Category: World

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The State Of Welsh Media

The sun is shining, Covid-19 is thankfully receding and the pubs are open again!  But, alas, the Welsh (and British) media is still churning out negativity… Welsh Media Crisis When I was growing up we had a few daily newspapers and one or two TV channels. That’s where we got...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020

Huge congratulations to Sheila Aldous, who takes top prize in the 2020 contest!  A fantastic poem, Sheila also came 4th with another fabulous entry. The 2020 Winners: 1st Prize        THE DEBT DUE – Sheila Aldous (Devon, England) 2nd Prize      TO PAUL CELAN – Linda M...

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Herd Immunity Of Covid In UK

Herd immunity is something that’s been mentioned in the press from time to time but no one seems to have given us examples of what exactly this might mean in terms of infections, deaths, timescales and so on.  All we’ve been told is – ‘millions will die!’ which kind of...

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Best Racecourses In Wales

There is a long tradition of horse racing in Wales, as the sport dates back to the 18th century in the country. Those who have been to a racecourse before can vouch for how much of a great day it can be. Here is a look at the leading three...

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Second Wave – Is It Coming?

At time of writing the UK has had between 40,000 and 50,000 deaths from Covid-19. This is tragic and recriminations about whether lockdown should have started sooner (yes doh, of course it should!) will no doubt start after we’re over the worst of it. But whilst we all realise the...

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Things To Do In Lockdown

Ponty is on lockdown.  The pubs are shut, the rugby is cancelled and even the park is closed, so many people are worried that they’ll get bored, go mad or just end up getting fat ‘cos they’ll be binge-watching Netflix and eating chocolate all day long.  So how can you...

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Save The Planet Lockdown Weekend

OK, maybe now is not the time.  We are currently only at the start of a serious COVID-19 pandemic.  The situation is bad and will probably get a lot worse before it gets better, but, it will get better, eventually. At the moment, in the UK, we are all undergoing...

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Land-based UK Casinos

The UK is a popular destination with plenty of options when it comes to filling your time with interesting activities. There are so many attractions; shopping centres, pubs, museums, restaurants and lots of other forms of entertainment available so it’s easy to overlook the casinos. Great Britain has a rich...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020

The 14th International Welsh Poetry Competition is now open and accepting entries.   Started in Pontypridd we are now the biggest and most well-respected poetry contest in Wales! The 2020 competition will offer the following prizes: 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3d Prize – £100 plus 17 other...

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Fast-Growing Careers You Should Keep an Eye On

It seems that every article we read lately is about technology and how it keeps advancing fast and steady. This development is leaving many to search for career options that can easily fit into the current market and bring them a steady income. While the more traditional career options are...

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Pontypridd Floods

Once again residents are counting the cost of flooding after ‘Storm Dennis’ left half of Ponty town under water.  The organisation responsible for preventing flooding – Natural Resources Wales (NRW) – said the scale of flooding was ‘unprecedented’ and there was a ‘huge’ amount of rain.  They sound like a...

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Happy Valentines Day

A stroll through any town in the UK today might make you see the world in rose-coloured glasses. Why? Well, everything is pink! Roses here, chocolates there, cards the size of double-decker buses. And all those lovely hearts and cherubs. Ah, blydi lovely. So where did this additional layer of...

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Top Casinos with Low Wagering Requirements

Many gamblers prefer casinos where they will play the least time and withdraw the winnings. In most cases, casinos will offer attractive bonuses, but they will set wagering rules where you will have to play several times before you can be allowed to withdraw the winnings. You need to check...

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How to Play Roulette and Win

Nowadays, earning money has become much easier. There are several ways introduced through which you can generate a good amount just by sitting at your home. If you are good at writing, then there are multiple content writing jobs or you can also write your own e-book and can publish...

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Can Wales Reclaim Their Six Nations Crown?

The Six Nations gets underway in early February. But there is no doubting that Wales’ fixture against Italy will be the most important sporting occasion on that weekend. Wales will be looking to be the first team in three years to successfully defend the crown. They have only done it...

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Poetry Book Awards

The annual Poetry Book Awards is an international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by independent or small presses. Even though more and more people are enjoying and participating in creative writing it is becoming increasingly difficult to...

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What Has Happened to Welsh News?

Happy New Year Campers.  Thought I’d kick off 2020 with a warning about our wonderful Welsh media. Welsh Media Crisis Wales Online has decided to stop pretending to be a news source this week after overpaid journalists drinking in a famous city centre pub revealed that the last cat found...

