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  • 'Incredibly important' medieval find in Wales (convent, cemetery and Tudor mansion)

    06/14/2014 1:52:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies
    Archaeologynewsnetwork ^ | June 13, 2014
    Archaeologists says they have discovered an "incredibly important" medieval convent, cemetery and Tudor mansion in Ceredigion. Archaeologists working on the Llanllyr nunnery excavation [Credit: BBC] The location of Llanllyr nunnery in the Aeron Valley had been a mystery until now. Dr Jemma Bezant from University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) said it offered an unparalleled opportunity to find out more about monastic life. The public were able to view the site on Saturday. Dr Bezant said: "Medieval nunneries like this are incredibly rare with only one other known in Wales." The convent, founded by Lord Rhys ap Gruffudd in...
  • Aliens are targeting Welsh people, claims 'abduction victim'

    05/12/2014 5:39:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    walesonline.co.uk ^ | May 11, 2014 07:30 | By Antony Stone
    Telepathic aliens are targeting Wales in a bid to harvest our superior genetic material – that’s according to “abduction victim” Hilary Porter. While Hilary’s stories may sound outlandish or unbelievable, she dismisses those who scoff for being closed minded. The 67-year-old sought-after speaker and ufologist is claiming a stretch of road between Swansea and Cardiff is a “hotspot” of alien activity Hilary says she was so traumatised by her abduction that she was too scared to return to Wales for four decades.
  • Report: British Islamic Charity Accused of Funding Boko Haram Terrorists

    11/30/2012 11:46:46 AM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    gateway ^ | November 30, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The Nigerian based Boko Haram Islamist group is responsible for over 900 deaths. Members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the 2011 Christmas day bomb blasts in Madalla, Niger State and Jos, the plateau state capital, that left 28 people dead... Now there is a report that a British Islamic charity is funding Boko Haram... The UK authorities are looking into an alleged possible link between a British charity organization and the Nigerian Boko Haram extremist Islamist group. The UK Charity Commission (CC) has confirmed, for the first time, that it is talking to different departments, regarding...
  • Discovery of Medieval Inscribed Stone in Wales

    05/01/2014 6:27:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Culture Magazine ^ | August 2013 | Imponderabilia
    “Whilst enjoying a bank holiday stroll, Royal Commission staff member Nikki Vousden and Dr Roderick Bale (archaeologist at University of Wales TSD Lampeter) came across a long-lost medieval inscribed stone in a stream in Silian. The find spot is just south-west of St Sulien’s Church, Silian (NPRN 402554), home to two further medieval inscribed stones. The church site, thought to have been of high-status, has been in use for at least 1500 years. Although the current church building dates from 1873, it is thought to stand on medieval foundations and has an early-fifth/sixth-century inscribed stone built into its south wall....
  • (Anglican) Archbishop: We ‘have evolved’ from Bible’s teaching on divorce, why not gay ‘marriage’?

    04/25/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 25, 2014 | HILARY WHITE
    Abp. Barry Morgan of Wales LLANDUDNO, Wales, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Anglican Church’s “views have evolved and changed” on the nature of marriage “a subject which Jesus pronounced very clearly,” the head of the Anglican Church in Wales said this week; therefore, it can also change its teaching on homosexuality. In an address to the governing body of the Church in Wales, Dr. Barry Morgan, the Anglican Archbishop of Wales warned of the danger of the Anglican Churches being “seen as homophobic.” Morgan said that the Church’s views “evolve and change” as it responds to the changes in the secular world....
  • Ancient Offa's Dyke ... was built 200 years before King Offa was born

    04/13/2014 11:33:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    It was thought to have built by King Offa in the 8th century as border between England and Wales But even though it has been part of the British landscape for centuries, the ancient Offa's Dyke may have to be renamed, after archaeologists discovered it could have been completed 200 years before the great Anglo Saxon leader was born. Experts used radiocarbon dating on the 177-mile dyke and revealed it could have been constructed as early as the 4th century... The group behind the project said it is a 'tremendously exciting discovery' which challenges the accepted history of the ancient...
  • Dog was killed and eaten by 'big cat'

