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July 2016

Tributes paid to 23

A force spokesman said they had received the report of a sudden death at Moorland Park, in the Splott area, of the city on Saturday afternoon. A spokesman for the force said: “The body of a 23-year-old male was found by a member of the public at ...and more »

Crowds flock to enjoy weekend of sunshine

The annual Aberdare Road Races weekend at Aberdare Park – which was taking place on July 30-31 – also benefited hugely from the summer sunshine. Derek Smith, chairman of event organisers Aberaman Motorcycle Club, said: “The weather has been ...and more »

Wales is 'leading the way' in fight against modern slavery

The Welsh Government has re-iterated its commitment to battling modern slavery as Prime Minister Theresa May announced a £33m investment in fighting the “evil trade”. Mrs May has unveiled a new taskforce to co-ordinate the UK Government's response to ...

Former B&Q flagship store in Cardiff to get a new lease of life

What was once a flagship store for DIY chain B&Q in Wales is being revamped by its owner in a major investment. Ashfield Land is transforming the former B&Q retail unit it owns on Hadfield Road, Cardiff. As the freeholder and investment owner of the 44 ...

First pictures of controversial planned development at Cardiff Met's Cyncoed campus

Cardiff Metropolitan University has taken the next step forward with its plans to expand one of their campuses, despite objections from local residents. The university wants to build new student accommodation and buildings at their Cyncoed campus.

Emergency services called to Swansea city centre after reports of man climbing on roof

Emergency services were called to Swansea city centre after reports of a man climbing on a roof and surrounding scaffolding. The call out came in the early hours of Sunday morning. South Wales Police and Mid and West Wales Fire Service crews from ...and more »

Offbeat thriller set at the National Library of Wales to receive Eisteddfod premiere before touring cinemas

There's been plenty of anticipation for new Welsh language thriller The Library Suicides which was one of the hits of the Edinburgh Film Festival, winning leading lady Catrin Stewart a major award. Now it's about to receive its Welsh premiere at the ...and more »

A 'first of its kind' shisha bar wants to open on Cardiff's City Road

An application has been made for a shisha bar to be opened on Cardiff's City Road. A planning application has been submitted to Cardiff council for alterations to be made at the roof of 102-106 City Road to create a shisha smoking area. The below ...and more »

A 'first of its kind' shisha bar could open on Cardiff's City Road

An application has been made for a shisha bar to be opened on Cardiff's City Road. A planning application has been submitted to Cardiff council for alterations to be made at the roof of 102-106 City Road to create a shisha smoking area. The below ...and more »

The amazing story of Wales' Hong Kong Seven as Jevon Groves joins the ex

The Welsh contingent in Hong Kong rugby has swelled still further with Wales Sevens star Jevon Groves heading for the Far East. Versatile back-five forward Groves, who has had spells with the Dragons and Cardiff Blues, has taken up a role as elite men ...and more »

Merthyr offer Pontypridd chance to use their ground free of charge

Merthyr have offered Pontypridd use of their ground free of charge while work is completed on the new artificial pitch at Sardis Road. The Ironmen's own 3G surface at The Wern Sports Park is already in place and will be used for the first time in the ...

Disabled mum 'humiliated' after being wrongly turned away from new splashpark

A disabled mum says her family day out was ruined when she was told she couldn't use a new splashpark facility in Cardiff in her wheelchair. Rhian Gregory, 30, from St Mellons , said she was looking forward to visiting the attraction in Victoria Park ...

This is what happened when hundreds of Harry Potters gathered in Merthyr for a world record attempt

Man dies following collision in the Rhondda · Two cats have been killed and others are missing Two cats killed and others missing after 'shocking' burglary at animal sanctuary · Watch porpicide as several dolphins attack a porpoise off the ...

First mobile telecoms network specifically for Wales goes live

The first full-scale mobile telecommunications network designed specifically for people who live and work in Wales has gone live. RWG Mobile has been working over the last 12 months to create a “virtual” network that smartphone and tablet users can ...

'We loved him so much and he will always be in our hearts'

Tributes have been paid to a pedestrian who died in an accident in the early hours of Saturday morning. Ryan Draper, 27, died and his girlfriend was badly injured in the collision on the B5122 in Caerwys. Ryan's family issued a statement through North ...and more »

Man, 26, dies in crash on Nant

A 26-year-old man has died following a road traffic collision in Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taf. His family has been informed and are being supported by a family liaison officer. The incident, which involved a red Ford Fiesta, happened at 02.03 BST on ...

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Sunday, July 31)

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 »

Sex, drugs, sunshine and heartache: The real story of how jailed ...

Back in 2011 fugitive sex boss Diana Jones told WalesOnline about her 'good life' in Cyprus, how her working girls were 'happy' in their job and the real reason ...and more »

He's done it! Runner does 39 marathons around 1030 miles of the Welsh coastline in epic charity bid

He started running through the wind and rain of Storm Katie – and has taken in more than 1,000 miles of Welsh landscape. But businessman Robert Chapman has completed his epic challenge to run the perimeter of Wales in memory of his friend.

Wales boss Chris Coleman the leading candidate for Hull City job

Wales manager Chris Coleman has been approached by Hull City and is the club's number one choice to succeed Steve Bruce as manager, according to reports. Local media in Hull say the ball is now in Coleman's court after the Premier League side ...and more »

Angry ready meals workers stage protest outside Marks & Spencer

Angry workers who make Marks & Spencer ready meals staged a demonstration outside the Cardiff store. The RF Brookes employees are in dispute with firm owners 2 Sisters Food Group in a dispute over working conditions. “This is to show that they are not ...and more »

Man dies following collision in the Rhondda

A man was killed in a crash after his Ford Fiesta came off the road. Police said the victim, a 26-year-old man, was driving on the Nant-y-Gwyddon Road in Gelli, 2am on Saturday when the accident happened. His family have been informed and are being ...and more »

Glamorgan aim to pack out SSE SWALEC for NatWest T20 Blast quarter

Glamorgan will aim for a five-figure crown when they entertain Yorkshire at the The SSE SWALEC in the NatWest T20 Blast fixture in 11 days time. Club officials have set the prices at £10 and £5 for the match which will take place on Thursday, August 11 ...and more »

Premiership clubs' chairman responds to Merthyr boss Sir Stanley ...

The chairman of Wales' Principality Premiership clubs insists the division's funding disparity is “nothing new”. Chris Clarke, who is also secretary of Crosskeys ...and more »

Wales boss Chris Coleman holds talks for Hull City job

Wales manager Chris Coleman has held discussions with Hull City and is the club's number one choice to succeed Steve Bruce as manager, according to reports. The BBC report the ball is now in Coleman's court after the Premier League side identified him ...and more »

Flying Scotsman steams into Wales for luxury whistle

Legendary steam train Flying Scotsman will be in Wales next year for two trips in one day. The train will be arriving in Cardiff from Shrewsbury having travelled through the Welsh Marches on the afternoon on Friday, May 19, next year. It will be ...and more »

Ooops! Sorry Catherine Zeta

She's won an Oscar, has starred in countless blockbuster hits and is in one of Hollywood's most glittering marriages. But she's never forgot her Welsh... even if her accent has got a bit of an American twang. Catherine Zeta-Jones has her feet firmly ...and more »

You can now do a twerking fitness class in Swansea

Forget funky pump! Ditch that yoga mat and bust out your best dance moves for Wales' new fitness class-craze - Twerk Out. If you've ever fancied giving it a go but didn't know where to start, Swansea businesswoman Steph Jones has just launched the area ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Saturday, July 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 ...

Visitor and watersports centre awarded Eisteddfod's architecture medal

A visitor and watersports centre on the banks of one of south Wales' largest reservoirs has won the architecture medal at this year's National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny. Llandegfedd Visitor and Watersports centre near Pontypool was among a shortlist of ...and more »

Cardiff author lands transatlantic book deal after more than 20 years of writing

The dream of getting published and seeing your work on a bookshop's shelf keeps writers across Wales typing late into the night. Claire Fayers started writing in the early 1990s and at last she has the delight of seeing her first published novel on ...and more »

Travellers move on after being given 24 hours to leave a popular city park

Travellers who set up a camp in a Cardiff park left on Friday night after being given 24 hours to move on. Cardiff council said a notice under section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act had been served on the travellers who had set up a ...and more »

Second group of travellers set up unauthorised camp at South Wales beauty spot

A group of travellers have set up camp on Stalling Down in Cowbridge , Vale of Glamorgan. It follows a camp being set up on Caedelyn Park in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, on Thursday. The Vale of Glamorgan council said staff were working to resolve the situation.

Two South Wales magistrates' courts have closed their doors for the last time

... Bridgend will now be transferred to Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Magistrates' Court and Port Talbot Justice Centre. While the closure of Pontypridd will leave Rhondda Cynon Taff without a magistrates' court, after Llwynypia and Aberdare courts ...

A hotelier came to Wales looking to buy a house and instead became Lord of a manor

A hotelier from Bath came to Wales to buy a house but instead has walked away from an auction with the title of Lord of a Pembrokeshire manor. Retired hotelier John Heaney attended Paul Fosh Auctions on Thursday, July 28 in Cardiff with the goal of ...

His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman announced as Patron of Literature Wales

The multi award-winning and critically acclaimed author of His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman, has been announced as the first Patron of Literature Wales.

Retailers set to become more dementia friendly

Alzheimer’s Society is launching a new guide for retailers to encourage them to become dementia friendly and support pe

Wales sees strongest UK manufacturing growth

An annual report by the manufacturers organisation – EEF – reports that Wales has almost 5,600 manufacturing firms; up 6.8% on 2015.

Principality Premiership funding labelled unfair by Merthyr's multi

The funding split for the expanded Principality Premiership has been condemned as “unfair” by Merthyr's multi-millionaire backer Sir Stan Thomas. Along with the three other clubs promoted from the Championship - Swansea, Bargoed and RGC 1404 ...

The extent to which hate crime surged in Wales after the Brexit vote ...

The extent to which the EU referendum left a divided, embittered nation in its wake has been revealed in new police statistics and a register of anecdotal ...and more »

Land deal seals £300m Swansea Waterfront Innovation Quarter scheme

The £300m Swansea Waterfront Innovation Quarter project has taken another significant step forward following a major land deal at its SA1 regeneration scheme location. And it paves the way for work to get under way on the University of Wales Trinity ...and more »

Man injured by train at Cardiff Central is arrested on suspicion of wife's murder

A husband has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his elderly wife hours after he was hit by a train. The 86-year-old man, named as Angus Mayer, was injured at Cardiff Central station on Thursday. South Wales Police said the body of an 85-year-old ...and more »

Anglesey's new nuclear power station 'will not be affected' by Hinkley Point C uncertainty

A new nuclear power station planned for Anglesey will not be affected by the last-minute decision to review the Hinkley Point C plant, it is understood. A government insider said that the decision to review French energy giant EDF's plans for Somerset ...and more »

Wales could host Rugby Championship games involving New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina

The All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies could soon be locking horns at the Principality Stadium amid plans to play regular Rugby Championship matches in Europe. Australia will take on Argentina in a ground-breaking clash at Twickenham on October 8, ...and more »

Pontypridd lecturer turned author weaves web of intrigue with new children's book

A Pontypridd author is hoping that her series of children's books will spin a web of success with a young audience – especially as they feature tales about spiders. Angela Fish, a retired academic and a former lecturer at the University of South Wales ...

Work on next phase of Cardiff University's £300m innovation campus expected to start next year

Work on the next phase of Cardiff University's £300m Innovation Campus, which will focus on collaboration between academia and the private sector to create a new wave of spin-out companies, is expected to start next year. A detailed application for the ...

Man plays EVERY cathedral organ in Britain (all 94 of them)

A retired taxman has completed his quest of playing every cathedral organ in Britain - despite never having had a proper lesson. John Richards, 75, set a record when he played the 94th instrument following an incredible musical journey which has taken ...and more »

Travellers have been given 24 hours to leave a popular city park

A public order notice has been served on people who have set up a camp at Caedelyn Park in Rhiwbina. Shares. Get daily news by email. Travellers illegally parked on Caedelyn Fields, Cardiff. An official notice has been served on travellers who have set ...and more »

Travellers move on after being given 24 hours to leave a popular city park

Travellers who set up a camp in a Cardiff park left on Friday night after being given 24 hours to move on. Cardiff council said a notice under section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act had been served on the travellers who had set up a ...and more »

Man completes 20

Mr Richards, who was born in Aberdare, Wales, as the eldest son of four children, learned to play piano aged seven from a retired coal miner for two shillings per lesson. But his mission to play all the UK's cathedral organs only came about after the ...and more »

Wales can still be in the running to host the 2026 Commonwealth ...

Adam Price is calling for a full Assembly debate to assess whether Wales should bid to host the games.and more »

More than 100 job losses at Dow Corning chemical plant in Barry are 'unconfirmed', say company

Job losses expected at a chemical plant in the Vale of Glamorgan are yet to be confirmed, the company has stressed. The Dow Corning Corporation, which employs 629 at its site in the Vale of Glamorgan, announced at the end of June that 115 roles were ...and more »

Man accused of 'locking up' daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit press reporting

A father who is accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case. Amina Al-Jeffery, who grew up in Swansea and has dual British and Saudi Arabian nationality, says her ...and more »

Brothel madam who ran a string of Cardiff massage parlours is behind bars after seven years on the run

A brothel madam who ran a string of massage parlours in Cardiff is now behind bars after going on the run for seven years. Diana Jones enjoyed a “life of luxury” while hiding in the Turkish enclave of Northern Cyprus – which has no extradition treaty ...and more »

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is pulling into Cardiff with the world's most expensive theatre prop

It's based on a book written by the man who created James Bond and a film with a script by Roald Dahl so is it any wonder that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Musical has been such a success since premiering in the West End in 2002? Now the touring ...

Singles will be taught how to date at the UK's first School of Love in Cardiff

It's no longer just a simple case of your eyes meeting across a crowded bar. With so many demands on our time these days - from family commitments to work - there aren't often enough hours in the day left for single people to go out searching for their ...

A real opportunity to reset the UK economy following the Brexit vote

An economic strategy should be put into place that secures the future competitiveness of this nation going forward. Shares; Comments. Get business news by email. Adam Berry/Getty Images. When the share price stabilised in the few weeks after the Brexit ...and more »

Alcoholic who lived rough graduates eight years after his last drink and says his time in prison changed his life

Andy Davies spent a large part of his life as an alcoholic living rough. But eight years after having his last drink, the father-of-three has just graduated from university after he said his time in prison changed his life. Andy, 54, readily admits ...and more »

One of Wales' top diplomats lays out the challenges Wales faces as ...

Sir Emyr Jones Parry is a former diplomat and President of the Learned Society of Wales.and more »

Travellers remain camped at a popular Cardiff park

A group of travellers who have set up a camp at a park in a Cardiff suburb remain there this morning. It is understood that Cardiff council will serve them notice to leave today. Around a dozen caravans arrived on Rhiwbina's Caedelyn Park on Thursday ...and more »

Established South Wales Care Home Sold to New Entrant to the Sector

Talbot Court Nursing Home, located near Port Talbot in South Wales, has been sold by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co. The home has been owned and operated by Wendy Morris since the early 1990s, who has decided to retire from the ...

Is this person the first to catch all the Pokemon Go characters in UK?

Sam Clark said he has lost two stone after walking the equivalent of five marathons as he became the first person in the UK to catch all of the Pokemon Go characters available in the country. The father-of-four has posted a video on YouTube showing his ...and more »

Morning news headlines: Government delays Hinkley Point nuclear power station until autumn; Poles continue to be ...

The first new UK nuclear power station in a generation faces a fresh delay after the Government said it will not make a decision until the autumn. After years of delay, a board meeting of energy giant EDF in Paris voted by 10-7 to give the go-ahead for ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Friday, July 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 ...and more »

Pontypridd Magistrates' Court faces final day

It leaves Rhondda Cynon Taff without a magistrates' court, after Llwynypia and Aberdare courts shut in 2010. The Ministry of Justice said the decision to close a court was "never taken lightly". The court's final day is on Friday, with new cases ...and more »

Tata must not 'walk away' from pension scheme, say unions, as they call for Port Talbot to be revitalised

Unions have called on any new owners of the embattled Tata steelworks to “develop the potential” of the Port Talbot site. And staff, alongside representatives from three unions, said Tata should not “walk away” from its pension scheme. A meeting at the ...and more »

Teachers in Wales facing mental health 'epidemic', charity warns

A charity that champions teachers' wellbeing has warned of the “epidemic” of mental health issues in Welsh schools. The Education Support Partnership (ESP) said 87% of school staff in Wales had experienced a mental health condition in the last two ...and more »

Petition to close part of Roath Park's giant slide handed to Cardiff council

The gate at Roath Park, playground which is subject to a parent starting a petition asking for the gate to be closed off. Pic Rob Browne. A petition to close part of Roath park's giant slide has been handed in to councillors. More than 3,200 people ...

Child sexual exploitation 'does happen in Cardiff – and we could be missing cases'

An investigation into child sexual exploitation in Cardiff has found a number of issues in the way the issue is dealt with. A report has found that UK-wide problems of reports of child sexual exploitation (CSE) being ignored, passed over, or ...

Travellers have moved into a popular park in a Cardiff suburb

Thanks to the Council and @swpcardiff for their assistance in dealing with travellers on Caedelyn Park. pic.twitter.com/JEIRb0YR6M. — Jayne Cowan (@JayneCowan) July 28, 2016 · Council officials were notified and began investigating. A number of ...

Family and friends of Aberdare teenager Andrew Butt are fundraising in his memory 10 years after his death

Andrew Butt, 19, a father-of-two from Cwmdare, tragically died when he was the passenger in a car travelling on the A470 Brecon-Merthyr road, near the Cantref Resevoir, on August 13, 2006. The former Aberdare Boys' Comprehensive School pupil, who ...

You can travel from Wales to the West Country by SEA this summer

Fancy taking a day cruise this summer? Ever wished you could explore the West Country coast by sea, instead of being stuck in a hot car? Well thanks to the beautiful ship, MV Balmoral, holidaymakers and day trippers can travel across to Somerset and ...

UK and Welsh governments reaffirm commitment to £1.2bn City Deal

Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and chair of the City Deal Joint Cabinet, Andrew Morgan, said: “It is imperative that we work with the UK and Welsh Governments to ensure that there is no funding shortfall [EU contribution] for such a critical ...

Watch this stunning footage of a drone soar above the clouds in Newport

This footage shows a drone drift from the overcast, murky Newport weather to the stunning view above the clouds. Named 'Pilgrim's Journey', the dreamy video shows the view from the drone, which takes off from the village of Goldcliff, and soars away ...and more »

This couple is going to deliver food to families in need but wait til you hear where the inspiration came from

Aberdare · Family and friends of Aberdare teenager Andrew Butt are fundraising in his memory 10 years after his death. Most Read in News. Cardiff · Live updates as man hit by train at Cardiff Central and services are disrupted · Newport · Woman offers ...

A rotating shed from Wales which lights up and plays music is a finalist in Shed of the Year

It lights up, plays music and rotates so is it any wonder that this shed in Denbighshire has made it to the final of the 'Unique Shed' category in Shed of the Year 2016. Now in the first episode of the new series of Channel 4's George Clarke's Amazing ...

The Tour of Britain is coming to Gloucester and people are getting excited

Crowds of people will head to Gloucester as the Tour of Britain passes through the county. Marketing Gloucester chief executive Jason Smith – who hopes the event will enhance the city's global reputation – says footfall could see an increase in revenue ...

The terrifying video of a death

This terrifying video shows a death-defying mountain biker scaling the heights of Worm's Head while taking in the breathtaking views of the Gower Peninsula coastline. Uploaded on the GoPro World Youtube site, and filmed from the perspective of Colin ...

Woman claims she was locked up by her father because she 'kissed a guy', court told

A British High Court judge says there are reasons to be very concerned about the welfare of a 21-year-old woman who claims she was locked up by her father because she “kissed a guy”. Amina Al-Jeffery - who grew up in Swansea and has dual British and ...and more »

Musical mission accomplished! Amateur organist plays all Britain's 94 cathedral organs

Amateur organist John Richards from Cardiff has completed his musical mission to play all 94 cathedral organs in Britain. Playing the final organ on his list, at St Andrew's Church of Scotland Cathedral in Inverness on July 28, John said he felt ...and more »

Musical mission accomplished! Amateur organist plays all Britain's ...

Amateur organist John Richards from Cardiff has completed his musical mission to play all 94 cathedral organs in Britain. Playing the final organ on his list, at St ...and more »

A collection of Welsh wartime songs….

A unique collection of Welsh songs from the First World War will be launched at the National Eisteddfod this year.

Boost to Welsh lamb and beef as UK set to sign first major foreign trade deal in the Brexit era

British beef and lamb are set to return to US menus by January after a draft agreement was reached between the UK and US Governments.

 

Petition to save Mountain Ash's last bank BEFORE it has been put forward for closure

A local councillor who is concerned her town's last bank will be shut will launch a petition to save it - even though it's not been earmarked for closure. Pauline Jarman, Mountain Ash East councillor, says she wants to be proactive in campaigning to ...and more »

Petition to save Mountain Ash's last bank BEFORE it has been put forward for closure

A local councillor who is concerned her town's last bank will be shut will launch a petition to save it - even though it's not been earmarked for closure. Pauline Jarman, Mountain Ash East councillor, says she wants to be proactive in campaigning to ...and more »

Pontypridd Magistrates' Court will close for good on Friday to leave the entire county without a criminal court

... for whatever reason, in future will have to travel much further. “Before becoming an Assembly Member, I worked as a probation officer and spent a lot of time in magistrates' courts such as the now-closed Llwynypia and Aberdare courts, as well as ...

'I never set out to play all 94 cathedral organs'

John, who learned to play piano aged seven before moving on to the organ aged 10, earned pocket money playing organ for Aberdare Apostolic Church. John Richards and wife Lyn. When not playing some of the nation's best known cathedral organs he is ...

