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I’ll do a handstand a day for a year

Cardiff University PhD student Julie Dumont is planning to raise money for charity by doing a handstand every day for a year. Julie is hoping to raise money to build a playground in Uganda, after she helped with a similar scheme in February. Julie joined an Australian couple who were doing a handstand every day throughout February.

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Cardiff’s Olympic celebrations includes Damon Albarn’s new musical group

Guerilla concerts will be performed across Cardiff this year by a musical collective founded by former Blur frontman Damon Albarn as part of the capital’s Olympic celebrations. The Africa Express will comprise of a train filled with dozens of celebrated and up and coming African and Western musicians. They will be just one part of Cardiff’s celebrations for the London 2012 Olympics.

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Cardiff city centre water-ski and wakeboard park planned

New plans have been revealed for a water-ski and wakeboard park in Cardiff City Centre. A 735-metre-long cable-tow water ski system is to be built at the East Bute Dock next to Butetown’s Atlantic Wharf housing development.

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After two years away, Rupert the cat is back!

6 year old cat Rupert went missing from his owner’s home in 2010 and he has now returned… two years later! We will never know what Rupert got up to on his two year jaunt, but we do know that he spent the last few months being fed by a family just across the road.

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Architect has plans for Cardiff Bay built… in China

An architect who applied to build a world-class opera house in Cardiff Bay only to have the plan rejected, has finally found a home for her work in Guangzhou, China. 16 years after applying for the development of the cultural building in Cardiff Bay, Zaha Hadid can now see her dream realised. The architect applied in 1995 as part of the Millennium project and many were shocked that her idea was rejected.

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UK’s most sociable city is Cardiff

Cardiff has been named the best place to enjoy a night out in Britain. The city beat competition from London and other popular British cities and emerged as Britain’s most sociable city.

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Singer-songwriter writers a song for every day in 2011

A Cardiff musician has managed to complete a mammoth task; he has written a new song every day throughout 2011. Singer-songwriter Ardie Collins started the project on New Year’s Day 2011 and finished it on New Year’s Day 2012.

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Special day out at Cardiff City home game for boy who saved his Mum’s life

Daniel Brown, a schoolboy who saved his mother’s life after she suffered from a life threatening diabetic episode, has been treated to a day out at Cardiff City to reward his quick thinking and bravery.

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Rugby Player Takes Up A Challenge

When Richard Parks was forced to retire from professional rugby due to a shoulder injury, he didn’t sit back and do nothing – he decided to climb the world’s highest mountains instead. The former Welsh international and Barbarian player took up a challenge to climb the world’s seven highest mountains in seven months, as well as reach the North Pole and the South Pole.

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Cardiff Born, Cardiff Bred

The Cardiff version of The Only Way Is Essex has launched online in an aim to show what makes people from the city so special. The Cardiff Born, Cardiff Bred website will show real people going about their daily lives. It will be broadcast for about 30 minutes every week online.

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