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Swansea Bay Oysters Set To Make A Return For The First Time In Nearly 100 Years

Swansea Bay Oysters Set To Make A Return For The First Time In Nearly 100 Years

Back in Victorian times the thriving oyster trade was once a bedrock of Oystermouth the South Wales coastal village. It hit its peak in the 1870′s when 600 men were employed to haul in thousands of oysters a day. In fact it wasn’t uncommon for a single haul to hold over 20,000 of the salty delicacies. In fact over eighteen …

Why Not Treat Your Pooch To A Pampering Day At Mucky Pups in Cardiff

Why Not Treat Your Pooch To A Pampering Day At Mucky Pups in Cardiff

For many of us our pets are like the children we never had and as such it’s only fitting that you might want to give them a very special pampering day or treat them to a gift from the Boutique.
Located just a short walk away from Roath Park in Cardiff and just a short walk from the town centre in …

The Largest Job Investment in recent years sees Canadian IT Firm bring 620 Jobs To Bridgend

The Largest Job Investment in recent years sees Canadian IT Firm bring 620 Jobs To Bridgend

Canadian information technology firm CGI is adding a further 620 highly-skilled job roles to its already 900 strong staff. Employed across 3 sites in South Wales the significant investment in the area is being backed by  £3.2 million worth of government funding.
Looking to expand operations further
The company is the fifth largest IT firm in the world and is ready to …

Large Increase in Motorbike Fatalities in North and Mid Wales

Large Increase in Motorbike Fatalities in North and Mid Wales

Compared with figures for last year fatal motorbike crashes in mid and North Wales have risen considerably. In the two areas covering North Wales and Dyfed-Powys police forces, 18 motorcyclists have died compared with 8 for the same period in 2013.
The good weather has been cited as one of the major contributing factors with a minority of riders seeking to …

Famous Cardiff Members Club To Hold Vote On Women members For The First Time In Its History

Famous Cardiff Members Club To Hold Vote On Women members For The First Time In Its History

The Cardiff and County Club has stood on its current site since 1890 and has been an exclusively male-members-only establishment throughout that time. Now 124 years later, the club is holding the very first votes which may or may not allow women members.
Vote expected before the end of the year
At Present the club on Westgate Street a stone’s throw the …

Iconic Aberystwyth Seafront Could Become Thrill-Seekers Paradise If Plans Go Ahead

Iconic Aberystwyth Seafront Could Become Thrill-Seekers Paradise If Plans Go Ahead

If plans are to go ahead the iconic Victorian seafront at Aberystwyth where many a child spent their summer holidays, could be turned into a thrill-seekers paradise.
Distance of 1km
Plans are in discussion for a large zip wire stretching the whole length of the promenade after Ceredigion County Council confirmed their interest. If accepted the zip wire could start from Constitution …

And The Best Hotel In Wales Goes To… Milebrook House In Knighton

And The Best Hotel In Wales Goes To… Milebrook House In Knighton

Situated on the Welsh/English border and set in three stunning acres of gardens, the family-run Milebrook House Hotel took the prestigious title of Welsh Hotel of the Year against some stiff competition.
Idyllic country setting
The awards ceremony run by the Good Hotel Guide celebrated the ‘cream of Britain’s booming hotel industry’ of which the Milebrook took top spot. The Powys based, …

Young Welsh Entrepreneur Gemma Richards Opening Doors For Many Disadvantaged Workers

Young Welsh Entrepreneur Gemma Richards Opening Doors For Many Disadvantaged Workers

Working in conjunction with Workways, Gemma Richards business owner of SA Flyers a design, print and leaflet distribution company has been able to help many people who are trying to get back into the work place after either long term absence or those with disadvantaged or under-privileged backgrounds
Made redundant in 2010
Originally being employed by the company to develop the leaflet …

Supermarket Chain Aldi To Build Brand New Warehouse In Cardiff Creating Up To 400 Jobs

Supermarket Chain Aldi To Build Brand New Warehouse In Cardiff Creating Up To 400 Jobs

Plans have been submitted by Aldi the popular discount supermarket to build a huge distribution centre on the outskirts of Cardiff creating up to 400 positions.
Plans were originally submitted for a distribution hub in the area way back in 2004, but were put on hold. Now the company state that it’s the right time. The site for the planned 46,000 …

Burger And Lobster Set To Take Cardiff By Storm

Burger And Lobster Set To Take Cardiff By Storm

Described as a “casual dining concept” Burger and Lobster which already has eateries in London’s upmarket areas of Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Soho, Farringdon and City is soon to be opening in Cardiff.
This extremely popular food chain which is full to capacity night after night in all of its locations, is rumoured to be setting up site next door to another newcomer …

If You Really Want To Pass Your Driving Test Head For Wales and Scotland!

