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The mother of Jacob Abraham, who took his own life, has started a foundation in his name

After flowers, balloons, candles and tributes were left in memory of her son, the support from her community inspired her to give something back. Nicola Abraham’s son Jacob, from Cardiff, took his own life on October 11 last year. He was just 24. Speaking about Jacob’s death, Nicola, a counsellor for the charity Barnardo’s, said: “His depression wasn’t clinical but …

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Church minister says he was not sorry over far-right and Islamophobic posts

A minister investigated by the Church in Wales over posts he made on social media says he did not apologise over the content of his posts. The Reverend Father David Lloyd, from Bridgend , posted on his Facebook page about “idiots” who dismissed the anti-Islam movement Pegida or Britain First video posts. The post read: “Those idiots who dismiss Pegida …

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This luxury penthouse offers the best views of Penarth you could possibly imagine

Imagine sipping a glass of something cold on this decked balcony whilst admiring the sea view across the Bristol Channel to Somerset. Feeling relaxed already? Jones Estates A terraced balcony big enough for BBQs and brilliant parties That’s the future of long (hopefully hot) summer evenings for the new owner of this luxury Penarth Penthouse. But the stunning view is …

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John Cale’s performance was an invigorating start to Cardiff’s Festival of Voice with plenty more twists and turns yet to be unleashed

If Cardiff’s Festival of Voice is about challenging the audience and confounding expectation then it got off to the perfect start in the capital last night. Over ten days, at 30 venues across the city , an eclectic mix of acts and performances will celebrate what we Welsh have been celebrating for millennia, the power of the human voice. John …

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Travellers’ traditions revealed by prison inmates in captivating new book

Family, freedom, fights and fear. Roma and Traveller prisoners in Wales have described their lives, traditions and culture for the first time in a book hailed as the “finest book of Traveller lives” ever told by Travellers . “On Road” describes hunting animals, looking for work, horse fairs and the strict ban on sex before marriage, among other things. Inmates …

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Cyclist taken to hospital after collision with a car on a busy Cardiff road

A cyclist who was yesterday injured in a collision with a car on a busy Cardiff road was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Thornhill Road was closed in both directions while emergency services attended the scene on Thursday night, affecting motorists travelling between Caerphilly and Cardiff . The incident involved a car and a cyclist at just before 7pm …

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Poetry about social disparity wins Eisteddfod chair

Social disparity and inequalities across South Wales was the inspiration behind the poetry which won the chair this year. Gwynfor Dafydd, 18, from Tonyrefail in Rhondda Cynon Taf was announced as this year’s winner at a ceremony on the pavilion stage on Thursday. The chair is presented to the winning bard for composing strict meter or free verse poetry of …

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Busy Cardiff road closed after collision involving motorcyclist and car

A busy Cardiff road was closed in both directions on Thursday night following a collision. Thornhill Road was closed in both directions while emergency services attended the scene, affecting motorists travelling between Caerphilly and Cardiff . Police vehicles were at the scene The incident happened near Thornhill’s Miller and Carter restaurant. An eyewitness reported seeing multiple police vehicles, an ambulance …

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These photographs have been created to showcase the beauty of red hair and pale skin

A series of striking and moody photographs of models has been created to show off the beauty of people with red hair and pale skin. The book, entitled Red Hot II, which features the photos, has been put together by a Welsh designer and a photographer from Wiltshire in a bid to raise funds. Thomas Knights Britain’s Got Talent star …

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Mum speaks out as report reveals her son’s death could have been prevented

The mother of a 25-year-old college student who committed suicide in 2013 has spoken out after an independent report found that his death could have been prevented. Chris Wood, from Cardiff , committed suicide in January 2013. Medical professionals said he displayed traits of borderline personality disorder and began receiving mental health services in 2008. ‘His death would have been …

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