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July (105 posts)

  1. Focussing on Rachael Garside

    Tuesday 12 July 2011, 15:28

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    I'm sure many of you are already familiar with Rachael's work but just in case you're not, here's a quick biog about our newest BBC Wales Nature & Outdoors blogger:

    Rachael Garside was born in Cardiff but had a yearning for a life beyond the concrete streets of Canton...

    After working as a reporter...

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  2. The Great British Weather

    Tuesday 12 July 2011, 13:35

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The Great British Weather, July 13 at 7.30pm on BBC One

    A new series looking at our obsession with the weather begins tomorrow night on BBC One. The series aims to unpick the science behind the weather and explore some of the myths behind it.

    The team consisting of Carol Kirkwood, Alexander Armstrong...

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  3. Thomas Søndergård joins BBC NOW as principal conductor

    Tuesday 12 July 2011, 11:04

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    It was back in 2009 when we first worked with Thomas Søndergård. Our principal conductor, Thierry Fischer, had suddenly taken ill and Søndergård entered the fray last minute to conduct a programme of Sibelius, Mahler, and Brahms. His pleasant manner, efficient, yet in-depth rehearsal technique and...

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  4. Red arrows over Swansea

    Monday 11 July 2011, 16:28

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Last Friday Powys was hit by some heavy downpours with flooding in the Llanidloes area.

    Thankfully, though, the weather did improve over the weekend and yesterday Anglesey enjoyed over 10 hours of sunshine. It was also sunny in Swansea Bay for the Wales National Air Show with a fresh south-westerly...

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  5. Sarah Waters' The Night Watch on BBC Two

    Monday 11 July 2011, 16:06

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Pembrokeshire-born author Sarah Waters has had another of her hugely popular novels adapted for the screen by the BBC.

    The Night Watch is the latest of her works to be modified for television, and can be seen on BBC Two tomorrow evening at 9pm. Two of her previous novels, Tipping The Velvet and Fingersmith...

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  6. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 10 July 2011

    Monday 11 July 2011, 14:46

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer.

    So, after last week's Half-Term Report on the Best Welsh Noises of 2011 ('so far'), we're back on more familiar, unfamiliar ground this week - three hours marvelling at the best sounds that have most recently arrived in my inbox, including début...

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  7. Sustainable eel campaign

    Monday 11 July 2011, 14:45

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    There's always a huge air of expectation and excitement at springtime amongst locals along the banks of the River Severn and River Wye as the first eel fry or glass eels begin to arrive.

    This mysterious fish, makes the incredible journey from the Sargasso Sea to our waters every year (nearly 3,500...

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  8. Sian Evans joins list of Welsh number ones

    Monday 11 July 2011, 12:09

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Singer Sian Evans has joined an illustrious list of Welsh artists to have topped the UK singles chart, courtesy of her collaboration with DJ Fresh on the track Louder.

    The frontwoman of Kosheen provided vocals for the single, which comes 10 years after her first...

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  9. Mad Max vibe for Kids In Glass Houses' new album

    Monday 11 July 2011, 10:08

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Kids In Glass Houses have described their upcoming third album, In Gold Blood, as having a "Mad Max" feel.

    Speaking to NME.com at the Sonisphere festival Aled Phillips said: "It's kind of set in this Mad Max, kind of Warriors world where people are all reduced to their carnal...

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  10. Offa's Dyke 40th Anniversary

    Saturday 9 July 2011, 10:27

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail on Sunday, 10 July at the Offa's Dyke Centre West Street, Knighton LD7 1EN.

    Here's the itinerary:

    1.30 pm Grand Parade leaves Brookside Square to Offa's Dyke Park where Fancy Dress. Competitions for all ages will be judged

    2.30...

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