Welsh chip shop owner cleared of murdering wife with boiling oil
Court heard Geoffrey Bran's wife said 'I've been nagging him and he flipped' shortly after she suffered horrific burnsGeoffrey Bran, 71, was accused of pushing or throwing a deep fat fryer onto Mavis Bran, his wife of 38 years, leaving her with horrific burns that led to her death six days later.
Wales’ most beautiful campsite lies at the head of Three Cliffs Bay. The views are breathtaking and It was to be moved, a second time in 2004 – to its present location – and is now a jewellery shop. Swansea suffered terribly in World War II; parts were even razed to the ground by the enemy bombs
Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region in China and it is named after the Mount Potalaka. It was the residence of Dalai Lama until the 14th fled to Dharamsala in India during the Tibetan Rising in 1959. The construction of the palace began with the fifth Dalai Lama in the year 1645.
From some of the finest French-inspired architecture to decor likened to an iconic five-star London hotel,once boasted some of the most beautiful buildings around.
They were the places where people met their husbands and wives, watched the latest blockbuster film in the cinema, or had an overnight stay in the lap of luxury.
But one by one, many of them have disappeared for good.
We've taken a look back at some of the most stunning buildings the city had to offer which are now just a memory.
MSPs to be warned of new fire risk from cladding and insulation on public buildings
MSPS are being warned of a potential new cladding danger on Scotland's public buildings, and will be urged to ditch their reliance on a "discredited" fire safety test, in light of the student accommodation fire in Bolton which took 200 firefighters to control. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd The warnings about laminate cladding - which is different to the aluminium cladding which burned during the Grenfell disaster - will be put to a Holyrood committee tomorrow, with politicians urged to ban the combustible material.
Swansea was deemed the most attractive out of the 25 most populated UK cities. However, Bristol is home to a beautiful 70-acre harbour and the River Avon, which runs through the centre of the city, while The researchers also evaluated how many ugly high-rise buildings there were in each city.
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The Mackworth was Swansea’s foremost hotel for much of the 20th century, popular for wedding receptions and dinner dances, and having a resident orchestra.
Retired police officers recall the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through the gratings from the hotel’s kitchens in the early mornings as they walked back to Central Police Station at the end of the night beat.
Its features included a billiard room with six tables, and the novelty of an Automatic Café.
Among those who have stayed at the Mackworth Hotel are Dame Vera Lynn during the war, and the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, when they appeared at the now demolished Empire Theatre in Oxford Street in September, 1952.
Government Branded ‘Sickening’ Over Safety Loophole That Exempted Bolton Fire Block
A fire safety regulation that exempts buildings under 18m tall from restrictions on certain types of controversial cladding has been described as “wholly insufficient” after it emerged the student block that burned down last week in Bolton was just 14cm short of qualifying. FIrefighters have confirmed that The Cube building, destroyed on Friday, did not have the same type of cladding (ACM) that combusted in the fatal Grenfell Tower fire of 2017, but was instead fitted with high-pressure laminate (HPL) coloured panels.
Although so much history was lost as temples and beloved buildings fell, the country is still full of a vibrant culture as it rebuilds. A newly designed religious park is a long- time work in progress meant to revitalize the Many traditional buildings were completely destroyed or damaged beyond repair.
Thousands of homes and other buildings were damaged or destroyed; the total number is unknown And it’s been beautiful experiences. And it’s all the hours of labor that I’ve put into the boat. Among the many arduous tasks that remain in their early stages are identifying the owners of lost boats
The Mackworth Hotel closed in 1967 and was demolished in the 1970s, though its name lives on today with Mackworth Court.
Ben Evans department store
It was the first department store in Wales and its standards were so high that it was known as the 'Harrods of Wales'.
Ben Evans sat on the site of Swansea's original trading market in 1895, with its building inspired by some French architectural themes.
It sold high quality merchandise and was held in high regard by many across the city.
But during the Second World War, it was reduced to rubble.
It was cleared in the late 1940s to create Castle Gardens, now known as Castle Square.
Tower Ballroom in Swansea wasat the time, with a dance floor likened to that of the Dorchester Hotel, and packed full of people enjoying a night out with their closest friends most Saturdays.
How to save Mumbles from flooding and climate change
Inspections have shown the seawall is deteriorating, now a plan is being drawn up to protect the village for the futureSince that time, a large seawall, created as part of the Swansea and Mumbles railway extension, has stood guard for them against the unrelenting tides.
Please click Learn More This letter is to inform you of the Swansea Public School Student Reunification Plan, in the event that a full evacuation from any of our schools is required due to an unforeseen emergency situation.
These buildings — many of which represented first-of-their-kind technical achievements just years before— were woefully The tallest building in the world for a time , the downtown Maybe it wasn't particularly beautiful , but the Astor House was one of those buildings that practically meant New
The building was designed and completed in 1937, and visible from miles away, with its first owner and manager being Oscar Dennis.
It began life as a cinema, and the first film shown was Swing Time with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, iconic dance partners who made motion pictures together from 1933 to 1949.
It was perhaps an early sign of what the building was to become, as in August, 1958, it became The Tower Ballroom.
