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King of the jungle Bill Bailey on following in a Victorian Welsh explorer’s footsteps

With so many strings to his  bow – comedian, musician,  actor and naturalist – it’s  difficult to know where to begin a conversation with Bill Bailey. Take this weekend, for example; as he  launches his massive UK tour, which pretty  much takes him up to the end of the year,  he will also be seen presenting the second part  of …

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Cardiff City: Celebrations break out across city after Bluebirds presented with Championship trophy

Celebrations broke out across the city this weekend as Cardiff City were presented with the Championship trophy, while behind the scenes talks were held over the Bluebirds’ Langston debt. Fans paid a roaring tribute to their heroes on Saturday as Cardiff City lifted the Championship trophy for the first time. They sang, “Stand up for the Champions” – and just …

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Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan could use Sam Hammam as Premier League ‘advisor’

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan says he may utilise Sam Hammam as his Premier League ‘advisor’ as he pledges a golden top-flight future for the Bluebirds. The two men were together during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bolton and shared in the celebrations as Mark Hudson and his team-mates lifted the Championship trophy. Tan believes he can work closely with former …

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Family of five left homeless for two months after house fire

A family of five have been homeless for more than two months after their home was wrecked in a blaze. Dad Luke Gonthier and his girlfriend Emma Baldwin are furious with the way they have been treated since the February 17 fire, insisting they have been abandoned by the council. They claim they are too traumatised to move back into …

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Cardiff City money man Vincent Tan strikes ‘rapport’ with Sam Hammam over finance plans

Cardiff City’s major backer Vincent Tan watched the club’s academy sides in the company of Sam Hammam yesterday (Sunday) as talks between the pair continued. It comes as Tan and Hammam aim to find a resolution to debt owed to the Lebanese businessman. The club’s latest accounts – revealed in January – showed Langston, the company represented by Hammam, is …

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Cardiff business owners launch campaign to improve parking and road safety in Birchgrove

Business owners in a Cardiff suburb have launched a campaign to combat parking and road safety problems in their high street. Hairdressers, florists, restaurant-owners and a publican claim ongoing problems in Caerphilly Road, Birchgrove, have driven off their customers. Dubbing the area, “Birchgrove Village”, the 13-member group wants to make the north Cardiff suburb more attractive to shoppers and businesses …

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A ten-year battle: The fight to save Llanishen Reservoir

WalesOnline’s sister paper the South Wales Echo began fighting to help save Llanishen Reservoir 10 years ago – a fight that ended on Thursday, when the Welsh Government threw out Western Power Distribution’s plans to turn the site into a housing estate. Abbie Wightwick looks back at the ups and downs of a decade-long battle. When US firm Western Power …

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Body found in French Alps is that of missing Welsh soldier Simon Daw

A body found close to a French Alps ski resort last week is that of a missing Cardiff soldier, police have said. Corporal Simon Daw, from Pontprennau, was on leave from the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh when he went missing in Les Deux Alpes. The 26-year-old was reported missing after last being seen in a bar just after midnight …

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International photography festival Diffusion to launch in Cardiff this week

Three years ago, as director of Ffotogallery – the national development agency for photography – I was invited to present an exhibition of eight Welsh photographers at Fotosommer Stuttgart, a major festival in Germany. It was then that the ideas for Diffusion were sown. I wanted to reciprocate by inviting German artists to show work in Cardiff, which is twinned …

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Maintaining the good name of Welsh higher education is crucial to a thriving knowledge base

It’s been a difficult few years for Welsh universities. OK, so senior management aren’t short of a few quid and vice-chancellors are still very well paid. But the recession has cut deep and job cuts, course closures and a clamour for collaboration are the product of tightened purse strings. Nevertheless, the underlying threat to universities in Wales was less about …

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