January (91 posts)
Wednesday 12 January 2011, 13:36
I've decided I don't like January - it's dark when you wake up and dark when you go home at night. Roll on Spring I say and hopefully some better weather too!
The rain I promised yesterday has well and truly arrived with warnings of heavy rain up and down the country.
In the 12 hours leading up to midday...
Wednesday 12 January 2011, 13:31
An exhibition featuring portraits of Queen Elizabeth II will tour the UK to mark the monarch's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, it was announced today.
Wednesday 12 January 2011, 09:25
The Blackout have announced the name of their forthcoming third album.
Hope is the title, and according to the band, it will feature a darker flavour than We Are The Dynamite! and The Best In Town. Speaking to Kerrang! magazine, vocalist Sean Smith said: "The album title is a bit of...
Tuesday 11 January 2011, 16:44
Last year was drier than average in Wales. Dennis Smith from Llandeilo recorded just 39 inches of rain over 12 months but it's going to be anything but dry over the next few days...and we could expect to see up to 6 inches falling on higher ground.
It is however going to turn milder (which will help...
Tuesday 11 January 2011, 11:00
Despite a warmly-received début album, Marina And The Diamonds' Marina Diamandis has described herself a "a failure" and lambasted her American record label in an interview with Australian radio station Undercover FM.
Of 2010, she said: "It has been a big year but I feel...
Tuesday 11 January 2011, 10:21
Veteran bands from the 1950s, 60s and 70s are being asked to reform by organisers of an arts festival, to recreate the sights and sounds of time past.
Tuesday 11 January 2011, 08:39
This morning I have read two separate articles bemoaning the lack of rock success in 2010, with one in The Guardian analysing the claim that 'rock is dead' in the charts and in sales, and one in the NME asking if Radio 1 has turned its back on rock.
A lot of facts and figures are bandied about: looking...
Tuesday 11 January 2011, 08:11
Singer Charlotte Church has issued a contrite apology after calling the Queen "an old woman [who] has no idea what's going on".
In an interview with Esquire magazine, Church - promoting her second pop album Back To Scratch - said: "I've met [the Queen] about seven times and she...
Monday 10 January 2011, 14:02
The Machynlleth Comedy Festival today announced its initial line-up for 2011, promising a long weekend of stand up comedy in April.
This year's festival makes perfect use of the extra bank holiday, thanks of course to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The event starts on Friday...
Monday 10 January 2011, 14:01
It has been confirmed that rugby player Gareth Thomas is in talks with a scriptwriter about a biopic of his life. Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke is hoping to star as Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009.
As reported on the BBC News website, Thomas' manager Emanuele Palladino said: "A script writer has...