Month: January 2022

Free music lessons for frontline NHS and raft of developments at Wrexham studio

A MUSIC studio for disadvantaged young people is making all the right sounds after beginning the year with a flourish. Since launching last summer, Wrexham Sounds has made huge progress behind the scenes, forging new partnerships, and securing the services of talented freelance musicians and tutors to deliver lessons and activities across the genres. Despite […]

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‘Industrial Cadets’ sharpen skills with giants of manufacturing and engineering in Wales

INDUSTRIAL Cadets are sharpening their skills and career prospects in partnership with Coleg Cambria and leading North Wales companies. More than 60 ‘Cadets’ from the college’s Deeside site are combining their studies with placements at industry heavyweights including Ardagh, AMRC Cymru, ConvaTec, Magellan Aerospace, Atlas Copco, TATA, Electroimpact, ESD, DRB, Triumph Actuation Systems, UPM Shotton, […]

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How one Kent couple sold their home and retired early to become home and pet sitters

Retiring early is primarily driven by “wanting to enjoy more freedom while still being physically fit and well enough to enjoy it” according to a recent study by Aviva[i], which found that nearly one in three people (32%) who have retired early or plan to do so gave this reason for embracing a new lifestyle. […]

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City Hospice gets ready for return of ‘pawsome’ event

Leading Cardiff charity City Hospice’s Wag this Way event is returning this March, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The sponsored five-kilometre dog walk will take place in the grounds of Bute Park on 20 March 2022, starting at 11am. On completion of the sponsored walk, participants will receive a doggy bandana and […]

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Arighi Bianchi Inspires Entrepreneurs of the Future with School Visit

Enterprise students at All Hallows Catholic College were given a glimpse into what it takes to keep a successful fourth generation furniture and interiors business running for more than 167 years during a visit from the team at Arighi Bianchi. Director Nick Bianchi and Head of Communications Lucy Mather visited the Year 10 students to […]

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Childcare apprentice Alisha wins gold for Wales at WorldSkills UK

Caerphilly-born Alisha Thomas has triumphed after winning gold at WorldSkills UK. The bright 18-year-old competed in the Health and Social Care Foundation Skills category and delivered a healthy-eating talk, aimed at raising awareness to patients who are recovering from a stroke. WorldSkills competitions raise the profile and recognition of skilled people and show how important […]

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North Wales college one of seven new academies unveiled by national netball body

COLEG CAMBRIA is one of seven new Regional Academies unveiled by Wales Netball. The college will help young players in North Wales achieve their goals by playing host to weekly training and strength and conditioning sessions at its revamped £21m Yale site in Wrexham. Wales Netball has unveiled a new ‘Performance Pathway’ and the select […]

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A dog-friendly housebuilder’s guide to the best South Wales ‘walkies’

In celebration of Walk Your Dog Month (January), Barratt Developments South Wales has worked with its dog-owning residents to share the top dog-friendly jaunts in South Wales — from Chepstow to Loughor. What’s more, free dog treats and water stations are now available at all Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes sales offices across South […]

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Village school pupil names new facilities at £1.2m rural education centre

THE stunning Vale of Clwyd landscape inspired a school pupil to victory in a college competition. Catrin Wynne was among local children to come up with names for rooms at the £1.2m Hwb Cymunedol (Community Hub) rural education centre at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi. Catrin, from Ysgol Pentrecelyn, looked to the fields and farms around Llysfasi […]

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College University Centre is top of the class for teacher training

COLEG CAMBRIA University Centre is top of the class for teacher training. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Cambria – which has sites in Northop, Deeside, Wrexham and Llysfasi – has a 98% succession rate for its suite of PCET (Post Compulsory Education and Training) programmes. And the north east Wales institution has a stellar record in […]

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