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15/11/2018

As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been accredited as ‘Veteran Aware’. This mark of distinction means that patients who have served in the UK armed forces will be cared for by frontline staff who have received training and education on their specific needs, such as around mental health, and who can signpost them to local support services. The Health Board is one of 24…

15/11/2018

‘Tis the season to be jolly and the countdown to Christmas has now officially started, as Coca-Cola announces the return of the iconic Christmas truck tour, visiting Cardiff from the 17th of November. The Coca-Cola Christmas truck will be stopping in Cardiff at Queen Street, City Centre from 12pm until 8pm on the 17th November and 12pm until 8pm on the 18th November.  Bringing festive magic to people across the UK ahead of the big day, the famous truck tour…

15/11/2018

Tim Wynne reviews the Welsh Winners from the 2018 Great Taste Food Awards at St David’s Hotel I’ve often thought about what it might take to eat my way around an entire country. Luckily for me the cabinet secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, had the same idea. Also luckily for us, for convenience, she decided to make the best of Welsh Entries into the 2018 Great Taste Awards right at home in Cardiff Bay’s St…

12/11/2018

Our reporter Abby Wilson headed to Oasis, Cardiff to watch and review their production of The Island. Last Friday evening I was lucky enough to get myself a ticket (only £5) to see The Island, a play written by Athol Fugard, Joh Kani, and Winston Ntshona. Upon hearing the play’s title, I hadn’t actually heard of it, and didn’t realise it was quite a famous and successful production. As such, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, and when I…

12/11/2018

TV star Ross Kemp has backed a major fundraising drive to help Britain’s wounded veterans who are at risk, some battling the evils of unemployment, isolation and struggling with their mental health. Two of Britain’s leading military charities – Help for Heroes and Walking With The Wounded – have joined forces for this year’s Walking Home for Christmas campaign, supported by British fashion and homeware retailer Matalan. They have called on Brits across the country to put their best foot…

09/11/2018

Samsung Electronics is working with local communities to make wishes come true this festive period.   During this busy time, it’s sometimes easy to forget how difficult it can be for people to be separated from loved ones. With this in mind, Samsung are teaming up with local hospitals and charities across the Nation to create and donate unique experiences, powered by technology, to bring a little extra joy. The experiences could range from a Virtual Reality Experience, an Ultimate…

09/11/2018

Amazon bosses apparently either don’t know or don’t care about the appalling health and safety record in their Swansea warehouse. A total of 84 serious health and safety incidents at Amazon’s Swansea warehouses have been reported to the Health and Safety Executive since 2015/16, a GMB Union investigation has revealed. This was the second highest number of reported incidents for Amazon warehouses in the UK. According to RIDDOR reports, workers have been hit by moving objects, hit by fixed objects,…

09/11/2018

  Great Western Railway is marking 100 years since the end of the Great War with a special ceremony to commemorate the 2,545 railway workers who were lost in battle. The centrepiece of the ceremony at Paddington Station today unveils a special Intercity Express Train featuring the names of all 2,545 men who worked for the GWR and were killed during the war.  Those being remembered worked in all areas of the company; engineers, labourers, solicitors, carriage cleaners and apprentices…

09/11/2018

Community Health Councils (CHCs) in Wales are concerned about fines and additional costs issued by the NHS Business Services Authority to patients following dental treatment. In particular they are concerned that the complexity surrounding the entitlement to free treatment for people on certain benefits makes it too easy for people to make mistakes. Over recent months they have heard from a number of people who have found themselves with significant fines because they mistakenly believed that they were entitled to…

08/11/2018

  The Bootleg Beatles are delighted to announce their 2018-19 tour of the UK starting this December. The band along with their renowned string and brass ensemble will visit seventeen cities. Tickets are on sale now from www.bootlegbeatles.com and direct from venues. As ever, the band will perform favourites from the whole Beatles’ catalogue but will also bring a special focus onto some key tracks from the ‘White Album’ – playing many of them for the very first time! As…