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Time to Remember a Forgotten Hero

He is one of Wales’ greatest explorers – but few remember his name and there is no national monument in his honour. There is a story behind why Wales may have tried to forget Edgar Evans – but it concerns a sense of misplaced shame. ITV Wales’ Wales This Week has turned the clock back … Continue reading

“I don’t want to expand my audience. I want to refine it!” – an interview with Kristin Hersh

It’s hard to think of another band quite like Throwing Muses. Fronted by guitarist/singer Kristin Hersh, the Boston quartet released a series of brilliantly mercurial albums from 1986 onwards. The lineup went through a few changes, most notably with guitarist Tanya Donelly leaving in 1991. Today, the Muses remain a trio, with the band’s former roadie, Bernard … Continue reading

Salem, songwriting and learning to sing – an interview with Art Brut frontman, Eddie Argos

It’s always a pleasure to watch Art Brut perform. Once described as “Stephen Fry fronting Guns N’ Roses”, the band is touring in support of their latest album ‘Brilliant Tragic!’, which saw them team up with Pixies legend Frank Black on production duties. There’s a lot to like about the songs, but Argos’ sardonic, heart on sleeve … Continue reading

Guest blog: A defence of organised student bar crawls

By Thérèse Wynn-Davies It’s that time of year again where the media latches onto the common theme of drunken students roaming the streets. But is it really like that? The ‘skimpy clothed’ and ‘boozy’ teens that are dominating the streets of the UK – Cardiff in particular this year- look to be disgracing the country but … Continue reading

Guest blog: Leading LGBT film festival Iris Prize prepares for fifth year

Berwyn Rowlands Director and Founder, Iris Prize Festival The Iris Prize continues to be the world’s largest lesbian and gay short film prize valued at £25,000 offering a talented film maker the chance to make a new short film. Thirty shorts compete for the Iris Prize, 18 are nominated by our partner festivals from 11 … Continue reading

Formula One drivers take over Cardiff Bay

Yesterday afternoon saw an influx of high octane sports to Cardiff Bay as the first ever RedBull Speed Jam rolled into town. Flying aces Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones kicked off the event when they took to the skies for an awe-inspiring aerial acrobatics show. Formula One drivers Mark Webber and Daniel Riccardo put a … Continue reading

Wales to deliver first international LGBT human rights summit in the UK

  Come Out & Play 2011 – the UK’s first international summit for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people – starts in Cardiff this Wednesday. Initiated by the social enterprise LGBT Excellence Centre, the conference will take place at Cardiff City Hall along with a series of events between 31 August and … Continue reading

Elderly woman given ASBO for begging in Cardiff city centre

A 74-year-old woman has been handed an ASBO banning her from begging in Cardiff city centre. Agripina Gheorge, of no fixed address, was made the subject of the order at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court to protect the public from her anti-social behaviour. Police said complaints were made after she approached members of the public and shopkeepers … Continue reading

The Sound of Music hits Wales Millennium Centre

By Dafydd Jones The hills are alive with the sound of music and the walls of the Wales Millennium Centre are currently ringing with just that. The hit show has made its way back into Cardiff and is making quite an impact. The Sound of Music tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s journey … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Cardiff Blogs “For Love Not Money”

By the Cardiff Blogs Team Cardiff Blogs returns on September 5 with the next bloggers meet up following the summer social in July. Under new management and after seeking (extensive) feedback from both regulars and newcomers to the Cardiff Blogs scene, the team will host “For Love Not Money” – showcasing people in Cardiff who … Continue reading

Fans Forum

We’re looking for Swansea City and Cardiff City super fans. The kind that have something to say and can do it with their mobile phones and social media. Fans often know more than we do and have great analysis and opinions. ITV Wales wants to make sure it doesn’t go ignored. Which is why we’re … Continue reading

E.coli outbreak

As soon as I heard, on Friday, about the E.coli outbreak in Cardiff my mind immediately went back to 2005 and the outbreak that claimed the life of five-year-old Mason Jones. Mason died after eating contaminated meat, and food appears to be the source in this latest incident. The Adonis Kebab House on the capital’s … Continue reading

Five arrests in Wales following alleged social media misuse

Five arrests have been made in Wales over the alleged use of social media sites to encourage disorder following the riots in England. Two men from Cardiff, both aged 24, are in custody after being arrested for inciting criminality by misusing Facebook. They were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into a small number … Continue reading

South Wales Police confirm ‘small number of isolated incidents’ overnight in Cardiff

Police have confirmed no incidents of serious disorder broke out in Wales last night. South Wales Police attended a ‘small number of isolated incidents’ in the Cardiff area last night but say there are currently no ongoing issues. Small fires reported at two disused buildings in the Butetown and Canton areas were extinguished by the … Continue reading

Guest blog: Drink up a life goal at Cardiff’s Cocktail Club

It all started as a joke hashtag. “#cocktailclub? lolz”. I didn’t really think it would become a real thing. But it would appear that the girls of Cardiff really don’t need an excuse to jump on the cocktail-drinking bandwagon, which is absolutely fine by me and a quality I admire in them. On my life … Continue reading

Guest blogs: Cardiff blogs and making friends in the internet era

By Sarah Hill Having moved house seven times in the last five years, to four different cities, I know from personal experience how difficult it is to meet new people when you move to a new place. When you move to a city in a country you’ve only visited a handful of times, knowing a … Continue reading

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke visits Cardiff Prison

UK Justice Secretary Ken Clarke found time fresh from a cabinet meeting with his colleagues today to have a look round Cardiff Prison. One of Ken’s big ideas is that prisoners should have the chance to learn skills, and earn money so that they have more of a chance of fitting back into society when … Continue reading

Bosch workers’ final farewell

Almost 500 workers at the Bosch plant in Miskin near Cardiff will leave the plant for the last time today after a farewell barbecue on site to mark the plant’s closure. The factory – which manufactured alternators for the car industry – will shut, with work transferring to Hungary where labour costs are cheaper. Both … Continue reading

Yes, Education Minister

‘Yes Prime Minister‘ is playing at the Wales Millennium Centre all this week, right next door to the Senedd. It’s based on the long-running television series in which the Minister (later Prime Minister) Jim Hacker would come up with an idea; his civil servants would then try to turn it into something workable, sparing the … Continue reading

Guest blog: Shaking Up Shakespeare in Cardiff

By Claire Hovey It’s no surprise that the challenges faced by the arts at the moment are numerous and daunting. With the country gasping through a particularly brutal tightening of the communal belt, it’s tough for any theatre company to encourage people to dig into their increasingly shallow pockets and step out of the ever-fluctuating … Continue reading

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