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Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan’s bid for luxury car dealership rebuffed

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made an unsuccessful bid for a luxury car dealership with showrooms across the UK. HR Owen, which runs outlets in locations including London and Manchester, received a take-over bid from Berjaya Philippines which is run by the Malaysian billionaire. The firm has rebuffed the offer of 130p a share which represented a 7.4 per …

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Real-life private bodyguards open up on the adrenaline and danger of protecting rockstars

They’re the mystery men who protect some of the world’s most famous stars, but in a Wales on Sunday exclusive, two real-life private bodyguards have opened up about the danger and adrenaline of travelling the world to protect their clients. Sean Colsey, 48, and John Thompson, 40, work for Welsh security firm Primus, based in Llanishen, Cardiff, and have looked …

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Train station in Cardiff cordoned off after body found in nearby river

A busy railway station in the north of Cardiff was surrounded by police cars and ambulances after officers found a body in the River Taff today. Ambulances, first response vehicles and police cars lined Station Road next to Radyr railway station and officers guarded the entrance to the underpass, which was cordoned off with police tape. A spokesman for South …

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Study links poor oral hygiene with a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

People with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could be at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to new university research. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Central Lancashire’s school of medicine and dentistry, examined brain samples donated by ten patients without dementia and ten patients suffering from dementia. The team found that brains …

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Angel investor Sharanne Basham-Pyke joins board of Woosabi

Angel investor Sharanne Basham-Pyke has become a director of Woosabi The Cardiff-based  recently launched a ‘software as a service’ business management tool built for start-ups and small businesses. Ms Basham-Pyke, who has made an undisclosed investment in the buisness, was formerly  after leaving her role a business transformation director at BT Global Services She said: “Many women, especially of my …

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Tom Shanklin and Eddie Avoth make appearance at Ty Hafan fundraiser

Spirits could not be dampened, even when the rain rolled in – because this was a fundraiser for a charity that has brightened the lives of countless youngsters and their families across South Wales. More than 200 people flocked to an event at the Oystercatcher in Penarth marina this weekend in aid of children’s charity Ty Hafan. The 12-hour bash …

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Cardiff council criticised over failure to respond to consultation on closing school

Cardiff council has been criticised for not submitting a response to a consultation on the enforced closure of one of its secondary schools. Questions have been raised as to why the authority chose not to make official representation, despite being asked to do so by the then-Education Minister Leighton Andrews. In February, Rhondda AM Mr Andrews launched a consultation on …

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Health bosses defend plans to collect donations from Cardiff Blues fans on match days

Concerns have been raised over the decision of a health board’s charity arm to sponsor the Cardiff Blues rugby team in return for being allowed to collect donations from fans on match days. Welsh Conservative Assembly Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies said it was a “shocking indictment” of Labour’s underfunding of the NHS that such a deal was happening. But …

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Shop rents in Welsh capital fall by up to 70% as landlords struggle to attract retailers

Shop rents have fallen by up to a startling 70% in parts of Cardiff city centre as landlords struggle to attract retailers to the Welsh capital, property experts have told the council. The number of empty shops in Cardiff increased from 9.7% in October 2008 – when the financial crisis came to head with the collapse of Lehmann Brothers – …

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A380 superjumbo lands at Cardiff Airport for first time ever

A380 Superjumbo landing at Cardiff Airport

British Airways’ first A380 superjumbo, the largest commercial passenger plane ever built, has landed at Cardiff Airport for the first time. The landing was intended to test the airport’s ability to cope with a plane the size of the A380, which has a 80ft tall, and has wings – made at Broughton, in Flintshire – that are 54% larger than …

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