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  • Man Who Ran Around With a Machete Days After a Terror Attack Is Told He Could Have Been Shot

    07/24/2017 1:43:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Armed police descended on a Swansea street after a neighbour rang 999A SWANSEA man who “charged around the streets with a machete” just days after the terror attack on London Bridge was told by the armed police who arrested him that he could have been shot. Josh Powell produced the weapon after an exchange of “unpleasant words” with a man living on the street A concerned neighbour saw what was happening and called 999 - with firearms officers quickly arriving. Swansea Crown Court heard the incident was sparked by a row between partners on Baptist Well Street in Waun Wen...
  • Shepherd's Pie Can Save Welsh Farming After Brexit, Suggests Experts

    07/02/2017 3:29:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 2 JUL 2017 | MARTIN SHIPTON
    That's the recommendation of at team of experts put together by an AMShepherd’s pie can help save the economy of rural Wales from devastation after Brexit, according to a team of experts brought together by a Labour AM. Baroness Eluned Morgan, who represents Mid & West Wales, hopes the ideas in her group’s report will stimulate debate about an often neglected part of the country. Here are the Government's plans for what will happen to EU citizens in the UK after Brexit Considering the potential economic consequences of Brexit, the report says: “Welsh Lamb has long been seen as a...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Moment police bundle 'machete-wielding man' to the ground (UK concert)

    06/30/2017 9:00:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Katie French
    Full Title: BREAKING NEWS: Moment police bundle 'machete-wielding man' to the ground as two are arrested near Cardiff stadium where Justin Bieber will play in just three hours time This is the moment police bundled a 'machete-wielding man' to the ground as two were arrested outside Cardiff stadium where Justin Bieber is due to play in three hours time. A machete-wielding man was arrested as tens of thousands of young fans gathered for a Justin Bieber concert nearby. A foot-long blade was discovered as police tackled the man as fans gathered in the packed streets. Two men were arrested as...
  • the storm over Welsh-only schools {in the UK}

    06/20/2017 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Cronos · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 20 June 2017 | Louise Tickle and Steven Morris
    "We’ve been told we are anti-Welsh bigots and even fascists,” says Alice Morgan in her soft Welsh accent. The comments she is talking about began when she and other parents raised objections to a plan to turn their primary school in the village of Llangennech into one that teaches only in Welsh. They are worried that some children used to being taught in English won’t cope. Feelings are running high. On one side are those who want to increase the number of Welsh speakers in the country. On the other are campaigners who say the evidence shows this method is...
  • Carwyn James Was Arguably Rugby's Greatest Ever Coach – And He Was Also a Spy

    06/10/2017 4:17:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 10 JUN 2017 | JAMES MCCARTHY
    A new book reveals he intercepted secret messages from Russia to pass onto GCHQHe was the coach that led the British and Irish Lions to their only test series victory against the All Blacks – and he was also a spy. Under Carwyn James ’ coaching the Lions secured a historic 3-1 victory in 1971, leaving him with the legacy of being perhaps the greatest coach the game has ever known. But in his new book, Into the Wind: The Life of Carwyn James, writer Alun Gibbard reveals a multilingual literature-lover who spied on the Russians during the Cold War....
  • Church bans yoga from premises because it’s ‘non-Christian’

    05/20/2017 9:29:05 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 255 replies
    Metro UK ^ | May 10th 2017 | Rob Waugh
    Villagers say they’ll boycott St David’s Church, in Blaenporth, Ceredigion, Wales, in protest. Church bosses say pilates is OK, but not yoga, which ‘might be seen to be in conflict with Christian values and belief’.
  • Politicians Call for Wales to Be Transformed into World’s First Migrant ‘Sanctuary’

    04/07/2017 6:30:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Politicians in Wales are campaigning to transform the country into the world’s first “nation of sanctuary” for “refugees and asylum” seekers, with the support of the regional government.
  • Wales Man Charged With Using Jumper Cables to Steal Power, Again

    03/24/2017 2:39:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | March 23, 2017 | Dawn Gagnon
    A Wales man has been arrested again for allegedly trying to hook up jumper cables to steal electricity from a Central Maine Power pole and transformer. Nicholas Gagne, 36, initially was arrested in January at his 237 Oak Hill Road home after he was accused by Central Maine Power officials of repeatedly climbing a power pole outside his house to connect “what amounted to jumper cable clamps” to the transformer and running a power line to his house. On Thursday morning, Gagne was arrested again near his home at 237 Oak Hill Road after state police Trooper Tyler Plourde, acting...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • Wales Is Hosting its First Ever Alcohol-Free Beer Festival

    02/22/2017 9:02:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2017 | MARK SMITH
    It will take place in Pembrokeshire on St David's DayWales is set to host its first alcohol-free beer festival in a bid to encourage the public to adopt a healthier relationship with booze. The free event, which will be held in Pembrokeshire on St David’s Day, promises to offer a wide range of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers to sample. It will also be serving up free meat and vegetable curries to the sober visitors, as well as traditional Welsh cawl. Andrew Misell, from the charity Alcohol Concern , laid down a challenge to the drinks business in Wales to do...
  • Amazon Echo's Attempt to Pronounce Wales' Longest Place Name Is Hilariously Bad