Police watchdog referral after man sustains head injury from being Tasered

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has received a referral after a man sustained a head injury when he was Tasered in Llandudno . North Wales Police officers were called to a domestic incident in the Bryniau Road area of Llandudno at ...and more »

Trains are now so full that passengers are standing in the toilets

Commuters say overcrowding on trains in South Wales is so bad some of them have been forced to stand in the toilets. People have been using social media to vent their anger about Arriva Trains Wales services heading in and out of Cardiff city centre.and more »

Watch Cardiff tattooist create a perfect portrait of Game of Thrones' Ramsay Bolton on someone's leg

Ever fancied having a sadistic, murderous Game of Thrones character tattooed on your leg? If so, then brilliantly talented tattoo artist Chris Jones is the man to do it for you. The epically accurate portrait of Welsh actor Iwan Rheon, who played ...

Pontypridd school thankful for charity's £10000 grant for outdoor classroom to help pupils with learning difficulties

The mother of a Pontypridd pupil with cerebral palsy has thanked a charity for its £10,000 donation for an outdoor classroom to help pupils with learning disabilities. Karene Thorne, 38, has thanked the Wooden Spoon children's charity of rugby for ...

Tory leader defends Boris Johnson as a 'great friend of Wales'

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has jumped to the defence of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson after Plaid Cymru branded him half of a “double act of danger”. Mr Davies insisted Mr Johnson was a “great friend to Wales” who understood ...and more »

There's now a huge hole in the ground where Cardiff's bus station used to be

The new BBC Wales headquarters is emerging from a huge hole in the ground the size of two-and-a-half football pitches in the centre of Cardiff. Nearly 50,000 cubic metres of materials were removed from the site of the former bus station at the Central ...

Morning news headines: EDF set to make final decision on Hinkley Point nuclear site; An hour's walk can cancel out ...

Energy giant EDF is set to make its long-awaited final investment decision on the planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, ending doubts over the massive £18 billion project. The French firm's board is meeting in Paris on Thursday and is ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Thursday, July 28)

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 ...

Legal aid cuts 'causing advice desert and homelessness'

Cuts in legal aid leads to an advice "desert" that means more people are becoming homeless, it is claimed.and more »

Wales 'should have its own foreign policy rather than relying on Boris Johnson'

Wales should have its own foreign policy and 'ministry for international affairs' rather than relying on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, according to Plaid Cymru. The party made the call as they labelled the newly-installed Foreign Office supremo and ...and more »

Funds will help to discover more about history of coal industry in South Wales

The Glamorgan office serves Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and the Vale of Glamorgan, and the grant received this month is the second largest Research Resources Grant awarded in the UK, and the largest ever awarded in ...

Plans to hand over control of Cardiff's leisure centres would save authority £32m

Cardiff council says by handing control to Greenwich Leisure Limited, the service – and jobs – would be secured. Shares. Get daily news by email. Handing leisure centres over to a company would save Cardiff council £33m. Handing leisure centres over to ...

Will Tour of Britain pelaton pass your house? Exact route revealed for Gloucester

The route of the 2016 edition of the Tour of Britain has been revealed, with Gloucester and Stroud hosting the race. Stage Five of the eight day race will take in Gloucestershire as it travels from Aberdare to Bath, on Thursday, September 8. The ...

Porthcawl and Llandudno are in the latest top ten of UK seaside property hotspots and here's what you could buy

These two Welsh seaside towns are on the up but what can you get for your property pound in North and South Wales and why should you consider a move to the coast? Shares; Comments. Get daily news by email. Blow the property budget in Llandudno.and more »

Porthcawl and Llandudno make it into the latest top ten of UK ...

These two Welsh seaside towns are on the up but what can you get for your property pound in North and South Wales and why should you consider a move to ...and more »

Large refuse fire in Cardiff was started deliberately

Large plumes of black smoke could be seen across the city and nearby residents in Adamsdown, Splott and Butetown are being advised to keep their windows and doors closed. The fire service has confirmed the fire was started deliberately. Crews are ...and more »

Live updates as crews called to large refuse fire in Cardiff

Fire crews were called to the incident in Callaghan Square at around 6.30pm on Wednesday. Shares. Get daily news by email. A large fire has broke out in Callaghan Square, Cardiff. A large refuse fire broke out in Cardiff on Wednesday evening. Crews ...and more »

Extra teams of street cleaners will be deployed at night in Cardiff in a bid to clean up city

Extra teams of street cleaners will be deployed in Cardiff at night to try clean up after the city's seagulls. The city council say that seagulls tearing open the orange waste bags given to commercial premises is worse currently because it is breeding ...

A South Wales rock band visited the 'jungle' refugee camp in Calais and this is what they found

They also handed over £1,000 raised by their local communities in Rhondda and Llantrisant to the Care4Calais charity. Upon their return to South Wales they gave an account of life at the refugee camp, describing “wave upon wave of good people ...

The Pot's new bistro has opened on Cardiff's Whitchurch Road and this is what it's serving

The original The Pot on Cryws Road had built its reputation on good food, hearty portions all in a relaxed environment. That has now turned into Arty's Kitchen - named after owners Rhys and Laura's son.

Judge asked to help young woman from Wales thought to have been 'locked up' by her father in Saudi Arabia

A Welsh schoolgirl who moved to Saudi Arabia was allegedly “locked up” at the home of her father for four years, a court has heard. Amina Al-Jeffery, who has dual British and Saudi Arabian nationality, grew up in Swansea but was taken to Saudi Arabia ...and more »

This part of Cardiff was once voted the capital of Wales (and cheese was a big part of it)

The capital of Wales should be the north Cardiff suburb of Rhiwbina – because lots of cheese is made there. That was the view of Cardiff University students back in 1897 whose debating society selected the area as its preferred capital over Cardiff and ...and more »

The first Labour leadership hustings between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith will take place in Cardiff

The first Labour leadership hustings between Owen Smith and Jeremy Corbyn will be held in Wales. The two men will be grilled on their policies at an event in Cardiff on Thursday, August 4. It is the first of a series of debates between the two men ...and more »

Bridal shop owner at centre of dispute claims she is the victim of ...

A shop owner at the centre of a dispute with more than 100 brides has spoken about the “hellish nightmare” that led her to close her bridal boutique. Melanie ...and more »

You can now step back in time to the Iron Age in St Fagans

There's already a post office, farmhouses and a medieval church. And now St Fagans has unveiled it latest attraction that's really, REALLY old. Now fully open to the public for the first time, the 'new' building is a recreation of a small farmstead ...and more »

Points machine Powell to captain much

BEDWAS have named Richard Powell as club captain and the prolific fly-half will skipper a new-look squad in the upcoming Principality Premiership…and more »

Tour of Britain will travel through Monmouthshire this September

The Stage five on September 8, which runs for 205km (127 miles from Aberdare to Bath, will take the riders international peddlers through the Wye Valley and into the Forest of Dean and Gloucestershire via the Bigsweir Bridge, passing iconic landmarks ...and more »

Tour of Britain will travel through Monmouthshire this September ...

THE Wye Valley will form one of the core stages of the Tour of Britain this year.and more »

Excalibur Steel still fighting to acquire Port Talbot steelworks

Excalibur Steel has reaffirmed its determination to acquire Tata's UK steel business, despite the Indian conglomerate confirming it is exploring joint venture options including a potential tie up with German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp. Having ...and more »

South Wales health board appoints the first female security guard in its history

The health board which covers Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil has appointed a woman to a security job for the first time. Lyndsey Powell, 35, from Tonyrefail , works in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant in a dual role encompassing a ...

Neighbours describe how they tried to rescue four

The child, who has been named locally as Jac Davies, was in an upstairs bedroom of the property in Alltwen, near Pontardawe, along with his three-year-old brother when the fire broke out in the early hours of Wednesday. Police said on Wednesday morning ...and more »

Live updates as four

The child, who has been named locally as Jac Davies, was in an upstairs bedroom of the property in Alltwen, near Pontardawe, along with his three-year-old brother when the fire broke out in the early hours of Wednesday. Police said on Wednesday morning ...and more »

£45m student waterfront accommodation scheme for Swansea revealed

Plans for a £45m student accommodation scheme at Swansea's SA1 waterfront regeneration project have been revealed. The plans, from Swansea-based NMJ Property Developments, is for a 507 bedroom in brick building on a temporary surface car park ...and more »

Watch as lifeboat launched for the first time from St David's new RNLI station

The St David's branch of RNLI is celebrating an “historic day” after their first slipway launch from its new station at St Justinian's. This video shows the Tamar class lifeboat, Norah Wortley, gliding down the slope – and the charity has lauded it as ...

Welsh Ambulance Service Statement on June 2016's performance figures

Richard Lee, Director of Operations at the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: “We are glad to see that the number of red calls to life threatening emergencies that we are reaching within our target time of eight minut

Morning news headlines: Owen Smith pledges 'equality of outcome' in break with Blair era; Brexit could spark surge ...

Labour leadership contender Owen Smith has committed himself to greater equality at work, announcing plans to appoint a cabinet-level minister to deliver fair employment. In a clear signal of a shift in approach from the New Labour era, Mr Smith said ...and more »

Welsh councils chase nearly £80 million in unpaid council tax

The figures relate to previous financial years and do not include debts in 2016-17. Authorities also wrote off £7.1 million last year - the highest in 5 years. Unsurprisingly, Wales' largest authority, Cardiff, had the highest amount of arrears with ...

UK workers suffered huge fall in 'real wages', says TUC

UK workers have suffered the biggest fall in real wages among leading OECD countries, according to new analysis from the TUC. The analysis shows that between 2007 and 2015, real wages in the UK fell by 10.4% – a drop equalled only by Greece.and more »

Armed police deployed to town after report of a man with a machete or knife in a street

Armed police were deployed to a Valleys town following a report of a disturbance involving a man with a machete or a knife in a street. Police attended the scene in Blaina High Street, Blaenau Gwent , following reports of a disturbance at 4.42pm on ...and more »

Police appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

Emergency services were called to Llandegla in North Wales in the early hours of Tuesday.and more »

We sent two photographers out to look for rubbish in Cardiff. The results are shocking

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending EU Referendum Tata job losses Euro 2016 Wales Football Team Gareth Bale Crime · Sport. Sections Latest ...and more »

Police in Aberdare are trying to reunite stolen property

Police in Aberdare are trying to reunite stolen property with its rightful owner and as such officers would like to hear fro

Work starts to remove unofficial mountain bike trails

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has started work to remove unofficial mountain bike trails in a forest in south Wales.

 

The trails were built without permission in a woodland managed by NRW, known locally as the Warren, near Caerphilly.

 

Commonwealth Games announcement “sad day” for Welsh sport

The Welsh Government has today announced that it will not be submitting a formal bid for Wales to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

Barry Athletic Bowls Club reach quarter

BARRY Athletic Bowls Club entertained reigning champions Aberdare Harlequins in the last 16 of the Carruthers Shield on Saturday, July 23. The Athletic, slight underdogs, started in style to lead by around 20 shots at 13 ends. This was mainly due to ...

Early Christmas present for Cwmbran manufacturer as investment safeguards almost 200 jobs

Festive Productions is ramping up manufacturing following a major investment that has safeguarded 60 permanent jobs. The UK's largest manufacturer of tinsel had to replace nearly half of the 250,000 sq ft roof at its factory in Ty Coch Way, Cwmbran, in ...

Four 'much

New "much-needed" pedestrian crossings will be installed along the main road through Church Village in a £100,000 project. Rhondda Cynon Taf council has announced the work at the B4595 (or Main Road) at its junction with Station Road, in order to ...

Landmark climbers cafe and campsite in north Wales has gone on the market

The cafe and campsite owned by the famous Gwynedd climber Eric Jones has been put on the market. Eric is renowned in the climbing world and Eric Jones Caffi and Campsite in Tremadog, near Porthmadog, is a well known meeting point for climbers, ...and more »

More than 100 jobs cut at major employer Dow Corning in Barry

The Dow Corning Corporation, which employs 629 at its site in the Vale of Glamorgan, announced at the end of June 115 roles were were under threat as part of the consolidations at Dow and Dow Corning. In June the Dow Chemical Company said: "As part ...and more »

115 jobs cut at the Dow Corning plant in Barry

The Dow Corning Corporation, which employs 629 at its site in the Vale of Glamorgan, announced at the end of June 115 roles were were under threat as part of the consolidations at Dow and Dow Corning.. In June the Dow Chemical Company said: "As part ...and more »

Wales will not bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games, blaming Brexit

Wales will not be bidding to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026, the Welsh Government has confirmed. Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates said that following a detailed feasibility study - and given the "current financial uncertainty ...and more »

Family fun day will light up Mountain Ash town centre this Saturday

Andrew Morgan, leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf council and ward member for Mountain Ash West, said: "This is yet another fantastic family event being organised by the council, one which will no doubt attract many people to the town centre on what is ...

Cardiff City nominated alongside the Rolling Stones for prestigious award

It's not often that Cardiff City are mentioned in the same breath as the Rolling Stones, but both have been nominated for Entertainment Venue of the year at the AV 2016 awards. The nomination is recognition for a number of improvements in the matchday ...

Aberdare Police want to reunite this stolen shot blast cabinet with its rightful owner

The equipment is used to remove coating or surface corrosion from metal objects. A police statement said: "Police in Aberdare are trying to reunite stolen property with its rightful owner and as such officers would like to hear from anyone who has had ...

Cardiff gets a bit greener today as city's first hydro

Cardiff gets a bit greener today as the city's first hydro-electric power scheme starts working. The two-screw electricity-generating power plant on the River Taff will generate enough power for 550 homes. It is officially being opened at Radyr Weir by ...and more »

Tour of Britain will return to Caerphilly County Borough

The race will be making its way through Nelson, Ystrad Mynach, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, Oakdale and Crumlin as it heads the 205km from Aberdare to Bath. Tour de France winner and seven-time Olympic medallist Bradley Wiggins will undoubtedly be the ...

Chicago brings plenty of razzle and dazzle to Cardiff

The longest-running American musical in Broadway and West End history - Chicago: The Musical - has rocked up at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff with its raunchy routines, comedic cell block dramas and a superbly popular score. Set in 1920s ...and more »

Cardiff City's new defensive system explained by the man who'll be at the heart of it

This time last year Matt Connolly was determined to nail down a starting spot in the Cardiff City team. He did that and then some, landing the Player of the Year gong at the end of season awards. This season looks to set to be another big one for the ...and more »

'Get Lost in Cardiff' map aims to guide visitors to the capital's best independent businesses

A group of Cardiff business have joined together to create the guide 'Get Lost in Cardiff'. The map is designed to get visitors to seek out the independent businesses of the capital. Curated by Kirsty Patrick, resident lighting designer and owner of ...

People in West Wales and Scotland are the biggest supporters of holding Tony Blair to account for the Iraq War

Anger at the invasion of Iraq and the desire to hold former Prime Minister Tony Blair to account for Britain's role in the war may be strongest in West Wales. This is the part of the nation with the greatest number of people who have signed a petition ...and more »

Someone has cut a massive 'CROESO' sign onto a mountainside

The green-fingered artist - who people have dubbed the 'Abergavenny Banksy' - cut the word onto the Deri mountain. First appearing as a smiley face - the rest of the letters making up the word Croeso were later added. Mavis Griffiths, who lives ...and more »

Rhondda Cynon Taff

“We recognise that the work we do in the communities of Rhondda Cynon Taff has evolved over the years to meet local needs. We have worked with local partners, set up new services and invested in regenerating neighbourhoods. We needed a new brand ...

Ospreys and Wales back

The Ospreys are yet to confirm return dates for Welsh back-rowers Dan Lydiate and James King ahead of the new season. Lydiate and King are working their way back to fitness at the region after injuries sustained while playing for Wales towards the end ...and more »

Royal Mint sees big rise in profits to £13.1m

The Royal Mint has announced a big rise in profits to £13.1m for 2015-16. The mint, which employs about 900 people at Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, saw its profits increase from £11.4m the year before. Its revenue rose 39% to £360.6m and bullion ...

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Tuesday, July 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 ...

New nuclear projects need to 'benefit the people and economy of North Wales'

Testing underway at St David's new lifeboat station · 'Tumble dryer' fire guts house in the Rhondda. Play video · 'Tumble dryer' fire guts house in the Rhondda · Welsh parents skipping meals to afford food for children · Thousands of landlords haven't ...and more »

Wales' progress in tackling poverty is 'disappointing'

Top stories. 'Tumble dryer' fire guts house in the Rhondda. Play video · 'Tumble dryer' fire guts house in the Rhondda · Testing underway at St David's new lifeboat station · Welsh parents skipping meals to afford food for children · Thousands of ...and more »

Royal Mint revenues boosted by bullion trading

The Royal Mint has notched up the highest revenues in its history after snapping up a greater share of the American silver market. Based in Llantrisant The 1,100-year-old coin manufacturer said overall company revenues lifted 39% to £360.6 million for ...and more »

'Tumble dryer' fire guts house in the Rhondda

'Tumble dryer' fire guts house in the Rhondda. A family from Tylorstown in the Rhondda Valley say their daughter was 'seconds from death' - after a fire engulfed their home. Tumble dryer. The Drapers say the fire that destroyed part of their home was ...

This is where Pride Cymru's first ever Cardiff city centre festival hub ...

It's the first time the Cardiff event has had a hub in the city centre and it will be placed at the heart of the parade route.and more »

One of Merthyr Tydfil's oldest shops reveals fresh new image

The business, set up by Joe Cross, David Woods and Oswald May, grew from a small fine foods supplier to a company made of five shops, in Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare, Porthcawl, Cardiff and Tredegar, employing around 100 people. The other stores eventually ...

Not long to wait for new

Aberdare · Family and friends of Aberdare teenager Andrew Butt are fundraising in his memory 10 years after his death. Promoted Stories. Most Read in News. A man who was struck by a train at Cardiff Central has been arrested in connection · South Wales ...

Classic Car Show revs up Bridgend town centre as rain fails to dampen spirits

From Bentleys to Corvettes and hot rods to Mercedes - vehicles to satisfy every taste could be found in the Classic Car Show on the streets of Bridgend . The crowds flocked to the town centre on Sunday despite the rain and were not disappointed with ...

Welsh Government Approves Trashing Of Mynydd Y Gwair Common

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has approved a controversial application by RWE Innogy UK Ltd to erect wind turbines and associated infrastructure on Mynydd y Gwair and adjoin

Wales' famous win over Belgium was followed by an audience of two million, BBC research suggests

More than two thirds of people in Wales followed the national side's thrilling 3-1 Euro 2016 win over Belgium, it has been revealed. About two million people were on tenterhooks as goals from Ashley Williams, Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes saw Wales ...and more »

Driver reportedly told investigators he was looking for his sunglasses when coach crashed

The driver of a coach from Wales which crashed in France with British pupils on board has reportedly told investigators he was looking for his sunglasses when he lost control. Two students from Cheltenham Bournside School in Gloucestershire remain in ...

Rhondda community centre is given new lease of life thanks to residents

A community centre in the Rhondda, which is now run by local people, is welcoming a full house for bingo, parenting classes and many other activities. Canolfan Pentre in Llewellyn Street, Pentre, is managed by a committee who have successfully gone ...

People are furious about the amount of litter on Cardiff's streets and in its parks

South Wales health board appoints the first female security guard in its history · Aberdare · Family and friends of Aberdare teenager Andrew Butt are fundraising in his memory 10 years after his death · Rhiwbina · Travellers remain camped at a popular ...

Record Welsh representation for overseas Olympic Games

Wales will have a record representation of athletes for an overseas Olympic Games and another chance to celebrate the breadth of Welsh elite talent, according to Sport Wales chief executive Sarah Powell.

Police appeal to help find missing 74

Police are appealing for help to find a missing man they believe may have been heading to a walking route between Ogmore-By-Sea and Dunraven Bay. Edward Wise, 74, was last seen on July 18, and police say his disappearance is “out of character”.and more »

Dover delays have left the Calais Port chief feeling ashamed

Delays for travellers heading towards the Channel crossing have eased but motorists have been warned to expect some disruption for weeks to come. Shares. Get daily news by email. A police officer directing traffic on the A20 approach to the Port of ...and more »

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Mountain Ash East councillor Pauline Jarman, the leader of the opposition Plaid Cymru group on Rhondda Cynon Taf council , said local people have contacted her with concerns about the tree being removed, but says she has been assured it is the safest ...

Aldi in Merthyr Tydfil is set to reopen this week following refurbishment

The Aldi store in Merthyr Tydfil will reopen this week after it was closed for refurbishment. Located on Plymouth Street, the store will open its doors on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. With 90 car parking spaces, the supermarket chain says ...

Martin Shipton analysed the vision of an independent Wales funded by water (and found it's a pipe dream)

The drowning of the Tryweryn Valley in the 1960s, despite huge protests, so water could be supplied to Liverpool, came to symbolise the powerlessness of Wales as a nation. Many people, including Dafydd Wigley, were inspired to become lifelong ...and more »

Wales's first mobile network to be showcased at National Eisteddfod

RWG Mobile is the brainchild of Rhondda-born Andrew Davies, a qualified chartered accountant with experience of negotiating, launching and running successful telecoms businesses in the UK, Europe and the USA. After launching one of the UK's leading ...and more »

Big Cheese Festival 2016: When is it? What's there? What can you do in Caerphilly?

Caerphilly's Big Cheese festival is back for 2016, with more than 80,000 visitors expected at the event. One of the most popular festivals in South Wales, the annual festival offers a lot more than traditional food stalls - think music, dance, falconry ...

Popular Ferndale couple Gerald and Irene will celebrate 60 years of marriage this week

A popular Rhondda couple who were at the heart of Ferndale's workmen's hall and labour club activities for many years will celebrate their 60th anniversary this week. Gerald and Irene Isaac, aged 83 and 80 respectively, married in 1956 at Trerhondda ...