    01/12/2003 7:12:00 PM PST · by aculeus · 46 replies · 476+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 13/01/2003 | Richard Savill
    Claims that a panther-like animal may be roaming the Black Mountains of Wales have been confirmed by a post mortem examination which showed that a dog was killed and partly eaten by a larger predator. DNA samples will be taken from hairs found in the whippet's mouth to try to determine what beast killed the seven-year-old dog at a remote smallholding near Llangadog a week ago. The tests, arranged by the Welsh Assembly's wildlife advisory unit, are expected to take at least two weeks. Paw prints in the snow - almost certainly made by the cat - have also been...
  • Why did European DNA suddenly change 4,000 years ago? (Shortened Title)

    04/24/2013 5:50:41 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 52 replies
    Mail Online ^ | April 23, 2013 | Staff
    The genetic makeup of Europe mysteriously transformed about 4,000-5,000 years ago, researchers have discovered. An Australian team found the unexplained change while analysing several skeletons unearthed in central Europe that were up to 7,500 years old. They say the rapid expansion of the Bell Beaker culture, which is believed to have been instrumental in building the monoliths at Stonehedge, could hold the key.
  • Migrants Poured Into Britain After Ice Age

    10/26/2003 4:46:38 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 724+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | 10-26-2003 | John von Radowitz
    Migrants Poured into Britain after Ice Age By John von Radowitz, Science Correspondent, PA News Britain experienced a tidal wave of immigration as soon as the last Ice Age ended, new data has shown. Previously it was thought that Britain’s repopulation was a slow process led by a few pioneering explorers. Researchers now know that humans responded rapidly to climate change and moved into Britain en masse as soon as the ice receded. Up to 20,000 years ago a huge ice sheet extended as far south as Norfolk. Then temperatures rose rapidly, producing warming weather than we have now. Once...
  • A United Kingdom? Maybe

    03/05/2007 7:44:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,300+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2007 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Britain and Ireland are so thoroughly divided in their histories that there is no single word to refer to the inhabitants of both islands. Historians teach that they are mostly descended from different peoples: the Irish from the Celts and the English from the Anglo-Saxons who invaded from northern Europe and drove the Celts to the country’s western and northern fringes. But geneticists who have tested DNA throughout the British Isles are edging toward a different conclusion. Many are struck by the overall genetic similarities, leading some to claim that both Britain and Ireland have been inhabited for thousands of...
  • Space Age Lasers Reveal Offa's Dyke Missing Link

    06/01/2007 5:36:07 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 1,527+ views
    Western Daily Press ^ | 6-1-2007 | Janet Hughes
    SPACE AGE LASERS REVEAL OFFA'S DYKE MISSING LINK BY JANET HUGHES J.HUGHES@BEPP.CO.UK 08:00 - 01 June 2007 It has remained hidden for centuries but space-age technology has stripped away layers of history to discover what excited archaeologists believe could be a missing section of Offa's Dyke. Aerial laser technology, which allows the experts to see what is hidden below the trees and the undergrowth, has discovered a long strip of earthworks in the Forest of Dean. And archaeologists believe they may have finally found a missing 250-metre stretch of the Dyke built by King Offa between 757 to 796 AD...
  • Split Between English and Scots Older Than Thought

    07/18/2004 7:05:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies · 1,585+ views
    Scottish Press Association ^ | Sun 11 Apr 2004 | Louise Gray
    Traditionally the difference between the English and Scots, Welsh, Irish and Cornish was attributed to the foreign influence of invading forces such as the Anglo-Saxons, Celts and Vikings settling in different areas of Britain hundreds of years ago. But Professor Stephen Oppenheimer of Oxford University, believes the difference originates much further back in history... The professor of clinical sociomedical sciences at Oxford University said the Celts of Western Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Cornwall are descended from an ancient people living on the Atlantic coast while Britain was still attached to mainland Europe, while the English are more closely related...
  • British Have Changed Little Since Ice Age, Gene Study Says

