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08/08/2019

This summer it is easier than ever to have a great family day out along the Wales Coast Path with the introduction of a new free augmented reality (AR) app. The app has been launched to encourage local families from across South Wales to get outdoors during the summer holidays and to ensure the region’s fantastic views, glorious wildlife diversity, fascinating history and wondrous legends are brought to life using augmented reality, games and other fun features. Locations and discoveries…

08/08/2019

A nurse at Wales’ largest Emergency Unit is the first nurse in Wales to receive Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) accreditation from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM). Ponnie Jayakumar, who has worked at the Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) since 2003, started her journey towards the new RCEM accreditation in 2015 after qualifying as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in 2013. Ponnie started her nursing career in India in 1992 and came to Wales to join…

08/08/2019

On Saturday 3 August, bodybuilder and ex-marine Max Glover took on the ultimate fundraising challenge by walking a marathon whilst towing a car. Max attached himself to the 1.7 tonne BMW 525d with a harness and walked the 26.2 miles within 24 hours, raising over £1,400 for Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity. Cardiff-based Max travelled to Bruntinghthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire – who allowed him to use the track for 24 hours. Officially, Max only has 13 days to…

08/08/2019

  • Pinewood Studios Group continue to offer the £20,000 award for Best British LGBT+ short film • “There is a sense of unease through some of the films this year, whether through honest depictions of coming out as transgender in modern Britain or a look back to the past which feels all too familiar.” • A documentary attempting to rediscover our recent history, a vision of the future which will keep you awake at night and a dark comedy…

08/08/2019

A lawyer gave it some stick when he took part in an internationally recognised charity ice hockey tournament and helped raise over £100,000 for good causes. Orlando Beckett, a chartered legal executive at Clarke Willmott, represented Prostate Cancer UK at the annual UK Forum All Star tournament in Cardiff Bay at the Ice Arena Wales. The charity is very special to Orlando as both his father and grandfather have been treated for prostate cancer and, as a result, he himself…

08/08/2019

    In this new four-part Channel 4 series, a cast of four of the UK’s most successful business owners – all of whom struggled at school – want to give others the helping hand they never had so they’re going undercover as school support staff. Paul Rowlett features in tonight’s inaugural programme. In it he is seen going into a cash strapped school in Hertfordshire undercover. With the exception of a just a few teachers, neither the students nor the staff know that the new support teacher is in fact…

07/08/2019

As a ‘huge’ fan of the animated film Madagascar (2005) and it’s sequels, my two (quite) young family members and I knew we were in for an entertaining night of Madagascar the Musical at the Wales Millennium Centre.  For those that are not aware of the storyline, it tells the tale of how Alex the Lion (played by X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty the Zebra (Posi Morakinyo – in his first professional role – only graduating this year!),…

07/08/2019

CARDIFF Met Ladies FC have secured themselves a place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League after another outstanding year for Cardiff Met Football.   The hard work of Cardiff Met Ladies FC has led them straight to Slovenia where they will play in group matches between Saturday and August 13. This follows on from a successful year for Cardiff Met football after the men’s team made it to Luxemburg for the UEFA Europa League in June.   The ladies’ first…

07/08/2019

Coming to Wales for the first time Jane Austen’s Persuasion adapted by Barbara Landis and presented by Chamber Opera Tours, treated Cardiff to an excellent performance of the classic novel. The musical theme for this adaptation of Persuasion is Arcangelo Corelli’s La Folia, so it was no surprise that the music was beautifully executed by both the orchestra in the pit, and vocal performances of the cast. The set was simplistic but extremely effective in enhancing the experience of taking…

31/07/2019

BROKEN HANDS SHARE “WRONG TRACK” OFFICIAL VIDEO, WATCH TOURING THE UK THIS NOVEMBER, TICKETS   JULY 25, 2019 – Broken Hands have shared an official music video for their latest single “Wrong Track.”  Directed by Sam Kinsella, the “Wrong Track” video is streaming now via Consequence Of Sound’s Heavy Consequence, who declare “’Wrong Track’ features singer Dale Norton delivering soulful vocals over bluesy and heavy riffs.”   Norton tells Consequence of Sound, “’Wrong Track’ is about realising you have no…