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 September 22, 2001

Addison, Nicholas Facing Toughest Challenge to Date; DIVISION THREE: Swans Face Championship Favourites Hull City
Byline: MARIO RISOLI SWANSEA CITY'S new management team of Colin Addison and Peter Nicholas today face their toughest test yet against championship favourites Hull City. At 9-4, Brian Little's side are hot favourites with the bookmakers to lift...
Afghans Braced for Attack
Byline: DYLAN DRONFIELD AFGHANISTAN'S hard-line Taliban rulers set themselves on course for war with the United States yesterday when they defied President Bush's demands to turn over Osama bin Laden. They continued to insist there is no evidence...
Ask Questions in Order to Get Best from Your Bath; BATHROOMS: More Options Now Than Before
Byline: SALLY WOODS OUR grandparents' generation was quite accustomed to spending a penny in the outside loo and bathing in front of the coal fire. Now a bathroom is not just a convenience but more a way of life. Many of us are inspired by...
Atmosphere of Indecision
SIR - The politicians responsible for producing the new Assembly building seem to have departed at every stage so far from the tried and trusted procedure normally adopted for the erection of public buildings. With this, responsibilities are clearly...
Banking on the Fortunes of the Rich and Famous; FACE TO FACE WITH PAUL KIRK
Byline: ROBERT JONES Business Reporter ONLY a brass plate, burnished by the afternoon sun, highlights the presence in Cardiff's Windsor Place of Coutts & Co, bankers to the Queen. Behind a non-descript door lies more than 300 years of banking...
Beware Fees Charged by Solicitors and the Banks; Money
I'M constantly amazed by the rip-offs that you can suffer in the financial world unless you know what you are doing. The latest to strike me are the astronomical fees that can be charged by solicitors and banks for sorting out the estate of someone...
Books: A Chapter in Interior Decoration; INTERIORS - DECOR: Books Becoming the New Wallpaper as Shops Start Receiving Orders for Literature by the Metre Measurement
Byline: Annabel Bevan THE idea of using books purely for decoration will chill the blood of any hardened bibliophile and also appear slightly absurd to even the fair-weather reader. However, I have it on good authority that interior designers...
Bowen Is Ready to Kick-Start Season; SOCCER: Sidelined City Star Straining at the Leash to Get into the Action
Byline: MARIO RISOLI THE season may be six weeks old, but for Cardiff City midfielder Jason Bowen it is only just beginning. The 29-year-old could make his first appearance of the 2001-02 campaign against fancied Huddersfield at Ninian Park today....
Brilliant Display by Rusedski; TENNIS: Davis Cup
Byline: MARK STANIFORTH GREG RUSEDSKI pulled off a victory which ranked amongst the greatest ever by a Briton on a clay court yesterday to get his country's Davis Cup World Group qualifying clash with Ecuador off to a flyer. The British No 2...
Burke Is Seconded to Whitehall Think-Tank; WDA: Director Goes to Performance and Innovation Unit
Byline: SION BARRY WELSH Development Agency director Tracey Burke has been seconded to an influential Whitehall think-tank. Ms Burke, currently the director of structural funds at the Agency, has been appointed to Performance and Innovation Unit,...
Cerys to Launch a Solo Career; MUSIC
Byline: KAREN PRICE Arts and Media Correspondent CERYS MATTHEWS is believed to be launching a solo career following the break-up of Catatonia. After months of speculation, the Welsh band finally revealed yesterday that they had decided to call...
Chancellor Steps in to Keep BA Flying; AIRLINES
Byline: DYLAN DRONFIELD CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown has reached an agreement with the airline industry and its insurers over thirdparty cover. The deal came yesterday after a day of negotiations when the FTSE tumbled to its lowest level since April...
City Market Report; Money
Byline: Graeme Evans and Steve Hawkes BATTERED investors were left panicking yesterday as the FTSE 100 Index of blue-chip stocks plummeted at one stage by more than 300 points. A late rally helped the Footsie close down 123.2 points at 4433.7...
