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 April 2, 2002

41-Gun Salutes Echo across Britain as a Mark of Respect; QUEEN MOTHER: Artillery Tribute at Royal Passing
Byline: RICHARD EVANS THE sound of field guns echoed through the Welsh capital yesterday in tribute to the late Queen Mother, who died on Saturday. Hundreds of people gathered at Cardiff City Hall at midday for the ceremony, which was echoed...
Actor Appeals from West End Stage for Safe Return of Teenager; AMANDA DOWLER: Jonathan Pryce Lends His Weight in Attempt to Bring Girl Home
ACTOR Jonathan Pryce, star of the musical My Fair Lady, last night made an appeal for the safe return of missing teenager Amanda Dowler. The 13-year-old - known as Milly - had long wanted to see the West End production and was due to attend last...
Actress Backs Food and Drink Awards; TASTE/BLAS 2002: Sian Phillips to Support Event at National Events and Head the Judging Panel
Byline: SHEILA COLEMAN ACTRESS Sian Phillips is to head the judging panel of Wales's first Food and Drink Awards. Phillips made a surprise appearance at the London launch of the awards, where guests enjoyed a lunch reflecting the finest produce...
Agassi Working So Hard for More Success; TENNIS
ANDRE AGASSI emerged from a difficult five months to claim his fifth Nasdaq-100 Open title in Miami and then revealed he is having to work harder all the time to maintain his success. Las Vegas-born Agassi, who turns 32 this month, triumphed 6-3...
AM Gains Insight with a Day's Shift; POLITICS: Alun Cairns Goes Lambing to Understand the Industry Better
Byline: SHEILA COLEMAN LIFE as a politician and that of a farmer are very different as Assembly Member Alun Cairns found when he spent a day working on a hill farm during lambing season. The Conservative South Wales West AM started his shift...
A Piece of Humble Pie Would Be Nice
FORTUNATELY Wales escaped the winter of discontent which brought chaos to some parts of England. But the arrival of spring is no guarantee against industrial action. That will be demonstrated today when members of Aslef bring most rail services...
Artist Likes to Be Given a Hand; PAINTING: Plaza Visitors Will Be Invited to Add Their Own Touches to Giant Canvas
Byline: KAREN PRICE Arts & Media Correspondent WHILE most artists closely guard their work, Neale Howells likes to invite strangers to help him develop his paintings. The abstract artist is spending time at the Millennium Plaza in Cardiff,...
Attraction of English Teachers to Wales 'Could Cause Culture Clash' TEACHING: Progressive Policies of Assembly Could Create Recruitment Crisis
Byline: RHODRI CLARK SCHOOLS in Wales could be swamped with teachers from England if education policies continue to diverge. Figures released today show the scale of Wales's recruitment problem, with more than half of teachers aged 45 and over....
Barry Beat Crows to Maintain Five-Point Lead; LEAGUE OF WALES: No Change at Top with Blackmore among Bangor Scorers and Toner Supplying TNS Winner
Byline: RON CHALMERS AN Easter Monday of derby matches in the League of Wales brought no change at the top of the table as the three leaders all won their games. Table-toppers Barry Town beat old rivals Cwmbran Town 2-1 at The Stadium to maintain...
Battle for the Welsh Titles Is Hotting Up; BOWLS
Byline: DAVID RHYS JONES JEFF WEBLEY, having already been installed as singles champion, the other three major Welsh indoor titles are still up for grabs - and the next three days will determine who qualifies for the semi-finals of the pairs, triples...
Bidding for All-Wales Franchise Is Delayed Once Again; RAILWAYS
Byline: RHODRI CLARK THE process of selecting a new company to run Wales's regional rail network has suffered another delay. The Strategic Rail Authority revealed in February the list of companies which have pre-qualified to bid for the all-Wales...
Blair to Join Bush over Talks to Counter Iraqi Threat
Byline: GAVIN CORDON TONY Blair is to press ahead with his planned meeting this week in America with President George Bush to discuss possible military action against Iraq, Downing Street has said. The Prime Minister will leave for the US after...
Busy Time Ahead for Rising Star Cole as He Sets Sights on Golden Trail; AWARD WINNER: World Is on the Horizon for Young Judo Player
Byline: ANDREA MORGAN WELSH judo player Gary Cole will be happy if he can qualify for the world junior championships this year. The championships are being held in South Korea in September and, with the Commonwealth Games in Manchester this summer...
