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Welsh Government unveils preferred plan to relieve traffic congestion on M4 around Newport

The Welsh Government has unveiled its preferred plan to relieve traffic congestion around Newport. Transport Minister Edwina Hart says the Welsh Government’s preferred option would be to build a new section of the M4 motorway south of Newport, from Magor to junction 29, where the A48(M) heads into Cardiff. The announcement came after George Osborne stressed that improvements to the …

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Up to 385 staff affected as Cardiff and Vale University Health Board re-shapes workforce

Nearly 400 members of staff could be affected by changes being made to staff structures in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, it has been revealed. The Health Board has confirmed it has entered into consultations with trade unions over staff reorganisation that affects 385 members of its 14,500 workforce. The plans centre around delivering services in a more cost-effective …

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Huw Lewis named new Education Minister in Cabinet reshuffle

Carwyn Jones tonight filled the gap caused by the shock departure of Leighton Andrews by appointing his former leadership rival Huw Lewis as Education Minister. The Merthyr Tydfil AM took on his first big Cabinet job pledging to continue the focus on standards set by his predecessor. He inherits the Education and Skills portfolio at a difficult time, months ahead …

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Leighton Andrews was Wales’ most belligerent politician but his departure leaves a significant hole

“Bad luck, I’m back,” said  Leighton Andrews to journalists waiting outside Welsh  Government headquarters in  March. After months of speculation,  Wales’ most belligerent politician had retained the enigmatic education brief. But, it transpired, he would not hold onto  it for long. Mr Andrews was appointed  Jane Hutt’s successor as Education Minister in December  2009. New First Minister Carwyn Jones had …

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Cardiff City set for glamour August friendly against Spanish giants Real Sociedad

Cardiff City are set to prepare for a crack at the Premier League by taking on Uefa Champions League-bound Spanish aristocrats Real Sociedad this summer. The Basque team, fourth only to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in La Liga last season, are pencilled in for a glamour friendly at  Cardiff City Stadium over the first weekend in August. The …

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Cambridge poet wins Cardiff International Poetry Competition

The winner of this year’s Cardiff International Poetry Competition was announced at a ceremony in the city tonight. The first prize of £5,000 was awarded to Geoff Lajbrok, from Cambridge, for his poem the ‘Goose in the Suitcase’. Second prize of £500 went to Rosie Shepperd, from London, for her poem ‘My milkman comes from Sarajevo and has beautiful hands’. …

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Public private partnership approach is needed to safeguard the high street

Walk down most high streets in the UK and you will see that the internet has revolutionised the way we shop. One in seven shops lies empty, and this week we’ve seen forecasts that 5,000 more shops will close within the next five years. And the growing burden of business rates is loading more pressure on our high streets at …

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How cross-training can help you get into peak shape for the Cardiff 10k

If running is your main training activity, it may also be beneficial to incorporate other disciplines into your routine such as swimming, cycling, rowing, team sports and strength training. Benefits of Cross Training for Runners By crossing over into other training methods you can improve the balance of your muscles, making the body stronger as a whole and thereby reducing …

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55 jobs lost as construction business Opco goes into administration

Construction business Opco has gone into administration with the loss of 55 jobs. The Cardiff-based company provided design and technical services to the construction industry and specialised in working in the healthcare, residential and industrial sectors. The administrators said the company had effectively ceased trading towards the end of April with the majority of the 55 staff being placed on …

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Pictures: Amazing ‘supermoon’ photos from around the world

Amazing supermoon pictures. The phenomenon, known as a perigee full moon, occurs when the Moon reaches its closest point to Earth. View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery At this time it can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it is farthest from the planet.

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