    07/26/2005 8:41:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies · 705+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | July 19, 2005 | James Owen
    "There's been a lot of arguing over the last ten years, but it's now more or less agreed that about 80 percent of Britons' genes come from hunter-gatherers who came in immediately after the Ice Age," Miles said... New evidence for the genetic ancestry of modern Britons comes from analysis of blood groups, oxygen traces in teeth, and DNA samples taken from skeletal remains... The most visible British genetic marker is red hair, he added. The writer Tacitus noted the Romans' surprise at how common it was when they arrived 2,000 years ago. "It's something that foreign observers have often...
  • Roman Britons After 410

    12/21/2002 6:58:05 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies · 1,669+ views
    British Archaeology ^ | 12-2002 | Martin Henig
    Roman Britons after 410The ‘end of Roman Britain’ is a myth. Roman culture survived right through the Anglo-Saxon period. Martin Henig explainsThe 'story' of Roman Britain, as told to generations of schoolchildren, is a very simple one - AD 43, the Roman legions march in; AD 410, they march out again. Barbarity beforehand, barbarity afterwards, civilisation in between. In an earlier issue of this magazine (BA, September 1998) I suggested that the Roman 'conquest' of AD 43 was not all that it seemed to be, and that Britain's southern rulers - if not those in the north - were Romanised...
  • Ancient Britain Had Apartheid-Like Society, Study Suggests

    07/28/2009 1:25:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies · 2,229+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | July 21, 2006 | Kate Ravilious
    When Anglo-Saxons first arrived in Britain 1,600 years ago, they created an apartheid-like society that oppressed the native Britons and wiped out almost all of the British gene pool, according to a new study. By treating Britons like slaves and imposing strict rules, the small band of Anglo-Saxons -- who had come from what is now Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands -- quickly dominated the country, leaving a legacy of Germanic genes and the English language, both of which still dominate Britain today. The new theory helps explain historical, archaeological, and genetic evidence that until now had seemed contradictory, including...
  • We're nearly all Celts under the skin [In Great Britain]

    09/23/2006 10:33:58 AM PDT · by Torie · 134 replies · 3,445+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | September 21, 2006 | IAN JOHNSTON
    We're nearly all Celts under the skin IAN JOHNSTON SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT A MAJOR genetic study of the population of Britain appears to have put an end to the idea of the "Celtic fringe" of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Instead, a research team at Oxford University has found the majority of Britons are Celts descended from Spanish tribes who began arriving about 7,000 years ago. Even in England, about 64 per cent of people are descended from these Celts, outnumbering the descendants of Anglo- Saxons by about three to one. The proportion of Celts is only slightly higher in Scotland, at...
  • Myths Of British Ancestry

    09/28/2007 7:42:35 AM PDT · by blam · 87 replies · 140+ views
    Prospect ^ | 10-2006 | Stephen Oppenheimer
    Myths of British ancestry October 2006Stephen Oppenheimer Everything you know about British and Irish ancestry is wrong. Our ancestors were Basques, not Celts. The Celts were not wiped out by the Anglo-Saxons, in fact neither had much impact on the genetic stock of these islands The fact that the British and the Irish both live on islands gives them a misleading sense of security about their unique historical identities. But do we really know who we are, where we come from and what defines the nature of our genetic and cultural heritage? Who are and were the Scots, the Welsh,...
  • Peoples Of Britain

    08/28/2007 9:02:50 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,513+ views
    BBC ^ | Dr Simon James
    Peoples of Britain By Dr Simon James Did the Celts exist? Simon James asks just who were the Britons - and did the Celts ever really exist? Uncover the fascinating ethnic and cultural history of the peoples of Briton, and assess the impact of the many invaders of Britain's shores. Introduction The story of early Britain has traditionally been told in terms of waves of invaders displacing or annihilating their predecessors. Archaeology suggests that this picture is fundamentally wrong. For over 10,000 years people have been moving into - and out of - Britain, sometimes in substantial numbers, yet there...
  • Ancient graves hint at cultural shift to Anglo-Saxon Britain

