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walesonline
These schools have exemplary history and geography teachingTaf Eirias High School, Conwy Garnteg Primary School, Torfaen Llangatwg Comm
walesonline / Posted an hour ago
Taf Eirias High School, Conwy Garnteg Primary School, Torfaen Llangatwg Community School, Neath Port Talbot (Image: Western Mail) Pencoed Comprehensive School, Bridgend Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Swansea Ynystawe Primary School,... Read more
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walesonline
13 things we'll miss about Stellathemselves, but poor Karl was left heartbroken when Nadine ran off with underta
walesonline / Posted 2 hours ago
themselves, but poor Karl was left heartbroken when Nadine ran off with undertaker Ivan Schloss.13. And Stella too (Image: Western Mail) We couldn't talk about the show without mentioning the main woman herself. Titular character single-mother and... Read more
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walesonline
John Hartson reveals how gambling addiction nearly destroyed himon a very regular basis and you want to place a bet. It was worth their while t
walesonline / Posted yesterday
on a very regular basis and you want to place a bet. It was worth their while to keep me happy."John Hartson (Image: Western Mail) At the height of his problems, Hartson recalls how he had accounts with "seven or eight different companies",... Read more
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walesonline
Monday, October 16, 2017Lauren May Jenkins’ article in the Western Mail (“A lonely place – surviving th
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
Lauren May Jenkins’ article in the Western Mail (“A lonely place – surviving the private hell of bipolar disorder”) was very well-written and moving. It is so important that we get mental health out in the open and the Royal Family are doing their... Read more
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Canberra Times
Picturing the unimaginable: a new look at the wreck of the Bataviathe 18th and early 19th centuries. But by the 1890s they had re-entered the pub
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
the 18th and early 19th centuries. But by the 1890s they had re-entered the public imagination, not least because Perth's Western Mail chose, somewhat curiously, its Christmas issue (1897) to publish a full English translation of Pelsaert's... Read more
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The Age
Picturing the unimaginable: a new look at the wreck of the Bataviathe 18th and early 19th centuries. But by the 1890s they had re-entered the pub
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
the 18th and early 19th centuries. But by the 1890s they had re-entered the public imagination, not least because Perth's Western Mail chose, somewhat curiously, its Christmas issue (1897) to publish a full English translation of Pelsaert's... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Picturing the unimaginable: a new look at the wreck of the Bataviathe 18th and early 19th centuries. But by the 1890s they had re-entered the pub
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
the 18th and early 19th centuries. But by the 1890s they had re-entered the public imagination, not least because Perth's Western Mail chose, somewhat curiously, its Christmas issue (1897) to publish a full English translation of Pelsaert's... Read more
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WA Today
Picturing the unimaginable: a new look at the wreck of the Bataviathe 18th and early 19th centuries. But by the 1890s they had re-entered the pub
WA Today / Posted 4 days ago
the 18th and early 19th centuries. But by the 1890s they had re-entered the public imagination, not least because Perth's Western Mail chose, somewhat curiously, its Christmas issue (1897) to publish a full English translation of Pelsaert's... Read more
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walesonline
Friday, October 13, 2017just wake up one bright morning when they have reached their decisions as to wh
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
just wake up one bright morning when they have reached their decisions as to what our fate will be and read about it in the Western Mail? Don’t people realise yet that by hitching on to London/English parties like Labour and Tory Wales has become... Read more
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walesonline
Pub's ceiling collapsed onto the floor during pub quizPark Grove show debris scattered across the floor after the ceiling gave way on
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
Park Grove show debris scattered across the floor after the ceiling gave way on Tuesday evening.The Pen and Wig pub (Image: Western Mail Archive)Read More One quiz-goer described the collapse as “catastrophic” but the pub said nobody was... Read more
