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June 2016

Two people arrested after Cardiff city centre disturbance involving up to 40 people

Police have arrested two people after a disturbance in Cardiff that involved up to 40 people. The incident happened on Wood Street on Saturday night, and police are appealing for those with mobile phone footage of the incident to come forward. Two ...

Find out why Messi and Iniesta were linked to Rangers at science festival talk in Swansea

Computer games have become ever more life-like, and the many ways in which Football Manager has skilfully dribbled in and out of real life are the subject of a talk at the British Science Festival in Swansea in September. Post reporter Richard Youle ...and more »

Gareth Bale had a brilliant answer when an interviewer asked him what Wales have done that England haven't

There are those who will tell you that Wales have forged an incredible team spirit that sees them running themselves into the ground for one and other on the field. Some might tell you they have got the location of their team base spot on, in the ...and more »

Eight reasons why Wales have roared into the Euro 2016 quarter

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Wales needs a 'Marshall Plan' to boost its economy following EU leave referendum result says Plaid Cymru

A 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild the Welsh economy in the wake of the vote leave EU referendum is needed said Plaid Cymru. The party's Shadow Cabinet Minister for Finance and Economy Adam Price also said that Wales cannot lose a penny of structural funds, ...and more »

Everything you need to know about Cardiff's Tafwyl Festival

It's the free Welsh arts and culture festival which will feature live music, literature, drama, comedy, sport, food, drink and much more. Here's our handy guide to make sure you get the most our of the event ...

Air ambulance lands in Swansea after ice cream van overturns

The Wales Air Ambulance was seen landing in Blaenymaes, Swansea , after an ice cream van overturned. Two fire crews, paramedics and police were also called to the scene on Penplas Road. The driver has been taken to hospital but their condition is not ...and more »

Wales' oldest furniture store to close after 181

Eddershaws will shut its last remaining store in Cardiff following a six week closing down sale, which starts tomorrow. The business began in Swansea in 1835 when Fredrick Charles Eddershaw, great-grandfather of the present owner Michael Eddershaw, ...

You can get to Lille for the Wales v Belgium match by hiring this private jet

Wales football supporters can still travel to France in time for the crunch Euro 2016 quarter-final clash with Belgium - and in style. Fans can fly from Cardiff to host city Lille via FlyVictor private jets. Watching Chris Coleman's men potentially ...and more »

A Rhondda special school hosted a mini wedding for 130 pupils

A year of hard work and preparation came together for a Rhondda special school when 130 of its pupils took part in a mini school wedding. Ysgol Hen Felin, based in Ystrad , carried out the ceremony at Carmel Chapel in Treherbert , where blushing bride ...

RCT council has reminded everyone of the area's diversity following its 53.7% Brexit vote

One of Wales' largest local authorities has reacted to Brexit by reminding everyone how diverse and welcoming the area truly is. Rhondda Cynon Taf council passed a resolution re-affirming its commitment to being 'inclusive and welcoming' at is full ...

Football fans handed three

Two Swansea City fans have been banned from attending football matches for three years after terrorising passengers on two separate train journeys following an away match last season. Josh David Evans, of Pant y Celyn Road, Townhill, and Shaun ...and more »

A Welsh actor just posted an epic Facebook rant after an English paper's comment about the Wales football team

A Welsh actor delivered a brutal response to a comment about the Wales football team in a newspaper that said it was "astonishing" Wales had made the quarter-finals. Jonny Owen, from Merthyr Tydfil , posted a response to an article in the Metro newspaper.and more »

Pontypridd River Taff search off after nobody found

A search has been called off in Rhondda Cynon Taff after emergency services did not find anyone in a river. Firefighters trawled the banks of the River Taff near Tonteg Road on Treforest industrial estate in Pontypridd after reports someone was in the ...

Rescuers search river for 'person at risk' after hearing "cries for help"

Emergency services searched parts of the river in Pontypridd after "cries for help" were heard coming from the water on Thursday. Specialist boat and line crews were called to Treforest Industrial Estate at around 11.45 am to look for the 'person at risk'.

Wales to wear red home kit in Euro 2016 quarter

Wales will be in their favoured red shirt when they take on Belgium in the Euro 2016 quarter-final tomorrow. Their home kit clashes with their opponents black, red and yellow number, but with Chris Coleman's team the designated home side, Belgium will ...and more »

Live updates as rescuers search river for 'person at risk'

Emergency services are searching parts of the river in Pontypridd after "cries for help" were heard coming from the water. Specialist boat and line crews were called to Treforest Industrial Estate at around 11.45 am to look for the 'person at risk ...

Cardiff has U

Just two days after announcing that a busy dual carriageway would be affected by the work, the city has reversed its decision and apologised. There had been due to be closures of the A4232 Pentwyn Link from Monday - and they would have continued until ...

Cardiff residents face having to park 20 minutes from home

Residents of a Cardiff suburb say they face having to park a 20-minute walk away from their homes if council proposals to install yellow lines go ahead. The proposals by Cardiff council would see double yellow lines painted on residential roads in ...

Wales' proud history of welcoming people from around the world will not change, says First Minister

“Racism has absolutely no place in Wales” – this is the message from First Minister Carwyn Jones as he meets with people from ethnic minority communities today . He believes Wales' proud history of welcoming people from all over the world will not ...and more »

Someone who looks A LOT like Beyoncé has been spotted in Cardiff

If you were the most bootylicious, flawless, independent woman in Cardiff - where would you go? Well, apparently someone spotted Queen Bey getting out of a taxi outside the Park Plaza hotel - maybe she wanted a Lemonade (you can see where this is ...and more »

They have painted over the brilliant Dude Looks Like a Welsh Lady artwork in Cardiff

It was a controversial but much-loved piece of city art. But the Dude Looks Like a Welsh Lady mural is no more. The mural was painted by Phil Morgan on the side of the Abacus arts centre in St David's House, opposite the bus station. The words on the ...

French pubs are serving a dish called Le Welsh and it's the perfect hangover food for the Euros

What better way to sort out the post-footie hangover than with a good bit of Welsh stodge? Shares; Comments. Get daily news by email. Le Welsh is the perfect stodgy hangover food. Football fans travelling to France ahead of Wales' Euro 2016 clash with ...and more »

Is this the try of the summer... or ANY summer? Watch the length

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.

These young people are changing their communities for the better by volunteering, campaigning and fundraising

Girl Guide Nadine Thomas completed her gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and then trained as a young leader so she could help others to do the same. The 19-year-old from Rhondda Cynon Taf volunteers for four hours a week during term-time and more ...

Wales at Euro 2016 LIVE updates: Belgium squad assessed, build

Preparations are continuing for Wales ahead of their Euro 2016 quarter final clash with Belgium on Friday. Chris Coleman's side took four points from their upcoming opponents in the qualifying campaign for this tournament, and will want to continue ...and more »

Five Welsh restaurants have been named among the best in the UK

The Walnut Tree in Llandewi Skirrid has been named the Best Restaurant in Wales at the National Restaurant Awards. And it's ranked number 11 in the UK in a list of 100 that also includes Stephen Terry's The Hardwick at number 40, Wright's Food Emporium ...

South Wales Echo letters: Thursday, June 30, 2016

And his Rhondda electorate voted strongly for Brexit, showing his own failure to win them. Sacking Hilary Benn (him of invade-Iraq and bomb-Syria) as shadow minister was inevitable. Our Stephen Doughty at least had the decency to resign when ...

Soaring numbers of girls are taking up football in Cardiff

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

Beyoncé fans have been queuing at the Principality Stadium since 6am

Beyoncé is playing in Cardiff tonight - and fans are already queuing outside the Principality Stadium. Hours before the superstar is due to take to the stage, fans are already outside hoping to get the best spot in the house. Beyoncé is not due to take ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Thursday, June 30)

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 ...

Ken Skates says post

The Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure Ken Skates has outlined the plan for a pro-Brexit Wales. Mr Skates, who was promoted to the position of Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in May, has spelt out a detailed plan to ...

Inspection found that a Welsh police force kept too many children in custody

An independent report into a Welsh police force's child protection work has found that too many children have been unnecessarily kept in custody. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published their post-inspection review on the child protection work ...and more »

Lifeboat volunteer who died in motorbike crash had undiagnosed lung condition

A lifeboat volunteer who died in a motorbike crash had an underlying health condition which may have affected him on the day he died, an inquest has heard. Craig Andrew Steadman died on August 24 last year when his bike drifted into the outside lane of ...and more »

Hundreds sign petition calling for improved safety measures at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens coach station

More than 500 people have signed a petition asking Cardiff council to improve lighting and safety at the city's coach station. Since the bus station closed, National Express coaches have been using a new facility at Sophia Gardens. But now a petition ...

Gap between Generation Rent and home owners is continuing to grow in Wales

There are some surprising results about the Welsh property market coming out of the results of research from The Family Resource Survey. Conducted by the government's Department for Work and Pensions, the project is a continuous survey which collects ...and more »

The Washington Post thinks the UK could end up being called 'Wangland'

America's heavyweight newspaper The Washington Post published a series of searing critiques of Brexit in the run up to the referendum. 'Never have so many risked so much for so little', was one painfully sharp intro . And now it has published a piece ...and more »

Just nine Welsh football fans arrested in France during Euro 2016 – as England sees 45 supporters detained

Nine Welsh fans arrested in France during Euro 2016 are among 65 from across Britain who have “let the country down”, a Home Office minister has said. But figures showed Wales has had fewer supporters than both England and Northern Ireland.and more »

Dozens of Cynon Valley girls are now training regularly with new all

Kath Yates, business development manager at Aberdare RFC – the Cynon Valley cluster's host club – said the move has so far proved a success. She said: “We are averaging 45 girls participating across all the age groups, which is fantastic. “And we want ...

Search for 24 children missing in Brecon Beacons: Everything we know so far

A rescue mission was launched after a group of 24 schoolchildren went missing on the Brecon Beacons on Wednesday afternoon. Mountain teams scoured the area around Llyn y Fan Fach after the group disappeared at around 1pm. Three mountain rescue ...and more »

This is everything we know so far about the 26 children who were reported missing in Brecon Beacons

A rescue mission was launched after a group of 26 schoolchildren were reported missing on the Brecon Beacons on Wednesday afternoon. Mountain teams scoured the area around Llyn y Fan Fach for the group at around 1pm. Three mountain rescue teams, ...and more »

Cardiff shock rockers Demented Are Go have new Dr Martens boots dedicated to them

They're the horror-obsessed Cardiff psychobilly band who, in the looks department, could best be described as 'rough as old boots'. But now South Wales shock rockers Demented Are Go have become the face of some brand new footwear - Dr Martens , to be ...

Stephen Crabb says his Welsh record shows how he can bring people together

Stephen Crabb pointed to his record as Welsh Secretary as he made the case that he is the best person to unite a fractured Conservative party and negotiate the best Brexit deal for Britain. The Preseli Pembrokeshire MP's tenure at the Wales Office was ...and more »

This is what it was like living in Cardiff when cholera was rampant

Cardiff then was cramped, there was "fearful" overcrowding and any fresh water was infected by leaks from cesspits. The epidemic was caused by overcrowded, poorly ventilated housing. On top of that, there was no proper drainage systems so filth just ...and more »

EastEnders are supporting Wales now England has crashed out of the Euros

BBC One soap EastEnders may be filmed months in advance but the Carter family last night vowed to support Wales in the Euros 2016. A scene filmed in the wake of the Brexit vote and England's humiliating defeat against Iceland the night before, opened ...and more »

Police were 'justified' in deliberately running over a dog loose on a busy road

Police officers who deliberately run over and killed a dog at high speed on a main road in Wales were justified in their actions, according to a review published today. The foxhound, which was running loose on the A55 in North Wales on Feburary 22, was ...and more »

Runners cross the finish line in thrilling style

Tim has been Mr Consistency, always in the top three and here he had a comfortable 20 second margin over Matthew Evans of Aberdare. In fourth place was Sam Lewis-Jones of Parc Bryn Bach (29.44) followed by Neil Jones of Cwm Ogwr (30.00) in fifth.

115 jobs to be cut at the Dow Corning chemical plant in Barry

The restructuring of the Dow Corning Corporation has put 115 jobs under threat at in Barry. The Dow Corning Corporation employs 629 at its site in the Vale of Glamorgan and 115 roles could be impacted by the consolidations at Dow and Dow Corning.and more »

Three adults and a child taken to hospital following crash in Cardiff

Three people and a child were taken to hospital following a crash in Cardiff on Tuesday night. Emergency services were called to Greenway Road in Rumney at around 7.40pm, following reports of a two-vehicle road traffic collision. Police officers ...

This is what Beyoncé fans coming to Cardiff can expect after her Sunderland gig

Beyoncé kicked off her UK leg of the Formation World Tour last night at Sunderland's Stadium of Light. The north east weather may have not been great, but the Lemonade singer was so fierce she set the stadium on fire, Angela Upex was there to chart the ...and more »

Here's how Europeans in Wales feel now after the country voted to leave the EU

They've been living here for years - decades in many cases - and have become part of the fabric of our society. They came here legally, under the rules that existed when they arrived and a Brexit vote doesn't mean they have to leave. However, things ...

Airbus say Broughton is 'indispensable' to European aerospace industry

Airbus has reassured the Broughton base of its operations that it is "indispensable" to the European aerospace industry. The aerospace giant - which employs 6,000 people at the wing manufacturing plant in Broughton - had been quite vocal in their ...

Wales at Euro 2016 LIVE: Latest breaking news as more video footage emerges from inside camp

It's been four days since Wales booked their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, as they gear up for their last-eight tie against Belgium. And with England falling to a humiliating defeat to Iceland, it means Chris Coleman's side are the last ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Wednesday, June 29)

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 ...

Major roadworks will begin on a busy Cardiff dual carriageway from Monday

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

Wales cannot lose a single penny in EU funding following referendum result says Mark Drakeford

The Welsh Government said that “every penny” lost to the Welsh economy in European Union funding will need to be replaced by the UK Government. Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford has said he will do all he can to ...and more »

Police and special forces carry out major counter

Residents living near Ffos Las Racecourse and Llantrisant Common, in Rhondda Cynon Taff, were expected to become aware of a large number of emergency service vehicles and were likely to hear loud noises, simulated explosions and “blank” gunfire ...

A helicopter and men with guns are spotted in Tenby as latest Sherlock scenes are filmed in Wales

You'd have been forgiven if you thought there had been a major incident in Tenby as crowds gathered to watch dramatic scenes of men with guns and a helicopter at St Catherine's Island. But what was unfolding was actually filming of the BBC One hit ...and more »

Chair of CBI Wales on what now for the Welsh economy following the EU vote leave referendum result

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 EU Referendum Beaches in Wales Tata job losses Wales Rugby Team Stuff to do in Wales · Sport.

'Disappointing' rise in the number of drivers being caught by bus lane cameras in Cardiff

The number of drivers being caught by bus lane cameras has gone up in Cardiff in each of the last two months. And the total raised throughout the 18 months of the scheme now stands at £3,673,075. Figures showed a steady decline up to March – but in the ...

More incredible scenes from inside the Wales team room as the players perform that stirring Iceland chant

Wales' players are certainly in good spirits ahead of their Euro 2016 quarter-final showdown with Belgium... as a fresh video from inside their team room shows. Social media was awash on Monday night as Chris Coleman's stars jumped for joy when Iceland ...and more »

This Greek couple wants to tell you why they came to Wales and decided to stay

Teacher Alex Kampas and his wife Leda Fotopoulou, both 43, came to Wales from Greece to study in the mid-1990s and liked it so much they stayed. Alex is a teacher in South Wales. Leda is a caterer and painter. In the wake of Brexit, the couple, who ...

There will be a fanzone for Wales v Belgium in Newport

A 5,000 capacity-fanzone will be set up in Rodney Parade in Newport on Friday night. Wales take on Belgium in the quarter final in Lille at 8pm. The home of Newport Gwent Dragons and Newport RFC will be transformed and gates will open at 4pm with ...and more »

Welsh health board criticised after advertising for £35000 a year art manager

A Welsh health board has been criticised for planning to take on an “art manager” on a salary of up to £35,000 a year. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) which covers an area from Gower to Bridgend is currently advertising the job.and more »

Finance Wales in 'business as usual' message following EU leave referendum vote

Finance Wales has issued a "business as usual" message following the EU leave referendum vote. The investment bank subsidiary of the Welsh Government will soon start investing in Welsh SMEs from its new £136m Wales Business Fund. However, half of ...and more »

Another company has got its Euro 2016 marketing wrong in Wales

This England-supporting billboard seen in a Welsh car park couldn't be more perfect. In a carpark in England, and probably before last night's brilliant 2-1 Euro 2016 defeat against Iceland, the sign would be perfect for fans on the other side of the ...and more »

How the soldier in this haunting image was identified as a war hero

Lieutenant Frank Roberts, MC was awarded the Military Cross 'for conspicuous gallantry and fine leadership in an attack'. Shares. Get daily news by email. This distinctive and haunting portrait of a sad young Soldier in the Great War, whose. This ...

Hirwaun RFC to play Aberdare rivals on Friday to launch three

Hirwaun RFC will host Aberdare RFC at the Welfare Grounds in Hirwaun on Friday, July 1, with proceeds split between Ward Six at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon in Mountain Ash - in memory of past Hirwaun player Bobby Phillips - and the #staystrongforows Welsh ...

Cardiff WILL get a fanzone for the Wales v Belgium Euro 2016 quarter final

Wales will take on Belgium at 8pm on Friday in Lille and the city council had said yesterday they did not know whether there would be a fanzone. They have now confirmed that the fanzone at Cooper's Field at Bute Park will open at 5pm. More than 6,000 ...and more »

This is how the EU referendum vote could impact on UK households

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 EU Referendum Beaches in Wales Tata job losses Wales Rugby Team Stuff to do in Wales · Sport.

This man was told to stop wasting taxpayers' money and 'get back to Europe' despite being born in Cardiff

This man was told to stop wasting tax payers money and “get back to Europe” - despite being born in Cardiff and having Caribbean roots. Born at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in 1990, Jerome Martell Mason has lived in the capital his whole ...and more »

Wales Air Ambulance to open its first base in Cardiff in August

Wales Air Ambulance is set to launch a fourth helicopter from a new base in Cardiff, it has been revealed. The charity currently has a fleet of three helicopters operating from bases in Llanelli , Caernarfon and Welshpool. But a fourth service will be ...and more »

Cardiff's flagship HMV store to reopen after seven

The announcement that it was to shut its doors in January came as a blow to Cardiff's music lovers. But now the Welsh capital's branch of HMV , the largest in Wales at 12,000 square feet, is to reopen on Friday (July 1) in a brand new location - just a ...and more »

Wales' stars defend celebration video at England Euro flop, insisting it was more about backing the underdog

A video of Chris Coleman's team jumping for joy on Monday night as Iceland sealed England's fate was widely shared on social media and led to a mixed reaction from the public. Lots of Welsh fans were delighted by the spontaneous response in the team ...and more »

Cardiff pub The Wharf will be demolished to make way for new flats

Cardiff pub The Wharf will be demolished after permission has been granted by Cardiff council. Builder JR Smart wrote to the council asking for permission to demolish the pub, manager's flat and boatshed. In that, they say all debris and rubbish will ...

Top Award For Youth Work

The Council’s Youth Engagement and Participation Service is the first organisat

Work to add a lane on a busy Pontypridd roundabout due to start

A busy Pontypridd roundabout is due to undergo work to improve traffic flow and capacity for motorists. An additional inner lane will be added to parts of Bridge Street roundabout in the town. The work is due to start on Monday and will happen ahead of ...

Mick Antoniw named Counsel General for Wales

Mick Antoniw AM has been appointed as Counsel General for Wales, in

CSSIW and HIW publish the findings of their national inspection of care and support for people with learning disabilities

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales have today challenged local authorities and health boards to improve the planning and delivery of services for people with learning disabilities.

A lot of people back home believe we will 'smash Wales'

As Euro 2016 continues to spring surprises, Belgium are sensing a golden chance for their star-studded side to seize in France. Confidence is running high after Eden Hazard and co. turned on the style in Sunday night's 4-0 thrashing of Hungary in the ...and more »

Four kittens have died after being dumped in a plastic bag in a Wrexham river

Four kittens have died after being found dumped in a plastic bag in a Wrexham river on Saturday - a day before two kittens were also found in a tied-up carrier bag just over an hour away. The kittens, thought to be around two weeks old, were found on ...and more »

This was what happened when a Welsh crowd in Paris got their football stuck in a tree

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Good times keep rolling for Euro 2016 anthem as video picks up award

Aberdare native Chris, who has made several appearances on TV and radio to promote the single, which is available to download from iTunes, said: “I'm really pleased for Jamie more than anything. “He deserves it because he puts a lot of work into film, ...

The Walnut Tree is officially the best restaurant in Wales

The Walnut Tree in Llandewi Skirrid has been named the Best Restaurant in Wales at the National Restaurant Awards. And it's ranked number 11 in the whole of the UK in a list of 100 that also includes Stephen Terry's The Hardwick at number 40, Wright's ...

11 cool places to visit in Newport this summer which weren't there last year

Newport city centre has undergone a massive image overhaul since the opening of major new shopping centre Friars Walk late last year. Rejuvenating the long unloved and neglected city centre, it helped create a new buzz and sense of hope in the area, ...

These Welsh fans in Magaluf got all dressed up to watch the England game last night

Shaun Bundy, Liam Wiggins and Kavan Gregson, from the Rhondda , adopted the supermarket as their unofficial sponsors, wearing torn plastic bags as bibs. You might recognise the three of them as being some of the lads who organised a surprise 'funeral' ...

Man in critical condition following serious assault in Carmarthen

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a serious assault in Carmarthen on Monday night. Dyfed-Powys Police has launched an investigation following the incident that occurred in a property in Morgan Street. A spokeswoman said: “Police were ...and more »

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a pro

Welsh musician Gruff Rhys and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood are expected to appear at a pro-European Union event in Cardiff later today. Around 1,500 people are expected to gather in the city centre at 5pm for the 'Cardiff For Europe' event.

