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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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Kids activities – a week of family days out from July-27

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SATURDAY, JULY 27   CARDIFF: Swim along to St Fagans: National History Museum this weekend for lots of fishy fun. From fly fishing to lave ants and pond dipping, there is lots to do.   CARDIFF: It may be summer, but there  have definitely been shivers  down the spine on a Family Ghost Walk in Llandaff. The walks, from …

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Kids activities – a week of family days out from August 3

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KIDS ACTIVITIES SATURDAY, AUGUST 3   CARDIFF: The Gruffalo’s Child, comes to life in a magical, musical stage adaptation at the New Theatre today and tomorrow. Tickets £8.50 to £12.50. Tel: 029 2087 8889   CARDIFF: Cbeebies favourites Chris and Pui are bringing their roadshow to St David’s Hall. Take your teddies and favourite toys along. Tickets are £12 …

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Kids activities – a week of family days out from August 10

Kids activities

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10   CARDIFF: Family ghost walks at Llandaff, from 7pm. Tel: 029 2087 3573   PORTHCAWL: Make a fishy puppet at a special workshop to mark Porthcawl Sea Festival. At Grand Pavilion from 1.30pm. Costs £5. Tel: 01656 815995   CARDIFF: Enjoy free family fun on two carnival stages in The Hayes and Queen Street. Featuring …

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Waterfront land near Senedd one of five sites earmarked for potential gipsy and traveller camps

A swathe of waterfront land next to the Barrage is one of five new sites identified as potential gipsy and traveller camps in a Cardiff council-commissioned study. The Cardiff Bay site was previously used for railway lines in the docks, but is now a patch of undeveloped land between the BBC studios – where series including Doctor Who are filmed …

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Mick Kelly, 65, takes dance world by storm with electro-swing

‘Getting down with the kids’ is the expression used to describe the cringeworthy attempts of most adults at ingratiating themselves with the younger generation by acting like teenagers. However, in the case of a 65-year-old retiree from Aberarth, Ceredigion, the kids are the ones who usually want to ‘get down’ with him. And it’s all thanks to bus-pass-carrying Mick Kelly …

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Younger audiences urged to pop to the Proms

Since starting work at St David’s Hall in Cardiff, many years ago, the Welsh Proms has been my favourite time of the year. There is always a great buzz in the building and no two years are the same as the festival evolves to encompass the changing tastes and demands of our audiences and the exciting developments in the Welsh …

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Circus, cabaret, vaudeville and more: The festival to make you Blysh

Wales Millennium Centre’s  annual festival of alternative arts and entertainment Blysh  could have been created for the  Cardiff-based dance group, the  Kitsch Sync Collective. Rosalind Haf Brooks, Kylie  Ann Smith and Kim Noble  joined forces because they shared an interest in making  work that’s off the wall and  diverse. “As performers we share similar skills, not to mention we all  …

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Geometric style makes Penn Onn a simply stunning Welsh Homes property of the week

Inside and out it’s a stylish,  impressive home with strong  design principles offering comfortable family living. Situating in the quiet Vale of  Glamorgan village of St  Brides-super-Ely near Cardiff,  the property has impressive  panoramic countryside views  which can be enjoyed from roof  terrace. Approached via a country lane the property was built  by its current owners and is  situated in …

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