Plaid's Jonathan Edwards has analysed the consequences of Brexit for Wales (and it is not good)

Following the EU referendum result, one of the major considerations has been the impact of the result on the future of the Union. With Scotland and Northern Ireland voting to remain, it seems inevitable to me that there will now be a second Scottish ...and more »

Jonathan Edwards warns the Brexiteers' 'Wild West' dream would wreck the Welsh economy

Following the EU referendum result, one of the major considerations has been the impact of the result on the future of the Union. With Scotland and Northern Ireland voting to remain, it seems inevitable to me that there will now be a second Scottish ...and more »

What would happen if a nuclear bomb hit Cardiff?

This would mean third degree burns "throughout the layers of the skin", which could cause severe scarring, disablement and even amputation. This radius covers Newport, all of the Vale of Glamorgan, most of the Rhondda, Bridgend, Cwmbran, Pontypool and ...

Morning news headlines: Ex

Former BHS boss Sir Philip Green has been branded the "unacceptable face of capitalism" as a parliamentary inquiry found he systematically extracted huge sums from the collapsed store group while leaving its pension fund in deficit. In an excoriating ...

Neath

The Neath-based van company, which has featured in the recent Channel 4 TV show The Job Interview has now hired one of the eight candidates interviewed. The series, which started on 12th July 2016, documented the company's recruitment process by ...

Record Number of Green Flags Awarded to Cardiff's Parks and Open Spaces

Parks and open spaces in Cardiff have been awarded more prestigious Green Flags than anywhere else in Wales. The flags are presented every year by the charity Keep Wales Tidy in recognition of well-kept public areas. At an awards ceremony today in ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Monday, July 25)

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 »

Schools in Wales to get less time to prepare for inspections

The amount of time schools are given to prepare for inspections will be halved, we can reveal. Education watchdog Estyn currently gives 20 working days' notice of an inspection to schools – but planned changes will see teachers' preparation time scaled ...and more »

Bridgend's battle with surplus places as only one secondary school fills its quota

All but one of Bridgend's eight council-controlled secondary schools did not get enough applications from pupils this year, we can reveal. Figures released using the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act show only Bryntirion Comprehensive School had more ...

Concerns for teacher welfare as 52000 days lost to stress

Data obtained using the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act shows that Cardiff, with 9,475 days lost, and Rhondda Cynon Taf, which lost 4,661 days, saw the most time missed through registered mental health issues. Overall, there were 51,795 school days ...

Historic bridge which links Wales with England celebrates 200th anniversary

Communities in Wales and England marked the 200th anniversary of a historic iron bridge bringing them together across the River Wye. The Grade I listed Chepstow Bridge was built by John Urpeth Rastrick in 1816, and remains the only five-arch iron ...and more »

French police investigate whether coach driver 'fell asleep' before motorway crash

Police in France are investigating whether the driver of a bus that crashed carrying pupils on a school trip 'fell asleep at the wheel'. Two British teenagers remain in hospital after being badly injured when the coach from North Wales crashed in ...and more »

More than 100 people descend on Welsh capital for inaugural Pokemon Go Walk

Pikachu-potty followers of the global smartphone craze Pokemon Go were out in force in the Welsh capital at the inaugural Cardiff Pokemon Walk. Around 100 Pokemon-mad punters took a route around the city centre in an attempt to lure and capture as many ...

The shockingly violent scenes which led to four rugby teams being kicked out of a prestigious beach tournament

Four teams were disqualified from a prestigious beach rugby tournament after security had to break up brawls during matches. Organisers of the Beach Rugby Wales tournament at Swansea Bay on Saturday say they “don't tolerate” behaviour like it on the ...and more »

Cardiff councillor and Labour supporter Mohammad Javed has died after cancer battle

He was the Labour representative for the Plasnewydd ward in the city and had been battling cancer for several months. He died in the early hours of Sunday, aged 76. Very sad to hear our @cardiffcentlab friend Cllr Mohammad Javed @PlasLabour has died.and more »

Swalec Stadium bosses hope for 'big Welsh act' following success of first gigs

Bosses hope to bring in a “big Welsh act” to play a Cardiff stadium following the success of its first ever gigs. Kaiser Chiefs headlined the SSE Swalec Stadium last weekend in the first ever gig to be played at the home of Glamorgan Cricket . That was ...

Politicians pay tribute to Cardiff councillor and Labour supporter Mohammad Javed following his death

Writing on Twitter, Dilwar Ali, Labour councillor for Llandaff North posted: "It gives me great regret and sorrow, to inform you, all that Cllr Mohammad Javed, of Cardiff Council has sadly passed away. Very sad news. All our thoughts are very much with ...and more »

One of Cardiff's 'hidden jewels' will reopen in September after a £4m renovation

A Multi-million pound restoration project of one of Cardiff's hidden jewels is coming to an end. Insole Court in Llandaff will re-open in September and one of the new tenants is a Montessori school.

Everything you need to know about Cardiff's Party in the Parc

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Summer Wales Football Team Gareth Bale EU Referendum Tata job losses · Sport. Sections Latest ...

Man airlifted to hospital after falling 60ft from cliffs at Welsh beauty spot

A man was being treated for minor injuries after falling 60ft from cliffs at a South Wales beauty spot . The holidaymaker was rescued from the sea at Rhossili, Gower , and was airlifted to hospital. It happened at 7.40pm on Saturday and a the Maritime ...and more »

Portmeirion is a Pokémon Go 'goldmine' that has seen visitor numbers shoot up

The Pokémon Go craze that has swept the nation has helped visitor numbers to Portmeirion swell. Staff at the Italianate village said visitors were going Pokémon crazy with the cult critters "all over the place", including the rarely seen Pikachu. The ...and more »

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A 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being impaled in railings in a Cardiff park. The child was rescued by police and ambulance crews at railings in Nora Street, Adamsdown , just before 4pm on July 23. Police said the boy's injuries were not ...

Andrews: Welsh Labour could separate from UK party under Corbyn

Welsh Labour could separate from the rest of the UK party if Jeremy Corbyn remains leader, a former Welsh Government minister has said. Leighton Andrews said the current Labour leadership election was "very serious" for the party. He said it would be ...and more »

Authorities will meet to see what lessons can be learned after toddler Finley Thomas' murder

The trial had heard how Buckley, who was also convicted of child cruelty, had tried to cover up what he had done with Buckley and Thomas telling emergency crews the toddler had fallen down the stairs. A review has now taken place by Rhondda Cynon Taf ...

BHS in Newport closed its doors for the last time on Saturday and customers said: 'We'll miss it'

Hundreds of shoppers crammed into BHS to get the best bargains as sad staff spent their last day in one of the chain's Welsh stores. BHS in Newport – a mainstay of the city's Commercial Street for decades – was one of about 30 around the UK due to ...

Cardiff hurdler David Omoregie targets 2017 World Championships in London as Mo Farah dominates at Anniversary ...

Cardiff hurdler David Omoregie has targeted returning to the Olympics Stadium in London next year for the World Championships after finishing fifth at the Muller Anniversary Games. Omoregie missed out on the Olympics in Rio this summer but set a new ...and more »

Watch Evie try the 'dog

When Kate and William let Prince George feed ice cream to the family's dog Lupo for his third birthday in pictures that went all over the world, they weren't alone in wanting to let their pooch experience the cool, delicious taste of the summer treat ...

Is this Wales' Pokemon hotspot? Dozens flocked here at 1am to catch rare creatures

Dozens of Pokemon Go players flocked to a Cardiff beauty spot on Friday night in a bid to catch their favourite fictional beasts. It's considered by some as the Pokemon hotspot of Cardiff, and perhaps even Wales, and is often filled with people staring ...and more »

Live updates as 15 people injured after a bus carrying teenagers from Wales crashes into a ditch in France

Around 15 people are believed to have been injured according to local media with three in a serious condition. Local media suggest 50 people were on board on their way to Italy when the bus tipped over onto its side on a motorway near Lons-le-Saunier ...and more »

Live updates as 13 people injured after a bus carrying teenagers from Wales crashes into a ditch in France

A bus is reported to have crashed in eastern France which was carrying teenagers from Wales. Around 13 people are believed to have been injured according to local media with three in a serious condition. Local media suggest 48 people were on board on ...and more »

The Shaun Edwards interview: 'Wales will always be my priority, but Toulon role could have helped us'

In a frank interview with WalesOnline, the defence coach revealed why he felt working with the former European champions could have benefited him and the Welsh squad. Edwards explained exactly how the arrangement would have worked, but also ...and more »

Watch how to avoid getting caught by Cardiff's bus lane cameras

The three cameras which have caught the most drivers since the cameras were switched on in December 2014 are at Newport Road, Custom House Street and Westgate Street. Figures - correct until June 10 - had showed a steady decline up to March – but ...

Make the most of the sunshine because it's all set to change when the rain returns

Make the most of the warm, dry and at times, sunny weather today, because it's all set to change on Suday. That's because the rain is expected to set in from the West, which may come as a shock to some in Wales. The weather expected for Saturday and ...

Hagley Catholic High School is top state school at National Tennis Championships

HAGLEY Catholic High School sent a girls team to compete at the Schools National Championships. The annual tournament took place at Queenswood School in Hertfordshire and saw the top 16 girls and boys schools tennis teams from across Great Britain ...and more »

Former refugee granted residency in Wales will have his play performed on the London stage

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Summer Wales Football Team Gareth Bale EU Referendum Tata job losses · Sport. Sections Latest ...

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Saturday, July 23)

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 »

Drivers heading out of the UK face long delays at Dover as security checks are increased

Drivers heading out of the UK are facing long delays at the port of Dover after security checks were heightened because of terror fears. Hundreds of motorists were stranded overnight after the French authorities demanded that checks were increased at ...and more »

Watch incredible footage of Penarth filmed from a drone

This is the amazing footage of Penarth shot early in the morning by a drone. Video bloggers Kinging-It , featuring Craig, 27, and Aimee, 26, from South Wales captured the stunning views on camera. The footage was filmed at sunrise on Friday and set off ...and more »

Major traffic diversions lasting eight months are set to start in Cardiff this weekend

Beresford Road bridge in Splott will be fully closed on Saturday and will remain closed to road traffic until March 2017. Before now, the road was reduced to one lane with monitoring traffic lights. A temporary footbridge will open once the existing ...

Beautiful weather helps to make first day of Cardiff Bay Beach a successful one

Beautiful weather helped to make it a successful first day for the return of the Cardiff Bay Beach for all sun lovers and sandcastle enthusiasts. Hundreds of people flocked to the temporary urban beach in Roald Dahl Plass in front of the Wales ...

Boat tragedy which killed 15 people is remembered 50 years on

A commemorative event has taken place to mark the 50th anniversary of one of Wales' worst boat tragedies. Fifteen people, including four children, drowned when the Prince of Wales ferry hit a bridge in Penmaenpool, near Dolgellau, and sunk. An inquiry ...and more »

Tickets for Caernarfon Castle poppy sculpture are now available to the public

Tickets for Wales' first exhibition of the iconic poppy sculpture Weeping Window have been released to the public. Commemorating the First World War, the striking Weeping Window artwork – featuring thousands of ceramic poppies – is to go on display at ...and more »

Merthyr Tydfil head girl meets head of MI6

Not many people can say they've met someone from the secret services but a sixth form pupil from Merthyr had the chance to meet the head of MI6 during a special visit. Pen Y Dre High School head girl Hannah Price was one of the lucky few who was ...and more »

Family thanks community after thousands raised in memory of boy who was weeks old when he died

Aberdare · Aberdare Road Races organisers: 'We are bringing this event back up to the world class event it was before' · Bridgend · Bridgend hospital's new £1.3m CT scanner will reduce waiting times. Promoted Stories. Most Read in News. Network Rail.

Coming out of Hospital

Deciding to care or continue caring for someone who is coming out of hospital and who can no longer ca

Bryngarw Country Park has won a Green Flag Award for its work to encourage people to explore the great outdoors

It's always been a bit of a hidden gem but now Bryngarw Country Park, near Bridgend , has got national recognition. Keep Wales Tidy has given the park, managed by the Awen Cultural Trust, a Green Flag Award for its commitment to providing excellent ...and more »

A Swansea schoolboy has died while on a cycling pilgrimage to Spain

A teenage schoolboy from Swansea has died while on a school cycling visit to Spain. The 16-year-old, named locally as Michael Cura, was taken ill on Thursday and died later in the evening. The South Wales Evening Post reported he was on a trip with ...and more »

The UK economy has just slumped faster than at any time since the financial crisis

The Markit Flash UK PMI Composite Output Index plummeted to its lowest level since April 2009. The index measures a huge range of economic factors from manufacturing orders to construction activity. It is used by central banks across the world to ...and more »

A Swansea pupil has died while on a school trip in Spain

The sixth form student from Bishop Vaughan Catholic School, Clase, was on an organised visit to Spain. The South Wales Evening Post reported it is understood the pupil was a 16-year-old boy, that his death was not the result of an accident, and that no ...and more »

A man posed naked on the massive 'EPIC' sign in Snowdonia

A massive mirrored sign reading EPIC was installed in Snowdonia on Thursday to call tourists to visit the area. The lettering measures a whopping four metres high by 11 metres wide and was fixed in Pen y Gwryd in north Wales. Visitors were encouraged ...and more »

Wales' latest 250 steel job losses means trouble for thousands more in Tata's supply chain

Port Talbot steel firm Fairwood Fabrications going into liquidation is a worrying sign for the businesses within Tata's supply chain, according to an economy expert. The company went into liquidation on Thursday with a loss of 250 jobs. "The demise of ...and more »

Brexit 'has led UK economy to seven

The UK economy has slumped at its fastest rate since the financial crisis in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, a report said. The closely-watched Markit Flash UK Composite Output Index plummeted to its lowest level since April ...and more »

Olympic sailing medallist Hannah Mills backs Penarth lifeboat appeal

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending EU Referendum Summer Tata job losses Euro 2016 Wales Football Team Gareth Bale · Sport. Sections Latest ...and more »

Construction Firm Toasts Record Turnover with Top Industry Award

A Cardiff-based construction firm has been presented with one of the industry's leading awards, and is celebrating its success by announcing a record £10M turnover in its 82nd year. This year the company increased its turnover by 25% from £7.5m to £9 ...

Dancers' moving and impressive choreography win them UK championship title

A team of teenagers have danced their way to become UK champions after their contemporary dance choreography wowed the judges at a national competition. Fantasy Feet Dance Academy in Merthyr Tydfil took a team of five dancers aged between 12 and ...

These are the places where you can enjoy outdoor film screenings in Wales this summer

Let's be honest, sitting in a dark mutliplex to watch a movie is old news. This summer it's all about outdoor cinemas and we've rounded up the places in Wales where you can kick back and watch some classics in the open air.

Jones content to be patient in wait for first title fight

“Chris Sanigar, my manager and promoter, has got everything mapped out and I'm in safe hands with him,” added Jones, who lives in Aberdare but was born in South Africa. “I think everything will fall into place at the right time, I just want to be ready ...

Mission Burrito finally opens at Friars Walk in Newport today

Popular Mexican restaurant Mission Burrito is opening a branch at the £110m Friars Walk retail park in Newport today. The chain, which got its name from its origins in San Francisco's Mission District, has signed a 15-year lease on a 660 sq ft store ...and more »

Morning news headlines: UK's first double hand transplant patient looks forward to clutching a beer; Johnson backs ...

The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant has said he feels "whole again" as he looks forward to holding a bottle of beer and wearing shirts with real buttons. Chris King, 57, lost both his hands, except the thumbs, in an accident ...and more »

Welsh Insurance Broker Supporting Quality Skills Alliance through Cardiff & Vale College

Comparison website and insurance broker ActiveQuote is participating in the Apprentice Programme, part of the Quality Skills Alliance (QSA). The Cardiff -based health and protection insurance comparison website, is supporting six students through the ...

New Hotel Manager at Anglesey Hotel

Ashley Redfern joins the North Wales hotel with 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He leaves his previous position as general manager of Gwesty Carreg Bran Hotel in Anglesey. After graduating from the Manchester Metropolitan University ...

Swansea Sadly Loses Cricket Competition for Cancer Cause

Wales faced England once more – this time a company's cricket competition raising around £550 for a cancer cause. Business software company Unit4's Swansea and Bristol staff battled at Lodway Cricket Club on Bristol's outskirts, near beneficiary ...

Brexit Adversely Impacting Investment into Wales Commercial Property

Wales's commercial property market has seen a significant drop in investor demand following the UK's EU Referendum vote, according to the Q2 2016 RICS Commercial Property Market Survey. Both the investment and occupier sides of the market have been ...and more »

Lobster fisherman spots huge 16ft basking shark in the sea off Wales

A lobster fisherman was left stunned when a 16ft basking shark circled his boat and "came straight up out of the water" in the sea off Anglesey . Gareth Hadley spotted the huge fish while pulling in pots near Holyhead on Thursday morning, the Daily ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Friday, July 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 ...

The new rugby season begins tonight... so here's everything you need to know about the first event

The new rugby season begins tonight... so here's everything you need to know about the first event. 06:00, 22 Jul 2016; By Simon Thomas. The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series ushers in the 2016-17 campaign at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park tonight.and more »

30th July 2016 – South Quay Pembroke Pembroke River Rally 2016

West Wales Maritime Trust exercise the ancient right to navigate The Pembroke River bringing a flotilla of historic small ships and launches to the South Quay Pembroke. Last year it was a very successful day enjoyed by everyone. Set against the back ...

Students who behaved like 'wild animals' in drunken fight outside Burger King are spared jail

Three students who “behaved like a pack of wild animals” in a drunken fight after a Rugby World Cup match in Cardiff have been spared jail. Jamal-Uddin Muhith, Hussain Hussaini, and Abdulhai Jalal all admitted affray after being involved in the fight ...

Violent crime in Wales has risen by more than 20% in the last year alone

Violent crime in Wales has rocketed 22% despite overall figures for England and Wales being at their lowest since 1981. New figures from the Office for National Statistics ' Crime Survey show that Wales' four police forces recorded 52,076 violent ...and more »

Man charged with the murder of young mother Emma Baum

A man has been charged with the murder of a young mother whose body was found in a North Wales house. David Nicholas Davies, 25, from Trefor, Caernarfon , will appear before Caernarfon magistrates on Friday in connection with the death of Emma ...and more »

Wales Woman Farmer of the Year crowned at the Royal Welsh

NFU Cymru, Wales Woman farmer winner of the year, Abi Reader, from Goldsland Farm, Wenvoe, Glamorgan. The coveted Wales Woman Farmer of the Year award has gone to a third-generation dairy farmer from South Wales at the Royal Welsh Show.and more »

Cardiff screenwriter Andrew Davies to bring Les Miserables to the small screen

He's already had a hand at bringing such classics as Pride and Prejudice and War & Peace to the small screen. And now acclaimed Cardiff screenwriter Andrew Davies has announced he's to take on the Gallic gargantua that is Les Miserables. The new ...and more »

Rhigos Mountain Road statement

Due to queries regarding the detail of the £1.25M investment works to Rhigos Mo

Another devastating day for Welsh steel as Port Talbot steel firm goes into liquidation

A statement issued today confirmed that production ceased at its Llewellyn Quays site on July 8 and the 66 remaining employees have been made redundant. In total, 250 workers at the engineering company have been made redundant since January.and more »

Could staffing cuts be to blame for late Basic Payments?

Staffing levels at the Welsh Government’s Rural Payments Team have been cut by 26% in recent years, contributing to issues in the delivery of Basic Payments for Welsh farmers.

RCT Homes is about to change its name

A housing association which manages more than 10,000 homes in Rhondda Cynon Taff is changing its name – and one of the reasons is to ensure it is not mistaken for a council organisation. RCT Homes will be called Trivallis from Friday, July 29, when its ...

A rare book signed by the men who conquered Everest is being sold off in Cardiff

A rare book signed by the group of mountaineers who first conquered Everest is to go under the hammer. The Ascent of Everest, by John Hunt, details the first successful attempt to conquer the world's highest mountain when Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa ...

These are the Welsh castles where you can see Caerphilly's gigantic dragon this summer

Kids bored already? Take them to see the dragon as it goes on tour around Wales. Shares; Comments. Get What's On news by email. Richard Jones MLA Photography. Get ready to see reptile-like scales, smoke-flaring nostrils and outreached claws as the ...and more »

First look inside Cardiff's cool new bar Society Standard

Society Standard is about to open its doors in Cardiff for the first time when customers will be able to experience for themselves its cool industrial vibe and mouth-watering meals. After weeks of refurbishment, the laid-back Whitchurch Road venue will ...

The steps Cardiff could take to become a true 'smart city'

Cardiff is one of Britain's greatest cities. Not only is it an amazing place to live, but it's also a thriving centre for business and e-commerce. It is, quite simply put, the pumping heart of Wales. Of course, it's hard to compare Cardiff to larger ...and more »

Rhigos Mountain Road will close completely for three weeks starting on Monday

If travelling from Hirwaun, this would involve passing through Penywaun into Aberdare and over Maerdy Mountain. The route then involves travelling through Ferndale into Tylorstown, through Penrhys to Ystrad, Pentre, Treorchy and then Treherbert ...

This is what you had to say about Barry Island being left covered in litter

Barry Island beach was left covered in empty bottles, food cartons and discarded cans after Tuesday saw temperatures rise to above 30°C. Hundreds of people flocked to the beach, but local residents in the Vale of Glamorgan were left furious after large ...and more »

People in Cardiff can now use an app to give away food they don't want rather than let it go to waste

The UK's first ever food-sharing app OLIO launches in Cardiff today to help combat food waste in the city. Smartphone users in Cardiff will have access to the app, which has been described as Freecycle for food, providing local people and businesses ...and more »

From lidos to wild swimming, these are the best places to take an alfresco dip

If you live near Cardiff and fancy taking a dip outdoors when the summer sun is out then you're in luck. We've found a number of places where you can swim outside, from family-friendly lidos to rivers and wild swimming, that are within an hour's drive ...

