On Cummings going

With apologies to E. J. Thribb (aged 17½) So. FarewellThenDominic Cummings. You were de facto Prime Minister Until the lazy philanderer’s latestConquest from the Spectator magazine,Whatsername,Objected to yourGeneralObnoxiousness. You will be …

Waiting for Pennsylvania

How many beans make five? Five. Correct. What weighs more, a ton of feathers or a ton of iron? They weigh the same. Correct. Constantinople is a long word. Spell …

Patti Flynn (1937-2020)

All you need to know about contemporary Cardiff is encapsulated by the 2016 closure of the Butetown History & Arts Centre (BHAC) in Bute Street. Founded by African-American Glenn Jordan …

Place your bets

11.59pm WASHINGTON DC BLEAKNESS STAKES(class x) for billionaire tyrants prize: planet Earth distance: not long going: dirty weather: heating up weights: fixed penalties: rigged draw: biased 1 (1) DUMP TRUCK …

When we win

Two more great results for Wales in the Nations League, a doughty 0-0 draw in Ireland and a well-deserved 1-0 win in Bulgaria with virtually a reserve team, have left …

Cardiff’s lost buildings 3

Board Schools Various locations In 1870 the Liberal government of William Gladstone (1809-1898) passed the Elementary Education Act, the first attempt by the British State to establish a basic public …

Footie’s back!

International football has tentatively returned in empty stadiums after a six month hiatus. There’s now a huge backlog of fixtures stacked up that must be crammed into the already packed …

Sion Eirian (1954-2020)

Wales feels a poorer, diminished place following the death in June of playwright, poet, novelist and scriptwriter Siôn Eirian. We have been deprived not just of his multi-talented artistry and …