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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

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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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Former House of Lords advisor on trial for harassment tells court he owns fire arms and various explosives

A former House of Lords specialist advisor currently on trial for harassment told a court he has a weapons collection that includes “shotguns and various explosives”. Desmond Hughes, 65, of Began Road, Old St Mellons, who is accused of directing CCTV cameras on his next-door neighbours’ property, claimed he had mounted the devices after receiving “security advice”. Both Hughes and …

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‘Body in the Bags’ killer Malcolm Green

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Green – Perpetrator of Body in the Bags murders When Malcolm Green was 18-years-old, he witnessed the horrific death of his 20 year old brother, who was run over by a train going to a football match in Reading. Malcom then had to undergo the traumatic task of identifying the mutilated body in a mortuary. This story perhaps offers an …

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Martin Shipton: Bethan Jenkins’ refusal to apologise for hotel expenses is unacceptable

Every morning thousands of commuters from Swansea, Neath and the surrounding areas travel into Cardiff to earn their living. None of them would dream of expecting their employer to put them up in a Cardiff hotel so they could get to work by 9am. This week, however, the head of the National Assembly’s administration ruled that it was quite proper …

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Keep your cool, and your dignity, as those around you are losing theirs

In case I wasn’t aware we were heading for the hottest day of the year in Wales, a chap in Cardiff’s Thompson Park was rubbing it in. So distracting was the full horror of his sun-worshipping scene I almost crashed the car. Crotch facing the road, he lay spread-eagled on the grassy bank in a miniscule pair of budgie-smugglers. I …

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Cardiff dog that lost leg after snake bite is ‘bouncing back’

A Labrador cross is bouncing back to full health after losing her leg following a snake bite. Missy was bitten while out for her daily walk with owner John Staniforth in St Mellons, Cardiff. The pooch began to limp on the way back home – with Mr Staniforth, 62, and wife Alison, 55, thinking their beloved pet had simply scratched …

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Cardiff council to introduce £100 fines for food waste found in wrong bin bags

Householders face on-the-spot £100 fines for not putting their rubbish in the correct bins as part of a raft of new “zero tolerance” measures aimed at cleaning up Cardiff’s streets. People wrongly dumping their leftover food scraps in black bags will be targeted in the crackdown by Cardiff council waste enforcement officers, it was announced yesterday. If the fine is …

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The new boxing drama that is set to pack a punch with theatre audiences

There have been plenty of examples over the years of film stars who’ve transformed themselves physically to portray boxers on screen.   Robert De Niro in Raging Bull, Daniel Day Lewis in The Boxer and Sylvester Stallone in Rocky all famously honed their physiques with gruelling work-out schedules in an effort to pass themselves off as professional pugilists for a movie …

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