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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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Neil Cammies: Straight off the Vine wine review

Sometimes you receive a phone call, and your mood for the day is transformed. It could be the news that your little nephew has uttered his first words or taken tentative steps – strange as he’s nearly 23 now – or, as in my case, hear the dulcet tones of Greg Williams, sales director of Fine Wines Direct, with an …

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Biotech firm’s stem-cell deal could reap rewards in China

Cardiff-based biotech company Cell Therapies Limited (CTL) has entered into a new joint-venture agreement with a Chinese company. CTL is developing stem-cell therapies at its laboratories to combat life-threatening and serious life-altering illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. It has signed a joint-venture agreement with Chinese firm Zhongyuan Union Stem Cell Bio-engineering Corporation (Union). The new deal will see …

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