City's Cork Hands out Warning; SOCCER: Players Should Stop Behaving like 'Loose Cannons, ' Says Manager
Byline: MARIO RISOLI CARDIFF CITY manager Alan Cork, one match away from seeing his Bluebirds break a 54-year-old club record, has warned his players to stop behaving "like loose cannons." Big-spending City, who will complete a record 28 games...
Clampdown on Terrorism - Criminals' Assets to Be Frozen; RETALIATION: Blair Tightens Legislation against Criminals, While EU Leaders
Byline: NICK SPEED In Brussels CRIMINALS' assets will be frozen and extradition measures tightened in a new clampdown against terrorism. New legislation to tackle the threat from terrorists is to be revealed when Parliament returns next month,...
Decorative Pieces with Touch of Class; Antiques and Auctions - CERAMICS: Fine Detail Makes Porcelain from China and Japan Worth Inspection
Byline: RYAN BEACH BEFORE the 13th Century China and Japan's rich tradition in porcelain wares was unknown to the western world. It was not until the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) that trade with the West truly got underway, with Jesuit missionaries...
Detention Order for Letter Bomber; COURT: 'The Likelihood Is That You Will Not Be Released for Many, Many Years, ' Says Judge
Byline: ASHLEY BROADLEY A SCHIZOPHRENIC who waged a three-month letter bomb campaign was yesterday ordered to be detained indefinitely at a mental hospital. Chester Crown Court heard how 27-year-old Glynn Harding targeted a dozen addresses in...
Early-Season Strugglers Clash in Their Basement Battle
WELSH rugby's early-season basement battlers will be in action at Sardis Road today where Pontypridd host Caerphilly, writes Gareth Roberts. Pontypridd have lost six successive games since beating Bridgend on the opening day of the season. And...
Elaborate Cooking Dishes Still Have Appeal; Antiques and Auctions - GAME POTS: Most Early Heavy-Duty Examples in Britain Were Seized during Civil War to Produce Guns
Byline: JEFFERY MUSE POTS specifically for the cooking of game were quite plain at first. Anything in which a stock or broth was made tended to remain within the kitchen walls and so little adornment was believed prudent as they were utility...
Elder Statesman Blair Stands Tall; Political Editor Nick Speed Compares the Performances of Tony Blair and George Bush during This Week's Flying Visit to the United States
Byline: Political Editor Nick Speed IF there is one phrase that above all others is now linked with the Prime Minister's response to the attacks on the United States it is his "shoulder to shoulder" pledge. Yet as he stood at the side of President...
End of the Road for Cerys and Co; CATATONIA
Byline: KAREN PRICE Arts and Media Correspondent IT was October 1, 1999, and the eyes of the world were on Catatonia. The band had been invited to launch the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup and as frontwoman Cerys Matthews, dressed in...
Enghraifft O 'Sensro' Gwybodaeth?; S4C: Sut Mae Dewis Beth Sy'n Dda Neu'n Ddrwg
Byline: ROBYN TOMOS Y gwirionedd yw aberth cyntaf unrhyw ryfel - dyna'r dywediad. "Yn wyneb y digwyddiadau diweddar yn yr Unol Daleithiau mae S4C wedi penderfynu gohirio ei rhaglen materion cyfoes Nos Da Llundain." Dyna oedd datganiad Parc Ty Glas...
Fears Grow over Pakistan's N-Bomb; CONFLICT: Instability Could Put Nuclear Capability or Biological Weapons in the Hands of Extremists
Byline: PATRICK FLETCHER FEARS are mounting that fundamentalists could wrest control of the world's only nuclear bomb in the hands of an Islamic country. According to some US observers, growing opposition to Pakistan's decision to abandon the...
First Step in EU-Wide Fight against Terror
THE sceptics have argued for many years that Europe has been pervasively invading and superseding British law. But one area that has remained largely untouched is criminal law and, more especially, the law as it relates to terrorism. Now, on...
