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Things to do in Wales this half term holiday

Things to Do Half Term

It is hard to believe that it is already the first half-term holiday of the school year, but don’t worry there is lots going on around Wales to keep the children entertained. Here are some events for all the family for this weekend and Monday. Click through the pictures below to see what you and your family can get up …

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Adventurer captures stunning aerial views of Wales and world

They’re some of Wales’ most familiar and best loved landscapes – captured from a striking new perspective. The Severn and Dyfi estuaries are just some of the Welsh beauty spots to have been pictured by adventurer and aerial photographer Steve Brockett. The Cardiff-based artist takes to the skies in a motor-powered paraglider to capture his unique images, which feature in …

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Get set to tuck in at Cowbridge Food Festival with Frances Donovan

cowbridge food festival

I got involved in the first year of the  festival as my good friend and  presenter Claire Summers and I  were competing in the cook-off  competition. We had a lot of fun doing  the cook-offs. She was definitely a  cleaner cook than me, my work station  looked like a bomb had hit it. I think  she was the Heston Blumenthal …

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Portrait of Rhondda writer Gwyn Thomas

Gwyn Thomas

I was reading Sorrow For Thy Sons by Gwyn  Thomas a couple of weeks ago when the  Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan  Smith made it clear that claimants might  have to travel daily to a JobCentre. I found it hard to separate the novel from  the policy. There aren’t JobCentres in all  communities and that means bus or train  …

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Cardiff Half Marathon: Your must-read guide to one of the capital’s biggest annual events

half marathon

More than 19,000 runners will be lining up for the 11th Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday. With a 7% growth in registered runners, an extra day of events, more course entertainment, and loads of great food and drink to enjoy, this year’s race is set to be one of the most enthralling for runners and spectators alike. With an estimated …

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Cardiff Half Marathon: the spectators’ must-read guide

Cardiff Half Marathon

More than 19,000 runners will be lining up for the 11th Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday. With a 7% growth in registered runners, an extra day of events, more course entertainment, and loads of great food and drink to enjoy, this year’s race is set to be one of the most enthralling for runners and spectators alike. With an estimated …

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Taste of the country heading to the big city

cardiff country fair

A taste of the country will be available in the heart of the city this weekend as the first Cardiff Country Fair hits town. The fair is taking over Cardiff Castle and is replacing the cheese festival normally held at the venue at this time of year. The two-day event has been designed to educate and inspire people to take …

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Thousands gear up for gruelling Tough Mudder event in heart of Welsh countryside

tough mudder

A normally tranquil slice of Welsh countryside is preparing to host 18,000 competitors – for what claims to be “probably the toughest event on the planet”. Next weekend sees the Glanusk Estate near Crickhowell stage the Tough Mudder challenge, promising miles of utter punishment. Competitors will serve themselves up for brutal treatment at the hands of the British Special Forces …

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Happy birthday: Big Pit celebrates 30 years as a major tourist attraction

Big Pit

1 Big Pit  in Blaenavon in South Wales may have been open to the public since 1983, but the colliery was sunk to its current level in 1880 and subsequently closed as a mine 100 years later, on February 2, 1980. So the old site’s looking pretty good for its age. 2 Who doesn’t like something for nothing? In 2001, …

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10 things to do in Wales this weekend

1. HEAD TO CAERPHILLY FOR PROMS IN THE PARK Featuring former Wizard of Oz star Sophie Evans , the concert – A Night At The Musicals marks the official end of the BBC Proms. Sophie is joined in Caerphilly by John Owen-Jones, of Phantom and Les Mis fame, who’ll be duetting with the young redhead. The fun starts at 7.45pm. …

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