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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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Monitise sees revenues surge as mobile banking takes off

In our technology focussed world the mobile phone has become like an extra super-sensory organ to most of us, and nowadays that usually means a smartphone. Smartphone penetration is around 55% of the market and is expected to reach 80% by the end of 2015. We play games on them, read the news, catch up with friends and tweet our …

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Premier League 2013/14: Top fantasy football picks, but act quick

Fantasy football

The Premier League season starts on Saturday, and the first televised games will be the mouth-watering TV spectacle of Swansea vs Man Utd, and Liverpool versus Mark Hughes’ Stoke. The Swans played well at home against the eventual champions last season, and having reinforced their squad with some impressive signings, they could be a tough test for Moyes in his …

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Doctor Who: Top Welsh filming locations from the hit BBC show

Southerndown beach

Some people believe that aliens walk among us, especially on St Mary Street on a Saturday night, but for Doctor Who fans, the show’s Welsh filming locations provide the chance to spot some aliens on the same streets we walk down each day. So if you’re walking the dog on your favourite beach and your turnaround to see Peter Capaldi …

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Cardiff teacher denies causing disruption at fracking protest in England

A teacher from South Wales is among several campaigners to have pleaded not guilty to causing disruption during protests against fracking. Teacher Frances Crack, 31, from Cardiff, and Justin Preece – listed as being from Mid Glamorgan – were among several charged under Section 241 of the Trade Union Labour Relations Act for attempting to stop drivers and other workers …

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Mum jailed for £100,000 plan to abduct her own daughter

A mum whose daughter was taken into care hatched a £100,000 plan to snatch her back and flee the country, a court heard. The 39-year-old mum, a council employee who had a younger partner, saw her child removed by police after they were called to a violent disturbance at her home. When the relationship ended, social services had been planning …

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Protesters gather at Cardiff Central station ahead of expected train fares hike

train fares

Protesters against train fare rises were outside Cardiff Central railway station this morning as part of a national protest. They are being held at 50 stations across the country today amid warnings that the cost of train travel is set to be 40% higher from the new year than six years ago. Next January’s rise will be the sixth time …

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Look up! ‘Shooting stars’ twinkle in the morning sky but did you see the spectacle?

shooting star

Clear skies at the peak of the annual Perseids meteor shower meant Welsh stargazers got a free celestial fireworks show last night going into the early hours of this morning. Across the country people turned into amateur astronomers as they looked up at the “shooting stars”, a result of debris falling from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle bursting into Earth’s …

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New Cardiff City star Gary Medel: ‘Bluebirds are next step in fulfilling my ambitions’

Gary Medel and Lionel Messi

Cardiff City record signing, Gary Medel, sees the Bluebirds as the next step in fulfilling his ambitious dreams. The 26-year-old midfielder arrived in the Welsh capital on Saturday following a £9.5m transfer from Spanish side Sevilla. Medel is currently in Denmark where he will play for Chile tomorrow night in an international friendly against Iraq. He will not link up …

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