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May (78 posts)

  1. Antiques Roadshow coming to Aberystwyth

    Monday 16 May 2011, 11:07

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The long-running BBC television programme Antiques Roadshow will be holding a valuation day on Thursday 9 June at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University. The doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm, and entry is free.

    Some of Britain's leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on...

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  2. Trwbador/Y Niwl: Y Dolydd, Llanrwst, Thursday 12 May 2011

    Friday 13 May 2011, 17:06

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Some people can get a bit sneery.

    "You're almost 40," they'll say, noses tipping upwards. "When are you going to get a proper job?"

    Then their eyes will focus on the band t-shirt I'm wearing, the tatty jeans and the seen-better-days desert boots, and I'll maybe wish for one millisecond that I had a...

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  3. Summer weather predictions

    Friday 13 May 2011, 15:36

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Rainfall was well below average in March and April - across Wales only 61mm fell, (2.5 inches). The average is 205mm (8 inches) making it the third driest on record.

    By the end of April, river flows in several rivers including the Wye and Tawe were similar to, or even below, those seen during the 1976...

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  4. Rob Lewis wins Tir na n-Og 2011 English Award

    Friday 13 May 2011, 12:12

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Rob Lewis has scooped the Welsh Books Council's Tir na n-Og 2011 English Award for his children's book Three Little Sheep.

    The Tir na n-Og Awards were established in 1976 with the intention of raising the standard of children's and young people's books published during...

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  5. Moulin rouge

    Friday 13 May 2011, 11:49

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The lesser redpoll (Carduelis cabaret) is a small, brown streaked finch with a distinctive red forehead, small black bib and, in breeding males - bright red chests.

    In 2001, the species was split into two groups - giving us the lesser redpoll and mealy redpoll which are a larger, paler species with...

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  6. WH Davies: the Welsh Super Tramp

    Friday 13 May 2011, 11:47

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Many people - in Wales, England, all over the world - are familiar with the lines:

    "What is this life if full of care
    We have no time to stand and stare."

    Some may even be able to quote the whole poem. Yet probably very few realise that the man who wrote the poem (Leisure, to give it it's proper title...

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  7. Welsh acts added to Wakestock line-up

    Thursday 12 May 2011, 16:23

    Joe Goodden Joe Goodden Senior web producer, BBC Wales

    A number of Welsh acts have been added to the Wakestock festival line-up. The music and wakeboarding event will include appearances by Masters In France, Sibrydion, Colorama, Mr Phormula, Poket Trez, Bare Left and BBC Radio 1's very own Huw Stephens.

    They join previously-announced headliners Ellie Goulding...

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  8. Wrexham to honour Battle of Britain pilot

    Thursday 12 May 2011, 16:09

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The Battle of Britain Historical Society is to present a memorial plaque to Air Chief Marshall Sir Frederick Rosier at a ceremony at the Grove Park campus of the Yale College in Wrexham.

    Air Chief Marshall Sir Frederick Rosier was one of 'the few' who served his country with...

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  9. Manic Street Preachers' Motown Junk to be reissued on 7" vinyl

    Thursday 12 May 2011, 15:33

    Joe Goodden Joe Goodden Senior web producer, BBC Wales

    Manic Street Preachers' second single Motown Junk is to be reissued as a limited edition 7" vinyl single.

    Just 1,000 copies of the single will go on sale on Saturday 21 May, at the Heavenly Recordings stall at the Independent Labels Market on Berwick Street, London, and at the Manics' concert at Cardiff...

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  10. The butterfly effect

    Thursday 12 May 2011, 15:06

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    We've had some good weather for butterflies recently which has been reflected by the number of stunning photos we've had submitted to our nature Flickr group.

    In some cases butterfly numbers are directly affected by the type of weather we have. More traditional, seasonal weather i.e. colder winters and...

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