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Tuesday, June 28)

They have warned that members of the public are likely to hear loud noises, simulated explosions and gunfire during the procedures in Carmarthen and Rhondda Cynon Taf. The exercises will take place on Ffos Las Racecourse in Carmarthen and Llantrisant ...

Counter

A counter-terrorism training exercise is being led by South Wales and Dyfed-Powys Police to test the response of emergency services to such an attack. Scenarios are based on "prevailing" threats following attacks in France and Belgium, said the officer ...

Belgium's masterclass dissected: They are brilliant but this is how Wales can beat them

It seems like just days ago that Belgium were being cast aside as the most disappointing, cumbersome flop of the tournament. All of a sudden they are the most devastating attacking outlet around, finally cutting teams apart with the speed and precision ...and more »

Bangs, explosions and gunfire expected as terrorist response exercises carried out across Wales

They have warned that members of the public are likely to hear loud noises, simulated explosions and gunfire during the procedures in Carmarthen and Rhondda Cynon Taf. The exercises will take place on Ffos Las Racecourse in Carmarthen and Llantrisant ...and more »

The incredible scenes inside the Wales camp as Iceland send England crashing out of Euro 2016

England have been knocked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland... and Wales, amongst others, certainly enjoyed it. This video, that was widely shared on social media, shows Chris Coleman's men jumping for joy as Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aron Gunnarsson and co. sealed ...and more »

Is this the first Welsh firm to suffer from Brexit vote?

A director of an education consultancy based in Pontypridd believes it may be the first business in Wales to suffer directly from the referendum Leave vote. Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning – has already been told it will be excluded from one planned ...

Plans to turn Crickhowell pub into small shops and flats move one step closer

Plans to turn Crickhowell 's former Corn Exchange pub into small shops and flats are one step closer to reality after proposals were submitted to planners. Drawn up by architects acting for more than 200 local people who campaigned for funding and ...

Barry Comprehensive's rugby team fit back to be crowned Blues School Regional Champions

BARRY Comprehensive School's Year 8 rugby team rounded off a superb season by being crowned Blues School Regional Champions beating Aberdare Community School 34 - 32 in a thrilling match. Having won the Vale Cup and the Blues South Cup, ...

Call for new Assembly committee to 'drive forward' Wales' response to referendum result

Former Welsh Secretary David Jones – who led the Vote Leave campaign in Wales – has called on First Minister Carwyn Jones to establish a committee of Assembly Members to “drive forward” Wales' response to the referendum result. The Clwyd West MP ...

How the UK could end up staying in the European Union

The number of signatures on the petition pressing for a second EU referendum has now passed 3.7 million but the result will be respected – won't it? The 52% of people who voted for Brexit have given politicians their marching orders. Surely that means ...

Plaid will push for independence for Wales after UK voted to leave the EU

Leanne Wood has said her party must now campaign for Welsh independence after the UK voted to leave the European Union. The Plaid Cymru leader said the party will now prioritise a campaign for Welsh independence following Thursday's referendum, ...

Many fans set to miss out on Wales v Belgium as online touts try and charge up to £75000 for a ticket

Tickets for Wales' quarter-final showdown with Belgium are being sold for exorbitant prices by online touts amid warnings from UEFA they have been alerted to 'numerous' instances of fans purchasing invalid tickets on the black market and being denied ...and more »

'People were in tears... it was the most amazing thing' A father's gratitude to the football fans who helped reunite ...

'People were in tears... it was the most amazing thing' A father's gratitude to the football fans who helped reunite him with lost son. 17:28, 27 Jun 2016; Updated 18:18, 27 Jun 2016; By Jon Doel. It comes after remarkable video footage of Welsh and ...and more »

Could plans to build a supermarket at the former Ferrari's Bakery site in Hirwaun be resurrected?

The work is part of the council's £23m highways investment scheme. Secondary school's 'giveaway day' will see equipment and furniture handed to charity and voluntary groups · £100,000 is going to be spent on sprucing up Aberdare Park ...

Brexit deal must be put to assembly, Carwyn Jones says

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant was the first Welsh MP to resign from the opposition front bench in protest. He was followed by others on Monday, including Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Pontypridd MP Owen Smith, and the Shadow Welsh Secretary, ...

Wales and Dragons star forced into retirement after losing battle with long

Welsh international Andrew Coombs has announced his retirement from playing rugby after a long battle against a serious knee injury. The 10-times capped Dragons forward has been sidelined for the past 14 months, having originally damaged his knee ...and more »

Why did Wales shoot itself in the foot in this referendum?

A protest march the day after the EU referendum vote in Cardiff, Wales. Photograph: Jim Wood/Barcroft Images. Monday 27 June 2016 09.19 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 29 June 2016 19.06 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email ...and more »

Wales handed major boost ahead of Belgium showdown as Ashley Williams passed fit

Wales have been buoyed by the news that Ashley Williams will be fit to face Belgium on Friday night. There had been fears that he may have dislocated his shoulder or suffered ligament damage in a sickening collision with team-mate Jonny Williams during ...and more »

Wales' three Shadow Cabinet Ministers quit Jeremy Corbyn's top team

Their departures leave the Labour leader – at least for now – without a single Welsh or Scottish MP in his top team. Who has gone. Owen Smith (Pontypridd). Matthew Horwood. Gone: Owen Smith. This was one of the biggest blows for Mr Corbyn because he ...and more »

Hundreds turn out for the first Penrhiwceiber fun run celebrating the village's mining past

Hundreds of people have turned out for a Cynon Valley village's first fun run to celebrate its coal mining heritage – and organisers hope it will continue for years to come. The community of Penrhiwceiber came out in their droves on Sunday to support a ...

Cardiff City and Iceland star reveals how Wales boss Chris Coleman helped develop the 'secret weapon' that could ...

If England crash out of Euro 2016 tonight thanks to Iceland's 'secret weapon' it will be Wales boss Chris Coleman who will have helped in the downfall of the Three Lions. Roy Hodgson goes into the clash with the minnows knowing his job is on the line ...and more »

Cardiff's Windsor Road bridge will re

It has been closed for 18 months, but this weekend Splott's Windsor Road bridge will reopen. The bridge, which links Adamsdown with Splott, was built in 1902. Network Rail said it had reached the end of its life and needed to be replaced. The bridge ...

Wales' long year comes to end with fears they are falling behind Northern Hemisphere rivals

Wales are on the way home from their tour of New Zealand after undoing the promise of the opening two Tests with a shocker during the finale in Dunedin. They had earned respect from the All Blacks and fanatical Kiwis with the attacking rugby they had ...and more »

The wonderful moment Wales and Northern Ireland fans reunite lost young boy with his dad on streets of Paris

There have been many magical moments on Wales' stunning Euro 2016 journey so far, with the Welsh supporters making themselves the talk of Europe with their unstinting support, good humour and personality. On Saturday, on the streets of Paris, perhaps ...

People in Cardiff say they have been racially abused since Britain voted to leave the EU

People in Cardiff say they have been racially abused since Britain voted to leave the European Union. A number of different reports of abuse have been made public since Friday's referendum result. One councillor said he was told to “get out of our ...and more »

When is Glastonbury 2017 and how do I get tickets?

Adele, Muse and Coldplay - who brought the 2016 event to a rousing close with an emotional tribute to the band Viola Beach and a guest appearance from Barry Gibb - wowed audiences this year. And among the other key acts who went down a storm were ...and more »

Alex Cuthbert enjoys 'amazing adrenaline rush' of Extreme Sailing event in Cardiff

Wales rugby international Alex Cuthbert and adventurer Lowri Morgan got a taste of life at the extreme when they were treated to a wet and wild ride with the Extreme Sailing Series crews in Cardiff. Wales rugby international Alex Cuthbert and ...and more »

Live updates as UK reels from Brexit vote and Labour party goes into open revolt

The Labour Party is in open revolt after 11 members of Jeremy Corbyn's top team quit in one day on Sunday and more followed on Monday morning. Chancellor George Osborne has made his first statement since the referendum, saying Britain will be dealing ...and more »

Governments in Wales and London in emergency mode as UK reels from Brexit vote

The Welsh Government will hold an “urgent” Cabinet meeting and the Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns is talking to businesses and organisations that depend on EU funding. This morning, George Osborne made his first statement since the outcome of the vote, ...and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Saturday, June 25, 2016

In 1913 Europe comprised a multiplicity of sovereign nations and times were generally good. It was a time of scientific achievement, great feats of engineering and glorious works of art. The spirit of the times was one of optimism. A year later, Europe ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Monday, June 27)

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 »

The future of the Wales rugby team examined: Who are the best players to carry out the new 'Welsh way'?

It's been the biggest talking point to come out of the New Zealand tour - the demise of Warrenball and the new Welsh way. The message has been that Wales are looking to play a more expansive, attacking game and there were glimpses of it in the ...and more »

Bring them on! Wales to face Belgium in quarter

Wales will face Belgium in the next round of Euro 2016 after Marc Wilmots' side picked up an impressive 4-0 win against Hungary in Toulouse. Goals from Toby Alderweireld, Michy Batshuayi, Eden Hazard and Yannick Carrasco ensured that Wilmots' side ...and more »

Belgium beat Hungary to set up Euro 2016 quarter

Wales will again face Belgium after a comfortable win over Hungary set up a mouth-watering Euro 2016 quarter-final clash. The sides have been drawn together in the past two qualifying stages for major tournaments. Both teams have won one of those ...and more »

Here's how much money Wales gets from the European Union and how it is spent

Out of 22 council areas, there were only five in which more people voted to stay in than voted to leave. Wales has been given just over £4 billion of European money since 2000. It is categorised as "structural funding". That money has come in three ...

Hundreds of athletes turn out to complete Cardiff Triathlon

Hundreds of triathletes took to the waters and roads of the capital on Sunday to compete in the gruelling Cardiff Triathlon. From those running for charity and those taking on the challenge for fun to athletes aiming for a place on the podium, there ...

This swarm of bees landed in a Cardiff house and the family hopes they are there to stay

When hundreds of bees descended on a Cardiff house, the shocked homeowners might have been forgiven for wanting them to just buzz off. But while many people would be too scared to step out into the garden, Susan Tannetta and her son Andrew say ...

Wales fans could face major problem in Euro 2016 quarter

Wales supporters have been warned over the "scarce" and "expensive" accommodation in Lille ahead of their side's Euro 2016 quarter-final on Friday. Hotels in the city are already expecting thousands of customers due to the commemoration ceremony of the ...and more »

This young mum wrote the most beautiful poem to thank Morriston Hospital staff after unexpected stay

A NEW mum has turned to verse to thank staff for helping her get through a long and unexpected stay in hospital away from her baby daughter. A month ago teacher Emma Givelin went into Morriston Hospital for what should have been a routine day case ...

Dewi Griffiths sets course record with victory in Swansea Half Marathon

DEWI Griffiths smashed the course record in the Swansea Half Marathon — then set his sights on European gold. The Swansea Harrier was a runaway winner on the city's streets yesterday morning, streaking clear of the field to cross the line in one hour ...and more »

Swansea Half Marathon: Thousands of runners and supporters make it a day to remember

They came from around the world and from around the corner to run and have fun — and they turned Swansea into Dap City for the day. Thousands of runners from as far afield as New Zealand and huge crowds of spectators thronged the streets of Swansea ...and more »

Interest rates could hit zero this summer following EU referendum leave vote

The prospect of the Bank of England cutting the already historic low 0.5% interest rate level closer to zero is now being seen as a near certainty following the EU leave referendum vote. It could also restart its economic stimulus programme of ...and more »

Cardiff boxing legend 'Ronnie Rush' reunited with world champion Steve Robinson

Boxer turned trainer Ronald Reginald Radcliffe Rodney Rush coached three world champions following a glittering career of his own in the ring. Now, the former Trinidad and Tobago featherweight champion has been reunited with the Welsh legend he took ...

Hungary or Belgium? Who would Wales have the best chance of beating in the quarter

All Welsh eyes will be on Toulouse on Sunday, when Hungary take on Belgium, with the winner meeting the Dragons in Lille on Friday, July 1. Belgium qualified for the knockout phase as runners-up in their group behind Italy, with Hungary qualifying as ...and more »

The frightening moment a large crowd runs through Cardiff city centre as one man says 'He's got a gun'

This is the moment a crowd of people run through Cardiff city centre - with one saying 'He's got a gun'. The video shows the large crowd running over the bridge on Wood Street, near the Millennium Stadium. Some appearing to be screaming and you can ...and more »

Swansea Half Marathon Live: Join us as 8000 runners lace up their daps and hit the city streets

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You can see how many people where you live have signed the petition for a second EU referendum

On Thursday, 51.9% of votes were cast to leave the EU, against 48.1% for remaining a member country. But the narrow Brexit win shadowed huge regional discrepancies which saw majorities in favour of remaining in the EU among voters in Scotland, ...and more »

'A day to be treasured and remembered' How the national media reacted to Wales' historic qualification for Euro 2016 ...

The national media this morning is once against awash with the red of Wales after another famous Euro 2016 victory. Chris Coleman's side beat Northern Ireland 1-0 on Saturday to reach the quarter finals of the competition thanks to a Gareth McAuley own ...

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra gives one of its best concerts yet in a gripping and moving performance

On the evening of August 9, 1942, as German artillery bombarded Leningrad, a ragtag orchestra made up of half-starved musicians gave that besieged city's premiere of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony. On the evening of June 25, 2016, as Cardiff ...

Driver involved in early hours Carmarthenshire crash left scene before emergency services arrived

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Rapist who filmed his "horrific" attacks on a schoolgirl is jailed for 22 years

A rapist who filmed his sex attacks and kept a hidden collection of depraved videos at his farmhouse has been jailed for 22 years at Cardiff Crown Court. Police found hundreds of home-made rape tapes Martin McDonald, 53, had made of his attacks at his ...

Efforts to save Port Talbot steelworks just got harder after EU referendum

A deal to secure the future of the Port Talbot steelworks has been made harder by Thursday's decision to leave the EU, said First Minister Carwyn Jones. The board of the Indian conglomerate, which put its UK steel business – which directly employs 6 ...and more »

Singing superstar Adele made her first appearance at Glastonbury and blew everyone away

What a night for the thousands of fans who went to Glastonbury to see the singing superstar in her first appearance at the iconic summer festival, where she totally smashed it and made even more adoring fans. There are many reasons Adele is so loved by ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Sunday, June 26)

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 ...

Castle Square, Gareth Bale, alcoholic rain and staying in Europe

IT'S not every day that Wales make it to the knock-out stages of a major football tournament ─ it's currently once every 58 years to be exact – so the pressure was on to savour the occasion. A trip across the channel to Paris to see the game in the ...

This is what reaching the Euro 2016 quarter

Wales secured a spot in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals on Saturday night, sparking wild celebrations across the nation. A Gareth McAuley own goal sealed a Welsh victory over Northern Ireland in Paris - a city that was taken over by the exceptional Welsh ...

Every single Wales player's contribution rated out of 10 during the bruising tour of New Zealand

Rugby correspondent Andy Howell has spent the past few weeks in New Zealand watching the players endure a difficult time. Here, he delivers his final tour marks. Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. It's been a difficult time for Wales' players ...and more »

Road closed after two seriously hurt in early morning crash in Newport

A road in Newport has been closed after a two vehicle collision early on Sunday. Gwent Police and crews from the fire and ambulance services were called to the scene of a serious crash on Malpas Road, Newport, near to its junction with Pillmawr Road, ...and more »

Superfast broadband rollout to be completed by 'end of June'

A scheme to deliver superfast broadband to 655,000 premises in Wales will be completed by the end of June, BT and the Welsh Government have insisted. The Superfast Cymru contract was set up to connect 96% of businesses and homes excluded from ...

Liam Williams shines as one of the plus points of Wales' tour and must be one of first names on team

Wales were swept aside by a quite superb All Black effort in the third Test. In truth, I always felt this was one game too many. Wales, to their credit, performed very well in the first two Tests. There was a lot of energy and imagination to their play ...and more »

Wales, you're just too good to be true... this is not supposed to happen to us

It's been two decades now that Wales fans have sung Andy Williams' anthem; never before have the lyrics carried so much meaning. This is not supposed to happen to Wales, this nation of glorious failure. This is supposed to be where hope and daring to ...

The winners and losers from Wales' miserable tour of New Zealand

Head and shoulders Wales' best player on tour. A series of injuries consigned him to a stop-start season back home, but with those problems behind him he has shown he is a genuine world class player. Bold in attack, brave in defence, he has been simply ...and more »

The winners and losers as Wales edge into the quarter final with historic win over Northern Ireland

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Arrests as police in riot vans called to disturbance in Cardiff city centre

Police in riot vans were called to Wood Street in Cardiff on Saturday evening following reports of a "large disturbance". Trouble erupted between groups of teenagers and young adults, with witnesses reporting that weapons were seen. Inspector Andy ...and more »

Every player rated from Wales' narrow win over Northern Ireland

Made two key saves to ensure that Wales went into the break with a grateful clean sheet. Alert and never looked under pressure. 8. CHRIS GUNTER. Couldn't push down the right as well as he can but kept flank solid and stopped any joy down his side. 7 ...

Five talking points from Wales's momentous win Euro 2016 over Northern Ireland

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Five things we learned as Wales seal place in quarter final

If they wowed against Russia, Wales showed that a tournament team doesn't always have to play well to progress. They should be rightly disappointed with themselves after the opening half after playing into Northern Irish hands but they got the basics ...

Wales take historic step into Euro 2016 quarter

WALES made an historic step into the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after a hard-fought victory over Northern Ireland. At their first major tournament since 1958, Chris Coleman's men have matched the achievement of Cliff Jones and Co by reaching the last eight.and more »

Hayley the Tea Lady has been leading the Wales celebrations in Swansea's Castle Square

The fans at Swansea's Castle Square have been celebrating and enjoying themselves this afternoon as Wales beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in Paris. And there was one person who was enjoying herself more than most. Hayley Pearce, also known as Hayley the ...and more »

The emotional moment Cardiff went wild as Wales reached the quarter finals of Euro 2016 by beating Northern Ireland

More than 6,000 Welsh supporters crammed into Bute Park and they could not contain their joy as the final whistle blew to confirm our historic qualification. It came after Gareth McAuley's own goal broke the deadlock in a tense encounter. Bale celebrates.and more »

Barry Comprehensive are regional champions

Barry Comprehensive School's Year 8 rugby team rounded off a superb season by being crowned Blues School Regional Champions beating Aberdare Community School 34-32 in a real thriller. Having won the Vale Cup and the Blues South Cup, fending off ...

Euro 2016: Fans' joy as Wales reach quarter finals

Thomas Frederick, 30, of Penygraig, Rhondda Cynon Taff, said he was "secretly" starting to think Wales could even lift the trophy. "We couldn't have asked for a more favourable draw. To see Spain, England, Italy, France, Germany on the opposite end, I ...

Wales 1

Next stop Lille, on Friday night, and a quarter-final showdown with either Hungary or Belgium. Wow, they put us through the wringer in the Parc des Princes for this one, but Wales have done it again. We're through, even if it was courtesy of an own ...

Wales v Northern Ireland LIVE Euro 2016: McAuley own goal puts Wales through to quarter

A Gareth McAuley own goal was the difference between the sides today as Wales progress to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. Wales arrived in Paris for their last 16 clash with Northern Ireland as strong favourites, and with hopes of keeping their French ...and more »

This is when and who Wales will play their Euro 2016 quarter final after beating Northern Ireland

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Find out why new comedy nights in Swansea are a bit like buses

It does sound like a gag but the city really is about to see its third new comedy night within as many months when Swansea comedian John Collins steps up to the mic at the marina's The SwiGG on Tuesday evening. First Tino's café bar on Wind Street ...

How dad Rob Jones and daughter Poppy will do the Cardiff Triathlon in a very special way

A very special father-and-daughter team are set to tackle the Cardiff Triathlon on Sunday. Poppy Jones, 11, who will be competing alongside dad Rob Jones, wants to win the event. And she's not going to let the fact that she has quadriplegic cerebral ...

Fans are queueing to get into the Cardiff Fanzone ahead of Wales' Euro 2016 knockout game against Northern Ireland

This was the scene at Cardiff's Euro 2016 Fanzone before kick-off in Wales' showdown with Northern Ireland. With 90 minutes to go until the game was due to begin, around 200 people were already queuing just to get into the Cardiff Fanzone at Cooper's ...and more »

Police appeal for information on Allen Ali following Swansea assault

POLICE are appealing for help in finding a man wanted in connection with an assault in Swansea. Officers say they want to speak to 41-year-old Allen Ali following an incident in Port Tennant last week, and they urging anyone with information on his ...

Miners' leader Arthur James Cook honoured with blue plaque

Councillor Joy Rosser, cabinet member for prosperity, wellbeing and communities, said: "Rhondda Cynon Taff has been the home of so many influential people in history and it is fitting that a blue plaque in honour of A J Cook is unveiled at Rhondda ...

Live updates and reaction after 52.5% of Wales voted to Leave the EU

David Cameron said he would step down as prime minister by October after Leave won the referendum, meaning the UK will quit the EU. Boris Johnson said UK "will continue to be a great European power", while Nicola Sturgeon said a second Scottish ...

Thief steals cash from Donald Duck kids ride in late night Swansea pub raid

POLICE are investigating the theft of money from a Donald Duck ride in a Swansea beer garden. A man broke into the beer garden at The Colliers Arms, Winch Wen, and removed the box containing around £100 in coins from the ride.

Jimmy Osmond: “I love Swansea – that's why I keep coming back!”

Jimmy Osmond, our most beloved panto star in recent memory, has spent so much time in Swansea that he's practically a local. He talks to MARK REES about MasterChef, Andy Williams, and his love for the city. Jimmy Osmond really does love Swansea.and more »

These are all the things you can do in Swansea this weekend

As well as Wales' second round game at Euro 2016 being shown live on Castle Square's big screen on Saturday, an Armed Forces Day in Castle Square, the JCP Swansea Half Marathon and the Terry Hetherington Award at the Dylan Thomas Centre are ...and more »

These sisters from California are walking around Wales to learn more about their family roots

They have spent the last 20 years living in California, now these Cardiff-born sisters are hoping to rediscover their roots by walking around Wales. Rachael and Hayley Williams are currently completing a 870-mile trek around the Wales Coast Path in ...

