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Funds will help to discover more about history of coal industry in South Wales

The Glamorgan Archives will soon be able to preserve records of the coal industry in South Wales thanks to a new grant – the largest ever award of its type in Wales. The grant, which was announced this week, will see the Leckwith-based archives receive £200,000. It was awarded by the Wellcome Trust Research Resources, and is intended to catalogue …

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The ultimate Cardiff pub crawl for people who love their beer

Ever find yourself on a pub crawl with mates but no one can agree on which pubs to go to? Now you can pull this up on your mobile and stop the arguing. This crawl focuses on pubs with great atmosphere and great beer (though you can probably get a mass-produced lager, glass of wine or fruit-based alcopop in most …

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We sent two photographers out to look for rubbish in Cardiff. The results are shocking

These photographs show the scale of litter and fly-tipping on Cardiff’s streets. After our story about public anger over city litter on Monday, we sent two photographers out on the streets to look at the state of the streets. And the resulting images are shocking. Liter in Lamberton Street Park, Newtown They went to areas including Riverside, Grangetown, Tremorfa and …

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School summer holidays could be cut by one week

A proposal has been put forward to shorten the school summer holidays by one week to allow families a week’s break outside of peak times. The aim is to help parents with the cost of holidays which tend to soar during the six-week period between July and September. The school break would be be reduced to five weeks, freeing up …

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Welsh working-class martyr Dic Penderyn must be pardoned, says MP

A Welsh MP is calling for a posthumous partdon for a Welsh miner hanged after the Merthyr Rising 185 years ago. Stephen Kinnock led a group of campaigners to the Ministry of Justice to deliver a 600-signature petition calling for Dic Penderyn to be pardoned. Dic Penderyn , also known as Richard Lewis, was a labourer and coal miner who …

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Police appeal for information to find missing Bridgend man Christopher Spanswick

Police are appealing for information following the disappearance of Bridgend man Christopher Spanswick. The 43-year-old was last seen at 10am on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, South Wales Police have confirmed. Officers say they are concerned for his welfare as he relies on daily medication. On his way to Cardiff A spokesman said: “He is 5ft 7in, has a medium build …

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People are furious about the amount of litter on Cardiff’s streets and in its parks

There is growing anger at the level of litter on Cardiff’s streets and in its parks. Photographs of flytipped items and rubbish strewn across streets have been shared widely over the weekend. It follows controversy over the amount of litter on Barry Island’s main beach on the hottest day of the year last Tuesday. One woman wrote on Facebook on …

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More than 100 people descend on Welsh capital for inaugural Pokemon Go Walk

Pikachu-potty followers of the global smartphone craze Pokemon Go were out in force in the Welsh capital at the inaugural Cardiff Pokemon Walk. Around 100 Pokemon-mad punters took a route around the city centre in an attempt to lure and capture as many of the cartoon-like creatures as they possibly could at the event organised by city centre rock bar …

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Historic bridge which links Wales with England celebrates 200th anniversary

A historic iron bridge that links Wales and England has celebrated its 200th anniversary. Communities in Wales and England marked the 200th anniversary of a historic iron bridge bringing them together across the River Wye. The Grade I listed Chepstow Bridge was built by John Urpeth Rastrick in 1816, and remains the only five-arch iron bridge of its age to …

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This is what it’s like dealing with anti social behaviour on a train, according to British Transport Police

Officers working for the British Transport Police (BTP) have described what it’s like to work on Wales’ railways as drunken revellers make their way home at weekends. The force has launched a new operation, called Operation Stronghold, which will see high visibility patrols at Cardiff Central railway station. The aim of the operation, which was held over the weekend and …

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