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Severn barrage consortium needs to raise extra £25m for next stage

The consortium hoping to build a barrage across the Severn has so far raised less than a sixth of the money needed to progress the project through to its next stage. Hafren Power has previously said it needs £30m to pay for environmental impact assessments, but chief executive Tony Pryor said yesterday the amount raised was less than £5m. Earlier …

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Would you use a new .Wales or .Cymru website extension or email address?

We’re all used to websites with .co.uk and .com at the end of the title, the .com TLD (Top Level Domain) extension is as old as the idea of a domain extension itself, but we will soon see the introduction of .Wales and .Cymru TLDs. So you could soon be logging onto www.google.cymru, and searching for websites in Wales (and …

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‘No more sheds for me’: Man threatened with garden shed ban avoids jail sentence

A father who was banned from going in his own garden shed by a judge has narrowly escaped a jail sentence for cultivating cannabis plants inside. Simon Redclift was given a suspended 32-week sentence and walked free from the courtroom announcing: “No more sheds for me.” He added: “I thought I might no be going home today – that’s it …

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A hole new way to speak to your friends

Pupils from Cardiff spoke to their counterparts in Australia today ahead of the second Lions test – via the first ever ‘Hole in the World’. The Year five and six pupils from Albany Primary School were the first to peer over an eight-foot wide ‘hole’ to see and speak to contemporaries in real-time at an identical hole in Melbourne. The …

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Review: Vintage Trouble, The Glee Club, Cardiff

Having supported The Who the previous night in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, Vintage Trouble headlined in their own right at The Glee Club, tapping into a bottomless well of energy and bringing their own brand of retro soul-rock to a growing number of Welsh fans. The LA foursome first came to the attention of UK music lovers after an appearance on …

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Free high-speed wi-fi points to be set up in Cardiff city centre by Christmas

Free high-speed wi-fi access points will be set up in parts of Cardiff city centre by Christmas. There will be access points in Queen Street, High Street and St Mary Street before free wireless access is rolled out in all public buildings, schools and buses by 2015. We revealed last September how ultrafast broadband would be rolled out across Cardiff …

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Man spared jail after destroying his brother’s house with a sledgehammer in inheritance dispute

A bitter man stole his brother’s inheritance when he destroyed a house left by their father, a court heard today. Tony McGuire, 50, admitted taking a sledgehammer to the £300,000 home on Manor Way, Cardiff, demolishing an extension he had built, when his bid to overturn his Indian-born father’s will failed. He deliberately caused £126,000 worth of damage and there …

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Conservative health minister demands action over health provision on the Wales-England border

Tensions over health provision along the Wales-England border have spilled over with a UK Government minister warning “injustice” must be eradicated. During a debate focused on the welfare of the 20,000 people who live in England but are registered with a Welsh GP, Conservative health minister Anna Soubry demanded action. Stating that people in Wales “unfortunately do not get some …

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Sir Kyffin Williams painting unseen in public for 50 years to go under the hammer

A painting by the man regarded as Wales’s greatest ever artist not seen in public for more than half a century is to go on sale next month. Sir Kyffin Williams’ work depicting two farmers leading their ponies in the shadows of Snowdonia was exhibited twice after it was completed in 1957 for neighbour and friend Sir (Michael) Osmond Williams. …

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Teacher who had sex in car with pupil is permanently removed from teaching register

The allegations against a teacher who is said to have had regular sex sessions in her car with a pupil at her school has been permanently removed fro the register of teachers in Wales, after a panel found the allegations proven. Emma Ager was teaching at Rhymney Comprehensive when she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student that saw …

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