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  • How Elton John has Changed Marriage

    04/27/2016 3:51:38 PM PDT · by fwdude · 56 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Apr 27, 2016 | Michael Cook
    Unless you live under a rock in a very shady part of the forest or in England or Wales, you have no doubt heard of the peculiar domestic arrangements of the world’s most famous gay marriage. The British musician Elton John and his husband David Furnish, who married last December after several years in a civil partnership, have been in tabloid headlines around the world after revelations that Mr Furnish has been involved in trysts with other men. Except, however, in England and Wales, where publication of anything about the sordid affair has been gagged.
  • [Anglican] Archbishop of Wales Apologises for Gay Prejudice

    04/06/2016 8:44:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/6/16
    The head of the Church in Wales has apologised "unreservedly" to gay couples for prejudice in the church. Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan spoke at a meeting of the governing body in Llandudno on Wednesday. The church tweeted "Archbishop of Wales offers a pastoral letter on same-sex relationships apologising unreservedly for prejudice within the church." Last year, Dr Morgan said it would be "foolish" to bring forward a bill for same-sex marriages in church. A statement released by the church said although it was not ready to allow or bless same-sex marriages, "the debate is not over". It went...
  • British police raid pub in search for 'Holy Grail'

    08/07/2014 11:25:42 PM PDT · by goeken · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/7/2014 | William James
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police raided an English country pub this week in search of a stolen wooden relic believed by some to be the Holy Grail - a cup from which, according to the Bible, Jesus is said to have drunk at his final meal before crucifixion.
  • Dylan Thomas, 1952: A Child's Christmas in Wales, A Story - Recorded at Steinway Hall, NY

    12/24/2015 8:54:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 20, 2013 | Uploaded by davidhertzberg
    Digitized from the LP shown above, "Dylan Thomas Reading Volume 1," issued on the Caedmon label in 1964, catalogue number TC 1002. Recorded February 22, 1952 at Steinway Hall in New York.
  • Fabled King Arthur ‘was a Scottish warlord’

    11/25/2013 6:29:25 PM PST · by Renfield · 42 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 11-26-2013 | EMMA COWING
    Author Adam Ardrey claims that instead of the romantic English king of legend who lived at Camelot – which is often said to be Tintagel in Cornwall or in Wales – Arthur was actually Arthur Mac Aedan, the sixth-century son of an ancient King of Scotland, whose Camelot was a marsh in Argyll. He also suggests that Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from a stone at Dunadd near Kilmartin, died near Falkirk and was buried on the Hebridean island of Iona, which he declares to be Avalon. Ardrey, an amateur historian who works as an advocate in Edinburgh and previously...
  • Solstice sun beams into chamber [ Bryn Celli Ddu on Anglesey ]

    06/22/2006 8:28:59 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 346+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 21 June 2006 | unattributed
    Archaeologist Steve Burrow made the discovery after reading a book by Sir Norman Lockyear published almost 100 years ago... Sir Norman - the man who discovered helium - had travelled to the site, otherwise known as the Hill of Black Grove, and measured the alignment of the sun at Easter... "I came across this reference in a book dating back to 1908 but nobody had checked it, nobody had gone and verified it in person," he said... Mr Burrow, a curator of Neolithic archaeology at the National Museum of Wales, delayed his book by a year to test the theory....
  • Eiffel Tower 'most disappointing' tourist spot

    08/16/2007 11:15:51 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 240 replies · 4,919+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/17/2007 | Natalie Paris
    The Eiffel Tower is "frustratingly overcrowded and overpriced" while Stonehenge is "just a load of old rocks" according to a report which has named the top ten most disappointing tourist spots. The Eiffel Tower topped the blacklist The Louvre's Mona Lisa and New York's Times Square also have difficulty enticing tourists to rush back, the survey reveals. Even Egypt's great pyramids, the eighth wonder of the world, made the list of underwhelming and overrated attractions, because of the oppressive heat and the persistent hawkers. But top of the list was Paris's famous tower, which almost a quarter of the 1,000...
  • New glacier theory on Stonehenge

