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 July 17, 2010

All Revved Up for Classic Car Sales
STRONG sales at a Leominster auctioneer's vehicle sales point to a growing interest in automotive history. "We sold 83 out of 114 vehicles and achieved some exceptional prices," said Brightwells' classic car expert, James Dennison. "There is...
A Parable of Our Times - Gav's Journey from Side-Step to Two-Step
Byline: CAROLYN HITT AY it ain't so Gav. SWe thought this autumn might see you back on the pitch outwitting hairybottomed props with the signature Henson glide. Instead the only hefty creature you'll be doing battle with is Ann Widdecombe. ...
Apocalypse Now Ruins the Peace; OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP DIARY ANTHONY WOOLFORD
RAF Leuchars across the St Andrews estuary provided a hilarious early-morning scene yesterday while I was following Bradley Dredge in the second round. Picture this: The Cardiff pro is out on the 12th tee with a gaggle of marshals around him holding...
A Rosy Outlook
Byline: John Humphries ASOME would have us believe black spot on roses derives entirely from the demise of the smoke stack industries - now we have relatively clean air where once it was filled with sulphurous emissions. The reasoning behind...
Assembly Allays Fears of Increase in Age Limit for Pensioners' Bus Passes
A GREAT bus divide has been created between England and Wales after the Assembly Government insisted it would not be following the UK Government's lead of raising the age of free travel. It was revealed yesterday that the elderly in England would...
AUTHOR'S NOTES; Tony Bianchi Has Just Published a Novel, Bumping, and a Collection of Short Stories, Cyffesion Geordie Oddi Cartref. Both Draw on His Tyneside Upbringing but One Is in English, the Other inWelsh. He Writes Here about How the Two Languages Allow Him to Say Different Things
Byline: TONY BIANCHI I'M A Geordie born and bred, umbilically tied to the Leazes End at St James' Park. But I've been in Wales twice as long as I ever lived on Tyneside. And for most of that time I've spoken both Welsh and English. My children...
Back for Good? as Everything Changes We Wait to See If Robbie Can Relight the Fire; MIXED REACTION TO ROBBIE'S RETURN TO TAKE THAT LINE-UP
Byline: HELEN TURNER THE PAINFUL experience of a band breaking up has been compared to going through a divorce - for the musicians as well as the fans. By re-joining his former band members, Robbie Williams may have delighted the millions of...
Bayside Festival Is Set to Be Pure Blysh; PREVIEW: Blysh Festival, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
MUSIC, comedy and cabaret from across the world is coming to the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff as part of the second Blysh Festival - and most of the performances at the 10-day event are free. Once again the Blysh Festival will join forces...
Be Pin Sharp and Snap Up a Life on the Fairway; Ever Fancied Living on a Golf Course? Matt Thomas Looks at Some Above-Par Properties
WITH Ryder Cup fever starting to take a firm grip on the nation - and speculation over European captain Colin Montgomerie's final team rife - what does the homes market in Wales have to offer the golf-mad househunter? Next Saturday sees the launch...
Bluebirds Confident That Transfer Embargo about to Be Lifted with the Hudson Deal Pay-Off
Byline: STEVE TUCKER CARDIFF CITY could finally see their transfer embargo lifted within the next seven days. Manager Dave Jones has spent most the summer unable to bring in fresh faces due the Football League imposing the ban on the club registering...
Books; the Insider
Byline: Peter Finch BOOKS HOW instant is this age we're living in? A poet of my acquaintance, a pretty well-known poet actually, has just told me that his next collection, submitted to his not insignificant publishers in good time and in perfect...
BP's Oil Leak Breakthrough Is Good News but Still Lots to Do - Obama
Byline: HOLLY WILLIAMS ; GRAEME EVANS PRESIDENT Barack Obama yesterday said BP's breakthrough in temporarily stopping the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico was "good news", but warned there was still lots to do. Mr Obama, pictured, said efforts...
Brainteasers
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Bringing in More R&D Cash Seen as Crucial; WALES COULD PERFORM MUCH BETTER, SAYS REVIEW PANEL
Byline: CHRIS KELSEY AN Assembly Government report has recommended a sharper focus and greater collaboration as ways to improve Wales' research and development performance and bring more R&D investment into the country. The report of the...
