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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.
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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."
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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.
Paul Boyle, 38, is accused of fatally stabbing 52-year-old Kenneth McNeill at a flat in the city's Dumbarton Road, Yoker, on 15 May this year. During an appearance at the High Court in Glasgow Mr Boyle denied the charges.
Conviction of James Oag and Endaf Williams came after police found ecstasy and cocaine in a safe and A 5,000 cash in coat pocket Two dads-to-be appeared in the dock after police found a safe containing drugs in the home of one and A 5,000 of drugs money in the coat of the other. Prosecutor Julian Greenwood said officers were on their way to search Oag's then-home at Poplar Road in Fairwater, Cardiff, in December last year when they saw him driving.
The University of South Wales' board of governors met on Monday and unanimously agreed to close the Caerleon Campus following a consultation of the university's whole estate. They say the decision to end courses at the campus which includes the iconic 100-year-old former Monmouthshire Training College is due to the steady decline of students.
A Cynon Valley author will host an Open Doors event at St Gwynno's Church in Llanwonno, on Saturday afternoon, September 20, to coincide with the unveiling of a Blue Plaque. From 2.30pm Gary Marsh, of Mountain Ash, will be exploring the links between St Gwynno, the 12th Century saint, and the legendary Welsh runner Guto Nyth Bran.
The First Minister announced a reshuffle of the Welsh Government cabinet, which was described as "the same old tired faces" by the Welsh Conservatives Former Education Minister Leighton Andrews has made a dramatic return to frontline Welsh politics in a surprise Welsh Government reshuffle. The controversial Rhondda Assembly Member was handed the role of leading reform of local government reorganisation and public service reform as the head of a new Public Services ministry.
From noisy newcomers like Tiny Rebel to farm-based brewers like Bluestone Brewing, the Welsh beer-brewing scene is lively and well worth raising a glass to The Welsh brewing scene is an ever-expanding hotbed of creativity responsible for producing beers which can hold their own against anything the rest of the UK has to offer. From the well-established Brains and Otley to noisy newcomers like Tiny Rebel, farm-based brewers like Bluestone Brewing and even community projects like Cwrw Ial, here are just some of the best.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:16 pm
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