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Cardiff University bid to be ‘bee-friendly’ campus

Image copyright Thinkstock/Cardiff University Cardiff University has launched a campaign to become one of the UK’s first bee-friendly campuses. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals has several research projects on bees – including one using honey to find plant-derived drugs. It has teamed up with charity Buglife to plant pollen-rich flowers around its Redwood Building. Dr James Blaxland said it …

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Auctioneer warns anglers: Fishing lakes for sale – don’t let it be the one that got away

Fishing lake

LAND and fishing lakes just a short cast from the A465 Heads of the Valley trunk road are set to be auctioned on Friday. The unusual property, which offers a stretch of natural scrub land and fish-stocked lakes, is at Waun-Y-Pound Road to the north of Ebbw Vale. It has a guide price of £15,000-plus. Sean Roper, of Paul Fosh …

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Holidaymakers fear great white shark is lurking off UK coast after mutilated porpoise washes up

Fears are growing that a great white shark could be on the prowl at a popular British holiday beach after a mutilated porpoise washed up ashore. The 5ft long dead animal appeared at Happisburgh, Norfolk, with tell-tale chunks of flesh torn from round its mouth. The ripped flesh could have come from it fighting desperately to fend off a huge …

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Norway angler reels in 97lb fish thought to be second largest ever caught

Monster Halibut

Steve Ace was on holiday in Norway when he landed his monster catch. The giant halibut was sliced into 56 fillets worth £1,000 at the fish market however, Steve handed out the fillets to locals where the fish was landed. He said: ‘Catching this fish was an absolute battle and exhausting’ By Ben Wilkinson for the Daily Mail After a …

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Anglers off Norway celebrate landing two of the biggest cod ever caught

Fisherman Paul Stevens caught a massive 83lb cod off the coast of Norway But then his friend Bert Williams caught a 93lb beast the following day   Experts say once-threatened species is thriving in Scandinavian waters     Two British fisherman are celebrating today after landing two of the biggest cod ever caught. Paul Stevens was overjoyed with his monster 83lbs catch …

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These pictures tell the story of Cardiff’s Roath Park and the history behind its iconic features

The history of the Cardiff park which opened in 1894. as explained by local historian and former librarian Anne Bell. Loved by many people who frequent the parks of Cardiff, Roath Park has a rich history of attractions throughout its existence. It officially opened in 1894 and since then has had a special place in the hearts of the people …

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Bristol man lands monster 96lb halibut in Norway

Monster Halibut

A Bristol angler has caught a giant halibut weighing 96lb 8oz (44kg) while on holiday in Norway. Steve Ace, from Bristol, landed the 4ft (1.2m) wide fish on a 10 day fishing trip near Saltstraumen Brygge. Mr Ace said he has “caught quite a few big fish in the past” but when the “monster halibut” took the line it was …

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What is that? Bizarre fish pulled from Mexican seas

Mexican Swell Shark

The bizarre animal was caught off the coast of Cabo, Mexico.The photographs came from Jamie Rendon, Captain of the Dr Pescado ship, whose client caught the creature in 370ft deep water. The odd pink fish has been identified as an albino swell shark. The captain said the most unusual features were the weirdly shaped green eyes. He said: “I was really …

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Brussels to Britain’s anglers – Happy New Year, you’re nicked…

Bass Fine for anglers

If you go down to the coast today, you’ll find tens of thousands of anglers on beaches, piers, jetties and small boats casting a line into the sea. One of the advantages of a mild December is that bass, which traditionally head for warmer waters at this time of year, are still in plentiful supply. That’s not just a bonus …

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Fisherman drowned when his new life jacket failed to keep him afloat after epileptic fit sent him overboard, inquest …

Llandegfedd resevoir

A keen angler drowned when his new lifejacket failed to save him as he fished at a beauty spot, an inquest has heard. Experienced angler Angus Rae, 51, toppled into 30ft of water from a boat when he suffered an epileptic fit. He won a prize to fish at the reservoir – and bought the new £60 Parmaris lifejacket for …

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