Buying, Not Renting, Could Save You Thousands; PROPERTY: Bank Estimates That over 25 Years It Is 30pc Cheaper to Be a Home Owner Rather Than a Tenant
Byline: NICKY BURRIDGE PEOPLE could save thousands of pounds by buying their own home rather than living in rented accommodation, a bank claimed yesterday. Abbey National estimates that over a 25-year period it is pounds 101,679 or 30pc cheaper...
Byers Urges Crackdown on Unruly Tenants; ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR: Evictions Can Be Used to Remove Offenders in Proposals Aimed at Landlords
Byline: EMMA JAMES Crime Correspondent LANDLORDS could be given new powers to tackle anti-social tenants under proposals set out by the Government today. Eviction, prevention and rehabilitation would all be key factors in stopping offensive and...
Cable Operator Withholds Payments; NTL
TROUBLED cable operator NTL withheld interest payments worth nearly pounds 70m yesterday after gaining crucial support from the owners of the debt. NTL said it was able to raise the cash but had been told by a group of bondholders not to make the...
Call for Three Meat Partners to Meet; FUW: Union Wants Discussion over Proposed Promotion Company
THE Farmers' Union of Wales is urging the three partners that will make up a proposed new Welsh meat promotion company to meet as soon as possible to take the issue forward. The proposed merger of the specialities of Welsh Lamb and Beef Promotions...
Capital for Good Times and Low Life
Byline: Carolyn Hitt THEY say you are never more than six feet away from a rat. Last week, at the traffic lights between the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Central Station, I was three feet away from half a rat. Gawping at this rodent pancake,...
Charles's Anguish for His 'Magical Grandmother' QUEEN MOTHER: 'She Was the Original Life Enhancer, Whether Publicly or Privately, Whoever She Was With'
Byline: SAM GREENHILL THE Prince of Wales yesterday paid a moving tribute to his "darling grandmother", the Queen Mother. In a passionate address from his Highgrove home, Charles said she had an "utterly irresistible mischievousness of spirit"...
City Strengthen Their Grip on Play-Off Place; NATIONWIDE LEAGUE, DIVISION TWO: Cardiff City 1 Port Vale 0
Byline: MARIO RISOLI at Ninian Park CARDIFF CITY avoided an April Fool's Day slip-up at Ninian Park yesterday, notching a laboured but priceless win over Port Vale to strengthen their grip on a play-off place. Bluebirds striker Peter Thorne hit...
Coasteering - the New Wave Challenge
Byline: RICHARD EVANS IT'S very wet, it's very tough, and you might end up jumping in the sea. Welcome to the rocky, tidesplashed world of coasteering, the exciting new home-grown sport that can make a castaway of any landlubber. "People have...
Concern at Lack of Birth Registrations in Welsh; LANGUAGE: Registrars Urged to Offer Bilingual Choice
BABIES born to Welsh-speaking parents in Wales are being registered in English only because of a shortage of Welsh-speaking registrars. Many parents are simply not offered the choice of a bilingual registration while others feel embarrassed to insist...
Councils' Audit Shows Huge Variations; LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Performance Survey States the Facts but Declines to Draw Any Conclusions
Byline: PHIL DAVIES THE overall performance of councils last year and the quality of their services is revealed in a new report out today. But any judgment on what was delivered to communities has been withheld by the independent body that compiled...
Dragons and Grasshoppers; ELWA: Funding Support for Training on Business and Investment Strategies
Byline: SHEILA COLEMAN IN an increasingly commercialised world, farmers have to grab every business opportunity they can to make their own enterprises and the rural economy as a whole thrive. A group of West Wales farmers are focusing on the...
Easter Visitor Rush Boosts Hopes of a Prosperous Summer; TOURISM: Industry Bolstered by Bank Holiday Success
Byline: TONY TRAINOR THE tourism industry is hoping a summer heatwave will continue to attract the record numbers of visitors seen during the Easter weekend. Warm sunshine heralded the beginning of the holiday season on Good Friday as visitors...
Employment Prospects on the Way Up; ECONOMY: Manpower Survey Shows More Companies Are Looking to Recruit
Byline: WILL SMALE Assistant Business Editor THE Welsh economy is showing signs of increased confidence, according to a new study by recruitment company Manpower. Its latest quarterly survey of employment prospects found that 15pc more companies...
