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South Wales filmmaker fails to overturn caution for sex offences

A South Wales filmmaker has failed in his bid to overturn a caution he received for sex offences four years ago. Karl Francis, originally from Bedwas, near Caerphilly, was due to stand trial in 2009. He had been charged with eight counts of making indecent photographs of a child and one count of arranging or facilitating sex, causing a child …

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Cardiff expansion tops poll of airport capacity options


A proposal for the expansion of Cardiff Airport has been chosen as the preferred measure to increase the UK’s airport capacity in an influential web poll. The plan, drawn up by the transport group Western Gateway, received more than half of the votes on the poll on industry website The site is an online community for visitors to the …

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Armed police in Maesteg as search for ‘wanted male’ continues

A street in Maesteg was cordoned off today by armed police responding to what they described as an “ongoing incident”. Eyewitnesses said Church Street in the Caerau area of Maesteg, near Bridgend, had been cordoned off, while armed police were spotted in the area. On Twitter, there were reports that a man had been seen with a gun, but South …

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Bruce Gordon, the quiet American heading up Environ UK in Wales

If there is such a thing as a quiet American Bruce Gordon, head of Environ UK’s Cardiff office, is that man. Like the character in Graham Greene’s novel of the same name he is thoughtful, soft-spoken, intellectual and serious. Mr Gordon has been in Wales for 16 years and makes no pretence that this is now home – and to …

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Enter the family friendly Cardiff 2k

The Cardiff 10K: Sunday 8th September (10am) Family Fun Run Sunday: 8th September 2013 (9.15am) The Cardiff 10k has established itself as one of the country’s premier road races, however, its smaller sibling, the Cardiff 2k, is fast becoming one of the city’s most popular sporting events for pint-sized competitors! The race takes place shortly before the 10k race, and …

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Brother of Olympic silver medallist Fred Evans spared jail for sex assault on train

The brother of Welsh Olympic silver medallist Fred Evans was spared jail today after he groped a teenager’s breast while travelling home from celebrating his sibling’s 2012 win. Jason Evans had been heading back to his family’s native Wales by train after the culmination of the London Games when he and a family friend followed the 19-year-old victim through the …

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Accrington Stanley 0-2 Cardiff City: Bluebirds to face West Ham in Capital One Cup

Accrington Stanley 0-2 Cardiff City If this week has taught Cardiff City anything it’s that football moves on quickly and there is no time to dwell on past glories. With former Premier League champions Manchester City still licking their wounds after Sunday’s heroics, the Bluebirds have enjoyed their spell as the darlings of the football world. But that glory was …

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‘Having a stillborn baby has made me a better nurse’


Working in a special care baby unit can be emotionally challenging for anyone, but Claire Hart is more than aware of the sheer devastation that parents go through when they lose a child. The 37-year-old nurse lost her son Kaden on February 2, 2011, when he was stillborn. But despite the challenges of being in an environment that can evoke …

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Echo columnist Dan O’Neill laments the loss of Cardiff’s tram network

Every now and again some visionary trumpets “Bring back the tram” and who can disagree? But don’t hold yer breath. No chance. Years ago a team of expensive experts explained how Cardiff could enter – make that re-enter – the Age of the Tram (their capitals) but what happened after this £100,000 study? You’re right. Zilch! Nada! Nothing. So what’s …

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Electricity bills to fall for South Wales customers in two years

Electricity bills for households and businesses across South Wales are forecast to fall by £26 in two years’ time. Western Power Distribution (WPD), which operates the region’s electricity distribution network, is planning to cut its charges in 2015/16. Distribution charges make up 16% of the average overall household electricity bill. Under WPD’s new business plan, the charge will drop from …

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