Welsh Secretary to Visit to New Attraction and Launch of Summer Campaign

As the summer holidays begin, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates will see new activities in north Wales which will add to Wales' offering during year of Adventure 2016. And the Economy Secretary's visit also marks the ...and more »

Porthcawl and Llandudno the top hotspots for property price increases among Wales' seaside towns

Porthcawl and Llandudno feature in the Top 10 for property price increases among Britain's seaside towns. While Margate has been named as the top hotspot, Porthcawl, in South Wales, a Llandudno, in the north, were fifth and sixth on the list repectively.and more »

Secretary of State for Wales to Attend Upcoming Monmouthshire Business Awards

Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales and MP for the Vale of Glamorgan is confirmed to attend the Monmouthshire Business Awards black tie gala on Friday 21 October at the Celtic Manor. It promises to be a wonderful evening celebrating the ...and more »

Wales' Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level For a Decade

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, 4.6% of people were out of work in Wales in the quarter to May. It is the third successive set of figures where Wales has outstripped the rest of the UK and the unemployment rate ...and more »

Carmarthenshire County Council Purchases Seven Properties in Llanelli Town Centre

Carmarthenshire County Council has bought seven properties in Llanelli Town Centre as part of its 'Opportunity Street' project. More than half of the properties in the town centre's main shopping streets, including Stepney Street and Vaughan Street ...

Is this the cheapest house in Britain? See inside home that's yours for just £8000

This property boasts three bedrooms, a lot of potential, and could be one of the cheapest homes in the UK. On the market with a bargain guide price of just £8,000, the house in the heart of the Rhondda Valley, South Wales. The building at 38 Oak Street ...and more »

Barry Island beach was left covered in rubbish after the hottest day of the year

Children playing amongst empty bottles, food cartons and discarded cans - this was the scene as a mountain of rubbish was left on Barry Island beach earlier this week. As temperatures rose to above 30°C on Monday and Tuesday, hundreds of people ...and more »

A major MTV gig is coming to Swansea and more than 20000 are invited

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Summer Wales Football Team Gareth Bale EU Referendum Tata job losses · Sport. Sections Latest ...and more »

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards heavily linked with move to French giants Toulon

Shaun Edwards is being heavily linked with a full-time move to French big-spenders Toulon. Reports in respected French rugby newspaper Midi Olympique claim Wales' defence organiser is due to report for duty next Tuesday with the three-time European ...and more »

Incredible home has one of the UK's most amazing views

This is one of the most amazing homes in the country - and could be yours for £700,000. Underhill at Holme is a unique house built by well-known retired architect Arthur Quarmby - where his family lived for 41 years. It has the most spectacular views ...and more »

Snack Manufacturer Launches Major Recruitment Drive in Deeside

Calbee UK, the manufacturer of savoury snacks that are better for you, has announced plans to increase the number of colleagues at its Deeside based factory in North Wales from 32 to 49, supporting longer-term job opportunities for local people.

Police appeal after woman dies following crash in North Wales

Police are appealing for information after a woman died following a crash in North Wales on Wednesday. Officers were called to the A499 at Y Ffor in Pwllheli at around 3:45pm. The crash involved a silver Volkswagen Polo and a white Ford Transit Van.and more »

It's a year since controversial new wheelie bins were rolled out in Cardiff

It's a year since the first controversial new wheelie bins were dropped off in Cardiff. The arrival of the bins across the city caused everything from protests to marches. On one side the council said the £1.3m cost of the new bins was worth the outlay ...and more »

Anger and frustration for fans as loyalty scheme for World Cup qualifiers punishes many faithful Wales supporters

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has announced a “staggered” approach to ticket sales for fans wanting to buy a package of tickets to all five of Wales' home games for the campaign. The scheme has been devised to meet an expected rise in demand ...and more »

Thousands gather for Welsh Cob Day at the Royal Welsh

Visitors turned up in their droves again on the penultimate day of this year's Royal Welsh Show 2016. Day three of the show in Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells , appeared to be a resounding success as crowds gathered for Welsh Cob day.

More people than ever are sleeping rough in Cardiff, new figures reveal

New figures have revealed that more people than ever are sleeping rough on the streets of Cardiff . Welsh homeless charity The Wallich has said that the number of people sleeping rough each night in the capital had increased by more than 83% between ...

New Secretary of State determined to keep steelmaking alive at Port Talbot

Newly-appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark has underscored his commitment to keep steel production alive at Port Talbot. Mr Clark visited the site and stressed the UK Government remained ready to take ...and more »

Swansea academics to tackle cyber

It is hard to overstate the effect of the internet on our lives, but criminals and terrorists have not been slow to respond to its possibilities. Swansea University academics David Mair and Dr Lella Nouri-Bennett will give their thoughts at the British ...

Coffee # 1 is moving to a new Cardiff city centre location and it's like a cosy home from home

Coffee lovers who are missing the Coffee #1 shop on Wood Street in Cardiff will be able to indulge in their favourite drink, sweets and savouries with the opening of a new branch in the city centre. The Wood Street branch, close to Cardiff Central ...

Cardiff comics make bold move in hiring the Glee Club to stage their own show

Two rising Welsh comedy stars have taken the bold step of hiring the Glee Club in Cardiff to stage their own show. Leroy Brito and Ignacio Lopez are regulars on the UK comedy circuit and decided to take their careers into their own hands and produce a ...

Housing benefit cuts 'risk damaging UK's international reputation'

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending EU Referendum Summer Tata job losses Euro 2016 Wales Football Team Gareth Bale · Sport. Sections Latest ...and more »

A council has published pictures of five littering suspects

Merthyr Tydfil council has posted the five images online stating: “We believe the following people may be able to help us with our enquiries in relation to various littering offences. Can you help to identify them?” The feature on the local authority's ...and more »

Wales sprint sensation Hannah Brier eases through to World Junior Championships semi

Welsh sprint sensation Hannah Brier safely negotiated her way through to the semi-finals of the 100m at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The Swansea Harrier comfortably made it through by finishing second in her heat in 11.63s ...

Sevens star Jasmine Joyce flies the flag for Wales in Team GB squad for Rio 2016 Olympics

Pembrokeshire speedster Jasmine Joyce will fly the flag for Wales at the Rio 2016 Olympics next month after being selected for the Team GB Sevens squad. The 20-year-old is the only Welsh woman in the 12-strong squad as she lines up alongside 11 ...

Weddings in Wales: Couple met at friend's party

If you tied the knot like Katie and David, 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 doesn ...

Mother of Penygroes murder victim tells of heartbreak over daughter's death

The mother of Penygroes murder victim Emma Baum has described her as her “rock” and the “best mother” to her young son Steffan. The body of Ms Baum, 22, was found at a property in Llwyndu Road, Penygroes, North Wales , on Monday. Her mother ...and more »

Computer modelling identifies critical step in the formation of amyloid plaques

New research has shown that it may be possible to control the mechanism that leads to the rapid build-up of amyloid pla

Welsh Ambulance Service stalwart who became paramedic after Aberfan disaster retires after 41 years

A WELSH Ambulance Service stalwart who decided to become a paramedic following his involvement in the Aberfan disaster rescue effort has retired after 41 years.

Wales officially snub return to Principality Stadium for opening World Cup qualifiers despite expected huge ticket ...

Chris Coleman's Wales stars will definitely play their first three home World Cup qualifiers at their favoured Cardiff City Stadium home. The ground has been inked in on the FAW's official website as the venue for the autumn fixtures against Moldova ...and more »

Severn Tunnel is 'first' to use new electrified track

Network Rail engineers have set up a section of the new rail system in a workshop in Coleg Y Cymoedd in Nantgarw, Rhondda Cynon Taff, to train local contractors. Some are former miners, and instructors say they have a natural aptitude for this kind of ...and more »

Wales got to the Euro 2016 final after all! This nine

While Gareth Bale and his teammates saw their wonderful campaign ended by eventual winners Portugal a Bridgend schoolgirl got onto the pitch ahead of their Stade De France clash with hosts France. Nine-year-old Paris Lewis took to the field as a player ...

Police appeal after girl bitten by dog in Penarth

Police are appealing for help to identify this man after an eight-year-old girl was bitten by a dog in Penarth. The girl was reportedly bitten on the foot by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier outside the Clive Arms Hotel, in John Street, Penarth. It ...

The nudist beaches in Wales where people are really cooling off this summer

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending EU Referendum Summer Tata job losses Euro 2016 Wales Football Team Gareth Bale · Sport. Sections Latest ...and more »

Lack of Digital Skills sees UK Lag Behind Other Digital Economies

A failure to keep up with digital advancements and invest in digital skills could hamper the UK's ability to compete economically on the world stage, according to new research from Barclays. The Barclays Digital Development Index benchmarks 10 ...and more »

National Trust days out within a 60

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending Euro 2016 Summer Beaches in Wales Wales Football Team Gareth Bale EU Referendum · Sport. Sections ...

Council Deal Saves Cardiff Leisure Centres for 15 Years

A new partnership between the City of Cardiff Council and a leading UK leisure operator will ensure the council's leisure centres in the Welsh Capital will remain open for business for the next 15 years. Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) – a charitable ...and more »

Ten WorldTour cycling teams set to visit Bath for the Tour of Britain in September

Stage five, which will begin in Aberdare, will finish in Bath having crossed South Wales and Gloucestershire. The Tour takes place from Sunday 4th to Sunday 11th September. The full list of teams taking part was announced by organisers yesterday.and more »

Lightning storms are already hitting Wales as forecasters warn we're set for a turbulent day

Thunderstorms have started in North Wales this morning just hours after the country experienced the hottest day this year so far. The storms had been forecast and the Met Office had issued a yellow warning for thundery downpours. Ceredigion, Conwy ...and more »

A child at a nursery was left on a minibus for two hours on decade's hottest July day

An investigation has been launched after a child was left alone on a minibus outside a Ceredigion nursery on one of the hottest days of the year. The charity Mudiad Meithrin told the BBC the child was left on the bus outside Camau Bach in Aberystwyth ...and more »

Community Commitment as £18m Caerphilly Housing Project Enters Second Year

A Welsh construction company is celebrating the completion of the first phase of a long term partnership with Caerphilly County Borough Council, which will see the refurbishment of 11,000 homes and has brought 38 new jobs and a host of community ...

North Powys Bridge to Close as £100000 Repair Works Begin

A north Powys bridge will close next week for eight weeks while repair works are carried out, the county council has confirmed. Repair works on Llandrinio Bridge will begin on Monday 25 July for eight weeks and will cost approximately £100,000. The ...and more »

Government Fund Looks to Benefit Wales' Armed Forces Communities

A government fund established to set up projects that strengthen relationships between current and former members of the armed forces and the wider community in which they live is open for applications this month. The £10m per annum Covenant Fund ...

UK Lagging Behind 'Digital Tiger' Economies – says Barclays

A failure to keep up with digital advancements and invest in digital skills could hamper the UK's ability to compete economically on the world stage, according to new research from Barclays. The Barclays Digital Development Index benchmarks 10 ...and more »

This amazing footage of Cardiff will transport you back to the 1970s

The cine footage was produced by the Cardiff Cine Society with support from the Arts Council of Wales for Voluntary Community Services Cardiff. Rare Nostalgic cine footage of Cardiff in 1972. The film features children playing in the terraced streets ...and more »

Caerphilly council scraps plans for 12400 new homes

The council was told there was now "growing momentum" towards a "strategic" development plan to consider planning and infrastructure over a wider area, including in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil. Several councillors also talked about the ...

Former Cardiff cricketer took his own life months after suffering serious leg injuries

A former county cricketer took his own life in a fall from a bridge, an inquest has heard. Tom Allin, 28, who had played for Warwickshire and also represented Cardiff MCCU, died months after suffering serious leg injuries in a head-on car crash.and more »

Councils drop term time holiday prosecutions after court decision: research

An investigation by the BBC has found that some councils have dropped court cases against parents over term-time holidays following a court victory by local parent John Platt against Isle of Wight Council.

These are the beautiful and brash pictures from the wedding albums of Wales' biggest sports stars

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 »

This mass brawl erupted at a boxing night at Ice Arena Wales

Two boxing fans who had been looking forward to the evening at the Ice Arena Wales, in Cardiff, were left disappointed after they felt they were forced to leave early due to a fight breaking out - outside the boxing ring. Lawyer Ieuan Haywood, 27, who ...and more »

This teenager robbed a McDonald's after getting drunk at a party in Cardiff

A drunk teenager ordered two burgers at a McDonald's restaurant – then jumped on the counter and stuffed £450 into his jacket when staff opened the till to take his order. Jenson Plummer robbed the fast food outlet in Cardiff after getting drunk at a ...and more »

A nightclub worker stole £70000 from Cardiff's Retro bar and faces jail

A nightclub worker has admitted stealing nearly £70,000 while working for '90s club Retro in Cardiff . Jordan Rowlands, from Claerwen in Gelligaer, Hengoed, appeared before Judge Michael Fitton QC at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday and admitted one ...and more »

The facts about the Spanish Plume that has left Wales baking but causes rain on Wednesday

Tuesday was the hottest day of the year in all parts of the UK, and the mini heatwave means temperatures have soared to more than 31C in some parts of wales. But rain is set to return in the early hours for Wales, and a yellow warning of rain has been ...and more »

Why rugby in the valleys heartlands of Merthyr and Pontypridd is about to change forever

When Pontypridd met Merthyr in the SWALEC Cup in March, the quarter-final clash was played out in swamp-like conditions at Sardis Road as torrential rain turned the pitch into a muddy bog. But such days will now be a thing of the past for the two ...

The new Italian patisserie and Prosecco bar in Cardiff is now open and serving these homemade treats

There was plenty of excitement when it was revealed that Cardiff was about to have it's very own Italian patisserie by day which would be transformed into a Prosecco bar by night. Now, a month later, Nine Yards has just opened on the ground floor of ...

Who is Sam Cross? Everything you need to know about the Welshman going from Brynmawr to Brazil

From Brynmawr to Brazil... that is the mouthwatering journey Sam Cross will be undertaking this summer after being named in the 12-strong Team GB squad when rugby sevens makes his debut in the Rio Olympics. While plenty is known about fellow GB ...

How you can stay cool and refreshed during Wales' mini heatwave

After the hottest day of the year in Wales was recorded yesterday, temperatures soaring even higher today – with some places seeing 31C today. Read More. This is how hot it will get in Wales today - and how much rain could fall tonight. But we're all ...

Late rally by Cadoxton Barry FC turns game around

PLAYED at Jenner Park, Cadoxton Barry made a slow start in this, the first of their pre-season friendly matches, and soon found themselves a goal down. A cross field ball from the left was returned towards the near post where Jones was on hand to drive ...

Worcester High Rise Refurbishment

Worcester Community Homes (WCH) was created in March 2004 after taking over responsibility for council homes from Worcester City Council. From day one WCH set to work to deliver a series of service improvement promises to tenants. This included a £62 ...

Free dental treatment is now being offered at Mountain Ash hospital

Free dental treatment is being offered to people in the Cynon Valley and surrounding areas at the hospital in Mountain Ash . New patients are now being accepted at the Dental Teaching Unit at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon and it will provide dental students who are ...

The catchy moment pitch invader starts up Iceland chant after evading stewards during Wales homecoming party

With Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson likely to be a Bluebirds kingpin under Paul Trollope, there is a feeling the Iceland Viking chant will be doing the rounds at Cardiff City Stadium this season. But it's actually already had its first outing at the ...

Aberdare Road Races organisers: 'We are bringing this event back up to the world class event it was before'

Organisers of the annual Aberdare Park Road Races say the 2016 event later this month has the most high-profile line-up in its history. The Cynon Valley event, which has existed since 1949, will take place at Aberdare Park on July 30 and 31. Isle of ...

Watch a kayaker catch this live SHARK off the coast of West Wales

This video shows the moment a kayaker catches a live shark off the coast of West Wales. It was taken and uploaded to Youtube by Greg Bowes, who was out fishing for tope sharks last week. Read More. Rare underwater footage shows a pod of dolphins ...

Three shot at swimming pool in Spalding including suspected gunman

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending EU Referendum Tata job losses Euro 2016 Wales Football Team Gareth Bale Crime · Sport. Sections Latest ...and more »

Swansea's secondary school crisis: Only one school filled all of its places

All but one of Swansea's 12 council-controlled secondary schools did not get enough applications from pupils this year, we can reveal. Figures released using the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act show only Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr, Gowerton, had more ...and more »

Three dead in Spalding swimming pool shooting

The horror unfolded near Castle Swimming Pool in Spalding, on Tuesday, Lincolnshire Police said. No shots have been fired by officers. A force spokesman said: "We can confirm that there has been a firearms incident on Pinchbeck Road in Spalding, in the ...and more »

Porthcawl's Cosy Corner gets a facelift thanks to pupils

Porthcawl will shine even brighter for holiday makers this summer thanks to the efforts of pupils. Year 9 and 10 students from Porthcawl Comprehensive have helped to rejuvenate the sunken Cosy Corner garden. As part of the community project section of ...

Thousands of people sign petition calling for changes to playing area at Cardiff park

More than 2,500 people have signed a petition calling for changes to the playing area in Roath Park, Cardiff. Pic Rob Browne. More than 2,500 people have signed a petition calling for changes to a playing area in a Cardiff park in a bid to make it safer.

Murder arrest after young woman's body found in a house

Police have arrested two men after the body of a young woman was found at a property in North Wales . North Wales Police said one man had been arrested on suspicion of murder while the other had been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after ...and more »

Staff at Newport Bus are taking industrial action today

Staff at Newport Bus will be taking industrial action today after rejecting a pay offer. The strike will take place after members of staff at the travel company turned down an improved pay deal totalling 3.5%. The Board of Newport Transport was ...and more »

This is how hot it will get in Wales today

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending EU Referendum Tata job losses Euro 2016 Wales Football Team Gareth Bale Crime · Sport. Sections Latest ...and more »

Cardiff Restaurant Bar Celebrates Opening Success

Time and Beef on 169 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9AH is celebrating its first quarter since opening with a new steak menu. Time and Beef (formerly known as Time Café) re-opened on March 4th as a revolving espresso, burger and cocktail bar.

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Tuesday, July 19)

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 ...

These school leavers bowed out in style by parading around Cardiff in the Wales open

A group of school leavers bowed out in style on Monday - after enjoying an open-top bus parade around Cardiff. And if emulating their footballing heroes wasn't good enough already, the pupils from Birchgrove Primary School actually travelled on the ...

Commons votes for Trident renewal by majority of 355

Chris Bryant, Rhondda, Lab, For. Andy Burnham, Leigh, Lab, For. Liam Byrne, Birmingham Hodge Hill, Lab, For. Alan Campbell, Tynemouth, Lab, For. Jenny Chapman, Darlington, Lab, For. Vernon Coaker, Gedling, Lab, For. Ann Coffey, Stockport, Lab, For.

Schoolgirl was found dead 18 months after reporting alleged sex attack

A schoolgirl coping with the trauma of an alleged sex attack was found dead at her home in a case described as “tragic” by a coroner at an inquest yesterday. Emily Stickells, a year 11 GCSE pupil at Ysgol Glantaf in Cardiff , died on May 13 this year.

Monday was officially the hottest day of they year and Tuesday will be hotter

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year in Wales so far and today is set to be even hotter as glorious sunshine bakes huge parts of the country. More than 51,000 visitors enjoyed the beautiful, warm weather in Llanelwedd on the opening day of this ...and more »

Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson signs one

Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson has signed a one-year contract extension which will keep him at the Arms Park until 2019. Wilson arrived from Bristol on a three year deal last summer, but has now been handed an additional year in recognition of ...and more »

Tens of thousands enjoy scorching opening day at the Royal Welsh Show

Royal Welsh Show 2016. Best foot forward, South Devon female, 'Mells Park Foxtrot leaving the cattle ring, on the opening day of the Show. It may be haymaking weather, but it didn't stop thousands of people interested in farming turn up in their droves ...and more »

Cardiff's first Australian themed restaurant to open this month

Cardiff foodies get ready for a taste of Australia - the capital's first Aussie-themed restaurant serving exotic meats like crocodile and kangaroo, as well as fresh fish and homemade cocktails - will be here soon. The Outback on Cowbridge Road East is ...

Former university lecturer to have leg amputated following freak fall at work

An ex-university lecturer set to have her leg amputated following a freak fall at work has been awarded £500,000 in damages. Former head of criminology and sociology Dr Carole Adams has been confined to a wheelchair and left in “excruciating” pain ...

Carwyn Jones reveals he laid out Wales 'bottom line' on Brexit to Theresa May

Carwyn Jones has told new Prime Minister Theresa May that access to the single market is vital for Wales. Wales' First Minister met Ms May in Cardiff Bay today to discuss many issues including Brexit and steelmaking. And he revealed he stressed the ...and more »

£420000 Vital Pedestrian Link at Newbridge Road, Llantrisant set to Begin

Works to create a vital pedestrian link is set to begin in Llantrisant thanks to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's multi-million-pound (£23m) Highways, Transportation, Infrastructures and Strategic Projects (HTISP) Investment Programme and Welsh Government ...

Japanese Firm takeover of ARM is a 'vote of confidence in Britain' says Theresa May

ARM, Britain's most successful technology company is on course to double its workforce after being snapped up in a £24 billion deal by Japan's SoftBank. Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed SoftBank's £24 billion tie-up with Cambridge-based ARM ...and more »

This £1.4m Penarth dream home is an Old Rectory complete with woodland adventures

Living at The Old Rectory in Llandough on the edge of Penarth would be the perfect excuse to enjoy some outdoor adventures as it's set in around 6.5 acres of woodland and lawns. The current owners, Tim and Debby Lock, fondly remember how their ...

