Swansea City will be hoping to earn the bragging rights with Cardiff City coming to town this afternoon for the South Wales derby. In what has already been a weekend of excellent Championship action, the Swans will be looking to distance themselves from their Welsh rivals. Both clubs have picked up just 11 points from 11 this season, with the pair sitting just three points away from the relegation zone.
Swansea v Cardiff (12:00 BST) Cardiff make one change from the 1-0 home defeat against Reading before the international break. Captain Sean Morrison returns in central defence as manager Mick McCarthy reverts to a back five. Midfielder Sam Bowen is the player to drop out. Cardiff: Smithies; McGuinness, Morrison (c), Flint, Nelson, Brown; Bacuna, Pack, Ralls, Giles; Moore.
A Welsh bus company has warned that a dearth of drivers is causing problems for the industry. The shortages have been caused by Brexit as Europeans return home, and also the Covid pandemic prompting some drivers to retire early. The shortage of HGV drivers and higher wages now offered in that industry has also encouraged some bus drivers to make the switch.
Wales hammer blow as leading star 'ruled out for six months' and set to miss entire Six Nations as well as autumn Tests
Wayne Pivac had been bracing himself for bad news on Josh Navidi after his injury playing for Cardiff against the Bulls Wayne Pivac is steeling himself for another body blow with Josh Navidi set to miss the entire Six Nations because of the shoulder injury he sustained while playing for Cardiff.
Sunday rugby headlines as Wales handed major boost ahead of New Zealand clash and Rhys Priestland puts down marker in battle for No.10 jersey
This is your rugby news for Sunday, October 17 Here are some of the rugby stories making headlines on Sunday October 7. Wales fears eased over Jenkins injury Wales have received a boost after Wayne Pivac's concerns over Ellis Jenkins' fitness for the autumn opener with New Zealand in 13 days' time were eased.
From council estate to the red carpet: The self-made Cardiff woman billed as one of the best presenters in the UK
Amel Rachedi left Llanrumney at just 17 years old to pursue a career in presenting. Now she has been labelled as one of the best presenters in the UK For a lot of people the pandemic meant saying goodbye to their career temporarily - but not for Amel Rachedi.
A ticketless Sian Evans would sneak under the fence to get into the festival. Years later she flew in on a helicopter as a VIP to perform as the lead singer of Kosheen There was a time when Sian Evans, living a nomadic life in squat houses in Cardiff with barely two pennies to rub together, would break into Glastonbury Festival by sneaking under the fence.
Ellis Jenkins injury fears eased as Wales flanker taken off as 'precaution' 14 days ahead of New Zealand clash
The openside flanker lasted just 20 minutes of Cardiff's URC win over the Sharks at the Arms Park Cardiff head coach Dai Young has played down fears over Ellis Jenkins' fitness after the openside was replaced 20 minutes into their United Rugby Championship win over the Sharks on Saturday night.
'The beauty of it is that you don’t know what’s going to come through the door' Inside Cardiff's iconic Pumping Station
From log flumes, lockers at the Olympics, snake bite kits and rare Star wars figures, the Pumping Station is a hidden treasure trove Chances are if you've driven along the outskirts of Cardiff you've spotted The Pumping Station. With its glass ceilings, red and beige brick facade and iconic Victorian structure, the former sewage pumping station - sitting proudly on the bank of the River Ely - is difficult to miss as you drive down the A4232.
Dai Young's side got back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats to the Ospreys and Bulls Cardiff's got back to winning ways with a resilient win over the Cell C Sharks at the Arms Park. First-half tries from Matthew Morgan and Willis Halaholo, plus two second-half penalties from recent Wales recall Rhys Priestland ensured they came out on top despite a second-half onslaught from the South African outfit.
Lisa Marie Brown loves the colour pink so much that it has become a huge part of her daily life. So much so that shes now recognised by locals for her hot pink sports car A Welsh woman loves the colour pink so much it has become a huge part of her everyday life, from her ‘pink palace’ to her hot pink sports car.
Commissioned murals of underrepresented women removed by cleaners after ‘devastating error’ A series of commissioned murals in Cardiff city centre was mistakenly washed away by cleaning staff after a “devastating” miscommunication. The artworks – which covered 11 concrete pillars in the city centre – had been commissioned by For Cardiff, and were created to celebrate diversity by showcasing portraits of underrepresented women.
Glasgow Warriors and Ospreys opened a bumper day of URC action with victories in Italy; Still to come: Edinburgh saw off the Blue Bulls and Leinster were big winners against Scarlets; Still to come: Cardiff and Munster secured narrow wins in the late games We round up all of the action on a bumper day of games in the United Rugby Championship, which saw six matches taking place…
Rebecca English, a royal commentator, has claimed that the Queen is 'emphasising closeness and continuity' by having future king Prince Charles and Camilla by her side at recent events A royal commentator has dubbed Prince Charles and Camilla's appearance alongside the Queen on Thursday as "really significant".
Her Majesty has to be on top form as she approaches an important year in her reign The Queen has been told to give up her nightcap to make sure she stays fit for next year, according to sources close to the Royal Family. But while many people her age enjoy a tot of whisky or brandy in their bedtime cocoa, Her Majesty has a far more sophisticated nightly tipple, MyLondon reports.
, 60, of Cardiff, was convicted of raping and indecently assaulting his victim who he plied with cannabis Stephen Phillips The victim of a paedophile who raped and indecently assaulted her has spoken about how the abuse affects her life 20 years on. Stephen Phillips, 60, of Cardiff, was convicted of raping and sexually abusing the victim when she was under 16 years old two decades ago following a trial at Newport Crown Court.
By Leah Powell Trainee Reporter A BEAUTY brand will be opening a pop-up shop in Cardiff. Trigwell Comestics is putting up shop in Cardiff’s John Lewis from Monday October 18 to Sunday October 24. The space will feature next to world-renowned brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown and Benefit Cosmetics and marks the start of Christmas at the department store.
'I'll have my tin hat on' - Ben Hamer's Cardiff City admission and the moment Russell Martin went 'wow' at Fairwood
Hamer has opened up on his side's training ground work ahead of the south Wales derby The first South Wales derby of the season will see a real clash of styles. Swansea City's average match possession of 64.5% is the highest of any side in the Championship so far this term while they boast the league's best pass success rate of 85.3%.
Welsh curry houses are in the running for the 'Oscars' of the curry world Wales' best curry houses have been revealed in the 'Oscars' of the curry world, the 2021 Asian Curry Awards. Nine Welsh restaurants made it onto the shortlist for best casual dining eateries with nominated restaurants set to be narrowed down by an online public vote.