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At an emotional event in Cardiff, the inaugural St David Awards paid tribute to the "extraordinary achievements of people in Wales" and honoured people in nine different categories.
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Echo columnist Brian Lee tells the story of an enterprising mother making the pennies go a long way in the Great Depression "It was the height of the Great Depression - in fact it was the Deep Depression - when pennies were scarce and pounds hard to come by.
The photographic collective is not a new idea - but it seems to be enjoying a resurgence, with small bands of photographers finding common ground to work together on combined projects or each taking a different angle on a theme or region.
The two events and the related issues that I am raising in this month's column certainly fall into that category.
Despite dropping Lions front row stars Adam Jones and Richard Hibbard, Wales coach Warren Gatland stuck with stalwart Gethin Jenkins, giving him the chance to become a record breaker Driving in or getting the train for the match on Saturday? Have a ticket or looking for venues to watch? Then read this guide Coastal Housing's 25m Urban Village is ... (more)
A dossier of evidence compiled by headteachers at almost 100 schools reveals the children's tears behind the fiasco and will be presented to the Education Minister.
The Welsh centre denies Wales are a predictable outfit and says it is up to the players to improve their standards David Russ says Newport has a great deal to look forward to - and here are 12 reasons why the city can play a huge role in Wales' economy Councillor calls for 'proper procedures' to be followed over controversial plans for a large ... (more)
The 56 year old denies one rape, two indecent assaults and six sexual assaults said to have taken place on various dates between 2002 and last year.
A man who admitted killing a Cardiff teenager whose remains were found wrapped in carpet 25 years ago has been invited to appeal his conviction.
The recent death of a foster carer I worked with when employed as a child care officer in the former Glamorgan County Council's Children's Department in the later 1960s and early 1970s, reminded me, if I needed reminding, of the valuable work that she and others carried out on behalf of the community.
Welsh MPs raise job losses in Wales' energy-intensive and banking sectors with the UK Government's Treasury team, as well as concerns about the price of a pint.
PRESENTATION: Cadets from Cardiff and across the Vale of Glamorgan were presented with awards in recognition of their Poppy Appeal fundraising CADETS that helped raise more than A 12,000 during last year's Poppy Appeal were rewarded for their efforts during a presentation night last week.
Robert Bell, of Rhoose, was arrested after his Audi A3 veered off the road and flipped on its roof outside Rhws Junior School in the Vale of Glamorgan Delme Parfitt and Simon Thomas were at Twickenham to watch Wales lose their title.
The council said this would focus on the Cathays and Plasnewydd parts of the city which it said are most significantly affected.
CARDIFF'S first indoor skate park is set to open its doors this spring after gaining support from various public, private and charitable sector backers.