Category Archive: News

Ancient Rome’s maidens – who were the Vestal Virgins?

For more than 1,000 years Rome’s Vestal Virgins, a group of six hand-picked women, held unparalleled positions of status as some of the city’s most senior religious leaders. They had rank and a… Continue reading

Cathedral-licker Lawrence Edmonds heads for Wales

Lawrence Edmonds is on a mission to lick every Anglican cathedral in the UK He is a man on a mission. On Thursday 30 August, Lawrence Edmonds will visit and lick his 46th… Continue reading

BMI Baby pull out of Cardiff and Manchester airports

BMI Baby has announced that they are pulling out of Cardiff airport, with services stopping later this year. The airline have also confirmed they will cease operating services out of Manchester airport. The… Continue reading

Mermaid wanted: Aquarium in Rhyl advertises for professional mermaid

A north Wales aquarium says it has been flooded with interest from job seekers after advertising for a mermaid. The SeaQuarium in Rhyl, Denbighshire, wants someone to swim with sharks, rays and eels… Continue reading

Council looks at selling ‘haunted’ Llantwit Major Castle

A council is once again looking to sell a ‘haunted’ castle it owns which was previously withdrawn from auction in 2006. A report by Vale of Glamorgan council has sought to outline planning… Continue reading

Health board proposes closure of Wales’ oldest psychiatric hospital as part of service shake up

A health board has proposed closing Wales oldest psychiatric hospital as part of a shake up of mental health services in the area. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board want to move all… Continue reading

Study says chemical reactions are answer to toast’s appealing smell

Scientists believe they have uncovered the chemical code behind why the smell of toast in the morning is so appealing. Existing research has already shown that smell is the strongest sensory memory trigger… Continue reading

Stolen dog re-united with owner after Facebook campaign

A stolen collie dog has today been re-united with her owner after a campaign by Facebook users. Jess went missing from her Llanedeyrn home yesterday and was spotted by concerned bar promotions staff… Continue reading

‘Britain’s Roswell’; Berwyn Mountain incident files published online

A file which details the investigation behind a 1974 mass UFO sighting in Wales has gone online for the first time today. Detailing reports and numerous inquiries from ufologists, the Berwyn Mountain file… Continue reading