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Breast cancer: Welsh non-surgery treatment trial a ‘no-brainer’

Thousands of patients whose breast cancer has spread beyond the initial tumour could avoid having to undergo further invasive surgery following a major trial involving Welsh medics. A team based at the breast centre at the University Hospital Llandough have lead the UK arm of a European cancer trial which found that less invasive treatment can be as effective as …

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Anger in Cardiff suburb Pontcanna as Co-Operative submits renewed plans for a new store

Angry residents in an affluent Cardiff suburb have slammed renewed plans to open a Co-op supermarket. New plans have been submitted to turn the former Pontcanna Pine site, now called The Dairy, on King’s Road, Pontcanna, into a branch of the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer. Original plans put together by the Co-operative Group fell through last year when the …

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Lawyers brought in to settle dispute over council leader’s new adviser

Doubt has been cast over the imminent appointment of Cardiff council leader Heather Joyce’s new £80,000 adviser. A policy manager from a London borough was selected a fortnight ago by a cross-party panel of five councillors for the newly-created job. The successful candidate beat competition from a short-list of four, including the council’s current head of scrutiny, Mike Davies. The …

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Cardiff council’s interim boss will be paid £30,000 for 30 days work

Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s former special adviser will be paid £30,000 for 30 days work as the temporary boss of Cardiff council, it has emerged. Sir Peter Rogers’ £1,000-a-day salary as the part-time “head of paid service” will be paid for by the taxpayer-funded Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA). The WLGA did not answer questions from WalesOnline about Sir …

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University Hospital of Wales’ neonatal intensive care unit facing ‘serious pressures’

Serious pressures facing care for the sickest and most premature babies in Wales’ biggest hospital have been revealed, with units regularly running over capacity and increasing numbers of mothers  having to be transferred miles away to other units in Wales or England. Board papers published by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) paint a stark picture of the extent …

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Review: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

As you would expect, there is always strong support for the Welsh contestant in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. But the cheers tend to be saved for the main competition rather than the more sedate Song Prize, which runs alongside it. Wales’ entrant baritone Gary Griffiths is happily already well on his way in his operatic career, like a …

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M4 relief road progress a must, say senior figures amid speculation a deal is imminent

There must be progress on building a relief road for the M4, an alliance of senior Conservatives in Wales said yesterday amid mounting speculation a deal could be imminent. Wales Office Minister Stephen Crabb led the call from senior Tories for movement on an agreement to fund a relief road to ease notorious congestion around Newport. It came amid more …

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Child of 10 left to cook for starving younger siblings and steal from school after being neglected by mother

Three young siblings were left unfed, taken on shoplifting expeditions and reduced to stealing food from other children in school as a result of their mother’s “selfish” heroin addiction, a court has been told. Details of the tragic conditions suffered by the children aged 10, four and two – including how the eldest tried to look after her younger family …

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Peter Collins suspects the Queen didn’t have to get a bus to visit her husband in hospital

You will not be surprised to learn that I wasn’t exactly thrilled last Friday afternoon to be tasked with interviewing some of those worthy individuals who were awarded “gongs” in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. It is a tedious business, not because the recipients of the honours do not deserve some sort of recognition (the vast majority of them do), …

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‘Advisory’ disabled parking bay plans for Cardiff homes criticised by campaigners

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There has been criticism of the high cost of providing each new bay where fines can be imposed. “It seems obscene, for a sign to be put there. There seems to be a lot of literature and boxes to be ticked.” The British Parking Association said the Government should make Traffic Regulation Orders easier and cheaper to implement, and an …

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