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 November 21, 2001

Abusers' Parental Contact 'Ploy'
VIOLENT men are using parental contact proceedings in family courts to track down their former partners, new research has claimed. Fathers known to have abused their children are also still being granted access to them, according to a survey by...
Accountancy Study Added to Confidence at Work; Case Study
VERONICA BULPETT and her husband run their own marine company. As Veronica became more immersed in the book-keeping for the company she realised she was getting out of her depth. She is now completing a threeyear AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)...
A Holistic Approach to Design and Energy Use; CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN BUILT ENVIRONMENT: International Reputation Established
THE Centre for Research in the Built Environment is located within the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University. It has an established international reputation for research in the fields of environmental design and energy use of buildings,...
Albion's Offices Complete New Image; PARC NANTGARW ESTATE: Company Ends Its Transition from Storage Systems to Office Interiors
Byline: ROBERT JONES JUNE of this year saw Treforest-based Albion move into new headquarters on the Parc Nantgarw Estate, which was purposebuilt for Albion. The 10,000sq ft building, standing on a green-field site, is divided into four separate...
Alliance Agrees to Berlin Talks on Afghan Future; WAR: Proposal for Multi-Ethnic Government
Byline: CHRIS JONES AFGHANISTAN'S disparate antiTaliban groups are to hold a summit in Berlin next Monday to start what are likely to be tortuous negotiations to find a unifying government. The head of the Northern Alliance yesterday accepted...
AMs and MPs Asked to Bale out Party; PLAID CYMRU
Byline: CLIVE BETTS Assembly Editor PLAID Cymru's 23 members in the National Assembly, Parliament and Brussels will be ordered to help bale the party out of its financial crisis. A special party conference on Saturday is being asked to pass an...
Artists Drawn by Relationship with Landscape; Land and Sea Brings out the Best in Painters in Pursuit of Beauty
Byline: HANNAH JONES Arts and Media Editor THERE is a stillness to the landscape which is breathtaking in its vibrancy. You could look at the same view every day and it would look different from one moment to the next. Its uniqueness is in...
At the Top When It Comes to Competing; More People Take an Active Part in Sports Than Ever Before
Byline: ANDREA MORGAN WALES is becoming a sportier nation and no place more so than in Pembrokeshire. Research by the Sports Council for Wales shows that Welsh people take part in more sports activities now than ever. Since the last study...
A Wrong over a Wrong Is a Shameful Sin
DESPITE improved health, better training and advances in technology, childbirth still carries with it a degree of risk. For the vast majority of parents it is the happy, exciting (and painful) time it is meant to be. But when the procedure goes...
Big Brother's Helen Prepares to Have a Good Hair Day; AWARDS: Hairdresser Nominees Plan Ahead
Byline: MANJIRI KULKARNI BIG BROTHER survivor Helen Adams went back to her roots yesterday, helping stylists prepare for the British Hairdresser of the Year awards ceremony. The former hair stylist from Cwmbran, South Wales, has continued to...
British Galleries Open with Welsh Italianate Art; MUSEUMS: Victoria and Albert Project Largest since World War II
Byline: KAREN PRICE Arts and Media Correspondent THE largest project to be undertaken for more than half a century at the Victoria and Albert Museum will be launched tomorrow with the opening of its new British Galleries. And a selection of work...
Bulldozer Drove over Manned Police Van; SWANSEA CROWN COURT: Foot-and-Mouth Protesters Fled before 20mph Caterpillar Tracks
A PROTESTER who tried to stop animals being buried on Army ranges told a jury of his horror as he saw a bulldozer crush a van with a policeman inside. Kevin Davies told how he went to an area of land near the Epynt Ranges at Sennybridge with around...
Business Park Sculpture to Go Back to the Future; OAKDALE: Public Artwork Aims to Pay Tribute to Both Pit Past and the Industry of Tomorrow
Byline: WILL SMALE THE transformation of a derelict colliery site in Caerphilly County Borough into one of the largest development sites in South Wales is to be commemorated with the creation of an exciting new sculpture. Caerphilly County Borough...