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walesonline
Wednesday, October 11, 2017should be told. Yours faith(?)fully. Robin Lynn SullyTough love vital to tac
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
should be told. Yours faith(?)fully. Robin Lynn SullyTough love vital to tackle homelessness A Jones’ comments (Western Mail, September 30) regarding the repellent sight of homeless people scattered around Cardiff’s city centre were very... Read more
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walesonline
The community left to rot because they lived on prime real estateNicholson, was underway with a promise of providing 20% affordable housing. It’
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
Nicholson, was underway with a promise of providing 20% affordable housing. It’s due for full completion next year. (Image: Western Mail Archive) (Image: Western Mail Archive) Anthony Slaughter, a Penarth-based Green Party campaigner and spokesman,... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Michael Fish said "don't worry" about a 'hurricane' but Britain was wreckedhis famous unstated forecast (Image: Youtube)A car is overcome and two men batt
Daily Mirror / Posted 8 days ago
his famous unstated forecast (Image: Youtube)A car is overcome and two men battle against the tide in Nolton Haven (Image: Western Mail Archive)Read More But Fish’s casual delivery, and his failure to predict both the storm’s savagery and its... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Desperate Brits pay private waste firms as bin collections drop to every 3 weeksreduced collections to one in three.The vast majority of areas, 248 of 326, now
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
reduced collections to one in three.The vast majority of areas, 248 of 326, now have pick-ups only every two weeks (Image: Western Mail)Read More Paramedic Wayne Lee-Oliver, 31, had no choice but to hire a private firm in Bury, Greater Manchester,... Read more
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walesonline
Cyclists riding on busy pedestrian areas- we asked what you thoughtand others, the varying needs of pedestrians, cyclists, buses and cars are acco
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
and others, the varying needs of pedestrians, cyclists, buses and cars are accommodated with imaginative design.” (Image: Western Mail) Cycling in countries like the Netherlands was repeatedly cited as great example of where it works... Read more
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walesonline
High-rise student flats - bubble or boom?towards the larger student houses in Cathays and Roath.”A huge amount students
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
towards the larger student houses in Cathays and Roath.”A huge amount students in private flats are from overseas (Image: Western Mail Archive) Some of the developers are keen to diversify away from just the foreign student market. Mark Watkin... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Welshman creates an unofficial shrine to all things Guinness in his garagehe bought a Guinness ashtray from his years spent working at a brewery. Some of
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
he bought a Guinness ashtray from his years spent working at a brewery. Some of the memorabilia Geoff has collected (Image: Western Mail) Now 40 years later his home is a shrine to his favourite drink, with prized items including a Guinness... Read more
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walesonline
Civil servants get pay-cap busting salary hike - now what about nurses?that the public sector pay cap could only be raised with extra money from Westm
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
that the public sector pay cap could only be raised with extra money from Westminster. But documents leaked to the Western Mail show that some civil servants belonging to the PCS civil servants’ union have been offered more than 1%. In a... Read more
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walesonline
Drug-smuggling dad tried to sneak Class A drugs into Cardiff prisonduring a visit. The court heard the incident occurred in the visiting area on
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
during a visit. The court heard the incident occurred in the visiting area on Wednesday, September 27.HMP Cardiff (Image: Western Mail Archive) Jason Howells, prosecuting, said prison officers saw Harris hand a package to Craig Hillman. The... Read more
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walesonline
A disabled teenager asked for charity donations on his birthdaywith the trust for the last 10 years.The family hadn't enjoyed a holiday togeth
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
with the trust for the last 10 years.The family hadn't enjoyed a holiday together until they discovered the trust (Image: Western Mail)Read More Phil and Sue Mack have cared for Wayne since they became his foster parents when he was 18 months... Read more