Force Is Not the Answer, Argues Senior Lecturer
Byline: DR TIM DUNNE WHEN President George Bush uttered that the West has embarked upon "a monumental struggle of good versus evil" it found resonance here in Britain. On the day of the horrific attacks Prime Minister Tony Blair argued that this...
Forgotten Millions Wait to Be Claimed; Money - INVESTMENTS: Help Is at Hand If You Have Lost Track of All Your Assets
Byline: DAVE WATTS FORMER EDITOR OF WHICH? IF you are feeling strapped for cash after your summer holiday, all may not be lost. It is estimated that pounds 15 billion is sitting around waiting to be claimed in forgotten bank accounts, insurance...
Friendly Estate That Is Soon Part of the Family; TEST DRIVE: Volvo V70
IN uncertain times, sticking to what you do best is a sound policy. And the softly, softly approach is something that has become a hallmark of Volvo. After all, wasn't it the Swedish car maker which virtually created the market for big estates?...
Full-of-Confidence Burnley Aim to Shoot Down Canaries on Road; NATIONWIDE LEAGUE: Clarets Worry Norwich 'Keeper
DIVISION ONE leaders Burnley travel to fellow high-flyers Norwich looking to end the Canaries' 100 per cent home record today. The Clarets go into the game full of confidence after winning 3-2 at Birmingham in midweek, their fourth victory from...
Giant-Killers St Peter's in the Hunt for This Season's Cup Glory; PRINCIPALITY CUP: Clubs on the Trail of the Millennium Stadium Final Clash
Byline: DAVID ROBERTS THE race for Newport's title as Principality Cup holders begins in earnest today when 144 teams from all corners of Wales launch the long quest for a ticket to the Millennium Stadium on May 18. Newport and their fellow WelshScottish...
Hancock Buys Matthews Medal; STOKED UP: TV Comedian Delighted with Pounds 20,000 Purchase at Sotheby's
Byline: VIK IYER TV COMEDIAN Nick Hancock yesterday paid pounds 20,000 at auction for the gold FA Cup winner's medal awarded to Sir Stanley Matthews in 1953. Hancock, the host of BBC1's sports quiz show They Think It's All Over and a fanatic...
Historic House Has Tales to Tell; ON THE MARKET: Listed Building Has Architectural Qualities in Idyllic Setting
Byline: JOHN WILLIAMS HALF-MILLION pound homes aren't all that frequent in Mid Wales, so what's so special about Crugiau House at Rhydyfelin, less than two miles from Aberystwyth? For starters, its setting is idyllic - an attractive, centuries-old...
Hope of Finding Any More Alive Has All but Gone, Says Giuliani
WITH fires still burning beneath the rubble of the World Trade Centre on the 10th day after the terrorist attack, New York's mayor said yesterday that hope was all but gone of finding anyone alive among the more than 6,000 missing. "The chance...
How to Survive a Recession; Money
Byline: MARLENE SHALTON I LIKE to think I have a fairly positive view on life, but am aware that in these times of uncertainty and volatile markets, many people may be assuming the worst and that matters can only deteriorate. So could we be sinking...
Hughes Poised to Look to Speed; WORLD CUP: Injured Wales Skipper Could Reclaim Place in Squad
Byline: MARIO RISOLI WALES captain Gary Speed is likely to be named in Mark Hughes's squad on Monday for the final World Cup qualifier against Belarus on October 6. Speed was unable to lead out Wales in their 500th international against Armenia...
INVESTMENT AND TAX; Money
Byline: SHARON LINNARD PERKS: Meals or light refreshments have no tax liability as long as they are for all employees There is such a thing as a free lunch as long as it is provided for all staff QMy employer has started to provide me and the...
Jenkins Still Enjoys the Training Game; RACING: Welshman Makes His Mark on Flat after Early Days as King of the Jumps Handlers
Byline: Alan Keyte turf talk WELSH trainer John Jenkins enjoyed his best day on the flat at Ascot recently when he saddled two winners in Moon Emperor and Thundering Surf. "I've trained for 22 years and considering I have trained winners of the...
