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Rugby stars turn out for Ryan Bevington and fiancee Lucy Jones’ wedding

They are the rugby heroes who etched their names into sporting history books after a captivating Lions win. But captain Sam Warburton and his fellow teammate Dan Lydiate had a different kind of victory to celebrate yesterday when they turned out to watch friend and Wales player Ryan Bevington get hitched. Welsh prop Bevington married his fiancee, speech therapist Lucy …

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Usk scoops Wales’ top temperature spot as UK enjoys hottest day of the year

Sun-worshippers in Wales enjoyed the hottest day of the year today as temperatures soared to nearly 30°C in some parts of the country. The highest temperature was recorded in Usk, which basked in 29.4°C (84.5°F) sunshine, and was closely followed by Cardiff (28.9°C) and Sennybridge in Powys (27.2°C). Previously, Wales’ hottest day of 2013 was recorded in Cardiff last Sunday …

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Post-Wimbledon threat to National Tennis Centre serves up a disaster for the game in Wales

While the entire country popped the champagne corks as Oor Andy (Murray) broke the 77-year hoodoo for a British male singles winner at Wimbledon, you could forgive one man for cursing his luck that the star was from Dunblane, and not Dolgellau. If an “Andy ap Murray” had galvanised the Welsh public years earlier with his stellar Grand Slam runs, …

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Seagull menace strikes Welsh towns and cities as birds stand guard over young

They’re the beady-eyed delinquents that once terrorised a town’s magistrates with their alarming dive-bombing antics. And now the pesky seagulls that once swooped down on visitors to Barry’s former courthouse have claimed another scalp – by forcing a temporary halt to the building’s long-awaited redevelopment. The move is the latest example of a seagull menace that has hit headlines across …

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Kevin Sinnott’s ‘intoxicating’ new paintings go on show

Kevin Sinnott-Dry Martinis

If asked what animates his vision, Kevin Sinnott might say, a medley of intimacy and intoxication, daring and doubt. In his latest collection of vibrant paintings, lovers and mothers both attract and repel the objects of their affection or ambivalence. This heady concoction informs not only the charged moments captured on canvas, but also the heavy brushstrokes which pin them …

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Dan LaCosta signs for Cardiff Devils

Former NHL ice hockey goalie Dan LaCosta has signed for Cardiff Devils. The 27-year-old Canadian committed to Devils last night and bench coach Neil Francis said: “Dan is a massive signing for us.” LaCosta, aged 27 and from Newfoundland, was an NHL draft pick for Columbus Blue Jackets, made four appearances and kept a shutout. He also played more than …

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From wild swimming to an underground gold mine…how to enjoy staying cool

Wild swimming and strawberry picking Definitely one for when the weather gets so hot that even picking fruit leaves you hot and bothered. Aberbran Fawr campsite is just outside Brecon and guests are invited to pluck the likes of strawberries and blackcurrants from their field. They also happen to be situated right next to the River Usk, where a quick …

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From schoolboy chorister to leading man for The Pirates of Penzance star

AS someone playing a pirate, Samuel Furness experiences a life on the ocean wave every time he steps on stage. And it seems he enjoys the water in real life too. “I’m on a veranda looking at the bright blue sea,” he tells me when I call him. “I’m spending four days in Croatia with a couple of schoolfriends. We’ve …

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Bute Park gets new woodland ‘balance trail’ as part of restoration project

Balance trail bute park

Balance Trail – Bute Park The balance trail features upside down trees, fallen logs, stepping posts and a long winding snake called Barbara – these are among the latest additions to Bute Park’s new children’s play features in Cardiff. The balance trail and the new play apparatus which are a great free family activity, just in time for the summer …

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