Fforest Fawr Geopark in the Brecon Beacons is recognised by UNESCO for outstanding geology and heritageRead the full story ›
A hand-knitted 20ft woolen blanket which has heather seeds sewn into it has been carried to the Black Mountain to help restore a peat bog.
The Cwtch blanket was knitted by Swansea based artist Ann Jordan in 2009 from 12 miles of yarn from local Black Mountain sheep.
When the blanket was completed in 2010 it was named ‘cwtch’ and laid in an ancient burial cairn on the Black Mountain to pay tribute to an ancient walking route dubbed the ‘coffin route’.
The route earned its name when the bodies of men from nearby farms, who died in quarries and mines on the other side of the Black Mountain, were returned home.
I am absolutely delighted that the blanket can be returned to the earth from whence it came and will hopefully play a role in repairing the bare peat that is in decline in that area. I made this blanket to represent the decline of the wool industry, to mark the old coffin route that not only quarry workers and miners walked along, but also a trail that farmers’ wives followed –knitting as they walked.
According to the Lonely Planet Guide Wales has seven of the world's best places to visit.
It has compiled an 'Ultimate Travelist' of 500 places it believes the every traveller must experience.
The places chosen in Wales are:
- Snowdonia (181)
- Portmeirion (207)
- St Davids Cathedral (294)
- Caernarfon Castle (315)
- Brecon Beacons (365)
- Tintern Abbey (373)
- St Fagans National History Museum (431)
Top of the list are the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia.
SAS selection tests are to be changed to protect recruits from dangers such as extreme temperatures, it has been reported.Read the full story ›
Speaking after a coroner ruled that neglect contributed to the deaths of three Army reservists, Brigadier John Donnelly, director of army personnel services, said: "We are truly sorry for all the mistakes the coroner identified today."
No part of the armed forces can be above the law, the widow of an army reservist has said following the conclusion of the inquest into his death.
Bryher Dunsby said the inquest into her husband James's death had uncovered "countless and embarrassing failings" as she accused the Ministry of Defence of "losing sight" of its values and demonstrating "no responsibility".
Speaking outside the inquest in Solihull, she urged the MoD to show "maturity and look at its failings, and to want to improve".
She paid tribute to her "chivalrous, loyal and high-spirited" husband, saying he would have been "hugely disappointed" in the MoD.
Families of the Army reservists who died after an SAS march "are never going to get the full picture", an ex-soldier has told ITV News.Read the full story ›
The family of army reservist Edward Maher have said that it is unacceptable that their son paid for his training 'with his life.'Read the full story ›
L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl Craig Roberts and Cpl James Dunsby were all part of an SAS reservist test march in the Beacons on July 13, 2013.Read the full story ›
A coroner has ruled that there were gross failings by the Ministry of Defence and that the death of the three soldiers were contributed by neglect.
Coroner rules there were gross failings by MOD and soldiers deaths were contributed by neglect
Coroner now presenting report to prevent future deaths. Says MOD still doesn't have clear plan and guidance on treatment of heat illness
The coroner finished her conclusion at the inquest with a tribute to the three soldiers. She described them as 'exceptionally talented, exceptionally fit' and added that 'all three are still sorely missed.'