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 August 27, 2002

Aberdare Is Proving a Big Hit on the Net; Website about Valleys Town Gets 100,000th Visitor
Byline: Sian Harris A WEB designer is celebrating the 100,000th visitor to the site he set up as a student which now claims fans from across the world. In the two years since its launch, Andrew Thomas' website aberdareonline has grown from...
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Age Old Battle between Atheists and Christians; Controversy over Christianity Is Raging Again. Dan O'Neill Takes a Look at the Latest Row over Religion
Byline: Dan O'Neill HIS name was George M Woodcock and I met him years ago in Manchester, attracted by the banners he carried proclaiming GOD IS A LIE, the cardboard notice stuck to his hat announcing ATHEISM IS THE TRUTH, and also by the fact...
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Athletics: Young Stars Are on the Right Track
TEENAGE sprint talent Andrew Watkins was the junior athletics celebrity at a successful Star:track event held at the Aberdare Athletics Track. A total of 70 children took part in the week long programme of training and competition at the top...
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COUNCIL Pounds 800,000 OVER BUDGET
Byline: Louise Day THE introduction of free bus passes for pensioners in Bridgend county could cost taxpayers almost pounds 1m. Since April 1, when the free passes were brought in, 18,000 OAPs in the borough have applied for them - three times...
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Cricket: Flintoff Aims to Be Back for Ashes
ENGLAND all-rounder Andrew Flintoff admits getting himself right for the Ashes will ease the pain of missing next month's ICC Champions Trophy. Flintoff, who has been hampered by a hernia since early June, will see a specialist tomorrow, when...
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Cricket: Flintoff Aims to Rise like a Pheonix for Ashes
ENGLAND all-rounder Andrew Flintoff admits getting himself right for the Ashes will ease the pain of missing next month's ICC Champions Trophy. Flintoff, who has been hampered by a hernia since early June, will see a specialist tomorrow, when...
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Cricket: Glam Glad to Be Back at Top of the Table
Byline: Ed Webb GLAMORGAN climbed back to the summit of the Norwich Union League First Division with a five-wicket win over Nottinghamshire, planning to remain there rather more permanently than their six-day stay as top dogs earlier this month....
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Family Announcements: Edith Was Surrounded by Love of Her Large Family
The death of...EDITH Emily Robst, of Ely, Cardiff, who was born on September 13, 1920, and died on July 2. She leaves her 11 children, Bernard, Tony, Edward, Lawrence, Erick, John, Mavis, Deborah, Lyn, Ellen and Leonard, 48 grandchildren and 30...
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Family Is Rockin' All over the World with Quo
Byline: Laura Nicklin HOW many people dream of meeting their favourite pop stars? Well, for the Tranter family, the dream became a reality when they attended the launch of pop legends Status Quo's new album. And it wasn't any old album launch...
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Football: BLUEBIRDS Jury
Our panel give their verdict on the match Matthew Prangley ``The City players need to sit down with Andy Legg and Gary Croft, and listen to them on how to give 100 per cent commitment and passion. ``City were awful, rubbish, abysmal. It was...
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FOOTBALL: FED UP; Kavanagh Far from Happy with System
Byline: Mark Bloom CARDIFF City captain Graham Kavanagh is growing increasingly frustrated with the Bluebirds 4-3-3 formation. His comments follow yesterday's disappointing goalless draw with Division Two bottom club Luton Town at Ninian Park...
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Football: TIME FOR CITY TO RETHINK; Cardiff City 0, Luton Town 0
Byline: Terry Phillips SCRAP it now, Lennie. The 4-33 system isn't working at home and should be discarded. The Bluebirds have collected only four points out of nine at Ninian Park and have struggled to break down teams they really should have...
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Golden Couple Wed after Office Romance
Byline: Chris Beckett BOB Skinner first met fellow journalist Rosemary Preece when he discovered she had taken his job! But love blossomed from there - and on Friday the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. ``I had just come...
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Golf: Alfie Proves a Big Hit with Glam Girls
Byline: Richard Clifford HELEN Alfredsson, one of the biggest names in women's golf, gave a masterclass to some of Wales' potential stars of the future at Royal Porthcawl. The Swedish Solheim Cup star, in Wales to defend her WPGA Championship...
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Hot Wheels: Blueprint for Future at Cardiff Skatepark
Byline: Mark Bloom WALES' premier indoor skating arena - Cardiff Skatepark - has again attracted the best of the best with the Blueprint UK touring team about to descend on the venue. The Blueprints are one of the leading teams in Europe with...
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Ice Hockey: Lyle Impressed with Teenage Star Craze
STEVIE Lyle has become good friends with another Welsh goalie hoping to make the grade with the Coca-Cola Cardiff Devils, writes Terry Phillips. Merthyr Tydfil-born Nathan Craze, 15, is committed to following Lyle's path all the way to the top....
