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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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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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