Burton's Poem Shows His Longing for Wales; RETRO REPORT
Byline: Tony Woolway JULY 2004 - How we covered... APREVIOUSLY unpublished poem written by the late Richard Burton, which tells of the star's feelings for Wales, is today revealed in The Western Mail. The untitled, undated poem was recently...
Calls for End to Historic Rivalry as Swansea's Leaders Urge Co-Operation with Cardiff; REGIONAL CAPITAL 'SHOULD PLAY COMPLEMENTARY ROLE': WALES UNDER SCRUTINY
Byline: ROBIN TURNER THEY are just 45 minutes apart along the M4 but could the ancient rivalry between Swansea and Cardiff be so damaging for both cities it must now come to an end? That is what Swansea-based Plaid Cymru AM Dr Dai Lloyd has dared...
Cam Y Nes at Y Ffeinal Fawr; CYMRAEG: Dim Ond Tri Sy'n Weddill Yng Nghystadleuaeth Fferm Ffactor Ar S4C. Gareth Evans Fu'n Holi'r Tri Ar Drothwy'r Rownd Gyn-Derfynol
DROS yr wythnosau diwethaf, mae deg ffermwr wedi brwydro mewn llu o dasgau corfforol a meddyliol ar S4C i ennill coron Fferm Ffactor 2010. Fesul un, mae'r ffermwyr gwanaf bob wythnos wedi gorfod troi am adre' gan adael y gorau yn y gystadleuaeth. ...
Carwyn Calls on Youth to Make Sure They Vote
FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones had a frank message for young people from across Waleswhogathered in the Senedd: Use your vote or you won't get heard. The Labour leader told participants in the Funky Dragon youth initiative that if they wanted to shape...
Change of Emphasis in Tale of Two Dangerous Women; Many of Us Have Seen at Least One Version of Chicago - Matt Thomas Takes a Look at the Latest Attempt to Jazz Up the Classic Musical
Byline: Matt Thomas WHEN a story has been given life as a stage show, a book and not one, but two, films, you know you're going to have to pull something special out of the bag if you want to revive it. It's a situation of which Shona Lindsay,...
Chefs Get Fired Up about Camping
Annie Bell HOT SMOKED SALMON ROLLS A Glastonbury favourite, there are two routes here, one hedonistic and the other slightly less so. In the first, you butter your baguette or rolls on the outside as well as the inside before cooking them, to achieve...
Citymarketreport
LONDON'S blue chip share index closed deep in the red for a third straight session yesterday after disappointing bank earnings on Wall Street sparked a late sell-off. Sentiment was knocked on both sides of the Atlantic after Bank of America Merrill...
Contador Roars Home to Trim Schleck's Lead
ALBERTO CONTADOR exploded on the final climb of stage 12 of the Tour de France yesterday to trim leader Andy Schleck's yellow jersey advantage. Spaniard Contador (Astana), who is targeting a third Tour title in four years on July 25 in Paris, was...
Cosy, but Space Is No Obstacle in Sci-Fi Star's Favourite Room
Byline: Favourite room IT may be no surprise that Alastair Reynolds - the science fiction author who made headlines with his pounds 1m 10-book deal - has chosen his writing room as the place he most likes to be. "When we bought the house, which...
Country Living on a Grand Scale; Beautifully Presented Period Farmhouse with Well-Stocked Mature Gardens in a Convenient Location Close to Cowbridge
IF you're looking for country living with the convenience of a town location, this could be your ideal home. Pen Y Lan House is a handsome five-bedroom period farmhouse that has been substantially enlarged and improved in recent years to provide...
Diffyg Neges a Diffyg Angerdd Yn Diflasu'r Etholwyr; LEFIGRUFFUDD
Mae amryw yn ei gweld yn dipyn o jc fod y Lib Dems yn caniat[sz]u chwalfa ariannol ar raddfa anghenfilaidd o fewn clymblaid yn Westminster, a hynny dim ond am y cyfaddawd o gael refferendwm ar drefn bleidleisio nad ydynt yn ei ffafrio beth bynnag....
