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Station, stages and sand dunes in Cardiff Bay vision

Artists' impressions showing how Cardiff Bay could look in future have been revealed.

A masterplan for the further regeneration of the area has been drawn up by the group Imagine Cardiff, with proposals including a new bus and train station and a 'floating stage' in the water.

An artist's impression of what a new Cardiff Bay station may look like Credit: Imagine Cardiff

The main proposals put forward for Cardiff Bay are:

A new 2km 'Blue Flag' beach in Cardiff Bay

A residential area called Baltimore Village in the Bay, with affordable housing

A Cardiff tram network - an idea widely discussed previously

Two wetland reserves on the Rivers Taff & Ely

A Bay water theatre - or 'floating stage'

A floating stage is just one of the ideas put forward by the group Imagine Cardiff Credit: Imagine Cardiff

The Imagine Cardiff group is made up of Cardiff residents and a group of professionals with various skills and expertise.

Click here to see full details of their proposals.


Walk on Wales: 870-mile walk begins in aid of soldiers

The 870-mile walk around the Wales Coastal Path aims to raise £1 million to help our troops

An 870-mile charity walk around Wales in aid of our soldiers has set off from the Senedd this afternoon.

The fundraiser has been organised by Walk on Wales - a charity set up by Falklands veterans Captain Jan Koops and LSgt Dai Graham.

The walk aims to raise £1 million for the charities Combat Stress and the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal.

Eleven relay teams will walk the entire length of the Wales Coastal Path carrying a specially commissioned silver baton.

The baton is inscribed with the names of the 50 Welsh Guardsmen who have died serving their country since the end of the Second World War.

A small minority of those taking part will walk the entire 870-mile stretch.

International food and drink festival returns to Cardiff

50,000 people are expected to visit this year's festival in Cardiff Credit: ITV News

Thousands of food fans will descend on Cardiff Bay this weekend for the International Food and Drink Festival.

The free event includes live music, a craft fayre and a producers fayre offering international delicacies in a tented village.

With over 100 food producers in attendance, there will be workshops for children and adults from some of the country's best.

The annual event is part of the Cardiff Festival which runs until September 7th.

Great Britain top canoeing medal table

The three-day event at Cardiff International White Water attracted hundreds of spectators Credit: ITV News

Great Britain topped the medal table at the conclusion of the individual events as they claimed gold and silver on the final day of the International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Cup series in Cardiff.

Lizzie Neave won gold in the K1 women's final for her first individual title while David Florence and Richard Hounslow were second in the men's C2.

It brought to four the number of individual medals won by British canoeists with Kimberley Woods and Mallory Franklin taking gold and bronze respectively yesterday in the C1W.


Canoeists come to Cardiff for Slalom World Cup

The world's top canoeists are in Cardiff for the Slalom World Cup Credit: EMPICS Sport

The world's best canoeists are in Cardiff this weekend for the Canoe Slalom World Cup at Cardiff International White Water.

It is the second time the event has taken place in Wales.

Spectators will get the chance to watch Team GB's Olympic Gold and Silver medalists in action against top canoeists from a total of 28 countries.

In addition to the elite level, it is anticipated that around 750 children will have been on the water during the week as part of a schools regatta. The event hopes to encourage visitors to try out canoeing and paddle sports in a specially-built canoe pool.

Opinions divided over Cardiff Bay barrage

The Cardiff Bay barrage cost £200 million to build and its intention was to bring new jobs and investment to the docks area of the city. But twenty years on, has it delivered on the promise?

Many areas remain undeveloped and experts say that when it comes to jobs it hasn't reached its full potential. Our reporter Megan Boot has been finding out more.

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