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 October 3, 2001

A Better World for Everyone; COMMUNITY ACTION: Good Practice Tells
WE ARE all used to the sight and sound of the binmen in the morning, but those people living in rural areas have a quite different experience on bin day. Standard refuse collection vehicles aren't used in these areas - smaller vehicles like transit...
A Key Role May Soon No Longer Exist; COMMERCIAL LAW NEWS - COMPANY LAW: Government Review Could Do Away with the Need for a Statutory Officer
Byline: Elizabeth Perry IT IS a statutory requirement for every company to have a company secretary, and the first secretary or secretaries are appointed on incorporation. There is no statute setting out what the role and duties of a company...
Amgylchedd Gwell I Bawb; GWEITHREDU CYMUNEDOL: Ymarfer Da
RYDYN ni i gyd yn hen gyfarwydd a gweld a chlywed y "dynion lludw" yn y bore, ond i'r rheini sy'n byw mewn ardaloedd gwledig, mae eu profiad nhw o "ddiwrnod biniau" yn un gwahanol. Nid cerbydau casglu sbwriel safonol sy'n cael eu defnyddio yn yr ardaloedd...
Ancient Remedies May Provide a Modern Cure; Cherie Blair Re-Opens Debate about Alternative Medicine
Byline: FELICITY MORGAN Health Reporter MENTION that you're into alternative medicine and you're likely to get a sympathetic look or a sceptically raised eyebrow. Although therapies such as reflexology, homeopathy and reiki are slowly making...
Assembly 'Should Help Tour Firms' TRAVEL: Company 'Faces Crippling Losses'
Byline: JAMES PRITCHARD A LEADING businessman has called on the National Assembly to consider helping tourist operators hit by the US terrorist attacks. Jonathan Biles, the chief executive of World Travel Holdings, said his business was facing...
Bassett Denies Approach from Hammam and City; NATIONWIDE LEAGUE: TV Pundit Still Has Hopes of Returning to Management
Byline: MARIO RISOLI DAVE BASSETT last night revealed neither Cardiff City owner Sam Hammam nor Bluebirds manager Alan Cork has approached him about a role at Ninian Park. The former Wimbledon, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest manager,...
Bedwas Rock Tough Rumney; Bedwas 17 Rumney 10
RUMNEY always a tough side to beat and expected to finish the season in the top half dozen in the First Division, found the Bridge Field fortress just too much for them as they surrendered a four-point halftime advantage to go down to unbeaten Bedwas....
Big Wembley Challenge for Young Cranton
Byline: MANJIRI KULKARNI WELSH show jumper Gemma Cranton is building herself up for the biggest challenge of her career. Today she is competing at Wembley alongside some of the greatest names in British show jumping. Cranton will be in action...
Blair Prepares Britain for War; FIRST STEP: NATO Invokes Article 5 after Getting 'Clear and Compelling' Evidence That Bin Laden Was Behind Attacks
Byline: NICK SPEED In Brighton TONY BLAIR last night led the call to arms as the West moved closer to war in Afghanistan. Shortly after the Prime Minister steeled the country for imminent action against Osama bin Laden and the Taliban, Nato historically...
Blair Shows Himself Master of the Moment; Conference Sketch
Byline: with Nick Speed THE kaleidoscope had been shaken, we were told. The pieces were in flux. And as a packed auditorium waited for the Prime Minister to make his appearance yesterday afternoon, it was quickly evident this would be a leader's...
Blair's Vision of a New World Order
BRITAIN is at a watershed between an old kind of global politics and a new one. Tomorrow or the next day - certainly sometime soon - we're going to see that new world order start to take shape. Yesterday Prime Minister Tony Blair gave us a glimpse...
Blunkett to Tackle Incitement and Asylum Seekers
Byline: JOHN DEANE MEASURES to combat anti-Muslim hate crimes and reduce the incentive for illegal immigration into Britain will be announced today by Home Secretary David Blunkett. The hate crime move is designed to help protect the Muslim community...
Body Shop in Takeover Talks; RETAIL: Toiletries Group Founder to Sell Out
Byline: MEGAN DAVIES ETHICAL toiletries group The Body Shop is in talks to be taken over, it has said. The firm, which earlier this year saw its pounds 290m takeover talks with Mexican firm Omnilife abandoned, said it was in preliminary discussions...
