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People across Wales woke up today to find snow covering their homes. With most of Wales remaining under a weather warning until midnight today, the Met Office predicts snow will clear early this evening, leaving a cold but clear and dry night for most. “Some cloud and scattered showers along coasts. Frosty and icy. Minimum … Continue reading Snow in parts of south Wales today
A group of Cardiff university students have put together a local food bank collection on Miskin Street in Cardiff after being disappointed with the Governments lack of support for the vulnerable. The group set up their donation point from 11am-4pm on January 23rd as well as arranging several collection points around Talybont and encouraged students … Continue reading Student food bank collection for Trussell Trust
Food for Life Wales is part of a mission set forth by Food For Life Global and the International Society For Krishna Consciousness to provide hot, plant based, meals to anyone in need. This includes the elderly and vulnerable, those who are unable to access services and low-income families or individuals. They are also providing … Continue reading Foodbank usage increases as pandemic continues
Up to 150 people came together outside of Cardiff Bay Police Station to protested the death of Mohamud Hassan, 24, who died after he was released from police custody. Protesters marched from Cardiff Library to South Wales Police station in Cardiff Bay. The force said he had been taken into custody following a disturbance in … Continue reading Protesters take to Cardiff streets after death of 24-year-old Mohamud Hassan
By Charles Stylianou After realising that a number of social services are not available to men, Sally Burris started research about male inequality. The research showed that if men were included, they were referenced in only negative contexts. Regardless of the coronavirus outbreak, Sally and her team started protesting with the Split the Difference.
Words and Images by Aarthy Balaganesh Cardiff, Wales. 18 January 2021. Drag queen Sophia Gardens (Cody jones) (20) doing a Instagram Live show “Drag Race Run ‘A’ Way”. In the live stream, she talks and discusses opinions on the weekend’s episodes on RuPaul’s Drag Race both the UK and the US edition. She also collobrates … Continue reading Drag queens during the pandemic
Not being able to hug friends and family has been a difficult aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic for many of us, there’s nothing like the power of a hug for comfort. Despite not being able to be in close contact with loved ones there are alternatives that can done for this years National hugging day … Continue reading A twist on National Hugging Day 2021
By Dan Moffat and Morgan Morton First Minister Mark Drakeford believes it’s important that black history is ‘known and understood by all of us here in Wales’. Mr Drakeford was speaking at today’s Welsh Government daily press briefing , and was answering a question from Atrium News’ Morgan Morton, when he admitted education is important … Continue reading Black history should be ‘known and understood’ by all in Wales, says First Minister
Kirsty Williams has expressed her “disappointment” at UK Government plans to impose student number controls on English students coming here to study.
By Danielle Herbert Alongside the likes of Rex Orange County, Yungblud, and Tom Misch, many up and coming artists have also been taking part in lock down live streams. Among them is a five-piece rock band, Concord Drive. Its safe to say no matter how much biodegradable glitter you put on your face, a lockdown … Continue reading Coronavirus: How music events are moving to online live streams
By Morgan Morton As the pandemic progresses and the number of deaths and overall devastation continues to increase day by day, it feels like my anxiety is progressing along with it. The United States of America alone has over 200,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,113 related deaths. The global cases are just shy of … Continue reading How Coronavirus has torn my heart in two
(Image courtesy of Beatrice Magnusson) By Joe Strong and Noorhan Al- ani. The rise of the coronavirus has generated worldwide panic, causing anxiety among people who fear the virus because of how quickly and easily it has spread. Since the outbreak in December, 125 countries have been affected with 4,716 deaths worldwide and 10 deaths … Continue reading The mental toll of the coronavirus:
By Morgan Morton As the Coronavirus spreads across the world the panic that accompanies it is indeed reasonable. Since the outbreak countless schools in Europe have closed, sanitary products are in high demand, and everyone is anxious about the wellbeing of themselves and others. 460 cases have been confirmed and 10 people have died in … Continue reading The Corona Outbreak: We’ve been here before, where will we go?
CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM. MARCH 5TH 2020. Crowds gathered today at Alexandra Gardens, Cardiff, to take part in a solidarity march. The event was part of two weeks of continued strike action by the Cardiff branch of the University and College Union (UCU) – the representative voice for academic and academic-related staff at Cardiff University. Cardiff … Continue reading Continued strike action by Cardiff UCU
CARDIFF, UK, 2nd MARCH 2020. Greenpeace have placed a pop up exhibition trailer with images highlighting the effects of global warming outside of Barclays bank on Working Street, St Davids Centre, Cardiff. In the early hours of the morning, branches in the Roath, Whitchurch and the Llandaff North areas of Cardiff were also rendered out … Continue reading Greenpeace glues locks on Barclays bank branches across Wales
More than 200 people marched through Cardiff city centre yesterday, while crowds lined the streets of the Welsh capital to celebrate the country’s patron saint. Led by performer Meic Peterson dressed as St David, the event is the 27th annual St David’s Day parade to be held in the city. The parade ended in The … Continue reading St David’s Day parade, Cardiff
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg said she would ‘not be silenced while the world is on fire’ while addressing a 30,000 strong crowd in Bristol, before leading a march through the city. Chants of “Greta, Greta” rang around College Green in the city centre ahead of her speech, which was organised by the Bristol Youth Strike … Continue reading Youth Strike 4 Climate: Greta Thunberg speaks to 30,000 at Bristol rally
University of South Wales is spreading awareness for LGBT+ History in the month of February by organising a literary treasure hunt. The aim of the event is to promote equality throughout all of the USW campuses and create a safe space for students. After a meeting a week ago at the Treforest campus where students … Continue reading USW’S LGBT+History Month
Boat companies in Cardiff are uncertain about their future after floods from Storm Dennis caused damage to most of the berths along the River Taff. There are currently no boat tours running in the city. Companies running the service are uncertain about their future, as they have to face a wave of cancellations from the … Continue reading Storm Dennis raises questions about the future of Cardiff Boat Tours.
