Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)

Media Wales Ltd. publishes Western Mail, a community newspaper that focuses on news and events. The editor of this publication is Alan Edmunds.

Articles from July 31, 2010

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A Caravan Company That's Going Places
This year will see the family-run business 3A's Leisure celebrate its 20th anniversary and the opening of its new depot in Pensarn, Carmarthenshire 3A'S LEISURE has come a long way from the days when its founder, Lynn Evans, began selling second-hand...
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ACHUB Y CWM, Awdur: Gwen Redvers Jones, Gwasg '' Gomer, Pounds 4.99
Nofel i blant ar ffurf dyddiadur yw Achub y Cwm sy'n adrodd hanes y bygythiad i bentref a chymuned Llangyndeyrn yn 1963. Yn y cyfnod hwnnw, roedd Cwm y Gwendraeth Fach mewn perygl o gael ei foddi i gyflenwi dwe r i Abertawe. Ysbrydolwyd yr awdures...
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A Class Act; Teaching Is a Noble Profession. but as the Writers of BBC Radio Wales Sitcom Those That Can't Tell Kirstie McCrum, It's Also Ripe for a Little Affectionate Ribbing
"THOSE that can, do, and those that can't, teach," goes the saying, but it's not without contention amongst educators. In fact, as comedians, the writers of a BBC Radio Wales sitcom have turned to their teaching past for inspiration and unearthed...
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A Clear Choice for Conservatories
A PRIVATE sanctuary in which to get away from it all, that home office you really need or a spectacular dining experience for you and your guests... Securahome builds individual, luxury PVCu conservatories for all sorts of purposes, ranging in design...
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'A Funny Old Room Where I Work on My Laughter Lines'
Byline: KAREN PRICE LIFE as a stand-up comic isn't just about touring venues all over the country and making people laugh. Muchof the time is spent locked away coming up with the gags that will keep the audiences laughing. Comedian, presenter...
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A New University for Wales: The University of Wales Trinity Saint David
In 2010, Wales' two oldest highest universities are coming together to create a new university for Wales, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David builds on the excellence of both Trinity University...
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A Piece of Cake against Pakistan for England's Birthday Boy Anderson
BIRTHDAY BOY James Anderson took five for 49 as England ripped through Pakistan on a day laden with wickets for the pace bowlers at Trent Bridge. Mohammad Asif (five for 77) was the first to make the most of conditions in an England collapse from...
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A Recipe for Relaxation in Malta; John Fahey Headed to Historic Malta to Find Modern Marinas amid the Ancient Buildings
INEEDED somewhere to just sit and catch my breath after the sights. The sun poured into the square and the cappuccino tasted heavenly. Perhaps that was inevitable after the hour I'd spent exploring the remarkable St John's Co-Cathedral in the Maltese...
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Are You Sitting Colourfully, on a Gloss Chair?
Byline: NICOLA WILKES Q I'd like to buy some colourful chairs to use around a plain wooden dining table. I don't have a huge budget. Any suggestions? A With each chair cut from sustainable wood and the option of eight gloss colours, I adore these...
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A Switched-On Firm for All Your Heating Needs
MUCH has happened in the home improvements industry in the 54 years that FG Trew has been serving the consumers of South Wales. During this time trends have come and gone - and come back again! Take fuel sources for heating your home, for example....
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AUTHOR'S NOTES; Jon Gower's First English Language Novel, Uncharted, Marks a Personal as Well as a Fictional Journey
Byline: JON GOWER INEVER expected to spend so much time and effort working out how to bump off my wife. In writing my first English language novel Uncharted, I tried to create a central character as involving as, say, Charles Dickens' Little Nell,...
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A Walk on the Mild Side; Ruth Jones Admits She "Got the Bug" for Hiking after Starring in the Great Outdoors, a New TV Comedy Series about the Trials and Tribulations of a Walking Club. So Are Ramblers about to Get a Reinvention? Clare Hutchinson Finds out More
SEXY isn't a word that springs to mind when talking about the Ramblers. In fact, with their bobble hats, gaiters and multicoloured anoraks, the walking-stick waving guardians of Britain's footpaths and freeways can seem anything but. "We really...
