Hannah Thomas

Hannah Thomas has written 12 posts for ITV Wales blog


In less than 24 hours time, rugby clubs across Wales will be opening their doors with the smell of bacon and beer, as fans prepare to watch Warren Gatland’s men take on the mighty Springboks. But while tomorrow’s focus will be on South Africa, this year’s Rugby World Cup tournament is, of course, being played … Continue reading

Hannah’s Haka

It’s been described as the biggest spectacle in rugby, and over the next few weeks, it’ll be performed right across the world. It’s scary, it’s sensational, it’s sexy…it’s THE HAKA! And during the Rugby World Cup 2011, I’ll be asking for YOUR versions of this famous New Zealand ritual. I begin my tour of Welsh … Continue reading

All over until next year

The one day I’ve always dreaded at the Royal Welsh Show is the Thursday. It used to be something of an anti-climax – now it’s far from that. But I still feel a sense of disappointment and sadness that it’s all going to be over for another year. Today has been a little more sedate. … Continue reading

A dream journey

I don’t EVER recall such a special Welsh cob day here at the Royal Welsh. If nothing else, my nerves were in tatters! I have no nails left and a very sore throat! We began the day with Jonathan Batt and Abergavenny Morning Queen. I know how much he wanted her to turn on the … Continue reading

Champions Everywhere

With the second day of the show over and third just beginning, it seems that our cameras are bringing good luck to the competitors we’ve been following. On Monday we saw Carwyn Lewis and his dad pick up a third and a first respectively in the Welsh Black cattle classes. But that was to be … Continue reading

Moos, Monday and much, much more

It’s Monday and we woke to find the showground shrouded in mist, cloud and wet weather. Umbrellas, wellies and raincoats looked like they were to be the order of the day. But in typical Builth Wells fashion, the drizzle subsided and allowed the show to go on! There’s nothing more familiar than hearing that first … Continue reading

Llanelwedd – It’s like home!

Remembering my first Royal Welsh Show is pretty hard – because I was barely old enough to walk! As a family, we’ve always been regulars. For us, and for many farming families, it’s an annual holiday. Merthyr Tydfil isn’t what you’d call ‘rural Wales’, but many ‘townies’ enjoy a day out to the Royal Welsh, … Continue reading

The Real Merthyr

Merthyr is often in the headlines for all the wrong reasons with journalists and politicians often pointing the finger at this  former hub of the industrial revolution for high unemployment, high crime rates and high teenage pregnancy figures.  But there’s a very different side to Merthyr Tydfil that often doesn’t get reported ITV Wales Valleys … Continue reading

Week one on The Ferret

Well my first episode of The Ferret has been and gone, but no time to down tools and grab a coffee because I’ve already started filming for the rest of the series – from debt scams to problem parking, there’s plenty more to come over the next few weeks. Make sure you don’t miss out! … Continue reading

The view from the Valleys

ITV Wales‘ reporter Hannah Thomas looks at Blaenavon, which is celebrating 10 years of World Heritage status, and how she will soon be working on The Ferret. Well fresh from the Bank Holiday this week I’ve been to visit Blaenavon, a town which 10 years ago was awarded World Heritage status. I caught up with … Continue reading

The View from the Valleys

Hi everyone, Welcome to my first post here on the ITV Wales blog. I’ll be filling you in on what I’ve been getting up to each week reporting from the heart of the South Wales Valleys. For those of you who aren’t aware, I was born and brought up in Merthyr Tydfil and I still … Continue reading

Concert kick starts Eisteddfod 2010

From ITV.com/Wales This year’s Eisteddfod has kicked off with a gala concert in Ebbw Vale this evening. Organisers have been putting the finishing touches to the Maes after two years of preparation. From setting out the tradestands to completing the building work on site, today’s all been about getting ready for the Eisteddfod to open … Continue reading

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