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Investigation launched after Welsh school’s sex education policy suggests teachers should not ‘promote’ homosexuality

A school in Pembrokeshire is being investigated by the Welsh Government after being accused of having a sex education policy that risks a return to the anti-gay prejudice of the 1980s. Tasker Milward school in Haverfordwest was one of a number of UK schools identified to stress in education guidelines that governors should not allow teachers to “promote” homosexuality. The …

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Six-week-old baby boy dies days after alleged assault

Police have launched a murder investigation after a six-week-old baby boy died following an alleged assault. The boy, who has been named locally as Alfie, lived with his mum Donna Sullock in Fairwater, Cardiff, but was assaulted at an address in Nelson. Michael Pearce, 32, was arrested and charged with assault and appeared at Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court on Monday. A …

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Audere takes a slice of Cake Communications

Venture capital firm Audere has taken a minority stake in Cardiff-based  PR and marketing firm Cake Communications Audere Capital, which has made investments totalling £1.8M in the media and fashion sectors, was founded by investor Richard Alvin.  Previously head of PR for the London Docklands Development Corporation, he founded business media publishing and research company Capital Business Media, based in …

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Three-year jail sentence for man who sexually assaulted a child

A man has been jailed for three years for sexually assaulting a child in Cardiff. Ezequiel Blanco, aged 31 and originally from Cuba, had denied the allegation but been convicted by a jury at Cardiff Crown Court. After the child told her family, police examined Blanco’s computer at his home and found images of child pornography, his trial had heard. …

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Joost van der Westhuizen opens up on his devastating motor neurone disease battle

He’s the legendary South African scrum-half who gained a fearsome reputation for his courage and determination on the pitch. Now, two years after a devastating medical diagnosis, Joost van der Westhuizen has spoken with dignity of his poignant battle with motor neurone disease. In a moving new interview, he has revealed how he was given between two and five years …

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London Marathon winning Paralympic legend Chris Hallam MBE has died

Chris Hallam

Paralympic legend Chris Hallam MBE – the man Dame Tanni-Grey Thompson described as her “role model” – has died. The Cwmbran athlete was one of the true legends of Paralympic sport winning medals in both wheelchair racing and swimming. The four-time Paralympian competed at Stoke Mandeville (1984), Seoul (1988), Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996). Hallam’s illustrious career also brought victories …

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13,000 operations cancelled by Welsh NHS in three years, new figures reveal

More than 13,000 operations have been cancelled across Wales’ hospitals in the past three years because of bed shortages and a lack of staff. Figures obtained by WalesOnline show 13,176 procedures have been cancelled since 2010-2011, with more than 9,000 of these down to bed shortages alone. The numbers, which have been described as “staggering”, show the amount of operations …

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Shadow Education Minister and West Wales AM Angela Burns defends decision to send children to school in Cardiff

Shadow Education Minister Angela Burns has insisted her children come before politics after facing criticism over her decision to send them to school in Cardiff rather than near her family home in West Wales. Mrs Burns acknowledged that adverse comments had been made about her decision to relocate her two primary school age daughters to the capital. But she said …

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Pet shop owner set to appear on TV show after kitten theft falls victim to crime again


A pet shop owner set to appear in a TV show about the theft of a kitten from her shop has fallen victim to would-be thieves for a second time. Carol Ivory, 60, will star in tonight’s episode of new BBC show Fightback Britain as it tells the story of how she turned to local media – including the Echo …

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Seagull ‘cull’ calls for Tenby to curb attacks by aggressive birds

They are almost as synonymous with a Welsh seaside holiday as bucket and spades or ice-cream. But seagulls displaying aggressive behaviour at one of the nation’s most popular beach resorts have prompted calls for a “gull cull” – amid fears for public safety. Councillors in Tenby say herring gulls in the town are attacking builders on rooftops and families on …

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