Cardiff to hold two

Children in South Wales are invited to a weekend of 'hopscotchy' fun in Cardiff to celebrate the release of Steven Spielberg's The BFG. The film is based on the children's classic written by Cardiff-born author, Roald Dahl. It tells the tale of a ...and more »

Cardiff Schools under

If Warren Gatland's Wales had scored a try like this, fans would be talking about it for years. But this absolute pearler of a score belongs to the Cardiff Schools Under-15 side, and was part of a 21-12 victory against Cynon Valley Schools in the ...

Is Britain about to become a Canada besides a United States of Europe?

Will the UK have the type of relationship with the EU that Canada has with the US? Back in February 1997, the Independent cast its eye over the parliamentary candidates it reckoned could be in the cabinet in 2020 and one who stood out from the crowd ...

Aberaman Bridge will see £390000 Investment to Make Essential Repairs

Aberaman residents are benefitting from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's multi-million-pound (£23m) Highways, Transportation, Infrastructures and Strategic Projects (HTISP) Investment Programme as works to repair and strengthen Aberaman Bridge continue.

Six people in Wales infected in E.coli outbreak which has caused two deaths

Six people in Wales have been affected by an E.coli outbreak that has killed two people. The bacterial outbreak may be linked to eating mixed salad leaves, it is believed. Public Health Wales , Food Standards Agency Wales and Welsh environmental health ...and more »

Everything you need to know about the Capital Cardiff Bay Beach

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

Police want to speak to this man after fuel was stolen from a petrol station in Pontypridd

Police have asked for the public's help to identify a man they want to speak to after fuel was stolen from a petrol station. South Wales Police have released a CCTV image of the man following the incident at the Asda-run petrol station on Rhondda Road, ...

Wales Continues to Invest EU Funds as £6.4m CEMET Project Goes Ahead

Wales is continuing to invest and maximise the EU funds allocated to it as a £6.4m project to drive forward research to help businesses develop cutting-edge technologies and boost productivity is given the green light. Cabinet Secretary for Finance and ...

Business News Wales Exclusive Interview: Iestyn Gruffudd, Mabis

Iestyn Gruffudd, manager of the Mabis Tendering Service, talked with us at Business News Wales about his career, what he envisions for the future of small Welsh businesses and his opinion on the EU Referendum results. Iestyn specialises in supporting ...

This is how you can get FREE ice cream in Cardiff this weekend

And if you're in Cardiff this coming weekend you can get some for FREE. A team from Cardiff's Morgan Quarter will be dishing out free ice cream this Saturday and Sunday (July 23 & 24) from an ice cream trike to celebrate the school holidays and get ...and more »

The good, the bad, and the downright hilarious

From sublime strikes to goalkeeping howlers, off-the-ball play-acting and posing for the cameras - they've all been caught on film in this fantastic video from a Cardiff five-a-side football organisation. Gol, on Lawrenny Avenue near the Cardiff City ...

Theresa May to meet Germany and France leaders on first overseas trip as PM

Britain's vote to leave the European Union is certain to be high on the agenda for Mrs May's talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on her first overseas trip as PM. Shares ...and more »

Boris Johnson has assured EU chiefs that UK will carry on with leading role in Europe

Mr Johnson said he had had a productive 45-minute meeting with EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini on Sunday and was looking forward to presenting a positive case for Brexit. Shares. Get daily news by email. Boris Johnson attends first EU ...and more »

Wales' brand has never been higher, and the feel

You couldn't go anywhere in Wales during the Euro 2016 championships without being palpably aware of the hopes and dreams being placed squarely on the Welsh football team. As soon as work finished for many people in the evening, you could sense the ...

Mick Hucknull's Simply Red oozed quality at the SSE SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff

Following Saturday's successful first night it was now the turn of chart toppers Simply Red to thrill the crowd at the SSE SWALEC Stadium. Fortunately for fans the weather proved a lot kinder than that experienced by the previous evening's audience ...

Food & Drink Wales Release Figures Showing over £1.4 Million in Sales

As the highlight of the agricultural calendar opens its doors this week, Food & Drink Wales has released figures demonstrating the event continues to be a crucial place for the industry when it comes to meeting retailers and sealing potentially ...

Radyr Weir Hydro Scheme to Officially Open 26th July

A hydroelectric scheme which will annually generate enough electricity to power 550 homes will be opened at the end of the month. The Radyr Weir hydro scheme has been in construction since June last year and will be officially opened by Cabinet Member ...and more »

21st July – Torfaen Finance and Funding for a Growing Business

We will have a range of industry experts on hand speaking about the various aspects of finance and funding for growing your business. A number of topics will be covered such as: Asset and vehicle finance : Matt Jones, Head of Asset Finance HH Asset ...

UK shopper footfall numbers fall, but Wales bucks trend as only place with a rise

The number of shoppers on the country's streets saw the sharpest fall in more than two years in June, as the economic uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum vote and the wet weather took its toll. The total UK retail footfall was down by 2.8% in ...and more »

Summer sun finally arrives

The brief spell of hot conditions are set to continue on Tuesday, with temperatures climbing up to a scorching 30°C in St Asaph, Aberystwyth and Built Wells . Met Office. Can you believe this is the weather forecast for Tuesday? We don't say this very ...and more »

Morning news headlines: Theresa May says 'no compromise' on national security in Trident renewal debate; Boris ...

Theresa May will tell MPs not to gamble with the safety of British families ahead of a Commons vote on whether to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent. MPs are set to vote tonight on renewal, which is estimated to cost around £40 billion, and Mrs May ...and more »

Get your shorts and T

The brief spell of hot conditions are set to continue on Tuesday, with temperatures climbing up to a scorching 30°C in St Asaph, Aberystwyth and Built Wells . Met Office. Can you believe this is the weather forecast for Tuesday? We don't say this very ...and more »

New Drive to Help Wales' Small and Medium

Lloyds Bank and industry improvement champions, the Wales Quality Centre, have teamed up for a new initiative designed to drive growth among the country's army of small and medium-sized manufacturing firms. Around 7% of Wales 214,000 businesses ...

Radyr Weir Hydro Scheme is Officially Opened 26/7/16

A hydroelectric scheme which will annually generate enough electricity to power 550 homes will be opened at the end of the month. The Radyr Weir hydro scheme has been in construction since June last year and will be officially opened by Cabinet Member ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Monday, July 18)

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 »

Lido love: Are we falling back in love with outdoor pools?

The pool was reopened by Rhondda Cynon Taf council after being closed for 24 years. Its refurbishment was partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, Heritage Lottery Fund and Cadw. The pool, which ...

Theresa May will pledge to fight for Port Talbot and our steel industry as she visits Wales

Theresa May today pledges to fight to protect Wales' steel industry on her first visit to the nation as the Prime Minister. The new Conservative leader will also reiterate her commitment to keeping the United Kingdom together as she meets First ...and more »

CHAMPS PASSENGA heading for nationals as Tetu also holds on to Volleyball honours in Aberdare finals

National secondary schools Airtel Rising Stars football champions Passenga beat Wahundura 3-1 to retain their Aberdare region crown. Francis Kahiro, James Maina and James Kinyanjui scored for Passenga while Hudhaifa Ramadhani scored Wahundura's ...

A Cardiff petrol station wants to sell alcohol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

A petrol station in Cardiff is likely to be granted permission to sell alcohol 24 hours a day, seven days a week if it agrees to conditions set by South Wales Police. Morrison Supermarkets has submitted an application for a change to its premises ...

Cyclist Tom Stewart claims double by winning Grand Prix of Wales

Tom Stewart has made it a summer to remember after he took the Grand Prix of Wales title in Monmouthshire yesterday. The Madison Genesis-rider came home first in the Grand Prix, which was cut short due to an accident near Grosmont that held up the race ...and more »

Wales is getting its first giant inflatable jumping pillows

Located at Heatherton World of Activities, it's taken two weeks to install two GIANT pillows - one for kids and one for teenagers and adults. You can roll, bounce, jump and play on the inflatable pad of excitement - which is guarantted to make the ...

Specialist officers investigating armed robbery in Caerleon

A spokesman for Gwent Police confirmed the incident happened in Cross Street at around 12.40pm. Officers want to identify the man in the photograph, who they believe may be able to help with their inquiries. They are asking members of the public not to ...and more »

Man dies after falling from cliff in Southerndown

The Coastguard confirmed they were called to the incident at Dunraven Bay just before 10am on Sunday. Three RNLI crews, including one from Southerndown and two from Porthcawl , attended the incident. Coastguard teams from Barry and Llantwit Major ...and more »

Cardiff beauty spot Parc Cefn Onn has been awarded £459000

A Cardiff beauty spot has been awarded £459,000 to maintain some of its key features and improve access and facilities for visitors. Parc Cefn Onn , a country park in north Cardiff, has been awarded the money by the Heritage Lottery Fund . It is part ...

Race for Life in Cardiff: Can you spot yourself being a total hero?

Today, thousands of you ran, walked, jogged and stumbled your way around Bute Park in Cardiff for Race For Life in aid of Cancer Research UK. Although the numbers aren't in yet, organisers hope to top the £335,000 that was raised by last year's so ...and more »

Kenyan beauties rock London

Undercurrents within Kenya Motor Sport Foundation point to a Herculean task; UoN's cyber-attack contained, says CA; Namibia cage Kenya Simbas in CAR duel; CHAMPS PASSENGA heading for nationals as Tetu also holds on to Volleyball honours in ...

What time is Pokemon GO in Cardiff today?

Pikachu-potty followers of the global smartphone craze Pokemon GO - which has been going down a storm in Wales since it launched in the UK on Thursday - will be out in force in an attempt to lure and capture as many of the strange cartoon-like ...and more »

Police 'concerned for welfare' of missing man from Merthyr Tydfil

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 47-year-old man reported missing from Merthyr Tydfil . Keri John Phillips was last contacted at 4.40am on Sunday, July 17. A spokesman from South Wales Police said: “Officers have concerns for Keri's ...and more »

The Kaiser Chiefs top off a fabulous night at SSE Swalec Cardiff

Nothing could dampen the crowd of thousands who braved the cold and occasional drizzle, to enjoy the Kaiser Chiefs, headlining the first part of Cardiff's summer celebration of live music called 'On The Pitch' at the excellent city centre SWALEC Stadium.and more »

Marcos Rojo set for Old Trafford exit

UoN's cyber-attack contained, says CA · Namibia cage Kenya Simbas in CAR duel · CHAMPS PASSENGA heading for nationals as Tetu also holds on to Volleyball honours in Aberdare finals · Ruto says ODM leaders leaving because party strategy tank is dry ...and more »

This is the money redundant workers from GHA Coaches can claim after the Wrexham firm went bust

The workers devastated by the closure of Wrexham's GHA Coaches face the task of claiming any money owed to them in unpaid wages, lost holiday pay and redundancy cash. The 320 staff - except a handful who have been kept on temporarily - were ...

Wales and the Spanish Civil War

These were the evocative words of unemployed Rhondda miner Harry Dobson on his release from Swansea prison, having served a sentence for leading an anti-fascist disturbance in Tonypandy in June 1936. The fight against fascism in Spain, between ...and more »

Welsh boxer Liam Williams successfully defends British and Commonwealth titles in Cardiff

Welsh boxer Liam Williams produced a dramatic 11th-round stoppage of Gary Corcoran to retain his British and Commonwealth super-welterweight champion at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff Bay. Clydach Vale's Williams quickly gave his army of fans plenty ...

Wales prop Tomas Francis signs new long

Wales prop Tomas Francis has committed his long-term future to the Exeter Chiefs after the Aviva Premiership club have taken up a clause to extend the contract of the tight-head. The York-born forward, who has won 14 caps for Wales, including five in ...and more »

Live updates as thousands take part in Cardiff's Race For Life

The Welsh capital is turning pink as the annual Race For Life as thousands of women run to raise funds for Cancer Reasech. The women can choose between a 5k or a 10k course and starts at Bute Park at 11am. The ladies can walk, jog, skip or run - it's ...

Welsh bowlers lose out by one shot to rivals England

Jon Tomlinson from RTB Ebbw Vale lost in the final of the singles 13-21 to Martin McHugh from North Ireland and Jordan Davies from Harlequins BC Aberdare lost to Andy O'Keefe from Northern Ireland 20-21 in the Under 25 singles competition. In the over ...

Fifty years ago, 15 people died in a boat tragedy that history has forgotten

At 10.55am on July 22, 1966, 39 pleasure trippers looking forward to a day out left Barmouth on a five shilling boat ride. But the day turned into disaster when the Prince of Wales sank and 15 people, including four children, died. The tragedy unfurled ...and more »

Wales' Liam Williams battles to defend Commonwealth and British titles

Both boxers suffered cuts above the right eye but Williams' class ensured he extended his unbeaten professional record to 17 fights as the fighter from the Rhondda Valley hopes for a world title shot. And his promoter Frank Warren acknowledged: "This ...

A damp crowd loved the Kaiser Chiefs at the SSE SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff

Another dreary summer day in Cardiff - but not if you were at the SSE SWALEC Stadium on Saturday night. Nothing could dampen the crowd of thousands who braved the cold and occasional drizzle, to enjoy the Kaiser Chiefs, headlining the first part of ...and more »

People across Wales have called on MPs to vote 'No' to Trident replacement

Campaigners took to the streets of Wales and travelled to London on Saturday to call on MPs to vote against the replacement of Britain's ageing Trident nuclear weapons programme. On Monday, Members of Parliament will be asked to give the green light to ...and more »

The big Gareth Thomas interview: Wales schedule is 'bonkers' and I fear for 'tired and battered Jamie Roberts'

Gareth Thomas says he fears for the physical demands being placed on Wales' top players, describing the 18 matches they had to play last season as “bonkers”. The former Lions captain is concerned about how much more the likes of Jamie Roberts can ...

Temperatures could now hit 30C on Tuesday as Wales set for a mini heatwave

Temperatures are expected to soar as high as 30C in some parts of Wales on Tuesday. It means the summer we have all been waiting for will finally arrive, and it will feel a world away from the cloudy, breezy conditions seen in Wales on Saturday.and more »

Here's the details of Pokemon GO fan gatherings in Cardiff and Swansea this weekend

Pokemon hunters are to converge on South Wales this weekend as two massive fan gatherings are held in Swansea and Cardiff. Pikachu-potty followers of the global smartphone craze Pokemon GO - which has been going down a storm in Wales since it ...

More memorable moments of Euro 2016 in France according to the brilliant Wales fans who were there

And although we have all been brought back down to earth - the memories created will live on. So, after a week marked by more political unrest, and unfolding tragedy - we asked Wales fans to remind us of France's beauty, its wonderful people, the ...

The Gethin Jenkins Q&A: I've got no plans to retire and this is what Wales learned in New Zealand

It's testimonial time for Gethin Jenkins, but the Wales and Lions prop still has plenty he wants to achieve in the game as Simon Thomas discovered when he met up with him. Q: Not many players get a testimonial year, so you must be pretty happy with that.and more »

Blackwood goes burlesque as UK's biggest saucy spectacular hits town

Members of the public are being warned to leave their inhibitions at the door when An Evening of Burlesque arrives at the town's Miners' Institute on Thursday October 20. The Folly Mixtures. A bevy of beautiful stars, speciality variety artists and ...

Cardiff student in Nice closed his eyes and thought he was going to die

A Cardiff University student in Nice has described closing his eyes and waiting to die as a lorry hurtled towards him. Imad Dafaaoui was on the Promenade des Anglais during the lorry attack that killed 84 people in the French city during Bastille Day ...and more »

The development of skills and knowledge is imperative to the UK's competitiveness

Last Thursday evening, I was honoured to give a keynote speech at the Senedd Building in Cardiff Bay at an event organised by Colegau Cymru, the umbrella body for further education in Wales. The theme was the importance of skills within our economy and ...

This pub in Cardiff is the latest in a long line to shut its doors for the last time

The Grape and Olive, in the Heath area of the city, will close on Saturday, July 16. Owners Brains said the closure was because trading levels at the venue had never reached their expectations. Read More. 100 brilliant Welsh pubs you need to visit ...

Wales needs Saturday's world

Lockett will be in super welterweight Williams' corner for his first bout since the 24-year-old Rhondda fighter beat Gustavo Alberto Sanchez in April. Williams has fought just twice in 18 months after overcoming a career-threatening hand injury which ...and more »

Date set for demolition of final section of Didcot Power Station

A date has been set for the demolition of the final section of Didcot Power Station after four contractors died when it partially collapsed. Four men died and five were seriously injured when half of a massive 10-storey boiler room building at the ...and more »

Glamorgan outclassed by Pakistan A in Newport

A hat-trick by Glamorgan bowler Ruaidhri Smith was not enough to prevent the county from losing by 123 runs in their touring match against Pakistan A in Newport. A century by Babar Azam (119) guided Pakistan A to victory over Glamorgan after the ...and more »

It's Game of Thrones v bowls! This ancient viking sport is heading to Newport tomorrow

It's the ancient viking sport that's a cross between Game of Thrones and bowls - and now it's coming to Newport. Kubb, a lawn game in which wooden blocks have to be knocked over by throwing batons at them, is to have its first Welsh Open tournament at ...

Wales taste success at the 2016 European Touch Championships in Jersey

Wales Touch claimed silverware in almost every category at the 2016 European Championships held in Jersey last week. In the sport commonly known as touch rugby, Wales sent self-funded teams to compete in six different categories - five teams returning ...

Treorchy student Hayley to represent Rhondda Cynon Taff in plus size beauty pageant

This Rhondda student has been chosen to represent Rhondda Cynon Taff in the Miss British Beauty Curve 2016 competition. Hayley Davies, 21, from Treorchy , is hoping to become the face of Miss British Beauty Curve, a beauty pageant for plus size women ...

How Pokemon Go looks on the streets of Cardiff

It has only just been officially launched in the UK but Pokemon Go has already got more daily users than Candy Crush. Pokemon Go is a location-based augmented reality mobile game - meaning it allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual ...

This is how Pokemon GO has left the people of Wales trying to catch 'em all

It's the global smartphone craze that's gone down a storm in Wales since it launched in the UK on Thursday. Augmented reality game Pokeman Go has seen large groups of people all scouring the country's streets in search of strange cartoon-like creatures ...and more »

Police investigating after group of men and one woman approach family in Cardiff park

Police in Cardiff are investigating an incident in which a group of six men and one woman allegedly approached two young children in a Cardiff park. Jo Griffiths, from Cardiff, took her mum, four-year-old daughter and seven-year-old nephew to the park ...

This brilliant picture of a naked Boris Johnson has appeared on a Cardiff building

It was spotted on the side of the Andrew Buchan pub on Albany Road in Roath. It's called 'Boris's Johnson' and is by a local artist known as SPK. Read More. This is what people in Cardiff think of new Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Earlier this week ...and more »

You'll probably notice this bridge in Mountain Ash disappear in the next few weeks

The bridge, which is the main link for school pupils to cross the busy A4059, will be repaired and painted by Rhondda Cynon Taf council in a £75,000 project. It will ensure the much-used bridge is in tip-top condition for when the school re-opens in ...

Eight Cardiff leisure centres to be taken over by private operator in council cost

Eight of Cardiff's leisure centres are set to be taken over by a private operator. Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) – a charitable social enterprise – would run and manage all but one of the council's leisure centres, under new plans announced today ...and more »

Bees might buzz differently according to where they live in Wales

Do the bees in Cardiff make the same sound as those in Aberystwyth or Wrexham? A team of scientists at Cardiff University are finding out. Shares; Comments. Get daily news by email. European Honey Bee by Rhod Llwellyn. A European honey bee.and more »

There's now a map of all the Pokémon Go stops in Cardiff

The craze of Pokémon Go is once again sweeping the nation after being launched on smartphone in the UK yesterday. Players have been walking the streets searching for Pokémon, looking for gyms to do battle or looking for Pokéstops to stock up on ...and more »

This Aberdare teenager travelled to Japan to learn samurai fighting techniques from a martial arts master

The Aberdare Community School student studied exclusively under the watchful eye of retired Lieutenant Colonel Fumio Manaka Sensei, who has more than 50 years' experience and is a master of some of the oldest martial arts in Japan. Manaka Sensei ...

Abercynon Paddling Pool will be open for five weeks during the summer holidays

Abercynon's 1960s paddling pool will be open for five weeks during the school holidays, after it re-opened for the first time in two years last summer. Abercynon War Memorial Paddling Pool was closed in 2014 with every other outdoor pool in Rhondda ...

Guillermo Rigondeaux to star as big time boxing returns to Cardiff

Two world title fights feature on the Wales Ice Arena card with the sumptuous main event of Cuban WBA world super bantamweight champion Rigondeaux box in the UK for the first time as he defends his title against British champion Jamie Dickens.and more »

New pictures show how different Porthcawl could look after multi

An aerial CGI image of how the proposed Porthcawl Maritime Centre will look. The new design, planned for Cosy Corner, has been developed after private and public consultation feedback. This is how the proposed £5.5m Porthcawl Maritime Centre could ...

Man appears in court charged with the murder of Cardiff man Lynford Brewster

A 23-year-old has appeared before a Crown Court judge after being charged with the murder of a Cardiff man in the city last month. Jake Whelan, from Kidderminster, appeared before His Honour Judge Neil Bidder QC during a short hearing at Cardiff Crown ...

