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Luke Upton: Introducing Gethin ‘Huge’ Hughes, Welsh rugby’s new fictional hero

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Luke Upton, a business journalist and creator of the popular spoof Twitter account @NotGavHenson, introduces his fictionalised new hero of Welsh rugby: a story of Twitter, the media and how a Lion’s bite led to a quick rewrite. When Wales and Ospreys hooker Scott Baldwin got bitten by a Lion cub whilst in South Africa with his club in September 2017, my first thought was- how on earth did that happen? The second, oh dear, I am going to have to scrap some of last weekend’s work. This now infamous…

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Interview with Gofid of Welsh Black Metal band Iselder

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Gofid (meaning sorrow) plays extreme metal with Welsh song titles under the name Iselder (meaning depression). His work attracted attention this month when he covered Dafydd Iwan’s cultural anthem Yma O Hyd- parallel.cymru went to find out more! First up Gofid, what is your background in metal? I first started listening to metal when I was about eleven years old, slowly getting in to classic bands such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath. In my teenage years I had a good friend who introduced me to the more…

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