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He was an all-time great in his sport…and now a book tells the story of a Cardiff sporting legend

He was one of perhaps Cardiff ’s most talented set of sporting brothers – and now a new book tells all about the life and times of a Great Britain and Wales rugby league legend. Frank Whitcombe, from Grangetown , was a talented boxer and rugby union player before switching codes and making a name for himself – regarded by …

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New Cardiff City signing Jazz Richards embroiled in controversy after former Swansea City star ‘refuses’ to do Ayatollah

New Cardiff City signing Jazz Richards has found himself at the centre of controversy after allegedly refusing several requests from Bluebirds fans to perform the famous Ayatollah on his competitive debut. Former Swansea City star Richards, who was part of Wales’ Euro 2016 squad, started for Cardiff against Birmingham City following his summer move from Fulham. Several fans who were …

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‘Everyone needs to learn some mutual respect’ How you reacted to the call for a speed limit on the Taff Trail

There has been a heated reaction to a mooted speed limit for cyclists along the Taff Trail. The trail, which runs from the mouth of the Taff in Cardiff as far north as Brecon , is popular with cyclists as well as dog walkers, joggers and those out for a stroll. A call for a speed limit to be implemented …

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HIV diagnosis reaches 15-year-high in Wales

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  Health experts want more to be done to curb the number of people contracting HIV after figures showed diagnosis in Wales reached a 15-year high. There were 189 positive tests in 2014, according to newly released figures which relates to data from STI clinics. Giving out free condoms and prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep) for those most at risk are …

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GP says she thought she’d die in her own home after finding two armed men waiting for her

A GP has described how she thought she would die in her own home after finding two armed men inside. GP Aparna Amin returned to her Pontprennau home at lunchtime on February 22 but discovered two men inside. The pair were wearing masks and armed with screwdrivers. They confronted her and she handed over her watch. The pair searched her …

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Army of volunteers assembles to fight ‘ongoing battle’ of litter in Cardiff

An army of volunteers will don high vis jackets and wield litter pickers as they wage war in the “ongoing battle” of rubbish in the city. A new Keep Splott Tidy scheme – brought about by local residents, councillors and environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy – will launch later this month in a bid to clean up the streets. Writing …

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Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn ‘confident’ of support in Wales

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Jeremy Corbyn says he is “very confident” there is support in Wales for his bid to retain the Labour leadership. Mr Corbyn, who is being challenged by Pontypridd MP Owen Smith, visited Merthyr Tydfil and will go to Swansea on Friday. They took part in the first hustings of the leadership contest in Cardiff on Thursday night. Mr Corbyn said …

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Welsh universities consider scholarships for refugees

Image copyright Thinkstock Some Welsh universities are planning to offer scholarships to refugees. Aberystwyth University is discussing proposals for five scholarships, and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David said it had made commitments for a similar scheme. Cardiff University already offers financial help to asylum seekers. Mohammed Al Hadj Ali, chairman of the Syrian Welsh Society, said it was …

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These are the Cardiff roads which will get their potholes repaired

Potholed roads are an annoyance to residents, drivers and cyclists. Cardiff council has launched a programme of repairs to streets in wards or estates which are heavily used by traffic. And we’ve obtained the full list of streets they are planning to tackle this year. The city council says priority is given to existing repairs, outstanding works and defects identified …

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James Corden starring in new advertising campaign

Actor and host of US chat show The Late Show, James Corden, is starring in a new television advertising campaign from Cardiff-based price comparison firm The new campaign, created by advertising agency Karmarama, sees Corden, who made his name starring in the comedy Gavin and Stacey, enjoying a miraculous run of luck with every set of traffic lights turning …

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