This Quiz Will Show You Why Welsh Might Just Be One Of The Best Languages In The World

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK

The Welsh language has been placed in the spotlight in recent days - so we’ve decided to celebrate some of the most glorious words that Wales has gi...

Charlotte Church Announces She's Pregnant Live On Stage

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Parents

Charlotte Church gave her fans something of a shock after announcing that she was pregnant live on stage. The Welsh singer and activist was performing...

Ten Simple Political Predictions For 2017

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Boris Johnson won't last another six months as Foreign Secretary. There will be too many conflicts between himself and Theresa May and something will have to give. Mrs May isn't going anywhere, so it'll be Boris. Where he'll go though is anyone's guess...

After Brexit, It's Time For A Bigger, Stronger Senedd

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

'May you live in interesting times' goes the old Chinese curse. And few could deny that we do: Brexit, a party system in flux, and a constitution in t...

Wales Tornado Trashes Caravan Park With 94mph Winds

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

A suspected cluster of mini tornadoes have torn through parts of Wales and the Midlands. Winds of up to 94mph were recorded in parts of Wales on Thurs...

Sera - Rocks!

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Debbie Bannigan

Fans of folk music will probably be familiar with Folkstock Records, a prolific boutique label well known for championing new, acoustic folk and roots...

Welsh-speaking or Not - Why We Should All Take on the Trolls

Leanne Wood | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

The Welsh language is in a precarious state. Media outlets that bait or troll on the Welsh language in this way are treading dangerous ground. Why would they do it? And no, it's not against freedom of speech to argue that they they should handle the question in a more sensitive and respectful manner.

I am a Young Woman of Colour and Faith - Why Should I Care About the Welsh Assembly Elections?

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sahar Al-Faifi

After all, there will not be a whole country, a whole city or whole community greater than the sum of its parts, unless most citizens of the UK and Wales in particular feel that this land is theirs - ours and that we are in it, of it and willing to know it.

Why I Want Wales to Be the First Living Wage Country

Andrew RT Davies | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew RT Davies

Conservatives have always backed those who want to get on in life, roll up their sleeves and do a hard day's work. We always have and we always will. That's why I want Wales to lead the charge on being the first living wage country of the UK and I'm proud that it's Welsh Conservatives who are the ones doing it.

Great Days Out in Wales' Historic Past

Andrew White | Posted 24.11.2014 | 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.