Call for FA to Repay Pounds 120m Wembley Lottery Funding; SPORT: MPs' Inquiry Describes National Stadium Project and Effect on World Athletics Championships as 'A Mess'
Byline: MARTYN ZIEGLER A DAMNING report into the Picketts Lock and national stadium fiascos published last night has demanded that the Football Association repay pounds 120m Lottery funding given to buy the Wembley site. The inquiry by MPs describes...
Coach Urges Referee to Rule out Australian Move; PLOY: Pass Behind Decoy Runners Has Proved Productive
Byline: ANDY HOWELL GRAHAM HENRY last night called on referee Steve Lander not to allow Australia to carry out one of their favourite moves. The Wales coach wants the English official to clamp down on the ploy which sees the ball passed behind...
Concern That Raunchy Shop Might Upset Church-Goers; SWANSEA: Council Ensures Controls over Ann Summers Outlet
Byline: ROBIN TURNER BRITAIN'S most successful lingerie and sex-toy shop has caused a stir by opening its latest outlet opposite a church. Council officials have brought in new powers to ensure Ann Summers doesn't breach taste guidelines. ...
Cracking Down on Violence at Home; CAMPAIGN: Victim Speaks out over the Eight Years of Abuse She Suffered at the Hands of Her Husband
Byline: CERI JONES FOR eight years Annie suffered at the hands of her violent husband. Despite her tiny size, the 64-yearold was beaten, kicked unconscious and once had her face smothered in a compost heap. When she finally fought back and...
Culture Minister Criticises Welsh Arts Institutions
Byline: TOBY MASON Political Correspondent THE National Assembly's Culture Minister, Jenny Randerson, will today present her final draft of the Culture Strategy for Wales. Aimed at formulating a plan for promoting all aspects of culture in Wales,...
Developing Products and Prototypes; NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
BASED at Uwic, (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff), the National Centre for Product Design & Development Research is dedicated to the research into and application of advanced product design and development technology and techniques. The...
Diversity Helps Firm to Survive Steel Slowdown; CAERPHILLY: Business Might Have Suffered Badly If Owner Had Not Taken Heed of Signs
Byline: SUE GODDARD DIVERSITY is proving the key to success for Herbert Haines, owner of the Caerphilly-based Midway Group of companies. Fifteen years after launching his first business, Midway Precision Engineering, with just two staff in a...
'Don't Leave It Too Late to Invest in Electronic Revolution'
PHIL Riley from St Asaph-based car component company, TRB Ltd, has one important piece of advice for small businesses in Wales. Don't leave it too late to invest in the electronic revolution - if you do, you might just regret it, says the man who...
Down to Earth Diva Who Puts Family First; Opera for Lesley Garrett Is a Passion Not Second to None
Byline: ROB DRISCOLL LESLEY Garrett arrives 20 minutes late for our interview, gushing with apology, and explaining immediately why. Her two children are in the throes of some flu-like winter illness, their throats are sore and, like any proper...
England on Full Alert as They Face Springboks; RUGBY UNION: South Africa Back at Twickenham after Tough Test
Byline: ANDREW BALDOCK CLIVE WOODWARD last night put England on full alert for a bruising, physical battle against South Africa, and told his team, "We are playing the best side in the southern hemisphere." The Springboks return to Twickenham...
Exhibition at Your Leisure; Online Wales - DATACARDS: Potential Clients 'Can Sit Back and Let Information Wash over Them'
Byline: MANJIRI KULKARNI WALKING out of an exhibition usually means one thing - that you are laden down with pamphlets, glossy brochures and no inclination to wade through them. Thousands spent on marketing a company to potential clients can...
Expertise Known throughout World; COMPUTATION AND SIMULATION
THE Centre for Computation and Simulation is based upon the research activities of the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Wales, Swansea, which has an outstanding international reputation for the development of computational techniques...
Fergie Acknowledges Mistake by Silvestre Denies United Victory; CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Round-Up
Byline: DAVID ANDERSON SIR ALEX FERGUSON acknowledged an individual error denied Manchester United a memorable victory in Munich's Olympic Stadium. Ruud van Nistelrooy gave the champions the lead but Paolo Sergio tied the scores three minutes...
