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Cardiff leader "caved into pressure" to reshuffle cabinet says councillor ousted from role

A councillor dropped from Cardiff council’s cabinet says the authority’s Labour leader “caved into pressure” from the city’s Labour Assembly Members. Canton’s Richard Cook lost his £31,900 post as cabinet member for children’s services last night in a reshuffle announced by Labour group leader Heather Joyce. Opposition councillors, meanwhile, attacked Coun Joyce’s decision to expand the size of her cabinet …

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Penarth school has room for improvement in ‘important areas’

A school awaiting a multi-million-pound makeover has been told there is room for improvement in the classroom. Education watchdog Estyn said there are “important areas” to address at St Cyres Comprehensive School in Penarth, which was rated “adequate” overall. In particular, inspectors said pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills are underdeveloped and attendance rates do not compare favourably with those of …

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Cardiff nightspot Fire Island closes after only eight months

A city centre nightspot which specialised in craft ales has closed suddenly – just eight months after its grand opening. Fire Island, on the corner of Westgate Street and Quay Street, opened in November following a £250,000 investment by the Welsh Government’s Finance Wales. Attempts to contact the directors of the company behind Fire Island, Beatbox Bars Ltd, were unsuccessful. …

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Review: Bruce Springsteen at Cardiff Millennium Stadium

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One whole year. That’s how long I’ve been waiting for Bruce Springsteen to finish his epic set properly. This time a duet with Paul McCartney wasn’t rudely muted – unlike in Hyde Park last summer – The Boss told them when it was time to turn the lights on in the Millennium Stadium, which was a bubbling cauldron of adoration …

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Bruce Springsteen: The Boss rocks Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium (pictures)

The Boss was back tonight as the US rocker thundered into Cardiff for the city’s biggest gig this year. Bruce Springsteen fans  were out in full force from  the early hours today ahead of tonight’s concert. And the 63-year-old didn’t disappoint. After a half-hour wait in which the packed-out audience bristled with anticipation, Springsteen launched onto the stage with a …

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Police call for help to identify cyclist who died in Newbridge minibus crash

Officers are now appealing for the public to help them identify the man, who was riding a grey Raleigh road bike and wearing grey shorts, white Nike trainers and a red long-sleeved Paratech top. The 43-year-old driver of the minibus has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and is in custody, a Gwent Police spokesman said. The …

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Cardiff City agree deal with Sam Hammam over £15m Langston debt

Cardiff City have completed a £15m deal with former owner Sam Hammam to settle the club’s historic Langston debt. Current owner Vincent Tan last week insisted a deal with Hammam to finally settle the £24m debt was just ‘days away’ . And WaelsOnline understands that deal was agreed today with the final sum being paid £15m and Hammam accepting a …

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Dan O’Neill remembers the impact made by the ringlet-haired starlet Shirley Temple

You’ll never see it on the list of Greatest Films. It will never be ranked alongside Citizen Kane or Godfather, Part Two. In fact, most critics, if they’d ever seen it, would consign it to that level occupied by Confessions of a Window Cleaner or Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Yet it is one of the most important movies ever …

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Row over £3.2m bill for upgrade of Welsh Government offices

The Welsh Government is facing severe criticism after it emerged that offices used by Ministers and civil servants are being refurbished over the summer at a cost of £3.2m. The work is being carried out at Ty Hywel, the Cardiff Bay office block formerly known as Crickhowell House which housed the National Assembly’s debating chamber before the adjacent Senedd building …

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Cardiff Business Council set up to promote economy of the capital

The new body set up by Cardiff council to promote the capital and grow the city’s economy met for the first time last night. Members of the inaugural advisory board agreed the priorities of the Cardiff Business Council, which has received £1.5m in taxpayers’ cash to spend over the next three years. The Business Council, which effectively replaces Cardiff Co, …

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