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Everyone Can Use Ponty Lido For Free Throughout 2016

Everyone Can Use Ponty Lido For Free Throughout 2016

As Pontypridd Lido announces its opening date for 2016 it also confirms that because if its huge success last year it is offering free admission to everyone for 2016.
The impressive new Rhondda Cynon Taf Council facility at Ynysangharad Park first opened in August of last year and is about to open for its first full calendar year.
Initial opening
The lido is …

Two New Rides For The Barry Island Pleasure Park

Two New Rides For The Barry Island Pleasure Park

In order to get ready for a busy season ahead the owner behind the Barry Island Pleasure Park is investing heavily in two new rides.
Invested over £1 million
The first ride, a new log flume, has already arrived from France and is set to replace the existing log flume which was first installed in the 1970′s. Unfortunately the old log flume …

Spreading The Love Around Aberystwyth

Spreading The Love Around Aberystwyth

It’s one thing to give a bunch of flowers to someone as an act of kindness, but to leave bunches of flowers laying around for a random stranger to find. Are you kidding?
Well, it may sound crazy, but it’s exactly what Alex Hales, the owner of No. 21 flowers in Aberystwyth has been doing after getting involved in a movement …

Caerphilly Based Peter’s Pies Now Branching Into Hot-dog Territory

Caerphilly Based Peter’s Pies Now Branching Into Hot-dog Territory

The Caerphilly based company Peter’s pies has now branched into the gourmet hot-dog business by buying Farnham based company Mom’s Fabulous Foods.
The Hampshire-based business had a turnover of over £2 million and the company’s ranges of hot-dogs are supplied to sports stadiums, travel hubs such as railways and airports, pub groups, and fast food outlets across the country.
Peter’s have their …

Global Freight and Logistics Company Opens Its First Warehouse In Wales

Global Freight and Logistics Company Opens Its First Warehouse In Wales

Wentloog Business Park is the newest premises for Italian-owned freight and logistics business JAS.
Space didn’t actually exist initially
The company have agreed a five year lease on an 80,000 square foot venue with an annual rent of around £340,000 per year. The vast amount of space initially needed didn’t actually exist so the space was created by combining two units into …

Two South Wales Businessmen Launch Brand New Business Venture Called Boardroom Golf

Two South Wales Businessmen Launch Brand New Business Venture Called Boardroom Golf

It’s relatively common knowledge that a lot of business gets conducted on the golf course. However the issue is that generally, you have to know your client before you can get them onto the greens. As a result two South Wales businessmen have come up with a solution called Boardroom Golf.
In essence Boardroom Golf is a competitive golf tour aimed …

Looking For A life Size Model Of Shrek? We Know Just The Place To Get One

Looking For A life Size Model Of Shrek? We Know Just The Place To Get One

Music lovers have been visiting Cardiff’s Queen Street HMV store for decades but all that’s about to come to an end with the closure of the store. The good news is that the store is selling all its stock and even its fixtures at knock down prices, so there’s many bargains to be had.
One coveted item is a life size …

Pub Theatre “The Other Room” Launches New Season With Challenging Double Bill

Pub Theatre “The Other Room” Launches New Season With Challenging Double Bill

It was just 12 months ago that Cardiff welcomed its first pub theatre “The Other Room” and its launching its new season with what looks to be a very challenging double bill.
Plays from Pinter and Beckett, two of the most celebrated 20th century playwrights are to feature together in a Cardiff pub. ‘Play’ by Beckett and ‘Silence’ by Pinter are …

Young Cardiff Fashion Designer Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List For Unique Clothing For Disabled

Young Cardiff Fashion Designer Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List For Unique Clothing For Disabled

Lucy Jones, originally from Cardiff but now living in New York has made the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for her unique collection of clothing specifically for the seated disabled person.
Her work has now received great recognition in New York and she has also received several awards including Womenswear Designer Of The Year and the prestigious Kering Award X Style.com …

St David’s Shopping Centre Has Had “An Exceptional Year” Says General Manager

St David’s Shopping Centre Has Had “An Exceptional Year” Says General Manager

In 2015 St David’s welcomed more than 40 million customers through the doors in 2015, setting a new footfall record as Cardiff’s main shopping centre.
Ever since the doors opened for business back in 2009 the shopping centre has attracted more than 60 different retail and food outlets who are now based in Wales for the first time. This in turn …