Digital
what? Inception Special when? Sunday, Sky1, 9.50pm Its release has been awaited eagerly for some time, and now Inception has hit the big screen, looking every inch the must-see movie of the summer. The special FX-laden blockbuster stars Leonardo...
DON'T MIND YOUR Qs & PS
TAKE ONE Swansea's finest, Catherine Zeta-Jones, is on The Rebound in her latest film Q: What's your new film about, Catherine, and who do you play in it? A: It's called The Rebound. It's directed by Bart Freundlich, and my co-star is Justin Bartha....
Dragons Fall Foul of the Weather as They Crash to Their Final Defeat
Byline: GARETH GRIFFITHS GLAMORGAN finished their faltering Twenty20 campaign with a 10th defeat in 13 matches after they lost to Kent at the Swalec Stadium under the Duckworth Lewis method last night. Kent recorded 158 for nine with spinner...
Dw i'n Cas[beta]u Cael Fy Ngorfodi I Ddawnsio; BETHANLLOYD
BOB hyn a hyn mi fydd y plant a finna yn dawnsio'n wyllt yn y stafell fyw i Dancing Queen gan Abba - gyda'r llenni ar gau, wrth gwrs. A'r mwya' gwirion mae'r dawnsio, y mwya' da'n ni'n mwynhau ein hunain. Ond mae 'na lawer o bethau mae rhywun yn...
EMYR PIERCE the Property Doctor
Q My mother is about to move into a retirement flat that is purpose built for people of 65 and over. She will be expected to make an annual payment in return for the services provided which I find acceptable, but are there any other hidden payments...
Families 'Must Guard against Floods as They Do against Fire' CHANGES NEEDED IN WALES' APPROACH TO DANGERS
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMSON HOUSEHOLDS in Wales should prepare for the threat of flooding in the same way they guard against the risk of a fire, a draft government strategy document recommends. The growing danger of flooding in Wales is laid bare...
Festival Boost for Aspiring Welsh Stand-Up Comics; There Will Be Plenty of Laughs Echoing around the Welsh Capital Following Last Night's Launch of the Cardiff Comedy Festival. David Owens Asks Organiser Scott Fitzgerald What Audiences Can Expect
Byline: David Owens WALES may be known as the Land of Song but the nation is quickly gaining a reputation for its comedy too. Rhod Gilbert and Rob Brydon are already big names on the stand-up circuit and there are plenty of others chasing their...
Fighting Spirit of Two Maths Heroes, and a Lesson for All of Us
Byline: RHODRI MORGAN Aunique bit of Welsh University history happened this week. When the Cardiff University BSc. Mathematics Honours Class of 2010 had their Graduation ceremony at St David's Hall, two of the successful students had unusual "back...
Friday
WOULD I LIE TO YOU? BBC One Wales, 10.35pm On the wall of Lee Mack's bedroom is an old school report which reads: "Sooner or later, Lee will realise that joking around in class will get him nowhere". The document stands next to his Bafta for comedy,...
Fussell Fired Up for Test at the Ospreys
Byline: DELME PARFITT WING Richard Fussell has vowed not to become just a bit-part player at the Ospreys as he embarks on his first season at the star-studded region. The 26-year-old moved to the Liberty Stadium after five seasons with the Dragons,...
Great Breaks for Families; ADVERTISING FEATURE
WITH the school holidays fast approaching, thoughts inevitably turn to where to take the family for a well-earned break this summer. Here's some great self-catering ideas: Doniford Bay Holiday Park It's all action at Doniford Bay Holiday Park, where...
Grieving Families Call for Gates Ban; PLEA AFTER FUNERAL FOR TRAPPED GIRL
Byline: DEBORAH REES TWO families issued an appeal for a ban on electronic gates as mourners paid tribute to a five-year-old girl killed by one. Karolina Maria Golabek, five, died after being crushed by an automatic gate at the entrance to a...
