Month: October 2020

Local Charity helped to provide more meals for vulnerable people in Swansea through new M&S App

A Swansea-based charity which feeds vulnerable people has been able to ramp up the number of meals it provides to those in need thanks to M&S’s food redistribution programme. Matthew’s House said that the the popular high street retailer’s programme has enabled them to provide over 12,000 meals to the community using surplus food donated […]

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Bilingual opportunities increase in north east Wales thanks to new Coleg Cambria partnership

WELSH language opportunities for learners, staff and apprentices at Coleg Cambria will be bolstered by a new partnership. The college has launched its own branch of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol – Cangen Cymraeg Cambria. Welsh medium students will have access to further training, undergraduate and postgraduate university scholarships, and support with their learning. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol […]

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Annual conference ‘She’s her own boss’ goes virtual to help entrepreneurs across West Wales

Covid-19 has meant a change to so many things. Our daily lives, our jobs and how we interact with others, but that isn’t stopping Focus Carmarthen Enterprise Hub from hosting its annual conference aimed at celebrating women in business. The only difference is that this year it will be virtual. Open to all, the conference […]

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Alpaca surprise boosts student wellbeing ahead of half-term

LEADING Welsh independent school Christ College Brecon welcomed a herd of furry friends as part of a wellbeing afternoon for young pupils. Six alpacas from local business Alpaca My Boots visited the school ahead of the half term holiday on October 23, surprising twenty-three year 7 pupils during their personal and social education (PSE) lesson. […]

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Foodie Review: M&S Halloween Food – The Spirit of Halloween Continues in Welsh Lockdown

Lockdown, if I’m honest, did not inspire me ahead of Halloween this year. Normally this time of year is an excuse for a celebration in our household.   In recent years, that’s  meant spooky trips to the awesome Spooktacular event at Oakwood Park, dragged on rollercoasters by the other half and enjoying the park’s festive food […]

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First payroll system with financial wellbeing and banking capabilities launches today

A new payroll app called PayCaptain has been launched to put employees in control of their pay including tools and guidance for financial wellness. PayCaptain, which has been piloted since the summer, also helps employers innovate with the latest technology and banking. It combines payroll, banking and wellness tools, allowing employers to support and empower […]

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Flintshire villagers unite behind community shop to support vulnerable and elderly

KIND-HEARTED volunteers and local producers helped a picturesque village through the first Coronavirus lockdown. As the cold weather and dark nights descend – and tighter safety restrictions return – the team at Cilcain Community Shop hope residents continue to support the venture. Treasurer Sarah Parr explained how everyone from school pupils to retirees came together […]

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Kettering General Hospital leads the way in Northamptonshire improving the working lives of BAME staff

During Black History Month[i] Kettering General Hospital (KGH) is highlighting its work to improve the working lives of BAME staff at the hospital and beyond, by promoting its new look BAME Staff Network. Membership of the network has grown from just 7 to over 250 this year after several new initiatives were launched to encourage […]

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Former Mayor launches new business and clothing range to support people with mental health issues

A FORMER Mayor has launched a new business and clothing range to support people with mental health issues. Stephen Williams, from Colwyn Bay, hopes CBT (Connect Build Transform) will shine a light on problems faced by businesses and individuals across the UK, notably those impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Having qualified this year as a […]

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Can booze-infused foods really put you over the drink-drive limit?

Three-Quarters of Mary Berry’s Trifle will send you over the limit One jug of peppercorn sauce contains a whopping 100ml brandy It would take 325 chocolate liqueurs to send you over the edge In light of Sober October and many motorists who might be considering taking on the challenge, USwitch have explored how alcohol could […]

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