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2008-10-04 18:00:16

THREE arts centres have won a pounds 2,000 grant to develop their New Year film programmes. A specialist, themed film series will be run at the Coliseum Theatre in Aberdare, the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd and the Park & Dare Theatre in Treorchy, alongside mainstream films from January. The Coliseum will be screening a literary classics season, the Muni Arts Centre will concentrate on children and families, while the Park & Dare Theatre has Oscar-winning greats. Rhondda...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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