Articles from issue : March 2016

Special Homes Needed for Special Cats

Swansea and District Branch of Cats Protection is appealing for owners to adopt one of their special cats in the charity's care this winter

We have many loving cats requiring a home but we are having great difficulty in finding new owners for some of our older and problem cats. At the moment we are looking for homes for two FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus)

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Garden Birdwatch

With Amanda Skull

Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden Bird Watch scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or other animal that you might

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Dig It

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

Let’s hope we’ve seen the last of the heavy rain. It strikes me that ever since the Met Office started naming the storms, they’ve become more productive. Perhaps we should petition them to go back to having anonymous storms! I

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Bay Bugs

With Dr Isabella Brey

Going it alone Bees are among the first insects that can be seen out and about again in spring. But only some of the bees happily buzzing around the cheerful spring flowers are our carefully tended and pampered honeybees, which

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The New Welsh Landlord Licensing Scheme

By Hannah McCartan, MD of Swansea based McCartan Lettings who offers advice to landlords on the new Welsh Landlord Licensing Scheme

What is the New Welsh Landlord Licensing Scheme and Does It Apply to Me? The New Landlord Licensing Scheme, known in the region as Rent Smart Wales, is legislation introduced at the end of 2015 to improve the image and

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Family History with Charles Wilson Watson

Charles is a researcher and family historian. Do get in touch if you need help in finding out more about YOUR ancestry

THIS MONTH CHARLES LOOKS AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DOCKS IN SWANSEA AND GIVES AN UPDATE TO THE ARTICLE IN LAST MONTH’S MAGAZINE – INCLUDING A VERY STRANGE COINCIDENCE Swansea Docks Do you have any ancestors who worked at the

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Bay Interiors

Chantele Cross-Jones looks at inspired looks for nurseries

COOL NURSERY THEMES Designing and decorating the nursery is one of the most fun things you can do on the lead up to your little one’s arrival. You may decide to go down the simple route and pick up all

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Coast Italia – A Double Date

Editor Lesley Williams reports on recent events at Swansea High Street's Italian hot spot

  CAPPUCCINO GIRLS When Mal Pope first conceived the idea of a musical set in a cafe/bar he envisaged the audience being an intrinsic part of the production, sitting in the theatre, eating and drinking – the ultimate in audience

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Iceland

With Robin D'Arcy

ROBIN D’ARCY, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT BAY ESTATE & LETTING AGENTS IN SWANSEA IS KNOWN FOR HIS DEVIL MAY CARE ATTITUDE TO HOLIDAYS AND SO IT SEEMS DOES HIS GIRLFRIEND ANNA. LAST MONTH THEY JETTED OFF TO ICELAND FOR A FUN

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Vegan recipe

Tomato, lentil and chilli soup - Almond, coconut and chia seed energy balls

Rachel of NUTRI BALANCE SWANSEA is a nutritionist with over 10 years’ experience. Here Rachel shares her recipe for a warming winter soup that is not only delicious but economical too. Following a healthy diet doesn’t mean that you have

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Staying Steady

ANYONE CAN FALL, BUT OLDER PEOPLE ARE MORE VULNERABLE AND PRONE TO FALLING, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE A LONG TERM HEALTH CONDITION

  Most falls do not result in serious injury. However there is always a risk that a fall could lead to broken bones, and it can cause the person to lose confidence, become withdrawn and feel as if they’ve lost

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Rosie Jones – Osteopath

ROSIE is an osteopath with SWANSEA BODY KINETICS at the Natural Health Service in Page Street, Swansea. This month Rosie looks at the problems associated with wrist pain

In last month’s article we spoke about carpal tunnel syndrome, but not every-one’s wrist pain is down to this. The wrist is one of the most complicated joints in the body as it consists of eight small bones, known as

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Acupuncture Awareness Week 7-13 March 2016

SPORTING INJURIES by Tim Wright at Gower Acupuncture (Swansea)

Olympic medalist Rebecca Adlington uses acupuncture to manage the pain sustained from years of swimming at the highest level. Rebecca is fronting this year’s Acupuncture Awareness Week, which focuses on sports injuries. This is great for me as its something

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ASHLEY’S CLASSIC MOTOR FOR MARCH WAS A FAMILIAR SIGHT ON OUR ROADS WHEN IT WAS THE VEHICLE OF CHOICE FOR SOME OF BRITAIN’S BIGGEST COMPANIES The Morris 1000 6cwt and 8cwt van was built in the thousands and sold well

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Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

FEBRUARY IS SUCH A SHORT MONTH, SO WE DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO GET OUT TOO OFTEN, BUT WE STILL MANAGED A COUPLE OF EVENINGS AND A VERY FINE LUNCH Lounge Lizards Zinco Lounge sits roughly where the main entrance to

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