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 January 23, 2010

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Air-Link to Paris Will Come Only When Cardiff's Busier; KLM-Air France Strategy Is to Focus on Amsterdam Link
Byline: Robert Llewellyn INTERNATIONAL airline Air France-KLM has confirmed it has no plans to create a direct service from Cardiff Airport to Paris. Henri Hourcade, right, the airline's general manager for UK and Ireland, said its current strategy...
Another Dream Comes True for Mags-to-Riches Lad from Wales as He Goes from West Ham Fan to Club Owner; Raised in a Council House Colourful Millionaire David Sullivan This Week Took Control at West Ham United. Here Darren Devine Traces the Career of the Man Who Went from Earning Pounds 30 a Week in a Petrol Station to Controlling a Multi-Million-Pound Entertainment and Sporting Empire
Byline: David Sullivan IN the Penarth council house that was his childhood home, David Sullivan prayed for four things every night before he went to sleep. To be a millionaire, to become the Cardiff City and Wales captain and to be a world champion...
Assembly Cash for Staff Relocating to Work Nearer Home; Sum Is to Off-Set 'Disruption' Due to Office Move
Byline: Martin Shipton CIVIL servants could be in line for "disruption allowances" of up to pounds 2,500 when they transfer to a new office - even if it is actually closer to their homes. Up to 650 staff will be working in the new Welsh Assembly...
AUTHOR'S NOTES; Writer Reveals the Understanding She Obtained from Tracing Her Family Tree for Her Latest Book, Even When It Consists of a Very Long Line ofWelsh Peasants
Byline: Sharon Griffiths ALL over Britain the Sixties might have been Swinging. But not in Brecon. Not in our house anyway. Not if my mother had anything to do with it. And I've only just understood why. My mother was a churchgoer, but brought...
BEHIND EVERY GREAT MAN; on February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela Emerged from Prison after 27 Years of Captivity, Holding the Hand of His Wife, Winnie. Mandela Has since Become an Icon of Peace, but What of the Woman Who Waited for Him? A New BBC Four Film Explores the Emotional Core of This Remarkable, Yet Controversial, Figure
People will be shocked by her story ALTHOUGH married to one of the most important leaders of the 20th century, Winnie Mandela's own struggle during her husband's incarceration in Robben Island Prison is rarely discussed. Oscar-nominee Sophie Okonedo...
Brainteasers
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Brown to Face Iraq Inquiry before General Election; Prime Minister to Appear in Next Two Months
Byline: Tomos Livingstone GORDON BROWN'S hopes of insulating the general election campaign from the continuing fall-out from the Iraq war were hit yesterday as he agreed to testify to the official inquiry before polling day. Mr Brown - who was...
Buying Green Doesn't Have to Cost the Earth
If you're going to live a greener lifestyle, you may need to buy the right kit. We look at some environmentally-conscious products that will save you money and help you save the planet The Eco Kettle The perfect solution for a guilt-free cup of tea,...
Charteris Told to Find Wales Appeal
Byline: Andy Howell LUKE CHARTERIS has been urged to nail down a Wales starting slot at Twickenham by starring for the Dragons against Gloucester at Newport tomorrow. The 6ft 9in lock forward has never been on from the kick-off in the Six Nations,...
City Marketreport
BARACK OBAMA'S Wall Street clampdown weighed heavily on the FTSE 100 Index yesterday as financial stocks slumped into the red on fears over the impact of the move. The Footsie slumped to its lowest level in a month as the proposals to limit the...
Cronk Is Hoping to Cure Travel Sickness
Bedwas Newport V Bridge Field, 2.30pm BEDWAS coach Steve Law is adamant that: "We must win our home games," while Newport coach Sven Cronk said: "We have to start picking up points away from home and keep the scoreboard ticking." Newport's squad...
Digital
what? Arena: Harold Pinter - A Celebration when? BBC Four, tomorrow, 9pm Harold Pinter, above, was one of the foremost English playwrights of his time, plus a screenwriter, actor, theatre director and poet. His work included plays such as The Caretaker,...
