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Researchers Confirm Origin Of Stonehenge Rocks
2011-12-20 09:52:59

Experts studying the mysteries surrounding Stonehenge have now confirmed for the first time the exact origin of some of the rocks used in the ancient monument in Wiltshire, England. The researchers -- geologists Robert Ixer of the University of Leicester and Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales -- have matched fragments of stone from the 5,000 year old monument with rocks found in southwest Wales more than 150 miles away. The actual site of the source is Craig Rhos-y-Felin, near...

2009-04-10 14:13:15

A businessman may be ordered to tear down a glass-fronted steel-framed mansion that replaced a wooden bungalow in a national park on the Welsh coast. The mansion, built at a cost of $1.4 million, is nearing completion, The Daily Mail reports. But critics say that the building near Newport in Pembrokeshire National Park doesn't match the plans submitted when park officials gave Nolan Nicholas a permit for the construction. Nicholas, who made a fortune on double-glazing, bought a 1.5-acre lot...

2008-07-26 18:00:22

BEACH-FRONT living with history is up for auction with this four- storey semi-detached townhouse. Located on the sea-front in the small, picturesque, seaside village of Saunders foot, it is expected to sell for anywhere between pounds 400,000 and pounds 450,000. It features superb views of the south Pembrokeshire coast, looking across the harbour and bay towards the Gower coast. The new owner will also have their own slice of the seaside as the plot includes a small area of beach, as...

2008-07-23 18:00:27

NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD Joe Hoyle has landed himself a plum job with one of the biggest internet companies in America. Joe, aged 19, is taking his National Diploma in Interactive Media from Pembrokeshire College to work for Detroit-based Name Media, which owns one of country's largest portfolios of web domain names, including photography.com and gardening.com. In addition, he has his own company, Joe Hoyle Web and Graphic Design, and he freelances in his spare time. His ambition is to become...

2008-07-21 18:00:46

By Steffan Rhys AN EXPLOSION which left four teenage girls critically ill in hospital for several weekswas caused by the "excessive use of a large number of aerosol deodorants", an official inquiry will announce today. A joint investigation was launched by Dyfed-Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire Service after the fire, which blew the roof off a terraced house in Llanelli on December 17. Afile was also submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, who have decided there is...

2008-07-11 18:00:18

By Steffan Rhys A BODY found floating in the sea five miles off the coast of Tenby was last night identified by police as a swimmer who went missing two weeks ago. Deryn Rhys Telfer, 23, from Cwmparc, near Treorchy, went missing on June 25 while reportedly trying to swim from South Beach to a buoy, a swim he had successfully completed a day earlier. Witnesses said he had turned to wave to them from around 150mout to sea then disappeared. A search and rescue operation involving...

2008-07-02 18:00:16

A SWANSEA construction company which helped refurbish facilities on one of Wales' best known wildlife sanctuaries, has won a prestigious award for sustainable development. Dawnus Construction carried out a rebuilding exercise at Skomer Island off the Pembrokeshire National Park coast, which has pickedup the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Wales Sustainability Award. The pounds 2mwork programme was undertaken as part of the Skomer Island Heritage Experience project and involved...

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2008-04-01 10:25:00

Researchers began their two-week long excavation at Stonehenge on Monday in the first dig at the site since 1964. Throughout history Stonehenge's great mystery has bred an abundance of theories of its origin. Some claim the site served ceremonial purposes while other, more eccentric beliefs link the monument to extraterrestrial life. Stonehenge experts Tim Darvill, president of the Society of Antiquaries, and Geoff Wainwright, archaeology professor at Bournemouth University, intend to set the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • 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.'