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Thousands in the pink take part in Cardiff Race For Life

A Cardiff park was today transformed into a sea of pink as thousands of women – many of them cancer survivors – donned bright pink T-shirts to take part in this year’s Race For Life. The 5km fun run followed a 10km run the day before – all to raise money for charity Cancer Research UK. Six thousand joggers and …

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American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton crowned BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been crowned BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. She performed in the final at St David’s Hall alongside Italian soprano Teresa Romano, Croatian bass baritone Marko Mimica, Argentinian mezzo soprano Daniela Mack, and Olena Tokar, a soprano from Ukraine. After being named winner of the £15,000 prize she was awarded the trophy Dame Kiri Te …

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World champion Nathan Cleverly to face Sergey Kovalev in crunch Cardiff showdown

Nathan Cleverly is set to defend his WBO light-heavyweight title against Russian banger Sergey Kovalev after all. The August 17 show at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena ran into problems this week when Kovalev was installed as IBF champion Bernard Hopkins’ mandatory challenger. But the heavy-handed Kovalev will be the opponent for the sixth defence of Cleverly’s world title. A delighted Cleverly …

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Cardiff Singer of the World finalists prepare for £15,000 showdown

A bass baritone will battle it out with four female singers during the final of one of the most prestigious international music competitions this weekend. Marko Mimica, 25, from Croatia will make his bid for the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World trophy alongside American mezzo soprano Jamie Barton, 31; Argentinean mezzo soprano Daniela Mack, 31; Italian soprano Teresa …

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Riverside man Bruce takes top honours in 2013 Photomarathon (pictures)

The fiirst prize in the 2013 Photomarathon in Cardiff has been awarded to Bruce McInnes from Riverside, in Cardiff, with his photographs taking pride of place in the newly launched Photomarathon Exhibition. Bruce, 37, beat 350 other contestants to secure the first place of overall winner, by impressing judges with his interpretation and execution of the 12 topics that were …

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Meet the new chair of the WI sisterhood in Wales

It’s no small task rallying 16,000 Welsh women. But Ann Jones is looking forward to doing just that as the new chair of the Women’s Institute in Wales. A member for 28 years, she has seen the organisation evolve as women’s lives change and is proud it now campaigns on issues as diverse as world food shortages and a local …

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‘Special measures’ faith school celebrates progress made

A faith school in “special measures” held a community assembly yesterday to celebrate the strides being made under its new leadership. St Alban’s RC Primary School welcomed back former pupil, Cardiff Blues rugby star Dan Fish, to mark the occasion with pupils, parents and parishioners. The school in Tremorfa, Cardiff, has endured a torrid couple of years during which inspectors …

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Rhodri Morgan: the dream all-expenses South Africa Lions tour I turned down to go to an airshow

Every time the Paris Air Show comes around, I think back to 1997. That applies in spades whenever the Show coincides with a Lions Tour, as it does right now. In June 1997, a month after Tony Blair’s landslide win, I was still kicking my heels a bit in the House of Commons, not having been picked to be a …

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Cardiff quadruplets celebrate their end-of-year prom

Quadruplets born within two minutes of each other celebrated their coming of age last night  – when they scrubbed up for their end-of-year prom. Cardiff quads Emily, Alice, Matthew and Luke Williams featured in The Echo as newborns in 1997 when mother Cath was moved from the Heath, where there was no room, to Llandough Hospital to give birth. Last …

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Creator of the Daleks Terry Nation could get blue plaque on his former Cardiff home

Barking “Exterminate!” at Doctor Who, the Daleks have made generations of kids leap behind the sofa to safety. Now the heritage loving Llandaff Society is hoping to celebrate the life of their creator, Terry Nation, with a blue plaque on the home he grew up in Cardiff. The group’s chairman, Geoff Barton-Greenwood, said: “We are trying to get a blue …

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