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Thanks for sending in your messages for Mother’s Day

Thank you to everyone who took up our offer of a FREE message for Mother’s Day. We were inundated! Look out for the special pullout in this Saturday’s South Wales Echo.            More on Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day gifts: 9 great books to give your mum Mother’s Day gifts: Beauty buys to spoil your mum rotten this Mothering Sunday Mother’s Day: …

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Soapbox spoilers! Because if you miss it, you won’t miss out

EastEnders It’s another testing week for the Carters as Mick comes home with a bruised face and an unconvincing cover story about being attacked by kids. However, he soon has a whole new set of awkward questions to answer when Tina discovers their father Stan is in hospital. She insists on bringing him to the Vic, and Mick reluctantly agrees …

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Students’ art goes on show in Swansea and Cardiff

The BA Fine Art year two students currently studying at University of Wales Trinity St Davids, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen present their exhibition, Moments in Time, at the Elysium Gallery in Swansea from April 2 to April 6 from noon to 5pm. Admission is free. The exhibition then moves to the Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff Bay from April …

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A case of the blues as plug is pulled on annual music festival

This year’s Abertillery Blues Festival has been cancelled. According to Blaenau Gwent council, the leisure department has had to “look long and hard” at what services it can keep due to the need to save £20m in the next three years. And, at a recent meeting between officers and councillors, it was decided that a smaller, alternative blues event for …

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A case of the blues as plug is pulled on annual music festival

This year’s Abertillery Blues Festival has been cancelled. According to Blaenau Gwent council, the leisure department has had to “look long and hard” at what services it can keep due to the need to save £20m in the next three years. And, at a recent meeting between officers and councillors, it was decided that a smaller, alternative blues event for …

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Mother’s Day gifts: 9 great books to give your mum this Mother’s Day

View gallery “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ View gallery   This Mother’s Day give mum the perfect excuse to relax and put her feet up by giving her an engrossing new novel to get stuck into. We asked Waterstones to recommend the best in enthralling new fiction and here they give their top reads for Mother’s …

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TV company which launched careers of Aneurin Barnard and Mr Selfridge’s Amy Morgan gets boost

A television production company which helps further the development and skills of Wales’ film and television industry has received a boost in funding. It’s My Shout Productions, which launched the careers of actors Aneurin Barnard who was in The White Queen, Mr Selfridge’s Amy Morgan and Downton Abbey costume designer Emma Bevan, has been awarded £208,250 of investment by Creative …

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Movie review: Svengali (15)

Just when you thought one Welsh director was a welcome novelty, here’s another one. Developed from a successful internet idea which has spawned its own You Tube webisodes, Merthyr Tydfil actor Jonny Owen directs himself as postman Dixie Dean, a mining town dreamer who wants to become a Brian Epstein / Malcolm McLAren style manager of the best band in …

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Fans mob Peter Andre at opening of new Skechers store in Cardiff

  Peter Andre, the singer and television personality, was greeted by screaming fans at the opening of Skechers new store in Cardiff. Andre presents the ITV1 daytime series Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover, which also features Welsh interior designer Leah Hughes . The fans meeting their idol varied in age, but all seemed extremely excited to see him. Take a …

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Celebrating the best in Welsh TV and radio at the Celtic Media Festival

It’s the gritty police drama which has taken the nation by storm but Y Gwyll/Hinterland has been doing much more than entertaining audiences – it’s been proving that Welsh language drama can be accessible to everyone. Screening on the back of the ‘Scandinavian factor’ when TV viewers across the globe lapped up series like The Killing and The Bridge, Y …

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