Welsh

Great Days Out in Wales' Historic Past

Andrew White | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

There are some fantastic days out in Wales' Historic Past. Perhaps take in the sea air along parts of the stunning Wales Coast Path, soak up the culture at World Heritage Sites and connect with nature in National Parks?

Cameron Must Set Out What He Wants From EU, Says Ex-Tory Cabinet Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been warned by one of his former cabinet ministers that he must set out his "red lines" and "spell out" what he wants in his attempt...

On Language and Nationalism: A Letter to Wales

Leigh Jones | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Politics
Leigh Jones

To my dearest Wales, Cymru, cartref. I use the word "cartref", Welsh for home, despite not having lived there for six years or more. Somehow one's heart is always located deep in one's roots.

Lost in Translation: Saving Europe's Endangered Languages

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

My a'th kar! Unless you speak Cornish, these words are unlikely to make your heart skip a beat. There is no shortage of minority languages in the UK...

Maybe the Welsh Should Call for an English Parliament

Eddie Bone | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Eddie Bone

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?...

Welsh Archdruid Refuses To Pay English-Speaking Cashier For Groceries

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK

Police were called to a shop in Wales after an Archdruid refused to pay for his goods because the cashier did not speak to him in Welsh. Dr Robyn L...

Wales' Green Image Risks Becoming an Illusion

Anne Meikle | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Politics
Anne Meikle

So what did the Welsh government actually unveil at that event in Blaenavon? Was it a white paper which offered a 'ground breaking' plan for legislation which will make Wales a leading light on sustainable development? Having now had time to analyse it, the answer, sadly, is still 'not yet'.

Ann Romney Raisin the Battlelines

Patric Morgan | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Patric Morgan

There have been rumours, and they are just rumours at the moment, that Ann Romney will be dressed as a Welsh cake on Election Night. She'll be there, telling the world how her grandparents showed her how to make Welsh cakes, and how she wants to continue the tradition to her children and so on and so forth

Could the Secret of Romance of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor have been an evening of Sea bas and Sancerre in Swansea?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sreedhar Pillai

They say the April weather is like a woman's heart. But if you have ever been in Wales, where the legendary Richard Burton was born and later grew up,...

Is This What We Call British Culture?

Sian Powell | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
Sian Powell

I don't usually take much interest in football, especially during the Olympics, but when I read on Twitter that none of the Welsh players had sung God Save the Queen at the beginning Great Britain's first male football match I suddenly wanted to tune in (and have even watched the beginning over again). Welsh nationalism has always been somewhat of a taboo subject, especially during prime time on the BBC, but here it was being discussed at half time of an Olympic match by Gary Lineker and Robbie Savage. How times have changed? Or have they?

Olympic Kick Off For Women's Football As Games Lanes Open

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

The first Olympic event, women's football, kicks off in Cardiff on Wednesday as 30 miles of games lanes open across London. Team GB women's footbal...

LISTEN: Tory MP Tells Caller To 'Join The BNP' Following Welsh Language Row

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics

Conservative MP David Davies told a Welsh caller to "go and join the BNP" in the midst of a furious debate on Wales when he appeared on Jeremy's Vine ...

Remembering Mervyn Davies, Greatest of the Great Eights

Scott Jordan Harris | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Sport
Scott Jordan Harris

Mervyn Davies--a crucial member of the two finest rugby teams ever assembled, the 1971 and 1974 British Lions, and of the all-time XV of any rugby fan with sense--has died of cancer. To the special men who played with him in those legendary Lions sides, his death was not a surprise.

Happy St David's Day!

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

Happy St David's Day! Welsh people around the world are celebrating the nation's special day on 1 March, which also coincides with the first day of sp...

Firemen And Villagers Battle To Rescue 'Pregnant Cat', Only To Find Stuffed Toy

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

Firemen, RSPCA workers and bin operators were left red-faced after a 12-hour operation to save a ‘pregnant cat’ from a recycling bin, only to find...

Why Teaching Welsh is Important to Wales

Abby Young-Powell | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Abby Young-Powell

There are many reasons why keeping Welsh on the school curriculum is important, but to me it is vital as it is part of our ancestry. Cultural imperialism and social snobbery forced our grandfathers to murmur Welsh in the playgrounds, but they did, and it is only because they did so that we can speak it out loud all over Wales today.

New Miss England Is Really Welsh

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2011 | UK

The newly crowned Miss England is a picture-perfect beauty queen. Alize Mounter is 22, blonde, 5'11 , tanned, toned - and Welsh. The former Brit...