In later years, the Tower became a bingo hall in the 1970s, where house prices would vary from £5 to £100.
But it later became disused for many years, with plans to turn it into flats not coming to fruition.
It meant it became a target for vandals, and what was to follow on September, 1993, broke a lot of people's hearts.
The South Wales Evening Post reported how "parents and children ran screaming" as tons of brickwork crashed to the ground when a raging inferno ripped through thelandmark.
It was said that the building had been set alight twice the night before as it had "become a magnet" for youngsters.
The blaze tore through the building for two hours before firefighters could bring it under control, but its already poor condition, further damaged by fire, meant there was no way back for a structure which once meant so much to so many.
Met Office issues yellow weather warning as Wales set for five days of rain
The worst of the weather will be from Friday afternoon through to Saturday nightThe first half of the weekend will bear the brunt of the bad weather as the warning comes into effect at noon on Friday and lasts through 6pm on Saturday. A widespread 20 to 30mm are forecast for south Wales, with up to 50mm possible in some locations, the Met Office said.
This list of tallest buildings includes skyscrapers with continuously occupiable floors and a height of at least 350 m. Non- building structures, such as towers, are not included in this list
Durham is not much of an international tourism destination, perhaps because Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Dickens and J. K. Rowling are all It curves downhill to the river from Grey’s Monument and is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful streets in England, with its graceful pale
Two days later, it was bulldozed to the ground, leaving the many who went there with just their memories.
The Ship and Castle Hotel
The Ship & Castle Hotel in Mumbles was burned to the ground on the night of February 17, 1896, and rebuilt shortly afterwards.
But it was closed down in 1927 for being a disorderly house, or a brothel.
It was replaced by The Conservative Club.
It was based in Oxford Street having been built and opened in 1900.
The owner was Moss Empires, and it had 2,200 seats. It closed in 1957, and was demolished three years later.
Langland's Osborne Hotel shut its doors for good in the year 2000.
The replacement for what was one of Swansea’s most loved hotels at Rotherslade was a luxury apartment block of the same name.
The 36 homes making up the £4 million development were snapped up within days of going on the market, at prices upwards of a couple of hundred thousand pounds.
Its construction was not without problems as far as local residents were concerned, however, with disruption to the cliff-top path and parking at the bottom end of Rotherslade Road.
Europe hit by third major earthquake as tremors hit Crete
A third major earthquake in Europe has seen tremors felt on the Greek island of Crete and on the southern mainland. The US Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 for the the undersea quake, which occurred this morning at a depth of 44 miles. Currently there are no reports of any injuries or major damage to buildings. Today’s quake comes just one day after at least 24 people were killed and more than 600 injured in a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania.Just experienced my first Earthquake here in Crete about 20 mins ago Magnitude 6.0 . 40km away depth 56km. Scary .
Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these Canaima is by far the country's most popular attraction, and the falls stretch an astounding 19 times Rent a motorbike or bicycle at your hotel and get lost in the villages, tangerine groves, and rice
Swansea council got lost in translation when it was looking to halt heavy goods vehicles using a road near an The blunder is not the only time Welsh has been translated incorrectly or put in the wrong place • People living near an Aberdeenshire building site in 2006 were mystified when a sign
The 19th Century Libanus Chapel in, Swansea was the victim of a suspected early morning arson attack in 2012.
Firefighters from as far afield as Haverfordwest were called to deal with the blaze, while Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service evacuated people from four nearby homes.
Station manager Craig Thomas confirmed the fire was being treated as a deliberate act of arson.
The structure of the church was later demolished because it was deemed unsafe.
Langland Court Hotel
Langland Court Hotel was once one of the city’s top hotels after being built by a Swansea shipping family in 1884.
It was also a wedding reception favourite for many hundreds of couples over the years.
It was closed to guests in summer, 2002, and then, three years later, in 2005, was destroyed by fire and was later razed to the ground.
It had been in the Birt family for 47 years.
Liberty Properties (Homes) Ltd built houses in its place, including four and five-bedroom townhouses and three-four-bedroom detached houses.
Langland Bay Hotel
The Langland Bay Hotel was closed as bosses struggled to make a profit. It was pulled down in 1998 and has since been redeveloped into residential flats.
Powell Dyffryn House
In its heyday, Powell Dyffryn House, which was based in Swansea's Adelaide Street, was rated of great architectural significance.
Originally known as the Letricheux Buildings when finished in 1914, it was leased first to metal merchants then used as offices.
Coal merchants Cory Brothers took it on as home to its offices in the 1950s.
This use continued until the 1980s. After this the building became vacant and was often used by homeless people, one of whom burnt to death there after accidentally setting fire to himself.
It was pulled down in 1999 by EA Bond Contractors.
Met Office issues yellow weather warning for severe gales set to hit Wales this weekend .
The Met Office has issued the severe weather warning, saying winds are forecast to gust as high as 70mph across most of Wales on the weekendA deep area of low pressure is forecast to cross the the United Kingdom on Sunday and Monday, bringing very strong winds to parts of the west. Wales is set to be buffeted by severe gales during the warning, which begins at 3pm on Sunday and lasts until 9am on Monday.