Director's 'Arrogant' Behaviour Deemed Sexually Offensive
AN OFFICE worker, who claimed she was sexually harassed by her company director boss, had her allegations upheld by an employment tribunal yesterday. Former receptionist Lizzy Bibby of Lisvane, Cardiff, had accused Andrew Ferrier, a director of...
Don't Be Blinded by Eco-Bling - Look at Home Efficiency Instead; It's Green for No Go, as Engineers Pour Cold Water over Eco Add-Ons Unnecessarily Added to Buildings
HOUSING experts have expressed concern about how worthwhile some measures are when it comes to making our homes more eco-friendly. Dubbed "eco-bling" by some, such accessories won't help homebuilders reach the stringent 2011 deadlines for zero carbon...
Drugs Lobby Hyped Up Swine Flu -MP; Scares Were Exaggerated, Says Paul Flynn
Byline: Madeleine Brindley A WELSH MP has raised concerns that the swine flu pandemic was exaggerated under pressure from the pharmaceutical industry. Newport West MP Paul Flynn believes theH1N1pandemic is the latest is a long line of health...
'Embarrassed' Bothroyd Puts an End to the Speculation on Swans Bid
CARDIFF CITY striker Jay Bothroyd said he is embarrassed by reports linking him with a move to Swansea City and is adamant he will not play for the Bluebirds' fiercest rivals. Ahead of Cardiff's FA Cup clash with Leicester today news that Swans'...
Everything Opens for Anne except Rees' Ham Secret; Princess Takes a Keen Interest in New-Look Town
Byline: Robin Turner PRINCESS Anne cast her eye over millions of pounds of new developments on a visit to West Wales yesterday. The Princess Royal spent the day in Carmarthen, where she looked at four of the town's multi-million-pound new projects....
Expenses Row MP Must Give Up Pounds 65k Grant
LABOUR MP Harry Cohen was yesterday ordered to forfeit his pounds 65,000 resettlement grant for a "particularly serious breach" of parliamentary rules. The Commons Standards and Privileges Committee ruled that he designated a house in Colchester,...
Female Buyers Who Came in from the Cold Generate a Heartwarming Boost for Department Store Sales; Shift to Quality Is the New Economy, with Gloves Up 54%
Byline: Sarah Miloudi IT is a near innate desire among women: to scour the shops searching for clothes, shoes and handbags. But for the country's beleaguered retailers it was every woman's need to keep up with the latest trends that kept the...
Fergie Is Revved Up for Title Aim
Man Utd Hull V Old Trafford, 3pm SIR ALEX FERGUSON has called on Manchester United to hit the accelerator as the Premier League title campaign enters another crucial phase. With their interest in the FA Cup over at an early stage, United have the...
Ferguson Hoping to Shock Chelsea in a Season of Upsets
Byline: Round-up PRESTON manager Darren Ferguson will take inspiration from the FA Cup shocks supplied this season by Leeds and Reading when his side host Premier League giants Chelsea today (12.45pm). A sell-out 23,000 Deepdale crowd will see...
Finance Wales' Expertise Sought for English Region's Investments; Move to Help Expand Fund's Profile in UK
Byline: Sin Barry FINANCE Wales is moving into England. The Welsh Assembly Government investment bank subsidiary has been named as a preferred supplier to manage a new pounds 20m investment fund in the north-east of England following a competitive...
Fish Shop Manager Dies - at the Age of 102
A 102-YEAR-OLD fish shop manager, believed to be the oldest women in the UK still working, has died. Tributes to Connie Brown last night described her as a "cornerstone" of Pembroke, where she served fish and chips for 84 years. Mrs Brown was...
Freeze Leaves Welsh Roads in Dire Straits
SOME roads in Wales are worse than those in the Third World, it was claimed yesterday. Monmouth MP David Davies, below, said parts of Africa had better roads than some areas of the country. The Conservative politician said: "I've seen better...
