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14 min ago | This is South Wales

Swansea tidal lagoon chiefs intend to deliver visitor and water...

A FRESH series of hearings into the A 850 million Swansea Bay tidal lagoon is under way, with debate resurfacing about how elements such as the visitor centre would be delivered. Swansea Council and Neath Port Talbot Council planning officers Richard Jones and Nicola Lake said their respective authorities would expect these elements to be built as part of the power-generating lagoon.

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14 min ago | BBC News

Woman dies in ambulance in A&E queue

A woman has died in an ambulance while waiting in a queue of around 15 emergency vehicles outside a Swansea hospital. The patient had been outside A&E at Morriston Hospital for between 30 and 40 minutes when she died on Wednesday.

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2 hrs ago | IcNetwork

International experts to advise on Swansea's regeneration as new ...

International experts in urban design, architecture and art are coming to Swansea next month to discuss the future of the city centre. Specialists from Australia and Belgium will be joining industry leaders from across the UK at a major conference being held at the National Waterfront Museum on Friday, October 10. The conference, being organised by the Design Commission for Wales in partnership with Swansea Council, will focus on the future of cities and, in particular, how Swansea city centre can best move forward and make the most of its existing strengths.

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6 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Brave pensioner, 77, tried to fight off wallet robber in Llandrindod Wells

An ELDERLY man put up a fight after he was knocked to the ground in Llandrindod Wells, but the robber got away with his wallet. The 77-year-old man was robbed at around 9pm on Tuesday as he crossed South Crescent, near Dickens coffee bar.

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7 hrs ago | Ledbury Reporter

a Coffee chain could be about to open its third branch in Hereford.

Costa has applied to Herefordshire Council for permission to fit out the exterior of two adjoining shops in High Town with three signs bearing the company's logo. Costa already has an outlet in Gomond Street and in May this year opened a shop on the city's multi-million pound Old Market development.

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7 hrs ago | Hereford Times

Is another Costa on the way to Hereford?

Costa has applied to Herefordshire Council for permission to fit out the exterior of two adjoining shops in High Town with three signs bearing the company's logo. Costa already has an outlet in Gomond Street and in May this year opened a shop on the city's multi-million pound Old Market development.

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9 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Oxford Street in Swansea

Ahead of High Street Week, part of the Welsh Government campaign Support Your High Street, we shine the spotlight on local markets The Swansea Market Safari will "reveal the rumblings in the undergrowth" in one of Wales' largest indoor markets, with a guided audio tour with a difference. Russell Greenslade, chief executive of Swansea Bid, a co-organiser, said: "To the untrained eye, the market can appear as just a series of stalls, but to the seasoned explorer, its famous roof line is home to an intriguing ecosystem where competition, fight for territory and co-operation all play their part during the daily fight for survival."

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

IcNetwork

Vice Chancellor steers University of Wales Trinity Saint David towards future expansion plans

The world of Professor Medwin Hughes, vice-chancellor of University of Wales Trinity St David , is a fusion of academia and commerce. He is responsible for a university created through the merger of the University of Wales, Lampeter and Trinity University College in 2010 and Swansea Metropolitan University in 2013.

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IcNetwork

Scottish independence referendum: Russia knows Britain will be weaker if divided within

People would be wrong to think that we won't be affected in Swansea if the Scots vote to break up the United Kingdom after 307 years. But the answers to these questions do not explain why the polls are neck and neck.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

IcNetwork

Sawday's British Hotel Awards: Felin Fach Griffin named Wales hotel of the year

Gastro pub and hostelry The Felin Fach Griffin, near Brecon, was described as "quirky, homespun, and thrives on a mix of relaxed informality and colourful style" by Sawday's British Hotel Awards. A spokesman for the Sawday's Hotels and Inns Guide said: "We love small, intimate hotels and inns where the art of hospitality is practiced with flair."

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Mirror.co.uk

Breaking barriers: From stunned silence to endurng friendship during the miner's strike

Amazing tale of gratitude from miner's families who were helped by the Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners group Walking into the working men's club of a small pit village, the 27 men and women were understandably worried about the welcome they would receive. It was 1984 and the room before them was filled, not just with hundreds of people, but also with a deafening silence.

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Aberdare Online

'A ghost named Dylan' launches with help from school workshops for poet's centenary

A debut children's book by a primary school teacher is to be launched 17 September at Sully Primary School writers' shed as part of an exciting initiative to bring the work of Dylan Thomas to thousands of school children. Mr Mahli's Shed and a ghost named Dylan by Laura Sheldon , features a grumpy ghost now resident in a shed near Cwmdonkin Drive.

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IcNetwork

Police appeal for witnesses after Tyler Maddick is victim of a...

The 20-year-old has lost his sight in one eye after having petrol thrown on him in a horrific attack. Swansea Police have appealed to the public to come forward after photographer Tyler Maddick was victim to a brutal homophobic attack last Thursday.

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Examiner.com

10 questions with historical fiction author: Paula Brackston

Paula Brackston, author of "The Witch's Daughter" and "The Winter Witch" answers 10 questions about her favorite time period in history, her favorite figures from history, and the age old question of coffee or tea. I'd be a knight in the Middle Ages - they were the superheroes/celebs of their day, lived exciting lives, and had all the best horses.

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Hereford Times

Around 150 homes affected by burst water main in Hereford this morning

AROUND 150 customers were without drinking water for a short time after a water main burst in Hereford this morning. Welsh Water immediately sent a team to investigate after being made aware of the burst main on Holme Lacy Road.

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Hereford Times

Isabelle Nixon on the shoulders of Prince Harry last night

THERE are not many people who are head and shoulders above Prince Harry but this little girl from Hereford can lay claim to being one of them. Five year-old Isabelle Nixon, who attends Hampton Dene Primary School in Tupsley, Hereford, was given a ride on the shoulders of the Queen's grandson last night during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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BBC News

AUDIO: Border village on devolution divide

In the days before the Scottish referendum, BBC Radio Wales visits a pub sitting right on the border between England and Wales to see how both countries might be affected.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

IcNetwork

How Swansea's devastating Blitz was seen through the eyes of children

It was a period in World War II which left deep scars in the cityscape of Swansea for decades to follow. Now a book explores what the Swansea's blitz was like for a child living through the frightening bombing raids Dozens of people died during that brief, but devastating period.

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IcNetwork

Celebrities pay tribute to Swansea Valley youngster Harry Patterson by wearing odd socks

Parents Christian and Michelle launched Harry's Fund in memory of their youngest son and decided to rename September 13 National Odd Socks Day of Adventure Ian "H" Watkins and his fellow Tumble stars are among those who have paid tribute to a Swansea Valley boy who was killed in a freak accident. Five-year-old Harry Patterson was crushed to death when his family car rolled down their driveway in Alltwen, Pontardawe in 2011.

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IcNetwork

Family's fight to bring young autistic woman home from hospital Five Hours away

Claire Dyer, aged 20, is being treated at a hospital in Brighton because there was no facility closer was available to look after her More than 75,000 people have signed an online petition to bring an autistic woman held in a mental hospital five hours from her family back home to Wales. Claire Dyer was moved 230 miles to Brighton from her Swansea home after she was sectioned because Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board did not have the facilities to look after her.

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