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March 2016

This Cardiff prisoner is annoyed he is being served 'mouldy' cheese sandwiches while paying visitors enjoy fine dining

An inmate at Cardiff Prison has kicked off about life behind bars – by penning a complaint about being served 'mouldy' cheese and pickle sandwiches. The prisoner, who identified himself as Mark Robson, wrote to WalesOnline to moan about being fed the ...and more »

Hero who rescued blind man with dementia from a canal is revealed as Caerphilly lottery winner

A heroic jogger from Caerphilly who rescued a pensioner from a canal has been revealed as a millionaire lottery winner. Alun Jones, who, by mere chance was at the right place at the right time to save vulnerable pensioner Neville Tyldesley proved that ...and more »

These Welsh schoolboys are taking on future stars from the giants of Italian football

A schoolboy football team from Wales is set to take on the teenage stars of Italian giants Juventus. The under-14 players were stunned to learn they had qualified for a prestige cup featuring the cream of Serie-A's young talent. The football minnows ...and more »

Teenager taken to hospital as police cordon off area of Cardiff city centre following reports of assault

Police have cordoned off an area of Cardiff city centre and a 17-year-old boy has been taken to hospital. The corner of Wood Street near the Abacus art gallery has been closed off by officers. Police were called to the scene at 6.18pm following reports ...and more »

Police start forensic investigation after cordoning off area of Cardiff city centre following reports of assault

Police cordoned off an area of Cardiff city centre on Thursday night and said they have now started a forensic investigation. South Wales Police said they were called to Wood Street at 6.18pm following reports of an assault. A 17-year-old boy was taken ...and more »

Spytty fire drew over 400 firefighters to Newport

The stations who attended during the fire were: Aberbargoed, Abercarn, Abercynon, Aberdare, Abersychan, Barry, Blaenavon, Brynmawr, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Cardiff Central, Cwmbran, Duffryn, Llantwit Major, Maindee, Malpas, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouth, ...

Football back at the Principality Stadium! Wales test out surface ahead of 2017 Champions League Final

Principality Stadium chiefs have been working with the Football Association of Wales as the venue prepares to host the 2017 Champions League final. During the recent block of international friendlies, Chris Coleman's current crop were the first to test ...

Motorcyclist dies after crash with goods vehicle in Vale of Glamorgan

A motorcyclist has died following a crash with a goods vehicle in the Vale of Glamorgan . The collision happened on the B4270 Llandow, near Cowbridge , at its junction with the entrance to Llandow Carting circuit, on Thursday. A red Scania goods ...and more »

How Welsh football clubs could miss out if Britain wasn't a member of the European Union

Six Swansea City stars would not be eligible to play for the club if Britain was not in the EU . That is the claim being made by campaign group Stronger In, which says some European players could be denied work permits if the UK wasn't a member of the EU.

Cardiff could be left without taxis after cabbies threaten to strike over council crackdown

Clubbers and partygoers in Cardiff could be left without taxis on four weekend nights this month after cabbies threatened to go on strike. The city's Hackney Driver Association said members are planning to take action on April 15 and 16 and April 22 ...

Monster Jam is at the Principality Stadium and tickets are on sale tomorrow

Action-packed, motorised mayhem will be released at Cardiff's Principality Stadium this September and the tickets are onsale tomorrow (Friday) for you to be there. Monster Jam returns to the capital on September 3 and will bring with it gravity-defying ...

Spring in to Green Waste Recycling

Turn over a new leaf and recycle your garden waste this Spring. 

Care and support in Wales is changing

Care and support in Wales is changing. From April 6, people will have more say about how social services assess and deliver their care and support.

13 things you don't see in Aberdare any more

Like so many of the South Wales valleys towns, Aberdare has changed a lot down the years - and continues to do so. Do you remember the days of Woolworths, the Aberdare Co-operative store and the Ynys stadium? We've dug deep into our archives of the ...

Rise in fly

Fly-tipping in Cardiff is on the up, with new figures showing there have already been more than 1,300 cases reported this year. Between April 2015 and February 2016, there were 5,207 reports of fly-tipping recorded by Cardiff council. By comparison, in ...

The best hoaxes from last April Fools' Day in Wales

Whether you're a prankster or not, you won't be able to get away from the fact that it's April Fools' Day tomorrow. Here are some of the jokes which were on us last year... Underwater dining? St. George's Hotel in Llandudno boasted that they had bought ...

Bedwas hoping to help Dragons fire again

BEDWAS boss Steve Law is delighted to be helping in the comebacks of 'old boys' Jack Dixon and James Thomas while he believes one of their fellow Dragons is back on the up after injury frustration, writes Chris Kirwan. Centre Dixon, 21, is set for his ...and more »

Watch Wales' world featherweight champion Lee Selby in training for his title defence against Eric Hunter

IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby has been going through his paces in the gym ahead of his defence against American Eric Hunter in London on April 9. The 29-year-old Barry fighter won the crown by beating Russian Evgeny Gradovich in May ...and more »

This Cardiff café keeps putting great signs outside its business

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These are the road accident hotspots in Wales

Dozens of road accident hotspots have been identified in Wales – with the majority appearing on the M4. Figures released by the Welsh Government revealed 42 hotspots on the nation's roads based on accident statistics between 2012 and 2014. A hotspot is ...

The virtual unknown poised to take over the New Zealand No.10 shirt from Dan Carter against Wales

Lima Sopoaga. You've probably not heard of him, but you're likely to know his name by the time Wales complete their summer tour of New Zealand. He's the 25-year-old fly-half who has been tipped to release the All Blacks' new-look backline against ...and more »

Wales' women footballers left 'disappointed' at having to wear men's shirts

Wales' women team are having to play in men's shirts, their record goalscorer has revealed. Reading striker Helen Ward told BBC Wales the women have specially cut shirts at club level, but is disappointed that is not the case when she plays for her ...and more »

Flights to and from Cardiff Airport delayed as air traffic workers in France strike

Strikes by French air traffic controllers are affecting flights travelling to and from Cardiff airport today. The 36-hour walkout is part of a nationwide strike that also involves other transport workers, teachers, and broadcast staff. They are ...and more »

A wounded Pontypridd veteran completed a gruelling 125

A wounded veteran from Pontypridd battled through Storm Katie to complete a gruelling 125-mile canoe race representing Help for Heroes. Mark Lloyd, 31, has taken part in what is described as the Mount Everest for canoeists – the Devizes to Westminster ...

Adele told the audience at one of her shows there's not much demand for her to come to Wales

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Why it's time Welsh rugby got excited about its prop idols... by the set

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Hengoed's first boy band The Meteors are playing two comeback gigs

Hengoed's “first boyband” is set to make its latest return – more than 50 years after first getting together. Hengoed group The Meteors formed in 1963 but spent more than four decades apart after disbanding in the late '60s. But after one former member ...

Cardiff's Somali footballers beat ex

A team of players from the Cardiff Somaliland community triumphed over a side filled with Cardiff City legends at the Principality Stadium. Cardiff Somaliland X1 beat south Wales Police Select X1 6-2 to win the 2016 Community Cohesion Cup.and more »

James Haskell brands Joe Marler 'gypsy boy' saga 'nonsense' and believes England prop is facing trial by social media

Flanker James Haskell has become the latest figure to dismiss the Joe Marler 'gypsy boy' furore as 'nonsense' and believes the prop is the victim of trial by 'social media.' English Rugby Players' Association chief executive Damian Hopley issued a ...and more »

Leigh Halfpenny on the wing and Ken Owens starting at hooker... Tom Shanklin picks his Wales side to face New ...

Leigh Halfpenny on the wing and Ken Owens starting at hooker... Tom Shanklin picks his Wales side to face New Zealand. 06:00, 31 Mar 2016; By Andy Howell. The former Wales and Lions centre has looked ahead to the three-Test tour of New Zealand by ...and more »

Cruises to France, Spain and Portugal will set sail from Cardiff and Newport next summer

Holidaymakers will be able to jump on board a cruise ship to Spain, France and Portugal directly from South Wales next summer. Four departures have been announced for June 2017, sailing from Cardiff and Newport docks. The news is set to provide a ...and more »

Former Wales star Tom Shanklin calls for Italian sides Zebre and Treviso to be axed from Pro12

Former Wales Grand Slam star Tom Shanklin has called for Italian teams to be kicked out of the Guinness Pro12 and questioned the involvement of Italy in the Six Nations. The former Wales and Lions centre didn't mince his words as he unveiled his ...and more »

Theme park advert featuring ride that teenager died on feels like a 'knife in the heart' for grieving mum

The mum of a teenager killed on an Oakwood rollercoaster has hit out at TV adverts that repeatedly show the ride. Beverley Williams said seeing the Drenched water coaster – previously called Hydro – was like “a knife ripping your heart out.”.and more »

Conwy crash claims second victim as driver dies in hospital

A man has died four weeks after being injured in a crash in Conwy in February. The man, in his forties, is the second person to have died following a crash on the A543 near Pentrefoelas on Saturday, February 27. Emergency services were called to the ...and more »

How the people of Port Talbot reacted to the news that Tata Steel plans to sell its UK assets

Each day when Allyson Morgan steps out of her front door she is reminded of steel's significance to her town. The imposing works have long cast a shadow across Port Talbot , now uncertainty over their future casts a very different kind of gloom across ...and more »

Horse rider left 'shaken' after motorist slowed down and pleasured himself in front of her

A horse rider has been left “traumatised” after a motorist pulled up alongside her in Bridgend while performing a sexual act on himself. Megan Catherine Joseph took to Facebook in order to warn others following the disturbing incident, which saw the ...and more »

Maerdy Mountain Road Update

Investigative works are underway to determine how and when repairs will be made

'Only time I've been captain is playing FIFA!' Taulupe Faletau reacts to leading Dragons in possible Rodney Parade ...

Wales star Taulupe Faletau has admitted captaining the Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday night will be alien territory for him. The Lions Test No.8 could be making his last appearance at Rodney Parade against the Ospreys before his move to Aviva ...and more »

Redcar hopes Wales will be spared the steel closures that hurt the region

People in Teeside who passionately believed their local steelworks should have been saved will ask why the UK Government did not come to their rescue if ministers swoop to stop Tata sites from closing. There may be anger and sadness that a steelworks ...and more »

Nick Blackwell's Cardiff gym 'hit hard' by boxer's devastating injury

The manager of the Cardiff gym where boxer Nick Blackwell trains has spoken of his team's “upset” after the fighter was put into a coma following his bout with Chris Eubank Jr. The British middleweight title bout was stopped in the 10th round in London ...and more »

Benefit from Community Action Fund

Voluntary and community groups are invited to bid for up to £500 funding toward

Advice and infos for over 50s

Older residents have once again enjoyed a showcase of the services that are on

16 fascinating things you probably didn't know about Cardiff

To mark the fifth birthday of the Cardiff Story Museum, manager Victoria Rogers pulled together some of the secrets that have helped make the city what it is today. The Great Flood of 1607 is one of the main reasons there is no St Mary's Church on St ...

Drilling works begin on Maerdy Mountain Road ahead of decision on how best to fix landslip

The mountain road connects Maerdy in Rhondda and Aberdare in the Cynon Valley and the local authority has been monitoring it daily since the landslip on December 31. Since then the affected area has been fenced off and single-lane traffic, with traffic ...

The world's first 'bubble barn' has opened in Wales where you can stand inside bubbles

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So who could buy Tata's steelworks at Port Talbot and elsewhere?

Tata has confirmed that it is looking for a possible sell-off of its UK assets. But who could buy the huge Port Talbot works and its other operations at Llanwern, Shotton, Trostre, Rotherham and Corby? There are two likely candidates who have already ...and more »

Footballers from Cardiff's Somali community take on ex

The Cardiff Somaliland Community Football Team take on former Cardiff City and Manchester United players on Wednesday evening at the Big Game at The Principality Stadium as part of the 2016 Community Cohesion Cup. The players will face South ...and more »

This powerlifting boyfriend and girlfriend could be Wales' strongest couple

Between them they can deadlift more than 400kg – roughly the equivalent of four George Norths! Jake and Sabrina could well be Wales' strongest couple. But while they may not have had a chance to test their skills by lifting the Wales winger the couple ...

Caerphilly council asks residents about its own rules for dog owners as it considers more strict measures

Caerphilly council is asking its residents what they think about the current rules for dog owners as it considers introducing more strict measures. The council is launching a consultation from April 1 to June 24 asking local people to have their say on ...and more »

Porth Railway Station gets extra £600000 boost as 73 new parking spaces on course to be added by July

A project to increase parking spaces at Porth Railway Station and encourage more people use public transport has been given a £600,000 boost. Construction of the new Porth Park and Ride facilities – which will also include new street lighting, signs ...

The Euro 2016 Group B report card: Just how are Wales' opponents shaping up?

Wales are two games wiser about their squad and the way they want to play at Euro 2016 after friendlies with Northern Ireland and Ukraine over the past week. But they haven't been the only ones in action. All three of their Group B rivals in France ...and more »

Watch the moment Cardiff police break into a house using a CHAINSAW

This was how police got into a house during an early morning raid in Cardiff . Officers in the city have started using chainsaws instead of battering rams as a way of getting into houses quicker. This was filmed in the Butetown area of the city early ...and more »

Children in care homes being 'criminalised at excessively high rates'

Children in Welsh care homes are being “criminalised at excessively high rates” compared to other boys and girls, including those in other types of care, a new report has suggested. North Wales Police alone has recorded more than 700 crimes in children ...and more »

260 jobs available at Aldi distribution centre in Cardiff

The retailer is looking to recruit up to 260 people for its new regional offices and distribution centre on the Capital Business Park in Wentloog. The positions include around 230 warehouse staff and 30 office based positions, to support Aldi's ...

Alex Cuthbert OUT of Wales' tour to New Zealand as winger undergoes knee surgery

Alex Cuthbert will miss Wales' summer tour of New Zealand and could have played his last game for Cardiff Blues after undergoing knee surgery. The operation will sideline the winger for three months as doubt surrounds his future at the Welsh region.and more »

When is Race for Life coming to Cardiff in 2016?

Bute Park will become a sea of pink when Race for Life Cardiff is held there this year. There is a 5k, Pretty Muddy 5k and a 10k being held in Cardiff in 2016. The first Cardiff Race for Life events will be on Sunday, 17 July when the 10k and 5k events ...and more »

Welsh Business Women Invited to Re

Mandy, who lives in Aberdare, has a multi-million pound property portfolio and is well known in Wales and the UK for mentoring women to enter the property and construction sectors. She recently took over the chairmanship of the South Wales branch of ...

CCTV captures terrifying attempted robbery by masked thugs with metal bars at a corner shop

This is the terrifying moment two masked raiders entered a corner shop and threatened the shopkeeper with metal bars. The duo struck at the Premier Store at around 9.40pm on Bank Holiday Monday and demanded money from the till. The footage shows ...

Blaze at Birmingham recycling centre captured on drone

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Port Talbot steelworks up for sale: Tata Steel board's statement in full

The Tata Steel Board today reviewed the recent performance of the European business of the Company, more specifically, of Tata Steel UK. It noted with deep concern the deteriorating financial performance of the UK subsidiary in the last twelve months.and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Wednesday March 30, 2016

In return for spending £1.2bn of taxpayers' money on the Labour and Tory Cardiff City Deal, it is only going to create 25,000 jobs over 20 years. A laughable return for such an investment. Meanwhile, the Office for National Statistics is projecting ...

The morning news headlines: Thousands of jobs in doubt as Tata plans to sell off UK assets; British passenger posed ...

Steel giant Tata has confirmed plans to sell its UK assets, threatening thousands of job cuts. Unions reacted with shock and anger at the company's decision, taken at a board meeting in Mumbai. Labour has led calls for the Government to intervene to ...and more »

Phil Bale reveals his three proudest achievements as Cardiff council leader

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Now you can fly from Cardiff Airport to Orlando this summer

South Wales holidaymakers will be able to fly from Cardiff to Orlando from this summer. A codeshare agreement between Virgin Atlantic and Flybe means that from April 2 customers will be able to book tickets through Virgin Atlantic to fly from Wales to ...and more »

'A grim sense of betrayal' How the unions reacted to reports Tata Steel will sell Port Talbot steelworks

Reports that Tata Steel are due to announce they plan to sell their UK business, including Port Talbot steelworks, have been met with devastation, disappointment and anguish. Reports emerging on Tuesday night suggest Tata Steel is to announce it will ...and more »

The Racecourse set to be back in hands of Wrexham fans following landmark vote

The Racecourse is set to return to the hands of Wrexham AFC's hands after supporters voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Dragons taking back control of the ground. A Special General Meeting took place at the university's Catrin Finch Centre tonight ...and more »

Wales are pretty awful at team photographs and here are the snaps to prove it

If nothing else, the friendlies against Northern Ireland and Ukraine have made it clear that Wales aren't very good at taking team photos. Now, you may think that organising yourself in two rows and smiling at the camera is child's play, but Wales are ...and more »

The Welsh Government has spent over £100000 on a system to manage its Twitter accounts

The Welsh Government has come under fire after spending more than £100,000 on a “Twitter management platform”. A political source told us: “I was browsing the Cabinet Office's online procurement portal and was alarmed to discover that, since 2013, the ...

Labour police commissioner candidate pledges a 'war on wasters'

A Labour candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner has been accused of having “no idea what the law is” after promising a “war on wasters”. David Taylor, Labour's candidate for North Wales PCC, has pledged to launch a “war on wasters” if elected on ...

Lillianna

A five-year-old girl left in pain and with temporary partial hearing loss after a craft bead got stuck in her ear is facing a nervous wait after the operation to remove it was cancelled. Lillianna-May Jones has had the orange Aquabead in her left ear ...

Frustrated drivers waiting for Cross Valley Link Investment

Council Leader, Councillor Andrew Morgan has confirmed the Council is to receiv

What the number 183000 tells us about diet, ageing and poverty in Wales

There were three million and 63 thousand people in Wales at the time of the last Census. As of today, 183,000 of them - 7% have diabetes . That figure is the highest figure since records began, according to the Welsh Government's annual diabetes report .and more »

Welsh band The People The Poet jumped out of a plane in memory of one of their biggest fans

They've been a big hit at the world's biggest music festival SXSW and now The People The Poet have proven the sky's the limit by jumping out of a plane to raise funds in memory of a fan who died from cancer. The Pontypridd band are used to reaching for ...

Lorry overturns closing off road between Haverfordwest and Johnston in both directions

An articulated lorry which overturned after hitting a wall and a car forced emergency services to close the road between Haverfordwest and Johnston, police have said. The DAF lorry overturned at Merlin's Bridge and is believed to have struck at least ...and more »

Positive report for Rhymney Valley school following Estyn inspection

Pupils and staff at a Rhymney Valley primary school are celebrating following a recent inspection. The Estyn inspection report for Gilfach Fargoed Primary has been released and states that current performance is 'good' with prospects for improvement in ...

24 fantastic photos of Cynon Valley school pupils in their Easter bonnets

These adorable youngsters from the Cynon Valley produced egg-cellent bonnets for some cracking Easter parades. Pupils from Miskin Primary School in Mountain Ash and Penrhiwceiber Primary School held their annual Easter bonnet parades over the ...and more »

14 high energy activities to help you burn off all those Easter eggs

If you're feeling guilty about having scoffed a few too many Easter eggs, then try one of these activities to burn off the calories. 1. A hike through the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Pull on your walking boots and warm weather gear (and ...

Three men to face trial for alleged robberies and burglary in Cardiff

Three men have denied charges of robbery and burglary during an appearance at Cardiff Crown Court . Simon Dooley, 27, of Almondsbury, Bristol, and Tom Price, 22, of Rumney, Cardiff , will each face trial on two charges when a jury is selected on August 1.

The shockingly violent brawl between children that took place on a Welsh street

This is the moment a shockingly violent fight breaks out between children on a Welsh street. It is a jarring reality check for parents of the violence that can occur between children. The vicious fight appeared to break out after an aggressive verbal ...and more »

Glamorgan batsmen comfortable before rain intervenes in Cardiff

Glamorgan batsmen looked comfortable in their second pre-season friendly against the Cardiff MCCU students at The SSE SWALEC before rain ended the contest. The Welsh county were put into bat and recorded 162 for two in 32 overs before the elements ...and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday March 29, 2016

Britain used to be the colonial ruler with a whip hand when it ruled the Commonwealth countries who had to fight to gain their independence. Now the whip has been in the EU hands for more than 40 years Britain cannot stand being on the receiving end, ...and more »

Police release CCTV images of two people they want to speak to about a theft in Aberdare

A statement from South Wales Police said: “We are trying to trace the man and woman in these CCTV stills as they may be able to assist with our inquiries into a theft in Aberdare. We would appeal for them to get in touch with us directly. “Anyone with ...

Homeless teens will not be housed with sex offenders any more after campaign by Michael Sheen

Actor Michael Sheen has claimed victory in his campaign to stop vulnerable homeless teenagers being housed in B&B hostels alongside recently-released offenders including paedophiles and violent criminals. The Hollywood star revealed the Welsh ...

