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Review: My Name Is Sue, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Inside a darkened auditorium a shadowy figure rushes  down the aisle before emerging on stage. As the lights go up, a slightly flustered but beaming brunette  greets us. Welcome to Sue’s world. For the next hour or so we’re  taken on a musical tour de  force of her life – from her  childhood memories of eating  tea with her mum …

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The ultimate derby match! Swansea City and Cardiff City fans put rivalries aside for wedding day

It’s the ultimate derby match! As the Bluebirds and the Swans clash on the pitch for the first time in Premier League football, two opposing armies of fans will come face to face in rather different circumstances. It may be one of the fiercest rivalries in football, but devoted Swansea City fan Jodie Davies and lifelong Cardiff City fan Levi …

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‘It’s amazing, you have to try it’: Tragic last words of young boyfriend to his partner before he drowned

As she waved him off at the airport, she warned him to take care during his month-long trip to Cambodia. But that was the last time Isla Ure saw her long-term partner Tommy Vine alive – the 25-year-old drowned in a tragic accident on the other side of the world. Heartbroken Isla, 25, said: “When he died suddenly, so many …

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Christian icon Joseph of Arimathea could be buried in Cardiff, claims author

Christian icon Joseph of Arimathea

Wales could become a pilgrimage destination after a new book claimed one of the icons of Christianity is buried here. According to the startling new claim, Joseph of Arimathea, the man who gospels say donated his own tomb for Jesus’ burial after his crucifixion, may himself be buried in the middle of Cardiff. The revelation is made in a new …

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‘We never thought he could achieve all this’: How Rhys went from holiday horror and a coma to graduation

A family holiday on a Mediterranean island ended in tragedy when five-year-old Rhys Nute was hit on a zebra crossing by a drunk driver. As their son lay in a coma, devastated parents Vicky and David were told he may never return to school. But 16 years later and Rhys has just graduated with honours. Speaking after the graduation ceremony, …

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Summer in February: How a Welsh love story was turned into the romance film of the summer

The story of friendship, love and scandal has been turned into a £5m film starring Dominic Cooper and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. Now the grandson of a freeman of Cardiff has described the “emotional” experience of watching his ancestor’s part in an Edwardian love triangle on the big screen. Gilbert Evans was born in Cardiff and served in the Boer …

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Hed Kandi Ibiza DJ Sarah Louise: Hedonism on party island is no worse than in Cardiff

When stunning business graduate Sarah Burge landed her first DJ gig at the world’s biggest party island, her mum finally accepted she had a “proper job”. Under the stage name Sarah Louise she is now among some of the UK’s top DJs, playing in Ibiza to the likes of Dannii Minogue, Vernon Kay and Steven Gerrard. After making a name …

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Mel Smith dead: Writing partner Griff Rhys Jones pays tribute to ‘gentleman and scholar’

Comedian Griff Rhys Jones has paid tribute to his comic partner Mel Smith, describing him as a “a force for life” to everybody who met him. Smith died of a heart attack aged 60, his agent said. Cardiff-born Jones, who wrote and starred in Alas Smith and Jones with Smith, said he was “a gentleman and a scholar, a gambler …

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Cardiff Blues flashmob video: Blues launch new kit with city centre dance routine

Cardiff Blues new shirt

  Cardiff Blues launched their new kit for the 2013/14 season with an innovative flashmob dance routine in Cardiff city centre. Crowds gathered outside Cardiff library in the Hayes area of the city as a group of dancers dressed as members of the public began performing a seemingly spontaneous dance routine. As the Debbie Chapman dancers started strutting their stuff …

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Scuba divers find newlywed’s wedding ring at bottom of Great Barrier Reef

Wedding ring found by diver

A newlywed who lost his wedding ring while snorkelling in Australia on his honeymoon was stunned after it was found by a scuba diver at the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef. Gutted Eirian Evans’ cherished ring slipped off his finger during a diving expedition with his new bride, Bethan, off Green Island, Cairns. The couple, both 29, begged tour …

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