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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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Welsh Varsity sees Cardiff and Swansea students descend on capital city

Cardiff city centre became a sea of red and green as thousands of students descended for the popular Varsity grudge match. The capital was flooded with students from Cardiff and Swansea universities as their athletes battled it out for the coveted Varsity shield and cup. Cardiff University’s sports teams dominated, winning the majority of the sporting fixtures throughout the day. …

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Capturing Wales: One of our best-loved artists is celebrated with a new book and major exhibition

Generations have admired Gwilym Prichard for his depictions of his beloved Wales. From the foothills of Snowdonia to the Pembrokeshire coast, he has painted the landscape countless times, capturing the changing seasons and the beauty of his native land. But a new book shows how his travels have also shaped his work. Gwilym Prichard: A Lifetime’s Grazing features scenes he …

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Review: Memoirs of a Hard Man, by Danny Malloy with Andy Malloy

Timing is an essential quality for a defender in football, but none of Danny Malloy’s many tackles in a career principally with Dundee and Cardiff City was delivered with the precision of his autobiography.             It was published three days before Cardiff City achieved promotion to the top flight of football.             The last time they had achieved that – …

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Checking into the Chelsea Hotel: Earthfall pays homage to an iconic building

IF you had to pick a venue which  represented 20th-century culture, you  would be hard-pressed to find somewhere more important than New York’s Chelsea Hotel. Anyone who was anyone would hang out at  the venue. From artists Andy Warhol and  Edie Sedgwick to musicians Bob Dylan and  Patti Smith, from writers Arthur Miller and  Gore Vidal to film talent like …

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Crimewatch episode spurred girl to tell mother she had been sexually abused, court told

A young girl told her mother she had been sexually abused after watching an episode of Crimewatch, a court heard. Dale Wiegold, 39, denies 14 counts of sexual abuse, including two counts of rape, against two girls under 16. Sue Ferrie, prosecuting, told Cardiff Crown Court one of the girls told her mother about the abuse after watching an episode …

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German ambassador to the UK says it is vital that Europe works together to meet the challenge of globalisation

The challenges of globalisation and the importance of regional funding are essential elements in creating prosperity within the European Union, Germany’s ambassador to Britain said in Cardiff today. Addressing the last meeting of the Cardiff Business Club in its  centenary season, Georg Boomgaarden said regional funds bring business and prosperity through job creation. “German growth is less than expected,” he …

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Welsh chefs Larkin and Dale go head-to-head in battle for place in Masterchef final

Two talented Welsh amateur chefs will go head to head this week in the battle to secure a place in the prestigious Masterchef final. Larkin Cen and Dale Williams, both from Cardiff, are among the four chefs looking to win a place in the final three when it is announced on Friday night. Solicitor Larkin, 28, has made the semi-final …

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Margaret Thatcher ‘planned miners battle as soon as she became prime minister’

Margaret Thatcher began plotting to defeat the coal miners from the day she took office, according to her official biography published today. The new Prime Minister put her deputy, Willie Whitelaw, in charge of the preparations for a showdown with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). However she was forced to postpone the confrontation until her second term of office …

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Forget Lady Gaga’s Poker Face

Lady Gaga’s famous for her Poker Face – now Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay has his very own Pizza Face. Food artist Nathan Wyburn, famous for his appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, has used his craft for his very own take on the Bluebirds’ promotion to the Premier League. Nathan, 23, created marmite-on-toast portraits of media mogul Simon Cowell in …

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