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Hundreds gather to mourn ‘big-hearted’ Caerphilly man who died in reservoir

big hearted Caerphilly man who died in reservoir

A fun and big hearted “gentle giant” was remembered by hundreds of friends and family yesterday as they came together to say their final goodbyes to the man they will remember as ‘King Clemo’. In a sea of pink, hundreds of people gathered at Thornhill Crematorium to celebrate the life of 24-year-old Daniel Clemo. Daniel died after swimming at Cantref …

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Heavy rain and thunderstorm warning for Wales

Up to an inch of rain is expected to lash Wales tomorrow as the warm weather gives way to more changeable conditions. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms with a band of rain stretching from Newport in the east to Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire. Forecasters predict up to 25mm, or an inch, of …

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Gareth Bale transfer: Where Welsh superstar could live (and eat) if he moved to Real Madrid

Welsh football’s leading light Gareth Bale may be about to become part of an exclusive club of British players to have played for the most famous football club in the world. The Cardiff-born winger has been heavily linked with a massive £81m move to 10-time European Cup winners Real Madrid. Should he move, Bale will follow in the footsteps of …

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‘Why do we have to cover up on the beach? Going naked puts a smile on your face’: Meet Wales’ most naked man

Andrew Lamb in life model pose   Clothes are not his thing and he prefers to spend time in his birthday suit – meet Wales’ most naked man. Andrew Lamb is not bashful when it comes to baring all and claims to be the busiest life model in the country, stripping off for art classes, theatre productions and films. The …

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‘The contrast is huge’: Singer Sarah Howells on providing the vocals for her folk band and major global dance acts

She’s the velvet-voiced singer straddling two worlds of music that couldn’t be more different. When she’s singing for her Welsh folk band she catches the National Express, sleeps on pals’ floors and sings to crowds of hundreds. But in her guise as vocalist for some of the world’s biggest dance acts she stays in five-star hotels and jumps up and …

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‘Who do you think you are?’ The moment a Welsh Guardsman trod on Princess Diana’s foot and said ‘Sorry, honey!’

A former squaddie has lifted the lid on a life mixing with Royalty as battalion photographer with the Welsh Guards. In a warts-and-all book, Tim Rees reveals how he got a: * Right Royal rollicking after standing on Di’s toes; * Unnerved the princess-to-be when he served her veg at a posh do; * Used Buckingham Palace as his London …

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Review: Last Night of the Proms, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Unlike every other night of the Proms, the ‘Last Night’ is first and foremost about fun. It’s a celebration of music and of how it makes us feel. The orchestra of Welsh National Opera under the baton of who else but Owain Arwel Hughes ensured everyone got into the party mood. The celebrated conductor’s thunderous and heartfelt reception has been …

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John Lewis worker saves drowning pensioner from Docks Feeder canal

Docks feeder canal Herbert St

A city centre worker took his life into his own hands yesterday morning to rescue a 73-year-old man who had fallen into a river. Daniel Jones, 28, of Llandeyrn, Cardiff bravely jumped to the rescue of an elderly man who fell into the Docks Feeder canal near Herbert Street while walking his dog. The 73-year-old unnamed man had been in …

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Richard Rogers at 80: Senedd designer celebrated

They stand out as some of the  most striking modern buildings in  the world today – forming a  back-catalogue that has made him  one of Britain’s most celebrated  architects. Now the work of the man who  brought two of Wales’ most iconic  buildings to fruition has prompted a  retrospective look at his career, as  he marks his 80th birthday. Italian-born …

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Indian treasures to go on show at National Museum Cardiff

As a successful artist in his own right, Sir Howard Hodgkin certainly has an eye for striking objects. So it comes as no surprise to learn that he’s amassed an his impressive collection of sought-after Indian paintings, some of which date back to the 16th century. Now he’s sharing the work for the first time in Wales during an exhibition …

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