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New opinion poll reveals growing support for Welsh independence

A new opinion poll undertaken by YouGov for the campaign group YesCymru has shown that a quarter of the Welsh public favour independence for Wales. This surge in support rises to a third if the Conservatives increase their majority in Westminster when the UK General Election takes place on June 8. The figures reveal a major change in the views of the Welsh electorate.

Wales: Urdd National Eisteddfod 2017 gets underway

The Urdd National Eisteddfod is one of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals with over 15,000 children and young people competing. This years event is being held in Bridgend, Taff-Ely between 29 May - 3 June 2017. It is a festival that celebrates the Welsh language, culture and talents of the young people of Wales. More information can be seen on the Urdd Eisteddfod website.

New baby Welsh dragons hatch at Caerphilly Castle

Early yesterday morning (May 26 2017), dragons Dewi and Dwynwen, saw their eggs hatch in the grounds of Caerphilly Castle. Two beautiful baby dragons were brought into the world. The twins are the latest addition to Cadw's family of dragons along with their parents, Dewi and Dwynwen. Brought to life by Cardiff-based prop designers Wild Creations, the twin boy and girl dragons (yet to be named)  and Dewi and Dwynwen, which weigh two tonnes each, were sculpted and moulded before being cast and built out of fibreglass.

Brittany mining will leave a pollution legacy for decades

News from the Celtic League:

It says something for the anger over the mining licence granted to Variscan Mines that a second bomb attack has been made on the organisation which has a massive 400sq km licence to develop mineral extractions in Central Brittany.

Focus on what's good for Wales and vote Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales leader Leanne Wood Wales has called on Welsh electors to vote in Wales's national interest in the UK General Election being held on June 8. She said that we must move beyond the European Union referendum and look to the future.

Local election results in Wales see significant gains for Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales has won 202 seats across Wales in last weeks 2017 local elections, increasing its number of seats by 33. Their gains were spread across Wales, including breaking through into traditional Labour strongholds such as Aberavon, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Denbigh, Neath and Wrexham. Plaid Cymru achieved its best ever result in their key target seat of Ynys Mon whilst also becoming the largest party in Rhondda, which Plaid Cymru won from Labour in the 2016 Assembly election.

 

Rhestr o Enwau Lleoedd Hanesyddol: Launch of ground-breaking website listing historic Welsh place names

A new online register recording historic place names in Wales has been launched. The list, which already has nearly 350,000 location entries, will be regularly updated. The Welsh Government included the requirement for a statutory list in its Historic Environment (Wales) Act.

Not quite the shake up we need in the Celtic nations!

There is no doubt that the Celtic nations would all benefit from the positive political shake-up offered by progressive nationalism. However, there are some shake-ups we could maybe do without. Seismic activity being one, with a recent study showing a number of areas in the Celtic nations being identified as some of the most earthquake prone in the British Isles. 

Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales launches election campaign with pledge to defend Wales

Plaid Cymru launched its General election campaign today in the Welsh city of Bangor. The UK General Election is being held on June 8th. Party Leader Leanne Wood told activists that Labour is too "weak and divided" to stand up for Wales. She went on to say that the prospect of more Plaid Cymru MPs in Westminster offers Wales a "ray of hope" with the party determined to do everything within its power to prevent Wales from being sidelined and forgotten.

Decades old tragedy comes back to haunt the French navy

News from the Celtic League:

“Trente ans après le naufrage du chalutier La Jonque, qui avait entraîné la mort de cinq personnes, un homme embarqué à l’époque à bord du sous-marin Le Tonnant vient de fournir un témoignage qui devrait relancer l’enquête.”

For over three decades via our Celtic League Military Monitoring programme we logged suspicious losses of motor fishing vessels in areas where submarines were active during the cold war.

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