What are three miles of Welsh coastline worth? Someone just paid £61000 for this piece of Severn foreshore

What are three miles of Welsh coastline worth? Someone just paid £61,000 for this piece of Severn foreshore. 14:23, 29 Mar 2016; Updated 14:35, 29 Mar 2016; By Chris Kelsey. The two pieces of foreshore are located between Petersone Wentlooge and the ...and more »

When do Wales name their Euro 2016 squad? When does the tournament actually start? The key dates for your diary

The international window might be over for Wales but things are about to kick into gear ahead of Euro 2016. There are a busy few weeks ahead for Chris Coleman and his staff as they ponder selection decisions, fine tune their preparations and look ahead ...and more »

Manic Street Preachers get to work on Welsh footie anthem for France

That's why the news of Manic Street Preachers taking on the massive task of penning Wales' Euro 2016 song Together Stronger has all the potential to backfire as badly as a 30-year-old Reliant Robin. Music history is littered with the detritus of ...and more »

Cardiff is the top spot for hotel development in UK

Cardiff has topped a list for the 'hot spots' for hotel development and acquisition across the UK. The report, compiled by Colliers International's Hotels team, used nine key performance indicators - including; land value, room occupancy rates and ...and more »

Two men found not guilty of murdering man found unconscious in Cardiff street

Two men have been found not guilty of the murder of 35-year-old Russell Peachey who was fatally assaulted in Cardiff last summer. Shaminder Singh, 40, from Cornwall Street in Cardiff, and Dean Beasley, 37, from Treharne Road in Barry, were both ...and more »

Cheering on the last few runners, this woman sums up the spirit of the Cardiff Half Marathon

The rain was pouring down, the wind was howling but it didn't stop this volunteer staying out to cheer on the last of the runner in Cardiff's World Half Marathon. She could have been in the Wales Millennium Centre having a warming cup of coffee, but ...and more »

An Aberdare man set up a male voice choir in Canada after being homesick and missing his local group

“I emigrated from Aberdare, in 1974 with my wife Gaynor and our three children, to start a new life in Vancouver,” said Gwyn. “I was homesick. “I had been involved in choral music since my youth, and had been a chorister with Cwmbach Male Voice Choir ...

You can see Abertillery artist Kelly Rosser's work in her first hometown exhibition

Abertillery artist Kelly Rosser is preparing to display her distinctive artwork in her first exhibition in her hometown. The mother of two is a paper cutter who creates unique designs using a scalpel and her work features scenes from Wales and ...and more »

Eight dark horses Warren Gatland could bring in from the cold for Wales' tour of New Zealand

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Welsh Conservative leader's three

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Main road between Dinas Powys and Barry re

The main road link between Dinas Powys and Barry has now re-opened after a bus crashed into a ditch. The A4055 Cardiff Road in Dinas Powys was blocked around Greenfield Avenue and traffic is being diverted. A South Wales Police spokesman said: "We ...and more »

This is how pupils at Pencoed Primary School celebrated Easter

It's an Easter egg-stravaganza like no other and thankfully it was just the eggs that cracked under the pressure. Hundreds of Pencoed Primary School pupils took part in the 20th annual Easter Egg Rolling Competition, a unique seasonal celebration ...and more »

Wales U18s v Italy U18s: Jim Botham switches to blindside flanker after try

Sir Ian Botham's grandson Jim Botham switches to blindside flanker for Wales Under-18's clash with Italy at Ystrad Mynach tonight (kick-off 7.30pm) after making a try-scoring debut during their thrilling 31-30 win over Scotland. The recently-turned 18 ...and more »

Live updates as two men found not guilty of murdering man found unconscious in Cardiff street

Two men have been found not guilty of the murder of a man found unconscious in a Cardiff street. The trial of four men accused of the "brutal and merciless killing" of 35-year-old Russell Peachey resumed at Cardiff Crown Court following the Easter break.and more »

The winners and losers from Wales' Euro 2016 warm

After the 1-0 defeat to Ukraine followed last week's 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland, just who could be considered to have gained from Wales' warm-up fixtures – and who missed a trick? Shares; Comments ...and more »

These pictures show the devastation caused to a fabric business in Cardiff after a fire

These pictures show the devastation caused to a family-run fabric business in Cardiff which has been unable to trade since a fire ripped through a shisha cafe next to their shop a month ago. The Aseeley family, who run Butterfly Fabrics on City Road ...

Former Welsh rugby star Lee Byrne left on stretcher and in neck brace after car crash

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby star Lee Byrne has thanked emergency services for helping him after he was involved in a car crash on Monday night. The full-back, who retired last year, posted a picture of himself sporting a neck brace ...and more »

Morning news headlines: Nicky Morgan fears for 'Lost generation' if UK voters back Brexit; Britain 'Hangs out ...

Quitting the European Union risks creating a "lost generation" that will be left in "limbo" while the UK struggles to negotiate new trade deals, the Education Secretary is to warn. Nicky Morgan will make a direct appeal to parents and grandparents not ...and more »

'I want my place back!' Richard Hibbard sends message to Warren Gatland ahead of Wales' tour to New Zealand

'I want my place back!' Richard Hibbard sends message to Warren Gatland ahead of Wales' tour to New Zealand. 08:21, 29 Mar 2016; Updated 08:21, 29 Mar 2016; By Delme Parfitt. The powerful hooker hasn't been involved in Test rugby since before last ...and more »

How do you want Wales to have changed by the 2021 Assembly election?

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'It felt like an execution

“I became a councillor off the back of the Llanishen reservoir campaign,” said the Cardiff-born politician, who spent his first working years in London. “It wasn't just an issue of local interest but also, when it was a sailing club, was benefiting the ...

Port Talbot holds its breath as Tata Steel's board meets in Mumbai

The future of Wales' loss-making Port Talbot steel plant today hangs on the deliberations of the board of Indian multinational Tata Steel in Mumbai, India. A delegation from steelworkers' union Community and Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock yesterday made ...and more »

Why Wales could have two First Ministers after May's election if Plaid gets its way

Plaid Cymru is set to demand a job share with Labour for the nation's First Minister role. The party wants a “rotating First Ministership” as the price of propping up a minority Labour administration in Cardiff after May's elections, according to ...and more »

Chris Coleman voices concerns over set piece woes as he admits Wales could be targeted there at Euro 2016

Wales boss Chris Coleman is worried 'a pattern could emerge' after he saw his side concede from another set piece during the 1-0 defeat against Ukraine. The visitors switched off in Kiev to allow an unmarked Andriy Yarmolenko to latch onto Ruslan Rotan ...and more »

Welsh school trip in 'lockdown' in Capitol Building after Washington shooting

Two school trips from South Wales were both in Washington DC when a police officer was shot at a visitors centre on Capitol Hill and the White House went into lockdown. Staff and pupils studying history and art from Tredegar Comprehensive are ...and more »

Ukraine v Wales analysis: Emyr Huws takes his chance but you just can't switch off at this level

Wales' warm-up games have not quite poured cold water on the Euro 2016 excitement, but it did remind that they can't freeze in France. Because an impressive enough evening out in Ukraine was cruelly and crucially undermined by one lapse in ...and more »

Children as young as 13 have been arrested over alleged gun crimes in Wales

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

Tanni Grey

Wales' capital has been widely praised for Saturday's staging of the race as 20,000 participants followed an elite field of male and female competitors. It was the first time the IAAF event had been held this side of the Severn Bridge. And afterwards ...and more »

Why Welsh nurses are helping staff and patients 5000 miles away in Bangladesh

Dedicated nurses have travelled more than 5,000 miles to Bangladesh to offer their expertise on how to treat and prevent serious burns. The nurses, who work at Morriston Hospital's Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, drew up a five-day course ...

Circuit of Wales appoint media agency Morvah

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Stuff to do in Wales Wales Rugby · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...

Rhondda Cynon Taf businesses honoured in awards

Robert Bevan, Rhondda Cynon Taf council's cabinet member for regeneration and planning, said: “The RCT Business Club Awards have gone from strength to strength in the last 10 years and this is largely because of the calibre of businesses that continue ...and more »

Motorists spooked as man in mask brings traffic to standstill in Merthyr

It was like something out of a scene from the classic horror movie Friday the 13th. A man wearing a “Jason-style” ice hockey mask stopped the traffic in Merthyr on the weekend by spooking motorists in the town centre. The unidentified person wearing ...and more »

Sheep farmers could be at risk of losing markets if Britain votes to leave EU, warns Tory minister

Environmnent Secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned that the livelihoods of Britain's sheep farmers could be at risk if the UK votes to withdraw from the European Union as lamb exports face being driven out of markets. The Conservative minister's claims ...

Joe Marler was also verbally abused during England v Wales Six Nations clash, club boss Conor O'Shea tells English ...

Joe Marler's club boss Conor O'Shea has entered the Samson Lee 'gypsy' row by claiming the England prop was also verbally abused during the Six Nations win over Wales. O'Shea made his comments in the wake of Harlequins' Aviva Premiership defeat to ...and more »

This girl is cycling from Cardiff to Amsterdam to raise money for Owen Williams

It's a challenge which will see her cycle more than 400 miles from Cardiff to Amsterdam in a bid to raise funds for her close friend, injured former Blues player Owen Williams . But Nimara Cook, 21, from the Rhondda , says it's “the least” she can do ...

AIR RIFLES: Smith's on target for Open triumph

Inter League Shoot: Swindon 697 (N Smith, A Westall, A Hince, D Franklin, M Ash, P Swanston); Newport 631 (S Amos, J Clifford, D Roberts, K Cox, K Stone, T Maryon); Aberdare 614 (R Llewellyn, S Barry, A Evans, H Williams, C Cook, K Davies).and more »

Motorists spooked as man in Halloween mask brings traffic to standstill in Merthyr

A man wearing a “Jason-style” ice hockey mask stopped the traffic in Merthyr on the weekend by spooking motorists in the town centre. The unidentified person wearing the mask, which has become synonymous with the horror film franchise, was stood on the ...and more »

Six kilometres of mountain road to be re

Meanwhile, the separate Maerdy Mountain Road – which connects Maerdy in Rhondda to Aberdare in the Cynon Valley – is still being 'monitored daily' following a landslip which occurred during December. RCT council has been granted £40,000 by the ...

Sports clubs welcome news that Pentre and Mountain Ash will get 3G sports pitch upgrades

One of the local clubs which uses the astroturf at Mountain Ash is Aberdare Valley Football League club Perthcelyn AFC. First team manager and club secretary Mark Anthony has welcomed the announcement, and said the new facilities will help local team ...

Ukraine v Wales match LIVE: All the build up, teams news and updates from Kiev

It's pretty much as we expected from Coleman who has reverted back to the three central defender system that served so well in the qualifiers. It's likely to be a contain and counter strategy with the team perhaps having to face a 'backs to the wall ...and more »

Pontypridd's iconic Sardis Road pitch set to become artificial amid plans to end mud

Pontypridd's iconic Sardis Road pitch could become artificial within the next two seasons, if the club's hierarchy rubber-stamps the proposed switch. The Welsh Premiership club are considering turning to a 4G surface at their House of Pain home after ...and more »

The lowdown on what it will take for TWO Welsh regions to make next season's Champions Cup

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

The Voice is on the lookout for new talent in Cardiff for the 2017 series

For those in Welsh capital hoping to secure a spot on the 2017 series of The Voice, there will be an open mic night at the Walkabout on St Mary's Street on Tuesday, April 19. Talent scouts have already visited Bangor, Aberystwyth and Swansea in their ...and more »

Scarlets hooker and former Wales Under

History-making hooker Kirby Myhill is to join Cardiff Blues from the Scarlets for next season. Myhill made headlines for being skipper when Wales Under-20s became the first team to beat New Zealand in that age group. The win in South Africa came en ...

What might happen to Port Talbot steel works as the Tata board prepares to meet in Mumbai tomorrow

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Easter Wales Rugby Stuff to do in Wales · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

International flight diverted from Heathrow to Cardiff in Storm Katie chaos

Passengers were diverted to Cardiff Airport after their captain aborted a landing at Heathrow Airport during the worst of Storm Katie . The British Airways flight from Abu Dhabi was due to land at Heathrow this morning. But after an aborted landing ...and more »

Robber gets away with cash from Aberystwyth shop

The man got away with a quantity of cash from the Premier Store on North Parade. Dyfed-Powys Police said they were called just after 8.40pm on Easter Sunday. The suspect is described as being between 30-35 years of age, in connection with this incident.and more »

Chair of Cardiff Business Council Nigel Roberts dismayed at lack of progress in creating a city region wide business ...

The chairman of the Cardiff Business Council, which is being wound up this week, has criticised the failure to establish a successor body for the wider city region. After three years the Cardiff Business Council, which received funding from Cardiff ...

Last chance to enter IOD Wales Director of the Year awards

Business leaders across Wales are being invited to enter the IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards 2016. The deadline for entry to the awards is approaching with entries from outstanding and inspirational directors being accepted until Thursday.and more »

Storm Katie brings snow, heavy rain and high winds to Wales

Storm Katie raced through Wales last night bringing high winds, heavy rain and even some snow to parts of the country. Snow was causing some problems on roads in Powys this morning. There are reports of snow on the A44 between Eisteddfa Gurig and ...

Union calls for end to 'exploitation and unjust treatment' of supply teachers in Wales

A leading teachers' union has called for an end to what it described as the “exploitation” of supply teachers after it found that nearly two thirds of supply teachers say they are not paid at a level that recognises their experience. The NASUWT is ...and more »

The final audition for France: How Ukraine offers Wales players chance of a lifetime to make 23

Tonight's clash in Kiev represents the final friendly for Wales' stars to show what they can do on the international stage before boss Chris Coleman names his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, the tournament the nation has waited 58 years for. And ...and more »

Why I believe Andrew Hore's radical idea for the Welsh regions to join an expanded Super Rugby is 'pie in the sky'

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

470 jobs at RAF Valley secured as Government awards new contracts to maintain Hawk jet trainers in service

Nearly 500 jobs have been secured at RAF Valley with the announcement of new contracts to maintain the RAF's fleet of Hawk jet trainers. The Ministry of Defence has committed £372m across four contracts for the continued in-service support of the fast ...and more »

Why Chris Coleman will be buying Martin O'Neill dinner in Ireland after Wales' friendly with Ukraine

Chris Coleman is ready to make the most of Wales' celtic connection as he makes the dash from Kiev to Dublin to gain the lowdown on Euro 2016 rivals. Coleman will lead Wales against Ukraine on Monday night in the national side's penultimate warm-up ...and more »

Heavy rain brings 'be aware' weather warning for Wales

... is likely, potentially worsened by wind-blown debris from Saturday's strong gusts. The warning covers Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon ...

The winners and losers from a pivotal weekend of Welsh rugby

By beating the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium, the Scarlets not only secured bragging rights down west but also took a giant leap towards a place in the end-of-season play-offs. Their weekend was made even better by Connacht defeating Leinster in the ...and more »

Exciting new England? Forget the hype, here's how Gareth Bale and Wales can still beat Roy Hodgson's men in Euros

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

This new water ride has inflatable boats and views across Snowdonia and it's all powered by the sun

The new £1m SolarSplash ride at GreenWood Forest Park, between Bangor and Caernarfon, in Gwynedd , sees revellers embark on inflatable boats to descend 60m wave chutes alongside a 91m spiral tube chute. To help power the ride GreenWood ...

Hosting 2017's Champions League final will 'bring £40m' to Cardiff

You can expect to see “Road to Cardiff” an awful lot in the coming months. While most eyes are fixed on Wales' Euro 2016 bid, work is going on behind the scenes to get Cardiff ready to host the 2017 Champions League final. The 74,500 seats of the ...

Fire crews rescue two women from the river in Port Talbot

Two women were pulled from the waters of the River Afan in Port Talbot on Saturday night. Emergency services were called to the incident next to the Aberafan Shopping Centre just before 8.30pm on March 26. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service ...and more »

This is how engineering works are affecting train services in South Wales over the Easter weekend

Train passengers will face disruption on the Cardiff and Valleys network this Easter bank holiday weekend due to works being carried out by Network Rail. Arriva Trains Wales has warned its customers to expect “significant timetable changes” over the ...and more »

'We need a Plan B to save Port Talbot steel works' say Plaid Cymru as crunch meeting looms

The Welsh Government should consider a temporary nationalisation of the Tata steel works at Port Talbot to prevent their closure, Plaid Cymru has suggested. Writing in today's Sunday Times, the party's Shadow Treasury minister Adam Price said the Welsh ...and more »

Storm Katie is set to batter Wales on Easter Monday with 70mph winds and rain

Storm Katie is due to batter Wales from tonight bringing gusts of up to 70mph, according to Met Office forecasters. The storm, caused by an area of low pressure, will be the eleventh named storm since the autumn. A severe weather warning for wind has ...and more »

Together Stronger is not just a great message for our footballers but for Welsh business as well

With the last of the friendlies before Wales heads to France for Euro 2016, all eyes will be on manager Chris Coleman and his team. Despite taking over in difficult circumstances and having a low ebb during Wales' 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, ...and more »

Chris Coleman 'different class' during my injury hell, says Wales star after long

Andrew Crofts has revealed how Chris Coleman's support helped him through dark days of serious injury, with his Wales return the inspiration to help him fight back from his fitness nightmares. Midfielder Crofts made his first international appearance ...and more »

Warren Gatland voices concern over having just one Welsh team in next season's European Champions Cup

Warren Gatland has voiced his concern about the real possibility of Wales only having one team in next season's European Champions Cup. The Wales coach spoke out in the wake of Ospreys almost certainly exiting the race for a top six finish in the ...and more »

The incredible secrets that have been found during the £4m restoration of historic Insole Court

It's a gem of a building, an oasis of historic calm in an urban setting, but Insole Court has more than one secret to tell. The building was closed to the public in December 2014 for a £4m restoration project. It is testament to work of volunteers over ...

Cardiff's bakery boom

When it comes to dough it's safe to say we're big fans here in Cardiff. There's been something of a boom in proper bakeries in the city over the last few months. In November Brod – the Danish Bakery opened to huge excitement in Pontcanna. Lifelong ...

Young fashion designer to start 'zero waste fabric' business in Cardiff

Emerging fashion designer Alexandra Wall has travelled the world attracting interest from major labels - now she wants to revolutionise the industry's wasteful, throw-away culture by creating environmentally friendly and waste-free clothing. Despite ...

What do Welsh rugby clubs teach their players about doping?

Drugs education given to rugby players in Wales varies wildly from club to club, an investigation has found. Twelve players are currently banned from playing for taking drugs. Tribunals have repeatedly shown concern at the level of teaching being given ...

Mo Farah claims bronze at World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah had to be content with third place at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff as Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor recovered from falling at the start to retain his title. Farah was using the road race as part of his ...and more »

What's the best time to visit the supermarket to pick up a 'reduced price' bargain?

What's the best time to visit the supermarket to pick up a 'reduced price' bargain? 21:56, 26 Mar 2016; Updated 21:56, 26 Mar 2016; By Tyler Mears. This ninja shopper knows all of Wales' so-called "magic" shopping hours. Shares; Comments. Get daily ...and more »

The best costumes, crowds and smiles from the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff

The city of Cardiff played host to the World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday, bringing with it some of the world's most talented athletes. After the women's and men's elite races set off, more than 20,000 amateur runners took to the streets to ...and more »

The truly remarkable weather conditions that failed to stop the Pontypridd v Merthyr grudge match carrying on

You will have seen games called off for less, but there was no way Ponty and Merthyr weren't getting this game on. Upon arrival at Sardis Road for the tasty Swalec Cup quarter final tie, patches of the pitch were already covered by puddles. By the time ...and more »

Chris Coleman tells Wales players it isn't 'do or die' in Ukraine and there are still a couple of places up for grabs

Wales manager Chris Coleman insists it is not a case of "do or die" for his Euro 2016 squad outsiders in Ukraine. Coleman admits there are still a couple of places open in his 23-man squad for this summer's finals in France, and Wales' visit to Ukraine ...and more »

This is how Cardiff's eastern Europeans reacted to a Ukip candidate blaming the city's rubbish crisis on them

Ukip candidate Gareth Bennett caused moral outrage after he linked ethnic minorities to litter and “hygiene problems” in areas of Cardiff. The prospective Welsh Assembly Member sparked controversy when he appeared to blame ethnic groups, particularly ...

Pontypridd 6

Pontypridd overcame the elements and a determined Merthyr side to advance to the semi-finals of the Swalec Cup, running out 6-5 winners at Sardis Road. The hosts enjoyed the first real attack of the game when they were held up over the Merthyr tryline ...and more »

Looking back at The Philharmonic, the former Cardiff club that's getting a new lease of life

It was closed for more than five years but iconic Cardiff city centre venue The Philharmonic on St Mary Street has now been sold after six months on the market. The Grade II listed building attracted thousands of music lovers and clubbers over the ...

Hundreds turn out to protest as National Front supporters hold White Pride rally in Swansea

Hundreds of protesters gathered to face the National Front at their “white pride” event in Swansea on Saturday afternoon. Just 25 individuals turned up in Swansea's Castle Square carrying NF (National Front) flags, and banners reading “white pride ...and more »

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The line-up has been revealed for this year's Tafwyl Festival, Cardiff 's Welsh arts and culture festival, as the event returns to Cardiff Castle on July 2 and 3. Organisers have revealed an eclectic mix of bands and artists for this year's event that ...