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Barddas Yn Annog Beirdd Y Dyfodol; CYMRAEG: Yn Ystod Yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Yr Wythnos Hon Fe Fydd Gan Wasg Barddas Dair Cyfrol Newydd Yn Annog Pobl I Fynd Ati I Gynganeddu AC I Ysgrifennu Englynion. Gwenan Davies Fu'n Clywed Mwy
POB blwyddyn rwy'n gwylio'r teledu yn awchu am gael clywed os oes rhywun yn deilwng o ennill un o brif wobrau'r Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, y Gadair. Fel un sy'n rhyfeddu at ddawn beirdd Cymru wrth iddynt wneud i'w gwaith ymddangos yn hawdd, dim ond breuddwyd...
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Barratt Provides a Step onto the Housing Ladder
BUYERS looking to get their first steps on to the housing ladder can take advantage of Barratt's tailor made packages this summer as the developer is offering a range of attractive deals to help first-time buyers purchase a place of their own. Available...
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Be Inspired by the Open University at Eisteddfod
ENTER the Eisteddfodmaes in EbbwVale in August and you'll only be a few steps away from a world of inspiring learning. The Open University inWales standwill have OU tutors on hand to introduce Eisteddfodwyr to the world's leading flexible university....
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Big Decision by Bellamy Will Be Vital for Wales' Hopes
Byline: PAUL ABBANDONATO SOMEtime in the next few days, Craig Bellamy will have to make a decision on his future. Does he lead John Toshack's Wales into Euro 2012 qualifying battle as aManchester City player, a Tottenham man, or working with...
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Brainteasers
This magazine is published by Media Wales Ltd and is a licensed user of listings supplied by [umlaut] BBC Enterprises Limited, 1991, [umlaut] ITP Ltd, 1991 and [umlaut] S4C 1991. Hannah Jones 029 2024 3767. Mae'r cylchgrawn hwn yn cael ei gyhoeddi...
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British Join Afghans in Latest Push
Byline: TOM MORGAN A FRESH assault on the Taliban was launched by British forces in southern Afghanistan yesterday. Operation Tor Shezada, a bid to squeeze insurgents out of central Helmand Province, got off to a "successful" start in the early...
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Button Would Quit F1 If Team Orders Came Back into the Sport
JENSON BUTTON has amazingly revealed he will quit Formula One if team orders are reintroduced into the sport. Last Sunday's controversy in the German Grand Prix, in which Felipe Massa was forced to give up the victory in favour of Ferrari team-mate...
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Cardiff Hosts Night of Stars in Ring Event
Byline: BLAIR WOOD CARDIFF will host one of the biggest events in world boxing tonight as the WBC Night of Champions celebrations conclude with a star-studded gala dinner. With the likes of current heavyweight king Vitali Klitschko and legendary...
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Carluccio's Passion for Picnics
WHEN was the last time you analysed your picnicking behaviour? As chef and Carluccio's founder Antonio Carluccio underlines, there's more to creating a great spread than packing a round of cheese sandwiches and a flask of squash. The perfect picnic...
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Catalans' Vote Is like a Red Rag to a Bull for Madrid
Byline: RHODRI MORGAN I'M writing this week's column in a little hotel in Barcelona. I have travelled here in hope of seeing two Welsh hurdlers, Dai Greene from Llanelli and Rhys Williams from Cowbridge, pushing each other to the medal podium in...
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City Market Report
LONDON'S FTSE 100 Index slumped more than 1% yesterday after US figures showed weaker-than-expected growth in the second quarter. Stocks fell amid fears of a sluggish recovery for the world's biggest economy, with the Footsie closing down 55.9 points...
