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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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The Vamps prepare to conquer Cardiff in quest for global dominance

The Vamps‘ new found position as superstars-in-waiting is a social media fantasy come true. Four teenage musicians from disparate parts of the country hook up via their homemade demos on YouTube. Their plan? to upload a series of punkish, acoustic-driven covers of chart-conquering pop hits by the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars and release an album …

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Welsh Government refuses to release letter at centre of row over multi-million pound Cardiff land deal

The Welsh Government has refused to release a letter at the centre of a row over an attempted multi-million-pound land deal by Cardiff council. WalesOnline requested a copy of the letter – which has been the focus of a saga spanning nine months – under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. The Welsh Government yesterday rejected the request  – which …

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Best year yet for Cardiff’s student recycling scheme

Get It Out For Cardiff, the recycling and re-use campaign aimed at students, has just concluded its 2013 campaign and has enjoyed its best year yet. Recycling rates have shot up by 14% while the number of complaints about waste and litter in the Roath and Plasnewydd areas over the academic year have fallen by 28%. Cllr Ashley Govier, Cabinet …

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Missing man Christopher Holmes found ‘safe and well’

Christopher Holmes, 33, also known as Christopher Miller, went missing from Whitchurch on Wednesday, July 24. A spokesman for South Wales Police said: “Christopher Holmes has been found safe and well. “Press and public are thanked for their assistance.”

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Welsh Homes property of the week is a cottage full of character

The substantial five-bedroom  character property in  Coedkernew, near Newport, is  believed to have once formed  part of Lord Tredegar’s estate. As  its name suggests, this charming  cottage was the residence of the  head butler. To the front of the home,  there is a sweeping twin-gated  drive with ample parking. The garden boasts pretty border planting, hedging and established trees, whilst …

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Review: Hitch, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Created specially for Cardiff’s festival of circus, cabaret and street art, Hitch is a tense and thrilling show, inspired by the work of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. The impressive baroque-themed Spiegeltent – outside the Wales Millennium Centre – is the ideal setting, with its rich fabrics and ornate wood carvings adding to the drama of the performance. The show draws …

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Eisteddfod 2013: Parking, travel and info on the Denbigh National Eisteddfod

Heading to the National Eisteddfod in Denbigh this year? Then you’ll want to read our travel guide, with all the info on this year’s festival…   When? The National Eisteddfod 2013 is taking place from August 2-10, promising the very best in Welsh language arts, music, dance, literature, theatre and poetry.   Where? The event this year is held in …

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Review: The Gruffalo’s Child, New Theatre, Cardiff

The summer holidays mean only one thing in theatreland – a cavalcade of children’s shows to keep the little ones entertained during the school break. In children’s theatre terms the books of Julia Donaldson are surefire bankers. Such has been the success of her Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child stories, with beautiful illustrations from the masterly pencil of Axel Scheffler, that …

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