Friday
THE REVIEW SHOW BBC Two Wales, 11pm It's a good few years since the BBC launched Late Review, a spin-off of The Late Show, which provided some of the most entertaining critical comments of the week. Back in those days, it was usually hosted by Mark...
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GUNS AT BATASI (S4C, 9am) Rebels besiege the headquarters of a British battalion garrisoned in Africa, enraged by the officers'' refusal to give up a prisoner. Meanwhile, the sergeant major struggles to maintain order in his increasingly tense surroundings....
Good Reasons for Buying Damaged Ceramics
Byline: DON RODGERS WHAT, you might wonder, do these ceramic items have in common? While the slop bowl, cup and saucer are porcelain, the large red bowl is pottery. They were made in three different places - Wales, England and Germany - and in three...
Green Scene
Byline: Lynne Allbutt Top talk Using sheep dung to make paper seems innovative enough to most but Lawrence Toms and Lez Paylor, founders of Creative Paper Wales, haven't stopped there. "We will use almost anything, except trees," explains Lawrence....
Grieving Parents Speak out after Bouncer Found Guilty of His Ex-Girlfriend's Murder; 'It Will Never Be Fair Retribution for Jenna's Life' Says Family Hit by Loss
Byline: Daniel Davies THE parents of a 21-year-old strangled to death by her ex-boyfriend last night welcomed a guilty verdict in his murder trial - but said it would "never be fair retribution" for their loss. Nightclub doorman Phillip Packer,...
Here Are Six Top Tips to Save Energy in and around Your Home, as Well as Looking after the Environment - and Your Wallet
Insulate your loft and walls A total of 25% of the heat generated in your house could, quite literally, be going through the roof. Loft insulation is one of the most cost-efficient ways of reducing your heating bills and is also easy to install. ...
HIAFI,Awdur: Eigra Lewis Roberts, Gwasg Gomer, Pounds 7.99
MAE'R nofel hon wedi'i lleoli ym Mlaenau Ffestiniog, ardal enedigol Eigra Lewis Roberts. Dywed yr awdures fod mae'r awdures yn gweithio ar gyfrol o straeon byrion ond mae ymweliad Nesta, ffrind o'r gorffennol, yn dod ag atgofion yn l am ei phlentyndod...
Hip Flasks Snapped Up at Sale by Hunting Fraternity
NOTHING could stop the intrepid hunting and shooting fraternity turning out for Brightwells Sporting and Militaria sale in Leominster. "Despite the postponing of many events because of the bad weather, we decided to go ahead and run the sale," said...
History Is on the Side of Bluebirds; Winningline
Byline: Ian Carbis IF past history is anything to go by, Cardiff City should be lifting the FA Cup in May. Back in 1925, the Bluebirds were beaten in the final by Sheffield United, but returned two years later to lift the trophy against Arsenal....
Huw's New Book Detailing Wales' Confrontations with the Old Enemy Scores on Every Level
THE countdown has begun. You know Six Nations fever has started to spread when break-time at work is spent Googling Dwayne Peel's groin and you feel a frisson of naughty schadenfreude at the prognosis of Tom Croft's medial knee ligament. The hunger...
I Am Going to Miss the People. We Have Grown Up and Grown Old Together; after 30 Years as Musical Director of London Welsh Male Voice Choir, Dr Haydn James Is Preparing for His Final Concert with Them. Cathy Owen Talks to Him about His Remarkable Career
Byline: Cathy Owen HE'S stood in front of more than 70,000 rugby fans at the Millennium Stadium leading the crowds in mass singalongs. He's also conducted choirs in some of the finest music venues throughout the world. But, for Dr Haydn James,...
"I like to Shut the Door, Get in the Bath and Have Some 'Me' Time"
Byline: CATHY OWEN FOR charity fundraiser Hazel Morgan, her bathroom is a sanctuary. For starters, it's the only room in her new home that has been completed. And it is the one place in the house where she can grab a few minutes of peace and...