Grisham's Boy Wonder; BOOKS 2: John Grisham Has a New Niche: Legal Thrillers for Children, as Emily Lambert Discovered
HIS legal thrillers grace the best-seller shelves of nearly every mainstream bookshop on the planet and are among the most popular choices for travellers. Indeed, John Grisham once held an impromptu book signing session on a 747 after word got around...
Happy Times; It's Been 100 Years since Swansea's White-Walled Norwegian Church First Offered a Haven to Scandinavian Seamen. Kirstie McCrum Reveals How a New Exhibition Is Celebrating the Romantic Role It Played in the Lives of Its Parishioners
FOR Tony and Lisken Jellings, the Norwegian Church in Swansea played as great a role in their early years as any family member. The white-walled church has been part of the city for a century serving the local community and Scandinavian seafarers at...
Head to Head
Headteachers are back in the firing line this week following public outrage over a London head's pounds 200,000 pay package. And with headteachers also being blamed for everything from poor standards of literacy to vandalism in the community, it's...
Heavy Rain and High Winds Leave a Trail of Destruction across Wales' Coastal Areas
Byline: SIMON GASKELL WALES took a battering from widespread storms and rain yesterday, leaving harboured boats in ruins, major traffic disruption and householders without any electricity. Northern parts of Wales' coastline were hit by gale-force...
'Hurting' Rhys Will Hit Back in US PGA
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD WELSH star Rhys Davies last night vowed to regroup for next month's US PGA Championship after seeming certain to miss The Open cut at St Andrews yesterday and admitting: "It hurts like hell." Failure to make the final...
I Aim to Be a Liberty Winner, Vows Rodgers
Byline: BLAIR WOOD BRENDAN RODGERS has brushed aside the fact he was not first choice for the Swansea City manager's job and insisted he is the man to take the club forward. Rodgers, who was officially unveiled as the new Swans boss yesterday...
Ieuan Calls for 'Sensitive Approach' to Economic Needs outside London
THE Treasury needs to be "sensitive" to the economic requirements of areas outside London, Ieuan Wyn Jones said last night. The Deputy First Minister warned that there was a risk that the private sector would not grow quickly enough in Wales and...
Imari Provides a Dish Fit for a Collector
Byline: Bargain Hunter SHOWN here are two examples of a style of porcelain that most people consider quintessentially Japanese - Imari. Imari is named after the port from which porcelain made in Arita was shipped to the West. In comparison...
India's Desert Carpet; Liam Creedon Was Entranced by the Exotic Sights and Smells of Rajasthan
THE opium held a sharp bitterness, not unlike milk-less tea, as I slurped, hesitantly, from an outstretched hand. In India's Thar Desert, the first two offerings of opium solution, presented in the creases of your neighbour's palm, are best declined....
Jamie Robbins Travels to the Carreg in Pembrokeshire; SHORT STAY
THE experience at one of Wales' top restaurants has just got even better. Located on Narberth High Street at the heart of Pembrokeshire, The Carreg has become known as one of the area's most exciting restaurants. The dining experience at the unique...
Jose Prodigy Ready to Put His Education to Good Use
Byline: BLAIR WOOD WHEN it comes to his footballing education, after three years being mentored by the great Jose Mourinho, Brendan Rodgers quite rightly believes he went to Harvard. When it comes to his footballing style, speaking of his belief...
Major Road Crash Puts Skids under Dredge Bid
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD BRADLEY DREDGE surveyed the wreckage of his Road Hole disaster and and admitted: "I'm way out of Open Championship contention now." The Cardiff professional stood on the 17th tee yesterday on five under par and hit the...
Male Teachers 'Passported' to Top While Women Hit the Glass Ceiling; UNION CALLS ON SCHOOLS TO BE AWARE OF SEX DISCRIMINATION
Byline: ROBIN TURNER FEMALE teachers are discriminated against when it comes to getting headships a new report has claimed. The research by the NASUWT union claims women teachers aspiring to lead schools find their career ambitions thwarted by...
McDowell Feels He's Still in Contention in His Search for Back-to-Back Majors
Byline: CARL MARKHAM US OPEN champion Graeme McDowell's confidence is so high at the moment that he does not see a seven-shot deficit as a barrier to winning back-to-back majors. The Northern Irishman admits he has made the most of his victory...