Ferguson Sets Wrexham on Way to Victory; Cambridge 0 Wrexham 2
Byline: DAVE NORTH WREXHAM'S woeful run of six successive defeats ended at the Abbey Stadium last night. An early second-half penalty by stand-in skipper Darren Ferguson set them on their way and although they had to defend with discipline and...
Ferries Sail into Troubled Waters; Foot-and-Mouth and Duty Free Restrictions Hit Firms, but Future Is Brighter
Byline: JOANNE ATKINSON THE ferry industry features heavily in Pembrokeshire's local economy, with crossings from Fishguard and Pembroke Dock to Rosslare providing key links with Ireland. Thousands of tourists, business people and industrial...
Fireman Sam Helps the Sparkle Get around; CHARITY: Hotel and Its Staff Get a Hand from Wales's Most Famous Cartoon Character
CARTOON character Fireman Sam came to the aid of staff at the Hilton Cardiff to help them complete the Welsh leg of an 80day challenge to transport a bottle of champagne around the UK. Hilton staff across the UK are whisking the bottle of vintage...
Fitzgerald Will Appeal against 'Very Harsh' Ban; RACING NEWS: Hennessy Threat to Jockey after Cheltenham Punishment
Byline: MARK NAYLOR JOCKEY Mick Fitzgerald yesterday revealed he would definitely appeal against the "very harsh" six-day ban which could force him to miss Newbury's prestigious Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup meeting. If he is unsuccessful, he would...
German Says No Concrete Assurances Job Will Be Kept Open
Byline: JAMIE LYONS & LAURA ELSTON OUSTED Deputy First Minister Michael German yesterday conceded there were no guarantees he would return to the National Assembly cabinet. The Liberal Democrat Assembly leader said First Minister Rhodri Morgan...
Goal-Hero Lacey Dismissed in Swans Away Win; York 0 Swansea 2
Byline: TONY REES THE MINSTERMEN crumbled as strikes either side of the break by Damien Lacey and Mamady Sidibe sent Swansea soaring to a sixth league win of the season at Bootham Crescent. It meant Collin Addison's men leapfrogged York in the...
Head of S4C Faces Daunting Challenge in Digital Age; Media Wales TELEVISION: Push for Funding to Finance Future in Multi-Media Society
Byline: KAREN PRICE Arts & Media Correspondent AS Elan Closs Stephens looks forward to chairing S4C for another four years she realises that the challenge ahead will not be easy. Her first aim will be to push for the funding needed to finance...
'Heathrow's New Terminal 5 Is in the National Interest' PLANNING: Industry Secretary Says That New Terminal Will Help the Airport to Remain World Class and Benefit Both National and Local Economies
Byline: PETER WOODMAN THE Government finally gave the go-ahead yesterday to a pounds 2.5bn fifth terminal at Heathrow airport - to the delight of industry and unions but to the fury of green groups. Announcing lift-off for Terminal 5 (T5), Transport...
Henry Calls Proctor in from the Wilderness; RUGBY UNION: Scarlets' Wing Faces Aussies to End His Three-Year Exile
Byline: ANDY HOWELL Rugby Correspondent WAYNE PROCTOR'S three-year isolation from international rugby came to an end yesterday when he was named in the Wales team that faces Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday. "To say I am shocked...
Hi-Tech Partnership Aims to Bring about Local Government Revolution; BT: One-Stop Shop Scheme Borrowed from Canada Would Deal with All Council Services
AT ONE time or another, most of us will have tried to telephone our local council only to come away from the experience feeling the worse for wear. There's nothing more frustrating than being met with a constant engaged tone or being treated to...
Hospital Blunder Boy Wins Pounds 2m; SWANSEA: Cerebral Palsy Resulted from Being Starved of Oxygen at Birth
Byline: FELICITY WATERS Health Reporter A 10-YEAR-OLD boy has been awarded more than pounds 2m in compensation after he was starved of oxygen during his birth. Ashleigh Hellyer of Three Crosses, near Swansea, suffered cerebral palsy after he...
