Articles from issue : July 2018

Dig it

Gardening advice for the NEW (and not so new) gardener with Fulke Andel

After moaning about the early spring weather and the beast from the east, what a delight we experienced during May and early June. My garden has gone from the depths of dormancy to full flower in such a short period

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What was it that Robert Burns said about the best-laid plans? Something about them going awry wasn’t it? Ours were simple. Or so we thought… On Friday morning we’d set off early (well, early-ish), to drive to Reading, home of

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The Cine Files with Emlyn Roberts-Harry

This is the sort of film that nightmares are made of, but if Emlyn is right, it is a worth-while watch. Another “based on a true story” film, Adrift continues director Baltasar Kormakur’s apparent penchant for put-ting horrifying natural disasters

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Masters of Darkness

Bay Bugs with Dr Isabella Brey

The family Erebidae (from ‘Erebus’ – the god of darkness in ancient Greek mythology) is the largest and one of the most diverse moth families in the world. Almost 90 species of erebid moths are found in Britain, among which

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JIM CLARK’S ‘2 VEV’ TO BE AUCTIONED AT GOODWOOD FOS One of the most celebrated and storied British racing cars of all time is set to be the main attraction of the Bonhams Festival of Speed sale at Goodwood on

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Interstitium & The Triple Burner

Decoding the Mystique of Chinese Medicine with Tim Wright, Gower Acupuncture-Swansea

As a clinician who practices an ancient medicine with modern sensibilities, the Triple Burner always made me cringe. Chinese medicine prioritises 12 major organs as vital for functioning of health. These organs include the heart, lungs, gall bladder, kidneys, all

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Family History

With Charles Wilson-Watkins

WOMEN AND WAR International Nursing Day was mark-ed on 12 May. It’s a day celebrated around the world to mark the contributions that nurses make to society. 12 May is the day that Florence Nightingale (left) was born, she’s remembered

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Healthy Eating this Summer

With Bay Cluster Network

Dr Lamah El-Sharkawi is a GP in Uplands and Mumbles Surgery and her sister Reem El-Sharkawi is a GP Pharmacist, both are part of the Bay Cluster Network Working in a GP surgery we often get asked, what diet do

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When love breaks down

Family Law with Sally Goldstone

Saturday 19th May 2018 was a very special day – my mother’s 90th birthday and the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. All birthday celebrations were timetabled so that my mother (well, all of us) could watch the

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Whiplash? give it a (Head)Rest

Fix my Spine with Iona Collins

There is a very large industry which focusses on the importance of good spinal posture, in the belief that good posture means avoidance of back and neck pain. There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that links poor posture with spinal

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What is IR35?

Get more out of yur accountant with Allchurch & Co

IR35 is tax legislation that is designed to combat tax avoidance by workers supplying their services to clients via an intermediary, such as a limited company, but who would be an employee if the intermediary was not used. Introduced in

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Bay Mac’s Help Desk

With Steve Paris

Q: Some websites’ texts are too small, others too big. It can be really infuriating sometimes as you go from page to page. I know Command-+ and Command– make the words bigger and smaller, but why can’t this be standardised

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The Written World

With Sarla Langdon

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk Translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft (Fitzcarraldo  Editions £12.99) The winner of the 2018 Booker International award has been announced. It is the Polish submission Flights by Olga Tokarczuk which begins with the narration of

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Gone Fishing

Bay Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

Well, we’ve had an amazing start to the summer (and long may it continue) with glorious weather and small fun waves to go with it. And the board of choice for a lot of guys to get the most out

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