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New Cardiff-Based Distribution Centre Looking To Recruit 260 People

New Cardiff-Based Distribution Centre Looking To Recruit 260 People

 The German retailer Aldi is opening a brand new distribution centre at the Capital Business Park in Wentloog in 2017 but already the company has started its recruitment drive to ensure that all staff will have completed their relevant training programmes and inductions prior to opening.
260 staff needed
At present around 260 staff are needed including 230 warehouse staff and a …

Does The Collapse of The ‘Circuit Of Wales’ Deal Mean That TVR’s Relocation To Wales Is Off?

Does The Collapse of The ‘Circuit Of Wales’ Deal Mean That TVR’s Relocation To Wales Is Off?

Luxury Car Maker TVR had decided to base their business near to the Circuit of Wales race track; that is until the 357 million deal for the track was scrapped because the Welsh government couldn’t 100% guarantee the funding. So does this mean that TVR will no longer be moving their business to Wales?
In a word no!
Determined to be based …

Ryanair Announce 4 Special Flights For Fans To Watch Wales’ Opening Euro 2016 Football Match

Ryanair Announce 4 Special Flights For Fans To Watch Wales’ Opening Euro 2016 Football Match

Budget airline Ryanair have scheduled 4 extra flights to carry Welsh football fans to Bordeaux to watch their team in action at the Euro 2016 event in June.
Flights run from Bristol International
The flights are scheduled to surprisingly run not from Cardiff as expected but from Bristol. The extra flights are in addition to the increase in flights that the company …

New £1 Coin Rolling Off The Production Lines In Wales

New £1 Coin Rolling Off The Production Lines In Wales

A year before it will reach anyone’s pocket, the new 12 sided £1 coin has began production in Wales and is rolling off the lines at a rate of £4,000 per minute. The new coin will go into circulation in March 2017, as announced by the Chancellor George Osborne, and there will be a cross over period of 6 months …

Welsh Steel In Crisis Following Tata Steel Announcement

Welsh Steel In Crisis Following Tata Steel Announcement

Wales was left reeling after the announcement from steel giant Tata of its intention to sell its UK assets, including the Port Talbot site which employs 4,000 people. Unions reacted with both shock and anger after learning of the decision which was made at a board meeting held in Mumbai.
So what do we know so far?

For thousands of steelworkers, their …

And The Prize For Britain’s Top Online Delivery Service Goes To Iceland

And The Prize For Britain’s Top Online Delivery Service Goes To Iceland

A recent survey to find Britain’s top online delivery service placed Iceland above other major supermarket chains such as Tesco, Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s as well as Ocado.
The Deeside based company was given a four star rating by the survey for factors including:

Ease of site navigation
Ease of finding the products
Freshness of products up arrival
Timeliness of the delivery
Value for money …

Cardiff’s Creative Quarter Boosted With An Influx Of New Tenants

Cardiff’s Creative Quarter Boosted With An Influx Of New Tenants

A hub for creative firms located in a historic arcade in Cardiff has been given a new lease of life after attracting a wave of new tenants.
Fantastic communal facilities
The Creative Quarter is located in the old Victorian Morgan Arcade and sits above the Morgan Quarter retail outlet in the old David Morgan department store. It provides a series of individual …

Admiral Insurance Group Staff To Receive £1000 Bonus In May Pay Packets

Admiral Insurance Group Staff To Receive £1000 Bonus In May Pay Packets

As a generous gesture from Admiral company bosses Dianne and Henry Engelhardt, all 8,000 staff members who work for the multinational insurance company are to receive a £1000 cash windfall in their May monthly pay packets.
Windfall confirmed yesterday
The chief executive and his wife are giving away over £7 million to say thank you to all the staff who have helped …

How The 2016 National Budget Affects Those Who Live In Wales

How The 2016 National Budget Affects Those Who Live In Wales

In today’s Budget speech Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne outlined his spending plans for the 2016 as a “Budget aimed at the long term welfare of the UK” but what does it mean and how does it affect those living and working in Wales?
Severn Bridge tolls halved
By 2018 the chancellor has pledged to cut the cost of tolls on …

