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August (152 posts)

  1. Lostprophets headline eclectic Ryder Cup bill

    Friday 20 August 2010, 11:38

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Lostprophets, Katherine Jenkins, Only Men Aloud and Shaheen Jafargholi are all part of an... 'eclectic' line-up to celebrate the coming of the Ryder Cup to Wales this year.

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    The Welcome to Wales event, staged at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on 29 September, will also feature the two Ryder Cup teams,...

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  2. Elis on BBC Radio Wales with Mal Pope and Lisa Rogers

    Friday 20 August 2010, 11:23

    Elis James Elis James

    Here's a short clip from my latest appearance on the Jamie and Louise Show on BBC Radio Wales, this time presented by Mal Pope and Lisa Rogers. I'll be back again next Friday for another chat.

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  3. Summer soaker

    Thursday 19 August 2010, 17:23

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    I'm afraid most of Wales is in for a soaking over the next 24 to 36 hours and the Met Office has even issued a weather advisory for heavy rain.

    Most of us are in for a soaking tonight and tomorrow and again on Saturday.

    The rain will be heaviest on higher ground in the south and west and in North West...

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  4. GLC's alternative Ryder Cup

    Thursday 19 August 2010, 11:54

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The cream of the world's golfers will be coming to Wales on 1-3 October this year, but the Ryder Cup doesn't do much for the people of Newport, believe Goldie Lookin' Chain.

    The rap crew, fresh from the success of their big-up to the city in song, have announced their own golf tournament and gig. On...

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  5. Another step closer

    Thursday 19 August 2010, 10:58

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Environment Minister, Jane Davidson opened another section of the coastal footpath recently, linking Pendine with the Pembrokeshire border.

    The extra four and a half miles of path means it's now possible to walk from Pendine in Carmarthenshire to Borth in Ceredigion.

    Last month the minister opened a new...

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  6. The bombing of the Pembroke Dock oil tanks

    Wednesday 18 August 2010, 17:41

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Seventy years ago this week, on 19 August 1940, three German Junkers bombers, escorted by two ME109 fighters, flew in over the Pembrokeshire coast and dropped their bombs onto the oil tanks high above the west Wales town of Pembroke Dock.

    The tanks contained thousands of gallons of vitally important...

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  7. Interview with Green Man's Jo Bartlett

    Wednesday 18 August 2010, 17:24

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    This weekend one of Wales' best festivals will open its gates at the Glanusk Estate in the Brecon Beacons, on the outskirts of Crickhowell.

    I've been to every single Green Man since hosting a stage there in 2004, with 1,000 merry friends walking around the Baskerville Hall - the previous year just 300...

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  8. Aces on film

    Wednesday 18 August 2010, 17:18

    James Roberts James Roberts

    In a recent blog article, we touched upon the role of Welsh pilots in the Battle of Britain. One of the most notable men that faced the might of the German Luftwaffe in 1940 and beyond was Wrexham-born Air Chief Marshall Sir Frederick Rosier.

    This rare BBC News clip from April 1968 catches up with...

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  9. Pembrokeshire County Show

    Wednesday 18 August 2010, 16:58

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Yesterday I went to the Pembrokeshire County Show in Haverfordwest and met loads of people at the BBC Wales stand.

    It was a damp morning but thankfully the weather cheered-up quite nicely during the afternoon.

    After lunch, two members of the Pembrokeshire Young Farmers Club - Rosalind and Tania, interviewed...

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  10. Dragons and damsels

    Wednesday 18 August 2010, 14:11

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The height of summer is an excellent time of year for spotting dragonflies and damselflies.

    Seeing these small, colourful insects darting around rivers and ponds, it's hard to imagine that in prehistoric times, some of them would have had wingspans of up to 70cm in length - double the length of that...

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