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Reunion planned for members of one of UK’s oldest multicultural communities

A big reunion is being held next week to celebrate Butetown in Cardiff – one of the oldest multiracial communities in Britain. Organiser Leon Charles, 57, said the reunion for past pupils from the South Church Street School and their friends would aim to rekindle happy memories. Mr Charles, a musician and rap poet who now lives in Barry, said: …

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Welsh mum accused ‘illegally detained’ in Caribbean jail ‘could have cancer’

A mother locked up for a year without trial in a Dominican Republic jail has been dealt the devastating blow she may have cancer. Nicole Reyes, 37 from Rumney, was arrested when her husband Jorge, 38, died in a car crash on the island on July 9 last year. Mum-of-two Nicole swapped Cardiff, for the Caribbean island state 10 years …

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Chris Evans – no, not that one

Chris Evans may share his name with the bespectacled DJ and TV presenter, but his own links to the entertainment world are strictly low-key. At one end of the comedic spectrum you have the lucrative world of comedy DVD sales fighting for space on the major retailers’ shelves, at the polar opposite end you have a quiet corner of Cardiff …

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Cardiff hotel installs bee hives on roof to help endangered species

A city hotel is playing its part in saving Britain’s endangered bees – by installing a beehive six storeys above the streets of the capital. The honeybees have been specially bred for the Royal Hotel in the city centre and it is hoped that the rooftop hive, which has been given its own room number of 6B, will eventually produce …

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Cycling revolution in Wales needs to take a leaf out of Cameron’s book

THE bike’s not even been bought, the helmet not tried on, the trousers not yet clipped – but I am already on the road to a Damascene conversion into cycling evangelist. I’ve taken a financial and environmental decision to rid myself of a car (if only temporarily) and take to the roads by bike instead. The problem, after I finally …

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Cardiff convention centre plan won’t receive funding from Welsh Government

The Welsh Government has told Cardiff council it won’t help fund a new convention centre in the capital, the city’s cabinet member for economy has revealed. Councillor Russell Goodway said First Minister Carwyn Jones told him in December that the Welsh Government would not use its cash to fulfil the long-held ambition. This stance was more recently reiterated by the …

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Fears lessons will be disrupted as travellers set up camp behind Cardiff school

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Travellers have set up camp on a school playing field prompting concerns they will disrupt pupils’ education when the new term starts. Several caravans have moved on to the field behind Pen-y-Bryn Primary School in Llanrumney, Cardiff, which also backs on to around a dozen homes on Instow Place, off Newport Road. Local councillor Keith Jones told the Echo the …

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A-level students urged to research job markets before taking the next step to a career

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has said it fears for teenagers who fail to make the grade at A-level, given the high number of young people already out of work in the UK. It comes as overall year-on-year results in Wales are expected to stabilise, with experts predicting a slight drop-off in those obtaining A grades. The long-running …

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Perseids meteor shower provides celestial firework show to savour above Swansea Bay

Early on Monday evening, hours before the spectacular Perseids meteor shower, I watched acrobatic swallows swoop and dive in and out of a rustic stable block. On a friends’ farm in the middle of Gower, a milky, waxing crescent moon appeared above Cefn Bryn, shedding a silvery light on the bays of Horton and Port Eynon below. And it silhouetted …

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Newport brewery Tiny Rebel moves to take over Fire Island in Cardiff city centre

A city centre bar which closed suddenly last month has been taken over by a South Wales brewery. Newport-based Tiny Rebel confirmed it had bought the old Fire Island on Westgate Street. Tiny Rebel currently as an in-house bar at its brewery in Measglas Industrial Estate, but this will be its first “tap house”. The new bar, which is currently …

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