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‘One more hit could have put me in a wheelchair’: Wales rugby sevens star on a career-ending injury

It should have been a career highlight and a chance to write his name into the history books. But as Welsh players bravely battled – ultimately in vein – against a talented Fiji side in the Hong Kong Sevens final earlier this year, 29-year-old Ifan Evans was 6,000 miles away facing life-changing surgery. Evans had been on target to become …

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Bethan Darwin on the legal status of bonuses in the City of London

I regularly advise senior employees working in financial institutions in London. These employees make most money via their bonuses which can be three or four times basic salary.  read court decisions on bonuses as closely as I used to read Jackie magazine in form two. Earlier this month the Court of Appeal decided the case of Dresdner Kleinwort  and Commerzbank …

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The Voice ‘fulfilled my dream of singing to Sir Tom Jones’ as two Welsh hopefuls crash out

She may have lost out in tonight’s battle round of The Voice but singer Elise Evans says singing The Green Green Grass of Home to her mentor Sir Tom Jones felt like winning the show. The 18 year old, who wowed judges Sir Tom, Jessie J, Danny O’Donoghue and Will.i.am in the first round of the BBC talent series’ blind …

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Technology entrepreneur Simon Powell upbeat on outlook for new venture Eysys

Abacus House is an anonymous looking structure. A commercial property in every sense. Yet its bland appearance belies its contents, for here is a hive of leading edge technology, an e-commerce consultancy developing software applications that drive customer relations and management solutions. The company housed here is Eysys, which has already secured a number of high-level consultancy projects with leading …

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Outgoing Everton boss David Moyes says he will help Toffees appoint his successor

Everton manager David Moyes says he will help his chairman Bill Kenwright to appoint his successor at Goodison Park. Glaswegian Moyes, who is a good friend of Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay, is likely to say good words to the Everton owner about the man who won the Championship title for the Bluebirds this season and has now been installed …

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Search for head teacher for new Welsh super school ends

The search for a headteacher to lead Cardiff’s new “super school” has ended. Karen Gittins has been appointed to “develop the ethos and culture” of the new Eastern High School, which will rise out of Llanrumney and Rumney high schools. The schools had been due to operate separately on the same site for a year, but Education Minister Leighton Andrews …

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Parents of absent children hauled before court as council continues crackdown

Parents have been hauled in front of the courts – as Cardiff council continued its crackdown on unauthorised school absences. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court saw a revolving door of parents charged with the aggravated offence of knowing their child is failing to attend school regularly and failing, without justification, to cause their child to attend. Among those punished was Isha Bangura, …

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Ninian Park nostalgia: A look back at the highlights and memories from an iconic ground

After Cardiff City clinched promotion to the Premier League, a few of the club’s adult fans may have taken a moment to remember some of the promotion parties of the past, at Ninian Park. The promotion celebrations of 1993, or a decade earlier in 1983. Many of those who invaded the pitch on those occasions may have dreamt of celebrating …

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Damian Lewis announced as latest guest at Hay Festival

Hollywood actor Damian Lewis and his Welsh wife are among the latest guests to be announced for this year’s Hay Festival. The literature festival comes to Hay-on-Wye, in Powys, at the end of May. Organisers announced today that Homeland star Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory, whose family is from Whitchurch, Cardiff, will read the Romantic poets in a special …

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One brother had a heart transplant, the other a heart operation

Having a heart transplant at the age of just 26 has given Rhys Llewellyn the drive to climb Wales’ highest mountain today to raise money for the charity that has supported them. The 27-year-old was given just two weeks to live before his successful heart transplant 19 months ago. And the amazing thing is that he is being joined by …

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