South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)

Published by Media Wales Ltd., the South Wales Echo is a newspaper that features news and events. The editor of this periodical is Mike Hill.

Articles from February 5, 2008

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Byline: ANDREW MELVIN Local news Wade Ali, aged 23, was found dead on the pavement at Pentre Street, Grangetown, where a single knife wound to the chest pierced his heart National news Prince Andrewmarried Sarah Ferguson. Nine-year-old...
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A Fear of the Few Has Ruined It for the Many; Time Traveller Looking Back
Byline: ANDREW MELVIN THEY say soccer's changed. Look no further than tomorrow's England- Switzerland game for proof. It's February 6.The 50thanniversary of the Munich Disaster. But the Football Association refused to call for a minute's silence...
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All about Me
'My favourite place is New York - I love the buzz and the shops are open all hours' ANTONY Obaid, 21, from Ely, Cardiff, is general manager at FitSpace, a new affordable fitness club in Canton, Cardiff, that offers unrestricted contract-free membership...
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Another Teenager Is Found Hanged; Welsh Secretary Tells of His Distress at Cluster of Deaths
Byline: Gavin O'Connor POLICE are investigating the death of another teenager found hanged in Bridgend. The young woman died in the early hours of Monday morning. An ambulance service spokeswoman confirmed paramedics were called to Commercial...
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Athletic: Bryntirion Hit Back in Transfer Wrangle
Byline: Terry Phillips Chief Sports Writer BRYNTIRION Athletic have hit back at an accusation that they blocked a proposed move for top scorer Robbie Walters to Port Talbot Town. "We did everything, absolutely everything, by the book," said Bryntirion...
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Badminton Ace Lewis: My GB Funding Delight
WALES badminton ace Martyn Lewis has revealed his delight at finally receiving funding from the Great Britain authorities. Since the introduction of GB funding for badminton, Welsh players haven't been featured in the scheme. But all is set to...
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BROUGHT TO JUSTICE; Who's Been in Court?
The following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: Geraint Boyce, 26, of Pleasant View, Tonypandy, was fined pounds 150 with pounds 75 costs after pleading guilty to obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty. Stuart...
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Company Drops Its Quarry Proposal; Last-Minute Withdrawal
Byline: Peter Collins CAMPAIGNERS, including a druid high priestess, were celebrating today after winning a battle against plans for a limestone quarry. International cement and ready-mixed concrete company Cemex Ltd with drew its application...
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Echo2 People: 'I Saw the Real Debbie Harry and She Gave Me a Wave' Confessions ...of a Blondie Tribute Act
When did you first realise youwere a Debbie Harry soundalike? I trained as a florist, but I used to performas a solo artist singing around clubs and hotels. And every time I sang a Blondie song people would tell me I sounded like her. One of my...
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Electricity Costs You 18 per Cent More; Firm's Bills Are Cheaper in England
Byline: Gareth Rogers ELECTRICITY costs South Wales' families up to 18 per cent more than in England. Suppliers are charging Welsh homes and businesses between 11 per cent and 18 per cent more for their electrical power - creating an inflation-busting...
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Ex-Mistress 'Didn't Know about Death of Edwina' 'No Talk over Disappearance'
Byline: Gavin O'Connor THE former mistress of a Welshman accused of killing his wife in Australia has denied having any knowledge of her demise. Former Cardiff bus driver Frederick William Boyle, 58, denies murdering his wife Edwina, originally...
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Find the Perfect Mix for a Pancake Treat; Get the Frying Pan Ready for Tonight
Byline: Gareth Rogers PANCAKE lovers set for a day of gorging their favourite treats will have a tough job picking the tastiest toppings tonight. Two thirds of South Wales' families will bid to make the perfect pancake today - so to help, the...
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Football: FIRST CAP FOR JAMIE; Blues Back to Make Wales Debut against Scotland
Byline: Gareth Griffiths CARDIFF Blues starlet Jamie Roberts has been handed a shock first cap for the Six Nations clash against Scotland at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Roberts, 21, has been included on the wing ahead of Llanelli Scarlets...
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Football: Joe Scoops Player of the Month
Byline: Mark Bloom and Simon Kendal-Williams DAVE Jones and John Toshack have hailed Joe Ledley after the Cardiff City midfielder was named Championship Powerade player of the month for January. Ledley was chosen ahead of Burnley striker Robbie...