Independent Local Companies Offering Quality Products and Personal Service; Advertisement Feature HOME Greener Guide
Tower Court is a multi-purpose retail development on the Swansea Enterprise Park, which has a diverse mixture of shops with goods to cater for all tastes, free parking, late night opening and easy access. Swansea-based N&C Tilestyle was set...
In the Mood for Experimenting? Go Big and Bold
Byline: YVONNE JONES OVER the last few weeks, you have probably had to move pieces of furniture around to clean and spruce the place up after Christmas and New Year. So how about repositioning the furniture in the room on a permanent basis? We...
Is It Worth It?
ALL THOSE TEMPTING BEAUTY TREATMENTS TRIED AND TESTED BEFORE YOU PART WITH YOUR CASH Madeleine Brindley tried the Elemis Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap at the Laguna Spa, Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff What they say A deeply detoxifying blend to decongest...
"It's Hard to Believe in Our Relatively Comfortable, Prosperous Age That Things like This Can Happen; in the Run-Up to World Holocaust Day Next Week, a Welsh Family Travel to Germany to Find out How Members of Their Family Suffered in WWII
ON the wall of Dr Paul Bosse's clinic in the small town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg in the 1930s was a photograph of Adolf Hitler talking to a patient, with Dr Bosse himself standing alongside. The picture was given pride of place in the clinic at...
Jamaica Leaves You Shaken and Stirred; Liam Creedon Discovers There's More to Jamaica Than James Bond
Liam Creedon travelled courtesy of Virgin Atlantic, which flies ex-Gatwick to Montego Bay twice weekly from pounds 848 Seven nights' room-only at Round Hill with THE helicopter lifted us gently into the sky from a broad stretch of green grass near...
Labour Declines to Follow Barack Obama's Banking Crackdown
LABOUR last night ruled out following President Obama's banking crackdown, saying the Government would push ahead with its own proposals. Mr Obama promised a "fight" with large financial institutions with a series of measures that could see some...
Landlords Cautiously Optimistic about Buy-to-Let Market
LANDLORDS had a bumper year in 2009, thanks partly to the strong bounceback in prices in the second half of the year according to a new study. The latest Buy-to-Let index from agent LSL Property Services, which owns the UK's largest lettings network...
Leeds Boss Enjoying the Spotlight
Tottenham Leeds V White Hart Lane, 5.15pm LEEDS manager Simon Grayson wants his club back in the media spotlight for the right reasons and knows more FA Cup heroics from his players in their fourth-round clash at Tottenham today will keep them there....
Llanelli's Title Bid Is Facing a Big Test
Byline: John Edwards BANGOR CITY look to upset Llanelli's title push when they travel to Stebonheath Park this afternoon. The Citizens' have reeled off five wins on the trot, netting an impressive 19 goals in the process, after a sluggish start...
Llanmoor Homes Make a Flying Start to New Year with Six House Sales in the First Week of 2010
FAMILY-RUN housebuilder, Llanmoor Homes has reported a positive start to the year with six sales across its developments in the first week of 2010 alone. This compares to four sales in the whole of the month of January last year and is, says director...
Llygedyn O Obaith Ymhlith Yr Holl Ddinistr
Byline: BETHANLLOYD HYFRYDoedd gweld brawd a chwaer yn cael eu hachub o'r rwbel yn Haiti nos Fercher - wythnos ar l y daeargryn sydd wedi lladd mwy na 200,000 o bobl. Mae'n wyrth bod y ddau - Kiki, bachgen bach wyth oed a'i chwaer Sabrina, sy'n...
Mancini Sidesteps Questions over City Being 'World's Best'
Scunthorpe Man City V Glanford Park, tomorrow 4pm MANCHESTER CITY manager Roberto Mancini has sidestepped questions about the club becoming "the biggest and best in the world". The remarks were apparently made by chief executive Garry Cook at a...