Rambler killed after falling 150ft from Snowdonia peak

It is understood the female walker fell more than 150ft from a mountain range peak in North Wales. More than 20 members of Ogwen Valley, Llanberis and Aberglaslyn mountain rescue teams found her body on Tryfan on Saturday morning after a night-time ...and more »

Pontypridd v Merthyr RFC Live updates: Breaking news and action from SWALEC Cup grudge match

The experienced back spent 11 years with the Sardis Road outfit before moving to his hometown club earlier this season. He's missing after pulling his quad last Friday. 13:39 Matthew Southcombe ...

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The collision happened at around 2:50pm on Friday on the A483, just north of Welshpool , on a stretch of road commonly known as Moors Length. The woman, who was injured in the crash, died at the scene. Her family have been informed and are receiving ...and more »

Live updates as the World Half Marathon Championships get under way in Cardiff

The World Half Marathon Championships will get under way in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon and we'll be here all day bringing you the latest updates. In the elite race Mo Farah will begin his quest for Olympic glory in Rio de Janeiro by bidding for ...and more »

Why men are now turning to roller derby in Wales and they want to play in the World Cup

It's a sport often associated with fishnet tights and hot pants, but these roller derby athletes are as tough as Sam Warburton and as brutal as the Welsh coast on a windy day. Members of Team Wales are hoping to represent their country at the World Cup ...and more »

Cheltenham makes bid to host a stage of the 2017 Tour of Britain bike race (fingers crossed)

Stage 5 from Aberdare to Bath on Thursday September 8 will see riders racing through the Forest of Dean, Gloucester , Stroud and the south Costwolds to Bath. Cheltenham's MP Alex Chalk is himself a keen cyclist, who can often be seen around Cheltenham ...

How the indolent students of 150 years ago bequeathed the sport of rugby to Wales

One of the most evocative scenes in Dead Poets Society sees Robin Williams' maverick English teacher imploring his students to look at the sepia team photographs of pupils past. As the boys stare into the eyes of the young sportsmen who came before ...

Archbishop tells Wales 'not to be afraid' in his annual Easter message

The Archbishop of Wales will tell the country “not to be afraid” when he delivers his annual Easter message on Sunday. Dr Barry Morgan will focus on the climate of fear caused by events like the attacks on Brussels and the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.and more »

How Wales can show the way on tackling homelessness

The rest of Britain should follows Wales' lead in tackling homelessness, according to a leading charity. The call comes after figures show falling numbers of people living without their out a roof over their heads in Wales, while England has seen a 6 ...

New restaurant to be opened by Kurdish Syrian couple in Cardiff

A new restaurant in Cardiff is being opened by a Kurdish Syrian couple who fled from persecution in their country. Ronahi Hasan, 40, and her husband Ali Alamin, 49, have spent seven years since coming to the UK in working to realise their dream of ...

'This is his dream... He's always said he's Welsh!' English cricket legend Ian Botham has no qualms about his ...

'This is his dream... He's always said he's Welsh!' English cricket legend Ian Botham has no qualms about his grandson playing for Wales. 19:20, 25 Mar 2016; Updated 19:22, 25 Mar 2016; By Andy Howell ...and more »

Cardiff's public toilets are going to close next week (because they cost £16 a go)

Public toilets in Cardiff – which cost a massive £16 per use – will be closed this month. Seven units will close at the end of the month and will be removed because of the high costs associated with running them. Cardiff council ended the 20-year ...and more »

Cardiff Blues v Benetton Treviso LIVE: Updates from the Guinness Pro12 clash in Cardiff

Welcome to our live updates from the Cardiff Blues' Guinness Pro12 clash with Benetton Treviso. The hosts have thrown their Welsh international straight back into domestic action following the conclusion of the Six Nations and they are fully loaded ...and more »

Who could lead Wales' Euro 2016 charge? Why Chris Coleman has the perfect mix of strikers

The final warm-up games ahead of Euro 2016 are all about trying combinations and giving different players an opportunity to stake their claim for a spot on the flight. We can't yet say for certain who will be leading the line in France, but it's ...and more »

What time can I see Mo Farah in the Cardiff World Half Marathon?

The 13.1-mile race around the streets of Cardiff is unique in that it involves tens of thousands of participants and some of the finest athletes on the planet. Double Olympic and World champion Farah has been named as part of a 10-strong British team ...and more »

German rockers head to Blaenau Gwent for three consecutive shows

Heavy music fans are in for a treat with three nights of Germans rock being staged at the Dolls House in Abertillery next weekend. The Blaenau Gwent venue will be taken over by rockers for three consecutive evenings, with Sabiendas performing on Friday ...and more »

The brilliant moment a busker with a saxophone sent crowds in Cardiff wild

This is the brilliant moment a busker with a saxophone sent people on a Cardiff street wild. Wales had just beaten Italy at the Principality Stadium and these happy rugby fans turned a city centre street into a dance floor as the busker played Baker ...

Severe weather warning issued for winds of up to 70mph in parts of Wales

A severe weather warning for strong winds has been issued by the Met Office for some parts of Wales on Easter Monday. It means there are now weather warnings in place for Saturday and Monday. The warning says there is the potential for gusts of ...

American basketball player planning to return to Rhondda to raise the sport's profile

An American basketball player who was idolised when he played for a valleys club in the 1980s is planning to set up an initiative aimed at raising the sport's profile in Wales. North Carolina-based Dave Lawrence arrived in the Rhondda in 1984 and soon ...

The weather forecast for the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff is not good

Runners at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff should wear their best anoraks as a wet and windy day is in store. A weather warning has been put in place by the Met Office for all of Wales on Saturday, when the race takes place. The ...and more »

Rivalries renewed! Five former Pontypridd players line up for arch rivals Merthyr in big Welsh Cup showdown

Rivalries renewed! Five former Pontypridd players line up for arch rivals Merthyr in big Welsh Cup showdown. 14:41, 25 Mar 2016; Updated 16:22, 25 Mar 2016; By Alex Bywater. The two sides clash in the quarter-finals of the SSE SWALEC Cup in an eagerly ...

Cardiff Met win the BUCS Women's Championship with 20

EMILY Underwood admitted it was a dream come true as she brought the curtain down on her university career by leading Cardiff Metropolitan to the BUCS Rugby Championship at Twickenham. Underwood skippered the side at Twickenham as Cardiff Met ...

Cardiff cat cafe moves a step closer with the launch of crowdfunding campaign

Wales' newest cat cafe could open by the end of the year if the public gets behind the project for South Wales' first cat therapy lounge filled with tea, cake and rescue moggies. Behind the venture is Hollie Bowler-Brown, 26, an IT professional with a ...

Cardiff World Half Marathon road closures: The full details on roads closed and times through the weekend

Cardiff will come to a halt for drivers on Saturday as thousands of runners take to the streets. Some roads in Cathays Park have been closed since Thursday to allow for race preparation. Partial closures there will be in place until Tuesday. More roads ...

'We'll only let attractive WAGS in'

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has come under fire after a joke about WAGS at Euro 2016 backfired. Just days after Chris Coleman announced WAGS would be banned from the Wales team hotel at Euro 2016, O'Neill was asked about Ireland's policy ...and more »

Wind and rain set make the Easter weekend a washout

Blaenau Gwent; Bridgend; Caerphilly; Cardiff; Carmarthenshire; Ceredigion; Conwy; Denbighshire; Flintshire; Gwynedd; Isle of Anglesey; Merthyr Tydfil; Monmouthshire; Neath Port Talbot; Newport; Pembrokeshire; Powys; Rhondda Cynon Taff; Swansea ...

These 25 people and groups are the 'unsung heroes' of Bridgend

“Unsung heroes” who dedicate their time to improving the lives of others and their Bridgend communities have been recognised. From foster carers to dance teachers, a radio DJ, to a school girl and litter pickers, Bridgend County Mayor Richard Young ...

The former professional runner from Cardiff who is now a senior executive with sporting brand giant Adidas

One man who will be following what happens in the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff tomorrow with keen interest is former professional runner Adrian Leek – even though he will be on the west coast of America. Cardiff-born Mr Leek, now a ...and more »

If you care about Bridgend and its future, you need to put this date in your diary

One of Bridgend's most recognisable faces is urging more people to get involved in securing a brighter future for the town she loves. Local history author Natalie Murphy, who describes herself as a “towny born and bred”, is hosting a special event to ...and more »

England cricket legend Sir Ian Botham reveals his allegiances will be with Wales as his grandson prepares to make ...

He is one of England's most revered sporting figures, but Sir Ian Botham will be cheering the team in red when Wales Under-18's take on their Red Rose counterparts on April 6. Sir Ian's grandson James will make his debut on Good Friday when Wales take ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Friday, March 25)

Wales' live news service featuring all the latest traffic, weather, M4, showbiz and sport updates from across the country as the Easter holidays begin. You can contribute to the live blog by posting your comment below or you can also tweet us ...

Cardiff World Half Marathon road closures: These roads are closed in the city on Good Friday

Road closures in the city centre step up today ahead of tomorrow's IAAF Cardiff World Half Marathon. The race tomorrow will see thousands of athletes take to the streets of the city. As preparations take place, streets in the Civic Centre are closed ...and more »

Three teenagers arrested after continued anti social behaviour in Cardiff suburb

Three teenage boys have been arrested by police after extra patrols were set up following anti-social behaviour in a Cardiff suburb. The boys, one aged 15 and two aged 16, were arrested for public order offences after swearing at officers and refusing ...

Who is on the plane and who will be sweating over their place? The Winners and Losers as Wales draw 1

The youngster pretty much booked his seat on the plane to France with his performance, even if he faded a little after a barnstorming first 45 minutes and made way after an hour. Williams may not be anything near a household name – serious injury ...and more »

This kebab shop has just been named the best in Wales for the second year running

A Cardiff kebab house has taken home the title of Best Welsh Kebab Restaurant for the second year in a row in the British Kebab Awards. Pizza Choice, on Countisbury Avenue in Cardiff beat eight other top Welsh kebab shops , four of which are also based ...and more »

The young rugby talent in danger of being wasted unless Welsh rugby considers New Zealand

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Wales boss Chris Coleman praises 'fearless' George Williams after winger stakes Euro claim

The Fulham winger - on loan at Gillingham - was a real outlet for Coleman's men, particularly in the first half, when he got some joy in the wider channels. He was winning corners, whipping in dangerous crosses and got a dangerous shot away when he ...

Police name 39

Helen Davies, from the Hendy area, died in a crash on Wednesday after a vehicle left the A483 just off the Pont Abraham roundabout. A statement from Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Sadly the female driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.and more »

How a charismatic politician triggered a fire alarm in order to shape the modern design of Cardiff

Councillors in Cardiff have paid heartfelt tributes to Lord Jack Brooks who died last month . The funeral of the former leader of South Glamorgan County Council will be held at Llandaff Cathedral on April 1. At the first council meeting since his death ...

Cracking down on illegal off-roaders

People thinking about driving off-road vehicles and motorbikes through Welsh forests this Easter weekend are being warned to think again by

North Wales holiday home park acquired in a £11.5m deal

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Easter Wales Rugby Stuff to do in Wales · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

Take a look around the luxury Penarth show apartment with the £600000 view

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Easter 2016 World Half Marathon Championships Things To Do in Wales Restaurants & BARS · Sport. Sections ...

Assist with our enquiries into a theft in Aberdare.

South Wales Police are trying to trace the man and woman in these CCTV stills as they may be able to assist with our enquiri

'The UK's cold call capital' Two more Swansea firms fined for nuisance calls

Swansea has been dubbed the UK's cold call capital after two more companies in the city were hit with large fines by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO said Falcon and Pointer made millions of automated calls about PPI while Direct ...and more »

Wilko opens another store in Merthyr and receives a 'fantastic reaction' from customers

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

More disabled people add their voices to Brexit opposition

More disabled people have come forward to argue that a decision to quit the European Union (EU) would harm disabilit

Government launches local government counter fraud and corruption strategy

The Government has published a three-year counter fraud and corruption strategy for local government in a bid to reduce the estimated £2bn lost each year.

The final Pro12 table predicted: Why Wales is set to have just ONE team in next season's Champions Cup

There's all to play for in the Guinness Pro12, with five full rounds of matches to go. It's going to be a compelling run-in, amid an intense battle for play-off spots and Champions Cup qualification. The top four sides will progress to the play-off ...

Football fans heading to Wales v Northern Ireland asked to arrive early for security controls

Football fans heading to Wales ' game against Northern Ireland in Cardiff tonight are being asked to arrive early to pass through security controls. A message posted on the Football Association of Wales ' website advised football fans to arrive at ...and more »

Vast areas of Wales set on fire as firefighters tackle hundreds of deliberately set fires

In Mountain Ash , one hectare of grass was delibrately set alight in Perthcelyn and Aberdare crews attended using a hose reel jet to put out the fire. The fire service's Jennie Griffiths tweeted: “Firefighters walk across uneven ground with heavy ...and more »

These are some of the saddening scenes as hundreds of grass fires have recently been set across the country

Vast areas of the Welsh countryside have been burning as arsonists set grass fires across the country. Pictures captured of the saddening scenes shows the dangers caused by deliberately set fires as they close in on homes and businesses and leave ...and more »

Distraught student posts pictures of her smashed car as police say they want to speak to two men

A distraught student has posted pictures of two cyclists police want to speak to after her car was broken into and important cards and sentimental items were stolen. Caitlin Hamilton had gone to university for an hour when the break in happened in a ...

A large police presence descended on a Cardiff street but the call turned out to be a scuffle between friends

A heavy police presence descended on a Cardiff street today - but it turned out to have been a scuffle. Officers were called to Canton at around 10.20am today following a report of an assault in the car park behind Tesco, Cowbridge Road East.

7 beautiful bluebell walks in Carmarthenshire perfect for an Easter stroll

Carmarthenshire has great nature reserves and at this time of year they are bursting back to life with spring leaves, and fantastic shows of bluebells and other wild flowers such as wild garlic and orchids.

Penarth's new destination restaurant Etc is serving food inspired by Roald Dahl and Alice in Wonderland

There's a new fine-dining restaurant in Penarth that oozes style and sophistication and features gorgeous, innovative food inspired by fantastical tales by the likes of Roald Dahl . Etc in has just opened in the seaside town and as well as having a ...

Easter weather forecast for Wales: Met Office issues weather warning for strong winds

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for strong winds on Saturday - the day thousands of runners are in Cardiff for the World Half Marathon. The warning states that a swathe of strong winds, accompanied by heavy rain at times, will move ...and more »

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South Wales Police are looking for volunteers Talbot Green Retail Park

South Wales Police  are looking for volunteers to assist in Community Role Plays for student officers at Talbot Green Retail

NRW urges visitors to “Keep it Clean”

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is urging visitors to woodlands and nature reserves over the Easter break to ‘Keep it Clean’, to help tackle the spread of tree pests and diseases.

New guidance helps weed out allotment law issues

New guidance aimed at sweeping away confusion around allotment law and helping get more communities growing their own food, has been published by the Federation of City

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Thursday, March 24)

Wales' live news service featuring all the latest traffic, weather, M4, showbiz and sport updates from across the country. You can contribute to the live blog by posting your comment below or you can also tweet us @walesonline to share the news that's ...

What time does Wales v Northern Ireland kick off? What TV channel is it on? What are the odds?

Jason Mohammad hosts the Match of the Day Wales coverage from Cardiff on BBC Two Wales from 7.30pm and will be joined in the studio by former Wales No.2 Kit Symons as well as injured current midfielder David Edwards, while Rob Phillips and ...and more »

The number of passenger journeys on Welsh rail lines has almost doubled in 10 years

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

These are the areas Cardiff's schools need to improve, according to inspectors

Cardiff's schools service has improved enough to be lifted out of the nation's teaching watchdog's “monitoring”, it was revealed today. The capital's education system is no longer “in need of significant improvement”, education watchdog Estyn said in a ...and more »

Regeneration projects to receive £12.8m boost, creating 400 jobs

Regeneration projects across Wales are set to receive a £12.8m boost, creating more than 400 new jobs as well 50 traineeships and more than 220 new homes. Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Lesley Griffiths, will today announce that the ...and more »

Alcohol is so cheap in parts of Wales that you can drink a week's recommended intake for just £2

Alcohol is so cheap in some parts of Wales that you can drink a week's recommended intake for just £2, it has been revealed. A new study by Alcohol Concern Cymru conducted a survey of supermarkets and off-licences in six towns and cities across Wales.and more »

Stephen Kinnock to travel to India to appeal for Port Talbot steelworks' future

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

'We won't study England as much... I can't see Roy Hodgson changing,' insists Wales boss Chris Coleman

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

He started pummelling me: Shocking footage shows thugs attacking defenceless pensioner on a bus

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

Fears Network Rail's plans to replace a railway bridge could cause chaos in Newport

Network Rail plans to replace a railway bridge in Newport could leave the city gridlocked, it's feared. The railway operator needs to make the structure higher at Newport's Clytha Park Road as part of electrification works on the line below. But work ...and more »

Woman drives around Pennsylvania USA with 'Cwmavon' number plate

David Morgan, who lives in America, with his sister's car, which has the number plate his late father made to remember his home in Cwmavon. An American woman is driving around the streets of Pennsylvania USA with a number plate reading “Cwmavon” in ...and more »

Welsh farmers visit London for rally to highlight 'crisis' hit industry

Farmers from Wales have visited London for a rally raising awareness of the 'crisis' facing the industry. Thousands of farmers, including from Wales, from across the UK went to the capital today for the Farming to London March that has been organised ...and more »

Work is to start on new 1020

Bulldozers will start work on “ St Ederyn's Village ” on a site next to Cardiff Gate Retail and Business Parks in east Cardiff. Construction will start on April 4 and is expected to create hundreds of jobs. The development gets its name from the 6th ...

If you're running in the Cardiff World Half Marathon here's everything you need to know

Running in the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships this Saturday? Or maybe you're going along to give some much-needed support to a family member or friend? We've gathered all the information you need to know in the run up the ...and more »

This £1.2m Penarth property has a party veranda and enough room for The Waltons

This substantial detached family home could be the ultimate 'Waltons' home, with enough room to house many children and adults in its 6 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms. Enough room to even house the famous Waltons family from the popular 1970s TV ...

This is the reason why a busy stretch of Cardiff's rail network will be out of action over Easter

Rail passengers across South Wales face a weekend of disruption as train services are disrupted because of works at Cardiff Central. The work is part of a £300m modernisation programme. It will see the first piece of track put in place on a new, but ...and more »

The morning news headlines: Police release close

In this handout provided by the Belgian Federal Police, a screengrab of the airport CCTV camera shows a suspect from this morning's attacks at Brussels Airport pushing a trolly with suitcases, on March 22, 2016 in Zaventem, Brussels, Belgium. At least ...and more »

Iconic Cardiff music venue The Philharmonic has been sold

An iconic building that thousands of music lovers and clubbers have frequented over the years - The Philharmonic on St Mary Street in Cardiff - has been sold after six months on the market. And it is thought the venue, which has been closed for over 5 ...

The full detail of Plaid's pledge to cut council tax bills for most homes in Wales

Three quarters of households in Wales will see their council tax bills reduced under radical plans announced by Plaid Cymru . In a speech at Cardiff Metropolitan University , the party's Finance and Treasury spokesman Adam Price said the “grossly ...and more »

The Mark Davies interview: The Pro Rugby Wales verdict on big derby crowds, Pro 12 refs and talk of a European League

With the Six Nations over, the focus now switches to the domestic game and the Guinness Pro12 run-in. There's a huge amount at stake, with play-off spots and European qualification up for grabs. We've also got six Welsh derbies to look forward to over ...and more »

Cardiff is one of the UK's 'kindest' places, survey finds

The Welsh capital came fifth in a list of 19 different cities in the list compiled by Co-op Food, based on a poll of 4,000 adults. In top spot came Cardiff's near neighbours Bristol, where the highest average of good deeds carried out by its kind ...and more »

Jeremy Corbyn's allies have ranked MPs on their hostility to him

Allies of embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appear to have ranked all the party's MPs on how hostile they are to him. A sheet ranking MPs in five categories, from 'Core', through 'Neutral' to 'Hostile' has been handed to the Mirror . No Welsh MPs ...and more »

Welsh farmers head to London for rally to highlight 'crisis' hit industry

Farmers from Wales are on their way to London for a rally raising awareness of the 'crisis' facing the industry. Thousands of farmers from across the UK are expected in the capital today for the Farming to London March that has been organised by ...and more »

Developer of Wales' tallest building Watkin Jones raises more than £130m in stock market flotation

Developer and construction firm Watkin Jones will today collect a £131m jackpot with a stock flotation that aims to help the firm expand. The Bagnor-based Watkin Jones Group - a family firm since 1791 - has been floated on the Alternative Investment ...and more »

'We've got to do everything we can to try to prevent another attack' say terror experts

How long can we stay safe from the chaos that engulfed Brussels on Tuesday and Paris four months earlier? This is the question uppermost in the minds of those tasked with keeping the UK secure from the threat posed by Islamic State (IS). Britain has ...and more »

Wales star Dan Biggar warns the Ospreys MUST beat arch

Wales star Dan Biggar has warned the Ospreys it's “season over” if they fail to beat the Scarlets in Saturday's massive Guinness Pro12 derby. The Wales outside-half believes the Ospreys' chances of reaching next season's European Rugby Champions Cup ...and more »

30 iconic Welsh rugby images that tell the story of the game in Wales

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.

