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  • A Child's Christmas in Wales

    12/24/2018 5:30:05 PM PST · by TBP · 9 replies
    Soundcloud ^ | 1952 | Dylan Thomas
    One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.
  • Nicola Sturgeon: UK Government has descended into 'utter chaos'

    07/09/2018 2:31:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | July 9, 2018 | Tom Gordon
    THE resignation of David Davis as Brexit Secretary has confirmed the UK government’s descent into “utter chaos”, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister said Theresa May’s administration was now simply a “shambles”. Ms Sturgeon tweeted her verdict as SNP MPs were being asked to attend a Downing Street briefing on the Prime Minister’s Chequers deal by her of chief of staff Gavin Barwell. Mr Barwell has offered a briefing on Mrs May’s Brexit proposals to all opposition MPs, in a sign Number 10 knows it cannot rely on the support of Tory MPs alone to make them work. Leading...
  • Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence

    07/01/2018 3:45:12 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    A chart of basic biographical data for every signer of the Declaration of Independence. I am actually familiar with just 14 of the 56 names, which is kind of depressing and embarrassing. Almost one half were lawyers. Only one was unmarried. Eleven had at least 10 children. Fourteen lived to be at least 80 years old. Eight were foreign born - from England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
  • Buy your own ISLAND: Fort designed to defend Britain from Napoleon goes on sale for £400,000

    06/06/2018 7:37:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2018 | Simon Rushton
    A historic island fort is being sold for less than the price of a one-bedroom flat in London. Stack Rock Fort, off the coast of Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, was built to defend Britain from an invasion from France's Napoleon III. Made up of three floors with spiral staircases leading to each one, with cannon rooms, former sleeping quarters, the island provides a 360-degree view of the Haven waterway. The average cost of buying a home in London is £471,944 and the average cost in Wales is £152,999, according to the UK Land Registry.
  • The President’s Bible

    05/29/2018 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/29/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Suzanne Eovaldi "In little over a year, a hundred thousand people had made a new commitment to Jesus Christ," reports the British Broadcasting Company ( bbc) in its coverage of the Great Welsh Revival of 1904 and 1905. Little did two elderly sisters who were attending Revival services know how their gift to their young niece would be making such a great impact on America today. Here is the story as told in the newsletter of the Heritage Baptist College in Franklin, IN. "I heard a great story from Clarence Sexton at the National Capitol Connection Revival Conference...
  • Indiana Legend Says Welsh Settlers Arrived in the 12th Century

    05/01/2018 12:23:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 3, 1989 | Jodi Perras
    On a rugged bluff overlooking the Ohio River, known locally as "Devil's Backbone," centuries of overgrowth obscures a secret of history... In 1799, early settlers found six skeletons clad in breastplates bearing a Welsh coat of arms. Indian legends told of "yellow-haired giants" who settled in Kentucky, southern Indiana, southern Ohio and Tennessee -- a region they called "the Dark and Forbidden Land." Archeologists debunk the legend. They say that evidence indicates that the natives of the region once conducted a vigorous trading network nearby and buried their dead on the bluff... Upstream about 14 miles from Louisville, Ky., the...
  • Archbishop of Wales Chooses EASTER to Cast Doubt on the Resurrection...

    04/01/2018 6:14:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 3/31/18 | Jonathon Petre
    * The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, has been accused of ‘sowing confusion’* He said it was ‘terribly hard’ for people to grasp the idea of a bodily resurrection* The Archbishop, 65 was elected in September to head the Church in WalesOne of Britain’s leading Anglican clerics has sparked controversy by casting doubts over the Resurrection of Jesus – just days before Easter. The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, has been accused of ‘sowing confusion’ over the biblical story that will be celebrated by millions around the world today. Asked in an interview about the New Testament account of Jesus...
  • Teen Who Planned ISIS-Inspired Terror Attack in Cardiff Named for First Time as He's Jailed for Life