Into The Woods is a stunning start to the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival

After waking up in a new and uncertain era for Britain following the Brexit vote, I ended yesterday in another surreal world - Sondheim's fantastical Into The Woods. For the musical classic is the stunning opener to this year's Cardiff Open Air Theatre ...

Armed Forces Day celebrations taking place across Wales

Flag-raising ceremonies are being held at Castle Square in Swansea and the Centenary Gardens in Beddau, Rhondda Cynon Taff. Military-themed celebrations are also taking place in Porthcawl, Bridgend county, and Garndiffaith in Torfaen. Events to mark ...and more »

Blackwash! Wales end series with 46

WARREN Gatland has always insisted that the benefits of taking on the best is reflected in the lessons learned. The issue for Wales following this heaviest defeat of a blackwashed series, is that that those 'must-do-betters' are becoming a recurring theme.and more »

New Zealand 46

Wales have been whitewashed, producing their poorest performance of the series on a dark day in Dunedin. They had been competitive in the first two Tests in Auckland and Wellington, contributing much in attack, but it was to be a different story under ...and more »

You could buy this entire Welsh village for less than the price of a London flat

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EU referendum: The changing political landscape of Wales

First Minister Carwyn Jones in Bridgend to Leanne wood in Rhondda. Kirsty Williams and even Andrew RT Davies - his constituency voted to remain. And there's Monmouth where you have a Tory Brexiter MP, and the people voted to remain. I think what ...

The story of the soldiers who survived the bloody massacre of Mametz Wood in their own words

When the 38th Welsh Division was sent to capture Mametz Wood at the Somme 100 years ago, the generals thought the battle would last a few hours. It lasted five days. Four hundred casualties were sustained on the first. By the end 46 officers and 556 ...

The big Wales v Northern Ireland preview: Euro 2016 journey reaches Paris and shows no sign of stopping

For all the travel around France over the past few weeks, there is something significantly different to the city that stages this latest stop on the journey. As the Eiffel Tower looms large, as the road opens up with the Arc de Triomphe calling you to ...

SA Brain and Eversheds take top honours at the Cardiff Business Awards

The very best in business and entrepreneurial success in Cardiff has been recognised, with an outstanding achievement award going to family-owned brewing and hospitality firm SA Brain & Co. Nearly 500 people attended the 2016 Cardiff Business Awards ...

Gareth Bale hails 'The Red Wall' of Wales fans roaring his side on to Euro 2016 glory

Wales players have dubbed their Euro 2016 fans 'The Red Wall' with Gareth Bale admitted seeing the reaction of a nation to their heroics is inspiring them to even greater glory in France. More than 30,000 – many without tickets – are expected to make ...and more »

'She really has given me the gift of a lifetime'

A midwife will run this year's Cardiff 10K in aid of a charity which supported her husband as he battled health issues for the last nine years. Kara Davies, 32, and her then fiancée Ben discovered he was suffering with an acute kidney condition in 2007 ...

More than £50 billion wiped off value of UK's biggest companies following Brexit vote

More than £50 billion has been wiped off the value of the UK's biggest companies after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The FTSE 100 Index closed down 3.15%, falling 199.41 points to 6138.69, as it recovered from a 7% plunge earlier in the ...and more »

Cardiff should push ahead with a bid for the Commonwealth Games despite EU exit, according to one MP

Cardiff should push ahead with a bid to bring the Commonwealth Games to the Welsh capital, an MP has said. Speaking after the Brexit vote, Mr Williams said: “This is a reason why we should be pressing ahead with the Commonwealth Games bid because ...and more »

Wales v New Zealand preview: Warren Gatland's team have earned respect but must take final chance for test win

Wales' footballers having rightly been getting the plaudits for their exploits in reaching the knock-out stage of the European Championship in France. Topping their group ahead of England, Slovakia and Russia and scoring the most goals in the ...and more »

These are the Wales players set to take the penalties if our Euro 2016 clash with Northern Ireland goes to a shootout

The opening up of the top half of the draw has Wales fans dreaming that there could be glory on the horizon; or at the very least a run deep into the tournament's latter stages. But of course getting out of the group also means Wales could now be ...and more »

Wales fans head out to Paris in hope of witnessing historic win

Thousands of Wales fans joined an exodus to Paris on Friday in the hope of seeing Chris Coleman's men reach a historic Euro 2016 quarter-final. The supporters will swell the ranks of those who headed out earlier and saw Wales top their group to set up ...and more »

Drugs gang who supplied cocaine worth £1m across Wales is jailed for almost 50 years

A drugs gang who supplied cocaine from Liverpool to people across Wales have been given jail sentences totalling nearly 50 years. Gang members ferried more than £1m worth of cocaine from Liverpool to South West Wales but were caught in a police ...and more »

Britain votes to leave the European Union: 11 key moments from a historic day

Britain voted to leave the European Union on a historic day that sent shock waves around the world. These are the key moments from the day. 1. Britain voted to leave the EU. The result came through before 5am. 52% of people had voted to leave the EU, ...and more »

Cardiff council's leader Phil Bale says Brexit could threaten City Deal

It was a deal between 10 local authorities: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan. The City Deal would fund the Metro transport network for the region.and more »

So what now for the Welsh economy outside the EU?

So what now for the Welsh economy and its businesses following the democratic decision of the British people - minus Scotland and Northern Ireland of course - to leave the EU? During the campaign there were very few in the private sector - well ...

Wales boss Chris Coleman on Brexit: 'We're still in Euros and that's the only thing we care about as a team'

Wales boss Chris Coleman side-stepped questions about Brexit and insisted he and the Welsh players were focusing only on their huge Euro 2016 showdown with Northern Ireland. Coleman was quizzed three times about the result of the EU referendum as ...and more »

Councils voice concern over service impacts of EU referendum

The WLGA fully recognises and respects the views of Welsh voters in the EU referendum and the decision to exit the European Union.

Wales’ £86M council tax black hole

New figures released by the Welsh Government reveal an £86m black hole of unpaid c

The European Union wants Britain out as soon as possible saying 'uncertainty is the opposite of what we need'

The European Union wants Britain out as soon as possible and is looking at ways of making this happen. European parliament president Martin Schulz has told The Guardian lawyers are studying possibility of speeding up British exit. “Uncertainty is the ...and more »

Oil Industry and Markets React to UK Vote to Leave European Union

Markets and the oil and gas industry reacted this morning after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a historic decision that triggered Prime Minister David Cameron to resign. 'Leave' campaigners polled 52% in a vote that rebutted ...and more »

HMS Dragon's visit to Wales for Armed Forces Day has been cancelled

The visit of warship HMS Dragon to Cardiff has been cancelled because the ship has broken down. The Type 45 Destroyer was due to dock today (June 24) and had planned on offering on board visits to the public as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations.and more »

Cardiff University professor named in the inaugural list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering list

A leading academic at Cardiff University has been named in the inaugural list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering. Professor Karen Holford was selected by a distinguished panel of judges from almost 900 nominations and is considered among the UK's ...and more »

Brexit: Reaction from around the UK

Leave won Bridgend - which is First Minister Carwyn Jones' territory - and they won Rhondda Cynon Taff, which is Leanne Wood's home territory. So maybe it is not the individual politicians we should be looking at - it is actually a question of income ...

Brexit vote likely to kill off bids for Cardiff to be European Capital of Culture 2023

The Brexit vote appears to have spelled the end of Cardiff's fledgling bid to be European Capital of Culture. Arts groups and well-known community figures had backed a bid for the 2023 title to go to Cardiff , with a campaign that had started to gather ...and more »

8 awesome things to do in Cardiff this weekend

The world class National Museum Cardiff has a few exhibitions taking place, including displays about worms, Aberfan and the First World War. Witness the effects that an un-unified Europe had via the show War's Hell!; discover more about the Battle of ...and more »

Interest rates could be slashed to zero within months, say City experts

The Bank of England will move to slash interest rates to zero within months as Britain grapples with the economic impact of Brexit, City experts have said. The Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will drive down rates to rock-bottom levels by the ...and more »

Rapist who kept thousands of videos of his attacks on a child is jailed for 22 years

A rapist who filmed his sex attacks for a hidden collection of depraved videos at his farmhouse has been jailed for 22 years. Police found hundreds of home-made rape tapes carpenter Martin McDonald, 53, had made of his attacks on a schoolgirl.and more »

The 10 amazing facts you need to know about Northern Ireland.. and why their fairytale is every bit as magical as Wales'

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What time is Australia v England kick off? What channel is it on? Who are the favourites?

Eddie Jones' England revolution continues this weekend as they look to secure a 3-0 whitewash on Australian soil. After winning the first two Tests, the Red Rose have secured their first ever series victory Down Under and are looking to rub salt in ...and more »

What happens to foreign nationals living in the UK now the country has voted to leave the EU

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

The UK could lose its prized AAA credit rating following EU referendum leave vote

Ratings agency Standard and Poor's has warned that Britain could lose its AAA credit rating after voting to leave the European Union. Such a move could increase the UK Government's borrowing costs, as it continues to struggle to get to grips with the ...and more »

Another giant dragon has appeared at Caerphilly Castle and it's made from satellite dishes and scaffolding poles

Just three months ago a huge dragon appeared on the banks of Caerphilly Castle to celebrate St David's Day. Now another dragon installation, measuring 15 feet, has been unveiled at the castle in time for Armed Forces Day and it's made from obsolete ...

The day the myth of a pro

One of the most striking aspects of the Welsh referendum result is how closely it matches England's. The 1888 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica famously read: “For Wales, See England” – and something similar could be said about how the nation voted.and more »

Second independence vote for Scotland 'highly likely' as Nicola Sturgeon vows to remain part of the EU

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said it is "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland would be taken out of the EU "against its will". Speaking after the Brexit vote, that saw Scotland vote to remain in the EU, she said they would be taking "all ...and more »

What time does Wales v Northern Ireland kick off at Euro 2016? What TV channel is it on? Who is in the teams?

Wales meet Northern Ireland in Euro 2016's Round of 16, with both nations vying for a first quarter-final appearance since the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. Chris Coleman's men qualified as Group B table-toppers, whereas Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland ...and more »

Welsh Remain campaigner told to 'pack your bags and go home'

A Welsh Remain campaigner was told to “pack her bags and go home” by a Twitter troll shortly after the referendum decision to leave the EU . Shazia Awan said she is not surprised by the racist abuse and warned others to expect the same now Britain has ...and more »

The story of Penarth Pier to be told through a stunning new circus show

It's one of Wales' best-loved landmarks and now the story of Penarth Pier is to be revealed through a circus show. Y Mor –Bygones of Penarth will be performed in and around Penarth Pavilion by local company Splatch in collaboration with Penarth Circus ...

The areas of Wales that voted to remain in Europe have three times the immigration level of those who voted to leave

And whether or not it featured strongly in people's decision-making process, figures show that Remain areas in Wales have nearly three times the level of immigration of leave areas. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show the rate of net ...and more »

You can buy this award

Amongst the period town terraces and the brand new homes of the neighbouring Penarth Heights development are homes that stand proud in their uniqueness. And the owners of this set of triplets, called Bay Lofts, should be proud as they are living in an ...

This is iconic rollercoaster Megafobia as you've never seen it before

A theme park ride voted the best ride in the UK and the third best rollercoaster in the world has been turned into a living sculpture. Megafobia, an iconic ride at Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire , has been recreated in willow by a team of ...

Is Pontypridd plumber David Colcomb Britain's top tradesperson?

Pontypridd plumber David Colcomb has been selected as one of five regional finalists in the annual search by Screwfix to find and reward Britain's Top Tradesperson. The 30-year-old has seen off competition from tradesmen and women from across Wales ...

Donald Trump thinks Britain voting to leave the European Union is a 'great thing'

Arriving in an emblazoned helicopter to reopen his golf resort in Scotland, the Presidential hopeful said the people of the UK have "taken back their country" in voting to leave the EU. The billionaire arrived in his "Trump" helicopter an hour after ...

How Swansea will be put in the spotlight on the London stage by a new Welsh playwright

Wales' second largest city, Swansea , famously described by its most famous son Dylan Thomas as 'an ugly, lovely town' is the focus of a debut play written by a Welsh playwright that will be staged in London. The 90-minute play Ugly Lovely, described ...

Full statement from Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney on the EU referendum leave result

Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, said the central bank would not "hesitate" to take all necessary measures, including £250bn of funding to support markets, as the UK economy and financial markets adjust following the leave EU referendum ...and more »

Britain has voted to leave the European Union and David Cameron has resigned

As the result became clear, the pound dropped to its lowest level since 1985 and there were immediate calls for the discussion of the futures of Northern Ireland and Scotland within the UK. David Cameron then announced he will quit as Prime Minister .and more »

Price hike for currency will hit UK tourists instantly

Many UK holidaymakers travelling abroad will pay more for foreign currency as the pound plunged to its lowest level since 1985 following the EU referendum. Sterling was down against every single major currency group. The pound crashed 10% against the ...and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Friday, June 24, 2016

The barbaric mass murder of 49 people at an LGBTQ nightclub in Florida by deranged lone gunman Omar Mateen has sent shockwaves across the world. His cowardly actions act as a sobering reminder that discrimination and oppression continues to exist ...and more »

All to play for as season reaches halfway stage

Ian Bird's side lost their grip on top spot when their contest with Tondu was washed out, that left Penarth to move to the summit with a winning draw against Aberdare. Along with Miskin Manor, Panteg and Penarth are unbeaten so far this season and 11 ...and more »

UK votes to leave the EU after 43 years causing sterling to collapse

In a closely-fought contest, the Leave camp passed the winning post of 16,757,766 with eight of the 382 voting areas still to declare, heading for an overall majority of 52% to 48%. Shares. Get daily news by email. Cameron v Johnson: How the EU ...

Brexit battle sees the Midlands and the North lead Britain out of Europe

The English shires and Labour's northern heartlands led Britain out of the European Union in a victory for middle England. Despite Britain's biggest cities backing a Remain vote at yesterday's historic referendum, the country overall headed for the ...and more »

Britain has voted to leave the European Union: Here are the key points so far

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Turnout across the UK was 72%. Wales and England voted to leave the EU, while Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay. These are the key developments so far.and more »

Victoria Park's new splashpad will open today

The much-awaited new £485,000 splash pad at Cardiff's Victoria Park opens to the public today (June 24). The facility, which saw a planned May opening date put back due to bad weather, is on the site of the former paddling pool in the Canton park. The ...

EU referendum: Welsh voters back Brexit

We've seen a very surprising pattern. We've seen working class Labour voters go fairly solidly "Vote Leave", far more strongly than we were expecting. Leave won Bridgend - which is First Minister Carwyn Jones' territory - and they won Rhondda Cynon ...

EU referendum: South votes overwhelmingly to leave the EU

Voters in the south of England have so far overwhelmingly backed leaving the EU. The Remain campaign was initially boosted after Oxford declared 70% of voters wanted to remain, at 02:20 BST. But across Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight ...and more »

EU Referendum: Wales results and reaction

LOCAL RESULT: Rhondda Cynon Taf votes LEAVE. Posted at 18:50. Margin is 54% to 46%. twitter: https://twitter.com/WalesPolitics/status/746158888077008896. Share. Share this post on. Twitter; Facebook; Read more about these links. 'Anti-politics feeling'.

EU referendum full results as they happen across Wales

Did your area vote for Brexit? We'll have the results from across Wales as they come in. Shares; Comments. Get daily news by email. These are the full results for the EU referendum in Wales as the come in. The votes are being counted at leisure centres ...and more »

Wales squad send good luck message to marathon fundraiser

The Wales football team are backing Paul Coker in his bid to run 40 half marathons for Diabetes UK Cymru to commemorate his fortieth year living with Type 1 diabetes.

 

This is the pantheon of greats that Sam Warburton will join when he captains Wales this weekend

Sam Warburton will play his 50th match as a Test captain this weekend, a remarkable achievement for a young man who is still only 27. He will skipper Wales for the 48th time against New Zealand in Dunedin, having also led the Lions in two Tests during ...and more »

A plane has been circling over Cardiff

According to flightradar24.com, the plane flew towards the city from the west, and continued to circle the city numerous times. It flew over Grangetown, Butetown, Cathays Park, Pontcanna fields, and Roath Park lake, even flying right by the ...

The stats that show why Wales have been one of the best teams at Euro 2016

But rather than shying away, Wales' stars are standing tall and showing exactly what they're made of. It's why they have breezed into the knock-out stages, responding to the challenge to up their games individually and collectively. And it's why there ...and more »

Watch the grass at Sardis Road being ripped up to make way for a new 4G pitch

They didn't let the grass grow for long on the plans to transform Pontypridd RFC's Sardis Road rugby ground into an all-weather 4G pitch. This drone video, shot by Alun Davies who works as a barman at the club, shows the famous House of Pain's pitch ...

How do Wales and Northern Ireland measure up off the football pitch?

The Parc des Princes in Paris will be a sea of British red and green on Saturday when Wales take on Northern Ireland in the last 16 of Euro 2016. The mouthwatering encounter pits Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Ashley Williams against the likes of ...and more »

Factbox: How will Britain's EU referendum vote count work on the night?

The ten most evenly split areas, as predicted by elections experts Curtice and Fisher, are: Mole Valley, High Peak, North Hertfordshire, Knowsley, Slough, Anglesey, South Oxfordshire, Worcester, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Portsmouth. 7) Count chronology: ...

You can still fly to Paris to see Wales v Northern Ireland but only if you hire a private jet

Fans will do anything to get to Paris in time for the 5pm kick off between Wales and Northern Ireland . While many charter flights from Cardiff or nearby Bristol have sold out, you can still get there... if you raid the piggy bank. Private hire company ...and more »

The diary of a Welsh football fan in France

But in France this summer all that has changed, with a sea of red travelling across the country sweeping up any Frenchman in its path - and anyone else who cares to join in. It's been a joy. Unparalleled, unexplainable, unforgettable joy! I didn't want ...

Police want to speak to this man following the death of a Cardiff man

Police are continuing to appeal for information to locate a man they want to speak to after two men were charged with the alleged murder of a Cardiff man. Lynford Brewster, 29, died on Sunday, June 12, following an incident at around 7pm in Brynfedw, ...and more »

Cardiff was transformed into a winter wonderland in June for Doctor Who

The new series of Doctor Who sees Matt Lucas ' character return after his debut appearance in the 2015 Christmas special - and it looks like he's brought the winter weather with him too. Crew on the hit sci-fi show were today seen turning the front of ...and more »

Explained: The key areas that mean Wales can beat Northern Ireland at Euro 2016

Wales will take on Northern Ireland on Saturday in a second Euro 2016 'Battle of Britain'. Wales are hot favourites to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the competition, but it won't come as easy as the victory over Russia. Here we look at the ...and more »

Sean Buckley jailed for life after murdering 17-month-old Finley Thomas

Following the sentencing of Sean Buckley at Cardiff Crown Court, senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Stuart Wa

'Chris Coleman's Euro 2016 heroes means Wales is not all about rugby now,' admits Grand Slam star

Warren Gatland's Wales have had their summer sporting thunder stolen by Wales' Euro 2016 heroics in France. And Wales hooker Ken Owens believes the impact of Chris Coleman's squad making the knockout phase of the Euro finals with a last-16 clash ...and more »

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Boxers clash for first Welsh Heavyweight title fight in 27 years

Two Welshmen will go head to head next month for the vacant Welsh Heavyweight Title at a bumper night of championship boxing in Merthyr. Fighting out of Aberdare , Dorian Darch will clash with Blackwood 's Hari Miles for the Welsh title, which has not ...

'Absolutely brilliant' Llancaiach Fawr awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Llancaiach Fawr Manor has been awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence after gathering fantastic visitor reviews on the popular travel site. With 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, the Tudor manor house has been described by reviewers as ...and more »

CCTV appeal to identify passenger after act of indecency on a Cardiff bus

A CCTV image of a man police want to talk to after an act of indecency on a Cardiff bus has been released. South Wales Police said the incident happened on board the X4 bus from Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil at around 2pm on Wednesday, March 9.

Sean Buckley jailed for murdering partner's baby son Finley Thomas

Baby Finley Thomas suffered "catastrophic" head injuries after Sean Buckley, from Tonypandy in the Rhondda Valley, battered him in a "deliberate and vicious" attack. Today Buckley was given a life sentence with a minimum term of 17 years in prison.

You can buy an entire Welsh village for the same price as a flat in central London

The 16 homes, in the village of Aberllefenni, near Machynlleth, are on the market for £1.5m. The terraced homes and cottages were built up around a former working slate mine of the same name, where quarrying dates back to the 16th Century. It closed as ...and more »

Dads climbed Three Peaks on Father's Day for a charity that supports them and their children

A group of dads spent Father's Day tackling the three highest peaks in Wales to raise vital funds for the charity that supports their family. Huw Liddell's one-year-old son, Osian, was born with a rare degenerative autoimmune disorder called Aicardi ...and more »

These cyclists are pedalling the equivalent of Cardiff to Sydney for a Welsh charity

Aberdare · An Aberdare school choir filled the halls of Westminster with their songs. Promoted Stories. Most Read in News. EU Referendum · Why do we use pencils to vote at polling stations? Can I use a pen to cast my vote in the EU referendum? Cardiff.

Wales fan was left stranded at Cardiff Airport after his flight to Euro 2016 was overbooked

The owner of a tanning salon destroyed in a deliberate fire is offering a £2,000 cash reward · Aberdare · An Aberdare school choir filled the halls of Westminster with their songs. Most Read in News. EU Referendum · Why do we use pencils to vote at ...and more »

The owner of a tanning salon destroyed in a deliberate fire is offering a £2000 cash reward

... cash reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. He is also hoping to re-open the shop “as quickly as possible” and has been advising customers to visit other venues at Malpas Road in Newport , Cwmbran or Aberdare in the meantime.

An Aberdare school choir filled the halls of Westminster with their songs

A school choir travelled to London to sing at the Houses of Parliament following an invitation from their local MP Ann Clwyd . The choir at Aberdare Town Church in Wales Primary School , which consists of 37 pupils from Year 2 to 6 made the trip to ...

