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Monday | BBC News

Beany's tattoos to help child walk

How does a man called Captain Beany who has painted himself orange and turned his home into a shrine to baked beans celebrate a landmark birthday? Barry Kirk, from Port Talbot, is having 60 beans tattooed on his head as he turns 60 to raise funds to help a child with cerebral palsy learn to walk.

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Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Monday | IcNetwork

Welsh Government agrees 5.5m deal for affordable housing development on Swansea waterfront

The site will be used to build an array of one and two-bedroom homes, as well as 27 four-bedroom family properties The Welsh Government has sold off a site of Swansea Waterfront for a A 5.5m affordable housing development - with building due to start in two years time.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

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Wales becomes first UK nation to approve a cannabis-based drug for Multiple Sclerosis sufferers

Wales has become the first country in the UK to approve a cannabis-based drug for sufferers of multiple sclerosis.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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Work progressing on 7.3m bridge linking both sides of Baglan Energy Park

The completed bridge will cross the railway lines and sidings currently separating Brunel Way and Central Avenue at the Park Work is progressing on a bridge which will link both sides of Baglan Energy Park in Neath Port Talbot and is on track to open in March next year.

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The Trip heads from Italy to US as more Welsh talent step up for the Fall

Rob Brydon's Trip to Italy opens in US cinemas tomorrow. A number of other Welsh actors are about to head Stateside for the Fall season too, finds Chris Pyke While Rob Brydon's Trip to Italy opens in US cinemas, a number of Welsh actors are set to lead the TV schedules this autumn too.

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Biker seriously injured after his quad hits a wall in Port Talbot

A South Wales Police spokesman said the rider of a Yamaha quad bike suffered serious head injuries after coming into collision with a wall.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

This is South Wales

Motor neurone service's launch will be tonic for patients

TREATMENT for motor neurone disease sufferers at a Swansea hospital is set to become more convenient with the launch of a new service.

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This is South Wales

Test drilling for methane: The debate

And with more plans to test drill for Methane Gas being submitted across the Swansea Bay area, Rachel Moses-Lloyd looked at the arguments.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

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Police are searching for a 16-year-old teen missing from Briton Ferry

Police in Neath Port Talbot are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of 16-year-old Timothy Bright who has been reported missing.

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Tata Steel applies to Planning Inspectorate for power station at Port Talbot plant

Indian steel company Tata looks for permission for power station fuelled by gases generated as a by-product of the steel making process Tata, which last month confirmed it would be shedding 400 jobs from its Port Talbot steel works, submitted a report to Neath Port Talbot Council in October last year confirming its intention to apply to the ... (more)

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

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Ammanford defeat Dafen to consolidate title ambitions

Dafen won the toss and elected to bat before setting a target of 118, with Chris Randall top scoring for the hosts with 50. Craig Maloney was the most potent in attack for the visitors, capturing 4-27 Pacemakers Ammanford remain on course to clinch the Division One title as they claimed a hard-fought three-wicket win at Dafen.

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Could a city region provide light at the end of the tunnel for South...

Could a city region provide light at the end of the tunnel for South East Wales? Former Bridgend Council leader Jeff Jones thinks so Everything from planning to education and healthcare could be better run under a city region including all 10 authorities in South East Wales says Jeff Jones At their last council meetings before the summer recess ... (more)

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

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'My life's been robbed and there's not a lot to look...

Lung cancer patient Martyn Bowden spent his working life inhaling poisonous fumes as he shovelled 17 tonnes of coal into coke ovens every day.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

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Time for Richard Burton to be remembered with a major statue

On the 30th anniversary of Richard Burton's death, columnist Robin Turner calls for a new physical reminder to be It was 30 years ago this week that Richard Burton, who despite being born into a crowded family of 12 in Port Talbot's Afan Valley became one of the most famous Welshmen to walk the planet, died in Switzerland from a cerebral ... (more)

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

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Cocaine and heroin gang from Liverpool jailed for Swansea drugs plot

Members of a Liverpool crime gang have been sentenced to a total of more than 18 years for supplying hard drugs in Swansea Members of a "well-organised" crime gang who conspired to flood the streets of Swansea with class A drugs including heroin and cocaine have been sentenced to a total of more than 18 years in jail at Swansea Crown Court.

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Simon saddles up for nine-hour commute by bike

So imagine how Simon Mansfield felt the day he decided to get from his home near Cardigan to his desk in Port Talbot and back again - by bike.

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Masters of Sex's Lizzy Caplan: 'I thought I caused Michael...

Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan has told a chat show in the US about her first sex scene with Port Talbot's Michael Sheen Actress Lizzy Caplan has told an American talk show how she thought her first sex scene with Michael Sheen in the TV hit Masters of Sex was so nerve wracking it made the Welsh actor vomit.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

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National Eisteddfod: Joella Price named learner of the year

Joella Price from Cardiff has been named the 2014 Welsh Learner of the Year at the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli Joella Price from Cardiff has been named the 2014 Welsh Learner of the Year at the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

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Work progressing on 13.4m Aberavon Leisure Centre set to become 21st century facility to be proud of

Corban Investments and its contractor, Heron Bros Ltd. has started construction with work expected to be completed by the end of 2015 Developer Corban Investments and its contractor, Heron Bros Ltd. has started construction of the A 13.4m leisure centre which is being built next to to Reel Cinema and expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

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Neville Wilshire, one of the great survivors

Neville Wilshire picked himself up from the depths of failure to found the Save Britain Money group, Chris Kelsey writes Neville Wilshire picked himself up from the depths of failure to found the Save Britain Money group, Chris Kelsey writes As I walk through the doors of the Save Britain Money contact centre in Cardiff owner Neville Wilshire is ... (more)

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