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Christmas Day 2019

Thank you to all those who took the time out from preparing their sprouts to wander over the Common, play the mandolin, charge around with a Mari Lwyd, come up with yet another great TV idea and raise a glass to the people of Ponty. It was real. The drinking...

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Why The Irish Lotto Is Better Than UK Lotto

Why The Irish Lotto Is Better Than UK Lotto To many, the dream of winning a lottery is just a step away. You’ve likely seen or heard of great stories revolving around lottery winners. Lotteries have been able to transform countless lives all around the world. One case of apparent...

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Black Friday

Enough of this American crap I say.  The real ‘Black Friday’ as we all know is the last Friday before Christmas, whatever date that falls on.  It is the most popular night for office and factories Christmas parties, which consequently makes it one of the busiest nights in the year for...

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Welsh T-shirt Shop

Wales T-shirt Shop. Welsh products, t-shirts with a Welsh flavour. Exclusive and unique t-shirts. Cool & trendy designs. Customized Welshwear. We can design t-shirts for your stag and hen parties, charity events or local clubs. Many colours, sizes available. Just email us your preferences. Click here #SpillersRecords #Welshwear #tshirts #A470...

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So Who Should You Vote For?

Normally a #GeneralElection is pretty boring. About a dozen or so seats in the UK decide who the next government is going to be. We, in Pontypridd, are a safe Labour seat. A donkey (and let’s face it we’ve had our fair share of those in the past) in a...

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Did you know this about Corbyn?

Born in Chippenham, Wiltshire in 1949 Jeremy Corbyn was educated at Castle House School before attending Adams’ Grammar School in Shropshire as a day student.  He became active in The Wrekin constituency young socialists, his local labour party and the League Against Cruel Sports.  In 1966 he joined the Campaign...

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Did you know this about Boris?

Our current PM, Boris Johnson, was born in 1964 in New York City to upper-middle class British parents and educated at the European School, Brussels and Eton College.  He read Classics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union in 1986.  He was dismissed from The...

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Did you know this about Swinson?

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson was born in Glasgow in 1980 and was educated at Douglas Academy and the London School of Economics. She has pledged to stop Brexit altogether but why would you trust her when she previously backed a referendum on UK EU membership, has a strange relationship with squirrels...

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Did you know this about the Green Party?

I studied zoology at University. I love animals, our beautiful natural world and protecting it is very important to me.  I used to be a member of Greenpeace, FoE, Liberty, WWF, EIA, WSPA and have raised quite a bit of money over the years for various wildlife and conservation charities....

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So You Think You Know Modern Poetry?

Welsh writer Dave Lewis has just published his twentieth book, a new poetry collection – ‘Scratching The Surface‘. The book is available in both paperback and kindle versions. Already a #1 Amazon Bestseller! Reviews: “The poems are sharp, clear, and confident.  He has a clarity only a real poet possesses.”...

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Social Media Strategy For Growing A Small Business

Social media is one of the most powerful forces in the business world today. It can potentially give you access to millions of users from around the world with very little upfront investment. It’s not to say that the task is easy because it’s not, but with the right strategy,...

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Shop With Us This Christmas

As many of you will know this website costs us money to maintain.  We have the domain name, hosting, not to mention hundreds of hours spent updating it and also moderating the Facebook board associated with this website. So in order to help us pay for it we’ve added links...

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Scratching The Surface

Just a quick post to tell you about my new poetry collection – ‘Scratching The Surface‘. The kindle version is now available for pre-order at the reduced price of £2.99.  The paperback version will be released on Friday 8th November. Pre-order a copy before Friday 8th November to take advantage...

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Welsh Independence?

Firstly, can I say I’m all for Welsh independence.  Wales has been oppressed for many hundreds of years by its nearest neighbour, England.  We survive on the crumbs that the Westminster government seems fit to dish out.  But.  Plaid Cymru, like all political parties at the moment, seem to have...

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Vikings go Berzerk Slot Game guide

Go to war with fearsome warriors in Vikings Go Berzerk slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Although many sequels flatter to deceive, this Viking-themed slot is even better than its brilliant predecessor, Vikings Go Wild, and can be played on all devices from between 25p and £125 per spin – follow this...

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Hadrian’s Cycleway & Coast 2 Coast

Welsh writer and poet Dave Lewis has just completed a week-long cycle across the north of England. He covered 275 miles, completed two iconic cycling trails: Hadrian’s Cycleway and the Sea to Sea / Coast to Coast (C2C) and has just published a book of his adventures. In the past...

