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July (133 posts)

  1. Phil Carradice on Radio Wales

    Monday 26 July 2010, 12:19

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Writer, presenter and history blogger Phil Carradice will appear on the Roy Noble Show this afternoon (Monday 26 July) to talk about a walk around Pembroke that he has written as part of the BBC's Norman Season which highlights the effect the Normans have had on our civilisation.

    Pembroke was the most...

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  2. Tom Jones Praise And Blame reviews

    Monday 26 July 2010, 11:57

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Sir Tom Jones releases his album Praise and Blame today. We've had a scan around the web for a flavour of what reviewers are saying. Largely positive, critics are praising Tom's use of his voice with stripped-down instrumentation. Have a read and make your own comment below.

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    The Indepdendent
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  3. Killing For Company release Stuart Cable tribute today

    Monday 26 July 2010, 11:14

    James McLaren James McLaren

    As previously reported on this blog, Stuart Cable's former bandmates are releasing their tribute single to the late sticksman today.

    Former Mining Town is available through all the usual digital outlets and is in aid of Stuart's favourite charities, The Teenage Cancer Trust and Ty Hafan Children's Hospital...

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  4. A snake in the grass

    Friday 23 July 2010, 17:02

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Walkers on Gower are being warned to watch their step after a man was bitten on the ankle by an adder at a caravan park in Port Eynon recently.

    Adders (Vipera berus) are the UK's only venomous snake and common through the UK. Like most snakes they are shy creatures which will do their best to avoid contact...

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  5. Sir Tom, Sex Pistols and Ian Watkins on Bethan's show

    Friday 23 July 2010, 16:02

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This morning I spent a nerve-wracking 15 minutes pre-recording some waffle about The Sex Pistols' famous 1976 gig in Caerphilly. It was for Bethan Elfyn's Radio Wales show, which you can listen to from 6pm tomorrow, 24 July.

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    View a gallery of photos from the Sex Pistols' gig.

    Once the Sex Pistols...

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  6. Howard Winstone film Risen world première in Wales

    Friday 23 July 2010, 12:55

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A new film about the life and career of legendary Welsh boxer Howard Winstone is set to have its world première in Cardiff as part of a three-day boxing festival.

    Stuart Brennan as Howard Winstone in Risen © Burn Hand Films

    Risen is directed by and written by Neil Jones. He co-wrote the film with Stuart Brennan, who stars as boxer Winstone in the film.

    A host...

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  7. Daniel Evans is Eisteddfod's Honorary President

    Friday 23 July 2010, 11:35

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh star of stage and screen Daniel Evans will act as this year's Honorary President at the Blaenau Gwent and Heads of the Valleys National Eisteddfod.

    Evans trained at London's Guildhall School of Music and has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and British National Theatre. He has won two prestigious...

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  8. Catherine Zeta Jones to visit Cardiff hospital

    Friday 23 July 2010, 11:25

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh Hollywood icon Catherine Zeta Jones and her husband Michael Douglas will today visit the Children's Hospital for Wales to boost its fundraising campaign.

    Zeta Jones, who is a patron of the Noah's Ark Appeal, set up to raise funds for the hospital, officially opened the children's hospital in 2006...

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  9. The Battle of Britain: 70 years on

    Friday 23 July 2010, 11:17

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Radio Wales presenter Dewi Griffiths was just eight years old when World War Two began.

    Growing up in Ton Pentre in the Rhondda Valley, Dewi remembers how family life centred around war reports on the wireless and how, as a young lad he knew the distinctive sounds of the enemy aircraft. Here he recounts...

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  10. Longlist announced for Dylan Thomas Prize

    Thursday 22 July 2010, 17:45

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The 16 young writers longlisted for the £30,000 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize were announced yesterday.

    For the first time in the prize's history a playwright has been included on the longlist, with the writers hailing from Canada, New Zealand, the USA, South Africa and Somalia, along with...

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