Welsh Powers referendum count: as it happened

Wales has voted yes with 21 out of 22 local authorities voting yes. The only county to vote no in the referendum was Monmouthshire. Turnout was just over 35%. Wales now has powers to pass its… Continue reading

Loeb and Ogier hoping for success in Wales Rally GB

The weather seems to be on everyone’s minds today as teams prepare for the kick of this year’s Wales Rally GB in Cardiff tonight. Last night drivers tested out the new special stage… 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A council is once again looking to sell a ‘haunted’ castle it owns which was previously withdrawn from auction in 2006.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

Talking Points: Your top ten Welsh heritage spots?

Tintern Abbey was recently ranked as one of Countrylife editor Clive Aslet’s top ten UK heritage sites. The Medieval Monmouthsire ruin, which is managed by Cadw, was ranked number eight in the list… Continue reading

Derelict holiday camp St Athan’s Boys Village goes to auction

A former boys club holiday camp in the Vale of Glamorgan is being sold at auction this evening. St Athan Boys’ Village was originally built as a holiday camp for young miners in… Continue reading