Month: July 2021

From the only girl in plumbing class to college estates boss – rapid rise for young handywoman

A FORMER plumbing student is building a career in estate management following a rapid rise through the ranks at Coleg Cambria. Aged just 23, Laura Hughes has been promoted to Estates Officer with responsibility for the college’s Deeside site, including the £14m Sixth Form Centre. Having joined the department as an apprentice four years ago, […]

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Celebrity inspired Grecian décor in five simple steps

A-list celebs such as Justin and Hailey Bieber, Nicole Richie and Kate Hudson are all jetting off to Greece for their summer holidays. Their lavish trips include visiting the popular destinations of Santorini and Mykonos, known for their bright white architecture and sparkling blue seas. According to research by online furniture retailer, Furniture and Choice, online searches for the Mediterranean destination have more than doubled in July compared to the previous month, making […]

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Spotlight on: After the Rain

Different cultures throughout history have always celebrated the invigorating, life-giving properties of rain, and what better way to celebrate this Rain Day – Thursday 29th August – than with ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s gorgeous signature bath, body and home collection, After the Rain.   A timeless floral and citrus fragrance containing a burst of lime, a hint of rose and warming notes of sandalwood along with greenery, herbal shrubs, cedar wood and moss, After the […]

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14,000 video consultations between North Wales patients and NHS staff as more services move online

MORE than 14,000 video consultations have taken place between patients and medical staff in North Wales over the last 12 months. As part of the Welsh Government’s response to COVID-19, TEC Cymru and partners established the NHS Wales Video Consulting Service that provides safe access to healthcare online. The service is utilised across all health […]

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Summer Holiday Saviour: M&S Launches First Ever Children’s Story Book Containing A Whopping 15 Hours Of Fun Family Activities

(Don’t tell the kids: It’s educational too!) Farm to Foodhall, The Magic Ingredient is the first ever children’s book to be sold at M&S Food and was co-created and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, with words by Linda Chapman and illustrations by Sarah Jennings. Aimed at children aged 4-9 years old, this 64-page storybook is […]

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Forever Flowers display opens to the public

A striking display of expertly crafted flowers within the grounds of Cardiff Castle opened to the public on Saturday (July 24). Launched by leading Cardiff charity City Hospice earlier this year, the Forever Flowers campaign celebrates the lives of loved ones in a special way with unique and lasting tributes. Supporters were invited to pre-order […]

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Invest in a collectable at DesignerCon UK

California’s DesignerCon is coming to London’s ExCel Centre from Friday 20 August to Sunday 22 August 2021. The convention brings together artists, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the designer toy/ vinyl collectables market and has grown to incorporate everything in the design world including apparel, limited-edition streetwear, plush, 3-D printing, sculpture, designer toys, and both fine and urban […]

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Railway communities offered cash support via £10k funding package

COMMUNITY groups near rural railway stations are on track for a funding boost. Conwy Valley and North West Wales Coast Community Rail Partnership and Transport for Wales have united to support organisations building back from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. They have launched a £10,000 scheme offering up to £250 to groups affected by […]

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Too hot to handle! How to stop your smartphone overheating during the heatwave

With the UK currently experiencing temperatures often associated with more tropical climates, trying not to overheat in the sun has become a top priority for Brits. However, protecting your tech is also important in this kind of weather. To ensure you don’t fall foul of having to repair a melted handset, Andrew Cartledge, mobile expert […]

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Survey finds huge rise in home-working & increased Human Resources workloads

New research published today suggests that as many as 88% of employers expect to facilitate home-working post-pandemic, and that nearly two thirds (64%) of Human Resources (HR) specialists expect this seismic change in working patterns to increase their workload. The survey, undertaken by employee benefits consultancy Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing (Howden) earlier this year, […]

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