Evan's Double Just the Spirit; HOWICK: Large Crowd but Entries Thinned by Re-Arranged Brecon & Talybont
Byline: JOHN DAVIES & DW DAVIES THE Curre and Llangibby fixture at Howick on Easter Saturday drew a large crowd. Even though there was a sufficient number of horses, the rearranged Brecon & Talybont yesterday left its mark, as this must...
False Image
SIR - Why destroy Cymru for a false green image? Various advocates of wind turbines keep offering us opinions on wind energy yet none of them ever offer us facts. The facts are that we in Britain consumed 329,940m kilowatt-hours in 1999 (latest...
Farms Must Think about Marketing; UNION VIEW: We Must Promote Welsh Brands and Collaborate to Sell to the Growth Areas
Byline: LEIGH ROBERTS NFU Cymru spokeswoman LAST week the new NFU Cymru food and marketing committee met for the first time in Builth Wells. The new group has an exciting but daunting remit - to encourage farmers to think about the marketing of...
Ferguson Wants United to Become Serial Cup Winners; CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Byline: MARK BRADLEY SIR ALEX FERGUSON wants Manchester United to improve on their disappointing record in the Champions League quarter-finals and become one of the European Cup's serial winners. Ferguson is disappointed that United have lost...
Fishing Programme Gives Youngsters Sense of Community Spirit; Angling INITIATIVE: A Pilot Scheme in North Wales Has Introduced Disadvantaged Youngsters to the Enjoyment of Outdoor Activities
Byline: Moc Morgan ONE of the most important aspects of the 2002 angling scene has been the dramatic increase in the number of young anglers that are fishing on the Welsh fisheries. To the credit of Welsh angling clubs they invariably offer the...
Fletcher Is So Happy with His Young Bowlers on This Tour; CRICKET: Coach Sings the Praises of Flintoff and Hoggard
Byline: MYLES HODGSON in Auckland COACH Duncan Fletcher needed less than an hour between showers at Eden Park to be convinced that England's seam bowling resources are in good shape at the end of a long winter programme. While Andrew Caddick...
Freestone Wants Decisions Made after Diamonds Dazzle Sad Swans; DIVISION THREE: Rushden & Diamonds 4 Swansea City 0
Byline: RHYS ANTHONY THE sparkling Diamonds conjured a couples of aces in each half to trump poor Swansea in the Irthling Borough massacre. Nick Cusack's team simply had no answer to Brian Talbot's charges as they fell under the Caribbean spell...
Grant Gives Life to Pingos; CARMARTHENSHIRE
Byline: CATRIN WILLIAMS PINGOS in Carmarthenshire are to be rescued by a new grant programme promoting economic and environmental regeneration. You could be forgiven that these "endangered species" are rare exotic birds, but in fact they are...
Green-Top Ban Would Not Be Justified, Say Farm Shops; MILK: Freedom of Choice Urged for the Public
Byline: SHEILA COLEMAN FARMERS have hit out at plans to ban the sale of raw milk to the public. Proposals from the Food Standards Advisory Committee for Wales could mean an end to the sale of unpasteurised "green top" milk in Wales. Dairy...
Henry Has Gunners Marching to Summit at the Double; FA PREMIERSHIP: Charlton Athletic 0 Arsenal 3
Byline: FRANK MALLEY THIERRY HENRY supplied the soft-shoe shuffle and a glint of steel as Arsenal marched to the Premiership summit in imperious style. Two goals from the Frenchman and one from Freddie Ljunberg were the cold statistics which...
Hope Mixed with Some Uncertainty; MONTGOMERYSHIRE: Rural Affairs Minister Hints at the Possibility of a New Organic Milk Processing Plant
Byline: CARL YAPP WALES'S Rural Affairs Minister Carwyn Jones has revealed that there are plans for a new organic milk processing plant in the country. After a visit to see for himself how farms in Montgomeryshire had successfully diversified...
How Asda Answers Doubts about Clothes Sold in a Supermarket; 'Cutting-Edge' Fashion at Low Prices. Are Shoppers Compromising on Quality?
Byline: CATHERINE JONES Exactly how covetable is clothing bought from a supermarket? We've heard the sales talk, seen the pictures of super-slim models in the outfits and wondered briefly about the quality or exactly who buys this stuff. Kate...
