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Wales in London chairman looks to Swedish model for creating export-led technology businesses

Living in tomorrow’s world today is an experience given to few. Huw Hampson-Jones, chief executive of Oxis Energy, a battery technology company based at Abingdon in Oxfordshire, is one of those few. He leads a team of scientists perfecting rechargeable lithium sulfur battery technology which has the potential to extend the range of electric cars using a lighter battery. This …

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Government-led school reforms are set up to fail, warns leading education expert

An adviser to one of the world’s leading education systems has warned that most government-led school reforms are set to fail. Dr Pasi Sahlberg, who heads an international centre at the Finnish education ministry, believes many developed countries will struggle because they are not following the right reforms. Dr Sahlberg said education ministries have become obsessed with “shopping around the …

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Human traffickers forcing girls into nail bars and massage parlours on streets of Wales

Human traffickers are forcing victims to work as slaves in nail bars and massage parlours on Welsh high streets, some of the nation’s most senior police officers have warned. It comes after two Cardiff residents were jailed for running a “sophisticated” operation flying prostitutes into the UK from Poland. Scaffolder Kamil Platek, 29, of St Gowan Avenue in the Heath …

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Indian Doctor TV company nets Channel 4 tattoo series

Independent television production company Rondo is continuing to drive revenue growth outside the Welsh market place. The business, created in 2008 through the merge of Opus and Nant, has secured its first series with Channel 4 after last year’s successful one-off documentary My Tattoo Addiction. A follow-up three part series for Channel 4, produced by Rondo, will be screened in …

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Up to £15m in tuition fees ‘lost’ to English universities

The Welsh Government’s controversial tuition fee policy is ploughing up to £15.3m into five universities in England, figures uncovered by the Welsh Conservatives have revealed. Data compiled by leader of the opposition Andrew RT Davies shows that based on the potential tuition fee subsidy of £5,500, as much as £15.3m could be lost to the top five most popular universities …

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Changing organ donation to system of presumed consent is ‘bold step’ for Wales, says health minister

Wales has taken a “bold step” in deciding to change the law of organ donation, the Health Minister has said. Mark Drakeford said the Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill, voted in by AMs in a historic vote on Tuesday night, was an important day for all involved in the process as they introduced a system of presumed consent that would save …

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Wheelchair user Tony Stephenson explains about his life in the aftermath of contracting TB meningitis

When Tony Stephenson became extremely unwell in his early 20s, doctors initially put it down to flu. But as his body struggled to fight off his illness and he became increasingly sick, it started to become clear that he needed urgent medical care. After a number of tests at Llandough Hospital, Tony was diagnosed with TB meningitis – a condition …

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Rondo growing value of network commission outside of Wales

Independent  television production company Rondo is continuing to drive revenue growth outside the Welsh market place. The business, created in 2008 through the merge of Opus and Nant, has secured its first series with Channel 4 after last year’s successful one off documentary My Tattoo Addiction. A follow three part series for Channel 4, produced by Rondo, will be screened …

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Cardiff nightclubs Kapu and Ladybird could see licences revoked after series of violent incidents

Kapu nightclub

A trendy cocktail bar and club described as a “celeb hangout” could see its licence revoked after a series of violent incidents. South Wales Police has applied for a review of the premises licence at Kapu Exotic Cocktails and Island Grill and the adjoining Ladybird Club on Mill Lane in Cardiff. It cites incidents including girls fighting with stiletto heels, …

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4G to be switched on in Cardiff tomorrow making average speeds faster than US, Japan and Europe

High-speed 4G is to be switched on in Cardiff tomorrow, network provider EE has said. It will double average speeds – giving the city a 4G network that is unrivalled in Europe, faster than those in the US and Japan, and equal to the best in South Korea. Double speed will also launch tomorrow in Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, …

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