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Neighbours evacuated from their homes describe ‘ferocious’ blaze after mattress was deliberately set alight

Five children were among 11 people evacuated from their homes in Cardiff following a suspected arson attack. Two mattresses were deliberately set on fire and a gas main was damaged inside a property in Constellation Street in Adamsdown on Wednesday night. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called at 9.57pm following reports of a refuse fire. Read More Homeowners …

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Distraction burglars tricked their way into the home of a woman aged 96 in Merthyr Tydfil

Two men have been arrested after distraction burglars tricked their way into the home of a 96-year-old woman in Merthyr Tydfil . South Wales Police are warning residents to be wary of similar incidents following the burglary in Penydarren on Wednesday morning. Two men, aged 23 and 36 and both from Cardiff , were arrested on suspicion of burglary and …

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The spine-tingling rendition of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau that rang around the Principality Stadium

There wasn’t a player in sight. But this spine-tingling rendition of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau rang around the Principality Stadium. More than 27,000 fans are watching Wales’ Euro 2016 semi-final against Portugal. With roads closed and a sea of red shirts swarming through the streets, the atmosphere in Cardiff’s city centre was as if the national team was taking to …

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This man is going to swim 100km across Scotland to raise money for a children’s charity

A man who spent 18 days swimming the length of the River Severn will take on the challenge of swimming across Scotland for charity. Ross O’Sullivan, who moved to Cardiff from Ireland around two years ago, is planning to swim from one side of Scotland to the other in August in aid of the Noah’s Ark charity, which raises money …

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This thief asked a jeweller for a glass of water

A thief distracted staff at a high-end jewellers by asking for a glass of water – then snatched watches worth £10,000. Dad-of-three St Clair Mansbridge took the two Cartier watches, worth £5,000 each, from Parkhouse in The Hayes on April 20, Cardiff Crown Court heard. The 38-year-old has a record for dishonesty going back more than 20 years but this …

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Student accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Cardiff is acquitted

A student accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Cardiff has been acquitted after the prosecution offered no evidence. Saudi national Khalid Alahmadi had been on trial at Newport Crown Court but the case collapsed when the jury were unable to reach a verdict . The 23-year-old, of Bute Terrace, Cardiff, had pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault of …

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Windsor Road Bridge has reopened following rebuilding by Network Rail

Windsor Road Bridge has reopened to motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, following the extensive rebuilding of the bridge by Network Rail as part of the project to electrify the South Wales Mainline. The bridge, which carries the road that connects Adamsdown and Splott in Cardiff, was reopened at midnight on Saturday, July 2. A Network Rail spokesperson said: “The new bridge …

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Brexit could lead to a ‘brain drain in reverse’

A leading UK recruiter of top flight technologists and engineers says there are post-Brexit opportunities for British companies from a “brain drain in reverse”. Mike Gorshkov, managing director of Cardiff-based Linea Resourcing Ltd, says in the short-term “we may well be about to have a pool of talent re-enter the UK in specialist sectors like engineering, technology and automotive”. Mr …

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Teenager needed hospital treatment after alleged assault at Cardiff’s Euro 2016 fanzone

Police in Cardiff are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault in the city’s Euro 2016 fanzone shortly before kick-off between Wales and Belgium on Friday. South Wales Police said an 18-year-old man from Cardiff was making his way through the crowd while carrying two pints of beer to join his friends near the front of the fanzone in Bute …

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Cardiff’s new US diner delays opening

Cardiff’s new American diner, NYD, has had to delay its opening because its co-owner is a little busy at the moment – he’s playing in this Wednesday’s Euro 2016 semi final. Wales international and Birmingham City player David Cotterill is still in France due to the historic success of the Welsh team in the world famous tournament. So the New …

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