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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Arsenal issue statement about future of 2019/20 season that Cardiff City and Swansea City fans will love

Premier League club Arsenal have issued a statement insisting the 2019/20 campaign to be concluded “in order to maintain the integrity of each competition”. On Friday, following a Premier League stakeholders meeting, the Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship campaigns were all suspended “indefinitely,” with fixtures not being allowed to resume until it is “safe …

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Cardiff City follow Bristol City, Leeds United and Birmingham City in announcing player wage deferrals

Cardiff City players have voluntarily agreed to take partial pay deferrals in a bid to protect the club’s non-playing staff. Earlier this month, it was announced manager Neil Harris and chief executive Ken Choo had taken 20 per cent pay cuts to ease the strain on non-playing staff at Cardiff City Stadium. The same applies to other Bluebirds high earners …

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Keen angler casts his line at retail by opening a new tackle shop

It’s the first time that Mr Chester, 44, has run a shop although retailing runs in the family. His great aunt and uncle, the Lawrences, once ran two businesses in the street 80 odd years ago. Mr Chester said: “I’ve been a passionate fisherman for 30 years and thought it was about time I gave it a go. “I’m going …

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Group travelled 45 miles from Cardiff to Mumbles to go on fishing trip during lockdown

A man has been arrested and three others warned after the coastguard and police were called to reports of a group breaking lockdown rules. The four men had travelled to Langland Bay in the Mumbles from Cardiff to go fishing over the bank holiday weekend. All four men were issued with fixed penalty notices and warned over breaking coronavirus lockdown …

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South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Thank you for rescuing the riding school horses Thanks to the swift and effective action of staff and volunteers, more than 40 horses and ponies were evacuated to safety from Cardiff Riding School on Sunday, as the River Taff burst its banks in quite a spectacular fashion. For many of the horses, Pontcanna Fields has been their home for years, …

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Why a section of the Swansea canal has turned white in colour

The water in a section of the Swansea Canal turned white at the weekend after a “pollution incident” involving a nearby roadworks. People walking on the canal towpath next to the Mond Community Centre in Clydach noticed that the surface of the water had turned a “milky white” colour. Ray Lockyer, a member of the Pontardawe and Swansea Angling Association, …

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Keen angler casts his line at retail by opening a new tackle shop

It’s the first time that Mr Chester, 44, has run a shop although retailing runs in the family. His great aunt and uncle, the Lawrences, once ran two businesses in the street 80 odd years ago. Mr Chester said: “I’ve been a passionate fisherman for 30 years and thought it was about time I gave it a go. “I’m going …

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First picture released of missing angler as search continues

This is the first picture of an angler who has going missing while fishing at an East Staffordshire river. Roger Wheat, who is in his seventies, was last seen fishing from the riverbank near to Ellastone bridge on the River Dove. He was wearing a brown Barbour jacket, dark-coloured trousers and wellington boots. Emergency services were called to the River …

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Swan rescued at Pen-Y-Fan Pond after getting caught in discarded fishing line

Animal collection officer (ACO) Stephanie Davidson was able to safely untangle the bird, which was not hurt – but the RSPCA say the animal was at “serious risk” of further entanglement. (Wildlife entangled in line may suffer a slow death due to starvation, while discarded hooks and weights can also cause serious and even fatal injury) The RSPCA is urging …

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Owners of a Flintshire fishing lake reverse decision to re-open during coronavirus lockdown following public backlash

The owners of a Flintshire-based fishing lake have reversed their decision to re-open during the coronavirus lockdown after a public backlash. The Lake of Tranquility in Leeswood revealed it intended to open to anglers earlier this week, claiming it had permission from trading standards officers. Staff said strict social distancing measures would be put in place due to the COVID-19 …

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