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Cardiff libraries: a Council dispossesses its people

January 25, 2015 24 Comments
Cardiff libraries: a Council dispossesses its people

Cardiff is a thriving place. Big new developments are announced almost monthly. Recent ones include the new BBC Cymru Wales building near the station, the electrification of the Valleys railway lines and the massive Embankment complex. But while the Council pours resources into stimulating and supporting commercial growth, it leaves some of its basic public […]

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Glamorgan Coast Path, day 8

April 27, 2014 0 Comments
Glamorgan Coast Path, day 8

The Wentloog and Caldicot Levels are like no other part of Wales. They’re flat lands that lie partly below sea level, protected from the Bristol Channel by earth walls and drained by artificial watercourses – more like the Lincolnshire fens than Wales. Three of us set out, on a fine windless April day, to walk […]

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Glamorgan Coast Path, day 5

March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Glamorgan Coast Path, day 5

At last, a dry bright morning.  C, J and I stroll down past Alexandra Park towards Penarth Pier.  Bafflingly a woman with a small dog says we look like the Three Musketeers.  She may be unaware that the only fences we tend to come across are ones that divide fields. After a coffee in the […]

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