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  1. Radio Wales Music Day: The Dirty Youth talk Korn

    Friday 30 March 2012, 12:41

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The Dirty Youth joined Jamie and Louise this morning for BBC Radio Wales Music Day, talking all about their time touring with American superstars Korn.

    Listen to Danni Monroe and Matt Bond's chat with the Radio Wales presenters:

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  2. Radio Wales Music Day: The Boy Royals live

    Friday 30 March 2012, 12:07

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The Boy Royals (formerly Town) perform their song Voice Of The Future live on the Jamie and Louise show, kicking off Radio Wales Music Day 2012 on 30 March.

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  3. Radio Wales Music Day: Georgia Ruth in conversation

    Friday 30 March 2012, 11:13

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Georgia Ruth joined Jamie and Louise this morning for BBC Radio Wales Music Day.

    Listen to her chat with the Radio Wales presenters:

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  4. Radio Wales Music Day: The Boy Royals in conversation

    Friday 30 March 2012, 10:16

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Alex and Hamish of The Boy Royals joined Jamie and Louise this morning for BBC Radio Wales Music Day.

    Listen to their chat with the Radio Wales presenters, covering name-changing, support from radio legends and local heroes:

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  5. Radio Wales Music Day: Tight times for musicians?

    Friday 30 March 2012, 10:03

    James McLaren James McLaren

    As part of BBC Radio Wales Music Day, musicians and composers explain how they have been coping with tight economic times and a cut in royalty payments:

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    Among the speakers are musician Gai Toms and Lisa Matthews from the Welsh Music Foundation.

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  6. It's Radio Wales Music Day!

    Friday 30 March 2012, 08:23

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Today we embark on the third annual Radio Wales Music Day.

    From 9am right through to the late evening, Radio Wales are talking to some of Wales' movers and shakers, playing live sessions from some of the country's great new acts, and spinning some Welsh classics.

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  7. Getting ready for Radio Wales Music Day 2012

    Wednesday 28 March 2012, 10:21

    James McLaren James McLaren

    BBC Radio Wales are gearing up for the third annual Wales Music Day this Friday (30 March).

    All day we here at BBC Wales Music will be keeping you abreast of the highlights and will be putting up some of the interviews to listen again.

    Radio Wales editor Steve Austins said: "BBC Radio Wales Music Day...

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  8. Newport City: 10 years on

    Wednesday 14 March 2012, 14:06

    James Roberts James Roberts

    Ten years ago, in the year of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, Newport was awarded city status. The 2002 accolade proved third time lucky for the Gwent town after two unsuccessful bids in the 1990s.

    By becoming a city Newport joined Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea and St Davids as Wales' cities; ticking...

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  9. The tragedy of Tom Pryce, Wales' Formula One hero

    Sunday 4 March 2012, 09:00

    James Roberts James Roberts

    Monday 5 March is the 35th anniversary of the death of Welsh Formula One driver Tom Pryce. The man from Nantglyn near Ruthin was tipped for F1 championship glory by many of his contemporaries, but at the age of just 27 his life and career were cut short in one of the most bizarre, tragic accidents in...

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  10. Sixty years of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    Friday 2 March 2012, 12:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    This week the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - the only coastal national park in the United Kingdom - will be 60 years old. National Geographic Magazine recently voted the park second best coastal destination anywhere in the world and there is no doubt that the area thoroughly deserves the accolade...

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  11. Hen Galan day - happy old New Year!

    Friday 13 January 2012, 10:16

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    People living in the Gwaun Valley near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire will spend today welcoming in the new year.

    They are not late celebrating the arrival of the new year, instead they are celebrating Han Galan, or old new year, according to the Julian calendar, which was followed by everyone in the UK...

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  12. 1889 tragedy on Pembroke River

    Friday 6 January 2012, 13:34

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The wind that afternoon was cutting, slicing like a teachers cane through the air and down the grey length of Pembroke River.

    Small waves slapped in against the mud and shingle on the Bentlass side of the stream but out in the centre of the river the tide was fierce and strong. With the tide flooding...

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  13. The Flat Holm lighthouse

    Monday 12 December 2011, 14:42

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The two islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm are well-known to residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Standing like sentinels guarding the eastern reaches of the Bristol Channel, Flat Holm, in particular, has a rich and varied history.

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  14. William Madocks and the Cob at Porthmadog

    Tuesday 6 December 2011, 11:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Born on 17 June 1773, William Madocks was a Georgian entrepreneur of startling ability and foresight.

    He was the man who built the Cob across the Glaslyn Estuary, thus considerably easing travel - by foot, horse and eventually by rail - between mid and north Wales. He was also instrumental in creating...

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  15. Roman treasure's new home at Winding House museum

    Monday 5 December 2011, 14:20

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A 2,000 year old Roman ring found by a man with a metal detector on Cefn Brithdir in the Darran Valley earlier this year has been returned by the British Museum for display in a valley's museum.

    According to an article on the BBC Wales News website, the British Museum has given the ring to the Winding...

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  16. The Llanfair PG column

    Wednesday 23 November 2011, 13:05

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    People in Wales might be excused for failing to see the significance of the date 24 November 1816. On the face of it, little happened in the world at large on that day.

    Yet in the tiny Welsh village of Llanfair PG on Ynys Mon - or Anglesey as it was then known - a great celebration was taking place...

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  17. Dr William Price and the beginnings of cremation

    Wednesday 16 November 2011, 14:14

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Wales has had its fair share of eccentrics over the years but none was more bizarre or more flamboyant than the mercurial and fascinating Dr William Price of Llantrisant.

    This Chartist and republican, a man who ate no meat, drank mainly champagne, eschewed the wearing of socks and prescribed a vegetarian...

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  18. The birth of Barry Docks

    Monday 14 November 2011, 08:23

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Visitors to the seaside town of Barry, six or seven miles to the west of Cardiff, might be forgiven for thinking that the place held nothing more important than a pleasure beach, a fun fair and a few empty docks that seem to have little or no purpose.

    Yet there was a time when Barry was the largest...

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  19. The Landshipping mining disaster

    Wednesday 2 November 2011, 10:12

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Here in Wales we are used to news about mining disasters. The history of Welsh mining is littered with tragic accidents that scarred villages and valleys, destroyed families and cut a swathe through the life of so many tiny communities.

    Most of those disasters...

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  20. 1905: Cardiff becomes a city

    Friday 28 October 2011, 10:23

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Most of us are so used to the knowledge that Cardiff is not just any old city but also the capital city of Wales, that we are probably lulled into the mistake of thinking it has always been that way. No so. Cardiff did not become a city until 28 October 1905. And it was only proclaimed the capital of...

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