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Out of Eden: Welsh circus company reinvigorated by Cornwall project

With striking bubble- shaped greenhouses and an indoor rainforest as its backdrop, the world famous Eden Project has provided plenty of inspiration for NoFit State Circus. Two years ago, the Cardiff-based company was commissioned to create a major outdoor aerial acrobatic show to celebrate the world famous Cornwall visitor attraction’s 10th birthday. And last year, it returned to the site …

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Welsh Government throws out plans to build on Llanishen Reservoir

Jubilant campaigners say Llanishen Reservoir should now be refilled and turned into a country park Cardiff can be proud of. The call came after the Welsh Government threw out a US energy firm’s plans to turn the site into a housing estate. In a David versus Goliath battle, residents and members of the Reservoir Action Group have campaigned for more …

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Parents and pupils of Welsh-medium primary school protest against overcrowding

Dozens of parents and pupils holding painted banners gathered outside City Hall yesterday to protest against overcrowding at a Welsh-medium primary school in Cardiff. When Ysgol Pwll Coch was built 19 years ago, one class of 30 pupils was admitted each academic year, but now three forms with up to 90 pupils are admitted each September. Chris Rajoo, from Canton, …

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Cardiff Council votes to support smacking ban for Wales

Cardiff council last night voted to throw its support behind a campaign to ban smacking in Wales. Councillors voted overwhelming to accept a motion which called for children to be given the same protection as adults under the law on assault. The Labour-run authority’s children’s services boss said he hoped it would put pressure on the Welsh Government to make …

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University submits plans for major expansion of city centre Atrium campus

A university has submitted plans for a major expansion of its city centre campus. The University of South Wales, formerly the University of Glamorgan, wants to expand its Atrium campus next to the railway on Adam Street in Adamsdown, Cardiff. The proposed £15m Atrium 2 development will increase the number of students at its School of Creative and Cultural Industries …

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Review: The Smoke House, Pontcanna Street, Cardiff

Ever watched  those American  food shows where enthusiastic and  well-fed  presenters cruise the country  in convertibles seeing how much dripping meat you can  fit in a sandwich (or in your  stomach)? Well, if you’ve ever sat  wide-eyed and drooling at the  likes of Man v Food or Diners,  Drive-Ins and Dives while  lamenting the lack of anything  similar around here, …

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Rugby ace Gareth Thomas gets his skates on for Celebrities on Ice

Gareth Thomas  may have missed out  on the final of Dancing On Ice due to  dreadful motion  sickness but it hasn’t put him off  returning to the ice – just don’t  ask him to fly from a trapeze or  hang upside down. In fact, just give the former winger a rugby ball, a pair of ice skates  and the challenge …

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Body found in search for Welsh solider missing in the French Alps

A man’s body has been found in the French Alps close to where a Welsh soldier went missing while on holiday in February, French police have said. Corporal Simon Daw, 26, from the Pontprennau area of Cardiff, was on leave from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh when he disappeared in the popular ski resort of Les Deux Alpes. Cpl Daw …

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Rich Hall is the man from Montana who’s on song for plenty of laughs

Rich Hall has come a very long way since  he gave up his job as a hurricane namer for the United States  Meteorological Service. Now, more than two decades  later, he is hailed as one of our finest comedians. Well-known for his gruff, deadpan style, the man from Montana is a master of absurdist irony and rapid-fire wit. Which means …

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Faith school that battled back from closure threat wins praise from Cambridge University Students’ Union

A faith school that overcame the threat of closure to achieve record exam results has been praised for employing sector- leading practice. Mary Immaculate RC High School in Cardiff was chosen to appear in the prestigious “Guide to Excellence” by Cambridge University Students’ Union. Published annually, the guide  highlights how selected institutions from around the world are promoting best practice …

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