Articles from issue : May 2016

Join the Hunt for Amazing Oil Beetles in Wales

We need your help to boost our records for Oil Beetles in Wales

Now in its fifth year, Buglife’s UK wide oil beetle hunt is helping us to understand and conserve these impressive and intriguing insects. Their large, glossy, black bodies tinted blue or purple, long fat abdomens and stunted wingcases make them almost

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Scaredy Cats

HOW THE GHOSTS OF MARGAM CASTLE AND OTHER HAUNTED BUILDINGS TOGETHER WITH SCAREDY CATS PARANORMAL GROUP ARE HELPING THE STRAY, RESCUED, INJURED AND FERAL CATS OF SWANSEA AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

On average Swansea Cats Protection spend £150 on each of their rescued cats, so fund raising is vital and coming up with different ideas can be challenging! Swansea Cats Protection teamed up with RIP South Wales Paranormal Group to form

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The Written World

With Sarla Langdon

  The Way Things Were by Aatish Taseer (Picador £16.99) We welcome a serious new Indian novel by a British/Indian writer Aatish Taseer, whose book The Way Things Were is a work that is as important in analysing the nature

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Miniature Marvels

with Dr Isabella Brey

  Rarely more than a centimetre in length, yet with exquisitely intricate patterns and often rich and beautiful colours, plant bugs (family Miridae) are living proof that the best things do, indeed, come in the smallest packages Like their larger

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Skin Health

With Jodie Grove

The Grove Skin Clinic, GowertonJodie is an advanced clinical nurse prescriber with over 14 years’ experience. She is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses and the Royal College of Nurses and regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery

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DIG IT with Fulke Andel

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

Well the high winds of April caused a few problems. I now have to re-felt the shed roof and find the owners of a number of council garden waste bags that have blown into the garden. The wet weather should

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Motoring with Liam Bird

Audi R8 (2016) - Four Hundered Miles in Ingolstadt’s useable supercar

Publishing schedules being what they are I’m writing this at the very start of the motor-sport season; by the time you read this it’ll be well and truly under way. We’ll know if Formula 1’s new controversial qualifying system has

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Everything is Pixelated

Mac, iPhone & iPad news, tips & tricks

  TheBAY welcomes a new contributor to its stable this month. Steve Paris  is an internationally published writer, an Apple Certified Trainer, and provides consultancy, training and troubleshooting services to the Swansea area. You can email him at steve@maclore.net or contact

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Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

Charles is a researcher and family historian. Do get in touch if you need helpmin finding out more about YOUR ancestry swanseafamily-history@yahoo.co.uk

It’s Good To Talk THE CONCLUSION OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR CAME ON THE 7TH/8TH MAY 1945. THE COUNTRY CELEBRATED ON WHAT CAME TO BE KNOWN AS VE DAY – VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY, AND THIS MONTH MARKS THE 71ST

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WINTER WALKING IN LANZAROTE

The Bay welcomes Stephen Miles as a contributor

  REGULAR BAY READER STEPHEN MILES CONTACTED US AFTER HE HAD PACKED HIS WALKING BOOTS AND ESCAPED THE DREADFUL WINTER WEATHER WITH A WALKING HOLIDAY TO LANZAROTE For those who like getting their boots on and venturing out into the

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Snippets

Interesting events, bits and bobs

KEEP RENOVATION WASTE OUT OF LANDFILL WITH A FREE APP  Wales has been leading the way when it comes to reducing levels of waste sent to landfill and now a new iPhone app launched in April will help home-owners check

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Llys Nini

The Bay's monthly column that tries to match small furry and feathered friends with new forever homes

LOOKING FOR LOVE Llys Nini Animal Centre has lots of small furry friends looking for a bit of love and and a new home. In this our new monthly column we try to match these BFFs (Best Furry/Feathered Friends) with

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Classic Motors

With Ashley Lovering

LIVING THE DREAM This month Ashley brings us an American classic, a 1957 Chevrolet owned by Gary Morgan Gary’s passion for classic American cars started back in the 80s when he invested in a Dodge van, but it wasn’t until

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Garden Birdwatch

With Amanda Skull

BIRD FEEDING TIPS 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. Subject of the Month: Feeding The types of food you offer your garden

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