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ianlang

North Wales reporter for ITV Wales
ianlang has written 7 posts for ITV Wales blog

Rare orchid comes into bloom at Treborth botanic gardens

We cover them every now and again. Stories about how our strange weather has had an impact on nature. Yesterday I was filming a rare orchid at the Bangor botanic gardens which would normally only ever bloom during the Summer, it’s now in flower. The theory is that the orchid is very receptive to light … Continue reading

Reviving a famous brand: Wrexham Lager returns

The Roberts family of Wrexham are putting their money and their hopes into bringing back this famous beverage-that for more than a hundred years was part of the DNA of this town. But the Wrexham Lager brand became as victim of the world of big business and closed in the year 2000 with the brewery … Continue reading

When royalty goes large

by Ian Lang Nick Elphick from Llandudno is an up and coming artist who’s rapidly acquiring a national reputation for his work His latest project is also his biggest – a commission to sculpt a likeness of the Queen which will play a big part in next years Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Despite his talents this … Continue reading

Anglesey’s artificial dive reef

Seven years ago they scuttled a former Royal Navy ship off the coast of Cornwall at Whitsand Bay. The idea was to making it an attraction for divers — mow more than 4,000 visit it every year and its reckoned to bring in £5million per annum. Anglesey council are now looking to improve what the … Continue reading

The future of our national parks: Museums or hi-tech powerhouses?

I’ve had a very interesting interview with Dr Christopher Jones, director of business analytics at Bangor Business School ahead of tonight’s Wales This Week programme. The theme of our interview centred on national parks and what advantages they can bring to an area, their future and the challenges they face. It was detailed but overall, … Continue reading

Anglesey tidal engery scheme a step closer

Plans by Marine Current Turbines and its project partner RWE npower renewables to install and operate Wales’s first-ever tidal energy farm have moved a step closer with the granting of an Agreement for Lease by The Crown Estate for the Skerries Tidal Stream Array, which is proposed for the waters off the coast of Anglesey, … Continue reading

Bodelwyddan man makes plea to keep animal sanctuary dream alive

Its a story that inspires. Geoff Leedham lost his arm in an accident three years ago. He lost his job and for a time his will to live. But his love of animals brought him back from the brink. He has turned his bungalow home in Bodelwyddan into an animal sanctuary. Watch Ian’s report at … Continue reading

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