Geography of the United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26695/all en Bob Dylan considering Dylan Thomas centenary show in Wales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/bob-dylan-considering-dylan-thomas-centenary-show-wales <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan may play a special concert in Wales to mark the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet after whom he may or may not have named himself.</p> <p>The member of parliament for West Swansea, Geraint Davies,</p> <p>said he had asked Dylan if he would perform in the city as part of a series of commemorative events next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/bob-dylan-considering-dylan-thomas-centenary-show-wales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bob Dylan Geography of the United Kingdom Politics Welsh literature Welsh poets Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736103 at http://www.globalpost.com Four climbers killed in avalanche in Scottish Highlands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/four-climbers-killed-avalanche-scottish-highlands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Four climbers were killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands on Saturday, police said, in by far the worst incident linked to a blast of cold weather that has hit Britain.</p> <p>The victims, two men and two women, were in a party of six out climbing in the Glencoe area, renowned for its beautiful landscapes. Scotland is home to Britain's highest mountains and is a popular destination for hikers and climbers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/four-climbers-killed-avalanche-scottish-highlands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:31:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736733 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Scottish Premier League fixtures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-scottish-premier-league-fixtures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Scottish Premier League matches on Tuesday Tuesday, January 22 (GMT) Celtic v Dundee United (1945) Saturday, January 26 (GMT) Dundee United v Ross County (1500) Sunday, January 27 (GMT) Aberdeen v Hibernian (1230) Sunday, January 27 (GMT) Dundee v Kilmarnock (1500)</p> Dundee Geography of the United Kingdom Scottish Premier League Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737625 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wales v Ireland head-to-head http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/rugbyu-wales-v-ireland-head-head <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Head-to-head record between Wales and Ireland ahead of their Six Nations international in Cardiff on Saturday:</p> <p>Played: 118</p> <p>Wales wins: 65</p> <p>Ireland wins: 47</p> <p>Drawn: 6</p> <p>Highest Scores: Wales 34-9, 1976; Ireland 54-10, 2002</p> <p>Biggest Wins: Wales 29-0, 1907; Ireland 54-10, 2002</p> <p>Last five results</p> <p>2012 Dublin: WAL 23-21</p> <p>2011 Wellington (WC): WAL 22-10</p> <p>2011 Cardiff: WAL 19-13</p> <p>2010 Dublin: IRL 27-12</p> <p>2009 Cardiff: IRL 17-15</p> <p>Note: WC = World Cup</p> <p>afp</p> Europe Geography of Europe Geography of the United Kingdom AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742457 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby Union: Ireland lead Wales 23-3 at half-time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/rugby-union-ireland-lead-wales-23-3-at-half-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Visitors Ireland were leading defending champions Wales 23-3 at half-time in Cardiff in their opening Six Nations match here on Saturday.</p> <p>afp</p> Geography of Europe Geography of the United Kingdom Sports AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:00:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744137 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: France v Wales head-to-head record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/rugbyu-france-v-wales-head-head-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Head-to-head record between France and Wales ahead of their Six Nations international in Paris on Saturday:</p> <p>Played: 90</p> <p>France wins: 43</p> <p>Wales wins: 44</p> <p>Drawn: 03</p> <p>Highest Scores: France 51-00, 1998; Wales 49-14, 1910</p> <p>Biggest Wins: France 51-00, 1998; Wales 47-05, 1909</p> <p>Last five results</p> <p>2012 Cardiff: WAL 16-09</p> <p>2011 Auckland (WC): FRA 09-08</p> <p>2011 Paris: FRA 28-09</p> <p>2010 Cardiff: FRA 26-20</p> <p>2009 Paris: FRA 21-16</p> <p>Note: WC = World Cup</p> <p>afp</p> Europe Geography of Europe Geography of the United Kingdom AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:17:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749581 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Swansea star Flores set for League Cup heartache http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-swansea-star-flores-set-league-cup-heartache <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swansea defender Chico Flores is set to miss the League Cup final against Bradford City later this month after rupturing ligaments in his right ankle in Saturday's win over QPR.</p> <p>Flores has been key to Swansea's impressive run to Wembley but the Spanish centre-back, signed from Genoa last year, was stretchered off after 34 minutes of the 4-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium.</p> <p>He suffered the injury after stooping to make a low defensive header and required prolonged treatment before being taken to hospital where a scan revealed the full extent of the damage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-swansea-star-flores-set-league-cup-heartache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chico Flores Geography of the United Kingdom Geography of Wales Swansea AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751702 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ UK officials, police raid suppliers over horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-uk-officials-police-raid-suppliers-over-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British officials and police raided two premises on Tuesday as part of investigations into a Europe-wide scandal over the labelling of horsemeat as beef, the Food Standards Agency said.</p> <p>The agency suspended operations at the two places -- a slaughterhouse in Todmorden, northern England and a meat producing factory in Aberystwyth, west Wales -- and seized all meat found in both places, it said in a statement.</p> <p>dk/lc</p> Agriculture Food and drink Geography of the United Kingdom AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:30:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753783 at http://www.globalpost.com Three arrests in Britain over horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/three-arrests-britain-over-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three men at meat plants in Britain suspected of passing horsemeat off as beef have been arrested Thursday on suspicion of fraud, police said.