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St David Awards finalists announced

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has announced the finalists in the 2016, St David Awards. The awards, now in their third year, acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of people in Wales. They were created to recognise the great deeds and contributions made by people from all walks of life. The finalists in the award categories: Bravery; Citizenship; Culture; Enterprise; Innovation and Technology; International; Sport and Young Person are as follows. Bravery Peter Fuller – nominated for his role in stepping in to stop a horrific machete attack in Mold in January 2015. Matthew James - from Pontypridd, he is nominated for his selflessness during a time of real fear and chaos, using his body to shield his partner, Saera Wilson, from bullets during last summer’s Tunisia terror attacks. PC Owen Davies and PC Rhiannon Hurst, Police Officers, Gwent Police – nominated for their heroic role in helping to save the lives eight family members from a house fire in Newport. Citizenship Grant, June and Owain Thomas, fundraisers - from Oakdale, they have been nominated for their tireless fundraising for Cardiac Risk in the Young. Janet Williams, foster carer - from Porthmadog, nominated for being a foster carer Read more [...]

Gwobrau Dewi Sant – cyhoeddi’r teilyngwyr

Mae'r Prif Weinidog Carwyn Jones, wedi cyhoeddi enwau'r teilyngwyr yng Ngwobrau Dewi Sant 2016. Mae'r gwobrau, bellach yn ei thrydedd flwyddyn, yn rhoi sylw i lwyddiannau eithriadol pobl yng Nghymru. Cawsant eu creu i gydnabod ymdrechion a chyfraniadau gwych pobl o bob cefndir. Mae'r gwobrau wedi'u rhannu'n gategorïau: Dewrder; Dinasyddiaeth; Diwylliant; Menter; Arloesedd a Thechnoleg; Rhyngwladol; Chwaraeon a Pherson Ifanc. Dewrder Peter Fuller - wedi ei enwebu am ei rôl wrth atal ymosodiad ofnadwy â machete yn yr Wyddgrug ym mis Ionawr 2015. Matthew James - o Bontypridd, wedi ei enwebu am iddo ddangos anhunanoldeb mewn cyfnod o wir ofn ac anrhefn. Defnyddiodd ei gorff i amddiffyn ei bartner, Saera Wilson, rhag bwledi yn ystod yr ymosodiad terfysgol yn Nhiwnisia yr haf diwethaf. Cwnstabl Owen Davies a Chwnstabl Rhiannon Hurst, Swyddogion yr Heddlu, Heddlu Gwent - wedi eu henwebu am eu rôl arwrol wrth helpu i achub bywydau 8 aelod o'r un teulu mewn tŷ ar dân yng Nghasnewydd. Dinasyddiaeth Grant, June ac Owain Thomas, codwyr arian - o Oakdale, wedi eu henwebu am eu hymdrechion di-flino i godi arian ar gyfer elusen Cardiac Risk in the Young. Janet Williams, gofalwraig maeth - o Borthmadog, wedi ei henwebu Read more [...]

Stunning Wales stars in International campaign to celebrate Wales’ Year of Adventure

A new TV advert which is part of a multi-platform marketing campaign from Visit Wales will be seen on TV screens across the UK from this week as the new campaign goes live. New campaign features iconic Welsh locations – and faces International campaign will run in Wales, UK, Ireland and Germany Campaign fully-produced by Welsh creative agencies and talent This campaign is the latest move to make Wales a leading global destination for adventure tourism as part of the Welsh Government’s Year of Adventure 2016. The tourism industry in Wales saw record growth in 2014 and reports from 2015 are showing further growth. The Year of Adventure has got off to a great start with Wales and its attractions been listed by an unprecedented number of global media outlets - from Rough Guide to Lonely Planet to Forbes - as a must-see place to visit in 2016. The campaign, which also boasts five additional online films, will be targeted primarily at the UK, Ireland and Germany will encourage those seeking an adventure to ‘find their epic’ in Wales during 2016. The new campaign has been conceived and created by a Wales based creative collective led by Visit Wales and Smörgåsbord with their award winning creative director Dylan Read more [...]