I Just Played at Being Myself; LAST YEAROS WINNER: Dr Olwen Williams Reflects on the Year of Opportunity and Development That Followed Her Success
It has been a very special year for Dr Olwen Williams, consultant genito-urinary physician at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, the only practising Welsh-speaking genitourinary physician in the world. Last November, she was named Welsh Woman of the Year. For...
Improvements to Keep Trains on Right Track; TRANSPORT: MPs Left Disappointed That Agency Thinks There's a Greater Need for Major Investment Elsewhere
Byline: NICK SPEED Political Editor MAJOR improvements to rail services across Wales over the next decade have been predicted by the Strategic Rail Authority. But the body set up to oversee the railways left some Welsh MPs disappointed when it...
It's All Happening as City Prepares for Christmas; SWANSEA: Lights, Victoriana and French Market in the Line Up
THE winter warmth kicks off on Friday with the switching on of the Christmas illuminations. Father Christmas will take time out of his busy schedule to host the event which heralds the start of Swansea's Christmas celebrations and will be supported...
Judicial Review Granted, but Judge Criticises Court Move; CAERPHILLY: Money Would Be Better Spent on Education, Parties Told as Three-Week Deadline Given for Independent Investigation into Teachers' Suspension
Byline: PAUL CAREY Education Reporter A HIGH Court judge has criticised the need for a dispute about teacher suspensions to reach court. Mr Justice Thomas said the money could be better spent on children's education. He said schools should...
Knight Ready for Double with the Right Blazer; RACING: Runners and Riders at Today's Three Meetings; Tipping Prospects; Yesterday's Results Guide
Byline: ALAN KEYTE BACKERS should be aware when striking their bets at Kempton today where two horses with the same name are poised to be in action. Red Blazer is the name in question and the only difference between Henrietta Knight's charge...
Lack of Sleep Could Be a Bar to Mars; RESEARCH: Brain's Clock Can Only Keep 24 Hour Rhythm for 90 Days Away from Earth
Byline: JOHN VON RADOWITZ MARS could be re-named the "redeye planet" by the first astronauts to land there, new findings have suggested. Scientists have discovered that one of the biggest hazards facing longdistance space travellers is likely...
Late Equaliser a Big Blow to City; Cardiff City 1 Colchester United 1
Byline: MARIO RISOLI at Ninian Park CARDIFF CITY lost their chance to move into a play-off position last night after Colchester United equalised three minutes from time - and with their first and only shot on target. The Bluebirds appeared to...
Law Firm Signs Deal for Giant HQ; EVERSHEDS: Developer's Vision in Building Speculative Offices Scheme Pays Off
Byline: SION BARRY Business Editor LAW firm Eversheds has given the go-ahead for a giant headquarters serving Wales and the west of England in Cardiff. After months of negotiations the world's third largest law firm has signed up to take 80,000sq...
Learning a Capital Lesson; While the Council Contemplates Its 30-Year Repayment 'Mortgage'
Q: WHAT is PFI? A: Private Finance Initiatives, to give them their full titles, are schemes which enable cashstrapped areas such as education and health to be given new buildings and resources. Basically, a company or a number of companies get together...
Levi Wins Legal Battle to Prevent Sale of Cut Price Jeans; EUROPEAN COURT: Tesco Vows to Carry on Selling Cheaper Designer Goods despite Ruling
Byline: MANJIRI KULKARNI SUPERMARKETS have pledged to continue selling cut-price designer goods despite a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice denying them the right to do so. Jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss took action against Tesco...
Link with Excellence Means Business; LAUNCH: 'Notable Milestone on the Road to a More Prosperous Wales'
Byline: SARAH JENKINS ON September 18, 2001, an audience of 280 attended Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, for the launch of the Centres of Excellence for Technology and Industrial Collaboration. Business managers, business advisers and representatives...
Little Development outside Capital; Commercial Property HIGH STREET: Cardiff Still Main Draw for Christmas Shoppers
Byline: Richard Murphy THERE are 34 shopping days until Christmas. Where will you spend yours? The only thing that is guaranteed to be more difficult to get hold of than a Harry Potter invisibility cloak is a parking space in Cardiff. Feeling...
