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The Welsh head north

There are hundreds of shows in the  theatrical scrum that is this year’s  Edinburgh Festival, but I doubt any  are as small as Gardening: For The  Unfulfilled And Alienated. The debut Edinburgh production from Cardiff’s  Undeb theatre company will be staged in a  garden shed starring one actor and an audience  of two. It’s a unique move to stand out …

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Cowbridge farm mucks in with plan to create electricity from cow manure

First it was wind turbines, then it was solar farms – now thousands of tonnes of cow manure is to be harnessed as a green power source. Cardiff-based Syrus Energy wants to set up an anaerobic digestion facility (ADF) on a farm in Cowbridge, in the Vale of Glamorgan. The company has asked the council if an environmental impact assessment …

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Councils splash out more than £31m on redundancies despite warnings on budgets

Cash-strapped councils across Wales have shelled out more than £31m in payouts for voluntary redundancies over the past three years – despite dire warnings over shrinking budgets. Figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives through Freedom of Information requests found that Wales’ 22 councils paid out the sums, despite council leaders suggesting they were seeking to change Big Lottery Fund rules …

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Preview: The Pretty Things 50th Anniversary Tour, The Globe, Cardiff

As part of their eagerly awaited 50th Anniversary Tour, The Pretty Things are back with a concert at The Globe in Cardiff. The band Pretty Things were preceded by Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys, which consisted of Dick Taylor, fellow Sidcup Art College student Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger. When Brian Jones was recruiting for his own band, …

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Charlie defies a hole in the heart to run in Cardiff 5k race

Brave Charlie

He was born with a hole in his heart, but eight-year-old Charlie Ellery has never let it stop him. This weekend he’ll join his family and friends on a 5k run through Cardiff’s Bute Park to raise funds for Heart Research UK. The keen rugby and football player, from Taff’s Well, was born with a hole in his heart that …

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Matthew an inspiration for runners in Kidney Wales Cardiff 10k fundraiser

Meet Matthew Harris, a man who has raised more than £20,000 for Kidney Wales after his wife became ill with kidney disease. When Helen, 48, fell pregnant at the age of 25, she and Matthew were overjoyed at the news they would become parents for the first time. But it was during her pregnancy that Helen first discovered she was …

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Legal advice from the Motoring Solicitor

I have been charged with a drink drive related offence. The police say that I failed to provide a blood sample. However, I could not provide a sample because I am allergic to needles. I told the police about my aversion to needles but they did not seem to listen. I am now due to attend at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court. …

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Restaurant review: Tenkaichi, Cardiff

First appearances are said to be extremely important; if that was the case with Tenkaichi sushi and noodle bar, you would probably think twice about stepping over the threshold. A couple of letters have dropped off the external signage and once indoors, some might baulk at the long table layouts – think Wagamama but cosier. The menus have also seen …

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Syrian refugee living in Cardiff says he can never go back to country he fled

A Syrian refugee living in Cardiff has told how he had no option but to leave his war-torn country and he will never be able to return. Melhem Mansour has spent the last seven months setting up a new life in the Welsh capital after he was forced to leave Syria at the start of the uprising in June 2011. …

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Keeping up with the Joneses

Jody Tozer has more strings to her bow than Robin Hood. As festival director at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival and manager at Oxjam Takeover Cardiff she’s got her hands full planning two of the city’s most enjoyable events. As well as film and music, she also harbours a sizeable passion for comedy. Formerly promoter of the Funny People comedy …

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