    03/02/2018 3:49:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 2 MAR 2018 | Cathy OwenMatthew Cooper
    Teen who planned Islamic State-inspired terror attack in Cardiff named for first time as he's jailed for lifeLloyd Gunton, 17, planned to drive a car into a crowd of people and had a martyrdom letter and weapons in his bedroomA teenager who plotted an Islamic State-inspired terror atrocity in Cardiff on the day pop superstar Justin Bieber played in the city can be named for the first time. Lloyd Gunton, 17, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 11 years at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday for planning an attack in the Welsh capital. Ordering Gunton to be...
  • Paedophile Who Left Teen for Dead Allowed Out of Jail to Run Taxi Service

    02/28/2018 10:41:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 28 FEB 2018 | Tom Bedford
    Kyle John, 26, was locked up indefinitely after he stripped and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old and dumped her naked in the snowA paedophile jailed after he stripped, sexually assaulted, and brutally beat a teenager before leaving her for dead is being allowed out of prison every day to run a taxi service. Kyle John, 26, drives a Home Office minibus ferrying other prisoners to work placements. John was branded a danger to society and locked up indefinitely for the brutal attack which saw a schoolgirl left for dead, naked in the snow. Her back was broken, her jaw and...
  • On This Day in 1797 the French Invaded Wales - and the World Should Know What Happened Next

    02/22/2018 10:25:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2018 | David Williamson
    France is loaning the UK the Bayeux Tapestry. Would they appreciate our depiction of the Battle of Fishguard?It was on this day in 1797 that French troops landed near Fishguard in the last invasion of mainland Britain. We have our equivalent of the Bayeux tapestry in Fishguard which records the drama in glorious detail. French President Emmanuel Macron last month set off public relations fireworks with his pledge to loan the Bayeux Tapestry to the UK. It was a diplomatic masterstroke, allowing the Gallic wunderkind to appear generous and magnanimous without making any rash promises about future Brexit deals. The...
  • UK hit by biggest earthquake for a decade. A 4.4 magnitude tremor hits South Wales

    02/17/2018 10:16:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Sky ^ | February 17, 2018
    Parts of Britain have been struck by the country's biggest earthquake for 10 years. The British Geological Survey said the tremor had a 4.4 magnitude, with a depth of 7.4km, and the epicentre was about 20km north of Swansea. The quake happened just after 2.30pm on Saturday. A spokesperson told Sky News it was "reasonably-sized" and that the effects had been felt as far afield as Devon and Birmingham. "This is the largest earthquake in mainland UK since the 5.2 magnitude Market Rasen earthquake in 2008," he said.
  • My occupations for you are endless

    01/22/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    My occupations for you are endless so don't box yourself in, just allow my spirit to lead you into each pasture of revelation knowledge with out fear of reprisal or resistance for as I AM in and through you nothing can ever harm your life in Me . Allow me to flow freely as you saturate yourself in My word daily so that you understand completely just what it is I plan to accomplish through you . There is no need to confide in the Ephod for I AM your complete armor and eyes for now as you trust me...
  • 'Arrogant' woman with 'genuine affection for weapons' caught with stash of guns in her home

    01/20/2018 2:32:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Self-professed 'weapons expert' Nigelle Von De Bar Baskerville had a live revolver in a book and another stored under a stepA “cavalier” woman with a “genuine affection for weapons” was caught with five illegal firearms – including a revolver stashed in a book – and more than 700 unlawful rounds of live ammunition in her home. Nigelle Von De Bar Baskerville, 55, from Powys , who referred to herself as an expert in weapons, was jailed at Cardiff Crown Court after admitting a string of firearms offences. Opening the case, prosecutor Nigel Fryer said: “She had a hoard of weapons.”...
  • The Towns in Wales Where Churchill Was Loathed