No-Frills Air Line RyanAir Is About To Launch It’s Very First Private Jet

No-Frills Air Line RyanAir Is About To Launch It’s Very First Private Jet

In a bid to compete with other private jet companies and command a slice of the action, budget airline company RyanAir is about to launch its very first corporate private jet.
Aircraft has just 60 luxury leather seats
To add a touch of luxury the company have taken the standard Boeing 737 that they use across all their destinations and replaced the …

Big Expansion Plans In Wales For The Co-Op

Big Expansion Plans In Wales For The Co-Op

The Co-Op is looking to open 10 new stores in Wales and refurbish 12 others creating 350 new jobs in the process.
$11 million investment
The High Street retailer is investing £11 million into the expansion as the company plans to have more stores in key locations in Wales. The first store is already well on schedule and is expected to be …

Got A Spare £25,000? Why Not Buy Your Very Own Stretch Of Welsh Coastline

Got A Spare £25,000? Why Not Buy Your Very Own Stretch Of Welsh Coastline

It’s true! A rugged 3 mile stretch of coastline between Cardiff and Newport is up for sale at a guide price between £20,000 and £25,000.
Auction to be held on the 24th March
The 770 acre site stretching between Petersone Wentlooge and the Rive Rhymney is being marketed by Colliers International (a property advisory company). The company have instructed property auctioneers Paul …

French Chef Raymond Blanc Still Has Eye On Cardiff As Next Possible Venue

French Chef Raymond Blanc Still Has Eye On Cardiff As Next Possible Venue

Celebrity French chef and restaurateur Raymond Blank has successfully opened 18 restaurants throughout the British Isles but none of them are in Wales. Now he’s looking to change that.
The time is right to expand into Wales
At present his company are currently assessing several Cardiff based locations for his first Brasserie Blanc outlet in Wales. It already has a growing reputation …

Lloyds See Profits Drop As It Takes A Hit for Further PPI Mis-selling

Lloyds See Profits Drop As It Takes A Hit for Further PPI Mis-selling

Lloyds has announced that its annual profit has been affected by another £2.1 billion hit for mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI). It was revealed that this extra charge for PPI took its total bill for the scandal last year to a whopping £4 billion. This resulted in the 2015 annual profit for the Lloyds Banking Group dropping by 11% …

300 styles in 300 Minutes! Welsh Hairdresser Enters The Guinness Book Of Records

300 styles in 300 Minutes! Welsh Hairdresser Enters The Guinness Book Of Records

A nimble-fingered Newport hair stylist has entered the record books for carrying out 300 hair styles in 300 minutes. During the seven and a half hour marathon, Jenna McDonnell delivered 320 ‘up do’s’ during the allotted time which broke the existing world record by a considerable amount.
Back-combed and twisted hair
The challenge took place at a local school hall in …

Zip World Velocity Expansion Could See Daring 100 MPH Zip Wire Ride In Place

Zip World Velocity Expansion Could See Daring 100 MPH Zip Wire Ride In Place

Bethesda based company Zip World had already built the fastest zip line back in 2013 at Penrhyn Quarry, but if planning permission is approved several faster zip wires are to be installed to meet the demands of the adrenalin-fuelled visitors.
Struggling to keep up with demands
2 larger zip lines tipped to reach speeds of up to 100MPH are soon to be …

Why Speaking Welsh Is Actually Good For Your Health

Why Speaking Welsh Is Actually Good For Your Health

Research recently carried out has shown that bilingualism can actually halt the mental decline as we move into old age.
Professor Antonella Sorace has stated that “Being bi-lingual improves thinking and learning ability which may in turn reduce mental decline as we slip into old age”
Welsh Speakers down 7000 in the last decade
The issue is that many minority languages such as …

Toyota’s Deeside Plant Set To Make Next Generation Hybrid Engines

Toyota’s Deeside Plant Set To Make Next Generation Hybrid Engines

The Deeside Toyota plant in North Wales has been chosen to make the company’s next generation hybrid engines. The hybrid engines are going to be made for Toyota’s new crossover model which is based on the C-HR concept car.
£7 million worth of investment
The addition of the new engine at the factory’s plant has come with an additional £7 million worth …

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 …

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