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Pembroke Port chosen as base for tidal stream turbine trials

The underwater testing of an tidal stream turbine developed in Wales has come a step closer with the agreement that Pembroke Port will act as the base for the trials. Cardiff-based Tidal Energy Ltd, has entered into a partnership with the Port of Milford Haven to develop an operating base in readiness for the forthcoming sea trials of its DeltaStream …

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Benefits cheat told she faces jail after defrauding taxpayers out of more than £30,000

A woman who for over a decade defrauded taxpayers out of more than £30,000 has been warned she could be facing a jail sentence. Benefits cheat Linda Burke admitted the offence when she appeared before a judge at Cardiff Crown Court today. The 50-year-old, from Gabalfa, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to three charges of failing to notify the Department of Work …

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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama *** 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 …

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Crowds dodge Cardiff showers to enjoy Unity Festival, Tafwyl, and the World Naked Bike Ride

Blustery winds and stormy showers failed to deter hardy families in Cardiff this weekend as thousands turned out to enjoy events across the capital. Hijinx Theatre’s Unity Festival, which kicked off last Wednesday, continued to wow audiences, with a bicycle ballet, Taiko drumming workshop and a production of classic children’s story The Iron Man. Festival director Ben Pettitt-Wade said: “Despite …

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Diggers move in at Cardiff Arms Park to prepare the ground for new artificial pitch

Diggers have started ripping up the hallowed turf at Cardiff Arms Park in preparation for the rugby ground’s new artificial pitch. Work to remove the turf started over the weekend, with Cardiff  Blues playing their first match  on the new surface against Sale Sharks on August 23 in the LV  Cup. The Welsh region moved back to the city centre …

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Review: Dora The Explorer Live! New Theatre, Cardiff

Being a father brings with it many responsibilities, not least sitting through an endless procession of children’s shows where the emphasis is on the bright, the brash and the bold. In terms of iridescence Dora The Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys sat somewhere way beyond the colour swatch chart with it’s cast full of larger-than-life characters …

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England defeat New Zealand in Cardiff to reach ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals

THERE is always drama when international cricket rolls into Cardiff and this proved no different. It was worth the long wait for the Welsh cricket crowd as they watched England qualify for the Champions Trophy semi-final by defeating New Zealand. Alastair Cook’s men shrugged off pre-match talk of ball-tampering and a five-hour delay in the Welsh capital as they outclassed …

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My Dad: The rose that’s named for Father’s Day

The rose is the official flower for Father’s Day and not surprisingly some rose bushes have  been cleverly and commercially named with  the day in mind. Choose from Father’s Day, an orangey-red  patio rose ideal for growing in containers; My  Dad, a beautiful hybrid tea with bright red  blooms; Special Dad, another hybrid tea, with  scented red flowers;  Simply the …

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The Americans star Matthew Rhys comes home to open Welsh-language festival Tafwyl

A touch of Hollywood descended on Cardiff as actor Matthew Rhys made an unexpected return home. The Whitchurch-born star made a flying visit to the Welsh capital today to open Welsh-language festival Tafwyl. Currently in rehearsals for his turn as Mr Darcy in a new BBC adaptation , Rhys told WalesOnline he was thrilled to make it to the first …

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Gardens open to the public to encourage ‘horticultural therapy’

The bad weather won’t put off a blooming display of flowers and greenery as the Welsh public are urged to take part in some “horticultural therapy” this weekend. The National Garden Scheme is holding its first ever 48-hour garden festival tomorrow and Sunday in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and other nursing and caring charities. More than 800 private …

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