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Nikita Greedy, 13, who suffers from cerebral palsy, has made strides since she started at St Illtyd's Catholic High School, in Rumney, Cardiff Mum, Jennifer Greedy with daughter Nikita, who goes to St Illtyds catholic school, Cardiff. Nikita has cerebral palsy, and has a specialised chair at school which needs to be repaired and they have been waiting over 12 weeks for it to be done.
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Living in Splott at the time the 52-year-old remembers looking at the ships, marvelling at their size and how they were made of steel - when he believed boats to be built from wood. "I only found out later that most children can't recall much from before their fifth birthday, but I was amazed that these boats were black and they floated," he explains.
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A 45-year-old man has died after colliding with a car outside the Morning Star Hotel in Llantrisant Road, Pontypridd. The collision involved a Blue Audi A3 car and the pedestrian, who was taken to University Hospital Wales in Cardiff, where he died from his injuries.
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The mayoral role of Councillor John Watts, who represents Ystrad in Rhondda, will continue to be undertaken by deputy mayor Barry Stephens Councillor John Watts, who is RCT's 'first citizen' and represents Ystrad in the Rhondda, began his year-long term as the county borough's mayor in May. His mayoral role is now being undertaken by deputy mayor Councillor Barry Stephens, and this will continue "for the time-being," according to a council statement issued today.
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Prepare yourself for a host of new drama at theatres across the area this autumn, as the Rhondda Cynon Taff cultural services launch their Act 8 Drama Season. From Shakespeare to Dylan Thomas and comedy to tragedy, the Park and Dare Theatre in Treorchy is boasting a wide range of productions starting with Pontardawe Arts Centre's production of the Merchant of Venice on Monday, September 29. Act 8 also includes Theatre Iolo's Adventure In the Skintrade as part of the Dylan Thomas Centenary.
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The cast from the pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk which will be performed at theatres across Rhondda Cynon Taff over Christmas Young performers are invited to audition for the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk to be performed at theatres across the county borough this Christmas. Following last year's record breaking pantomime Peter Pan, Rhondda Cynon Taff cultural services are now preparing for this year's show at The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare, and The Park and Dare Theatre, Treorchy.
Mark Alexander, Bill Taylor-Beales, Luke Rice, Sam Worthington, Helen Bur and Dan Green at the mural in Cranbrook Street, Cathays, Cardiff A gigantic mural now covers what was an "ugly, graffiti-ridden wall" thanks to a transformational art project which came to fruition over the weekend. Residents, artists and councillors joined together for around eight hours a day - from Friday to Sunday - to paint the mural on a 101-metre high wall on Cranbrook Street in Cathays, Cardiff.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Joshua Davies has opened up on the accident that broke his spine in four places A teenager who was left paralysed after plunging from a 50ft bridge in South Wales has opened up on his ordeal for the first time. In an exclusive interview, speaking from his bed at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales, the 18-year-old told us: "The last thing I remember is a stone hitting my foot and then I slipped and fell."
The fight to save one of Wales' most important coal era buildings has stepped up - after the company behind refurbishment plans went into liquidation. Labour MP Stephen Doughty is forming an action group aimed at saving the historic, but long-neglected, Coal Exchange in Cardiff.
Little Ava Jones, six, was diagnosed with dysgerminoma in May and has now undergone five rounds of chemotherapy. Now her friends and family want to show her some Disneyland magic It was the birthday present that no little girl wants but for Ava Jones spent her sixth birthday having chemotherapy as she bravely battles cancer.
The Welsh capital's deputy Lord Mayor Ali Ahmed issued an unreserved apology and admitted he is considering resigning over the issue. LONDON The Welsh capital's deputy Lord Mayor Ali Ahmed, who recently said that Hamas was only firing "toy rockets" at Israel, issued an unreserved apology and admitted he is considering resigning over the issue.
The man, who has not been named, was holidaying on the island with members of his family when the incident occurred. It is believed he went into the water at the north end of the island to bring a log ashore when he got into difficulties.
Tackling one 52-mile cycling challenge wasn't enough for a team of dedicated fundraisers who decided to complete it twice in memory of a toddler who died of a rare genetic condition. His dad Andrew Evans, from Pontprennau, Cardiff, and his Oscar's Army team cycled from Cardiff to Brecon last Saturday before getting on their bikes again to tackle Ty Hafan's popular Taff Trail cycling challenge which finished in Bute Park, Cardiff.
The group's operation was stopped as they brought what police believe was at least their 11th stash of the class B drug into South Wales from Bristol. The ringleader for the Cardiff wing of the operation was 29-year-old Adam Tajul from Rennie Street in Cardiff.
Musically talented pupils have received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at Disneyland Paris after winning a worldwide competition. Aged between six and 11, the youngsters from both Stagecoach Theatre Arts Pontypridd and the Valleys Junior Choir wowed judges at the competition with their combination of Disney classics, modern ballads and pop songs.
It's Roald Dahl Day on Saturday and we're celebrating with a splendiferous A to Z of the Cardiff-born author Roald always seemed like a funny name for a British author to have, but baby Roald was named for polar explorer Roald Amundsen, a national hero in Norway at the time, where Roald's parents were from. It's been said that the family, including Roald's sisters Astri, Alfhild and Else, spoke Norwegian at home, and Roald mentions Norway in many of his books, most notably The Witches, where the main character goes to live with his Norwegian grandmother.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:27 pm
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