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Rampage: How the tragic events of Friday, October 19 unfolded

Police first received calls about a possible hit-and-run at around 3.30pm on the afternoon of Friday October 19, 2012, after Tvrdon left the West End Social Club. It later emerged that these calls were about Tvrdon’s first victims – a woman and two children who were hit as they walked near the junction of Crossways Road and Cowbridge Road West …

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Matthew Tvrdon: How a mental breakdown led to the devastating Cardiff hit-and-run rampage

Matthew Tvrdon was once thought of as a “quiet” but “loveable character” who had an obsession with cars. But on October 19 last year, the tax office worker went on a devastating hit and run rampage, killing Karina Menzies and seriously injuring 13 others during 33 minutes of carnage which brought terror to the streets of the Welsh capital. And …

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Preview: Anglo-Welsh Festival of Male Voice Choirs, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

More than 400 choristers will perform at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, on Saturday as part of the Anglo-Welsh Festival of Male Choirs. The concerts take place every two years, with performances in Cardiff and Birmingham. They are organised jointly by the Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir and Midlands-based Canoldir. Other Welsh choirs taking part include Dowlais, Bridgend, Mynyddislwyn, Penybontfawr and …

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Cardiff hit-and-run attacks: Matthew Tvrdon was ‘out to kill’

Matthew Tvrdon, the van driver who caused carnage as he rampaged across Cardiff in a white van admitted he was out to kill, a court has heard. Tvrdon said he was out to kill adults but not children. The 31-year-old is being sentenced today over the series of hit-and-run attacks that killed mum-of-three Karina Menzies. Parents have told Cardiff Crown …

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Cardiff hit-and-run rampage: Dramatic video of the moment police captured Matthew Tvrdon

Dramatic CCTV footage of the moment police caught hit-and-run killer Matthew Tvrdon has been released by police. The video shows police chasing the white van in which Tvrdon had rampaged through the streets of Cardiff – killing mum-of-three Karina Menzies and leaving 13 others injured. Tvrdon, 31, will be sentenced this afternoon at Cardiff Crown Court after admitting manslaughter on …

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Karina Menzies’ family pay tribute to doting mum as Tvrdon’s victims speak of ‘terrible ordeal’

The family of Karina Menzies spoke today of the “gaping hole” her death has left in their lives, as a court was told details of the horrific afternoon during which she was killed by hit-and-run driver Matthew Tvrdon. In a statement read on the steps of Cardiff Crown Court, Ms Menzies’ sister Samantha described Karina as “a doting mum who …

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Cardiff hit-and-run: Medics discharged Matthew Tvrdon just one year before deadly rampage

Medics discharged Cardiff hit and run killer Matthew Tvrdon from psychiatric services and thought him well enough to stop taking medication, a court has heard. But Tvrdon was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and heard voices in his head on the day he tore through the Welsh capital in a white van deliberately targeting pedestrians. He thought some of those he …

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Meet the first baby boy named after Cardiff City’s Championship-winning football team

Meet Aaron Craig Mackay Jenkins – a baby boy named in honour of Cardiff’s historic Championship-winning football side. The two-week-old tot has already attended nearly an entire season’s games as die-hard City fan mum Esther Jenkins didn’t miss a single home game while pregnant – and went on most away trips as well. By the time Aaron was born on …

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Swansea beats Cardiff in league table for women on boards

Swansea has outpaced Cardiff  in appointing women to company directorships in the past year. The city came 64th among the  top 100 UK towns for female  director appointments last  year, well ahead of Cardiff  which came in 81st place. The percentage of female directors in Swansea in 2012 was  31%. Newport recorded a figure of 30.6% and Cardiff just  28.5% …

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