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  • Books Containing Same-Sex Families to Be Given Free to Primary Schools in Wales

    06/06/2022 1:25:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 6 JUN 2022 | Robert Harries
    The author said 'there was a need for more books that celebrate the joy of being gay, and contain jolly stories of life in single-sex families'A series of new children's books that contain same-sex families as characters will be given free of charge to primary schools in Wales. They are being published by Peniarth - part of University of Wales Trinity Saint David - which was established in 2009 as the university's publishing wing. It has since become one of the main publishers of Welsh and bilingual books and educational resources in Wales. To get the latest WalesOnline newsletters e-mailed...
  • Wales rugby winger follows famous dad to become a hooker after being cut by region

    05/27/2022 10:07:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 27 MAY 2022 | Simon Thomas
    Owen Jenkins is now hooking for Wales, just as his father did for more than a decadeHaving ploughed his own rugby path over the years, Owen Jenkins is now very much following in the footsteps of his old man. Jenkins’ father, Garin, won 58 caps for Wales at hooker from 1991 to 2002. Owen’s career has up to now taken him down a different positional path, as a winger for Pontypridd, Cardiff Blues and the Dragons. But, at the minute, you will find him in the middle of the front row, as a hooker for Wales Sevens. “You see these...
  • Another bright fireball over the United Kingdom, more than 800 reports received

    05/18/2022 7:50:37 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies ^ | 5/17/22 | Watchers
    A bright fireball was seen over the southwestern United Kingdom at 20:46 UTC on May 16, 2022. The event comes just five days after a very bright fireball was seen over the same region. Interestingly, both events had very similar trajectories. The American Meteor Society (AMS) and International Meteor Organization (IMO) together with UKMON (UK), Werkgroep Meteoren (NL), and Vigie-Ciel (FR) received more than 800 reports, mainly from England and Wales.2 The ground trajectory computed from the witness reports shows that the meteor was traveling from SW to NE and ended its visible flight over southern England.
  • Huge 55-Foot Boat Goes Up in Flames Off Welsh Coast

    05/02/2022 1:09:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 2 MAY 2022 | Reem Ahmed
    RNLI volunteers sped to the rescue as the vessel was "engulfed" in flamesA huge 55-foot boat went up in flames near a Welsh coast with two people managing to escape. Emergency services came to the rescue on Saturday night after the vessel caught on fire near Aberthaw. In a post on social media, Barry Dock RNLI said two people had abandoned a 55-foot vessel, which was "engulfed" by flames, and had taken refuge on a life raft. A pilot vessel known as Bristol Interceptor was first to reach the scene and take the two seafarers onboard. You can read all...
  • Logan Mwangi: The smiling little boy who stood no chance at the hands of his vicious killers

    04/21/2022 9:59:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 21 APR 2022 | Philip Dewey
    These sweet images show Logan Mwangi as he should be remembered – a sweet and loving schoolboy with an infectious smile and a "wicked laugh". The five-year-old was described as a "happy, caring, loving, and intelligent child" who was a "total joy" to staff at the school he attended. Logan was found dead on July 31 last year in a river near his home in Bridgend. Logan’s mother Williamson, 31, of Lower Llansantffraid, Sarn, Bridgend, and stepdad John Cole, 40, of Maesglas, Ynysawdre, Bridgend, should have been the people he could trust more than anyone else in the world. Instead...
  • New study identifies the likely burials of up to 65 British Kings

    03/27/2022 8:09:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | March 16, 2022 | unattributed
    A new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland has identified the likely burials of up to 65 British Kings and senior royals... Prior to the study, only one post-Roman burial of an indigenous British monarch from the Dark Ages has been identified (although nine Anglo-Saxon royal graves have been found on previous excavations).Archaeologists now suggest that 20 probable royal burial complexes each containing up to five graves (with a further 11 burial complexes under consideration) have been identified that appear to date from the fifth and sixth centuries AD.During this period, the east...
  • Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra removes Tchaikovsky over Ukraine conflict

    03/09/2022 11:17:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 9, 2022 | Matthew Weaver
    The Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra is facing ridicule after removing the Russian composer Tchaikovsky from its forthcoming programme dueThe Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra is facing ridicule after removing the Russian composer Tchaikovsky from its forthcoming programme due to the conflict in Ukraine. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture, which celebrates Russia’s victory against the invasion of Napoleon, was due to be included in the orchestra’s upcoming Tchaikovsky concert at St David’s Hall on 18 March, but the entire programme has been abandoned due to events in Ukraine. to the conflict in Ukraine. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture, which celebrates Russia’s victory against the invasion of Napoleon, was...
  • Storm Eunice

