Emily Gadd

ITV Wales Online Journalist
Emily Gadd has written 7 posts for ITV Wales blog

Pony trek: The journey so far

This double-act has been hitting the headlines all week – not only across Wales but even as far as America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The mystery man and his pony sidekick have been spotted this week in various Wrexham locations, including a train station, the high street, several pubs, a petrol station – … Continue reading

One girl’s first football match – the aftermath

It was the first football match I’d ever attended, and before Cardiff City’s championship play-off against Reading on Tuesday I was jokingly called a ‘glory supporter’ by friends. By the time the final whistle blew, I was a ‘bad luck charm’. I never did get to see that eagerly-anticipated Ayatollah. The Bluebirds were defeated 0-3 … Continue reading

What’s an Ayatollah? One girl’s first football match

For years, I had merely a cursory knowledge of football and all to do with it. Granted, I knew the offside rule – demonstrated to me over dinner using salt and pepper shakers and a garden pea – but to say I was sketchy on the finer points of the game is an understatement of … Continue reading

Rhondda footballer, 16, signed up by favourite team Manchester United

A Rhondda teenager has scored the ultimate goal after being signed by his favourite football team. Talented footballer Declan Dalley, 16, has supported Manchester United his entire life, along with the rest of his family – including his late father, Michael. He will now take to the pitch himself wearing the famous red jersey after … Continue reading

David Hasselhoff having a ‘terrific time’ in Wales with new girlfriend

Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has recently been seeing a lot more of Wales than he bargained for, thanks to his new Welsh girlfriend. The actor met 31-year-old Hayley Roberts, from Glynneath, while filming Britain’s Got Talent auditions in Cardiff. Romance blossomed and the two have since been spotted in and around Swansea, enjoying trips to … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s disease: Breakthrough in research brings fresh hope to thousands

News that Cardiff University researchers have uncovered five new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease will be welcomed by hundreds of thousands of people across Britain. The discovery, made by Professor Julie Williams and her team, doubles the number of identified genes linked to Alzheimer’s to 10. It could help scientists better understand what causes the … Continue reading

Dylan Thomas: A literary crisis in Swansea?

Question: What do Michael Sheen, Russell T. Davies, Cerys Matthews and Carol Ann Duffy have in common? Answer: a) They’re Celtic  b) They have a way with words  c) They’ve each signed a letter in support of Swansea’s Dylan Thomas Centre d) All of the above. The actor, writer, singer and poet, respectively, have put … Continue reading

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