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June (129 posts)

  1. New Children's Poet Laureate for Wales announced

    Thursday 3 June 2010, 15:55

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The new Children's Poet Laureate for Wales was revealed yesterday as Dewi 'Pws' Morris at the Urdd Gobaith Cymru National Eisteddfod in Ceredigion.

    Morris, who will remain in the role for one year, is a well-known actor, singer, author and TV presenter.

    New Children's Poet Laureate for Wales, Dewi Pws Morris

    Beginning his career as a teacher, he soon after...

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  2. Welsh libraries see rise in book borrowing

    Thursday 3 June 2010, 15:10

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Wales is leading the way in public library usage and book borrowing according to the latest figures released by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

    Welsh libraries enjoyed the biggest percentage increase in visitors and book issues than any other country in the UK last year. In...

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  3. Go wild at the Urdd

    Thursday 3 June 2010, 15:00

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Looking for something to do in Mid Wales this week? Pop into the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) tent at the Urdd in Llanerchaeron:

    • Art Competition - 'Llanerchaeron Wildlife' or 'Llanerchaeron Landscapes'. Prizes to be won every day for under 7 years, 8-11 years, 12-18 years with daily winners selected...

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  4. Blue tit rescue

    Thursday 3 June 2010, 12:07

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    It's heart warming to know that you're all doing your bit to look after our wildlife here in Wales. Here are two stories that have come in recently regarding blue tit chicks.

    Rachel Dicker e-mailed us to tell us all about a stranded bird she recently rescued:

    "This is a picture of a baby blue tit we found...

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  5. Make your nature count

    Thursday 3 June 2010, 11:10

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Thousands of you will be joining in this week to take part in the RSPB garden wildlife survey which runs from 5-13 June.

    The RSPB is keen to find out as much as they can about mammals such as moles, badgers, foxes as well as birds to build up an accurate picture of what is visiting our gardens at this...

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  6. Robert Recorde - the man who invented the equals sign

    Thursday 3 June 2010, 11:07

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    We've all used them, countless times, in maths lessons, in the bank, in working out our weekly bills. But, strangely, they didn't exist until 1557 and the man who invented them was a Welshman from Tenby. We are talking about the equals sign, the ubiquitous = mark that we all take for granted. And the...

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  7. Wales' newest comedy star: Lembit Opik?

    Thursday 3 June 2010, 10:30

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Photograph of Lembit Opik

    Lembit Opik was often the subject of the occasional snigger during his time as MP for Montgomeryshire, be it for his 'cheeky' relationship choices or interest in asteroids.

    But last night he attempted to get people laughing with him rather than at him as he embarked on a new career path as a comedian...

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  8. Manics announce tenth studio album details

    Thursday 3 June 2010, 10:27

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Manic Street Preachers have announced the title of their 10th studio album and details of a UK tour.

    Postcards From A Young Man will be released in September this year, as the follow-up to Journal For Plague Lovers.

    A press release from the band's PR company Hall Or Nothing describes the recordings...

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  9. Manics join Boy Cried Wolf for single

    Thursday 3 June 2010, 10:15

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Manic Street Preachers Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield have contributed their skills to the new EP by former Thirteen.13 frontman Wayne Murray, now recording under the name Boy Cried Wolf.

    boy-cried-wolf_446.jpg

    Picture © Justin Paget

    No Comfort For Your Skin features guitar from Bradfield and lyrics from Wire.

    ...

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  10. Elizabeth Taylor reveals love letters from Richard Burton

    Thursday 3 June 2010, 10:14

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Dame Elizabeth Taylor has made love letters from her ex-husband Richard Burton public for the first time, keeping just one private that the Welsh actor wrote days before his death in 1984.

    Black and white photograph of Richard Burton taken in 1960

    The letters are to be published later this month in a book titled Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton...

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