Hay Festival

Former Crimewatch Presenter Nick Ross Admits 'I'd Probably Watch Child Porn'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

Former Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross has admitted he would “probably” watch child porn if he was offered the opportunity “to see what all the f...

'Frightening' Decline Of Bookshops

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

Britain's wealth of secondhand bookshops are going out of business "at a frightening speed", an expert has warned. A generation brought up on ebook...

Religious Fundamentalism 'May Be Categorised As Mental Illness & Cured By Science'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Religious fundamentalism and cruelty to children may one day be treated in the same way as mental illness, a neuroscientist has speculated. Kathle...

Threat to Hay on Wye Mark II

Kate Holmes | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Holmes

The Globe festival have had their license revoked and are going to appeal as I speak. 5 people complained!!!!!!! ( even the local B and R paper though this a total joke) so a major source of income for Hay has been denied to its local shop-keepers. Clever Council!!!!!

Post Traumatic Festival

Kate Holmes | Posted 19.06.2012 | Home
Kate Holmes

The busiest 10 days of Hay On Wye 2012 has now passed as the town is left in a kind of post apocalyptic mess of muddy fields, empty portaloos and dirty windswept awnings leftover from the Hay Literary Festival.

Sam Parker

A Summer Festival ...Of Philosophy?!

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 20.12.2012 | Home

Every summer in Britain we flock in our thousands to outdoor festivals promising music, comedy and theatre, always hoping to experience those sublime ...

Rankin's Rebus Returns

PA | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home

Crime writer Ian Rankin has confirmed Inspector Rebus will return in a new novel out later this year called Standing in Another Man's Grave. The Ed...

Letter From the Country: Weather Watch

Kate Holmes | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Holmes

Hay-on-Wye has its own micro-climate, being in a dip with not much winter sun. It always seems a degree or two colder than everywhere locally. Each day I nip in to the centre to grab a loaf of Alex Gooch's beautiful sourdough bread from the local deli and have a quick chat with the shopkeepers.