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Blog posts by year and monthDecember 2012

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  1. My favourite Welsh sounds of 2012, part two

    This year's celebration of my favourite music of Welsh origin is spread across two three hour shows... and it's still a very compact, tin of sardines-like affair.

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  2. My favourite Welsh sounds of 2012, part one

    It's that time of year again, when I try to squeeze an entire year's worth of excellent Music of Welsh origin into three paltry airwave hours.

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  3. Frank Richards: the private soldier in World War One

    The greatest account of trench warfare was arguably that of an ordinary ranker. It was Old Soldiers Never Die and it was written by a Welshman.

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  4. New writer's award winning play takes to stage for first time

    Sherman Cymru's 2013 programme for emerging writers will kick off promptly in the New Year with a piece that attracted praise at the 2011 National Eisteddfod: Cynnau Tân by Rhian Staples.

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  5. My Christmas: the hospice nurse

    Balancing festive cheer with the sensitivity of her patients' situations is something incredibly important for Kathy Fildes, deputy sister at St David's Hospice in Llandudno.

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  6. A town called Bethlehem – in Wales

    There are 16 other communities called Bethlehem in the world. Wales can lay claim to one of the smallest, the tiny hamlet of Bethlehem in Carmarthenshire, home to about 150 people.

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  7. Alan Turing's Nightmare Room re-imagined

    You may recall the stunning Blinc digital arts festival back in October, which saw the medieval walls and ramparts of Conwy Castle turned into a giant cinema. Now the artist behind that tribute is to develop his moving image work into a project to be shown at The Mission Gallery in Swansea.

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  8. My Christmas: the Royal Navy sailor

    It is one thing to be working over Christmas but quite another to be doing so aboard a ship at sea almost 8,000 miles away from home.

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  9. Plenty of rain over the next 36 hours

    December is the second wettest month of the year on average in Wales and there's plenty more rain to come over the next 36 hours.

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  10. My Christmas: the rugby player

    When you're back from the pub and tucking in to a plateful of turkey and trimmings on Christmas Day, washing it down with a nice glass of wine perhaps, spare a thought for Ken Owens.

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