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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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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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