    02/18/2022 7:40:31 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    Storm Eunice rips apart The O2: Large panels fly off iconic dome as 122MPH tempest claims first victim, leaves tens of thousands of homes without power and sparks chaos on roads, railways and at airports Top wind speed of 122mph is provisionally highest gust ever in England - even higher than 1987 Great Storm Met Office warns of 'flying debris resulting in danger to life', 'roofs blown off' and power lines down Hundreds of schools close, all trains in Wales suspended and rail passengers in England told not to travel British Airways cancels dozens of flights and major attractions including...
  • Villagers in Wales wake to horrific crash as £20million 300ft eco-energy generator is blown over in 50mph storm

    02/15/2022 5:12:10 PM PST · by nascarnation · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/15/2022 | Katie Feehan
    Villagers were woken by a 300ft wind turbine crashing down on a Welsh mountainside - after it was blown over during storms which brought 50pmh winds. The £20million turbine - double the height of Nelson's Column - snapped apart and blades crumpled in raging wind. Families in the nearby village of Gilfach Goch, near Bridgend, South Wales, told how it sounded like 'thunder and lightning'. It woke them at around 6.50am on Monday morning and echoed around the valley below. The 29-turbine Pant Y Wal wind farm opened in 2013 and makes enough power for 19,000 homes - until one...
  • US Comedian Sarah Silverman Mocked the Welsh Flag and We're Not Standing For It

    02/14/2022 1:28:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 14 FEB 2022 | Kathryn Williams
    Michael Sheen's ex-partner just ripped on the coolest flag in the worldWe use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info What the heck, Sarah Silverman? We showcased to you our beautiful, fairytale surroundings, showed you sheep, that you loved, taught you how to swear in Welsh, gave you a hot and talented actor boyfriend and you turn around and take the mick out of the best flag in the...
  • The Fascinating Ancient Artefacts That Show Wales' LGBT+ History Dates Back Thousands of Years

    02/12/2022 2:21:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 11 FEB 2022 | Joseph Ali
    From gender changing priests to coin hoards owned by LGBT+ emperors - archaeological finds suggest that Wales' ancient history could be filled with LGBT+ lifeWhen you think of ancient Wales, your mind probably doesn't jump to LGBT+ history. However, a series of archaeological finds point to a very different look at our history. With evidence of gender-variant priests and emperors, our Welsh history could be filled with more LGBT+ figures than we initially thought. These discoveries formed part of a series of talks exploring LGBT+ history and the evidence that can be found in Wales by independent researcher, Dr Alessandro...
  • Talented University Student Dies While Celebrating End of Exams

    02/09/2022 3:25:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 9 FEB 2022 | Tom Bedford
    George loved singing, dancing and acting but his family said his real love was science and he was studying biochemistry A talented university student who acted with comedy star Jack Whitehall collapsed and died while celebrating the end of his university exams. George Franks-Herbert, 18, was in a nightclub in the early hours when he became ill and could not be revived by paramedics on February 1. Police have ruled out foul play and his heartbroken family, from Pontyclun, have been told he died from a “medical event”. Tributes flooded in for George, an extra in TV’s Casualty who worked...
  • The Incredible Story Behind a Crocodile Found Buried Under a Welsh School

    01/18/2022 2:49:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 14 JAN 2022 | Katie-Ann Gupwell
    The 120-year-old crocodile is now on display at the schoolWe use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info A 120-year-old crocodile has been put on display at a Rhondda primary school after being discovered underneath the floorboards of a classroom. Pupils at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bodringallt, in Ystrad, arrived at school on Wednesday to see the giant saltwater crocodile, which was discovered by workmen in June 2019 when work...
  • ‘Psycho’ squirrel’s 48-hour Christmas rampage terrorizes town, injures 18