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walesonline
The day Wales fell victim to the man known as The Terminatorand captain Peter Fatialofa was built like a four-square brick Bethesda Chapel,
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
and captain Peter Fatialofa was built like a four-square brick Bethesda Chapel, suggested another scribe.Read More The Western Mail called it ‘Rock Bottom’, though a number of Welsh performances in subsequent years were to challenge that... Read more
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walesonline
Friday, October 6, 2017the way. Sue Phelps Country Director, Alzheimer’s Society CymruWelsh Governme
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
the way. Sue Phelps Country Director, Alzheimer’s Society CymruWelsh Government’s spendthrift policies THE suggestion (Western Mail, October 5) council tax will have to rise by 5% is very misleading. It will only have to rise by this amount if... Read more
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walesonline
The Welshman with an incredible Guinness museum made out of his old garageversion of many items, Geoff now houses his sprawling collection in a special r
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
version of many items, Geoff now houses his sprawling collection in a special room made from his former workshop. (Image: Western Mail)Geoff and his own private bar (Image: Western Mail) (Image: Western Mail) And with his own Guinness-themed pool... Read more
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walesonline
What's the solution to Kingsway and its ever-changing identity?Express bus on the Kingsway (Image: South Wales Police handout)Louise Lucas of
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
Express bus on the Kingsway (Image: South Wales Police handout)Louise Lucas of Cardiff Central police station (Image: Western Mail) Off-duty police sergeant Louise Lucas, from Llanishen, Cardiff, also died after she stepped in front of a bus... Read more
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walesonline
WWestern Mail letters: Thursday, October 5, 2017their laudable thirst for knowledge. John Riseley HarrogateLeave voters misle
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
their laudable thirst for knowledge. John Riseley HarrogateLeave voters misled and badly let down Can DJ Radford (Western Mail letters) tell us which countries outside the EU are waiting to sign trade agreements when the US has just... Read more
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walesonline
Murder, the mafia and an unprecedented Welsh football disastermood at home was vicious. The early kick-off – it was 1pm UK time – had allowe
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
mood at home was vicious. The early kick-off – it was 1pm UK time – had allowed the press to sharpen their pens, with the Western Mail calling for Smith’s head before he had even landed. Karl Woodward’s report from the game had described the side... Read more
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walesonline
Teen in 'race' at 70mph 'caused crash that killed mum of two'suffered “devastating and fatal injuries”.Jenna Miller was cut free of the wrec
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
suffered “devastating and fatal injuries”.Jenna Miller was cut free of the wreckage but later died in hospital (Image: Western Mail) Prosecutor Matthew Cobbe said Fettah’s VW Golf had stopped behind Oaten at traffic lights just seconds before... Read more
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walesonline
Monday, October 2, 2017who has Addison’s Disease, I was saddened to read ‘Chances ‘missed’ to save boy
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
who has Addison’s Disease, I was saddened to read ‘Chances ‘missed’ to save boy,12, from undiagnosed disease death’ (Western Mail, September 29). I was very lucky, in as much as when I collapsed on the last day of a holiday in Kefalonia in... Read more
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chroniclelive
What parents need to know about Ofsted inspectors' new plans for schoolsthemselves getting slightly less frequent visits.Reports should be “more access
chroniclelive / Posted 17 days ago
themselves getting slightly less frequent visits.Reports should be “more accessible to parents”A child in school (Image: Western Mail Archive) Inspectors insist they want their judgments to be easy for you to both find and understand. They say... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Police launch manhunt for convicted rapist who left trial and didn't returnthe courts to face the full consequences of his abuse".Swansea Crown Court wher
Daily Mirror / Posted 21 days ago
