0 Post a comment Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - Feature by Cambrian News reporter @CambrianNews [email protected] LAST year I was doing some research on the National Library’s website. I was looking at Welsh newspapers online when I noticed that many Welsh families in the 1850s emigrated from towns and villages in the Llyn Peninsula, right down to the Aberdyfi area, to look for work in Liverpool and the docks, so I decided to look further.Most of the exiles were involved in shipping, (sail makers, carpenters, pulley makers) and the building industries. Some of them became architects and hundreds of them established building firms. They were very involved in the growth of Liverpool from a small fishing village into a huge port and a cosmopolitan city by 1880. Though young and usually poor the immigrants were men and women who were determined to make a better world for themselves, though the presence of the ‘press gangs’ in the town was to … [Read more...] about From Wales to Liverpool
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - Feature by Rosie Cripps - Reporter [email protected] WALKING is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise for both physical and mental health — and now the Post is collaborating with the team behind the popular walking app, iWalk Cornwall, to provide you with the best walks in the county. There is clear evidence that walking is one of the most beneficial forms of activity in terms of keeping a good physical and mental health — but where can you go locally that involves beautiful scenery, peace and quiet, and provides a bit of a challenge for all abilities? The Post is teaming up with iWalk Cornwall to provide readers with local walks in and around Cornwall each month. From coastal to woodland routes, these walks are right on our doorstep! iWalk Cornwall is a venture run by brothers John and Dave Alden. They have uncovered some of the most remote, beautiful and uncommon Cornish walking routes, perfect for … [Read more...] about The Post teams up with iWalk Cornwall to showcase the county’s best walks
0 Post a comment Sunday, 20 January 2019 - Feature by Cambrian News reporter @CambrianNews [email protected] In our ongoing A Day in My Life series, Ceredigion County Council community wardens Nigel Jones and Roy Noble take us through what their job entails. The jobRoy: I took this role on over 12 years ago, having worked in this line of work for many years beforehand.Nigel: There used to be a team of five of us, including seasonal wardens covering beaches in summer, with the help of additional contractors in order to carry out our duties but unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints over a period of several years, it’s just the two of us now.Between the two of us, we cover pest control on farms and domestic properties across the whole of Ceredigion; Roy does all the farm visits whilst I do all the domestic visits. There are still times though where we need to help each other out in dealing with pest issues in schools or homes, or if we have to execute a … [Read more...] about Pest-controlling pair who have met a lot of rats over the years!
On my days off, I sleep without an alarm, and sleep in as long as I want. Of course, that's still usually not past 8 in the morning. After that, the first order of the day is a strong cup of coffee — using the machine at work, I usually combine a coffee and an espresso, to give you an idea of how strong — and then I read messages, emails and Facebook posts from the night before from my phone.That is on days off, though. My workdays are anything but routine, right down to my shifts starting at different times — anywhere from midnight to 8 in the morning to noon.I work at Mustvee Border Guard Station, a fenced off, two-storey brick building right on the coast of Lake Peipus. Our station is one of a handful along the coast of Estonia's eastern border lakes, and the one in charge of overseeing them all. Our border guard station falls under the PPA's South Prefecture, as does our closest neighbouring station to the south in Varnja. Alajõe Border Guard Station to our … [Read more...] about Day in the Life: Heiki the senior border guard officer
0 Post a comment Thursday, 17 January 2019 - Feature by Julie McNicholls Vale - Features editor [email protected] The new year looks bright for Borth singer-songwriter Cally Rhodes, and 2018 wasn’t bad either - the talented musician’s music was used on Strictly Come Dancing, and BBC Shropshire named her Best Artist of the Year. Cally, who was born in Aberystwyth, will be remembered by many as Caroline, but under the name Cally Rhodes, the former Penglais School pupil has picked up 25,000 followers on Instagram.Inspired by Kate Bush and Fleetwood Mac, Cally writes honest, melodic and catchy pop songs about survival, heartbreak and love. No stranger to the music streaming world, her summer single, System, has already reached three million streams on Spotify. Shortly after its release, System hit the Spotify Viral Top 50 charts in five countries. As well as gaining amazing online support, Cally has just been named Best Artist of the Year 2018 by BBC … [Read more...] about Cally Rhodes on a fantastic 2018 and what the future holds