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Hundreds to flock to Barry for free open water safe swimming classes

Hundreds of children are swapping the swimming pool for the sea and taking part in an open-water safe swimming scheme this weekend. Called Swim Safe, the event is taking place on Barry Island, and over the course of the weekend, more than 300 children are expected to attend. It’s for children aged between seven and 14 It’s for children aged …

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A Welsh gin made from foraged wild flowers has reached the final of a UK foodie awards

Dyfi-Gin

A Welsh gin distillery which creates drinks from foraged wild flowers has found itself in the final of a nationwide awards designed to find the next culinary big thing. Now in its fifth year, The Young British Foodie Awards is an annual event that seeks out new, visionary talent in food and drink across the UK, and the Dyfi Distillery’s …

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Vale of Glamorgan show enjoys ‘really successful’ day as thousands turn up

Thousands flocked to the Vale of Glamorgan’s annual show on Wednesday to experience the agricultural event’s vast offering of activities for all ages. Taking place at Fonmon Castle, Barry, around 20,000 people attended the event to take advantage of the local produce and displays on show. Read More Farming unions and National Trust clash over future of farm subsidies The …

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This is how you make the perfect chocolate kebab

It’s less than a month since it opened but Swansea’s Chocolate Kebab House – the first of its kind in the UK – has had customers queuing up to try the sweet treats. And now we’ve found out exactly how you make the sugary kebabs. Husband and wife team, Simon and Stephanie Mills, use chocolate shavings, a crepe-like batter, chocolate …

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A Street food chef has become the world’s first to earn a Michelin star

Could Swansea market or Cardiff’s trendy Street Food Circus soon be serving up Michelin-starred food? It might sound crazy but a simple fast food vendor in Singapore has just become the first to be awarded cooking’s most sought after seal of approval. Malaysian-born Chan Hon Meng said he was dumbfounded when he got a call from the famous restaurant reviewers …

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David Walliams’ Ratburger is coming to Wales and this is where you can see it

An outdoor theatre production based on a best-selling children’s novel by David Walliams is coming to Wales this summer. Open air theatre company Heartbreak Productions is heading to Wales with Ratburger, the story of Zoe, her lazy stepmother Sheila, and Burt, the chef who wants to make her pet rat into a burger. The UK-wide tour is the show’s theatrical …

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Make your vote count as we reveal the six finalists in this year’s Special Places campaign

Voting is now open for the public to decide its favourite somewhere in WalesOnline’s Special Places 2016. The annual pursuit to find Wales’ special place kicked off in June this year and has seen the public narrow down a shortlist of 120 wonderfully-Welsh locations across six distinct categories to just six finalists. Those finalists have already seen off fierce competition …

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The Cardiff Triathlon is back and this is how you can enter

More than 1,000 people took part in this year’s event and now registration is about to open for the Cardiff Triathlon 2017. The company behind the triathlon, Always Aim High Events, say they expect tickets to sell out “in record time” when registration opens at midday on Friday, August 19. Marketing and sales manager Adam Lemalle said: “The Cardiff Triathlon …

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This is the brilliant moment passengers on a National Eisteddfod bus burst into Calon Lan

It’s the annual showcase of Welsh talent but visitors to the National Eisteddfod proved that beautiful singing isn’t just limited to the pavilion. For passengers on a shuttle bus ferrying them from the Maes to the car parks in Abergavenny town centre broke into a beautiful rendition of Welsh hymn Calon Lan – after doing a spot of Icelandic chanting. …

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When does the Rio Olympics 2016 start and when can I watch the Opening Ceremony and main events?

Who can believe that four years have passed since London 2012 and now the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics is just a couple of days away. It will be the first time a South American nation has hosted the Olympics since the modern games began in 1896. More than 10,000 athletes will compete across 28 Olympic sports for the …

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