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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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Horse trader ‘left ponies in barn to die’

A horse trader from South Wales, who is believed to own thousands of animals across the country, has been found guilty of widespread animal cruelty.  Following a trial at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court, Thomas Tony Price, 49, of Glan y Mor Lane, Cowbridge, was today convicted of 57 animal welfare offences. The charges related to 27 ponies, which were removed from …

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Inmate told "You have no human rights" took his own life, inquest hears

A prison governor was summoned to an inquest into the death of an inmate to explain why evidence had not been disclosed to the coroner. HMP Cardiff Governor Richard Booty appeared in Cardiff Coroner’s Court today at the inquest of Andrew Hawkins, 38, who was found hanged in his cell on December 18 last year. He was asked why Coroner …

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Bon Jovi Cardiff review: He came, he sang, he rocked

A rock behemoth rolled into town when Bon Jovi took to the stage in Cardiff. They’ve conquered half the world already on their huge ‘Because We Can’ tour, and with thousands of adoring women in tow, they conquered Wales… well at least the female population anyway. It may be 30 years since the American band formed in New Jersey, but …

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Father’s Day: Letters from the heart from dads to their children

Alan Bretos, 46, internal salesman of Amari Plastics in Cardiff, lives in Llandaff North, Cardiff, with wife Kerry and daughters Ruby, seven, and Lily, 10: “Dear Lily and Ruby, Girls, you two are the glittering jewels of my life. Being a dad to you both is a sheer privilege. The love and happiness you provide me is priceless. Lily, from …

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Brother of Welsh boxing star Fred Evans facing jail over sex assault on way home from Olympics

The brother of Olympic silver medallist Fred Evans sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman hours after celebrating his sibling’s success at the Games. A court heard 21-year-old Jason Evans and his father’s friend, John Janes, 40, repeatedly groped the teenager on a Cardiff-bound train as they left London after the Games’ closing ceremony. They trapped the woman between her seat and …

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Why take off and bake off is summer madness

Predicting summer in Wales has to be the  sort of futile pursuit that keeps Derek The Weather awake at night obsessively  contemplating high and low pressure zones. In a country where evolution thousands of  years henceforth will ultimately see our future  countrymen born with umbrella heads and flipper feet, the sight of the sun can cause rampant euphoria and the …

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£60m waterfront development of flats and hotel approved for Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay waterfront development

Revised plans for a £60m waterfront flats and hotel development, stalled by the global financial crisis, have been given the go-ahead. Cardiff council’s planning committee backed a proposal by the developers behind the Bayscape scheme to increase the number of apartments and commercial space. Under the new plans, the hotel – which could become one of the tallest buildings in …

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Alesha Dixon takes time out from Britain’s Got Talent for Avon

It was a case of Alesha calling, as Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon brought a splash of colour to a grey day in Cardiff city centre. The former Mis-Teeq singer was in the city in her role as beauty and empowerment ambassador for beauty company Avon. It was part of a recruitment drive for the company and to congratulate …

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