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Boris Johnson’s former special adviser to take charge at Cardiff council

A former special adviser to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson is to temporarily take charge at Cardiff council as a highly-paid consultant, it can be revealed. Sir Peter Rogers will take the helm from July while the council searches for a permanent replacement for outgoing chief executive Jon House, who is joining PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sir Peter, previously chief executive of …

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Distraught parents call for changes to social housing allocation policy following daughter’s death

The devastated parents of a 25-year-old woman who was found dead in her flat have called for a change in the way vulnerable single parents are housed. Keri Matthews was found dead in her Cardiff flat on June 5. The cause of her death is still being investigated. Her parents Angie and Alan Matthews spoke openly to the Echo about …

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More to just cricket in Glamorgan’s business strategy

The captains and kings of one-day cricket have departed. The shouting has died away and the army of Indian supporters dispersed, leaving a small band of loyal South Africans at the gates of the Swalec Stadium. For Glamorgan County Cricket Club’s chief executive Alan Hamer, the day after the first game in the ICC Champions Trophy is a period for …

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Review: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Does the innocent optimism of youth inevitably decline into to world-weary disillusionment of old age? It was a question that might have crossed the mind at this concert which took as its theme first and last thoughts, or entrances and exits. The selected exits, as Welsh writer Gwyn Thomas might have put it, were the final works of Bartok and …

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Bon Jovi Cardiff: Superstar arrives in Wales to rock Cardiff

Jon Bon Jovi has arrived in Wales to play his gig at the Cardiff City Stadium tonight, the rock legend will play hits from his three-decade-long career, as well as performing songs from his latest album What About Now. Bon Jovi have already rocked stadiums around the country while on their ‘Because We Can’ tour, and tonight they will set …

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Ann Clwyd reveals a fifth of nursing compassion complaints sent to her have come from Wales

Allegations of cruelty and neglect on Welsh wards were laid bare yesterday by an MP leading a review of hospital care after the death of her own husband. Cynon Valley Labour MP Labour MP Ann Clwyd, whose husband died in hospital in October in “battery hen” conditions in Cardiff, told MPs that 20% of the 2,500 letters detailing patient suffering …

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Suspect found hanged in cell after being told ‘you have no human rights’, inquest hears

A suspect remanded in prison who had mental health problems was found hanged in his cell the morning after an officer said to him “you have no human rights”, an inquest was told. Andrew Hawkins, from Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, was found dead in his cell on the morning of December 18 last year by prison staff at HMP Cardiff. The …

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Two stunning Welsh homes are honoured for their cutting-edge architecture

The designers of two stunning new private homes in South Wales have been recognised for their cutting edge architecture. Swansea’s Hyde Hyde Architects and Hampshire based John Pardey Architects both picked up Welsh Architecture Awards at a ceremony in Newport last night. The Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) said the …

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At a price of £0, is this the cheapest house in Wales?

A lucky buyer could snap up a home in a South Wales mining village for the reserve price of just £0 next week. The house – 9 Church Terrace – in Nantymoel, Bridgend, will go on sale in Cardiff. But the auction house selling what could end up being the UK’s cheapest ever home have warned that the building is …

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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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