Businessenvironment. Wales. Gov. UK
The Business and Environment Conference, Wales 2001 reflects the National Assembly's aspiration to move towards a more sustainable Wales and its three-pronged approach to environmental issues. Under its Business and Environment Campaign the Assembly's...
Busnesamgylchedd. Cymru. Gov. UK
Mae Cynhadledd Busnes ac Amgylchedd, Cymru 2001 yn adlewyrchu dyhead y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol i sicrhau Cymru fwy cynaliadwy, a'i agwedd tuag at faterion amgylcheddol sy'n ymrannu'n dri phen. Fel rhan o'i Ymgyrch Busnes ac Amgylchedd, mae Cangen...
Can You Afford to Miss This Event?; PATINNOVA/EPIDOS: How Welsh Inventors and Innovators Can Save Time and Money
THE Patinnova and Epidos Annual Conferences at Cardiff International Arena later this month offer a rare opportunity to learn about all aspects of patents and how to exploit them to your advantage. In addition, hands-on training courses will be...
Cardiff Office Becomes Power Base for Midas Construction
Just three years ago Darryn Parry, an ex Royal Engineer from Newbridge was sitting alone in a tiny office in Cardiff as the newly appointed South Wales Area Manager for Midas Construction. Now, with a turnover exceeding pounds 20 million and 32...
Company Opens US Centre; Executive Motoring : COMPONENTS: Exporter of the Year Goes West to Cultivate Long-Term Business Opportunities
WALES Exporter of the Year AB Automotive Electronics has opened a new technical centre in Detroit to support its growing customer base. Nick Scruton, AB's US business development manager is to relocate to North America to lead the new business programme,...
Conference Schedule
TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 9.00-9.30 Registration 9.45 Conference opening hosted by Huw Edwards 9.55 Opening address by First Minister for the National Assembly Rhodri Morgan 10.05 Key speech from Jonathon Porritt 10.35 Launch of The Carbon Trust Wales 11.00...
Councils Getting Behind the Economy; INITIATIVES: Redeveloping an Area Can Take Years of Planning and Effort
Byline: MARK EVANS CREATING jobs and helping to develop a local sustainable economy is one of the major challenges for local authorities in the 21st Century. Local authorities are often the unsung heroes, because many projects are done on a partnership...
Customers Join Rush to Go Cyber-Shopping at Home; INTERNET: More Log on to Virtual Grocery Trip
Byline: JOANNE ATKINSON CUSTOMERS are choosing to stay at home to do their shopping with an increase in the number of people logging on to buy goods. From tesco. com to comet. co. uk, all the major high street players are now found on the internet...
Cynghorau Yn Helpu I Gynnal Yr Economi; PROSIECTAU: Gall Adfywio Ardal Gymryd Blynyddoedd O Gynllunio AC Ymdrech
Byline: MARC EVANS UN her fawr sy'n wynebu awdurdodau lleol yn yr 21ain Ganrif yw creu swyddi a helpu i ddatblygu economi leol sy'n gallu eu cynnal. Yr awdurdodau lleol yw'r arwyr di-glod yn aml, oherwydd caiff llawer o brosiectau eu gwneud ar sail...
Dyddiau Digymar Eich Bywyd; YSGOLION: Ymroddiad Yr Athrawon Yn Cael Ei Wobrwyo
"MAE dysgu'n waith caled, ond fydden ni ddim yn ei wneud onibai'n bod ni'n ei fwynhau ac eisiau'r gorau i'n plant." Mae Gaynor Lewis yn athrawes yn Ysgol Gwynfryn Pontiets dan Gyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin ers 16 o flynyddoedd, yn dysgu plant pump i saith...
Edrychwch Ar Beth Mae'ch Cyngor Yn Ei Wneud!
MAE'R chwyldro mwyaf ers canrif a mwy ar fin digwydd yn y ffordd y caiff cynghorau lleol yng Nghymru eu rhedeg. Mae'r system draddodiadol, gyda phwyllgorau mawr yn gwneud y penderfyniadau i gyd, wedi mynd. Mae llywodraeth leol erbyn hyn yn symud...
Elev8 Rings the Changes; AMMANFORD: Cutting Edge Call Centre to Create 266 Jobs
Byline: SION BARRY Business Editor IRISH company Elev8 Solutions, which is creating a 266-job call centre operation in Carmarthenshire, has plans to replicate its new complex elsewhere in the UK and mainland Europe. Company directors say that...
