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New media campus coming to Cardiff

It feels like rarely a week goes by without some news of developers seeking permission to build a new development or building. This week is no different, as it has been announced that a new university campus dedicated to media studies will begin construction in the city next year! This is ... 

What's occurring this April?

Hooray, it's the Easter holidays! We've battled through the dreaded winter, and we are now onto a pleasant spring, one month closer to summer. Most of you have submitted your essays for the March deadlines and you finally have a few weeks of freedom - sort of - but what have ... 

Cardiff University hopes to stimulate economic growth with 'Innovation System'

Cardiff University has announced plans to invest up to £300 million in the construction of four new research centres. The plans are part of their ambitious vision to boost the Welsh economy by establishing Wales as an international leader in technological innovation.World's first Social Science Research Park take centre stageThe project, ... 

Wales' leading university commended by QAA while SU ranks among best in Britain

Responsible for monitoring and advising on the standards and quality in UK higher education, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) conducted a review into Cardiff University in April this year and recorded impressive results in the many areas under assessment. The report particularly praised the university’s dedication to acknowledging the positive contributions ... 

Elephant Parade arrives in Cardiff

If you go down to Cardiff City Centre today you’ll find far more than just shops, businesses and Xmas lights! Cardiff has always been home to some extravagant events and displays over the years and that trend is continuing with the arrival of the Elephant Parade. Yes that’s right, on the ... 

Get down to the Student Lock-In 2013

Whether you’re a Cardiff fresher, college student, sixth form student or a veteran university student, one of the best events on the student calendar is just around the corner. On Tuesday 8th October 2013 the Cardiff Student Lock-In returns to St David’s Shopping Centre. Filled with a range of offers and ... 

Graduation Fever Hits Cardiff!

It’s time for celebration in Cardiff! Here at Capital Properties, we would like to say a huge 'Congratulations!' to all students graduating this year! Without doubt all your hard work over the past 3 or more years studying has paid off and you can now afford to celebrate with your family, ... 

A Summer City Beach in Cardiff

This summer, 300 tonnes of sand will create an 'urban beach' in Cardiff Bay where thousands of visitors will be able to soak up the sun (if we have any!), relax and have fun. Located in Roald Dahl’s Plass, the 'urban beach' adds some extra spice to this summer’s fun packed ... 

Brand New Ice Arena in Cardiff Bay

Planning is underway for a brand new, state of the art Ice Arena in Cardiff Bay which will give a massive boost to Cardiff’s International reputation and development. Due to start construction this August, the 3,000 seat Ice Arena will have a twin ice rink, with the main rink becoming the ... 

Attack of the giant tarantula

What may sound like a cheap B movie is actually happening in Cardiff. Well, almost. No one’s attacking us. If you suffer from arachnophobia and live in The Parade, Roath, you may be quite concerned about last Friday’s news on a giant spider on the loose. It’s actually not very far ... 

Cardiff Crossrail on the way?

We told you before Christmas about the works on Queen Street station and Cardiff Central, among other things, in order to give Cardiff its true place as the regional Capital it is. Recently the idea of a Cardiff CrossRail, a system of tram-train much like in Europe, has been put forward by ... 

Council rules out congestion charge

Back in July, the capital’s transport boss, Councillor Ralph Cook, said that council officers had been instructed to consider the issue of a congestion charge. Just weeks after saying this revenue-raising scheme was being considered, the Labour council administration has ‘categorically ruled out’ any such congestion charge. The decision was announced yesterday, ... 

The Olympic Games begin

The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony takes place tonight, and Cardiff is lined up to play host to some of the upcoming Olympic sporting events. Olympic football began on Wednesday in the Millennium Stadium, with the Great Britain women’s football team beating New Zealand 1-0. However, sporting achievements were overshadowed by ... 

Cardiff welcomes the Olympics!

You'd think that the London 2012 Olympics would begin in, well, London. But by a curious twist, the first sporting events of the games are actually taking place today right here in Cardiff! Olympic rules mean that London can't host any events until after the opening ceremony, which takes place on ... 

Congratulations Cardiff graduates!

For those of you who have reached the end of three years (or more!) of studies, well done! You've no doubt worked hard and played hard, and now your effort has been recognised as you graduate. This week saw Cardiff University students graduating in St David's Hall. Last week, Cardiff Metropolitan University ... 

Cardiff commuters "happiest" in UK

Cardiff commuters face more affordable fares and less overcrowding than commuters in other UK cities, according to a new report by the Campaign for Better Transport. Manchester commuters face the worst deal, with a combination of delays and higher fares relative to wages. London has much higher fares than the rest ... 

Local elections: Use your vote!

It’s election day! It is clear that many Cardiff residents have very mixed feelings about how they will vote on today, but it is so important to put some thought in to thinking about this matter and use your vote! We can hardly complain about consequent events on a local, nor ... 

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