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H from Steps is living the dream in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat…again

Ian H Watkins is champing at the bit. He can’t wait to get back home next week to perform in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at his favourite venue – the Wales Millennium Centre. Unsurprisingly for a man who acquired his nickname H, due to his hyperactive character, there’s an indomitable enthusiasm when he speaks, as much because of …

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‘Evil’ fraudster jailed for conning 80-year-old Pontyclun woman in £7,000 roof scam

The elderly victim of a gypsy rogue trader who was jailed for conning her out of more than £7,000 has branded him a “very evil man”. Johnny Tawse was jailed for two years “as a warning to others who behave in such an unscrupulous way” after he targeted the 80-year-old as she walked down her street. Cardiff Crown Court heard …

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Grateful charities say thanks a million to Cardiff City’s Tan

Cardiff City are to donate £1m a year to local charities as long as billionaire Vincent Tan remains the club’s majority shareholder and the Bluebirds stay in the Premier League. Charities across South Wales last night thanked the club and heaped praise on its Malaysian owner, saying the cash windfall will make a huge difference. Around 50 voluntary organisations yesterday …

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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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