Man Is Charged with Murder of Teenager
A 19-YEAR-OLD man was charged yesterday with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed on her way home from work. Part-time Laura Ashley shop assistant Asha Muneer, 18, was killed as she walked along an isolated riverside path in Reading, Berkshire,...
Mindmatters
Byline: TRYST WILLIAMS mindmatters TRYSTWILLIAMS FOR an object lesson in just how ill-mannered society has become, just visit any playground. These are places where the bad behaviour of a generation ranges from general ignorance to rampant queue-jumping...
Modern Solution to an Age-Old Dilemma
Byline: NICOLA WILKES QWe live in aVictorian terrace and I'd like to try to re-create the effect of an old-fashioned freestanding wash stand/basin in the bathroom but in a contemporary fashion. I'm struggling to find anything suitable. Help! ...
Monday
THE BRITISH FAMILY BBC Two Wales, 9pm It seems that making this series has got Kirsty Young, above, thinking about modern families - she used a recent Radio Times article to raise concerns about pushy parents who expect their offspring to come home...
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THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS (Channel 4, 1.35pm) A man becomes embroiled in international espionage as he tries to uncover the meaning behind the cryptic last words of a mystery woman whom he knew for only a short time before finding her dying in his flat....
Morning Serial; Dai Country
Byline: Alun Richards Dai Country by Alun Richards hat was another thing. They went everywhere together, and once, two Americans had tried to pick them up. Officers, of course, as Mrs Lemon had related it to somebody he knew. They would have...
Murray's Winning Return
ANDY MURRAY believes he is returning well enough to meet the giant-serving challenge of John S beat Florent Serra 7-5 6-1 6-4 on Hisense Arena. Murray will next face the 6ft 9in American Isner, who is the second tallest player on the tour and who...
My Telly
Byline: Rachel Mainwaring WHEN I was about five or six years old, there are some things I would never have contemplated doing. If I threw a frisbee and it got stuck in a pylon in a sub-station, I'd have left it there. If I flew a kite or a remote-controlled...
Neath Port Talbot Council Works to Deliver the Climate Change Message; Advertisement Feature
PROTECTING the environment benefits everyone in Neath Port Talbot and this is often best achieved through making people more aware of their surroundings and the effect their lifestyle and actions can have on their environment and climate change. ...
Neglect Suffered by Brothers Triggered Extreme Behaviour
THE torture of two boys by a pair of young brothers provides echoes of the horrific murder of toddler James Bulger. Schoolboy killers Robert Thompson and Jon Venables abducted two-year-old James from the Strand shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside,...
New York, Paris, Peckham, Brecon. and; the Trotters Return with a Long-Awaited Only Fools and Horses Prequel Tomorrow Night. Its Awardwinning Welsh Producer Gareth Gwenlan Tells Claire Rees about Going Back in Time with del Boy and the Gang
Byline: Gareth Gwenlan MORE than 15 million viewers tuned in for the last ever episode of Only Fools and Horses, so it's likely at least some may have noticed we were leaving Peckham with a story left untold. Writer John Sullivan had cleverly...
On Chilcot, Brown Has Only Himself to Blame; COMMENT
T HE longer it has gone on, the greater the problem posed to the Government by the Chilcot inquiry has become. Gordon Brown risks being caught in a timetabling trap he himself created. As the inquiry wears on, the more the events of 2002-03 are...
Ospreys and Tigers to Serve Up the Perfect Twickenham Appetiser
Byline: andy howell SO here we go... Wales versus England, part one. OK, the main event, the Six Nations opener that is, takes place at Twickenham a fortnight today. But this afternoon it's one hell of a mouth-watering appetiser, that of Wales'...
Ospreys Can Make History on Their Tiger Hunt - Scott
Byline: Andy Howell SCOTT JOHNSON has told his Ospreys players to leave their mark on Welsh rugby history by beating Leicester Tigers this afternoon in one of the most eagerly awaited Anglo-Welsh European clashes ever. The Liberty Stadium side...
