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Dippy the dinosaur comes to Cardiff

Dinosaur head

The plaster cast reproduction, long referred to as Dippy, will spend a minimum of four to sixth months in Cardiff. He will have to be dismantled and reassembled at every destination of the tour. Museum director Sir Michael Dixon said: “We wanted Dippy to visit unusual locations so he can draw in people that may not traditionally visit a museum. …

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A floating football pitch for Cardiff Bay as part of the Champions League

Champions league floating pitch

Marc Diaper works for Coffi Co coffeehouse in Cardiff Bay. They have been viewing the pitch being assembled all day. While there is generally a football pitch constructed as a part of the festival, this particular one is the first floating pitch that has been created. On Friday, June 2, it will hold the Ultimate Champions Match showcasing footballing legends. …

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Cardiff gets a new Curry Directory

Fish curry

A new Cardiff Curry Directory is a major bonus for Cardiff folk whether it is after a beer or two, after mountain biking on Caerphilly mountain, after watching a Wales International or running a half marathon. The most popular food is alongside fish and chips is to catch a Cardiff curry. The website has been around for a while now but is …

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Cardiff Full English Breakfast venues

full english breakfast

Cardiff Full English Breakfast venues Contrary to what most people believe stag and hen do’s are not all about booze and strippers and you should keep that in mind when planning the budget. Stag and Hen weekends often include exciting activities such as trekking, canyoning, clay pigeon shooting, etc. Combining all these activities together, for one intense weekend  means you …

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Cardiff school teacher reveals story behind Lee Rigby’s jihadi killer

It is almost beyond comprehension – how could British-born teenagers educated in British schools in British towns and cities be drawn to international jihad and Islamic State?  Yet during my three years working at Fitzalan High School in Cardiff – a city where three young men were eventually jailed for helping IS – I watched as children were radicalised under …

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Overfed pet Corgi Tyke who was being ‘killed with kindness’ is taken off his owner

Denise Leitch let Corgi Tyke balloon to double his recommended weight She was ‘killing it with kindness’ with all the snacks she would feed him But he has now been taken from her after becoming dangerously oversized Mrs Leitch escaped a jail term but has lost her pet who will go to new home By Euan McLelland For MailOnline Published: …

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Cardiff’s Coal Exchange saved in £40m hotel revamp

Cardiff Coal exchange

  Cardiff’s historical Coal Exchange building is set to be restored as part of £40m plans to convert it into a luxury 200-suite hotel. The disused Grade II*-listed site will host weddings and conferences if granted planning consent. About 100 construction jobs will be created when work starts and it will employ 60 staff once open. Developer Signature Living said …

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Expert claims study that says showering dogs with affection stresses them out is wrong

Earlier this month, a study set dog-lovers in a frenzy after it revealed that hugging your canine companions may actually be causing them stress. Dogs despise being held close by their owners because their first line of defense is to run away, the research explained, and suggested humans choose other ways to show their affection. But, not all experts agree …

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Man accused of murdering a toddler tells jury ‘I haven’t done anything’

A man accused of murdering his partner’s toddler has sworn that he had never put his hands on him. Sean Buckley, 28, is standing trial at Cardiff Crown Court accused of murdering 17-month old Finley Thomas, who was found injured at his home in Adams Street, Tonypandy , on September 23, 2014, which he denies. He is also accused of …

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Euro 2016: Wales players in the eyes of their families

As the Wales squad gears up for the country’s first appearance at a major football tournament since 1958, families of some of the players have revealed what their sons, brothers and husbands are like off the pitch. Joe Allen Image copyright Getty Images Joe Allen has become one of the most recognisable faces in football, but to his two sisters …

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