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Our presenters share what makes their perfect pancake

Stuck for a bit of inspiration for your pancakes this evening? We asked our presenters to share their favourites with you.

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Andrea Byrne

Known for her sweet tooth, Andrea's firm favourite is chocolate chip and banana with maple syrup.

"For a bit of added decadence, try serving your bananas warm topped off with a bit of ice cream."

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Jonathan Hill

A bit of a traditionalist, Jonathan will be enjoying classic lemon and sugar this evening.

"I know it's boring, but you just can't beat the classic combination."

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Kate is a little bit more adventurous, with a take on one of her favourite Indian dishes.

"To begin we usually have a delicious prawn curry pancake, followed by a classic chocolate spread, banana and crumbled biscuit pancake...thankfully it only happens once a year with that number of calories!"

Find out how to make our own traditional Welsh pancakes here.

Pembrokeshire zoo will be home to rare black rhinos

Three eastern black rhinos will soon be making their home at a Pembrokeshire zoo.

Folly Farm has been granted planning permission for a new enclosure, and the rhinos are expected to arrive later this year.

There is already a successful Rhino breeding programme at Chester Zoo Credit: PA

There are thought to be fewer than 650 eastern black rhinos left in the wild and just 66 in zoos across Europe.

The Pembrokeshire enclosure will be only the fifth in the UK to hold this critically endangered species.

The herd will consist of one male, named Nkosi, and two females, called Manyara and Mala.

We were approached by the European Breeding Programme two years ago about the possibility of us housing a breeding group and it was an opportunity that was too good to miss.

– Tim Morphew, Folly Farm's zoo curator

Millennium Stadium is loudest of Six Nations grounds

The Millennium Stadium in Wales is the loudest of all the RBS 6 Nations venues, a study carried out by Press Association Sport has revealed.

Researchers tracked the decibel levels at the six fixtures so far in this year's competition.

The Millennium Stadium is the loudest of the Six Nations stadiums Credit: PA

The Millennium Stadium's average of 92.0decibels was comfortably the highest of the lot, while its top reading of 100decibels was beaten only by the roar at full-time of Ireland's win over France - when the delighted Aviva crowd in Dublin hit 101.0decibels.

Cardiff led the way in terms of average, followed by Dublin and Twickenham.

The Aviva and the Millennium stadiums were the only venues to break the 100dB mark at their loudest.

  • Millennium Stadium - Wales v England (92.0dB)
  • Aviva Stadium - Ireland v France (89.8dB)
  • Twickenham - England v Italy (88.4dB)
  • Murrayfield - Scotland v Wales (88.0dB)
  • Stadio Olimpico - Italy v Ireland (86.1dB)
  • Stade de France - France v Scotland (85.1dB)


Cooking safety tips for Pancake Day

With pancake day just around the corner, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have served up some top tips for staying safe while cooking.

  • When using a frying pan or cooking with hot oil, remember never to leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on.
  • Don't attempt to move the pan if it's on fire.
  • Make sure young children and supervised at all times and are away from any area where hot oil is being used.
  • Don't take any risks. Turn the heat off if it is safe to do so. Never, ever throw water over it.
  • Don't tackle the fire yourself. Get out, stay out and dial 999.
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"Making pancakes can be a fun event for the whole family but as the majority of accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen please take care especially when cooking with hot oil."

– Gary Brandrick, Senior Fire Safety Manager

'Novice' sheepdog winched to safety after quarry fall

A dog from Gwynedd has been described as a 'novice' by rescuers after being winched to safety following a fall down a quarry face near Pennal.

Sheepdog Jim was lowered to safety by rescue volunteer Pete Rigby. Credit: Glyn Bellis

The sheepdog, called Jim, ran into the quarry and dropped through gorse buses after he took an instruction to go straight back to his shepherd 'too literally'.

After coming to rest on a small ledge a third of the way down the face, an Aberdyfi search team put Jim in an animal rescue sack before lowing him safely to the bottom of the quarry.

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