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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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North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner being investigated by police watchdog

Winston Roddick

The police watchdog has launched an investigation into allegations made about the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner’s residency at the time of his election. The Independent Police Complaints Commission confirmed it was in the early stages of investigating Winston Roddick following  a “referral” about alleged electoral fraud. It is claimed that Mr Roddick,  a QC and a former leader …

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Bluebirds Unite march through city centre ahead of Cardiff City’s clash with Manchester City

bluebirds unite

Hundreds of Cardiff City fans opposed to the club’s kit change from blue to red marched through the city centre today ahead of the team’s clash with Manchester City.   A beautiful sight. On the march with Bluebirds Unite. — David Owens (@asoundreaction) August 25, 2013 Organised by Bluebirds Unite, a supporters’ group that wants the team to return …

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Cardiff skies filled with black smoke after electric generator catches fire

Cardiff city centre’s skies were filled with masses of black smoke on Sunday afternoon as firefighters tackled an electrical blaze. Passers-by were shocked to see plumes of black smoke in the sky around Queen Street, caused by an electric generator on fire behind Park Place. Graphic designer Howard Dyer, 26, snapped this apocalyptic picture as firefighters tackled the city centre …

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