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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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Bristol City fans hit with banning orders totalling 100 years after Cardiff disorder

A mob of Bristol City fans have been banned from attending football matches for more than 100 years after violence following a Bluebirds match. A total of 32 men were today convicted of public order offences which took place outside the Cardiff City Stadium and in St Mary Street on Saturday, February 16. At the time, WalesOnline reported how the …

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Reasons to buy today’s Western Mail and South Wales Echo

Pick up your copy of the paper today from your local newsagent – the only place to find…   South Wales Echo             – Beautiful Baby of the Year – enter your little one today! – Free ride at Cardiff Bay Beach – collect your token today! – 5 page special on family and parenting   Western Mail             – …

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Lady Gaga stuns commuters in Cardiff walkabout

Lady Gaga Lookalike

Commuters were stunned on their walk to work this morning as they pounded the pavement alongside international pop star Lady Gaga. The Bad Romance singer seemed to have a penchant for Cardiff Bus Station as she checked out the offices to top up her Iff Card and walked around the Central Station concourse. Fans were in awe as they snapped …

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Welsh health watchdog urged to take action over deaths of cardiac patients in South Wales

Concerns have been raised about the action being taken by an independent watchdog into the deaths of patients waiting for cardiac surgery in South Wales. The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has written to Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) asking it to let the College know “as a matter of urgency” the steps the watchdog is taking to address the issue. …

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BBC Wales reveals plans to sell Llandaff HQ and move to new purpose-built base

The BBC has announced today that it is putting its current headquarters in Cardiff up for sale this autumn as part of plans to relocate BBC Wales to a new purpose-built broadcast headquarters elsewhere in the capital by 2018. The relocation plans have been developed in response to the growing technology difficulties facing programme-makers at the Llandaff headquarters. The BBC …

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Review: Fallen, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

The fallen

Greg Cullen takes double plaudits for his new work Fallen having both written and directed this deeply black and at times disturbing piece of visceral theatre. Described in the always risky promotional blurb as ‘darkly comic’ the audience is set up for quite a shock. The humour, witty as it is, turns out to be overwhelmed with the psychological quagmire …

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Cardiff Remembered: The days when mules carrying coal roamed one of Cardiff’s oldest streets, the Golate

The historic Golate which runs between Westgate Street and St Mary Street was a no-go area between 2004 and 2006, owing to a £4.75m complex of luxury apartments being built there. Take a walk in town today and you will find that, for some reason or other, this well-known short cut has been blocked off again! This ancient lane is …

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