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  1. Police Sergeant and 'Countryside Cop'

    Countryside Cops tackling rural crime

    Sgt Rob Taylor and his Rural Crime Team feature in a special programme, Countryside Cops - part of the Real North Wales season from BBC Wales. Here he writes about his work as the team manager.

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  2. Writer and Art Historian

    Inspired by Snowdonia

    Writer and Art Historian Mari Griffith dons her walking boots and heads for the mountains in search of some places in Snowdonia that have inspired artists for centuries

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  3. Head of English Language Programmes and Services, BBC Cymru Wales

    How do you encapsulate what's special about an area like north Wales?

    Adrian Davies, BBC Wales’s Head of English language services, takes time out to give an overview of the Real North Wales season, currently on BBC One Wales and BBC Two Wales.

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  4. Producer, Cwmni Da

    Real North Wales: A look at the true nature of the community of Pen Llŷn

    A brand-new four-part series Welsh Heartland: The Llŷn Peninsula will look at the true nature of the community of Pen Llŷn as part of the Real North Wales season from BBC Wales. Here, Dylan Huws of production company Cwmni Da explains the aims of the series.

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  5. An extraordinary tale of a working men's male voice choir in the 19th century has come to light thanks to a hitherto unknown clock. Penrhyn Male Voice Choir, based in Bethesda in north west Wales, have come into possession of a decorative timepiece made in 1893 and forming part of the narrati...

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  6. "It's going to be difficult to keep this positive!" said Graeme Park to me as we wandered, post-interview, back into the grand foyer of the new Creative Industries Centre of Glyndŵr University. Graeme, a DJ of international repute, is a lecturer at Glyndŵr, and is the host of a series of seminar...

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  7. North Wales' beach sports and music festival Wakestock has announced its first raft of artists, with Biffy Clyro, The Wombats, Ellie Goulding and Example taking centre stage. Biffy Clyro Wakestock is held each year at Abersoch near Pwllheli in Gwynedd. First held in 2000 in an overflow car park in Abersoch for 650 people, it has grown to a 25,000-capacity music and watersports festival that's able attract some of the UK's highest-profile acts. Event Director Stuart Galbraith said: "We are really pleased with how the line up is coming together and are sure that it will be the strongest yet with Brit award nominees and previous Brit winners. The Wombats are a great addition to headline the Sunday night." Other artists known so far are Danny Bird, DJ Fresh and Jaguar Skills. More line up details will be published as they become available on the official Wakestock website Feel free to comment! If you want to have your say, on this or any other BBC blog, you will need to sign in to your BBC iD account. If you don't have a BBC iD account, you can register here - it'll allow you to contribute to a range of BBC sites and services using a single login. Need some assistance? Read about BBC iD, or get some help with registering.

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  8. Mike Peters is headlining a charity concert in Colwyn Bay next month. Mike Peters The Light of Day Wales concert is in aid Light and Day (Parkinson's research) and Peters' own Love Hope And Strength foundation for cancer patients and will feature the Alarm frontman, Willie Nile, Alejan...

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  9. Welsh National Opera (WNO) is unveiling a three year, £120,000 arts project for north Wales. The Max Project is "the first time WNO has offered up such a focused plan of activity in North Wales," according to Rhian Hutchings, director of the project, who was speaking to the North Wales Daily ...

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  10. Mike Peters, singer with The Alarm, has recorded a song as the theme song for the forthcoming film Vinyl. As we've previously blogged, Vinyl is the story of the stunt in 2004 in which The Alarm recorded a song and released it under a pseudonym, got a fake band to front it, and released it to great acclaim. Speaking to the North Wales Daily Post, Peters explained: "I was asked about writing the track for the film and I knew it had to be punchy and it had to have the conviction of being a hit. "It had to be something that could be sung without any instruments on its own and had that communication between people. "Within days I had written the song. I knew The Automatic were not far away, so I grabbed them and asked if they wanted to help and we did the first recording. It was done in Cardiff. "It is being committed to the film." There is no title as yet for the track. Feel free to comment! If you want to have your say, on this or any other BBC blog, you will need to sign in to your BBC iD account. If you don't have a BBC iD account, you can register here - it'll allow you to contribute to a range of BBC sites and services using a single login. Need some assistance? Read about BBC iD, or get some help with registering.

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