April (67 posts)
Wednesday 18 April 2012, 16:01
It's National Gardening Week this week and the plants and vegetables are having a watering with low pressure bringing us plenty of cloud and rain.
There will be some heavy downpours in places too with a risk of hail and thunder.
However, rainfall amounts will vary from place to place. Some places will...
Wednesday 18 April 2012, 14:55
In the foyer of the Lawn Tennis Association there is a statue to Welshman Major Walter Clopton Wingfield with the simple statement: "Inventor of Lawn Tennis". It is a title that still provokes debate among sports historians.
Tuesday 17 April 2012, 14:45
The work of two of Wales' most eminent artists will be exhibited in New York this weekend.
Ruthin Craft Centre will present ceramic works by Walter Keeler and Eleri Mills' textile and fibre art at the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair (SOFA) in Manhattan, from this Friday 20 April until 23 April...
Tuesday 17 April 2012, 13:20
Student-orientated music festival Beach Break Live is back in Wales this year, and has today announced its biggest-ever line-up of music acts, including some up-and-coming Welsh bands.
The Maccabees, Dizzee Rascal, Chase And Status, Labrinth and Ghostpoet are among the well-known names...
Tuesday 17 April 2012, 13:01
He might have represented Cyprus at Eurovision in 2010, but these days Jon Lilygreen is making an unusual start to his major-label quest for music stardom.
Lilygreen and Jon Maguire - as the duo Lilygreen And Maguire - have recently signed to Warner Brothers records, and are currently on a busking tour...
Tuesday 17 April 2012, 11:42
Two Welsh acts have been added to the supporting bill for this summer's Hard Rock Calling in London's Hyde Park.
Kids In Glass Houses will line up as support for Seattle legends Soundgarden on Friday 13 July.
Aled Phillips of Kids In Glass Houses told us: "We're really excited...
Tuesday 17 April 2012, 10:28
According to the Environment Agency, in south east Wales, the rivers Wye, Usk and Ebbw are at, or near, record low levels following a few months of below average rainfall.
The last 18 months have been the driest in South Wales for 100 years!
All that is set to change this week as we're in for plenty...
Monday 16 April 2012, 16:10
A new pop-up shop with a difference opens in Wrexham next week: rather than tinned or packaged goods, the commodities on offer at Store are live performances.
After being invited into the shop at the Eagles...
Monday 16 April 2012, 11:46
A new project has begun to help save red squirrels in the Cothi and Gwenffrwd valleys in north-east Carmarthenshire.
The Mid Wales Red Squirrel Project, which has been running since 2002, has received £12,000 funding from Environment Wales to help support red squirrel conservation in the area around...
Monday 16 April 2012, 11:15
Did you ever have arguments at school about who was the best guitarist in the world? Maybe it's just me, but my friends and I debated regularly the relative merits of Slash, Brian May, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen. This was the 80s, so please excuse me.
Flicking through a...