Bristol Channel

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Bristol Channel,

inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, c.85 mi (140 km) long and from 5 to 50 mi (8.1–80 km) wide, stretching westward from the mouth of the River Severn and separating Wales from SW England. Its chief bays are Carmarthen and Swansea in Wales and Barnstaple (or Bideford) and Bridgwater in England. Many cities are on or near the channel; among the largest are Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, and Swansea. Along the coast of S Wales is a great concentration of economic activity, and Bristol Channel serves as a major shipping corridor. Milford Haven, a major oil-importing center, has a harbor that can accommodate large modern tankers.

Bristol Channel

an inlet of the Atlantic, between S Wales and SW England, merging into the Severn estuary. Length: about 137 km (85 miles)
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The next day, Plaid members across Wales were urged to avoid paying their licence fee until a Welsh channel was established.
Bethan Williams, chair of Cymdeithas said: "More than that, this is a bad sign for S4C as the BBC is contributing to the Welsh channel.
If people wish to learn Welsh it's their choice, with regards to S4C, it is after all a Welsh channel, far more entertaining than the rubbish put out on Channel 4.
Mr Whitelaw proposed that the Welsh channel should be launched under a three-year trial scheme, despite there being no chance of it being scrapped.
Liberal Democrat AM Peter Black said: "I believe that in the circumstances this is the best possible package for the Welsh channel, that it will ensure its continued independence and offer stability of funding for some time to come.
When HTV Wales was established 40 years ago, it was backed by global stars such as Richard Burton and Stanley Baker in an effort to create a Welsh channel that could compete with the best in the world.
The only way I could receive the Welsh channel would be to change to cable, more unnecessary expense just to receive the basic channels.
The father-of-four came on for the last 10 minutes of the game which was being screened live on Welsh channel S4C.
The Conservative Party stood in 1979 with a manifesto promise to establish a Welsh channel.
Tara has also presented on Welsh channel SC4 as well has having a CD on sale in Wales.
S4C is a Welsh channel set up by Welsh people but Welsh people are not being allowed to have a go.
But when this year's tournament kicks off in Cardiff on October 1, the Welsh channel will only get the highlights.

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