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Barry Town football supporters face anxious wait to learn fate of club

Anxious Barry Town fans have been told they learn the fate of their beleaguered football club on Friday. A judge at Cardiff Civil Court is set to deliver his verdict on the club’s claim against a Football Association of Wales (FAW) decision to deny it membership of the organisation, which mean it is unable to join the Welsh League. If …

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Hundreds of teenagers flock to catch new boy band sensation The Vamps

boy band Cardiff University

Hundreds of teenage girls descended on Cardiff University students’ union to catch a glimpse of the latest boy band sensation. The Vamps performed an acoustic set and took part in a meet and greet with around 600 of their Welsh fans. The group was found formed on YouTube before being signed by record label Virgin EMI late last year. After …

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AM expenses rule to be reviewed after Rihanna concert hotel stay row

An expenses rule that enabled a Plaid Cymru AM to claim for an overnight hotel stay after attending a pop concert is to be reviewed by the body that determines politicians’ pay and allowances at the National Assembly. In June Bethan Jenkins, a regional AM who represents South Wales West and lives near Neath, stayed in a Cardiff hotel at …

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French au pair goes on the run after stealing from Welsh family and possessing CS gas

She could be the perfect addition to any family – a French au pair who describes herself as a “lovely girl”, who wants to improve her English and get a job in humanitarian aid. But what 24-year-old Emeline Marie Essertel fails to say in online adverts for her au pair services is that she is on the run – after …

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Verdict due in children’s hospice director of healthcare professional conduct hearing

A misconduct case against the health care director of Ty Hafan children’s hospice has adjourned for the Nursing and Midwifery Council panel to consider its verdict. Jayne Saunders denies misconduct allegations including a claim she failed to obtain informed consent from a teenage patient, identified only as “Child S”, to be examined by care team members. She is also accused …

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Statistics… and the damned lies of our politicians

Far be it from me to compare our PM and ministers like Iain Duncan Smith and the oleaginous Grant Shapps to the late and very much unlamented Adolf. But they do have one thing in common. Hitler is supposed to have said: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” And clearly, …

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Visits to Welsh A&E departments because of dog attacks rise two-thirds in a decade

The number of patients visiting Welsh AE departments to be treated for dog attack injuries has risen two thirds in a decade. According to the latest figures, emergency hospital visits due to dangerous dogs were up by 66% in the 10 years to 2011-12. The figures show the extent of dangerous dog attacks in Wales as Westminster looks to impose …

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TV show gives an insight into the busy lives of Heath hospital nurses

It’s 7am and Louise Farrow, one of the 14,500 staff working in the Cardiff Vale University Health Board is about to start her 12-hour shift. She is the Deputy Sister in the emergency department of Wales’ busiest hospital the University Hospital of Wales, known as the Heath, and launches into her shift admitting she has no idea what the next …

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What does the future hold for the Welsh high street?

The future of retail in Wales is at a crucial point and serious thought is needed about how to revitalise town centres to make them both attractive and economical. It was recently revealed that shop rents have plummeted by 70% in Cardiff. Furthermore, recent figures from the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) suggested that almost a third of shops in …

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Specsavers co-founder calls on landlords to cut the rent for shops

Specsavers co-founder Dame Mary Perkins has called for an end to “greedy landlords” who she said were a contributing factor to the growing number of empty shops on the high street. Dame Mary, who met her Llanelli-born husband Doug Perkins at Cardiff University, said landlords need to be more realistic with rents if high streets are to survive. The Specsavers …

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