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Cardiff fundraiser gears up for US bike trek

A charity fundraiser is setting off for his next challenge today as he prepares to cycle across America unaided. Matthew Ryan has swapped his skateboard for his bike as he prepares to set off on a 4,000 mile ride from New York to San Francisco. Matthew, 37, from Dinas Powys, flies out to New York where he will start the …

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PDSA celebrating 65 years of treating sick and injured pets in Cardiff

A charity that provides free treatment for sick and injured pets is celebrating its 65th year of service in Cardiff this month. Veterinary charity PDSA first came to the city in 1948, when it opened a dispensary on City Road. Since then, PDSA’s client base has swelled dramatically, with its Bute Street team now seeing more than 10,000 pets every …

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Futsal takes centre stage in Cardiff

A fast-paced indoor variation of football which originated in South America hit Cardiff last night. The capital is hosting Wales’ first ever UEFA Futsal five-a-side football competition at the House of Sport II in Leckwith. The sport was created in Uruguay and has been hugely popular in Brazil, Argentina, Italy and Spain for decades. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar are …

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South Wales Echo letters: August 28

I JUST had a morning from hell because of the change of the buses on what was the 33B route, now changed to 66. Why change the number? It doesn’t make sense to me. I was at the bus stop at Keystone Road at 8.15am for the 8.30am bus and still there at 8.45am. I had to walk 20 minutes …

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Island Steel secures £12m finance to fund growth

A steel products supplier is targeting future growth after agreeing a new funding deal. Family-owned steel service centre Island Steel plans to expand its product offering and create two new jobs after securing a £12m asset-based finance facility from Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance. The commercial finance team in Cardiff has arranged the facility to enable the business to accelerate its …

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Great British Bake-Off: Beca Lyne-Pirkis scrapes through after bread week struggle

Welsh baker Beca Lyne-Pirkis scrapped through into the next round of the Great British Bake-Off after struggling with bread week. The 31-year-old mum-of-one, from Penylan, Cardiff, was criticised for her misshapen bread sticks, and didn’t get her bake right in the show stopper, getting her spice sultana and honey Christmas wreath bread stuck on her baking tray, before being told …

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Bus fire closes busy road into Cardiff

One of Cardiff’s busiest roads was closed for a time after a coach caught fire this morning. The Edwards coach was travelling from Church Village when it caught fire on Manor Way. A spokeswoman for South Wales Police has confirmed the force was called out to assist with the bus fire on Cardiff’s Manor Way. She said: “We were called …

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Families across Wales are urged to shape up and defuse ill-health timebomb

Welsh weight

Families are being urged to make a pledge to change their lives and become healthier in a new campaign launched today. In the run-up to the new academic year, the Welsh Government is launching its Smart Restart campaign to promote healthier lifestyles in a bid to tackle some of Wales’ major public health issues. The campaign, which is part of …

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James Dean Bradfield: ‘On tour I caught Shane Williams rifling my fridge for beer’

Rugby nut James Dean Bradfield has lifted the lid on the  Manic Street Preachers’ jaunt  down under to follow the British and Irish Lions test series against Australia. Their tour saw them: Busking in the street for fans; Appearing with a Welsh rugby  star on stage; and Catching one of their heroes  rifling for beer in their fridge. “I’d got …

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‘Now I’ve accepted my hair will never grow back, it’s actually quite liberating’

When Catherine Townsend started to lose patches of hair when she was just five years old, it was the start of a long, often isolating, journey with alopecia. But as she nears her 40th birthday, there are no signs of any self-consciousness or unhappiness. She has learned to love and embrace her baldness and has finally come to terms with …

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