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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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Cardiff City submits plans to expand stadium

Cardiff City stadium

Cardiff City’s plans to expand its  Leckwith home moved a step closer last night after the club submitted a formal planning application to the council. In June the club unveiled plans to expand the Cardiff City Stadium to an eventual capacity of 38,000. And yesterday it announced it has lodged a formal application with the local authority to add a …

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Fire Island bar owner went into administration with debts of more than £1.3m

A company which owned three city centre nightspots went into administration with debts totalling £1.37m, according to its statement of affairs. Welsh Government body Finance Wales is owed £243,974, while Cardiff council is owed £46,682, the document lodged with Companies House shows. The paper also states HM Revenue and Customs is owed £328,706 – the highest amount of debt on …

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Fat Duck stint beckons for Welsh MasterChef finalist Larkin Cen

MasterChef finalist Larkin Cen is about to embark on the next exciting part of his culinary career – a stint at Heston Blumethal’s Fat Duck restaurant. The 28-year-old from Ely, Cardiff handed in his notice at the Bristol law firm where he worked at the beginning of the summer, just after he was on television screens across the whole of …

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