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£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 …

Come And Enjoy The Latest addition To the Welsh Adrenaline Tourism Scene – Cliff Camping!

Come And Enjoy The Latest addition To the Welsh Adrenaline Tourism Scene – Cliff Camping!

With stunning views, a personal concierge and a £500 per night price tag, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’re talking about a 5 star hotel. However far from lording it up in a swanky bedroom fit for a king, what’s being referred to here is the latest craze to sweep the Welsh adrenaline-fuelled tourism scene, otherwise known as cliff …

Cardiff Bookshop Calls Time On An Era Spanning 130 Years

Cardiff Bookshop Calls Time On An Era Spanning 130 Years

There has been a book shop on this site at Cardiff’s Royal Arcade since the late 1880′s and for the last 12 years it’s been occupied by Ian Allan’s Book and Model Shop. Now the company have decided to call time, but do so with a heavy heart.
Not an easy decision to make
Nick Lerwill the managing director of Ian Allan …

Cardiff Airport Announces Its Second Direct UK Destination In Norwich

Cardiff Airport Announces Its Second Direct UK Destination In Norwich

Forget London, Manchester or indeed Birmingham. Cardiff Airport chiefs have unveiled this week that the second direct UK destination from the Welsh capital is Norwich.
Journey time cut to just over one hour
Famed for Delia Smith, Coleman’s Mustard and of course the fictional character Alan Partridge, historic Norwich isn’t such a strange choice as people might think. Aside from being the …

American Burger Chain Five Guys, Set To Create 50 New Jobs With The Opening Of Cardiff Restaurant

American Burger Chain Five Guys, Set To Create 50 New Jobs With The Opening Of Cardiff Restaurant

American burger chain Five Guys is set to join the ranks of McDonalds and Burger King by opening up a restaurant in Cardiff.
Ready to open Mid-March
The venue situated in the capital’s Brewery Quarter is looking to accommodate 140 diners. If everything goes to plan, a spokesperson for the company states that they should be ready to open in mid March. …

Bluestone National Park Resort Set To Undertake Large Recruitment Drive

Bluestone National Park Resort Set To Undertake Large Recruitment Drive

Situated on the Spectacular Pembrokeshire coast the people behind Bluestone National Park Resort are looking to recruit a wide range of people over a variety of job roles starting January.
Looking To Fill A Wide Range Of Roles
The resort is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Wales and as it gears up for another busy spring and summer season …

Cardigan Castle Set to Re-open To The Public

Cardigan Castle Set to Re-open To The Public

Following an extensive £11 million restoration it has been announced that Cardigan Castle will once more be open to the Public from April 2015. Aimed at making this ancient building a major tourist attraction and spectacular venue for weddings and events, more than 1,700 rolls of turf have been laid and a total of 3,000 daffodils have been planted.
The castle …

Schoolgirl Suffers Horrific Burn To Leg Fixing On False Nails

Schoolgirl Suffers Horrific Burn To Leg Fixing On False Nails

A mother is seeking action after her daughter suffered a serious burn to her leg while enjoying a home manicure session with her school friend. Lois Archer, aged 15 was doing what all girls enjoy doing and that’s a bit of pampering and glamming up in the privacy of their home.
Glue burned through denim jeans
Her friend was in the process …

Welsh Ministers Spent £120 Million On Land For Investment

Welsh Ministers Spent £120 Million On Land For Investment

Welsh Ministers have come under fire for their excessive expenditure on industrial sites, office blocks and business parks for economic development.
The figure they have already spent has been placed at £45 million and this is on top of the £52 million spent two years ago on buying Cardiff Airport. It’s thought that the level of expenditure could amount to around …

Cardiff Based Shelter For The Homeless Can Remain Open After Fundraising Target Smashed

Cardiff Based Shelter For The Homeless Can Remain Open After Fundraising Target Smashed

We’re happy to report that thanks to the generosity of the public following an online campaign, a shelter for the homeless can remain open for at least another year.
After funding was cut by Cardiff Council the Cardiff Nightshelter which offers sleepless people a bed for the night, was facing closure. In desperation they turned to Crowdfinder for help asking people …

Are You Saving Towards Your Retirement?

Are You Saving Towards Your Retirement?

Many people across Wales have missed out on valuable pension benefits either because they weren’t offered a pension from their employer or they failed to join the pension scheme offered by their employer.
It’s never too soon to start putting money away for later life and to make it easier the UK government has since October 2012 had an initiative in …

Wales Was Colder Than Alaska

Wales Was Colder Than Alaska

Freezing West Wales experienced the coldest night of the year on Sunday as temperatures plummeted to -6º. In the Cambrian Mountains temperatures of -5º were recorded. The yellow (be aware of ice) warning has been lifted by the Met Office but they stress that people should still be aware of freezing conditions on the roads and expect cold weather for …

Landmark Windmill Set To Become One Of Wales Top Hotels And Restaurants

Landmark Windmill Set To Become One Of Wales Top Hotels And Restaurants

Twy-y-Felin a windmill once built for grinding corn and located in the UK’s smallest city, is to be expanded into a luxury hotel and Michelin eatery by The Retreats Group.
The sails were removed in 1904 and in 1907, following several severe storms, the tower was extended with a substantial house which was later converted into a hotel. It is currently …

Crumpet Production Creates 36 New Jobs In Wrexham

Crumpet Production Creates 36 New Jobs In Wrexham

A bakery which achieved 5th place in this year’s Fast Growth 50 has introduced a sourdough crumpet which is the very first on the market. The Village Bakery in Wrexham has just celebrated its 80th anniversary and begun construction on a Baking Academy at its location on Wrexham Industrial Site.
The Sourdough Crumpets are one of a number of new products …

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