Man taken to hospital after being found on the side of the road with head injuries

Police are investigating after a man was found on the side of a Cardiff road with cuts to his head. The man in his 30s was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Heath, after he was found on the pavement in Rhiwbina. The ambulance was called to the ...

Could Wales' Euro 2016 matches be played behind closed doors? Uefa boss raises prospect for games at tournament

The prospect of Wales' Euro 2016 games being played behind closed doors this summer has been raised by one of Uefa's top officials. Giancarlo Abate, vice-president on Uefa's executive committee, told a French radio station matches at the tournament may ...and more »

Flybe to put on new flights from Cardiff to the heart of London while Severn Tunnel is shut for electrification

Flybe is to put on new flights from Cardiff Airport to London while the Severn Tunnel is closed this autumn. The airline has announced that it will operate up to four 'rescue flights' on weekdays and two a day on weekends between Cardiff and London ...and more »

Wales turns pro

A poll of more than 3,000 people has given the Remain camp a five point lead over the Eurosceptics in Wales. Some 41% told pollsters they wanted to stay in the EU - compared to just 36% who wanted to leave. It is a remarkable swing from just six weeks ...and more »

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Cardiff City Academy Lloyd Humphries boosted his burgeoning reputation with a blistering strike against Sheffield United on Saturday. The 18-year-old midfielder joined the Bluebirds at the age of 15 after overcoming a cruciate ligament injury ...

Dogs are the most abused animals in Wales, according to new RSPCA figures

Rhondda Cynon Taff saw the most cases of dog cruelty, with 547 cases investigated, followed by Cardiff with 508 cases. The areas where fewest cases were investigated were Monmouthshire with 116 and Ceredigion with 117. The figures do reveal, however, ...and more »

Cardiff Airport is lacking a long

Publicly-owned Cardiff Airport lacks a long-term business plan, according to a report by an influential committee of Assembly Members. According to the National Assembly's Public Accounts Committee, the airport – bought by the Welsh Government from ...and more »

Celebrations to be held for 150th anniversary of first game of rugby played in Wales

University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, are marking the anniversary of the match between Lampeter College and Llandovery College in 1866. Shares; Comments. Get daily news by email. Invalid e-mail. Subscribe Thanks for subscribing! Could not ...and more »

Repairing all the potholes in Wales' creaking road network would cost £700m

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

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A correspondent writes :—Last Sunday an Aberdare fishmonger had a consignment of mackerel in, and he was compelled to tnrn out to sell them that morning. This caused great excitement at Cwmbach, for one young man about 20 got up during the service ...and more »

New police helicopter service is failing Dyfed Powys, says Plaid

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

If you want to become a teacher in Wales then this is the new way you're going to have to train

A major overhaul of the teacher training system in Wales will make it the best in the UK, according to outgoing education minister Huw Lewis . He set out a blueprint for a new four-year undergraduate training programme and greater subject specialism ...and more »

Joe Ledley: Wales must keep Chris Coleman for years to come 'because this is the start of something new'

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Inside Cardiff's newest coffee shop and bistro, Milk & Sugar Central Square

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Easter Wales Rugby Stuff to do in Wales · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...

These are the roads already closed ahead of the Cardiff World Half Marathon

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

Newport rappers Goldie Lookin' Chain to 'destroy all copies' of their new album if their haters raise £50k

Newport rap act Goldie Lookin' Chain have revealed they'll destroy all copies of their forthcoming new album if those who hate the band's music stump up £50,000 in cash. The band says that if the target is reached they will publicly obliterate all ...and more »

‘Creeper style’ burglaries in Mountain Ash

Residents in Mountain Ash are being warned to ensure they keep their homes secure after a number of ‘creeper style’ burglari

Alzheimer’s appears to have a worse effect on women than men, review suggests

Alzheimer’s disease appears to have a worse effect on women than men, even at the same stage of the disease, according

Welsh Dads Survey 2016,

Parents Matter Cymru is undertaking a survey of the experience of dads in Wales.

Pay rise unlikely to make workforce feel 'valued'

A 1 per cent pay rise for NHS staff in Wales is unlikely to make the workforce feel 'valued', BMA Cy

Extra police officers sent out to key locations in Wales after Brussels terror attacks

The presence of police officers at key locations in Wales will be increased in the wake of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. South Wales Police's Assistant Chief Constable Jon Stratford said extra officers have been sent out to these locations as a ...and more »

Sir Tom Jones has been snubbed after he was put forward for the freedom of RCT

Wales' Tunisia beach shooting hero and a legendary Welsh boxer are set to be given the freedom of Rhondda Cynon Taf – but a nomination for Sir Tom Jones has been vetoed. The freedom of the county borough is the highest accolade RCT council can ...

Everything you need to know about changes to autism provision in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced plans to set up a new national autism service in Wales. It will include assessment for diagnosis for children and adults, improved access to community services and support programmes, and better training for parents ...

Strong voice for business critical in Growth and City Deals for Wales

Last week's ambitious £1.2bn City Deal will give the whole Cardiff Capital Region a renewed sense of momentum and drive. Following the Chancellor's announcement in the Budget, the CBI is keen to see robust, business-led City Deals for Cardiff and ...

Divorcee accused of breaking into Cardiff flat and sexually assaulting a student claims he was on 'trip of a lifetime'

Tahir Nazir is accused of attempting to rape a female student after coming into her room at New Lawrence House, Hulme, Manchester in the early hours of November 1. The 40-year-old divorcee from Glasgow has been enrolled at Dundee, Paisley and ...and more »

The new 'high end' sex party venture that is coming to Cardiff

Adult parties focused on women with a restricted number of "hand-picked" single "Alpha Men" are coming to Wales. A company called Elysium is launching what it describes as "adult events" in Cardiff. The firm launched in Manchester and Liverpool earlier ...and more »

Is this the most stylish Welsh church home conversion ever? Take a video tour to decide

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Easter 2016 World Half Marathon Championships Things To Do in Wales Restaurants & BARS · Sport. Sections ...

Barry Island parkrunners get set to take on World Half Marathon this weekend

Amongst them were parkrun tourists from Wimbledon and representatives from 14 local running clubs including Lliswerry, Aberdare, Hendre Lake and Cwm Ogwr. For the first time, Barry-based Seriously Mad Runners (SMR) started to appear in the results ...

Barry Town United gear up for Cardiff Met test on Saturday

In the months elapsed since their August encounter, Christian Edwards' team have won 14 of 21 league fixtures, including victories over Division One mainstays Penybont, Taffs Well, Risca United and Aberdare Town since the turn of the calendar year.

Pontypridd and Merthyr set for titanic cup quarter

They're local rivals and two of the proudest clubs in the valleys are set to clash in the quarter-finals of the SSE SWALEC Cup quarter-finals this weekend. Pontypridd will host nearby Merthyr at Sardis Road on Saturday in what looks set to be a titanic ...

Manic Street Preachers to release official Wales Euro 2016 song 'Together Stronger'

The FAW have confirmed that Manic Street preachers will release the official Wales Euro 2016 song on 20th May 2016. 'Together Stronger (C'mon Wales)' celebrates past and present members of the squad, and all profits will go the Princes Gate trust.and more »

Careers Wales appoints Debra Williams as it new chair

Former Confused.com managing director Debra Williams became the first woman to be appointed to the board of a professional rugby region when she was hired by the Ospreys. The Neath-born businesswoman has held a number of senior roles and has ...and more »

Top skincare tips from Cardiff's John Lewis to see you through spring

As spring waves a welcome hello after the frosty and harsh winter months, we caught up with Caroline McCarthy, the beauty manager at John Lewis in Cardiff 's St David's Shopping Centre, to find out the best skincare tips to see you through spring ...

Six brilliantly quirky auction lots that are going under the hammer in Wales

This month's up and coming property auctions include an old telephone exchange building, part of Caerphilly common, a run-down Valleys hotel and pub, a muddy coastline and flats in an historic manor house.

Fall in love with Hairspray at the New Theatre Cardiff, this week

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Easter Wales Rugby Stuff to do in Wales · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

There's loads of events for kids in Bridgend over Easter and it's all FREE

His Royal Highness visited a parachute factory in Llangeinor, a cable manufacturing company in Aberdare and a primary school in Llanelli. The plan to bring steam trains back to the Garw Valley should take a big step forward this year · Maesteg power ...and more »

Clergyman gets on his bike to raise money for church roof

He will undertake his cycle mission alongside Vicar Richard Green, 39, of Aberdare St Fagans, and funeral director Arthur Thompson, of AG Adams, Barry, who will accompany them as vehicle support driver. The trio will travel the distance over the course ...

Llanishen High School look for place in history as they reach third successive Welsh Schools Under 18 Cup final

Llanishen High School will be looking to secure their place in history when they face either Ysgol y Strade or Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr in the final of the Welsh Schools Under 18 Cup next month. Their 38-14 semi-final win over Treorchy Comprehensive at Cardiff ...

Wales and Liverpool FC star Joe Allen opens up on his other passion.... saving hens!

With his striking beard and deep-lying midfield role, it was perhaps inevitable that they would end up calling Joe Allen the 'Welsh Pirlo'. It seems like possession is not the only thing the Liverpool midfielder enjoys taking care of, however. The ...and more »

Wales spark Euro 2016 song rumours by posting snaps with the Manic Street Preachers

They have gathered to prepare for the final home game before Euro 2016, but by the looks of these instagram photos, Wales have been busy honing their musical skills as well as their team tactics. A number of the team posted snaps with the legendary ...and more »

This councillor says school catchment changes in Cardiff could fuel extremism

Riverside's Caro Wild is one of the hundreds who voiced concerns about proposed changes to the catchment areas for Fitzalan and Cantonian High Schools. Cardiff council's consultation on the proposed changes had faced strong criticism from the schools ...and more »

Brussels airport explosion: Eyewitness describes seeing 'multiple casualties' after suspected terror attack

The Assistant Auditor General of the Wales Audit Office has described seeing "multiple casualties" being taken from the scene of the explosions at Brussels airport. Anthony Barrett first started tweeting from a hotel room near the scene at around 7 ...and more »

Are the Wales team making a Euro 2016 song with Manic Street Preachers?

They have gathered to prepare for the final home game before Euro 2016, but by the looks of these instagram photos, Wales have been busy honing their musical skills as well as their team tactics. A number of the team posted snaps with the legendary ...

Luxury car maker TVR to create 150 jobs at new plant in Ebbw Vale

Luxury car maker TVR has confirmed it is moving to Wales in a multi-million pound investment that will create 150 high skilled jobs. In what is another huge boost to the automotive sector in Wales TVR will invest in a luxury car-making facility in Ebbw ...

Superstar diva Mariah Carey reigns over Cardiff as world tour comes to the city

It's been 13 years since American warbler and superstar diva Mariah Carey toured the UK but it was worth the wait. At Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on Monday night Mariah's entrance lived up to her diva reputation – draped over a chaise-longue style seat ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Tuesday, March 22)

Wales' live news service featuring all the latest traffic, weather, M4, showbiz and sport updates from across the country. You can contribute to the live blog by posting your comment below or you can also tweet us @walesonline to share the news that's ...and more »

Why living in Cardiff or Swansea means you spend FIVE DAYS a year sat in traffic jams

Commuters in Cardiff and Swansea waste nearly five days a year stuck in traffic, according to a study. Analysis of journey times for the TomTom Traffic Index found drivers in the Welsh capital spend an extra 115 hours a year stuck in their car and in ...and more »

What Wales needs to do to protect children from online abuse

Wales can lead the way in the fight against cyberbullying, sexting and online grooming, the NSPCC has claimed. The charity has today set out innovative proposals in its Assembly election manifesto which aim to put the country at the forefront of online ...and more »

We asked children at a Cardiff primary school whether they prefer rugby or football

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Easter Wales Rugby Stuff to do in Wales · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...

Llandudno named as the UK's number one seaside resort by TripAdvisor

A travel website has voted Llandudno the best seaside resort in the UK and the fourth best UK destination overall. Trip Advisor named the Conwy town as the number one seaside resort in the country as part of their Travellers' Choice awards for ...and more »

Councillor believes Cardiff's school catchment changes could fuel extremism

Riverside's Caro Wild is one of the hundreds who voiced concerns about proposed changes to the catchment areas for Fitzalan and Cantonian High Schools. Cardiff council's consultation on the proposed changes had faced strong criticism from the schools ...and more »

Wales' largest hospital sees significant increase in number of patients paying a visit to A&E

Wales' largest A&E department saw an 8.5% rise in patient numbers in the first 11 weeks of the year compared with 2015, new figures have revealed. Attendances at the emergency unit at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff increased by 2,113 ...and more »

Davis Cup trophy tour comes to Wales to celebrate 2015 success

The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is coming to Wales as part of a national Trophy Tour of Great Britain. Following Team GB's historic win against Belgium in the 2015 Davis Cup Final, when Britain lifted the trophy for the first time in 79 years, the Lawn ...

The three Wales under

Jason Strange's side looks to have plenty of players capable of stepping up to Warren Gatland's senior team though talk of any of the side making it on the senior Wales tour to New Zealand this summer looks rather premature. Asked whether he'd consider ...and more »

Three of Wales' finest bands to play Muni Arts Centre fundraiser

Three of Pontypridd 's finest bands will line-up for a fundraising gig for the Muni Arts Centre. The People The Poet, Climbing Trees and Peasant's King are to perform at the first gig to be staged at the Muni since it reopened in the autumn of last ...

Dyfed

The legal director of Dyfed-Powys Police has been suspended pending an investigation into payments made to a barristers' chambers where her then husband worked. The Independent Police Complaints Commission received a referral from Dyfed-Powys ...and more »

This dad was asked about his son's absence from school and replied with a pic of him on holiday in DUBAI

A dad who received a text message from his son's school asking why he was absent replied with a photo – of the teenager on HOLIDAY in Dubai. Simon Morgan, 43, had gone away with wife Claire and James, 15, on a last-minute break on March 3 meaning ...and more »

Mike Peters and The Alarm announce Welsh shows

The Alarm's Mike Peters will be bringing his extensive back catalogue to The Coliseum in Aberdare next month - and return to Wales with his band at Cardiff University in December. Following on from last year's Strength – 30th Anniversary World Tour ...

Police drop investigation into claims baby found in Cardiff was sold for £11000

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

Army denies reports Welsh soldiers were forced to perform sex acts on each other

Army officials have denied claims two young Welsh soldiers were “forced” to rape each other in a sick initiation ceremony. The soldiers, who were serving with the Queen's Guards, at Pirbright Barracks, in Surrey, at the time, were watching a Wales vs ...and more »

Plenty of free fun to be had in Bridgend over Easter

Families can have fun in Bridgend this Easter with free activities run by Bridgend Communities First. From March 29 to April 1, free children's Mini Play4Life play schemes will run from Betws Primary School from 1.30pm to 3pm and at Sarn Lifelong ...

There are loads of FREE events for kids in Bridgend over Easter

His Royal Highness visited a parachute factory in Llangeinor, a cable manufacturing company in Aberdare and a primary school in Llanelli. The plan to bring steam trains back to the Garw Valley should take a big step forward this year · Maesteg power ...and more »

Just 36 regional appearances between them! Why it's folly to suggest Wales Under

Just 36 regional appearances between them! Why it's folly to suggest Wales Under-20s could make New Zealand tour. 14:10, 21 Mar 2016; By Anthony Woolford. Already some are wondering when these young Grand Slam heroes will come through, but our ...

It's not Batman v Superman but this tale of Welsh rivalry is an epic in the making

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

This parkland bears hallmarks of the most famous landscape designer of the 18th Century

The secret to his success as a famed landscape designer is said to have been a combination of sound technical and management skills with a talent to see how a 'landscape could be made into a three-dimensional landscape painting'. Nowhere in Wales is ...and more »

This car burst into flames at a supermarket car park in Cardiff

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...

What does the Wales starting XI look like if Euro 2016 disaster strikes Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey?

Gareth Bale is fit - he surpassed Gary Lineker's goals record in Spain with a strike in the 4-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday - but isn't joining up after talks between the FAW and Real Madrid; It is believed Real want to ease him back into action after ...and more »

Creative Quarter in the heart of Cardiff boosted with a string of new tenants

A hub for creative firms in an historic arcade in Cardiff has been boosted after attracting a string of new tenants. Five more companies have moved into the Creative Quarter office complex. The Creative Quarter, which sits above the retail focused ...

Status Quo to perform final farewell full

They announced in February that this year would see their last full-on electric show and Status Quo will return to the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff before unplugging their amps for a final time. The band has unveiled dates for The Last Night of the ...and more »

Single first

A single first-time buyer faces a nine-year wait to build a big enough deposit for a home in Wales, according to a new report. The findings from estate agents Hamptons come as research by charity Shelter reveals up to 69% of people in Wales fear it ...and more »

Man arrested after woman dies in Monmouthshire crash

A man has been arrested after a 50-year-old woman died in a crash in Monmouthshire . The collision happened at around 11.45pm on Saturday on the B4293 near to Llanishen. In a statement, Gwent Police said: “The collision involved a black Kia Carens ...and more »

Judges are to be filmed sending high profile criminals to jail at Cardiff Crown Court

High profile sentencings at Cardiff Crown Court could be filmed under a pilot programme being launched by the Ministry of Justice. The comments made by judges as they send down convicted defendants would be filmed for the first time in a Crown Court in ...and more »

Two bad halves of rugby? Wales never got out of the Six Nations blocks and New Zealand tour looks as daunting as ever

When Wales conduct debriefs behind closed doors the emphasis, so we are constantly told by players and coaches, is always on honesty. In other words, if mistakes have been made, if individuals have fallen short of the required standard, it is ...and more »

Greenpeace challenges the case for a new era of nuclear power in Wales

Lotto results for Saturday, March 19: National Lottery winning numbers from the latest draw · Heol Mair in Penrhys, Rhondda Man charged with assault following 'serious incident' in Rhondda · A train surfer stands outside a local train end on a station ...

'Dangerously short

Lotto results for Saturday, March 19: National Lottery winning numbers from the latest draw · George North made these Welsh rugby fans' night as the Six Nations came to a close · Heol Mair in Penrhys, Rhondda Man charged with assault following 'serious ...

New Welsh Secretary braced for 'baptism of fire' but hopeful of election breakthrough

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns is braced for a “baptism of fire” as he faces the challenge of working to secure new infrastructure investment across Wales while also helping his party campaign for a breakthrough in the May Assembly election. The Vale of ...and more »

Lib Dems unveil election pledge to ensure Wales has the nurses patients need

The Liberal Democrats will today unveil an election pledge to ensure Wales has sufficient numbers of nurses on mental health and maternity wards and in the community. Today's commitment builds on the provisions in the More Nurses Bill, proposed by ...and more »

This group of businessmen says the Brexit could cost the UK one million jobs and shrink its economy

A British departure from the European Union could cost the country up to a million jobs, the CBI will claim today. The business organisation will reveal the results of a study it commissioned which suggest growth could drop to zero, leaving a “smaller ...and more »

Brexit could cost the UK one million jobs and shrink its economy, CBI warns

A British departure from the European Union could cost the country up to a million jobs, the CBI will claim today. The business organisation will reveal the results of a study it commissioned which suggest growth could drop to zero, leaving a “smaller ...and more »

Wales fly

Dan Biggar insists Wales have a chance of upsetting the new-look All Blacks when they travel to face the world champions in June on a three-test tour. New Zealand have lost the retired Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Tony Woodcock ...and more »

Wales boss Chris Coleman opens talks with FAW over new deal as he looks to sort future before Euro 2016 kick

Wales' train surfing hotspots revealed as country sees 79 cases reported in last six years · Heol Mair in Penrhys, Rhondda Man charged with assault following 'serious incident' in Rhondda · Locked Up: The children's entertainer who raped a boy, a man ...and more »

Wales' train surfing hotspots revealed as country sees 79 cases reported in last six years

Wales has a number of 'hotspots' for the dangerous act of train surfing with 79 cases reported in the last six years. The authorities have warned of the risk of death or serious injury through train surfing, an act which involves catching a ride on the ...and more »

Hundreds of fundraisers run, swim and cycle in Cardiff's first

Hundreds of sporty fundraisers flocked to Cardiff on Sunday to run, walk, cycle and swim in aid of Sport Relief. People of all ages and abilities came together as the Welsh capital hosted its first-ever Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games, which kicked off ...and more »

The areas of Wales with the highest levels of people on the organ donor register

Rhondda (one in 3.5), Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney (one in 3.4) and Islwyn (one in 3.3) come next. A new organ donation system was launched in Wales in December 2015 which allows people who want to be an organ donor to either register a decision to opt ...

