Articles

July 2016

Crime and Punishment

with Charles Wilson Watkins

Charles is a researcher and family historian. If you would like Charles to help you with tracing YOUR family ancestry please contact him at swanseafamilyhistory@yahoo.co.uk.   LAST MONTH CHARLES LOOKED AT INFORMATION GATHERED FROM POLICE RECORDS; HE TURNS HIS ATTENTION THIS MONTH TO

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Liam Motoring July 2016

McLaren 570 GT

Motoring with Liam Bird

24 Hours on the Island of Eternal Spring Certain invitations are simply too good to refuse.  “Would you care to join us…?” read McLaren Automotive’s email “for the launch of our all-new 570GT next week. We’ll be based at the

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July 2016

June events round up

Classic Motors with Ashley Lovering

ASHLEY PROVIDES A BRIEF UPDATE ON TWO OF HIS EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN JUNE The Coracle classic vehicle road run took place on Saturday 18th of June with vehicles of various size, type and age arriving at the Civic

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Liam Motoring July 2016

BMW i8

Motoring with Liam Bird

She blinded me with science “An electric motor can stir anything but the soul” If my memory serves me correctly (it sometimes doesn’t so apologies in advance) that quote comes from Stephen Bayley’s brilliant book Death Drive. In it, as

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July 2016

WESTMINSTER NEWS

BYRON DAVIES, CONSERVATIVE MP FOR GOWER TOOK HIS SEAT IN PARLIAMENT LAST YEAR. HERE HE TELLS US ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES IN WESTMINSTER

  Just over a year ago, I stepped off a train in Paddington and headed to the Palace of Westminster to take my seat as the newly elected Conservative MP for Gower. Arriving at this awe inspiring building – the

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July 2016

Dig It with Fulke Andel

GARDENING ADVICE FOR THE NEW (AND NOT SO NEW) GARDENER

June has been a month of contrasts; from glorious sunshine to horrendous downpours in a matter of moments. However, according to our weather forecasting friends, July is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time

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July 2016

SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION

has been looking at some cat-chy, cat-chphrases that are in common, and some not so common use

  CAT SAYINGS The cat has infiltrated our language more than we realise. Here are some examples: Bell the cat: To undertake to do something dangerous. Cat around (slang): To seek aimlessly for amusement. Let the cat out of the

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July 2016

Snippets

Interesting bits and bobs and upcoming events

SWANSEA-MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS! JUST THE TICKET Time was when if you wanted to go anywhere in Swansea you went with The Transport. South Wales Transport to be precise, the bus company that carried the people of Swansea far

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June 2016

Big Boys’ Toys

BAY Motors with Ashley Lovering

1973 MG BGT 3500cc V8 Back in the late 1960s I bought my first MG. It was the latest model, a BGT finished in Damascus Red. Up to the minute, its features included opening doors and tailgate, suspension, glass and

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June 2016

Everything is pixelated

BAY Apple help...with STEVE PARIS

The column that focuses on providing help, top advice and news about your Apple devices, namely Macs, iPhones and iPads. Please send any questions to Steve via the contact details below. 
Q: Why is there no way to search for

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June 2016

She’s Electric

Motoring with Liam Bird

The BMW i3 I’ve been desperately trying to remember what I learnt in my physics class. What was Faraday’s Law again? What was it he said about an electric current being generated by a moving conductor within a magnetic field?

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June 2016

Shin Splints

Health & Wellbeing with Rosie Jones – Osteopath

Rosie is an Osteopath with Swansea Body Kinetics at The Natural Health Service in Page Street, Swansea. This month Rosie explains the causes and treatments for shin splints Shin Splints What are they? The medical term for shin splints is

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