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August 2016

This trader has been refused a license to sell ice cream on Penarth Pier despite 11 years of trying

A Penarth Pier coffee bar owner is fighting to be allowed to sell ice cream – in a bid to overturn 11 years of rules restricting its sale. For most daytrippers, no visit to the genteel Victorian pier is complete without a refreshing ice cream cornet ...and more »

Organ transplants have increased 24% since Wales' unique opt

The number of lives being saved or improved by organ transplants has risen 24% since the introduction of Wales' unique opt-out registration . The number of living donors in Wales rose by 20% to 49 over the last financial year, and there was a 7 ...and more »

Cardiff teenager Kiran Carlson takes five

Off-spinner Kiran Carlson took five for 28 on his first-class debut as Glamorgan bowled Northamptonshire out for 269 on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash. It was a remarkable introduction for the 18-year-old ...and more »

Body found in Didcot Power Station wreckage where a Welshman has been missing for more than six months

A body has been recovered from a collapsed boiler house at a power station where a Welshman has been missing for more than six months. The families of three men, including 34-year-old Chris Huxtable, from Swansea , missing since the disaster in ...and more »

Man and woman hauled to safety after Glyntaff cat rescue

Two people from Rhondda Cynon Taff who climbed onto a riverbank to rescue a cat then had to be rescued themselves. Firefighters were called to Cardiff Road, Glyntaff, near Pontypridd, just after 09:00 BST. The fire service said the man and woman had ...

15 pictures of Swansea parks that show how lucky we are to live here

We're so lucky to live in a city so close to the beaches of Gower , but Swansea 's parks are also very special. They are wonderful whatever the season, as these pictures prove. Clyne Gardens. Gareth Lovering Photography Clyne Gardens in Swansea.

Man charged with sexual assault after 'high

A man has been charged with a sexual assault after a high-profile arrest in Cardiff. Bill Power, 49, was taken into custody following an incident at Pethybridge Road in the Ely area of the city on Saturday. A police negotiator and armed officers were ...

£2m project to replace nine miles of gas pipes in Cardiff suburb

Over the next 15 months, nine miles of gas pipes will be replaced in one Cardiff suburb. During the rest of 2016 and into next year, there will be a £2m project in Rhiwbina to switch old metal gas pipes to plastic ones. Wales and West Utilities say it ...

School absences fall to record low in Wales, figures show

Figures show Wrexham, Flintshire, Powys, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Monmouthshire all saw slight increases in the unauthorised absences last year,. The figures also show pupils eligible for free ...

A man has died after two people went overboard and had to be rescued from the sea

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Excitement builds as Tour of Britain prepares to roll in to Gloucestershire

The riders on the 120.9 mile stage between Aberdare and Bath are expected to reach Gloucestershire at 12.32pm at the earliest, with a category 2 climb up Stowe Hill near Coleford at 12.37pm. After heading through Coleford there will be another category ...and more »

This 1930s Cardiff home which is frozen in time is for sale through sealed bids

There are no electric wall sockets, there's no gas central heating, and in some rooms there's no plaster on the damp patches on the walls. But there are original features galore that make this 1930s Cardiff home untouched by time an absolute jewel in ...

Train operators are trying out a new queuing method for major events in Cardiff which will see passengers have to ...

A new train queuing system is being trialled this weekend after the latest major event to take place at Cardiff's Principality Stadium. But passengers trying to get home from Monster Jam on Saturday have been warned they could still have to wait up to ...and more »

The leader of Bridgend council Mel Nott announces he will stand down

Councillor Mel Nott has been leader of the local authority for eight years and a councillor since 1992. Coun Nott will step down at a council meeting on October 5 and will not stand in local government elections due to be held in 2017. A new leader for ...and more »

Swansea live micro distillery and restaurant scheme to create 40 jobs

The redevelopment of 1 York Street will see Wales' first live micro distillery, producing gin and rum and the Fancy a Rum? bar expand its capacity. Shares; Comments. Get business news by email. David Bellis, David Atkins, Dai Wakely and Clive Atkins ...and more »

£1 million Swansea micro distillery and restaurant plan to create 40 jobs

The redevelopment of 1 York Street will see Wales' first live micro distillery, producing gin and rum and the Fancy a Rum? bar expand its capacity. Shares; Comments. Get business news by email. David Bellis, David Atkins, Dai Wakely and Clive Atkins ...and more »

The crushing verdict from New Zealand that shreds Warren Gatland's Wales and the Regional system

Wales 'demise' should serve as a warning to Australia unless they arrest their current meltdown. That's the verdict of one Kiwi commentator who, in a disparaging article for the New Zealand Herald , has underlined how Wales no longer present a danger ...and more »

Everything you need to know about Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station as Horizon opens new consultation

A company hoping to build a new nuclear power station on Anglesey has invited the public to have their say on its latest plans. Horizon Nuclear Power, owned by the Japanese giant Hitachi, has today opened the second stage of public consultations on the ...and more »

A glorious summer? This August in Cardiff has been the joint

Exclusive WalesOnline analysis of the data published on Weather Underground shows that the average temperature at Cardiff Airport this month was 17°C. This was the joint-warmest average temperature of any August at the city's airport in the past decade ...

Police appeal to tourists who may have witnessed serious assault on the Great Orme

A man was seriously injured after being attacked by two men on the Great Orme in Llandudno . Police believe there would have been several tourists in the area who could have witnessed the attack. The victim was left with injuries to his arm and leg ...