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2010-08-11 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With the highest castle-to-person ratio in the world, Wales is the destination for haunted castles. There are 641 castles to three million people, hundreds of historic houses and countless reports of paranormal activity. Here are our top five locations for ghostly encounters in Wales. 1. Ruthin Castle Hotel Stay in a haunted castle. Guests might meet Lady Gray, Ruthin Castle's resident ghost, who was executed for murdering her husband's lover. She is...

2008-08-07 18:01:52

THREE men from Gwynedd who fought back from deadly illnesses are to cycle from Cardiff to Caernarfon for charity next week. Keith Williams, 23, was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 11, and will be raising funds for cancer charity Clic. Bedwyr Evans, 34, has also successfully recovered from cancer and will be raising money for Christie's Hospital in Manchester. Dylan Jones, 37, received a kidney transplant from his father in 1994, and will be cycling for Ysbyty Gwynedd Kidney...

2008-07-26 18:00:27

By DEBRA GREENHOUSE ACTOR Mark Flanagan is worried as his Pobol y Cwm character, Jinx, relapses into the seedy world of drug addiction. And it's not just because of the effect on the health of the likeable rogue. "It's more than that. I don't want viewers to go off him. Not for my sake but for Jinx himself. It's strange sometimes, splitting the real world from the Pobol world," said Mark. "I've become attached to Jinx, I don't want people to think bad of him. They've not really...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'