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Sir Tom Jones’ House That He Purchased For His Parents In Cardiff Suburb Is Now Up For Sale

Sir Tom Jones’ House That He Purchased For His Parents In Cardiff Suburb Is Now Up For Sale

The 5 Bedroomed property in the Cardiff suburb of Pentyrch was originally purchased by Tom in the early 1970′s for his parents Freda and Thomas Woodward. It’s now on the market for a guide price of between £550,000 and £575,000.
Strangers knocking at the door
Initially the couple used to spend a lot of time in California with their son, however they …

Opening Of Carluccio’s Brings Italian Flair To Cardiff’s Mermaid Quay

Opening Of Carluccio’s Brings Italian Flair To Cardiff’s Mermaid Quay

World renowned Italian chef and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio is bringing a slice of Italian flair to Cardiff’s Mermaid Quay with the opening of his new restaurant Carluccio’s.
Due to open on the 1st May the restaurant is all set to join the likes of Las Iguanas, Cote Brasserie, Nando’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, VIP Piano Lounge and Wagamamas, all of which have …

Introducing Marco’s Cafe On Barry Island – The Secret Of Success

Introducing Marco’s Cafe On Barry Island – The Secret Of Success

Stroll along the sea front at Barry Island and you’ll come across Marco’s Cafe. Having been established for over 16 years the cafe has seen it all. During the summer the staff happily serve long cold drinks and ice cream to the throngs of visitors who like to sit in prime position on the promenade and watch the world and …

Biking Barista Required For Wales Coastal Path Venture

Biking Barista Required For Wales Coastal Path Venture

Groundwork North Wales have a vacancy for a cycling barista. The project known as “Coastal Coffee’” will see a fully trained barista cycling up and down the coastal path on a specially adapted trike delivering steaming hot cappuccinos to those who require them.
 
Dishing out hot coffee and sound tourist advice
The picturesque route between Old Colwyn and Rhyl is particularly popular …

Great News For Vegans As New 100% Vegan Cafe and Kombucha Bar Set Announces Summer Opening In Cardiff

Great News For Vegans As New 100% Vegan Cafe and Kombucha Bar Set Announces Summer Opening In Cardiff

Cardiff is well on the map when it comes to leading burger joints and steak houses but brace yourselves for something totally new with the announcement of the first 100% vegan café and kombucha bar which is due to open its doors to the public in June. If you’re looking for an alternative dining experience, then Anna-Loka which will be …

Ever Wondered How Welsh Salmon Know When To Migrate From Rivers To The Sea?

Ever Wondered How Welsh Salmon Know When To Migrate From Rivers To The Sea?

Until now it has remained a mystery as to just how the wild salmon spawned in Welsh streams and rivers know when to begin their often treacherous journey to the sea. Scientists have now discovered that changes in the light are used to help them complete what has to be one of nature’s most amazing migrations.
A leap forward has been …

Co-Operative Foods Recruits New Managing Director For Wales

Co-Operative Foods Recruits New Managing Director For Wales

Co-op foods recruits new Managing Director for Wales in the form of Matthew Speight. This comes at a time when the supermarket chain continues it’s push to be the number one convenience store in the country.
 
High profile roles within the industry
Mr Speight has held a number of high profile roles in the supermarket industry such as regional Finance and Administration …

Bala Builders Williams Homes Recently Created 30 Jobs To Meet Housing Demands

Bala Builders Williams Homes Recently Created 30 Jobs To Meet Housing Demands

Williams Homes who specialise in eco-friendly, timber framed buildings have created 30 jobs in order to continue to meet the demand for new housing in Wales.
Allows operation at a higher capacity
The company have invested a total of £360,000 to improve the premises, increase efficiencies and provide improved staff facilities at the company’s premises on Bala Enterprise Park. This investment was …

How The 2015 Solar Eclipse Panned Out Across Wales

How The 2015 Solar Eclipse Panned Out Across Wales

Believe it or not, Wales had some of the clearest weather anywhere in the country yesterday morning and so was perfect for viewing the first full solar eclipse to occur on these soils since the 11th August 1999. While most of the UK had to catch glimpses of it through (at times) thick cloud, many parts of Wales had blue …

Online Shopping Said To Cause More High Street Store Closures Than Ever Before

Online Shopping Said To Cause More High Street Store Closures Than Ever Before

According to data research carried out by Auditors Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), over 159 High Street stores closed their doors for good in Wales in 2014. That’s a rate of almost one every two days!
Increased net loss
The net loss (eg, the difference between stores opened and stores closed) in Wales has increased dramatically in the last year from plus 13 in …