Jobs Lost but Turnaround Expected Next Year; IQE: Drop in World Demand for Semi-Conductors Affects Cardiff Business but Recovery Is Anticipated after Christmas
Byline: PROF MALEMA THE slowdown in world demand for semiconductors has impacted on Cardiff-based IQE, which is shedding 20 jobs. Stock Exchange-listed IQE, which specialises in the outsourcing of customised epi-wafers to the semi-conductors...
Joubert Calls for Bonus System; WELSH-SCOTTISH LEAGUE: It Will Help Lift Game
Byline: ANDY HOWELL Rugby Correspondent CARDIFF coach Rudy Joubert has called on the Welsh Rugby Union to push for the introduction of bonus points in top-flight competitions. Joubert believes it might help improve ball-handling skills after...
Kinnock Predicts Wales Can Meet Euro-Challenge; ENLARGED MARKET: Being in Europe, and out of the Euro Amounts to a 'Damaging Delusion'
GREATER European integration will help remove the threat of possible future conflict, the European Union's vice president Neil Kinnock said yesterday. Speaking at a Wales CBI luncheon event in Cardiff the former Labour leader said European enlargement...
Koumas Leads Blitz on His Home-Town Team; Tranmere Rovers 5 Wrexham 0
Byline: DAVE NORTH STRIFE-TORN Wrexham were taken apart by a second-half blitz at Prenton Park last night. Wrexham-born Jason Koumas got the ball rolling for Tranmere with a superb 30-yard free-kick and then Wrexham just fell apart after the...
Lobby MPs
SIR - At the end of July the Drestrictions for FMD were lifted from our county of Montgomeryshire. Now however, one-and-a-half months later, to the disbelief of many people, Montgomeryshire is to be classified as a high risk area, which will mean...
Looking Back; in the Name of the Father, the Son and Unholy Ghosts
Byline: STEVE DUBE THE posse's being rounded up and the suspect can expect no hiding place in the hills. Dead or alive, this varmint is gonna get what's coming to him - and that goes for any dirty rat that so much as thinks of not joining the...
Looking Forward
TODAY CARDIFF: Plaid Cymru annual conference, St David's Hall. SUTTON: Launch of European Car Free Day and Car Share Club. LEEDS: Celebration of the grace and splendour of birds of prey from around the world (to September 23). ASTANA: Pope John...
Major Goes Ahead with Plans to Sue Show's Producers; TELEVISION: Pounds 1m Winner Aims to Clear Name
Byline: MARK WILKINSON Who Wants to be a Millionaire? last night challenged the programme makers to broadcast the edition. Charles Ingram, a major in the Engineers, said he would press ahead with plans to sue the producers. Major Ingram said...
Man with a Penknife Delays Plane for More Than Hour
Byline: JAQUI WALLS A BRITISH man carrying a penknife slipped through airport safety checks and on to a plane in Egypt yesterday, causing a massive security alert, said an airport source. The man, who was not named, hid the knife in a rucksack...
Meryl Streep to Play Lover of Dylan Thomas; EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-Winning Actress to Star in New Drama of Last 72 Hours of Poet's Life
Byline: IAN HUNT HOLLYWOOD star Meryl Streep is to play Dylan Thomas's lover in a new production about his hell-raising life. The new production, which has the working title Dylan in the Dock, will depict the series of tragic events leading to...
Newspaper Recycling Provides Key to Keeping Homes Warm through Winter; INSULATION: Company Attempts to Publicise Energy-Efficiency Grant Schemes
Byline: DAVID NORMAN NEWSPAPERS can help warm your home - not just by passing on useful advice but by being recycled into an insulation material. One company which specialises in the process is Ebbw Vale-based Excel, which claims to be Europe's...
