Blog posts by year and month June 2010

Posts (126)

  1. Merthyr Tydfil wants to see its industrial past recognised as world class by the United Nations heritage body Unesco. The council is to put Cyfarthfa Heritage Area on Unesco's list of sites bidding for global classification. World Heritage Sites are chosen for their outstanding universal...

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  2. 2010 has had a dry start so far and the five month period from January to May has been the driest in Wales since 1964 with only 14.4 inches of rain. June has been a dry month too (so far) with below average rainfall - just 1.3 inches so gardens everywhere are beginning feel it. A cold front...

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  3. The Western Mail reports today that Welsh pop/opera star Katherine Jenkins is to pay tribute to the victims of the Cumbria shootings at a festival in the area. Next week's Whitehaven Festival considered cancelling in the aftermath of the shootings, but organisers decided to proceed with the...

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  4. Listen to Grant Nicholas of Feeder talk to Radio Wales' Alan Thompson about their new album, Renegades, released on 5 July. Grant also shared his thoughts on the death of Stuart Cable and how supportive the former Stereophonics drummer had been to his band. More about...

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  5. One of Turner's greatest Welsh landscapes, Flint Castle, is to go under the hammer next month. Joseph Mallord William Turner's beautiful watercolour sketch over pencil of the castle with the Dee Estuary in the foreground, which dates from the early 1830s, is expected to fetch around £500,000 at...

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  6. We've been thinking about top notch record sleeves from Wales this week and we'd like to hear from you what sleeves you'd nominate. Now I'm not naming names here, but this discussion was apropos of a journey through some old Welsh records kicking around the office and - my god! - there were s...

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  7. This week's BBC Radio Wales Arts Show focuses on the life and career of Welsh writer and creator of the Daleks, Terry Nation. Sir Roger Moore adds his voice to stories about Terry Nation, the Welshman who also brought us Blake's 7 and Survivors, wrote comedy for Tony Hancock and adventures fo...

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  8. I'm sure some of you were expecting me to announce a new 'Carry On' film, weren't you? ;) But it is in fact time for the BBC Wildlife Fund to get into gear once more - think 'Live Aid' for animals. The last call to action went out in 2007 when the BBC Saving Planet Earth appeal raised nearly £...

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  9. Memorabilia from hit BBC show Doctor Who, including a TARDIS prop used in filming series one with Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, will go under the hammer next week. Bonhams in Knightsbridge have a number of lots related to the show, including what they believe are some of the olde...

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  10. Imagine the scene. It is 1870 and a hundred ironworkers from Merthyr Tydfil, Dowlais and Rhymney suddenly find themselves in the wilds of Czarist Russia, in the area we now know as the Ukraine. The culture is strange, the climate is brutal, the people are distant and cold. Everything is vast...

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