Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 18, 2010

Welsh hair used to help Gulf of Mexico oil slick

Generous Kieran McCann will have a close shave with charity on Thursday by getting his head shaved in aid of the oil slick near the Gulf of Mexico. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 17, 2010

Feeder to headline Cardiff’s Big Weekend

Chart-toppers, Feeder, have confirmed they will be the headline act for this year’s Admiral Cardiff Big Weekend . Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 17, 2010

Doctor Who is coming to Cardiff as part of live monster tour

GHASTLY: The Judoon are among the creatures expected to be part of Doctor Who Live

Doctor Who fans are in for a treat as the hit TV show is shapeshifting into a monster live stage show. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 14, 2010

Only Brits Aloud for Welsh choir

Only Men Aloud scooped the coveted album of the year award at this year’s Classical Brits. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 11, 2010

New government formed with Clegg as deputy PM

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, will be David Cameron’s deputy, the new PM has revealed. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 11, 2010

David Cameron is new PM


David Cameron is Britain’s new Prime Minister following an invitation from the Queen, asking him to form a new government. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 11, 2010

Harman named new Labour leader

Harriet Harnan has been appointed deputy leader of the Labour Party it has been announced. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 11, 2010

Brown travelling to Buckingham Palace to resign

Gordon Brown is en route to Buckingham Palace for a meeting with the Queen to formally stand down as Prime Minister. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 10, 2010

Brown to stand down as leader of Labour Party

Gordon Brown has announced he is to stand down as leader of the Labour Party. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 10, 2010

Strict rubbish guidelines operating in Riverside

A “zero tolerance” approach is to be adopted by Cardiff Council following the launch of its ‘Clean Up Riverside’ campaign. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 7, 2010

Boyz II Men: Sending Ladiez II Teenagers

Smooth tunes, dapper suits and endless charisma coursing through the arena, flooding through the crowds of screaming fans and diffusing into the lights – all you would expect from a Boyz II Men concert…plus so much more. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 7, 2010

Five top poli-Twits

There is only one fitting subject for this week’s #FFF (Follow Friday Feature)…the general election. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 7, 2010

Labour lose Cardiff seat to Tories

Labour have lost a seat to the Conservatives in Cardiff, making the stats Labour: 2, Conservatives: 2 and Liberal Democrats: 1. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 7, 2010

Hung Parliament certain in #ge2010

UPDATE: The final results stand at: Conservatives- 306, Labour- 258, Liberal Democrats- 57, Plaid Cymru- 3, Other- 25. For a full breakdown, follow this link.
The majority of the votes are  in and a hung Parliament, the first in 26 years, is certain.

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Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 6, 2010

Election coverage sorted

VOTERS THIS WAY: Howard Gardens Bowls Pavillion, Adamsdown, this morning.

It is almost time for the TV-fest of multiple channel election coverage where familiar faces like Alastair Stewart, Jeremy Vine and Huw Edwards will bring us the long-awaited poll results as they come in. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 6, 2010

Voting o’clock

PRIME: The commemorative #ge10 Google Doodle

Election fever has hit the city this morning and it is time to cast your vote in the general election. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 5, 2010

Will it be ‘Twitter wot won it’?

Election frenzy is gripping the nation where apparently no one votes any more…I beg to differ. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 4, 2010

Where is my nearest polling station?

