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Former B&Q flagship store in Cardiff to get a new lease of life

What was once a flagship store for DIY chain BQ in Wales is being revamped by its owner in a major investment. Ashfield Land is transforming the former BQ retail unit it owns on Hadfield Road, Cardiff. As the freeholder and investment owner of the 44,520 sq ft former BQ store – which shut earlier this year as part of …

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‘Give me back my son’: Mum fights to free son who was given no release date

A mother who fears her son may kill himself in jail after being given a indeterminate prison sentence is taking her protest to the prison gates. Kiya Smith, 22, from Cardiff , has spent almost five years in prison after being sentenced for committing a street robbery of a phone in 2011. He was given an Imprisonment for Public Protection …

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He’s done it! Runner does 39 marathons around 1,030 miles of the Welsh coastline in epic charity bid

He started running through the wind and rain of Storm Katie – and has taken in more than 1,000 miles of Welsh landscape. But businessman Robert Chapman has completed his epic challenge to run the perimeter of Wales in memory of his friend. And he says that just one year ago he would never have thought he could complete such …

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Cardiff author lands transatlantic book deal after more than 20 years of writing

The dream of getting published and seeing your work on a bookshop’s shelf keeps writers across Wales typing late into the night. Claire Fayers started writing in the early 1990s and at last she has the delight of seeing her first published novel on sale across the UK and United States. Her fantasy adventure has been chosen as a book …

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Second group of travellers set up unauthorised camp at South Wales beauty spot

Travellers have set up an unauthorised camp at a South Wales beauty spot. A group of travellers have set up camp on Stalling Down in Cowbridge , Vale of Glamorgan. It follows a camp being set up on Caedelyn Park in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, on Thursday. The Vale of Glamorgan council said staff were working to resolve the situation. Council “taken …

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Singles will be taught how to date at the UK’s first School of Love in Cardiff

It’s no longer just a simple case of your eyes meeting across a crowded bar. With so many demands on our time these days – from family commitments to work – there aren’t often enough hours in the day left for single people to go out searching for their perfect partner. It’s no surprise then that online dating is on …

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Brothel madam who ran a string of Cardiff massage parlours is behind bars after seven years on the run

A brothel madam who ran a string of massage parlours in Cardiff is now behind bars after going on the run for seven years. Diana Jones enjoyed a “life of luxury” while hiding in the Turkish enclave of Northern Cyprus – which has no extradition treaty with the UK – after refusing to pay back the £2.6m she earned from …

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This couple is going to deliver food to families in need but wait til you hear where the inspiration came from

A married couple is going to deliver food parcels to families in need after hearing parents were going without food to feed their children . But wait til you hear how he came up with the idea. Filmmaker Matt Callanan, from Cardiff, was filming a documentary in George Clooney’s house last year. Yes, that George Clooney. And while he was …

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14 things to expect at The Color Festival Cardiff 2016

The vibrant warehouse party returning for its third successful year to Splott Warehouse, Titan Road, Cardiff will take place on the August bank holiday weekend on Saturday, August 27 2016, with extended opening hours running from 2pm to midnight Major dance and electronic DJs will play host to over 6,000 revellers covered in hue and dye at Splott Warehouse as …

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Commonwealth Games legend Lynn Davies laments Welsh Government’s decision to abandon bid for 2026 event

Double Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lynn Davies says the Welsh Government’s decision to abandon a bid for the 2026 event is a missed opportunity. Mr Davies said as well as providing an economic dividend through tourism the event would have inspired a generation of Welsh athletes. The athlete, who was the first man to win two golds in the long …

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