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Swansea City players slammed by district judge
at 17:29 18 Sep 2018


"Swansea City players slammed by district judge after failing to attend court over speeding charges to go to a match"


https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/swansea-city-players-slammed-distr
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Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military plane
at 09:32 18 Sep 2018

OOPS!!

"The aircraft was shot down by an anti-aircraft system the Russians sold to the Syrians several years ago, the official said."



https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/17/politics/syrian-regime-shoots-down-russian-pl
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Enzo Calzaghe ... Has Died
at 17:56 17 Sep 2018


"Enzo Calzaghe, the man who turned a ramshackle Valleys gym into one of the world's most revered sporting institutions"


https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/boxing/enzo-calzaghe-man-turned-ramshackle-1

RIP Enzo
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Swansea skydivers remembered 30 years after Mannheim crash
at 17:23 11 Sep 2018


"Nine Swansea skydivers are being remembered exactly 30 years after they were killed in a helicopter crash in Mannheim, Germany."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-19548290
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East Coast Azuma trains thwarted by northern track
at 16:11 11 Sep 2018


FFS ... They only had 10 years to prepare for these trains 😁


"New trains planned for the East Coast mainline do not work properly with track-side equipment, it has emerged."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-45435683
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Bolton
at 23:30 10 Sep 2018


*** NOT IN ADMINISTRATION ***

Yep, my mistake.

Should have posted "heading not gone", because main creditor for some reason refused to accept full repayment of loan on Monday.

Their main creditor Blue Marble Capitol then changed their mind today and accepted Bolton's £4M debt repayment, allowing Bolton to extend 2 other loans on better terms, and avoid administration.

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A hostel and bar are to be created near Swansea City's Liberty Stadium
at 10:12 7 Sep 2018


https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hostel-bar-created-near-swansea-15


EDIT

This building used to be a pub called the Bridge Inn
[Post edited 7 Sep 10:15]
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What we just learned from the Kaplan and Levien interview
at 19:22 4 Sep 2018

"Transfer funds and the worrying disconnect at the heart of Swansea City - what we just learned from the Kaplan and Levien interview"


https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/transfer-funds-worryi
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Millwall 1 v 2 Swansea ... Match day Vlog
at 09:48 2 Sep 2018





Edit

Sorry first one didn't work .... Poxy phone 😁
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Rugby star Martyn Madden's WhatsApp chat racism claim
at 18:25 21 Aug 2018


I just hope that Martyn and Mr Tellem meet face to face in the near future


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45258361
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Company which built Swansea City's stadium and council sued for £1.3m
at 19:20 16 Aug 2018


"Company which built Swansea City's stadium and council sued for £1.3m over alleged corroding steel structure"


https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/company-built-swansea-citys-stadiu
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THE RETURN OF SWANSEA SLIP BRIDGE
at 18:07 16 Aug 2018

Message from Facebook


PLEASE SHARE OUR GOOD NEWS !!

We are happy and proud to announce that after meeting with the Leader of the Council , Rob Stewart , he has decided to give full political endorsement to our project and has instructed the Economic Development Team at the council to start work on the task of delivering a new replica span for the bridge with immediate effect .

It has long been accepted that one of the greatest assets of the city , our beautiful bay , is under facilitated and therefore underused . It's now time to bring people back to the bay by offering a selection of cafes , bars , restaurants etc . A number of sites have been identified as prime candidates for redevelopment and The Slip is one obvious area that was always a destination for the people of Swansea .

Bringing the bridge back into use will enable an expansion of facilities....a cafe / restaurant , toilets ,parking, perhaps a Visitor or Heritage Centre to celebrate the worlds first passenger railway ,The Mumbles Train, a claim to fame that is barely recognised or celebrated in the city today .

All this will follow , but the first task is replacing the span and restoring the bridge to its former glory, not just as a bridge, but as a much loved and iconic heritage structure , a reminder of our proud industrial past that will stand alongside our exciting new future that is taking shape right now.

One last point......no new public money is being sought for this project . It will be financed from external funding sourced by the Economic Development Team who already have a fantastic track record of delivering on many heritage projects in the city such as Hafod Morfa Copperworks and White Rock . Ongoing maintenance costs for the Slip Bridge , which will be minimal, are to be met from the profits of any commercial enterprise.

