Month: May 2014

The Boundary of Wales

A Walk in memory of Bernard Hedges, Glamorgan Cricketer and in support of Cricket Wales  Criced Cymru, assisted by Chance to Shine. On July 5th 2014, Stephen and Ellis Hedges, son and grandson of ex Glamorgan cricketer Bernard Hedges, will begin a 1050 mile walk around the perimeter of Wales.  The walk will follow the Wales Coastal Path and Offa’s Dyke and will climb a height equivalent to over four times that of Everest, lasting approximately 51 days.  All money raised by the walk will go to supporting the development of cricket in Wales.  The target set by Stephen and...

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Peter Hook and The Light (Live) by Rob Jones.

Bristol VegFest was set on the harbourside of the West Country city. An array of edible excellence was on offer via a satisfying selection of stalls. To add to the sustenance there were sonic treats and the Saturday headliner Peter Hook and The Light bonded a selection of anthems from the repertoires of two of the most influential bands in rock history! Hook who has been an integral member of Joy Division and New Order has an array of aural ammunition at his disposal. However, even though he is armed with his trusty bass guitar Hook is now doing the vocal jobs that were once the domains of the late Ian Curtis (in Joy Division) and Bernard Sumner (in New Order). Hook leads with confidence but the pointing and waving of his right hand means that he is not always firing out his trademark bass bombast. The playing power really comes to the fore on the likes of ‘Temptation’, ‘Isolation’, ‘Blue Monday’ and ‘Transmission’ as a four stringed diligence is given the one louder treatment. The choice of material is strong and offers a range of tunes that span from the ‘Unknown Pleasures’ of late 70’s Manchester through to the rock dance hybrid of ‘True Faith’ in 1987. The singles, E.P.’s and albums that span an extremely eventful period were explored and the many meandering musical paths that Peter...

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Rob is ‘Master’ of tennis coaches

  A South Wales tennis coach has become the first in Wales to achieve the prestigious Master Club Coach Award. Rob Cunningham, head coach of Vale Tennis Academy, gained the award from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). The Academy provides the coaching and competition programmes in clubs across the Vale of Glamorgan, including Penarth Lawn Tennis Club, Barry Athletic Tennis Club, Cowbridge Tennis Club and The Vale Hotel and Resort. The Master Club Coach Award is a professional achievement which recognises a tennis coach having all of the necessary skills and experience to run a successful tennis business which...

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Sainsburys fundraising and awareness support.

Sainsbury’s Pontypridd are calling on customers to cast their votes and help a registered local charity receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support. From Wednesday 28th May, customers will be able to vote for their favourite local charity either instore or by visiting www.sainsburys.co.uk/localcharity. The retailer’s Local Charity scheme is now in its sixth year and gives customers the chance to vote for their favourite local charity to be considered to receive a year’s worth of support from their nearby Sainsbury’s store. This year’s voting ends on Sunday 8th June. After voting closes, a shortlist of nominations will be drawn up and the store colleagues will then invite the three charities that they feel best fit the needs of the community into store to talk about how Sainsbury’s can support them. The chosen charity will be selected based on the reasons given and the store will announce their chosen charity in July. Local charities that have benefitted from the scheme in previous years at Sainsbury’s Pontypridd include Friends of Y Bwythyn, which was Pontypridd store’s Local Charity partner between 2012 and 2013. Meanwhile, the store’s Local Charity partner last year were Rhondda Breast Friends and the partnership helped to raise over £2,100 for the local charity. Customers can vote from 28th May by doing either of the following: 1) INSTORE: Just fill out the nomination form at your...

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