“We are responsible for the upkeep of 10 listed buildings that are let out to holidaymakers. There’s always a wall to paint or a ceiling to plaster [and] we’re also responsible for the gardens, paths, orchard, visitors and volunteers,” says Huws. “I’ve had to get my head around things I’ve never had to consider before, like how the water system works and the language of volts and amps and solar panels.” … [Read more...] about They got their dream job away from it all – but what happened next?
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"All the actions we have taken in this area are in order to protect and save life and when we are talking about children in a school, even low risk to me is too high a risk," he said. … [Read more...] about Ystalyfera landslip fears forces primary school closure
What next for homes hit by landslip?Thousands of tonnes of rock, soil and trees first slipped down the hillside behind the houses in 2012, with a further two landslides this year, causing some gardens to drop away. … [Read more...] about Ystalyfera landslip ‘could cost council millions’
Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy said people who have returned from Hubei province in China, or have had contact with someone who has a suspected or confirmed case of the virus, are being asked to stay at their home for 14 days unless seeking medical advice. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Australian students get conflicting advice about return to school
Bearing the assumed names of Mary and Ellen, the royal sisters are placed in the care of two very different protectors. One of them is Celia Nashe, a Roedean-educated MI5 agent who views this hush-hush assignment as pretty “rum”. Her ambitions to be tested in the field aren’t going to be satisfied by such a posting: “The Maginot Line was a long way from Tipperary.” The other is Detective Garda Strafford, son of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy, a detached, unflappable fellow with a Waugh-like sense of the absurd. … [Read more...] about The Secret Guests by BW Black review – John Banville’s royal yarn