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Huge increase in new hips and knees in under-55s

Nuffield Health Cardiff Vale Hospitals reveal that there has been a 70% increase in hip replacements in the under-55s, and knees are not far behind, with replacements in men under 55 increasing by 40% over the past decade. Figures from not-for-profit healthcare provider Nuffield Health reveal a significant increase in younger patients opting to have painful joints replaced with artificial …

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How you can learn to become a spy in Cardiff’s newest live escape rooms Breakout Cardiff

I spent last night learning to be a spy. No, seriously. I mean, it may not be quite up to MI5 standards, but I reckon if Tom Hiddleston doesn’t get the James Bond gig then I could be a close contender. That’s if someone is prepared to give me clues, the odd nudge in the right direction and aren’t too …

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This man is going to swim the entire length of the River Severn

This is Ross O’Sullivan. He’s 25 and on Wednesday he’s going to start swimming the whole length of the River Severn. That’s 220 miles long. This is what his journey is going to look like. He admits himself: “It’s probably impossible!” Starting at 9am, he’ll be dropped an hour’s walk from the source of the river and left alone with …

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Cardiff pub could be turned into residential property after planning application is submitted

An historic Cardiff drinking hole could soon be changed into a home after a planning application was submitted. The Westgate pub, on the corner of Cowbridge Road East and Lower Cathedral Road in Riverside , is the subject of the application which could see it turned into a single residential property or family home if approved by members of Cardiff …

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Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell ‘welcome first child together’

Welsh Hollywood star Matthew Rhys and his partner and The Americans co-star Keri Russell have welcomed their first child together, it has been reported. US Weekly said the couple had welcomed the new arrival sometime last week. It was reported in January that the couple, who met on the set of the FX spy drama, were expecting a baby together …

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Urdd Eisteddfod 2016: These are Monday’s results

Solo years two and under: 1 Beca Hogg, Ysgol Gynradd Glanrafon, Fflint a Wrecsam 2 Cadi Llywela, Ysgol Gynradd Llanelltyd, Meirionnydd 3 Fflur McConnell, Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron, Ceredigion Solo years three and four: 1 Rhys Lloyd Thomas, Ysgol Gynradd Bro Gwydir, Conwy 2 Erin Fflur Morgan, Ysgol Gynradd Y Dderwen, Gorllewin Myrddin 3 Betrys Llwyd Dafydd, Ysgol Gynradd Y Dderi, …

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Why Russell T Davies chose to make his Midsummer Night’s Dream as sci fi

The “ghost of Doctor Who” lives on in Welsh scriptwriter Russell T Davies ‘ new Shakespeare adaptation. Speaking at Hay Festival on Sunday, Mr Davies – the man who resurrected Doctor Who – said the programme played a big part in his new adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which airs on Bank Holiday Monday. The brand new adaptation, part …

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Missing Lorraine Ridout’s daughter: ‘I believe sightings have gone unreported’

The daughter of a Cardiff woman who vanished nearly four months ago believes sightings of the popular grandmother may have gone unreported. The 57-year-old left her home in Gabalfa to visit a friend at 7pm on January 31 and has not been seen since. Despite land searches and police divers scouring the river, no clues about what happened have been …

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The latest Llandaff North community champion has been recognised

An “unsung hero” is the latest Llandaff North resident to be recognised by local councillors. Janet Jones is the latest winner of the Llandaff North community champion award. The award, given by Cardiff councillors Sue White and Dilwar Ali, recognises the work of individuals who have made a difference to the community of Llandaff North. Mrs Jones was nominated by …

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Welsh language activists Cymdeithas are angry that signs in Cardiff’s Central Square are English-only

Pressure group Cymdeithas yr Iaith has protested against the multi-million pound Central Square development in Cardiff and its lack of Welsh language signs. The group criticised builders Rightacres because the name of the project was English-only. All the signs on the firm’s hoardings are also English-only. Read more: Welsh is threatened by moves to give English official status on Anglesey …

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