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Football: Things Are Not So Fab for Tosh When It Comes to Squad Selection
Byline: Simon KENDALWILLIAMS JOHN Toshack was in mischievous mood at the Wales training camp ahead of tomorrow's friendly with Norway. After gingerly making his entrance on crutches - it seems even Welsh management aren't immune to the squad's...
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Horse Racing: Bank on Baz to Send Punters Away Happy; in Association with Freebets.Co.UK
BAZROY makes a quick reappearance at Lingfield tomorrows opunters should take the hint and follow this in-form runner. David Evans sends the four-year-old for the Kids Are Always Happy@Pontin's Handicap and his keenness to strike should be duly...
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Horse Racing: Bank on Baz to Send Punters Away Happy; in Association with Freebets.Co.UK
BAZROY makes a quick reappearance at Lingfield tomorrow so punters should take the hint and follow this in-form runner. David Evans sends the four-year-old for the Kids Are Always Happy@Pontin's Handicap and his keenness to strike should be duly...
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'I Believe Mam Will Always Be Looking over Us' Family Mark the Third Anniversary of Killing
Byline: Gavin O'Connor FOR three years Amy Oliver has kept asking, "Where's my nana?" It's a question which has proved harder and harder for mum Stephanie to answer as the family mark the third anniversary of Shirley Oliver's death today. ...
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Ice Hockey: Darling Is Given Elite Green Light to Join the Blue Line; Adams Welcomes Getting the Big Man on Board
Byline: Terry PHILLIPS DION Darling has been given the go-ahead to play for Cardiff Devils in their Elite League ice hockey matches this weekend. The 6ft 3ins defence man won his appeal after Ice Hockey Canada blocked his transfer from Bentley...
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It's a Quiet Life; Athlete's Low Profile Hasn't Kept Them out of the Charts
Byline: gavin allen PROFILE is a difficult thing to manage. If you're too famous you risk irritating people, if you're not famous enough it's hard to maintain a successful career. Athlete feel they have the balance just about right. When...
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Keep in Touch with Your Local Police on New Ourbobby.Com
Byline: Abby Alford Chief Reporter TRADITIONAL-STYLE neighbourhood policing is being brought into the 21st Century with the launch of a new website. Ourbobby.com allows residents to contact their local officers online and keep up to date with...
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Let's Hope These Latest Plans Tackle Pressures on Our NHS; Waits for Emergency Care Are Still Appalling despite a Promise to Address the Issue by Previous Health Minister
Byline: Greg Tindle Health Correspondent WELSH Health Minister Edwina Hart has today announced plans to improve the long waits for emergency care in hospitals across South Wales. The minister has already called for details on the numbers of time-wasting...
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Letter: Viewpoints - Everyone Did Their Bit to Win the War
Byline: Barbara MacArthur IT was reported in the news recently, that thanks to representations, Land Girls and Timber Jills will be yet another group who will be awarded a badge or medal to commemorate their service during World War II. I agree...
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Letter: Viewpoints - Give Elderly Day Bus Travel
Byline: Karl-James Langford I'M not entirely happy with the present use of bus passes. Did you know for everyone who uses a senior bus pass funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, taxpayers have to pay pounds 1.90 for each journey? Therefore...
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Murphy's Concern at Suicide Statistics; Welsh Secretary Tells of His Distress at Cluster of Deaths
Byline: Gavin O'Connor HIGH-LEVEL discussions have taken place over the spate of suicides in South Wales prior to a House of Commons debate on the issue this week. Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy has spoken about the tragic cluster of recent deaths...
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Only in the 80s; New BBC1 Cop Show as He to Ashes Is about to Do for the Eighties What Life on Mars Did for the Seventies. Set in the Decade That Brought Us New Romantics, Gender Benders, Strange Quiffs, Flouncy Shirts and Men in Make-Up, CATHY OWEN Talks to the People Who Were There Echo 2 IT'S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE
Byline: CATHY OWEN 'Big shoulder pads and hideous colours' AT the time Gwyneth Moore thought she looked fantastic, but looking back some of the things she wore in the 1980s make her cringe. "There was lots of big shoulder pads and hideous...