'Emotional' Jones Is Hoping for the Best; SOCCER: World Cup Qualifier
Byline: PHIL BLANCHE MATTHEW JONES joined up for Wales duty yesterday admitting that he felt "pretty emotional" after the sacking of his Leicester City club manager Peter Taylor. The Wales midfielder was a pounds 3m Leicester signing from Leeds...
England Must Prove One-Day World Wonders; CRICKET
Byline: MYLES HODGSON ENGLAND will attempt to end a year-long losing sequence against Zimbabwe today looking for the victory which will enable captain Nasser Hussain to introduce a "new culture" of experimentation and togetherness at one-day international...
Eriksson Confident That Seaman Will Be Ready to Face the Greeks
ENGLAND coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is confident David Seaman will be fit to face Greece at Old Trafford on Saturday. Eriksson's side need a win to secure an automatic place in next year's World Cup finals but Seaman was rated doubtful after missing...
Former N-Weapons Factory Site Up for Sale; Commercial Property : POTENTIAL: Variety of Uses
Byline: SION BARRY THE former Atomic Weapons Establishment site in Cardiff has been put on the market. The Cardiff office of property agents King Sturge has been appointed to market the 15-acre site, which is owned by the Ministry of Defence....
Former Small Business Winner Found Success with 'Big Hairy Audacious Vision'
YOU become successful the moment you identify and start moving towards a worthwhile goal. The story of how Sophie Chalmers' business - Active Information - has developed over the last two years bears this out perfectly. Not long before winning...
Frustration and Confusion Are the First Steps in the Learning Process; Learning Welsh
Byline: with Hannah Jones DAY two and I am so frustrated. I went to my Welsh lesson thinking that I could at least remember how to ask for a cup of tea, but all I seemed to do was get in a right mess. Despite warming and encouraging words...
Gap with Rest of Britain Is Growing, as Objective One Makes a Slow Start; ECONOMY: Regeneration Programme Is Failing to Achieve Its Objectives
Byline: CLIVE BETTS Assembly Editor WALES is in danger of failing to meet its Objective One targets to rebuild the economy. A prominent Labour politician claims that the Welsh economy is growing so slowly, that the gap with the rest of Britain...
Getting a Foothold in the Intellectual Property Market; Advertising Feature : MLT: Biotech Company Benefits from Patent Revenues
COMPANIES in the biotech industry rely heavily on intellectual property for the successful exploitation of new technology and to provide a competitive edge for novel products. Cardiff-based Molecular Light Technology (MLT), which specialises in...
Give Ron Davies Economic Post, Say AMs; NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: First Minister's Responsibility for Two Important Portfolios Causing Concern
LIBERAL Democrat leader Mike German could be formally ousted from the National Assembly cabinet and replaced by Ron Davies. Some AMs are pushing for Mr Davies to become acting economic development secretary because they fear that the police investigation...
Gweithio Tuag at Gymru Gynaladwy
Byline: RHODRI MORGAN Prif Ysgrifennydd, Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru MaeCynhadledd Busnes ac Amgylchedd Cymru 2001 yn adlewyrchu dyheadau y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol wrth geisio sicrhau Cymru fwy cynaladwy. Yn benodol bydd yn edrych ar y rol y gall...
Home Truths the Priority for New Man; the Western Mail Business COMMENT
THE appointment of Roger Jones marks a new beginning for the Welsh Development Agency. A successful businessman and go-getting entrepreneur, he is a worthy successor to Sir David RoweBeddoe. Born and bred in North Wales but establishing his main...
House of the Future Will Let You Know If You've Left the Bath Running; TECHNOLOGY: Homes Will Be Full of Gadgets
Byline: CATRIN WILLIAMS HOMES of the future will be hi-tech havens built from gadgets and materials designed to protect the family and environment. Richard Penn, principle lecturer in architecture at the University of Glamorgan, believes houses...
Howarth Taking Nothing for Granted This Season; RUGBY UNION: Heineken Cup
Byline: GARETH ROBERTS Rugby Reporter NEWPORT'S Heineken Cup hero Shane Howarth has warned against the Black and Ambers getting bigheaded before Toulouse visit Rodney Parade on Saturday night. The fly-half kicked five penalties and two conversions...