    01/09/2017 9:18:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    It's supposed to answer any question posed to it, making life easier for owners of the device. But the Amazon Echo has been caught out trying to pronounce the 58 letters of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The Echo and its virtual assistant called Alexa, was a popular Christmas gift this year Alexa performs tasks at the vocal request of her owner – including internet shopping. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control several smart devices using itself as a home...
  • Benghazi guards turned on US diplomats in 2012 attack, sources say

    11/07/2016 1:06:52 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 5 replies
    Fox ^ | 11-7-16
    An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News. The explosive charge against Wales-based Blue Mountain Group comes from several sources, including an independent security specialist who has implemented training programs at U.S. Consulates around the world, including in Benghazi, where he trained a local militia that preceded Blue Mountain. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Blue...
  • Report: Benghazi Guards Hired By State Department Were Unvetted, Belonged to Al Qaeda

    11/07/2016 1:10:57 PM PST · by detective · 73 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 07, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a new report from Fox News correspondents Adam Housley and Malia Zimmerman, guards hired through a contractor by the State Department to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were unvetted, local militia members who belonged to terrorist groups Al Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia.   An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News.
  • Aberfan 50th anniversary: full horror of disaster which left village in mourning for lost generation

    10/21/2016 7:57:07 AM PDT · by dfwgator · 9 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | October 21, 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM , STEPHEN JONES
    The whole nation joined a tiny Welsh village for a minute's silence - to remember the lives of the 144 people who died when a rock slide hit Pantglas Junior School For an entire generation, the word Aberfan instantly evokes heartbreaking memories of one of the worst disasters in British history. The small Welsh village will on Friday mark the tragic events of 50 years ago which wiped out a generation of children in a matter of minutes.
  • Mohammed tops the list of most popular baby boy names in England and Wales

    09/02/2016 5:19:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 02, 2016 | Joseph Curtis
    Mohammed is the most popular name for boys in England and Wales- but it doesn't top the official list because there are so many different ways to spell it. There were 7,361 children born last year called Mohammed, Muhammed, Mohammad or Mohamed, according to the Office for National Statistics, which would have made it the number one boys name if the variations were taken into account. Instead it is Oliver that tops the boys' list while Amelia dominates the girls' figures, with 6,941 and 5,158 children given those names respectively.
  • Yes, boys, you CAN have sex slaves: Outrage as British Muslim cleric at mosque where Cardiff jihadis

    08/01/2016 7:04:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2016 | By NICK CRAVEN and RIZWAN SYED
    <p>A hardline Muslim preacher suspected of radicalising three British jihadis told teenage disciples that it is ‘permissible’ under Islam to have sex slaves.</p> <p>Ali Hammuda, an Imam at a Cardiff mosque where three young jihadis from the city worshipped before travelling to Syria to join Islamic State, also told the group of boys as young as 13 that the ‘day of judgment is close’ – a key part of IS’s warped propaganda.</p>
  • UK Imam: War is Coming, Muslims Can Take Women As Sex Slaves

    08/01/2016 11:48:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | July 31, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    An Imam has told his congregation in Wales that war is approaching and Islam allows them to take women as slaves and rape them. Ali Hammuda is an Imam at Cardiff’s Al-Manar Mosque, where three Islamic State (IS) fighters worshipped before travelling to Syria. They were known as the “Cardiff jihadis” before one was killed in an RAF drone strike as he was thought to be plotting attacks in the UK. Before the strike, Reyaad Khan and Nasser Muthana, then both 20, appeared in an IS recruiting video in 2014 where they bragged about executing prisoners. Muthana’s younger brother Aseel,...
  • For Benghazi diplomatic security, U.S. relied on small British firm

    10/17/2012 8:13:13 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 17, 2012 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The State Department's decision to hire Blue Mountain Group to guard the ill-fated U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, entrusted security tasks to a little-known British company instead of the large firms it usually uses in overseas danger zones. The contract was largely based on expediency, U.S. officials have said, since no one knew how long the temporary mission would remain in the Libyan city. The cradle of last year's uprising that ended Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule, Benghazi has been plagued by rising violence in recent months. Security practices at the diplomatic compound, where Blue Mountain...
  • St David link to 6th Century Pembrokeshire burial site

    07/09/2016 8:29:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 July 2016 | unattributed
    Skeletons uncovered at a Pembrokeshire burial site may be the remains of contemporaries of the Patron Saint of Wales, archaeologists believe. The discovery was made during the third and final excavation at St Patrick's Chapel at Whitesands Bay, St Davids. It found Christian burial sites dating from the early-6th Century when St David was a bishop. This means a medieval plot found during a previous dig there was not the earliest use of the site. Phil Bennett, cultural heritage manager for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, which supported the dig, said: "Without doubt some of the people buried in...
  • Landmark NATO Summit to begin in Warsaw

    07/07/2016 6:04:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Nato ^ | 7 July 2016 | Nato
    On Friday and Saturday (8-9 July 2016), the leaders of the 28 NATO Allies and many partner nations will meet for a landmark Warsaw Summit. Together, they will take decisions to enhance the Alliance’s security by strengthening its deterrence and defence, and projecting stability beyond its borders. Allies will agree to deploy four robust and multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, on a rotational basis. A multinational framework brigade in Romania will provide a tailored presence in south-eastern Europe. NATO will also take further steps to improve cyber defences, civil preparedness and to defend against ballistic missile attack...