New Writers Call for Base to Promote Work; STAGE: Sgript Cymru Wants Venue for Plays
Byline: KAREN PRICE Arts and Media Correspondent SIMON Harris's dream is to see a home created in Wales specifically for new writing. Just over a year ago Harris, an actor, director and playwright, launched Sgript Cymru with Bethan Jones. ...
Old Man Bateman out to Keep Rolling
Byline: GARETH ROBERTS VETERAN centre Allan Bateman faces Llanelli at the Gnoll today proudly boasting his latest accolade - the oldest centre in Test history. The Welsh-Scottish League clash will see Bateman celebrate taking over the mantle...
Only Rogers Can Give Us Brilliant Concept; Letter of the Week
SIR - As a retired architect I am astonished and dumbfounded at the way the National Assembly has treated Richard Rogers. In his TV interview he stressed that no less than four quantity surveyors (the fourth, Turner and Townsend, appointed by the...
Owner's Life Work Sees Relic Restored; FAVOURITE ROOM: Converted Mill Offers Wonderful Views of Welsh Landscape Via 16ft Window
Byline: DARREN DEVINE WHEN Falcon Hildred bought Pant-yr-Ynn, in Blaenau Ffestiniog, it was nothing more than a crumbling relic of the town's slate quarrying heyday. Its decaying and dilapidated state was reflected in the price Mr Hildred paid...
Poignancy as an Era Passes into History; London Diary
Byline: James Pritchard WITH the current talk of war and retribution after the attacks in the US last week there was a definite poignancy about attending the memorial service for Concorde test pilot Brian Trubshaw on Thursday. The RAF's church...
Powell Sells to First Choice; HOLIDAY EXPRESS: Shops Now Rebranded as Bakers Dolphin
DAVID POWELL, founder of Holiday Express (UK) Limited, has sold his majority interest in the business to joint venture partner First Choice Holidays. The company had 20 retail travel outlets in the South East Wales and Bristol area, as well as call...
Premier Peace Broker Richards's Part in Namesake's Pounds 8.1m Transfer; PREMIERSHIP: Agent Reveals Background of Central Defender's Move from Southampton to Spurs
Byline: NEIL SILVER THE agent who put together Dean Richards's transfer to Tottenham last night revealed how Premier League chairman Dave Richards acted as peace broker in the deal. The bad feeling which exists between Spurs and Southampton -...
Preparations Stepped Up as More Warships Head for the Area
Byline: PATRICK FLETCHER THE United States stepped closer to an all-out war with the Taliban last night as a fourth aircraft carrier battle group set out for the region. And Special Forces units have begun a mission to trap Osama bin Laden, the...
Presenters Still Stuck in Neutral; TELEVISION: Top Gear Trouble
Byline: DUNCAN HIGGITT THERE was a time when 8.30pm on a Thursday evening would mark a mass female exodus from the living rooms of the land. Turned completely off by boys and their toys - cars to anyone else - they would beat a retreat to activities...
President Combats 'Shameless Propaganda' POLITICS: Strong Words from Leader as He Refuses to Opt for Permanent Opposition Role
Byline: CLIVE BETTS Assembly Editor EUAN Wyn Jones delivered the speech of his life yesterday to a party conference where his leadership had remained under question. With senior AMs and MPs privately doubting whether the project of governing...
Pressure on Irish as They Resume Their Title Charge; SIX NATIONS: Gatland in Cautious Mood as Murrayfield Glory Beckons
IRELAND get ready to revive their Grand Slam dream at Murrayfield today with coach Warren Gatland admitting, "The pressure is on." Gatland's team attempt to become to the first Irish side to defeat Scotland in Edinburgh since 1985. Victory would...
Quality Commands Top Prices; Antiques and Auctions - BRISTOL: Sailing through with Strong Mix of Sought-After Treasures
THE Bristol Auction Rooms sold more than a quarter of a million pounds worth of antiques and decorative items in the sale at their Clifton rooms on September 4 - pounds 264,000 to be exact: not a record for these hardworking rooms but pleasing for...