Humphreys Ready to Put His Hell Behind Him; RUGBY UNION: Cardiff Star Had to Sit and Suffer on the Sidelines
Byline: DAVID ROBERTS WALES hooker Jonathan Humphreys has been to "hell and back" in the last seven months in a bid to save his rugby career. And the Cardiff star admits that at one stage he thought his playing days were over. A damaged disc...
Hundreds Sign Up to Join Campaign to Learn Welsh; LANGUAGE: Readers Inspired by New Initiative
Byline: CATRIN WILLIAMS HUNDREDS of readers have already signed up to learn Welsh with The Western Mail. Readers have been inspired by the The Western Mail/ S4C Learners Week, launched on Monday. The offer includes a starter pack and information...
Imaginet Scoop Skills Contract; Online Wales : GOVERNMENT: Agency Looks to Wales
Byline: MANJIRI KULKARNI A WELSH web design company has been chosen by the government to create what could become one of its most popular sites. The government's Basic Skills Agency has selected web design company Imaginet to develop a fully...
Introducing Local Companies to the Global Marketplace; Online Wales : INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Website Relaunched
DID you hear the one about the Welshman who wanted to sell laverbread to Argentina? It sounds like the start of a joke, but the concept of selling Welsh products and services all over the world is what drives www. walesworldwide. com - the only...
Investment Pays off; Advertising Feature :
HIGH Torque Fastener Systems managing director John Emmett said the licensing agreements had seen their turnover increase by 100pc each year over the past three years and predicted they would grow financially by 30pc year by year. "We took out worldwide...
Key Speakers
JONATHON PORRITT CBE Jonathon Porritt has been one of the most influential advocates on behalf of the environment over the last 25 years. He was appointed by the Prime Minister as Chairman of the new Sustainable Development Commission in July 2000....
Longbridge Gets Prize Production; Executive Motoring - MG X80: Site Picked for 'Muscle Car' Assembly
Byline: ROBIN ROBERTS Motoring Editor LONGBRIDGE has been chosen as the site to build the pounds 50,000 new MG X80 sports car, unveiled at the German motor show last month. Confirmation of where the company would build the sleek sports car only...
Look at What Your Council Does!
LOCAL councils in Wales are about to go through the biggest revolution for over a century in the way they are run. The traditional system of large committees taking all decisions is finished. Local government is now moving towards one of four new...
Meet the Experts at Patent Show; Advertising Feature :
THINKING of coming along? But what will you get out of it? Held in Cardiff, Patinnova/Epidos 2001 is a rare opportunity to learn about all aspects of patents, and, importantly, to discover how you can exploit patents to your own advantage. The range...
Military Tactics 'Likely to Be Similar to Those in Gulf War'
THE tactics used in any military strike against Afghanistan will be similar to those employed in the early days of the Gulf War, military experts predicted. Targeted air strikes backed up by special forces operations are the most likely options...
Nationalists May Seek Permission to See Secret Files; MI5: Landmark Ruling Could Mean New Demands
Byline: NICK SPEED Political Editor SOME OF Wales's leading nationalists may make fresh requests to see their top-secret MI5 files following a landmark ruling. Senior Plaid Cymru members are believed to have been monitored from the 1960s to the...
New Broome Is Looking to Sweep to His Own Success; SHOW JUMPING: Young Matthew Is Following in the Family Hoofprints
Byline: MANJIRI KULKARNI YOU might assume that Matthew Broome would have difficulty emerging from the lengthy shadow cast by his father. But the unbridled show jumping success enjoyed by David Broome has acted as a spur to the 19-year-old. ...
Noddwy
RHWYDWAITH ARE Corff cefnogi busnesau nad ydyw'n gwneud elw yw Rhwydwaith Arena, sy'n cynorthwyo cwmniau yng Nghymru i roi'r amgylchedd wrth galon eu gweithredoedd busnes. O'u swyddfeydd yn Nhrefforest, Abertawe, Y Drenewydd a Wrecsam, mae tim arbenigwyr...
Noddwyr
ADC Mae Awdurdod Datblygu Cymru wedi paratoi ei bolisi cynaladwyedd mewn ymateb i ymwybyddiaeth gynyddol y cyhoedd o'r angen am ddatblygu cynaladwy. Mae ein polisi datblygu cynaladwy felly'n rhoi cyd-destun clir ar gyfer hybu integreiddio ystyriaethau...
