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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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Cardiff Tattoo and Toy Convention showcases the best in body art from around the world

Hundreds of tattoo artists from all over the world flocked to Wales this weekend for a showcase of the best in body art. Not for the faint-hearted, the exhibition hall at the Cardiff Tattoo and Toy Convention was lined with pop-up studios, where artists etched colourful designs into their clients’ skin. Organisers Steve Collier and Chris Jones said more than …

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Tan Sri Vincent Tan

All at Cardiff City Football Club would like to offer sincere condolences to Tan Sri Vincent Tan’s family following tragic news this week. News emerged that Tan Sri’s nephew, Kevin Tan Eng Hoe was a passenger in a fatal car accident on Friday. Reports also confirmed that on hearing the news, Kevin’s father-in-law, Ung Teong Chuan collapsed and died of …

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AM fears proposals to cut services at Llantrisant will put more pressure on Cardiff hospital

Concerns have been raised about the pressures that could be placed on neonatal and maternity services in Wales’ biggest hospital under proposals to shake-up hospital services in South Wales. In his response to the consultation on the South Wales Programme, Rhondda AM Leighton Andrews said he was worried about the ability of the University Hospital of Wales  in Cardiff to …

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