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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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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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Everything you need to know about the dog microchipping law changes including how much it costs and fines

As of Wednesday April 6, the dog microchipping law is changing and if you don’t abide by it, you could be fined. If you don’t know all about the new rules and what you need to do, we’ve got all of the information from the RSPCA and Dog’s Trust. What is changing? From Wednesday April 6, it is compulsory to …

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Dogs loose on A4232 in Cardiff cause three-car crash

Image copyright Traffic Wales Three cars crashed on one of Cardiff’s main roads after two dogs ran on to the carriageway. Traffic ground to a halt on the A4232 southbound after the accident between Culverhouse Cross and the B4267 at Leckwith at about 07:10 GMT on Friday. One of the dogs was killed but South Wales Police officers managed to …

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Welsh Election 2016: Labour just short as UKIP wins seats

Media captionA montage of some of the major moments of the election night in Wales Labour has fallen short of a majority in the Welsh Assembly as UKIP won its first seats in the Senedd. Former Tory MPs Neil Hamilton and Mark Reckless were among seven UKIP AMs elected via the regional lists. Labour remains the largest party with 29 …

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Dogs are the most abused animals in Wales, according to new RSPCA figures

WARNING: some images are distressing Cruelty to dogs was the most common complaint investigated by the RSPCA in Wales last year. Almost 60% of complaints made to the charity related to dogs, compared to nearly 21% which related to cats – the second most abused pet. The charity’s annual prosecution statistics, published today , show there were 5,918 investigations into …

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Sheepdog makes incredible 12-day 240-mile journey back to his original owner

Four-year-old Pero was given to farm in Cockermouth, Cumbria for a trial But around one month later the dog went missing while herding sheep Farmer Alan James from Penrhyncoch, Wales, then saw dog on doorstep The loyal pooch had travelled 240 miles in 12 days to get back to his owner  By Kate Samuelson For Mailonline Published: 18:18, 25 April 2016 …

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