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Watch as RATS invade the garden of this horrified grandmother

This video shows the grim reality a Cardiff woman was faced with when she looked out of her back window on Thursday morning. Vivien Soloman, 58, peered out of the window into her garden to see four rats roaming freely on her lawn and patio. She said she was shocked, particularly because her home in Tremorfa is just a stone’s …

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Engineer and his book-keeper stole nearly £85,000 in a VAT scam and then tried to blame each other

An engineer and his book-keeper stole nearly £85,000 in a VAT scam. Water treatment expert Alfred Thomas Hall, 68, and David Gordon Lea, 60, pleaded guilty to fraudulently claiming VAT repayments they weren’t entitled to. An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) found that Hall, from Cardiff , had submitted 11 fraudulent VAT repayment claims before Lea began looking …

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Former Welsh Guard is in a coma fighting for his life after a motorbike accident in Thailand

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to bring home a former Welsh Guard and father who is in a coma after a serious accident in Thailand. Father-of-one Adam Hobbs has been travelling in the country but suffered the injuries on Monday evening after a motorbike accident in Koh Samui, one of the country’s largest islands. Adam, 28, from Roath , …

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Tiger Bay’s history preserved as arts Butetown History and Arts centre is moving.

Butetown history and arts centre

The heritage of Cardiff’s iconic Tiger Bay looks set to be preserved in a new arts centre. In May, the Butetown History and Arts Centre announced they would have to close as funding had dried up. But they asked for help finding somewhere to store their archives. Their archive contains items including recordings from people who were residents in Tiger …

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Eva Longoria spotted shopping in Cardiff city centre

It looks like Eva Longoria is continuing to love her time spent in Cardiff, and today she was browsing the huge selection of shops in the city centre. The star of Desperate Housewives and L’Oreal adverts was spotted outside Wahaca, and visited Krispy Kreme and Warehouse, among other places. On Wednesday, the American actress, who has been filming all over …

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‘One-man crime wave’ locked up after series of burglaries and car thefts across Cardiff

A prolific criminal described by a judge as being responsible for “a one-man crime wave” is back behind bars. Karl Andrew Legg broke into homes, stole cars and even made off with £250 from a doctors’ surgery during a rampage around Cardiff earlier this year. The scale of Legg’s offending prompted a judge to exclaim “wow” during his sentencing hearing. …

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Drivers have now paid more than £4m in bus lane fines in Cardiff

The amount made by Cardiff’s seven bus lane cameras has now reached £4m. Since the cameras were turned on in December 2014, there have been more than 138,000 drivers successfully caught and fined. Of those, 108,423 have already paid their fines at either the £35 or £70 level. Figures released which are correct as of August 9, show that in …

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Award-winning restaurant will close after the Home Office withdrew the chef’s visa

An award-winning restaurant is having to close because the Home Office has refused to extend its chef’s business visa. Oz Urfa, in City Road, Cardiff , which specialises in charcoal grilling, recently won the Taste of Wales Best World Cuisine Restaurant 2016 award. But it will shut on August 24 because one of the two brothers who each invested £17,000 …

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New housing scheme of more than 100 homes in Cardiff set to be approved

Councillors look set to approve a significant new housing scheme for southern Cardiff this week. Developers want to build 116 new properties – most of which would be affordable homes – to the west of Clive Lane in Grangetown, the road which runs parallel to Clive Street. The plans, which are in partnership with Wales and West Housing and Taff …

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He was an all-time great in his sport…and now a book tells the story of a Cardiff sporting legend

He was one of perhaps Cardiff ’s most talented set of sporting brothers – and now a new book tells all about the life and times of a Great Britain and Wales rugby league legend. Frank Whitcombe, from Grangetown , was a talented boxer and rugby union player before switching codes and making a name for himself – regarded by …

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