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Journalist bids to find one person from every country in the world on patch

Will Hayward 1A journalist has launched a bid to find one person from every country in the world currently living on his patch.

Wales Online social affairs correspondent Will Hayward, left, has taken up the international challenge in Cardiff.

Will has launched an appeal online, and those interested can fill out a form to help him with his quest.

Photographer Rob Browne originally has the idea, and is accompanying Will on the challenge.

Will, who won the Newspaper Journalist of the Year and the overall Journalist of the Year prizes at this year’s Wales Media Awards, told HTFP: “Cardiff is the most diverse city in Wales and it is something people in Cardiff are really proud of.

“All of these people are from different back grounds and countries but have one thing in common – they have chosen to make the Welsh capital their home. By telling their stories we in turn tell the story of a city which is constantly evolving.

“This is going to be a long term project and will not be completed until next year. The response so far had been both incredible but also brought home the scale of the task ahead – gulp.

“I am lucky because at Wales Online I do get given the time to work on longer pieces despite the pace of the newsroom. This means we get to do our stories, and the people within them, justice.”

HTFP reported last year how Bristol Post journalist Tristan Cork was challenged to find one person in Bristol from each of the 32 competing nations in the football World Cup.

The Post celebrated the start of the tournament by hosting its own alternative World Cup featuring those who came forward.