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February (92 posts)

  1. Richard Burton's bath time photograph on show

    Tuesday 9 February 2010, 10:58

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    One of Britain's most famous photographers is exhibiting some of his celebrity pictures, including one of Richard Burton in the bath that was taken on the set of film Staircase.

    Terry O'Neill is displaying a collection of his work in London later this month, including the picture of Burton that was taken...

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  2. Welsh label celebrates fifth birthday with compilation

    Tuesday 9 February 2010, 08:56

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Welsh-language label Rasal celebrates its fifth birthday this year with a new compilation featuring artists on the label and its sister imprints Copa and Gwymon.

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  3. Groundhog day

    Monday 8 February 2010, 15:50

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Last Tuesday was Candlemas Day.... now I know what you're thinking - that was last week but read on - It will all become clear :)

    Candlemas is a traditional Christian festival and it was the custom on Candlemas Day for clergy to bless candles and distribute them to people. A lighted candle was placed...

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  4. 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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  5. Hopkins reflects on chasing Richard Burton's autograph

    Monday 8 February 2010, 12:24

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    Ahead of the long-awaited release of his new film The Wolfman, Anthony Hopkins has spoken about how he once asked for Richard Burton's autograph as a 17-year-old - and how the Hollywood star teased his knowledge of rugby.

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  6. Dim Pysgota!

    Monday 8 February 2010, 12:03

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    I've been bowled over by the standard of pictures submitted to our Flickr group recently.

    Truly amazing shots and such a wide range of species, right here in Wales!

    These kingfisher pics caught my eye today. Such an exotic looking, native bird which wouldn't look out of place in a tropical rain forest...

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  7. Too early for cuckoos?

    Monday 8 February 2010, 10:27

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Luckily this is a nature blog so I don't have to mention the weekend's dismal rugby game...

    Anyway, moving on...I had a lovely email from Judy Parker from across the border who'd googled 'cuckoo' and found our article.

    She think she's just heard her first cuckoo of 2010 whilst walking her dog on a warm...

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  8. Katherine Jenkins appeals to Cowell for X Factor slot

    Monday 8 February 2010, 10:03

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Popstar To Operastar judge and Welsh 'popera' mainstay Katherine Jenkins has issued a 'come and get me' appeal to X Factor kingpin Simon Cowell to replace Dannii Minogue on the hit ITV show.

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  9. Six nations weekend weather

    Friday 5 February 2010, 17:43

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    You may have heard that there is another big freeze on the way next week, well don't worry I think that is a little over the top.

    Yes it is going to turn colder but nothing out of the ordinary for February.

    As far as snow is concerned, I wouldn't rule out the odd flurry in Wales at some point next...

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  10. High drama on BBC Radio Cymru

    Friday 5 February 2010, 15:43

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    An exciting new season of drama begins on Sunday on BBC Radio Cymru.

    Listeners can expect to hear specially commissioned original works, plays by new young writers and an adaptation of controversial Welsh tragedy Blink by playwright Ian Rowlands.

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