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Bale shows off skills in celebrity golf tournament

Wales International and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has posted a video to his Twitter followers as the Celebrity Cup golf tournament gets underway.

Bale, who is part of Team Wales playing alongside comic Rob Brydon and rugby legend Gareth Edwards, is playing against Ireland and Scotland in the annual event at the Celtic Manor Resort.

Mixing golf with glamour and swapping the paparazzi for a putter, The Celebrity Cup pits stars of sport and entertainment from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales against each other on the famous Roman Road golf course.


Red Arrows display over Barry Island cancelled

The RAF Red Arrows have confirmed on their twitter page that their display, which was due over Barry Island this afternoon, has been cancelled.

The Red Arrows are famous for their colourful displays. Credit: PA

Event Organiser John Buxton said that due to adverse weather conditions, the team had been unable to fly to the area and perform within their allotted airspace window.

The aircraft were due to feature as part of the 'Barry at War' event.

Mr Buxton said he was "immensely disappointed" the display could not go ahead, but stated that if weather conditions improve, and if air traffic authority is granted, there may be a fly past over Barry today sometime during the mid-afternoon.


Dame Shirley Bassey to visit Children's Hospital for Wales

Dame Shirley Bassey will visit the Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff later.

She will honoured for her work as a patron of the hospital.

vital national charity Credit: ames Moy Photography/Press Association

The main thoroughfare outside the building will be renamed 'Dame Shirley Bassey Way.'

She is also expected to meet staff and patients.

Thousands descend on capital for One Direction and Manics gigs

It's a match-day atmosphere in Cardiff city centre this evening as One Direction and Manic Street Preachers fans descend on the capital ahead of tonight's shows.

Queues formed outside the Millennium Stadium overnight as fans wanted to be first into the ground. There are over 100,000 fans expected to go through the gates over the next two nights.

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Queues on roads and outside stadium for One Direction gig

Hundreds of fans are queueing outside the stadium ahead of tonight's One Direction gig. Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of fans are queueing outside the Millennium Stadium ahead of tonight's One Direction gig. The gates opened at 5pm, with McBusted expected to be on stage from 7pm and One Direction from 8.30pm.

The queues stretch back on to Wood Street. Credit: ITV News

There are also massive queues coming in to Wales, with Traffic Wales estimating tailbacks of up to 45 miles back to junction 17 of the M4.

Gates opened at 5pm. Credit: ITV News
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