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Core Beliefs; HOME TRUTHS
Byline: John Humphries ALTHOUGH it ricochets around my childhood memories, I sometimes wonder whether the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is ever considered in the fight against flab. Core HOME TRUTHS John Humphries That said,...
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Councils' View on Reforms Have No Merit, Say Police; BUT BOTH ARE IN AGREEMENT MAY'S PLAN IS 'RETROGRADE'
Byline: ALED BLAKE WALES' chief constables were yesterday on a collision course with council leaders - saying their proposals for policing reforms lacked merit. The outburst came after the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) argued that...
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Cymorth Hawdd Ei Gael Mewn Cyfyngder
Byline: LEFIGRUFFUDD GYDA Chwpan y Byd a'r Tour de France wedi dod i ben, mae'n gyfnod braidd yn argyfyngus i unrhyw un sy'n dilyn chwaraeon, yn arbennig i fi sy'n styc yn y tye gydag eczema poenus ar fy nhraed. Oes, mae 'na athletau, ond dyw...
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Deal Struck to Clean Up Eyesore on Ryder Course
REMEDIAL works to "clean up" the dilapidated farmhouse on the Ryder Cup course have been given the go-ahead. Celtic Manor Resort yesterday announced it had struck a deal with Newport City Council over the short-term future of the derelict building....
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Decisions Must Be Made, Says Minister over Post-16 Dither; TEACHING UNION WARNS THAT CHANGE MAY NOW BE FORCED
Byline: GARETH EVANS A 10-YEAR plan to revolutionise post-16 learning in Wales is falling short of the mark, according to the Education Minister. Leighton Andrews said some local authorities and further education providers are not making "sufficient...
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Defnyddio'n Dychymyg I Gadw'n Ddiddan
Byline: BETHANLLOYD PAN oeddwn i'n blentyn mi fyddai fy mrawd, chwaer a finnau yn treulio bob dydd ar lan y mr yn ystod gwyliau'r haf. Roeddan ni'n ffodus iawn i fod yn byw drws nesa i dye oedd llwybr yn arwain yn syth i lawr at y traeth ac roedd...
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Digital
what? Rising Damp when? ITV3, today, 1.55pm It may be tinged with nostalgia, but they really don't make 'em like this classic comedy anymore. Leonard Rossiter, above, had his finest hour as seedy London landlord Rupert Rigsby, who had two hobbies:...
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Dine Hard Two; Wales on the Menu - the Radio Series Which Challenges Home Cooks to Get Their Dishes on the Menu of Top UK Restaurants - Is Back for a Second Series. Presenter Simon Wright and Those Who Took Part in the First Series Share Their Experiences of Making the Show
MOST of us love to eat out, and as a restaurateur I kind of rely upon that, but the truth is that most of the really good cooking in Wales, just as anywhere else in the world, goes on behind closed doors in home kitchens up and down the land. And...
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DON'T MIND YOUR PS & Qs
TAKE ONE Journalist and presenter, Sara Gibson, is looking forward to a busy week's broadcasting from the National Eisteddfod Q: If you weren't a television presenter, what would be your ideal job? A: I've always wondered what it would be like to be...
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Do Your Homework before You Go Splashing the Cash
The humble shed is perhaps one of the most versatile of all garden buildings. You'd be hard pushed to find a British garden that doesn't play host to a shed. Why do you want a garden shed? Garden sheds can store everything from outdoor equipment...
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Dwyer Puts the Boot into Springbok Legends, Saying They Are 'Past It' WORLD CUP-WINNING COACH GIVES WALES AUTUMN HOPE
Byline: SIMON THOMAS WORLD CUP-WINNING coach Bob Dwyer has delivered a devastatingly damning verdict on Wales' autumn opponents South Africa. The outspoken Aussie has labelled veterans John Smit and Victor Matfield as "past it" and questioned...
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Eisteddfod Medal for Artist Who 'Delights in Re-Presenting Banal Everyday Objects and Materials'
AN artist who creates artwork from light tubes and laces has been awarded the coveted Gold Medal for Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod. Simon Fenoulhet of Cardiff, a newcomer to the Eisteddfod, has won the accolade along with pounds 3,000 for...
