Blog posts by year and month April 2010

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  1. With the Ryder Cup taking place at Newport's Celtic Manor resort this year, Goldie Lookin' Chain have hooked up with some film students to record a video for a song titled Golf Is Coming.

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  2. A new comedy festival showcasing the best up and coming talent as well as already established comedians opens in mid Wales town Machynlleth this Friday. The Machynlleth Comedy Festival will see headliners such as Jon Richardson, Tudur Owen, Robin Ince, Peep Show star Isy Suttie and three man ...

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  3. Welsh literature agency Academi are set to announce the longlist of the Wales Book of the Year 2010 at an event in Bangor this evening. The annual literary prizes, worth £10,000 to the winners, are awarded to authors of the best books of the year in both the English and Welsh language. The...

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  4. A chance find of some reel-to-reel tapes lead Radio Wales journalist Selma Chalabi on a journey of discovery to the exotic Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.. Selma's grandfather, Noel Kennedy Paterson, or NKP as he was known, had served as a member of the Indian Civil Servi...

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  5. I hope you managed to get out and enjoy the sunshine over the weekend. I went for a short walk on Sunday in the Vale of Glamorgan - from Broughton down to the beach, followed by lunch in the Plough and Harrow pub. The weather was stunning with hardly a breath of wind. The temperature in the s...

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  6. I hope you're all enjoying the summer so far. It's been a great weekend. I managed to get out and about with the family this weekend and took a wander down to Monknash on the dropping tide for a walk. Plenty of fisherman down there so I think there must have been a competition on. Either th...

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  7. We've enjoyed some beautiful weather this week and there's more fine weather to come over the weekend too. Saturday will be the sunniest day and pleasantly warm. Top temperatures 16 Celsius with light winds. Sea breezes will keep some coasts cooler. Sunday will be cloudier with a few showers in the north otherwise dry. The best of the sunshine in southern counties. Highs around 15 Celsius but nearer 11 on the north coast. The RHS Spring Flower Show is on at Bute Park Cardiff this Saturday and Sunday and the weather will be blooming marvellous! But if you're a gardener the nights will turn chilly with some ground frost likely over the weekend. Meanwhile, the ash cloud is likely to produce some vibrant sunsets and after yesterday's blog, I've received a few photographs that offer a hint of some extra-colourful scenes witnessed across Wales. Sunset by Rosemary Williams, Waen, St Asaph: As far as the volcanic eruption on Iceland is concerned, the main ash cloud is being carried eastwards from southern Iceland as shown by the bright reddish colour. A plume between 20,000 and 30,000 ft can be seen over the North Sea and Denmark. Ash dust has been detected in Scotland, South East England and as far south as Exeter. Current predictions show that winds high in the atmosphere will turn more westerly over the weekend taking the ash away from our part of the world. However, next week winds blowing from the north could bring further ash across parts of the UK. The Met Office are monitoring the situation closely and you can keep up to date with developments online at metoffice.gov.uk. Derek

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  8. The Press Gang, giant East Indiamen battling up the Channel, sailors with girls in every port - we all have different visions of our naval heritage. A 100 years ago old wooden battleships lay moored and wallowing in the rivers and estuaries of Wales. These were the training ships of Victorian ...

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  9. North East Wales reports on Mold's first Bailey Hill festival on Sunday 2 May that will celebrate the historical importance of the town's Norman castle site. The festival is for all ages and will have free entertainment, including dance, music, poetry and story telling. Read the BBC NE Wales article.

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  10. Calling all Doctor Who fans! We've recently created a new interactive map that lets you explore some of the locations in Wales where the iconic sci-fi programme has been filmed. Did you know that Rhossili in Gower was the setting for New New York as seen by the Doctor and Rose Tyler when they a...

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