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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

UCAS

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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Three men arrested in Elliots Town murder probe

Elliots town murder

Police officers have put a cordon around the house in Long Row in New Tredegar Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 54-year-old man was found dead in Caerphilly county. His body was found at a flat in Long Row in the Elliots Town area of New Tredegar on Saturday afternoon. He has been identified as …

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Man celebrating birthday caught with high-purity cocaine in Coyote Ugly toilets

cocaine packet

A man was caught with high-purity cocaine in the toilets of a Cardiff bar while celebrating his birthday. Callum Paul was found in a cubicle at Coyote Ugly with 11 wraps of the drug after a security guard heard rustling and sniffing coming from the area. Sentencing him at Newport Crown Court, Recorder Nicholas Gareth Jones said: “This is not …

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Jurassic Kingdom in Cardiff Event details

Carnotaurus

Dinosaurs will be taking over a popular Cardiff park as Jurassic Kingdom heads to the Welsh capital. The prehistoric creatures will be greeting visitors for just over two weeks in August and the park’s new residents are expected to offer an interactive, life-sized replica experience. It’s part of a wider tour and visitors cane expect fun, food and more than …

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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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