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Entertainment Guide for the Week Ahead
TODAY ABERYSTWYTH: Arts Centre (01970 623232), Chicago. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Tickets from pounds 16.50. CARDIFF: (Meeting point Cardiff Arts Institute), Straight by Undeb Theatre. 7pm & 8.30pm. CARDIFF: Chapter Arts Centre (029 2030 4400), Magic Show...
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Experienced Staff and Quality Products
SINCE opening its first specialist tile centre in September 2004, Tile Rack (Wales) has been offering customers high-quality products at value-for-money prices. During the last six years the company has received overwhelming support from both its...
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Fulham's Flattering but Boss Jones Is Fully Focused on City
Byline: STEVE TUCKER CARDIFF CITY boss Dave Jones has admitted he was flattered to be linked with the manager's job at Fulham and has wished Mark Hughes well at Craven Cottage. Jones was one of the favourites alongside former England manager...
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Fulham's Flattering but Jones Focused on City
Byline: STEVE TUCKER CARDIFF CITY boss Dave Jones has admitted he was flattered to be linked with the manager's job at Fulham but has wished Mark Hughes well at Craven Cottage. Jones was one of the favourites alongside former England manager...
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Grand Dam Stands Proud for Wales; YOU VOTED FOR LAKE VYRNWY AS ICONIC IMAGE
Byline: MIKE JONES WE ASKED you to name the picture postcard which would best illustrate Wales - and hundreds of you voted for an image of Lake Vyrnwy. The Powys lake with its stone dam was created in the 1880s to supply Liverpool with water,...
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GREEN SCENE; Top Talk
Byline: Lynne Allbutt Top talk As I explained last week, I have just completed an intensive Level 1 sign language course with CHIIC, a Welsh-based business offering training and consultancy services on deaf and disability issues across Wales and...
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Harris Injury Blow as Glamorgan So Grateful to Wallace and Croft
Byline: GARETH GRIFFITHS GLAMORGAN suffered an injury worry to star bowler James Harris on a challenging opening day of their County Championship promotion clash against Gloucestershire. Matthew Maynard's men, who had started the day in second...
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Higher Food and Fuel Costs Push Up School Meal Prices
Byline: RACHAEL MISSTEAR PARENTS can expect to pay an average of pounds 20 extra next year for their children's school dinners, we can reveal. The increases, some of which have already been implemented, will take the average cost of primary school...
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Is New Right to Build the Wrong Way to Go? A New Model of Housing Regulation Could Change the Way Homes Are Built in the Future. Matt Thomas Examines the Proposal, Which Has Many Critics
Byline: Matt Thomas HOUSING minister Grant Shapps has caused quite a furore with this week's announcement of his Community Right To Build program. The initiative is aimed at allowing people in rural communities "to decide where to create new...
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Is Radyr on Your Property Radar? Whilst the Outlook Is Positive for Cardiff's Housing Market Certain Areas - like Certain Properties - Are Proving More Popular Than Others, Christian Amodeo Explains
WHEN it comes to the property market, it's safe to say that no one knows what's around the corner. Respected local property development company Amodeo Scott Developments weathered the financial storm that began in 2008 and is looking forward to more...
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It's Time to Bite the Beetle - and Put Insects on the Menu like the Rest of the World; MOST PARTS OF THE GLOBE ALREADY DINE ON LOCUSTS
Byline: CIARAN JONES YOU would rather hear the crunch of a creepy-crawly underfoot than in your mouth - but eating insects could be the future, according to researchers. Visitors to the Royal Entomological Society's annual conference at Swansea...
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Jobs Warning as Tories Unveil Benefit Reforms
Byline: ALAN JONES THE Government yesterday started the huge task of radically reforming the UK's "antiquated" benefits system amid warnings that the overhaul will not work unless more jobs are created. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan...