If You Really Want To Pass Your Driving Test Head For Wales and Scotland!

According to figures recently produced by the Driving Standards Agency, if you’re looking to pass your test first time, then you’re far more likely to do so if you visit rural Wales or Scotland.
Scotland and Wales Made Up 9 Of The First 20 Places
Figures show that candidates are twice as likely to pass their test if they take it in …

Divorce Does Not Have To Cost You A Fortune

The government’s decision to end legal aid for divorce appears to have had influenced the way people are managing their marital splits. Many people now feel that they are better off accepting a settlement early on in an attempt to reduce their overall legal costs. However, the impact of this decision often means that one partner loses out financially.
Martyn Prowel …

Welcome To Cardiff’s WellField Court – Appearances Can Be Deceptive!

Welcome To Cardiff’s WellField Court – Appearances Can Be Deceptive!

If you happen to be walking down the Wellfield Road in Cardiff, the first impression you get is that it looks a little… well….old. Not ‘antique’ old in the way of being quaint, but more like a 1970′s ‘scruffy’ type old. It’s understandable therefore that you might easily bypass the bright green signage that invites you into Wellfield Court.
Treasure trove …

Wrexham’s Village Bakery Bags Top Prize At Industry’s Oscar’s

Wrexham’s Village Bakery Bags Top Prize At Industry’s Oscar’s

The Wrexham based Village Bakery has just been named bakery manufacturer of the year at the 2014 baking industry awards.
Not the first time the company has won an award
The awards, held at the prestigeous Park Lane Hotel in London wasn’t the first time the company had truimphed. The family-run company had previously won the Craft Bakery of the Year awards …

100 So Called Wild ‘Micro Pigs’ Shot In Safety Cull By Swansea Council

100 So Called Wild ‘Micro Pigs’ Shot In Safety Cull By Swansea Council

For the public’s safety more than a hundred ‘micro pigs’ have been killed in a cull organised Swansea Council. The pigs which have been made popular by celebrities as being suitable for pets are thought to have escaped from cavity and were living on the ‘Welsh Moor’ area of common land in Gower.
Concerns were raised by farmers and parents that …

Cardiff Based Former Chauffeur Business Demolished To Make Way For New Apartments

Cardiff Based Former Chauffeur Business Demolished To Make Way For New Apartments

A former chauffer car business based in the Cardiff Bay area has been demolished in order to make way for 43 two and one-bedroomed apartments which have been built to entice first-time buyers onto the property ladder.
 
Former Business vacant for seven years
The former petrol station and hire-car chauffer service has been vacant for seven years and has until now been …

Dissused Coal Mine In Rhymney Valley To Create Solar Power For 2,400 homes

Dissused Coal Mine In Rhymney Valley To Create Solar Power For 2,400 homes

A disused coal mine that closed in the 1970′s located in the Rymney Valley is all set to be transformed into a solar farm producing enough electricity to power up to 2,400 homes.
35 years duration for solar plant
The company who have acquired the 74 acre site is Conergy who are one of the largest solar down stream companies in the …

Welsh Clothing Chain Cowbois Latest To Sign Up For Wales Domain Name

Welsh Clothing Chain Cowbois Latest To Sign Up For Wales Domain Name

Gwynedd based clothing firm Cowbois is the latest in a succession of welsh companies to sign up for the newly issued (dot) Wales and (dot) Cymru domain names.
Company reflects Welsh culture
The company located in Bala makes a range of t-shirts and hoodies with inspirational designs and logos. Cowbois choose to create clothes that reflect contemporary Welsh culture using clever, inspirational …

Health Snack Company Brighter Foods Set To Create 35 New Jobs in Gwynedd

Health Snack Company Brighter Foods Set To Create 35 New Jobs in Gwynedd

The recent boom in healthy snacks has seen a new company set up in Tywyn, Gwynedd creating 35 jobs in the process. The venture comes just eight months after another food company in the local area Halo Foods relocated their manufacturing plant to Newport loosing 105 jobs in the process.
Capitalising on the health snack boom
Brighter Foods plan to capitalise on …

Well-Established Welsh Language Site About To Make Risky Switch To Change Domain Name

Well-Established Welsh Language Site About To Make Risky Switch To Change Domain Name

One of Wales’ most popular language websites Lleol.net is about to make a dramatic if not a little risky switch of its domain name.
One of Wales’ most popular websites
As part of the recent introduction of (dot) cymru and (dot) wales, the Welsh language website is one of a whole host of busineses, public bodies and organisations that are set to …

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