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North Wales MS charity set for year ahead

Future plans and activities for MS Synergy were decided by members at the annual general meeting held alongside its September monthly gathering earlier this week.
MS Synergy is North Wales’s own independent support group charity for people with multiple sclerosis and […]

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Steps towards Spain

 
Bathroom fitments removed and stored in bedroom while wet-room is fitted.
Preparations for our great move to Spain continue apace with Tuesday witnessing another step, actually two steps, along the journey. Then, one more step was taken this morning.
First step: […]

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Burying visual pollution

 Pic: National Grid/PA
Most people are opposed to pollution but, of those, the vast majority tend to think of it as illegal dumping of litter, chemical spills or escapes as well as noxious substances in the air. They are right that […]

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Older eyes to learn new way to see

  Good tip: Hold mobile sideways to record video
There’s a potentially exciting opportunity for older people in the county of Conwy, in North Wales, to get more involved in community television. And they can do this learning to look at the […]

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Housing plan threatens heritage landscape

Maybe I am missing something. It is possible, after all no-one is perfect but just where is the logic in deciding that an area is worthy of being designated as a special landscape only for the same body of people […]

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‘New Elizabethan’ reign is longest ever

September 9th 2015 was no ordinary day. Try as she might not to celebrate becoming the UK’s longest serving monarch in all history, her subjects simply refused to let the day go unmarked.
The media was involved in reporting the special […]

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Rescuers’ story stirs up web interest

 
Ogwen Valley team members prepare to rescue trapped climbers
Oh wow. What a fantastic three days since this blog on Saturday featured the work of the UK’s volunteer mountain rescue teams.
It has been tweeted, retweeted, appeared on other social media and […]

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Religious freedom and the law

 The US Constitution guarantees freedom of religion.
Exactly what is meant by the term ‘freedom of religion’ varies widely from country to country and even person to person. Even in one country, there are differences of interpretation.
The most notable case at […]

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Hero volunteers need support

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team using stretcher to remove casualty to safety.
Everybody has their own ideas about what makes someone a hero and, of course I have tremendous respect for everyone doing difficult and often dangerous jobs in the armed forces […]

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Accurate forecasting is cold and wet

It is usually good to be proved right but sometimes you really want to be wrong.
Back in 2001 when I was rural affairs editor for a newspaper in North Wales, UK, I went out on a limb.  It was the […]

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