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Joni Ayn Alexander

A multimedia journalist at ITV Wales. Tweet me @joniayn.
Joni Ayn Alexander has written 5 posts for ITV Wales blog

Planning document reveals more details of mine

A planning application for extending mining at Gleision Colliery reveals more details of the mine. In January 2009, the mine’s operators put in a bid to extend mining at the colliery through Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. This included several supporting maps to show the geology, water, and surface area around the mine. The document … Continue reading

A bundle of blogs in Wales

More than 100 blogs made the long list of nominees in the second Wales Blog Awards. That’s a lots of blogs. Especially if you want to read them all. Solution: A Google bundle. Here is a bundle of all the blogs nominated that use RSS — Really Simple Syndication. A few of them don’t, which means we … Continue reading

Behind the data: Survey shows children’s lack of outdoor play

Children in Wales are showing a lack of traditional play, a press release from Savlon reports today. (We posted a short report on this earlier today.) However, when we began to look closer at the press release and asked to look at the raw data or full report, questions were raised. The press release states … Continue reading

Where does the Welsh Government spend your money?

Where do your pounds go? The Welsh Government began to open up data this month on where money is being spent. See the visualisation of the “vendors” and how much money they were paid by the Welsh Government in April 2011 (click on the image to see an interactive graph): In April 2011, the Student … Continue reading

On the right cider Cardiff: The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival

For the past four years — as many as I’ve lived in Wales — the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival has lured me to its bar. This past weekend was no different. My colleague Jayne tempted me over to Motorpoint Arena (formerly the CIA) with press access. A number of half pints later, I … Continue reading

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