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02/09/2020

Do you know a family, NHS or frontline worker in your area that has been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and needs a break?   As part of the nation’s emotional and wellbeing recovery from the pandemic, the national charity YHA (England & Wales) wants to give away free holidays to families in this area.   The breaks have been funded from donations from members of the public to YHA’s Project90 appeal which was launched as part of the…

01/09/2020

Cardiff-based Funeral Arranger, Howard Provis, has celebrated his 1,000th blood donation to the Welsh Blood Transfusion Service, after donating blood over an impressive 46 years.  Six years ago, he was honoured an award on behalf of the Welsh Blood Transfusion Service for donating blood 800 times. And after reaching the 1,000th mark this month, Howard, who is a Funeral Arranger at Co-op Funeralcare in Ely, has been recognised with an extra-special celebration and a cake.  Howard said: “My father was a paramedic and a naturally selfless person who donated blood for as long as I could remember. When I was 18, he took me to donate blood for…

01/09/2020

Welsh charity City Hospice has opened a new store in the village of Rhiwbina. The store was officially opened by one of their ambassadors, Cardiff Blues and Wales rugby star Ellis Jenkins, and West End star Sophie Evans. The charity’s new store on Heol y Deri, Rhiwbina features clothing, accessories, crafts and homewares. The City Hospice team plan to be active members of the local community, engaging with their supporters and offering a range of quality items to their customers….

26/08/2020

Take advantage of the advice and guidance being provided by the Welsh Government’s Business Wales service Economy Minister Ken Skates has called on businesses across Wales to take advantage of the advice and guidance being provided by the Welsh Government’s Business Wales service in dealing with the economic impact of coronavirus. Business Wales has a highly experienced team of advisers that can help firms with the most demanding of challenges, including how to minimise the effects of Covid-19 on business….

20/08/2020

Businesses are being given access to a fully-funded suite of AI & automation tools to help them cope with the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Have free access to GoSmarter.ai:  the project is funded by the UK Governments Research & Innovation department, Innovate UK, and has been developed by Artificial intelligence (AI) company Nightingale HQ. The first tool, released this week, supports businesses with their social media listening. It will listen out for mentions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and…

20/08/2020

There is currently a prize draw to win a £1 million house for as little as £2.    10% of the money raised will go to Chestnut Tree House (a charity providing hospice care for children and young people based in Sussex) and St Barnabas House (a charity providing palliative care to adults in the Worthing area).  Becca Torricelli, a long-standing user of the children’s hospice, talks about the importance of Chestnut Tree House and what this money would mean…

19/08/2020

Our Public sector organisations across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan joined together in July for the virtual launch of a new movement which aims to encourage and support people to move more and to eat well. The Move More Eat Well Plan 2020-23 aims to inspire individuals to make positive lifestyle changes and improve their health and wellbeing at a time when building human resilience has never been more important. The plan is relevant to all age groups and…

19/08/2020

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: RACHEL RILEY CALLS ON CARDIFF AND THE VALE LOCALS LOCALS TO NOMINATE LOCKDOWN LEGENDS FOR NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS Countdown star, Rachel Riley, is searching for lockdown legends in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan as part of the 2020 National Lottery Awards, as time is running out to enter. This year the annual search for the UK’s most popular National Lottery funded projects will, for the first time, honour individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their…

19/08/2020

Finning UK Ltd,  has been awarded a prestigious gold standard employer award in acknowledgement of its continuous support for the armed forces community. The award highlights Finning, exclusive dealer of Cat® equipment in the UK, as an exemplar within the industry sectors that it works including construction, power generation, waste management and paving, by advocating support for the armed forces. The company, which has a branch in Pontyclun, Llantrisant, joins an elite group of organisations that includes Microsoft, Greater Manchester…

19/08/2020

The Pen & Paper…Cardiff’s essential ‘non-essential’ art and stationery shop! During these challenging times, we’ve all suffered, personally and professionally. As a local independent business in the heart of Cardiff, we’ve re-opened but have never seen our capital City so quiet.  Whilst things have ‘picked-up’, they aren’t what they used to be and these are uncertain times. For over 20 years, as one of Cardiff’s leading art and stationary stores, The Pen & Paper has thrived. However recently, with a…