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Legend Lynn Backs Dynamic Welsh Duo to Deliver One-Two
Byline: TIM LEWIS LYNN DAVIES has backed hurdles duo Dai Greene and Rhys Williams to secure a historic podium one-two at the European Championships. Olympic gold medallist Davies is confident the pair can claim gold and silver in Barcelona when...
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Little Wrong with the Police Authorities - except Home Office in Charge; Western Mail
THE police don't always get everything right, but no-one disputes that they perform a vital public service, keeping neighbourhoods safe and catching criminals. No-one argues much either about the way the police are funded, through a mixture of central...
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Llanmoor Shares the Burden with First-Time Buyers
Llanmoor Homes is determined to help its purchasers get a foot on the property ladder, with the introduction of a shared equity scheme at its popular Cefn Cadno development in Llanharan. With mortgage products still in relatively short supply and...
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Lose Lbs, Gain Pounds S; Getting in Shape This Summer Doesn't Have to Break the Bank. WM's Emily Woodrow Discovers 10 Ways You Can Look after Your Wallet as Well as Your Figure
Byline: WM's Emily Woodrow 1: Get a pet... ...preferably an active one that needs lots of attention and exercise, like a dog. What with running around cleaning up after it and taking it out for a stroll once or twice a day you'll soon notice...
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Maintenance Failures Blamed for Train Crash
Byline: TIM MOYNIHAN ;TOM MORGAN A CORONER yesterday raised fears of more deaths on the railways as an inquest jury blamed a points failure for killing seven people in the Potters Bar train crash. Rail regulators also said they were considering...
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Malcolm and Turner Lead Way for Brits on a Big Night of Medals
ANDY TURNER and Christian Malcolm further demonstrated the benefits of having lottery funding removed as Britain won six medals on a frenetic evening's action in the European Championships in Barcelona. Turner struck gold in the 110m hurdles, while...
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Malcolm Lives Up to His Word with the Silver
Byline: NICK CLOWES CHRISTIAN MALCOLM has been promising for a long time that sprinting life can begin at 30 - last night he lived up to his word. Malcolm was edged out of 200m gold by a fraction of a second at the European Championships - as...
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McCaw Sure That Wallabies Will Be a Tough Test for His All Blacks Side
NEW ZEALAND captain Richie McCaw insists his side's excellent recent record against Australia will count for nothing in today's Bledisloe Cup encounter at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne (11am). The All Blacks have recorded seven-successive wins against...
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Mindmatters
Byline: ALED BLAKE IT was with the ping of a new e-mail arriving in my inbox that I learnt all about it. A construction firm was trumpeting the good news that it had won the contract with Britain's largest supermarket chain to build new stores in...
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More Quality Homes in a Sought-After Location; Llanmoor's Llys Fitzhamon Set to Attract Attention
FAMILY-RUN house builder Llanmoor Homes has announced plans for an exclusive development of 10 detached four-bedroom homes in the sought-after area of Broadlands, Bridgend. Following the success of three previous developments in the area, Llanmoor's...
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Morningserial
Byline: Alun Trevor But Arthur couldn't resist interrupting to show her the icebergs. They were bigger that the ship! Mam was afraid that Dad's ship would strike one of them and sink. But we reassured her that SS Adriatic had already been to...
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MPs and Peer Lose Bid to Stop Expenses Trials
THREE former Labour MPs and a Tory peer face criminal trials over expenses-fiddling allegations after a ruling against them by the Court of Appeal yesterday. The Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, and two other judges sitting in London, rejected argument...
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My Telly
Byline: Kirstie McCrum When the cameras follow members of the public around to capture their story for posterity, do we call it reality television? Because Orchestra United (Channel 4, Sunday, 7pm) follows real people and tells their story, but...
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NHS Over-Spending Triggers a Ban on Locums, Agency Nurses
Byline: MADELEINE BRINDLEY A BAN on expensive agency nurses and locum doctors will be introduced in large parts of Wales as the NHS tries to save tens of millions of pounds. Cash-strapped health boards are introducing stringent costsaving measures...
