The Pembrokeshire Murders
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<p>The story of Operation Ottawa, the cold case detection of John Cooper for two Pembrokeshire double killings: the Scoveston Manor murder of Richard and Helen Thomas in 1985 and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path murder of Peter and Gwenda Dixon in 1989. Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Wilkins tells how he gathered a specialist team to...
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Poor Mans Parliament, Martin Shipton
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<p>A decade after devolution 6 out of 10 Welsh voters didn&rsquo;t know which parties formed the Welsh Assembly Government. Rhodri Morgan, the long-serving First Minister, was recognised by less than 50%, other party leaders had less than 10% recognition. In addition to this voter disengagement, the system of law-making seemed not to be...
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2001 a year in wales, patrick hannan
Patrick Hannan
Current Affairs
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<p>The sound of laughter is rarely far away as Patrick Hannan watches the events of 2001 unfold and describes them in this chronicle of a year in Wales. The result is a revealing picture of the kind of country Wales now is, its obsessions, its ambitions, its divisions, and the nature of the people who run it or want to run it. The fury over...
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a useful fiction, patrick hannan
Patrick Hannan
Current Affairs
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<p>In <em>A Useful Fiction</em> political broadcaster Patrick Hannan provides a punchy commentary on how the mere question of devolution is influencing all areas of political debate. The make-up of Britain has seen far-reaching change in the last ten years. Yet do the British understand these changes? Or rather do the English?...
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at arms length, geraint talfan davies
Geraint Talfan Davies
Current Affairs
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<p>Devolution to Wales and Scotland may prove to have been the most profound change in the UK in recent years. The consequences are far-reaching, and not just political. Geraint Talfan Davies, media and arts executive for more than three decades, recalls and reflects on the impact of this development for culture and civil society.</p>...
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Welsh Europeans
John Osmond
Current Affairs
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<p>Welsh Europeans takes a fresh look at the identity and future of Wales as a new century approaches. There is a gulf between the ability of the Welsh people to have any real say over how they are governed and the Quango-driven government they endure. There is an increasing contradiction between Welshness and Britishness. Living with this...
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When Arthur Met Maggie, Patrick Hannan
Patrick Hannan
Current Affairs
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<p>Although their relationship was one of the most important in post-war public life, they never met. But for a year in the 1980s Arthur Scargill and Margaret Thatcher were on opposite sides of a conflict that decided some of the most important questions in contemporary Britain. More than that, they were central to the process of bringing...
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A Whim Set in Concrete: The Campaign to Stop the Cardiff Bay Barrage, sian best
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<p>Claimed to be the essential component for the regeneration of south Cardiff, the Cardiff Bay Barrage turned out to be one of the costliest - and to many, most unnecessary - civil engineering projects ever undertaken on the British coastline. Developers and politicians stand accused of circumventing the wishes of local residents, ignoring...
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Plaid Cymru: The Emergence of a Political Party, Laura McAllister
Laura McAllister
Current Affairs
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<p>In the first full-length study of its kind,&nbsp; Laura McAllister portrays the emergence of Plaid Cymru in the post-War world from its origins as a disparate association of campaigners and activists to its current status of fully-functioning political machine.<br />Skilfully interweaving rigorous historical analysis and...
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Wales off Message
Patrick Hannan
Current Affairs
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<p>From Ron Davies&rsquo;s &rsquo;moment of madness &rsquo; to the Lib-Lab pact the new Welsh Assembly has had fraught beginnings. Patrick Hannan scrutinises the sagas of Ron and Alun and Rhodri and Rod, placing them in the complicated context of the organisations and people who set the agenda of public life in Wales.<br /...
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Wales Says Yes
Leighton Andrews
Current Affairs
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<p>On 18 September 1997 the Welsh electorate voted for a National Assembly. The slender majority was an enormous turnaround from the outright rejection of 1979, a turnaround engineered by the Yes for Wales campaign, founded by Leighton Andrews. Wales Says Yes is the story of that campaign. Andrews has consulted widely with pro- and anti-...
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The Welsh Illusion
Patrick Hannan
Current Affairs
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<p><br /><br />Wales has changed almost beyond recognition in the last twenty years, yet many still cling to the romantic image of what it once was rather than cope with the reality of what it has become. The persistence of myth in the face of incontrovertible evidence is one of the Welsh illusions analysed in this book. Another...
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commons knowledge, paul flynn
Paul Flynn
Current Affairs
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<p>Most MPs do not achieve the great offices of State; some do not aspire to them. As backbenchers they have an influential role in the making of legislation, the conduct of government and the welfare of their political party. Commons Knowledge makes the case for the active, rigorous backbench MP. From taking the oath to resigning, it offers...
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green agenda
Robert Minhinnick
Current Affairs
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<p>In the 1970s, it was ignorance, in the 1980s, enthusiasm, and from the 1990s environmental issues were greeted with a peculiar fatalism.<em> Green Agenda</em>, the first popular volume of its type to be published in Wales, confronts head on our ideas of what constitutes &rsquo;the environment&rsquo; and how we perceive...
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<p><em>Redesigning Democracy</em> weaves together two important political stories. The first charts the long and often divisive campaign for a Welsh Assembly. The second tells the previously untold story of the devolution battle inside the Labour Party, from the ignominy of the 1979 referendum to the forced resignation of Alun...
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