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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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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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Man celebrating birthday caught with high-purity cocaine in Coyote Ugly toilets

cocaine packet

A man was caught with high-purity cocaine in the toilets of a Cardiff bar while celebrating his birthday. Callum Paul was found in a cubicle at Coyote Ugly with 11 wraps of the drug after a security guard heard rustling and sniffing coming from the area. Sentencing him at Newport Crown Court, Recorder Nicholas Gareth Jones said: “This is not …

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Jurassic Kingdom in Cardiff Event details

Carnotaurus

Dinosaurs will be taking over a popular Cardiff park as Jurassic Kingdom heads to the Welsh capital. The prehistoric creatures will be greeting visitors for just over two weeks in August and the park’s new residents are expected to offer an interactive, life-sized replica experience. It’s part of a wider tour and visitors cane expect fun, food and more than …

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‘I’m devastated and heartbroken’ Girlfriend of former soldier injured in Thailand appeals for help

The girlfriend of a former Welsh Guard injured in a motorbike accident in Thailand said she is “devastated and heartbroken” by his condition. Adam Hobbs suffered serious injuries in the motorbike accident in Koh Samui last week, and has girlfriend Samantha Theobald by his side in hospital. A fundraising campaign was set up following the incident that left Adam, from …

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How living by a Welsh city park can add up to 48% to your house value

Property by the lake

If you live near Roath Park in Cardiff or Cwmdonkin Park in Swansea you probably know about the benefits of having two of the most beautiful parks in Wales on your doorstep. But did you know recent research claims that it can add up to 48% to the value of your house if and when you come to put it …

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This Cardiff cycling club is to thank for half of Wales’ Olympic golds in the last four decades

As Wales revels in a record-equalling Olympics medal haul, one Cardiff club can lay claim to being largely responsible for the gold rush. Welsh cyclists Owain Doull and Elinor Barker each won team pursuit golds in Rio over the weekend, the two adding to five silvers for Welsh athletes so far in Brazil. And watching on from home with a …

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This is what happened when 387 people dressed as elephants at the Principality Stadium and broke a world record

A bizarre new world record was set at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon – when hundreds of people dressed as elephants. South Wales bereavement charity 2 Wish Upon A Star was behind the unusual new record, which was officially recognised by Guinness World Records, as the charity encouraged young and old to join them at the home …

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Sparks in the Park will be a ticketed event this year and this is how you get tickets

If you are a fireworks fan, get your diaries out ready as you will need to buy tickets for this year’s Sparks in the Park 2016. It’s organised each year by Cardiff Round Table and has been running now for over 30 years. As one of the best bonfire night displays in the UK, it attracts around 20,00 people each …

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