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19 posts about Food on this blog

  1. Risk of flooding

    Monday 24 October 2011, 14:03

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    There's a big contrast in the weather across Wales today - The north east dry but the south west very wet and some torrential rain, especially in Pembrokeshire. The Met Office has issued an amber alert.

    As much as 50 to 100 mm of rain, (2 to 4 inches), is likely over the next six hours or so with a risk...

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  2. I love a good food festival

    Wednesday 14 September 2011, 11:23

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    I love a good food festival. Something about wandering aimlessly around a small town or village, the air filled with tempting cooking smells, colourful stalls and celebrity chefs all vying for attention.

    Last weekend one of the last agricultural shows of the season at Llandyfaelog in Carmarthenshire...

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  3. Autumn arrives with a vengeance

    Tuesday 6 September 2011, 16:20

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Autumn arrived with a vengeance in Wales last night with heavy rain and strong to severe gale force winds buffeting the country.

    The highest wind gusts recorded were 69mph at Mumbles Head in Swansea and also at Capel Curig in Snowdonia. The wind was strong enough to damage or even bring down a few trees...

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  4. Floods and storms

    Monday 7 February 2011, 13:27

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It's been a wet few days in mid and north Wales with some flooding. At Lake Vyrnwy in Powys, 189.4mm of rain has fallen since the beginning of the month, more than than the February average which is 138.7mm.

    Some rivers are swollen and at the time of writing there are three flood warnings in the lower...

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  5. Latest flood and weekend weather

    Thursday 13 January 2011, 16:39

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    We've had a respite from the heavy rain today but there is more to come this evening.

    The Met Office has issued a warning for southern counties from Swansea across to Cardiff, Monmouthshire and The Valleys.

    Another 15 to 20 mm of rain is likely with 30 to 40 mm on higher ground and given that the ground...

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  6. Swollen rivers and more rain to come

    Wednesday 12 January 2011, 13:36

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    I've decided I don't like January - it's dark when you wake up and dark when you go home at night. Roll on Spring I say and hopefully some better weather too!

    The rain I promised yesterday has well and truly arrived with warnings of heavy rain up and down the country.

    In the 12 hours leading up to midday...

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  7. A good soaking over the next few days

    Tuesday 11 January 2011, 16:44

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Last year was drier than average in Wales. Dennis Smith from Llandeilo recorded just 39 inches of rain over 12 months but it's going to be anything but dry over the next few days...and we could expect to see up to 6 inches falling on higher ground.

    It is however going to turn milder (which will help...

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  8. 1890s food

    Friday 29 October 2010, 18:09

    Ceri Rowlands Ceri Rowlands

    One of the biggest problems the families struggled with wasn't the animals, and it wasn't the tough dawn to dusk work routine. It was the food. With limited supplies, generous helpings of offal, no supermarket to pop out to and every meal having to be prepared from scratch, Alisa and Catrin faced a...

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  9. Tide and time

    Friday 10 September 2010, 17:17

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain for much of South and West Wales including Powys and Ceredigion.

    The rain will clear early tomorrow and it will brighten-up with a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers. Temperatures 18 to 20 Celsius with a moderate west to south-westerly breeze...

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  10. Brighter skies

    Thursday 26 August 2010, 12:59

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Much of Mid and South Wales had another good soaking recently. Some torrential downpours with flooding in places.

    At Tyn y Waun in the top of the Rhondda Valley, over 63mm of rain fell in the last twenty four hours, about 2.5 inches. The wettest day of the year at this location so far!

    Meanwhile most...

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  11. Where did that come from?

    Wednesday 12 May 2010, 13:16

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Have you ever wondered where some of the words, phrases or sayings that we now use actually originated?

    For example, many of us often light bonfires in our gardens. But where did the word come from? In the Middle Ages it was quite normal to dig up people's bones after 30 or 40 years in order to make room...

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  12. Flood warnings set to increase

    Monday 8 February 2010, 13:48

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The Environment Agency is set to increase it's flood warning service to give people more time to get ready or prepare or evacuate.

    From March, the agency plans to issue warnings to an extra 40,000 homes and businesses and will be issuing letters. You can find out more at BBC News online.

    If you wish to...

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  13. Photos: Swollen rivers

    Thursday 26 November 2009, 08:06

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The rivers are swollen throughout Wales thanks to all this rain.

    I've had these photos in from reader Colin Roberts who says, "This is the river Dee in Llangollen which passes the bottom of our garden:"

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    Derek

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  14. Climate change means wetter winters

    Tuesday 24 November 2009, 16:49

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Earlier this Autumn we enjoyed some fine and warm weather but its all a distant memory now with flooded fields and swollen rivers a feature of the countryside.

    I bet most of you will be glad to see the back of November. In a recent blog I mentioned the poet T. S. Elliot who described November as being...

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  15. Swollen rivers, floods and more rain

    Thursday 19 November 2009, 16:33

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The weather has been making the news recently with heavy rain, flooding and gale force winds causing problems.

    And we're not out of the woods yet. Most of Wales has been dry today, but there is more heavy rain to come tonight into tomorrow.

    In fact the Met Office has a weather warning in force for heavy...

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  16. Friday 13th unlucky weather for Wales

    Friday 13 November 2009, 10:05

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Its Friday 13th and we're going to be very unlucky with the weather this year.

    It looks like we'll need to batten down the hatches over the next 36 hours...

    The satellite picture shows a mass of cloud pumping in from the Atlantic into Southern Britain and it's heading our way. It's all tied to a deepening...

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  17. Rain, drains and waterfalls

    Wednesday 4 November 2009, 11:09

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    We've had plenty of rain recently which is not unusual at this time of year. In fact November is the third wettest month of the year in Wales with an average of 156.8mm.

    But on 3 Nov 1931 it was very wet in Trecastle in the Brecon Beacons. Over 180mm (7 inches) of rain fell in 24 hours with flooding...

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  18. Sweeping gales for Wales

    Monday 2 November 2009, 15:42

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    A change in the month has certainly brought a change in the weather, with heavy rain and gales sweeping across Wales yesterday.

    25 to 50 mm of rain fell in a number of places with flooding in parts of South and West Wales. Mumbles near Swansea was one of the windiest spots with a gust of wind of 76 mph...

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  19. The effects of flooding

    Thursday 11 September 2008, 10:25

    Jody Bourton Jody Bourton

    There has been an extraordinary amount of rainfall in parts of the country which has resulted in rivers bursting their banks and many places being flooded.

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