Food festival goes online for taster sessions and events due to Covid

A SERIES of virtual events and tasting sessions will take place over the coming weeks to celebrate local food and drink producers. Taste North East Wales is to be held online this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with a second lockdown reinforcing the decision to conduct workshops, sampling and tours via Zoom, the video […]

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REVEALED: What lockdown has really done to our backs

By Ann Kuan, Senior Private Physiotherapist at Vita Health Group Our backs have undoubtedly felt the strain of lockdown. From binge watching movies in bed, to sitting at our kitchen tables hunched over our laptops, to an influx in people getting fit. Our bodies, and more specifically our backs, have felt the impact. Non-specific lower back […]

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From Mountain to Sea: Reknowned Welsh Chef shares Three Delicious Recipes from Her Beautiful New Book

Welsh chef Kate Probert, who runs a cookery school in Gower and previously won guidebook recognition for two much-loved Welsh restaurants, has released her first book. From Mountain to Sea is a perfect Christmas present for any Francophile or food lover. It contains a beautiful collection of French-inspired recipes, interspersed with stories of Kate’s life […]

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Virtual business week led by FE and HE partners wins top learning award in lockdown

A SERIES of virtual education workshops held in lockdown won a top learning award. Led by Coleg Cambria and further and higher education institutions across Wales, the Summer Start Up Week received the Entrepreneurship Catalyst prize at the National Enterprise Educator Awards. Young entrepreneurs were treated to five days of inspirational online presentations on how […]

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Specialist school unveils new sixth form and plans for future growth

AN INDEPENDENT care and education business plans for further growth after an excellent Estyn inspection. And Bryn Tirion Hall School has unveiled a new sixth form at its Caergwrle site to meet demand and support vulnerable children with special needs as they prepare for their future careers. Principal Paddy Prendergast revealed they have recruited six […]

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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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