Mechanic Wins Sex-Bias Case
A CAR mechanic who was refused shorter working hours to enable him to care for his infant son has won a sex-discrimination case against his former employers. Neil Walkingshaw, 35, from North Berwick, East Lothian, raised the case against The John...
Merger Sees Liner Group Cruise Ahead; TRAVEL: P&O Princess and Royal Caribbean Link Up to Create World Leader
Byline: STEVE HAWKES LUXURY cruise operator P&O Princess is to join forces with its US rival Royal Caribbean in a pounds 4.17bn merger, it was announced yesterday. The London group said the "merger of equals" would create the largest holiday...
Move to Link Caroline Suspect to Welsh Sex Attacks; EXCLUSIVE: Man Accused of Murdering 13-Year-Old in French Youth Hostel Resembles Photofit from Unsolved Cases
Byline: EMMA JAMES Crime Reporter DETECTIVES have submitted a file to the National Crime Faculty to discover if the man suspected of killing schoolgirl Caroline Dickinson committed a series of unsolved sex attacks in Wales. Francisco Arce Montez,...
Nadolig Wedi'i Ganslo
Byline: Dylan Iorwerth Yr adeg yma y llynedd, roedd yna lyfr i blant bach yn dychmygu fel y byddai'r Nadolig cynta' petai'n digwydd heddiw. Nadolig dot com fyddai hwnnw, efo'r angylion ar ffonau symudol ac, os cofia' i'n iawn, y doethion yn dilyn...
'Outstanding' Former Political Editor Dies at 86; OBITUARY: Lobby Journalist David Rosser Kept Wales Abreast of Moves in Whitehall and Westminster for 35 Years
Byline: CLIVE BETTS AND JOANNE ATKINSON THE doyen of Welsh journalists in London for almost 35 years has died. David Rosser, the former Political Editor for The Western Mail, died yesterday at the age of 86. A Llanelli-born Welsh-speaker,...
PEOPLE inBusiness; APPOINTMENTS
New member of Calor team TOM Lloyd has joined the team at the Newport Calor Centre. The 22-year-old has been with Calor Gas for the past three-and-ahalf years. He initially joined the company's head office and spent a year on the telemarketing...
Pioneering Venture Opens New Headquarters; COMMUNICATIONS: Company to Open Up Broadband Potential
Byline: WILL SMALE Assistant Business Editor A HI-TECH company which is aiming to revolutionise internet communications in the home and SME sector, has officially opened its new Newport headquarters. LANergy now intends to double its existing...
Police Chiefs Are Ready to Relegate Ecstasy and Turn a Blind Eye on 'Shooting Galleries' SELECT COMMITTEE: ACPO Says It Would Be Guided by Medical Advice on Drugs Issues
SENIOR police officers yesterday indicated a radical shift in drug policy by publicly advocating that Ecstasy be downgraded to a Class-B drug. They also backed the creation of special areas where addicts could legally inject heroin. The senior...
Pounds 100,000 Donated to Dylan Fund; SHOWBIZ WEDDING
GUESTS at the wedding of Hollywood stars Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas donated more than pounds 100,000 to a charitable foundation that will one day be controlled by the couple's son Dylan. Stars and family friends were told not to give...
Power Scheme Goes with the Flow
Byline: ROY HANCOCK PEMBROKESHIRE is attracting worldwide interest with a tidal power project that has the potential to produce 10pc of Britain's energy needs. Sited on the seabed, it will be unaffected by problems of stormy weather, which has...
Predecessors Challenge Hutt over Her NHS Reforms; HEALTH: Assembly Minister's Proposals for Reorganisation of the NHS in Wales Attacked in the Commons
Byline: NICK SPEED WELSH Health Minister Jane Hutt last night saw her controversial plans to shake up the NHS under attack from her two immediate predecessors. The last two Welsh Office ministers to have responsibility for the NHS in Wales criticised...