Pair Could Be Released in Five Years If Rehabilitation Scheme Succeeds
THE brothers who carried out a horrific torture attack on two young boys could be back on the streets before they reach adulthood. If, in five years, the Parole Board believes they no longer pose a danger to the public, they will be released. ...
Parhau ,'R Frwydr; CYMRAEG: Mewn Rhaglen Ddogfen Newydd Mae S4Cyn Dilyn Aelod Seneddol CwmCynon, Ann Clwyd Ar Daith I Cambodia. Marred Glynn Jones Fu'n Sgwrsio ,'R Gwleidydd
ENILLODD yr Aelod Seneddol Llafur Ann Clwyd ei hetholiad cyntaf yn 14 oed, ac fe daniodd hynny ei diddordeb mewn gwleidyddiaeth. Roedd teulu Ann ar y pryd yn byw yng Nghaer a hithau'n ddisgybl yn ysgol The Queen's School yn y ddinas honno. Ac fe...
Pat Returns to an Old Stamping Ground; Preview Postman Pat - the Live Theatre Tour Cardiff & Rhyl
EVERYONE'S favourite postman will be stopping off in Wales as part of his UK tour. Postman Pat and his friends will be entertaining young audiences at Cardiff's St David's Hall and Rhyl's Pavilion Theatre. The show, entitled A Very Royal Mission,...
Play-Offs Are Still Achievable, Says Wrexham Boss
Byline: Mark Burton WREXHAM boss Dean Saunders remains in defiant mood, and insists the Dragons are still capable of reaching the end of season play-offs. Saunders' side are presently sitting in 17th place in the Blue Square Premier table, 30...
Price Is Right for Rhys to Hit the Big Money
Byline: anthonywoolford RHYS DAVIES yesterday stayed among the galaxy of stars chasing the pounds 220,000 first prize at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship - and immediately thanked Welsh Ryder Cup ace Phil Price for getting him there. European...
Prin Yw'r T,n Yn Y Boliau a Phrin Yw'r Bobl Fel Hywel Teifi
Byline: LEFIGRUFFUDD MAE sawl teyrnged ardderchog a haeddiannol wedi eu sgwennu er cof am Hywel Teifi yn ddiweddar. Mae'n siwer y bydde fe'n wfftio llawer o'r sylw a'r clod ac yn dweud mai'r hyn sy ishe arnon ni yw cic iawn yn ein tine i'n hysgwyd...
Quizopedia
Byline: Mike Harris 1. Identify the two gases involved in the process known as respiration. 2. Explain a connection between, i) a 1960s/1970s England & Sussex fast bowler (1941 -), ii) A Cambridge don/novelist (1905-1980) famous for 'The Corridors...
Read All about It; Britain's Most Successful TV Book Club Is Back in a New Guise, Promising to Find a Whole New Batch of Literary Gems. but How Much Power Do Book Clubs, Both Local and National, Really Have? AbbieWightwick Finds out More
NEXT time you pick a book just think, you could be launching someone's career. Word of mouth, award lists, reading groups and book clubs help create best sellers. And if getting your novel on a mustread list seems a sure fire way to make it as a...
Redrow Opens Two New Show Homes; Ty Newydd Development near Wrexham Focuses on Family Living
BUYERS can explore what life could be like if they choose to make Ty Newydd near Wrexham their home with the opening of not one but two new show homes. Redrow's team of professional designers have carefully dressed the three-bedroom Tetbury and...
'Reluctant Tenants' Forced to Rent by Lack of Property; Survey Reveals Big Rise in Number of Tenants Due to Stricter Lending
Byline: Kaylee Thomas A SHORTAGE of properties for sale and an excess of unaffordable mortgages is forging a generation of "reluctant tenants", according to a study released today. A big rise in the number of potential tenants comes at a time...
Reviews
The Prince and the Patriot by John D Rogers (Y Lolfa, pounds 6.95) Was MI5 infiltrating Plaid Cymru in the 1960s? There were plenty back then who became convinced of their involvement, and Rogers is one of them. The retired English teacher drew...
