Articles from issue : August 2015

DIG-IT

with Fulke Andel

DIG-IT  Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener Well, at the time of writing (mid July), the weather has been dreadful – so much for July being a hot and balmy month! My poor bedding plants looked

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ARE YOU A LANDLORD?

With  Hannah McCartan McCartan Lettings, Killay

ARE YOU A LANDLORD? Be aware of imminent changes to lettings legislation says Hannah McCartan McCartan Lettings, Killay THE LEGISLATION – THE HOUSING (WALES) ACT 2014 – gained Royal Assent last September and is due to come into effect this October. It

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Bug of the Month

With Isabela Brey's

Hoverflies – The Great Pretenders It is a sunny summer’s day and you are walking along a scenic path fringed with wild flowers. Suddenly a black and yellow insect flies up from a flower and hovers on the spot, right

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Taming your feral or stray cat

By John Morrissey - SCP

Taming your feral or stray cat It’s not easy to make friends with a stray or semi feral cat; a cat will be thinking who is this big thing trying to pick me up? Their defence mechanism will kick in

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GARDEN BIRDWATCH

with Amanda Skull

Species of the month: Domestic Cat Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch Scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or

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Mountainbike Trails

with KIM JONES 

Millennium Coastal Path This month KIM JONES offers us a family friendly ride around the coast of Carmarthen. It’s a route that John Ashley has previously taken as a walk and it makes an equally enjoyable bike ride ‘Mummy, will the

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Surfing

with Chris ‘Guts’ Griffiths

Hot shots Well, this month I was supposed to be bringing you an article on my trip to the Wave Garden in Snowdonia. Unfortunately, I am going a few days later than expected which means I’m missing the deadline for

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BAY fashion

with Chantele Cross-Jones

My TOP 5s for Autumn CHANTELE HAS BEEN CHECKING OUT THE TRENDS FOR NEXT SEASON AVAILABLE ON-LINE AND IN THE HIGH STREET STORES We are coming up to that awkward time in the year – we haven’t had much of

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BAY Sport

With PHIL OWEN Swansea Uplands Rugby Club in Upper Killay

Phil updates us on the latest news and progress from SURC Time to diversify We have been breaking new ground over the closed season and are delighted to have been able to accommodate the newest team to be established in

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Motoring

with Liam Bird

THE AGE OF DISCOVERY A few years ago a fellow motor-noter gave me a piece of, what turned out to be, very useful advice: “Never” he said “turn down an invitation – if you’re fortunate to get one – from

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Classic Motors

with Ashley Lovering

SWANSEA FESTIVAL OF TRANSPORT 2015 ASHLEY LOVERING is the man behind the increasingly popular SWANSEA FESTIVAL OF TRANSPORT. He has seen the festival grow since the very first one that was held at Swansea Airport on Fairwood Common back in

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RUNNING INTO PAIN

By Tim Wright from Gower Acupuncture (Swansea)  

RUNNING INTO PAIN Summer is here and people who haven’t run before are hitting the pavements in an attempt to shift the winter flab. Keen amateur runners are upping their mileage, making the most of the long and (hopefully) warm

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Problems in Pregnancy

With ROSIE JONES – Osteopath

Problems in Pregnancy ROSIE IS AN OSTEOPATH WITH SWANSEA BODY KINETICS AT THE NATURAL HEALTH SERVICE IN PAGE STREET, SWANSEA. THIS MONTH ROSIE OFFERS ADVICE TO WOMEN IN PREGNANCY Throughout pregnancy a women’s body undergoes a remarkable amount of change

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LOWER BACK PAIN

With RACHEL HATCHER

RACHEL HATCHER is a Sports Therapist and lead coach at Swansea Water Polo Club. Rachel is owner of The Hub, a Sports Therapy Clinic in The Phoenix Centre, Townhill. LOWER BACK PAIN As a Sports Therapist I am specifi-cally concerned

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Equisetum

With The Herbal Clinic, Swansea

Equisetum Is the sole survivor of the Equisetales family; huge tree-like plants that thrived 400 million years ago. In spring its shoots resemble asparagus – in Japan they are cooked and eaten in a similar way to the vegetable. By

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Bless those Saints

Easy to follow recipe with Tatiana Bento – Marmalade Cookery School

Bless those saints THE SARDINE SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OPEN! WITH JUNE COME THE FESTIVITIES AROUND THE PAGAN SAINTS OF PORTUGAL THAT OPENS OUR SARDINE SEASON, CULMINATING IN THE FATTEST SARDINES BY THE END OF AUGUST. THIS MONTH I’M GOING TO

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Gower Kitchen, Uplands Recipe

Courtesy of The Gower Kitchen, Uplands... here is a simple yet stunning recipe

WHAT BETTER WAY TO END A MEAL THAN WITH A TANGY, CREAMY, LEMONY TART? EVEN THOSE THAT DON’T NORMALLY ‘DO’ DESSERTS WILL LOVE THE SHARPNESS OF THIS DECONSTRUCTED CLASSIC PUDDING Courtesy of The Gower Kitchen, Uplands… here is a simple

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