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Cooking Nazis

I was flicking through the channels on my TV the other day (before giving up and watching Netflix) and couldn’t help but notice the number of cookery shows on TV. I must admit I never watch then for more than five minutes because the sight of some celebrity I’ve never...

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Why your Insurance Business Needs UK Software

People are becoming more aware that accidents, injuries, and calamities happen without warning. If the provider of income in the family got into an accident while going to work, then who will provide for the family’s needs? This is where life insurance comes in. If you are a UK company...

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Managing Company Expenses with the Help of Business Cards

Throughout the UK, more than 5.7 million businesses exist, spanning several different industries and serving millions of consumers each day. Over the last decade, business ownership has grown in the region given the opportunities that are inherent in operating a company. However, the prospects that come with owning a business...

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Llywelyn Bridge

There are many reasons why the naming of a bridge is important to the cultural identity of a nation and in Wales, which has had an English prince forced upon the country since 1301, it is paramount that ancient, out-dated feudal associations and traditions are abolished if Wales is ever...

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Black Bond

Had to do this one right?  News that the next James Bond, a white Scottish lad who grows up to become the sexist, hard-drinking, womanising killer all boys love, is to be played by a black woman has been met with the usual two polar opposite arguments. On the one...

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Still Raking It In

We did a story on the huge salaries the BBC pays some of its Welsh TV presenters back in 2017. We were told that many of these, quite frankly, insulting wages for pretty mediocre talent would be cut. Well, have they? Cardiff’s John Humphrys, presenter of Radio 4’s Today programme was...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition

The organisers of the International Welsh Poetry Competition have just announced this year’s winners. The Pontypridd-based, English language contest is the biggest in Wales and once again has received a bumper crop of entries and some fantastic poems from poets from all over the globe! Winners 1stPrize          THE MAP-MAKERS TALE – Damen...

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Man-Hating Feminist Crap

Who’s watched ‘Killing Eve’? You know, that TV programme about British military intelligence being run by women. Posh, public school women, Asian women and pregnant black women. At best a comedy script (although in reality just plain sexist) that tries to subtly slip in a ‘men are crap and useless...

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OneClass Now Offers On-Demand Homework Help

Today, education is much different than it used to be. Of course, we all realize how much technology has changed things. However, the pressure for students to succeed is higher than ever. The high cost to attend university makes it important to do well in class and make the investment...

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Welsh Nationalism? I’m Confused.

OK, I could write a novel here but there is one thing that puzzles me. I’ll keep it simple and try not to annoy too many people (unlikely these days) but perhaps someone can explain in the comments section or on the message board what I’m missing… Brexit happened. OK,...

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The Continued Effectiveness Of Offline Marketing In A Digital Era

Many businesses feel that in order to compete in our growingly digital-dependent marketplace, that they have to focus their promotional efforts completely toward online marketing. Online marketing is, of course, highly effective and has many benefits – but businesses of all sizes need to take a step back and consider...

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How To Reduce Disability Discrimination In The Workplace

Disability in the workplace is becoming ever more of a current issue. Employers strive to assist every employee to fully participate in the workplace and ensure that they are fair when employing people with disabilities. However, it can be difficult to understand the best way to solve problems concerning disability...

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Writers of Wales

A new project that aims to highlight many of the great Welsh writers in the country, both past and present has been launched.  A-Z listings of as many Welsh (or Welsh connected) writers that can be found from throughout history as well as all the new, modern authors out there...

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Changing Demographics

I used to live in Cardiff. I spent four wonderful years getting hammered, learning about our planet and meeting interesting people. I had over twelve different addresses (for various reasons) and lived in Cathays, Roath, Canton, Adamstown, Penylan and Riverside. I drank in almost every pub in Cardiff at one...

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Wales Rugby Grand Slam

Congratulations to the Welsh rugby team for yet another Grand Slam, Triple Crown and Championship. To celebrate this great achievement we’ve decided to create a few products for you to show your appreciation.  We have t-shirts, (men / women), baby grows, beer coasters, kids tees and beanies. Grand Slam Merchandise...

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What Is A DMP? What Are Its Benefits?

If you are asked What is a DMP? you should know is a debt resolution method (Debt management plan) that aims at making your debt repayment more manageable to you. Unlike individual voluntary arrangement, with DMP you make payments to an agency which acts as the intermediary between you and...

