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Charlotte Church among favourites to take Louis Walsh’s place on X Factor

After 10 years as a judge on the X Factor, judge Louis Walsh has decided to leave the series. And bookies have been quick off the mark to give 9/1 odds on Cardiff’s favourite Voice of an Angel, Charlotte Church, taking his place. Walsh, who helped steer Westlife and Boyzone to success, said he wanted to focus on managing bands. …

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Children’s Hospital for Wales closed by water damage caused by heavy rain

Patients at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff have been evacuated after the hospital was damaged by heavy rain. The 20 children were moved out of the hospital because of flooding caused by yesterday’s downpours. The patients have been evacuated to the main University Hospital of Wales building and are being cared for by staff from the …

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Thornhill Farm will not become gypsy site, Cardiff council insists

A farm on the north side of Cardiff will not become a gypsy and traveller site, Cardiff council’s Labour leadership has clarified. The council’s deputy leader, Ralph Cook, last month told WalesOnline that Thornhill Farm, by the M4 in Lisvane, had not been ruled out. The farm, which is owned by the council but leased to the Phillips family, is …

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Doctor secretly filmed female patients during medical examinations, court told

A hospital doctor’s career is in ruins after he admitted filming women patients secretly during medical examinations. Dr Suhail Ahmed, aged 27, admitted filming at least eight different women, some of whom have not been identified, while he was working a hospital last year. Ahmed, of Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of voyeurism and denied one similar …

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Late-night levy would put bars out of business, warns Cardiff publican

A late-night levy on bars and clubs could put some of Cardiff’s most popular nightspots out of business, a publican warned. Nick Newman, chairman of Cardiff Licensees’ Forum, told WalesOnline that imposing a levy on late-night venues of up to £1,500 a year could sound the death knell for the city’s independent licensed traders. It comes a week after a …

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Armed robbers threaten betting shop worker with axe in ‘violent’ robbery

This is the moment armed robbers threatened a betting shop assistant with an axe before stealing cash from the till. Police said the blurred image shows one of the three suspects with his right arm up in the air, wielding the axe above his head, and his left arm resting on the counter in front of him. Detective Constable Darren …

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Cardiff becomes founding member of the Sustainable Food Cities Network

Cardiff will be a founding member of the new Sustainable Food Cities Network, earning it the chance to bid for a share of a £1m investment programme. The Sustainable Food Cities Network, which is being launched across the UK today, aims to use food to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain, the …

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Energy smart meters help Cardiff family stay in control of their energy use

When Simon Gale, 41, from Thornhill, Cardiff was given a chance to have a British Gas smart meter at home, he jumped at the chance to take control of his family’s energy use. “With two children, making any savings possible is more important than ever”, said Simon, who has lived at his three bedroom home for eight years with wife, …

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Newport County’s own Roy of the Rovers story continues with huge opening day win

Newport County

Newport County 4-1 Accrington Stanley You wait 25 years for a Football League goal. Steve Tupling wouldn’t have known it when he scored during a 3-1 defeat to Wolves in April 1988, but that was the last time a Football League goal was scored at home by a Newport player. It’s safe to say it wouldn’t have been celebrated like …

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Cardiff police chief: ‘Nothing to fear from Cardiff City v Swansea City Premier League derbies’

Cardiff’s new chief superintendent has said her officers are confident they can handle the pressure of both Cardiff City and Swansea City playing in the Premier League. As the Bluebirds and Swans prepare for the South Wales derby in Cardiff in November, Belinda Davies said football fans have nothing to worry about. Ms Davies, who took over from the city’s …

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