Still time to enter awards showcasing the best in learning in the Welsh workplace

There is still time to enter awards that showcase the best in learning in the Welsh workplace. Star learners, employers and learning providers involved in the delivery of a range of successful skills programmes across Wales have until noon tomorrow to ...and more »

How tight will the EU referendum be where you live?

And the results in some Welsh authorities are also on a knife edge. However, in others data suggests a clear victory for Remain. The final result will not be known until Friday morning. But Open Europe, a think tank, have conducted an analysis of data ...and more »

Man found guilty of murdering his girlfriend's toddler son

Jurors at Cardiff Crown Court returned their verdict on Thursday following more than a day of deliberations. The seven men and five women had on Wednesday morning retired to consider their verdicts on charges of murder and cruelty brought against Sean ...and more »

Voters and travellers in London and South East hampered by weather

Many of London's roads were affected by localised flooding, including the North Circular, which was closed at Waltham Forest. Shares. Get daily news by email. Flooding hits voters in London and South East Video loading. The video will start in 8s Cancel.and more »

Mum wins award for beating eating disorder when doctors told her she was facing death

An Aberdare mum says she has “grabbed hold of life” 11 years after doctors told her she was facing death. Clare Louise James has been recognised for her outstanding determination to turn her life around after suffering a serious eating disorder and as ...and more »

Progress on indoor arena for Swansea at heart of £500m regeneration scheme

Plans for a 4,000-seater indoor arena at the heart of ambitious regeneration plans for the centre of Swansea linked to its seafront, are progressing with discussions ongoing with a number of potential operators. Swansea Council and Rivington Land, the ...

A healthy eating cafe has opened in Cardiff with help from a food expert who worked with the All Blacks

And it's being headed up by a consultant chef who has catered for Olympic athletes, Paralympians and the All Blacks! SOS Kitchen, which is part of fitness facility SOS Athletic Excellence, has room for 32 covers and offers diners a menu that will help ...

Police investigate after one of their officers is alleged to have taken 'selfie' behind the wheel

Police are investigating after one of their officers was alleged to have taken a 'selfie' behind the wheel. PC Joe Hawken, normally based in Llandudno , said on Facebook he is “addicted to car selfies”. A picture of Mr Hawken driving a white sports car ...

A sculpture celebrating the life of Guto Nyth Bran has been unveiled

A two metre high, abstract, terracotta sculpture commemorating the life of Guto Nyth Bran has been unveiled. The artwork by Rebecca Buck was unveiled outside the Brynfynnon Hotel in Llanwonnno on Thursday evening. This has over the past two years ...

Everything you need to know about the Cardiff Triathlon

Participants will swim in the bay, cycle on scenic, closed roads around the city and finish with a stunning closed road run-out to the barrage. More than 1,300 competitors took part in last year's event, which was the first time an event of this kind ...

Manchester United FC boss Jose Mourinho set to swoop for Arsenal FC and Wales ace Aaron Ramsey

Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing Wales Euro 2016 star Aaron Ramsey to Old Trafford this summer, according to reports in London. The 25-year-old Arsenal ace has lit up the tournament for Chris Coleman's Group B winners and has put himself firmly on the ...and more »

A vote today to keep Wales at the heart of Europe could be the most important you ever cast

This could be the day when Wales provides the vital margin of votes to keep the United Kingdom a proud member of the European Union. It may be the most important vote you ever cast. The evidence is unequivocal. The economy will take a hit if Britain ...and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Thursday, June 23, 2016

I was surprised during the Queen's birthday celebrations to see Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, wearing a military uniform complete with medals. This the man who lasted four weeks as a Royal Marine officer cadet, a complete failure as a military man ...and more »

Voting starts to decide whether the UK should remain in the European Union

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

The inside story of how Wales are coping with the psychological strain of their Euro 2016 journey

The challenge of the last-16 will be for Chris Coleman's heroes to raise their game again and meet the standards they have set with incredible lung-busting performances that the manager says has broken previous personal records for physical output.and more »

Aston Martin's Welsh factory will show the world British innovation at its very best says vice president

Executive vice president of luxury car maker Aston Martin, Mark Wilson, said its new production facility in South Wales would serve as a beacon highlighting to the world the very best in British innovation and talent. Mr Wilson, who is also the firm's ...

Warren Gatland insists Wales' new attacking game plan was coaches' decision but warns about ripping up old systems

Warren Gatland has insisted the decision to implement the new game-plan was the choice of him and his coaching team but declared the plan would be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Martyn Phillips this week ...and more »

Welsh political leaders make final push for votes in EU referendum

The ballot boxes are out once more, and on Thursday, voters in Wales and the UK will vote in the EU Referendum . Voters will be asked “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” It promises to be a ...and more »

Wales to meet Northern Ireland in Euro 2016 knockout stages as make

Wales will meet Northern Ireland in the knockout stages of Euro 2016 this weekend after the make-up of the last 16 of the tournament was finally determined. Chris Coleman and his team were left waiting right until the last kick of the group stages ...and more »

Events held in memory of MP Jo Cox on her birthday

Tributes have been paid on what would have been Labour MP Jo Cox's 42nd birthday. Her widower Brendan and two young children joined friends, colleagues and campaigners in London. Others gathered in her home town of Batley in West Yorkshire.and more »

Wales boss Warren Gatland changes props for All Blacks Test with Rob Evans and Tomas Francis handed starts

Warren Gatland has changed the Wales props by handing starts to Rob Evans and Tomas Francis in the third Test against New Zealand at Dunedin on Saturday morning (8.35am). One of the alterations is enforced, with Evans replacing the injured Gethin ...and more »

Glastonbury's Emily Eavis apologies for traffic delays on opening day

Wet weather and ground conditions are causing congestion in surrounding roads and stopping people travelling to the Somerset site. Shares. Get daily news by email. Free mud bath at Glastonbury this year Video loading. The video will start in 8s Cancel.and more »

Wales left waiting on whether they meet Turkey or Northern Ireland in Euro 2016 knockouts after another shock for ...

Their fate was left in the hands of the Republic of Ireland or Sweden in Group E following results of the tea-time matches in Group F. Those each finished with Hungary drawing 3-3 with Portugal and Iceland defeating Austria 2-1 with a last-gasp goal ...and more »

All Blacks boss Steve Hansen makes five changes for Wales clash with Beauden Barrett and Julian Savea both starting

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has made five changes to the side to face Wales in the third and final Test in Dunedin on Saturday (8.35am). Outside-half Aaron Cruden and centre Malakai Fekitoa are injured and are replaced by Beauden Barrett and ...and more »

Plaid AM calls for party to go into coalition with Labour in the Senedd should Britain leave EU

One of Plaid Cymru's leading politicians says a Leave vote in the EU referendum would be so damaging to Wales' economy that he would argue for a coalition deal between Labour and Plaid. Shadow Finance and Economy Minister Adam Price, pictured, ...and more »

New Care Home Facility To Be Considered

Cabinet will this week consider proposals to invest in the development of a new

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Doctors are to lobby ministers for an 'opt

The rest of the UK should follow in the footsteps of Wales where people automatically become donors after their death unless they object beforehand, the British Medical Association said. The landmark change to the way organs are donated in Wales – from ...and more »

This amazing mural of Gareth Bale has been painted on a wall in Cardiff

It's a face which cannot go unrecognised as he became one of Euro 2016 's top goal scorers so far in the tournament. Gareth Bale 's skills have made Wales fans cry with pride and he has won the hearts of the entire nation back home. A special mural has ...

Lodger found guilty of murdering his landlord in brutal hammer attack

A tenant who battered his landlord to death with a hammer then threw the body 100ft down a quarry before fleeing to Ireland has been found guilty of murder. David Ellis, 41, originally of Bangor, North Wales, had admitted the manslaughter of 59-year ...and more »

Joe Ledley's wedding plans under threat if Wales continue their amazing Euro 2016 run

Wales' amazing journey at Euro 2016 could be about to put Joe Ledley's wedding plans on hold. If Chris Coleman's side continue to perform and progress through the competition as well as they have done, the midfielder may have to deliver some bad news ...and more »

Wales team announcement v New Zealand LIVE: Gatland reveals his side for final Test against All Blacks

Wales coach Warren Gatland will today name his team to face the All Blacks for the final test in Dunedin on Saturday. There will be changes to the last matchday squad, with Gethin Jenkins ruled out through injury and Bradley Davies also on a plane home.and more »

How will the new Wales A team actually work? The key questions answered

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.

Wales at Euro 2016 LIVE: Chris Coleman holds press conference as last

Yesterday's results mean that the top half of the draw has opened up for Chris Coleman's side - who will now avoid France, Italy, Germany, Spain and England in their route to the final. Wales will face either Northern Ireland or Turkey in the next ...

Big winners from the £1.2bn City Deal will be communities outside of Cardiff says Valleys council leader

The bulk of projects in the £1.2bn City Deal will benefit the Valleys and other communities outside of Cardiff, said the chair of its local authority leaders' group. And Andrew Morgan, who is also leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council – one of the 10 ...

Wet weather and mud warning for Glastonbury as rain continues

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

Everything you need to know about the Swansea Half Marathon 2016

Around 8,000 runners are expected to take part in the event as well as around 200 volunteers making up the Race Maker team to ensure the smooth running of the half marathon. When is the Swansea Half Marathon 2016? The Swansea Half Marathon takes ...and more »

Turkey or Northern Ireland? Who would Wales have the best chance of beating in the Euro 2016 knockouts?

So, after all the permutations have been pored over, UEFA's staggeringly complicated system for setting up the last 16 ties has become quite simple. For Wales, they will face Northern Ireland or Turkey. If results go Turkey's way and they advance into ...and more »

This hilarious song written by two Welsh football fans sums up Wales' journey perfectly

Following Wales' amazing recent Euro success, having topped their group by thrashing Russia, it's no surprise musical tributes have been made to the team's journey so far. But to add a little humility to the situation, friends Jonathan Williams and ...and more »

SMEs in Wales say they would be better off outside the EU

More than 60 SMEs in Wales have signed an open letter saying the UK economy would be in a better place for growth outside of the European Union. Vote Leave campaigners are highlighting what they say is the negative impact that EU membership has on ...and more »

Return of the A team could be awesome for our international game... Welsh coach praises resurrection of second string

Robin McBryde believes the resurrection of the Wales A team after a 14-year absence can help smooth the transition from regional rugby to the senior international stage. The second-string last played in April 2002, with it being scrapped as a cost ...and more »

A charity wants people to send letters to welcome newly

People are being encouraged to write letters of welcome to refugees in a bid to make them feel safe when they arrive. To celebrate Refugee Week charity Oxfam Cymru is launching a Wales-wide initiative and is calling on the public to give a warm welcome ...

This Welsh beach has become the first to offer free WiFi to its visitors

Ever dreamt of watching iPlayer on the beach without using up that precious data? Well now you can. Shares; Comments. Get daily news by email. You will now be able to access free Wi-Fi on Barry Island. Ever wanted to download your favourite apps ...and more »

1200 British entrepreneurs sign letter supporting Britain remaining in the EU

Over 1,200 British businesses large employed employing 1.75 million people have signed a letter backing the UK remaining in EU. The signatories, that include Welsh entrepreneurs Sir Terry Matthews and Laura Tenison, say with just a day to go until the ...

These are just a few of the Europeans who make Wales an even better place to live

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

Weddings in Wales: Rock 'n' roll wedding for pair who met at gig

If you tied the knot like Rosalind and Dean, we'd love to share in your celebrations . To take part, just fill in the simple form at the end of this story. And if you're from the South Wales Echo area, you will be featured in our newspaper, too. It ...

South Wales Echo letters: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

AS an elected representative in the Vale of Glamorgan, I believe that we are better off in the European Union and I would like to set out some of the reasons why. Economically, we are better off in the EU as it is our biggest trading partner and our ...and more »

Euro 2016 draw spectacularly opens up for Wales as bookies slash odds on us winning tournament

Wales fans can barely contain their excitement today after the Euro 2016 draw spectacularly opened up for them. Spain's 2-1 defeat against Croatia means they finished second in Group D and enter the bottom half of the draw. Alongside them will be World ...and more »

Wales suffer double blow ahead of third Test with All Blacks as key forwards fly home early from New Zealand

Wales have suffered a double injury blow ahead of Saturday's final Test against New Zealand with Gethin Jenkins and Bradley Davies on their way home. Veteran prop Jenkins, who is the country's most capped international with 126 appearances, suffered ...and more »

Morning news headlines: Cameron: UK 'would be more insular and inward

Britain will be a more "insular and inward-looking country" if it votes to leave the European Union, David Cameron said as the marathon referendum campaign entered its final 24 hours. The Prime Minister hit out at the Leave campaign's "narrow" focus on ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Wednesday, June 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 ...

A 'Vote Remain' sign was projected onto Cardiff Castle

This was the scene that greeted passers by in Cardiff city centre on Tuesday night. Motorists, pedestrians and those out and about just before 10pm would have noticed something very different about one of Cardiff 's best-known and beloved landmarks, ...and more »

'I looked to square it twice but no one was there!' Wales' unlikely hero on his goal in famous win

Wales found an unlikely hero in Toulouse. As Neil Taylor scored his country's second to put them on the way to an incredible, progress-sealing win over Russia and send millions into raptures, it was the first time he had found the net in 208 games ...and more »

The full Martyn Phillips interview: Our power

The Welsh Rugby Union has announced a raft of measures designed to improve Wales' chances of coming out on top at the 2019 World Cup in Japan. The include the reappointment of Rob Howley and Robin McBryde as assistant coaches, the return of the ...and more »

Wales will play one of these two teams in the next round of Euro 2016

Northern Ireland's place in the last sixteen was confirmed after a stunning performance from goalkeeper Michael McGovern limited Germany to a 1-0 win, and ensured Michael O'Neill's men guaranteed a spot as one of the best third placed teams. Wales are ...and more »

Wales will play one of these three teams in the next round of Euro 2016

Northern Ireland's place in the last sixteen was confirmed after a stunning performance from goalkeeper Michael McGovern limited Germany to a 1-0 win, and ensured Michael O'Neill's men guaranteed a spot as one of the best third placed teams. Wales are ...and more »

After 15 years this Cardiff coffee shop is closing its doors to make way for the new city bus station

After 15 years it is the end of an era for a city centre coffee shop. Coffee #1 on Cardiff's Wood Street will close next week as part of works to transform Cardiff's city centre. Marland House - the eyesore outside the city's Central Railway Station ...

My tribute to Peter Corrigan, the 'Godfather of Welsh sports writing'

If there is one man who would have savoured every second of the wondrous win that saw Wales top their group and march into the last 16 of Euro 2016 it is Peter Corrigan. But sadly Wales' greatest sports journalist did not live to see this moment of ...and more »

Filming for BBC drama Ordinary Lies takes place in Cardiff

Filming for a new BBC drama set in Wales has been taking place in Cardiff city centre. The second series of Ordinary Lies was being filmed in the capital on Tuesday on Park Street near the Principality Stadium. The highly acclaimed six-part drama ...and more »

Remaining part of Didcot power station will be demolished in bid to find three men killed in collapse

The remaining structure of the Didcot power station will be demolished as efforts continue to find three men killed in the collapse over four months ago. Demolition workers Chris Huxtable, 34, from Swansea, and Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61 ...and more »

Wales' second oldest pub the Old House Inn at Llangynwyd has gone up for sale

Wales' second-oldest pub has gone up for sale after it closed its doors nine months ago. The freehold of the thatched Old House Inn – established in Llangynwyd, near Maesteg , eight centuries ago – has been put on the market after it failed to reopen.

'The consequences could be catastrophic'

Two teenage girls who climbed onto train tracks to pose for photos have been warned: “You could be killed.” The girls clambered onto the busy line in Dinas Powys and struck several different poses while they took snaps with their phones. British ...and more »

HSBC bank says it will close its Porthcawl branch

It's not the first to close in recent times. HSBC's announcement follows other branch closures in South Wales, including in Aberdare, Treorchy and Porth. At the time, RCT councillor Andrew Morgan branded HSBC “shambolic”. WalesOnline ...

'We were crushed, destroyed, humiliated and insulted' Russian MPs and media are not happy with defeat to Wales

There are two sides to every story - and whilst the Welsh fans and media have been celebrating a famous win, it's fair to say the Russian's have not been doing the same. Multiple publications ran the headline "Tou-losers" after Monday night's 3-0 ...and more »

The ten greatest moments so far of Wales' epic Euro 2016 journey... and there are more to come!

It's been an unforgettable ten days for Wales already – and the hope is there are more memories to last a lifetime still to be created when Chris Coleman's Euro 2016 heroes. There will be tens of thousands decked in red ready to descend on Paris this ...and more »

Friendship on hold as Miles prepares for crack at Welsh title

The 30-year-old southpaw from Blackwood has a clear height and reach advantage over Aberdare's Darch, who has won his last three encounters on home soil. Despite being two years older and four inches shorter than his rival, former Welsh amateur ...and more »

Second man charged with murder following death of Cardiff man

Robert Lainsbury, 22, originally from Kidderminster, has been remanded in custody and was due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates' Court on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Brewster, 29, died on Sunday, June 12, following an incident at around 7pm in Brynfedw, ...and more »

We’re better off out!

A light-hearted video from UKIP on why we

The inconsolable Wales fan who captured the hearts of the nation reveals exactly why he couldn't stop crying on live TV

The Wales fan who was captured on live TV crying uncontrollably at Wales' historic win over Russia has revealed exactly why he was so emotional. As the final whistle approached last night and Wales topped Euro Group B ahead of England, Wrexham fan ...and more »

Food waste recycling firm gets seal of approval for fertiliser

A food waste recycling plant in South Wales run by anaerobic digestion (AD) specialist Biogen has been awarded a significant industry certification for its fertiliser.

Teenager found dead in a car on the outskirts of town had suffered shotgun wounds

The 18-year-old's body was discovered on Monday afternoon in Five Roads, on the outskirts of Llanelli, at 3.30pm. A gun was found in the car and a police spokesman confirmed William had suffered shotgun wounds. Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating the ...and more »

Jamie Roberts reveals his toughest ever opponent on the rugby pitch as Wales players charm New Zealand youngsters

He's mixed it with some of the most bruising centres the game has ever seen in a Test career spanning eight years and 82 Welsh caps. So who is Jamie Roberts' most feared opponent in that time? Midfield battering rams Ma'a Nonu, Sonny Bill Williams and ...and more »

This man had Wales' group

The Euro victory over Russia meant the most successful day ever in Welsh football history, and for most, the memory will be ingrained in their minds for the rest of our lives. And for fan Mark Jones, that memory will also forever be ingrained somewhere ...and more »

'The birth of Welsh football in Europe' How the international media were blown away by Wales' stunning achievement

Goals from Aaron Ramsey, Neil Taylor and Gareth Bale were enough to see off Leonid Slutsky's men and make sure that the Welsh topped Group B ahead of England. Praise has been coming from all angles for Chris Coleman's men since the final whistle, ...

Welsh fans are booking to go to France en masse after the astonishing performance that put them through to the last 16

Wales football fans have been booking en masse to go to Paris this weekend after their team made it through to the last 16. Fans are going by air, rail and sea in a bid to get to the French capital in time for Saturday evening's game. Wales will be ...and more »

The derelict and dangerous £20000 house that's frozen in time

A Welsh auction property branded dangerous and derelict is up for auction with a guide price of just £20,000. "You can look through the window, but it's too dangerous to go in." says Mick Haywood, Director of Auction House South Wales. That's the ...and more »

This man owns 15 McDonald's franchises in Wales and turns over £36 MILLION a year

Ron Mounsey started his career with McDonald's more than 18 years ago. Now he runs 15 franchises in South Wales. Ron, 62, comes from a long line of dairy farmers - three centuries of them, actually. But after he outgrew his farm in Derbyshire, he moved ...

A fire which destroyed a tanning shop was 'deliberately set'

Police are investigating after a fire which destroyed a tanning shop in Blaenau Gwent was “deliberately set”. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to Lextan, at The Walk in Ebbw Vale, just after 10.30pm on Wednesday, June 15, to reports of a ...

These are the teams Wales could play on path towards Euro 2016 final as they avoid tougher half of draw

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Someone in Wales is selling a jar of air and bids have reached £65000

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

'Wales show England how it's done' Here's how the unhappy English media have reacted to last night's events

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.

South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nigel Farage has said time and again he is willing to sacrifice people's wealth and living standards to keep Britain's sovereignty by leaving the EU. He has admitted the UK will go through years of hard times. I tell you something – people like Mr ...and more »

10 of the greatest moments in Welsh sporting history

Sir Harry Llewellyn (Helsinki, 1952). The Aberdare-born showjumper reached the height of his career with his brilliant horse Foxhunter, when they played a starring role in Great Britain winning team gold at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. It was Britain ...

Welsh fans praised by police after NO trouble reported in Toulouse following amazing win against Russia

Wales fans have been praised for their peaceful celebrations after no incidents were reported in Toulouse for Monday night's Euro decider against Russia . Fans partied through the day and into the night after the 3-0 thrashing, but according to ...and more »

Wales' richest man has described presidential hopeful Donald Trump as a 'loser'

Wales' richest man Sir Michael Moritz has delivered a withering attack on presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, describing him as a "loser". Cardiff-born Sir Michael, who is one of the world's leading technology investors and a ...and more »

'Critical' business role in £1.2bn Cardiff city region deal

Andrew Morgan, leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf council and chairman of the city deal's joint cabinet, said: "The local authorities recognise the critical role business has to play in the continued development of the city region. "This event is an excellent ...

How Russians reacted to Wales' amazing win over their team

Just in case you missed it, Wales, which has a population of three million, beat Russia, which has a population of 143 million. Here's how Russian fans reacted on Twitter to their national team losing out.

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Tuesday, June 21)

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 ...