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Out & About
GABALFA Community Education Centre is offering computing courses for "silver surfers" and complete beginners. The courses begin in the week beginning Monday, February 18. For further details about the courses, call 029 2061 5260. THE Encore!...
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Picture This: Top Prizes for Cutest Pets; Vouchers in Store for Our Latest Competition Winner
Byline: Lisa Jones ECHO readers have been showing off their pride in their pets, sending us hundreds of pictures for the Pet Idol 2008 competition. We have been swamped with entries for cute kittens, perfect pups and even a pig or two, but we...
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Rugby Union: Brave Rocks Fall to the In-Form Bedlinog; South-East Leaders Able to Preserve Their Record
Byline: Howard Evans BEDLINOG retained their lead in Four South-East in an excellent game against St Peter's at the latter's Harlequins Ground in Cardiff. It was a win that saw Bedlinog retain their unbeaten league record this season and, in...
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Rugby Union: DEINIOL GETS THE GATLAND CALL-UP; In-Form Blues Lock Drafted in as Alun Wyn Is Ruled out of Scotland Clash
Byline: Gareth Griffiths CARDIFF Blues second-row Deiniol Jones was today celebrating after being called up to the Wales Six Nations squad. Jones won the last of his three caps under Mike Ruddock almost three and a half years ago against South...
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Rugby Union: No Room for Ospreys Sentiment When Walker Visits Millennium Stadium
NIKKI Walker is desperate for Scotland to get their Six Nations Championship campaign back on track this Saturday - even if it is at the expense of several club colleagues. The powerful winger was one of Scotland's few successes in the dismal opening...
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Rugby Union: Prop Duncan Goes Forward and Not Back! Coaches Have Given Us Direction-Gethin
Byline: Delme PARFITT JONATHAN Thomas may have been sparked out by Jonny Wilkinson's swinging arm, but Duncan Jones was the one suffering from memory loss at the Wales camp in the aftermath of the Twickenham euphoria. A year ago the Ospreys prop...
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Rugby Union: Rampaging Bull Is the Rumney Star
RUMNEY moved further up the One East table with a splendid win over Llantrisant at Riverside Park. They led after just 90 seconds when No.8 Anthony Wilson set up a driving maul and the pack powered their way to the line where the referee awarded...
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Rugby Union: White Hot on Coaching the Lions in South Africa
SOUTH Africa's World Cup-winning coach Jake White, pictured below, admits he would "love" to coach the British Lions ahead of their tour of his homeland next year. The 44-year-old led the Springboks to their second-ever World Cup triumph last year,...
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Rugby Union: Wilkinson Is All Set to Continue
JONNY Wilkinson looks set to clear a second major hurdle by keeping his place in the England team for next Sunday's Six Nations clash against Italy. Having been spared the wrath of Six Nations disciplinary chiefs, Wilkinson can nowlook forward to...
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Staff Put Souls into Silly Socks
Byline: Edited by Jessica Flynn FOR the seventh year, staff at the Glendales Fruit Shop in Ely, Cardiff, will be pulling on their silly socks. Since 2001, Angela Nelson, manager of the shop in Wilson Road, and colleagues have been supporting...
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Vandal Attack Turned Our Street into a Shanty Town; Thugs in Window-Smashing Spree
Byline: Gareth Rogers TRADERS described their street as looking like a "shanty town" after yobs smashed a string of shop windows. Store owners in Clifton Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff, were left clearing up the wreckage after vandals struck. ...
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Who Makes All the Pies? Echo2 Real Lives since the 1950s the Name Peter's Has Been Synonymous with Pies and Pastries in South Wales. LYDIA WHITFIELD Goes Behind the Scenes at Bedwas' Most Famous Pie-Makers
Byline: LYDIA WHITFIELD How it all started PETER'S Food Service dates back to the 1950s. The original business, Merthyr-based Thomas Pies, was started by Stan Thomas senior. In 1970, Stan'ssonsPeterand Stan juniore stablished Peter's Savoury...
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'Why Was Head Allowed Back to Teach at School?' Parents Welcome Two-Year Ban for 'Boy Racer' Teacher
Byline: Ben Glaze PARENTS today questioned why a "boy racer" headteacher jailed for 15 months was allowed back to the classroom while still on licence. Cwmdar Primary School's Paul Davies returned to lessons at the 280-pupil school in January...
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