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Preview: The Future For Beginners, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

The production has been created by Alan Harris, a former Media Wales journalist, and Martin Constantine with music by Harry Blake. The trio launched the company LiveArtShow to explore the boundaries of theatre, music, dance and opera. It is made up of writers, directors, composers, designers and choreographers coming together to create new theatre with music. Designed by Natalie Wallace, …

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Charles and Camilla to come face-to-face with Daleks during visit to Doctor Who set

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit the set of Doctor Who on the third day of their summer tour of Wales today. The royal couple will meet stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, who plays sidekick Clara, and will also come face-to-face with the evil Daleks during a visit to the BBC’s new Roath Lock studios in …

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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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