Rhodes' Italian Job
WITH six Michelin stars to his name and presenting stints on Masterchef and Hell's Kitchen, Gary Rhodes has proved himself a skilled chef and an ambassador for British cuisine. But the TV star, author and restaurateur, pictured, was recently on...
Rise above It All to Live in Lap of Luxury over Langland Bay; A Dip in the Mediterranean Terrace Pool Is One Way to Enjoy the View
THE Rise is approached by a long, sweeping tree-lined driveway which leads to the front of the property and a parking and turning area. The property is gently elevated within its plot and has views over the gardens onto the picturesque Langland...
'Sadistic' Mum Jailed for Pretending Son Was Sick; 'She Revelled in the Publicity She Generated'
Byline: Jamie Grierson A "SADISTIC" mother was jailed yesterday for subjecting her healthy son to "24-hour-a-day torture" by pretending he was severely ill to gain publicity and financial rewards. Lisa Hayden-Johnson "revelled" in the national...
Sadistic Violence. You Got a This Was Prolonged, Kick out of Hurting and Humiliating These Boys; Judge Condemns Brothers as He Gives Them Indeterminate Sentences for Torture Ordeal
Byline: Dave Higgens ,Amy Murphy TWO brothers who sadistically tortured a pair of innocent young boys were locked up for a minimum of five years yesterday. The brothers, who were 10 and 11 at the time, were given an indeterminate sentence for public...
Sales Rise at John Lewis Stores - along with the Temperature
JOHN LEWIS said its sales figures matched the improvement in temperatures last week as "pent-up customer demand" led to an 11.1% rise in turnover. The department store chain, which last year opened its first outlet in Wales in the centre of Cardiff,...
Saturday
THREE HUNGRY BOYS Channel 4, 4pm In the consumerist 21st century, it's impossible to leave the house without dipping into one's pocket and shelling out note after note. So it's safe to say that, in this new series, marine biologists, Trevor, Thom and...
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CHRISTY: RETURN TO CUTTER GAP (five, 1.10pm) A 19-year-old girl becomes a devoted teacher, and strives to bring progress to a backward Tennessee community in 1912, with the help of a Scottish doctor. But she is no longer the centre of attention when...
Scarlets Must Stay in Europe - Rees
Byline: Gareth Griffiths THE Scarlets will aim to try and recapture some of their European glory days in France this evening. The last three years has seen Heineken Cup heartbreak for the Llanelli-based region since the heady days of 2006-07, when...
Solano Must Wait for His Bow
Byline: Steve Tucker LEICESTER CITY'S new signing Nolberto Solano will not face Cardiff in the FA Cup fourth round today. The Peruvian international wideman joined the Foxes yesterday until the end of the season, but Leicester were unable to...
Spotlight On
Byline: PATSY KENSIT Image: Pouting sex symbol Best known for: Her turbulent relationships Early life: Born Patricia Jude Francis Kensit on March 4, 1968, in Hounslow, London. Reggie Kray was her godfather. Kensit's first role was in an advert for...
Straight off the Vine
Byline: Neil Cammies WHILE we're freezing our bits and bobs off, Down Under they're celebrating Australia Day on Tuesday, probably on the beach and probably with a cold one on board. We have a real on/off relationship with their wine of late, with...
Sunday
THE BIBLE: A HISTORY Channel 4, 7pm It's Sunday which, in the UK, is the time to go to church. And it still feels like the day on which to broadcast a new, sevenpart documentary on the Bible. Regarded as the world's most influential text, much of it...
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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (five, 1pm) A married doctor in pre-revolutionary Russia falls in love with another woman, and is torn between his desires and his loyalty to his devoted wife. As society is thrown into upheaval by World War One and the Bolshevik revolution,...