Kaiser Chiefs and Simply Red prepare for first ever music gigs at SSE Swalec Stadium this weekend

This weekend will see something of a revolution for Glamorgan County Cricket Club when it hosts its very first pop concerts at the SSE Swalec Stadium . Titled On The Pitch, the weekend of music sees indie giants Kaiser Chiefs headlining a concert on ...and more »

8 properties for sale in Wales with more than TEN bedrooms

If you're looking for a home with extra sleeping accommodation then there are some properties on the market at the moment that will give you more bedrooms than even The Waltons would need. In total, there are 48 properties with 10 or more bedrooms in ...and more »

Record Wales cap holder Gethin Jenkins awarded testimonial year

Record cap holder Gethin Jenkins has been awarded a testimonial year during the 2016/17 season supported by Cardiff Blues and Wales. After his Wales debut in 2002, the 35-year-old prop has played a full part in four Six Nations Championship winning ...and more »

Uber is delivering FREE ice cream to people in Cardiff today

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

TENNIS: Cokethorpe School star in national finals

COKETHORPE School, near Witney, finished 14th in the National Schools tennis finals in Queenswood, Herts. Playing for the Aberdare Cup, after losing to fourth seeds Cheam School, they defeated St George's Weybridge to get the highest finish for an ...and more »

Private Equity Houses Back the MBO of Caldicot

Maven Capital Partners (Maven) and YFM Equity Partners (YFM), two of the UK's most active private equity houses, have backed the MBO of Indigo Telecom Group Limited (Indigo), acquiring the business from parent TTG-Global Limited. Maven and YFM ...and more »

Why Manufacturing Makes Wales Great and Deserves Recognition

With the Summer Holidays just around the corner we thought it was fitting to look at some of the many ways manufacturing makes our country (and the world) better, faster, safer and just that little bit more exciting. Roll back 2008. A dream to turn ...

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Friday, July 15)

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 »

Male victims of child sexual exploitation in Wales often miss out on help, a new report warns

Negative behaviour among boys tends to be taken at face value while in girls it is more likely to be explored as a potential response to trauma. Boys who become victims of sexual exploitation often miss out on help and support because they are more ...and more »

Cardiff primary school on the mend after critical inspection

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending EU Referendum Tata job losses Euro 2016 Wales Football Team Gareth Bale Crime · Sport. Sections Latest ...

Ultracomida will find out next week if they can open a bodega in Cardiff city centre

A bodega-style deli, with jamons hanging from the walls and a true Spanish experience could soon open in Cardiff. Popular tapas venue Ultracomida already has branches in Aberystwyth and Narberth. The company behind it will next week find out next week ...

Council pay rise scandal could cost a further £500k before matter is resolved

A council embroiled in a long-standing scandal over huge pay rises awarded to senior managers has been told it could have to pay a further £500,000 before the matter is finally resolved. In October 2015 Anthony O'Sullivan, Caerphilly council's chief ...

Family fun that is on the agenda for Saturday in Aberdare Park.

Our local Neighbourhood Policing Team have been out and about in Aberdare encouraging the community to join the feast of fam

Be on your guard against tool theft after several Ford Transit vans were broken into

South Wales Police  are issuing a warning to members of the public to be on their guard against tool theft after several For

This is what people in Cardiff think of new Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

He even managed to insult both contenders for the US Presidency, accusing Donald Trump of "stupefying ignorance" and describing Hilary Clinton as having "dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital".and more »

270 people put on red ponchos and made the shape of a giant pair of lips in Mountain Ash

A Cynon Valley company which wants to raise awareness of a serious medical condition have found a very unique way of doing so. Rocialle, based in Mountain Ash , have attempted to set a record for the most people forming the shape of a pair of lips ...

A burnt out car which was going to take a week to remove will be removed on Friday

A burnt out car abandoned in the middle of a Cardiff park will be removed on Friday - after the city council initially told residents it would have to stay there for a week. The vehicle had been abandoned in Splott Park in the early hours of Tuesday ...and more »

Cardiff council criticised for failing to clean 'dirty' street signs

The city's council has a policy that street signs on non-principal routes are cleaning on a “reactive basis to requests from customers”. That has been criticised by ward councillors who say that is a waste of time. Coun Carter, says that in his ward of ...

Mystery 20mph London council sign to be taken down

A mystery sign that has appeared on a busy street outside a Cardiff school is going to be brought down. The sign, which seems to belong to the London council of Haringey, has appeared on a post outside Albany Road Primary school. It shows that the area ...and more »

Choir's tribute to one of its founders Megan Harrison, 92, who served the wider community of Ynysybwl

A valleys choir has paid tribute to one of its founding members and a community stalwart of Ynysybwl who has died at the age of 92. Côr Merched Ynysybwl has described Megan Harrison, originally from Hopkinstown, as a “well loved and respected” member ...

Cyclist Harry Tanfield celebrates Chepstow victory to set up tilt at Welsh Open

Harry Tanfield is ready to bid for the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series title after pedalling to glory at the Chepstow Grand Prix. The 21-year-old out-sprinted his Pedal Heaven team-mate Alex Paton on the final lap of the hour-long race around the ...and more »

The sex shop owner, hairdresser and kick boxer starring in a new TV show about one of Cardiff's best known streets

Cardiff's City Road was once a leafy Edwardian suburb but today it is an urban melting pot of different cultures. Now, 60% of those living in the area were born outside Wales and these new residents have brought restaurants serving food from no less ...

The Bank of England left interest rates unchanged at 0.5%, but may cut in August

The Bank of England held fire on delivering a post-Brexit vote boost for the economy as it kept interest rates on hold once more, but signalled that a cut may be on the cards next month. Minutes of the highly-anticipated decision by the Monetary Policy ...and more »

Orchard Media and Events Group investing in £1m, 17000 sq ft premises in Cardiff city centre

The award-winning Welsh creative, content and communications specialists Orchard Media and Events Group has made a £1m investment in 17,000 sq ft premises in Cardiff city centre, providing headquarters in the heart of the capital as Orchard look to ...and more »

A waterless shampoo is big business for this Swansea

Features pic...... Wednesday 06th July 2016..... Jess Efford with her Waterless Ltd product Zerreau Towel-Off Shampoo. A new hybrid shampoo has been created by a Swansea businesswoman and is now stocked by a major supermarket. The Zerreau Towel ...

Pokemon Go is finally here in the UK

Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that has broken download records, has finally launched in the UK. The app, which was first launched in Australia and New Zealand before overtaking Tinder in the US in popularity, has now appeared on the iOS App ...and more »

This burnt out car has been dumped in a Cardiff park but can't be removed for seven days

But the city council says it can't be removed as the owner has "seven days to retrieve" valuables. A resident has tweeted the council asking for them to remove it. But the authority has replied saying: "As there are valuables still left in the vehicle ...and more »

Morning news headlines: Boris Johnson 'excited' after shock foreign secretary promotion; Labour leadership hopeful ...

Boris Johnson is beginning his first day as a Cabinet minister "very excited" to be returning to front-line politics as Theresa May's Foreign Secretary. His comments came as the Prime Minister prepared to put the finishing touches to her top team. Mrs ...and more »

Wales, England or Ireland? Rising Bristol RFC fly

The subject of Callum Sheedy's international future remains a matter for speculation, but the man himself is crystal clear about his goals for the coming season. The Cardiff-born outside-half - who is eligible for Wales, Ireland and England - is aiming ...

I'm innocent, get me out of here Kieron Dyer tells Colchester magistrates

A FORMER England international footballer claims to have been the victim of a miscarriage of justice after his £60,000 Porsche Cayenne was caught speeding through the Rhondda Valley. Retired footballer turned celebrity Kieron Dyer was convicted in ...and more »

Contracts Signed for £20m Cardiff Student Accommodation Project

Work on one of Cardiff's largest ever student accommodation developments will begin shortly after contracts were agreed with leading regional construction firm, Midas Construction, to create 355 new student beds in the city. The Wales division of Midas ...and more »

Crowds gather for Black Lives Matter vigil in Cardiff

Crowds gathered outside the National Museum Cardiff in a show for the solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. It follows similar protests around the world after the shooting of black men by US police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and St Paul ...and more »

A regular visitor of this cafe died nearly four years ago

A chair which was always saved for a cafe regular has not been used since he died more than three-and-a-half years ago. Terrence King, who died in October 2012 aged 94, was a regular at a cafe in one of Cardiff 's most popular beauty spots. He enjoyed ...

Police charge 23

Police have charged a 23-year-old man with the murder of a man from Cardiff . Lynford Brewster, 29, died on Sunday, June 12, following an incident in Brynfedw, Llanedeyrn. The 23-year-old man charged, Jake Whelan, from Kidderminster, is due to appear ...and more »

We asked Pontypridd businesses about what they thought about new plans to revitalise the precinct site

After plans to revitalise the old precinct site in Pontypridd were made public on Tuesday, we asked local businesses what they thought of them. Rhondda Cynon Taf council , which became the outright owner of the town centre site in 2015, confirmed its ...

Bride scoops £10000 on scratchcard before walking down the aisle

A lucky Welsh bride scooped a £10,000 wedding windfall when she won on a lottery scratchcard before walking down the aisle. Debbie Gregory, 56, was putting the final touches together for her big day when she decided to buy a scratchcard. She nipped ...and more »

Man arrested following collision which left passenger with serious injuries

A passenger who was getting out of a van has sustained serious injuries after a collision in Barry . South Wales Police said they were called to the incident on Gladstone Road, Barry , at around 1.35pm on Wednesday. The road was closed in both ...and more »

This brilliant video sums up every Welsh football fan's feelings after returning from France

'Don't take me home, please don't take me home', was the popular refrain of Welsh football fan during Euro 2016 . Alas, all good things come to an end - and the greatest football adventure of every Wales football fan's life has now sadly run its course ...

How to boost children’s health and well-being

Evolve’s Health Mentors are already changing children’s lives in 23 primary schools in Wales and several comprehensives.

These are the latest striking pictures taken inside the Rhondda Tunnel

The venture into the tunnel, which runs between Blaencwm in the Rhondda and Blaengwynfi in the Afan valley, and the meeting with the Welsh Government, follows a visit to the Two Tunnels in Bath as part of a fact-finding mission to discover what it ...

'He achieved so much in such a short time on this planet' Heartbreaking tributes paid to teenager who died after crash

Rhys Rubery, 16, of Pencoed, died on Wednesday morning at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. His family, who were at the teenager's bedside when he died, have paid tribute. "He was loved by so many people". The family said: “Following the ...and more »

Government refuses to promise same of level of funding for Wales post

The UK Government has refused to pledge that the same level of funding that Wales receives from the EU today will be provided post-Brexit. Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns came under pressure in the House of Commons to guarantee that Wales will not lose ...and more »

The Circuit of Wales has been rejected AGAIN by the Welsh Government

The project's chief executive Martin Whitaker had claimed the new proposal only required a 50% guarantee from the Welsh Government. But it has been rejected by Wales' economy and infrastructure minister Ken Skates . Mr Skates said that when local ...and more »

Cardiff's Coyote Ugly bar is opening in September and could look a bit like this

The UK's first Coyote Ugly bar will be opening in Cardiff in September and we've had an exclusive look at what the bar could look like. The bar will set up in the heart of the city centre, at the site of the former The Square nightclub, and will have a ...

16 pictures that show what Wales looked like the last time we had a female Prime Minister

Britain has its first female Prime Minister in 26 years as Theresa May takes over from David Cameron behind the door of No 10 Downing Street. And, in the two and a half decades and more since Margaret Thatcher vacated her post as leader of the UK ...and more »

Unheard of mistakes, low confidence, confused tactics... why autumn could be pivotal to the future of the Warren ...

Warren Gatland may have had his interview for the job of Lions coach in New Zealand next year, but he's also got a number of issues to address in his Wales in-tray following last month's three Test whitewash against the All Blacks. The Wales set-up ...and more »

Traffic wardens in Cardiff will now patrol the streets wearing body cameras

All traffic wardens in Cardiff will now wear body cameras so they capture any incidents of threatening behaviour on film. The authority's 48 Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO) will all have the cameras, which have cost £34,000. The new cameras can only ...

Black Lives Matter ask people to 'come in peace and leave in peace' at Cardiff protest

The peaceful protest has been arranged to take place on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday night. It comes days after several thousand people marched peacefully through Manchester as part of the rapidly spreading Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.and more »

'Be humble like Wales' Steve Bruce hits out at 'washbag, headphones, umbrella' culture of England's Euro flops

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 »

Be humble like Wales. Steve Bruce hits out at 'washbag, headphones, umbrella' culture of England's Euro flops

'We're holding up umbrellas as our players get off a plane. Do they need that? Let them get wet' - Bruce's verdict. Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. Jack Wilshere and Jamie Vardy were part of the England team that arrived back at Luton ...and more »

This Cardiff club has been around for 150 years and will kick off its celebrations this weekend

A club in Cardiff which dates back to 1862 will kick off celebrations for its 150th anniversary this weekend. The Llandaff Institute will launch a series of events with a special afternoon on Sunday, which will be open to the public, featuring music ...

Local company announced as Gold sponsor for Bath stage of Tour of Britain

Stage five, which will begin in Aberdare, will finish in Bath having crossed South Wales and Gloucestershire. Marmot Tours, www.marmot-tours.co.uk, is run by husband-and-wife team, James and Cathy Thompson, and offers cycling holidays and challenges ...

Billy Connolly is coming to Cardiff and tickets to see him go on sale TODAY

Billy Connolly has Cardiff in his sights when he tours the UK later this year with his 'High Horse' show. The Scotsman will be performing in the capital as well as London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester. He will be at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff ...and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Of course Treorchy pupils are amongst the lucky ones who will not have their education disrupted by the wholesale changes being carried out elsewhere in the Rhondda. In Tonypandy and Porth primary schools will be closed and pupils moved to a “middle ...

More than 100 firefighters tackle fire at tyre recycling plant

More than 100 firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a tyre recycling plant in Port Talbot overnight. The blaze, near Docks Road, started just before 11pm on Tuesday night - and crews remained on the scene for most of Wednesday morning.and more »

Pedestrian critically injured after collision involving a motorbike

South Wales Police said that a black Suzuki VL motorcycle was travelling along the A48 in the vicinity of Merthyr Mawr Road, Bridgend when it was in collision with a young local male person. The collision happened at around 5.15pm on Tuesday (July 12).and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Wednesday, July 13)

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 »

This teen needs £30000 every month to fund a drug to keep him alive

Rugby-mad teenager Benjamin Morgan-Brownhill was just starting his GCSEs when he was diagnosed with an extremely rare kidney disease. When all treatment options failed his doting mum decided to donate one of her own kidneys in the hope of saving ...

David Cameron has left his mark on Wales

David Cameron will stand before the Commons and a watching country today for the last time as Prime Minister. This is not how he wanted to leave the stage. He hoped to win the in-out referendum, settle the UK's relationship with Europe, and use the ...and more »

These dramatic images show a car fire on the M4

These dramatic images show a car fire on the M4 which led to lanes being closed and lengthy tailbacks. The incident happened near Junction 28 of the M4 eastbound near Newport . Police confirmed nobody was injured in the incident on Tuesday, July 12.and more »

Watchdog warns BBC must become more accountable to audiences in Wales

The BBC must become much more accountable to audiences in Wales, according to the corporation's own watchdog. In its final annual review of BBC output in Wales, the BBC Audience Council for Wales has warned that the organisation's accountability to ...and more »

Cardiff Airport's chairman believes it can continue to succeed after being named the fastest

The chairman for Cardiff Airport has praised the airport's growth, but said the over-achievement did not surprise him, and he expects it to be repeated in the next two years. It comes after it was named the UK's fastest-growing airport that regularly ...

Dan Carter knew my name... I guess I can't have had too bad a career!

Dan Carter knew my name... I guess I can't have had too bad a career! 18:00, 12 Jul 2016; By Simon Thomas. Former Cardiff and Wales outside-half Nicky Robinson reflects on the highs and lows of a memorable rugby career as he hangs up his boots.and more »

Police appeal to find teenage sexual assault offender

Gwent Police is appealing for help to find Curtis Lewis, aged 19, whose last registered address was in Newport. Lewis is wanted by officers for breaching a court order after a warrant was issued by Gwent Magistrates Court. He was originally convicted ...

France's highest military medal for Saundersfoot's Don

Ninety-six-year-old Don, who was born in Aberdare and moved to Saundersfoot with his wife Joan, 32 years ago, recently received his medal, and a letter of thanks from the French Ambassador. “I offer you my warmest congratulations on this high honour of ...

Queenswood off to Brazil after Aberdare triumph

Having seen off Cheam in the semi-finals of the three-day Aberdare Cup, the team of Ema Lazic, Georgie Walker, Olivia Peet and Bella Moen won three of their four singles matches and also the doubles en route to beating 2014 winners Talbot Heath in a ...

Twitter is furious about a debate on devolution in a near

People on social media have been incensed at the sight of empty Labour benches in the Commons during a debate on devolution. The image was originally tweeted out by Plaid MP Hywel Williams. He made the point that Plaid's three MPs outnumbered the ...and more »

Plan for Pontypridd precinct site revealed and 'offices, leisure time and places to eat' could be part of its future

"Offices, leisure time and places to eat" – that could be the future of Pontypridd 's old precinct site, we can reveal. Rhondda Cynon Taf council leader Andrew Morgan has shared the proposed plan for the famous town centre site – once home to the Taff ...and more »

Player of the season, best try, biggest controversy... the fans' verdict on Wales' rollercoaster season

We asked 16 questions in our survey at the end of Wales' tour to New Zealand... and here are the results to the big questions. Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. The big Welsh rugby survey. We asked and you responded... the results of our big ...

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ON OFFER IN ROYAL WELSH SHOW

A sandy beach, rock pools, mountain bikes and virtual fishing – you can enjoy them all on the Natural Resources Wales stand at the Royal Welsh Show.

As Britain prepares for its first female PM in 26 years, we remember what Wales looked like under Maggie Thatcher

Wednesday will see Great Britain get its first female Prime Minister in 26 years as Theresa May takes over from David Cameron behind the door of No 10 Downing Street. And, in the two and a half decades and more since Margaret Thatcher vacated her post ...and more »

He's helped Wales make history in Euro 2016... now can Paul Trollope repeat the feat at Cardiff City?

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 »

The couple who got engaged under the Eiffel Tower during Euro 2016 could be the luckiest people in Wales

After the pair got engaged under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, they were given free tickets to the Euro 2016 finals, won £550 after placing a bet on Portugal to win the tournament AND will have all their engagement party booze supplied by Carlsberg. The ...and more »

Teenager who is missing from Aberdare.

South Wales Police are appealing for information to help trace a teenager who is missing from Aberdare.

Wales sees 136 dairy farm closures in three years as milk price crisis tightens its grip

One in 10 dairy farms in England and Wales have closed in the last three years, according to new figures. The number of farms has fallen by 1,000 since June 2013, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) said. Across Wales 136 ...and more »

Lotto love needed for local Lido

A local project needs your votes to help it win in The National Lottery Awards 2016.

 

A date has been set for Cynon Valley Museum's re

Following dozens of meetings to negotiate terms of the 25-year lease and agreeing the future of the museum's collection, the Cynon Valley Museum Trust has been given the keys to the Aberdare landmark, which closed in 2014 as part of Rhondda Cynon Taf ...and more »

Church Village meeting to discuss way forward after European referendum vote

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood held a public meeting in Church Village to discuss the next steps for Wales following the vote to leave the European Union.

 

Football fan bit off part of his friend's ear in fight outside club after his team lost

A football fan savagely bit off a part of his friend's ear in a fight outside a club after his team had lost, a court has heard. Jamie Richardson, 31, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to a charge of wounding ...and more »

The mystery of Theresa May's views on devolution and Wales

Google “Theresa May” and “Wales” together and the only documents that come up refer to “England and Wales” legal provisions. It seems she has made no speeches, and had no articles ghost-written for her about Wales. Her visits here have been sporadic.

Car dealer to change advertising after promoting Abercynon location as 'Cardiff North'

One of Wales' biggest used car dealers has promised to change its marketing campaigns to accurately reflect the location of its new showroom in Abercynon after it was branded Cardiff North in advertising. Cynon Valley AM Vikki Howells took up the case ...

The Wales Under

Wales U20s Grand Slam stars are ready to make their mark at regional level in the coming season. That's the verdict of coach Richard Hodges, who feels the likes of Keelan Giles, Owen Watkin, Dillon Lewis and Harrison Keddie are young men to watch out ...

Manchester United and Wales legend Ryan Giggs to make PLAYING comeback in Indian Futsal League

Ryan Giggs looks set to put his Manchester United career behind him by making a surprise return... to playing! Giggs looks set to play in the Premier Futsal League next week. The tournament takes place in India and runs from the 15th-26th July ...and more »

Home Bargains to open new store in Newport

The company, which is one of the UK's largest family-run retailers, created 50 new jobs at the store located at Newport Leisure Park on Seven Stiles Avenue. This will be the second Home Bargains store to open in Newport, joining over 400 outlets across ...and more »

Bridgend College is given a double excellent award by inspectors

Estyn has given Bridgend College a rare double excellent award in its latest report. Inspectors also praised the performing arts department. Impressed education inspectors have given Bridgend College a rare double excellent award. Inspection body Estyn ...

Aberdare geography students had a great time in Italy

These pupils from a Cynon Valley school capped off their school trip to Italy with this brilliant photo, where they spelled out the name of their school with a fantastic backdrop. The geography students at Aberdare Community School have recently ...and more »

Seven things we know about Theresa May which show how she may lead the UK

Theresa May is about to become Britain's 76th Prime Minister at a time of momentous change and epic challenges. We will soon see how she tackles political storms, international crises and life as the most senior figure in the UK on the public stage.and more »

'A victory for residents'

Plans for hundreds of homes on Caerphilly Mountain have been thrown into question after Caerphilly council said it would withdraw a controversial development plan. The council had received more than 4,500 objections to the proposals within its draft ...and more »

Cardiff's first freerunning academy to be launched by Britain's Got Talent stars

And you can enjoy a sneak peek this weekend when they hold a warehouse party at the venue. Where is the freerunning academy? Fluidity Freerun Academy is being created at the old Infinity warehouse in Tremorfa. Wooden structures, platforms and ...

