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The serious damage caused by flushing wet wipes down the toilet

wipes causing blockage

Wet wipes might appear to be a convenient cleaning product but they could be costing us all millions of pounds every year. Across the UK, wet wipes wrongly-labelled “flushable” are thought to be responsible for about 93% of sewage blockages in the UK. Welsh Water alone estimates it tackles about 2,000 blockages every month, at a cost of about £7 …

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Missing Tapiwa Matuwi’s family consider private investigator

Image copyright family handout Image caption Tapiwa Matuwi was last seen near Swansea Marina at about 07:00 GMT on 7 February The father of a missing 21-year-old musician has said his family are considering hiring a private investigator in a bid to find him. Tapiwa Matuwi was last seen near Swansea Marina at about 07:00 GMT on 7 February after …

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Lee Taylor jailed for driving at rival football supporters

Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Mr Taylor claimed he was called “fatty” and chased by the rival supporters A footballer who drove his car at 11 supporters of a rival team has been jailed for 10 years. Lee Taylor, 36, of Port Talbot, was described as using his BMW as a “one-tonne weapon” to “knock down spectators like …

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Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Castle Street in Cardiff

A pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle on a busy Cardiff street. South Wales Police were called to Castle Street in the city centre just after 4pm. The incident caused delays to several Cardiff Bus services which were diverted.

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Boy found dead in Ystrad Mynach named as Carson Price

Image caption Police are treating the death as unexplained A 13-year-old boy who died after being found unconscious in a Caerphilly park has been named locally as Carson Price. Police were called to Ystrad Mynach Park at about 19:20 BST on Friday 12 April. The teenager was taken to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where he was pronounced dead. …

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Just why does parking make so many people so damn angry?

Between  Brexit chaos and a black hole the size of three million planet Earths you’d think some people would have enough to worry about. But it’s often the small things that cause the biggest reactions. This occurred to me this week as a man who appeared to be on the brink of spontaneous combustion screamed at me through his car …

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Dad-of-two plunged ‘Rambo-style’ hunting knife into man’s chest

Knife crime

A dad-of-two plunged a hunting knife into a man’s chest during an argument about a drugs debt and left him needing emergency heart surgery. Cardiff Crown Court heard James O’Driscoll, 20, lunged at his victim with the “Rambo” knife and inflicted life-threatening injuries and permanent scarring. Judge Eleri Rees said: “He could have easily killed this man.” The court heard …

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A level results in Cardiff: How every school performed


Thousands of pupils across Cardiff have celebrated their A level results today. Across the city 29.5% of A level results were graded A* to A – compared to the Welsh national average of 26.3%. This year the overall pass rate in Cardiff is 98.3%, higher than the 97.4% national average across Wales. Of all entries in Cardiff, 78.3% were graded …

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Pictures show extent of toxic blue-green algae at Roath Park Lake in Cardiff

Roath Park Lake Algae

Roath Park Lake has been temporarily closed after the presence of blue-green algae – a form of bacteria which can kill dogs – was confirmed in the area. Natural Resources Wales confirmed the presence of the potentially toxic algae in the lake earlier this week. A series of pictures and video footage taken on Saturday show a thick layer of …

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Geraint Thomas: Tour de France hero’s welcome home to Cardiff

Geraint Thomas

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas will be welcomed home to Cardiff later on Thursday, with thousands of people expected on the streets of the capital. The 32-year-old will be congratulated by First Minister Carwyn Jones at the Senedd at 16:25 BST before a celebration outside Cardiff Castle. Thomas became the first Welshman to win the gruelling 21-stage race after …

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