    06/13/2006 7:27:54 AM PDT · by billorites · 79 replies · 1,406+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 13, 2006
    A geology team has contradicted claims that bluestones were dug by Bronze Age man from a west Wales quarry and carried 240 miles to build Stonehenge. In a new twist, Open University geologists say the stones were in fact moved to Salisbury Plain by glaciers. Last year archaeologists said the stones came from the Preseli Hills. Recent research in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology suggests the stones were ripped from the ground and moved by glaciers during the Ice Age. Geologists from the Open University first claimed in 1991 that the bluestones at one of Britain's best-known historic landmarks had...
  • Archaeologists Figure Out Mystery Of Stonehenge Bluestones

    06/24/2005 10:14:46 AM PDT · by blam · 56 replies · 1,988+ views
    IC Wales ^ | 6-24-2005 | Western Mail
    Archaeologists figure out mystery of Stonehenge bluestones Jun 24 2005 Staff Reporter, Western Mail ARCHAEOLOGISTS have solved one of the greatest mysteries of Stonehenge - the exact spot from where its huge stones were quarried. A team has pinpointed the precise place in Wales from where the bluestones were removed in about 2500 BC. It found the small crag-edged enclosure at one of the highest points of the 1,008ft high Carn Menyn mountain in Pembrokeshire's Preseli Hills. The enclosure is just over one acre in size but, according to team leader Professor Tim Darvill, it provides a veritable "Aladdin's Cave"...
  • Stonehenge 'No Place For The Dead' Says BU Expert

    11/16/2006 2:14:42 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 844+ views
    Alpha Galileo ^ | 11-16-2006 | Timothy Darvill
    16 November 2006 Stonehenge ‘No Place for the Dead’, Says BU Expert Professor Timothy Darvill, Head of the Archaeology Group at Bournemouth University, has breathed new life into the controversy surrounding the origins of Stonehenge by publishing a theory which suggests that the ancient monument was a source and centre for healing and not a place for the dead as believed by many previous scholars. After publication of his new book on the subject - Stonehenge: The Biography of a Landscape (Tempus Publishing) - Professor Darvill also makes a case for revellers who travel to be near the ancient monument...
  • Tomb found at Stonehenge quarry site (Wales)

    09/01/2011 9:08:44 AM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | August 31, 2011 | Louise Ord
    The tomb for the original builders of Stonehenge could have been unearthed by an excavation at a site in Wales.The Carn Menyn site in the Preseli Hills is where the bluestones used to construct the first stone phase of the henge were quarried in 2300BC. Organic material from the site will be radiocarbon dated, but it is thought any remains have already been removed. Archaeologists believe this could prove a conclusive link between the site and Stonehenge. The remains of a ceremonial monument were found with a bank that appears to have a pair of standing stones embedded in it....
  • Stonehenge Was A Site For Sore Eyes In 2300BC

    11/26/2006 10:51:42 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 1,231+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-27-2006 | Nic Fleming
    Stonehenge was a site for sore eyes in 2300BC By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 2:48am GMT 27/11/2006 Stonehenge was the Lourdes of its day, to which diseased and injured ancient Britons flocked seeking cures for their ailments, according to a new theory. For most of the 20th century archaeologists have debated what motivated primitive humans to go to the immense effort of transporting giant stones 240 miles from south Wales to erect Britain's most significant prehistoric monument. Druids gather at Stonehenge for sunrise on the summer solstice. A new book suggests the gathering should take place in December...
  • Stonehenge rocks Pembrokeshire link confirmed

    12/20/2011 6:33:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | Monday, December 19, 2011 | unattributed
    Experts say they have confirmed for the first time the precise origin of some of the rocks at Stonehenge. It has long been suspected that rhyolites from the northern Preseli Hills helped build the monument. But research by National Museum Wales and Leicester University has identified their source to within 70m (230ft) of Craig Rhos-y-felin, near Pont Saeson. The museum's Dr Richard Bevins said the find would help experts work out how the stones were moved to Wiltshire. For nine months Dr Bevins, keeper of geology at National Museum Wales, and Dr Rob Ixer of Leicester University collected and identified...
  • Archaeologists looking for Stonehenge origins 'are digging in wrong place'

