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November (84 posts)

  1. Farewell to competition founder J Mervyn Williams

    Friday 31 August 2012, 12:04

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    J Mervyn Williams, who founded Cardiff Singer in 1983, has died aged 74.

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  2. Something fishy going on

    Monday 30 November 2009, 16:26

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    There are over 250 species of fish in Wales so it can be tricky working out whose who unless you're an expert or keen fisherman.

    Help is now at hand in the form of a new book entitled 'Marine Fishes of Wales' published by Marine Wildlife.

    The book has been a joint venture between the MCS, CCW and...

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  3. Top five wet Novembers

    Monday 30 November 2009, 16:10

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The weather is much drier today with some sunshine for a change but it goes without saying that we've had an awful lot of rain this month.

    Ray Garner who runs a rainfall station in Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire has recorded 328mm, over a foot of rain, making it the wettest November since he began taking...

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  4. Weekend weather (27 November 2009)

    Friday 27 November 2009, 15:16

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It's been very mild this month with plenty of rain, flooding and strong winds and a lack of frost but more recently temperatures have taken a dip and the winter woollies will come in handy over the weekend. It might also be an idea to bring the geraniums and other tender plants indoors!

    We are in for...

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  5. Review: Paper Aeroplanes - The Day We Ran Into The Sea

    Friday 27 November 2009, 09:26

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    It's not all about the rutting sound of distorted instruments clashing at the speed of loud. Sure there's a primal thrill to uncivilised music with ambitions to rape and pillage society's sense of decorum. But all that bluster and noise is as archaic as cannon fire to me, for the most part. So speaketh...

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  6. Rhydian's O Fortuna out Monday

    Friday 27 November 2009, 07:44

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Rhydian Roberts' second album, O Fortuna, is out this coming Monday and features a host of established names in the world of classical and opera.

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  7. I can see a rainbow...

    Thursday 26 November 2009, 12:35

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    We've had some lovely rainbows over Cardiff lately. I keep seeing them out of the window opposite BBC Wales HQ here in Llandaff.

    This one appeared at around 10.30am and was joined by another one.

    Our BBC Wales Twitter guru - Geoff Rogers snapped this one:

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    Someone mentioned that there was a special name...

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  8. Stereophonics' Kelly Jones going for Hollywood?

    Thursday 26 November 2009, 08:55

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones has been talking about a potential alternative to his songwriting career: scripting Hollywood films.

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  9. 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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  10. Farmer's counting their footprints

    Wednesday 25 November 2009, 16:45

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    This article just in from the Countryside Council for Wales about farmers in Wales doing their bit for the environment:

    "Even in the farthest flung corners of deepest rural Wales, thoughts are turning towards how we can all play our part in what must follow from Copenhagen's Climate Conference in December...

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