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April (17 posts)

  1. Climbing the Welsh Matterhorn

    Wednesday 23 April 2014, 16:25

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Some drier, brighter spells and a little sunshine are likely over the weekend for Wales, says BBC Wales weatherman Derek Brockway.

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  2. FOCUS Wales festival preview

    Tuesday 22 April 2014, 11:33

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Adam Walton previews the Focus Wales festival taking place in Wrexham on 23 to 26 April 2014

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  3. A haven of industry

    Thursday 17 April 2014, 15:25

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    On 20 April 1961 the BP oil terminal on Milford Haven opened for business. The terminal was not a refinery, merely a pumping station that took oil from in-coming tankers and then sent it via a pipeline to the refinery at Llandarcey outside Port Talbot. Nevertheless it was an important part of a major...

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  4. The death of the Hanging Judge

    Thursday 17 April 2014, 09:33

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The date 18 April may not mean much to most people but on that spring day in 1689 Judge George Jeffreys, the famous 'Hanging Judge' of the 17th century, finally died, appropriately enough in the Tower of London.

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  5. Spotting the space station

    Tuesday 15 April 2014, 16:53

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    There was a beautiful full moon last night and the red planet Mars was visible as well just above and to the right of the moon.

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  6. More than just a number and a headset

    Tuesday 15 April 2014, 11:30

    Heledd Jones-Tandy Heledd Jones-Tandy

    After nine months of research at the call centre I think it’s fair to say that I could now be a fully-fledged member of the Save Britain Money call centre team.

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  7. Plenty more sunshine in store this week

    Monday 14 April 2014, 16:13

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    A blustery wind made it feel cold yesterday, but thankfully the wind is lighter today and it’s a lovely start to the week, thanks to high pressure centred close to Ireland.

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  8. Could Offa's Dyke be the gigantic worm cast of a Tremors graboid?

    Friday 11 April 2014, 11:35

    Steven Green Steven Green

    Archaeologists reveal that Offa's Dyke may be 200 years older than previously thought. But what if the origins of the earthwork are more sinister? 

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  9. April showers bring forth May flowers

    Wednesday 9 April 2014, 16:54

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    People often talk about April showers and there's a nice proverb from 1886 that states: "March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers."

    Showers can occur at any time but there are specific reasons why April might be more associated with clear, sunny mornings and stormy afternoons.

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  10. Women making an impact beyond Wales

    Wednesday 9 April 2014, 16:19

    Sian Williams Sian Williams

    Sian Williams talks about her new BBC Wales programme where she interviews women who have made an impact beyond Wales.

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