Noddwyr Trefnwyr
SCOTTISH POWER Mae ScottishPower, rhiant-gwmni Manweb, yn ymroddedig i gynorthwyo busnesau o bob maint ledled Cymru. Mae'n cyfoeth ynni ac arbenigedd amgylcheddol ynghyd a'n gallu i gyflenwi yn ein rhoi mewn sefyllfa unigryw i gynnig amrywiaeth...
Nurse Struck off for Sexual Misconduct; TRIBUNAL: Woman Complained of Two-Year Relationship with Community Carer When She Had Relapse
Byline: FELICITY MORGAN A MALE nurse who seduced a woman patient on his house calls has been struck off for life. Community nurse Colin Salkeld who was sent out to nurse the 35-yearold divorcee back to health from a long-term illness, had twice-a-week...
Paedophile Checks Warning; CHILD CARE: Organisations Could Become Havens for Abusers
Byline: EMMA JAMES Crime Reporter VOLUNTARY organisations in Wales could become a haven for paedophiles because criminal record checks are not carried out on their volunteers. Although many larger charities have registered with the Criminal Records...
Pilot Programme Helps Small Firms Protect Innovations; Advertising Feature : SWANSEA: Intellectual Property Rights Initiative
A PIONEERING and extremely successful pilot programme which has helped small firms in the Swansea area to protect and reap the commercial benefits of their inventions and innovations may soon be extended to benefit many more businesses in Wales. ...
Pioneers of Hands-On, Dynamic Management; ENTERPRISE: Three of Wales's Best Managers
Byline: HAYDN PRICE LAST November Cardiff accountant Katy Chamberlain, a senior manager with KPMG, walked away with honours in the Management Achievement category of the annual Welsh Woman of the Year Awards. And she says that winning the award...
Pounds 1.9m Payout to Stop 800 Holiday Homes; GWYNEDD
Byline: RHODRI CLARK A LEGAL expert has revealed why it cost a council pounds 1.9m to stop a Welsh-speaking community being overwhelmed with hundreds of holiday homes. Gwynedd Council and one of its predecessors fought a 10-year battle in the...
Prif Siaradw Y
JONATHON PORRITT CBE Mae Jonathon Porritt wedi bod yn un o'r llefarwyr mwyaf dylanwadol ar ran yr amgylchedd yn ystod y 25 mlynedd diwethaf. Fe'i penodwyd gan y Prif Weinidog yn Gadeirydd y Comisiwn Datblygiad Cynaladwy newydd ym mis Gorffennaf...
Prime Minister's Vision Shows; KEYNOTE SPEECH: Blair Drives Policy on Terrorism, Ensuring Development and Democracy
Byline: ALAN JONES THE Prime Minister yesterday made it clear that he will reform public services with the help of private companies and warned against "dogmatic barriers" to his plans. The row over increased use of the private sector has raged...
Proposals to Reduce Premier Clubs Now Up for Discussion
Byline: GARETH ROBERTS WELSH rugby's premier clubs will today discuss proposals to reduce their number from nine to four, five, six or seven. However, the Association of Premier Division Clubs is unlikely to make its stance known even if battle...
Real Reasons to Cheer; Media Wales : RADIO: Commercial Station Celebrates Its First Birthday Today
Byline: KAREN PRICE Arts and Media Correspondent THE programme director of Real Radio is urging the station's commercial competitors to work with them if they are to provide the best possible service for radio listeners in the area. Terry Underhill...
Rhoi Llais I Deimladau Dyfna' Pobl
Byline: Menna Elfyn Sdim byd fel deffro i swn ieir y dwr ar y gamlas yn eu morio hi. Ers dyddiau mebyd y mae camlesi bob amser wedi bod yn destun dirgelwch i mi. A does unman gwell i wylio camlesi nag yn Amsterdam ar benwythnos ola'r mis. Yno,...
Sculptor Loses Fight to Save Home of 16 Years; PLANNING ROW: Judge Rules That Council Was Right to Order Family to Leave Shed, Reversing Assembly Inspector's Decision
Byline: STEVE DUBE A HIGH Court judge has told an internationally famous Welsh sculptor he must leave the shed that has been his home for 16 years. Mr Justice Richards reversed the decision by a National Assembly planning inspector to allow Ed...