This girl with cerebral palsy always wanted to take part in a beauty pageant

A teenager who has cerebral palsy is about to realise her dream and compete in an international beauty pageant at Disneyland Paris. Frances Watkins, 13, from Ammanford , has been named as a finalist in the Face of the Globe pageant, as part of a team ...and more »

You can now get to Cardiff Central train station the usual way again

It's been a while since you've been able to walk this way to get to Cardiff Central train station. The route, the main access point for taxis, has been closed for weeks as work is carried out on new office block, One Central Square . But, as these ...

This sign on the Sport Relief Mile warns people they're on the 'racial route'

One day, people responsible for writing signs that are going to be seen in public might learn to translate things properly. But, until then, there'll be plenty of signs like this to entertain (or infuriate) you. This sign put up for the Sport Relief ...

When do Wales play next, why you'll need to set your alarm clocks this summer and why Gatland's stars have no respite

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Phil Bennett blasts England

Lions legend Phil Bennett has branded Wales' clash with newly-crowned Grand Slam champions England at Twickenham in May as nothing more than a 'money-making' exercise and revealed his fears Warren Gatland's squad could 'be in bits' for their three ...and more »

This isolated Snowdonia hill farm will be home for a year to young student

At night, he whiles away the hours alone strumming along on his guitar to Green Day's Time of Your Life and 21 Guns. The nights follow days spent feeding cows and ewes and repairing dry stone walls. It's not the life of the average 23-year-old still ...

New Welsh Secretary wants to deliver 'package that works for Wales'

New Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns has described his determination to deliver a “package that works for Wales” and pledged to work closely with the Welsh Government. The Vale of Glamorgan MP said he got on “very well” with Bridgend AM and Labour First ...and more »

Wales turn to former England chief as they pinpoint Portugal training base for final Euro 2016 preparations

Wales are set for a training camp used by rivals England ahead of their Euro 2016 showdown with the old enemy – having also turned to a former Three Lions chief for tournament advice. Chris Coleman will take his stars away to Portugal in the final ...

Concerns that Port Talbot steel works survival plan may be 'in doubt', newspaper reports

There are fears that Tata may decide against a rescue plan for the steel works in Port Talbot, according to a newspaper report. The board of Tata Steel's parent company in India is due to vote on a survival plan for the plant at the end of this month ...and more »

The new plays from Wales which will be showcased on the London stage

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama celebrates new writing for a third year with another four world premieres in Cardiff, before transferring to London's Gate Theatre. The NEW season is a hugely ambitious project which involves all 32 graduating ...

The Barry John verdict: Wales played some great rugby against Italy but it should be the norm, not the exception

So an end-of-season frolic to finish Wales' Six Nations campaign... and no more than the supporters deserved. If I remember correctly, at the very start of the championship, I suggested the destiny of it would be between England and Wales, and it ...and more »

Welsh surfer Laura Truelove wrote this touching letter about litter being left on beaches

A Welsh surfer wrote this touching letter after getting fed up with litter being left on her local beaches. Laura Truelove, originally from the Rhondda, began surfing around three years ago while studying geography at Aberystwyth University. During ...

France 21

England seized their first Grand Slam since 2003 with a tense 31-21 victory over France in Paris to complete a triumphant debut campaign at the helm for Eddie Jones. Tries from Danny Care, Dan Cole and Anthony Watson ensured there was no repeat of ...and more »

Wales beat total whipping boys, but they can still take much

So, a positive end to a rollercoaster Six Nations and a traumatic week, as Wales completed their tournament on a record-breaking high. After a campaign where they have come in for a fair amount of criticism for the way they have played and after all ...and more »

Work begins in search for missing Didcot power station workers

Work has started to clear rubble in search of the bodies of three workers at the site of the collapsed Didcot power station. Among those who became trapped under tonnes of debris after half of the 10-storey building suddenly collapsed last month was ...and more »

The Warren Gatland Q&A: We've been criticised for our style and we're trying to change, but it won't happen overnight

Warren Gatland cut a satisfied figure in the media room after Wales' win against Italy. It had been a difficult week for the New Zealander and has been a frustrating tournament as a whole for all the Wales management. But Gatland saw his side finish on ...

These are some of the most embarrassing tattoos in Wales and the hilarious stories behind them

There's been a lot of controversy in the news recently over E4's hit show, Tattoo Fixers. A number of guests from the show have been coming forward to talk about their experiences - and show off some of their embarrassing ink. But the trend is nothing new.

Review: The Alarm and The Stranglers do things their own way in Cardiff

When the annals of Welsh rock 'n' roll history are written, there will be a special place reserved for Mike Peters. The Alarm frontman has lived a life less ordinary in every sense. He's remained an ever constant creative presence weathering the ...and more »

Amateur cook Joe Ludlow, 78, from Bridgend is hoping to be crowned Masterchef 2016

The pressure cookers are out, the table has been laid, and the trophy has been polished – Masterchef is back, opening its doors to a new batch of aspiring chefs all battling to become Britain's best amateur cook. Across 25 episodes spread over seven ...and more »

At last! Barry Island's new log flume is now open and this is what it's like

April Jones' mum Coral says she wants to meet April's killer Mark Bridger face to face in jail · Police called to 'serious incident' in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Trending Today David Cameron Stephen Crabb Alun Cairns April Jones Samson Lee. Popular this week ...and more »

Here's how much fans loved Wales' record 67

OK, there was no chance of a tournament victory, but what a way for Wales to end the 2016 Six Nations. Warren Gatland's men ran in nine tries in a 67-14 rout, and fans couldn't get enough of it on the final day of a championship that hadn't really ...and more »

Wales 67

Nothing was ever going to make up for Twickenham a week earlier, but Wales ended the 2016 Six Nations by doing everything expected of them and more in beating Italy at the Principality Stadium. Nine tries and 67 points amounted to the biggest Wales win ...and more »

Wales v Italy analysis: Rhys Webb proves his worth as the Azzurri surrender in Cardiff

At times, it looked like a training session for Wales as they ran in tries with ease. Italy, who have been hampered by a long injury list, didn't really turn up with Dan Biggar's first half try epitomising how easy things were for the hosts. The ...and more »

Protesters in Cardiff joined thousands across Europe for a Stand Up to Racism march

Protesters in Cardiff joined thousands of people across Europe on Saturday for a refugee-focused march coordinated by campaign group Stand Up to Racism. Representatives from a number of different organisations, including Show Racism the Red Card, ...and more »

There have been more than 400 convictions for animal cruelty over the past five years in Wales

There have been more than 400 convictions for animal cruelty over the past five years in Wales - most of which were down to causing unnecessary suffering to animals. Figures obtained from the Ministry of Justice revealed that between April 2010 and ...and more »

Who is Wales' new Secretary of State Alun Cairns? Everything you need to know about Stephen Crabb's replacement

Mr Cairns will not turn 50 for half a decade but he has been at the heart of the Welsh Conservative revival since the very first day of the devolution age. He is joined in the Wales Office by Aberconwy MP Guto Bebb , who takes on Mr Cairns' previous ...and more »

Samson Lee speaks out and reveals pride at travelling heritage in wake of Joe Marler 'gypsy boy' furore

Wales prop Samson Lee has spoken of his pride at becoming the first member of the travelling community to play international rugby just a week after being called 'gypsy boy' by England's Joe Marler. Marler's slur during England's victory over Wales at ...and more »

The rise and rise of Owen Watkin: Meet the young Wales under 20s star who Warren Gatland admires

If you were forced to pick out one star man from Wales Under-20's impressive Grand Slam success, a handful of names would probably come to mind. Captain Tom Phillips has been a cool, calm and collected leader while prop Dillon Lewis and fly-half Dan ...

Two weeks, 700 firefighters, 139 grass fires

Fire crews from across South Wales were called out to eight grass fires in the space of a few hours on Friday night. More than 700 firefighters from across the region have fought 139 grass fires in the past two weeks, with 129 of those deliberately ...

If you're looking for a burrito in Cardiff then Tortilla have got it all wrapped up

But that's because the capital's Caroline Street, tying together as it does Mill Lane and the bottom end of St Mary Street, is a thoroughfare best known for its coterie of options if you're looking for a late-night stomach-liner after a few drinks. It ...

Armed police called to Port Talbot train station after reports of a man with a gun

Aberdare · This teacher creates amazing sketches of celebrities as you've never seen them before · NHS · Photographers capture heartbroken parents' last moments with their children · Chloe Keenan beat 12 other contestants to take the title · Llandudno.and more »

Wales v Italy Live Six Nations updates: Breaking news and action from the Principality Stadium

How many times have you heard somebody say 'the Italy game doesn't matter' this week? Try telling that to the 23 men who are pulling on that famous red jersey later on today. They'll tell you that every time they represent Wales it matters... But there ...and more »

What time does Ireland v Scotland kick off? What TV channel is it on? Who's in the teams?

These are some of the most embarrassing tattoos in Wales and the hilarious stories behind them · Police called to 'serious incident' in Rhondda Cynon Taf · Photographers capture heartbroken parents' last moments with their children · Sean Canavan has ...and more »

Why these Welsh landmarks and celebs will be switching off their lights for an hour

A number of Welsh landmarks and celebrities will be switching off their lights for an hour on Saturday night to show their support for the environment and tackling climate change. Organisations and community groups across Wales will be joining millions ...and more »

X Factor composer Matthew Brind dreamed up new musical Only The Brave on a beach in Ibiza

When most teenagers run out of money on their first trip away from home, they usually ring their parents to bail them out. But when composer Matthew Brind and his best friend Steve Coleman found themselves broke in Ibiza, they ended up just sitting ...

'Highly dangerous' paedophile Sean Canavan has been jailed for 20 years

Paedophile Sean Andrew Canavan has been jailed for 20 years after being convicted of sexually molesting a young child. The 47-year-old had denied all charges against him but a Cardiff Crown Court jury found him guilty of five counts of assault by ...

When 'banter' in the workplace can come back to bite you

Controversy has bubbled in rugby circles over the last week over Joe Marler's “gypsy boy” taunt to Samson Lee during the England v Wales match last weekend. There's been a noticeable divide in opinions as to whether this was unacceptable behaviour or ...and more »

What time does France v England kick off? What TV channel is it on? What's at stake?

Police called to 'serious incident' in Rhondda Cynon Taf · The teenager had last been seen around Dale Fort in Pembrokeshire Teenager's body found at bottom of cliffs after he went missing on a school trip · Hospital ward closed following norovirus ...

Ten must sees at Pembrokeshire's stunning Stackpole Estate as it hosts BBC's Springwatch at Easter

Despite being blessed with natural beauty, with its tranquil wooded valleys and wildlife-rich lily ponds, the Stackpole Estate still needs to be nurtured and looked after. As preparation got under way for the Easter Springwatch special, we spoke to ...

Plaid argues that if Manchester can have police powers, so should Wales

Plaid Cymru has accused the UK Government of demoting Wales to “sub-city” status because it is prepared to give Manchester bold new criminal justice powers at a time when the party is pushing for the Assembly to gain responsibility for policing.and more »

This is what it's like to live on the most expensive street in Wales

Sanderling Way in Porthcawl recently came top in our exclusive research to find Wales' most expensive street in 2015, based on average property sales prices during that year. It has attracted doctors, dentists and even a lottery winner to buy on the ...

Takeaway leaflets will soon have to direct customers to their food hygiene ratings

Takeaways across Wales will be forced to signpost customers to their food hygiene ratings on their leaflets when new rules come into force later this year. It means any establishment which sells food, and publishes a leaflet, will have to tell people ...and more »

Police called to 'serious incident' in Rhondda Cynon Taf

South Wales Police said they were called to a "serious incident" in Penrhys in Rhondda Cynon Taf on Friday evening. A spokesman said they were called at 7.37pm and said specialist resources were at the scene. A Welsh Ambulance service spokeswoman ...

Cardiff Blues 37

Cardiff Blues became the great entertainers to claim a heart-racing 37-28, bonus-point victory over Munster. An early Darren Sweetnam score and a penalty from Ian Keatley looked to have Munster heading for a third straight victory, but Danny Wilson's ...and more »

Wales U20s 35

Wales completed their first ever Six Nations Grand Slam at Under-20 level in front of a sell-out Parc Eirias crowd with a convincing 35-6 victory over Italy. It was the culmination of a tournament to remember with a clean sweep of victories no more ...and more »

This Vale of Glamorgan home is up for sale complete with medieval manor in the garden

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Easter 2016 World Half Marathon Championships Things To Do in Wales Restaurants & BARS · Sport. Sections ...

How Admiral's £1000 'thank you' payout got most of Wales smiling

Police called to 'serious incident' in Rhondda Cynon Taf · The teenager had last been seen around Dale Fort in Pembrokeshire Teenager's body found at bottom of cliffs after he went missing on a school trip · Easter weather for Wales looks set to be ...and more »

Teenager's body found at bottom of cliffs after he went missing on a school trip

These are some of the most embarrassing tattoos in Wales and the hilarious stories behind them · Richard with some of his sketches · Aberdare · This teacher creates amazing sketches of celebrities as you've never seen them before. Most Read in News ...and more »

'Someone will get killed' Fire crews issue warning following spate of deliberate grass fires

Someone will eventually be killed if deliberately lit grass fires on Welsh mountainsides continue, a minister has warned. Those, mainly youngsters, who start the fires on purpose have also again been warned they will be caught – and could end up with a ...

The Wales v Italy Six Nations preview: I've never known such a low key build

It would certainly be easy to overlook the fact given it's hardly been headline news this week. This is no parks match on Llandaff Fields either. This is a Test match in the Six Nations championship , a game that will we watched by a sell-out 74,000 ...and more »

First look inside the new Greggs in Cardiff Bay which will open for business this weekend

A branch of the new look Greggs is to open in Cardiff Bay's Mermaid Quay tomorrow (March 19). Located on Bute Street , it'll offer the usual wealth of sandwiches and savouries to take away, as well as seating and wi-fi for those who would prefer to ...

Easter weather for Wales looks set to be mixed as cold, settled spell is broken

After more days of fine and settled weather, the Easter holidays look set to be more of a mixed bag. It is a little to early to tell for definite but the high pressure that has been sitting over the UK for the past week is going to be moved along by ...and more »

The world's first gay prisoner football team has been set up – and it's at HMP Parc in Bridgend

It's all kicking off at HMP Parc – after the jail in Bridgend set up what is believed to be the world's first gay prison football team. The team is part of work by Parc Prison officers to promote sport for all and has won royal recognition. Prison ...

Nine reasons why Wales' Six Nations finale against Italy really DOES matter

Wales' Six Nations finale with Italy has hardly got a look-in this week with the raging and on-going row over the conduct of England prop Joe Marler at Twickenham last weekend, and the failure of tournament bosses to punish him attracting most of the ...and more »

Public tours of HMS Monmouth cancelled as ship is delayed on way to Cardiff

A public visit on board a Royal Navy warship named after a Welsh town has been cancelled after the ship's arrival in Cardiff was delayed. HMS Monmouth was due to arrive in Cardiff today but will now arrive a day later. The Royal Navy said the delay was ...and more »

New spire gives Pontypridd church new lease of life this Easter

Major repair works are about to get under way on the spire of a Pontypridd church. In the next week, scaffolding will go up around the tower at St Catherine's Church to allow a team of specialists to repair tiles and the wood around the clock faces ...

Merthyr's new Wilko will give away freebies, vouchers and goody bags to the store's first customers

Police called to 'serious incident' in Rhondda Cynon Taf · The teenager had last been seen around Dale Fort in Pembrokeshire Teenager's body found at bottom of cliffs after he went missing on a school trip · Hospital ward closed following norovirus ...

Easter weekend rail disruption to hit South Wales as Network Rail carries out engineering work

Merthyr/Aberdare/Treherbert/Rhymney services: Trains will start and terminate at Cardiff Bay (not calling at Cardiff Central). For Cardiff city centre use Cardiff Queen Street. Barry Island/Penarth/Vale of Glamorgan services: A rail replacement bus ...

'It's a shame we couldn't follow their lead!' Robin McBryde heaps praise on Wales' Grand Slam

Forwards coach Robin McBryde has bemoaned the fact the Wales senior squad couldn't follow in the footsteps of the Under-20s side against England last week. Jason Strange's young Dragons head into tonight's match against Italy with a Grand Slam on the ...and more »

New style scheme allows people to 'bid' on new homes

People are being given the opportunity to “bid” on a new home on a street in the Cynon Valley . The new way of letting homes is being used to match house hunters with available properties. RCT Homes has developed 37 new homes on the street in ...

How you reacted to a Ukip candidate blaming Cardiff's rubbish crisis on immigrants

In the wake of Gareth Bennett's comments about "different cultural attitudes" of the capital city's residents , the emotional response has spread far beyond Wales. Read more: Ukip candidate stands by race row remarks and vows legal action if party ...and more »

Stand

Wales' stand-in skipper Dan Lydiate missed the team's final training session ahead of their Six Nations clash against Italy. As the rest of the squad headed to the Principality Stadium for one final run out, the blindside flanker remained at the team ...and more »

Welsh singer Danielle Lewis is collaborating with the Noah's Ark Appeal on her latest release

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Easter Wales Rugby Stuff to do in Wales · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...

First look inside Cardiff's new Miller & Carter Steakhouse in Thornhill

If you can't wait a week though, we have a first sneak peek into the slick-looking steak restaurant , which used to be the Pentre Gwylim pub and carvery on Thornhill Road. Looking good from the outside. There'll be a well stocked bar. Related: 25 great ...

Vicar teaching at Cardiff school accused of roughly grabbing nine

A vicar working as a supply teacher at a Cardiff school is fighting accusations that he “forcefully and roughly” grabbed a “rude” primary school pupil by the chin. Rev Howard Porter, 59, is accused of grabbing the nine-year-old under the chin as the ...

Fifteen people have donated their organs in the two months since new donation system was introduced in Wales

The figures show that of the 15 people who donated their organs during December 2015 and January 2016, six had their consent deemed because they had not registered a decision to either opt in or opt out of becoming an organ donor. Health and Social ...and more »

Eddie Jones equating the WRU's stance on racism with an attempt to derail England's Grand Slam was just pathetic

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Body found at the bottom of cliffs in search for missing teenager

A body has been found at the bottom of cliffs in the search for a missing teenager. Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed a body was found at 1am on Friday at Dale Point, Haverfordwest . Police said the discovery came after an “extensive search” in the area ...and more »

A graffiti artist created striking portraits of Welsh icons and they're brilliant

Internationally-renowned graffiti and street artist Pure Evil created spray-painted portraits of the icons of stage and screen. They include Tom Jones , Richard Burton , Siân Phillips and Dame Shirley Bassey , as well as Anthony Hopkins , Katherine ...and more »

Wales needs its own Oyster cards says a radical review of our public transport system

A Wales-specific version of London's Oyster card travel system should be introduced, an Assembly committee will argue today. So-called smart ticketing, which would be valid on all commercial bus, rail and Metro services, should be a priority for ...and more »

More than 3000 drivers over 70 have had their licence revoked in the past three years

More than 3,000 drivers in Wales aged 70 or over have had their driving licence revoked or refused in the last three years due to a medical condition. The oldest person in Wales to hold a full driving licence is 104-years-old according to data revealed ...and more »

'Parent perception' issue in Cardiff school catchment row, says education chief

Cardiff's education chief says that “parent perception” of a struggling city secondary school had contributed to the negative reaction to proposed catchment changes in Canton . Director of education Nick Batchelar suggested plans to feed Radnor and ...

Wales haven't improved since World Cup, haven't unearthed enough talent and aren't closing gap on best teams

So, the Six Nations title has gone. It was pretty much that way by half-time at Twickenham, but in truth Wales have been off the pace the whole tournament. One paced in offence, porous and passive in defence. Wales have contributed little to a poor ...

Wales look set to begin their Euro 2016 preparations without Gareth Bale after talks with Real Madrid

Wales look set to begin their Euro 2016 preparations without Gareth Bale with the Real Madrid superstar likely to stay in Spain for this month's warm-up fixtures following talks with Zinedine Zidane. Chris Coleman will tomorrow name his squad for two ...and more »

The five Wales Under

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Ukip candidate accused of 'shocking slur' with attack on Cardiff's ethnic minorities

A Ukip candidate who looks almost certain to be elected as an Assembly Member in May has criticised the multi-racial character of Cardiff. In an exclusive interview with WalesOnline, Gareth Bennett linked immigrants to rubbish levels and “problems ...and more »

Drivers have now paid a whopping £3.1m in Cardiff bus lane fines

A whopping £3.1m has now been raised by fining drivers using Cardiff's bus lanes – and the council has warned the scheme will get bigger. In total 108,504 drivers have now been caught and had their fines upheld. Currently there are seven fixed bus lane ...

Live music and art to meet at the iconic Jacob's Market in Cardiff

The worlds of art and music will collide with the launch of a new concept in live music performances. Rat Trap is the brainchild of Joel Hurst, the singer and guitarist with hotly-tipped Cardiff outfit Tibet, who aims to stage cultural happenings in ...

