Photos of the rain-soaked streets of Cardiff - City centre and Llanishen at night, Jan 2020

Photos of the rain-drenched streets of Cardiff – city centre and Llanishen at night, Jan 2020

Growing up in Cardiff – Britain’s wettest city – I’m very familiar with being endlessly pelted with rain, drizzle and thunderous downpours, and yesterday my home town delivered in full …

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In photos: Blaenau Ffestiniog and a arrow gauge steam journey to Tan-y-Bwlch in Snowdonia, Aug 2018

In photos: Blaenau Ffestiniog and a narrow gauge steam journey to Tan-y-Bwlch in Snowdonia, Aug 2018

Here’s some photos from a recent visit to the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in north Wales, with our day trip taking in a journey on the Ffestiniog Railway to Tan-y-Bwlch and back.

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WIN two tickets for this year's Green Gathering Festival in Chepstow, Wales, 2-5th August

WIN two tickets for this year’s Green Gathering Festival in Chepstow, Wales, 2nd-5th Aug 2018

A splendid four-day festival showcasing live music, spoken word, debates and skillshares, the Green Gathering has become a beacon for sustainability, with the whole event being powered by wind, sun …

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Christmas lights in the November rain, drag queen karaoke and street views - a trip to Cardiff in photos

Christmas lights in the November rain, drag queen karaoke and street views – a trip to Cardiff in photos

Once again, Cardiff lived up to its reputation as Britain’s wettest city, with my two days in the capital being accompanied by a near-incessant drizzle. Being Welsh, I’m used to the …

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Green Gathering 2017: Mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar - in photos. Chepstow, Wales, August 2017

Green Gathering 2017 in Wales: Mixing it up in the wonderful 99% Bar – in photos

Here’s the second of four photo features from this year’s Green Gathering festival, which is set on a verdant hilltop in Chepstow, Wales. This time I’m focusing on my favourite part …

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Cardiff's Bute Road railway station listed as one of the UK's top 10 most endangered buildings

Cardiff’s Bute Road railway station listed as one of the UK’s top 10 most endangered buildings

We wrote about the terrible state of the former Bute Road Station, in Cardiff Bay, exactly five years ago, and it’s sad to see that station continues to decline. Such is …

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Tintern Massive, flabby fish and a big gun: A quick look around Chepstow, South Wales: in photos

En route to the lovely Green Gathering festival earlier this month, there was time to take a short walk around Chepstow in Monmouthshire, Wales, a small town (pop: 12,300) adjoining the border …

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Green Gathering 2016 in photos. Night scenes: camp fires, upside down performers, bands and DJs

Green Gathering 2016 in photos. Night scenes: camp fires, upside down performers, bands and DJs

Following on from the daytime views, here’s the second and final batch of photos from this year’s Green Gathering festival in Chepstow, Wales, with this collection of scenes after dark.

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Green Gathering 2016 in photos. Part one: daytime scenes around the site in Chepstow, Wales

Green Gathering 2016 in photos. Part one: Daytime festival scenes around the site in Chepstow, Wales

Located in a beautiful rolling hills close to Chepstow, the Big Green Gathering is an annual festival with an environmental and social justice focus. As well as live acts and …

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