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Ninewells Farm Goes on the Market for Pounds 1.2m; 18th Century Farmhouse above the Wye Valley Comes with Stone Coach House and Stables and 101 Acres of Land
THERE was a time when you could bag a pretty reasonable spread in Monmouthshire for a reasonable sum. Those days are long gone, with the county consistently returning strong house prices despite the recent wobbly market. Even opportunities to buy...
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Nut Cymru - There for You
NUT Cymru, the largest union for qualified teachers in Wales and Europe, looks forward to welcoming our friends, old and new, to our stall at the Eisteddfod. Only NUT Cymru is fully equipped to deal with all the needs of teachers, headteachers and...
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Office Lets Surge in Cardiff - but Big Deals Are Hard to Find; THE 40% RISE IN TAKE-UPS GOES AGAINST THE UK TREND
Byline: CHRIS KELSEY THE amount of office space being newly let out rose in Cardiff between April and June, following a slump in the first three months of the year. The 40% increase in take-up in the capital went against a UK trend towards greater...
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Ospreys Keep Door Open for Star Henson
Byline: SIMON THOMAS GAVIN HENSON has been told the door is open for him if he wants to resume playing rugby. That's the message from Ospreys coaching boss Scott Johnson, who says he respects the decisions the double Grand Slam star has made....
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Political Adviser Tells of Rape Trial Torment; I'm Going to Take a Holiday Somewhere Warm, Away from All of This'
Byline: HELEN TURNER A POLITICAL adviser spoke of his relief last night after being cleared of rape. It took a jury at Newport Crown Court just two hours to find former parliamentary researcher Andrew Stallard, pictured left, not guilty of raping...
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Premier Dream Went in January - City Boss
Byline: STEVE TUCKER CARDIFF CITY manager Dave Jones has distanced himself from the Bluebirds' Wembley failure and launched a thinly-veiled pop at old boss Peter Ridsdale for the club's failure to reach the Premier League. Jones is adamant Cardiff...
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Prescott Says Iraq Weapons Reports Just 'Tittle-Tattle' FORMER DEPUTY PM WAS SHOCKED BY WEAK EVIDENCE TO BACK INVASION
Byline: GAVIN CORDON FORMER deputy prime minister John Prescott privately harboured doubts about the intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq in 2003, he disclosed yesterday. Giving evidence to the final session of the Iraq Inquiry before...
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Quizopedia
Byline: Mike Harris 1. Identify the only two Carry On films whose titles did not contain either of these title words. 2. "The *********** was a Christian movement of the 1500s. Its followers criticised the Catholic Church for corruption and called...
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Rangel Tells Swans He Wants Premier Move
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN SWANSEA CITY seem to be resigned to losing Angel Rangel to Blackpool after the defender admitted he wants to join the Premier League. But Swans chairman Huw Jenkins has warned the top flight newcomers they will not get the...
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Realpolitik
Byline: Tomos Livingstone THE politics of constitutional reform at Westminster have become a rattle-bag of contradictions. Only Labour proposed a referendum on the Alternative Vote (AV) system in their election manifesto, but the party this week...
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Rethinking Mission and Methods at Our Welsh-Speaking National Theatre; as Theatr Genedaethol Cymru Undergoes a Major Review, Chairman Professor Ioan Williams Looks at the Highs and Lows of Our Welsh-Language National Theatre and How It Can Move Forward
Byline: Professor Ioan Williams WALES has two national theatres - the new English-language National Theatre Wales, and the Welsh-language Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. The latter was set up by the Arts Council in 2003, with the original brief of...
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Retirement Living Where Life Is Just Beginning 11
WILLOW Court is a unique concept in Wales. Life can be whatever you want it to be at Willow Court. If you are gregarious and outgoing, you can be part of the vibrant community where there is a true village feel and a sense of welcome and neighbourhood....
