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A new platform has opened at Cardiff Central station today which could help ease congestion

A new platform will officially open at Cardiff Central station today - and rail bosses say it will help ease congestion for train passengers. Platform eight will be used for the Penarth, Barry Island and Vale of Glamorgan lines. As part of the works, a ...and more »

A Year of Legends kicks off so Wales can tell the world about its cultural treasures

Wales will be sold to the world in a “year of legends” during which the role the nation played in inspiring authors including JRR Tolkien, Roald Dahl and Dylan Thomas will be celebrated. The focus on “legends” follows on from 2016's “year of adventure ...

Wales given Six Nations scare over Taulupe Faletau as he suffers injury setback at Bath

Wales have been given a Six Nations scare after Taulupe Faletau suffered another knee injury. The number eight faces a race against time to make the Six Nations opener against Italy after already missing the majority of Wales' autumn series with medial ...and more »

Swansea Triathlon will return this year

It is set to take place on May 28, and will be broadcast Channel 4, ESPN and Sky Sports, as well as other non-UK channels. Share; Comments. ByJack Pitts. 17:38, 2 JAN 2017; Updated 17:43, 2 JAN 2017. News. Oliver Simon was last year's winning athlete.

Neighbours object to plan to build homes on former garage site

Neighbours object to plan to build homes on former garage site. Rhondda Housing Association wants to build 26 homes on the former Southgate Garage site. Share; Comments. BySam Tegeltija. 16:56, 2 JAN 2017; Updated 16:56, 2 JAN 2017. News. The old ...

A bus discount scheme for young people will be scrapped just 18 months after it was launched

Thousands of young people face a hike in travel costs this spring because the Welsh Government has decided to axe a discount bus scheme which helps them reach jobs, education and training. While unlimited free bus travel will remain available to anyone ...

Police are no longer treating the death of a pensioner on New Year's Day as suspicious

Police investigating the death of a pensioner in the early hours of New Year's Day have said they are satisfied the man's death is not suspicious. North Wales Police were called at 3.04am on Sunday, January 1, by the Welsh Ambulance Service to a ...and more »

Jet skier rescued after suffering severe leg injury off Carmarthenshire coast

On Saturday morning at 8.45am, Burry Port RNLI rushed to the aid of a jet skier who had a suspected broken leg. The injured man was found just off 'the Nose' of Cefn Sidan Beach, near Burry Port, Carmarthenshire . He was found with a very bad open ...and more »

A woman has been accused of travelling from America to commit a child sex offence in Wales

An American woman is alleged to have travelled thousands of miles to commit a child sex offence in North Wales. Defendant Christine Lacson Abad, 27, of Cary, North Carolina, appeared at Flintshire Magistrates' Court today . She is charged with ...and more »

Watch as thousands brave freezing conditions for the Saundersfoot New Year's Day swim

This brilliant video shows thousands of swimmers at the Saundersfoot New Year's Day Swim having an absolute blast. The impressive footage, which features aerial images of the 1,856 swimmers and thousands more spectators braving the cold conditions, ...and more »