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A new hyperlocal blog for and about Roath launches today.

Roathcardiff will be sharing when Roath makes the news, what residents in the area are up to and interesting events going on in and around the community. The site will be promoting local events, venues and businesses and is home to the Roath Social Media Surgery and Roath 4am Project.

The team behind the site are Roath residents Matt Appleby, Geraldine Nichols and Huw Thomas, who also runs the popular @roathcardiff on twitter.

Matt said: “Like many ideas, this one started in the pub. We were brought together originally by taking part in the 4am Project and had discussed the lack of a local site for Roath over a pint or two in the Albany.”

Huw commented: “We’re planning to cover news from and about Roath, arts and culture, food and drink, reviews and features of Roath people. We have lots of guest posts already lined up and we’re hoping more people from the community will want to contribute as the blog grows.”

Geraldine added: “People have been very kind with their time in supporting us over the last few weeks and we’d like to thank Ed Walker for his help getting us started, Brendan Hughes of yourcardiff, Steve Coleman for being our design guru and Nicole Rugman for invaluable technical support.”

The team can be contacted through @roathcardiff and