McIlroy Nightmare as His Open Bid Is Blown off Course
Byline: MARK GARROD RORY McILROY'S dream of becoming the youngest Open champion for 117 years turned into a nightmare with an 80 at windswept St Andrews yesterday. Two ahead after his dazzling record-equalling 63 in the first round, the 21-year-old...
Medic Can Still Work despite Mistakes Which Led to Deaths; DOCTOR FAILED TO SPOT THAT TOT HAD A FATAL CONDITION
Byline: GARETH EVANS A DOCTOR who misdiagnosed two patients who later died was yesterday allowed to return to work under supervision. But the General Medical Council said Dr Salawati Abdul-Salam's fitness to practise remains "impaired" and will...
Mindmatters
Byline: ALED BLAKE IT might have been because it was my first day back in work after a particularly enjoyable holiday. mindmatters ALEDBLAKE Or it might have been because the act threw back so many bad memories from the job of Christmas past,...
Monday
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? BBC OneWales, 9pm To many, Bruce Forsyth, above, is the game show supremo of Saturday night telly. But as this offering reveals, the history of one of our top stars is as compelling as a detective story. Did you know the 80-something...
Morningserial
The Everglades, with alligators and flamingoes; and Daytona Beach, the scene of attempts to break the land-speed record. "For you Arthur: a Sunbeam racing motor car." "Like the Sunbeam motor car we saw on the Tyrpeg." "No. No. This is one...
Mourners Wear Everton Blue to Honour Lost Hero; AMAZING FAMILY ARE HEROES TOO, SAYS VICAR
Byline: MARTIN WILLIAMS HUNDREDS lined the streets to pay tribute to a Welsh serviceman killed in Afghanistan. The town of Rhyl was awash with the blue of Lance Corporal Mike Taylor's beloved Everton FC as friends, family members and comrades packed...
My Telly
Byline: Rachel Mainwaring NOT many of us with dogs witness a vicious gang-led murder of a policewoman when we are out walking it. But for deaf 18-year-old Amelia, star of The Silence (BBC One, Monday, 9pm) that's exactly what happened as she...
NICOLA WILKES A Question of Design WWW.Walesathome.Co.UK
Q Can you recommend a suitable website or shop that might be able to offer me fashionable home products with a wedding list service? A Although there does seem to be one high street store that most of us automatically associate with the good old fashioned...
Pounds 10m Buncefield Penalty 'Hardly a Slap on Wrist'
CAMPAIGNERS and politicians yesterday criticised the "leniency" of multi-million-pound fines imposed on the companies responsible for the Buncefield oil depot explosion. Five companies were ordered to pay almost pounds 10m in combined fines and...
Pounds 150m Test Facility Planned to Develop Tidal Power Plants; NORTH WALES PROJECT COULD ALSO HELP TOURISM
Byline: GRAHAM HENRY PLANS for the creation of an extensive offshore tidal power zone have been unveiled as part of a scheme to boost renewable energy production in North Wales. Recommendations for the pounds 150m tidal energy testing facility...
Quizopedia
Byline: Mike Harris 1. Complete the individual titles of this Rolling Stones material: i) Anybody Seen My *** ? (1997), ii) B***h (1971), iii) Can't *** *** *** Knocking? (1971), iv) *** With Mr D (1973), v) Far *** Eyes (1978), vi) *** *** ***...
'Raw Artistic Talent' Emerges from Artes Mundi Collaboration
A COLLABORATION between young people in Wales and organisers of international visual arts prize Artes Mundi has resulted in a new exhibition. How Do You See Me? explores self image through a series of works. For six months, members of Cardiff-based...
Realpolitik
Byline: Tomos Livingstone This week we learnt that crime was at its lowest level since 1981 and unemployment was starting to fall - the sort of news that usually makes Ministers so excited they start wondering whether a snap General Election might...
Redrow Launches Its Show Homes
REDROW has upped the style stakes in Wrexham with the opening of three new show homes at Pentre Bach, located off Ruthin Road, a short distance from Wrexham town centre, The house builder enlisted professional designers from Show Business Interiors...
