Cardiff news / blogs / links round-up for the New Year

There has been so much stuff I’ve been bookmarking recently to post here on the blog, it’s getting ridiculous – so I thought I’d do a blog round up, like Hannah Waldram used to do when she was writing the Guardian’s Cardiff blog. Remember that? That was great.

Anyway.

DINOSAURS IN PENARTH
Just before Christmas, a seven foot dinosaur fossil was found on a beach near Penarth! EPIC FIND

RECYCLING IN CARDIFF
Cardiff Council are doing a consultation on recycling in the city. FILL IT OUT: http://www.surveys.cardiff.gov.uk/wastestrategy/

SAVE CARDIFF’S NIGHTSHELTER
Thanks to the generous donations of people like you, Cardiff’s Nightshelter has almost raised the £21k it needs to stay open. Please donate whatever you can, however small, to help those with nowhere else to go. Imagine being homeless in the bad weather we’re currently having … also the Nightshelter is the only place that accepts dogs, sometimes the only friend a homeless person has 😦 DONATE TO HELP KEEP THE PLACE OPEN: They’re so near their target! SAVE THE NIGHTSHELTER

THE GREATEST WELSH SONGS OF 2014
Music writer Dave Owens has compiled a tasty slice of 2014’s best tracks, as put together by Welsh bands (Wales Online)

RIP CATAPULT RECORDS
We were gutted to find out our favourite dance music specialist in Cardiff has closed down. RIP Catapult 100% Vinyl. There’s a Facebook group you can join if you’d like to share photos / videos and mourn its loss: RIP Catapult

WHY CARDIFF?
Friend-of-the-blog Neil Cocker recently wrote this piece called ‘Why Cardiff?’. If you’ve got friends who are thinking about moving here, why not send them this to help them along in their decision making!

EAT OUT FOR CHEAP IN CARDIFF IN JANUARY!
Wales Online have got a good round-up of cheap offers for eating out in the city in January. Screw the diet! Cheap eats in January

SPILLERS RECORDS – NEW AND IMPROVED!
After the sad news about Catapult, we’ve got some GOOD news about Spillers – they’ve just moved into their new premises, just opposite where they were before – by The Plan cafe, in the old bookshop. The new address is 31, The Morgan Arcade – get yourselves down there and visit them. They’re open now! Spillers Facebook page

GETTING PISSED? GET TO GWDIHW BEFORE 8PM!
Gwdihw have got 50 PERCENT OFF EVERYTHING (yes, they mean everything) before 8pm through the WHOLE of January. AND they’ve got some wicked nights on throughout the rest of the month. If you’re looking for a place to get drunk in January, get the Gwd! Gwdihw Facebook

Have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments. And happy January!

xxx

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