Interest Rates Unlikely to Go Up Yet, Say City Analysts; LOANS: Next Increase Could Be as Far Away as August
Byline: WILL SMALE THE Bank of England is widely expected to keep interest rates on hold for the fifth month in a row when it meets this week. Economists are saying that in the current round the rates are at their lowest level at 4pc and the...
In This Week; Restrospective Wales
Today: 1725 Giovanni Casanova, Italian adventurer, gambler, secret agent and "world's greatest lover", was born in Venice. 1792 The Mint of the United States was established, striking its first silver dollars. 1801 Nelson put a telescope to...
Israel Pounds Buildings with Anti-Aircraft Guns; PALESTINE: Car Bomb Replies to Sharon's Intensified Offensive across the West Bank
Byline: CHRIS JONES ISRAELI troops intensified an offensive across the West Bank yesterday, using anti-aircraft guns to pound a building in the town of Ramallah, briefly pushing into the biblical town of Bethlehem and sending the deafening echo...
ITV Digital Considers Returning Rights; BROADCASTING: Negotiations Continuing for Deal with Football League
Byline: NICKY BURRIDGE TROUBLED ITV Digital is considering returning broadcasting rights to clubs in a bid to end its stalemate with the Football League. The channel, which was put into administration last week after failing to reach an agreement...
Iversen and Sheringham Keep Spurs' Uefa Cup Hopes Alive; Tottenham 2 Leeds United 1
Byline: NEIL SILVER TOTTENHAM kept alive their faint hopes of a Uefa Cup place as firsthalf goals from Steffen Iversen and Teddy Sheringham earned them a win against Leeds, who hit back after the break through Mark Viduka. It was the first time...
Keegan's Men Tame the Wolves to Stand on Threshold of Their Return to the Top Flight; NATIONWIDE LEAGUE, DIVISION ONE: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Manchester City 2
MANCHESTER CITY stand tantalisingly close towards making an instant return to the Premier League following a crucial victory against fellow promotion hopefuls Wolves. A Shaun Wright-Phillips double, taking his tally to eight for the season, was...
Landowners Call for Forestry Support; TIMBER: Low Prices Undermine Plans
Byline: SHEILA COLEMAN RECESSION-HIT woodlands in Wales must start to generate income again if they are to flourish as valued environmental assets and providers of public leisure opportunities. Landowners say rock-bottom commercial timber prices...
Lawrence Thanks the Referee Injury Delay for Victory
Byline: MARIO RSIOLI CARDIFF City manager Lennie Lawrence was in no doubt that the delay caused by referee Phil Richards having to leave the pitch with an injury was the catalyst for his side's crucial victory yesterday. The Bluebirds scored...
Life Is Not All Roses in the Country; Country&Farming Comment
ASK someone where they would most like to live and many would probably say in the countryside. The thousands of visitors who flocked to rural Wales over the Easter weekend will no doubt have gone home with happy images of life away from the hustle...
Marks and Spencer to Brighten Up 100 of Its Stores This Year, as Sales Continue to Revive
Byline: GRAEME EVANS MARKS and Spencer is to breathe new life into 100 of its stores with a pounds 40m refurbishment programme this year. The work, which should be completed before the Christmas shopping season, is expected to create "a brighter...
McConnel at the Forefront with New Designs; MACHINERY: Hedge-Cutting Range Updated
Byline: SHEILA COLEMAN LEADING European vegetation maintenance machinery manufacturer McConnel has added new machines to its range of equipment. The firm has designed two new machines to meet the requirements of UK agricultural contractors and...
McCoy Has to Wait; RACING: Champion Jockey Has Only One Winner at Chepstow
Byline: RAY GILPIN TONY McCOY endured another frustrating afternoon chasing Sir Gordon Richards's record-breaking 269 winners in a season at Chepstow yesterday when partnering only one success aboard Carandrew. And to make matter worse, the champion...
MLC View
Byline: Gwyn Howells WITH the safe return of our Welsh Sheep Strategy Scholars to Wales, it is sometimes easy for people to see themselves in terms of the Welsh farming industry and not in the wider context of worldwide farming. During their...
Mother Tells of Relief after Drugs-Charge Briton Freed; NEATH: Hain Praises Stewardess
Byline: ROBIN TURNER THE mother of air hostess Katherine Jenkins, freed from a Dubai jail after 17 months when she was cleared of drugs charges on Easter Sunday, said yesterday she could not wait to see her daughter again. Alvine Jenkins, 52,...