The winners and losers from one of the greatest nights in Welsh football history

Coleman's men swarmed into space as soon as they won the ball back; their opponents simply chasing shadows all night. Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey were at their rampaging best, but they owed much of their success to the groundwork laid by Joe Allen ...and more »

Nearly 300 sex crimes against children in Wales last year involved the internet, figures reveal

The internet was used as a gateway to commit nearly 300 sex crimes against children in Wales last year, according to figures obtained by NSPCC Cymru. The NSPCC said offences reported to the four Welsh police forces included rape, sexual assault and ...and more »

The Eiffel Tower lights up to salute Wales on night of history at Euro 2016

One of the world's most famous landmarks has again been lit up in the colours of the Welsh nation. The Eiffel Tower has been decorated every night according to the Euro 2016 that has got people talking the most on social media that day. And, after ...and more »

Group winners, top scorers, leading goalscorer, most assists: Wales are bossing Euro 2016 right now

With a total of six goals in their three games, Wales are currently (as of Monday night) two goals ahead of Spain and France as the most free-scoring team in the tournament. A big part in that has been the form of Gareth Bale, whose three goals put him ...

Welsh BBC pundits Robbie Savage and John Hartson go crazy in a taxi after the greatest night in Welsh football history

This is the moment former Wales stars and BBC pundits John Hartson and Robbie Savage couldn't contain their joy after witnessing Wales' night of history in Toulouse. The pair posted the video on social media in the immediate aftermath of the stunning 3 ...and more »

Watch dancing Joe Ledley prove he's probably the greatest human being on earth after Wales thump Russia

Wales beat Russia 3-0 in their crucial match on Monday night, they're through to the final 16 of the Euros and Wales fans both home and in France are set for the party of their lives. And as if that wasn't enough, social media has gone into meltdown ...and more »

C'est parfait! Wales have their absolutely perfect football moment as players and fans create unforgettable memories

Sometimes things just fall into place for a team and this was Wales' special match... just when it mattered most with the pressure on in crunch Euro 2016 clash. Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. PA Wire. Ashley Williams and Gareth Bale after ...and more »

Russia 0

Chris Coleman's brilliant team respected the 'Please Don't Take Me Home' wishes of their equally brilliant fans to roar into the knockout stages of Euro 2016. This was an utter rout inside the Stadium de Toulouse, probably the greatest performance ...

This is who and when Wales will play in the Euro 2016 last 16 after finishing as Group B winners

After all the angst and nerves that followed Daniel Sturridge's winner in Lens, Wales bounced back in emphatic fashion to top Group B with a stunning 3-0 win over Russia . The victory, combined with England's 0-0 draw with Slovakia means the Welsh team ...

The moment Cardiff erupted with emotion as stunning Wales scored two goals in just NINE minutes

This was the wonderful scene in Cardiff city centre as thousands of Welsh football fans greeted Aaron Ramsey and Neil Taylor's goals against Russia with a tidal wave of emotion. Once again, fans packed out the fanzone in the Welsh capital to cheer on ...and more »

A human rights charity has added its voice to calls for a public inquiry into abuse at Deepcut Barracks

A human rights charity has added its voice to calls for a public inquiry into physical and sexual abuse at Deepcut Barracks. Campaign group Liberty has written to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on behalf of three young soldiers who died at the Surrey ...and more »

What time will we know the result of the EU referendum?

We will know how Wales has voted in the EU referendum by 4am on Friday morning, according to estimates provided by councils to the Electoral Commission . Councils across the country are responsible for counting the votes after the polls close on ...

Rhondda sculptor Barry Lewis is working around the clock

Rhondda sculptor Barry Lewis is working around the clock to get his biggest project to date finished and instal

New Zealand Under

Wales suffered a 11-try humiliating hammering at the hands of defending champions New Zealand in the fifth-place semi-final match at the World Under-20s Championships in Manchester. There had been only one point between the teams five days earlier as ...and more »

Lexit The Movie

Nathan Gill, UKIP Leader in Wales said:

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Wales' richest man describes presidential hopeful Donald Trump a 'loser'

Wales' richest man Sir Michael Moritz has delivered a withering attack on presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, describing him as a "loser". Cardiff-born Sir Michael, who is one of the world's leading technology investors and a ...and more »

Man accused of murdering Lynford Brewster in Cardiff makes first crown court appearance

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

The three states of mind of Welsh rugby fans right now as latest loss divides opinion

The glass half-full, glass half-empty or just business as usual as Wales succumbed to yet another defeat to the All Blacks on the weekend? What exactly is the current mood of the Welsh rugby nation after losing the series in New Zealand? Based on ...and more »

This shop won't sell any alcohol today that isn't four cans of lager because of Wales' football match

If you were planning on buying any glass bottles or more than four cans of lager from this city centre supermarket today, then you're going to be disappointed. That's because the Tesco store, as well as other shops around Cardiff , have imposed strict ...

The most perfect thing ever just happened on a bus

The "most perfect thing" just happened on a bus in Wales, according to a Facebook user. Tom Bradbury said he was on the train replacement service between Newport and Cwmbran when this happened. He shared the story on Facebook, where it is already ...and more »

Three men aged over 50 barred from Cardiff and Swansea City games through football banning orders

Three men aged over 50 have been barred from Cardiff and Swansea City games after receiving football banning orders, new figures show. The figures show Britain-wide there were more than 120 over-50s, including a 60-year-old Arsenal fan and a man of ...

This is what needs to happen for Wales to qualify for the Euro 2016 knockout stages tonight

It is the qualification process that has left football fans around Europe somewhat flummoxed in recent days as we all try to work out who will reach the knockout stages of Euro 2016. Wales' group comes to its conclusion tonight, with all four teams ...and more »

Wales under 20s v New Zealand LIVE: Follow the action as young Welsh stars seek revenge

It's Wales v New Zealand again. This time it is the respective Under-20s sides who will battle it out again at the World Rugby U20 Championships in Manchester for the second time in five days. Last Wednesday Jason Strange's men suffered last-minute ...and more »

Wales to wear red home kit against Russia after FAW officials lobby Uefa and Russians agree to change

Wales will wear their red home kit against Russia tonight despite being the designated "away team" for the Euro 2016 Group B decider. Chris Coleman's side had been expected to wear the charcoal and lime green away strip they wore in the defeat against ...and more »

One of Wales' top businessmen says the UK 'will be hit for six by the ferocity of the economic backlash' after Brexit

One of the world's leading life sciences entrepreneurs and investors Sir Chris Evans says leaving the EU would be disastrous for the UK economy. Port Talbot-born Chris has created more than 50 successful life sciences companies with a valuation of more ...and more »

World leading biotech entrepreneur Sir Chris Evans backs the UK remaining in the EU

One of the world's leading life sciences entrepreneurs and investors Sir Chris Evans says leaving the EU would be disastrous for the UK economy. Port Talbot-born Chris , who has created more than 50 successful life sciences companies in the UK and ...

The scenes in Toulouse at 2am as Wales fans gear up for massive Euro 2016 decider

This video show the jubilant scenes in Toulouse at 2am on Monday as Wales fans geared up for Monday's massive Euro 2016 decider. It looks like the party is continuing for the travelling fans in France, as they sang the night away ahead of the team's ...and more »

It's going to be sunny and warm in Cardiff making it the perfect weather to watch Wales v Russia at the fanzone

It may have absolutely hammered it down on Sunday evening and Monday morning but fans going to the Cardiff fanzone to see Wales' last Euro group match against Russia are in for some good news. That's because the clouds are set to subside and the sun ...and more »

Prince Charles will visit Wales to officially open university's new campus

Watch the moment Prince Charles congratulates workers at an Aberdare factory, 28 years after he opened it. Computer Generated Aerial image of Swansea University Bay Campus which has opened off Fabian Way A computer generated aerial image of ...and more »

Britain's mission, should it choose to accept it, is to shape the future of Europe

Europe is the birthplace of ancient civilisations but the EU is a mere start-up on the world-stage. The European Union only emerged in 1993 after several decades of deepening integration between members states, and as such the EU is 217 years younger ...and more »

Wales fans travelling to Toulouse for Euro 2016 decider grounded after plane struck by lightning

Welsh football fans travelling out to France for the final group match against Russia suffered "frantic stress" when they learnt their flight was cancelled after their plane was hit by lightning. It meant cancelling the whole trip for some of the fans ...and more »

Welsh star Leigh Halfpenny told he won't be going on the Lions tour of New Zealand if Toulon reach Top 14 play

Leigh Halfpenny won't be going on next year's Lions tour of New Zealand if Toulon reach the play-offs of next season's French Top 14. The 2013 Lions hero and Welsh superstar returned from the serious knee injury he suffered last September during Wales ...and more »

More than 100 applications for apprenticeships at Tata Steel in Shotton despite uncertainty over the industry

A unique visit at Tata Steel, Shotton where half a million tonnes of steel is processed by 700 people working at the plant. Despite the current uncertainty over the industry in the UK more than 100 people battled to become apprentices at Tata Steel in ...and more »

Wales are not ready to go home just yet as the fans paint 'The Pink City' red ahead of crucial Euro clash with Russia

Just as it did in Bordeaux, the song has reverberated around Toulouse, the area known in France as 'Ville Rose' – the Pink City – for its terracotta-bricked buildings have been painted red. It has been sung by smiling Wales fans for the past 18 months ...and more »

Morning news headlines: UK voters can change the course of European history, says Boris Johnson; Economists ...

Boris Johnson has urged voters to seize a once-in-a-lifetime chance to change the course of European history and take Britain out of the EU. With just three days to go to polling in the referendum and the result apparently too close to call, both sides ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Monday, June 20)

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 »

What time does Wales v Russia kick off at Euro 2016? What TV channel is it on? What are the odds?

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Vote now for your favourite park and garden in Special Places 2016

There are so many glorious parks and gardens in Wales but most people have their favourite. And now you have the chance to vote for yours as part of WalesOnline's Special Places 2016 campaign. Parks and Gardens is the first of six categories we will be ...

Wales' MPs stopped from speaking Welsh on cost grounds despite no 'detailed estimate'

Leader of the Commons Chris Grayling this month rejected calls to allow MPs meeting together in the Welsh Grand Committee to speak in Welsh because it would “cost taxpayers' money” – but he has now admitted no “detailed estimate” of translation costs ...and more »

UK car industry trade body says best for UK economy to remain in the EU

The body representing the UK car industry said that the best option for the UK economy and jobs is to remain in the EU. The industry is a huge employer, supporting 800,000 jobs across the UK and contributing £15.5bn annually to the economy. And the ...and more »

Cardiff's very own Boris bikes will be launching in the capital next spring

Cardiff's very own “Boris Bikes” will be launching in the city next spring, and the scheme promises to be bigger and better than a similar one which flopped in 2011. The London-style bike hire scheme will be a massive expansion on the initial pilot ...and more »

This Cardiff man's home

This retired teacher's home-made EU referendum poster has become the talk of the UK after spreading widely on Twitter and being picked up by national newspapers . Eugene Nowakowski from Pontcanna got so fed up with hearing what he describes as the ...and more »

Wales netball stars run South Africa rivals close in Durban

Wales completed their three-match Test series in South Africa without victory despite making a spirited comeback in the final game. Despite a narrow defeat, Wales gave the opposition a very tough game, losing by only 14 goals. Wales took the lead for ...

Russian star claims Welsh fans 'provoked' Russian supporters while manager insists violence is 'in the past'

Russia's manager has downplayed the threat of violence between fans in Monday's crunch Euro 2016 clash with Wales - but one of his stars has preposterously claimed Welsh supporters are as much to blame for previous trouble as the Russians. The shock ...

Catholics campaigning for the ordination of women to hold demonstration in Cardiff

Catholics campaigning for the ordination of women priests will demonstrate in Cardiff on Monday when the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and a representative of the Pope visit the city for the 100th anniversary of the Archdiocese of ...and more »

Next has announced its Swansea opening date and we have all the details

I DON'T know about you.. but we are extremely excited about the new Next store coming to Morfa Retail Park in Swansea. If you've walked past the former TK Maxx premises, you will have seen that it is going to be HUGE! And now we can exclusively reveal ...and more »

A touching tribute to the Orlando shooting victims has been created on the sand at Barry Island

A group of people from Barry paid their respects to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings by carving a large tribute into the sand at Barry Island beach. Genine Neale, her daughter Kyomi Martyn, Matthew Lock and Adam Farrugia White hit the ...

A Welsh choir will join Barry Manilow to sing his biggest hits during his final arena tour

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 EU Referendum Beaches in Wales Tata job losses Wales Rugby Team Stuff to do in Wales · Sport.and more »

Dafydd Wigley lays out the positive case for Wales to vote Remain in the EU referendum

Jo Cox's killing will have reverberations well beyond Thursday's vote. It may well effect the outcome, though the extent will never be known. We are asked to make a momentous decision which will determine our future – economic, social, environmental ...and more »

The making of Liam Williams as Wales star shines against All Blacks to win over hardened New Zealand critics

Every so often New Zealanders take a Welsh rugby star to their hearts in losing causes. On this tour it's Liam Williams who has been reminiscent of Shane Williams and Lee Byrne at their best. Shares; Comments ...and more »

Newport in danger of missing out from huge growth in tech firms because it lacks right sort of office space

A lack of suitable office space in Newport threatens to see the city missing out from the huge expansion in the digital and tech sector, warns a leading property figure. Dan Smith, managing director of Newport-based M4 Property Consultants, said that ...

This is who Wales fans should be cheering on in every one of the final Euro 2016 group games

Wales' Euro 2016 destiny is in their own hands. A win against Russia will make sure they go through to the knock-out stages of the competition whatever happens elsewhere. A draw could be enough for a top two spot providing Slovakia do not beat England, ...and more »

Wales could face yet another new

New Zealand could field another new-look side against Wales in the final Test in Dunedin amid speculation Steve Hansen wants to look at newcomers to prepare for the Rugby Championship. Hansen's world champions clinched the series victory against ...and more »

Wales Under

Wales Under-20 have made four changes to their side for their second match against New Zealand within a week in the Junior World Championships. Jason Strange's young side were agonisingly defeated 18-17 by the Baby Blacks at the AJ Bell Stadium on ...and more »

Wales at Euro 2016 LIVE: Coleman and Williams face the press plus latest updates from Russia camp

Wales' date with destiny arrives tomorrow evening as they take on Russia looking to ensure qualification from Euro 2016 Group B. Despite losing 2-1 to England in stoppage time in Lens on Thursday, Chris Coleman's men will be guaranteed of progression ...

Why finishing second in Group B could give Wales the best chance of getting to the quarter

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

A man from North Wales died when his car plunged off a cliff in Ceredigion

A man from North Wales has died after his car plunged over a cliff in Ceredigion. Dyfed-Powys Police and rescue teams were called to the incident at Mwnt, Cardigan, at 7.50pm on Friday, after it was reported a car had left a field and had come to rest ...and more »

This shocking image shows the aftermath of a car's fatal cliff plunge

This was the shocking scene when a car plunged off a cliff in West Wales, killing a 42-year-old man. Dyfed-Powys Police and rescue teams were called to the incident at Mwnt, Cardigan, at 7.50pm on Friday, after it was reported a car had left a field ...and more »

One of Wales' leading entrepreneurs appointed chair of new corporate advisory firm

Mr Baines, managing director of EKF Diagnostics , which is listed on AIM, will add considerable transactional knowledge and strategic experience gained right across the globe to benefit Lexington, which was launched in Cardiff in January.

Wales' Euro 2016 match with Russia elevated from medium risk to high risk amid fresh fears of Russian hooliganism

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.

Lionel Richie wowed at Swansea's Liberty Stadium despite a few complaints about the sound

As a 30-something man, it's not really cool to admit to liking Lionel Richie . But I'm a huge fan. There I've said it. I'll take the consequences. I'd argue his iconic Glastonbury set last year would have made Lionel cool again. Maybe not. But the ...

'I miss Karina so much' Sister of Cardiff hit and run victim describes bringing up her sibling's three daughters

The sister of a woman mown down by a van driver has spoken about bringing up her sibling's children and revealed: “Nothing could beat having her back.” Sam Menzies became guardian to her three nieces after 31-year-old sister Karina Menzies was killed ...and more »

The stats can skew things, I've got nothing but praise for resilient Wales

Wales have lost the series against New Zealand and the maths don't make good reading. Warren Gatland's men have conceded 38 points on average over the two matches and have again lost another two tests against the All Blacks. But sometimes the ...and more »

Crowds loved singing superstar Lionel Richie at Swansea's Liberty Stadium

Who would have thought it? The American singing superstar who is a global icon heading to this Wales city. But that is what happened on a very special Saturday night at the Liberty Stadium . Swansea is now a global brand due to its Premier League ...

This is what happened when we took a trip on the Flying Scotsman

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Assembly election 2016 Tata job losses Crime Transport · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff ...and more »

The gut

This video shows the moment a group of Welsh fans' rousing anthem was brought to a sickening halt by Daniel Sturridge's last-minute winner. In a video that will make pleasant viewing for the English and just, well... painful for us Welsh, fans in a pub ...and more »

More than 3000 guests enjoyed an afternoon of polo at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort

It's one of the most glamorous events in the showbiz calendar and the Celtic Manor resort was awash with people enjoying an afternoon of champagne, ponies and picnics. A host of celebrities enjoyed the sport of kings in the illustrious surroundings ...and more »

The winners and losers from Wales' defeat to the All Blacks as surprise Welshman shines but defence crumbles again

Despite the defeat, it wasn't all doom and gloom with certain players enhancing their reputations significantly. Here, we pick out the winners and losers from Wellington. Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. The winners and losers from Wellington ...and more »

Watch Gareth Bale's goal against England as you've never seen it before as Wales game is immortalised... in Lego!

Gareth Bale's goal ultimately became a minor act as Wales suffered stoppage-time heartbreak to lose 2-1 to England at Euro 2016. The Real Madrid star's free-kick from all of 30 yards handed Chris Coleman's side a first-half advantage in Lens but ...

Wales scrap strict diet rules as Gareth Bale allowed burger and chips to lift gloom of England defeat

Gareth Bale has revealed how he got over defeat to England....thanks to burger and chips. Bale opened up on how Chris Coleman's Wales squad decided to pick up the mood in camp after Thursday's late sickener against the Three Lions by going for a team ...

Hero who took bullets for his fiancee during Tunisia beach terror attack honoured with life saving medal

A fearless father who was shot three times as he shielded his fiancee from a terrorist gunman on a Tunisian beach has been presented with a life saving medal. Gas engineer Mathew James, a father-of-two from Pontypridd , was awarded the St John Life ...

Are Russia really that bad? This is what you need to know about Wales' final Euro 2016 group opponents

Wales' last game of the Euro 2016 group stage is fast approaching - and the result against Russia is crucial to decide whether Wales qualify. But how well do you know Monday's opponents? Obviously the Group B table at the minute isn't looking too ...and more »

These Wales fans planned a mega Euro 2016 adventure – but managed to end up booking a trip to the wrong Bordeaux

When a group of childhood friends planned a once-in-a-lifetime trip to watch their beloved Wales play they weren't planning on learning a very valuable geography lesson. The four lifelong pals from the North Wales village of Y-Ffor had been organising ...and more »

Gareth Bale praises Wales' passionate fans and says they outsang England supporters despite defeat

Gareth Bale has heaped praise on Wales' outstanding fans at Euro 2016, insisting they outsang their English counterparts on Thursday despite defeat. Bale drew the battle lines ahead of the game by claiming that the Three Lions lacked passion and said ...

Wales' major problems are of their own making... I'd really fancy England's chances against this All Blacks team

New Zealand 28, Wales 0: not the score but the number of victories the All Blacks have rattled off over the men in red since being beaten at Cardiff Arms Park 63 years ago. And it's Warren Gatland two, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa 30 during ...and more »

Hundreds of women have had naked pictures of themselves stolen and posted online

Revenge porn website Anon-IB has re-emerged with hundreds of Welsh women falling victim. The site hit the headlines in 2014 when pictures of stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna , Kim Kardashian , Cara Delevingne, Cat Deeley, and Kirsten Dunst ...

Suspected Russian football hooligans warn they will return for Wales match despite being deported from France

A group of 20 suspected Russian football hooligans have warned they plan to return to France for Monday's crunch clash with Wales despite being deported. The group were booted out of the country after French police accused them of being involved in ...

New all

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Coleg y Cymoedd have also committed funding to deliver the new sporting facility for Pontypridd RFC, college students and other local sports clubs. As part of the investment, the club will receive a rugby standard 4G pitch.and more »

Australia 7

England's heroic defence propelled them to a maiden series success Down Under as Australia were crushed 23-7 at AAMI Stadium. The rivals fought each other to a standstill in an ugly but captivating second Test from which the Grand Slam champions ...and more »

When and where would Wales play their Euro 2016 last 16 knockout match if they get through the group stage?

In the event of Wales getting through the group stages of Euro 2016 - it may have crossed your mind to wonder when and where Chris Coleman's men would be playing next. Obviously, we don't know where Wales are going to finish yet - and their final ...and more »

Wales at Euro 2016 LIVE: Gareth Bale and Joe Allen press conference and training pictures from Dinard

Wales will qualify from Euro 2016 Group B with victory over Russia on Monday night at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse. Despite losing 2-1 to England in stoppage time in Lens on Thursday, Chris Coleman's men will be guaranteed of progression if they ...

Holidaymaker in critical condition after savage attack during Ibiza holiday

James Hallett, 25, was beaten unconscious in the street after drinking with his friends on the holiday isle. Police are investigating whether the assault is linked to Euro 2016 football rivalry between England and Wales. James is from Blackwood and his ...and more »

Wattstown crash: Tributes to 'pillar of family' Terry Hill

Tributes have been paid to a man who died in a crash in Rhondda Cynon Taff. Terry Hill, from Bridgend, was involved in a collision on the A4233 near Wattstown, Porth, at 22:00 BST on Thursday. The 45-year-old was described as "a pillar" to his family ...

New Zealand v Wales analysis: Gatland's men show heart as the lineout malfunctions once again

Last week, it was the lineout that effectively cost Wales the game as they lost two in an attacking position and it was the same story in Wellington. It malfunctioned once again as the All Blacks rose to disrupt things on more than one occasion. Ken ...and more »

'Pillar of the family and community' youth rugby coach named as victim of fatal bypass crash

Police have named a man who died in a late-night crash on a bypass in Rhondda Cynon Taff . Dedicated family man Terry Hill, 45, from Broadlands, Bridgend , died after the collision on the A4233 in Wattstown, Porth , on Thursday night. It happened when ...

