Wales

You need to be a millionaire to move to Wales

4 September 2021 9:00 am

We began searching for the farm of our dreams in Wales as we planned our escape from Surrey. The problem…

Devolution doesn't work in a crisis

13 August 2021 11:35 pm

One of the worst features of devolution is the tendency of devocrats to insist on doing their own thing in…

The true cost of my week in Wales

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Rather miraculously, my daughter managed to leave the country last week to go on holiday with a group of friends.…

It’s time to upgrade the office of the Welsh first minister

28 July 2021 12:30 am

Some of the most revealing detail from newly released 1997 government files relate to Welsh constitutional affairs. The Home Office…

Welsh independence faces an existential crisis

11 July 2021 1:39 pm

Wales has never embraced the notion of independence and perhaps never will. So it was unsurprising that YesCymru, a grassroots…

King of Fortress Wales: an interview with Mark Drakeford

19 June 2021 3:23 pm

Mark Drakeford sits opposite me in a small conference room on the third floor of Cathays Park, the nucleus of…

Scrapping English votes for English laws could spell trouble

17 June 2021 9:56 pm

It has been almost 45 years since Tam Dalyell first asked the West Lothian Question. It is a damning indictment…

Your guide to the 2021 election results

5 May 2021 7:11 pm

This week will see the biggest set of polls in UK history outside of a general election. Contests are under…

Number 10 should fear a Welsh nationalist coalition

23 April 2021 8:55 pm

As Disraeli’s famous maxim goes: England does not love coalitions. In Wales, by contrast, we can’t get enough of them.…

Is Welsh devo-scepticism beginning to unravel?

9 April 2021 10:36 pm

Calls to abolish the Welsh parliament are nothing new: Wales rejected devolution in 1979 and voted only by the smallest…

Could Holyrood ever be abolished?

9 April 2021 3:04 am

Although Alex Salmond and his Alba party have understandably been getting most of the attention, the separatists aren’t the only…

Labour of love: producing the perfect loaf

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Wheat flour, and the bread made from it, has been a recurring cause of concern for the British for centuries,…

Letters: Wales has been betrayed by Westminster

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Woeful Wales Sir: Allison Pearson succinctly points out the absurdity of the so-called Welsh government and its assembly, now trying…

Wales is being destroyed by tinpot tyrants

31 October 2020 9:00 am

My homeland is quite rightly a laughing stock

Why are the devolved nations so ungrateful?

24 October 2020 9:00 am

One of the things I hadn’t anticipated about the pandemic is that it would turn me into an English nationalist.…

Divided nation: will Covid rules tear the country apart?

10 October 2020 9:00 am

The Covid divide is triggering political tensions

Letters: We need career detectives, not fast-tracked officers

7 March 2020 9:00 am

We need career detectives Sir: Your lead article (Trial and error, 29 February) rightly condemns Tom Watson for pressurising police…

Why the Royal Court is theatre’s answer to Islamic State

9 November 2019 9:00 am

The Royal Court is the theatre’s answer to Islamic State, a conspiracy of nihilists fascinated with death, supported by groups…

Inspiring and sweet-smelling: David Nash’s 200 Seasons at Towner Art Gallery

You’ll be blubbing over a wooden boulder at David Nash’s show at Towner Art Gallery

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Call me soppy, but when the credits rolled on ‘Wooden Boulder’, a film made by earth artist David Nash over…

Drystone walling in the Brecon Beacons, Wales

My brilliant career hits the drystone wall

26 May 2018 9:00 am

We all tell stories about ourselves, every one of us. ‘I’m a useless cook.’ ‘Spiders don’t scare me.’ Not all…

An out-of-work steel worker walking through Port Talbot, 1964

Made in Port Talbot

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Port Talbot, on the coast of South Wales, is literally overlooked. Most experience the town while flying over it on…

The listening project

9 September 2017 9:00 am

As Classic FM celebrated its quarter-century on Wednesday with not a recording but a live broadcast of a concert from…

‘The upper part of the cascade at Hafod’ by John ‘Warwick’ Smith, 1793

How to view the view

20 February 2016 9:00 am

It’s not all picnics and cowslips. You need sense as well as sensibility to appreciate a landscape, says Mary Keen

Sand that might be mistaken for Caribbean

Anglesey: la dolce vita in north Wales

24 October 2015 9:00 am

We teased our friends by saying that our holiday would be on a far-away island. The Maldives, perhaps? No, Anglesey,…

Meet the Tories’ Welsh Wizard: an interview with Stephen Crabb

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Stephen Crabb, the working-class Welsh Secretary with a fondness for Margaret Thatcher