Electorate never forget: Remember to cast your vote on Thursday

As part of out election help posts, here are details of all the polling stations in the city. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 4, 2010

Cardiff election candidates for #ge10

Following the last of the Welsh Leaders Debates last night, we bring you a series of posts aimed to help you learn more about the candidates hoping to secure your vote on May 6. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | May 1, 2010

#BGT fever

Showbiz rule states: “You should never work with children or animals”, yet acts based around these two ‘no-nos’ were the show-stoppers on Britain’s Got Talent tonight. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 30, 2010

Hype for local: Hyperlocal

Newspapers present stories to their target audience based on a pre-existing set of news values they have taken as Gospel for decades. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 30, 2010

Five top Twomics

It is that time of the week for the obligatory #FF recommendations and today we bring you our favourite Twomics (Twitter comics). Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 29, 2010

‘Bigot’ causes Twitter storm for Brown

Amidst claims of Gordon Brown calling a 66-year-old grandmother “a bigoted woman”, a Twitter account has been created in her honour and #bigotedwoman has been trending ever since. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 27, 2010

Rankin: Life on camera

UPDATE: If you missed Africa in Pictures on Tuesday then you can still catch it on iPlayer.

Renowned photographer, publisher and film director Rankin almost needs no introduction as his risqué talent and signature portraits speak volumes about the man behind the lens. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 26, 2010

#MusicMonday: Re-Tweet

It is that time of the week when we bring you the best of the past week’s music related Tweets…Because we like Mondays. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 24, 2010

Hubble’s Got Talent

OUT OF THIS WORLD: Google's Hubble anniversary logo

Ground control, Google has an out of this world icon commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Hubble telescope’s launch today. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 23, 2010

Cardiff seagulls: You have been warned!

He's watching you! (pic ©finaleforum)

It often feels like there are more seagulls than people in the city and with the breading season here, things could get worse. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 23, 2010

Five top Phwitter accounts

To kick start our brand new feature, here are our five top Phwitter-ers (Phoney Twitterers): Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 23, 2010

#FFF (FollowFridayFeature)

#FollowFriday- the Twitter trend that simply will not go away and trends in Cardiff (and the rest of the world). Every. Single. Week. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 21, 2010

Student Life: From Riches to Rags

University open days are becoming a permanent fixture in the city at the moment so here is an opinion piece aimed at all you prospective students or students deciding where to live next year.            Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 20, 2010

Uncharitable Asda forced to apologise for charity money blunder

Asda have been rapped for charging two charity fund-raisers £100 each to make collections in store. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 19, 2010

There’s no place like…Cardiff

Fans of the talent show Over The Rainbow are invited to a masterclass with BBC singers and musicians. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 18, 2010

First test flight since the ash cloud lands safely in Cardiff

UPDATE: Due to the amount of publicity surrounding the #ashcloud, an instructive video with the correct pronunciation of Volcano Eyjafjallajökull has been uploaded (above). 

A test flight from Heathrow landed safely just over an hour ago at Cardiff International Airport AFP reports. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 17, 2010

Has Britain Got Talent?

Weird, wacky and wonderful acts are embraced on ITV1’s smash entertainment show and as this year’s series has just kicked off, here is the low down on the acts so far. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 16, 2010

Clegg on top after last night’s charade

Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg came out on top  following last night’s first ever live televised debate, The Guardian has revealed.

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Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 16, 2010

UK flights still cancelled as flight information centre crashes

Flights remain grounded across the UK due to volcanic ash and have forced a flight information website to be taken offline due to a sharp increase in web traffic. Read More…

Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 15, 2010

Election circus is visiting town

Over-the-top statements, too much make up and sychophantic fans- no, not X Factor, I’m talking about tonight’s hotly anticipated The First Election Debate. Read More…

FURTHER UPDATE: All UK flights remain grounded until at least 7pm tonight, when the situation will be assessed again.

UPDATE:All flights to/from UK airports will be grounded until 7am tomorrow, at the earliest.

A volcanic ash cloud has disrupted 90% of UK flights, including an Afghanistan repatriation flight.
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Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 14, 2010

Have a Ball with Hairspray

Have a Ball with Hairspray and West End star Michael at the Millennium Centre.
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Posted by: rowenawilcox | April 12, 2010

#MusicMonday: This week’s gigs

It’s #MusicMonday again and here’s a selection of gigs and events from this week’s featured venues- Barfly and Clwb Ifor Bach.

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