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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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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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