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Debate opens on introducing 20mph speed limits to parts of Cardiff

A debate on proposals to cut speed limits in inner Cardiff to 20mph has now started. Cardiff Council has set out proposals to pilot a 20mph zone in a large area of Cathays and Roath. The council has already secured £200,000 from the Welsh Government for the pilot and said the aim is for it to improve road safety and …

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Cardiff hotels enjoy double digit growth

Concerts and sporting events helped drive a rise in occupancy and room rates at hotels in Cardiff in June, according to the latest figures from Cardiff-based accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP. Hotels in Cardiff enjoyed a 4.4% rise in average daily room rates with guests being charged £68.18 in June this year compared to £65.33 at the same …

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Swn Festival 2013: Mark Eitzel and Mr Scruff among 70 new acts announced

Mark Eitzel and Mr Scruff are among more than 70 new acts announced for this year’s Swn Festival. The four-day festival held in Cardiff is now into its seventh year and features the best new music from Wales and beyond. Held from October 17-20, the first 50 bands were announced in June for the multi-venue event, which draws thousands into …

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Squatters take over former police station in Cardiff

Masked squatters have taken over a former Cardiff police station. The activists, who call themselves the Gremlins, moved into the three-storey Canton Police Station on Cowbridge Road East, early today after reportedly climbing through several open windows. They have previously occupied the Bute Dock Hotel in Cardiff Bay and the former Spin ten-pin bowling centre on City Road. The Gremlins …

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Welsh playwright wins major award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The playwright behind the stage drama about Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning has won a major new award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Welsh writer Tim Price has scooped the inaugural £10,000 James Tait Black Prize for Drama – part of the UK’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black Prize – for his play The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning. The …

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Review: The Chris & Pui Roadshow, St David’s Hall and Igam Ogam, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Wales Millenium Centre

It’s 11.30am and the interval at the Chris Pui Roadshow. One lone parent looking after four children has made her intentions clear by ordering a double gin and tonic at bar. Now she’s either calming her nerves or has a drink problem. It’s difficult to say, but my guess is that rather than an impending stint in rehab her young …

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Holby City storyline whips up a storm over its ‘reckless’ portrayal of organ donation

Furious NHS bosses fear Holby City could encourage people to opt out of presumed organ donation consent because of “reckless” portrayal of the topic. Five million viewers tuned in for the popular drama’s latest episode about a teenage girl left brain dead after an accident and another needing a transplant. Sue Falvey spent two hours advising the BBC on their …

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s loyal fans descend on Cardiff for latest Sherlock filming

He’s the superstar of film and screen and they’re his legion of loyal fans. Whether they call themselves Cumberb****es, Cumberpeople or the CumberCollective, one thing is certain – Benedict Cumberbatch is the only man on their minds. Meet the Sherlock star’s army of fans, who descended on Cardiff this week as filming for the BAFTA-nominated show’s third series got under …

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Warning: ‘Wales’ struggling farmers need cash to pay for food and heating’

Grants to help struggling farmers pay for food and heating increased SIX-FOLD because of Spring’s Arctic weather conditions, we can reveal. In the first half of this year the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) charity paid out almost £120,000, compared to £20,000 during the same period last year. And the warning is things are set to get worse. RABI regional …

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Gareth Bale’s PE teacher: He’s got dedication, commitment and a great attitude

Wing wizard Gareth Bale’s secret in transforming himself from Tottenham’s losing curse to likely becoming the world’s most expensive player is simple dedication and commitment. That is the verdict of Bale’s old PE teacher Gwyn Morris, who used to write rules prohibiting Bale from using his left foot to give his classmates a chance of getting the ball off him. …

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