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  1. Surviving Dragon's Den

    Tuesday 24 August 2010, 11:53

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Last night many of you will have watched in disbelief as Letitia Valentine and Alex Lewis from Swansea got an absolute pasting from those dastardly dragons in BBC One's Dragon's Den.

    You can watch the ill fated pitch for yourselves on the Dragon's Den website.

    It seemed as if nothing they could say...

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  2. Another step closer

    Thursday 19 August 2010, 10:58

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Environment Minister, Jane Davidson opened another section of the coastal footpath recently, linking Pendine with the Pembrokeshire border.

    The extra four and a half miles of path means it's now possible to walk from Pendine in Carmarthenshire to Borth in Ceredigion.

    Last month the minister opened a new...

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  3. Dragon's den in Newport

    Wednesday 21 July 2010, 15:02

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    To celebrate Newport hosting the 2010 Ryder Cup more than 100 fibreglass super dragons will create a trail in and around the city until 17 October.

    See if you can spot my personal favourite - the zebra dragon.

    Gull

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  4. Badger cull halted

    Tuesday 13 July 2010, 14:40

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Good news if you're a badger lover.

    The proposed badger cull (due to take place in North Pembrokeshire) by the Welsh Assembly Government has been halted after protesters won a legal challenge to stop it.

    Opinions are as ever, divided over this recent development. Find out more on BBC News Online.

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  5. Boobies & wild nights in

    Thursday 17 June 2010, 16:38

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    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 £2 million...

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  6. See if you can trump this

    Tuesday 15 June 2010, 14:38

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Do you remember playing Top Trumps (in between 'touch on it' and 'British bulldog') as a child in school?

    I do. For some reason battleships and sports cars spring to mind but these days they're available in a variety of themes and sell in their millions all over the world.

    For the really lazy - you can...

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  7. Rare bird ruffles a few feathers

    Wednesday 9 June 2010, 13:36

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    A little bird has had 'twitchers' all over Wales in flap recently.

    Hundreds of people have gathered on the Blorenge, near Abergavenny, to see a marmora's warbler, from the Mediterranean islands.

    Ornithologist and former RSPB site manager Alan Davies saw the warbler after setting off from home in Llandudno...

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  8. Offshore windfarm to go ahead

    Friday 4 June 2010, 10:57

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Construction work will begin next year on one of the largest offshore windfarms in the world.

    The £2 billion Gwynt y Môr windfarm will have 160 wind turbines around 10 miles off the North Wales coast near Colwyn Bay and Llandudno.

    The RWE Innogy-led project is expected to be completed...

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  9. Swan tackles large eel

    Friday 14 May 2010, 10:24

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Now here's something you don't see everyday...

    Roving wildlife photographer Mike Davies has been keeping an eye on a pair of nesting swans on the Neath canal for a few weeks now.

    In this shot taken yesterday, the female swan can be seen on the nest inspecting her eight eggs:
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    Mike was out and about early...

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  10. Robin Hood comes to town

    Tuesday 11 May 2010, 18:02

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    For all you fans of men in tights shooting baddies with bows and arrows - the wait is almost over!

    The Ridley Scott Hollywood blockbuster Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe is being released in cinemas across the UK tomorrow on Wednesday, 12 May.

    The film makers found the perfect location for their epic...

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  11. Llandegley International Airport

    Thursday 6 May 2010, 17:20

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Fans all over Powys are welcoming the revival of Llandegley International Airport. The famous sign on the A44 near Crossgates disappeared in November last year, just days after a Facebook fanclub had been started in its honour.

    "I could hardly believe it," said Nicholas Whitehead, the man behind the...

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  12. What a wheel

    Saturday 1 May 2010, 10:00

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    A Roman water wheel is being unveiled at the Dolaucothi Gold Mines in Carmarthenshire, two thousand years after the Roman miners left this part of Wales.

    The wheel has been painstakingly recreated by local craftsman - Harry Guile, based on an original fragment found buried in the mines during the 1930...

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  13. Bank holiday wash out?

    Friday 30 April 2010, 16:43

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The bank holiday weekend is upon us and I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that there is more rain and heavy showers on the way!

    We've enjoyed some very pleasant and warm weather this month but May is going to get off to a cool and unsettled start with low pressure over us and chilly winds from...

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  14. Things to do this bank holiday

    Friday 30 April 2010, 10:52

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The weather forecast is predictably grim for the long weekend but never fear - I'm sure it will be hot and sunny again once we're all back in work next week...

    Make the most of your time in between the showers though. Here are a few ideas from around Wales that you might like to try:

    North West Wales has...

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  15. Lovely tits spotted

    Tuesday 27 April 2010, 17:19

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    A pair of birds - whose nearest relatives live in the high-altitude bamboo forests of Asia - have been found at RSPB Conwy nature reserve in Llandudno Junction.

    Two bearded tits were found in the reedbeds at the reserve yesterday afternoon by local birdwatchers Alex Humprheys-Jones and Julian Wheldrake...

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  16. Nature and outdoor news

    Friday 23 April 2010, 17:01

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    A quick round up of nature and outdoors news from this week:

    Farming Awards

    Alun Wyn Evans has beaten off stiff competition to be named Wales' winner of the Nature of Farming Award, a competition run by the RSPB and Countryfile magazine.

    Mr Evans's 55-hectare farm in Meirionnydd, NW Wales is a haven for...

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  17. Volcanic dust over Wales

    Thursday 15 April 2010, 14:40

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    As you may already know - ash from an erupting volcano on Iceland is causing major disruption at airports across Britain today.

    You can see an incredible satellite image of the eruption happening here.

    Many flights have been cancelled as the ash cloud - between 20,000 to 35,000 ft high in the atmosphere...

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  18. You must be kidding?

    Wednesday 14 April 2010, 14:35

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Wild goat herds on the Great Orme in North Wales were rounded up and given contraceptive jabs to control their numbers, and so far results have been good.

    A majestic looking, Kashmir goat on the Great Orme by Sharon Jones-Williams:
    kashmir_goat.jpg


    The number of 'kids' being born this year is down by almost two thirds...

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  19. Lick an otter today

    Tuesday 13 April 2010, 15:09

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Ever fancied or licking an otter? (legally of course) or perhaps keeping a bat in your wallet to scare your friends with?

    Well now you can...

    The Royal Mail have released a series of stamps featuring ten British mammals that are currently considered to be in decline.

    stamps.jpg


    These range from the sleepy dormouse...

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  20. British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition

    Monday 12 April 2010, 15:04

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Here's something that may interest all you budding wildlife photographers out there, as well as our own BBC Wales Nature Flickr group members.

    Damsel fly silhouette by Ross Hoddinott:
    damsel_fly.jpg

    An exhibition featuring the very best of British wildlife photography will be visiting North Wales from 3rd April to 23rd...

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