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How has the loss of Thomas Cook affected workers in our community

With the news of the collapse of Thomas Cook in September and the potential of 2,500 travel agents jobs being saved by Hays Travel, what about the thousands of other jobs in different areas of Thomas Cook have been affected. Sound Radio Wales and Community Voice presenter Paul Toalspoke to Nicola Ryles a former cabin crew member who lives in North Wales. Nicola had nearly 22 years experience working for Thomas Cook Airlines as a cabin crew member before being made jobless with no warning in September. Listen to Nicola’s story on how the loss of Thomas Cook has affected her life and other she had worked with. You can use the player above, PLAY button below or search “Sound Radio Wales” on iTunes to listen to this podcast.

24 MIN1 days ago
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How has the loss of Thomas Cook affected workers in our community

Podcast: Crowds gather to greet the arrival on the new £2.5m Shannon Class Lifeboat at Rhyl

The crowds came out to see the arrival of the new Shannon Class Lifeboat arriving at Rhyl Lifeboat station on Sunday 13th October.Sound Radio Wales was on hand to help create a celebratory with music and a live broadcast. The new £2.5m Shannon also known as the “Anthony Kenneth Heard” arrived at the Rhyl harbour just before 12pm, where it met two generations of Lifeboats, the “Har Lil” which finished service in Rhyl in 1992 and the currently Rhyl Lifeboat the “Lil Cunningham”. The In-Shore Lifeboats from Rhyl and Flint also joined the procession. Just after 1pm the “Anthony Kenneth Heard” was beached on the sand of Rhyl where it was then winched on to the new Launch and Recovery System (L&RS). The new Lifeboat and its crew who had sailed from Poole in Southern England over 4 days enjoyed the photo moment from the crowd, including the Mayor of Rhyl, Ellie Chard. We spoke to retired coxswain Peter Robinson about the new Shannon Class Lifeboat. He discussed the differences bet...

7 MIN3 days ago
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Podcast: Crowds gather to greet the arrival on the new £2.5m Shannon Class Lifeboat at Rhyl

Bee Watch – October – Start of a New Year?

Honeybees are reducing colony size and consolidating honey stores for overwinter survival, feeding from buddleia and ivy the workers are also evicting male drone bees from the colonies, the drones will die but it is nature’s way of conserving stores, the drones consume honey and do not forage, new drones will be raised by the colony in the spring. But for beekeepers (beeks) this is the start of 2020 beekeeping and the prospects of next year’s honey harvest from healthy bees. During this year I raised a few new queen bees, this is quite usual for beekeepers, a new, young and healthy queen bee in a colony reduces the chances of swarming and if the process has been managed OK, with a bit of luck, the new queens exhibit characteristics which the beek has identified in the breeder colony i.e. hygiene, foraging, resistance to certain virus, behavior, productivity etc. So on a recent inspection I was pleased to see one of the new queens actually laying eggs, we can see the queen bee cent...

22 MIN5 days ago
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Bee Watch – October – Start of a New Year?

Bee Watch September – The Start of the End

September, great Honey Fair in Conwy, reasonable weather and the seasons final major source of forage is starting to open – Ivy. Ivy attracts many pollinators, there is even an Ivy Bee, a solitary bee emerging currently, my photo of the Ivy bee happens to be on Tamarix, but that’s the Ivy bee. Spiked ball like Ivy flowers supply pollen and nectar and bees use this to supplement their honey stores for winter. At this time beekeepers are feeding honeybees, having stolen some natural honey beeks feed the bees with sugar syrup so that they have enough stores of honey to get them through winter. This autumn feed is not just to get them over Christmas but well into March. Given enough stores the queen would start to lay in February, so new bees have hatched and are ready to forage when the first sources of food are available, early Plum, Hazel and Willow catkins, Crocus flowers etc. say around the end of March and the queen will only lay if there is sufficient stores for bees to consume...

-1 s2 weeks ago
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Bee Watch September – The Start of the End

REVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical at Rhyl Pavilion

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical at Rhyl Pavilion Take a listen to John Daly’s review of the fabulous Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical which is currently on at the Rhyl Pavilion from Wednesday 25th September until Saturday 28th September – Hit the play button on the left hand side of this page or by using the player above! The iconic musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT is coming to the RHYL PAVILION! Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including HOT STUFF, I WILL SURVIVE, I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE and FINALLY! PriscillaUKTour.com & PriscillaUKTour.co....

