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March (39 posts)

  1. Michael Heseltine at 80

    Thursday 21 March 2013, 09:01

    Joe Goodden Joe Goodden Senior web producer, BBC Wales

    Born in Swansea on 21 March 1933, Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine grew up at 1 Uplands Crescent (now number five) and was a keen angler in Brynmill Park.

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  2. The Vernal or Spring Equinox approaches

    Tuesday 19 March 2013, 17:19

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Tomorrow the Vernal or Spring Equinox will occur at 11:02am in the UK but remember the clocks don't go forward until the weekend after next on Sunday, 31 March.

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  3. The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck

    Tuesday 19 March 2013, 10:53

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    One of the most popular poems in the Victorian Age - for recitation and for private reading - was undoubtedly Casabianca or, as it is invariably known, "The boy stood on the burning deck."

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  4. Tate loans impressive artwork to Pembrokeshire gallery

    Monday 18 March 2013, 12:01

    Polly March Polly March

    The artist Graham Sutherland is seen by many as one of the visionaries of 20th century art. A new exhibition at the Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St David's, Pembrokeshire, reveals how deeply Sutherland was influenced by the area's breathtaking scenery.

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  5. Children's writers to descend on Cardiff

    Friday 15 March 2013, 16:58

    Polly March Polly March

    Next week sees Cardiff hosting some of the younger generation's favourite authors and characters as the city's first-ever literature festival specifically for children gets underway.

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  6. The people's poets of Wales

    Friday 15 March 2013, 10:17

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    It might be something of a generalization but, from the early days of the princes, the Welsh have always enjoyed poetry and revered their bards.

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  7. Rain, sleet and snow on their way

    Thursday 14 March 2013, 16:41

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    After a bitterly cold start to the week, it has now turned less cold although still chilly with some frost.

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  8. Dyled Eileen: a personal protest that inspired a generation

    Thursday 14 March 2013, 12:18

    Leigh Amor Leigh Amor

    A new play produced by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru tells the fascinating story of Eileen and Trefor Beasley’s eight-year protest in the 1950s to receive their tax bill in Welsh, a struggle that left them with almost nothing.

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  9. Lies, damned lies and statistics

    Wednesday 13 March 2013, 15:08

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    "Sorry I didn't get in until five, Mum. Faith No More's tour bus broke down in Mold and they were teaching us jazz chords."

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  10. The life and times of Ivor Emmanuel

    Monday 11 March 2013, 16:51

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The son of a miner, Ivor Emmanuel was orphaned during World War Two when a stray German bomb killed his father, mother, grandfather and sister.

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