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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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Review: Le Bistrot Pierre Cardiff

You can be pretty certain that a restaurant is going to deliver when it’s busy on a Monday evening – a night when most of us prefer to bunker down in front of the telly and recover from the weekend’s excesses. So the many full tables at Le Bistrot Pierre in Cardiff on the first day of the working week …

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When is the first day of spring?

Thursday March 20 marks the beginning of spring in an astronomical sense. This is what much of the public goes by when heralding the start of spring, and is commonly marked on calendars (although from year to year the date itself varies by a day). The astronomical definition of spring is based on the passage of the Earth around the …

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Tigertailz return to iconic venue to film new video

While the line-up of the band may have changed over the years, one thing is still abundantly clear – Tigertailz know how to put on a show. Co-founder and the only original member of the band that debuted in 1987 with ‘Young and Crazy’  Jay Pepper has returned with the band to the hallowed venue to film their latest video …

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Doctor Who fan turns all 13 Doctors into Dogtors

An American fan of Doctor Who has used her artistic skills to turn all of the Doctors – including the War Doctor – into dogs … and we think they look great. Artist Christie Cox, 35, was trying to come up with fun new ways to express her love of Doctor Who when she came up with the Dogtar Who …

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