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Not-Cyclists

There has been a move to build more infrastructure for cyclists here. However, with limited space on the road, this comes at a cost… which has local …

Police refuse to confirm if they have used surveillance on Wrexham anti-fracking protesters

Police have refused to ‘confirm or deny’ if they have carried out surveillance of campaigners against test underground drilling for gas.<p>A Freedom of …

Fracking chemicals could pose risks to reproductive health, say researchers

People who live near fracking operations should be monitored for chemical contaminants and health problems, according to researchers who surveyed the risks posed by substances used in the process.<p>Scientists in the US found that many of the 750 or so chemicals that are pumped into the ground at high …

Wales' longest disused rail tunnel may become a cycleway

Tell us how your family uses our traffic free routes in Wales

Planned renewable energy projects combined with energy savings could decarbonise the country’s power sector, claims WWF-back study<p>A fossil fuel-free Scotland is not only technically achievable but could prove a cheaper and safer option than pursuing fossil fuel-based development, according to a new …

Fossil Fuels

Researchers link air pollution to heart diseases

Cycling fights ageing process, say researchers

Climate change,Greenhouse gas emissions,Carbon capture and storage (CCS),Energy,European Union,Europe,UK news,Green politics,Global climate talks<p>Britain has been lobbying to reduce EU powers to act on countries’ failure to meet agreed emissions cuts of 40% by 2030<p>British lobbying to reduce …

Fossil Fuels

Blaenau Gwent otters get helping hand to cross road

<b>Otters using a stretch of river in Blaenau Gwent are being helped to cross a busy road with a new ledge built especially for them.</b><p>The project in Abertillery is part of a bid to cut the number being killed by cars in south Wales.<p>Co-ordinated by the Gwent Wildlife Trust, the new ledge at Pant Du is …

Rhys Priestland: Bath sign Wales fly-half from Scarlets

<b>Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland will join Bath when his deal with Scarlets expires at the end of the season.</b><p>Priestland will switch to the Premiership after this summer's World Cup, bringing to an end his 10-year association with the Pro12 club.<p>The 27-year-old will compete for a first-team place at …

Rhys Priestland 'stick' could have prompted switch - Phil Bennett

<b>Former Wales and Llanelli fly-half Phil Bennett believes recent criticism may have influenced Rhys Priestland's decision to leave Scarlets for Bath.</b><p>Priestland, 27, will move to the Premiership when his deal with Scarlets expires at the end of the season.<p>The fly-half was booed by some Wales fans in …

Stop Defra’s Fracking Cover Up

<b>Within the next two weeks MPs will vote on the Infrastructure Bill; a bill that proposes controversial changes to our land rights and paves the way</b> …

Cardiff Blues v Scarlets Blues Highlights – GUINNESS PRO12 2014/15

Ospreys v Ulster Highlights – GUINNESS PRO12 2014/15

Newport Gwent Dragons v Zebre Highlights – GUINNESS PRO12 2014/15

Ospreys: Wales flanker Justin Tipuric signs new contract

<b>Wales and British and Irish Lions flanker Justin Tipuric has signed a new three-year contract with the Ospreys.</b><p>Tipuric, 25, has made 93 appearances for Ospreys since making his debut against Northampton in November 2009.<p>The open-side's current deal expired at the end of the 2014-15 season and he …

Scrum V: Welsh rugby review of 2014

Former Wales captains Eddie Butler and Jonathan Davies review the fortunes of Welsh rugby in 2014 and look ahead to 2015.<p>Butler says he would go back to club rugby being the top tier of domestic competition in Wales, with regional teams only playing in European competition.<p>Davies is optimistic …

Owen Williams: The full Scrum V interview

Cardiff Blues player Owen Williams says he does not feel any bitterness or anger about his situation after suffering a significant spinal injury.<p>The 23-year-old was temporarily paralysed in June after being tackled during a sevens game in Singapore.<p>Williams has regained some movement in both arms …

Scarlets: Wales pair Ken Owens and Liam Williams sign new deals

<b>Wales hooker Ken Owens and full-back Liam Williams have signed deals to remain at Scarlets.</b><p>Owens, 27 and Williams, 23, have both played more than 240 times between them for the Llanelli-based region.<p>Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac said securing captain Owens and Williams on new contracts was …

Rhys Priestland could benefit from move, says Arwel Thomas

<b>Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland could benefit from a move out of Welsh rugby, according to former Wales international Arwel Thomas.</b><p>Priestland, 27, has been linked with a switch to Bath and is in "weekly" talks with Scarlets over his future.<p>Thomas, who played 23 times for Wales, says a move could …

Pro 12: Cardiff Blues 17-23 NG Dragons

<b>Newport Gwent Dragons battled to a dramatic Pro12 festive derby win against Cardiff Blues.</b><p>The visitors combined better organisation with controlled efficiency to punish their disjointed opponents.<p>Dragons hooker Elliott Dee touched down from a line-out drive and the Dragons pack also forced a …

Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks – Must Watch Documentary

<b>Gordon Parks</b> was a true modern renaissance man with achievements in many fields. Among his many accomplishments, he was a groundbreaking photographer …

Dragons: Ashley Smith injury 'massive blow' says Kingsley Jones

<b>Dragons centre Ashley Smith faces a long lay-off after suffering a broken jaw in the Welsh region's 69-17 win over Bucharest Wolves.</b><p>Smith, 27, suffered the injury in the opening minutes of the European Challenge Cup match at Rodney Parade.<p>"The sad news is that Ashley has broken his jaw and has lost …

James Hook: Gloucester fly-half aims to boost Wales career

<b>James Hook hopes to boost his Wales career by working on parts of his game highlighted by their management.</b><p>The Gloucester 10 was left out of Wales' autumn squad, but recalled after Dan Biggar suffered a groin injury.<p>Hook, 29, has been asked by Welsh coaches to try and bring the Welsh backline into …

Rugby Rant: Stop players going off their feet at the ruck

This rant, asking for an end to players launching off their feet at the ruck, first appeared in the April 2014 edition of Rugby World<p>HAVE YOU ever …