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.
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 [...]
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.
Six of the ten most expensive streets in the North East are in Newcastle, particularly in Gosforth and Ponteland
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…
Biggest rises in Newport, the Vale of Glamorgan and Swansea
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.
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
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.
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.
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