New Zealand 36

It was a familiar tale for Wales as Warren Gatland's men lived with New Zealand until just after half-time before being blown away in Wellington. Steve Hansen's men wrapped up the three-Test series with a 36-22 victory after a devastating display of ...and more »

Tunisia shooting: Medal for Welsh hero Mathew James

A holidaymaker who became a human shield during the Tunisia beach attacks has been presented with a life saving medal by St John Wales. Mathew James, from Trehafod, Rhondda Cynon Taff, was shot three times as he protected his fiancee in the resort ...

A new exhibition has wriggled into the National Museum Cardiff with over 100 types of worms on show

If you think going down the bottom of the garden is the only way to find worms, think again! You can now explore the wonderful world of worms this summer at National Museum Cardiff at a new family friendly exhibition called Wriggle! which opens on ...

BBC National Orchestra of Wales put on a magical performance in their end of season concert

Towards the end of The Famished Road, Ben Okri's masterpiece of magical realism, he pictures a spirit gazing upon people building their never-ending road to Heaven. "This is how they are as a people," the spirit explains. "They have an infinity of hope ...

Archbishop warns that referendum debate has created 'a kind of monster'

The referendum debate has created a “kind of monster” and public discourse has been poisoned with “venom”, the Archbishop of Wales has warned as the Church in Wales prepares to give thanks for public servants. The Anglican leader fears the “bitter” ...

Police appeal for information after two similar distraction burglaries in Cardiff in one day

The first incident happened at around 10.45am on Manor Way, when police say a man called to a house and said his daughter had damaged a rear window while playing with a catapult. Two incidents on the same day. Police said the victim, who is in his 70s, ...

Theatre producer who stole grant money worth £65000 from employers is jailed

A theatre producer whose dishonest actions included falsifying bank statements and forging a letter and led to a loss of more than £60,000, has been jailed. Michael Salmon, 30, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to ...and more »

What time does Australia v England kick off? What TV channel is it on? Who's playing and who will win?

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Welsh MPs warn of 'tragedy' for democracy if constituency surgeries end

The flag was flown at half mast over Westminster in respect for Jo Cox. How can MPs be protected when they leave the Commons and return to their constituencies? Scrapping constituency surgeries with members of the public would be a “tragedy” for ...and more »

Improvements to busy Aberdare roundabout complete

A new dedicated lane has now been installed to help ease congestion on a busy C

In Remembrance of Jo Cox MP

 Flags are being flown at half-mast at Rhondda Cynon Taf Council buildings toda

Sara sets the record straight on diabetes at the Senedd

Aberdare’s Sara Crowley, 28, who has had Type 1 diabetes since she was three, joined her regional local representative Vikki Howells AM and other Diabetes UK Cymru supporters to mark Diabetes Week on Tuesday 14 June at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.

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Stunning rare vase designed for Cardiff Castle at risk of being exported unless buyer can be found

One of four “stunning” and rare 19th century vases designed for Cardiff Castle is at risk of being exported, unless a buyer can be found to match the £225,000 price tag. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the vase, designed ...and more »

A restaurant tweeted about 'the worst candidate for a job interview'

But would you tweet about it later? And if you were the interviewer would you name the interviewee? When a Cardiff restaurant interviewed what they described as the “worst candidate” for a job they decided to tweet how they felt about his behaviour and ...

The key areas Wales need to get right against the All Blacks to rise to the occasion in Wellington's 'Cake Tin'

How can Wales rein in the back-to-back World Cup holders and turn down the heat on Warren Gatland from the New Zealand press and social media critics? Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. Wales clap the All Blacks off during their first Test ...and more »

Flags flown at half

Flags are being flown at half-mast at Rhondda Cynon Taf council buildings as a mark of respect and remembrance to West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox who died after being shot and stabbed. The flags were also lowered as a sign of the council's solidarity with and ...and more »

The key questions Wales and Chris Coleman must answer in the wake of England Euro 2016 heartache

No doubt there was replays of Daniel Sturridge's goal going over and over in his mind following the injury-time heartache suffered by his side against England in Lens. The Wales boss did not hide his disappointment – devastation the word he used to ...

Who could Wales face in the next stage of Euro 2016?

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Welsh fans praised by police for 'excellent behaviour' around England game

Welsh fans have been praised for their "excellent behaviour" before, during and after the Euro 2016 defeat to England in Lens. Welsh police at the Euros thanked supporters in both Lens, where the match was taking place, and nearby Lille, where many ...and more »

A vigil will be held in Cardiff on Friday night to remember MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed

A vigil will be held outside the Senedd tonight to remember the Labour MP Jo Cox, who died after she was shot and stabbed on Thursday. Taking place at the Cardiff Bay government building at 6pm, the event has been put on by Cardiff council to remember ...and more »

A tribute to Peter Corrigan, one of Wales' greatest ever sports journalists

Peter Corrigan, ​who has died at the age of 80, was ​one of Wales' most revered sports journalists of the last half-century​. Rising from fetching tea for Cardiff editorial staff to be sports editor of a Lond​on-based national newspaper, his writing ...and more »

Would the South Wales Metro project really be under threat if we leave the EU?

While the procurement process will decide the mode of transport, many industry experts believe the most efficient mode in terms of a turn-up and go service every 15 minutes from location furthest away from Cardiff like Merthyr and Aberdare – with even ...

Powys sex case priest found hanged on day he was due to report to police, inquest hears

A ROMAN Catholic priest, living in Montgomeryshire, hanged himself on the day he was due to report to police for alleged child sex abuse. Father Ernest Sands, 67, was accused of sexually abusing five boys, including one at a Catholic seminary, during ...and more »

'Britain's most dangerous prisoner' Charles Bronson by the man who really knows him

A new book about Charles Bronson is to recount, via four decades of newspaper clippings, the Aberystwyth-linked jailbird 's life behind bars. And here Leighton Frayne – one half of the notorious Newbridge brothers dubbed 'The Welsh Krays' – tells of ...and more »

What time does New Zealand v Wales kick off? What TV channel is it on? Who's the ref and what do the bookies say?

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Cardiff's legendary Philharmonic nightclub to be restored to its former Victorian glory as a swish bar and restaurant

And now refurbishment work has started on the the former Philharmonic , taking back to its former Victorian glory. Refurbishment work has started on the The Philharmonic, and the new owners have promised to celebrate its heritage and transform it into ...

Why Wales will be forced to wear their away kit AGAIN against Russia

The decision to make Wales wear their away kit on Thursday against England was met by some confusion from supporters across social media. White doesn't clash with red - so why should Wales have been forced to wear their away kit? It was a question that ...and more »

Wales skipper Sam Warburton 'awkwardly' stopped from answering questions on Chiefs loss, report TVNZ

Wales often talk about creating a siege mentality in camp when results have gone wrong. It is their way of trying to galvanise the players with an 'us against the world' dressing room mentality. But poor Sam Warburton appeared a bit bewildered when he ...

Education Secretary hints at possible reprieve for Wales' regional consortia

The Welsh Lib Dems pledged to scrap regional education consortia, but is new Education Secretary Kirsty Williams willing to give them a reprieve? Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has given a clear indication that Wales' regional education consortia ...

One of Wales' top diplomats Sir Emyr Jones Parry outlines his arguments for staying in the EU

We joined because there were many challenges like protecting the environment better dealt with collectively, to obtain the economic advantages from trading with each other, and to use the combined weight of all the member states to negotiate more ...

English media taunt Gareth Bale over his pride and passion verbal jibes following Wales' 2

Predictably the London-based papers hit back at Bale, with The Sun headlining their back page 'Roar passion... how was that for pride then, Gareth?' Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. A selection of the English media's reaction to England's win ...

Man dies and another arrested after horrendous crash on bypass

A 45-year-old man has died after a crash on a bypass in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The accident happened last night on the A4233 at Wattstown, Porth, and the man, from Bridgend, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 40 year old man has been arrested on ...

Stuart and Fraser Bates: Man guilty of Llantrisant death crash

A 22-year-old has admitted causing a crash which killed a father and his young son. Stuart Bates, 43, and Fraser, seven, died after being hit by a car in Talbot Green, Rhondda Cynon Taff, in December. Joshua Staples, from Tonyrefail, admitted two ...

Cardiff University has been named in the top 50 of Europe's most innovative institutions

Wales' leading university has been named in the top 50 of Europe's most innovate higher education institutions. Cardiff University was ranked 45th in Europe and eighth in the UK in a new table of institutions that are doing the most to advance science ...and more »

Aberdare diabetic Sara Crowley joins others with the condition to mark Diabetes Week at the Senedd

On Tuesday, Sara, 28, from Aberdare, attended the event which gave people affected by diabetes the chance to address some of the myths and misconceptions about the condition with their local representative. Diabetes UK Cymru's theme for this year's ...and more »

Steve Hansen wary of a 'p***ed off Wales' as he warns his All Blacks of a Wellington backlash in second Test

Steve Hansen has warned his All Blacks a “pissed off” Wales will come at them with “double spades” in Wellington following a humiliating defeat at the Chiefs. Wales have won just three of their last nine matches and are desperate to avoid being cooked ...and more »

Where is the dividing line between North and South Wales? Where does one start and the other end?

If you had to split Wales into North and South, where would you put the line? Shares; Comments. Get daily news by email. When you're driving the A470 at what point do you switch from North to South Wales (or South to North if you're going up)? Okay ...

There' s a new platform for creative people who live and work near each other in the Cardiff area

An online platform which brings together designers, developers, writers and other creatives who live and work in the Cardiff area is about to be launched. Gather will allow individuals to build their profile, share their work, meet like-minded ...

Weather warning of heavy showers for south and mid Wales

The local authority areas covered by the guidance are Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Powys.

The winners and losers from Wales' last minute heartbreak as England get first win of Euro 2016

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Wales set for torrential rain and lightning as Met Office issues another severe weather warning

Towns and cities around South Wales should expect torrential rain and possible lightning and flooding today as the miserable weather continues. Flash flooding in Swansea. Flash flooding in Swansea Video loading. Click to play Tap to play. The Live ...and more »

Commuters face major disruption after train derails at London Paddington

Train passengers in South Wales were facing major delays and cancellations to services on Friday morning after a train derailed at London Paddington Station. An empty train derailed in a siding outside London Paddington on Thursday evening. Network ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Friday, June 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 ...

Welsh MP's tears over death of colleague Jo Cox who was shot in the street

A Welsh MP has spoken of his heartbreak over the death of his Labour colleague Jo Cox who was shot dead on Thursday. Kevin Brennan , MP for Cardiff West, posted a message on Twitter on Thursday night, which read: "I can't stop crying - please can't we ...and more »

Relive England v Wales and the moments fans will never forget

Places: Cardiff. Ads by Google. Recommended in Wales News. Aberdare · Aberdare diabetic Sara Crowley joins others with the condition to mark Diabetes Week at the Senedd · St Illtyd's Church, Llantwit Major. Picture sent in by David Jones of Porthcawl ...and more »

Cardiff residents involved in 'crash for cash' scam ordered to pay thousands in damages to insurers

Two Cardiff residents involved in a massive “crash for cash” scam have been ordered by a High Court judge to pay thousands of pounds in damages to insurers. Amir Hassan Ghaemkhah, 35, and Samanen Bojnardifard, 32, both of Crumlin Drive, St Mellons, ...

Beaten but unbowed! The final whistle pictures that sum up the mood of a nation after England defeat

Beaten but unbowed! The final whistle pictures that sum up the mood of a nation after England defeat. 18:16, 16 Jun 2016; Updated 19:06, 16 Jun 2016; By Matthew Southcombe. Wales gave everything as they looked to hang onto a result against England ...

This is how a new £7.9m primary school for Cwmaman could look

"In Cynon Valley we have already delivered a number of outstanding new schools such as the £50m Aberdare Community School, Cwmbach Primary School, Ynysboeth Primary School, Cwmbach Primary Schooland Abercynon Community Primary School.

Five things we learned from Wales' devastating late defeat against England as fans do nation proud again

If a moment summed up the differences between Wales and England here at the Euros it was when Raheem Sterling was mercilessly booed by his own supporters for playing poorly. Wales at the time were under the cosh and yet the response was to belt out ...

What Wales now need to do to qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2016 after defeat against England

A late goal from Daniel Sturridge was enough to help England beat Wales 2-1 i n Lens on Thursday and break Welsh hearts. Wales now lie in second place in the group, one point behind England and ahead of Slovakia thanks to a superior head-to-head ...

England 2

This was Euro 2016 anguish for Wales in Lens, as Chris Coleman's gallant aces succumbed to a last-gasp winning goal from substitute Daniel Sturridge in a truly riveting Battle of Britain derby shoot-out on French soil. Wales, already on a high from ...and more »

Euro 2016: Thousands watch Wales lose 2

Thousands of Wales football fans cheered on their team in the hotly-anticipated Euro 2016 match with England in Lens which they lost 2-1 after an injury-time goal. The atmosphere between the two sets of supporters has been "good-natured". It follows ...and more »

A soldier whose life was saved by the man who died after being Tasered by police has paid an emotional tribute to him

A soldier whose life was saved by the man who died after being Tasered by police has paid an emotional tribute to him. Former Grenadier Guard Mark Smith says he owes his life to Spencer Beynon. He said: "My children will grow to know what a great man ...and more »

Brexit in or out: This is what Britain's big businesses are saying about the EU Referendum

BT - The telecoms giant has written a letter to its 80,000 staff telling them that both bosses and union leaders back remaining in a reformed EU. The letter was sent on Monday on behalf of BT chairman Sir Mike Rake, chief executive Gavin Patterson and ...and more »

Man who attacked his landlord with a hammer admits he 'lost control'

A man who bludgeoned his landlord with a hammer has told a jury he 'lost control'. David Craig Ellis, 41, has claimed his landlord Alec Warburton was pressuring him to have sex with him in lieu of overdue rent. Unemployed Ellis disposed of Mr Warburton ...and more »

Roald Dahl's beautiful Cardiff home is on the market for £1.3m

This Cardiff property sale has probably the most unique history of any family home on the market in the capital city; it was where Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916. The author of such children's classics as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, ...and more »

Why are Wales wearing their away kit against England?

Wales are lining up against England today - bu they won't be wearing their traditional red kit. Instead, Chris Coleman's side will come up against the Three Lions wearing their charcoal and lime green away kit instead. So, the question that immediately ...and more »

Aberdare scrap bike businesswoman on challenges

Helen Walbey, chairwoman of the FSB's UK-wide diversity panel, runs a motorcycle scrap yard and parts business in Aberdare. She told BBC Wales business correspondent Brian Meechan how working in a male dominated industry had driven her to support ...and more »

More help urged for women in business by FSB

Helen Walbey, chair of the FSB's UK-wide diversity panel, runs a motorcycle scrap yard and parts business in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff. She says working in a male-dominated industry has driven her to support other women starting out in business.and more »

Brexit will send the pound tumbling and push up prices, warns Bank of England

A vote to leave the EU could make the pound fall further and sends prices rising the Bank of England said today. Repeating its warnings about the impact of Brexit on the economy, the Bank said uncertainty over the outcome of the referendum is already ...and more »

The couple who got engaged under the Eiffel Tower have been given probably the best engagement present

Getting engaged in Paris is already an incredible tale to tell the family, but football fans Emma and Darren have received probably the best engagement present. Darren Crandon, a Wales fan, popped the question to Emma White , an England fan, under the ...and more »

Rhys Patchell's remarkable week that started on a north Wales golf course and finished with facing the All Blacks

Rhys Patchell has revealed he was on the first tee of a golf course in north Wales when he got the call to ditch his pals and head to New Zealand. The versatile back only arrived in the country on Monday before coming off the replacements bench during ...and more »

A Rhondda mum beat alcohol addiction to become a yoga teacher and author

With new yoga studios consistently popping up around South Wales, including Yoga Fever in Splott , Cardiff and Aberdare's Mami and Me, it seems more and more people are reaping its benefits. Now, coinciding with International Day of Yoga on Tuesday, ...

Welsh road turned into river as torrential rain hits

Roads were turned into rivers on Wednesday afternoon when thunder, lightning and downpours hit the city. The area around Morfa and Llangyfelach was worst affected and some cars were left partly under water. And the bad news is that more bad weather is ...

Five totally bizarre bets you can actually make on Wales in Euro 2016

The bookies have been having a field day during Euro 2016 and have come up with some weird and wonderful wagers for you to have a punt on. We asked Paddy Power to get you prices on five bonkers bets on Wales in Euro 2016. From Ledley's beard ...and more »

Tanning shop destroyed in major fire fought by 20 firefighters

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World War One: Wales footballers who never came home

Became the first player from the South Wales League to represent Wales in 1901, while a player with Aberdare Athletic. He also played briefly for West Ham, then a Southern League club. He joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers in Tonypandy and was killed in ...

Newport football fans can watch today's Euro 2016 Wales v England match in a former Art Deco cinema

Newport football fans frustrated by the decision not to host a fanzone in the city over safety fears will be able to watch the Wales v England showdown on the big screen today (June 16) after all. For a former Art Deco cinema in the city centre has ...and more »

Bridgend will hold a vigil for the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre

A vigil to remember the 49 victims of the gun massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida is due to be held in Bridgend town centre on Sunday. Following vigils held in honour of the victims and in support of the LGBT community across the world and at the ...and more »

These are the 54 streets where potholes have been repaired in Rhondda Cynon Taf in the last two months

Read More. Everything you need to know about what's happening to the Ynys roundabout in Aberdare. Leslie Terrace Llwyncelyn. Llwynypia Road Llwynypia. Clifton Row Porth. Glyndwr Terrace Llwynypia. Bank Street, Penygraig. Batten Way, Cilfynydd.and more »

Best way to deal with Chinese steel dumping is by remaining in the EU says leading industry figure

The head of the body representing the UK steel industry said the best way to prevent cheap Chinese steel imports was for the UK to remain in the EU. Welshman and director of UK, Steel Gareth Stace, also said that the high cost of energy is a “home ...and more »

Are Reno and Sharon the longest serving cafe staff in Cardiff after 78 years?

Together they have clocked up an astonishing 78 years serving at the same city centre cafe. Reno Spiteri started at Bistro One in 1974 and is still going strong aged 68. Meanwhile his colleague Sharon Heaven, 55 – who joined the staff aged 15 as a ...

How much every Welsh authority is owed in council tax

Welsh councils are owed £86m in council tax with the total owed rising by nearly £1m in a year to its highest ever level. As council tax bills grow, councils are collecting more money but the value of arrears is also bigger. In 2015-16, billing ...

Escaped lorry pig no longer on M48 near Chepstow

A pig which escaped from a lorry and got loose on to a motorway in Monmouthshire is no longer on the carriageway. The swift swine made his bid for freedom on the M48 between junction 2 for Chepstow and Junction 1 for Aust at about 06:40 BST on ...and more »

Police arrest 36 fans in Lille as more violence breaks out ahead of England v Wales

French police arrested 36 people after violence erupted in the streets of Lille ahead of today's Euro 2016 clash between Wales and England. Officers charged at hundreds of chanting England fans, spraying tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds ...and more »

England v Wales Euro 2016 preview: Chris Coleman's men can be inspired by Lens, a town that tells a familiar tale

They are there when you spot the slag heaps dotted around the horizon on your way into a town with a population of just 32,000 – somewhere between that of Pontypridd and Aberdare and half that of the number of fans of both sides who will descend upon ...and more »

BBC criticised for 'degradation' in portrayal of Welsh life

The BBC has been accused of a “degradation” in the portrayal of Welsh life in a hard-hitting report from a cross-party group of MPs. There has been a continuing reduction in programmes made for Wales and the nation should be represented on the BBC's ...and more »

10 reasons why MPs say broadcasters aren't doing enough for Wales

Major BBC programmes such as Sherlock are shot in Cardiff, but is there sufficient portrayal of life in Wales? The BBC has been accused of a “degradation” in the portrayal of Welsh life in a hard-hitting report from a cross-party group of MPs. There ...and more »

Queen recognises community champs across Swansea Bay in birthday honours

Dr Susan Mary Mitchell, head teacher St John Baptist Church in Wales High School, Aberdare, but originally from Sketty and now living in Mumbles, has been awarded an MBE for services to education in Wales. The former Olchfa School pupil and Swansea ...and more »

Rhys Patchell to start at full

Scarlets-bound playmaker Rhys Patchell will start at full-back for Wales in the second Test against the All Blacks this Saturday. The 23-year-old flew out to New Zealand in the wake of the first Test defeat and came on for a cameo during the midweek ...and more »

The definitive guide to Wales' Olympics hopefuls with 50 days to go until Rio 2016

It might be slipping under the radar with Wales' involvement at Euro 2016 and Warren Gatland's men trying to defeat the All Blacks in New Zealand. But the Rio Olympics are now just 50 days away and Wales stars are preparing for the greatest sporting ...and more »

Wreckage from EgyptAir plane that crashed killing Welsh father is spotted by search teams

The committee investigating the crash said in a statement that a vessel contracted by the Egyptian government to join the search efforts for the data recorders and the wreckage of the doomed A320 "had identified several main locations of the wreckage ...and more »

Hero who used his body to shield fiancée in Tunisia beach attack to receive life saving medal

A hero who protected his fiancée during gunfire on a Tunisian beach last year is to be presented with a Life Saving Medal. Former rugby player Matthew James, from Pontypridd , will receive one of St John Cymru Wales' highest honours at a ceremony on ...

Almost 300 houses, blocks of flats and a 210 bedroom hotel will be built in Cardiff

Up to 290 houses will be built on a Cardiff road and every household will receive a free annual bus pass in a bid to tackle traffic problems in the area. The plans for Pentrebane Road form the first phase of Cardiff's £2bn Plasdwr development and work ...and more »

Wales Under 20s suffer Junior World Championship heartbreak after last

Wales Under-20s suffered Junior World Championships heartbreak following a devastating defeat against New Zealand with almost the last kick of the game in Salford which cost them a chance of a semi-final spot. A brilliant display had allowed Jason ...and more »

This is what Wales now need to do to qualify for the Euro 2016 knockouts: Every scenario explained

The big game is almost upon us - Wales are facing up against England on Thursday in a game which will be crucial for Wales progressing to the next stage of Euro 2016. After Slovakia beat Russia, you've probably had all sorts of scenarios whirring ...

