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Doctor Who: Five alternatives to Peter Capaldi

The public are (im)patiently looking at the clock and tapping their fingers on their coffee tables, because tonight, at 7pm, the new Doctor Who star will be announced in a special live episode of Doctor Who Confidential. It has been the saga to end all sagas, it seems like almost every actor in the UK has been mentioned in the …

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Co-owner of Cardiff’s St David’s shopping centre enjoys ‘significant’ profits increase

A property company which owns half of Cardiff’s St David’s shopping centre has enjoyed a significant rise in pre-tax profits. Intu Properties, which has a 50% stake in St David’s, made £194.3m before tax in the first half of this year, compared to £70.2m at the same time in 2012. The company has also confirmed that St David’s has benefited …

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Creating a musical legacy at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall

The sounds created by young musicians will be filling St David’s Hall in Cardiff next week. For they will be taking part in MusicMix, a five-day creative music course for 14 to 18-year-olds, run by the venue’s education and community department Arts Active. Each summer they create their own original music based on a given theme – and this year …

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Fringe benefits: The Welsh performers taking the high road to Edinburgh

I’m With The Band Who? Wales Millennium Centre and Traverse Theatre Company What? The WMC may have made a name for itself for staging West End shows but now it’s producing work too. The Cardiff-based company is making its Edinburgh debut with this drama penned by Tim Price – who’s was also responsible for writing National Theatre Wales’ festival offering …

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Film-maker wins the National Eisteddfod Gold Medal for Fine Art

A young film-maker has won the coveted Gold Medal for Fine Art – the first time she has submitted work for the National Eisteddfod’s open exhibition. Filmed in winter on Severn Beach and Portishead, Josephine Sowden’s film – The Lilies Of The Field – addresses the superficial worries and concerns that often dominate people’s minds. The Somerset-raised, Cardiff-based artist, who …

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Dylan Jones-Evans looks at how South Wales and the West of England could work together

Last month, I left the University of Wales after five years to take up a new chair in entrepreneurship and strategy at Bristol Business School. It will be a fascinating challenge but not one that means that I will be leaving the world of business and enterprise in Wales. I will remain as a business columnist for the Western Mail …

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Fancy a pint of pork and chocolate? Brains brewery unveils new flavoured ale

When he left university, Bill Dobson had the happy choice of working in either a chocolate factory or a brewery. The trained industrial chemist chose beer and now, as head brewer at Brains,  has created a double chocolate and bacon porter. The Cardiff brewer has been at the forefront of the craft beer revolution in the UK, coming up with …

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James Fox on portraying Paul McCartney on Broadway

With his dark ‘mop-top’ hairdo and gold embossed red mandarin-collared jacket, James Fox certainly bares a passing resemblance to the young Paul McCartney. But as he plays the famous Beatle in the new Broadway production Let It Be, the Cardiff-born performer admits that there’s one thing he hasn’t managed to nail – playing the guitar left-handed, something for which the …

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Doctor Who: BBC Studios opened up to public for first time

An exciting new attraction has been added to Cardiff Bay’s Doctor Who Experience after the hit show’s studios were opened up to fans for the first time ever. Makers of the BBC series  have decided to give fans a unique chance to spend time in the TARDIS and get up close and personal with Daleks at the studios in Roath …

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Pensioner has stolen pocket watches returned

A pensioner who lost his treasured  pocket watch collection when a burglar raided his house has had most of the timepieces returned thanks to the WalesOnline. Last week we told the story of how George Thorne woke up one morning to find a thief  had climbed through his open kitchen window and made off with his collection of more than …

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