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"I don’t want to spend 30 years of my life in jail for something I didn’t do"

Speaking from the prison where she has spent the last 11 months, Nicole Reyes has told WalesOnline how the thought of spending 30 years in jail for something she says she didn’t do has led her to thoughts of suicide. Nicole was arrested when her husband Jorge, 38, died in a car crash on July 9 last year in the …

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Fatherhood stories from all kinds of dads

The single dad Matt Trevett, 40, lives in Penarth and is dad to  three-year-old Isobel. Matt and Isobel’s mum split  up 18 months ago, and Matt has his daughter 50%  of the time. “I met Izzy’s mum a few years ago and quite early on in  our relationship she became pregnant. It was the first  child for both of us, …

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Welsh Music Spotlight: Cardiff band Samoans in session with WalesOnline (video)

Daniel Barnett, singer with Cardiff band Samoans dropped into the WalesOnline studio for an interview and a session, playing a song from the band’s forthcoming album. The band have been a big part of the Welsh music scene since their formation in 2008, and the release of their first single ‘Somersault’ in 2011 saw them gain traction nationally. I caught …

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Joshua’s Wish: Teenagers to meet but liquidator says they could ‘get something back’

Teenagers whose Oz Experience trips organised through Joshua’s Wish hang in the balance after the charity’s liquidation will meet today to see if they can still travel. A group of teenagers and parents will meet at Brynglas House, Newport, to discuss whether last-minute arrangements can be made for the trip due to leave on June 30. Cardiff-based charity Joshua’s Wish, …

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Police hunt 10 ‘golfers’ who ‘launched barrage of vile abuse’ at family on train

Police are hunting a group of 10 men dressed as golfers who subjected a family to a “barrage of abuse and vile language” on a train between Cardiff and Bridgend. The incident took place on board on a First Great Western train between 8.50pm and 9.14pm on May 18. British Transport Police have now released CCTV pictures of the 10 …

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Plans for major new link road and railway station in Cardiff ‘have Government support’

Business minister Edwina Hart supports the completion the Eastern Bay Link Road and creation of a new railway station in east Cardiff, the council’s economy boss has told business leaders. Councillor Russell Goodway said Mrs Hart had indicated her support for two crucial transport schemes that will “completely change the dynamic” of the capital in favour of Cardiff Bay. He …

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Meet the singers who will battle it out for the title BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013

Wales: Gary Griffiths Baritone Age: 30 GARY is a former Associate Artist of Welsh National Opera where roles included Guglielmo – Così fan tutte, Schaunard – La bohème, Claudio – Beatrice and Benedict and Masetto – Don Giovanni. Other roles include Belcore – L’elisir d’amore and Germano – La scala di seta for British Youth Opera, Dog and Innkeeper – …

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Joshua’s Wish founder Sarah Cornelius-Price: ‘We couldn’t see light at the end of the tunnel’

Joshua’s Wish founder Sarah Cornelius-Price has broken her silence on the charity’s collapse – saying it was still planning on sending youngsters to Australia as recently as last week. The founder of the charity, formerly The Joshua Foundation, told WalesOnline trustees decided to call in an insolvency practitioner when donations dried up and they “couldn’t see any light at the …

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Ceremony marks centenary of return of Captain Scott’s Terra Nova to Cardiff docks

  A ceremony to mark the centenary of the poignant return to Cardiff of Captain Scott’s Terra Nova has been held at the city’s docks. Friday’s event saw the pleasure boat Daffodil retrace the final moments of the vessel’s journey from its doomed South Pole expedition. Scott had named Cardiff the ship’s home port because of support he had received …

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Outrage erupts over plans for former Boris Johnson aide to run Cardiff council

Unions representing thousands of Cardiff council workers have been united in their shock and anger at plans for Boris Johnson’s ex-special advisor to take temporary charge. The GMB union launched a scathing attack after the revelation, saying Labour’s election victory last year was the “worst thing to have happened to Cardiff council”. Unison said it was “appalled” at the use …

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