Wales could be forced out of red kit for Euro 2016 clash with England after Three Lions unveil new strip

Wales could be forced out of their traditional red strip against England on June 16 after the Three Lions unveiled a strip with white shorts and red socks. England unveiled their new Nike home and away kits for the tournament on Thursday with their ...and more »

WALES GOALKEEPER RIA MALE CALLS TIME ON INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY CAREER

Wales International and Glasgow 2014 Goalkeeper Ria Male has called time on her international sporting career with the announcement of her retirement from hockey.

All Wales multi-agency approach to combating grass and mountain fires

This morning at Hirwaun Fire Station we joined our South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) partners in the launch of the

Could a new enterprise zone and City Deal spark a new prosperous Swansea Bay?

It's been a beautiful week of sunshine and blue skies in Swansea Bay with a string of starry nights. But it's also been a sad one for hundreds discovering their jobs have gone at the iconic Port Talbot steel mill, the smoky, metallic giant on the ...and more »

Welsh carpenter who murdered a mum in Germany must serve at least 30 years in jail

18 gorgeously cosy Welsh pubs you'll never want to leave · 25 great restaurants an hour's drive from Cardiff that are well worth the journey · Husband and wife Robert and Emma Dunning have been running the same Rhondda pub for 17 years · Aldi Easter ...

Hundreds sign petition calling for ice cream seller in Cardiff park to be allowed to keep her business

More than 550 people have signed a petition calling on an ice cream seller to be allowed to keep her business open. Ida Cardinale has been selling ice creams in Victoria Park, Canton , for more than 50 years and has not had to reapply for the tender ...

'Wales don't know if they're Arthur or Martha!' England boss Eddie Jones in taunt at reaction to Joe Marler row

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Watch as Leighton Andrews refuses to say if he regrets 'cheap date' jibe that scuppered Wales' e

Rhondda AM Mr Andrews, who was making a public visit to Hirwaun fire station, was then asked if he would repeat the phrase if he could go back 24 hours. He answered: “I think the Government position has been set out by the deputy minister for health ...and more »

Italy make five changes for Six Nations clash with Wales as they look to avoid the wooden spoon

Italy have made five changes from their hammering at the hands of Ireland for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales at the Principality Stadium. Veteran prop Martin Castrogiovanni returns from suspension to win his 119th cap, while centre Andrea ...and more »

How people reacted to the 'cheap date' jibe that caused Wales' e

Leighton Andrews angered Plaid Cymru enough with his 'cheap date' jib to spark a shambolic u-turn on the planned e-cigarettes ban. After the Labour politician flippantly described Plaid as their 'cheap date' for the day, their rivals' expected backing ...and more »

Home to school transport charges in Rhondda Cynon Taf will now NOT go ahead, RCT council confirms

While Rhondda AM Leighton Andrews, said: "This is very good news for parents and families in Rhondda Cynon Taff. "The Council has said clearly that the better settlement from the Welsh Labour Government, as well as its own efficiency drive, have been ...

Watch police and protesters clash at 'arms fair' held in Cardiff arena

This footage shows police and protesters clashing at a controversial 'arms fair' held in Cardiff. The footage, filmed by protesters, shows tense stand-offs between protesters and police which spills over into physical clashes. One protester is hit by a ...and more »

The amazing moment a meteor flashed across the skies above Wales last night

The clip, shot by the UK Meteor Observation Network, shows the meteor hurtling across the country at top speed. It was captured from their station in Hampshire, but it could also be seen from Rhondda Cynon Taf .and more »

Mike Phillips accuses Wales coaches of 'making scapegoats of players', singling out younger guys and deflecting ...

Mike Phillips has hit out at the Wales coaching team for making 'scapegoats of one or two players' and believes Warren Gatland and Co should question themselves in the wake of last weekend's Six Nations Championship loss to England at Twickenham.

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather, and M4 updates (Thursday, March 17)

Wales' live news service featuring all the latest traffic, weather, M4, showbiz and sport updates from across the country. You can contribute to the live blog by posting your comment below or you can also tweet us @walesonline to share the news that's ...and more »

Cardiff named top university destination for the best social life

Cardiff University offers one of the best social lives across all universities in the UK, according to an annual survey. The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey revealed it shares the top spot with three other universities in the good ...and more »

The stars of the future! The Wales Under

The stars of the future! The Wales Under-20 prodigies who have proved key components to their Grand Slam bid. 06:00, 17 Mar 2016; By Andy Howell. Jason Strange's men will secure the Grand Slam if they beat Italy on Friday and these men will be key men ...and more »

Bulldozers set to start demolishing eyesore city centre block to make way for Cardiff's new bus station

Bulldozers are set to start demolishing an eyesore city centre block next month to make way for Cardiff's new bus station. Marland House has become familiar to city centre commuters in recent years as the rundown row of shops and offices that greets ...

Fire crews face second night battling flames across South Wales as over 40 grassfires are started in just 48 hours

These were scenes across large parts of South Wales on Tuesday and Wednesday as fire crews were called out to more than 40 grassfires over a 48-hour period. Images show a blaze sweep across a hillside in Aberdare in what one onlooker described as ...and more »

Talks planned with London 2012 Olympics organiser over a Wales Commonwealth games bid

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

This sixth

This sixth-former is on the brink of Grand Slam glory... after his teachers let him catch up with school work! 20:00, 16 Mar 2016; By Alex Bywater. Scrum-half Reuben Morgan-Williams is still at school but his talents on the field have led him to the ...and more »

How safe is where you live? Use our interactive crime map to find out

This new interactive crime map reveals where you're most and least likely to be a victim of crime. Again, Dyfed-Powys is shown to be the safest place in England and Wales, according to figures obtained by The Mirror.and more »

Boy band looks, muscles of steel and a skilful athlete... but is this a Cardiff swansong for Italian great Sergio ...

Given he is now well into his 33rd year, this weekend may well be the last time we see Sergio Parisse on international duty in Cardiff. If so, then we should make the most of it because we will seldom see his like again. When I sat down a few months ...

HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT CHANGES WILL NOT TAKE PLACE

Amendments to the Council’s Home to School Transport Policy, which were due to

Hockey Wales to host European tournament in Cardiff in 2017

Top hockey teams from across Europe will descend on Cardiff next summer for Women's EuroHockey Championship Division II. The European Hockey Federation (EHF) announced that Hockey Wales will host the event in 2017. “We are absolutely thrilled to ...

Pupils' musical tribute to Wales earns them a spot to perform at Principality Stadium

A video of their musical tribute to the Wales rugby team based on Miley Cyrus' smash hit Wrecking Ball went viral. And now year three youngsters from Penybont Primary School have been asked to sing Rugby Ball at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on ...

Read for yourself George Osborne's Budget Day message to Wales

I outlined how the government's long-term economic plan is working right across the UK. The deficit has fallen by almost two-thirds and here in Wales unemployment has fallen by over 35% since 2010, with over 50,000 more people gaining the security that ...and more »

Chancellor Sets Out a Budget That Delivers For Wales’ Next Generation

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has set out the next stage of his long term

Joe Marler escapes Six Nations sanction despite admitting foul play after forearm on Wales rival Rob Evans

England prop Joe Marler has escaped a sanction for his forearm smash on Wales' Rob Evans during Saturday's Six Nations clash at Twickenham. The player admitting striking Evans in an act of foul play, but tournament officials deemed the incident was not ...and more »

10 leading Welsh women entrepreneurs share their secrets for business success

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One of Cardiff's best

A well-known busker is back on the streets of Cardiff after being told to pack up and move on by police officers. Kirk Morgan, a married father of two from Barry, makes a living through busking in the city and selling his own records. On Saturday - the ...

Welsh Finance Firm Set For Growth in 2016

KTS Owens Thomas (KTSOT), one of Wales’ leading accountancy companies with specialisms of forensic accounting and litigation, outsourcing, audit and assurance an

Wetherspoons in Wales take the plunge with spruced up vegan and vegetarian menu

Wetherspoons in Wales is catering for vegan customers with a brand new menu just weeks after dropping Sunday roasts . With a brand new selection for both vegetarians and vegans, the pub chain will cater for those with an alternative diet.and more »

Urban explorers shot these stomach

Four urban explorers who filmed themselves climbing, hanging from and parachuting off buildings have been banned by a court from scaling structures across England and Wales. Among the buildings scaled by the men was the Cwm Coke Works in Beddau, ...and more »

Popular Cardiff suburb sees first £1.2m dream home go on the market

Nestled in north Cardiff between Llandaff and Rhiwbina, Whitchurch is a popular suburb for home buyers of all ages. From one bed flats, to large family homes, to retirement flat complexes, the area has a mixed range of properties to entice a whole ...

TechHub expands in Swansea and launches The Furnace

Originally launched in December 2013 with six members and a 3,000 sq ft office, TechHub Swansea has grown to over 100 members and startups and has now increased its space by 300%. Edwina Hart, The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, ...and more »

The key points of Budget 2016: How it affects everyone living in Wales

He was at pains to claim that he was taking decisions to ensure that Britain was "well placed to whatever the world throws at us because we have stuck to our economic plan". But he had no way of avoiding that he will miss his deficit-reduction target ...and more »

This great

She's been selling 99s and lollies at Cardiff's Victoria Park for five decades – but could this be the end of Ida Cardinale's reign as queen of the ice cream? The great-grandmother has sold refreshments the Canton park's kiosk to generations of ...

Former carer jailed for 10 years for attacking old friend with a claw hammer

A once respected care worker who launched a sudden unprovoked attack on an old friend using punches, kicks and a claw hammer has been jailed for 10 years after admitting attempted murder. Swansea Crown Court heard David Kelso-Mitchell, 56, who ...and more »

Treasury will support an Enterprise Zone in Port Talbot

Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that the Government will support a proposed Enterprise Zone in Port Talbot, devastated by the announcement of 750 redundancies at the Tata steel works in January. Mr Osborne did not mention the Enterprise Zone ...and more »

Teenage girl reported missing from her home in Ebbw Vale

Police have issued an appeal to find a teenage girl reported missing from her home in Blaenau Gwent . Kylisha Barratt, 16, was reported missing from Ebbw Vale on March 10. She is described as being white, approximately 5ft 5ins tall, medium build with ...and more »

North Wales firm secures multi

A St Asaph firm has secured a multi-million pound tank deal with the British Army contract that has secured and created more than 30 jobs. Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK) has awarded Kent Periscopes Limited a significant production contract. The contract ...and more »

What is an academy? What is the difference to a normal school? And why doesn't Wales want them?

Aberdare High School and Blaengwawr Comprehensive h. Wales has stayed loyal to the comprehensive system, with all state schools receiving funding from their local authority and being accountable to their local members. The system ensures all state ...and more »

10 top Welsh businesswomen share their experiences on starting a business

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The England versus Wales 'gypsy boy' video that's caused a storm. Watch it again...

First video footage emerged of England prop Joe Marler directing his 'gypsy boy' jibe at Wales rival Samson Lee, which led to Six Nations chiefs and Red Rose boss Eddie Jones condemning the actions. Then, Wales coach Warren Gatland went public in ...and more »

10 top business women from around Wales share their experiences on starting a business

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Easter Wales Rugby Stuff to do in Wales · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

Top London chef Padrig Jones returns home to serve these dishes at Yr Hen Lyfgell in Cardiff

His culinary journey started on Cardiff's Cathedral Road and has taken him to some of London's top kitchens before hiraeth called him home. For Padrig Jones, known as Paj, has taken the reins of the kitchen at Yr Hen Lyfrgell - The Old Library - in the ...

Unemployment is down and the number of people in work in Wales is up

Unemployment in Wales is down and the employment rate is up, according to the latest jobs figures. The 16-plus employment rate for the three months to January hit 57.1% – up 1.3 points on the previous quarter. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell 0.7 ...and more »

Let's go to … Pontypridd

The Pontypridd Museum tells the story of the market town since the construction of the Old bridge in 1756, now a scheduled ancient monument. Penderyn distillery, a few miles away, does whisky tastings. Rhondda Heritage park, the former Lewis Merthyr ...

Live updates from murder trial of four men accused of killing Cardiff man

Four men are on trial at Cardiff Crown Court accused of the "brutal and merciless killing" of 35-year-old Russell Peachey. James Williams, 31, of no fixed address, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denies murder. Dean Beasley, 37, of Treharne Road ...and more »

Number of people in work in Wales rises to record high of 1.44 million

The number of people out of work in Wales has fallen for the third quarter in a row, dropping to 79,000 in the three months to the end of January. It brings the unemployment rate among people aged 16 and over down to 5.2%, the lowest for more than five ...and more »

176 Tests, but NO tries... why three Welsh players will this Saturday want to escape an exclusive rugby club

176 Tests, but NO tries... why three Welsh players will this Saturday want to escape an exclusive rugby club. 09:20, 16 Mar 2016; Updated 09:21, 16 Mar 2016; By Anthony Woolford. Shane Williams and Gareth Thomas are out on top with 58 and 40 tries ...and more »

UK Government set to discuss a bid for Wales to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games

One of Wales' newest MPs will today try and “shake” Welsh society and all political parties into giving full-throttle support to the nation hosting the Commonwealth Games. Welsh Conservative Craig Williams has secured a debate on Budget Day in which he ...

George Osborne urged to support Welsh infrastructure in his last Budget before the Assembly election

Will George Osborne's Budget give Wales any further clarity about the future of the Severn Crossing tolls? George Osborne will stand up in the Commons today and deliver the last Budget before the country goes to the polls to elect 60 new AMs and vote ...and more »

New Wales captain Dan Lydiate on his leadership style: 'I'll throw myself in front of a bus so that's what I'll ...

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South Wales' game changing £1.2bn City Deal at a glance

A huge project which will put revamped transport infrastructure at the heart of a £1.2bn investment – which could bring in billions more in private investment plus 25,000 jobs – has finally been penned. First Minister Carwyn Jones, Secretary of State ...

Public meeting to discuss Cardiff special school's fate

Parents campaigning to save a popular Cardiff special school from closure will make their feelings known at a public meeting on Wednesday. Cardiff council will pool opinion on the planned closure of Meadowbank Special School, in Gabalfa , during an ...and more »

Manchester United FC legend Ryan Giggs believes Wales' superior team spirit could see them beat England at Euro ...

So will there be any divided loyalties for Ryan Giggs when England and Wales face off in the Battle of Britain at Euro 2016? "Well I hope Wayne Rooney scores a hat-trick and Wales win 4-3." It will be one of the biggest games in the history of Welsh ...

Brothers jailed after string of raids on South Wales building sites

Two brothers who stole almost £500,000 worth of high-value equipment in a string of planned raids on building and other sites across South Wales have been jailed for a total of seven years and four months. At Swansea Crown Court Stephen Locke, 26, ...and more »

Dan Lydiate captains Wales team against Italy as Alun Wyn Jones and Sam Warburton miss match

Flanker Dan Lydiate will captain Wales after Warren Gatland made four changes to the side to face Italy on Saturday at the Principality Stadium. Hallam Amos, Rhys Webb, Luke Charteris and Justin Tipuric come in for Alex Cuthbert, Gareth Davies, Alun ...and more »

This is where hundreds of homes are planned to be built on Caerphilly Mountain

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...

HMS Monmouth is to berth in Cardiff and here is how you you can get on board the warship

A Royal Navy warship named after a Welsh town will dock in Cardiff later this week – with visitors being given the chance to have a look around. HMS Monmouth will arrive on Friday next to Britannia Quay for her first visit to the capital for three ...and more »

Q&A: What does the Cardiff Capital Region deal mean?

Andrew Morgan, leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is lead for the local authorities on this and wants to ensure the whole region benefits from Cardiff's anticipated growth. "We need to make sure the opportunities coming to Cardiff are also filtered up ...

Second Welsh health board confirms it has a life

Another life-saving clinical scanner is being held in storage near Heathrow Airport for a Welsh hospital, we can reveal. The piece of vital NHS equipment was bought by Cwm Taf Health Board for Royal Glamorgan Hospital two years ago – but cannot be ...and more »

These wonderful black and white pictures capture the essence of Welsh life in the 1970s

They range from a pancake race in Newport and a ghost train ride in Porthcawl to ballroom dancing in Cwmbran and the atmosphere of a rugby international at the old Cardiff Arms Park. These photographs by Robin Weaver truly capture the essence of life ...

Greggs is opening a new sandwich and savouries shop in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

Greggs is opening a new shop at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff on Saturday (March 19) where it will be offering a wealth of sandwiches and savouries. Creating 12 new jobs, the shop , which will be located on Bute Street, will offer a takeaway service but ...

A Brynmawr chapel project has landed a huge lottery grant

A project to extend the use of a Blaenau Gwent chapel to include a community space has received a huge boost from the Big Lottery Fund to the tune of almost £500,000. It means the Tabor Centre in Brynmawr is a step closer to becoming an accessible ...

It started two years ago with 50 walkers, now more than 300 are expected for The Big Walk

It started two years ago with just 50 people - but now more than 300 are expected to take part in a charity walking event. The Big Walk will see fundraisers walk the 30 miles from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff city centre to Kenfig Hill RFC ...

Wales is big enough to run its own legal system, says Conservative barrister

The view that Wales is too small to run its own legal system does not stand up to scrutiny, according to Tory barrister David Gordon Hughes, one of the leading advocates of the idea. Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has said he does not intend to include ...

A shopkeeper is angry after four Blaenau Gwent shops on the same street broken into in one night

A shopkeeper has said he was "sickened" to find his store burgled after four premises in the same Abertillery street were targeted in one night. Police are hunting burglars, who went on the crime spree on Thursday evening, after the break-ins late on ...and more »

Bailiffs demanded this woman's car for a litter offence committed in a town she's never been to

... Bailiffs demanded this woman's car for a litter offence committed in a town she's never been to · Madeline Love who lives near Aberdare, has been looking after her severely disabled daughter Berry This mum visits her disabled daughter's school five ...and more »

First trailer for Tim Burton's Wales

The first trailer for Tim Burton's Wales-set fantasy epic Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has finally appeared online, almost two years after the maverick director was spotted scouting for locations around Aberystwyth castle. The film is ...and more »

This little town is the birthplace of Welsh rugby, celebrated 150 years on

It is a game which has become an intrinsic part of Welsh culture, synonymous with our capital city and the Welsh valleys. But the first known rugby match ever played in Wales was actually hosted in the Ceredigion town of Lampeter at the town's ...and more »

This little Welsh town is the birthplace of Welsh rugby, celebrated 150 years on

It is a game which has become an intrinsic part of Welsh culture, synonymous with our capital city and the Welsh valleys. But the first known rugby match ever played in Wales was actually hosted in the Ceredigion town of Lampeter at the town's ...and more »

Wales prop Tomas Francis banned for eight weeks following Dan Cole 'gouging' incident

Wales prop Tomas Francis has been banned for eight weeks after being found guilty of 'gouging' Dan Cole in the 25-21 defeat against England at Twickenham. Francis' hand was seen in the eye area of Cole in the second-half. Following the incident, though ...and more »

Man on trial accused of targeting drunk students in their homes at night in bid to sexually assault them

A man has gone on trial accused of targeting women in student accommodation in the 'dead of night' in a bid to rape and sexually assault 'drunk' students. Tahir Nazir is alleged to have broken into a student house in Cardiff through a bathroom window.and more »

£1.2bn City Deal aims to create 25000 new jobs and leverage £4bn of private sector investment into the Cardiff ...

A £1.2bn City Deal for the Cardiff Capital Region has been confirmed with its backers confident it can create 25,000 new jobs and leverage in a further £4bn of private sector investment. In what is the biggest head of population to total value City ...and more »

£1.2bn Cardiff Capital Region deal signed

Rhondda Cynon Taf council leader Andrew Morgan added that it would "enable us to unlock significant economic growth, and bring about social improvements and regeneration". Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies called it a "once in a generation ...

These images show the remarkable changes in Cardiff since Google Streetview was launched

How much can the world really change in eight short years? Quite a lot, actually. Shares; Comments. Get daily news by email. Invalid e-mail. Subscribe Thanks for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again later. Google Streetview. The Hayes, in 2008 ...

Fancy living in a Swiss Villa? There's a remarkable one for sale in Wales

The word unique is used so often in property details it can sometimes be hard to come across a property that actually IS unique; but this Swiss villa in Wales definitely deserves the accolade. More reminiscent of a mountain side Alpine property nestled ...

Concerns grow that there will be no Welsh representative on tidal energy review

Concerns have soared that there may be no Welsh representative on the panel which will help determine the future of the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) issued a correction after Energy ...and more »

The young dancers from Pontypridd, Treorchy and Nantgarw who put on a show FIFA boss Gianni Infantino

Dimensions Performance Academy has been running for four years, supported by Rhondda Cynon Taff council and Youth Arts. The theme of the evening was the centenary of the great Cardiff-born storyteller Roald Dahl, and to mark that, the youngsters ...

31 apprentice jobs with RCT council are on offer and here's where you can find out more

A wide range of employment and training opportunities will be showcased at a jobs fair this week. The Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Jobs Fair is being held during National Apprenticeships Week and follows the council's recent announcement that an ...

