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December (56 posts)

  1. Meteor shower over church in Carmarthenshire

    Monday 14 December 2009, 13:39

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Alan Evans has been star gazing recently and took these photographs on Sunday evening at St. Mary Magdalenes church, St. Clears in Carmarthenshire.

    These shooting stars are called the Geminids and can be seen annually at this time of year.

    Most meteor showers are linked to dust and debris from comets...

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  2. Panto season is just about upon us - oh yes it is!

    Friday 11 December 2009, 17:25

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    It's become the tradition for soap stars to tread the boards at Christmas but I was a bit surprised to see that Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is starring in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs at Venue Cymru in Llandudno.

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  3. Save Your Breath: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

    Friday 11 December 2009, 13:04

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    It's every teenagers' dream. Buy album, love album, emulate album, get signed to said hero's record label. Yeah right! But this is the 'story in a nutshell' for Newport five-piece Save Your Breath.

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  4. Ruthin Craft Centre wins the 2009 Dewi-Prys Thomas design prize

    Friday 11 December 2009, 11:56

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    Congratulations to Ruthin Craft Centre for winning the 2009 Dewi-Prys Thomas design prize. It's an award given to recognise the importance of good design to the quality of life, identity and regeneration of Wales and is named after the inspirational teacher and architect who was head of the Welsh School...

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  5. Niece's single for flood hero PC

    Friday 11 December 2009, 10:47

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    The 12-year-old niece of a police officer killed in the Cumbrian floods has recorded a single in honour of her "hero uncle".

    Bethany Galbraith of Pontypridd, south Wales, was devastated after Pc Bill Barker, 44, died when a bridge collapsed during last month's floods.

    Find out more.

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  6. Video: The Automatic cover Shakira

    Friday 11 December 2009, 09:50

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    As promised, we've published a new video taken from The Automatic's acoustic session for the Radio Wales Evening Show. The band apply their treatment to Shakira's She Wolf.

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    What do you think of their version?

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  7. The Automatic Radio Wales session videos

    Thursday 10 December 2009, 11:21

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    This week, the Cowbridge fourpiece The Automatic came into Radio Wales to do one of Alan Thompson's Monday night acoustic sessions for the Evening Show.
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    They performed four songs: old single Steve McQueen (criminally overlooked and a great song), new single Interstate, forthcoming single Run And Hide...

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  8. A cold, dry spell on the way

    Wednesday 9 December 2009, 16:04

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Following more than 50 days of wet weather, it finally looks like we are in for a drier spell of weather!

    The jet stream, which steers areas of low pressure in from the Atlantic bringing rain and strong winds, is going to move away towards Iceland.

    That will allow high pressure to build across Britain...

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  9. Future Of The Left in NME's top 50 of 2009

    Wednesday 9 December 2009, 14:20

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Not content with appearing in Adam Walton's top 10 albums of the decade with Travels With Myself And Another, Cardiff's Future Of The Left have scooped number 18 in the NME's top albums of 2009 list with the album.

    Check out the NME's list.

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  10. Wrexham footballers record charity single

    Wednesday 9 December 2009, 12:16

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    The history of British chart singles is littered with football teams' recordings of celebratory chants, rousing singalongs and interesting rap techniques.

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