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RETRO REPORT; Lauda 'Close to Death' after Crash
Byline: Tony Woolway WORLD champion driver Niki Lauda of Austria was close to death in a Mannheim hospital yesterday after a crash in the German Grand Prix at Nuerburgring turned his Ferrari into a flaming wreck. Professor Klaus Peter, head of...
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Reviews
Eisteddfod David Williams and Lyn Ebenezer (Carreg Gwalch, pounds 20) There is nothing quite like the National Eisteddfod of Wales, says Huw Edwards in his introduction - and he should know. His father was its greatest modern historian, who looked...
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Robins the Shock Choice for James
DAVID JAMES opted for the chance to play first-team football over remaining in the Premier League in making the surprise move to Bristol City. The England goalkeeper, who will celebrate his 40th birthday tomorrow, has signed a one-year contract...
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Rodgers Gives Bodde Reasons to Be Cheerful about Future
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN FERRIE BODDE has conceded he might not play football again until 2011 - but is still predicting a bright future for both himself and Swansea City. Bodde was left reeling five months ago when a second comeback from serious...
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Rodgers Gives Bodde Reasons to Be Cheerful about Liberty Future
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN FERRIE BODDE has conceded he might not play football again until 2011 - but is still predicting a bright future for both himself and Swansea City. Bodde was left reeling five months ago when a second comeback from a serious...
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S4C's Iona Jones Talked of Scale of Cuts in Her Last Media Interview; HAVE THE DEBATE ABOUT S4C'S FUTURE IN THE PUBLIC ARENA
Byline: ALED BLAKE S4C is not designed to cope with the impact of an economic downturn, according to former S4C chief executive Iona Jones. In her final interview before her sudden exit from the Welsh language channel, published yesterday, Ms...
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Schoolgirl, 9, Killed in Turkey Raft Accident; Turkey Raft-Death Girl 'Gorgeous, Delightful'
Byline: MIKE JONES A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl who died in a whitewater rafting tragedy in Turkey, was last night described as "a gorgeous, delightful little girl" by grieving friends and neighbours. Cerys Potter, above, was thrown from a dinghy on...
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Seafront Games Prove Shore-Fire Winner; REVIEW: Review: The Beach - National TheatreWales, Prestatyn
AS you deal with the everyday pressures of being an adult - such as achieving the perfect work/life balance and juggling finances - how often have you harked back to the carefree days of childhood? Remember those halcyon times when all you had to worry...
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Seek out the Best in Seaside Living
Byline: NATALIE CHAMBERLAIN WITH the holiday season upon us many of us will be heading for the coast, either on holiday or for a sunny day out. The seaside conjures up bright and breezy colours, sky blue, candyfloss pink, rich golden yellow....
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Setting the Standard for Holiday Home Ownership
NEW MINERTON is a prestigious award-winning leisure park ideally situated in the heart of Pembrokeshire countryside, yet only minutes from golden sandy beaches. Its luxury holiday homes are set in more than 60 green acres landscaped to a high standard...
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Small Tokens of Appreciation, but Not Good Fortune
Byline: DON RODGERS WE'RE all used to having small change in our pockets; if anything we consider it something of a nuisance. In itself it doesn't buy much - the 1p coin is only really needed because of the annoying habit most shops have of pricing...
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Soldier's Funeral Hears Bishop Plead for Better Funding for Safer Kit; 'WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE YOUNG MEN LIKE SAMUEL'
Byline: RACHAEL MISSTEAR A BISHOP yesterday renewed calls for more funding for the military as he led the funeral of a "first-class" youngWelsh soldier killed during an operation in Afghanistan. Bishop Thomas Burns made his appeal as hundreds...
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Still Smashing Stereotypes - This Won't Be an Ordinary Eisteddfod; WHY ORGANISERS SEIZED CHANCE TO VISIT EX-STEELWORKS SITE
Byline: TOMOS LIVINGSTONE THE Gorsedd will be there as usual, and - if all goes to plan - leading Welsh poets will win a crown and a chair this week. But this is not going to be an ordinary Eisteddfod. The peripatetic annual festival of literature,...
