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Monthly Archives: August 2018

The gorgeous pub that’s just been named the best in Wales and England

Stackpole Inn

Wales is home to countless wonderful pubs, and boast some of the very best . While many of us will have our locals, favourites and musts to visit when we visit another part of the country, there’s one pub in Pembrokeshire that’s been named the best of the bunch – in all of Wales and England. Sawday’s, a specialist travel …

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Dad-of-two plunged ‘Rambo-style’ hunting knife into man’s chest

Knife crime

A dad-of-two plunged a hunting knife into a man’s chest during an argument about a drugs debt and left him needing emergency heart surgery. Cardiff Crown Court heard James O’Driscoll, 20, lunged at his victim with the “Rambo” knife and inflicted life-threatening injuries and permanent scarring. Judge Eleri Rees said: “He could have easily killed this man.” The court heard …

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A level results in Cardiff: How every school performed

UCAS

Thousands of pupils across Cardiff have celebrated their A level results today. Across the city 29.5% of A level results were graded A* to A – compared to the Welsh national average of 26.3%. This year the overall pass rate in Cardiff is 98.3%, higher than the 97.4% national average across Wales. Of all entries in Cardiff, 78.3% were graded …

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Cardiff’s first zero waste shop opens this weekend

A brand new zero waste shop is opening in Cardiff’s Pontcanna neighbourhood which will see customers take in their own containers for the ultimate shopping experience. Viva Organic will open its doors on Saturday, August 11 and will be introducing the city to an organic, zero-waste and sustainable food shopping experience. Absolutely everything will be organic in the shop, which …

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Pictures show extent of toxic blue-green algae at Roath Park Lake in Cardiff

Roath Park Lake Algae

Roath Park Lake has been temporarily closed after the presence of blue-green algae – a form of bacteria which can kill dogs – was confirmed in the area. Natural Resources Wales confirmed the presence of the potentially toxic algae in the lake earlier this week. A series of pictures and video footage taken on Saturday show a thick layer of …

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Inside Jurassic Kingdom as the touring dinosaur experience arrives in Cardiff

caged raptors

Life-sized dinosaurs will be taking over a Cardiff park this weekend as Jurassic Kingdom comes to the Welsh capital. The immersive and interactive attraction will be opening in Bute Park on Saturday, August 11 and it’ll be sticking around until Monday, August 27. During their stint in Wales, the park’s new residents will offer an interactive, life-sized replica experience – …

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Geraint Thomas: Tour de France hero’s welcome home to Cardiff

Geraint Thomas

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas will be welcomed home to Cardiff later on Thursday, with thousands of people expected on the streets of the capital. The 32-year-old will be congratulated by First Minister Carwyn Jones at the Senedd at 16:25 BST before a celebration outside Cardiff Castle. Thomas became the first Welshman to win the gruelling 21-stage race after …

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Three men arrested in Elliots Town murder probe

Elliots town murder

Police officers have put a cordon around the house in Long Row in New Tredegar Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 54-year-old man was found dead in Caerphilly county. His body was found at a flat in Long Row in the Elliots Town area of New Tredegar on Saturday afternoon. He has been identified as …

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Cardiff Arms Park to go cashless

cardiff arms pitch

From next week the iconic ground will become a predominantly cashless facility to enhance customer experience and improve security. All public bars, the car park and Cardiff Blues shop will become entirely cashless to ensure a more efficient and secure transaction with electronic payments. To facilitate those with cash on match-days, there will be cash exchange points on both sides …

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Try Oakwood Theme Park rollercoasters First

oakwood roller coaster

Just like beer tester at a brewery would be the dream job for many adults, most teenagers would love to be appointed fun advisor at their local theme park. Imagine it – being asked to give your opinion on future developments, as well as be having exclusive first access to try out all new rides and attractions. Well, for three …

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