Month: September 2020

Jeff Aston ‘Ever Present’ runs the London Marathon in Cardiff for City Hospice

Jeff Aston will run the London Marathon in Cardiff on October 4 in support of Welsh charity City Hospice. A familiar sight on the streets of North Cardiff as a member of the Les Croupiers running club, Jeff has entered every London Marathon event since the inaugural marathon in 1981. His dedication to the event […]

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First lockdown and heatwave led to a surge in sports activities and outdoor hospitality

THE initial Coronavirus lockdown and a Spring heatwave led to many people taking up new sports and adrenaline-fuelled activities. And that in turn sparked support of local venues and destinations combining food and drink with the delights of the great outdoors. Taste North East Wales is being held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 […]

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Improving immunity through exercise – new advice on lowering infection impact

New advice to help healthcare professionals promote exercise as a way of improving immunity has been launched by medical experts and exercise scientists. The aim is to guide GPs, nurses and other clinical practitioners to reinforce the benefits of physical activity and structured exercise, particularly in the wake of lockdown measures imposed by the COVID-19 […]

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Recruitment and the challenges facing candidates

Young people might be relatively mildly affected by Covid-19 medically, but the pandemic is making life difficult for those planning to continue their education or looking for jobs. On the one hand, there was the exam grade débacle. On the other, the economy has been hammered. In adapting to the challenges of the virus, all […]

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Gympass partners with Lidl GB to encourage health and wellness among staff

Gympass, leader in corporate wellness, has partnered with Lidl GB, one of Britain’s leading discount retailers, to encourage each member of its 25,000-strong workforce into fitness and wellbeing. The Lidl workforce is spread across over 800 stores and 13 regional distribution centres managed by its head office in Wimbledon, South West London. Most Lidl store-based […]

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Gin maker in high spirits after surge in home deliveries during lockdown

POURING her efforts into home deliveries was just the tonic for the owner of an independent real fruit spirits company during the Coronavirus lockdown. Katharine Wilding, founder and director of Angel Feathers on Moel Famau, Denbighshire, was forced to rethink her business strategy when COVID-19 took hold of the country in March. To that point […]

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Online Mental Health Conference Launches to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

The Talking Mental Health Conference is a two-day online conference on 8th and 9th October, focusing on a range of mental health and wellbeing topics. For 2020, the conference is going online to provide learning opportunities to people around the globe – including a celebrity guest! Popular award-winning training and events company, Ajuda Training, proudly […]

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Pensioner able to help teen granddaughter with lockdown education thanks to college IT course

DAVE JOHNSON was able to help his teenage granddaughter with home schooling in lockdown thanks to a Coleg Cambria Skills for Adults course. The former heating engineer admits to not being the most tech-savvy learner, but quickly got to grips with the college’s Essential Skills classes in Using a Tablet, and Word Processing, held at […]

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6 in 10 Homeowners Closer to Neighbours More than Ever Before

MORE THAN HALF OF BRITS DESCRIBE THEIR NEIGHBOURS AS ‘FRIENDS’ POST LOCKDOWN The pandemic has truly tested our relationships with our neighbours that a new survey by Share to Buy revealed more than half of UK homeowners (65%) are closer to their neighbours more than ever before post lockdown.  Around 15% admit their neighbours were […]

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Airline pilot hopes long-awaited new album will take off with listeners

AN AIRLINE pilot has reached new heights with an album two decades in the making. Reflections of Your Face is the fourth offering from North Wales singer-songwriter Allan Dawson. Completed during lockdown, the collection ranges from piano ballad Undeterred and joyful Snowclear, to the bittersweet first single, Bubble, and epic I Wish This Would Last Forever. Released on September 21, it is […]

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