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Fly-on-the-wall documentary exposes ‘the InterCity journey from hell’… to Swansea

The antics of boozy Welsh revellers will be exposed on a fly-on-the-wall documentary next week – focusing on the last train to Swansea on Saturday night. A new Channel 5 series focusing on the First Great Western railway will feature what staff dub “the InterCity service from hell”. With stops at Reading, Newport, Cardiff and Bridgend on its way to …

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Ex-Royal marine returns from the brink of death after suffering horrific brain damage in Thailand

Ex-Royal marine Steve Thomas was on the brink of death when he was found with massive head injuries in the middle of a Thai road. Doctors warned his family if the former 42 Commando lance corporal ever recovered he would never walk or talk again because of the horrific brain damage he suffered. But two years later the former soldier …

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A life in the Spanish ‘Beverly Hills’ awaits Gareth Bale in Madrid

Gareth Bale on international duty

Welsh football’s leading light Gareth Bale may be about to become part of an exclusive club of British players to have played for the most famous football club in the world. The Cardiff-born winger has been heavily linked with a massive £80m plus move to 10-time European Cup-winners Real Madrid. Should he move, Bale will follow in the footsteps of …

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South Wales Echo letters: August 23

What a distressing experience it must have been for the 92-year-old lady who had her handbag stolen by a man who had attended a Sunday service at her church (Echo, July 25). Unfortunately, there have been similar incidents at other churches in Cardiff and elsewhere. Thieves don’t seem to have any conscience about where they are stealing from or from …

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Cerys Matthews asks the Welsh nation to tell her what Wales means to them

What is Wales to you? Ask each of Wales’ three million residents and you’ll probably get as many answers. Yet there are likely be a cluster of things that many will agree upon. It might be a song, a moment in history, a person, a word, poetry, a place, a flavour, a view, a saying or a story. With some …

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Child seriously injured in Cardiff road traffic accident

Child aged just seven-years-old was run over by a car in Cardiff yesterday evening. The collision took place at around 6.16pm at Fonmon Crescent, Ely, and resulted in serious injuries to the child. The child had been riding his scooter in the crescent when the vehicle, a dark grey Mitsubishi Pajero, collided with him causing a serious injury to the …

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Racers don’t want to sail away from Cardiff

Extreme sailing

Organisers of the Extreme Sailing Series say they want to bring the event back to Cardiff after their deal runs out next year. The event is back in Cardiff Bay this weekend, bringing its brand of “stadium racing” to the capital’s waterfront. Cardiff is hosting the UK leg of the inshore racing circuit which will see eight teams race Extreme …

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Crackdown urged on anti-Welsh chants at football matches

There were calls last night for the authorities to crackdown on anti-Welsh chants at football matches. It comes as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) set-out new guidelines for tackling hooligan behaviour in England and Wales. For the first time fans are being warned about homophobic chants and abuse of players and rival supporters on social media. Cardiff City and Swansea …

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South Wales Echo letters: August 24

Your family feature on birdwatching (Echo, August 22) was welcome, but in some respects old-fashioned and unlikely to appeal to a younger generation. The top item of “kit” is not a notebook. It’s probably 30 years since I used one and younger people are not going to do so. Most people carry a phone that includes a voice recorder and …

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Richard limbers up with his son Sam for Cardiff Half Marathon’s fun run

When dad Richard Sugarman got out of breath trying to keep up with his son Sam during a kickabout in the garden, he knew it was time to make some changes in his life. The 42-year-old made a resolution to get fitter and took up running, and now the pair are exercising together as part of their training for a …

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