Articles from issue : July 2015

All things books

With Sarla Langdon

Summer Reading It has become the fashion with the quality Sunday papers to invite well-known authors with uneven critical faculties to make choices of books for your summer reading. I value my own judgement more highly and present you here

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Harbour Highlights

with Kim Jones

Harbour Highlights KIM JONES is known to readers as a regular contributor of local and not so local bike rides. This month however, Kim had a different hat on as he travelled up the coast to ABERAERON to meet Glyn

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The Gower Show 2015

Celebrating Rural Life

The Gower Show 2015  Celebrating Rural Life The Gower Show is a traditional one-day agricultural show and this year will be on Sunday 2nd August 2015 The Show is held in the stunning grounds of Penrice Castle Park near Oxwich

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Top 10 in the UK

With Charles Fencott of 57 BARBERS in Vivian Road, Sketty

Charles Fencott of 57 BARBERS in Vivian Road, Sketty knows a thing or two about male grooming. Why not pop in to see him and experience a traditional cut-throat close shave? Top 10 in the UK AS PROMISED, THIS MONTH’S

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Family History

with Charles Wilson-Watson

Family History Charles Wilson-Watson joins us this month to give advice on family history research. Charles is a researcher and family historian – do get in touch if you need help in finding out more about your ancestry. Birth Certificates

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BAY Fashion

with Chantele Cross-Jones

Not on the High Street This month our fashionista Chantele has been scouring the internet for UK based designers who are bucking the trend and bringing manufacturing back to Britain. The refreshing thing is that the prices are highly competitive

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TheBAY Film Reviews

with Sofiane Ziad

TheBAY Film Reviews The Cine Files with Sofiane Ziad Film review: Timbuktu Director: Abderrahmane Sissako A HEART-BREAKING, VISUAL BALLADRY OF ONE NATION’S FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL Timbuktu, 2012. An establishing shot of a gazelle running for its life in the dunes

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SURFING

WITH CHRIS ‘GUTS’ GRIFFITHS

Good news all round With summer creeping slowly upon us, the usual decline in surf conditions begins. Guys are digging out the paddleboards, fishing rods and even tennis racquets to help keep them amused through the flat spells. I have

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Badger’s Album of the month

Listen out for Badger & Emma, presenters of the breakfast show on - the wave 96.4fm

Will Young Love Revolution IT DOESN’T SEEM POSSIBLE THAT IT IS THIRTEEN YEARS SINCE WILL YOUNG WON THE INAUGURAL SERIES OF POP IDOL. BADGER HAS SELECTED YOUNG’S LOVE REVOLUTION AS HIS ALBUM OF THE MONTH, AND LISTENING TO THIS CD

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SPOTLIGHT ON LETTINGS

With Hannah McCartan, Director of multi-award winning agency McCARTAN LETTINGS

SPOTLIGHT ON LETTINGS Change in Regulations brings Landlord Licencing to Wales Lettings expert, Hannah McCartan, Director of multi-award winning agency McCARTAN LETTINGS, explains that changes to regulation in Wales will require all Landlords to be registered and if they manage

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Of Damsels and Dragons

WITH DR ISABELLA BREY’S

DR ISABELLA BREY’S INSECTS FOR JULY ARE THE SEEMINGLY MAGICAL DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES – BUT NOT EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN IS LOVELY Of Damsels and Dragons On sunny summer days near lakes and streams, dragonflies delight with their spectacular aerobatics

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DIG IT

WITH FULKE ANDEL

Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener Well we’ve experienced some extremes, weather wise over the last few months! A fantastically warm April, a colder than normal May and so far a windy June. However, according to

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SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION

by John Morrissey – SCP

Looking after your cat in the sunshine  With summer and warmer weather almost upon us it is important to look after our little furry friends. Cats are very susceptible to heatstroke in excessive heat conditions due to their small body

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Garden BirdWatch

with Amanda Skull

BIRD OF THE MONTH FOR JULY:  Song Thrush Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch Scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird

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Bay Motoring

Motoring with Liam Bird  

LAST MONTH, LIAM TOOK DELIVERY OF A VW CAMPERVAN AND WHERE BETTER TO TEST-DRIVE IT THAN AT THREE CLIFFS CAMPSITE ON GOWER…. The VW California – California Dreamin’ FOR SALE: A thoroughly modern and most solidly built dwelling, constructed in

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BAY Classic Motors

With Ashley Lovering

The 1st Classic Commercial Vehicle Road Run of Malta ASHLEY’S CLASSIC MOTOR ARTICLE FOR JULY FOCUSES ON AN EVENT RATHER THAN AN INDIVIDUAL CAR. IF YOU’RE A CLASSIC CAR OWNER, YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN ASHLEY AND HIS FRIENDS IN MALTA

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Red and Breakfast

With Simon Fry

Red and Breakfast LAST YEAR SIMON FRY REVIEWED THE MGALLERY PISCINE MOLITOR HOTEL IN PARIS FOR TheBAY. IN APRIL HE STAYED IN THE IMPRESSIVE NEW HOTEL FOOTBALL IN MANCHESTER. Lovers of many things Welsh, eye-catching art-work, football in general and

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