the courts to face the full consequences of his abuse".Swansea Crown Court where Hart was convicted after a trial (Image: Western Mail) He added: "Hart committed sickening and gravely serious offences against his victim - many of which were... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Paedophile 'repeatedly raped girl and forced her to have sex with dog'in which she said she blamed herself for being "too afraid" to stop him.The cas
Daily Mirror / Posted 21 days ago
in which she said she blamed herself for being "too afraid" to stop him.The case was heard at Swansea Crown Court (Image: Western Mail) In the interviews, which were summarised in court by Judge Geraint Walters, she described what he called "some... Read more
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walesonline
The prime suspect in 1939 murder of Joyce Cox died decades agoto say for certain that the prime suspect from the time has died. Contemporary
walesonline / Posted 21 days ago
to say for certain that the prime suspect from the time has died. Contemporary newspaper accounts said that a copy of the Western Mail, a tobacco pouch, a gas mask and the victim’s underwear were found close by.Read More Hundreds of searchers had... Read more
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walesonline
Wednesday, September 27, 2017Referring to the letter from Richard Chapman (Western Mail, September 25). Perh
walesonline / Posted 21 days ago
Referring to the letter from Richard Chapman (Western Mail, September 25). Perhaps he should have also mentioned the powers of intimidation used by his employers in the sending of letters to people who do not own a TV or want to, including any of the... Read more
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walesonline
Tuesday, September 26, 2017I wish to correct the inaccuracies in J Jones’ letter (Western Mail, September
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
I wish to correct the inaccuracies in J Jones’ letter (Western Mail, September 21) in which he claims that Professor Gorard research proved that pupils who are from English-speaking backgrounds who went to Welsh medium schools are behind in their... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Four of Britain's ISIS fighters seen together for the first time in Raqqa- ISIS’ own branch of hackers.Reyaad Khan, from Cardiff, died in 2015. He is se
Daily Mirror / Posted 22 days ago
- ISIS’ own branch of hackers.Reyaad Khan, from Cardiff, died in 2015. He is seen with Jihadi John in the footage (Image: Western Mail)One of the men is the husband of Britain's most wanted woman, Sally Jones (Image: Tim Stewart News... Read more
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walesonline
Monday, September 25, 2017I was very interested, and slightly surprised, to read an article (Western Mail
walesonline / Posted 23 days ago
I was very interested, and slightly surprised, to read an article (Western Mail, September 20) regarding the proposal to transfer Princess of Wales Hospital and Maesteg Hospital, plus other health centres, GP services etc, from ABMU Health Board to... Read more
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walesonline
Jeremy Corbyn's plot to oust Welsh Secretary Alun Cairnsred tide hit the high water markVale of Glamorgan Councillor Gordon Kemp says L
walesonline / Posted 24 days ago
red tide hit the high water markVale of Glamorgan Councillor Gordon Kemp says Labour could lose its Assembly seat (Image: Western Mail Archive) Conservative councillor Gordon Kemp was confident that Mr Cairns could hold his seat and talked up the... Read more
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walesonline
Coal Exchange work examined to see if it goes beyond planning consentand function space. In the pictures it looks as though a big glass box could b
walesonline / Posted 26 days ago
and function space. In the pictures it looks as though a big glass box could be built on top of the building. (Image: Western Mail)Read More A spokesman for Cardiff council said: “The spokesman added that officers will soon meet with the... Read more
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walesonline
George Thomas was a 'sanctiminous hypocrite' - Shiptonof propaganda.Vote for George - The late George Thomas , Lord Tonypandy, on the
walesonline / Posted 26 days ago
of propaganda.Vote for George - The late George Thomas , Lord Tonypandy, on the election trail in Cardiff, 1955 (Image: Western Mail) It is also fanciful to imagine that Stalin would have been prepared to fly a number of Labour MPs from Moscow... Read more
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walesonline
Friday, September 22, 2017range. MJ Crouch TontegHere are the benefits of two languages In his letter
walesonline / Posted 26 days ago
range. MJ Crouch TontegHere are the benefits of two languages In his letter “English is best if you don’t speak Welsh” (Western Mail letters, September 21) J Jones wrote “Welsh-medium schools under-perform”. That is simply not true, it is the... Read more
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walesonline
