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Ian Botham completes Big Welsh Walk to help kick-start £3m NSPCC fundraising bid

Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham has completed his three-day “Big Welsh walk” to help kick off a charity’s bid to raise £3m. The walk – which involved sections in West Wales, Swansea and Cardiff – marked the start of a three-year NSPCC Wales Appeal. The sporting star’s efforts come after previous charity work which has seen Botham raise vital funds  …

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The funny things kids say

It's Friday - Funny Kid

“Many years ago I was in town shopping for a Christmas party dress with my toddler daughter who did not like shopping (at the time). Previous stunts had included posing in shop windows with the dummies, taking wigs off dummies to wear and hiding behind racks of clothes so I thought she had gone missing! On this occasion, we were …

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Luxury car dealership calls on shareholders to reject takeover offer from Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan

Cardiff City's Vincent Tan

Luxury car dealership HR Owen has recommended its shareholders reject a “derisory” offer to take over the business by Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan. The company, which runs outlets in locations including London and Manchester, is continuing to fight a takeover bid by Berjaya Philippines Inc (BPI) which is owned by the Malaysian billionaire. A spokeswoman for HR Owen said …

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Masked squatters barricade themselves inside pub to avoid eviction

Masked squatters have taken to the roof of a former pub and barricaded its doors to avoid eviction by police and the building’s owners. The squatters – who call themselves Gremlins – have been told they must leave the property after losing a court battle. The activists, who have occupied the defunct Rumpoles pub opposite Cardiff Prison for the past …

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Tattoos in illegal South Wales back street parlours could kill, warn health experts

The number of illegal tattooists operating from back street parlours with dangerous and unhygienic equipment is feared to be on the rise in South Wales. The amateur tattooists – known as “scratchers” – are thought to be inking adults after a cheap tattoo and under-age children. Health experts warned of the dangers of contracting blood-borne viruses – such as Hepatitis …

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Children moved back into Children’s Hospital of Wales after flooding closure

A number of patients have move back into the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales after it was closed due to flooding. The hospital was closed on Monday because of flooding caused by torrential rain. Eighteen children were moved to other child health areas of the main University Hospital of Wales site and staff were able to maintain paediatric emergency …

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A pre-season warm up of classic football programmes on S4C

Before before Sgorio kicks off the Welsh Premier League with a live match on August 24, there’s a week-long pre-season flow of football programmes to enjoy on S4C. The highlight of the week’s schedule is a new documentary about the Swansea City star Ben Davies . The youngster from Tonna near Neath had a remarkable 2012/13 season, when at 19 …

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Ospreys announce new link-up with Swansea University

THE Ospreys and Swansea University have today finalised an agreement that will see the university become part of the region’s ground breaking development structure The new link up will see “Ospreys rugby scholarships” being made  available at the seafront university. The new relationship, which dovetails an existing commercial and research partnership between the two organisations, will mean the Ospreys will …

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UK population soars

The UK population is soaring as London expands and a baby booms roars but Wales remains home to many of the most empty areas of the country, according to new findings. Wales grew by 10,300 to hit 3.1 million as Britain outstripped its EU economic competitors in population growth, increasing in size by 419,900 to 63.7 million between 2011 and …

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