    01/14/2018 11:51:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 13 JAN 2018 | David Williamson
    Many in Tonypandy and Llanelli saw Churchill as someone who would use troops against workersTourists line up each day in Whitehall to enter Winston Churchill’s subterranean war rooms and Gary Oldman is a favourite to win an Oscar for his portrayal of the Prime Minister in The Darkest Hour. The Conservative leader was voted the “greatest Briton” of all time in a television poll in 2002 in which he was championed by Mo Mowlam, perhaps the most enduringly popular Labour figure of modern times. Wholehearted admiration for Churchill unites the UK – but not, perhaps, in Wales. Stories of his...
  • Kent Christmas 2018 prophecy

    01/11/2018 10:36:09 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
  • Mosque Teacher Who Sexually Assaulted Children Who he Taught in Koran Studies Has Jail Term Cut

    12/15/2017 12:17:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 14 DEC 2017 | Liz Day
    His 13-year jail term was deemed to be excessiveA former mosque teacher convicted of sexually and indecently assaulting children during Koran studies at a Cardiff mosque has had his jail term cut. Mohammed Sadiq, 81, of Cyncoed, was jailed in July for 13 years after being found guilty of six counts of indecent assault and eight counts of sexual assault on a child under 13. The charges involved four victims and related to the period between 1996 and 2006. He was found not guilty of one count of indecent assault, following a trial at Cardiff Crown Court. During the sentencing...
  • Police launch two-week weapons surrender in England and Wales

    11/13/2017 8:47:46 PM PST · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/13/17 | BBC
    People in England and Wales have two weeks to hand in guns, other weapons and ammunition to police stations without being punished for possession. People who surrender firearms will not automatically be charged, but will be if they are later connected to a crime. Police say many firearms are held in ignorance of their illegality. The parents of 18-year-old Yusuf Sonko, who was shot dead in Liverpool on 2 June, have called on people to hand in any firearms. Papa and Kajdijah Sonko spoke to BBC Breakfast about finding out that their son had been killed. Mr Sonko said he...
  • The Goat That Led Out the Welsh Rugby Team Has Died (And Even the Queen Has Been Informed)

    09/28/2017 11:41:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 28 SEP 2017 | CAITLIN O'SULLIVAN
    Even the Queen has been informed of Shenkin's death and flags are being flown at half mast at a Welsh barracksThe regimental mascot of 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh - who was well-known for appearing at Welsh rugby internationals - has died. Lance Corporal Shenkin III - regimental mascot of 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh - died on Tuesday aged seven and a half years old. Shenkin was well known for appearing at Welsh rugby internationals, where he would lead out the Wales team with handler Goat Major Sergeant Mark Jackson. A letter was sent to Her Majesty The Queen...
  • Darth Vader Actor Dave Prowse Has Just Made His Final on-Screen Appearance in a Welsh Music Video

    09/25/2017 9:48:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The sci-fi video was shot at a massive warehouse near BridgendDarth Vader has made his last on-screen appearance with a starring role in the new music video from Welsh rock musician Jayce Lewis. The man who played the iconic villain in the original Star Wars trilogy has starred in his final ever production after retiring from all professional and public appearances, due to ill health. Now 82, Dave Prowse has gone in front of the camera one last time for his good friend and long-time collaborator - Jayce Lewis - fittingly in a sci-fi themed video. The pair – who...
  • An Artist Is Selling T-Shirts But Won't Accept Money - They Want Something Else& People Are Doing It

    08/11/2017 5:29:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 11 AUG 2017 | JOSHUA KNAPMAN
    You really have to be a fan if you want this T-shirtPlenty of up-and-coming artists sell T-shirts showcasing their work - although usually they ask for money. But that's not the case with Newport's mysterious street artist , who goes by the name of RISE Propaganda - they want something else in return. The anonymous creative has launched a range of T-shirts, which are described as "the Black Uniform", and if you want one you'll have to get inked up . The chance of a lifetime for graffiti artists: Your design could be printed on thousands of beer bottles That's...