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Sate your Need for Speed, Notebook

Sate your Need for Speed

Our inner cave men and women ache for risk, danger and adventure. When we find it, the payoff is a huge, satisfying mood boost. My inner Cave Lady craves adventure. And that’s why I spent last weekend in North Wales.

By | Notebook | Friday, 21 March 2014 at 3:59 pm

For the Union, Eagle Eye

For the Union

David Cameron has just made his biggest intervention yet in the fight over Scottish independence. This may or may not prove to be a good idea.
The PM is a skilled public speaker, but his party’s image in Scotland remains pestilential*, not helped by Cameron’s own background. Unfair though it is, he’s a gift to nationalists [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 7 February 2014 at 4:22 pm

Are you afraid of the cold? Winter Wild Camping is the cure, Notebook

Are you afraid of the cold? Winter Wild Camping is the cure

In a fug after too many hours in centrally-heated, artificially-lit, torpor? My self-prescribed cure is to go wild camping.
Just me and the dog, no tent, pretty basic, to the windy, beautiful Gower peninsula in south Wales. I’ve slept without a tent before, but only in the summer, and not on my own. This was a step up.

By | Notebook | Friday, 10 January 2014 at 4:41 pm

Where are the most expensive streets in England and Wales?, Property

Where are the most expensive streets in England and Wales?

Six of the ten most expensive streets in the North East are in Newcastle, particularly in Gosforth and Ponteland

By | Property | Monday, 30 December 2013 at 2:13 pm

The rise of community cooperative ownership in Wales: I’ll drink to that…, Notebook

The rise of community cooperative ownership in Wales: I’ll drink to that…

David Cameron believes ‘we’re all Thatcherites now’. In one North Wales town battered by her policies they beg to differ and community cooperatives are on the rise…

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 May 2013 at 1:35 pm

County by county property values in Wales, Property

County by county property values in Wales

Biggest rises in Newport, the Vale of Glamorgan and Swansea

By | Property | Monday, 4 March 2013 at 10:06 am

Video: It’s snow joke for Wales – unless you’re a Torfaen gritter ‘In the Depot’, Notebook

Video: It’s snow joke for Wales – unless you’re a Torfaen gritter ‘In the Depot’

The wintery white menace mercilessly besplattering the UK seems to have a particular fancy for Wales. It hasn’t all been doom and gloom, however, Torfaen Council, for instance took a lighter approach to the deluge that Wales is enduring by releasing a comedy video featuring Welsh council gritters battling the elements.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 1:56 pm

Actress Samira Mohamed Ali: ‘Anyone can be in a film, but to be accepted by the locals – that’s what I achieved’, Arts

Actress Samira Mohamed Ali: ‘Anyone can be in a film, but to be accepted by the locals – that’s what I achieved’

It’s a long way from Neath to Bangalore. But Samira Mohamed Ali already has a foothold in the Indian film-making industry. She’s the first British actor to star in a Kannada film, the Bangalore-based film industry

By | Arts, Film | Monday, 12 November 2012 at 11:13 am

Owning a wood: My rural idyll wasn’t exactly what I expected, Notebook

Owning a wood: My rural idyll wasn’t exactly what I expected

A growing number of people are helping preserve the Welsh countryside by becoming small woodland owners. Steve Watkins found a boyhood dream of owning a wood more challenging than expected along with some surprising discoveries about the Great Outdoors.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 7 November 2012 at 4:00 am

Taking a closer look at health service cuts in Wales, Health

Taking a closer look at health service cuts in Wales

Flint is angry. The small town in North Wales has united in a wave of growing protests against plans to close its community hospital. More than 1,500 people marched through the town (population 12,000) last week to confront the local health board management at a consultation in the town hall. Initially the managers would only permit 40 to attend but reluctantly upped that to 100, with the rest remaining outside chanting.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 4 October 2012 at 6:00 am

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