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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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"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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