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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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How Della the cocker spaniel is back on her feet after paralysis scare

Staff at a Cardiff veterinary clinic has worked its muscle-mending magic once again, by helping a paralysed dog relearn how to walk. Eight-year-old Della had been like any other normal dog, enjoying an active lifestyle with her owners for a number of years. But on April 6 of this year, the cocker spaniel became paralysed in all four of her …

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Tripping the light fantastic: Lisa Riley lifts the lid on life in Strictly Confidential

Every year Strictly Come Dancing producers manage   to unearth a somewhat surprising raw talent – someone who   wins the heart of the audience with   their big personality and captures  the true essence of what the Saturday night prime time show really   is. In 2011, there was Russell Grant   being fired out of a cannon, the year before that  Anne Widdecombe  …

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Life’s not a drag for Mark Benton as he takes on the role of Edna in Hairspray

With his big hair, big  outfits and larger- than-life persona,  the role of Edna Turnblad in  Hairspray is a massive challenge for any actor. But for Mark Benton it’s a  dream come true. The actor has got one of  those faces you recognise, but  you’ll not necessarily know his  name. A regular on TV, he’s now  barely recognisable in his  …

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