New Zealand wing Julian Savea drops out of All Blacks side to face Wales

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has made two changes for the second Test against Wales in Wellington on Saturday (8.35am). Lock Sam Whitelock returns to the team, replacing Luke Romano, while Israel Dagg has been named at full-back for what will ...and more »

Teacher accused of leaving child unattended at Oakwood Theme Park tells hearing he was bullied

A teacher accused of leaving a pupil who was too short for a rollercoaster ride at the entrance before going on it himself has told a professional hearing that he was bullied by fellow staff. Michael James Davies is alleged to have left a primary ...and more »

Man v Food! An American is taking on these monster food challenges at Welsh restaurants

Man v Food! An American is taking on these monster food challenges at Welsh restaurants. 17:16, 15 Jun 2016; Updated 17:19, 15 Jun 2016; By Kathryn Williams. "Professional eater" Randy Santel is coming to Wales to sample our hefty food challenges.and more »

Wales under 20s v New Zealand Live: Follow the action as young Welsh side face Baby Blacks in win or bust clash

Wales Under-20s go into their final pool match against New Zealand in Salford hoping they can upset the odds by defeating the Baby Blacks and reaching the Junior World Championships semi-finals. This would be a major achievement considering the ...and more »

'They came out of nowhere and threw chairs into the bar' Welsh fans reveal how they were targeted by Russians in Lille

A group of Welsh fans involved in a tense stand-off with Russian fans in Lille said the men “came out of nowhere” and began throwing chairs. Four friends from Merthyr Tydfil were spending their first night in Lille on Tuesday when a group was targeted ...and more »

Battery Recyclers Charge To Victory

Pupils across Rhondda Cynon Taf collected 929kgs of used batteries - more than

Man prosecuted for selling fake tobacco

A Llwynypia man who sold counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes via social media ha

Flood defence test planned for Caerleon

A newly built flood defence on Caerleon Road (B4596), Caerleon, is due to be tested on Wednesday the 22nd of June.

EURO FEVER HITS WELSH CLASSROOMS

As Euro fever takes hold across Wales, teachers are now able to tap into the excitement to engage pupils this summer.

 

Guto Harri lays out why the fight against Brexit is vital for Wales' future

Guto Harri, former BBC Chief political correspondent and communications director for Boris Johnson, pictured in Cardiff. Big ticket Tories visit Wales with some trepidation. Memories of John Redwood see-sawing his head to the national anthem still haunt.

What time does Wales v England kick off at Euro 2016? Which TV channel is it on? What are the odds?

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.

Teacher tells hearing allegations he left pupil unattended at Oakwood Theme Park are 'baffling'

A teacher accused of leaving a pupil who was too short for a rollercoaster ride at the entrance before going on it himself has told a professional hearing that the allegations “baffle” him. Michael James Davies is alleged to have left a primary school ...and more »

Cardiff City could be tempted by move for £1m Wales star David Cotterill

Cardiff City could be tempted to go back in for David Cotterill as Sheffield Wednesday and Reading eye up a summer swoop for the Wales Euro 2016 ace. The Bluebirds were keen on landing Cotterill last summer only for the Cardiff-born wideman to sign a ...and more »

A young woman is in intensive care with a broken back after a horrendous quad bike accident

A young woman has been left with potentially devastating back injuries after a quad bike accident. Kate Davies, 21, a beautician from the tiny village of Abercarn, is being treated in intensive care after the crash which saw the vehicle overturn and ...and more »

'The whole town was incredibly proud of him' Tributes paid to former soldier who died after being shot by Taser

Tributes have been paid to a man who died after being shot with a Taser by police. Spencer Beynon, from Llanelli, was a former soldier who had toured Iraq and Afghanistan. The 43-year-old died on Tuesday night after police were called by a member of ...and more »

Wales team announcement selection dilemmas: These are the big decisions facing Warren Gatland ahead of second ...

Warren Gatland slammed the ineptitude of his Wales side taken apart by a rampant Chiefs in Hamilton and claimed it had solved some selection dilemmas ahead of Saturday's second Test with New Zealand at Wellington's Westpac Stadium. But there are still ...and more »

Jonathan Davies joins construction firm as director of stadiums

Port Talbot-based Andrew Scott hopes his experience on the field will come in handy as it looks to develop further within the leisure sector. Shares; Comments. Get business news by email. Former Wales international Jonathan Davies will be behind the ...and more »

Wales v New Zealand team announcement Live: Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen name sides for second Test

Wales' team announcement for the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington has been delayed until midnight as Warren Gatland assesses the fitness of a number of players in the wake of Tuesday's mauling by the Chiefs. It's unclear whether ...

Recruitment for staff to work at Cardiff's Coal Exchange will begin later this month

Recruitment for staff to work at the revamped Cardiff's Coal Exchange will begin later this month. Liverpool-based developer Signature Living plan to transform the Cardiff Bay building into a 200-suite hotel and spa. It will host events including ...

Dinas Powys trainee police officer signs up for the Cardiff 10k after completing Icelandic adventure

A 22-year old woman from Dinas Powys is running this year's Cardiff 10K in aid of Welsh charity, Kidney Wales after completing an epic 250 mile charity run across Iceland. Charlotte Bloxham, a hopeful trainee police officer, found out her co-worker ...

Gareth Bale's four

With their war of words in full flow it was inevitable Gareth Bale would be handed a grenade with the pin firmly pulled out when addressing the media ahead of Wales' massive Euro 2016 showdown with England in Lens on Thursday afternoon. And so it ...

Helen runs a motorbike scrap yard

Now she combines running her successful business in Aberdare with studying for a PhD, lecturing at the University of South Wales and working as the FSB's diversity portfolio chair. She will be in Cardiff today to launch the Federation of Small ...

Strike a pose at a FREE yoga session in Cardiff to mark International Yoga Day

It's one of the most popular forms of exercise and now a free session is taking place in Cardiff this weekend to mark International Yoga Day. And among those who will be striking a selection of renowned poses on the day will be First Minister Carwyn ...

Gareth Bale scores a spectacular goal in Wales training as he loosens up for England clash

Gareth Bale has been at the centre of the build-up for the past week, winding up the English with some brilliant pre-match comments , but it's his talking on the pitch that will prove decisive. And this was Bale in fine form at training, scoring a ...

New York

A plane flying to New York was forced to turn around after declaring a medical emergency on board. The Boeing 777 Saudi Airlines plane was flying from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The medical emergency is believed to be a woman giving birth on board.and more »

Fans are being urged to 'make the web more Welsh' during Euro 2016

Wales football fans are being urged to show their support for the team during the Euro Championships by registering to use the .cymru and .wales domain names that give the country instant international recognition on the internet. Individuals and ...and more »

'A bevy of roly

The New Zealand media have waded into Wales further after their woeful 40-7 defeat to a severely-depleted Chiefs side on Tuesday labelling Warren Gatland's midweek line-up as 'a bevy of roly-poly forwards and backs who flitted about like leaves in a ...and more »

Number of people out of work in Wales falls to lowest level for 8 years

The number of people without jobs in Wales has fallen by another 5,000 while employment expands at a rapid rate, according to the latest official figures. There were 73,000 people unemployed in Wales between February and April according to the ONS data ...and more »

This is what a combined Wales and England team would actually look like

We took a closer look to find out, and while Bale's tongue in cheek comments are clearly a bit overblown, Wales have every reason to be quietly confident. With England switching systems constantly over the last year, we're going with Coleman's tried ...

This historic derelict mansion is being transformed into luxury hotel and spa

It was bought earlier this year and details have emerged about the ambitious and exciting plans for the property. Read More. 26 secret hideaways in Wales you'll never want to leave. It has also been confirmed the Plas Glynllifon name will remain after ...

Wales at Euro 2016 LIVE: Violence flares up in Lille as huge security operation launched

Wales supporters without tickets have been urged to stay away from both Lille and Lens by the FAW after more trouble flared up in France overnight. Euro 2016 has so far been marred by crowd disturbances - and there is now a major police presence in ...and more »

These eight new taxes would improve the health and well

Sunbed and sugar taxes should be introduced to improve the health and well-being of people in Wales, a leading think-tank has said. The left-of-centre Bevan Foundation wants new taxes introduced which it says would make Wales “greener, healthier and ...and more »

Shocking footage shows football hooligans brawling on streets of Lille as Wales fans told to stay away

Shocking footage has emerged overnight of brawling football hooligans on the streets of Lille as supporters from four separate countries descended on the French city. French police officers were forced to use pepper spray as two groups of rival fans ...and more »

Weddings in Wales: 'We loved every second of the day'

The food was provided by Cresta Caterers from Aberdare, and Hayley added: “Everyone talked about the food and how gorgeous it was and there was so much of it.” The first dance was to to Kodaline's The One, with entertainment provided by local band The ...

Britain First have been holding an 'activist training camp' in the Welsh mountains

Members of Britain First have been in the Welsh mountains holding what they described as an “activist training camp”. A dozen people took part in the camp in the mountains of Snowdonia, where they said they learned things including self-defence ...

The 121st Amateur Championship has teed off in Royal Porthcawl and here's all you need to know

The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held annually in the UK and this year it's just teed off at Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig golf clubs. It is one of two leading individual tournaments for amateur golfers, along with the US ...and more »

Man dies after police use Taser while dealing with 'incident' in town

A man has died after police used a Taser when emergency services were called to an 'incident' in Llanelli. It is understood that a member of the public called police because they were concerned about the behaviour of a man who appeared to be injured.and more »

Man dies after emergency services are called to 'incident' in town

A man has died after emergency services were called out to an 'incident' in Llanelli . Dyfed Powys Police have released very few details but did confirm that they had referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).and more »

What time does Wales U20s v New Zealand kick off? What TV channel is it on? Can I follow on the Internet?

Wales' five matches are televised live on S4C with coverage of the New Zealand match starting at 5.15pm. The game is also being shown on Sky Sports 3 with the coverage also starting at 5.15pm. Or you can always follow the action with our live blog on ...and more »

Police and ambulance service called to 'incident' in Llanelli

Police and the ambulance service have been called to an incident in Llanelli this evening. Both Dyfed Powys Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service said they were at the scene of the incident but were unable to give any further detail. The exact ...and more »

A new community hub is set to open in Cardiff in September

The new £6m community hub in Splott is set to open in September and we took a sneak peek to see what it looks like inside. It includes a 25m, five-lane swimming pool, gym and fitness suite, a new library and multi-use community and leisure rooms as ...

Ten men facing jail after travellers camp turned into giant cannabis plantation

Ten men are facing jail for turning a travellers camp built with a £3m grant from the Welsh Government into a giant cannabis plantation. Half of the 24 caravans at their newly-renovated gypsy camp in Merthyr Tydfil were used as cover for a ...and more »

Wales and England fans involved in tense face off after reportedly being targeted by Russian thugs

Fans from England and Wales appear to have been involved in a tense face-off with Russian ultras in Lille tonight. Footage from social media showed chairs been thrown outside a bar in the French city as two men in balaclavas were ushered away from the ...and more »

RNLI Porthcawl's Aileen Jones receives MBE for her 'infectious passion' for saving lives at sea

Porthcawl RNLI volunteer Aileen Jones has been awarded an MBE for services to the charity in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Aileen was the first female RNLI crew member to receive the charity's Gallantry Medal for Bravery, one of the charity's first ...

EXPLAINED: What Russia's disqualification would mean for Wales and why Euro 2016 could be thrown into utter chaos

Uefa confirm an emergency committee would need to convene to discuss change of rules for knockout stages, but just how would that affect Chris Coleman's aces? Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. Tempers flare between some rival fans in the ...and more »

'It was tough to tell who the international side were!' New Zealand media stunned by Wales' Hamilton horror show

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

£30bn wiped of FTSE 100 index as Brexit fears hit the London Stock Exchange

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Top tips for empty classroom day

Play Wales has put together a list of top tips for Empty Classroom Day on Friday 17 June!

Welsh councils hail ditching of plans to reduce number from 22 to 8 or 9

Councils in Wales have reacted positively to an announcement by the new Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM, that plans to cut the number of councils from 22 to 8 or 9 are to be revised, with

17 types of football fan you're bound to see while watching Euro 2016 in Cardiff

It's less than 48 hours until Wales take on England in their next Euro 2016 battle and Cardiff city centre will be full of supporters who have booked a day off work to cheer on the team (that's if they're not in France, of course). So come Thursday ...and more »

Lens to be locked down amid fears of violence ahead of England v Wales match

Concerns have been raised about the security of fans as England prepare to take on Wales in Lens on Thursday and Russia play Slovakia in Lille on Wednesday, with the northern French cities just 23 miles apart. Shares ...and more »

Balloons released in memory of 'much

Colourful balloons have been released into the sky in memory of a “much-loved and respected” shopkeeper who died suddenly aged 25. Hundreds of family members, friends and neighbours gathered in Cardiff on Monday evening to pay tribute to Rsis Patel, ...

Police want these men to help with inquiries following an assault in Pontypridd

South Wales Police are asking for help to identify these men who may be able to help with inquiries into an assault in Pontypridd . Police believe they were in the area of Shogun Kebab House in Market Street in the town at around midnight on Sunday ...

Remain and Leave campaigns to battle it out at Porthcawl debate

An in/out EU referendum debate is set to take place on Wednesday, June 15, with speakers from both the Remain and Leave campaigns. The Question Time-style event on Wednesday is free and open to the public and will start at 7.30pm at the Hi Tide in ...and more »

A diner inspired by a New York loft apartment is opening on Cardiff's City Road

A new restaurant based on the famous street diner culture of New York City is opening in Cardiff next month. NYD New York Diner will open on City Road and will serve beefy burgers and flame-cooked grills and have the feel of an authentic American diner.

Jack Wilshere is entitled to his opinion, but I believe Wales have the better team, declares Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey hit back at his Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere by insisting WALES have the better team going into Thursday's mouthwatering Euro 2016 showdown with England. Wilshere threw down the gauntlet by insisting England would win because ...and more »

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council flies rainbow flag at half mast in tribute to victims of Orlando nightclub shootings

The flag is expected to be positioned at half mast at council offices in Clydach, Pontypridd and Aberdare for a week of mourning following the atrocity in the early hours of Sunday. Councillor Andrew Morgan, leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, said ...

First competitive water polo match played at Pontypridd's Lido

Cwm Draig Water Polo Club, which trains at Aberdare Swimming Pool on Thursday evenings, has recently had its first training session under the open skies at Lido Ponty. But on Sunday, all the training came to the fore for its first home game outdoors ...

A Welsh fan on a stag do managed to get a fist pump from these French police officers

There has been plenty of talk about security fears in France at this year's Euro 2016. From trouble inside the stadium, to fears of terrorism at either fanzones or games , many were expecting huge levels of security. But Welsh fans visiting Paris for ...

Cardiff's Euro 2016 fanzone hailed as 'fantastic' after more than 3500 fans turn out to support Wales

There were incredible scenes as jubilant fans erupted when Gareth Bale scored the first goal of the game. When Hal Robson-Kanu's second goal went in there was a second eruption by delighted fans.and more »

Sun, song and service at Cynon Valley park

Crowds gathered, the sun shone and singing filled the air as an Aberdare church held its second outdoor praise service in the town's park. More than 150 people attended the event, which was held around the bandstand in Aberdare Park. The award-winning ...

How these nine English

Then there is Ashley Williams – who is two appearances off from overtaking Wolfsburg-born Dave Phillips' tally of 62 as the most capped 'Anglo' – who was easily able to answer all about his Rhondda grandfather Bill Rowlands when the call came from Flynn.

OFFICIAL: Chiefs catastrophe was heaviest defeat of Gatland's reign and first time in nine years Wales have conceded ...

Wales' humiliation at the hands of the Chiefs was officially the joint-worst result of the Warren Gatland reign. The New Zealand Super Rugby outfit, who put out by and large a second string side, thrashed Wales 40-7 in in Gatland's home city of Waikato.and more »

Vandals damage play equipment in parks in Tonteg, Church Village and Llantwit Fadre, leaving two children injured

Two children have been injured after vandals removed bolts from play equipment in parks in Tonteg , Church Village and Llantwit Fardre. Llantwit Fardre Community Council , which looks after the parks, say three parks were targeted last week, despite ...

Vandals damaged play equipment in parks and left two children injured

Two children have been injured after vandals removed bolts from play equipment in parks in Tonteg , Church Village and Llantwit Fardre. Llantwit Fardre Community Council , which looks after the parks, say three parks were targeted last week, despite ...and more »

A revamped Ebbw Vale Library will open soon and here's how it will look

Ebbw Vale library is in the final stages of its modern makeover and will soon be opening its doors once again with improved disabled access, a re-designed IT suite and a new community room. The library has been redesigned to mix the new with the old, ...

What would Brexit do to house prices in Wales if we vote to leave in the EU referendum

"Will Brexit affect house prices", is one of the most common questions typed into Google. So we've looked at the main factors that could affect house prices after the EU referendum. And we've asked experts what they think. This is what people are ...and more »

Business to have say on plans for Cardiff Capital City Region

The governance arrangements for the proposed Cardiff Capital Region and how it will interact with business will be the focus of a conference in Cardiff next week. The Making City Regions Work for Business event is taking place at the Cardiff City ...

This is how you can still enter the Swansea Half Marathon 2016

Cynon Valley headteacher awarded MBE for her services to education in Wales. Dr Sue Mitchell, headteacher of St John Baptist (Church in Wales) High School in Aberdare, says the award reflects the hard work of her staff and pupils. The Call Centre's ...

Cynon Valley headteacher awarded MBE for her services to education in Wales

Dedicated headteacher Dr Sue Mitchell has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. As headteacher for St John Baptist (Church in Wales) High School in Aberdare for the last 10 years, Dr Mitchell was awarded the accolade for her ...and more »

These Welsh academics say 'deliberate falsehoods' in the EU referendum campaign could make the result 'illegitimate'

Fifteen academics from Cardiff and Swansea universities have joined colleagues from across Britain to attack 'falsehoods' and 'misinformation' in the EU referendum. In an open letter, they warn that the result would only be "democratically legitimate ...and more »

Weather warnings for heavy rain with thunder and lightning issued for Wales as bookies stop taking bets on this ...

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for large parts of Wales today, tomorrow and Thursday. Heavy showers from overnight are likely to develop more widely again today. The warning also states that lightning could be an additional hazard as up to ...and more »

These attacks shed a light on hate at its darkest and remind us of how important it is for us to stand in solidarity ...

It was the worst mass shooting in recent US history, with the LGBT community in Orlando, Florida targeted by a hate-filled gunman. Here, writes of the impact on the LGBT community in Wales and around the world in the immediate aftermath of a shocking ...

Priest suspected of child abuse committed suicide, coroner rules

A PRIEST, who had been arrested on suspicion of historical child sexual abuse, committed suicide at his home near Oswestry, a coroner has ruled. Father Ernest Sands, 67, was found dead inside a shed on April 11 near his home at Hirnant on the day he ...

The shocking Wales player ratings as embarrassed Welsh stars let themselves down against Chiefs

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.

Doors open at new £9m Abertillery Primary School and it really is top class

Abertillery Primary pupils have moved into their new £9m school - and it's a far cry from the old red brick building. The school was given a modern makeover as part of the council's 21st Century Programme in Blaenau Gwent . Contractor Wilmott Dixon ...

South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Those yet undecided how to vote in the EU referendum and indeed those considering to remain need to ask themselves why after 40 years of membership of this claimed Utopian club the UK national debt is £1.6 trillion and rising? Why have the EU accounts ...

The Chiefs 40

Warren Gatland was humbled in his Hamilton hometown after watching his second-string Wales side overpowered and embarrassed by a rampant but depleted Chiefs side. Wales were outscored by six tries to one in front of the Lions coaching and ...and more »

'Serious concerns' about security for Wales v England in Euro 2016 after warnings about 'hyper violent' Russian fans

FA chairman Greg Dyke has told UEFA he has "serious concerns" about security arrangements ahead of this week's Euro 2016 game between England and Wales. He has called for security to be improved in the build-up to Thursday's match with Wales in ...and more »

London borough renamed to knock Welsh village off top spot for Europe's longest place name

Our friends across the bridge think they have got one over on Wales before a ball has been kicked in Thursday's showdown clash at Euro 2016. In Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales lays claim to Europe's longest place name ...

'Wales don't like us and we don't like them' England star Jack Wilshere escalates war of words

England star Jack Wilshere has escalated the war of words ahead of Thursday's Battle of Britain by claiming both sides share a dislike for each other. The Arsenal midfielder also rubbished Gareth Bale's suggestion the English team are not as passionate ...and more »

The man who stood at Cardiff Central train station asking commuters for work now has a job

The man who stood at Cardiff Central train station for hours last week while handing out CVs has got some good news. Tom Tilley, 25, stood at the busy railway station with a sign asking commuters for a job. It read: “Business Graduate. Seeking career ...and more »

More rain looms as Met Office issue yellow weather warning

The UK should prepare itself to be battered by heavy rain today as severe weather warnings have been issued across the UK. Wales, north-west England, Yorkshire, the Midlands and the East of England are all set to suffer downpours on Tuesday. In some ...and more »

Marine pilots to be trained in 'unique' south Wales waters

The "unique" waters off south Wales could play a major role in addressing a predicted global shortage of marine pilots, it has been said. Associated British Ports (ABP) has launched a new apprenticeship scheme in Newport, Barry and Cardiff. It believes ...

The numbers that show Wales' 'opt

Dozens of lives have been saved since Wales introduced its new opt-out organ donation system is months ago, it has been revealed. The Welsh Government has published the details of transplants conducted since the new law came into effect. They show: ...and more »

Hundreds gather for vigil to remember Orlando shooting victims and to offer their support to LGBT community

People across the world have come together to remember the victims of the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Vigils were held worldwide to honour them and show support to the LGBT community in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in ...