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Happy St David’s Day

Saint David’s Day (Welsh: Dydd Gŵyl Dewi) is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March, the date of Saint David’s death in 589 AD. The feast has been regularly celebrated since the canonisation of David in the 12th century (by Pope Callixtus II), though it is not a national holiday in the...

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A to Z of Political Correctness

Pinched from a well-known, newspaper, you have to read this to believe it! Here’s an A to Z compilation of some everyday words, practices and concepts that have fallen foul of the new Political Correctness orthodoxy. A is for avoiding eye contact Oxford University’s Equality and Diversity Unit tried to...

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How to Run an Effective and Efficient Office

Whether your office is occupied by five employees or five hundred, if you’re in charge of making sure everything inside your office is running smoothly, there’s plenty to take into account. You need to ensure that you’re well stocked of office supplies and that everybody’s computer systems are running well....

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Never Seventeen

Award-winning writer, Dave Lewis, has recently published his eighteenth book, a collection of modern, haiku-like moments written over the last few years. Published in Oct 2018 by Publish & Print. This is his second full ‘haiku‘ collection, although others can be found in some of Lewis’s other books. Review: “This...

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Bear and Coins Dominate Playtech’s New Slot Releases

Playtech is set to give players both barrels at their online casinos this week, as a dynamic duo of new games is set to be unveiled. The popular casino software providers have chosen to go for bears and coins aplenty in their titles, which should be available now. Each of...

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Ponty Park Run

I’ve always been a lover not a fighter, and a sprinter not a jogger (not sure the ladies want to hear that) but this morning my wife and I did the ‘Park Run’, although technically I should say park walk. It was fab!  Very well organised, loads of helpful, smiley...

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How to use the correct envelope to promote yourself

The presentation is the key when you are putting your name out there in the world. Not only self-promotion but having the right A5 envelope for the right situation does go a long way in establishing your name in the minds of your recipients. It’sthese little things that matter when...

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Fight Back Against Political Correctness

Hands up who thinks that Britain is too politically correct?  Careful now you might be called a racist if we see that hand reaching for the stars. Take these examples: Dennis the Menace no longer carries weapons or gives other kids grief.  Punch no longer inflicts domestic abuse on Judy....

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How To Plan The Perfect Night Out In London

Planning a festive night out in the capital? If so, you’ll be happy to know that London is one of the best places to head to if you are wishing to enjoy a night out on the town full of festivities. Many people simply arrange to meet up for a...

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Druids Drink 2018

Well, it’s that time of year again.  When lapsed druids from all walks of life gather for a handshake, a toast to the ‘stones’ and a good ole fashioned chinwag.  Rock stars, dog walkers, retired adult movie stars, chemical engineers, poets, probation workers and photographers will once again be in attendance...

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Why Christmas Day?

Have you ever wondered why Christmas Day (that time when we scoff too many sprouts, we get inundated with socks and the Llanover Arms, Pontypridd closes weirdly early) is celebrated on December 25? History Well, it wasn’t always so. In fact, for the first three centuries of Christianity’s existence, Jesus...

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African Photo Exhibition

Local photographer Dave Lewis is exhibiting a small selection of his images from a recent trip to southern Africa. As well as the usual favourites, like ‘Spillers Records’, ‘Tenby’ and ‘Blue Boats’ he will also be displaying a number of new photos from Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Gartholwg Lifelong Learning...

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How to Be Happier in Four Easy Steps

Being happy should be everyone’s goal. Not because it isn’t important to make money so that you can support your family and provide for their needs, but because if you cannot manage your job and your mental health things can take a turn for the worse. Mental health is not...

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Black Friday – Christmas Shopping Online

OK, I know we shouldn’t buy stuff – it pollutes the planet, costs energy to make, empties our wallets and we probably don’t even need most of the things we buy, but Christmas is a time when many people feel the need to indulge a little so… Personally, I hate...

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The End of the World is Nigh

No, not Brexit. Deal or no deal, Noel Edmunds will sort that one out fine. I’m really not sure what all the fuss is about. No, I’m talking about climate change. You know, that thing Trump doesn’t think exists. And would you trust an orange man with mental hair and...

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Samhain

I often wonder what our Celtic ancestors, or even the more recent Christian preachers, who once filled our chapels and churches up and down the Valleys, would say if they could see us hiding behind the settee with curtains drawn, TV and lights switched off, and the dog’s mouth all...

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Dutch to English Translations: Let’s Interpret!

Dutch to English translation is a universal demand in this day and age. In fact, this demand is so widespread that DutchTrans gets countless requests for translation aimed at the Netherlands. Learning the Language: Many websites are offering services to learn the Dutch language, and many individuals who are planning...

