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Bricks and Bars: The Tough Urban Prisons of the Past
Offbeat  (tags: Urban Prison, Past History, England, Wales, UK )

- 1098 days ago -
A woman at Holloway Prison following an explosion by suffragettes, 1913Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES "Old and inefficient" urban prisons are being shut as part of government plans to modernise infrastructure in England and Wales.
Bones Found in Welsh Pub Could Belong to Catholic Saint
Offbeat  (tags: discovery, archaeology, bones, Catholic saint, Wales, UK )

- 1338 days ago -
Bones from a quartered body found 140 years ago in a Welsh pub could be those of a lost Catholic saint who was executed for his religious activities, bishops and scientists suspect.
Mystery Bundle of Bones Found in a Welsh Pub 140 Years Ago Could Belong to 17th Century Saint Who Was Hanged, Drawn and Quartere
Offbeat  (tags: bones, history, wales, welsh, catholic, histoey, uk, saint, john )

- 1339 days ago -
A bundle of bones found in a Welsh pub 140 years ago may have belonged to a saint who was hanged drawn and quartered in the 17th century.
6,000 People Sign RSPCA Petition Calling for a Ban on the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in Wales
Offbeat  (tags: Wales, wild animals, petition, circus, RSPCA )

- 1352 days ago -
RSPCA Cymru is calling on the people of Bridgend to follow other communities across Wales and give a travelling show using wild animals a miss.
Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: Your Pictures From Around Wales
Offbeat  (tags: Supermoon, lunar eclipse, your pictuses, Wales )

- 1360 days ago -
People around the world have witnessed a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse coincided with a so-called "supermoon".
Organ Donation Law Awareness Campaign 'Huge Challenge'
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Health Care, Organ donation law, huge challenge', Wales, UK )

- 1397 days ago -
Raising awareness of organ donation rule changes is a "huge challenge", a public relations expert has said.
Fracking Still Opposed in Wales, Ministers Tell Councils
Offbeat  (tags: Fracking, opposed. Minister, Politics, Wales, UK )

- 1401 days ago -
Fracking for shale gas in Wales should still be opposed despite plans to fast-track such schemes in England, the Welsh government has said.
Glories of Secret Britain: Why There Is Nothing Better Than Strolling Through the Absurdly Pretty Port of Tobermory
Offbeat  (tags: england, wales, scotland, uk, history, countryside, secrets )

- 1407 days ago -
Castle Combe has been called the prettiest village in England, so itâEUR(TM)s perhaps surprising that many of us will have only seen it on screen âEUR" as the fictional Puddleby-on-the Marsh in Dr Doolittle, the Sixties film with Rex Harrison,
St David's Day: A Welsh Enclave in America Celebrates
Offbeat  (tags: St David's Day, Wales, USA )

- 1572 days ago -
St David's Day largely goes unnoticed across the US, but one community does its upmost to commemorate the most important event in Wales' calendar. Ross Davies heads over to Pennsylvania to investigate.
Fury Over Plans to Use Taxpayers' Money to Fund Halal Abattoir That Refuses to Stun Its Animals Before Killing Them
Offbeat  (tags: Wales, Mecca meats, halal, non stun, abattoir, slaughter, animals, halal, UK )

- 1607 days ago -
Vets have condemned plans to use taxpayers' money to fund a halal abattoir that uses non-stun slaughter.
World War One: The Story of the Welsh Boy Soldiers
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Boy Soldiers, Wales, UK )

- 1685 days ago -
As armistice day approaches on the centenary year of the outbreak of World War One, the sacrifice made by those who fought for their country will be remembered.
28,000 May Have Faulty Heart Genes in Wales, Says BHF
Offbeat  (tags: heart, genes, health, Wales, BHF, UK )

- 1865 days ago -
An estimated 28,000 people in Wales could be living with faulty genes says a charity which has called for more research into inherited heart complaints. British Heart Foundation Cymru (BHF) said about 30 people under 35 die unexpectedly
Scotland's Referendum: Eight Things That Connect Wales With Scotland
Offbeat  (tags: Scotland, Referendum, Wales, History, UK )

- 1865 days ago -
What kind of relationship would Scotland have with the rest of the UK if independence were to happen? , UK Chancellor George Osborne says Scotland and the rest of the UK would become foreign countries.
'Cinderella' Emotional Cruelty Law Considered
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Emotional, Cruelty, Law, England, Wales, UK )

- 1903 days ago -
Current child neglect laws have been criticised for focusing on the physical effects of abuse only, The government is considering whether to introduce a new offence of emotional cruelty to children, it has been confirmed.
'Clare's Law' Introduced to Tackle Domestic Violence
Offbeat  (tags: Clare Wood, Domestic Abuse, Clare Law, Violence, Women, England, Wales, UK )

- 1928 days ago -
The law was introduced following Clare Wood's murder by a former boyfriend - A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been brought in across England and Wales.

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