Cardiff will hold its first car

A councillor has vented his frustration after it was announced plans to adopt a Parisian-style car-free day in Cardiff will see just one street closed. The plans, backed by a majority of city councillors back in October, looked set to close off the ...and more »

Swansea City and Cardiff City transfer news Live: Swans sign Tyler Reid as Malone nears Cardiff exit

Aberdare · Aberdare geography students had a great time in Italy - where they created this fantastic photo · The new Home Bargains store in Newport. Business News · Home Bargains to open new store in Newport · Homes for sale · This couple loved their ...

Fans want Uefa to reverse decision to charge Wales over players bringing their children onto Euro 2016 pitch

More than 2,500 fans have urged Uefa to reverse their decision to charge Wales for bringing their kids onto the pitch during Euro 2016. The fans say that Uefa's charging decision fails to promote "football as a family sport". During the tournament ...and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I would like to offer my appreciation and respect to Cardiff Council, whose events team provided production, stage managing, stewarding, planning, liaison, logistics, payments and marketing – among other services – for a free weekend International Food ...

Former Cardiff Blues and Wales outside

The 13-times capped outside-half has decided to hang up his boots at the age of 34 after a 15-year career. He started out in the pre-regional era with Cardiff in 2001 and went to have spells with Cardiff Blues, Gloucester, Wasps, Bristol and Oyonnax.and more »

Four taken to hospital following head

The accident involving two cars happened on the A4042 at Llanfoist, near Abergavenny, at around 4.40pm on Monday. Gwent Police are investigating the circumstances of the collison. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said two of the casualties had to be ...and more »

Fly

Fines for fly-tipping in Merthyr Tydfil have totalled more than £3,000 in just two months after nine people were prosecuted for leaving excess rubbish on the streets. Over the past months, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council have been investigating ...

Cardiff Airport has turned round its slump and been named the fastest

Cardiff Airport has been named the UK's fastest-growing airport that regularly handles more one million passengers annually. The rolling total of passengers flying from Cardiff now stands at 1,302,583 representing 28% passenger growth over the past 12 ...and more »

'Hinterland' hotel to undergo a complete revamp following sale

A hotel made famous by the BBC Wales police drama series Hinterland will undergo a major reevamp following its recent sale. Work has started designing a new future for a famous Hafod Hotel at Devil's Bridge. Originally built as a hunting lodge in 1787 ...

How a Welsh Sevens star is following in the international footsteps of his father...and Aaron Ramsey

So, just what is it like following in the stud-marks of a famous rugby-playing father? It's a challenge a host of players have tackled over the years, with the likes of Lloyd Williams and Ross Moriarty joining their dads as Welsh internationals, while ...

Cardiff Airport named as fastest

Cardiff Airport has been named the UK's fastest-growing airport that regularly handles more one million passengers annually. The rolling total of passengers flying from Cardiff now stands at 1,302,583 representing 28% passenger growth over the past 12 ...and more »

Here's how many animals RSPCA Cymru rescued or collected in Wales last year

More than 7,500 animals in Wales were rescued or collected by RSPCA Cymru last year with more than a tenth of the total coming from Cardiff, new figures reveal. RSPCA Cymru launches its annual summary report for 2015 today, which aims to give a ...

Small alcohol tax could stop thousands being hurt in violence every year, research suggests

A small alcohol tax could cut the number of A&E visits caused by violent injury by more than 6,000 a year, research suggests. Putting a duty of just 1% above inflation on drinks sold in shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants could be more effective ...and more »

Police have arrested a 23

Police have arrested a man in Norfolk in connection with the alleged murder of a man from Cardiff . Lynford Brewster, 29 , died of stab wounds on Sunday, June 12, following an incident at Brynfedw, Llanedeyrn . A South Wales Police spokeswoman said a ...and more »

How one street in the shadow of Port Talbot's steelworks is facing the future

They live just a stone's throw from the works that has provided jobs and prosperity for decades. But for seven months they have lived with the knowledge the certainties their lives have been built on could crumble. And among the residents of Port ...and more »

Body of former club owner was found in river

The body of a Cardiff man who was described as “a visionary” in the city's music scene was found in a river by a dog walker earlier this year, an inquest heard today. Peter Loughlin, a former club owner who achieved fame at the helm of The Hippo Club ...

Tonyrefail drugs gang leaders jailed for seven years

Two ringleaders of a gang intending to supply £500,000 of cocaine in Rhondda Cynon Taff have each been jailed for seven years. Jonathan Button, 26, and Anthony Harris, 22, both from Tonyrefail, were caught after police carried out two raids as part of ...

This toddler refused to accept Wales were out of the Euros

We're sure plenty a Wales football fan was in denial over Wales' exit from the Euros after their defeat to Portugal. But this little boy took football heartbreak to a whole new level when he completely refused to accept that Chris Coleman 's men had ...and more »

Cardiff student who died from drug overdose was suffering from exam pressures, inquest hears

A Cardiff student described as “a happy, bright girl” took her own life after suffering from exam pressures, an inquest heard on Monday. Lauren McQuaid was found dead at the age of 21 at her student home in Cathays by her boyfriend Michael Wanklin.and more »

Options on how best to fix Maerdy Mountain Road 'will be considered soon'

A decision on how best to fix the Maerdy Mountain Road between Cynon Valley and Rhondda will be considered soon. Rhondda Cynon Taf council has been undertaking investigation work on how to bring a part of the road - which was damaged in a landslip ...

Police to tackle off

“As part of Operation Bellatrix, we are working closely with our partners in Natural Resource Wales, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and the wider Community Safety Partnership and we will continue to utilise resources where we can to both stop the bikers in ...

Tata Steel has refused to give any guarantees over the long

One of the most senior figures in Tata Steel has declined to guarantee that Port Talbot will remain open and its blast furnaces will stay running. The steel giant revealed on Friday that it was halting the sale of its UK business and is investigating a ...and more »

The Bookstart Superbox Programme, 2016 ‘Experiencing Books’

BookTrust Cymru’s Bookstart Superbox programme inspires children and families across Wales to enjoy books and read together.

Roald Dahl's stories brought to life in a major interactive experience which is coming to Cardiff

A magical, interactive experience inspired by the life and works of much-loved storyteller Roald Dahl , opens at Wales Millennium Centre this summer - the biggest exhibition to be held at the Cardiff venue to date. Featuring fascinating artefacts from ...

Wales should stay ahead of England in the world rankings for the next two years, says Stan Collymore

Wales will stay ahead of England in the FIFA world rankings for the next couple of years, according to outspoken pundit Stan Collymore. The former England striker believes Chris Coleman's men can 'take on all-comers' between now and the World Cup in ...and more »

Watch the trailer for the all

If there's something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? The new Ghostbusters. of course. After months of hype the all-female Ghostbusters movie is finally opening in the UK today (July 11). Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate ...and more »

A fan has changed his name to Robert Earnshaw after losing a Euro 2016 bet

The post has been retweeted more than 5,500 times, and now the 21-year-old from Aberdare has been forced to stick to his word - after Eder sealed Portugal's victory over France after replacing Renato Sanchez in the 79th minute of Sunday's final.and more »

Theresa May looks set to be the UK's next Prime Minister as Andrea Leadsom withdraws

Her announcement has coincided with Labour's Angela Eagle making a statement declaring her intention to run for the leadership of the Labour Party. Updates will follow below. Key Events So Far. 12:15. Andrea speaks. Andrea Leadsom says Theresa May ...and more »

Former Porth Library building sells for £45000 at auction

A Grade-II listed former library building in the heart of a Rhondda town has been sold under the hammer. The former Porth Library building on Pontypridd Road, which was first home to the library in 1953, has sold for its £45,000 guide price at a Seel ...

The Circuit of Wales has launched a fresh bid to win Welsh Government support

The developers behind the Circuit of Wales track in Blaenau Gwent have launched a fresh bid to win Welsh Government support for the £375m project. The plans for the track were revised earlier this year after the government rejected a request to ...and more »

Circuit of Wales developers call on the government to back this 'fantastic opportunity for Wales'

The developers behind the Circuit of Wales track in Blaenau Gwent has called on the Welsh Government to back the £375m project. The plans for the track were revised earlier this year after the government rejected a request to underwrite 100% of the ...and more »

The Grove in Narberth has new luxury suites and they look amazing

It was named Welsh Hotel of the Year in the The Good Hotel Guide 2015 and now the Grove in Narberth has added six new rooms to its collection as well as refurbishing the Daniel & Elizabeth Suite. The rooms have been designed with the help of acclaimed ...and more »

Here's how the Wales squad's triumphant return to Cardiff looked from behind the scenes

As Chris Coleman and his semi-finalists returned to home soil on Friday, it felt as though Wales came to a standstill to applaud their fantastic achievement. From being roared into the arrivals hall at Cardiff Airport to cheered around the streets of ...

A new 1950s American

Creams - a London-based, '50s Americana-style Italian gelato parlour - is coming to Cardiff's St Mary Street. It'll be the first Welsh branch for the acclaimed dessert company, which has opened stores all across the south-east of the UK since beginning ...

What is Pokemon GO? When will it be released in the UK? How can I get it before its release?

If you've browsed through any social media site over the past few days, you may have noticed a lot of people talking about something called Pokemon GO. You may have thought the franchise, that became popular back in the 1990s, died several years ago.and more »

New Homes to be Constructed on Site of Ageing Building in Swansea's West Cross

Swansea Council's Cabinet has approved the sale of Dan-y-Coed House to Bellway Homes after the property was put on the market earlier this year. Proceeds from the sale will be reinvested back into council services for the benefit of residents across ...

South Wales Echo letters: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Whether you agree with the result of the recent referendum or not, the result should be accepted as the will of the people. I understand there are those who feel the result was a close call and should be looked at differently, but the democratic ...

'Wales

Despite the furious reaction to his criticism of the homecoming parade for the Welsh football team, he's been at it again. He sparked a furious reaction from Wales fans last week when he questioned why tens of thousands lined the streets to welcome ...and more »

Western Mail letters: Saturday, July 9, 2016

If a member of the public causes serious injury or death to another person due to his or her reckless driving then he or she can be prosecuted and may serve a prison sentence. If a company owner or chief executive is responsible for causing the death ...and more »

Western Mail letters: Thursday, July 7, 2016

If a member of the public causes serious injury or death to another person due to his or her reckless driving then he or she can be prosecuted and may serve a prison sentence. If a company owner or chief executive is responsible for causing the death ...and more »

Conwy Trading Standards

Each year, ACG (The Anti-Counterfeiting Group) makes awards to trading standards officers and departments, police, customs and other enforcement organisations, for exceptional work in the fight against counterfeiting during the preceding year.

£2m Works Scheduled at Merthyr Tydfil's Busiest Road Bridges

Work is scheduled to be carried out this summer on a £2 million scheme to replace the movement joints on Fiddler's Elbow Viaduct – one of the region's busiest road bridges. The Fiddler's Elbow Viaduct carries the A472 over the River Taff linking the ...

£23m Highways Investment

Asda roundabout, Aberdare is set to be the latest area to benefit from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's multi-million-pound (£23m) Highways, Transportation, Infrastructures and Strategic Projects (HTISP) Investment Programme. This strategic roundabout will ...

Free spirited musicians bring X factor to Acoustic Club

Taking a leap of faith just a few years ago, Aberdare born John Adams resigned as a mathematics teacher and bought a busking “amp” the same day to pursue his love of music. His performances on the street, and his amazing journey on the X-Factor in 2011 ...

Morning news headlines: Theresa May vows to put Conservatives at the service of working people; Angela Eagle vows ...

Theresa May will promise to put workers on the boards of major companies and curb excess corporate pay as she sets out her plan for a Britain that "works for everyone - not just the privileged few". In the first event of a nationwide campaign to win ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Monday, July 11)

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 »

Seaside towns need support to help them 'fight back from decades of decay'

How can seaside towns such as Rhyl, which were favourite destinations in the 1930s, flourish in the 21st century? Seaside towns need a champion to help revive their fortunes and bring new opportunities to residents, a major report argues today. The ...and more »

Fears for welfare of horses if councils don't use new powers

Councils may be failing to use new powers to tackle the problems of abandoned horses and fly-grazing, Welsh Conservatives claim. The Tories say that the powers in the Control of Horses (Wales) Act were used to seize 449 equines in 2014 but just 268 ...

Syrian refugee describes arriving in Aberystwyth as a 'beautiful moment'

Syrian refugees given sanctuary in a Welsh town have been describing their new lives six months after arriving in the UK. Eleven refugees, including 33-year-old blacksmith Mohamad Karkoubi and his family, arrived in Aberystwyth in December. They are ...and more »

Event to be held to remember North Wales boat tragedy in which 15 people died 50 years ago

What started out as a pleasure boat trip on a summer's day, ended up as one of Wales' worst tragedies. Tragedy struck in Penmaenpool, near Dolgellau , 50 years ago this month, when the Prince of Wales ferry, which was carrying 39 people from Barmouth ...

Welsh star Seren Bundy

Welsh star Seren Bundy-Davies anchored the Great Britain's women's 4x400m relay team to golden glory on the final evening of the European Championships in Amsterdam. Bundy-Davies, who was part of the World Championship winning bronze medal ...and more »

Thousands of foodies flock to third day of Cardiff food festival

A third day of tasty treats were enjoyed by punters at Cardiff's biggest food festival this weekend. Thousands of people trekked to Cardiff Bay to scan their eyes across the many stalls at the Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival, which began ...and more »

200000 reasons why Piers Morgan is WRONG to criticise Wales' brilliant homecoming parade

Rewind momentarily to last autumn and Arsene Wenger's preposterous claim that Aaron Ramsey - and Gareth Bale for that matter - should have missed the game against Andorra because Wales had already qualified. As if those two would have wanted to be ...and more »

Wales' run to the semi

Wales have been the standout side in Euro 2016 even through the tournament itself has been something of a letdown. That's the belief of legendary BBC TV commentator John Motson after witnessing Chris Coleman's Welsh side make it all the way to the ...and more »

Planners to decide future of Cardiff's Coal Exchange this week

Developers will find out this week if their bid to transform Cardiff's Coal Exchange into a hotel has been successful. Cardiff council's planners will look at the plans on Wednesday. Developers Signature Living want to transform the listed building ...

Steak lovers are in for a treat at Miller and Carter's latest Cardiff venture

It might not be reinventing the steak, but with a great location and varied menu, the recently-opened Miller and Carter in Cardiff's Thornhill looks destined to become a fixture on the long list of new eateries to try in the capital. Seemingly always ...

Chris Coleman 'wedded to Wales' but could still leave for Premier League job, admits his FAW boss

Chris Coleman is "absolutely wedded" to the Wales job, but his bosses at the Football Association of Wales admit they would have a tough time keeping him if he was tempted by a Premier League position. Coleman has gone on record as saying he he plans ...and more »

Cardiff needs nearly 15000 more student accommodation rooms

Some 14,500 new student accommodation rooms are needed in Cardiff before the market reaches saturation point, according to new research from international property advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield. The analysis, undertaken by investment and ...

This Welsh tourist attraction has been named one of the best in the UK

A tourist attraction in Gwynedd has been voted among the best in the UK in a survey run by TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. GreenWood Forest Park in Y Felinheli came in at number 8 in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards and has also been ...

Why Wales should hang its head in shame at no Wimbledon representation

The Welsh have, it's fair to say, never been a great tennis nation. Even so, a steady production line has ensured a regular presence at Wimbledon from west of Offa's Dyke. Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. Adam Davy/PA Wire. Scotland's Andy ...

Sweden star triumphs at FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Cardiff

Swedish star Antonio Lindback won last night's FIM Speedway Grand Prix in front of 45,000 fans at Cardiff's Principality Stadium. Lindback came out on top after a great battle with British rider Tai Woffinden in the final, with Bartosz Zmarzlik third ...and more »

Why Wales' success at Euro 2016 will inspire thousands of youngsters to start playing football

They have all returned as heroes and now the success of the Wales football team in Euro 2016 is inspiring the next generation too. As the nation followed the team with pride to the semi-finals of the championship, local youth football clubs have ...

Family's touching tribute to ice cream van driver who died after a collision

The family of an ice cream van driver who died following a collision say he will "continue his selflessness" after some of his organs were donated to help save other lives. John Bellham, known affectionately as 'Agazzi', was involved in a collision in ...

Crowds mobbed Cardiff for the 'biggest speedway event in the world'

Speedway came to Cardiff on Saturday as tens of thousands flocked to the Principality Stadium to see their heroes compete in the British event of the World Championships. The grand prix, the fifth in the Speedway calendar, took over the city for the ...and more »

Crowds of people have been loving the Cardiff International Food Festival

Foodies have been faced with something of a dilemma at the capital's biggest food festival this weekend in Cardiff Bay - what to eat! With mountains of colourful cupcakes, trays of mouthwatering macarons, platefuls of churros and stacks of sugar-coated ...and more »

Major Newport road evacuated and closed after car hits a gas main

People were evacuated from a major road in Newport on Saturday after a car hit a gas main, causing a leak. The incident happened on the A48 Usk Way and emergency services were concerned for members of the public's safety, so partially closed the road ...and more »

Woman from Welsh village dies after being taken to hospital with a head injury

A 48-year-old woman from North Wales has died after being admitted to hospital with a head injury. The incident happened on Friday in Cefn y Bedd, near Wrexham , and the woman was admitted to Wrexham Maelor Hospital. She died later that day, but ...and more »

A drugs gang headed by Valleys kingpin Michael Martin has been jailed for total of 99 years

A gang of 23 are behind bars following a two-year investigation that saw police seize almost 300 kilograms of drugs as well as £1.2m in cash. South Wales Police said the defendants who were sentenced “for a variety of drug supplying offences” formed ...and more »

24 hours after the ultimate party for Wales' football heroes, Cardiff is buzzing again with Speedway fans

The Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix is at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Read More. This is how you build a track for a speedway Grand Prix. It's one of motorsport's most anticipated events and fans have poured in ...and more »

We asked teenagers in Wales why they think the voting age should be lowered to 16

If 16 and 17-year-olds had been given the vote in May's Welsh Assembly Election and June's EU Referendum , the makeup of the Senedd would be different and the UK would still be in the EU. That's according to some young people in Wales, who are ...

Look who we spotted at The Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor

Stars from the worlds of sport, music and television gathered in Newport on Saturday as the battle for golfing supremacy teed off at the Celebrity Cup. Brendan O'Carroll shares a joke with the crowd. The competition between four nations - Wales ...

The 'money can't buy' impact of Wales' Euro 2016 heroics

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns has said that the tournament has “put Wales on the map”. The impact has already been seen by the Welsh Government, with Economy Secretary Ken Skates saying there has already been an increase in visitors to the Visit Wales ...and more »

Wales charged by UEFA over players bringing their children onto the pitch to celebrate Euro 2016 triumphs

There were complaints from UEFEA officials and it has now been revealed the FAW were actually charged by the Euro 2016 organisers. Shares; Comments. Get rugby news by email. The adorable moment Gareth Bale plays with his daughter after Wales win ...

Tata steelworkers face more uncertainty after company say they won't sell Port Talbot plant

Trade Union Community has said that staff are feeling "frustrated" at the change of plan. On Friday, it was announced the business plans to continue to run the UK business with a partner and not sell up. The news affects both Port Talbot and Llanelli ...and more »

You can eat all this amazing food (and more) when you go to the Cardiff International Food Festival

Who needs words when pictures show EXACTLY what visitors to this weekend's Cardiff International Food Festival are tucking into. There are mountains of colourful cupcakes, trays of mouthwatering macarons, platefuls of churros and stacks of sugar-coated ...

How a cancer sufferer will get his dream wedding day after 'amazing' show of generosity from strangers

A man with terminal cancer and his fiancee will be given a special wedding day thanks to family, friends - and a Cardiff restaurant. Michael Henry and wife-to-be Julie Atkins have been overwhelmed by the generosity of their loved ones and Demiro's in ...

Piers Morgan sparks angry reaction from Wales fans and politician after criticising 'over the top' homecoming parade

Controversial TV presenter Piers Morgan sparked a furious reaction from Wales fans after criticising the Welsh football team for their "over the top" homecoming parade yesterday. Morgan questioned why tens of thousands lined the streets to welcome home ...

A man has died after being hit by a train

Emergency services were called to the scene following the incident which happened between Prestatyn and Flint . A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: “BTP officers attended the line close to Tyn y Morfa crossing, Prestatyn on Saturday, 9th July, ...and more »

These twilight photographs show Wales' coastline in a new light

These twilight photographs showing docks at dusk, silhouettes of cranes and graffiti-covered buildings portray Wales' coastline in a new light. Documentary photographer Roger Tiley, who began his career covering the miners' strike, spent a year ...and more »

Phantom hunter Carl Morgan caught this image of a 'ghost' at Llandaff Cathedral

This is the moment a “ghost” named Sarah was caught on camera by photographer Carl Morgan. The 36-year-old and his paranormal investigation team were visiting Cardiff's Llandaff Cathedral after being tipped off it was a hotspot for unusual activity.

Outbreaks of rain expected throughout the day in Wales

Outbreaks of rain are expected throughout Wales today although it is expected to turn drier later in the southeast. The Met Office states "a largely cloudy, warm and humid day" is expected "with outbreaks of rain". It adds: "This rain will be often ...

Characters from the Valleys are the stars of documentary

A new exhibition called Where Will I Be, featuring South Wales Valleys characters, is to go on display in Penarth . The exhibition features photos from two Welsh photographers, Walter Waygood and Huw Alden-Davies, whose work is rooted in the place they ...and more »

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Saturday, July 9)

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 »

Both the United States and the UK could soon be led by women

Will Theresa May (left) or Andrea Leadsom (right) become PM in the year that Hillary Clinton (centre) hopes to win the White House? It's not hard to picture the scene. In the very near future the second woman to become Prime Minister of the United ...and more »

How to get your souvenir special of Wales' incredible Euro 2016 journey

Tens of thousand of people took to the streets of Cardiff on Friday to greet the players after a sporting story which delighted Europe. Then there was a huge party at Cardiff City Stadium . It was a fitting end to a journey that has been full of pride ...

