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Volunteers tackle holiday hunger

More and more parishioners across Wales are spending time making sandwiches for children at playschemes over the summer holidays to make sure they don’t miss out on free lunches. They are also filling a gap in public spending for children, writes the Revd Catherine...

Celebrate Wales as a place of hope

Let’s celebrate Wales as a place of hope, culture, welcome and loving families, said the Archbishop of Wales during his visit to the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay. The Archbishop, John Davies, and the Bishop of Bangor, Andy John, visited the Eisteddfod in...

Geraint Thomas 0 Pobol Y Cwm 1

Hello there. Hope you're feeling well today.Well yesterday Tour De France winner Geraint Thomas was cheered by crowds along the streets of Cardiff celebrating his classic win. I, wife and daughter were not amongst them. Not because we're not really cycling people. It...

Gig Guide Late Summer Update

AUGUST (Buzzard) Green Man Festival (16-19.08.18) The Joy Formidable Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (23.08.18) Pussy Riot Tramshed, Cardiff (23.08.18) Public Image Ltd Bangor Seafront (25.08.18) Gomez Tramshed, Cardiff (29.08.18) Buzzard/Perfect Body Transport Club, Cardiff...

Eisteddfod focus on child poverty

Church volunteers are stepping in to provide food and support for struggling families as cuts to public spending impact on child poverty. Stories of children struggling to keep up with school homework because their families couldn’t afford a computer or internet...

Gig Guide -Autumn update

(Buzzard headline at the Transport Club in Cardiff 29th August) AUGUST Green Man Festival (16-19.08.18) The Joy Formidable Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (23.08.18) Pussy Riot Tramshed, Cardiff (23.08.18) Public Image Ltd Bangor Seafront (25.08.18) Gomez Tramshed, Cardiff...

Supporting people, protecting the planet.

How can human rights for indigenous communities in tropical forests help us in our fight against climate change? On International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples we publish this piece by Becca Warner – an independent writer and consultant, working with...

Some big boys did it

Tweet The Bloomberg Editorial Board produced an opinion piece a few days ago, urging the cancellation of Brexit, arguing that “It isn’t too late for the U.K. to change its mind about this whole misbegotten ventureâ€�.  The suggestion that Brexit is a...

Boris Johnson is a dangerous fool.

Don't be fooled Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson's  a column in which he had written in the Daily Telegraph. As part of an article discussing the introduction of a burqa ban in Denmark, Johnson that Muslim women who wore burqas "look like letter boxes" and compared...

Colombia – County Times

I am spending the first weeks of August in Bogotá, capital city of Colombia in South America. It’s a country not as well known within the UK as its size and importance warrants. Colombia has a population of 50 million. It is bigger than France and Germany combined....

Highest NHS Staff Sickness Rate on Record

Welsh Conservatives are calling for ‘improved treatment’ of NHS Wales staff as today’s official Welsh Government statistics reveal 6.2% of working days were lost to sickness absence January 2018 – the highest rate ever recorded for a single month. The release...

Is Learning Chinese really all that hard?

I guess you could say that I come from a 'language-learning family.'  Indeed, both my parents, all four grandparents, and all my cousins can speak at least two - and often three or four.  Yet I don't think that very many of them would have ever considered having a go...

Plaid Cymru Leadership Election Launch

This year Plaid Cymru’s members will be selecting our leader and the leadership election will be launched in an informal event during the Eisteddfod. The launch will take place at 7pm on Tuesday the 7th of August, in the Novotel, Cardiff. Please note that the event...

Determining lunacy

Tweet According to the Sunday Times (paywall), David Cameron concluded during the run-up to the EU referendum that the then Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove was ‘mad’ and ‘behaving like a lunatic’.  I’m not in a position to judge – the...

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were war crimes.

Yesterday August 6th was the anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima to be followed on Thursday by the bombing of Nagasaki .It is difficult not to see both as War Crimes,Frankly I have always seen this assessment as due to hindsight . but as Brian Quail over at...

Yes Cymru Radio

National Eisteddfod – Cardiff Online and free on the cymru.fm between 5.00 – 7.00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8-10 August 2018 at the National Eisteddfod, Cardiff. The service will ultimately be available in both Welsh and English, but we will have a Welsh...

Principality helps to build hospital orchard

Principality helps to build hospital orchard More than 100 Principality colleagues will overhaul acres of overgrown land to help the health and wellbeing of patients, visitors and the local community in Llandough. The ‘Ein Berllan – Our Orchard’ will be created...

The change we need

Tweet On Friday, Nation.Cymru carried an article by Plaid’s leader, Leanne Wood, arguing that the choice facing Wales is between independence and an increasingly right-wing, centralised British state.  I can’t disagree with the underlying assumption that those...

Weep for Wales 8

You knew it was coming, didn’t you! And believe me, I’m not just going through the motions here, there really have been developments. Important developments that we shall discuss in just a minute. Now I’ll say what I always say at this point – For anyone...

Gerhard Bersu and ‘hostile environments’

As I was wandering round the Manx Museum in Douglas last week – it’s a first-class museum with imaginative displays and zero dumbing-down – a name sprang out of one of the panels in the section on Manx prehistory that took me straight back to my student...

After Brexit…

Sir Emyr Jones Parry is a Former United Kingdom Ambassador to the United Nations. This article originally appeared in the welsh agenda, issue 60, published in May 2018.  Global Britain? The advocates of Brexit conjure up a vision of a Global Britain, outward looking,...

Re-branding Plaid as “New Wales” ugh.

Plaid leadership Contender Adam Price has outlined in the Wasting Mule and his website his vision of Plaid under his hand on the tiller. There 's not a lot to disagree with, (and you can read it all here). Indeed i suspect that is is true of all three contenders,...

A nest of vipers and deja vu.

Carolyn Harris, who represents Swansea East, is said to have grabbed and pulled on office manager Jenny Lee Clarke's hair. A witness claims she heard a 'blood-curdling scream' and found the MP yanking at Ms Clarke's blonde bob.  The mother-of-one also claims the MP...