New Grass Stays Green; RESEARCH: Unit Takes 30 Years to Develop Unique Variety
Byline: SHEILA COLEMAN EVERGREEN lawns that can survive winter flood and summer drought are now a reality, with the commercial launch this spring of a new grass variety developed at the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Aberystwyth....
No Blackpool Pleasure Ride for Sad Dragons; NATIONWIDE LEAGUE, DIVISION TWO: Blackpool 3 Wrexham 0
Byline: PHIL BLANCHE at Bloomfield Road WREXHAM are on the verge of bidding farewell to the Second Division with a whimper. Results elsewhere ensured that Wrexham would live to fight another day after a lacklustre display that was anything but...
Nurses in Support of Industrial Action on Pay; PUBLIC SERVICES
THE Government's handling of public services fell into further disarray last night as nurses said they were prepared to strike and another teaching union backed industrial action. A survey, published today in the Nursing Times, found 94pc of those...
Owner Wins Right to Close Historic Pub; MONMOUTHSHIRE: Planning Inspector's Decision Greeted with Dismay by Camra
ONE of the oldest public houses in South Wales is to be turned into a private residence. People living in Llantilio Crossenny, near Abergavenny, along with members of the Campaign for Real Ale, had opposed plans to convert the Hostry. Owner Mike...
Processing Facility Welcomed; CARMARTHENSHIRE: Farmers and Business Leaders Support Meat Initiative
Byline: MEYRICK BROWN THE possibility of a major meat-processing facility being established in Carmarthenshire has been taken a step further with a consultation exercise with West Wales farmers. At the meeting last weekend, Sir Eric Howells explained...
Protesters Take to the Streets of Arab World
ARAB protests against Israel increased yesterday, with demonstrators clashing with police in the Jordanian and Egyptian capitals, as their leaders searched for a way to defuse the crisis. And in Iraq, President Saddam Hussein urged Arab countries...
Public Shows More Signs of Respect
THERE was little sign of the Royal Family in their time of mourning at Windsor Castle yesterday. The Earl of Wessex, who was spotted riding a black and white dappled horse at a slow walk in the castle grounds, was the only member to venture out...
Q&A - Noisy Neighbours
EVERYONE at one time or another has experienced problems with a neighbour. For some people, nuisance neighbours can ruin their lives. However, landlords could be given new powers to tackle anti-social tenants under proposals set out by the Government...
Quake Survivor Helps Afghan Victims; AID AGENCY: Nurse Tells of Continuing Tremors
Byline: CATRIN WILLIAMS IT WAS the wait every mother dreads - an anxious wait to hear her son is safe. Priscilla Quinn and husband Mick awoke last Tuesday to news a catastrophic series of earthquakes had struck Afghanistan's northern province...
Reverend's Reunion Will Retune the Past; MUSIC: Station to Play Demos of Potential Stars CONCERT: Vicar and Former Cowhand Looks Forward to Meeting Old Montreal Friend
Byline: KAREN PRICE AS an agricultural student and cowboy in Canada during the 1960s, Michael Cottam - now a vicar in Wales - struck up a friendship with organist Gerald Wheeler. Reverend Cottam combined his work and study with life as a chorister...
Rural Soap Box
Emmerdale HTV Wales 7pm daily BERNICE and Ashley's marriage looks like it has finally reached the end of the road, and her bags are packed once more. Poor Ashley has been bending over backwards to keep Bernice happy, but at the end of the day...
Rural Study Gives 'False Impression' SURVEY: Report 'Out of Touch'
Byline: SHEILA COLEMAN Farming Editor A STATISTICAL study of life in rural Wales paints a misleading picture, according to farmers. The study, published by the National Assembly's Statistical Directorate, covers wide aspects of life in the countryside....
So Close to Immortality; Restrospective Wales - SIR CHARLES EVANS: The Welsh-Speaker Who Almost Conquered Everest
JUST 300ft stood between Dr Charles Evans and a place in history on the rooftop of the world - the unconquered summit of Mount Everest - as he weighed up his options. Should he and his climbing partner press on and gamble everything on a bid for...
System's Failure Causing Deaths; ORGAN DONATION: Doctors Call for Society to Adopt Principle of Presumed Consent
Byline: PATRICK FLETCHER THE ORGAN donor system in Wales is failing patients because fewer than 20pc of people in Wales are on the donor register. There are more than 300 people in Wales waiting day by day for a call to say that a transplant...