Providing a Home from Home for Executives; LETTINGS: Company Offers Alternative to Hotels
EXECUTIVES who dread living in hotels for months on end now have another alternative in Cardiff. The city has lagged behind others in the UK in providing short term lettings of luxury flats and homes to business people. But now a unique new agency...
Public Trained to Help with Rural Medical Emergencies; FIRST RESPONDERS: Scheme 'Of Huge Benefit in Assisting Ambulance Service'
Byline: FELICITY WATERS Health Reporter MEMBERS of the public are being recruited by the ambulance service to train as "first responders" because ambulance response times are too slow in rural areas. Residents in South Powys are being offered...
Renewable Energy Expertise; SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
THE Centre for Sustainable Energy and Process Management boasts an international reputation in the fields of renewable energy, combustion and process management and tribology. The centre's expertise and experience are applied in a wide variety of...
Road Accidents Costing UK PLC Pounds 2.7bn a Year; Executive Motoring SAFETY: Companies Urged to Have Risk-Assessment Strategy
Byline: ROBIN ROBERTS BRITISH business is losing up to pounds 2.7bn a year as a consequence of at-work road traffic accidents. And society is paying a further pounds 1bn as a result of the more than 100,000 road accidents a year involving staff...
Rugby Must Heed Warning in Their Fight against Drugs; on Rugby
Byline: ANDY HOWELL HOW long will it be before a big name tests positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug and is banned by rugby union rulers? Former Wales wing Adrian Hadley came clean last week when he admitted taking the amphetamine...
Sarah's Distraught Parents Flee Court; MURDER CASE: Couple Break Down as Pathologist Gives Evidence
THE distraught parents of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne fled court in tears yesterday as they heard horrific evidence about how the naked body of their daughter was dumped in a shallow grave. Sara and Michael Payne left Lewes Crown Court arm in...
Serving the Capital's Inn Crowd; Commercial Property REGENT INNS: Latest Development in Cardiff Opens Tomorrow
Byline: SION BARRY REGENTS INNS, which is investing pounds 3m in Cardiff, believes the city is one of the most thriving in the UK. Commercial director Andy Walder is overseeing the launch of a new comedy club, cafe bar and nightclub in the Millennium...
Small Firms Fear Flexible Working Hours Plan; EMPLOYMENT: Minister Says Changes Would Benefit Parents as Well a Saving Employers Pounds 100m a Year
Byline: PHIL DAVIES HUNDREDS of thousands of parents are expected to benefit every year under new legislation allowing parents to request flexible working hours, Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt has announced. She said proposed legislation...
Striking the Wrong Promotional Notes; Westgate
Byline: Westgate S4C's overimaginative promotions department has recently been putting its foot in it quite a bit in musical circles. Not only have they upset the rather sedate Cerdd Dant, penillion-singing fraternity but also the rather more open-minded...
Strong Track Record in Academic Research and Industrial Collaboration; CENTRE FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY MICROTECHNOLOGY: World-Class Expertise
THE Cardiff Centre for Multidisciplinary Microtechnology, located within Cardiff University, has world-class expertise in optoelectronics, high frequency electronics, micromechanical systems and bio-photonics. All activities utilise the device processing...
Studying Floristry Is a Bunch of Roses for Young Mum; Case Study
NOT only does Hannah Carpenter juggle bringing up a two-year-old son and a part-time job, but she is expecting her second baby in April and has just started a parttime course in floristry. Working as a florist has been her long-term ambition and...
Superschool Trendsetter; First Primary Built under Private Finance Initiative Enjoys Opening Term
Byline: PAUL CAREY THE first primary school in Wales to be built under the Government's private finance initiative opened this school term. Pembroke Dock Community School is a learning centre for 450 youngsters aged three to 11. Billed as...
Targeting Overseas Business Markets; CONFERENCE: 'Vision Is Key'
Byline: SION BARRY THE majority of Welsh firms do not have a clear strategy for targeting international business, one of Wales's leading global business strategists will warn today. Phil Cooper, chief executive of VentureWales, will tell businesses...
Teacher Pleads for Help in Court Case
THE teacher appealing against refusal of her application for a judicial review of the Government's foot-andmouth cull policy may have to represent herself at the High Court hearing. Janet Hughes has so far received more than pounds 9,000 in donations...
