John DaviesWellbeing

What can be a babysitter, a servant, a chauffeur and a personal bodyguard all at the same time? Us! This may very well surprise you, but there are ways in which parasites use us for their survival. I am a fully qualified therapist based in the heart of Penarth where I offer treatment in a professional, friendly and private environment. … Read More

Autumn Fashion

Heather Rowan-RobinsonFashion

So September is here – how did that happen?? Life seems to be going at such a fast pace and I’d like it to slow down – quite a lot really! The new autumn season is looking great, we are seeing some fun patterns, prints and textures arriving (if they haven’t already) and I’m highlighting a few items and trends … Read More

Autumn activities for the family

Party Fizz - Children's party and entertainmentColouring Corner, Community, Featured

Meet the Owls  From Smokey Joe the great grey owl to Carol the Kestrel, there are many friendly faces at Ebbw Vale’s Owl Sanctuary. Located in Festival Park, this safe haven is home to 60 beautiful birds, including owls, hawks, and falcons. Guests are welcome to handle them, with trained volunteers happy to help out. Visits are free (though donations … Read More

Waste Not Want Not

Restaurant James SommerinFood, Uncategorized

We have all heard about food waste, but many of us will associate food waste with food that is purchased from supermarkets or independent shops. However, there are many fruit trees around that will remain unpicked, either in people’s gardens/allotments or growing wild in hedgerows, which is also wasted food. I know I am guilty of this, I have a … Read More

Be a tourist in your own town

Heather Rowan-RobinsonUncategorized

Penarth History Month returns in September and we caught up one of the organisers  Martin Gossage from Penarth Tourism and Visitor Association to find out what it is all about. PV: How did it all start? MG: There are  individual  history projects in Penarth, but with the lack of a coordinated Heritage display strategy from our institutions I felt it … Read More

City breaks, whatever the budget

Heather Rowan-RobinsonTravel

Luxury: The Grand Mark Prague offers unrivalled elegance, glamour and luxury in a Baroque 17th-century residential palace with a spot on location bang in the city centre. Mid Range: The central Three Storks Hotel offers a cosy 5 star experience. It dates back to the 14th century and was once home to a monastic brewery. On a budget: Sir Toby’s … Read More

Marathon Des Cymru

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity

Trainee Penarth Lifeboat Station crew member Simon Marchant has embarked on an enormous challenge to raise money for the RNLI. He is currently running the circumference of Wales, approximately 1050 miles and hopes to achieve this in around 40 days (pretty much a marathon a day!) He will be running via the coastline and offa’s dyke. Simon started his challenge … Read More

Westbourne Prep’s guide to summer reading

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, Culture

Childhood is a time when the love of reading and literature has the chance to blossom and with the freedom and flexibility of the summer holidays there is no better time to get reading! So let’s get ready to ignite your child’s love of literature and really help them prepare for the busy winter term ahead, September will be here … Read More