They're proud Cardiffians who've lived here for 50 years but they say rubbish is making them ashamed

Margaret Harries and Pat Fox are both members of the Mackintosh Place Residents' Association. They say the state of their street is the worst they've ever known it. And they fear the high number of homes of multiple occupancy in their ward is making ...

This farmhouse PLUS six luxury holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire could be yours for £849k

If you have ever wished for a rural lifestyle business that lets you live, work and play surrounded by stunning scenery, then maybe this home and business in West Wales for sale may just entice you to escape to the country. For the farmhouse in ...and more »

Oompa

Aberdare · This drunk guy's attempt at riding a mountain bike is hilarious · South Wales Police · Busy Cardiff road reopened following collision which saw pedestrian taken to hospital. Recommended on WalesOnline. A beautiful sunny day in Llanedeyrn ...

New era for South Wales as £1.2bn City Deal is signed today

A £1.2bn game-changing economic boost for the Cardiff Capital Region will be confirmed today as the long-awaited City Deal is signed. In the start of a new era for South Wales, the first City Deal for Wales - which is aimed at boosting the economic ...and more »

These men and women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are taking to the catwalk today

Hundreds of people will attend a fashion show to raise funds for a breast cancer charity at the Wales Millennium Centre on Tuesday. The Show raised more than £90,000 for Breast Cancer Care Cymru in 2014 and this year organisers hope to raise even more ...

A470 closed in Powys after 'serious' accident involving a car and lorry

A main road in mid Wales has been closed after a 'serious' accident involving a car and a lorry. The A470 Llanidloes bypass, in Powys, is shut in both directions after the collision. Heavy traffic is reported and traffic monitors report it is affecting ...and more »

Wales team announcement v Italy Live: Warren Gatland reveals the changes he's made after England defeat

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Easter Wales Rugby Stuff to do in Wales · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

Bridgend county residents are set to be restricted to TWO black bags per fortnight from next year

But residents are set to be limited to just TWO black bags per fortnight from next April, according to a report due to be considered by Bridgend County Borough Council's cabinet on Tuesday . It also states that a new fortnightly nappy and absorbent ...and more »

There are now 157 foodbanks operating in Wales compared to 16 between 1998 and 2010

The number of foodbanks in Wales has increased dramatically in the last six years, according to new research. The Bangor University findings indicated there were 157 in Wales in the latest tally – with a warning issued that their use was now becoming ...and more »

Welsh woman's amazing bid to be reunited with her trapped mother in Syria

A woman from North Wales says she is “worried sick” about her elderly mother and sisters in Syria and has launched a campaign to bring them to safety. Abeer Jones, 44, from Abergele, is desperate to be reunited with her mother Hayat Ghajar, who was ...and more »

Baby less than a year old among victims of racial hate crimes in Wales last year

A child less than one year old was among the victims of hate crime in Wales last year, exclusive new information has revealed. The youngster, from Torfaen county borough, was the victim of a reported racial hate crime. Data analysed by Wales Online of ...

New era for South Wales as £1.28bn City Deal is signed today

The authorities that have signed up to the City Deal are Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen, and the Vale of Glamorgan. The impact of the projects backed by the City Deal ...

Chancellor told to stop discriminating against Wales and give Assembly Air Passenger Duty powers in Budget

Welsh Government Finance Minister Jane Hutt has made a last-ditch appeal to Chancellor George Osborne to devolve Air Passenger Duty (APD) to the Assembly and scrap the Severn Crossing tolls as he makes the final touches to Wednesday's Budget.

Luke Charteris lifts the lid on Wales' review as he says Warren Gatland's squad will 'take defeat on the chin'

Luke Charteris has revealed what it's like to have to sit through a Wales team debrief after a defeat as devastating as the Six Nations reverse to England at Twickenham on Saturday. Charteris and the rest of the squad conducted their post-mortem at ...and more »

Italy dealt huge injury blow ahead of Wales clash as key centre Michele Campagnaro is ruled out

Italy's demoralising Six Nations campaign has suffered another blow with influential Exeter centre Michele Campagnaro ruled out of Saturday's clash with Wales in Cardiff. The Azzurri were shorn of 14 injured players for their 58-15 hammering by Ireland ...and more »

Austerity blamed as figures reveal there are now 157 foodbanks operating in Wales

The number of foodbanks in Wales has increased dramatically in the last six years, according to new research. The Bangor University findings indicated there were 157 in Wales in the latest tally – with a warning issued that their use was now becoming ...and more »

Busy Cardiff road reopened following collision which saw pedestrian taken to hospital

A busy Cardiff road has reopened following a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Monday afternoon. South Wales Police were at the scene of the incident, which happened at about 5pm near Cardiff City Stadium . The male pedestrian was taken ...and more »

Merthyr and Cynon Netball Cup victorious St John

The Year 9 and 10 girls were victorious last week in the Merthyr and Cyn

Take a look inside Aberdare's new £22m Coleg y Cymoedd campus with this walk

Earlier this month, Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones broke the ground at the new college site opposite Aberdare Railway Station in Robertstown. With the countdown now officially under way for 800 pupils to be taught there, Coleg y Cymoedd has ...

Irish singing star Cara plans intimate show in Aberdare

The show is part of a UK-wide tour of more intimate venues than the musician is used to playing. Described as 'being possessed of one of the world's most beautiful voices', Cara will be performing songs from her latest album A Thousand Hearts alongside ...

Cracking fun promised at Rhondda Heritage Park this Easter

There will be fun for all the family at Rhondda Heritage Park this Easter as part of the Welsh Government 's Year of Adventure. Back by popular demand will be the council's Easter Egg-stravaganza at its popular tourist attraction. The Rhondda Heritage ...

Into the Light / Bert Evans

As one of Y Galeri Caerffili’s most popular artists, Bert Evans regularly exhibits in their

Health charity calls for healthcare professionals to champion local change

A leading diabetes charity is looking for healthcare professionals in the Cwm Taf area to give the leadership needed to improve services for people with diabetes in their area.

The Easter weather forecast for Wales means you might want to make the most of the outdoors beforehand

The good weather looks like it is here to stay for the next week... but it looks like being all change for the Easter bank holiday weekend. The high pressure we have enjoyed in recent days is expected to dominate across the UK through this weekend and ...and more »

Why Facebook is helping drive teen pregnancies in Wales to record low levels

Teenage pregnancy rates in Wales have fallen to record-low levels, new figures have revealed. A total of 1,371 conceptions involved girls aged 18 years old and under in 2014 – the equivalent of 25.4 pregnancies for every 1,000 people in that age group.and more »

15 weird

If you thought last Easter's Crème Egg burger wasn't a culinary mash-up too far, then this year it looks like its creators have gone one better - they've deep fried it. The creation of London's K West Hotel & Spa, the battered Crème Egg burgers will be ...

Court manager used proceeds of £40000 fraud to build a new conservatory and buy two motorbikes he couldn't even ride

A manager who committed a £40,000 fraud on Cardiff's Civil and Family Justice Centre to buy himself a new conservatory and two motorbikes he couldn't even ride has been jailed for 18 months. Married father-of-two Ross McKenzie took money over an ...

'Have I got the answers? Not at the moment.' Rob Howley faces the media after Wales' Twickenham flop

It was Rob Howley who drew the short straw to face the media for the first time amid the rubble of Wales' defeat to England. He would have been grateful for every ounce of experience he has in doing so as not only a current member of the management ...

15 things to do for under a fiver in Cardiff this Easter

When the kids are off school for two whole weeks for Easter it can be a little testing for any parent to keep them amused. Keeping the little ones entertained can be a costly business, so we've found 15 activites that can be enjoyed in or near Cardiff ...and more »

Superbowl Newport follows the success of Cardiff and 'phenomenal' Merthyr

The Newport complex comes just over a year after Cardiff welcomed the bowling operator to the country, and six months following the Merthyr complex opening. The venue in Friars Walk will have 12 bowling alleys, Laser Quest, a diner, amusement arcade, ...and more »

England full

England full-back Mike Brown has revealed how the abuse he received from Twitter trolls from Wales in the build-up to Saturday's 25-21 victory helped inspire his commanding performance at Twickenham. Brown has developed a reputation as the England ...and more »

These four men have together given 140 years of service to Cwmbach Male Choir

The presentations were made on stage during the Cwmbach choir's recent St David's Day concert at Aberdare 's Coliseum Theatre. Norman Blacker, public relations officer for Cwmbach Male Choir, has praised the four choristers' dedication and commitment ...

Revealed: The area of Wales where house prices have risen by 500%

If investing your hard earned cash in property seems like a good idea, if you had done it 20 years ago, which Welsh postcodes would have given you the best return? The winning Welsh postcode. House prices in one Welsh postcode have increased six-fold ...and more »

Tributes paid to 'warm

He joined Treorchy Male Choir in 2009 as part of the Second Bass section, while he also played for Treherbert RFC and became a coach for the club's boys' team. Sarah Bradley, director of human resources at The Royal Mint, has paid tribute to the ...

From the first notes The Wonder Stuff had Cardiff on the ropes.

The formidable Miles Hunt and his merry band laid waste to an almost full Tramshed. They were in town to celebrate 30 years of music making, and did so in their own style. From the first note of 30 Years in the Bathroom to last drum beat of Good Night ...

Footage shows the extent of a grass fire that swept across the outskirts of Swansea

This is the footage of a wild fire which spread across waste land and took more than three hours to bring under control. Fire crews were first called to the land in Penlan, near Swansea , just before 6.30pm on Sunday. The size and scale of the blaze ...and more »

Shane Williams' six

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Chris Evans apologies 'unreservedly' after anger over Top Gear stunts near Cenotaph

Chris Evans has apologised "unreservedly" after scenes for the new Top Gear series were filmed near the Cenotaph in central London. Host Matt LeBlanc was seen driving around Westminster as shooting took place for the new series of the BBC Two show, ...

The key questions Warren Gatland must find answers to if Wales are to have a prayer in New Zealand this summer

Forget Italy this Saturday and the consolation prize of a Six Nations runners-up spot, there will be no answers to Wales' problems unearthed at the Principality Stadium regardless of the outcome. Warren Gatland will already be thinking longer term ...and more »

Little Mix kick off their Get Weird tour with a show

The fab foursome – Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson – powered through their top hits with high energy dance moves, belting out hits from the three albums they have released since winning X Factor four years ago.and more »

Watch the transformation of an empty shell into a new £32m home for Swansea University arts

Watch the beautiful transformation of an empty shell of a building into the new £32m home for Swansea University 's arts events. At the heart of the £450m Bay Campus development, the Great Hall opens its doors today to provide an iconic new home for ...and more »

First look at Tim Burton's new Wales

It's the magical new Hollywood blockbuster that could do for Wales what Harry Potter did for Scotland. And now the first pictures have appeared from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - a fantasy adventure directed by movie maverick Tim Burton ...

Father who acted as a human shield to save fiancée in Tunisia attacks will receive bravery medal

The Welsh train station where passenger numbers have risen by 2,100% · Motorists had a huge diversion from Rhondda to Pontypridd via Llantrisant on Sunday and this is why. Trending Today Lee Byrne Andrea Byrne Janet Finch-Saunders Simon Thomas ...

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather, and M4 updates (Monday, March 14)

The collision happened on the A4059 Aberdare , between the Tesco superstore and the roundabout known locally as Robertstown. South Wales Police said that a silver coloured Vauxhall Vectra collided with the man who was walking about 200 yards south ...

Sixty applications opened with Teach First in South Wales following campaign

A total of 60 applications from the South Wales area have now been opened to change careers through Teach First following our recruitment campaign, a 50% increase on the same period last year. The 'Change Career, Change Lives' teacher recruitment ...and more »

Older People's Commissioner calls for action to ensure people living with dementia get help they need

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales is calling for action to be taken by public services across Wales to ensure people living with dementia, and those who care for them, can access the services, support, information and advice they need. The call ...and more »

'I decided I was a stupid kid'

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby star Lee Byrne has spoken for the first time about his battle with dyslexia and how the learning difficulty shaped his life and career. The full-back, who retired last year, revealed in an ITV programme ...and more »

Plans for new unit to care for sick and premature babies in North Wales approved

The first set of plans for a new state-of-the-art unit in North Wales to care for sick and premature babies have been approved. The next phase of the project will now unfold with Mark Drakeford, Minister for Health and Social Services, giving the ...and more »

Number of shoppers on the Welsh high street continues to decline

Retail footfall levels in Wales are continuing to decline in what has been described as a 'worrying trend.” according to new figures from the Welsh Retail Consortium (WRC) and retail sector analysis firm Springboard. Footfall levels, which includes the ...and more »

The big changes Wales coach Warren Gatland will consider making after England shocker

To change or not to change? That will be the question facing Warren Gatland ahead of the Six Nations finale against Italy in Cardiff next Saturday. Will the Wales coach decide to give some of his players the chance to make up for their 'unacceptable' ...

The tattoo that persuaded a murdered teenager's mum to honour his wish to be an organ donor

Teenager Conner Marshall was enjoying a weekend away with friends at Trecco Bay caravan park in Porthcawl when he was murdered. Just four days after the vicious attack, his family made the agonising decision to turn off his life support machine and ...and more »

What happened inside the Welsh dressing room at half

Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies has given a vivid insight into the Twickenham half-time team talk from Warren Gatland – and admitted the changing room was not a nice place to be in. Gatland afterwards labelled the performances of some individuals as ...

Wales prop Tomas Francis is cited, but Joe Marler waits on Samson Lee 'gypsy boy' verdict

Wales prop Tomas Francis has been cited following the 25-21 defeat against England at Twickenham on Saturday - but Joe Marler will have to wait to see if he is punished for his 'gypsy boy' comment against Samson Lee. Francis has been cited by the ...

Concerns over quality of Welsh degrees as figures reveal fewer top grades

Concerns have been raised about the quality of Welsh higher education after figures revealed universities in Wales continue to produce fewer top degrees than any other home nation. Welsh institutions have awarded fewer first and upper second (2:1) ...

Leading anti

A Cardiff University professor who was one of the UK's leading scientists in anti-cancer drug research has died after his own battle with the disease. Professor Chris McGuigan , a specialist drug designer who had been at the heart of scientific ...and more »

The life

A life-saving scanner has been marooned in storage near Heathrow Airport for a year because the health board which bought it hasn't completed the work necessary to install it in a hospital. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board bought the £1 ...and more »

This is your chance to run a cafe in the middle of Cardiff's stunning Bute Park

Do you fancy running a cafe in the middle of Cardiff's world-renowned Bute Park ? The lease for Bute Park's Summerhouse Cafe is now available for bids. The five-year lease is available after the previous lease came to an end in February. Cardiff ...and more »

Police appeal for information after 18

Police in Cardiff are appealing for information after an 18-year-old woman was reported missing. Jodie Bishop was last seen when she got out of a vehicle in Gabalfa near the junction of the A470 and the A48 at around 2.15pm on Saturday . South Wales ...and more »

The Welsh train station where passenger numbers have risen by 2100%

Stations on the Chepstow line saw 190% growth, partly because local residents persuaded train operator CrossCountry to introduce station calls at Chepstow in 2011. On the Valley Lines, passenger numbers more than doubled on the Rhymney, Aberdare ...and more »

England crowned Six Nations champions and Wales will be runners

England have been crowned Six Nations champions with a week to spare, thanks to Scotland beating France at Murrayfield. And that result means Wales will be guaranteed a second-place finish if they defeat Italy at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.and more »

Runners left confused after course signs and tape in Bute Park 10k event were tampered with

Runners taking part in the Dragon 10K run in Cardiff on Sunday morning were left confused after sections of signage and tape were removed ahead of the race. The run started at 10am in Bute Park and runners followed the 10km track through Blackweir ...and more »

The key England v Wales refereeing decisions explained: Did Joubert get Francis 'gouging', Marler elbow and North ...

The decision-making process for this one totally confused me. There are 72 minutes gone in the clock when the TMO has intervened by telling Craig Joubert he has seen an incident of possible gouging involving Tomas Francis and Dan Cole. He's backed ...

Only one in six bike thefts in Wales leads to the thief being caught

Ryan Bassett, 30, originally from the Rhondda but now lives in Cardiff, has had two bikes stolen in the capital - and twice the thief has not been caught. He said: “The first one was stolen from my garden in Splott in the middle of the day. I only put ...

Man in hospital with serious injuries after hit and run in Newport

Police are appealing for information after a 51-year-old man was seriously injured in a hit and run. The incident happened on Friday on Malpas Road, Newport , when the man was crossing the road near the BP service station. A statement from Gwent Police ...and more »

Thunderous acclaim as Cardiff's new two

Cardiff Devils fans held their rink-warming party in Cardiff Bay and it proved a roaring success. A sell-out 3,000-plus spectators, the biggest attendance ever to watch a Devils home match, were at the newly-opened Ice Arena Wales for their first match.and more »

From the first notes the Wonderstuff had Cardiff on the ropes.

The formidable Miles Hunt and his merry band laid waste to an almost full Tramshed. They were in town to celebrate 30 years of music making, and did so in their own style. From the first note of 30 Years in the Bathroom to last drum beat of Good Night ...

The full disastrous breakdown of 25 shocking missed tackles on the day Wales' fabled defence imploded

Mention a missed tackle count of 25 and, in the watertight era of Shaun Edwards, you'd be tempted to believe it was a tally relating to an entire season. Sadly not. Wales players failed to bring down the old enemy on 25 occasions during the 80 grisly ...

24 stunning walks to help you recover from all that Easter chocolate

It's Easter soon, which can mean only one thing...overindulging on chocolate and the slackening of belts. Luckily, there's enough incredible scenery to explore in this country of ours that you won't have any trouble burning off all the extra calories ...and more »

Saluting the runners, rowers and fabulous fundraisers who dug deep for charity

As Cancer Research Wales marks its 50th anniversary, we salute just a few of the amazing fundraisers from Cardiff and beyond who have dug deep and raised so much for the charity over the decades. From running to rowing and everything in between, the ...

The Barry John verdict: Wales have a terrible habit of starting matches slowly and it cannot carry on

Wales, despite a most memorable final 10 minutes when I thought they may pull off the surprise of all surprises, just failed in the end. But England deserved to win for they were the better team for a large proportion of the game. If you think back ...and more »

Someone has put together an online list of 'secret' dogging sites in Wales

Dozens of locations – including car parks, lay-bys, sand dunes and picnic areas – have been listed in an online round-up of dogging sites in Wales. The list, published on a website targeted at fans of swinging, lists more than 100 spots where strangers ...and more »

Ospreys set to snatch Bradley Davies from Cardiff Blues as Wales lock looks to return from Wasps

The Ospreys are set to snatch Bradley Davies from under the nose of Cardiff Blues. The Wales lock, who won his 53rd cap against England, is in advanced talks with the region over a move from Wasps this summer. Davies was wanted by former club Cardiff ...

The dream is over for The Voice contestant Faith Nelson from Cardiff

There was heartache for The Voice hopeful Faith Nelson as she was dumped out of the competition on Saturday night. The teenager, from Cardiff, sang Beyonce's Running in front of mentor Paloma Faith – who had to cut her team down from eight acts to just ...and more »

The full transcript of Warren Gatland's blast at Wales players following England nightmare

Q: Warren, can you explain why Wales were so flat for the first 60 minutes and so dynamic for the final quarter? A: No. I just said to the players after the game. I gave them a rev up at half-time and said you need some enthusiasm, some energy out there.

Warren Gatland reveals he considered hauling off 'unacceptable' Wales stars after 25 minutes as he demands answers

Warren Gatland has revealed he considered hauling off some of his misfiring stars after just 25 minutes of the defeat to England and vowed to launch a thorough probe into why his players were so bad during a truly shocking first half. Gatland branded ...and more »

Here's how fans coped with Wales' nailbiting end to the Six Nations showdown with England

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...

Swansea award the Freedom of the City to Royal Air Force Cadets

Dozens of air cadets have followed in the footsteps of US President Jimmy Carter and football giant John Charles by being awarded the Freedom of Swansea. A parade was held as around 80 cadets and 40 members of staff of the historic City of Swansea ...and more »

England vs Wales Six Nations analysis: 5 things we learned as Warren Gatland's side fall to defeat after late fightback

It was a result which saw Wales' Six Nations hopes go up in smoke while England secured the Triple Crown and took one further step towards the Grand Slam as a late fightback from Wales proved in vain. Here's five things we learned following a ...

You can now go 500ft underground in an abandoned slate mine that's going to open to the public

This abandoned slate mine 500ft below the ground is set to open to the public. Visitors will be able to take a tour of Llechwedd Slate Cavern in Blaenau Ffestiniog following a journey along the steepest cable railway in Britain. In the tunnels of the ...and more »

Here's what the creators of sex search website Escortdeck say about their service

The creators of a prostitute-finding search engine have opened up about how they operate - and admitted that their service could potentially be accessed by children. Escortdeck lets web users search for sex online at the click of mouse. Hundreds of ...

