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April (116 posts)

  1. Matt Smith and Karen Gillan to host Doctor Who Proms

    Tuesday 27 April 2010, 09:27

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The new Doctor Who and his companion are set to host two concerts in July as part of the BBC Proms.

    Doctor Who image featuring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen gillan as Amy Pond

    Actors Matt Smith (the Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) will introduce the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' performances with the London Philharmonic Choir on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July. The orchestra...

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  2. Battlefields of Wales

    Monday 26 April 2010, 16:20

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Over the years Wales has been a real "melting pot" of warfare and strife, so much so that when the English kings tried to conquer the land, they could only achieve it by building gigantic stone castles. Indeed, it has been said that, in Wales, there are more castles per square mile than in any other...

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  3. Preseli Walking Festival

    Monday 26 April 2010, 14:28

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    I hope you had a good weekend. I went to the Gwaun Valley in North Pembrokeshire to launch the 3rd Preseli Walking Festival on Saturday afternoon.

    Around 50 people turned up for a short circular walk led by writer and geologist Dr. Brian John.

    Brian shared his knowledge of the area and explained the...

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  4. Bangor braces for Big Weekend

    Monday 26 April 2010, 12:58

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The line-up for this year's Radio 1 Big Weekend has been announced, with a Welsh contingent reflecting its Bangor location.

    Lostprophets, Marina And The Diamonds and Kids In Glass Houses are all playing, with more Welsh bands expected to be announced.

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  5. Nature and outdoor news

    Friday 23 April 2010, 17:01

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    A quick round up of nature and outdoors news from this week:

    Farming Awards

    Alun Wyn Evans has beaten off stiff competition to be named Wales' winner of the Nature of Farming Award, a competition run by the RSPB and Countryfile magazine.

    Mr Evans's 55-hectare farm in Meirionnydd, NW Wales is a haven for...

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  6. History articles on BBC Local websites for Wales

    Friday 23 April 2010, 16:36

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    North East Wales reports on a high street clock in Wrexham that has been restored and is about to go back into public service. For a while, the two-face clock displayed different times on either face. Read the BBC NE Wales article.

    North West Wales links to some unseen footage from the recent history...

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  7. London marathon weekend weather

    Friday 23 April 2010, 16:24

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Despite plenty of sunshine this week, it hasn't been all that warm and you may have had the heating on as the nights have been particularly cold with some frost.

    At Capel Curig in Snowdonia the temperature dropped to -5 Celsius, on the morning of 22 April.

    The good news is that I think we've seen the...

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  8. Video: Stuart Cable on the music industry

    Friday 23 April 2010, 16:14

    James McLaren James McLaren

    BBC Radio Wales recently made a trip to Stuart Cable's rock star retreat, deep in the Welsh hills, for a chat.

    The former Stereophonics drummer, now pounding the skins for heavy rockers Killing for Company, smiled for the camera and gave his views on today's musical landscape.

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  9. Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins: the millionaires hiding the financial truth for musicians

    Friday 23 April 2010, 14:14

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This weekend sees the Sunday Times wallow in its annual celebration of mammon, as it publishes its Rich List. Topping the list of musical millionnaires under 30 are two Welsh stars, Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins, each with a personal fortune estimated at £11m.

    The paper makes estimates based...

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  10. Only Boys Aloud looks for new generation of male singers

    Friday 23 April 2010, 11:33

    James McLaren James McLaren

    It's no secret that male voice choirs, the musical tradition of many towns across Wales, are suffering as their members age and the younger generation become less likely to join.

    But now a scheme designed to encourage young boys and men between the ages of 14 and 19 to become involved with the genre...

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