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That’s amore: Why a taste of Italy just isn’t enough for my eldest child

We’ve been in Italy one day when the oldest daughter decides she wants to move there. The people are more beautiful, the food is better and the weather is hotter. She has a point. “Why do we live in northern Europe,” she moans as we return from swimming in sea as warm as soup and blue as a storybook ocean. …

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Children’s hospice director of healthcare denies misconduct claims at professional hearing

Jayne Saunders Ty Hafan

A director of healthcare at a Welsh children’s hospice has denied allegations of misconduct relating to the care of a terminally ill teenager. Jayne Saunders, who has been a registered nurse since 1978, is facing claims at a professional hearing that she failed in her duty to get consent from the Ty Hafan children’s hospice patient – referred to only …

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Owners of killer dogs may face life in prison under new Government plans

Owners of killer dogs could face life in prison under beefed up laws to clamp down on owners of out-of-control dogs. In proposals outlined today, the UK Government will set out plans to increase the sentence to life for irresponsible owners of dogs who kill – up from the current maximum of two years – while owners of dogs who …

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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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