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Gifted actor Rhys Ifans on one of his most sensitive roles to date

Rhys Ifans’s mother has a set of questions that she asks him whenever he accepts a new role. “My mum Beti says, ‘Are you naked? Are you swearing? Are you having sex?”’ he explains, laughing. “So she’s going to be over the moon with this one!” The ‘one’ in question is his role in Gifted, which marks a departure from …

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Clayton Jones: ‘I’ve still got the bug to run buses’

A controversial bus operator is planning a comeback just months after his previous company went bust. Clayton Jones, who has had a succession of firms running buses in the Valleys and Cardiff for decades, is applying to the Traffic Commissioner for a licence to operate eight buses in the South Wales area. Only last month insolvency practitioner Gary Stones, the …

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From the archives: Nostalgia pictures of Wales’ home internationals

It was the wags on Fantasy Football League who suggested that old football is rubbish, with their crackly black and white clips of blokes in long shorts chasing inanely after a heavy leather ball, watched by a cheery crowd all wearing cloth caps and smoking tabs. Those of us who were there – at least in the ’60s and ’70s …

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‘It was absolutely perfect’: Five generations of same family attend wedding

A Cardiff bride’s big day turned into the perfect family reunion – with five generations from her family attending. Laura Roach married her husband Chris in a moving ceremony at Llandaff Cathedral in front of family who were last united almost five years ago. Reuniting especially for the big day were great-grandmother Evelyn Partridge, 85, grandmother Annette Shavé, 66, mum …

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Dad-of-one dies of sepsis days after his wedding anniversary

He went to hospital with stomach pains, just days before his wedding anniversary. And just 72 hours later, 41-year-old Mark Canning had died, leaving behind his devastated wife and their four-year-old daughter. A year after his brother’s death, Terence Canning, 40, is campaigning to stop other people dying from sepsis – a disease which is “entirely preventable and treatable”, yet …

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Tributes paid after youngest woman in Cardiff to be diagnosed with breast cancer dies, aged 33

Tributes have been paid to an “inspirational” primary school teacher who died earlier this year after becoming one of the youngest women in Cardiff to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Angela Chamberlain battled the disease for more than a decade after being diagnosed during the final year of her teacher training course, when she was just 21. She died on …

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British Heart Foundation looks at ways to treat damaged hearts

cholesterol and heart disease

Deaths from heart disease in Wales have more than halved in just three decades, but the British Heart Foundation is warning that the news should not mask the devastating burden that heart failure can have on patients. Looking at ways of repairing the heart and regenerative medicines are the main areas of heart research at the moment. It is key …

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Welsh stars lend their support to Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards

Welsh TV presenter Carol Vorderman is launching a nationwide tour to find unsung heroes for the Pride of Britain Awards 2013. Carol, who has presented the awards for the past 14 years, will wave off the Pride of Britain team on a mission to find the most extraordinary people in the UK. A branded Pride of Britain coach, supplied by …

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Swn festival line-up announced: Everything Everything, Deerhunter and Dutch Uncles all to star

The first wave of bands has been announced for this year’s Swn Festival. The four-day festival held in Cardiff is now into its seventh year and features the best new music from Wales and beyond. Held from October 17-20, the first 50 bands have been unveiled for the multi-venue event which draws thousands into the Welsh capital every year. Among …

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Rihanna Cardiff: Fans flock to Cardiff to catch the pop megastar in action (photos)

Rihanna fans have flocked to Cardiff to watch the pop diva in action at the Millennium Stadium, Rihanna will kick off the UK leg of her Diamonds World Tour tonight in Cardiff. Bars and pubs in Cardiff are full of Rihanna fans who arrived early to avoid heavy traffic, and fans were queueing outside the Millennium Stadium at 8am this …

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