant, zero-interest credit facility to spend with other businesses in the network. In times of cash shortage and economic challenges presented Covid-19, CELYN promises to help community facing businesses and services to  thrive; saving  them from collapse as has been the case in other countries.. Backed by the Welsh Government’s Foundational Economy scheme,…

16/12/2020

A Childline volunteer from Wales has shared her concerns for children facing increased risks and intensified problems this Christmas because of the pandemic, predicting that Childline will be busier than previous years. It comes as the charity launches its Here for Children Christmas Appeal across the UK and Channel Islands, with landmarks and prominent buildings, including Cardiff Castle and Cardiff City Hall, turning the charity’s trademark green this week as a mark of support. Christmas is often a difficult time for children suffering…

14/12/2020

Loopster is hosting a Christmas pop-up shop for the first time in Cardiff. Loopster is an online platform that makes buying and selling quality, second-hand women’s and children’s clothing easy and convenient. The pop-up shop, based in the Morgan Arcade, will showcase a curated collection of Loopster second-hand and previous season women’s and children’s clothing With 300 tonnes of our clothes ending up in landfill or incinerated every year, Loopster’s aim is to extend the life of fashion and make…

14/12/2020

Llantrisant Ghost Walks have been announced for the Christmas period when visitors can be spooked by tales of hauntings, murders and executions. Now in its third year, Llantrisant Ghost Walks has gone from strength to strength with more than 1,500 adults and children hearing grisly tales of the town’s remarkable past. From witches and spirits to murders and plagues, the journey around the ancient hilltop town will bewilder and terrify as you walk the historic streets and hear blood-curdling stories…