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Cardiff author lands transatlantic book deal after more than 20 years of writing

The dream of getting published and seeing your work on a bookshop’s shelf keeps writers across Wales typing late into the night. Claire Fayers started writing in the early 1990s and at last she has the delight of seeing her first published novel on sale across the UK and United States. Her fantasy adventure has been chosen as a book …

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Second group of travellers set up unauthorised camp at South Wales beauty spot

Travellers have set up an unauthorised camp at a South Wales beauty spot. A group of travellers have set up camp on Stalling Down in Cowbridge , Vale of Glamorgan. It follows a camp being set up on Caedelyn Park in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, on Thursday. The Vale of Glamorgan council said staff were working to resolve the situation. Council “taken …

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Singles will be taught how to date at the UK’s first School of Love in Cardiff

It’s no longer just a simple case of your eyes meeting across a crowded bar. With so many demands on our time these days – from family commitments to work – there aren’t often enough hours in the day left for single people to go out searching for their perfect partner. It’s no surprise then that online dating is on …

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Brothel madam who ran a string of Cardiff massage parlours is behind bars after seven years on the run

A brothel madam who ran a string of massage parlours in Cardiff is now behind bars after going on the run for seven years. Diana Jones enjoyed a “life of luxury” while hiding in the Turkish enclave of Northern Cyprus – which has no extradition treaty with the UK – after refusing to pay back the £2.6m she earned from …

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This couple is going to deliver food to families in need but wait til you hear where the inspiration came from

A married couple is going to deliver food parcels to families in need after hearing parents were going without food to feed their children . But wait til you hear how he came up with the idea. Filmmaker Matt Callanan, from Cardiff, was filming a documentary in George Clooney’s house last year. Yes, that George Clooney. And while he was …

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14 things to expect at The Color Festival Cardiff 2016

The vibrant warehouse party returning for its third successful year to Splott Warehouse, Titan Road, Cardiff will take place on the August bank holiday weekend on Saturday, August 27 2016, with extended opening hours running from 2pm to midnight Major dance and electronic DJs will play host to over 6,000 revellers covered in hue and dye at Splott Warehouse as …

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Commonwealth Games legend Lynn Davies laments Welsh Government’s decision to abandon bid for 2026 event

Double Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lynn Davies says the Welsh Government’s decision to abandon a bid for the 2026 event is a missed opportunity. Mr Davies said as well as providing an economic dividend through tourism the event would have inspired a generation of Welsh athletes. The athlete, who was the first man to win two golds in the long …

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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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