Articles from issue : August 2017

Second Shop Opening

Cats Protection Swansea

Swansea and District branch of Cats Protection is opening a second charity shop to boost much needed funds. We are very excited that we have managed to acquire a prestigious location in Mumbles near the new Oyster Wharf development. The

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Water

With The Herbal Clinic, Swansea

There is more water in our bodies than any other substance. At birth we consist of up to 80% water and with age we dehydrate to about 65%. We depend on water to function. Every cell in the body is

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Through the viewfinder 2 with Liz Barry

LIZ KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT THE PERFECT PHOTO-OPPORTUNITY, AND THE NEWLYN FISH FESTIVAL PROVIDED HER WITH PLENTY OF SCOPE. YOU’LL HAVE TO GET YOUR SKATES ON IF YOU WANT TO CATCH IT THIS MONTH August Bank Holiday Monday,

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Dig it

With Fulke Andel - Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener

Now it’s that time of year; you’ve worked hard for months, so the most important thing to do during August is to enjoy your garden; (weather permitting!) heady scents, glorious colours, an abundance of fruits and vegetables and hopefully more

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Bay Health Cluster Network

Update on your local services with Dr Kirstie Truman

We have been extremely busy over the past few months recruiting to our new multi-professional team covering all eight practices. Andrew Jones is our Bay paramedic under-taking house calls for those who are truly housebound, assessing patients and liaising with

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Body Street

With Lesley Williams

I can’t be the only person to have stopped at the lights on the Kingsway junction with Princess Way and seen the sign for Body Street with its tagline “20 minutes is enough” and thought ‘What is that all about?’

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Snippets for August

Our monthly look at events and happenings plus other interesting bits and bobs

SWANSEA REVISITED DAY TRIP DELIGHTS  There was a time when around this point in the calendar, people from all walks of life seemed to set off on a coach trip. Every street, shop, works or social club had their own

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Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

Jamaican Jills Sometimes I wonder how restaurants fall under my radar. I love spicy food, but for some reason I hadn’t been to a Caribbean restaurant, until just recently As we approached Jamaican Jills on a hot and humid July

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Variable Virtuosos

Bay Bugs with Dr Isabella Brey

With only 14 native species of crickets and bush-crickets, one would not expect there to be a particularly wide range of looks and habits, but as it happens these elegant relatives of the more familiar grasshoppers come in all shapes

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Doctor in the House

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

Today, we take the care and services that the NHS provides us with for granted, but if you think getting an appointment to see your doctor is difficult now, think how it was in medieval times This month I am

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Postcards from Down Under!

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

My son Connor is spending another yeari n the land of Oz and is having a fantastic time. Here he updates us with his latest news explaining the experiences he had competing in his first surfing competition for quite some

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Text Neck!

Fix my Spine with Iona Collins MMBS, BMedSci(Hons), MRCS, FRC(Orth)

We ignore the influence that our 5Kg heads have on our unsupported necks as we constantly hold our heads in front of our body by bending our necks Standing upright with good spinal posture, results in the weight of our

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The Big Sick – Film Review

Cine Files with Emlyn Roberts-Harry

THIS MONTH EMLYN ROBERTS-HARRY REVIEWS THE BIG SICK – A ROMANTIC COMEDY ABOUT A SUBJECT THAT SIMPLY SHOULDN’T BE FUNNY – BUT IS We see loads of biopics and Oscar-baiting historical dramas with the ‘based on a true story’ label

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Chinese Tempeh/Tofu Balls

Vegan recipe with Rachel Jamison

This month Rachel of Cool Beans Cookery School shares her recipe for delicious plant based tofu balls Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil / 1 pack firm tofu /Tempeh / 1 large clove garlic, crushed / 2 spring onions and 1

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