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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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Dangerous legal high Clockwork Orange found on sale across Wales

A dangerous  legal high that landed three teenagers in hospital vomiting blood has been on sale in shops across Wales. The drug Clockwork Orange is available to buy in shops and online described as “herbal incense” and promising a buzz that lasts just under an hour when smoked with tobacco. Last Sunday three 15-year-olds from Blyth, Northumberland, fell ill after …

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The Do Lectures now with added Do Start Up

“In a field, in a tent, in a small clever country called Wales.”  I was in that field last week, attending the Do Start Up at Fforest farm, Ceredigion.  The Do Lectures, or “Do” as you quickly come to call them, is an “ideas festival” founded by David and Clare Hieatt.  The Hieatts know their stuff when it comes to …

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Music maestro Nigel Kennedy: ‘My mum’s guilty of two things – calling me Nigel and making me play violin’

It’s hard to believe it’s almost 25  years since spiky-haired violinist  Nigel Kennedy brought classical music to the masses. When he released his recording of  The Four Seasons with the English  Chamber Orchestra in 1989 it sold more than two million copies, reaching out to a whole new audience of  music fans. Today the man who shook up the  works …

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