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Fake zombies roam the streets of Welsh capital

Flesh-eating zombies flooded Cardiff yesterday. It was all part of a giant "zombie chase game". The event was called 2.8 Hours Later in tribute to Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic movie 28 Days Later.

actors as zombies
Actors playing zombies line a street in Cardiff Credit: Wales News Service

Zombies roamed the streets of the Welsh capital trying to 'infect' participants. Invisible ink was used to show who was infected and who wasn't. The game, for over 18s, has been compared to the schoolyard favourite, tag, and culminated in a zombie disco.

Participants all dressed up as zombies Credit: Wales News Service
One participant is chased by an actor playing a zombie Credit: Wales News Service
Some participants enjoy the thrill of being chased by zombies Credit: Wales News Service

Cardiff features on Google Maps parody website

Cardiff's best places to take a nap - as seen on Google Naps Credit: Google Naps

A parody website called 'Google Naps' - based on Google Maps - features Cardiff. The website aims to help uncover "the world's coziest and coolest places to take a well-deserved nap", according to the creators.

Users can post their favourite suggestions for nap locations, giving details of the nap (whether on a bench, lawn, bed etc) and reasons why you should nap there. One of the Cardiff posts is listed as a bench in Catays Park. The post states: "the City Hall clock tower acts as an alarm clock".

Read more about Google Naps on the ITV News national site.


OBE 'a special thing' says Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins dedicated her OBE to members of the UK's forces serving around the world.

The singer, who is also a trustee of the British Forces Foundation, described the honour as "a special thing."

My award was for services to music and charity, I definitely put most of that towards my work with the military and my charities like Macmillan (Cancer Support).

To be recognised for the things that I've done with the military is a really special thing for me and I feel it should be shared with all of them really, all our military personnel around the world.

It boosts morale, it shows them that the UK public really appreciate everything they do and think the world of them.

It's not a political thing, it's about showing support for the men and women - they go where they're told and they put their lives on the line, and I have massive admiration for that.

She said Prince Charles commented on her hat, saying he "loved the colour."



Opera star Katherine Jenkins to collect OBE

Singer Katherine Jenkins and actress Lynda Bellingham are among the celebrities who will collect their New Year Honours at Buckingham Palace today.

Welsh operatic star Katherine Jenkins will collect an OBE today Credit: PA

The Welsh operatic star, who has had a string of hits and has performed for royalty many times, will receive an OBE for her services to music and charity work.

The 33 year-old said she was "incredibly humbled" after it was announced earlier this year that she would receive the honour.

Read: Katherine Jenkins 'humbled' to be awarded OBE

Former Loose Women panellist Lynda Bellingham will also pick up an OBE.The actress, 65, who late last year announced she had been diagnosed with cancer, said her award was "a fantastic way to move forward" following a"tough year".

Merthyr's Jonny Owen returns for Welsh premiere of 'Svengali'

The film stars Jonny Owen and Vicky Mclure Credit: PA

Merthyr Tydfil's Jonny Owen returns to Wales later to premiere his latest film SVENGALI.

The film, which was shot on location in The Valleys, also stars BAFTA winning Vicky McClure who will be joining Owen at the premiere at Wales' oldest independent cinema, The Market Hall Cinema, Brynmawr.

SVENGALI tells the story of Dixie (Jonny Owen), a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic.

You can find out more about the film and watch the trailer on their Facebook page.

Cardiff's Swn wins NME Best Small Festival award

Cardiff's Swn Festival has won an award for 'Best Small Festival' at last night's NME Awards in London.

The festival, held in venues across the city in the autumn, has run since 2007.


Delighted to have win the @nme Award for Best Small Festival! Diolch Pawb! Thanks all!

Co-founder John Rostron tweeted he was "so so chuffed" with the win.


So so chuffed with that award! I have read the Nme since I was a teenager and subscribed for about a decade. Sounds daft but it means a lot!

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