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Birth Certificate Translation Template

There is no particular certified birth certificate translation template one could use because each country has its template. However, as a requirement, the certified translation needs to look exactly like the original, only translated. If we talk about birth certificate translation, then let me tell you that it is an...

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Nasty Politics

Growing up in the 70s and 80s I saw prosperity and austerity in equal measure, although I’ve only ever experienced the latter.  I saw the unions grow powerful which helped give workers pay rises but that was short lived when Thatcher came to power and dismantled everything. Love her or...

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Welsh T-shirt Shop

The Welsh T-shirt shop has just had a makeover and we’ve added lots of new designs and Welsh-temed products for you to purchase. We hope to add many more in the future so please check back soon. We also post / tweet voucher codes every month on the Ponty Forum...

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Pet Food

As a dog owner you know how expensive your favourite furry friend can be, especially when it comes to providing the best quality nutrition. So we thought we’d try and help all ‘Ponty pooches’ (and your wallets) by searching the Internet for the cheapest pet food. Our own dog eats...

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Pontypridd music journalist launches memoir

Pontypridd journalist Steph McNicholas has published her first book – Town and Country Girl. Steph has written for national and regional newspapers and magazines, including Record Mirror and the Western Mail. She started her career aged just 19 as a local correspondent on the Pontypridd Observer. Steph was also one of the team...

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The Differences Between a Physical and a Digital Point of Sale System

Any point-of-sale system represents the backbone of the modern business. These frameworks are essential during the final checkout process and as a result, they could very well make or break a sale. Such systems are also useful when attaching discounts, “BOGO” (buy-on-get-one) specials and similar promotions. However, they have also...

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How to choose the best salon to go to?

Many of us (especially ladies) enjoy visiting the local salon or spa from time to time, in hopes of coming out looking and feeling great. However, with so many beauty businesses around, how do we decide on one that is best suited for our individual needs? Before booking your next...

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Popular online games on Android in 2018

Android is the world’s most popular mobile platform, appearing on hundreds of millions of smartphones, tablets and connected devices. With such a big audience, it has managed to attract a raft of developers, allowing the Google Play store to become packed with the top gaming experiences around. Here are a...

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The Voice Kids UK

Daniel Davies, a Hawthorn High School pupil, who lives in Pontypridd has followed in the footsteps of Stuart Burrows, Geraint Evans and Tom Jones and many other great Ponty singers. Dan has been chosen as the overall winner in this year’s final of “The Voice Kids UK”. Having heard Daniel...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition

Judy Durrant Wins Welsh Poetry Competition! The Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 organisers have announced the winners of the 12thinternational competition, judged by acclaimed writer Sally Spedding, and the overall winner was Judy Durrant for her poem Prayer To A Jacaranda. The winners were as follows: 1stPrize          PRAYER TO A JACARANDA –...

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4 Ways to Look After Your Work Van

If your business requires you to drive from place to place in a van or commercial vehicle, you need to look after it so that it can look after you. Whether you’re delivering goods or delivering a service to people’s homes and businesses, your van is an essential tool for...

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New Poetry Collection

Pontypridd writer, Dave Lewis, has just released a new poetry collection – ‘Going Off Grid‘ – which is his seventeenth book and his seventh poetry collection. This modern collection focuses on digital capitalism, the negative influence of big tech and our addiction to data. Lewis is deeply concerned with the...

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Amazon Frown

Amazon is inviting registered UK charities to join AmazonSmile, its affiliate marketing service that lets customers generate a donation for charity each time they shop on Amazon. Each time customers shop at smile.amazon.co.uk Amazon will donate a percentage of the net purchase price for millions of eligible products. There is no additional cost...

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Gender Pay Gap

We hear a lot in the mainstream media about the ‘gender pay gap’. Well here are some facts that the female dominated media are less likely to share: Paying men and women differently for doing the same, or equivalent, jobs is illegal. It has been since 1970. If you don’t believe...

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Data Collection

Most people know that big companies collect our data but few of us realise the extent to which they use it, who sees it and what impact it has on our lives. Well, here’s the thing. It’s important. If it wasn’t the world’s largest and richest companies wouldn’t want it....

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International Welsh Poetry Competition

It’s that time of year again folks. Time to dust off those pencils and start scribbling. The biggest and best poetry contest in Wales (founded and based in Pontypridd) is now in its 12th year! Well and truly international with entrants from as far a field as Abu Dhabi, Australia, Belgium, Canada,...

