Gallery: See why Royal Oak newcomer boasts of 'Insta-worthy' dishes 'served in a magical way'

Food theater is staged at downtown Royal Oak's newest restaurant, ImaginATE, which serves fancy meals with wacky presentations. Tomahawk steak comes with a giant fork that looks more like a fist-grip weapon than fine dining cutlery. Popcorn shrimp is served in a small theater-style popcorn maker. A mini-boat accompanies fish. The whimsical props fit a spot that touts "a stunning experience that will amaze you ... [with] insta-worthy social media culinary delights and craft beverages served in a magical way."
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'Open land for wild camping in Wales', say campaigners

Huge tracts of land should be opened up for people to camp on in Wales, campaigners have said. Organisations like the National Trust, Natural Resources Wales and the Crown Estate own or manage hundreds of thousands of acres of land in Wales. With holidaymakers facing problems booking traditional campsites as...
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Walmart Paying 100 Percent of College Tuition for Workers

Walmart says it will now pay 100 percent of college tuition and books for its workers through its Live Better U program. The company is making a nearly $1 billion investment over the next five years in career-driven training and development. The money will be available to approximately 1.5 million...
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Welsh media industry gets £22.2m innovation funding package

The Welsh media industry is receiving £22.2m in funding from the UK government for a range of projects, with the aim of making the region a global media innovation hub. The funding, through UK Research and Innovation’s Strength in Places Fund, will go to the media.cymru programme, led by Cardiff University.

Mark Drakeford's safety not at risk from protest at his home, police say

First Minister Mark Drakeford was "at no point" at risk from a demonstration outside his home in Cardiff, says South Wales Police. The force was defending its response to the protest, and said Mr Drakeford had no concerns for his safety. Police made the comments after Labour Senedd member Mike...
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Covid in Wales: Shielding will not be used again, top doctor says

People who are extremely vulnerable to coronavirus will not be asked to shield again by Wales' top doctor. Welsh ministers have asked 130,000 people in Wales to isolate at home during previous lockdowns. But based on current evidence, Chief Medical Officer Frank Atherton does not expect to have to do...

Frida Maanum: Arsenal Women sign Norway midfielder from Linkopings FC

Arsenal have signed Norway midfielder Frida Maanum from Swedish side Linkopings FC. The 22-year-old scored the winner against Wales in November to secure Norway's place at the 2022 European Championship. "It's an honour to sign for a club like Arsenal," Maanum, who won the Swedish title with Linkopings, said. "The...

Sea scooter riders 'face barrage of criticism'

Sea scooter riders say they have faced a "barrage" of criticism after reports some had disturbed wildlife. Springwatch presenter Iolo Williams had called for riders to require licences after seeing five riders plough through seabirds off Puffin Island, Anglesey. Scott Beeland, ambassador for the Personal Watercraft Partnership in north Wales,...

House prices 30% higher than 2007 peak

Zoopla’s latest price index shows a 25% fall in the number of homes for sale in the first half of the year compared to H1 2020, underpinning the strong price inflation. The property portal says there is no sign of a demand and supply rebalance in the immediate future. Sales...
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Students in Wales asked to get Covid vaccinations before September

Universities in Wales—the body representing the eight universities in Wales—have asked students in the country to get vaccinated before returning on campus in September. They said: “We are strongly encouraging all students to take up the offer of Covid vaccination. Those who are unable to access a vaccination at home will be able to take up the offer of vaccination when they arrive.”

Whitesnake and Foreigner to tour the UK and Ireland in 2022

Whitesnake, Foreigner and special guests Europe are embarking on a UK and Ireland tour next May. Whitesnake and Foreigner have announced a joint 2022 UK and Ireland tour. The 'Here I Go Again' and 'I Want to Know What Love Is' rockers, respectively, will be joined by 'The Final Countdown' hitmakers Europe on the arena run next May.

Exclusive Interview – Lesley Griffiths MS

This week Business News Wales' editor, Mark Powney interviews Lesley Griffiths MS, the Welsh Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd. They discuss the Welsh Government's latest scheme to get more local food & drink produce on our supermarket shelves, Lesley's vision for Welsh agriculture over the next 10 years, and exploring the potential export opportunities for the Welsh food & drink industry.
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Liam Reardon: Who is the Love Island 2021 star?

Liam Reardon is one of the newest contestants to join Love Island – but who is exactly is he?. Liam’s arrival was announced at the end of the 30 June episode, with viewers given the opportunity to vote on which female contestant he should go on a date with in the following episode. He at least ended up sticking around longer than fellow newcomer Chuggs Wallis, who was booted out of the villa days later.