5 MIN3 weeks ago
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REVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical at Rhyl Pavilion

Bee Watch – End of August

A single hive harvest. I have been amazed this month by one honey harvest in particular; this started as a large colony in March and I added extra boxes to accommodate the expansion. I took 20lb early in the year from the spring harvest, mainly Oil Seed honey which is spreadable, just as good as later season runny honey. Then in June I used the colony for queen rearing, got 6 good queens. Mid July I was surprised to lift 2 and a half shallow boxes full of capped stores some 60lb. Then the colony swarmed early August, I retrieved the swarm from a tree in the garden and this is now in a hive and doing very well. I went to reduce the number of boxes this week to find they were all stuffed with capped stores, I brought back 3 and a half shallow boxes, some 70lb of honey, so around 150lb in total from one hive, making up for the small yield from the other few hives. But it’s not all milk and honey! The late swarm was preceded by the creation of swarm cells, the old queen flew with the s...

21 MINSEP 5
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Bee Watch – End of August

Fancy taking on a FIREWALK for Tenovus Cancer Care ?

Debbie Rowley popped into the Sound Radio Wales Breakfast Show to talk about an upcoming event to raise money for Tenovus Cancer Care. They are looking for people with some FIRE in their soul to take on a fire walking challenge at Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay. The event is set to be the HOTTEST of the year as fundraisers will take on a 20ft walk barefoot across a bed of RED-HOT embers to help support cancer patients and their loved ones. Registration is only £12 and participants must be 16 years old and over – You can find out more information by visiting http://www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk/firewalks or call 029 2076 8863 or 07800 790353 You can also listen again to Debbie talk about the event using the player above or the play button below

7 MINAUG 23
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Fancy taking on a FIREWALK for Tenovus Cancer Care ?

Bee Watch – August Swarms

Honey bees swarm in a natural propagation process, creating two or more colonies from one by colony division; usually this takes place early in the summer / late spring giving both parts of the divided colony time to recover and fill their honey reserves before winter. But I had an August swarm from one of my biggest colonies. As is typical, the swarm flew just a few yards from the parent colony; there the swarm hung in a tree, bending the branch over due to the weight of the swarm. This made my collection quite simple; I gently lifted a polystyrene “nucleus” box from under the swarm until it was all inside then gave the branch a tug so all the bees dropped into the box. I then added the frames and gave the colony a sugar syrup feed using the feed reservoir within the box, closed the lid and opened the access door so all the stragglers could enter and the foragers could fly out for nectar and pollen; easy peasy. Next stage to re-locate the colony to an out apiary, I had a “brood ...

35 MINAUG 21
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Bee Watch – August Swarms

Bee Watch – Honey and Wax – End of July

We have meandered through bee related events since Easter, tracking the seasonal forage and varied diet of honey bees and which forage is shared with bumble bees, other solitary bees, hover flies and other pollinators; all making the continuous presence of diverse seasonal food sources (forage) very important for bees, insects, plants and birds which in turn forage on both the insects and the pollinated crops, berries, fruit resulting from insect pollination. I look a bit closer this month as garden Hebe flowers and attracts many insect species. My queen rearing exercise appears moderately successful, it should enable me to increase my colonies by two or three and that’s all I need. I took a good honey harvest from the large colony in my garden. I was a bit reluctant to inspect the colony because it is big and full of bees and we have neighbours but one evening I lifted the lid, the bees were calm and I was amazed to see how much honey they had stored, I took 2 and a half supers (s...

27 MINAUG 1
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Bee Watch – Honey and Wax – End of July

LISTEN: Sound Radio Wales Sports Update

You can now listen to the latest sporting headlines from the last week and upcoming weekend on Sound Radio Wales with Ron Squire. Find out about the latest updates in football, tennis, golf and motorsports locally and nationally. You can listen to the latest sport update on the hour after every news bulletin or you can use the podcast player above or below.