    11/28/2013 5:42:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 55 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Steven Morris
    One of the mysteries of Stonehenge is how some of its stones were brought from Pembrokeshire in Wales to Wiltshire. Photograph: I Capture Photography/Alamy For almost a century archaeologists have been braving the wind and rain on an exposed Welsh hillside in an attempt to solve one of the key mysteries of Stonehenge. But new research about to be published suggests that over the decades they may have been chipping away at the wrong rocky outcrop on the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire. The work in the hills is a crucial element in the understanding of Stonehenge because it is generally...
  • Stonehenge II is found! Radar search reveals giant line of standing stones from 4,500 years ago

    09/07/2015 8:19:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 18:01 EST, 6 September 2015 | Colin Fernandez
    <p>For centuries Stonehenge has mystified and enraptured archaeologists and visitors.</p> <p>So maybe it is not surprising that another monumental wonder from prehistory has been overlooked for so long – even though it is just a mile away.</p> <p>Experts have discovered an 'extraordinary' line of giant stones that dates back more than 4,500 years.</p>
  • Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe?

    09/15/2013 4:50:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | September 15, 2013 | Ashleigh Murszewski
    An archaeologists analysis on how the construction of megalithic monuments in Atlantic Europe are not restricted to a single purpose, nor how they reflect one aspect of the community that built them... well-rounded evidence for practical and symbolic components of the early agricultural lifestyle within the Neolithic. Depictions in the architecture of these structures explore complex symbolism and the socio-ritual interactions where monuments offer places for gatherings... Megalithic monuments of Atlantic Europe have long attracted attention from those who are interested in the early past of mankind. The word megalith originates from the Greek, meaning ‘great stone’ and is used...
  • Stonehenge First Built in Wales, Study Claims

    12/07/2015 1:02:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Rossella Lorenzi
    The study, published in the current issue of the journal Antiquity, indicates that two quarries in the Preseli Hills of Pembrokeshire, in southwest Wales, are the source of Stonehenge’s bluestones. Carbon dating revealed such stones were dug out at least 500 years before Stonehenge was built — suggesting they were first used in a local monument that was later dismantled and dragged off to England. The very large standing stones at Stonehenge are sarsen, a local sandstone. The smaller ones, known as bluestones, consist of volcanic and igneous rocks, the most common of which are called dolerite and rhyolite. Geologists...
  • Weatherman Nails Pronouncing Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogo

    09/09/2015 12:36:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
    Liam Dutton, a meteorologist in the United Kingdom, shocked viewers earlier this week. Their surprise was not because of a forecast, but rather his ability to pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch correctly live on air. The tongue-twisting Welsh village has online guides on how to pronounce the name and apparently has the longest specific single-word .com domain name in the world. However, Dutton’s impressive display of vocal dexterity may have really put it on the map.
  • Angry parents sending death threats on social media to their children's teachers

    08/30/2015 2:39:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | August 29, 2015 | LAURIE HANNA
    Angry parents sending death threats on social media to their children's teachers, shocking survey reveals [ Full title ]. Parents are sending death threats to their children's teachers on social media, a shocking new survey has revealed. Three out of four teachers in in the U.K. have said parents’ behavior toward them has become more obnoxious in the last five years. The poll of 796 teachers in England and Wales also revealed that the parents of younger pupils tend to be more verbally aggressive to teachers. And teachers have been subjected to nasty comments about their appearance, weight and sexuality...
  • Smoking in vehicles: Illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present.

    08/17/2015 3:33:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Government of the United Kingdom ^ | August 17, 2015 | Department of Health
    Update on new law on smoking in cars and other vehicles with someone under 18. From 1 October 2015 it will be illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present. The law is changing to protect children and young people from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Both the driver and the smoker could be fined £50. The law applies to every driver in England and Wales, including those aged 17 and those with a provisional driving licence. The law does not apply if the driver is 17 years old and is on their own...
  • Cinema of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales --- (Blood in her Eyes) idiom

    08/10/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 29 replies
    lib.berkeley.edu ^ | not know | ukfilm
    Picadilly (UK, 1929) Direced by E.A. Dupont. Cast: Anna Mae Wong, Jameson Thomas, Gilda Gray, Charles Laughton, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones. "Just before making his talkie directorial debut with Atlantic, director E.A. DuPont dashed off the silent "backstage" drama Piccadilly. By the time the film was released in 1929, talking pictures had taken a firm hold of the British film industry, obliging DuPont to reshoot much of the picture with dialogue... Feeling threatened by Shosho, Mabel heads to her rival's apartment with blood in her eye. A shot rings out, Shosho falls dead, and Mabel is accused of murder...
  • Town centre booms after thieves smash up every parking meter