    02/17/2014 1:08:17 PM PST · by Renfield · 31 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 2-14-2014 | Alex Peel
    Human remains dug up from an ancient grave in Oxfordshire add to a growing body of evidence that Britain's fifth-century transition from Roman to Anglo-Saxon was cultural rather than bloody. The traditional historical narrative is one of brutal conquest, with invaders from the North wiping out and replacing the pre-existing population. But a new study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, hints at a more peaceful process. Dr Andrew Millard, from Durham University, is one of the study's authors. 'The main controversy over the years has centred on how many Anglo-Saxons came across the North Sea,' he says. 'Was...
  • Y Chromosomes Rewrite British History

    06/24/2003 10:33:30 AM PDT · by blam · 90 replies · 5,152+ views
    Nature ^ | 6-19-2003 | Hannah Hoag
    Y chromosomes rewrite British historyAnglo-Saxons' genetic stamp weaker than historians suspected 19 June 2003 HANNAH HOAG Some Scottish men's Y's are remarkably similar to those of southern England. © GettyImages A new survey of Y chromosomes in the British Isles suggests that the Anglo-Saxons failed to leave as much of a genetic stamp on the UK as history books imply1. Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, Vikings and Normans invaded Britain repeatedly between 50 BC and AD 1050. Many historians ascribe much of the British ancestry to the Anglo-Saxons because their written legacy overshadows that of the Celts. But the Y chromosomes of...
  • Our Celtic Roots Lie In Spain And Portugal

    05/06/2008 8:59:53 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 1,101+ views
    IC Wales - Western Mail ^ | 5-5-2008 | Darren Devine
    Our Celtic roots lie in Spain and Portugal May 5 2008 by Darren Devine, Western Mail THE Welsh have more in common with sun-kissed glamour pusses like actress Penelope Cruz and footballer Christiano Ronaldo than pale- faced Germans like Helmet Kohl, according to an academic. Professor John Koch suggests the Welsh can trace their ancestry back to Portugal and Spain, debunking the century-old received wisdom that our forebears came from Iron Age Germany and Austria. His radical work on Celtic origins flatly contradicts the writing of Sir John Rhys, who in the late 19th century established the idea that we...
  • Genetic Survey Reveals Hidden Celts Of England

    12/06/2001 6:35:33 AM PST · by blam · 265 replies · 14,233+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 12-02-2001 | John Elliott/Tom Robbins
    SUNDAY DECEMBER 02 2001 Genetic survey reveals hidden Celts of England JOHN ELLIOTT AND TOM ROBBINS THE Celts of Scotland and Wales are not as unique as some of them like to think. New research has revealed that the majority of Britons living in the south of England share the same DNA as their Celtic counterparts. The findings, based on the DNA analysis of more than 2,000 people, poses the strongest challenge yet to the conventional historical view that the ancient Britons were forced out of most of England by hordes of Anglo-Saxon invaders. It suggests that far from being ...
  • DNA test to prove Bronze Age link (Wales)

    04/21/2009 8:00:17 AM PDT · by decimon · 33 replies · 789+ views
    BBC ^ | Apr. 20, 2009 | Unknown
    Men are needed for DNA tests to prove their distant ancestors moved from the Mediterranean to north west Wales as migrant workers 4,000 years ago.> The researchers are building on previous work carried out in the area which found a much higher-than-average presence of a DNA marker that is commonly found in people from the Balkans and Spain. >
  • English and Welsh are races apart DNA

    06/16/2010 12:25:16 AM PDT · by restornu · 50 replies · 1,167+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, 30 June, 2002,
    Genetic tests show clear differences between the Welsh and English It suggests that between 50% and 100% of the indigenous population of what was to become England was wiped out, with Offa's Dyke acting as a "genetic barrier" protecting those on the Welsh side. had genes that were almost identical. But there were clear differences between the genetic make-up of Welsh people studied. The research team studied the Y-chromosome, which is passed almost unchanged from father to son, and looked for certain genetic markers. Ethnic links: Many races share common bonds The English and Frisians studied had almost identical genetic...
  • When Irish Genes Are Smiling