We will of course be working alongside the council on this project and will be posting updates to keep you up to speed with progress . Please bear with us , it won't be happening overnight , but it will be happening !!!!
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Come on Huw, We Know You Want To !!
at 13:55 16 Aug 2018

"Bristol Rovers accidentally air 'Babestation' in bars at half-time during Crawley Town Carabao Cup tie"


https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bristol-rovers-accide


So Bristol Rovers have a subscription to Babestation 😂😂
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Swansea Star Smith Crowned World Boccia Champion
at 18:59 15 Aug 2018

Well done David Smith, a World Title to go with your Olympic Gold Medals

#swanseajack



http://www.dai-sport.com/swansea-boccia-smith-liverpool-worlds/


[Post edited 15 Aug 19:04]
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... VETCH FIELD ...!!
at 18:05 15 Aug 2018


"Former home of Swansea City now witness to drug taking and littered with used needles"


https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/former-home-swansea-city-now-15029
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8th August 1963 ... The Great Train Robbery
at 10:54 8 Aug 2018

Today is the 55th Anniversary of The Great Train Robbery



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Train_Robbery_(1963)



https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/big-mystery-behind-great-train-robbery-ma





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Geraint Thomas: Max Boyce immortalises Tour de France victory
at 11:14 5 Aug 2018


"The Boy Who Climbed A Mountain" ... by Max Boyce

Sung to ... "Hymns and Arias"


There's a pillar box in Cardiff, where the mayor has arranged

To buy some tins of yellow paint, and have the colour changed

And down in Cardiff city hall, I've heard the council say

We'll change the name of the Severn Bridge, to the Geraint Thomas Way



Now Whitchurch High are justly proud, and they love to tell the tale

How he carved his name in the wood of a desk, like Warburton and Bale

And where his yellow jersey hangs, beside the wooden beams

This boy who climbed a mountain, and dared to chase his dreams



But there were some who doubted, 'he doesn't stand a chance'

There's never been a Welshman, who has won the Tour de France

But he's more then just a domestique, I've known it all along

The boy deserves a knighthood and his bike deserves a gong



Now the Grogg shop up in Ponty, are working night and day

But people are complaining, there's such a long delay

The kilns are full of Geraints, with a Welsh flag shouldered high

But people have to understand, his hair takes time to dry


So I'll buy a Grogg of Geraint, though I know they don't come cheap

And I'll sell my one of Elvis, and one of Lynn The Leap

'Coz when G rode through Paris, and he waved to all the crowd

He climbed more than a mountain, he made a nation proud



So I hope it's fine next Thursday, to welcome Geraint home

They say the Pope is coming, he's flying in from Rome

And Donald Trump is coming too, he said it should be fun

This guy deserves a medal, so I'll come on Air Force One


So I hope it's fine on Thursday, but I think it's still in doubt

So Derek has suggested, we keep our brollies out

So I'll stand outside the city hall, with its gilded marble dome

And sing like England soccer fans, that Geraint's coming home



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Jeremy Hunt tells Chinese hosts his wife is Japanese -but she's from China
at 18:26 31 Jul 2018

You couldn't make this shite up.



"Jeremy Hunt tells Chinese hosts his wife is Japanese - when she's actually from China"




https://news.sky.com/story/jeremy-hunt-tells-chinese-hosts-his-wife-is-japanese-
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MARY ELLIS . .. FAREWELL TO A HERO
at 11:17 27 Jul 2018



Mary Ellis is a wonderful example of courage and commitment, and is someone all young people should inspire to.




"Mary Ellis, one of the last women pilots from World War II, dies at 101"

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/mary-ellis-dead-dies-spitfire-pi


RIP TO A GREAT LADY.. AND A LIFE WELL LIVED
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Medicinal cannabis to be legalised on prescription in UK
at 18:12 26 Jul 2018

Some common sense at last


Donna Kinnair, director of nursing, policy and practice at the Royal College of Nursing, said: "This is a very welcome move by the home secretary.

"RCN members voted overwhelmingly at our annual congress in May to lobby the governments across the UK to decriminalise cannabis for medicinal use, because nurses were worried that vulnerable patients are currently being forced to self-medicate or medicate their children from sources that aren't necessarily safe."



https://news.sky.com/story/medical-cannabis-to-be-legalised-on-prescription-in-u
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