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Hitters GP won by fast-man Chris Opie

Chris Opie, of former Formula One motor-racing world champion Nigel Mansell’s cycling team UK Youth, won the inaugural Hitters’ GP event at Llandow Race Circuit. He out-sprinted Russell Downing (Net-App Endura) and twice Olympic track champion Ed Clancy (Raph-Condor JLT). The big-money race was organised by one of Team Sky’s Welsh riders, Luke Rowe,  and attracted a star-studded field of …

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Top Cardiff Devils signing Matthew Myers to lead Wales

WELSHMAN Matthew Myers will captain Wales in an ice hockey clash with Rest of the World at Cardiff Bay Arena tomorrow (6pm). Myers is the star British signing for Cardiff Devils, returning to his home city club from champions Nottingham Panthers. Tomorrow’s match,  in aid of charity, is the first appearance on home ice for Myers since he rejoined Devils …

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Man jailed for drunken street attack on ‘Voice of the Millennium Stadium’ actor

A drunken street attacker was today jailed for a vicious attack on the Millennium Stadium’s international rugby announcer after a Wales game. Swansea Valley-born announcer and actor Rhys ap William suffered life-threatening injuries during the attack on a street corner after celebrating the Six Nations win in Italy. The Welsh TV actor – who was named in court under his …

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Young race car champion cleared of financing his career through fraud

A young race champion has been found not guilty of acting with his father to finance his career though fraud. Nicholas Jones, 23, the 2009 Welsh Sports and Saloon Car winner, had always denied knowing anything about what the Crown Prosecution Service said was a scam to cheat HM Revenue and Customs. A jury at Cardiff Crown Court which yesterday …

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Meet the family of six… all of who model for firms from Mercedes to Tesco and Thompson

Meet the Phillips family – if you think you’ve seen them before you probably have. The clan have appeared in thousands of adverts for firms including Mercedes, Audi, Disney, Asda, and Tesco. They have plugged Zirtek hayfever tablets and holiday firms Haven, Hoseasons and Thomson. Work has taken them to Barbados and the Maldives. One-year-old Evie was even modelling in …

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Sir Tom urged to drop Israel gig

Sir Tom Jones has become embroiled in a human rights row over his plans to gig in Israel this autumn. The Cardiff branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, a group which accuses the country of ethnic cleansing and war crimes, has posted an online petition calling for the Voice of The Valleys to cancel his October date in Tel Aviv’s …

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Cardiff and Swansea reach out to US football fans thanks to massive NBC deal

Cardiff Taxi in New York

Wales’ Premier League duo have inspired a loyal following beyond Cardiff and Swansea since long before Saturday’s historic season kick-off. But as the pair prepare to take to the pitch for the new campaign, they could be set to get fresh backing from an unexpected quarter – all the way from the Big Apple. Cardiff City and Swansea City’s branding …

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New bright pink chewing gum bins in Cardiff city centre being used as ash trays

Bright pink chewing gum bins

They are meant to bring an end to the thousands of pieces of chewing gum unceremoniously being spat out on our streets. But within a week of the Gumdrop bins being put up by the council in Cardiff, many of them are being used as glorified ash trays and rubbish bins while some have even gone missing. Despite their dubious …

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Ukip briefly becomes Black Independence Party thanks to latest Welsh mistranslation

Heard the one about the supermarket aisle sign promoting “Polish people” among its wares, or how Ukip briefly became the Black Independence Party in Wales? It seems the problem of translating simple English into Welsh is still causing a problem for some bodies – including one of the country’s biggest supermarkets and a resurgent political party. In South Wales, a …

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Cardiff Airport ranked bottom in Which? passenger satisfaction poll of small airports

cardiff airport

Cardiff Airport has been named the worst terminal for passenger experience in a new survey of the UK’s small airports. The Which? airport passenger survey reveals smaller airports are, on average, outperforming larger ones in terms of passenger satisfaction. The Welsh Government-owned terminal, however, was ranked equal last in a league table of airports with fewer than four million passengers …

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