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3 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Michael Sheen to film account of Chartists' story

An hour-long programme, due to be aired next year, it will follow the actor along the route of the Chartist march to Newport in 1839, which ended in the Chartist Uprising of 1839, in which 22 protesters died. Frost/Nixon and The Masters of Sex star, who was born in Newport and raised in Port Talbot, is not shy about his interest in Welsh political history.

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7 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Business leaders in Wales say "no" to the uncertainty they...

Business leaders in Wales have said they would be against an independent Scotland due to the uncertainty it would create. Ahead of this week's historic vote, retailers, accountants and manufacturers have all said they believe a vote for independence would create an uncertain economic environment.

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11 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Two men killed in Neath Port Talbot crash named by police

South Wales Police have named the two men killed in a car crash at Old Road, Baglan, Port Talbot at the weekend Two men who died in a road collision in Baglan, Port Talbot, at the weekend have been named by South Wales Police. The two occupants of the black Ford Focus which crashed into a wall at Old Road, Baglan, were 27-year-old Patrick "Paddy" James Casey and 17-year-old Martin Dean Casey, both from the Leicestershire area.

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13 hrs ago | This is South Wales

Appeal for information after Sandfields, Port Talbot assault

Police are now appealing for information after the 50-year-old was assaulted by the suspect in Sandfields on Saturday night. A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "The incident happened outside Morgannwg House flats in Dalton Road at around 11.15pm.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

IcNetwork

Former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain challenges David Cameron over impact of spending cuts on councils

Neath MP's stinging letter to the Prime Minister chastises the 'devastating effect' of Government cuts on ability of local authorities to provide services David Cameron has been warned by former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain that continuing to slash budgets for local authorities will have irreversible consequences and leave councils with the bare minimum of services. Mr Hain's intervention comes as local authorities look to make further savings to plug their budget deficits with Neath Port Talbot alone looking at a cut of between A 50m and A 60m on top of the A 30m already taken out in the last five years.

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Sky News

Scot Vote Boosts Welsh Independence Support

With the big vote in Scotland just days away, there also appears to be more interest in the possibility of Wales going it alone. Traditionally levels of interest in independence for Wales have been around 10-15%, but the latest poll found it now stands at 17%.

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Mirror.co.uk

Meet the Bronies: Men who can't stop watching My Little Pony cartoons

The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series is aimed at children, particularly little girls, but has become an unexpected smash hit with millions of grown men The legion of male fans of the animation, which is aimed at children - particularly young girls - has grown so large they even have their own nickname 'Bronies.' Millions of grown men are now known to enjoy watching the My Little Pony characters, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and Applejack cantering across their screens every week.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Computer And Video Games

History Lesson: Dragon 32, the Welsh computer

Take a look at the Dragon 32, Swansea toy company Mettoy's knee-jerk attempt to get some loving as the ZX81 and VIC-20 started cascading into British homes. Mettoy's source of inspiration was an odd one: Tandy's American TRS-80 Color Computer, or CoCo to some of its fans.

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Sky News

Scottish Referendum: Camps Woo The Undecided

Sky's Joe Tidy finds voters in Scotland who are yet to make up their mind being intensely targeted with just days to go. Depending on which poll you look at there are between 7% and 23% of Scottish voters who are yet to make up their minds on independence.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sky News

Scotland Debate Energises Welsh Politics

Politics is something many people had given up on but now they seem to have found their voice again, writes Sky's Tom Parmenter. People want their say.

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IcNetwork

Two men have died after a 'serious' smash in Neath Port Talbot

A black Ford Focus left the A48 and crashed on Old Road near to a McDonalds restaurant on Saturday, about 4am. South Wales Police officers investigating the incident would like to speak to anybody who may have seen the black Ford Focus prior to the collision as it travelled eastbound, from the direction of Ammanford, along the M4, and then as it travelled along Britton Ferry bridge.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Newsday

VIDEO: Theatre climbs high for farm show

An unusual theatrical performance is underway on the slopes of Snowdon, where the audience is invited on a 6km hike to see the work of sheep farmers interpreted in music, poetry and dance. which has brought The Passion to the streets of Port Talbot and recently the Battle of the Somme to a wood in Monmouthshire.

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IcNetwork

Man who died in Neath house fire was hoarder who lived among piles of papers, suitcases and bottles

The man, in his 60s, died in a blaze at a home in London Road on Thursday morning. The fire engulfed his living room and saw thick smoke billowing out of the window.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

This is South Wales

Leaders unite in plea for rethink

THE leader of Carmarthenshire Council is calling on AMs and MPs to support a countrywide plea to the Welsh Government about budget cuts. Councillor Kevin Madge was one of the 22 Welsh council leaders who signed a letter outlining their "very serious concerns for the future".

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IcNetwork

Amazon to create up to 5,000 jobs with launch of London office

The firm, which runs a major distribution centre in Neath Port Talbot , will provide capacity for more than 5,000 London employees as it continues to invest, expand and create jobs within the UK. "We have already invested well over A 1bn and created more than 7,000 permanent jobs across the UK," said Christopher North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk Ltd .

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Milford Mercury

Man arrested after 'assault' on Pembrokeshire train

An incident on a train travelling out of Pembrokeshire on Monday evening led to the arrest by police of a 32-year-old man. Police were called to Narberth railway station at 10.20pm following a report of an assault on a woman on board the train.

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This is South Wales

Council staff should not be paid after criminal convictions,...

Swansea Council paid nearly A 14,500 to staff who had recently been convicted of a criminal offence before taking disciplinary action last year. SWANSEA Council paid out nearly A 14,500 last year to staff who had recently been convicted of a criminal offence before taking disciplinary action - but stressed in certain cases its hands were tied.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

IcNetwork

Dylan Thomas Centenary: Michael Sheen to direct and star in New York production of Under Milk Wood

Richard Burton's actress daughter Kate will appear alongside the Masters of Sex star in a special performance at the theatre where the play premiered Michael Sheen will direct and perform in a special New York production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood at the theatre where the play was premiered 51 years ago. The Port Talbot-born star will be joined on stage by Kate Burton - daughter of stage and screen legend Richard - in the play next month to mark the centenary of the Swansea poet's birth.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Canada.com

Words of love worth thousand pictures: Liz Taylor love note goes on sale for $56,000

In a week in which today's Hollywood giants have found themselves exposed via the circulation of private iCloud images, voyeurism of an emotional variety has been no less in evidence. For a poignant love missive from Elizabeth Taylor to Richard Burton is about to go on sale.

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This is South Wales

Skewen set to be lit up by Christmas lights as councillors agree...

COUNCILLORS in Skewen said they didn't want to be Scrooges after agreeing to foot the cost of Christmas lighting in the village this year. Members of Coedffranc Community Council agreed to spent 2,951 on the installation of the lighting for the festive season, and an estimated further 3,553 for the electricity cost during the month of December.

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