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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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Kath, Kate and swimming lessons: These long holidays give me too much time to reflect

Some small things this week has taught me… Easter holidays are too long. April is a windy month meaning it really is very easy to  lock yourself out of the house by putting the  key on the hall bench then going out to the car to get some things… and the children. Cutting a fringe is instantly regretted. Trains are …

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Newport County v Grimsby Town: Conference play-off preview

Newport County boss Justin Edinburgh deserves a chance to manage in the Football League, according to the man who has just lifted the Championship title, Malky Mackay. The Cardiff City manager is good friends with Edinburgh who leads the Exiles into the Conference play-off semi-final second leg Sunday at Rodney Parade (4.30pm) holding a 1-0 advantage over Grimsby. County are …

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Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan confident of Langston deal with Sam Hammam

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan says he’s confident he can come to an agreement with Sam Hammam and Langston over the club’s debts. After inviting the Lebanese former chairman to today’s promotion party against Bolton Wanderers, Tan said: “We are still talking and trying to find a solution and I’m sure we will find an amicable solution that is good …

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‘It’s not like lap dancing… it’s all about the women’: Wales gears up for Burlesque Festival

By day she’s a wife and mum, by night she dons risque underwear as a burlesque dancer. Meet Stephanie Gawne, aka Foo Foo Labelle. As Foo Foo, Stephanie, 42, regularly entertains fans in South Wales with her raunchy act  and is organising the Welsh Burlesque Festival . Hundreds of burlesque fans are expected to gather to watch 24 colourful acts …

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A holocaust survivor born in a concentration camp remembers her Welsh upbringing

A holocaust survivor who grew up in Wales has recounted her family’s incredible story as she prepares to revisit the site of the concentration camp where she was born. In 1948, a then three-year-old Eva Clarke stepped off a train in Cardiff with her mother Anna Bergman after travelling across Europe from Czechoslovakia. They arrived hoping to build a new …

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Coma attack victim Leon Adams story to be told on prime-time TV

The remarkable tale of recovery of a Welsh barman left in a coma is to be told on prime-time TV – 11 years after the savage attack which changed his life forever. Leon Adams, now 36, was found battered and unconscious outside a Cardiff train station on Valentine’s Day 2002. He spent two years in a coma after the vicious …

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One ring to rule them all… but two to bind Tolkien mad wedding pair Liam and Heather

JRR Tolkien famously wrote that there was one ring to rule them all – but for one Welsh couple, it took two rings to bind them. Lord of the Rings mad couple Liam and Heather Mahoney exchanged replica rings of power from the fantasy trilogy in a wacky wedding at Caerphilly Castle. The Cardiff couple were dressed up in costume …

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