Llandudno Nightclub Set To Go Under The Hammer With No Reserve Price

Llandudno Nightclub Set To Go Under The Hammer With No Reserve Price

Broadway Boulevard, the Llandudno based nightclub is set to go to auction for the second time. Except now it will have no reserve. This means that it could potentially be bought for just £1.
The popular nightclub closed in 2013 after it’s parent company Atmosphere Bars and Clubs went into administration.
Zero Reserve
Initially it was put up for sale for £750,000 and …

Award Winning Chocolate Manufacturer Wickedly Welsh Set To Cater For Diabetic Customers

Award Winning Chocolate Manufacturer Wickedly Welsh Set To Cater For Diabetic Customers

Wickedly Welsh a chocolate manufacturer from Haverfordwest are all set to ramp up production on a range of chocolate suited to diabetics.
While there are already a range of diabetic chocolates on the market, co-founder of the award winning chocolate company, Mark Owen is all set to provide a range of tastier and healthier versions. Owen who is himself a type …

Welsh Luxury Accommodation Portal Welsh Rarebits Hires Exciting New Business Development Manager

Welsh Luxury Accommodation Portal Welsh Rarebits Hires Exciting New Business Development Manager

Welsh Rarebits the luxury accommodation website where people can find some of the finest places to stay in the country has just taken on a brand new development manager.
Multi-skilled
33 year old Claire Watkins from Pembroke has joined the team after an excellent period of sustained growth by the company. Basing herself at the Ceredigion headquarters of the company she brings …

£100 Million Pound Investment In Newport’s Friar’s Walk Set To Open In November

£100 Million Pound Investment In Newport’s Friar’s Walk Set To Open In November

The ambitious 39,000 square foot project which is set to transform Newport city centre is said to be on budget and most importantly on schedule to open in November 2015.
Part of an overall rejuvenation plan
A £100 million pound investment known as Friar’s Walk is all set to transform the city centre giving people a reason once again to return to …

Three Welsh Food Producers Make Shortlist Of the 50 Most Promising Food And Drink Entrepreneurs

Three Welsh Food Producers Make Shortlist Of the 50 Most Promising Food And Drink Entrepreneurs

In a governmental initiative to find the best 50 food producers in the British Isles 3 Welsh start ups have made the cut
Working closely with leading retail experts
Coconut Kitchen’s Thai curry pastes and sauces, Patchwork Traditional Food Company’s range of chutneys and pate’s and Halen Mons Anglesey sea salt have all been identified as producing some of the most exiting …

Llandudno Set To Host Major Snooker Competition

Llandudno Set To Host Major Snooker Competition

The arrival of 32 of the world’s top snooker players next month at the Welsh seaside resort of Llandudno is set to be a huge cash boost for the Conway County town.
Huge cash boost to area
Venue Cwmru is all geared up to hold the Snooker World Grand Prix Tournament which is set to be televised across the county on ITV4. …

Bone Fragments Of Welsh WW2 Airman Discovered In German Field

Bone Fragments Of Welsh WW2 Airman Discovered In German Field

Fragments of bone which have been found at a WW2 crash site in Cloppenberg northern Germany are thought to be those of WW2 Flight Engineer Ronald Barton.
8 man crew on very last mission
According to records, Ronald Barton was 34 when as part of an 8 man crew his Lancaster PD 214 took off from RAF Metteringham in Lincolnshire on the …

Disused Laura Ashley Factory In Mid-Wales, Gets New Lease Of Life

Disused Laura Ashley Factory In Mid-Wales, Gets New Lease Of Life

The Old Laura Ashley factory in Carno, Mid-Wales has been lying dormant since its closure in 2005 with the loss of some jobs.
The historic Carno building was once the company’s headquarters after Bernard and Laura Ashley moved production from their home in Kent to Wales back in 1961, Although the factory itself dates back to 1967, it was the hub …

Pontypool Home Made Candle Company Plan International Expansion Just 2 Years After Starting

Pontypool Home Made Candle Company Plan International Expansion Just 2 Years After Starting

Mother and daughter Beverly and Eve Thomas started Eve Victoria Candles from their kitchen in Pontypool a little over 2 years ago and are now targeting European growth.
Started off as a hobby
In June 2012 the duo were making candles on their kitchen table as a hobby but a little over 2.5 years on, they now supply some of the largest …

UK Coffee Giant Costa Coffee Gives Wales It’s Very First Drive-Thru Coffee Shop

UK Coffee Giant Costa Coffee Gives Wales It’s Very First Drive-Thru Coffee Shop

Many of us have undoubtedly visited a drive-thru Mcdonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken in the past, but now Swansea is to get Wales’ very first drive-thru coffee shop in the form of Costa Coffee. Now weary commuters travelling to and from the city will be able to get a caffeine boost on the go.
 
15 year lease agreed
The large 19,000 square …

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