    07/16/2015 6:58:06 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 12 replies
    http://www.express.co.uk/ ^ | 07/16/2015 | ALIX CULBERTSON
    Cardigan Council bosses have been struggling to find £22,500 needed to repair the four pay-and-display machines in the Welsh town's main carpark - much to the delight of shopkeepers who have reported a rush of shoppers enjoying hours of free parking. The vandalism has accidentally exposed the fact that parking meters, far from generating revenue for a town, appear to cripple trade and kill town centres. Locals and visitors to the picturesque town with a Norman castle have been thronging the town which had previously seen a dearth of shoppers due to having to pay for a limited amount of...
  • Welsh government responds in Klingon to UFO airport query

    07/13/2015 7:58:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Klingon was the chosen language for the Welsh government in its response to queries about UFO sightings at Cardiff Airport. While English and Welsh are the usual forms of communications in the Senedd, it opted for the native tongue of the enemies of Star Trek's Captain Kirk. Shadow Health Minister Darren Millar had asked for details of UFOs sightings and asked if research would be funded. A Welsh government spokesman responded with: "jang vIDa je due luq." The Welsh government statement continued: "'ach ghotvam'e' QI'yaH devolve qaS."
  • Basque Protesters Call For Independence Vote In Spain

    07/10/2015 12:38:51 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    IB Times ^ | 22 Feb 2015 | Aditya Tejas
    Thousands of people gathered in northern Spain on Sunday to demand a referendum vote for the independence of the country’s Basque region. Demonstrators holding long lengths of cloth formed human chains across several Basque cities, including the capital of Vitoria, Bilbao and San Sebastian. Many of the protesters wore the colors of the Basque flag -- red, white and green. The demonstration was organized by the pro-independence Gure Esku Dago ("It's in Our Hands") group, and was backed by several separatist parties and local figures. Spain’s Basque community has long asserted that it should be independent of the country, and...
  • 10 Mysterious Underwater Cities You Haven't Heard Of

    12/14/2014 3:38:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Listverse ^ | August 5, 2013 | Andrew Handley
  • General Election 2015: Voters Decide [UK Election Night]

    05/07/2015 1:09:16 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 155 replies
    :: Follow the election results live on skynews.com, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm. Voters are going to the polls across the country to decide who will form the next government. Polling stations opened at 7am and close at 10pm in the United Kingdom's 650 constituencies.
  • THE EVE OF THE BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION

    05/06/2015 4:04:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Vanity | 5/6/2015 | Self
    Its getting pretty rough and intense on the eve of a hotly contested general election. The tactics of the big parties are squarely aimed at the smaller parties. In recent hours, Prime Minister David Cameron has made comments saying Wales and Scotland should have tax raising powers. A pitch to the nationalist parties there can be no doubt. The rise of the Scottish National Party has shocked many considering their loss in the independence referendum last year. It looks like the SNP will win 50 to 60 of Scotland's 71 seats in the House of Commons tomorrow. There have been...
  • 'Chilling' posters in Cardiff warn Muslims not to vote in the general election because...

    04/18/2015 5:51:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15
    Posters telling Muslims not to vote in the election were plastered across an area of Cardiff yesterday. They read: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah.' Posters were stuck on lampposts and bus stops across the Grangetown suburb telling the Muslim electorate: 'Islam is the only real workable solution for the UK'. Cardiff Council have begun removing the posters, dubbed 'chilling' and 'threatening' by locals. The full message on the poster reads: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah and decides what is permissible or impermissible for mankind, based solely on their...
  • Nigel Farage: Not un-Christian to stop treatment of foreign-born HIV patients

    04/05/2015 4:01:05 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 15 replies
    Nigel Farage has said his comments about ‘HIV tourists’ are perfectly compatible with a religious outlook, claiming that it is “a sensible Christian thing to look after your family and your own community first”. The UKIP leader spoke out on the topic of Christianity over the Easter weekend, after his criticism of foreign-born HIV patients receiving treatment under the NHS during the party leaders’ election debate was condemned as intolerant, xenophobic and lacking in basic human charity. Mr Farage had claimed that 60 per of the 7,000 HIV annual diagnoses in the UK involved “health tourists” who travel to Britain...
  • Archaeologists say skeleton of woman is latest known early medieval burial found in Wales

