Month: June 2015

Killing Joke set for Cardiff date

by Rob Jones Killing Joke have had a major effect on many aural genres since their arrival in 1979 and the first time that John Peel aired them was another turning point in the momentum of music. Since then, the band has gone through numerous internal conflicts and lineup changes, the only two constant members being Jaz Coleman (vocals/ keyboards/arrangements) and Geordie Walker (guitar). However, the four founder members are to be reunited for a new album and global tour. Triple Grammy winner, Jaz Coleman, takes a break from his post as the Prague Symphony Orchestra’s composer in residence. A more fascinatingly diverse musical career...

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Community Tennis on the charge in Wales

With Wimbledon on the horizon once again it always brings out the discussion about tennis being an overly elitist and expensive sport in Wales and in Britain, and the governing bodies of tennis not doing enough to challenge this situation to make tennis a more open and accessible sport across the community.  This has probably been fair enough in the past, but in recent times things have been changing dramatically.  Tennis in Wales and in Britain is really on the charge to take tennis to the people across all communities, and to radically change the perception of tennis and...

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WOW takes to the skies.

by Rob Jones World of Words (WOW) is a non-profit, social enterprise with a management committee, policies and a constitution (backed by Interlink and Business in Focus). WOW offers a well-being programme that uses literacy and language to build confidence and self-esteem amongst children. WOW aims towards a singular and collective development in its youngsters. WOW children and their next of kin are also rewarded with a range of prizes and experiences. Paul Stevens of Mikado Street, Pen…ygraig has volunteered to do a Sky Dive in favour of WOW on August 15 at Swansea Airport. Paul is working hard...

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Victories for Wales teams at start of season.

The Wales cricket teams have made a promising start to the new campaign across a range of age groups. Wales U12 started in the best possible way, picking up a convincing 5 wicket victory against Herefordshire U13. After losing the toss, Wales were made to field but made inroads immediately with Jack Parry (NE Wales) picking up a wicket with the first delivery of the match. Herefordshire recovered with a second wicket stand of 46 but their middle order failed to kick on, as Welsh spinners Luc Rees (West Glamorgan) (2-12) and Sean Buchanan (Eryri) (2-9) limited the visitors...

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BRAND NEW AGE.

by Rob Jones The 50+ Discount Card recently began as a pilot scheme in Treorchy. The RCT 50+ forum has distributed over 500 cards in over a month to enable discounts in certain partnership shops. There are 85,000 RCT people aged 50+ so business owners and qualifying residents take note of the Discount Card scheme. The aims of the card are: To help local businesses prosper; and, to give RCT senior citizens some financial reward for shopping in our area. If any RCT shops wish to get involved or if you are over 50 and want a Discount Card...

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