‘Home Where English Can Sound Like Arabic’

November 29, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE It’s amazing to think that just a few years after the last native speakers of the Manx language had been recorded there was still a Welsh speaking monoglot community existing in Wales. The Manx recordings were vital in

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Protect Your Place Names To Protect Your Heritage

November 2, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Not known for pulling her punches the Language Commissioner for Wales, Meri Huws, has said that place names should enjoy the same protection as listed buildings. She told BBC Wales that changes to historic place names should be

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Cymru: HSBC Bans Customer in Welsh Sign Row

October 11, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE HSBC are not living up to their reputation as the ‘world’s local bank’ according to renowned Welsh harpist Robin Huw Bowen. Mr Bowen found himself barred from the Aberystwyth branch of the bank after he criticised the prominence

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Welsh and Cornish Should be Taught in English Schools

August 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Poet Benjamin Zephaniah has called for a wider expression of multiculturalism with the cultures of the Celtic countries being avaiable as part of the wide-stream English education system. He made his statement at the National Eisteddfod of Wales

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Wales: Assembly Adopt Welsh Language Standards

March 28, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE WALES: ASSEMBLY ADOPT WELSH LANGUAGE STANDARDS This week the Welsh Assembly following passed regulations specifying Welsh language standards. The Welsh Language Commissioner, Meri Huws, has welcomed the move and set out a timetable to take the process forward.

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Stormy Scenes as Activists Attack UKIP Intolerance Towards Welsh Language

March 26, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Welsh Language activists staged a protest this week when the UK Independence Party held a meeting in North Wales. The Welsh language supporters accused the main speaker at the meeting of intolerance towards the Welsh language and also

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Six Year Old ‘Disappointed’ by Sainsburys Lack of Bilingual Checkout Tills

August 15, 2013

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE A six year old girl from Rhyl in Wales was so disappointed that her local Sainsbury supermarket store did not have a Welsh language option on its self-service checkouts that she decided to make a complaint. Mari, whose father

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Welsh Language in Crisis!

December 18, 2012

News from Celtic League The results of the 2012 census, released last week, have shown that the number of speakers in Wales has dropped for the first time since 1991, leading campaigners to argue that the language is in crisis. The number of

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Welsh Teacher Refuses to Pay Fine to English Court

August 16, 2012

News from Celtic Press A man has been sent to jail in Wales for refusing to pay his fine, because it was not written in the Welsh language. Welsh language campaigner and member of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (a Welsh language organisation), Jamie

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