    03/29/2015 4:20:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Culture24 ^ | March 26th, 2015 | Ben Miller
    A stone-built cist grave carrying a skeleton and a mysterious metre-wide wall, missing from early maps and believed to have been part of a medieval monastic settlement, have been found by archaeologists during excavations carried out at a church in North Wales with foundations in the 6th century. Experts say they immediately realised the "huge significance" of a set of large flat stones a metre below the foundations of St Mary's Church in Nefyn, where the current building was built by the Victorians in 1825 before being converted into a museum in 1977. Lifting the stone cover, a skeleton --...
  • Ancient gold artefacts uncovered in north Wales [ 1000 BC ]

    03/29/2015 4:14:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    ITV Report ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | unattributed
    Two gold artefacts thought to be around 3,000 years old have been found near Wrexham. The Late Bronze Age hoard of two 'lock' gold rings were discovered in the Community of Rosset. The wearer would've been a person of wealth and status within Late Bronze Age Society, between 10000 and 800BC. In terms of their use, archaeologists aren't certain whether they were used as ear-rings or worn to gather locks of hair, as the name suggests. In Wales, lock-rings have previously been found at Gaerwen, Anglesey, the Great Orme, Conwy and Newport, Pembrokeshire. This largely coastal pattern hints at possible...
  • Ancient Skeleton Was 'Even Older' (Red Lady Of Paviland)

    10/30/2007 7:59:59 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 79+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-30-2007
    Ancient skeleton was 'even older' The burial site was in Goat's Hole Cave at Paviland on Gower The Red Lady of Paviland has always been a little coy about her age - but it appears she may be 4,000 years older than previously thought. Scientists say more accurate tests date the earliest human burial found in the UK to just over 29,000 years ago. When discovered in a cave on Gower in the 1820s the bones were thought to be around 18,000 years old, but were later redated to between 25,000 and 26,000. Researchers said it casts a new light...
  • Paviland Cave And The Red Lady

    01/17/2007 12:39:44 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 857+ views
    Paviland Cave and The Red Lady Paviland Cave, on the south coast of the Gower peninsula, South Wales, is an Early Upper Palaeolithic (Early Stone Age) archaeological site, dating to roughly 30,000 - 20,000 years ago. It is the richest site of its kind in Britain, with four and a half thousand finds, including worked bone and stone (lithic) tools. The Red Lady of Paviland was a fairly complete human skeleton dyed in red ochre that was discovered in 1826 by the Reverend William Buckland in one of the Paviland limestone caves at )Goat’s Hole Cave). The "lady" has since...
  • Campaign To Bring 'Red Lady' Back To Swansea After 180 Years

    12/27/2004 12:05:01 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 695+ views
    IC Wales ^ | 12-27-2004 | Robin Turner
    Campaign to bring 'Red Lady' back to Swansea after 180 years Dec 27 2004 Robin Turner, Western Mail THE chairman of Swansea's tourism association is backing an Elgin Marbles style campaign to secure the return to Wales of the Red Lady of Paviland. The skeleton of the "red lady", complete with jewellery and a mammoth's head grave marker, is regarded as one of the world's most important archaeological finds. It was discovered in 1823 at Paviland Cave on Gower. Later analysis showed the skeleton to be that of a man, probably a chieftain, but the Red Lady tag has stuck....
  • Stonehenge "King" was from central Europe

    02/10/2003 9:48:39 PM PST · by spetznaz · 19 replies · 458+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Mon, Feb 10, 2003
    LONDON (Reuters) - The construction of one of the country's most famous ancient landmarks, the towering megaliths at Stonehenge in southern England, might have been supervised by the Swiss, or maybe even the Germans. Archaeologists studying the remains of a wealthy archer found in a 4,000-year-old grave exhumed near Stonehenge last year said on Monday he was originally from the Alps region, probably modern-day Switzerland, Austria or Germany. "He would have been a very important person in the Stonehenge area and it is fascinating to think that someone from abroad -- probably modern-day Switzerland -- could have played an important...
  • Unearthed, The Prince Of Stonehenge

