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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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Gap widens between A-level students in Wales and England

The attainment gap between students in Wales and England at A-level has widened, official figures showed today. The proportion of A-level students in Wales being awarded at least an A grade has fallen for the fourth year in a row – and at a much faster rate than that recorded across the border. In total, 22.9% of entries scored an …

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Fifteen reasons to be cheerful on the 15th

D-day, Doomsday or a simply brilliant day? Today’s date – that’s August 15 in case you’ve buried your head in the sand somewhere – will be forever etched on your mind, for good or for bad. Nathan Bevan comes up with 15 reasons to look on the bright side, whatever today may bring. View gallery “ “ “ “ “ …

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At least Wales’ 0-0 draw with Ireland ended one of the most bizarre runs in football history

Wales 0-0 Republic of Ireland Let’s just say the action, drama and sense of occasion will be infinitely more riveting when Cardiff City kick off their home Premier League campaign against Manchester City at this very venue on Sunday week! As international friendlies go, this was one of the more instantly forgettable ones, Chris Coleman’s Wales fighting out a dour, …

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A-level results: Howell’s School in Llandaff triumphs again

Nothing could dampen the mood at Howell’s School, Llandaff (GDST) in Cardiff today, as elated students celebrated yet another bumper set of A-level results. This year 23% of all results were at the highest A* grade, with 58% receiving A*- A grades.  In total 85% of all results were A*- B grades and there was a 100% pass rate. Four …

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Former Cardiff City keeper Neil Alexander joins Premier League rivals Crystal Palace

Former Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Alexander has joined Premier League rivals Crystal Palace The South London club have confirmed the free signing of experienced goalkeeper Neil Alexander on a one-year deal. The 35-year-old, who spent six seasons at Cardiff City, left Rangers after his contract expired at the end of last season and it is expected he will provide back-up …

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Coming soon to Cardiff Bay: the ‘giant bug’ that sells you food

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From a distance it resembles a giant bug, but this is set to be Cardiff’s latest – and perhaps quirkiest – piece of public art. Entitled Love Me or Leave Me Alone, the driftwood-clad structure – which appears to have legs, a mouth and eyes – is the brainchild of artists Heather and Ivan Morison. The husband-and-wife team was appointed …

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Police warn football fans to behave ahead of big Premier League kick-off for Welsh clubs

Unruly football fans who use their “sheer numbers” to intimidate train staff and passengers will not be tolerated, British Transport Police has warned ahead of the big Premier League kick-off. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s historic season start featuring two Welsh teams in the Premier League for the first time, Superintendent Andy Morgan said his officers would help train staff tackle …

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