1 MINJUL 25
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LISTEN: Sound Radio Wales Sports Update
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Latest Episodes

How has the loss of Thomas Cook affected workers in our community

With the news of the collapse of Thomas Cook in September and the potential of 2,500 travel agents jobs being saved by Hays Travel, what about the thousands of other jobs in different areas of Thomas Cook have been affected. Sound Radio Wales and Community Voice presenter Paul Toalspoke to Nicola Ryles a former cabin crew member who lives in North Wales. Nicola had nearly 22 years experience working for Thomas Cook Airlines as a cabin crew member before being made jobless with no warning in September. Listen to Nicola’s story on how the loss of Thomas Cook has affected her life and other she had worked with. You can use the player above, PLAY button below or search “Sound Radio Wales” on iTunes to listen to this podcast.

24 MIN1 days ago
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How has the loss of Thomas Cook affected workers in our community

Podcast: Crowds gather to greet the arrival on the new £2.5m Shannon Class Lifeboat at Rhyl

The crowds came out to see the arrival of the new Shannon Class Lifeboat arriving at Rhyl Lifeboat station on Sunday 13th October.Sound Radio Wales was on hand to help create a celebratory with music and a live broadcast. The new £2.5m Shannon also known as the “Anthony Kenneth Heard” arrived at the Rhyl harbour just before 12pm, where it met two generations of Lifeboats, the “Har Lil” which finished service in Rhyl in 1992 and the currently Rhyl Lifeboat the “Lil Cunningham”. The In-Shore Lifeboats from Rhyl and Flint also joined the procession. Just after 1pm the “Anthony Kenneth Heard” was beached on the sand of Rhyl where it was then winched on to the new Launch and Recovery System (L&RS). The new Lifeboat and its crew who had sailed from Poole in Southern England over 4 days enjoyed the photo moment from the crowd, including the Mayor of Rhyl, Ellie Chard. We spoke to retired coxswain Peter Robinson about the new Shannon Class Lifeboat. He discussed the differences bet...

7 MIN3 days ago
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Podcast: Crowds gather to greet the arrival on the new £2.5m Shannon Class Lifeboat at Rhyl

Bee Watch – October – Start of a New Year?

Honeybees are reducing colony size and consolidating honey stores for overwinter survival, feeding from buddleia and ivy the workers are also evicting male drone bees from the colonies, the drones will die but it is nature’s way of conserving stores, the drones consume honey and do not forage, new drones will be raised by the colony in the spring. But for beekeepers (beeks) this is the start of 2020 beekeeping and the prospects of next year’s honey harvest from healthy bees. During this year I raised a few new queen bees, this is quite usual for beekeepers, a new, young and healthy queen bee in a colony reduces the chances of swarming and if the process has been managed OK, with a bit of luck, the new queens exhibit characteristics which the beek has identified in the breeder colony i.e. hygiene, foraging, resistance to certain virus, behavior, productivity etc. So on a recent inspection I was pleased to see one of the new queens actually laying eggs, we can see the queen bee cent...

22 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Bee Watch – October – Start of a New Year?

Bee Watch September – The Start of the End

September, great Honey Fair in Conwy, reasonable weather and the seasons final major source of forage is starting to open – Ivy. Ivy attracts many pollinators, there is even an Ivy Bee, a solitary bee emerging currently, my photo of the Ivy bee happens to be on Tamarix, but that’s the Ivy bee. Spiked ball like Ivy flowers supply pollen and nectar and bees use this to supplement their honey stores for winter. At this time beekeepers are feeding honeybees, having stolen some natural honey beeks feed the bees with sugar syrup so that they have enough stores of honey to get them through winter. This autumn feed is not just to get them over Christmas but well into March. Given enough stores the queen would start to lay in February, so new bees have hatched and are ready to forage when the first sources of food are available, early Plum, Hazel and Willow catkins, Crocus flowers etc. say around the end of March and the queen will only lay if there is sufficient stores for bees to consume...

-1 s2 weeks ago
Comments
Bee Watch September – The Start of the End

REVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical at Rhyl Pavilion

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical at Rhyl Pavilion Take a listen to John Daly’s review of the fabulous Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical which is currently on at the Rhyl Pavilion from Wednesday 25th September until Saturday 28th September – Hit the play button on the left hand side of this page or by using the player above! The iconic musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT is coming to the RHYL PAVILION! Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including HOT STUFF, I WILL SURVIVE, I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE and FINALLY! PriscillaUKTour.com & PriscillaUKTour.co....

