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Man arrested after car driven into a wall outside house in Cardiff

A manhunt was launched today after a man crashed into a wall outside a house and drove off. The wall on Thompson Avenue, in Canton, Cardiff, was destroyed in the incident, which police are understood to be treating as deliberate. No one was hurt. Police arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of attempted assault and possession of an offensive weapon …

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Noah Tyler: Parents don’t want birth tragedy to happen to anyone else

THE parents of a baby boy who died after a series of “deplorable” errors have spoken of their heartbreak after their midwife was found unfit to practice. Colleen and Hywel Tyler, of Caerphilly, have lived with the anguish of losing their first-born son Noah “every single day” for the past two and half years and want to ensure similar tragedies …

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Preview: The Faaaaaabulous Ceri Dupree Show, New Theatre, Cardiff

It may be billed as a one-man show but Ceri Dupree’s latest performances in Cardiff will feature a host of colourful characters. The female impersonator will be taking on the egos of 21 glamorous women when he takes to the stage of the New Theatre for two nights. The Faaaaaabulous Ceri Dupree Show will be packed with comedy, impersonations and …

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The day it got so hot, the roads started to melt

Sunseekers frolicking by the sea, workers enjoying glorious lunchbreaks and highways crews attending melting roads – just an average day in South Wales. As the region basked in temperatures that hit 25C – or 77 Fahrenheit today – road crews were called out to a problem that has been rare in recent waterlogged summers… melting Tarmac. A Vale of Glamorgan …

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Can a raffle prize end 77 years of stains?

On the same day as Andy Murray ensured that we all knew where we were when the first British man for more than seven decades won Wimbledon, I experienced my own particular triumph. That evening I attended the rather fine show by City Voices, the Cardiff choir celebrating five years together with a concert at St David’s Hall. Transposing 77 …

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Doctor who failed to spot baby girl’s fatal condition still making serious errors seven years on

A doctor is still making ‘serious errors’ nearly seven years after she failed to spot a baby girl’s fatal condition. Dr Salawati Abdul-Salam allowed nine-month-old Aleesha Evans to be discharged from the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, after telling her parents to give her Calpol for a viral infection. The little girl was suffering from blood poisoning and died the next …

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Welsh National Tennis Centre to close

The National Tennis Centre in Cardiff is to close, operators have announced – just days after Andy Murray ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s Wimbledon Champion. Virgin Active, which has run the facility in Cardiff Bay since 2011, said it had been forced to make the decision after making a “significant operating loss.” Wales Online understands that the LTA-affiliated …

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Cardiff City rename the Canton stand the Croeso stand as part of new sponsorship deal

Cardiff City have renamed the Canton stand the Croeso stand as part of a sponsorship package with the Welsh Government. The £110,000 deal will run from August 2013 to May 2014. The Welsh Government says it will also purchase TV advertising time with Sky Sports during live Cardiff City games. The Welsh Government has had an ongoing sponsorship investment with …

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‘Wear the yellow jersey for us Ben, you’ll always be our race leader’: Ben Carroll’s family pay tribute to cyclist killed during road race

The family of a cyclist killed during a road race in Abergavenny have paid tribute to him as “the oak tree at the centre of all his friends – tall, strong and dependable”. Ben Carroll, 26, from Cardiff, was left in a critical condition following a collision with a van on the Old Raglan Road (A40) between Steelhouse Cafe and …

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Cardiff council’s cabinet set for a reshuffle as Luke Holland quits

Coun Holland also insisted the decision had nothing to do with the ongoing controversy around the appointment of the council leader’s £80,000 policy adviser. Splott councillor Luke Holland’s resignation was accepted by council leader Heather Joyce on Wednesday, 14 months since Labour took power at County Hall. A cabinet reshuffle will be confirmed on July 25. Coun Holland, Welsh Labour’s …

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