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August (27 posts)

  1. Low pressure brings a cooler and wetter spell of weather

    Thursday 31 July 2014, 16:19

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The last eight months, December to July, have been warmer than average but it's all change for the start of August. Low pressure is heading our way bringing a cooler and wetter spell of weather; some heavy rain and showers, especially in north and west Wales with a Met Office warning in force on Saturday...

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  2. All change! Wet and unsettled weather on the way

    Wednesday 30 July 2014, 15:03

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    This summer so far has been a little bit mixed. We've had some rain, heavy showers and a few thunderstorms but we've also had a fair amount of dry weather, plenty of sunshine and some high temperatures as well - exceeding 29°C in Porthmadog.

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  3. Researching World War One ancestors and military items

    Wednesday 30 July 2014, 14:51

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    We are now just a few days away from 4 August and commemorating the centenary of the start of World War One. The date has been etched in my mind for a long time and I’ve been so busy researching and preparing for this time that I find myself looking forward to next week, whilst at the same time reflecting...

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  4. Dry weather continues

    Monday 28 July 2014, 15:37

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Porthmadog in Gwynedd recorded 29°C three days in a row last week but we've seen the last of the hot and humid weather for a while. Temperatures this week will be closer to the seasonal average or above, warmest in the southeast and it will feel fresher and less humid than recently and more comfortable...

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  5. A nation of dancers and fighters - and hopefully throwers and swimmers

    Monday 28 July 2014, 11:17

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    As fellow BBC Wales blogger Owen Williams put it on the weekend, the Commonwealth Games has taught us that we're a nation of dancers and fighters. Having spent the weekend brushing up on my rhythmic gymnastics knowledge - and watching the Rugby Sevens with my head in my hands - I'll take that.

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  6. How changing cricket times cause a sticky wicket for our schedules

    Friday 25 July 2014, 13:06

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    BBC Radio Wales Editor Steve Austins explains how Glamorgan cricket coverage will now be broadcast in its entirety on the BBC Sport Wales website.

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  7. John Frost and the Chartist march on Newport

    Friday 25 July 2014, 12:51

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    On 27 July 1877, John Frost - Chartist leader and the man who, more than anyone else, reflected the desire of the Welsh working classes to obtain universal manhood suffrage - died quietly at his home in Bristol. It had been a wild, troubled and often dangerous life.

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  8. Wales isn't a 'principality' - sorry!

    Thursday 24 July 2014, 15:53

    Owen Williams Owen Williams

    Last night's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow was a glorious rousing spectacle of Scottish sight and sound. A terrific riot of musical colour and visual flourishes.

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  9. Producing Passing On - BBC Radio Wales' new sitcom

    Thursday 24 July 2014, 09:15

    Ben Partridge Ben Partridge

    Pyle Industrial Estate is an industrial estate par excellence. Distinguished in the world of industrial estates, it is known the world over as a white-hot forge of small-to-medium sized enterprises, where the toil that greases the gears of 21st century capitalism coats every surface.

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  10. The hottest day of the year so far?

    Wednesday 23 July 2014, 14:25

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It's a big day at the Royal Welsh Show today, it's Welsh Cobs day, which always draws a big crowd.

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