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Kids activities – a week of family days out from August 24

Kids activities - civil war

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24   CARDIFF: Cardiff Harbour Festival in Cardiff Bay for the weekend. Celebrate the end of the summer holidays with a host of activities, including the British Fishcraft Championships and Extreme Sailing. www.cardiff-festivals.com.   PORTHCAWL: Shadow puppet making at the Grand Pavilion from 11am. Costs £5. Tel: 01656 815995www.grandpavilion.co.uk.   CARDIFF: Family ghost walks in Llandaff, from 7pm. …

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Things to do for parents in South Wales during the summer holidays

Things to do Cardiff

Dreading the summer holidays? Six weeks in which parents have to think of increasingly creative ways to keep their children entertained until they go back to school at the end of the summer. We’ve put together a guide of events in and around Cardiff during the summer holidays so that you can plan ahead and keep your little ones occupied. …

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Giovanni Trapattoni leaves Richard Dunne and Richard Stearman out of Ireland squad to face Wales

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has not included defenders Richard Dunne or Richard Stearman in a provisional 26-man squad to face Wales in an August friendly. The Italian has opted to leave QPR defender Dunne, 33, out of his selection to visit the Cardiff City Stadium on August 14, while Wolves’ former England Under-21 international Stearman is overlooked despite …

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Dozens of pictures of Cardiff schoolchildren found on paedophile’s computer

A paedophile had dozens of pictures of children apparently taken outside a Cardiff school on his computer, a court has heard. Gareth Martin Jordan was exposed after a doctor reported what he had told her to the police. When police raided his house, they found pornographic photos and movies of young children from levels one to four, with level five …

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Welsh Government launches £175,000 tourism website

The Welsh Government has invested almost £175,000 in a website to promote the tourism industry in Wales. A total of £174,985.14 has been spent on constructing and designing the new Visit Wales site which is due to be officially launched on Monday. A spokeswoman for the Welsh Government said: “Wales deserves a website that can best promote our world-class tourism …

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How this hillfort was the seat of power for Cardiff

Cardiff Hill Fort

New evidence has revealed that an ancient hillfort in Caerau was the powerhouse for the whole of Cardiff more than 2,000 years ago. Archaeologists working on the Iron Age hillfort have discovered it was the political and power centre for the entire Cardiff region. Excavations are being carried out at the site as part of the CAER Heritage Project by …

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Writer Mike Jones returns to his Welsh roots with play about Asperger’s

THE upcoming opening night of his new play is going to be doubly poignant for Mike James. Not only will it be his first work to reach the stage in 15 years, Matthew’s Passion will also mark his long-awaited return to Cardiff’s Sherman Cymru – the  venue where he worked as artistic director nearly three decades ago. And it’s a …

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Let’s put a stop to this ludicrous splashing out with the public purse

Isn’t it the newly-minted millionaire’s dream to walk into their local and proclaim, the drinks are on me? Oh, the giggly laughter that follows as fizz is splashed and friends, family and strangers say “cheers” and “bottoms up” and have a right old shindig. Because they’re not paying, nobody minds if the fizz is spilled so that  the carpet’s sticky …

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Terminally-ill Welsh father forced to pay £18,000 for cancer treatment free in England

A terminally-ill cancer patient has been forced to pay £18,000 for cancer treatment which would be free if he lived in England. Paul Cowan, 56, from Cardiff, was told six weeks ago that he had terminal liver cancer. He has since cashed in his pension, cleared his savings and been helped by friends to foot the bill for Selective Internal …

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Kids activities – a week of family days out from August 17

Kids Activites

Kids activities SATURDAY, AUGUST 17   CARDIFF: Grand Medieval Melee featuring the Tournament of the Knights in the grounds of Cardiff Castle. Squire, maidens and stewards in full costume gather to watch the knights take each other on. Lots of demonstrations, parades, competitions and displays today and tomorrow. Costs  £5 for adults and £3 for children. Tel: 029 2087 8100 …

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