    03/07/2007 1:24:01 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 232+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2007 | John Tierney
    ‘Tis a good day for the Irish -– and a really bad one for Basil Fawlty — thanks to my colleague Nicholas Wade’s article tracing the genetic heritage of the British Isles. I grew up listening to my Irish-American relatives bristle at the social pretensions of the Anglo-Saxons in England: “We were preserving civilization while they were painting themselves blue! Blue, I tell you!” Now we can point to research suggesting the Celts started civilization in those isles by introducing agriculture 6,000 years ago. We also have confirmation of our illustriously long lineages — next to us, the Angles and...
  • 10 must see castles in Wales

    03/27/2014 4:45:12 PM PDT · by Renfield · 47 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | 3-18-2014
    Castles have played an important military, economic and social role in Great Britain and Ireland since their introduction following the Norman invasion of England in 1066. Although a small number of castles had been built in England in the 1050s, the Normans began to build motte and bailey and ringworks castles in large numbers to control their newly occupied territories in England and the Welsh Marches.1 Caernarfon Castle Caernarfon Castle (Welsh: Castell Caernarfon) is a medieval fortress in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, north-west Wales. There was a motte-and-bailey castle in the town of Caernarfon from the late 11th century until 1283 when...
  • School teachers strike in England and Wales

    03/26/2014 5:02:56 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Wednesday 26 March 2014 07.40 | Richard Adams
    Here's a morning summary of what we know about the National Union of Teachers strike so far today: • Pupils across England and Wales will miss a day of school as teachers joined rallies, marches and picket lines to protest against changes to their pay, pensions and working conditions • Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and parts of London are among the cities with high proportion of schools closed, while the Wirral, County Durham and Wales have also seen widespread closures Yorkshire: 644 schools affected in west, south and north of the county Cambridgeshire - 74 closures or partial closures (21 closed,...
  • 800-year-old monk found poking out of cliff face

    03/11/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 64 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Mar 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    The legs of an 800-year-old medieval monk have been discovered, poking out of a cliff face in Wales. Although badly damaged and missing their knees, shins and feet, the thigh bones were found after the fierce recent storms caused severe coastal erosion.
  • Come To The Waters [charismatic caucus]

    02/22/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by Jedediah
    I am testing the fruit of your humility(actual surrender) in the waters of My Virtue(obedience to my Word spoken or written)and in this washing only your true fruit shall pass(survive) through this furnace of fire remaining silver or gold for I must find my image alone in these waters that have the ability to Quench(satisfy) this Fire(My Spirit) . Malachi 4:1-2 4 “Watch now,” the Lord Almighty declares, “the day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. The proud and wicked will be burned up like straw; like a tree, they will be consumed—roots and all. 2 “But for...
  • The Double Portion of Revival " RESTORATION" your ( ( (Complete Blessing ) ) ) The Cup Of Communion

    02/22/2014 10:49:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | The Spirit that goes out from the Father ,
    My countenance is as much for you as for others ! "Come" Partake , eat and drink from the cup of My Spirit of Truth for I am pouring out myself to you unhindered as you come to the Altar of ( ( (My Presence ) ) ) , I will speak to you there and completely restore all loss until you stand restored for this "IS" My Revival ( ( ( RESTORATION ) ) ) ! Does My Word not confirm it ? Truly it does ! And I AM your ) ( ( ( Complete Blessing ) )...
  • NHS boss ignored email that warned of high death rates and alarming waiting times: Welsh officials…

