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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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Making a profit’s easy squeezy for cleaning company Mrs Bucket

Commercial and domestic cleaning company Mrs Bucket has doubled its turnover in the last year following expansion along the M4 corridor. Established by Rachael Flanagan in Swansea in 2005, the company grew by 114% during the last 12 months doubling its turnover to £1.2m. The growth comes on the back of the opening of a Cardiff office which has resulted …

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The way ahead for Cardiff’s hotel sector in the face of growing competition

George Bernard Shaw once observed that the advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life. Shaw’s dark Dublin humour finds resonance with his compatriot, Galway-born Margaret Waters, general manager of Cardiff’s Park Plaza Hotel and the city’s longest serving hotelier. Since her arrival in Wales on the eve of the 2000 Rugby World Cup Mrs …

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There has to be a chemistry between lawyer and client, says head of business development at Hugh James Sue Miller

Cardiff, says Sue Miller, is a great city to work and do business in. It’s an interesting summation from someone who has travelled extensively and worked in both London and Bristol. The head of business development and marketing at Hugh James is prepared to go further. “It’s big enough to have a lot of interesting events going on, yet small …

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