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Principality Stadium Football Matches Return

International football will return to Principality Stadium for Wales’ October International Challenge Match against Spain. Wales have not played at the Cardiff city centre-based stadium since 2011 and the match against Julen Lopetegui’s Spain on Thursday, 11 October provides a fantastic opportunity to watch this mouth-watering encounter. Jonathan Ford, FAW [… more]

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#MentalHealthMinute

We joined up with over 300 radio stations across the UK at 10:59 this morning (15th May) to play an important message. If you missed it, take a watch/listen at what was said… Mental Health Awareness Week – 14th-20th May

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Garth Olwg Victorious

Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg’s under 15s girls’ soccer team secured a tremendous victory in the Welsh Schools Football Cup Final on Saturday (12 May) in Oswestry.  The team played Ysgol Bro Myrddin in the prestigious event at The New Saints FC football ground and came away with a 1-0 win [… more]

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Keeping Pets Safe in the Sun

Pet owners are being urged to keep their furry friends safe in the sun this summer – RSPCA Cymru received 21 calls from across Wales during Bank Holiday Monday (7th May) expressing concern over the welfare of animals – mostly dogs (14 calls) in the heat. The other calls with [… more]

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Wayne Evans Calls Time

Pontypridd scrum half Wayne Evans has decided to hang up his boots for good at the end of the current season, bringing to a close an illustrious playing career. The decision to retire was made out of necessity rather than choice for Evans following a fractured leg which he incurred [… more]

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Cardiff Road Resurfacing work

(Picture – Facebook – Martin Fidler Jones) There’ll be resurfacing work taking place along Cardiff Road between Upper Boat and Hawthorn next week. Starting on Monday (14th May) and lasting for 5 days, there’ll be temporary lights in place to control traffic between 8am-4pm whilst the work is carried out. [… more]

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Benefit for Communities

This month Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May) is focusing on stress as an underlying cause of problems with mental health. Many of the community projects which successfully seek Big Lottery Fund grants offer opportunities to address stress directly and indirectly. The Mental Health Foundation emphasises the importance [… more]

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Broadway Burst Water Main **Now clear**

**UPDATE** 15:30 road open – confirmed by RCT Council Please note, the southbound carriageway on the Broadway, Pontypridd, has now reopened – following a burst water main this morning. All bus routes will resume as normal. Posted by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council on Friday, 11 May 2018 Original Story posted at [… more]

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Cardiff City Parade Planned

There’ll be an open-top bus parade this Sunday (13th May) to celebrate Cardiff City’s promotion back to the Premier League. The team who finished 2nd in the Championship will see a return to footballs top-flight for the 2018/2019 season after a four year absence. The bus will leave the Cardiff City [… more]

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Car Free Day – This Sunday

Cardiff will host its biggest ever “car-free day” when the city centre will close 14 of its roads​​​​​​ ​to all traffi​c​​​​​​this Sunday (13th May 2018). A variety of free, family-friendly on-street entertainment and activities are planned for Castle Street and Kingsway which will include: BMX stunt riders Live music and performances [… more]

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Rugby League 2018 Season

Wales Rugby League’s domestic leagues kick off their 16th season on Saturday 12th May with matches at four different levels. Valley Cougars are the defending champions of the Premier League, having won a dramatic final in Cardiff last year and as such, they hosted the season launch last Friday where players posed [… more]

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