The summer sunshine of last week may well feel like a long time ago now but the rain is good news for gardens everywhere, if nothing else!Read the full story ›
There is very slow traffic and the exit slip road is closed because of to recovery work after a vehicle fire on the M4 Eastbound at J46(Llangyfelach). There is congestion to J47 (Penllergaer/swansea West Services)
A man from the Valleys employed a unique way of proposing to his girlfriend - by recruiting stars of the Welsh national football team to help.
Matthew Davies from Aberdare arranged the film after speaking to a friend who worked at the Football Association of Wales.
Both Matthew and his partner Vicky Griffiths are footy mad, with Vicky a big fan of Swansea City.
The pair met five years again when Matthew, himself a supporter of local side Merthyr Town, began following the national side to home and away games.
In fact the couple's first trip abroad together was to Switzerland in 2010, where they saw Wales fall to a disappointing 4-1 defeat in a Euro 2012 qualifier.
But with the national side on the up and so close to securing their place in Euro 2016, Matthew has seized the opportunity to score a blinder himself.
And in case you were wondering...Vicky said yes.
"So I just asked Vicky whether she would marry me. But being a footy nut as well I showed her this video on my phone of me and my pals. Would they persuade her to say yes?........Yes it worked"
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The Woodland Trust (Coed Cadw) is launching a petition calling for all cities, towns and villages in Wales to have a minimum 20% tree canopy cover.
It also backs the planting of native trees which, it says, can provide a habitat and nectar source for pollinators and fruit trees which will provide a sustainable source of food.
It says the tree canopy cover in Wales varies dramatically, from just 4.5% in Fochriw in Caerphilly to 34% in Trimsaran in Carmarthenshire.
It also cites a study in Wrexham, last year, which, it says, showed trees save the local economy £1.3m every year by:
- Intercepting 27 million litres of rainfall from entering the drainage system, the equivalent of saving £460,000 in sewerage charges.
- Absorbing 1,329 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
- Improving health by removing 60 tonnes of air pollution, saving the health services £700,000.
People often refer to the more attractive areas of towns as being ‘leafy’. Areas like this can provide a more attractive and healthy environment for people to live and work in, for all kinds of reasons.
We want everyone to benefit from trees, so we’re working to persuade local authorities around Wales to plant more trees where people live.
All a bit hit and miss today, but at least it is shaping up to be a brighter day than yesterday!Read the full story ›
After a soggy start to the new week things are improving out there for many with just a few scattered and sometimes heavy showers possible.Read the full story ›
Wet weather spells better news if you suffer from hay fever. The pollen count is a comfortable "low" today, but make the most of it because as the weather settles towards the end of the week, grass pollen levels will rise again.
Summer seems like a dim and distant memory at the moment - in fact we'll have to wait until Thursday before the warm sunshine returns.Read the full story ›
A cut in tourism VAT could create almost 6,000 new jobs and generate an extra £160m a year for the Welsh economy, it has been claimed.Read the full story ›
A wet start to the week with rain for most of us this morning. Things should brighten up this afternoon.Read the full story ›