Royal Engineer Victoria Grinnall Wins Through To Final Round Of Miss Wales 2016

Royal Engineer Victoria Grinnall Wins Through To Final Round Of Miss Wales 2016

A young army tank driver has won through to the finals of the next Miss Wales, backed by the army top brass.
Sapper Victoria Grinnall is 21 years of age and is with the 26th Engineer regiment based at Perham Down on the outskirts of Wiltshire. She has won her way through to the finals of the competition along with 49 …

Cardiff Airport Expects Busiest Day Of The Year As Thousands Escape To Sunnier Climes

Cardiff Airport Expects Busiest Day Of The Year As Thousands Escape To Sunnier Climes

Cardiff Airport is gearing up for its busiest day today as thousands of passengers escape the damp weather for sunnier climes this festive season.
Today the busiest day
The airport is expecting approximately 21,000 passengers over the two week festive period with today (23rd December) expected to be the busiest. The most popular destination is surprisingly Amsterdam with many passengers taking over …

Successful Cardiff Drug Company To Launch On Stock Market On Christmas Eve

Successful Cardiff Drug Company To Launch On Stock Market On Christmas Eve

Following a successful share offer, Diurnal, a drug company which has developed an innovative treatment for people suffering with hormone deficiencies, is to launch on the Stock Exchange. Based in Cardiff’s Medicentre, Diurnal is looking forward to admittance to London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on Christmas Eve, thus joining a select group of 15 companies based in Wales that are …

New Development In Ely, Cardiff To Create Much Needed Homes For Sale And Rent

New Development In Ely, Cardiff To Create Much Needed Homes For Sale And Rent

Works starts today on transforming a derelict industrial site in Ely into an ‘urban village’ made up of 800 homes. The 53 acre site which once housed the Arjo Wiggins paper mill, will make way for much needed homes for sale and rent.
The Tirion Homes development aptly named ‘The Mill’ will offer affordable and open market housing with the village …

Cardiff Top Level Office Rentals Set To Rocket In 2016

Cardiff Top Level Office Rentals Set To Rocket In 2016

Cardiff may have the restaurants, shopping centres, sports venues and theatres, but what is is severely lacking is office space. In fact over the past seven years the demand for new office space has worryingly outstripped the supply.
Office rental set to reach record levels
As such according to one well known estate agent, much needed Grade A office space is set …

Porthcawl Set To Get Its Swimming Pool 40 Years After It Was First Proposed

Porthcawl Set To Get Its Swimming Pool 40 Years After It Was First Proposed

A landmark swimming pool is finally set to be built in the town of Porthcawl more than 40 years after it was first proposed.
In the early 1970′s residents were urged to put 1 shilling a week into a community facilities fund with the idea that when there was sufficient money available a public swimming pool would be built. However it …

New Fashion Brand Coracle, Said To Be ‘More Welsh Than Tom Jones’

New Fashion Brand Coracle, Said To Be ‘More Welsh Than Tom Jones’

Two childhood friends have decided to launch their own fashion brand and one that’s about as Welsh as it gets.
David Tomlin and Jayne Hicks have both worked in the fashion industry and have had successful careers with top designers including Ralph Lauren. Now however they feel that the time is right to launch their own company.
Focusing On Welsh Heritage
Having both …

SA Brain To Stump Up £85 Million To Improve A String Of Pubs and Coffee Houses

SA Brain To Stump Up £85 Million To Improve A String Of Pubs and Coffee Houses

Welsh brewer and hospitality company SA Brain is set to stump up £85 million to improve its string of pubs and coffee houses throughout Wales and the South West.
Finance package agreed
The company has agreed a finance package with two major banks in order to improve its portfolio of 231 pubs, plus accelerated growth of the award winning coffer chain Coffee#1 …

Cardiff Set To Host Yonex World Badminton Tournament

Cardiff Set To Host Yonex World Badminton Tournament

The 2015 Yonex world badminton championships are set to come to Wales this week as Cardiff plays host to some of the best players in the world.
Event Set To Attract Many Top Players
The event is set to take place at Sophia Gardens between the 25th and 28th November where 200 entrants from over 30 countries including Malaysia, China, India, Sweden, …

Drug Dealers Take Over Elderly Man’s Home Leaving Him Fearful And Powerless

Drug Dealers Take Over Elderly Man’s Home Leaving Him Fearful And Powerless

Rhondda Cynon Taf council and South Wales Police have joined forces to have a house in Talbot Green shut down and boarded up. An elderly man was still living in the house when it was taken over as a base for drug supply, leaving him and his neighbours terrified of the drug dealers.
Since June of this year there had been …

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