Swansea Fans Dreaming, but Pratley Keeps His Feet Firmly on the Ground
Byline: Steve Tucker WITHIN Swansea City the temptation to dream is very much tempered by the need to stay focused on the job in hand. With Paulo Sousa's men lying fourth in the Championship, nine points off automatic promotion, your average...
TAKE ONE; DON'T MIND YOUR Qs PS &: Bang on Cue with Oliver Hides as He Gets Ready to Spend the Week Presenting TV Coverage of the Welsh Open Snooker Championship
Q: Why don't we see Welsh snooker stars in the final of the Wales Open snooker competition more often? A: It's the strangest tournament, as it's not that kind to the home players. In the 10 years I've been presenting the tournament for BBC Wales, we've...
TAKE TWO; She's Used to Playing Straight-Talking Women. but Nothing Prepared Julie Walters for Playing Mo Mowlam in a New One-Off Drama
Q: You're used to playing really strong women. So how was bringing to life the Labour politician who fought for peace in Northern Ireland, Mo Mowlam? A: When I got the script I thought, 'Fabulous, this is such a good script, I'll do it'. Then I got...
The Appliance of Science; HOME TRUTHS
Byline: John Humphries The BUY a chrysanthemum this spring or a pot of African violets and there is every chance they started life in vitro dishes as pieces of plant material grown in nutrient-rich solution in a controlled laboratory environment....
Thefirstword
Byline: HANNAH JONES I DON'T own loads of DVDs. I have, I think, about five at the last count, and two of those were free from weekend newspapers. But one which I do have, and dust down from time to time, is Only Fools and Horses. It includes...
The Insider
Byline: Peter Finch WHAT do you read when you travel? The Rough Guide? That would get you to some offbeat places. The Rough Guide to Ireland took me to Coleman's Temple in the bog, middle of absolutely nowhere at all. I'd never have found that on...
The Property Doctor
Byline: EMYR PIERCE Q My mother has just bought a house and I have been asked to sign a Deed of Consent document. What is it and what is it for? A If you are over the age of 17 then your mother's mortgage company will require anyone other than your...
They Said What?
"I finish all my training by 3 o'clock so I've got time to relax, recover, watch my Deal or No Deal. I like Come Dine With Me, the geezer on there is hilarious. Musically I like everything from R&B and hip hop to a bit of Oasis, The Fray, Michael...
Three Oaks Is an Ideal Place to Put Down Roots, Says Developer
WITH the housing market beginning to show signs of recovery, developers Redrow hope to convince househunters now could be the time to buy a brand new home near Aberdare, where a selection of three and four-bedroom homes is available. Luly Brice,...
Thursday
RAB C NESBITT BBC TwoWales, 9.30pm Last week, a British TV legend returned to our screens. No, not David Attenborough or Michael Parkinson. Instead, it was Glasgow's answer to the poet laureate - Rab C Nesbitt, above. Apart from a Christmas special...
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D-DAY, THE SIXTH OF JUNE (S4C, 8.55am) A British colonel and an American captain reminisce about their love for the same woman when they are brought together while preparing for the 1944 Normandy landings. World War Two drama, starring Robert Taylor,...
Time for Relief Workers to Take over, Say Rescuers; British Quake Teams Head Home as Boy Tells of Escape from Rubble
Byline: Western Mail BRITISH rescue teams were heading home from devastated Haiti last night as the effort to find survivors became one to recover the dead. But one eight-year-old boy, incredibly pulled from the rubble alive, yesterday spoke...
Top 10 Films of the Week
1. Avatar (12A) It comes as no surprise that James Cameron's blockbuster is still at the top of the charts after last weekend's Golden Globes haul. The special-effects laden film has also garnered plenty of Bafta nominations. 2. Sherlock Holmes...
Torture Brothers: How Did We Let This Happen? Sickening Assault Was 'Preventable'
Byline: Dave Higgens ; Amy Murphy SHOCK at the acts of torture committed by two young brothers on a pair of younger boys last night turned to anger over how the "prolonged, sadistic attacks" had ever been allowed to happen. The two brothers,...