TB Build-Up
MADAM - Having been on the Government's Badgers and Bovine TB Panel, I was saddened to see the recent coverage of the predicted explosion in cattle TB. Wales has the first full figures for testing in one area after the 10-month period without tests...
The Heat Is on - but I'll Be Trying to Avoid It on the Day of Big Run; Milburn's Challenge SALUTORY LESSON: Outing Is Curtailed as Warmer Weather Becomes a Factor
JUST when you think you've got this marathon lark licked along comes something to really trip you up. Not literally, I might add, but if I'd continued my long run on Saturday morning any longer there's every chance I would have done. As I mentioned...
Threat of Four-Day Weeks Hangs over Schools; EDUCATION
THOUSANDS of schools last night faced the threat of four-day weeks after the National Union of Teachers voted to refuse to cover for absent colleagues for more than one day. The result, a victory for the union's Far Left, was a setback for the NUT's...
Tories Going Online to Get Views of Voters; OPINION
Byline: NIGEL EVANS MP LAST week in Harrogate, Iain Duncan Smith showed that Conservatives want to make life better. He spoke of visiting Glagsow's Easterhouse housing estate, one of the most deprived in Europe. He recalled an exchange with...
Two Killed in Plane Crash; CWMBRAN: Wreckage Found on Hillside after Piper Tomahawk Vanishes from Radar
Byline: EMMA JAMES AND RICHARD EVANS TWO men were killed yesterday when their light aircraft hit an electricity pylon in fog and plunged into a hillside. The Piper PA38 Tomahawk plane disappeared off radar screens during a routine civilian flight...
Union Thinks of Palestinian Children in Vote on Refugees
Byline: DOMINIC HAYES TEACHERS voted yesterday in support of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to Israel at a time when the two sides were getting nearer to all-out war. Leaders of the socialist wing of the National Union of Teachers...
VC Hero's Dash Kept Up Momentum after Amazing Casualty-Free Landings
Byline: PHIL DAVIES A MODERN-day equivalent of the Armada had sailed an incredible 8,000 miles to the far tip of South America. Its task was to regain control by force of islands by now occupied by more than 10,000 Argentinian troops. Some...
Walk-Out Greets Tory but Others Applaud Policy on Appeals Panel
HUNDREDS of teachers yesterday walked out when Shadow Education Secretary Damian Green came to speak to their conference. Previous Conservative Governments won the enmity of many in the profession when they pushed through a series of reforms in...
Watchers Wanted as Black Grouse Get Ready for Their Spring Fling
RSPB Cymru staff are preparing themselves to watch the ornithological equivalent of painting the town red. Late nights, dance arenas and harems of females are not things you usually associate with the charity but this spring the society is involved...
What's On
TODAY Islwyn Riding Club, monthly meeting. Details: 01443 875700. THURSDAY Llanelli & District Riding Club, annual saddlery auction, Electricity Club, Stradey, Llanelli, 7.30pm. Details: 01554 820376. SATURDAY Vale of Glamorgan Farmers Market,...
Wheat Growers Have Chance to Flourish in Pounds 2,000 Competition
A NEW competition offers British wheat growers the opportunity to share in more than pounds 2,000 of attractive prizes as well as improving their marketing opportunities. The competition launched by Arable Farming magazine and the Home Grown Cereals...
World Experts Gather to Harvest Organic Research; ABERYSTWYTH: Carwyn Jones Stresses Assembly's 10pc Target
Byline: SHEILA COLEMAN Farming Editor ORGANIC farming has a significant role to play in the positive future for Welsh farming, delegates at an international conference have been told. Addressing the UK Organic Research Conference 2002, at the...
Yorkshire Have a Great Deal to Prove This Season, Insists Clarke
WAYNE CLARK takes a meticulous approach to cricket and insists Yorkshire have much to prove this season if they are to truly establish themselves once again as heavyweights of the English game. Few will need reminding that Clark marked his first...
Youth Jails at 'Crisis Point' as Use of New Punishment Rises by Nearly a Third; PRISONS: Magistrates and Judges Handing Down Hundreds More Detention and Training Orders
YOUTH jails have reached crisis point as the number of young offenders receiving a new type of punishment has soared by nearly a third. Magistrates and judges in England and Wales are handing down hundreds more Detention and Training Orders (DTOs),...