Blog posts by year and month January 2010

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  1. Through January on my Radio One show we're recording sessions and mixes from brand new young artists who showed a huge talent and fervour in their recordings in the past 12 months. They are first time sessions and they are our Ones To Watch 2010. This week, please meet west Wales dance productio...

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  2. Listen again until Sunday, and view the show's playlist. This week's show was rather weather-ravaged, which meant that a couple of guests weren't able to come in and spoil us with their sonic schnizzle. However, that gave us more room for music. Please pay particular attention for the entirety ...

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  3. Shakin' Stevens, whose real name is Michael Barrett, 61, has been found guilty of assaulting a photographer with a microphone stand. Hugo McNeice was assaulted at a Shakin' Stevens concert in Ballymena. Stevens was fined £300 for assault and criminal damage and was ordere to pay a further...

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  4. X Factor's Lucie Jones from Pentyrch near Cardiff talked to Radio Wales' Jamie and Louise show today. She talked about her career and her plans, including musical theatre and her being signed by a top modelling agency. Listen to the interview here.

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  5. The Wales Nature inbox has been overflowing lately so thanks very much for all your amazing photos of the recent snow and ice! Apologies if they don't all get shown but don't worry - I do pass on the best ones to Derek for his TV weather backgrounds. Here are a few recent pics I've chosen which cover a wide range of topics - from snowmen to wildlife and lovely crisp landscapes. Here we have our first 'snow teddy' - I had no idea they actually existed until Michael Sherlock sent in this one in which he saw lurking outside the Drovers Arms in Rhewl near Denbigh: You know it's cold when the snow meets the sea. This lovely shot of an icy shoreline at Llangennith beach, Gower comes from Phillippa Davies: Pat Weaver sent in this shot of ice floating in the River Severn at Garthmyl, Montgomeryshire: It's been nice to see lapwings out and about in the fields and I've been fortunate enough to see a flock regularly appearing in the school playing fields near my house. Keep your eyes peeled. Keith Jones has been busy photographing wildlife including herons, bullfinches and lapwings. He snapped this lapwing at Southerndown beach in the Vale of Glamorgan: And finally my award for 'best robin composition shot' goes to Morten Hanasand who sent this in to our Flickr group: That's it for now. Keep the wildlife photos coming in. I'm particularly keen to see more bullfinches...they must be out there somewhere and being bright pink (males), must be finding it fairly difficult to hide! Gull

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  6. A low-budget comedy farce about an attempt to sell a senstive part of Sir Tom Jones will be shown on Leicester Square in London's West End this month. After success in Welsh cinemas, A Bit Of Tom Jones (made for just £100,000) will be shown in the capital's most prestigious cinematic location...

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  7. The News Of The World this morning reported that Louise Davies, the Welsh Oasis fan who runs the band's fansite stopcryingyourheartout was going to be the new bassist of Liam Gallagher's as-yet-unnamed band, who are about to start recording their debut album. But not so, says Davies, who wrote on her site, "A story has appeared today in the News Of The World falsely claiming that I'm joining Liam Gallagher's new band, and to start recording later this month at Abbey Road studios. Where they get their information from is beyond me."

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  8. We're used to short cold snaps lasting a few days but this one is much longer and the worst to hit Wales for ages. So how does it compare with previous winters?

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  9. Marina & The Diamonds, Georgia Ruth Williams and Polly Mackey And The Pleasure Principles have been confirmed as acts appearing at the inaugural Next Big Thing festival in London next month. Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February will see them appear with over 60 of the most hotly-tipped acts in the UK music scene in venues across the city.

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  10. Prestatyn will be rocking old-school style at the end of the month as The Alarm go home for their annual Gathering event. It will be the band's first Prestatyn gig for 20 years.

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