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January (91 posts)

  1. The Zulu wars

    Friday 14 January 2011, 14:23

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    There has always been something of a debate about the Anglo-Zulu Wars of 1879, particularly with regard to the numbers of Welsh soldiers involved in the Battle of Isandlwana and at the defense of Rorke's Drift.

    Often legend and romance have taken...

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  2. Ivor Novello, the Welsh nightingale

    Friday 14 January 2011, 12:09

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Most people have, at some stage in their lives, listened to the song Keep The Home Fires Burning. It was one of the most popular tunes in the trenches during World War One and still has the ability to bring a pang to the throat or a tear to the eye.

    Yet how many people realise that this...

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  3. Tree felling project helps rare Powys flower

    Friday 14 January 2011, 10:27

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Efforts to safeguard the population of a very rare winter flower, the Radnor Lily, have been stepped up by the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW).

    The flower's sole UK habitat is the Stanner Rocks near New Radnor, which are 700 million years old. The rocks are...

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  4. Manics worried heroes would turn them down

    Friday 14 January 2011, 08:38

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield has told Contactmusic.com that the band were nervous approaching their "heroes" for turns on their latest album.

    Of working with Ian McCulloch (Echo And The Bunnymen), Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses) and John Cale, James Dean...

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  5. Latest flood and weekend weather

    Thursday 13 January 2011, 16:39

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    We've had a respite from the heavy rain today but there is more to come this evening.

    The Met Office has issued a warning for southern counties from Swansea across to Cardiff, Monmouthshire and The Valleys.

    Another 15 to 20 mm of rain is likely with 30 to 40 mm on higher ground and given that the ground...

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  6. Henry Morton Stanley statue to go on show

    Thursday 13 January 2011, 14:20

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    In just over six weeks' time, a life-size bronze sculpture of Welsh explorer Henry Morton Stanley will be erected in front of the Denbigh Library Museum and Gallery.

    Stanley, who was born in Denbigh in 1841, became famous for trekking through African jungle to find Scottish explorer Dr David Livingstone...

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  7. Welsh castles top Visit Britain's 'must see' list

    Thursday 13 January 2011, 10:54

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A new survey by Visit Britain's suggests that Welsh castles are the main draw for foreign visitors to Britain.

    Researchers spoke to 10,000 holidaymakers from overseas, who put a tour of Welsh castles as their "must-do" activity on any trip to the UK ahead...

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  8. Close encounter with a ghost

    Thursday 13 January 2011, 10:27

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Ros Bayliss submitted this remarkable video clip to our BBC Wales Nature Flickr group. It features a barn owl out hunting but watch how close it flies to the camera!

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  9. Katie Benbow up for Open Mic award

    Thursday 13 January 2011, 08:26

    James McLaren James McLaren

    We very rarely cover battle-of-the-band type things on this blog, as by and large they're pointless endeavours with no lasting impact. However, there's a north Wales singer up for an award this weekend who may buck the trend.

    The Open Mic 2010 final takes place this Saturday at one of...

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  10. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 9 January 2011

    Wednesday 12 January 2011, 14:36

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is blessed by an exclusive three-song session from John Lawrence. John was a founder member of one of Wales' finest bands of all time, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. Now by any measure that's a fine legacy to have following you around but it's one that shouldn't obscure John's significant musical...

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