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Cardiff council apologises after mum is moved into property that was ‘still boarded up’

A council has apologised to an unemployed mum after they moved her into a house she branded “unliveable.” Kelly Dando took the house in Illtyd Road, in Ely, Cardiff after being told she had to leave temporary accommodation in nearby Bromley Drive. But despite waiting from March 14 until June 3 to get the keys, she discovered a catalogue of …

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Four arrested after £30k stolen from ‘elderly and vulnerable’ people across South Wales

Four suspected rogue traders have been arrested after more than £30,000 was stolen from ‘elderly and vulnerable’ people across South Wales. Police said the men were arrested as part of Operation Otter, which was set up after a series of rogue builder frauds. Acting Sergeant Karen McNeil, who is based at Cardiff Bay police station, said her team is investigating …

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Who’s that boy? Pete Townshend’s brother Simon steps out of his shadow

When Simon Townshend was eight, his older brother Pete, gave him his first electric guitar. But this was no ordinary instrument. Part Gibson SG with a Fender Stratocaster neck attached, this hybrid was assembled from the remnants of two of the rock star’s infamous onstage demolitions. A year later, his younger sibling was contributing backing vocals on the Tommy soundtrack. …

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Fringe benefits of Cardiff Comedy Festival

When Rhod Gilbert agreed to be part of Cardiff Comedy Festival’s first incarnation in 2009, the team who ran Phoenix Comedy Club took a chance and put on 13 Edinburgh previews in the function room of an Irish bar. This year is the fifth annual festival and is on the brink of being an international event. The names are back, …

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Get all your weekend arts and entertainment news in pull-out supplements with today’s Western Mail and South Wales Echo

For all the news and views about arts and entertainment in Wales, don’t forget to pick up today’s Western Mail and South Wales Echo. The Echo’s 20-page Friday supplement is packed with interviews and gossip, including choreographer Arlene Phillips on why she can’t get enough of former Strictly dancers Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace’s version of Midnight Tango, which comes …

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Holidaymakers snub Cardiff as they choose to travel from London airports

Less than a third of Welsh  holidaymakers used Cardiff  Airport for their trips in 2011,  with as many or more travelling to one of London’s four airports. The figures for 2011, the  most recent year available,  show 1.2 million Welsh air  passengers used the Rhoose  terminal, according to the  Civil Aviation Authority  (CAA). This compares to 1.24  million people from …

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Life after Jean Valjean for musical theatre veteran Colm Wilkinson

When you’ve created one of the most iconic roles in musical theatre, it must be difficult watching other actors eventually taking over. But when West End and Broadway hit Les Miserables was turned into a blockbuster film, Colm Wilkinson – the original Jean Valjean – was more than happy to see Hollywood heartthrob Hugh Jackman taking on the leading role. …

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Park life with our Welsh Homes Homes of the Week

This particularly impressive  six bedroom property was once  owned by the Marquess of Bute  and later taken on by a minister. Lovingly maintained by the  current owners, the property is  perfect as a family home with its  ample garden, six bedrooms,  period features and easy access  to renowned schools and local  amenities. Additionally, there is  a garage which is currently …

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Cardiff Photomarathon 2013: New views of the city unveiled (pictures)

Here are just some of the striking images  which go on show to the public this weekend  when the Cardiff Photomarathon 2013  exhibition opens. More than 4,000 photos were taken by 350  photographers during the photomarathon  event. Now all of the results will be displayed  in the First Floor Gallery of Cardiff Story  Museum at The Hayes from tomorrow until  …

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University bosses accused of intrusive questioning on workers’ health

Universities in Wales have been accused of asking “unnecessarily intrusive” health questions to successful job applicants. Research carried out for Plaid Cymru AM Lindsay Whittle found new starters at some universities were asked whether they have had bowel complaints, an eating disorder or a cough lasting more than three weeks. Other lines of inquiry consider whether or not applicants have …

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