    02/20/2014 9:46:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:19 EST, 20 February 2014 | Sophie Borland
    Health bosses have been accused of trying to cover up high death rates and alarming waiting times in the NHS in Wales. The medical director in England, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, urged officials three months ago to launch a series of investigations into six hospitals after being alerted to the figures by a Welsh Labour MP. He also pointed out that waiting times in Wales were “persistently higher” than in England, with up to 80 percent of patients waiting more than six weeks for key diagnostic tests for diseases such as cancer. However, bosses didn’t reply to his email—nor did...
  • Serial Killer Joanna Dennehy Takes Selfie Before Knifing Fourth and Fifth Victims

    01/22/2014 1:52:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    Joanna Dennehy, 31, who has pleaded guilty to murdering three men and the attempted murder of two others in England, is seen stretching out her pierced tongue in a wild smile in what authorities say are photos taken only minutes before she selected her next two victims.Photos capturing the smiling face of a deranged serial killer just before she knifed her fourth and fifth victims in a bloodlust frenzy in England last spring were shown before a court this week. Joanna Dennehy, 31, is seen stretching out her pierced tongue in a wild smile in what authorities say are self-taken...
  • Britons In USA In 6th Century - Shock Claim (Prince Madoc)

    11/26/2003 3:31:04 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 957+ views
    REweb.com ^ | 11-26-2003
    <p>Historians and researchers announced today that Radio Carbon dating evidence, and the discovery of ancient British style artefacts and inscriptions, provided "the strongest indications yet" that British explorers, under the Prince Madoc ap Meurig, arrived in the country during the 6th Century and set up colonies in the American Midwest.</p>
  • Scientists Confirm World's Oldest Creature...But Kill it Determining Its Age

    11/14/2013 8:21:14 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14 2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    2006, climate change experts from Bangor University in north Wales found a very special clam while dredging the seabeds of Iceland. At that time scientists counted the rings on the inside shell to determine that the clam was the ripe old age of 405. Unfortunately, by opening the clam which scientists refer to as "Ming," they killed it instantly. Cut to 2013, researchers have determined that the original calculations of Ming's age were wrong, and that the now deceased clam was actually 102 years older than originally thought. Ming was 507 years old at the time of its demise.
  • Sweary Grey Parrot Turns Air Blue in Welsh Accent and Squawks ‘I’m in the Valleys’

    09/27/2013 10:02:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 25 Sep 2013
    When the Fisk family welcomed Basil the parrot into their home they hoped he would be chatty. On meeting mother of three Sarah Fisk for the first time he announced himself with a polite ‘hello.’ But when she replied he told her to ‘x off’ – in a Welsh accent. He then started squawking ‘I’m in the Valleys’ followed by ‘x’ and ‘x’. Basil had come to Bristol from the Vale of Glamorgan and his former owners claimed he only knew ‘a couple of swear words’. ‘It was quite shocking the first time he did it – I didn’t quite...
  • Shropshire farmers find new ways to combat rural crime ( UK )

    08/05/2013 12:00:42 PM PDT · by cutty · 24 replies
    Shropshire Star ^ | August 5, 2013 | Sean Wozencroft
    Farmers are fighting back against criminals. Spitting llamas, loudspeakers and security paint are just some of the ways Shropshire farmers are trying to combat rural crime. Countryside theft across Shropshire is costing hundreds of thousands of pounds a year – and it is farmers who are often the victims. New figures revealed today show that the cost of crime in rural areas has hit nearly Ł700,000 a year in the county. Farms with their secluded locations and expensive machinery are prime targets for thieves. And though there are signs that Farmwatch schemes are helping to address the problem, thefts of...
  • Missing keys hunt unearths treasure trove find

    07/31/2013 5:32:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Shropshire Star ^ | July 29, 2013 | unattributed
    When farmer Ifor Edwards dropped his keys in a field he had no idea the search to find them would result in the discovery of buried treasure. Mr Edwards, 56 and his wife Anna, 40, called in enthusiasts from Wrexham Heritage Society when he lost his keys on land at Oak Farm in Bronington, near Whitchurch. But as well as finding his keys -- which had gone through a lawn mower -- the team armed with metal detectors also found 14 mediaeval coins dated from the 14th and 15th centuries. At an inquest in Ruthin the North East Wales Coroner...
  • New human rights farce as police are afraid to release crooks’ mugshots despite national guidelines

