The 150th anniversary of the first Welsh settlers landing in Patagonia is being celebrated throughout the Chubut Province of Argentina.Read the full story ›
First Minister Carwyn Jones has arrived in Patagonia for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the first landing by Welsh settlers in Argentina. He's met the Governor of Chubut Province, Martin Buzzi, and tonight they will attend a performance of music and dance in Puerto Madryn, founded by the Welsh as Porth Madryn on 28 July 1865.
Governor Buzzi earlier told the local newspaper El Diario de Madryn that the celebration of the Welsh pioneers evoked the issue of the Malvinas (Falklands) because it showed that the Argentine State respected the culture, religion and especially the language of immigrants.
The Welsh settlement in our lands belies the idea held by some islanders that under the Argentine flag they would not be respected.
The President of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, who has previously compared the Welsh settlers with the Falkland Islanders, was also due to attend tonight's festivities. But she's cancelled all her engagements because she has laryngitis.
During the month of Ramadan Muslims across Wales have been fasting during daylight hours.
Ramadan ends when the new moon is spotted in the sky, which means it changes depending on where you are in the world. But in the UK, it's expected to be this Friday evening.
In Cardiff, groups of volunteers are making sure that when it is finally time to eat, there's lots of food available for everyone - no matter their faith - to enjoy.
The month of Ramadan is a month of giving, and providing, and the Mosque provides as much food to anybody who choses to come to the Mosque.
We have people who are homeless and need food, people who just don't get three main meals because they can't afford it so the Mosque is very open in that sense and goes back to the sense of giving within Islam.
What is Ramadan?
- Takes place during the ninth month of the Muslim year, where strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset.
- Fasting during Ramadan is one of the so-called five pillars, or obligations described in Islamic texts, which many Muslims follow.
- Certain people such as children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, the elderly, anyone who is sick and anyone travelling on a journey is exempt.
- Those participating then break their fast at sundown with a communal “Iftar” meal.
- Ramadan is not all about fasting. There is also a heavy emphasis on the concept of “sadaqah” or voluntary giving and good deeds to help others.
The festival of Eid-Ul-Fitr - meaning 'breaking of the feast' - marks the end of Ramadan in Islam.
Like Ramadan, when Eid is celebrated depends on when the new moon is spotted, so celebrations in Wales will take place this weekend.
Mourners gathered in Blackwood for the funeral of Trudy Jones who was killed after a gunman opened fire on a Tunisian beach resort.Read the full story ›
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A funeral will be held later for Trudy Jones after she was killed in the Tunisian beach massacre.
The 51-year-old grandmother from Blackwood was gunned down in the Tunisian beach massacre that claimed the lives of 30 Britons.
A national minute's silence was held last week to remember the victims of the attack at the beach resort.
An inquest heard that Trudy Jones died from 'a single gunshot wound to her neck and chest.'
Her family have described her as their 'rock' and say that she was 'always willing to help others.'
The founder of a Welsh run school in Nepal has travelled back to the country for the first time since the earthquake.Read the full story ›
A guide on what to do if you are in Tunisia or planning to go there after the Foreign Office warned against 'all but essential travel'.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for help tracing a man who urinates then steals a bike at a train station - leaving a baby unattended on the platform.Read the full story ›
A hero who acted as a human shield for his fiancée in the Tunisia terror attack left hospital today - just 12 days after being shot three times.
Mathew James, 30, threw his body over fiancee Saera Wilson, 26, as he was shot by the IS terrorist gunman.
Engineer Mathew pushed Saera away and told her: "I love you babe. But just go - tell our children that their daddy loves them."
The father-of-two was saved by Tunisian surgeons who brought him back from the dead after his heart stopped on the operating table.
He was flown back to Britain by a specialist air ambulance team two days later to recover in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where he was discharged today.
After the attack Saera said: "He took a bullet for me. I owe him my life because he threw himself in front of me when the shooting started."
Prime Minister David Cameron said he had been "moved" by his brave and "courageous" actions.
Gas engineer Mathew and Saera from Pontypridd, South Wales, thanked the British public for all the support and kind messages they have received since returning to the country.
In a joint message they said: "We would like to thank all the medical staff at the hospital for the treatment and care I am receiving."