Regions to Be Cheerful as Ticket Sales Point to a Magners Upturn
Byline: GARETH GRIFFITHS IT'S become one of the rarest sights in Welsh sport. Not the rugby team beating the All Blacks, not John Toshack fielding a full-strength side in a friendly match in eastern Europe, not Bradley Dredge winning a golf tournament...
Renewal Programme Sees Sun Setting on International Trade; WAG MISSING OUT ON A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO GROW EXPORTS
Byline: DYLAN JONES EVANS OVER the next month, this column will look very carefully at some of the new policies developed as part of the Economic Renewal Programme launched by the Welsh Assembly Government last week. The aim is to help start...
Restoration Star Heads Historic House Course
A NEW venue for a national historic house conference has been announced. Dinefwr Park and Castle, near Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, will host the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings 2010 autumn Homeowners' Weekend. Aimed at people...
Reviews
On With The Show Charles Arch & Lyn Ebenezer (Gomer, pounds 9.99) "The Queen was rather stiff to begin with," says Lady Olwen Howells as she recalls the Year of the Flying Bowler Hat in a book subtitled The Cardi at the Royal Welsh. The year...
Saturday
ODD ONE IN ITV1 Wales, 7.15pm What connects Bradley Walsh, Peter Andre and Jason Manford, above? Well, they're all regulars on this new comedy game show, of course. Law & Order: UK star Walsh hosts this new series in which teammates Peter and Jason...
Slow Sales 'May Force Changes' to Faenol Offerings; BUY TICKETS EARLY TO HELP FESTIVAL,OPERA STAR URGES
Byline: CIARAN JONES OPERA star Bryn Terfel has appealed to the public to buy tickets for his North Wales festival, warning it will otherwise struggle to go ahead as planned. Irish boyband Westlife are among the headline acts for the 10th anniversary...
Spotlight on. SIDNEY POITIER
Byline: SIDNEY POITIER spotlight on... SIDNEY POITIER Image: Hollywood legend Best known for: His thunderous performance as Detective Virgil Tibbs in the 1967 crime drama In the Heat of the Night Early life: Born in Miami, Florida, on February 20,...
Stars-and-Stripes Comic Book Hero Bringing Movie Action to Wales; MOD BASE 'SET TO BE WWII BATTLE SCENES LOCATION'
Byline: NATHAN BEVAN MOD BASE 'SET TO BE WWII BATTLE SCENES LOCATION' HE'S the ultimate American superhero who has enthralled generations of children Stateside with his daring adventures. So the sleepy Monmouthshire countryside probably isn't...
Straight off the Vine
Byline: Neil Cammies TIME to look a little further afield than France for our ros, even though we'll probably return there in the coming weeks. And I'm staying away from California, though it was probably the country that introduced a great deal...
Sunday
HEARTBEAT ITV1 Wales, 8pm After 18 years, the '60sset saga approaches its final curtain. The likes of Nick Berry and Jason Durr (remember him?) have long moved on, but the format's barely changed. In this offering, PC Mason's personal feelings get...
Talygarn Manor ... a Stress Free Lifestyle
When John and Christine Thomas decided it was time to downsize from their large property in the Vale they hadn't contemplated Talygarn Manor until they saw the information at a Peter Alan office. "We called to the development on the following weekend...
Thefirstword
Byline: HANNAH JONES T HE first time I went to my friend Hiya Love's house, his mother turned to me and said in all seriousness: "It's so nice to meet you Nancy." Now, Mrs Hiya Love is a wonderful woman, a brain-box of one even, a former teacher...
The Recovery, When It Comes, Must Be Felt in Every Region across the UK; Western Mail
THE coalition government at Westminster knows it won't survive long if it can't offer voters anything more than big cuts to public spending and high unemployment. It has repeatedly argued that reducing the deficit - which does need doing - will...