    07/14/2013 12:20:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16:14 EST, 13 July 2013 | Martin Beckford
    A new secret justice row broke out last night after The Mail on Sunday discovered that hundreds of thousands of convicted criminals are having their identities protected by police. More than half of forces in England and Wales refuse to publish mugshots of offenders unless they have been jailed—in defiance of national guidelines. Some insist on sentences of more than three years before they release a custody photo to the press, citing concerns about data protection and the criminals’ human rights. …
  • Snowy landscape reveals Wales' forgotten ancient remains

    03/29/2013 9:43:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Wales Online ^ | Thursday, March 28, 2013 | unattributed
    Archaeologists have discovered ancient remains after they were "brought back to life" by the snow covering the landscape. Settlements dating back 4,000 years were only found because just the right amount of snow fell on the countryside. Experts were flying over the landscape in a light aircraft when they spotted the Bronze Age remains below. A combination of the snow and the low sun in the sky at this time of year provided ideal conditions to plot the sites for the first time.
  • Dozens of new laws sent to Prince so he could give approval

    02/16/2013 3:37:18 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 15 Feb 2013 | Christopher Hope, and Matthew Holehouse
    The Prince of Wales was secretly given a say over new laws to ban hunting and to introduce the Government’s green deal ... The Prince was most recently asked for his consent for the energy bill in September 2011, which passed into law the Government’s green deal which encourages homeowners to take out a loan to make their house more energy-efficient. He was also asked about the Hunting Bill in July 2003, the same month that MPs voted on a free ballot to ban hunting with dogs in the UK. ... The Prince has faced criticism for sending the letters...
  • Gay marriage: Legislation passes [UK] Commons despite Tory opposition

    02/05/2013 11:50:56 AM PST · by LonelyCon · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/5/2013
    MPs have approved legislation for same-sex marriage in England and Wales, despite the opposition of dozens of Conservative MPs. The Commons voted in favour of the The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, at the end of a full day's debate on the bill. Prime Minister David Cameron has described the move as "an important step forward" that strengthens society.
  • Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot

    02/03/2013 12:00:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Mail online ^ | February 3, 2013 | Becky Evans
    Foetuses are being aborted for minor and treatable imperfections such as cleft lip and palate or club foot every year in the UK. New research suggests that dozens of abortions are carried out but the reasons are not being officially recorded. Health bosses have admitted there may be 'discrepancies' in their records after European monitoring group Eurocat found the number of abortions for minor abnormalities could be up to three times as high as official statistics show. According to Eurocat, 157 foetuses were aborted in England and Wales between 2006 and 2010 for cleft lip and palate. However, the Sunday...
  • Mesolithic People Adapted Their Environment In Severn Estuary

    01/17/2013 4:47:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Monday, January 14, 2013 | Source: Reading University
    New and exciting evidence has been found at a threatened archaeological site on the Severn Estuary that seems to show Mesolithic people knew how to adapt their environment to suit their needs... Researchers from the University of Reading found 7500 year-old worked flint tools, bones, charcoal and hazelnut shells while working at Goldcliff, near Newport, south Wales, in September 2012. Charcoal remains discovered on the site suggest these people used fire to encourage the growth of particular plants, such as hazelnuts, crab apples and raspberries. This evidence may indicate that Mesolithic people were deliberately manipulating the environment to increase their...
  • Welsh Restaurant Served Double Whisky to Two-Year-Old Celebrating His Birthday (U.K.)

