From star studded awards to GCSE celebrations and multi million pound beach front developments, here are five peeks behind our week.
1. Bafta Cymru announce star-studded line up of nominees for this year’s awards
It’s not every day you get the chance to rub shoulders with the stars, but we’ve been immersed in celeb-land this week helping announce the nominees for the 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Cymru Awards
TV dramas Sherlock, Hinterland and its brooding star Richard Harrington are just a taste of the big names that are up for an award at this year’s 25th anniversary awards. BBC Radio Wales was first to announce the story, and we made sure Hannah Raybould, BAFTA’s director, was at the studio to give her insight into this year’s line-up.
BBC Wales’s website and Wales Online followed suit, spreading the news across the Welsh media. The 25th ceremony will take place on October 2nd at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and tickets are on sale today to the general public.
To see all the nominees head to the BBC site here.
Our Anthea’s dog, who played Redbeard in Sherlock, unfortunately isn’t up for any awards but you can watch his performance on the show here
2. Stunning sea-side apartments go on sale
We’re partial to a bit of property porn at WW Towers so have been in our element this week with Waterstone Homes. Take a look for yourself at their stunning new 51º Latitude development in Tenby, made up of 14 exclusive two and three bedroom apartments overlooking the popular South Beach, one of the best beaches in the UK, if we do say so ourselves!
We were in Tenby where the Waterstone team launched the development by spending the Bank Holiday weekend in their very own nifty mobile campervan sales office, complete with virtual reality headsets that offered prospective buyers a visual walk-through of the apartments.
WalesOnline featured an exclusive first look at the development as the lead story on their property pages. If you want to get your hands on one, you’ll have to be quick, as more than half of the apartments have already been snapped up!
3. Runners at the ready? This year’s Cardiff 10K is just over a week away
The question every running enthusiast across South Wales has been asking is ‘how much training time do I have left until this year’s Cardiff 10K?’ The answer; just over a week! With entries coming to a close and over 5,000 runners already signed up, this year’s event is going to be bigger than ever before. Race packs are making their way to runners in the post, the medals are ready to be handed out, and we can’t contain our excitement! This year’s race is taking place on Sunday September 11, with the main 10K event starting at 10am and the 2K Family Run starting at 9.15 am. We’ve got plenty of tips on tapering and getting ready for race day on the @Cardiff10K twitter
4. Proving you’re never too old to learn
As a new academic year looms, the success stories of the recent results days are still flooding in for our education clients. We shared this story about Peter, a student at Coleg y Cymoedd, who picked up his maths GCSE result last week…at the age of 78. Peter wanted to brush up on the subject in order to help his grandchildren with their homework, bagging himself a grade B along the way. Having enjoyed it so much, he now wants to mentor other students in the subject. *Cue chorus of awwws* Listen to Peter on Radio Wales here.
5. Improving the education facilities for pupils across Wales
Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools programme helps regenerate schools in some of the country’s most deprived areas and we’ve been sharing the stories of the schools that have benefitted from this multi-million pound investment. This week was the story of Ysgol Hafon Lon in Gwynedd, whose new facilities will soon transform education for over 100 special educational needs pupils in the area. We shared the news with relevant local media, and you can read some of the coverage here.
This week, retail giant Amazon announced the launch of its new Dash service, and we are obsessed. It saves the busy (*cough* lazy) folk among us from having to leave the house or even open our computers to shop for those household supplies. Major life hack.
British Amazon Prime customers can now order household products, such as toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, dog food and coffee with the touch of an Amazon Dash button – a WIFI enabled gadget that can be placed around the house, corresponding with a particular product. When pressed, an order is triggered via the app to be delivered straight to your door within 24 hours. Pretty impressive, right? However, the jury is out on whether the service is a fantastic piece of time-saving innovation, or a sad reflection of consumers today!