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2010-12-28 00:00:38

A new pavilion building on Glan Don peninsula, including changing rooms, meeting and training rooms, and a restaurant and bar will be the focal point of a new sailing academy and outdoor events centre planned for Pwllhili, Gwynedd. (PRWeb UK) December 27, 2010 A new pavilion building on Glan Don peninsula, including changing rooms, meeting and training rooms, and a restaurant and bar will be the focal point of a new sailing academy and outdoor events centre planned for Pwllhili, Gwynedd....

2009-08-18 17:25:14

A Welsh diver said he discovered a pocket watch that sank with a ship 128 years ago and tracked down the family of its original owner. Rich Hughes said he was diving near a wreck off the Welsh coast when he discovered a silver pocket watch engraved with the words Richard Prichard 1866 Abersoch North Wales on its casing, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. Hughes said Prichard was the captain of Barbara, a square-rigged barque, and died before the ship sank during a storm off the coast of...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

By Shirley Anne SHIRLEY Anne Owen's paintings and drawings reveal the beauty and wildness of the Welsh coast, captured in the deep of winter. Her new show, featuring more than 40 paintings and 60 drawings, is a tour de force for the artist, whose long love affair with the environment prompted the project. It brings into focus the consequences of rising water levels on the coastline and raises long held cultural memories of the advance of the sea. Inundation of the land has been a...

2008-09-17 16:51:15

PLANS to demolish an historic church in Barry and build flats on the site have been thrown out by councillors. The scheme centred on the United Reformed Church in Windsor Road, Barry, and involved demolishing the church and adjoining Sunday school buildings to make way for two blocks of 21 flats. Recommending refusal of the scheme, Rob Thomas, the Vale council's chief planner told the planning committee: "The demolition of the buildings on the site would result in the loss of an...

2008-08-26 18:00:34

By mark BRITTAIN FAREWELL, shortly, also to Carol Vorderman. Channel 4 has just launched its search for a new man or woman to fill the TV presenter's fragrant shoes. The Countdown stalwart and I mathematical mastermind who I grew up in Prestatyn and at one time attended the Roman Catholic comprehensive Blessed Edward Jones High School in Rhyl before moving on to Cambridge University, is, as has been well documented, leaving the cult show at the end of this year, after 26 (some say 25)...

2008-07-30 18:00:32

ENVIRONMENTAL concerns about dredging should be given "a fair hearing" before plans for dredging more sand in the Bristol Channel go ahead, Plaid Cymru AM Chris Franks has said. Environmental campaigners argue that dredging for sand from the seabed depletes beaches. Vale of Glamorgan Council is to review a planning application for dredging and Barry Town Council has lodged an official "strong objection" to the scheme. Mr Franks said: "It is true that dredging is important to supply...

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...

2008-07-16 18:00:26

HOLLYWOOD actor Matthew Rhys was honoured by Aberystwyth University in its annual graduation ceremony yesterday. Matthew, 34, is from Cardiff but has close family links with Pennal near Machynlleth. He gained publicity for his portrayal of Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love filmed in Cei Newydd, Ceredigion. The film also starred Keira Knightley and Matthew's former girlfriend Sienna Miller, who plays Caitlin. Meanwhile, former Wales football captain Ryan Giggs was awarded an...

2008-07-03 18:00:17

A SMALL Mid Wales woodland, bequeathed to local residents from the profits of Britain's salt trade, has been given a new lease of life. Ynysymaengwyn wood was given to the inhabitants of Tywyn by Mary Corbett, the last remaining relative of "salt king" John Corbett, who revolutionised the commercial manufacture of salt in the 19th century. Mr Corbett contributed to Towyn's development by funding a new esplanade and sea wall. More than 50 years on, the woodland has been transformed by...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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