There's No Place like Home. (Well, except the West End Perhaps): She May Have Lost out on Being Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Hunt for a Musical Star, but Sophie Evans Still Has Dreams of Being a Leading Lady. She Tells Karen Price How Determination and Help from aWest End Wizard Will Finally Get Her over the Rainbow
SOPHIE Evans is reclining on a deep pink sofa and mentally running through her 'list'. Like many young people, the teenager has set out some targets she hopes to achieve in the coming years. "To sing at the Millennium Stadium before a rugby match...
Thursday
IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN AT A VETS' BBC One Wales, 9pm With the recession biting hard and the green shoots of recovery seemingly still a fair way off, many pet lovers would still happily go without the basics for the sake of their pets. It's little wonder,...
Time to Get in Early for Manchester City Cash; WINNING LINE the Best Sporting Bets
Byline: IAN CARBIS AQUIET weekend compared to seven days ago gives us time to reflect on the World Cup and look ahead to the next football season. South Africa 2010 was quite kind to us, and though Brazil and Germany didn't make the final as...
Time to Revamp Your Child's Room
Byline: YVONNE JONES THE summer holidays are almost here, and if you want to revamp your kids' bedrooms before they break up from nursery or school, then now is the time to go for it. The Nursery Company, at www.thenurserycompany.co.uk, has some...
Top Talk
Byline: Lynne Allbutt Top Talk Fabulous Welsh-born funny woman Helen Lederer admits her gardening experience is rather limited. "We were semi-posh growing up and had a big garden and a gardener, though I suppose it was more normal then than now,"...
Tuesday
PIERS MORGAN ON... ITV1 Wales, 8pm Like James Corden, Piers Morgan, above, seems to be everywhere. Aside from his Britain''s Got Talent commitments, the former tabloid editor kept us entertained with his candid Piers Morgan's Life Stories. Now,...
WAG Criticised as Civil-Servant Numbers Double While Private Sector Workforce Falls; PRIVATE SECTOR SLAMS RISE AS BUSINESSES FACE STRUGGLES
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON TODAY we can reveal full details of the huge increase in the size of the Assembly Government civil service since devolution in 1999. Figures released to the Western Mail show there has been an increase in the number of...
Wales Facing 15 Years of Jobs Misery before Recovery Kicks In,analysts Warn; JOBS INCREASE IN NEXT FIVE YEARS EXPECTED TO BE SMALLEST IN UK
Byline: TOMOS LIVINGSTONE THE Welsh job market may not return to its pre-recession strength until 2025, an economic think-tank warned yesterday. While London and southern England will bounce back quickly, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs...
Wednesday
EMERGENCY BIKERS Five, 8pm If you've not had your fill of adventure after last night's edition of Police Interceptors, why not tune in to this brand new show, which follows emergency service bikers in Birmingham and Essex? On specially fitted motorcycles...
What Can You Get for Your Money across Wales Right Now? We've Found Three Properties from Different Price Ranges Which May Suit Your Pocket
Under pounds 150,000 WHERE? Atlas House Falcon Drive, Cardiff Bay WHAT? A second-floor, two-bedroom apartment in the gated development of Celestia at the heart of vibrant Cardiff Bay. Accommodation comprises entrance hall, lounge/ diner, open-plan...
Women's Own
Byline: LYNNE BARRETT-LEE women'sown LYNNEBARRETT-LEE AFTER spending last week feeling like an overgrown teenager, as one tends to when one has been a-hoppin' and a-boppin', this week it's back to earth with a slap on the backside. And not just...
You Don't Have to Be Posh to Play Polo, Insist Fans as Sport of Princes Spreads to the Masses; BRINGING POLO TO WALES ON LARGE SCALE 'FANTASTIC', SAYS CAPTAIN
Byline: SALLY WILLIAMS IT may be the sport of princes, but you don't have to be posh to play polo, according to the sport's upper crust Welsh fans. Royal polo players, including Prince Charles, Prince Harry and Zara Phillips, have perpetuated...
You Will Never Be Free, Judge Tells Ripper, to Relief of Victim's Son
Byline: CATHY GORDON YORKSHIRE Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, whose notorious murder campaign caused "widespread and permanent harm to the living", will never be released, a judge ruled yesterday. The serial killer of 13 women must serve a "whole life"...