Quotes
"NOTHING that can be said can begin to take away the anguish and the pain of these moments. Grief is the price we pay for love." The Queen in her message to the service of remembrance in New York. "NINE days on, there is the shock and disbelief....
Quotes of the Week
"It is time for us to win the first war of the 21st Century." President George W Bush. "This is a time for a calm head and cool nerves. We will see this thing through. It will be done." Prime Minister Tony Blair. "I stress that I have not carried...
Repercussions of US Attack Begin to Bite; Money
Byline: TIM JENKINS THE repercussions of the attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in economic terms continue to bite. This should in no way deflect attention away from the human tragedy that continues to unfold. The inevitability...
Resolute Approach Keeps Traders Active; Money - MARKET FORCES: People Rally and Now There Are Potential Opportunities Ahead for the Intelligent Player
Byline: PETER SHARKEY Private Investor's Diary GOOD news of any description has been in short supply this week, but determination has been around in abundance. The co-ordinated governmental response to re-establish and strengthen western economies,...
Return of the King, Aged 86, Is Possible Plan to Oust Taliban
Byline: IAN HUNT THE UNITED States plans to overthrow the Taliban and replace it with an 86-year-old former Afghanistan king, it is understood. As part of its strategy to topple the Taliban, America is believed to be organising a return to power...
Roe Stung into Action to Lead Race for Pounds 150,000 First Prize; GOLF: Lancome Trophy, Paris
Byline: MARK GARROD MARK ROE, his left wrist three times its normal size because of a wasp sting, was worried he would not be able to play the Lancome Trophy in Paris yesterday. But, incredibly, the 38-year-old goes into the third round today...
Rule of Law
SIR - your coverage of the terrorist outrage in America has been measured and responsible, unlike some of the media, and is a credit to you. No-one who watched the unfolding tragedy can have been failed to be moved and, on a personal level, I have...
Simmonds Call for Truce on 'Open Season' EXCLUSIVE: Referee Hits out at 'Rubbish' Attitude towards Officials by Welsh Players and Clubs
Byline: GARETH ROBERTS Rugby Reporter SENIOR referee Gareth Simmonds last night hit out at Wales's premier clubs and top players over their attitudes towards match officials. Simmonds - who came under fire last week for his handling of the Neath-Newport...
Slowdown Expected Sooner; Money - HOUSING: Fallout from Terrorist Attacks 'Likely to Weaken Market'
Byline: GRAEME EVANS BOOM-TIME in the UK housing market could end sooner than forecast following the terrorist attacks in the US, a mortgage group warned yesterday. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) believes the knock to economic confidence...
Soldiers Take Up Positions on Peaks above Border Pass
Byline: KATHY GANNON IN the jagged mountain peaks that overlook Pakistan's deserted Torkham border posts, turbaned Taliban soldiers have taken up positions ready for an assault on Pakistan. "They are in a warlike position, " said Mohammed Gul,...
Special Forces 'Ready to Go In' DAY 12: Four Suspects Arrested in UK
Byline: NICK SPEED SPECIAL forces will spearhead what is expected to be a full-scale attack on Afghanistan, the United States revealed last night. On a day when Afghanistan's Taliban rulers rejected President George W Bush's ultimatum to hand...
Spotlight Shines on Welsh Actor as a Hospital Drama Returns; TELEVISION: Star Who Is Happy to Share Many of His Character's Traits Gets Ready for a Serious Storyline
Byline: HANNAH JONES Arts and Media Editor MANY actors claim that their onscreen characters are nothing like their off screen selves. But for Adrian Lewis Morgan, his Holby City alter-ego shares much of his own characteristics. Morgan, who...
Start Spreadin' the News, New York's Coming Back; It's Been Immortalised in Song and Film as the City That Never Sleeps and in the Midst of Its Greatest Tragedy the Big Apple's Spirit Rises out of the Ashes
Byline: PATRICK FLETCHER NEW YORK, New York. Frank Sinatra sang about it, Woody Allen's made a film about the district that was shattered and the slogan I Love. . . began with NY. New York's skyline has been as high as its profile as the most...