    12/29/2021 4:19:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2021 | Ben Cost
    UK residents were left reeling after a crazed gray squirrel went on a wild Christmas rampage in Buckley, Wales, injuring a staggering 18 people in two days. “Warning, vicious squirrel that attacks,” wrote Nicola Crowther in the Buckley Residents Facebook Group on Dec. 26 along with a grainy photo of the furry culprit on a fencepost. “Has bitten me, attacked my friend … and multiple other people.” Another bite recipient, Sheree Davidson, told SWNS that she was taking out the recycling when the “psycho” squirrel jumped out at her from behind the bins and chomped her on the hand. The...
  • Britain's Most Dangerous Prisoner to 'Die in Underground Glass Box' After Losing Appeal

    12/27/2021 4:56:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 27 DEC 2021 | Sian Hewitt & Alan Johnson
    Serial killer Robert Maudsley, known as the UK’s Hannibal the Cannibal, will spend the rest of his life in a glass cell after losing his Christmas appealA serial killer dubbed the UK’s Hannibal the Cannibal will die in an underground glass box at HMP Wakefield after his Christmas appeal for freedom was thrown out. Robert Maudsley, known as Britain’s most dangerous prisoner, was told this week he will remain incarcerated in his own glass cell until he dies, and he is not permitted to make any further appeals against the decision, the Daily Star reports.. The 68-year-old, who murdered child...
  • Soldier, Spy and Monk: the Remarkable Life of Henry Coombe-Tennant of Neath

    12/27/2021 10:45:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 24 DEC 2021 | Demi Roberts
    Henry Coombe-Tennant went from fighting Nazis on the front line to monkhood - rescuing a queen and escaping prison in betweenFew people in the world, never mind Neath, have a life story as impressive and boast-worthy as former Welsh Guard Henry Coombe-Tennant. Born in 1913 in Cadoxton, Neath, Henry was something of a James Bond of his time. After joining the Welsh Guards in 1939, he fought Nazis on the front line, escaped a prisoner of war camp and spied for MI16, and when all of this perhaps became a bit too much - he put down his rifle and...
  • Ancient mass migration transformed Britons' DNA

    12/23/2021 2:55:07 PM PST · by Cronos · 37 replies
    Bbc ^ | 22 December 2021 | Paul Rincon
    Scientists have uncovered evidence for a large-scale, prehistoric migration into Britain that may be linked to the spread of Celtic languages. The mass-movement of people originated in continental Europe and occurred between 1,400 BC and 870 BC. The discovery helps to explain the genetic make-up of many present-day people in Britain. Around half the ancestry of later populations in England and Wales comes from these migrants. ...When the newcomers arrived, the existing British population traced most of its ancestry to people who arrived at the end of the Neolithic, around the time Stonehenge was being built. They were part of...
  • World's Rarest Sea Turtle Washes up on Welsh Beach 4,000 Miles From Home

    12/01/2021 11:58:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 1 DEC 2021 | Aaran Lennox, Emily Withers
    Tally the turtle is now having specialist treatment at Anglesey Zoo.A rare turtle has washed up on a Welsh beach more than 4,000 miles from its natural habitat. The juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle was found stranded on Talacre beach in north Wales on Sunday, November 28, and has since been transferred to Anglesey Sea Zoo for intensive care, North Wales Live reports. This rare species is protected with just two known breeding sites remaining globally - both in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More:New GP contract in Wales vows to end 'morning scramble' to book an appointment Experts said...
  • Climate alarmists plan to destroy a whole village

    11/13/2021 9:53:15 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 11/13/2021 | Pandra Selivanov
    Fairbourne is a tiny Welsh village of only 700 people, tucked between mountains and the Irish sea. Founded around 1865, the pace is so slow that "Dragon's Teeth" tank traps from World War II still dot the beach to fend off a German invasion that never came. There's nothing particularly outstanding about Fairbourne to attract visitors. It's just a lovely little place to live. Or it was. In 2014, the authorities decided that Fairbourne was at high risk of flooding from climate change. Let's just ponder that for a moment. Seven years have gone by since the arbitrary decision that...
  • Man trapped for two days rescued from Britain’s deepest cave

    11/09/2021 8:12:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    wpri ^ | KHADIJA KOTHIA
    240 rescuers...from at least eight teams across the U.K. brought up the 40-year-old man on a stretcher Monday to the entrance of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, also known as the Cave of the Black Spring, 54 hours after he fell. “The caver was very unlucky here. He’s an experienced caver, a fit caver. And it was a matter of putting his foot in the wrong place,” said Peter Francis, the spokesman for the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team. “He wasn’t in a dangerous part of the cave, it’s just something moved from under him.” The cave system is located...