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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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Fire Island’s new owners are self-confessed ‘beer geeks’ keen to expand worldwide

They started off as a pair of self-confessed “beer geeks”, experimenting with hops and malt in a garage at the weekends. But since launching their micro-brewery 18 months ago, Bradley Cummings, 26, and Gareth Williams, 31, have been a Welsh business success story. Tiny Rebel won gold, silver and bronze at the Great Welsh Beer Festival in June and will …

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Cardiff baker flies the flag in latest BBC Bake Off series

It is the prime-time show that  has captured the imagination  of foodies across the country –  and inspired a new generation  of bakers. Now a Welsh baker has beaten off 14,000 rivals to take part in  BBC phenomenon The Great British Bake Off. Beca Lyne-Perkis on the Great British Bake Off Beca Lyne-Perkis, from  Cardiff, will be flying the flag  …

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Football v rugby

Rugby v Football

  A parade through the city centre streets following Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League   “We’ve had the rough, now let’s enjoy the smooth” Scott Johnson is the  author of The Blues  Are Up, about Cardiff  City’s promotion  campaign from a fan’s  perspective, published  by Y Lolfa, £6.95 As a Welsh  football fan, you expect plenty of  rough …

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Restaurant review: The Purple Poppadom, Cardiff

Purple Poppadom

Have you ever had a theatrical  meal, then you may want to consider the Purple Poppadom? One with drama and  intrigue, a real performance?  I’m not talking food that’s still  alive, here – I mean a meal that truly  surprised and delighted you with every  mouthful, that you wanted to rave review like  a Broadway show or an Orson Welles  …

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Joshing around with Mr Widdicombe

One of the many successes to come out of last year’s summer of sport has been The Last Leg, Channel 4’s irreverent look at the Paralympics events. Fronted by Aussie comic Adam Hills (who has a prosthetic leg), sports journalist Alex Brooker (who has one foot) and Josh Widdicombe, it wasn’t afraid to find comedy in disability, inspiring plenty of …

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and a new face in Cardiff for latest Sherlock filming

Sherlock’s key stars, including main man Benedict Cumberbatch were all spotted filming on the streets of Cardiff – alongside a new face… Martin Freeman’s long-term partner Amanda Abbington. Watson star Freeman, Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his on-screen brother Mark Gatiss were all seen with Abington filming the third series of the hit BBC detective drama in the Cathays Park …

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Man raped woman twice after row over lewd photos on mobile phone

raped woman

A man who twice raped and assaulted a woman after she saw lewd pictures on his phone has been jailed for 11 years. Londoner Vaughn Powell, 34, was jailed for 11 years at Cardiff Crown Court after a jury found him guilty of rape and causing actual bodily harm. The court heard how he had been jailed for five years …

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