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Brexit should drive ‘new, bold ambition’ for farmers

Brexit Sheep farmers

    Farmers are being asked to influence the direction of agriculture policy after Brexit Brexit should drive a “new, bold ambition” for farmers, a union leader has said. Meurig Raymond, president of the National Farmers’ Union, said UK farmers could be globally competitive and played vital public roles. The union has launched a month-long consultation of its members on …

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‘I’m devastated and heartbroken’ Girlfriend of former soldier injured in Thailand appeals for help

The girlfriend of a former Welsh Guard injured in a motorbike accident in Thailand said she is “devastated and heartbroken” by his condition. Adam Hobbs suffered serious injuries in the motorbike accident in Koh Samui last week, and has girlfriend Samantha Theobald by his side in hospital. A fundraising campaign was set up following the incident that left Adam, from …

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How living by a Welsh city park can add up to 48% to your house value

Property by the lake

If you live near Roath Park in Cardiff or Cwmdonkin Park in Swansea you probably know about the benefits of having two of the most beautiful parks in Wales on your doorstep. But did you know recent research claims that it can add up to 48% to the value of your house if and when you come to put it …

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This Cardiff cycling club is to thank for half of Wales’ Olympic golds in the last four decades

As Wales revels in a record-equalling Olympics medal haul, one Cardiff club can lay claim to being largely responsible for the gold rush. Welsh cyclists Owain Doull and Elinor Barker each won team pursuit golds in Rio over the weekend, the two adding to five silvers for Welsh athletes so far in Brazil. And watching on from home with a …

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This is what happened when 387 people dressed as elephants at the Principality Stadium and broke a world record

A bizarre new world record was set at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon – when hundreds of people dressed as elephants. South Wales bereavement charity 2 Wish Upon A Star was behind the unusual new record, which was officially recognised by Guinness World Records, as the charity encouraged young and old to join them at the home …

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Sparks in the Park will be a ticketed event this year and this is how you get tickets

If you are a fireworks fan, get your diaries out ready as you will need to buy tickets for this year’s Sparks in the Park 2016. It’s organised each year by Cardiff Round Table and has been running now for over 30 years. As one of the best bonfire night displays in the UK, it attracts around 20,00 people each …

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Watch as RATS invade the garden of this horrified grandmother

This video shows the grim reality a Cardiff woman was faced with when she looked out of her back window on Thursday morning. Vivien Soloman, 58, peered out of the window into her garden to see four rats roaming freely on her lawn and patio. She said she was shocked, particularly because her home in Tremorfa is just a stone’s …

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Engineer and his book-keeper stole nearly £85,000 in a VAT scam and then tried to blame each other

An engineer and his book-keeper stole nearly £85,000 in a VAT scam. Water treatment expert Alfred Thomas Hall, 68, and David Gordon Lea, 60, pleaded guilty to fraudulently claiming VAT repayments they weren’t entitled to. An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) found that Hall, from Cardiff , had submitted 11 fraudulent VAT repayment claims before Lea began looking …

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Tiger Bay’s history preserved as arts Butetown History and Arts centre is moving.

Butetown history and arts centre

The heritage of Cardiff’s iconic Tiger Bay looks set to be preserved in a new arts centre. In May, the Butetown History and Arts Centre announced they would have to close as funding had dried up. But they asked for help finding somewhere to store their archives. Their archive contains items including recordings from people who were residents in Tiger …

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Former Welsh Guard is in a coma fighting for his life after a motorbike accident in Thailand

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to bring home a former Welsh Guard and father who is in a coma after a serious accident in Thailand. Father-of-one Adam Hobbs has been travelling in the country but suffered the injuries on Monday evening after a motorbike accident in Koh Samui, one of the country’s largest islands. Adam, 28, from Roath , …

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