Sport Sam Warburton is the first to sign a Welsh central contract

Warburton became the first to agree a deal with the Welsh Rugby Union that will keep him playing for the Cardiff Blues

Steph Houghton celebrates the winning goal

Team GB off to winning start with victory over New Zealand in Cardiff

David Beckham might not be playing football for Great Britain at the Olympics but he must have recognised the quality of the free-kick that won them their opening game today. Team GB start the Olympic games with a 1-0 victory over New Zealand at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, thanks to one moment of brilliance from Steph Houghton.

Simon Kelner: With GPS, you know where the bodies are buried

It's an amazing thing, GPS tracking. Yes, this is the American-run satellite (Global Positioning System to use its full name) which powers everything from satellite navigation on cars to air traffic control to those gadgets which tell you how far you are from the bunker at the front of the green.

Probe under way after 30 swans found dead in Cardiff

An investigation is under way after the mysterious deaths of 30 swans in Cardiff.

Cardiff Blues hooker Rhys Thomas to join Wasps

Cardiff Blues hooker Rhys Thomas is to leave the region at the end of the season to join Wasps.

Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton (far left), world champion boxer Nathan Cleverly (centre) and Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson all hope to taste victory this weekend

Cardiff chasing a triple crown

Wales in rugby and Cleverly in the ring tomorrow – but they really will be singing in the Valleys if the Bluebirds can beat mighty Liverpool on Sunday, writes James Corrigan

Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton (far left), world champion boxer Nathan Cleverly (centre) and Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson all hope to taste victory this weekend

Boxing. Rugby. Football: Cardiff chasing a 'Triple Crown'

Wales in the rugby and Cleverly in the ring – but they really will be singing in the Valleys if the Bluebirds can beat Liverpool

Gavin Henson is rated highly by the Wales coaching staff

Gavin Henson recalled to Wales squad for Six Nations

Gavin Henson could be in line for a first RBS 6 Nations appearance since 2009 after being included in head coach Warren Gatland's 35-man training squad.

Woman, 74, gets Asbo for begging in Cardiff

A 74-year-old woman has been given an Asbo for harassing shoppers with her begging.

Wasps chase Cardiff's Young

Dai Young, the Cardiff Blues coach, has emerged as Wasps' favoured candidate in the Premiership club's search for a director of rugby.

Blues' battling fightback given a point by Andrews

Castres 27 Cardiff Blues 20

Man dies in flats explosion

A man has died and 20 people have been evacuated from their homes after an explosion at a flats complex, police said.

On their soapboxes - and on the spot - in Cardiff

No tomatoes were thrown. None of the candidates fainted and fell off their soapbox. The heckling remained within socially acceptable levels.

Two charged over Cardiff teenager's murder

Two men will appear in court tomorrow charged with the murder of a teenager stabbed to death in front of his parents, police said.

Police probe after boy, 17, stabbed to death

Police investigations were continuing today after a teenage boy was stabbed to death and two other family members were injured.

Faultless Blair powers Blues past Falcons

Newcastle 20 Cardiff Blues 55
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