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Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Housemate Lauren Harries’ video shockers

Lauren Harries

Whether or not you’ve been watching Celebrity Big Brother this year, we’re betting you probably know who housemate Lauren Harries is. In case you need reminding she’s a sex change entertainer from Cardiff and a former child prodigy. At the tender age of 10  and as the candyfloss-haired James Harries she/he appeared on the Wogan show as an antiques expert. …

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Le Bistrot Pierre to launch in Cardiff

A chain of French restaurants is looking to create 30 jobs with the launch of a venue in Cardiff. Le Bistrot Pierre is opening a restaurant in the capital’s Old Brewery Quarter in late November. The firm, which opened a site in Plymouth in Easter, has pledged to use local suppliers wherever possible. The site of the venue was secured …

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Rumour mill: Cardiff City linked with fresh move for Jefferson Montero

Reports have emerged today suggesting Cardiff City are stepping up their interest in Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero – but WalesOnline understands any proposed deal is still a long way off. Sky Sports claim Montero is in the process of obtaining a visa that will allow him to travel to the UK for a medical with the Bluebirds. Sources inside the …

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What are the options for increased UK airport hub capacity?

The  issue of airport hub capacity in the UK is currently being looked at by an Airports Commission led by Sir Howard Davies which has to report on long term options for the UK after the next UK election in 2015. The commission is currently looking at submissions from airports and other stakeholders in the UK all with their own …

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David Cameron personally backs Cardiff Mardi Gras

Cardiff mardigras

David Cameron has personally backed the largest gay festival in Wales as it plans to  launch a revamped event  next week – just weeks after  he succeeded in getting gay marriage on to the statute  book. The Prime Minister gave  his personal backing to  Cardiff Mardi Gras in a letter to the organising committee ahead of the event on Saturday, …

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Anger as Cardiff Bus takes away a direct route to Thornhill Crematorium

Cardiff airport bus

Cardiff Bus has been criticised by passengers after the company took away a direct route to Thornhill Crematorium. The number 27 Cardiff  Bus has been rerouted at the Llanishen part of the  route so it fails to travel  up Thornhill Road, towards Caerphilly, meaning pensioners who want to get to Thornhill Crematorium have to walk or  take an alternative service …

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Dream wedding proposal at Caerphilly Castle for American and Welsh sweethearts

For many Americans, being proposed to in a real castle is the stuff dreams are made of. But for Tanya Stevens, her long-distance-love Owen Mountjoy made the romantic dream a reality – with  a traditional proposal at Caerphilly Castle. Bathed in the South Wales sunshine, Owen, from Pontypool, got down on one knee to ask his girlfriend of 11 months …

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Gold worth £40k stolen from Cardiff family home

Gold jewellery and bullion coins worth more than £40,000 were stolen by jewellery thieves who ransacked a Cardiff family’s home while they were out. The “professional” operation is the latest in a string of burglaries targeting Asian families for their gold, leading one local councillor to warn people to keep their jewellery locked up and secure. Victims Prasad Sivaraj, 38, …

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IQE breaks records with technology that could make solar power cheaper

Solar power could become much cheaper thanks to a record-breaking technology partly developed by a Cardiff-based company. IQE has been working with an American partner to produce highly efficient multi-junction solar energy cells for the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) market. The technology is the same as has been used to power satellites and is around three times more efficient than normal …

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Car fire closes eastbound M4 between Cardiff Gate and Castleton

A car fire on the M4 is causing delays because of a large amount of smoke. The blaze briefly closed all three lanes of the eastbound motorway between junction 30 Cardiff Gate and junction 29 Castleton, but police said all but one lane are now open. Fire crews from Duffryn and Roath were called to the car, which was said …

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