5 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
REVIEW: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical at Rhyl Pavilion

Bee Watch – End of August

A single hive harvest. I have been amazed this month by one honey harvest in particular; this started as a large colony in March and I added extra boxes to accommodate the expansion. I took 20lb early in the year from the spring harvest, mainly Oil Seed honey which is spreadable, just as good as later season runny honey. Then in June I used the colony for queen rearing, got 6 good queens. Mid July I was surprised to lift 2 and a half shallow boxes full of capped stores some 60lb. Then the colony swarmed early August, I retrieved the swarm from a tree in the garden and this is now in a hive and doing very well. I went to reduce the number of boxes this week to find they were all stuffed with capped stores, I brought back 3 and a half shallow boxes, some 70lb of honey, so around 150lb in total from one hive, making up for the small yield from the other few hives. But it’s not all milk and honey! The late swarm was preceded by the creation of swarm cells, the old queen flew with the s...

21 MINSEP 5
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Bee Watch – End of August

Fancy taking on a FIREWALK for Tenovus Cancer Care ?

Debbie Rowley popped into the Sound Radio Wales Breakfast Show to talk about an upcoming event to raise money for Tenovus Cancer Care. They are looking for people with some FIRE in their soul to take on a fire walking challenge at Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay. The event is set to be the HOTTEST of the year as fundraisers will take on a 20ft walk barefoot across a bed of RED-HOT embers to help support cancer patients and their loved ones. Registration is only £12 and participants must be 16 years old and over – You can find out more information by visiting http://www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk/firewalks or call 029 2076 8863 or 07800 790353 You can also listen again to Debbie talk about the event using the player above or the play button below

7 MINAUG 23
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Fancy taking on a FIREWALK for Tenovus Cancer Care ?

Bee Watch – August Swarms

Honey bees swarm in a natural propagation process, creating two or more colonies from one by colony division; usually this takes place early in the summer / late spring giving both parts of the divided colony time to recover and fill their honey reserves before winter. But I had an August swarm from one of my biggest colonies. As is typical, the swarm flew just a few yards from the parent colony; there the swarm hung in a tree, bending the branch over due to the weight of the swarm. This made my collection quite simple; I gently lifted a polystyrene “nucleus” box from under the swarm until it was all inside then gave the branch a tug so all the bees dropped into the box. I then added the frames and gave the colony a sugar syrup feed using the feed reservoir within the box, closed the lid and opened the access door so all the stragglers could enter and the foragers could fly out for nectar and pollen; easy peasy. Next stage to re-locate the colony to an out apiary, I had a “brood ...

35 MINAUG 21
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Bee Watch – August Swarms

Bee Watch – Honey and Wax – End of July

We have meandered through bee related events since Easter, tracking the seasonal forage and varied diet of honey bees and which forage is shared with bumble bees, other solitary bees, hover flies and other pollinators; all making the continuous presence of diverse seasonal food sources (forage) very important for bees, insects, plants and birds which in turn forage on both the insects and the pollinated crops, berries, fruit resulting from insect pollination. I look a bit closer this month as garden Hebe flowers and attracts many insect species. My queen rearing exercise appears moderately successful, it should enable me to increase my colonies by two or three and that’s all I need. I took a good honey harvest from the large colony in my garden. I was a bit reluctant to inspect the colony because it is big and full of bees and we have neighbours but one evening I lifted the lid, the bees were calm and I was amazed to see how much honey they had stored, I took 2 and a half supers (s...

27 MINAUG 1
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Bee Watch – Honey and Wax – End of July

LISTEN: Sound Radio Wales Sports Update

You can now listen to the latest sporting headlines from the last week and upcoming weekend on Sound Radio Wales with Ron Squire. Find out about the latest updates in football, tennis, golf and motorsports locally and nationally. You can listen to the latest sport update on the hour after every news bulletin or you can use the podcast player above or below.

1 MINJUL 25
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LISTEN: Sound Radio Wales Sports Update
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