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14/11/2019

LIGHTS…CAMERA…ACTION!!! AFTER another sell-out last year, Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra’s A Night at the Movies concert returns to St David’s Hall on Friday 6 December – but this time it’s an extra special occasion as it’s the 25TH ANNIVERSARY of this amazing annual concert! Neil Collins speaks with CPO Conductor, Michael Bell MBE about what makes this night so enduringly popular every year… Incredibly, it’s been a quarter of a century since you first held a “one-off” concert of film music…

14/11/2019

STACEY SOLOMON AND JOE SWASH REVEAL THEIR FIRST FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARD TO LAUNCH NEW IN-STORE AND ONLINE EXPERIENCE Customers in Cardiff can now visit Card Factory’s Festive Family Photocard Service at the St Davids Shopping Centre store on the 14th and 15th of November – giving everyone the opportunity to create their own personalised family Christmas cards. Every year, famous families around the globe share their creative Christmas cards and the celebrity Christmas card stakes are set to the be…

13/11/2019

Recently Cardiff Times met up with Marvelous Games to bring you a special on their planned new releases, we are delighted to bring you this update on GranBlue Fantasy Versus.   Granblue Fantasy: Versus Physical and Digital Limited Editions Announced for Western Release. Physical Premium Edition Exclusive to Marvelous Games Store within Europe, Australia and New Zealand Marvelous Europe are today excited to unveil the premium editions for the hotly anticipated fighting game, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, as well as confirm…

12/11/2019

Tirion Homes, an award winning, independent, not-for-profit residential developer currently delivering the £100m Mill development in Canton consisting of 800 new homes, has helped The Bone Yard secure their new home following months of uncertainty and searching for a new site. Tirion as landowners and supporter of social enterprise and community engagement initiatives is delighted to be leasing their land in Paper Mill Road to The Bone Yard Shipping Container Project, a project also supported by Tirion’s partners Cadwyn, Lovell,…

12/11/2019

A healthcare support worker who has reached the 50 year milestone at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been named November’s Health Hero. Linda Gandy, 72 from Llandaff, Cardiff started as an auxiliary nurse at Cardiff Royal Infirmary in 1969 and has never looked back. Linda has now worked at the Health Board for 50 years as a Health Care Support worker and has no plans to retire as she loves her job and caring for people. Linda said,…

12/11/2019

The plant-based and meat-free movement is gaining momentum across the UK as people become more mindful about their diet. Whether for health or environmental reasons, research shows almost one third (31%) of the UK are consciously eating less meat and across social media, the hashtag #meatfreemonday is continuing to grow. Eating out and following a meat-free diet can be challenging, so Harvester has stepped up to the plate with the launch of Meat-Free Mondays, offering diners who want to cut…

11/11/2019

A primary school in Cardiff has for over a month been transformed back to 1939! At the beginning of October Marlborough Primary School launched an educational project to teach pupils about life during the Second World War. The school has been dressed using authentic props from The Small Prop Hire Company, Script to Screen and Celtic Prop Hire,  with staff and pupils also turning up in costume for a day. The school was partly destroyed in a bombing raid in…

08/11/2019

Zak Jones   Five sports coaches and programmes from Wales are among 20 more finalists announced for next month’s prestigious UK Coaching Awards at The Tower Hotel London on 5 December 2019. With over three million people coaching regularly in the UK, the Awards will celebrate the outstanding work a diverse array of coaches do in their community every day, enriching the lives of those around them and contributing to healthy and happy lifestyles. Among the finalists is Wales’ senior…

08/11/2019

This month Blacks Outdoors in Cardiff has teamed up with the UK’s biggest heart research charity to offer discounts to store customers who donate unwanted clothing and footwear to The British Heart Foundation. Customers who shop in store with Blacks are now eligible to receive a 15% discount off their in-store purchases, by donating their quality unwanted clothing and footwear. Donations will be collected from Blacks stores and sent to one of British Heart Foundation’s 750 nationwide shops and stores….

07/11/2019

Dogs Trust Bridgend is urging the public not to buy or give dogs as presents, as new statistics show online searches for puppies skyrocket by 44% in the countdown to Christmas. The plea comes as the charity, launches its first ever Christmas TV advert – which features a puppet dog who brings to life the message behind its famous slogan ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas®’. On average, Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, receives…