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06/05/2021

ANT CHLOE SEQUEL TEACHES CHILDREN ABOUT NUMBERS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAMWORK IN AID OF CHILDREN’S CHARITY Following the success of the initial Ant Chloe book and video last year, a charming new video and print book sequel is set to teach children about the importance of teamwork and numbers. At the same time, it will be raising funds for a children’s charity. Written and illustrated by mother of two Barbara Panetta. Chloe and the Gr-ant-father Clock is available as a video book on the…

06/05/2021

ITV Wales has aired some remarkable stories and wonderful scenery along Wales and England’s breathtaking borderlands. Presenter Sean Fletcher has been exploring the 177-mile Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, celebrating the landscape and the people who live there. Wonders of the Border has three episodes remaining.  The next episode is being aired this evening on ITV Cymru Wales from 7:30pm. The series provides travel inspiration for those planning a domestic adventure as we begin to emerge from lockdown. It will…

06/05/2021

Charity Hestia’s UK SAYS NO MORE campaign is to dramatically expand its Safe Spaces scheme for victims of domestic abuse across the UK, in response to rising levels of abuse during the pandemic. The Safe Spaces scheme offers access points, through high street partners, where victims can discreetly use consultation rooms to access specialist domestic abuse services. Thanks to an award of £655,000 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, more than 200,000 victims of domestic abuse will be helped….

06/05/2021

Voters in Wales will have the opportunity to go to the polls today, Thursday 6 May to vote in the Senedd and Police and Crime Commissioner elections. For those who have chosen to vote in person at a Covid-secure polling station, their experience of voting will be different to previous elections. The Electoral Commission is encouraging voters to make sure they’re ready to vote on 6 May. Voters should remember to: Take a face covering and a pen or pencil…

30/04/2021

Osian John, Operations Manager at Acorn Recruitment has raised more than £5,000 by rowing and skiing one million metres in just 31 days, in aid of Cancer Research UK.   In memory of his father Owen, who died in July 2020 from a very aggressive form of bile duct cancer, 37-year-old Osian was determined to raise money for Cancer Research UK but in a different way, so by using a rowing machine and a Ski Erg (gym equipment which mimics…

29/04/2021

Restaurant owners and operators across Wales are being urged to join the Restaurant Collective, a new not-for-profit small business community spearheaded by TV chef Brian Turner with a mission to save the UK’s independent restaurants. The restaurant sector has been one of the very hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Industry data shows that there are around 3,000 fewer restaurants in Britain than there were in March 2020 – which is the equivalent of eight closures every day. Since the start of…

29/04/2021

RAF pop gig in the Falkland Islands raises money for Diabetes UK Cymru   COVASIS, an Oasis tribute band set up by members of the Royal Armed Forces played a concert in a pub in the Falklands raising £633 for Diabetes UK Cymru. Leanne Emmerson, 36, from Cardiff facilitated the concert, by donating merchandising from her printing business. She lives with type 1 diabetes and is friends with a Welsh member of the band. She said: “They created the name…

29/04/2021

Activists like Greta Thunberg joined this year’s 48 hours of global action. And as former primary school teacher Abby Milnes of education resource experts PlanBee shows, even the youngest children can get into the spirit of earth day with simple activities near to home   A whopping 70 percent of teachers said say they don’t feel they have been properly trained to teach about climate change, with 40 percent saying it was rarely even mentioned in their school, according to…

29/04/2021

We are delighted to announce the launch of Where’s my space? a collaborative digital project that has brought together Ffotogallery, the national photography agency for Wales, and PAWA254 in Kenya, a dynamic arts and cultural collaborative hub that houses, fosters and catalyses creative and community-driven projects for social change. The project is made possible by British Council, Wales through its Go Digital programme focusing on digital initiatives and responses of the arts and creative industries sector in Wales and the…

29/04/2021

From 26th April, all National Garden Scheme gardens in Wales will be able to open again. In order to follow the latest government guidelines and restrictions visitors are advised to pre-book entry slots via the National Garden Scheme website in advance before travelling www.ngs.org.uk Our first garden to open in Glamorgan this year is Slade Garden in Southerndown. Slade garden is an unexpected jewel right next to the sea with views overlooking the Bristol Channel. Opening on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd May,…