Articles from issue : February 2016

The Blitz

Family History with Charles Wilson - Watkins

  Bombing that occurred during the Second World War was known as The Blitz, from the German word Blitzkrieg – which translates as lightning war. It started in Britain in over 16 major cities on 7th September 1940 and lasted

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Liam Motoring

Motoring

With Liam Bird

  LEARNING MY (RACING) LINES Porsche Cayman GTS at the Porsche Driving Experience Silverstone   Formula 1’s most notorious playboy James Hunt had a patch on his overalls stating that “Sex is breakfast of Champions”, but when it comes to

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Editor’s Choice

Autocare Services Group Review

AUTOCARE SERVICES GROUP (ASG) has been advertising with us for some time now, and as I always try to use as many of our advertisers as possible, when it came to servicing my car they immediately came to mind. My only

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Classic Maltese Motors

With Ashley Lovering

ASHLEY IS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SPEND TIME EACH YEAR ON THE MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OF MALTA WHERE BRITISH CLASSIC VEHICLES ALSO ENJOY THE DRY WARM CLIMATE The glorious winter weather in Malta means classic vehicles owners can get out and about

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A pilgrim’s diary: The Desert

With Father Andrew Pearce rector at St Teilo's Church, Bishopston

When I tread the verge of Jordan, Bid my anxious fears subside, Death of death, and Hell’s destruction, Land me safe on Canaan’s side. A Happy New Year! No sooner than Christmas is behind us, we begin looking forward to

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Wildfire – Rachel Platten

CD of the month with Badger

Listen out for Badger & Claire presenters of the breakfast show on the wave HERE’S AN ALBUM TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS VALENTINE’S DAY Rachel Platten burst onto the scene early in 2015 and when she did, it was

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Reflections on Bowie

By Badger of The Wave

  Last month the death was announced of one of my personal heroes, David Bowie. For someone who had mastered the art of surprising, and shocking but never being ordinary, his death was quiet and dignified. No funeral, just a

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The Written World

With Sarla Langdon

  We embark on 2016 in a self congratulatory mood, delighted to have been introduced by Swansea University Humanities chief Professor John Spurr to poet, novelist and broadcaster Owen Sheers as “Sarla Langdon, the most powerful literary critic in Wales”.

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Dig It with Fulke Andel

Gardening advice for the new ( and not so new) gardener.

Now, that was definitely a wet couple of months! The high winds and torrential rain has caused havoc in my garden, with fence posts snapped and long established fruit trees loosened in the ground. One of my plastic cloches took

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Heralds of Spring

With Dr Isabella Brey

  BAY Bugs with Dr Isabella Brey   After months of seemingly never-ending darkness, rain and gales, few things are better at lifting the spirits than catching sight of the first butterfly of the year. Many times the source of

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Celebrating twenty years of Garden Birdwatch

A monthly look at birds in the garden with Amanda Skull

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. Garden BirdWatch is the largest year-round survey of garden birds in the world. Through simple

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Purring the blues away this winter

Cats Protection's Swansea and District Branch

According to Cats Protection’s Swansea and District branch, purr therapy is the answer to ease the stress of the winter months of January and February – dubbed the most depressing time of the year A cat’s purr is widely recognised

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Tips for choosing the right letting agent in 2016

By Hannah McCartan, Managing Director of the multi-award winning McCartan Lettings based in Killay

  TO CHOOSE A GOOD LETTING AGENT, LANDLORDS NEED TO FOCUS ON THE SERVICE THEY DELIVER RATHER THAN THE PRICE THAT THEY CHARGE To help property landlords ensure that they are getting the best deal from their letting company, Hannah

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