Articles from issue : May 2018

Skoda Karoq

Motoring with Liam Bird

I became a huge fan of the Skoda Yeti soon after first driving one close to its launch in 2009. I drove various versions thereafter, all of which impressed. Finally I put my money where my mouth is and bought

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Helping you Make Tax Digital

With Allchurch & Co - Chartered Accountants

VAT – Change is coming The aim of HMRC, is for it to have one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world, which will in turn improve the efficiency, effectiveness and ease of compliance. For those of

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Forget Me Not

Dementia Day Clubs

Forget Me Not Dementia Day Clubs is a charity that was established in March 2011. However, due to the number of legal formalities that had to be negotiated, the first club actually opened in Siloam Church Hall in March 2012.

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Abergavenny Food Festival


TINA PRICE has been busy organising upcoming events for the Bay Travel Club and will be back next month with her column offering useful advice for travellers. BAY TRAVEL CLUB HAS THE PERFECT DAY OUT FOR ANYONE WHO APPRECIATES GOOD

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Bay Mac’s Help Desk

With Steve Paris

Q: Which app would you recommend to annotate or highlight parts of photos I take with my iPhone? A: If your iPhone is running iOS 11 and above, that ability is built right into your phone, in the Photos app,

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Booker International 2018 Longlist

The Written World with Sarla Langdon

The longlist and the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize 2018 have been announced. Here we take a look at some of the first of the 13 longlisted titles received in contention for the prize, which celebrates the finest

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With Liz Barry

A couple of years ago I travelled to Granada, in Andalusia, Spain with my sister with the specific aim of visiting the Alhambra. We were there in March when there was snow on the ground and the gardens were bare,

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Family History

With Charles Wilson-Watkins

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT… TATTOOS This month Charles departs from his usual family history and looks at the origins of body art in the form of tattoos. From my research, the history of inking your body makes for

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Dusseldorf, Germany

With Simon Fry

OF KARNEVAL AND KRAFTWERK Simon Fry checks out Dusseldorf’s hustle and bustle in Karneval week In the streets outside Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof (its main train station,) a team of American footballers knock about amiably and teens in knee-highs huddle together against

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New for Old

Editor's Choice with Lesley Williams

I’m sure there are many readers, who like me have accumulated jewellery over the years. Some of it has simply gone out of fashion and some has been inherited – but ultimately it is just sitting around in a drawer

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Culinary Causerie

with Lesley Williams

HaPPI-ness Sarla Langdon called…..‘Darling I’ve had a windfall – we must go out and celebrate by eating lobster’. How many times have you had a telephone call asking you to give your banking history to a PPI claim company, and

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Hay fever

With Bay Cluster Network

Dr Lamah El-Sharkawi is a GP in Uplands and Mumbles Surgery and her sister Reem El-Sharkawi is a GP Pharmacist, both are part of the Bay Cluster Network. This month they look at hay fever. Hay fever season is looming

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Award Winning

Gigi Gao's Favourite Authentic Chinese

Dubbed ‘the UK Oscars of Oriental cuisines’, The Golden Chopsticks Awards created by joint founder and host Gok Wan, held its inaugural award ceremony on Monday 16th April at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square, to recognise and celebrate the enormous

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