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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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Man found not guilty of New Year’s Eve attack on Charlotte Church’s step-dad

A New Year’s Eve reveller has been cleared of attacking Charlotte Church’s stepfather in the gents’ toilets of a snooker hall. James Church, 47, suffered a fractured eye socket and other facial injuries at the Potters Bar pool hall, now known as the Canton Sports Club, on Leckwith Road. Robert Moore, 46, claimed he saw Mr Church using cocaine at …

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Fraudster jailed for trying to con elderly woman out of thousands of pounds

A fraudster who attempted to con money from an elderly lady by posing as a Welsh Government scambuster has been jailed for two years. Patrick Dean Cassidy, aged 27, who pleaded not guilty to fraud by false representation, claimed he could help Anne Jackson from Llanishen, Cardiff get back £9,000 in compensation from a botched job on her garage. Newport …

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