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Ice Hockey: THE PUCK STOPS HERE; THE EARLY YEARS Interviews Great Britain Goalie STEVIE LYLE
Byline: Terry Phillips Chief Sports Writer STEVIE Lyle, one of the best ice hockey goalies ever produced in Britain, made his big breakthrough for Cardiff Devils at the age of 14. The former Rumney School pupil, who emerged through the Devils'...
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`I Was Dying to Get Married, but Only If I Could Fit into a Size 12 Dress'
Byline: Steve Tucker ROMANTIC Mark Jones was determined to marry his sweetheart Rachel, but every time he proposed she turned him down. It was not that 21-year-old Rachel did not want to walk up the aisle - it was just she did not want to do...
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Junior Bluebirds Club: Win Tickets to Cardiff City V Stockport County
Byline: Peter BIbby TAKE your seats at Ninian Park for Cardiff City's next home game - for FREE! We've got two seats waiting to be won in the Grandstand at Ninian Park for one lucky Junior Bluebird. The tickets for one juvenile and one adult...
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Junior Rugby: Old Boys Looking Good in Canada
Byline: Rob Owen CARDIFF High School Old Boys under-15s were looking good when they travelled to Canada on tour last month. The squad were kitted out in a brand new strip, which was presented to them by Roy Morgan of Morgans Solicitors and...
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Junior Soccer: Coronation Girls Are on Their Way
Byline: Mark Bloom PENARTH-BASED Cogan Coronation FC has set up a brand new girls under-10 side for this season. Made up of youngsters from the local Evenlode and Cogan Primary schools, the new outfit will play in the rapidly expanding South...
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Offenders' Group Clean Up Their Act
Byline: Moira Sharkey LAWBREAKERS are cleaning up litter to pay for their crimes. A group of offenders helped pull around 20 trolleys from the River Taff in Cardiff as part of their community service orders. The rusty shopping trolleys were...
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PUBLIC JOIN WAR AGAINST CRIME; New Plans to Tackle Crime and Disorder
Byline: Peter Collins THE future of crime fighting in the Vale of Glamorgan lies in the hands of its residents. They will be consulted about the new phase in a continuing battle to combat crime and disorder following a decrease in crime over...
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Racing: Bible Box Can Be Divine at Brighton
BIBLE Box can bash her rivals by taking the Listed Tote Exacta Virginia Rated Stakes at Brighton tomorrow. The four-year-old filly, trained by Lydia Pearce, is worth supporting in this pounds 26,500 showcase handicap judged on a highly-creditable...
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Racing: McCoy Orders a Double at Uttoxeter
TONY McCoy heads to Uttoxeter today in search of a double to beat Richard Dunwoody's record breaking career total of 1,699. Champion jockey McCoy had six chances of reaching the magical figure of 1,700 winners at Newton Abbot on Monday but left...
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Racing: McCoy Orders a Double at Uttoxeter
TONY McCoy heads to Uttoxeter today in ch of a double to beat Richard woody's record breaking career total of 9. ampion jockey McCoy had six chances aching the magical figure of 1,700 ers at Newton Abbot on Monday but he Devon track with just...
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Rugby Union: Leinster Anticipating a Real Battle with Ponty
Byline: Simon Thomas Chief Rugby Writer CELTIC League champions Leinster are expecting Pontypridd to prove a real handful in this weekend's competition opener in Dublin. The Irish province launch the defence of their title by playing host to...
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Snooker: Pots of Talent on View
Byline: Mark Bloom THE Welsh sporting tradition of snooker seems to be in safe hands with the possibility of world champions on the horizon. At youth, and especially junior level Wales are leading the pack at both snooker and pool with the...
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Teenager Impaled on Railings Recovering
Byline: Jessica Flynn A TEENAGER who impaled himself on a park railing after falling from a conker tree is recovering in hospital. Carl Pugh, 14, was taken to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, in Llantrisant, on Saturday with the metal spike still...
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Terror at Fun Day
Byline: Chris Beckett A FUND-RAISER who plunged 60ft in a bungee jump accident has died. A crowd of 300 watched in horror as Christopher Thomas, 22, from Cardiff, fell to the ground after his bungee harness appeared to snap. Mr Thomas was...
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The Kairdiff Kid: A Class of Their Own
Byline: Dan O'Neill AT LAST, folks, signs of life in the Assembly. It's Ron versus Rhodri, handbags at dawn - all over whose prolier than who. Rhodri, scoffs Ron, wouldn't recognise the authentic working class if he fell over it. His good...
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Wish You Were Here
Byline: Chris Beckett FROM Dubai to Hanover via Trecco Bay - your Echo holiday snaps keep rolling in from far and wide. And there's still time to put yourself in with a chance of scooping the pounds 500 first prize in our summer snaps competition....
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Youngsters' Community Garden Has Taken Root
Byline: Kelly Teasdale THE youngsters who go to Welsh soccer hero Craig Bellamy's former youth centre have been celebrating the success of their community garden. When Caer Castell youth group decided back in April that they wanted to turn...
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