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April (30 posts)

  1. Welsh hound history: From loyal to royal

    Friday 2 May 2014, 09:41

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The Welsh have always had an affinity with dogs. Welsh mythology, folklore and legends from The Mabinogion are full of tales about hunting hounds and ferocious, dangerous beasts that roamed the hills and always obeyed their masters.

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  2. Sunny spells ahead but chilly overnight

    Wednesday 30 April 2014, 15:33

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    According to the Met Office April has been a warmer than average month in Wales, with the north being drier but parts of the south have been slightly wetter than normal.

    It looks like May will start unsettled tomorrow with a slack area of low pressure bringing some rain and heavy showers over the next...

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  3. The first non-stop flight to India

    Tuesday 29 April 2014, 11:37

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The 1920s and 30s were an exciting time in aviation history. Following on from the huge advances that flying had taken during the World War One, post war aviators quickly and easily took on new challenges.

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  4. The ‘magician’s workshop’ behind A Poet in New York

    Tuesday 29 April 2014, 11:36

    Alyn Farrow Alyn Farrow

    To mark 100 years since his birth, A Poet in New York portrays the final days of Dylan Thomas’ life, and with such an infamous story comes a great responsibility.

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  5. Sunny spells and scattered showers on the way

    Monday 28 April 2014, 16:10

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Derek Brockway with the weather for 28 April 2014.

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  6. Directing A Poet in New York

    Monday 28 April 2014, 12:11

    Aisling Walsh Aisling Walsh

    There is a book of photographs of Dylan taken in Laugharne during his last summer. These black and white photographs transport us back to that time in 1953. In some of the photographs Dylan is smiling. In others he is thoughtful, standing alone.

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  7. Arctic start to May?

    Friday 25 April 2014, 20:13

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Tomorrow any rain in the north will clear, leaving dry and bright weather and sunny spells. However, showers are likely and these will become more widespread during the afternoon.

    Most of the showers will be in the south where some will be heavy. The north will be drier and will get the best of the...

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  8. Setting off The Alarm with Mike Peters

    Friday 25 April 2014, 14:59

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    you can imagine my delight when, as part of BBC Radio Wales Day 2014, theorchestra was afforded the opportunity to be involved in an evening with Mike Peters of The Alarm

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  9. No dead, white, male poet

    Friday 25 April 2014, 11:17

    Benjamin Zephaniah Benjamin Zephaniah

    Can Dylan Thomas do for poetry what The Choir did for music? Dub-Poet Benjamin Zephaniah thinks so. Exclusion from school and a spell in a borstal made him indifferent to poetry until he read Dylan’s Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. Now he wants to show others how poetry can turn your life around...

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  10. Breaking news all the way from Canada

    Thursday 24 April 2014, 14:12

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    Back in February I wrote about my involvement with an art project linked to the British Home Children who were sent to Canada. At that time I spoke to Carol Black as part of a live broadcast for BBC Radio Wales and wrote her story in my blog.

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