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Straight off the Vine
Byline: Neil Cammies SOMETIMES nothing beats a crisp and crunchy glass of chilled white on a scorching summer's day in the garden. The cherished moment of calm and relaxation is a thing to be treasured, and particularly valuable in today's increasingly-hectic...
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Strikes and Ash Clouds Push BA into Red
A WAVE of strikes by cabin crew, coupled with disruption caused by Iceland's volcanic ash cloud, sent British Airways pounds 164m into the red for the three months to June, the airline reported yesterday. The double whammy of the bitter industrial...
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Success Drives Holiday Company to Open New Doors
THE doors have opened on the first Diamond Holidays shop in Cardiff at the end of a year in which it has taken more than 75,000 Welsh holidaymakers away on breaks at home and abroad, for weekends, midweek breaks and weekaways in Britain and Europe....
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Sunday
ALAN TITCHMARSH''S WALKS OF FAME: TWIGGY ITV1 Wales, 7pm She was Britain's first supermodel and 45 years on, Twiggy, above, is still beautiful and relatively skinny, her voice loud, earthy and peppered with occasional bursts of raucous laughter. Yet...
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Sweet Dreams Assured with Furniture from Verona Design
WITH a dedicated team of 12 staff, Verona Design has been retailing pine beds and bedroom furniture from its showroom in Pembrey for the last 14 years. All products are manufactured in its own factory in Brazil. Verona also sells on eBay using...
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TAKE 3 What Can You Get for Your Money across Wales Right Now? We've Found Three Properties from Different Price Ranges Which May Suit Your Pocket
Under pounds 150,000 lounge/dining room with French doors to rear garden, modern fitted kitchen and two good-size bedrooms. WHERE? Lilburne Close, Pontprennau, Cardiff WHAT? It's a spacious mid link house positioned in a quiet location. With a spacious...
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Thefirstword
Byline: HANNAH JONES I MIGHT well do two things rather out of the ordinary this week - well, for me at least: Go for a long walk and visit a Welsh language festival. My Significant (thin) Other is forever on at me to move more, and not just turn...
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The Insider
Byline: Peter Finch WAS the great novel you've just read a fluke? Could its author do it again and would the new book be as good as the first? Doubt follows writers around like a ghost. It's worse with verse. Can the poet ever again write a new...
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The Property Doctor
Byline: EMYR PIERCE QI live in a large house with extensive gardens and am thinking of selling off part of it for building. Can I ask a developer to do this, or would I have to apply to the local authority myself and then sell the plot with planning...
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Tory Group Warns of Danger of Power Failures by 2016; THINK TANK URGES MORE INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLES
Byline: CHRIS KELSEY A MASSIVE increase in the use of biomass fuel to power baseload electricity generating plants is needed to prevent blackouts by 2016, according to a report by Tory thinktank the Bow Group. According to the report, called...
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Tough Market Puts Squeeze on Welsh Asking Prices
VENDORS in Wales are facing tough times when they come to sell their houses - they are having to take only 92% of the asking price, an average of pounds 120,200. That's a much poorer return than in the South East, where sellers are getting on average...
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Traditional Homes, Built the Way You Remember
REDROW'S exclusive New Heritage Collection is impressing home buyers across South Wales with its desirable mix of a traditional exteriors and modern interiors. Designed to be instantly recognisable, The New Heritage Collection - available now at...
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THE UGLY FACE OF BEAUTY Channel 4, 8pm Some people are so addicted to facelifts that they have begun to look like their own knees. It's clear the results of going under the knife aren't always ideal and there's no chance of wanting to go for a nip/tuck...
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WAG in Danger of Throwing Baby out with the Bathwater
Byline: DYLAN JONESEVANS The new approach of the Welsh Assembly Government to the economy should have become obvious last year when, during the Welsh Labour leadership campaign, Carwyn Jones announced that his primary economic policy was to "use...
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