Back by popular demand

ACROSS 1 You’re looking at it: the first hybrid of 17 (6) 5 Vroom! Fiat’s uneven heave (5) 9 Time with a batty gnat such as Ann Widdecombe? (9) 10 …

Paul Turner (1945-2019)

Film director Paul Turner, who died in November, belonged to a small, select and precious sub-strand within Welsh society: the intelligent, civilised English incomer who evolves into a passionately pro-independence …

The months

With apologies to Sara Coleridge (1802-1852) January brings the fires, Dead koalas, rightwing liars. February brings fierce storms, Setting new destructive norms. March brings toxic air alerts, Gets so bad …

2084

Decree (1/2084) from the Planetary Emergency Government In order to save the Earth, these policies shall now be implemented: ■ Mass sterilisation of all males ■ Free abortion on demand …

A fuchsia is toppled

The fuchsia had to go. I thought something was wrong with it back in the spring when the spectacular annual profusion of crimson and purple pendulous flowers quickly became blackened …

Giggsy’s glory

What a magnificent achievement! Wales have qualified for the European championships for the second time running! Following the sensations of 2016, tiny, impoverished Wales will again rub shoulders with the …

Looking for a home

Alun is an excitable, high-maintenance cairn terrier/miniature shihtzu cross of low pedigree looking for a loving home after his previous owners abandoned him in a Cowbridge wheelie-bin. Can you help? …