How this historic church stopped a wind farm being built in a Welsh beauty spot

The setting of a historic church in an abandoned village was decisive in scotching plans for five giant wind turbines on the edge of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. St Decumanus' Church, in Rhoscrowther, is one of only two in Britain dedicated ...and more »

These are the best Italian restaurants in Cardiff according to TripAdvisor

Calabrisella Cardiff serves the best Italian food in Cardiff - according to the public at least. Located off Cowbridge Road, the restaurant is the best in the city for Italian cuisine according to ratings on TripAdvisor , the comprehensive travel guide ...and more »

Welsh fans encouraged to avoid Lille as Russian and English supporters set to descend on same French city again

The FAW are urging Wales fans without a ticket for Thursday's clash with England not to travel to Lens or Lille in the light of recent events regarding supporter safety in France. Shocking images and footage has emerged of incidents between England and ...and more »

This Welsh football fan will get to call his son Hal Robson Beasley if he gets 100000 Facebook likes

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Assembly election 2016 Tata job losses Crime Transport · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff ...

Should schools show Wales v England at Euro 2016? This is what you said

More than 90% who took part in our online poll said that children in schools should be allowed to watch the crunch Euro 2016 encounter. Read More. It's up to head teachers whether pupils and staff will be able to watch Wales' Euro 2016 showdown with ...and more »

An Italian patisserie is opening in Cardiff and it will be a Prosecco bar by night

By day it will be an Italian deli and patisserie serving goodies baked on the premises, and by night it will serve Prosecco and other Italian wines to revellers. Cardiff city centre's newest venue, Nine Yards, will be based on the ground floor of the ...

Memorial To Miners' Leader

A Blue Plaque commemorating the life and achievements of one of the UK’s most p

Report following monitoring Level of follow-up activity: Ysgol G.G. Aberdâr

It is judged that Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Aberdâr has made sufficient progress in relation to the recommendations following the core inspection in February 2015.

What time does the Chiefs v Wales kick off? What TV channel is it on? Can I watch it on the internet?

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Two arrested on suspicion of murder following death of a man in Cardiff

Police were called at around 7pm on Sunday to a “possible stabbing” in Bryn Fedw, Pentwyn, where they found an injured man. Watch: Police search scene. Police investigate death of man in Cardiff Video loading. Click to play Tap to play. The Live Event ...and more »

This is what loneliness is like in Wales with experts warning the dangers to your health can be as bad as smoking

Loneliness can be as bad for your health as smoking, according to research that has sparked urgent action in Wales. The findings prompted the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to pilot a befriending service called Prescription For Loneliness ...and more »

Pollsters asked people in Wales and England if they'd rather win Euro 2016 or the EU referendum

But it's a very clever way of finding out what's more important to the public - sport or politics. Pollsters YouGov asked the public, depending on their nationality and favoured referendum result: If you had to choose, would you rather Britain voted to ...and more »

Russian hooligans who clashed with English fans described as 'hyper violent' and 'hyper rapid'

A French prosecutor has described Russian hooligans who clashed with English supporters in Marseille as “hyper violent” and “hyper rapid”. Brice Robin said around 150 Russians were involved in a series of violent incidents at the Euro 2016 tournament ...and more »

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Premier Inn is expected to get the go-ahead for a 210-bedroom hotel in Cardiff Bay later this week. As part of a £15m investment a planning application for a business and leisure marketed hotel at the Cardiff Waterside regeneration scheme will be ...and more »

'My mum and my missus are not happy!' Sleeping Welsh football fan reveals how he ended up missing history

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.

'Hammer used with considerable force' in attack on landlord, jury told

The landlord of a shared house in Swansea died from hammer blows to the back of the head “with considerable force” a pathologist has told a murder trial jury. At Swansea Crown Court , 41-year-old David Craig Ellis admits the manslaughter of the former ...and more »

Everything you need to know about Beyonce's gig at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Beaches in Wales Tata job losses Wales Rugby Team Stuff to do in Wales · Sport. Sections Latest ...

This French pub absolutely loves Welsh football fans, 'the best and most friendly ever'

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Assembly election 2016 Tata job losses Crime Transport · Sport. Sections Latest Sport Rugby Football Cardiff ...

The giant timbers from Welsh forests that go to make high rope courses around Britain

Giant timbers from Welsh forests are being used to build high rope courses around Britain. The 14-metre posts weigh in at up to 900 kilos each – almost 2,000 lbs – and are supplied by Ruthin-based Clifford Jones Timber to J M Adventure, a leading ...

Barry Athletic Bowls Club upset odds against challenging opponents

BARRY Athletic Bowls Club upset the odds in their second league game of the season as they defeated Aberdare Harlequins away from home. Harlequins were last season's formidable force as they won everything they entered, including the private greens ...

Wales' school curriculum reform has been called into question after warnings of confusion in Scotland

A major overhaul of Wales' national curriculum has been called into question after warnings teachers could end up on a “mystery tour” of what and how children learn in Welsh classrooms. It follows concerns from Scottish Education Secretary John Swinney ...and more »

Wales is paying tribute to the victims of the Orlando shootings by flying rainbow flags at half mast

Rainbow pride flags are being flown at half mast in Wales following the deadliest mass shooting in American history in Orlando. A vigil will also be held in Cardiff Bay on Monday evening in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack. Cardiff and ...and more »

'I don't know why Wales are playing the Chiefs!' All Blacks boss Steve Hansen bemused at extra fixture

Steve Hansen has expressed his surprise Wales have decided to play Super Rugby out-fit Chiefs in Hamilton between the first and second Tests with New Zealand. The All Blacks boss, who coached Wales between 2002-04, believes Warren Gatland's men ...and more »

Number of people with diabetes in RCT reaches over 14,000

A staggering 14,300 people in Rhondda Cynon Taf are now estimated to be living with diabetes, a health charity has announced today, on the launch of Diabetes Week 2016 (12-18 June)

South Wales Echo letters: Monday, June 13, 2016

BACK in my Police Special Patrol Group days we were often called to assist when there was trouble. One night we went to the docks where a drunken driver was kicking off after crashing into a parked car. Being very violent he needed firm restraint and ...and more »

Wales' win over Slovakia explained: How they showed the world there is more to this team than Gareth Bale

After all the hype, all the build-up around his importance to his nation, it was like something from a comic book story to see Gareth Bale step up and bury that free-kick. His team were struggling, reeling from the brilliance of Marek Hamsik and ...

Nine reasons why Wales will be better off if we vote to stay in the EU

This is one of the biggest questions on which any of us will ever get to get to cast a vote. Together, we will decide whether this country will break away from the EU or stay part of a community of more than 500 million people. WalesOnline and our ...and more »

Top business people say Wales would be better off by staying in Europe

Some of Wales' top business people have come together to say the Welsh economy will remain stronger and its people will be better off if the country votes to remain in Europe on June 23. The group – which includes Sir Terry Matthews, JoJo Maman Bebe ...and more »

Wales will lose 24000 jobs if the UK votes Leave, the Chancellor will warn today

Leaving the European Union would put 24,000 more people in Wales out of work as the shock would punch a £2bn hole in the country's economy, Chancellor George Osborne will warn today. On a visit to North Wales, he is expected to outline the effects of ...and more »

England and Europe be warned... this remarkable Welsh football story has more chapters to come

This regular Monday morning match report is always titled The Final Word, a last analysis of the Saturday afternoon fixture in which everyone under the sun has had their say. In this case, it could hardly be more inappropriate... because what we ...and more »

With Wales versus England just days away, the TUC urges bosses to let staff watch games

Bosses should let staff work flexibly or from home to take in Euro 2016's key games, says the TUC. With Wales' showdown with England just days away, the TUC is calling on bosses to talk to workers about arrangements for big games. Optimism among Welsh ...and more »

Inward investment hits new high after year that saw Aston Martin come to Wales

Economy Cabinet Secretary Ken Skates will announce today that 2015-16 was the second best on record for inward investment, with Wales having attracted 96 new projects. The latest provisional results also show that more than 6,000 jobs were created or ...and more »

Plaid Cymru asks businesses about their priorities for renewing Wales' infrastructure

Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Economy Adam Price has called on business bodies to put forward their vision for future investment in infrastructure. Plaid Cymru secured a commitment to establish a National Infrastructure Commission for ...and more »

Number of people visiting shops nudges upwards but industry experts warn of EU poll effect on consumer confidence

The number of people visiting shops in Wales increased by 0.8% in May to reach its highest figure since July 2013. The encouraging figure compares to a 0.6% decline in April, but industry experts warned that the rise was largely due to the May bank ...and more »

Wayne Hennessey insists he could yet feature for Wales at Euro 2016

Wayne Hennessey has insisted his tournament is not over despite seeing a back problem wreck his dreams of starting in Wales' Euro 2016 opener. And the Crystal Palace stopper is confident he will be fit to face England on Thursday after Liverpool rookie ...and more »

Sam Warburton reveals Wales' new expansive game

Sam Warburton has revealed that the expansive style Wales adopted against New Zealand is will become the norm when Warren Gatland's squad return from the tour. Wales scored two brilliantly worked tries against the All Blacks and troubled the world ...and more »

Police investigate death of man in Pentwyn, Cardiff

Police are investigating the death of a man following an incident in Cardiff on Sunday evening. It is understood the death followed a stabbing. A spokesman for South Wales Police said they were called to the Pentwyn area of Cardiff at around 7pm on Sunday.and more »

Remain campaign faces 'the fight of its life' to convince Welsh voters to remain in EU, warns David Miliband

Remain campaigners face “the fight of our lives” to convince the electorate that staying in the EU will benefit them, David Miliband has warned. The former Labour foreign secretary said people are still unsure how to vote and he believes so-called blue ...and more »

Warning that teachers in Wales could face 'mystery tour' if Scottish

A major overhaul of Wales' national curriculum has been called into question after warnings teachers could end up on a “mystery tour” of what and how children learn in Welsh classrooms. It follows concerns from Scottish Education Secretary John Swinney ...and more »

'Spine

Goals from Gareth Bale and Hal Robson-Kanu were enough to send the whole of Wales in to euphoria and secured a historic result for the country - despite Ondrej Duda levelling the match midway through the second half. The national media were also quick ...

This Welshman faces a pauper's funeral unless his relatives can be found

A much-loved Welshman who was found dead in a London pub faces a pauper's funeral unless his next of kin can be found. Meurig Gomer Wyn-Roberts, also known as Gomer Roberts, died last month aged 53, and tributes flowed in for the “gentle giant” who ...

Nearly 300 new homes in St Fagans set for green light

Plans for up to 290 homes in the St Fagans area of Cardiff, could get the green light this week when councillors meet for a crucial vote on the scheme. Redrow Homes Limited wants to build the properties on land south of Pentrebane Road. Officials have ...

Folly Farm's giraffe

If your kids are mad about animals and dream of getting one-to-one time with their favourite creature, Folly Farm near Tenby has two different experiences for you to try. Lasting at least 20 minutes, its a fantastic chance to get up close and personal ...

The new expansive Welsh style dissected... how Warrenball was ditched to devastating try

So, it was the same old story in the end....but with a very different plot. On the face of it, this looks a pretty familiar tale. Wales are leading against the All Blacks with 18 minutes to go and end up losing by 18 points. Brave for an hour ...and more »

Fashion show supported by Welsh rugby stars raises £92000 for breast cancer support in Wales

A fashion show that saw cancer patients take centre stage has raised more than £90,000 for breast cancer support services in Wales. Breast Cancer Care, who hosted The Show at the Wales Millennium Centre in March, have revealed that the event raised a ...and more »

This England fan is not happy the Eiffel Tower has been lit up in honour of Wales

If English supporters hadn't enough on their plates amid the sickening violence before and after their opener with Russia in Marseille, then seeing one of the world's most iconic landmarks lit up by the Welsh dragon merely added to their anguish ahead ...and more »

Watch the moment a Welsh football fan proposed to his English girlfriend under the Eiffel Tower

It's a story which shows that even supporting opposing football teams can't get in the way of true love. In the city of love, Welsh man Darren Crandon proposed to his English girlfriend, Emma White. He surprised her while the pair were in the fan zone ...and more »

'Who cares if Wales played well for 60 minutes... they'll get smashed in final Two Tests' What the media are saying

While the reaction back home in Wales was a positive one after such a display, certain elements of the Kiwi media were not so complimentary. Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. Skipper Sam Warburton looks on with the team at Eden Park on ...

French media blown away by 'magnificent' Wales fans as shocking stadium violence mars Euro 2016

It was a weekend in which the reputation of the Welsh nation was enhanced thanks to the behaviour, personality and charm of the 20,000-plus supporters who invaded Bordeaux. The past 24 hours has seen wonderful scene after wonderful scene emerge ...and more »

Can Wales beat England? We look at the key areas that will decide the huge Battle of Britain Euro 2016 showdown

Ramsey v Rooney, Bale striking fear into the England back four, but will Harry Kane rediscover his scoring boots... we assess key tactical talking points ahead in Lens. Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. Wales players celebrate their 2-1 win.and more »

Bank of England could issue further warnings about Brexit this week

The Bank of England could spark controversy again this week if it comments on the economic impact of a vote to leave the European Union. The Bank's Monetary Policy Committee is due to meet on Thursday to consider whether to keep interest rates at 0.5%.and more »

Plans to cut the number of Welsh councils have been ditched

Plans to cut the number of Welsh councils from 22 to eight or nine have been ditched, the new local government minister has said. Mark Drakeford instead said he wanted a “wider sort of conversation” about local government's future in Wales. Labour ...

Luke Charteris to captain revamped Wales for midweek clash with Super Rugby outfit Chiefs

Luke Charteris skippers Wales for the first time when he leads them against a depleted Chiefs side in Hamilton on Tuesday. The 66-times capped is in charge of a completely different starting line-up from that defeated 39-21 by New Zealand in the ...and more »

Wales rugby team announcement Live: Luke Charteris to captain Wales as Gatland names side for Chiefs match

It comes after Rhys Patchell and youngster Keelan Giles were called up as injury cover, with George North looking like he could be out of the tour with a hamstring injury. Wales take on the Chiefs on Tuesday morning (BST), with Gatland set to name a ...and more »

This historic Cardiff pub has shut its doors for the final time

A famous Cardiff pub closed its doors for the final time last night after being put up for sale last year. The Westgate pub, on Cowbridge Road East, ceased trading on Saturday – and could soon be turned into a home. The historic grade II-listed ...

Sir Rod Stewart definitely still has it as he rocks Cardiff City Stadium

He described the gig as "absolutely breathtaking" and you'd find it hard to argue. It didn't matter whether you were a die-hard fan or the generation brought up on his music, there was something for every one of the 21,000 fans at the stadium. Rod ...and more »

Review: Sir Rod Stewart definitely still has it as he rocks Cardiff City Stadium

He described the gig as "absolutely breathtaking" and you'd find it hard to argue. It didn't matter whether you were a die-hard fan or the generation brought up on his music, there was something for every one of the 21,000 fans at the stadium. Rod ...and more »

Council reform plans to be rewritten, Mark Drakeford says

Andrew Morgan, leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf council, pointed to the success of councils co-operating on regional projects such as the £1.2bn Cardiff city deal for investment in transport and infrastructure. He said such schemes could provide "vast ...

The big winners and losers from Wales' historic and never

Hal Robson-Kanu and Gareth Bale grabbed the headlines for their goals, but who else were the big winners... and who were the losers? Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates after his winning goal (Pic by David ...

Wales lost as expected, but it was so refreshing to see Gatland's rigid Warrenball approach put to one side

Let's not take anything away from Wales' effort at Eden Park, but in the end anyone who knows anything about international rugby could have written the script way before the kick-off. Wales were courageous and, more to the point, creative ... but a new ...and more »

The Barry John verdict: Wales can hold their heads up high, but what have they got left in the tank?

Wales performed better than most expected but can they recover mentally and physically to compete in the next two Tests? Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. Ross Moriarty, Scott Baldwin and Tomas Francis at the end of the game. Wales produced ...and more »

The day Welsh tears fell and a nation was inspired... they can never take this moment away

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Francesco Guidolin Wales Rugby Team Swansea City FC Cardiff City Barclay's Premier League.and more »

Leanne Hugglestone feared she may never have a baby after chemotherapy

After going through treatment for breast cancer, Leanne Hugglestone feared she might never be able to have children despite being desperate to start a family. But the civil servant from Cardiff was delighted to discover on her 36th birthday that she is ...

Welsh sailor Hannah Mills aims for World Cup glory on Weymouth waters

Hannah Mills is within striking distance of the overall lead heading into Sunday's medal race at the Sailing World Cup in Weymouth and she admits the pressure will be on as she looks to record a home victory. A lack of wind has meant a reduced schedule ...and more »

People held street parties across Wales to celebrate the Queen's official 90th birthday

Celebrations were held across the country on Saturday to mark the Queen's official 90th birthday. Royalists held carnival street parties, ceremonies and events to mark the event. Well-wishers dusted down their fold-out tables, unpacked bunting and ...and more »

Sir Rod Stewart wows the crowd as he performs at Cardiff City Stadium

Sir Rod Stewart showed the Welsh capital how to rock on Saturday night as he celebrated his knighthood with a sell-out performance at the Cardiff City Stadium. The concert, in front of 21,000 fans, came just hours after the announcement that he had ...and more »

What we learned as England prepare for crunch Euro 2016 clash with Wales by drawing against Russia

Their first-half performance was impressive, full of attacking verve as they pinned their opponents deep in their own half. Nevertheless, they struggled to create clear-cut chances, with Adam Lallana spurning their best openings by firing straight at ...and more »

The remarkable moment a sea of emotional Welsh fans flood out of stadium in song after making their country proud

It had been perhaps the greatest night of their lives, and after they had witnessed history being made they left the stadium as one. This was the remarkable scene as thousands of Welsh football fans departed the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux singing as if ...and more »

The full Chris Coleman transcript after Wales' historic win over Slovakia: "It was unbelievable"

Well, just what an experience. I thought this would be our biggest test in two years as a group. The support was incredible and to be 1-0 up was fantastic. We sunk too deep and invited them on but to come back and equalise the way we did was very ...

The Wales v Slovakia player ratings: Every Welsh hero rated as Euro 2016 gets off to perfect start

Late pick after a back spasm ruled out Wayne Hennessey. Looked a little unsure to start with and had to be saved by Ben Davies early on while couldn't , but grew in confidence with some good claims and punches at corners. 6 ...and more »

Five things we learned from Wales' win over Slovakia as Welsh fans and team show just how special they are

It's all on now. From the very first time Wales discovered their opponents and the order of their French fixtures for Euro 2016, Chris Coleman pointed out Slovakia as crucial. He knows as much as anyone how momentum can do wonderful things in football ...

Motorist James Mills had the wheels stolen from his car while it was parked at the Red Dragon Centre

A man returned to his car to find two of the wheels had been stolen - with the vehicle left propped up on a small car jack. James Mills had been enjoying dinner and a trip to the cinema with his girlfriend Emily Cole at the Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff ...

LiveWales v Slovakia Euros build

... this picture of his son Ollie and father Rob Hughes. Ollie and Rob Hughes. Rhys Hughes. Grandfather and grandson, first major tournament for both. The old man was actually born the same year they last qualified. Rhys Hughes, from Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Watch the incredible scenes at Cardiff's fanzone when Gareth Bale scored against Slovakia

This was the glorious scene at Cardiff's fanzone on Saturday afternoon as Gareth Bale belted home his screaming free-kick to put Wales ahead. Beer cans were flung in the air, Welsh flags thrown to the heavens and fans hugged each other with delight as ...

These friends 'kidnapped' a Boris bike and then cycled it from Cardiff to London

It's not your typical Sunday outing – these friends decided to “kidnap” a Boris bike, drive it to Cardiff and ride it 170 miles back to London. To add a bit of extra spice to the challenge, they had to do it all within 24 hours to avoid the £300 late ...and more »

Who is Keelan Giles? Everything you need to know about the young wing summoned to New Zealand by Wales

Giles, along with Rhys Patchell, has been called up by Warren Gatland for the rest of the series against the world champions. But what's he all about? Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. Keelan Giles of Wales makes ground for Wales Under-20s ...and more »

Wales were a revelation, then they petered out

Wales may never get a better chance of beating an error-strewn New Zealand side which was there for the taking. But the simple truth is they weren't quite good enough to take advantage. The Welsh effort couldn't be faulted but let's be blunt; they only ...and more »

Wales call up Rhys Patchell and young gun Keelan Giles for New Zealand tour amid fitness concerns

Teenage wing sensation Keelan Giles and the versatile Rhys Patchell have been called up by Wales for their tour of New Zealand. George North, who had a tremendous match during the 39-21 opening Test defeat at Auckland's Eden Park, is expected to be ...and more »

Some of the French wine being served during Euro 2016 features the Welsh dragon

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Know your enemy

In many ways, we have much in common with this beautiful land of mountains and castles. Here's a nation whose history stretches back centuries but is only now running its own affairs. The people of this small country bordered by larger neighbours are ...

Why Justin Davies is officially the world's greatest rugby fan according to Guinness World Records

The 44-year-old from Aberdare has claimed a new Guinness World Record after watching more encounters during one tournament than anyone, ever. He clinched the record after attending 28 Rugby World Cup games during the 2015 tournament, and is ...

Woman taken to hospital after being rescued from river

A river rescue operation was launched near Newport in the early hours of Saturday morning, following reports that a woman had fallen into the water. Jennie Griffiths, head of control for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service , confirmed crews were called ...and more »

Severe weather warning issued for heavy rain in Wales this weekend

The yellow warning, issued by the Met Office, came into force at 11am on Saturday and will remain in place until 8pm. Areas affected by the warning are Conwy , Denbighshire , Flintshire , Gwynedd , Isle of Anglesey , Powys , Wrexham and Ceredigion .and more »

Review: The night Ronnie Spector made everyone in Cardiff want to be her baby

You might not, as rocker Johnny Thunders once sang, be able to put your arms around a memory, but Ronnie Spector's Festival of Voice show at St David's Hall in Cardiff was full of them. Walking a modest, but hellishily enthusiastic audience through her ...

Wales v Slovakia live Euro 2016 updates: 20000 Welsh fans invade Bordeaux ahead of opener

The day has finally arrived! After 58 long years Wales will compete at the finals of a major tournament. Thousands of fans have flooded into Bordeaux in preparation for this afternoon's clash and they've been enjoying themselves! We'll have all the ...