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 2013-12-31 20:41 

The Daily Mail

Welsh village's plans to change name of Varteg to Farteg are ditched... +

Residents in the village of Varteg have breathed a sigh of relief after narrowly avoided having their town's name changed to Farteg by Welsh language campaigners....

 2013-12-31 16:16 

The Guardian

Welsh village ditches plan to change name to Y Farteg... +

Varteg in Torfaen considered changing name as there is no letter V in Welsh, but locals feared they would be butt of jokes...

 2013-12-31 14:41 

BBC

[ UK ]

Stink over Farteg place name ends... +

Plans to use the Welsh name Y Farteg for the village of Varteg are scrapped after "overwhelming" public opposition....

 2013-11-25 07:53 

BBC

[ UK ]

Opencast mine rejected by minister... +

Plans for a new opencast mine near Blaenavon in Torfaen are rejected by the Welsh government, a decision the developer calls "unbelievable"....

 2013-11-22 06:55 

BBC

[ UK ]

Stink over village name continues... +

A council pushes ahead with public consultation on adopting the Welsh name Y Farteg for the village of Varteg - despite residents' fears it will lead to ridicule....

 2013-09-26 12:11 

BBC

[ UK ]

AUDIO: Should Varteg be renamed Farteg?... +

Despite potential ridicule for residents, Welsh language expert Cefin Campbell explains why Varteg should be renamed Farteg....

 2013-09-24 13:36 

The Daily Mail

Varteg in Wales could be renamed 'Farteg' but villagers fear it will make them the butt of jokes... +

People living in the village near Pontypool, South Wales, are kicking up a stink about plans to rename it 'Farteg' - claiming it sounds like a 'schoolboy's playground insult'....

 2013-09-24 13:25 

The Telegraph

Farteg: residents' fear new village name will make them the butt of jokes... +
 2013-09-24 11:43 

The Daily Mail

Welsh village of Varteg could be renamed 'Farteg' if campaigners get their way- but villagers fear it will make them the butt of playground jokes... +

People living in the village near Pontypool, South Wales, are kicking up a stink about plans to rename it 'Farteg' - claiming it sounds like a 'schoolboy's playground insult'....

 2013-09-24 09:55 

BBC

[ UK ]

Welsh place name 'ridicule' fear... +

People in Varteg fear they will be open to ridicule if the Welsh language version of the south Wales valleys village's name is adopted....

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