Bedwas 30

BEDWAS got back on the winning trail as they clinched a bonus point victory against a spirited Bridgend side in a feisty encounter at The Bridge Field. Lock Joe Davies touched down early on before replacements Mike Callow, Tom Rowlands and Alun Rees ...and more »

Newport 42

NEWPORT'S title charge continues to gain momentum after they saw off their biggest rivals Cardiff by securing a stunning bonus point victory at Rodney Parade. It was the impressive Black and Ambers' third consecutive heavy league win and they saw off a ...and more »

'Rare' light pillars spotted in sky over Rhigos mountain

The phenomenon, caused by atmospheric ice crystals reflecting light, was captured by Allan Trow above Rhigos mountain, Rhondda Cynon Taff. He said light pillars were more common in polar regions. Mr Trow, who has been stargazing for 20 years, said ...

What Wales players REALLY* say to each other on the pitch, according to lip

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Wales' beautiful landscapes have now been turned into a colouring book

The stunning scenery of Wales and its picturesque landscapes have been immortalised throughout the ages in stunning photographs and in films and on television. But now it's possible to put your own stamp on some of the country's best-known locations ...

Driver killed in collision outside golf club in Denbighshire

A driver has been killed after colliding with the roadside outside a golf club in Denbighshire . North Wales Police were called to the collision on the A547 in Rhuddlan at around 2pm on Friday. A car had mounted the grass verge and collided with the ...and more »

The grandson of TJ's boss John Sicolo has opened a new bar in Newport

Six years after legendary nightspot TJ's closed its owner's grandson has opened a bar in tribute to the legendary venue. Ashley Sicolo is hoping to recreate some of the atmosphere of the Newport punk club, run by grandfather John Sicolo, where Kurt ...and more »

How Wales u20s tore England apart as they charge towards the Grand Slam

Four first half tries seemingly put the game to bed as it became a matter of twisting the knife with a fatal blow having already been struck. But a resilient England threatened to revive themselves with a strong start to the second half and, with ...and more »

It's showtime! England v Wales is the fiercest rivalry of them all and it's win or bust at Twickenham

The time for the talking has stopped. This afternoon, it's about who walks the walk. The fiercest rivalry in rugby, one which has helped put Barry John, JPR Willams, Adrian Hadley, Scott Gibbs, Ieuan Evans, Gavin Henson and a plethora of others into ...

Plaid makes pre

Chancellor George Osborne's reported u-turn on plans to cut tax relief on pension contributions will shift the burden to those who can least afford it, according to Plaid Cymru. Scrapping upfront relief was predicted to save the Treasury as much as ...and more »

England v Wales preview: Today the talking stops as Twickenham prepares for titanic Six Nations battle

Vunipola v Faletau, Marler v Lee, Jones v Gatland, Grand Slam chasers v Title hopefuls. Wherever you look this weekend at Twickenham there are battles within battles, sub-plots a plenty, points to prove and scores to settle. You've got family rivalries ...

These are the 40 finalists in Miss Wales 2016

They will compete for the title in a three-day grand final beginning on April 14 at the Swansea Marriott Hotel and the Princess Royal Theatre in Port Talbot. Over the three days the finalists will take part in an empowerment day, designed to improve ...

England u20s 16

Tom Phillips' side picked up Wales' first Triple Crown at Under 20 level and are now a win over Italy next week away from a Grand Slam. After wins over Ireland, Scotland and France, the Welsh youngsters had to face the reigning Six Nations champions at ...

Three standout performers during Wales u20s' win over England

Controlling the tempo really well, his service was spot on and he picked the right options at the right times. A constant threat around the base, Morgan-Williams is a livewire and made a number of sniping breaks to keep the English tight defence honest.and more »

Appeal for missing Aberystwyth teenager Ashley Keiron Keegan

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of missing 17-year-old Ashley Keiron Keegan, from the Aberystwyth area. He was last seen at his home address on Wednesday morning, but has not been seen or heard from since. A spokeswoman ...and more »

Who will win the battle of the England and Wales entertainers?

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.

David Cameron had a lot of reasons why Wales should stay in the EU in his speech today

David Cameron has delivered his most detailed pro-EU speech yet in Wales – with the anti-EU Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies sitting in the front row of his audience. Speaking at the Welsh Conservative conference in Llangollen , the Prime Minister ...and more »

57 things you only know if you grew up in Aberystwyth

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Easter 2016 World Half Marathon Championships Things To Do in Wales Restaurants & BARS · Sport. Sections ...

Air cadet centres in Wales are set to be scrapped

wales' two air cadet centres are being forced to close, meaning young people will have to travel to England for glider activities and to learn to fly. The centres - in St Athan and Swansea - train cadets in Wales aged between 13 and 20 and many have ...and more »

Welshman who spent 25 years looking for his friend in South Africa finds him living two streets away

When Ernie Sacco emigrated from Cardiff to South Africa in 1975 he launched a long and fruitless search to find an elusive family friend. But years after giving up all hope of finding Peter Price, he was stunned to strike up a conversation with a ...

This is the entire Cardiff World Half Marathon route run in two minutes

It may not fly by quite as quickly if you're running it, but here you can see the entire route of the IAAF/Cardiff half marathon in two minutes. The route takes runners past city landmarks including Cardiff Castle, Roath Park, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff City ...and more »

Link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE suggests a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive declin

If you live in Barry you'll love this aerial footage of your town

This beautiful sweeping video shot has captured the landscape of one of South Wales' most famous coastlines. Named Beautiful Beaches of Barry, it was filmed by Matthew Lock, from Cardiff, and has already been viewed thousands of times. And it is not ...

'This time England will expect to blow Wales away!' What the English media are saying about the Six Nations decider

'This time England will expect to blow Wales away!' What the English media are saying about the Six Nations decider. 15:34, 11 Mar 2016; Updated 17:33, 11 Mar 2016; By Anthony Woolford. It's the biggest match of the Six Nations, and the English media ...

Providing Security and Dignity in Retirement

Addressing the annual Welsh Conservative Party Conference in Llangollen, Dr Altaf Hussain AM

Body of father missing from Cardiff since February found on beach

The body of a missing man from Cardiff has been discovered on a beach in Southerndown, police have confirmed. The discovery was made at around 2.30pm on Wednesday, March 9. Police said the body has been formally identified as Dewi Holt, 47, from ...

Isaak Davies - Wales U15 Football

We at St John are all extremely proud of Isaak Davies who this week repr

A company has four pubs in Wales up for grabs and you don't need experience to be the landlord

The company is hosting an open day on March 30 in Swansea and will welcome current landlords looking to move to a new pub company or potential landlords who are completely new the industry. Caren Geering, business development manager for South ...

What time does England under 20s v Wales under 20s kick off? What TV channel is it on? Who's in the teams?

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Reverend Matthew Gibbon is 'delighted' to be the new priest to take up post in Aberaman and Cwmaman

A new priest has taken up a post for the parish of Aberaman and Cwmaman. Born and brought up in the Valleys, the Reverend Matthew Gibbon is 'delighted' to be staying in the area that nurtured his vocation.

First film taken inside the Rhondda Tunnel has been released

The film was shot by Rhondda Tunnel Society chairman Stephen Mackey using a Go Pro camera - as part of a bat survey to gauge the extent of any wildlife that may be residing inside the tunnel. It was an emotional visit for 60-year-old Stephen as he was ...

Welsh ace Adele Nicoll targets outdoor season after indoor success

Adele Nicoll claimed her first senior medal at the British Indoor Championships last weekend and believes that she is built to thrive on the big stage, write Pippa Field. The shot putter produced a personal-best throw of 15.91 metres at the English ...

The England v Wales scrum row explained: Who is acting illegally and how will Craig Joubert cope?

Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde kicked it off by claiming Joe Marler doesn't scrummage straight. England boss Eddie Jones countered that Wales always flout the rules by pre-engaging and refusing to have a proper scrum contest. But what does it mean ...

Treorchy pub wrecking spree caught on CCTV

A sacked bus driver wrecked a pub by throwing chairs, tables and bottles after erupting into angry rage over losing his job, a court heard. Martin Lewis, 56, caused £9,000 worth of damage at the Stag pub in Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taff. He also caused ...

Watch Barry Island Pleasure Park's new log flume tested out for the first time

Here's what's in wait for thrill-seekers when the new log flume ride opens at Barry Island Pleasure Park. It had been hoped the ride, called Pirate River, would be ready for the half term holiday in February, but safety checks saw the date being put ...

Captured on CCTV: Furious bus driver wrecks a pub after losing his job

He was caught on the pub's CCTV as he caused "an incredible amount of damage" costing £9,000 to the Stag Pub in Treorchy, Rhondda. Moments after he was sitting alone quietly sipping from a beer glass, CCTV footage showed the Lewis start throwing ...

Pembrokeshire residents face 5% council tax rise

People living in Pembrokeshire will pay an extra 5% in their council tax for the next year after the council approved its budget for 2016-17. The increase represents an extra of 77p a week or £40.06 a year for an average, Band D Council property which ...and more »

England motivated by fear for crunch Six Nations clash with Wales as Dylan Hartley says the time for success is now

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Six Nations Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Blow for Cardiff's bid for elected mayor as campaign in Bath fails

A bid for Bath to get an elected mayor has been resoundingly rejected by voters - in what will be seen as a blow for Cardiff's campaign. More than 38,000 people turned out in the World Heritage site city and cast votes about how the council was run ...and more »

Why pensioners won't have to spend savings on care under the Welsh Tories

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Tata job losses Crime Transport Francesco Guidolin · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff City ...and more »

Temperatures could hit double figures over the weekend

After one of the wettest and warmest winters on record, this weekend's weather is set to be a welcome change with temperatures set to reach double figures. After a chilly start with frost in some places, Friday looks set to be a fine day with light ...

Six Nations breaking news and updates LIVE: War of words erupts as Wales and England hold final press conferences

At Thursday's team announcement ahead of the Six Nations showdown against Wales, the Australian didn't disappoint. After warming up with comments about the illegality of the Welsh scrum and how England's World Cup defeat at Twickenham would have ...

The morning news headlines: US reaffirms 'special relationship' with UK after Obama's Libya criticism; People are ...

The value of the US and UK's special relationship has been reaffirmed in the wake of Barack Obama's criticism of David Cameron for his actions over Libya. The president was critical of European nations - including the UK - which joined the US in ...

These are the 10 best places to live in Wales

Whether it's down to their coastal views, their rural charm or their history-steeped streets – the 10 best places to live in Wales have been revealed. The accolades have been awarded to towns and villages across Wales in The Sunday Times Best Places to ...and more »

Mental health patients in Wales struggle to access' talking therapies', report reveals

HUNDREDS of people with mental health problems in Wales are struggling to access “talking therapies” such as counselling, a new survey has revealed. Research by the charity Mind Cymru found almost half of 492 people surveyed said they were not ...

Nigel Owens and Chris Coleman among those recognised in St David Awards 2016

Welsh international rugby union referee, Nigel Owens, has been commended for being “a fabulous ambassador for Wales” at a glittering award ceremony. During the St David Awards at the Senedd, First Minister Carwyn Jones, paid tribute to Owens for his ...and more »

My dodgy dossier on England... Ford flaky, Youngs unreliable, Cole a flat track merchant but Kruis a beast

The Six Nations title will be decided on Saturday in a game between a Wales side who have not been at their best, but have plenty of pedigree, and an England side who are better than they were, but not as good as they think they are. Wales have been a ...

Legal action taken against the firm that advised on a £21m land sale scandal

Legal action will be taken against a firm that advised on the sale of public land at a fraction of its long-term value, it has emerged. The Welsh Government said it has initiated a legal process against Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), the London-based ...and more »

Cardiff is set to get another £450000 hub which will be housed in a police station

Llanishen police station on Station Road will be converted to house a library, computers and training rooms. Face-to-face advice will also be available offering housing, welfare and benefit advice, into work and training support, digital inclusion and ...

Appetite for improvement now ‘endemic’ across Welsh public services - CSSIW annual report 2014-15 published today

The appetite for change and improvement is “endemic” across all public services in Wales, said the Chief Inspector for Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales. 

'Faletau's going, Faletau's going!' This is what went on inside England's final full training session

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One of Wales' most striking and important houses is on the market for £525000

It's considered to be one of the most important Tudor buildings in Wales and the home of a powerful local medieval lord. Now, the distinctive Talgarth is on the market for £525,000, meaning you too could be Lord of the Manor and part of the property's ...

Cardiff 'institution' the Poets Corner set to be demolished

An iconic Cardiff pub looks set to be demolished after more than a century in business. The Poets Corner in Roath closed at the end of last year . Greene King said selling the two-floor venue was a “difficult decision”. An application, shown outside ...

Architects Austin

... construction value of £20m for Cardiff Community Housing Association; the new £13m Sports Complex on the Cyncoed Campus at Cardiff Metropolitan University; and the development of proposals for the new £11m Aberdare Campus at Coleg y Cymoedd.and more »

Call for Plan B for rural economy if Britain votes to leave European Union

The chair of a National Assembly committee has written to First Minister Carwyn Jones to ask if plans are being prepared in case Britain votes to leave the European Union. It follows a warning yesterday by the CLA that there could be a serious risk to ...

The full transcript of Eddie Jones' astonishing attack on the 'illegal' Welsh scrum

England coach Eddie Jones has raised the stakes ahead of Saturday's Six Nations decider against Wales with a series of remarkable accusations aimed at the Welsh scrum. Jones fired back at Robin McBryde's warning about Joe Marler's questionable ...and more »

These drivers are recklessly using a notorious stretch of road as a real life Scalextric track

Boy racers are using a picturesque stretch of Welsh road as a “life-size Scalextric” track, reaching speeds of up to 100mph. The area covering the A5, A543 and B4501 has been dubbed “Disney World for driving enthusiasts” on driving forums, who risk the ...and more »

Cardiff wants to bring back Boris bikes to Wales' capital

City transport chiefs have hatched a plan to resurrect their flopped attempt to make a London-style bike hire scheme work in Cardiff. The new scheme would be a massive expansion of the 70 yellow OYbikes that were installed at 10 locations around ...and more »

Why Wales' very own 'Super Car Valley' could soon be making a quarter of the UK's luxury cars

With luxury car makers Aston Martin and TVR St Athan can become a world leading automotive cluster acting as a magnet for attracting further investment, believes industry expert Professor Garel Rhys. While TVR has yet to confirm it is setting up a new ...and more »

This is how people reacted to news that a Welsh beach is becoming the first in Britain to ban smoking

The ban, which came into force at Little Haven in Pembrokeshire on Wednesday, is aimed at discouraging young people from smoking and to promote health and wellbeing. The voluntary ban – which also applies to e-cigarettes – was agreed as part of a ...

Live updates as two crashes at the Severn Bridge heading into Wales leaves traffic at a standstill

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Wales promise to 'point the finger' at Joe Marler as they call on England prop to scrummage legally

Wales will be “pointing the finger” at England prop Joe Marler during Saturday's Six Nations decider at Twickenham if he is scrummaging illegally. The angle at which Harlequins loosehead Marler packs down at the scrum was a big talking point during the ...and more »

Police testing body's plastic wrapping for wife's fingerprints

Coroner Andrew Barkley adjourned the inquest at Aberdare until a full hearing later in May. Leigh Anne - described by police as the main suspect in the "perfect murder" - died of brain cancer in October, 25 days before her husband's remains were found.

People's Choice Awards 2016: The full list of winners

The inaugural awards asked you to nominate and vote for your favourite destinations in Wales.and more »

When does Game of Thrones season six air in the UK?

It's one of the world's most talked about shows and it's nearly time for Game of Thrones to hit our screens again for the sixth season. Game of Thrones season six will air on Monday, April 25. It will be simulcast on Sky Atlantic and HBO at 2am UK time ...

The former soldier who studied in Wales and many think will be Labour's next leader

Dan Jarvis served as a Company Commander of the Special Forces Support Group based at St Athan in South Wales before entering politics and is now seen as one of the leading contenders to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.and more »

Could this former soldier who served and studied in Wales be the next leader of the Labour party?

Dan Jarvis served as a Company Commander of the Special Forces Support Group based at St Athan in South Wales before entering politics and is now seen as one of the leading contenders to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.and more »

People's Choice Awards 2016: Pete's Eats in Llanberis wins Best Cafe in Wales

A Gwynedd cafe has received its 40th anniversary present a little earlier than expected after being voted by YOU as the Best Cafe in Wales in the 2016 People's Choice Awards. The Llanberis eatery - which first opened in 1978 - polled the most votes in ...

MP blasts planned 4% Vale of Glamorgan council tax increase

A South Wales council is expected to approve plans which would see an inflation-busting council tax hike of almost 4% next year. Councillors in the Vale of Glamorgan will be asked to accept proposals for a 3.9% rise – which would see bills for people ...and more »

MP blasts 4% Vale of Glamorgan council tax increase

A South Wales council has approved plans which would see an inflation-busting council tax hike of almost 4% next year. Councillors in the Vale of Glamorgan have accepted proposals for a 3.9% rise – which will see bills for people living in the average ...and more »

Cardiff jihadi's details found among 'gold mine' of leaked Islamic State documents

Thousands of Islamic State documents containing the personal details of fighters, including those of Cardiff student Reyaad Kahn, have been leaked to a British news organisation. A disillusioned former member of the terror group is believed to have ...and more »

People's Choice Awards 2016: Fuel Rock Club wins Best Bar/Nightclub in Wales

Fans of a Cardiff rock club have made their voices heard by voting through their favourite venue as the Best Bar/Nightclub in Wales. Fuel Rock Club on Womanby Street in the heart of Cardiff's music quarter is one of the capital's biggest rock clubs and ...

England v Wales could be the rehabilitation of Craig Joubert... He didn't deserve to be hung out to dry

England versus Wales. Historically the biggest sporting occasion of the year and a game which, on this occasion, increases in magnitude because the Six Nations title is on the line. The stakes, we can agree, are already high enough. But there is a ...and more »

People's Choice Awards 2016: The George in Newport wins Best Pub in Wales

A local boozer at the heart of a Newport community has beaten off tough competition from hundreds of other pubs around Wales to be voted YOUR favourite watering hole. The George has won Best Pub in the 2016 People's Choice Awards which asked you ...

People's Choice Awards 2016: Dragon's Den Soft Play wins Best Family Attraction in Wales

Fans voted in their thousands for the play centre which is at the Aberaman Park Industrial Estate in Aberdare. Owner Michael Jones wanted to thank everyone who voted for the play area. He said: "We are delighted with the win and thank you so much to ...

People's Choice Awards 2016: Abergavenny Food Festival wins Best Event in Wales

A food festival that draws thousands of people to a market town in Monmouthshire has been voted by you as the Best Event in Wales in the 2016 People's Choice Awards. The food festival received the most votes in its category to take top spot ...

Old Telephone Warehouse home on Aberaeron harbour on sale for £550000

If you're looking for a home that combines quirky with historic then this unusual home might just be the ideal property. Shares; Comments. Get daily news by email. Invalid e-mail. Subscribe Thanks for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again later ...

Sherman Cymru's A Play, A Pie and a Pint returns with a bang thanks to the Laughtons

A Play, A Pie and A Pint are on the menu at Sherman Cymru this week. The pies aren't bad and the pint goes down a treat as Mr and Mrs Laughton, two film stars from the 1930s, invite us into their home. Charles Laughton will be remembered as the ...and more »

Live updates from Cardiff murder trial as defendant's ex

Stay with us for live updates on day six of the trial at Cardiff Crown Court where four men are charged with the murder of 35-year-old Russell Peachey. Mr Peachey was found lying on a street in Grangetown , Cardiff, on August 1 and later died of his ...

Western Mail letters: Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Welsh Conservatives' plan to rank hospitals, like cafés, with a simplistic 1-5 score takes stupidity to a whole new level. For cafés this system leaves much to be desired, though I accept it does provide a quick overview. Hospitals are an entirely ...

'It all kicked off!' How tension surrounded Wales squad amid investigation into midnight burger binge ahead of ...

'It all kicked off!' How tension surrounded Wales squad amid investigation into midnight burger binge ahead of England triumph. 09:06, 10 Mar 2016; Updated 09:18, 10 Mar 2016; By Simon Gaskell ...

Live updates as two crashes around Cardiff cause rush hour delays

An accident on the M4 eastbound reported just after 7.30am was causing very slow traffic between J34 / A4119 (Miskin) and J33 A4232 (Cardiff west and services). It involved three vehicles and two lanes (of four) are blocked just after the entry slip at ...

Man due in court charged with murder of woman whose body was found in Cardiff Bay flat

A 36-year-old man is due in court this morning charged with the murder of Christine James whose body was found at a flat in Cardiff Bay. Kris Wade, from Cardiff Bay, was arrested on Monday and has been remanded in custody to appear at Cardiff ...and more »

Operating theatres in Wales are not being used efficiently, claims new report

Operating theatres across Wales are not being utilised properly, leading to delays and cancellations in treatment, a new report has revealed. Auditor General for Wales Huw Vaughan Thomas claims poor planning, lack of staff and unrealistically high or ...and more »

Defence contract for communications kit should bring 50 jobs to South Wales

Around 50 skilled jobs will be created in South Wales at General Dynamics UK as a result of a £175m investment by the Ministry of Defence in enhanced communications kit for the armed forces. The new contract will also secure a further 20 jobs at the ...

The women with very personal reasons for backing a new anti

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