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  • Wales prop Jones says central dispute forced Cardiff move

    (Reuters) - Wales prop Adam Jones says the ongoing dispute between the sport's national body and its four professional regions forced his surprise move from Ospreys to the Cardiff Blues. The 33-year-old, capped 95 times by his country and six times for...
  • Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain

    Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain
    From the time he was a wee lad on his grandpa's knee, Ian Cowe had pride in his Scottish roots drummed into his bonny little head. Born in Edinburgh, he went to college there, spent part of his career in Scotland and joined the local Scottish cultural...
  • This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail

    This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail
    In his short life, Dylan Thomas became one of the world's first multimedia superstars through his spellbinding poetry, stage readings, and dramatic writing for the stage, screen, radio and television. Just 39 when he died in November 1953, Thomas also...
  • World Cup: Best players never to play in it or never to win a title

    Even great players aren't guaranteed a chance to play in a World Cup. And the vast majority of those who make it to the tournament never get to hoist the trophy. Here are our choices for the 10 best players never to play in a World Cup, followed by the...
  • A luxurious putter around Britain aboard the Patricia

    A luxurious putter around Britain aboard the Patricia
    SWANSEA, Wales — The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner. And yet...
  • Dylan Thomas' spirit still lingers in Swansea

    Dylan Thomas' spirit still lingers in Swansea
    SWANSEA, Wales — Around these parts, everyone knows about Dylan Thomas, Wales’ greatest poet. Gordon Stuart not only knows about Dylan Thomas, he knew him. Sitting in his living room, the 89-year-old artist recalled the Thomas he knew...
  • Pinewood to Open Studios in Wales; Inks $50 million Prod'n Pact

    LONDON -- Pinewood Shepperton, Europe's largest provider of stage and studio space, is to open a production facility in South Wales, to be called Pinewood Studio Wales. The move is yet another sign that the U.K. production sector is in good health....
  • 3 alternative Christmas tales from 3 literary greats

    3 alternative Christmas tales from 3 literary greats
    To get in the Christmas spirit, you might want to read a good piece of literature,  something beyond “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”  In the spirit of giving, we've found three stories from three great writers of the 20th century that...
  • Top BBC News Chiefs Step Aside Amid Abuse Scandal

    Top BBC News Chiefs Step Aside Amid Abuse Scandal
    LONDON -- Two British Broadcasting Corporation executives have "stepped aside" pending a review into the BBC's handling of allegations of sex abuse surrounding its late TV presenter Jimmy Savile, the media organization said Monday. The moves by the BBC's...
  • With gay marriage in Britain, rainbows multiply on social media

    Social media became a more colorful place in Britain as Queen Elizabeth II gave gay marriage the official OK. The rainbow emblem of the gay movement is seen in images including the queen in seven striking suits as supporters celebrated their controversial...
  • Scotland to vote on independence in 2014

     
    Scottish voters will go to the polls in 2014 to decide whether Scotland should become an independent nation. A referendum agreed to by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will allow voters to decide whether to end...