    10/11/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2012 | AP
    Welsh restaurant Frankie and Benny's served booze to toddler A RESTAURANT chain has apologised for accidentally serving alcohol to a toddler in Wales, calling it a case of human error. The BBC reported that two-year-old Sonny Rees was taken to a hospital emergency room after drinking whisky at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea. His mother, Nina Rees, said he was clearly intoxicated. She said she tasted his drink, which was supposed to be lime juice and water, after noticing that he was making a funny face. "It was whisky, I would say a...
  • Mythical Dragon Gate Protects Home

    08/26/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    My Modern Metropolis ^ | November 9, 2011 | Pinar
    In Dublin, Ireland, stands an estate reminiscent of old folklore, complete with its own dragon! Of course, dragons are mythical creatures, so this home only has a dragon made of steel which acts as its gatekeeper. The property, known at Harlech House, was originally built in 1798 by a Welsh immigrant. (The estate is actually named after a town in Wales called Harlech and the national flag has a dragon on it.) Harlech House sits on less than an acre of land but is full of enchantment. It features religious iconography and fairy-tale motifs throughout the seven-bedroom home, but it's...
  • Prince William flies RAF rescue helicopter to save girl, 16,..

    08/17/2012 6:39:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 17, 2012 | Larisa Brown
    A girl aged 16 was rescued by Prince William after being swept out to sea trying to save her sister. Rescuers said her sister, aged 13, had been swept away on a riptide while body-boarding and the girl had swam out to help her. But she got into difficulties as she became exhausted and was close to drowning when she was winched to safety by an RAF rescue helicopter captained by Prince William. The RAF said it was one of its 'fastest and shortest' operations, taking 38 seconds to arrive at the scene at Silver Bay, Anglesey, north Wales.
  • Ancient Welsh city found

    08/15/2006 7:52:05 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 46 replies · 1,429+ views
    News Wales ^ | 14 Aug 2006 | News Wales
    Caer Caradoc at Mynydd y Gaer, Glamorgan, is one of the most important locations in all of ancient British history. It is the fabled fortress city of King Caradoc 1, son of Arch, who fought the Romans from 42-51AD. And now, a small team of dedicated researchers working with historians Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett, have been able to pinpoint the location of this site. "It is great news for the local, regional and national economy," said Alan Wilson today. "We have been making these discoveries for many years and with the Electrum Cross discovered at nearby St. Peter's in...
  • Gene Study Shows Ties Long Veiled in Europe [repost]

    06/16/2010 8:44:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 616+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 10, 2001 | Nicholas Wade
    From studying the present day population of the Orkneys, a small archipelago off the northeast coast of Scotland, geneticists from University College, in London, have gained a deep insight into the earliest inhabitants of Europe. Of the medley of peoples who populated Britain, neither the Anglo-Saxons nor the Romans ever settled the distant Orkneys. The Romans called the islands' inhabitants picti, or painted people. The Celtic-speaking Picts dominated the islands until the arrival of the Vikings about A.D. 800. The islanders then spoke Norn until the 18th century when this ancient form of Norse was replaced by English, brought in...
  • Searching for the Welsh-Hindi link

    03/15/2005 2:58:17 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 47 replies · 1,350+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 14 March, 2005, 10:31 GMT | BBC
    A BBC journalist is urging helpful linguists to come forward to help solve a mystery - why the Hindi (India's official language, along with English) accent has so much in common with Welsh. Sonia Mathur, a native Hindi speaker, had her interest sparked when she moved from India to work for the BBC in Wales - and found that two accents from countries 5,000 miles apart seemed to have something in common. It has long been known that the two languages stem from Indo-European, the "mother of all languages" - but the peculiar similarities between the two accents when spoken...
  • Roman villa found in Welsh 'military zone'

    07/27/2010 7:15:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 3+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Monday, July 26, 2010 | Richard Alleyne
    The Roman control over Britain stretched even further than first thought, the discovery of a new villa suggests. Archaeologists have discovered a 4th Century villa near Aberystwyth, the first time they have found evidence of Roman occupation of North and mid Wales. Findings indicate Abermagwr had all the trappings of villas found further south, including a slate roof and glazed windows. The villa is likely to have belonged to a wealthy landowner, with pottery and coin finds on the site indicating occupation in the late 3rd and early 4th Centuries AD. It was roofed with local slates, which were cut...