Storm Brews over Name of Website; WIND FARMS
A ROW has broken out over claims that the British Wind Energy Association has "hijacked" the name of its main opponents. The association, which promotes wind turbine building in Britain, has registered Country Guardian as a web domain name for use...
Sullivan Leads Welsh Six through First Euro Tour Stage
BRYNHILL amateur Kyron Sullivan led six successful Welsh golfers through the first stage of European Tour qualifying yesterday. Sullivan shot a fourth round 72 to finish third at Carden Park where Wales team-mates Craig Williams and Matthew Griffiths,...
Taking Cultural Pulse of Nation; If Tom Jones, Bryn Terfel, or Sir Kyffin Williams Could Pick a Place in Wales Which Was of Some Significance to Them, Where Would They Choose? Artist Rob Piercy Put This Very Question to Prominent Figures Who Delved into the Rich Cultural Heritage of Wales. Here He Writes What Inspired Him on His Remarkable Journey of Discovery
Byline: Rob Piercy CARVING A NAME, a unique collection of paintings and drawings, was conceived after a visit three years ago to Oerddwr, Sir TH Parry Williams's childhood home, high above the Aberglaslyn Pass. I had gone there to see a carving...
Thomas and James: Anywhere for Bridgend
Byline: GARETH ROBERTS BRIDGEND coach Dennis John will not field Gareth Thomas and Dafydd James as his centre partnership unless the pairing suits the club's needs. A clamour has begun for Thomas and James to be given their opportunity to fill...
Thousands Demonstrate against Backing US
THOUSANDS of people demonstrated in Pakistan's major cities to oppose their government's support for the US campaign against terrorism. At least three people were killed as the protesters burned effigies of US President George Bush and vowed to...
Thousands of Jobs at Risk as Hi-Tech Plant Calls in Receiver; EMPLOYMENT: Bad News for Electronics Workers and Bank Staff
Byline: ALAN JONES MORE than 2,300 jobs may be lost after the owners of one of the country's most modern electronics plants called in the receiver - and a leading bank also announced cost-cutting plans. Viasystems blamed a severe recession in...
To Stop the Terrorists, First Stem Their Support
Byline: Mario Basini THE destruction wreaked on the United States by terrorists is producing an unexpected but entirely welcome peace dividend. The IRA clearly feels it is in danger of losing the support of Americans who have become acutely sensitive...
Travel Firm Puts Cost at Pounds 10m as Airlines Hit
TRAVEL operator Airtours said that the US terror attacks would cost it an estimated pounds 10m. The group had been on track to report record full-year profits prior to last week's events. But it said yesterday, "Our first priority following the...
Tribal Furies versus Love and Death in Tiger Bay
Byline: Tom Davies If there has been one strong undercurrent in the world news this year it has been about man's inability to get on with his fellow man; the way people with tribal and cultural differences have been fighting with one another and...
Uncertain Market Goes Wild; STOCK EXCHANGE: London Trading Hit by Bomb Scare and Then Computer Failure
Byline: JAMES PRITCHARD THE financial markets swung wildly yesterday as investors tried to cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in the USA. Shares on the London stock market tumbled dramatically in early trading following heavy losses...
Unravelling a Tale of Mummies and Murder
"YES, wonderful things", was Howard Carter's legendary reply to Lord Caernarfon's question, "Can you see anything?" as the pair broke through into the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. You don't need to be an archaeologist to share in the excitement...
Welsh Accent Puts New Tango in the Driving Seat; SEAT: Frankfurt Motor Show Gave Spanish Manufacturer Opportunity to Unveil Classic Reinvention
Byline: ROBIN ROBERTS Motoring Editor IT'S a little known fact that one of the best known Spanish phrases which is shaping the future of the world's fastest rising car maker is really spoken with a Welsh accent. The term "auto emocion" has been...