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  • Women's World Cup Canada 2015 (Aug. 22)
    England whacks Wales to qualify for FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
    England is the second European nation to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015.England sealed their spot yesterday by virtue of a 4-0 win over Wales, guaranteeing first place in Group 6 of the Canada 2015 Qualifiers.The victor...
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    Welsh science teacher fired after convincing colleagues she was dying of cancer
    Samantha Scrine, 26, was fired from the Gowerton Comprehensive School in Swansea, Wales after it came to light that she had lied to her colleagues for nearly a year. Of course, most people tell harmless, little fibs every day, so what makes Ms....
  • Welsh flag "demonic"?
    Welsh flag "demonic"?
    So, yet another cook has risen to throw his so called religion down everyone else's throat. Nothing new anymore.But, without starting a theological war here, as that is not what I am trying to do, we can all agree (so I hope) regardless of...
  • Roald Dahl (1916-1990), Part I
    Roald Dahl (1916-1990), Part I
    Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, Wales to Norwegian parents. His mother was his father’s second wife.When he was three years old, his father and elder sister, Harald and Astri, died. Astri died of appendicitis and Harald died of...
  • Wales Celebrates Dylan Thomas in New York
    Wales celebrates Dylan Thomas in New York
    Any literary New Yorker worth his or her salt knows that the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas often frequented the White Horse Tavern – although many also mistakenly believe that Thomas died at the well-known Village bar as well.2014 marks the...
  • Exploring Richard Burton's Welsh roots
    Exploring Richard Burton’s humble launch pad in Wales
    Richard Walter Jenkins was destined to rise from his Welsh roots to world fame as the actor Richard Burton. But first he had to endure the hard-scrabble life of Pontrhydyfen, Wales.The toddler lived only two years in the family home before his...
  • Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in The Miner's Arms
    Tracking legendary actor Richard Burton in his native Wales
    In May 1983, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton swanned onto New York’s Lunt–Fontanne stage together in “Private Lives,” and I knew I was witnessing history. Maybe there was a bit of jowl here, a wobble to the knee there,...
  • Police investigate slavery and servitude
    Police investigate slavery and servitude
    Slavery is a thing of the past, legally anyway. The Gwent Police in Wales are currently investigating a report of slavery and servitude in the St Brides area of Newport. Earlier this week, BBC first reported that four people had been arrested as...
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    Welsh police order shopkeeper to remove 'Obey Our Laws' shirt or face arrest
    A businessman in the British country of Wales has been ordered by local police to either face arrest or remove from display a pull-over shirt exhorting citizens to obey the law, as reported by the South Wales Argus.Matthew Taylor, owner of Taylor&...
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    Wales: Muslims live in fear after bacon, spitting attack
    "No guarantee of free speech in British law, regardless how distasteful as perceived by some..."In the wake of the brutal public slaying of British soldier Lee Rigby at the hands of two admitted Islamic Jihadists, Muslim residents of the...
  • Artist and writer, James George
    Paint from the heart: Story of Talgarth
    Frank Lloyd Wright had his Taliesin that he created in Wisconsin as his studio. It was named for and inspired by his ancestral village in Wales. About one hour and a half drive south and east from there is Talgarth. Talgarth means tall mountain...
  • Stars stay at Morgans Hotel in Swansea, Wales.
    Stars stay at Morgans Hotel in Swansea, Wales
    When superstars Catherine Zeta Jones and her husband Michael Douglas pop into her hometown of Swansea, Wales, they often stay at Morgans boutique hotel on the harbor.They join such other luminaries as classical/crossover singer Katherine Jenkins,...
  • The Robber's Grave
    The strange case of 'The Robber's Grave'
    Frank Edwards' book Strange World documented the story about "The Robber's Grave," and when the book was written the grave was still not replenished with grass. The tale goes like this, a young man named John Davies was...
  • Snow-covered sunrise in Cwmbran, Wales
    It's Christmas all around the world! (Photos)
    A Child's Christmas in Wales(excerpts from the story by 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...
  • Australia: bandit shot dead; thousands in cash missing
    Australia: bandit shot dead; thousands in cash missing
    A bandit in Australia made off with several thousand dollars in cash money belonging to a 58-year-old unnamed tourist on Jimmys Beach.The four-legged thief fled and was later shot and killed; it was identified as a dingo, hence no charges have...