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November (137 posts)

  1. Manic Street Preachers to appear on Strictly Come Dancing

    Tuesday 30 November 2010, 15:31

    James McLaren James McLaren

    They might have just pulled out of this week's gigs (including the special homecoming Blackwood Radio 2 gig) but Manic Street Preachers have announced they're appearing on this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing.

    Speaking on Twitter Nicky Wire said: "Unbelievable-we have got 'strictly come dancing' on...

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  2. Big cats in Wales?

    Tuesday 30 November 2010, 14:58

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    These stories seem to come and go throughout Wales and the UK but many experts believe that it's highly likely that big cats have escaped or been released from captivity and are alive and well in the UK.

    Indeed many were set free and subsequently shot after the Dangerous Animal Act was introduced in...

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  3. Quo tribute band's Christmas single raises money for Tŷ Hafan

    Tuesday 30 November 2010, 13:39

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Cardiff area Status Quo tribute band A Taste Of Quo are "bringing back the classic Christmas single" with a new track raising money for the Tŷ Hafan children's hospice.

    I Can't Wait For Christmas Day is out on 13 December.

    Jonathan Walker of the band said: "A lot of people have hailed...

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  4. Manic Street Preachers gig cancelled

    Tuesday 30 November 2010, 13:25

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Unfortunately due to an illness the Manic Street Preachers' show on Thursday 2 December at Blackwood Miners Institute is cancelled.

    Radio 2 is hoping to reinstate this show in January and will contact ticket winners for first refusal when we have the new date.

    The BBC apologises for the inconvenience...

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  5. project/ten embarks on winter #1 exhibition

    Tuesday 30 November 2010, 12:45

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Following the success of their previous exhibitions, contemporary art and design gallery project/ten are set to present their fourth pop-up gallery of 2010: winter #1.

    The gallery returns to Cardiff's Morgan Arcade for the exhibition, but this time it will occupy the old solicitors' office in the arcade...

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  6. Your call: Welsh albums of 2010

    Tuesday 30 November 2010, 12:13

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This time last year we were putting together our Top 10 Welsh albums of the Noughties. This year we're not going to come up with yet another critics' list - there many others to choose from - but instead we're going to hand the reins to you.

    What has been your favourite Welsh album of 2010? Comment...

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  7. Rare medieval paintings uncovered at St Cadoc's Church, Cowbridge

    Monday 29 November 2010, 16:51

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Rare medieval paintings that have been uncovered at the church of St Cadoc at Llancarfan, near the market town of Cowbridge in south east Wales.

    According to a Wales Online article, the restoration of the 800-year-old church, funded by Cadw, Heritage Lottery Fund and private funding, has revealed a...

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  8. Colder than Greenland

    Monday 29 November 2010, 15:13

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The cold spell tightened its grip over the weekend with record breaking temperatures in Wales making it colder than Greenland.

    Cold snaps and snow are not unusual in November but the cold we're currently experiencing is more severe than usual. Our coldest weather normally comes after Christmas and...

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  9. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 28 November 2010

    Monday 29 November 2010, 13:33

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show features three hours of the most interesting (mostly) new Welsh music, collected by a crack team of music-hungry polar bears from the multitudinous, fractal corners of Wales. Special ursine attention is paid to The Gentle Good's delicate, heart-rending and hiraeth-fuelled Album of the...

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  10. National Poet's tour diary: Aberystwyth

    Monday 29 November 2010, 12:19

    Gillian Clarke Gillian Clarke

    Saturday 27 November
    Y Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

    Another veil of snow, and all has turned to ice. It's very, very cold. People phone: 'Is the reading still on? Are you going?' Of course! Try and stop me.

    The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is on the train from Manchester. The coldest...

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