The moment Wales players do the Icelandic 'huh' at their homecoming

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 »

Watch the highlights from today's Wales homecoming parade

A day of celebration saw thousands of fans descend on the streets of Cardiff to pay tribute to a wonderful Wales team. A sea of red flooded the capital to welcome back Gareth Bale and co back home and to salute them as they embarked on a homecoming ...

The day Wales came together to thank the men who united a nation like never before

Wales were backed throughout their Euro 2016 odyssey by their 'red wall' of fans, but today it turned into a sea as the nation came together in a truly spectacular tribute. Chris Coleman had said during the tournament that his players were in a bubble ...and more »

Wales players' wonderful gesture to absent Joe Ledley as they FaceTime him from open top bus on live TV

He may have been hundreds of miles away in Ibiza but the Wales football team were not going to let Joe Ledley miss out on their spectacular homecoming. This was the touching moment team-mate Wayne Hennessey FaceTimed the midfielder from the ...and more »

These cheerleaders lifted Sam Vokes into the air on his return to Wales

The Wales squad was met with a huge welcome when they arrived back from their Euro 2016 heroics. The red carpet was rolled out for them at Cardiff Airport and the plane was given a special water cannon salute. Scores of fans gathered in arrivals to ...and more »

Valleys crime boss is jailed after £1m cash and drugs is seized

During the course of the investigation an address in Ystrad, Rhondda was searched which led to the recovery of £1.2 million in cash, along with a sawn off shotgun, cartridges and a cheetah Stun Gun. This cash seizure was the biggest in Welsh criminal ...

Which buildings will be demolished and where new ones will be built in huge shake

Huge changes at two Rhondda schools as part of wider £85m education changes affecting 7,000 pupils are a step closer. Plans to build state-of-the-art schools for three to 16-year-olds at the sites of Porth County Community School and Tonypandy ...

Aaron Ramsey heads to the top of Cardiff Castle to take ridiculously awesome selfie as thousands line streets

He was the midfield king of Euro 2016 and now he's the king of the castle. As the Wales team arrived back in Cardiff for their homecoming party, Aaron Ramsey took to the ramparts of the castle to soak up the atmosphere, with thousands of fans down ...and more »

The ultimate cheap Cardiff pub crawl where you can visit 9 pubs for less than £30

It's been a month of celebration with Wales reaching the semi-finals of the Euro 2016 championships, and some of us might be feeling a bit light-of-wallet this weekend. But, fear not! You can still go out and enjoy this weekend with the minimum of cash.

SWP Drugs bust Fernhill Estate, Mountain Ash.

Officers in Aberdare, along with a number of partner agencies launched Operation Violet Cobra today to tackle drug related a

South Wales Police are trying to trace family in the Aberdare

South Wales Police are trying to trace family in the Aberdare area for the following gentleman who has passed away.

Media call for LEPs to be made subject to local government transparency rules

Local Enterprise Partnerships must be covered by local government transparency rules and the Freedom of Information Act “to prevent billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money being hidden from public scrutiny”, media organisation

Watch the moment Wales' heroes are welcomed home at Cardiff airport

Wales' heroes arrived home to rapturous cheers and applause at Cardiff airport after their incredible summer journey came to an end. Hundreds of singing schoolchildren lined the arrivals lounge of the capital's airport in preparation for the homecoming ...and more »

Sixteen apprenticeships created at Sidoli's new academy in Welshpool

Sixteen new apprenticeships are being created with the launch of a training academy at a successful Welshpool company which makes a huge range of artisan desserts for the food service industry. Sidoli, which employs 400 people at its Henfaes Lane ...

Police make two arrests during Cynon Valley drugs bust

Officers in Aberdare , along with a number of other partner agencies, launched Operation Violet Cobra to tackle drugs-related antisocial behaviour on the Fernhill Estate in Mountain Ash . Four warrants were executed and a number of items, including ...

Bank of England is expected to cut interest rates to a historic low

The economy could be given a post-Brexit vote boost next week as expectations mount that the Bank of England will cut interest rates to a new historic low. Bank governor Mark Carney has already signalled policymakers on the Monetary Policy Committee ...and more »

Joe Ledley's awesome farewell message to Wales as he catches private plane to marry love of his life

Cult Wales football player Joe Ledley sent a brilliant message to his team-mates and the nation as he said goodbye and headed for Ibiza to get married. Ledley will miss today's homecoming parade and party as he prepares to get married to fiancee Ruby ...and more »

Cardiff Castle to host one of the UK's first ever open air screenings of Star Wars

Star Wars fans are in for a treat when they can catch a screening of one of the nation's favourite sci-fi films at Cardiff Castle . Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be broadcast on a giant screen at the historic venue on September 18. Films from the ...and more »

The Twitter and Google data that shows how the world fell in love with Wales' Euro heroics

But don't take our word for it. Data from Twitter and Google also shows how popular Wales have been. The heat map above shows how Twitter lit up during the semi-final between Wales and Portugal. You can see how it lights up when Portugal score and at ...

This is the man who'll be driving Wales' open top bus today... and you'll never guess who his famous son is

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending EU Referendum Tata job losses Euro 2016 Wales Football Team Gareth Bale Crime · Sport. Sections Latest ...

Wales' biggest trampoline park opens in Bridgend on Saturday

A trampoline mega park is set to open in Bridgend on Saturday – becoming Wales' largest trampoline attraction to date. A £1m investment by local company Jump Jam has transformed a former Remploy factory with wall-to-wall trampoline arenas, dodgeball ...

Capacity crowd of over 32000 fans to celebrate Wales' homecoming party at Cardiff City Stadium

Wales' Euro 2016 stars will be cheered on by a capacity crowd at their homecoming celebration party at Cardiff City Stadium. The FA of Wales say more than 32,000 tickets have been snapped up for the event, which begins at 6.30pm this evening and lasts ...

Correction: Disunited Kingdom

In this Thursday, June 30, 2016 photo, a graffiti is placed on a gate sealed with bricks, inside a workshop building at the Penallta colliery in Hengoed, South Wales. Even though Wales receives hundreds of millions annually in EU funding, more than ...and more »

Escaped Lynx still at large in Dartmoor after escaping from zoo

Monmouthshire · Neath Port Talbot · Newport · Pembrokeshire · Powys · Rhondda · Pontypridd · Torfaen · Vale of Glamorgan · Wrexham. Trending EU Referendum Tata job losses Euro 2016 Wales Football Team Gareth Bale Crime · Sport. Sections Latest ...and more »

The road closures and travel advice for the Speedway in Cardiff

With more than 45 000 people heading to Cardiff for Speedway tomorrow (July 9) there will be road closures in place between 3pm and 9.30pm to cater for the crowds. Which roads will be closed? High street, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, ...

Cardiff International Food festival goers are encouraged to catch the bus to this year's event

Cardiff Bus is encouraging visitors to the Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival to use its baycar service this weekend in order to avoid traffic disruption in Cardiff Bay. From Thursday, July 7 until the end of service on July 11, the baycar ...and more »

Morning news headlines: Snipers shoot 11 police officers, killing five, at Dallas protest march; Theresa May and ...

At least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas on Thursday night, killing five officers and injuring six others, police said. Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters the snipers fired "ambush style" upon the ...and more »

Newport aim to keep noses in front in title push

An 18-point haul from their home encounter with Aberdare keeps them second in what appears to be a four-team battle at the top, Ynystawe the other contenders. Panteg lost to Penarth a fortnight ago and with a home clash with Ynystawe at the end of this ...and more »

South Wales Echo letters: Friday, July 8, 2016

It is now getting rather boring and tedious listening to debates and protests from the Remain campaign. Perhaps they should consider moving to a country where even the mention of democracy could possibly incur a prison sentence. Take for instance North ...

Wales breaking news plus live traffic, weather and M4 updates (Friday, July 8)

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 »

Nearly 300000 Welsh workers are not paid enough for a decent standard of living

Nearly 300,000 people working in Wales are not paid enough for a basic but acceptable standard of living, according to the Bevan Foundation. The think tank warns that women, people in part-time employment and workers in sectors such as retail and ...and more »

Full line

Abergavenny Food Festival has announced the full line-up for 2016 and it has a distinctively international flavour. It's taking place on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 and will once again welcome thousands of visitors to the beautiful ...and more »

Joe Ledley's wedding WILL go ahead as Wales star misses homecoming party and catches private jet to Ibiza

Joe Ledley WILL go ahead with his wedding after Wales' Euro 2016 exit – and chartered his own flight from France to make it happen. It had looked at one stage that cult hero Ledley – whose dancing celebrations captivated teammates and fans alike ...

Connah's Quay create history with debut Europa League victory

Gap Connah's Quay pulled off the best result in the club's 70-year history as they stunned Norwegian side Stabaek to reach the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. Midfielder Callum Morris was the hero for the Nomads at the Fredrikstadion ...and more »

Preparations in full swing for Roald Dahl centenary celebrations in Cardiff

Preparations are in “full swing” for the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations set to transform Cardiff into a City of the Unexpected later this year. A Royal visitor and a select few guests were treated to a preview of one feature of the celebrations on ...

Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital could lose hospital services for children

The area's health board is considering shutting as a "temporary measure" its paediatric services in either Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital or Abergavenny's Nevill Hall Hospital. The services would be moved onto one site because of staff shortages.and more »

Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies on Brexit, immigration, EU cash and Wales' future

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has urged Wales to embrace the opportunities created by last month's Brexit vote with “imagination”. Mr Davies was on the opposite side of the referendum campaign from David Cameron but now he wants the ...

Future of food production in Wales to be discussed

Creating a sustainable food system for Wales, that will help feed the population through a future of uncertain climate and political change, is the focus of a unique eve

Big Welsh Bite 2016

The Welsh Food Festival is back this summer, celebrating all the culinary delig

Genetic test could predict people at higher risk of memory problems

New research shows that a genetic ‘risk score’ may detect people at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms

MAC Girls Rugby Kit

After a successful year of playing rugby we now have over 50 girls involved in the sport in school ti

Wales captain Sam Warburton has donated Wales and Cardiff Blues kit to a charity shop

It's not every day the Welsh rugby captain swings by with a bag full of kit worn by him and his colleagues. But that's exactly what happened when Sam Warburton popped in to his local charity shop in Cardiff where he donated shirts and kit bags from ...and more »

Black and ethnic minority inmates at Cardiff Prison 'happier' than in other prisons, MP says

Cardiff Prison's black, Asian and ethnic minority inmates are 'happier' than those in other prisons, according to an MP leading a government review into racism in the justice system. On a visit to Cardiff Prison, David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham ...and more »

Abergavenny Fine Foods completes it remarkable recovery from fire to royal opening

Abergavenny Fine Foods completed a remarkable recovery when the Prince of Wales opened its new £10m Blaenavon manufacturing plant. Almost exactly one year ago the firms production facilities had been destroyed by a fire. As part of his five-day tour of ...and more »

Pontypridd fanzone was jam

Pontypridd's fanzone at Ynysangharad Park was once again full as Wales bowed out of Euro 2016 with a defeat to Portugal. Rhondda Cynon Taf council delivered on its promise to host the semi-final event if Wales beat Belgium in the quarters, when 3,000 ...and more »

Huw James announces 20 promotions at the Cardiff

The raft of internal promotions at Hugh James includes a new team of associates, senior associates and four salary partners. After joining Hugh James as a trainee in 2006, Cari Sowden-Taylor, 36, has been promoted to partner of the firm's Neurolaw team ...

The emotional footage from Wales' semi

This is a special bit of footage that shows the wonderful relationship between the Welsh team and its fans. It's the sort of noise and emotion that other national teams would only get for winning a tournament. The pride and passion from the fans is ...and more »

Roman artefacts discovered at Kirkintilloch Town Hall

Council Leader Rhondda Geekie said: "I was fascinated to hear about the Roman nail, pottery and other items discovered below the foundations of the car park. It's a timely reminder of just how much history surrounds and enriches East Dunbartonshire." ...

First Minister Carwyn Jones thanks Wales fans for being excellent ambassadors for their country

Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones has heaped praise on Wales fans for being excellent ambassadors for their country. More than 90,000 Welsh supporters flocked to France to see Chris Coleman 's side's stunning Euro 2016 run - and created an ...and more »

A new AM is refusing to stop calling First Minister Carwyn Jones a liar in the Senedd chamber

A recently-elected Assembly Member has set himself on a collision course with the institution's Presiding Officer by refusing to stop calling Carwyn Jones a liar. Plaid Cymru's Neil McEvoy has been strongly reprimanded by Presiding Officer Elin Jones ...

'They have put Wales back on the football map' How the world's media reacted to our Euro 2016 exit

The adventure is over and Wales are heading home from Euro 2016 to a heroes' welcome. A 2-0 defeat to Portugal in the semi-final in Lyon saw Welsh dreams of a final berth come to an end. But after a superb run to the last four Chris Coleman's side has ...

Dean Saunders asked by Birmingham Airport bosses to donate huge parking fee to charity

Dean Saunders will be asked by Birmingham Airport bosses to donate his parking fee to charity after the former Wales striker left his vehicle in short-stay while he attended Euro 2016. Believing Wales' participation in the tournament would be brief ...and more »

Euro 2016: Team have 'changed Welsh football forever'

Morgan Haggett, 17, of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, also watched the game in the Place de Bellecour fan zone. "What an amazing experience it has been," he said. "We can finally prove to the rugby fans - this is Wales football, you know?" The team ...

Services remember Mametz Wood and Wales' soldiers

A service of commemoration and reconciliation has been held at a memorial to Welsh soldiers killed during the battle of Mametz Wood in northern France 100 years ago. The service was led by Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan and included an address ...

Wales to honour Euro 2016 football heroes with open top bus parade and spectacular homecoming party on Friday

Wales' football stars will mark their stunning success at Euro 2016 with an open top bus tour and a public celebration event at Cardiff City Stadium on Friday. The tour of the Cardiff and homecoming party is being held to give a Welsh nation an ...

Homeowners and children evacuated following deliberate arson attack in Cardiff

Firefighters evacuated 11 people, including five children, from their homes on Wednesday night after a mattress was deliberately set on fire and a gas main was damaged inside the property. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to ...and more »

These are the most expensive homes sold in Wales in May

May was a busy month for sales of dream homes in Wales, although all of the top ten are in South Wales stretching from Monmouthshire to Swansea. Penarth keeps up its regular appearances in the monthly list and illustrates the town's enduring popularity ...

Seven moments from Wales' epic Euro 2016 journey that explain why Europe fell in love with our nation

It has been an incredible journey that will never be forgotten either in Wales or across Europe. On and off the pitch, the exploits of Chris Coleman's team and the fans following them has charmed the contintent. Without any shadow of a doubt, it has ...

Police call off search for 'unidentified body' buried in forestry who could be named Nathan or Michael

The search for an unidentified body buried in forestry as part of a murder investigation in North Wales has been called off. Police believe the person buried is an adult male from the Wrexham area whose first name is Nathan or Michael. Detectives and ...and more »

Tata Steel is to 'pause' the sale of its Port Talbot steelworks

Tata Steel is to pause the sale of its UK businesses, including Port Talbot, according to BBC reports. Tata is apparently not as keen to rush a sale due to rising steel prices and government incentives. The news leaves the UK Tata workforce's future ...and more »

There will be no tears for Wales, this Euro 2016 adventure will live in our hearts and minds forever

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 »

Severe staff shortages in neonatal units are putting Wales' sickest babies at risk, report reveals

Wales' sickest babies could be put at risk due to the “incredible pressure” placed on neonatal services, a stark new report has concluded. Research published in an extensive study by leading charity Bliss has found a “severe shortage” of neonatal ...and more »

Thank you, Wales, for everything you've made us feel

Wales fans cheered on their side as their adventure came to an end. It's been an incredible journey. The dream is over. But it's been a journey like no other. And it's swept up everyone along the way. There's no one in Wales who hasn't been part of it ...

The remarkable moment thousands of Wales fans spill onto the streets of Cardiff to sing in defiance

But far from letting heartbreak overshadow what had come before, the overriding emotion among Wales supporters was won of utter pride. And this was the special moment thousands of supporters flocked onto the streets outside the Principality Stadium to ...

Wales fans as loud and proud in defeat as Ronaldo's genius makes the difference: 5 things we learned

Wales' Euro 2016 adventure is finally over after Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani scored the goals to condemn Chris Coleman's side to a 2-0 semi-final defeat. But even in defeat there was much to celebrate as the Welsh fans stood as one until the end.

Celebrity Cup fever hits the Celtic Manor as Gethin Jones launches his own charity initiative

What better way to spend a Saturday than watching some of the country's top golf-loving celebs hit the green at the Celtic Manor at the 2016 Celebrity Cup? Stars confirmed for this year's tournament include Rob Brydon, Denise van Outen, Anton du Beke, ...

The spine

There wasn't a player in sight. But this spine-tingling rendition of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau rang around the Principality Stadium. More than 27,000 fans are watching Wales' Euro 2016 semi-final against Portugal. With roads closed and a sea of red shirts ...

Prince George and Princess Charlotte get customised Wales shirts during grandad's visit to country

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been given customised Welsh football kits during their grandfather's royal visit to Wales. Prince Charles was accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall on his Welsh tour, where they stopped in the town of ...and more »

Hospitals dealt with more than 800 dog bites over two years in Wales

Hospitals in Wales treated more than 800 people for dog bites over a two-year period, new NHS figures have shown. At a time of increasing compensation claims, the high level of incidents has led to calls for dog owners to take greater responsibility ...

Carers struggling to access rights under Care Act: report

The Care Act 2014 has made little difference to the lives of some 5.4m unpaid carers, a review has found.

Racist graffiti has been painted on the front door of a refugee family's home in Cardiff

Racists painted the words “Muslims are scum” on the front door of a refugee family's new home in Cardiff , stabbed knives into their front lawn, and threw onions at the windows. The Egyptian family of six – a husband and wife and their four children ...and more »

Here's what people on the streets of Paris think of the Welsh

PARIS, 6July 2016 – As Chris Coleman famously said, 'We need to stop thinking of ourselves as little old Wales'. Wales may be the smallest country ever to make it this far in a major football tournament, but their success is testament to big thinking ...and more »

Prince George and Princess Charlotte get their own Wales shirts after their grandfather's visit to Wales

The Royal tour, which included a visit to the Lido's exhibition centre and the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the visit, ended at the front of the lido building – where Ian Rees, 53, from Aberdare , spoke to Prince Charles about Wales' Euro 2016 ...and more »

These fans on their way to watch Wales play Portugal in the semi

Ready to watch Wales take on Portugal in their historic semi-final, these passengers couldn't help but break into song. The Wales fans on their way to Lyon erupt into a rousing rendition of the national anthem while on board their plane from Manchester.and more »

From the casts of Sherlock and Hinterland to Catherine Zeta Jones here are the stars wishing Wales luck

The world of TV and celebrity turned Welsh to wish the national squad the very best of luck ahead of their semi-final game against Portugal tonight. The cast and crew of both Sherlock and Hinterland were enthusiastic in their support of Chris Coleman's ...and more »

The massive dragon that appeared outside a Welsh castle is going on tour around Wales

It has also been brought to life through animation in support of the Wales football team ahead of their historic Euro 2016 game against Portugal . The film, released by the Welsh Government's historic environment service Cadw on the day of the semi ...

A 200 million

A life-size reconstruction of the Welsh dinosaur Dracoraptor hangani can be seen perched on a rock alongside the museum's other dinosaurs in the Evolution of Wales gallery at National Museum Cardiff. The bones of the Welsh dinosaur Dracoraptor hanigani ...

This woman got a 48

This Welsh woman was given a 48-hour pass from her English husband so she could travel from Toronto just to watch the match at the Cardiff fanzone. Originally from Wrexham, Leisha Vaughan-Humphreys has travelled more than 3,000 miles from her home ...

Hundreds of proud schoolchildren show their support for Wales as footballers inspire next generation

Hundreds of schoolchildren from Wales have shown just how much they have been inspired by the nation's footballers as they sent messages of support to the team ahead of tonight's Euro 2016 semi-final against Portugal. The entire school and nursery at ...and more »

Church pays victim almost £60000 in compensation after he was sexually abused by a former vicar

The Church in Wales has paid nearly £60,000 in compensation to a victim of sex abuse by a paedophile vicar – believed to be the largest payment made by an Anglican church. Officials at the Church in Wales admitted a failure to properly supervise ...and more »

This Morning started with Welsh credits and welcome today as everyone gets behind Wales

This Morning started with Welsh credits and a Welsh welcome today as everyone gets behind Wales. Presenter Phillip Schofield had a go at welcoming viewers in Welsh as he and Holly Willoughby introduced a very special edition. To mark tonight's historic ...and more »

Iraq War: Welsh serviceman killed in the conflict

He was aged 28, from Mountain Ash in Rhondda Cynon Taff. He was killed on 28 June, 2007. Cpl Joszko died alongside Privates Scott Kennedy, 20, from Oakley, Dunfermline and James Kerr, 20, from Cowdenbeath of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The ...and more »

Complaints against the Welsh NHS have risen, new Ombudsman figures reveal

Complaints made against Welsh NHS bodies to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales have risen over the past year, new figures have revealed. The Ombudsman's 2015/16 annual report showed that there were 798 health body complaints in the past ...and more »

Cardiff office space lettings up 36% as HMRC signs largest deal of the year

Office space lettings in Cardiff for 2016 are up by 36% on the same time last year, according to new figures revealed by Cooke & Arkwright. The commercial property agent has just secured the largest deal of the year with HM Revenue and Customs ...

Principality Stadium fanzone in Cardiff now SOLD OUT as extra 7500 tickets snapped up in 30 minutes

The additional 7,500 free tickets for tonight's Euro 2016 fanzone at the Principality Stadium have been snapped in just half an hour. It was announced yesterday evening that extra tickets to watch Wales' semi-final against Portugal on the giant screen ...