</p> <p>Two men were arrested in Aberystwyth on the west coast of Wales where a food processing plant is based, and one was detained in West Yorkshire in northern England, where police raided a slaughterhouse on Tuesday.</p> <p>The men arrested in Aberystwyth were aged 42 and 64 and in a simultaneous operation a 63-year-old man was arrested at the Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in Todmorden, police in Wales said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/three-arrests-britain-over-horsemeat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Geography of Europe Geography of the United Kingdom United Kingdom AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:09:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755814 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian beach crowned best in world by tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/italian-beach-crowned-best-world-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A remote beach in Sicily, Italy, was named on Thursday as the best beach in the world by a survey of travellers, while a UK beach managed to sneak into the top 10.</p> <p>Rabbit Beach came top in the first annual awards for the world's best beach based on millions of reviews and ratings by international tourists on the TripAdvisor website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/italian-beach-crowned-best-world-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United Kingdom Geography of Wales Human Interest Technology United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:45:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762264 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Italian beach crowned best in world by tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-italian-beach-crowned-best-world-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details in paragraphs 6-7)</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A remote beach in Sicily, Italy, was named on Thursday as the best beach in the world by a survey of travellers, while a UK beach managed to sneak into the top 10.</p> <p>Rabbit Beach came top in the first annual awards for the world's best beach based on millions of reviews and ratings by international tourists on the TripAdvisor website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-italian-beach-crowned-best-world-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United Kingdom Geography of Wales Human Interest Technology United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:16:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762454 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Italy v Wales head-to-head http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-italy-v-wales-head-head <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Head-to-head record between Italy and Wales ahead of their Six Nations international at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday:</p> <p>Played: 19</p> <p>Wales wins: 16</p> <p>Italy wins: 02</p> <p>Drawn: 01</p> <p>Highest Scores: Italy 30-22, 2003; Wales 60-21, 1999</p> <p>Biggest Wins: Italy 30-22, 2003; Wales 60-21, 1999 and 47-08, 2008</p> <p>Last five results</p> <p>2012 Cardiff: WAL 24-03</p> <p>2011 Rome: WAL 24-16</p> <p>2010 Cardiff: WAL 33-10</p> <p>2009 Rome: WAL 20-15</p> <p>2008 Cardiff: WAL 47-08</p> <p>afp</p> Geography of Europe Geography of the United Kingdom Geography of Wales AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:16:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762854 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wales star Jenkins to rejoin Cardiff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/rugbyu-wales-star-jenkins-rejoin-cardiff <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wales prop Gethin Jenkins will rejoin Celtic League side Cardiff Blues from Toulon at the end of the season.</p> <p>Jenkins, 32, left Cardiff last year after signing a two-year contract with the big-spending French Top 14 outfit.</p> <p>But the British and Irish Lion, who has won 96 caps for Wales, struggled to displace Andrew Sheridan in the Toulon team and was keen to go back home when the offer of a return to his former side was made.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/rugbyu-wales-star-jenkins-rejoin-cardiff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Europe Geography of the United Kingdom Gethin Jenkins Human Interest Rugby union AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:45:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763198 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Swansea City factfile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/football-swansea-city-factfile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Factfile on Swansea City, who meet Bradford City in the English League Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday:</p> <p>Name: Swansea City Association Football Club</p> <p>Founded: 1912 (as Swansea Town)</p> <p>Stadium: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, south Wales (capacity 20,750)</p> <p>Nickname: The Swans</p> <p>Colours: White shirts, white shorts, white socks</p> <p>Current division: English Premier League</p> <p>Chairman: Huw Jenkins (WAL)</p> <p>Manager: Michael Laudrup (DEN)</p> <p>Assistant manager: Morten Wieghorst (DEN)</p> <p>Captain: Garry Monk (ENG)</p> <p>Major honours</p> <p>None</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/football-swansea-city-factfile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in the United Kingdom Geography of the United Kingdom Swansea City A.F.C. AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 02:02:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763991 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Swansea to toast League Cup win with bus parade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-swansea-toast-league-cup-win-bus-parade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swansea City have announced that they will celebrate their emphatic victory in the League Cup final with a bus parade through the city centre on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Welsh side thrashed fourth-tier minnows Bradford City 5-0 in the final at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday to mark the club's centenary year with a first major trophy.</p> <p>"This is a fantastic moment for the Swans and for Swansea as a whole," said Swansea's Lord Mayor, Dennis James.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-swansea-toast-league-cup-win-bus-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United Kingdom Geography of Wales Swansea City A.F.C. AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:00:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765825 at http://www.globalpost.com