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May 2021

Due to the pandemic the Snippets section has not been updated. This section is used to highlight interesting happenings in the area – during the lock-down there have been no community events taking place. As soon as things get back

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May Auto News

With Liam Bird

Hagerty invites drivers to register their car for display at 2021 Festival of the Unexceptional Hagerty invites owners of deliciously dull vehicles to nominate them for a space on the concours lawn at the 2021 Festival of the Unexceptional. If

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Cashflow Management

Business & career advice with Neil Franklin

This month Neil Franklin gives his advice on Starting a Business in 2021 and covers the all-important topic of Cashflow Management. Be careful how you plan and develop your business infrastructure – you want to keep a keen eye on

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Happy May

Wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne - Wine for life learning

The May Bank Holiday is almost here, accompanied by long, warm, sunny days! We’ve all been waiting for this (some more patiently than others)! There’s a beautifully bottled and summery Prosecco Rose to start, followed by a wonderfully fresh and

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Jaguar F-Type Coupe 300ps

Motoring with Liam Bird

Liam’s car for May should have been reviewed last year, but like so many other things was delayed by the pandemic. But as they say, good things come to those that wait.     If my memory serves me correctly, it

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Auction Houses

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

The word “auction” derives from the Latin, auctum which means to grow or increase. During the 17th century, auctions were relatively uncommon as it was common practise to either haggle or have a set price. The two major auction houses

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Perfect Timing

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

Chris and his mates were glad that lockdown was finally lifted so that they could travel to find the perfect wave… They say all good things come to an end, and so it was with the amazing run of swell

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To the Rhinogs and beyond

Mountain bike trails with Kim Jones

This month Kim and Tracey take us on their first bike ride post lockdown. Ancient paths and tracks are still visible if you look carefully and read the lie of the land, and they make perfect cycle routes. On a

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The cost of cyber crime

Commercial Insurance with Julie Heatley-Thomas, Senior Account Executive Prescott Jones

Most of us are getting used to attempts to defraud us personally, whether it is through scam telephone calls or dodgy e-mails and sadly one of the darker developments of the COVID pandemic is the rise in cyber related crime.  

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Pharmacies begin giving Covid vaccines

Covid-19 vaccinations - Swansea Bay University Health Board

Community pharmacies are joining the fight against Coronavirus by taking part in the Swansea Bay Covid-19 vaccination programme. Three Swansea pharmacies are now giving Covid vaccinations under a pilot scheme. The vaccines are given strictly by appointment only to invited

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Keeping your cat safe

With Lyn Gardener - Swansea Cats Protection

Where’s my cat? Have you noticed there seem to be lots of cats going missing lately? Or is it just me? Or is it simply that social media make the problem more visible? Before Facebook and other sharing platforms, if

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The grass is not always greener

Therapeutic Gardening with Sophie Lacey - Good Thymes Gardening

Sophie Lacey is on a mission to get us to love our gardens, no matter how small. Growing things to eat is a great way of enjoying your outside space – even if you only have space for a few

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Check in with your heart

With The Herbal Clinic

Intrinsically, we feel our hearts to be emotional centres; thus phrases such as ‘down hearted’, ‘heartbreak’ and ‘heart of gold’ are an integral part of our language. Eastern wisdom, as well as some Greek philosophers such as Aristotle, taught that

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