Sian Phillips Reveals Her Larger-Thanlife Story; RADIO
SIAN Phillips can be heard telling her fascinating life story on BBC Radio Wales. Each morning this week and next, the Welsh star of stage and screen is reading extracts from the second volume of her autobiography Public Places on Roy Noble's show....
Soldier Found Guilty of Desertion; ARMY: Royal Welch Fusilier Went on Run after Ulster Posting
A SOLDIER who went on the run from the army for three years was yesterday found guilty of desertion. Damien Fox-Byrne, 24, of the First Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers pleaded not guilty to the charge which relates to his absence from Beachley Barracks,...
So Tough for Hartson to Be One of the Bhoys; SOCCER: Wales Top Footballer Has a Point to Prove with Celtic
Byline: MARIO RISOLI JOHN HARTSON was last night crowned Welsh Footballer of the Year after confessing he never realised how tough life would be at Celtic. The Wales striker joined the Scottish champions for pounds 6.5m from Coventry in the summer,...
Sponsors
WDA The Welsh Development Agency has prepared its sustainability policy in response to growing public awareness of the need for sustainable development. The policy gives a clear context for encouraging the integration of environmental and social considerations...
Sponsors
ARENA NETWORK The Arena Network is a not-for-profit business support organisation helping Welsh companies to put the environment at the heart of their operations. From offices in Treforest, Swansea, Newtown and Wrexham, Arena Network's team of environmental...
Sponsors Organisers
SCOTTISH POWER ScottishPower, parent company of Manweb, is committed to helping businesses of all sizes across Wales. Our breadth of energy and environmental expertise as well as our ability to deliver puts us in a unique position to offer a range...
Stadium May Be Losing Its Appeal as Ticket Sales Dip; ENTERTAINMENT: Smaller Crowds Expected for Events
THE novelty of Cardiff's Millennium Stadium may be wearing off. Ticket sales for high-profile sporting and music events have been disappointing recently in comparison to a string of sell-out shows featuring some of the world's top performers over...
Straw Pledges to Use 'Every Weapon' in Fight; a Remarkable Change of Tone
Byline: TREVOR MASON FOREIGN Secretary Jack Straw yesterday promised to use "every weapon" - military, diplomatic, economic and political - to defeat terrorism. In a keynote speech to Labour's Brighton conference, Mr Straw said it was a "delusion"...
Sut Beth Fyddai Eich Bywyd Chi Heb Eich Cyngor Lleol?
LLAWER gwell, mae'n debyg, fyddai'r ateb gwamal parod gan lawer, o bosib. Ond a fyddai hi'n well arnon ni mewn gwirionedd heb gyngor na chynghorwyr, fel y bydd rhai ohonon ni efallai'n grwgnach pan welwn ein bil trethi? A fyddai gwell siap ar Gymru,...
Technium Project to Be Rolled out across Country; HI-TECH: Swansea Centre Opens
Byline: ROBIN TURNER THE business incubator technium initiative, which is being seen as crucial to improving the knowledge-based economy, is to be rolled out across Wales as part of an initial pounds 49m investment. The first technium centre,...
Teenagers Beat Widower, Court Told; SWANSEA: Police Officers Failed to Find Body in Street
A POLICEMAN glimpsed the body of man allegedly murdered in a Christmas evening assault by two teenagers but failed to stop, Swansea Crown Court was told. Widower Len Proctor, 53, of Trimsaran, was beaten senseless and left to freeze as he returned...
Test Case Ruling Could End Noisy Night Flights; STRASBOURG: Court Acts on Right to Good Night's Sleep
Byline: JOANNE ATKINSON OVERNIGHT flying may be banned after campaigners claiming their sleep is disturbed by noisy jets won a landmark court case. The campaigners, who were backed by local authorities and environmentalists, said the ruling by...
The Best Days of Your Lives; SCHOOLS: Teachers' Dedication Pays Off
TEACHING is a demanding job, but, we wouldn't do it unless we enjoyed it and wanted the best for our children. Gaynor Lewis has been a teacher at Carmarthenshire County Council's Ysgol Gwynfryn Pontyates for 16 years, teaching five to seven-year-olds....
