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Lady Muck Cleaning appoints Kath Hiscock as its commercial director

Commercial and domestic cleaning company Lady Muck Cleaning has appointed Kath Hiscock as its commercial director. Ms Hiscock comes to the new role at the Hengoed-based business from UHY Peacheys where she was payroll manager at its Newport branch. Ms Hiscock, who is from Caerphilly, has become a shareholder in the business. Lady Muck sales and marketing director Ross Porter …

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New express bus service to be launched between Cardiff and Cardiff Airport

Cardiff bus - Express bus

An express bus service running every 20 minutes almost round the clock between the city centre and Cardiff Airport is to launch next month, under new plans. The Vale of Glamorgan council is inviting bus operators to bid to run the service, which comes four months after the Welsh Government’s £52m takeover of the Rhoose terminal. It will be scheduled …

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Minister won’t let councillors view Russell Goodway letter

The contents of a letter at the centre of a row over an attempted multi-million pound land deal by Cardiff council is to be kept secret, the Economy Minister has decided. Labour minister Edwina Hart says she will not allow a cross-party committee of councillors to view the letter, despite repeated attempts. Councillor Russell Goodway, cabinet member for economy, had …

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How to use the feelgood factor about the UK economy

The outlook for the UK economy is viewed more positively internationally than it is domestically, according to Sir Howard Stringer, the former chairman of Japanese electronics giant Sony. The Cardiff-born industry veteran said Wales and regions across the UK are riding high on a feel good factor which will, in time, encourage inward investment. The 71-year-old was speaking ahead of …

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Demand for grade A office space in Cardiff a positive sign says DTZ

At first glance office take-up in Cardiff in the first quarter of this year makes for grim reading. The statistics speak for themselves: in this year’s first quarter there was only 45,000 sq ft of completed office transactions, with the largest deal being the expansion space taken by Hugh James Solicitors at Hodge House – 19,500 sq ft of good …

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Cyclist in critical condition after Abergavenny crash

A cyclist is being treated for a serious head injury following a collision in Abergavenny yesterday. South Wales Police said the crash between two cyclists and a van happened at 8.50pm last night on the A40 between Steelhorse Cafe and the Hardwick Roundabout. It is thought the accident happened during an event connected to the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling. The …

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Business key to creation of Swansea city regions, says Haywood

Business must play a key role in shaping the Swansea Bay City Region, according to the former director of the CBI in Wales. Dr Elizabeth Haywood was chair of the City Regions Task and Finish group created by the Welsh Government in November 2011, which recommended the establishment of two city regions in Wales: the Swansea Bay and Cardiff City …

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From the Rhondda to the Congo

Margaret Maund learned to laugh in the Congo. And, 40 years on, the former nurse and midwife still credits her time in the African forest for teaching her how to laugh out loud. Despite suffering several bouts of malaria herself and nursing people with severe leprosy in hospitals with no running water or electricity, one of Margaret’s lasting memories of …

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Former Cardiff City player and pub landlord dies aged 89

Former Cardiff City footballer Ted Gorin has died aged 89. Born on March 2, 1924, Ted began life in Saundersfoot, West Wales, but moved with his family to Cardiff when he was just a boy. He studied at Grange National School and then Howard Garden’s Grammar School, excelling in English, maths and sport. Upon leaving school, he joined the Western …

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Review: The Rocky Horror Show, New Theatre, Cardiff

Rocky Horror show

It’s the 40th anniversary of this, the show that audience participation was made for. Thankfully, the hot summer night was just the ticket for those who fully entered into the spirit of the evening and arrived in stockings, suspenders, basques and little else. Richard O’Brien’s rock ‘n’ roll musical, the Rocky Horror Show has stood the test of time; it’s …

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