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A sweeping re-distribution of power from Government to… Theresa May?

In 2010 the Tory Party made a commitment to making “the use of the Royal Prerogative subject to greater democratic control so that Parliament is properly involved in all big national decision… Source: A sweeping re-distribution of power from Government to… … Continue reading

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BREXIT PEOPLE

It is only a week since the EU referendum. It seems like a year. Some poor deluded people think that’s it, we’re out. In fact it’s only just beginning and we have years of wrangling ahead of us. We may … Continue reading

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Work to start on £500m Circus of Wales

Circus of Wales text 01 April 2015 Last updated at 01:23 Work to start on £500m Circus of Wales 2,000 acres of beautiful open land near Ebbw Vale will be transformed into the £500m Circus of Wales to host all … Continue reading

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Famous People who have met Ian Layzell

Janet Street Porter: she met Ian at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture while she was there from 1966 – 1969. She was plain Janet Bull then and not quite as famous as she is now. But she was … Continue reading

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National Natter Initiative: sustainable conversations

I attended this ground breaking event recently; here’s an account by organiser Manon Topp: #supperclubwafflesession and ‘That Thing That’s Hiding Over By There’ Posted on May 30, 2014 By: Manon Topp, Founder, Director and Life President of Leading Leadership Leads … Continue reading

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St David, Silk and Scotland

I wrote this on St David’s Day 2014 after watching the BBC 1 Question Time TV programme the week before which was broadcast from Newport, South Wales. During this programme I felt some uneasiness towards the distinctly negative attitude of … Continue reading

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The Future of the Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay

The Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay, once the hub of the coal and shipping industries in South Wales, shut without notice last June 2013 for safety reasons. The 127-year-old venue could be converted into business and residential use. Owners Macob … Continue reading

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