Terminal 5 Go-Ahead Sets Back Severnside Airport Bid; HEATHROW: 90 Million Passengers Expected Each Year
Byline: JAMES PRITCHARD London Reporter THE plan to build an airport along the Severn estuary at Newport looked less likely than ever to succeed yesterday with the announcement that a fifth terminal was to be built at Heathrow. Transport secretary...
The Children's Society Wales Turns to the Assembly for Pounds 300,000 Rescue Bid; BAILOUT: Staff and the Church in Wales Make Last Ditch Effort to Save Charity
Byline: TOBY MASON THE Children's Society in Wales is to ask the National Assembly for a grant of pounds 300,000 to fund its rescue package. Representatives of the Church in Wales and staff from The Children's Society Wales met yesterday to draft...
Thirty Finalists Compete for Welsh Woman Title; Welsh Woman of the Year Finalists
THIRTY finalists from all over Wales will be competing in this year's competition, sponsored by The Western Mail in association with S4C/Heno. The contest is split into 10 categories with a winner chosen from each. The overall winner will become Welsh...
Thousand Pay Tribute to Steelworkers Killed in Explosion; PORT TALBOT: Plant Brought to Standstill
Byline: ROBIN TURNER MORE than 1,000 mourners from a devastated steel community paid tribute yesterday to two of the men who died in the blast furnace explosion at the Corus plant at Port Talbot. Hundreds of relatives, friends and colleagues...
Tough Early Challenge for Champions Yorkshire; CRICKET: Title Rivals Surrey and Somerset Are the Opponents in Their First Two Games
Byline: MYLES HODGSON YORKSHIRE will begin the defence of their first championship success in 33 years by facing early matches against their two closest challengers for the title last season. The reigning champions open their campaign with a...
Toyota's Dynamic Model Launched; Executive Motoring - COMMERCIALS: New Look for Old Favourites
Byline: ROBIN ROBERTS AN all-new Toyota commercial vehicle range has been unveiled with the introduction of a light truck known as Dyna 300/350. In addition, the Hilux Pick-up and Hiace van get a fresh new look and improved specification. ...
Turning Ideas into Reality; CONFERENCE: Attempt to Inspire a New Generation of Success Stories
Byline: WILL SMALE BOOSTING innovation and entrepreneurial culture is the aim of a major conference taking place today in Swansea. Held at part of the Swansea Bay Industry Week, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, has been organised...
University Centre Has Designs on the Right Solutions; POWER ELECTRONICS: Unit Offers Industry Access to State of the Art Equipment and Research Facilities through Range of Different Mechanisms
THE Power Electronics Design Centre is seeking potential industrial clients who require technology or expertise for product design and development. If you want to use its test and characterisation facilities, or model a power semiconductor device...
University Is a Global Leader; COMPLEX FLUIDS
THE processing of complex fluids is a major feature of modern industry. Such fluids are extremely diverse in origin and composition, ranging from biotechnological materials and food products to mineral slurries and polymer melts. Underlying this...
Visitor's View of Wales; Lonely Planet Guidebooks Have a Reputation for Not Pulling Their Punches
Byline: PATRICK FLETCHER How about this for a backhanded compliment? It comes from Lonely Planet, publishers of a worldwide series of streetwise guidebooks to scores of countries around the world. Now they have finally recognised Welsh nationhood...
Welsh Tories Look to Aberystwyth; POLICIES: Political Analyst Believes the Future of the Party Will Be Determined at Day-Long Conference
Byline: CLIVE BETTS Assembly Editor A DAY-LONG conference next month will attempt to save the Conservatives from becoming an insignificant rump in Welsh politics. This will become the fate of the party that traditionally came second in the popular...
Youngsters Given Chance in Clash with Tourists; TOUR MATCH: Neath Look to Under-21s
Byline: ANDY HOWELL NEATH have picked a number of youngsters for tonight's match with touring side Uruguay at The Gnoll. Coach Lyn Jones fields some of the club's under-21 players alongside experienced players like assistant coach Rowland Phillips,...