Thursday, September 21, 2017rant is a load of nonsense Your article “Llysiau’r gingroen yn fygythiad i ani
walesonline / Posted 27 days ago
rant is a load of nonsense Your article “Llysiau’r gingroen yn fygythiad i anifeiliaid” (Ragwort is a threat to animals) Western Mail, September 5, could hardly be more inaccurate. To start with it claimed that ragwort was more obvious than... Read more
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walesonline
Patriotism blinds us from understanding our failures - Hittthe Super Furry Animals, Catatonia, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and 60ft Dolls. I re
walesonline / Posted 28 days ago
the Super Furry Animals, Catatonia, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and 60ft Dolls. I remember in particular the arrival on the Western Mail features desk of the Stereophonics’ debut CD Word Gets Around. At that point word hadn’t got around who these... Read more
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walesonline
The reminder that all was not Cool with Cymru - Carolyn Hittthe Super Furry Animals, Catatonia, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and 60ft Dolls. I re
walesonline / Posted 28 days ago
the Super Furry Animals, Catatonia, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and 60ft Dolls. I remember in particular the arrival on the Western Mail features desk of the Stereophonics’ debut CD Word Gets Around. At that point word hadn’t got around who these... Read more
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walesonline
The devastating verdict on devolution from its architectpart of this transformation of attitudes that we have to have.”Ron Davies and D
walesonline / Posted 30 days ago
part of this transformation of attitudes that we have to have.”Ron Davies and Dafydd Wigley in '97 (Image: Western Mail Archive) Asked how the Welsh Government should engineer such a transformation of attitudes, Mr Davies said:... Read more
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walesonline
The story of the night Wales voted Yes[Plaid chief executive] Karl Davies saying they were getting reports it might b
walesonline / Posted 30 days ago
[Plaid chief executive] Karl Davies saying they were getting reports it might be a lot tighter than we thought.” (Image: Western Mail Archive) Mike German, future Lib Dem Deputy First Minister “I was in the Royal Welsh College of Music and... Read more
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walesonline
Children of mum killed by psychotic van driver are still sufferingbe closed, to end incentives for criminal drivers to avoid justice.”Police at t
walesonline / Posted a month ago
be closed, to end incentives for criminal drivers to avoid justice.”Police at the scene of the incident in 2012 (Image: Western Mail Archive) The minimum penalty for a hit and run is a traffic ticket. In other cases a driver can be subject to... Read more
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walesonline
Seven ways devolution has changed Wales since the referendumconsent.7. What hasn’t happened?Rhodri Morgan did not try to replicate Tony Bla
walesonline / Posted a month ago
consent.7. What hasn’t happened?Rhodri Morgan did not try to replicate Tony Blair's health and education policies (Image: Western Mail Archive) Cathy Owens, who was a Labour special adviser from 2003 to 2006, argues that what ministers chose not... Read more
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walesonline
The mum who can't live without the drug that killed her sona car. “David was in trouble all the time, it was a nightmare.”Susan pictured
walesonline / Posted a month ago
a car. “David was in trouble all the time, it was a nightmare.”Susan pictured shortly after David died in 2011 (Image: Western Mail Archive) A post-mortem examination found his blood contained 7.36 micrograms of fentanyl – almost three times... Read more
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walesonline
Only one month left to find today’s Welsh legendsWales Interactive, based in Pencoed, Dai has been instrumental in the growth of
walesonline / Posted 1 months ago
Wales Interactive, based in Pencoed, Dai has been instrumental in the growth of Wales’ games industry. David Banner (Image: Western Mail) He founded the annual Wales Game Show in 2012 and created the GamesLab project, a digital development... Read more
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walesonline
The day Welsh minnows Merthyr shocked Italian giants Atalantaa shoot-out, but, as it turned out, a penalty did prove decisive in the second
walesonline / Posted 1 months ago
a shoot-out, but, as it turned out, a penalty did prove decisive in the second game.Merthyr v Newport in the final (Image: Western Mail Archive)Merthyr fans celebrate after their team's 1-0 victory in the Welsh Cup (Image: Tark) Just six minutes... Read more
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