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Review: Noises Off, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Timing is everything. It’s never more true than in theatre and, in theatre, it’s never more true than with farce. The Old Vic and West End smash hit Noises Off has no shortage of plaudits to its name. In its 31-year history the Michael Frayn masterpiece has been enjoyed across London and the UK, winning multiple awards and being hailed …

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‘This rigmarole feels wrong,’ says journalist at centre of free speech row

“My Welsh-speaking grandfather Stephen Owen did not, I think, join the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry in 1914 and fight in the trenches so that his grandson could be banned from speaking at Cardiff Library almost a century later. It’s a complicated saga, but Cardiff Skeptics in the Pub had booked me to talk about my book, Church Of Fear: Inside the Weird …

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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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Joshua Foundation closes with immediate effect after calling in insolvency practitioners

A leading Welsh charity has announced it has closed – causing concern among parents whose children have raised thousands of pounds for trips to Australia and the US. The Joshua Foundation, which provides holidays and trips for terminally-ill children, announced via its Twitter feed last night that it is ceasing operation after 15 years. WalesOnline has been contacted by parents …

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Rihanna in Cardiff: ‘I don’t think I could ever get used to seeing this many people in one place’

Rihanna took to photosharing network Instagram to thank fans in Cardiff after performing to 60,000 fans at the Millennium Stadium. The platinum-selling pop diva snapped pictures of the huge Millennium Stadium crowd on her mobile phone, before posting them to her eight million followers on her badgalriri Instagram account . On one caption she spoke of her disbelief of the …

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Review: Bryn Terfel, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

What can one say about our Bryn that hasn’t already been said a thousand times since he won the Lieder Prize at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition at this hall in 1989? The blurb for this concert contended the bass-baritone is “now far more than a singer, he’s a national institution” and that’s just about right. He is …

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Cardiff home to some of the highest rates of single-mother households in England and Wales

Cardiff is home to two of the 10 areas in Wales and England that are most heavily populated by single-mother households, according to a new report. There is no father present in 59% of dependent-children households in Ely and Trowbridge, found the research, with an increasing number in the Welsh capital growing up in “men deserts”. The report also reveals …

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‘By listening to patients we learn what it is like to live with an illness’

Listening to patients and understanding what it feels like to experience care is one of the key ways in which NHS Wales can improve its services. Health Correspondent Julia McWatt examines a new white paper from the 1,000 Lives Plus programme that explores how to create a listening NHS WITH the recent Francis report referencing the importance of placing patients …

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‘GPs could one day be skype-ing their patients’

With each person in Wales visiting their general practitioner an average of six to seven times a year, primary care and its contribution to the nation’s health has never been more vital. And as advances in the medical field continue to unfold every day, experts predict that the role of GPs will evolve and change drastically in the next few …

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The role of nursing has changed considerably

Half a century ago, nurses wore starched aprons with cotton caps, were taught hospital etiquette and lived in fear of their ward sister and matron. Today, the role has changed significantly although not beyond recognition, with modern nurses expected to process complex patient data, carry out research and keep at the cutting-edge of technological advances. Professor Donna Mead, dean of …

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