    08/25/2002 5:04:48 PM PDT · by blam · 78 replies · 3,337+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2002 | Roger Highfield
    Unearthed, the prince of Stonehenge By Roger Highfield (Filed: 21/08/2002) A prehistoric prince with gold ear-rings has been found near Stonehenge a few yards away from the richest early Bronze Age burial in Britain. Earlier this year, archaeologists found an aristocratic warrior, also with gold ear-rings, on Salisbury Plain and speculated that he may have been an ancient king of Stonehenge. The body was laid to rest 4,300 years ago during the construction of the monument, along with stone arrow heads and slate wristguards that protected the arm from the recoil of the bow. Archaeologists named him the Amesbury Archer....
  • Tests Reveal Amesbury Archer "King Of Stonehenge' Was A Settler From The Alps

    02/08/2004 12:40:04 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 2,101+ views
    Tests reveal Amesbury Archer ‘King of Stonehenge’ was a settler from the Alps The man who may have helped organise the building of Stonehenge was a settler from continental Europe, archaeologists say. The latest tests on the Amesbury Archer, whose grave astonished archaeologists last year with the richness of its contents, show he was originally from the Alps region, probably Switzerland, Austria or Germany. The tests also show that the gold hair tresses found in the grave are the earliest gold objects found in Britain. The grave of the Archer, who lived around 2,300BC, contained about 100 items, more than...
  • Tories open four point lead over Labour

    02/16/2015 10:02:06 AM PST · by NRx · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | Steven Swinford
    The Conservatives have opened up a four-point lead over Labour after the biggest surge in their support for two years, a poll has suggested. A Guardian/ ICM poll showed that the Tories are six points up to 36 per cent, only one point short of their result in the 2010 General Election. Labour support fell one point to 32 per cent, while the Liberal Democrats were also down a point to 10 per cent.
  • Experts Look For 'Watery Kingdom'

    06/08/2006 6:40:09 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 927+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-25-2006
    Experts look for 'watery kingdom' The forest can been seen at low tide in Cardigan Bay Scientists are to carry out an underwater search for a supposed kingdom in Cardigan Bay said to have existed more than 5,000 years ago. Legend has it that the low-lying land of Cantre'r Gwaelod disappeared under the waves during a storm or a tsunami. Experts say the remains of an ancient forest seen sometimes at low tide is evidence that Cantre'r Gwaelod existed. Conservation group Friends of Cardigan Bay will begin the three-year project in Ceredigion this summer. The oldest part of the submerged...
  • How to teach your child to play with fire rather than curse the darkness.

    01/18/2015 9:40:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-18-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s Sunday, the day of rest. So let’s give it a rest for the day – politics I mean.  Big Guy’s new Soak The Rich plan can wait for the State of the Union, and the #OscarsSoWhite situation is in Al Sharpton’s capable hands.So let’s shift gears and talk about the culture-at-large instead; specifically the care and tending of children in this dangerous culture. In The Overprotected Kid, Hanna Rosin argues that “a preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer,” and showcases a special playground in Wales designed to reverse this trend.In...
  • Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up

    01/03/2015 12:21:52 AM PST · by moose07 · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 January 2015 | Mario Cacciottolo
    The story of millions of Lego pieces washing up on beaches attracted huge interest when first told by the Magazine. The list of places where the toys have been spotted is still growing. Beachcomber Tracey Williams has been picking up Lego along the Cornish coastline ever since a container spill dumped millions of the toy pieces into the sea in 1997. Since the curious tale was reported by the Magazine, dozens of people have contacted Williams to say they, too, have found parts of the much-loved toy scattered on shores. Snip Most of the people who've contacted her found Lego...
  • The Cornish Beaches Where Lego Keeps Washing Up

    07/21/2014 3:35:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 20 July 2014 | Mario Cacciottolo
    A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides. "Let me see if I can find a cutlass," says Tracey Williams, poking around some large rocks on Perran Sands with a stick. She doesn't manage that, but does spot a gleaming white, pristine daisy on the beach in Perranporth, Cornwall. The flower looks good for its age, seeing as it is 17...
  • How English taxpayers will pay the price of a loser's coalition of Scottish and Welsh