Tough, Dedicated and Brave Business Finalists; DYNAMIC: Three Top Women Small Business Owners
Haydn Price looks at the finalists in the Small Business Owner category of this year's Welsh Woman of the Year Awards. SMALL business finalists in this year's Welsh Women of the Year Awards are all excellent role models. As one of one of them says,...
Trek across the Andes Raises Cash for Charity; BUSINESS WESTGATE : CONCERN: People in Business Take Time out to Make Money for Those Who Need Extra Help
ENERGETIC engineer Hugo Burke has just completed a 100km hike across some of the most mountainous terrain in the world to raise money for a good cause. Mr Burke, a device integration engineer with European Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited (ESM),...
Venture Scores a Fifa First; SOCCER: International Academy's Training Programme Endorsed by Body
Byline: SION BARRY Business Editor INTERNATIONAL Academy, the latest worldwide venture by sports travel entrepreneur Alun Williams, is celebrating an industry first after clinching the backing of the world soccer governing body Fifa for its new...
'Walking to School Is Beneficial' SURVEY
WALKING to school can make children brighter and more alert, a survey shows. The study, released to coincide with the first day of Walk to School Week, found that nine in 10 teachers considered that the walk made children brighter, more alert and...
WDA Team Shows How to Develop and Exploit Ideas; Advertising Feature :
THE Welsh Development Agency's Technology and Innovation team, headed by Dr Virginia Chambers, provides a wide range of specialist support services to companies and entrepreneurs developing new products and processes - including expert advice on protecting...
'We Desperately Need to Laugh' CONTROVERSIAL: New York Comic Won't Shrink from War Jokes
Byline: KAREN PRICE WHEN Jackie Mason takes to the stage in Wales this weekend he says he will be making references to the threat of global terrorism. The comedian, who grew up surrounded by rabbis and was himself ordained at the age of 25, said...
What Would Your Life Be like without Your Local Council?
PROBABLY a lot better, might be the immediate flippant comeback from many. But would it really be better if there were no councils and no councillors, as some of us might mutter when we see our Council Tax bill? Would Wales run any better, or achieve...
Wlpan, Welsh Fluency in Just 180 Hours; Welsh Learners Week : WELSH LANGUAGE: The New Rapid Learning System Is Supported by Tapes, CDs, Videos and the Internet
Byline: RHODRI CLARK LEARNING Welsh is easier today than it was 30 years ago, even though the language's vocabulary and grammar are still every bit as bewildering to the beginner. Since the 1970s a number of techniques and products have been...
Working towards a Sustainable Wales
Byline: RHODRI MORGAN First Minister, National Assembly for Wales The Business and Environment Conference Wales 2001 reflects the National Assembly's aspirations in striving to move towards a more sustainable Wales. In particular it will look at...
Worldwide Patent Is Key to Success; Advertising Feature : SWANSEA: Revolutionary Fastening System Developed by High Torque Reaps Rewards for Company
TAKING out a worldwide patent on a revolutionary fastening system that replaces traditional nuts and bolts has proved to be the key to success for a small but highly innovative Swansea company. Although patenting is an expensive operation John Emmett,...
'Wouldn't You Think in Broad Daylight in the Garden of England a Mother and Her Two Young Daughters Could Make Their Way Home in Safety?' RETRIAL: Jury Scheduled to Start Considering Verdict Today
Byline: GRAHAM HISCOTT THE JURY in the trail of Michael Stone is expected to consider its verdict today. Stone allegedly murdered Welshborn Lin Russell and daughter Megan as they walked home from school. He is also charged with attempting...
Yr Ymddiriedolaeth Garbon - Yn Arwain at Economi Carbon Isel
Bydd yr Ymddiriedolaeth Garbon yn gweithio gydag amrywiaeth eang o fudd-ddeiliaid, gan gynnwys busnes, undebau llafur, Sefydliadau Cenedlaethol y Llywodraeth, y Llywodraeth a'r sector cyhoeddus yn yr ymgyrch i ostwng gollyngiadau carbon deuocsid a...
Zimed Founder Prepared to Fight to Protect Red Eye; Advertising Feature :
ZIMED, based at the Welsh Development Agency's St Asaph Business Park, has developed a revolutionary device to monitor automatically the dosage of medicine administered to hospital patients through intravenous drips. Zimed's Red Eye device means...