Gareth Huw Davies Writing on travel and the environment

Swansea’s field of dreamers, poets and six sixes in an over

On  August 31st, 1968, West Indies cricketer Garfield St Aubrun Sobers became the first player in the, roughly, 200 year history of the sport to hit every ball of an over for six, playing for Nottinghamshire against Glamorgan at the St Helens ground in Swansea….

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New hope for bees as living walls start to climb

In the four years since I’ve been tweeting, by far the greatest interest in anything I have had to say came when I posted this photograph I took on Sloane Square in London in July 2014, with this message. “J.Crew’s Bee Wall on its new…

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The man of many scoops – Gareth Jones, fearless Welsh journalist

“So wise so young, they say do never live long.” Shakespeare – King Richard III.   The small town of Barry on the South Wales coast, population 47,863, has produced a statistically unlikely  number of famous names. They include the Victorian coal baron David Davies,…

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Leaders as reckless on climate today as with peace in August 1914?

Today, August 4, 2014, must be the most important anniversary any of us have lived through, apart from our own birthdays and key family events. I have looked again at the BBC’s excellent “37 Days”, to try to make sense of that sudden lurch to…

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Formula E: next big crowd-pulling event to line our city streets?

Tour de France cyclists in The Mall, July 7th, 2014  Elite cycling – the new, hot draw on the street  Tour de France is sure to return – but where?  Could Formula E be next big mass spectator sport? Have we seen the start of a…

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Harrogate welcomes the Tour de France, with a nice cup of tea.

Now we know where Harrogate is. The first day of the 2014 Tour de France, which took palace in Yorkshire was an event of Olympic proportions, and enthusiasm. Was there ever a televised road journey with such massive, joyous support? The race started in Leeds…

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