    05/11/2010 5:06:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies · 621+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2010 | Daniel Martin and Ian Drury
    English taxpayers face being held to ransom by Scottish and Welsh nationalists in a 'rainbow' coalition to prop up Labour - despite having voted overwhelmingly for the Conservatives. Even though Labour and the Liberal Democrats have now entered talks over a possible deal, they will only get a Commons majority if they ally themselves with minority parties from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. But these parties, such as the SNP and Plaid Cymru, have said they will demand their countries be protected from cuts as a price for keeping Labour in No 10. Although last week's election was inconclusive across...
  • Exotic weapons buried in field could have arrived in Wales by long-distance sea travel [Europe]

    12/26/2014 3:10:14 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Culture24 ^ | Wednesday, December 24, 2014 | Ben Miller
    Archaeologists investigating a 2.5-kilogram hoard of sword blades, scabbards and knives found by a metal detectorist in January 2013 say the plough-disturbed artefacts could have been delivered to Wales by sea from southern England or northern France. Two blade fragments, a scabbard fitting, a multi-edged knife and six copper ingot fragments were discovered by Adrian Young a few metres apart from each other in the corner of a field in Marloes and St Brides . The Coroner for Pembrokeshire has now officially declared the hoard treasure, with archaeologists at National Museum Wales dating it to between 2,800 and 3,000 years...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • Of Course The Chinese Didn't Discover America. But Then Nor Did Columbus

    01/20/2006 8:18:53 AM PST · by blam · 69 replies · 1,521+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-20-2006 | Simon Jenkins
    Of course the Chinese didn't discover America. But then nor did Columbus A map supporting claims that the admiral Zheng He reached the New World in the early 15th century is plainly a hoax Simon Jenkins Friday January 20, 2006 The Guardian (UK) We all know that a lie goes halfway round the world while truth is putting on its boots. But what if the lie goes the whole way? What if it claims to circumnavigate the globe? Last week came purported evidence that the Chinese admiral Zheng He sailed his great fleet of junks round the world a century...
  • As they say in Kentucky; "Cymru am bith".

    08/29/2002 9:51:38 AM PDT · by scouse · 65 replies · 1,787+ views
    News Wales (UK) ^ | 8/26/02 | Unknown
    Did the Welsh discover America? 26/8/2002 A team of historians and researchers announced today that Radio Carbon dating evidence, and the discovery of ancient British style artefacts and inscriptions in the American Midwest, provide the strongest indications yet" that British explorers, under the Prince Madoc ap Meurig, arrived in the country during the 6th Century and set up colonies there. Research team members have known the location of burial sites of Madoc's close relatives in Wales for some time, it emerged today; but they have decided to break their self-imposed silence in order that their research be fully known and...
  • Miliband REJECTS English votes for English laws and accuses Cameron of playing politics

    09/26/2014 12:45:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 September 2014 | Tom McTague
    Labour leader says he's open to English-only 'scrutiny' of law but not vetoes. He refused to back English votes for English laws after being asked 13 times. Mr Miliband claims move was drawn up on back of a 'fag packet' by the PM . David Cameron said if Scotland gets new powers so should England. But Mr Miliband said the proposal would mean our 'Parliament being split up'. Mr Miliband says he's 'not in favour of a Commons that becomes divided'. Labour has 41 MPs in Scotland which could help it form a majority next year . ... Why should...
  • David Cameron Vows More Powers for England After Scotland Vote

    09/19/2014 1:19:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | September 19th 2014 | Alexander Smith
    Like Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own regional parliaments... However, England's lack of a similar legislative body has led to a messy situation where Scottish lawmakers can vote on issues that only affect England at the U.K.-wide Westminster parliament ... Just as Scotland will vote separately…on their issues of tax, spending and welfare, so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland, should be able to vote on these issues
  • In full: David Cameron statement on the UK's future (Partial Excerpt)

    09/19/2014 12:53:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/19/2014 | Prime Minister David Cameron
    "I have long believed that a crucial part missing from this national discussion is England. "We have heard the voice of Scotland - and now the millions of voices of England must also be heard. "The question of English votes for English laws - the so-called West Lothian question -requires a decisive answer. "So, just as Scotland will vote separately in the Scottish Parliament on their issues of tax, spending and welfare so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland, should be able to vote on these issues and all this must take place in tandem with, and...