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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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Team of teenagers win competition designed to boost money management

A team of young people from Cardiff is celebrating after being crowned winners at the Wales final of a UK competition designed to inspire better money management skills within communities. Learners aged 17-19 fought off competition in the Lloyds TSB Money for Life Challenge with their innovative project to provide kits to help people save money by growing their own …

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Cardiff’s search for Gypsy and Traveller community pitches goes city wide

More than 100 extra pitches are needed to accommodate Cardiff’s Gypsy and Traveller community which is expected to grow by 51% over the next 14 years, a new council study has found. A previous study had suggested 194 pitches were needed up to 2018 and they should be provided within 2km of the existing camps in the capital’s south-east. But …

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Striking artworks compete for prime position outside Admiral’s new HQ

The public is being asked for its views on two pieces of dramatic public art being proposed as part of the new Admiral HQ in Cardiff’s city centre. The pieces, both proposed by local artists, are “Lightning” by S Mark Gubb and “Flow” by Andrew Rowe and Simon Fenoulhet. Following a community consultation this week, one of the concepts will …

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Cardiff drug dealer who owned BMWs and three homes jailed after cocaine find

A drug dealer who claimed £11,000 of cocaine and cannabis found at his home was for his arthritis has been jailed for five years. When police officers raided Robert Edwards’ house – one of three he owns as part of a “high-flying lifestyle” – they found more than 28g of cocaine, 180g of skunk cannabis and 500g of cannabis resin. …

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Improved infrastructure key to addressing economic disparities in Cardiff City Region

The economic disparities  between Cardiff and the Valleys are likely to grow in the next 10 years unless action is taken to improve infrastructure and attract larger firms with HQ functions to the capital. These are the conclusions of a report by Cardiff Business School, commissioned by Working Links and  the Cardiff Business Partnership – a private sector group of …

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The basic first aid films that could save your child’s life

Did you know that cling film can be useful if your child scalds themselves? Or what the signs of danger are if they bump their head? Lots of parents take antenatal classes to prepare for the birth of their children, but taking some time out to learn basic first aid could be just as useful. That is the belief of …

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Three senior managers at Wales’ biggest council get combined £100,000 pay rise

Three senior managers at Wales’ biggest council are to share a combined pay rise of about £100,000 as part of a major overhaul of its management structure.. Cardiff council’s city development chief officer, Neil Hanratty, will see his salary rise from £68,880 to £120,000 – a 73% increase – after being promoted to the newly created post of economic development …

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UK Government could scupper Welsh dangerous dogs crackdown, campaigners warn

A crackdown on dangerous dogs in Wales could be ditched in the face of opposition from the UK Government, campaigners have warned. Fears that the proposed Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill could be shelved have escalated since  it emerged the UK Government believed it could be beyond the Assembly’s powers. The Welsh Government had planned to introduce the Bill for …

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