This week's new music gig guide hopefully comes to you after your chilled-out and possibly boozy Bank Holiday. Even though topping up your social calendar may not be high on your agenda right now, we reckon that you should certainly start planning your gigs for the week ahead. It's always good to be organised, right?
For several years now Gwynedd County Council have been reorganising and federalising small rural schools to save on the Educational budget (a grant I might add from the government which is ring-fenced specifically for use within the educational department).
We're a band that has barely left the touring circuit since our formation, so it's very natural that the seeds of songs find themselves being planted in hotel rooms, bus lounges and the backstages of venues across the globe.
The business began as a hobby and has now flourished into a cottage industry involving the whole Ryder family. Harry suffered a severe stroke and was...
I was in the small town of Neath in South Wales the other day, admiring castle ruins and thinking about Edward II. History is written by those who su...
If I were a headmaster (some thought really!) my report would be predominantly positive, with underlying concerns about being too defensive and encouragement to take the risk and blood some attacking talent. But a pat on the back for the captain and maybe even a gold star.
When people ask me about this England v Wales game, one of the biggest challenges for the England players is understanding how much this means to the Welsh players, to the Welsh supporters and the country as a whole.
I still remember the first book I read and disliked. It was Alice in Wonderland; I found it boring. I also remember the first book I read, liked and ...
In reply to the Leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood's The Huffington Post article published on the 28 January 2013 "what is best for Wales?...
What I am asking here is why does it have to be so bloody hard? All schools are given a SEN budget, unfortunately they are afraid of labelling a child at an early age, as are the County. The end result is a child who has no behavioural need is left to slide, loosing self-confidence in their ability.
"Good at rugby, lousy at renewable energy". OK, that's not an adage that many supporters will mutter in the upcoming Six Nations as the opposing team scores a try. But, at the moment, it's sort of true.
England vs Scotland is the oldest rugby international. It oozes history, stories, experiences and emotion and that is why I love it. It is special, very very special. And the history between England and Scotland does play a huge part in that, a vital part in that.
In Europe and Britain, if we are to accept the line from London that the UK is a political union of equals then the UK has to accept that it can only move so far and so fast as is agreed by all of its members. Isn't that the very essence of subsidiarity? The arguments for staying part of the EU - certainly with steps to make it more efficient and more responsive to the diverse needs of European regions - are more clear-cut here in Wales than as seen in England. On balance we in Wales would probably prefer to stay put.
I am ambitious for Wales and I believe in the Welsh people. I want them to succeed, and I believe that the Welsh government could be doing more to ensure businesses aren't turned down outright when they try to access finance.
It seems that Derek the Weathersheep is writing his place into Welsh history.
Like many towns and cities across the United Kingdom, Cardiff is an interesting blend of the history of yesterday and modernity of tomorrow.