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Council bosses are to pay for a Polish boy living with foster carers in Wales to have Polish lessons, a family court judge has said. Mr Justice Francis said the boy was now aged around nine and had spent the first six years of his life in Poland before being…
A Commonwealth Games swimmer found not guilty of raping a woman who claimed he forced himself on her shortly after she had consensual sex with his friend has said the past months had been "horrendous". In an emotional statement, Otto Putland, 24, who represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games…
A Commonwealth Games swimmer accused of raping a girl after his fellow swimmer had sex with her has told a jury she was "flirtatious" with him before they had consensual sex. Otto Putland, 24, who represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, is on trial at Cardiff Crown…
A woman allegedly raped by a Commonwealth Games swimmer has told a court he came into the room and started taking his clothes off moments after she had consensual sex with his friend, another top swimmer. Otto Putland (pictured), 24, who represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,…
A "revolutionary" flu vaccine that can be administered as a pill has been developed by British scientists The vaccine tablet does not need refrigeration, making it easier to transport and more suitable for developing countries with warm climates. Researchers at the University of Cardiff produced the pill by creating synthetic…
A "troubled" 16-year-old girl will have to wait more than a month before she can be admitted into a secure accommodation unit because of the lack of placements available, a court has heard. The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is currently being housed in an unsuitable residential…
A support worker who fractured his wife's skull with a machete after finding out she might be leaving him for another man has been found not guilty of attempted murder. David Wing, 56, got into an argument with his wife Yvonne after reading her messages on Facebook and used the…
The Prince of Wales described a children's hospice in South Wales as "remarkable" during a visit to meet children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Charles was in good spirits as he toured Ty Hafan in Sully, near Cardiff, chatting, asking questions and sharing a joke with some of the…
A High Court judge has asked Education Secretary Damian Hinds to explain why a troubled 16-year-old girl has not been found a place in a secure accommodation unit. Mr Justice Francis says Mr Hinds (pictured), or a representative, might have to appear at a family court hearing in Cardiff next…
A fundraising appeal has been launched to help pay for the legal costs of a part-time fitness instructor who claims he was wrongly convicted of murdering his adopted baby daughter. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 18 years after being found guilty…
The family court judge who ruled that Elsie Scully-Hicks could be adopted by a fitness instructor who murdered her should publish the reasoning behind the decision, a campaigner says. Former Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming says the judge who decided that Elsie could live with Matthew Scully-Hicks, and husband Craig…
A part-time fitness instructor who murdered his adopted baby daughter was a "Jekyll and Hyde" character who managed to convince his husband and the authorities that he was a "model citizen and parent", a family court judge has said. Matthew Scully-Hicks passed the rigorous adoption process with "flying colours" and…
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