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Happy Birthday

Well, I certainly never thought this day would come. It’s 20 years since I started the ‘Official Ponty Town website & message board’. I started it with two things in mind: one, to teach myself html and web design, and two, to try to highlight the problems with our town...

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Could Your Sports Knowledge Be Making You Money?

Most people think that players, managers and commentators are the only people who make money from sports, despite the undeniable wealth of the industry. However, thanks to the popularity of sports blogs and YouTube channels, online moneymaking opportunities for fans are on the rise. So, whether you’re a die-hard fan...

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Basic Photoshop

‘Basic Photoshop – An introduction to Adobe Photoshop’ is an easy-to-follow, set of short lessons on how to begin using this industry standard, image manipulation, software package. Also, knowing how confusing Photoshop can be I wanted to produce a straightforward guide to using the basics of the program. This e-book...

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Welsh Photo Blog

Those of you into photography might be interested in Ponty photographer Dave Lewis’s photo blog. Every month he tries to post an image that stirs some emotions or makes you think about life here in south Wales. Dave has been taking photographs with an SLR for nearly 30 years. He has taken...

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T-shirt Shop

Ever wondered where people get those cool t-shirts from? The ‘Sex, Drugs & Sausage Rolls’ or the ‘A470’ route sign! Well wonder no longer… The Spreadshirt Collection stands for best-possible print results on top-quality products A huge range of sizes makes sure that our gear fits everyone, big and small...

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Software for Photographers

Have you ever been so spellbound by something you see that you can hardly take your eyes off it? Maybe it’s a snow-capped mountain, an urban cityscape or a sunset over the ocean. Whatever it is, you are so fascinated by its grandeur, nuances and vibrance. Without diverting your gaze,...

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Happy

Now that the dust has settled after the General Election it’s time to face reality again. The world is still buggered, the same ‘nasty‘ people are still running it and the rich will get richer while the poor get poorer. So why stress over something that is so difficult to change (well,...

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What Happened There Then?

The election is over and the ‘Nasty Party‘ has won (again). J.C. ‘almost’ lived up to his initials, and ‘almost’ pulled off a miracle. If only he’d got rid of Abbott sooner who knows. Anyway, what happens now? Well, we are still leaving Europe, we still have millionaire May (for...

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Who Should You Vote For?

This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Don’t waste it. Firstly, DON’T believe the media. Make your own mind up. Read the two parties policies then vote for what you’d prefer to see for your country. Labour Party This is the new Labour manifesto and I have to...

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General Election 2017

Normally I look forward to a general election because it means we finally get a chance to get rid of the Tories, start again with a few years of Labour before they get kicked out and so on… This time it’s a bit more depressing though. Most people I know,...

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Black Someday Soon

The global banking crisis of 2007-2008 that wiped trillions of pounds off the world’s stock markets and caused major heartache for millions of people is going to happen again. Everyone knows this but no-one really knows when it’ll be or how bad it’ll be. The ‘bankers’ (capital W), whose greed...

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Wales / Europe

In the Brexit vote Wales voted 53% to leave the EU. The BBC keeps telling us what idiots we were so let’s look at some finances. Wales gets about £658 million a year from Europe. This is spent on the following: European structural funds: This covers everything from supporting people into...

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A Look at the Top Casino Stocks of 2017

The online gambling industry has had a tremendous impact on the gaming business in the last few years and with online casino websites like Guts AU are ready to take Aussie casino players on, it is not showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. Things were not looking very...

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Tips for Buying the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

As March 26 approaches, you may still be looking for the perfect gift for your mum. You know that the gift must show her how much you love and appreciate her. However, it is never easy to find the gift you are looking for, whether you are ten years old...

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Brand Wales

About 20 years ago I tried to start a ‘wear red’ day on 1st March to celebrate St David’s Day. I got about five of us to turn up on a damp Tuesday in the local pub to have a beer and talk about our cultural identity over a pint...

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Welsh Poetry Competition 2017

Calling all poets amongst our readers. Check out the international Welsh Poetry Competition website. The contest was set up by Ponty poet & writer Dave Lewis in 2007. Officially launched on St David’s Day @ Clwb-Y-Bont, Pontypridd, 2007 the aim is to encourage and foster the wealth of creative writing talent that we know...

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New £1 Coin

In order to steal even more cash from us poor the UK Treasury is to make the current £1 coin worthless later this year. A new 12-sided pound coin comes into circulation in six weeks time in a bid to beat the forgers. Don’t panic yet though as we still have eight...