International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a day to promote linguistic and cultural diversity which was created by the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation. This day occurs every February and has done for over 20 years, with this year falling on the 21st of February. The UN recognised that 43% of the 6000 … Continue reading Is the Welsh language dying?| International Mother Language Day
The Labour leadership election is entering the final stages, after the public member vote opened on Monday. The three remaining candidates are Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey, with Starmer the favourite after leading the way during the CLP (Constituency Labour Party) voting stage. After some big losses in December’s election, Labour managed … Continue reading Labour Leadership Election: Who are Welsh MPs backing?
Hundreds of supporters turned out today for the first day of strike action by the Cardiff branch of the University and College Union (UCU). Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn was at the rally, which had to move from the University’s Main Building on Park Place to Cathays Park due to large numbers. The strike, which is … Continue reading Corbyn braves the rain to show solidarity with Cardiff UCU
Cardiff City Korfball Club have started a petition to stop the closure of sports facilities in Heath Park, Cardiff, after the council backtracked on its decision to lease the building to the club. In August 2018, Cardiff Council agreed in principle to Cardiff Korfball Club’s offer to take over ownership and running of the facilities. … Continue reading Closure of Korfball Club
A fan of the BBC Wales Torchwood series has decorated a shrine to one of the characters for Valentine’s day.
The German Ambassador to the UK, Peter Wittig, has said he fears any post Brexit trade deal will fall short of what Germany would have liked. Peter Wittig told students Cardiff, Peter Wittig he is concerned about the UK’s separation from the EU. “The price of this quick guillotine separation of the UK from Europe … Continue reading German Ambassador warns Cardiff students of trade issues post Brexit
Hundreds of people have gathered in Cardiff to protest the closure of a hospital’s A&E department.
The President of Tiger Bay ABC Boxing Club in Cardiff has spoken about how the elderly in the community don’t feel safe because of drug-taking and dealing in local phone boxes.
A student and a graduate from the University of South Wales are among those shortlisted for Wales Media Awards.
Three Cardiff companies were among the top ten most inclusive employers in Britain by the LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2020.
by Jan Jerabek It’s been six years since David Coles and Andrew Melbourne decided to open the Flute and Tankard, an independent pub in Cardiff. Now they have decided the secret to attracting the customers is to give customers the biggest possible selection of beer – and to offer them something different every time they come. … Continue reading Cardiff pub says changing the beer almost every day keeps the customers coming back
A student at the University of South Wales has set up a zero-waste shop in Treforest to help students live a more sustainable lifestyle.
A World War 2 evacuee is encouraging people to vote for a Cardiff Music Awards nominee who took inspiration from her personal story. Christian Punter from Ferndale in the Rhondda, also known as Otto, announced the award nomination for his EP Post with a short video from World War Two evacuee, Mary Shotton. Taking to … Continue reading A WW2 evacuee is backing music award nominee from the Rhondda who took inspiration from her story
A five-metre-tall, 8-metre-long animatronic model T-Rex has been installed at Tacoma Square in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay.
Emily Saer, a 29-year-old woman from South Wales was born premature which caused her to have cerebral palsy.
Journalism students at the University of South Wales have been paying tribute to their course mate Bethan James who died suddenly at the weekend.
Cardiff, Wales. 16 January 2020. The Welsh government in conjunction with third sector anti-racism groups held a conference in the Pierhead building in order to discuss various findings with regards to the rise of racism in Wales since the Brexit referendum. Images by Ben Rice
Cardiff, Wales. 05 February 2020. Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal Launch at The National Assembly for Wales (Senedd). Sponsored by Jane Hutt AM, the appeal included a performance from Cor Curiad and awards given to groups who had made oustanding contributions in fund raising efforts. Images by Ben Rice
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CARDIFF, UK. 29th January 2020. Phillip Alisopp is a member of the Socialst workers party in Cardiff. Phillip presented a talk on knife crime and how it can be prevented within youths. Phillip decided to host this meeting because “i have personnaly been effected by knife crimes three times in my life”. knife crime is … Continue reading Knife Crime Prevention
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CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM. National Storytelling week 2020 is an annual festival that aims to bring people together to celebrate the tradition and magic of a great story. A customer is pictured surrounded by books whilst browsing in the niche ‘Troutmark Books’ located in Cardiff’s castle arcade. Troutmark Bookshop has a long history of selling and … Continue reading National Story Telling Week
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Words and Images by Aarthy Balaganesh