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 June 19, 2010

Affordable Homes in a Rural Idyll; Have You Always Wanted to Live Close to the Sea and Surrounded by Beautiful Countryside but Thought You Could Never Afford It? Well, It's Time to Think Again
THE dream of owning a brand new house close to the sea is set to become a reality for a lucky few - thanks to some stunning two bedroom homes from Barratt at Abbottsmoor. Those settling at the Port Talbot development will be buying in to the perfect...
AM's Concern as Ambulance Delay Record Revealed; WALES STILL LAGS BEHIND ON RESPONSE TO 999 CALLS
Byline: CLAIRE MILLER AMBULANCE crashes, disappearing equipment and patients sent home from hospital to the wrong houses - the catalogue of mishaps in the Welsh Ambulance Service is revealed today. According to information released to the Western...
A Place to Relax after after a Hard Day Pampering Others
Byline: Kirstie McCrum BORN and bred in the South Wales Valleys, Kirstie Jones didn't have to go far from her roots to find her dream home. A few miles from where she and husband Dean grew up, her new build house in Cwmbach is everything she...
Architectural Delight with a River Running through It; Lancych Is a Grade II* Listed Country Mansion Built in 1820 in the Classic Regency Gothic Style and Set in Its Own Park
A RARITY in more than one way, Lancych is a fascinating country house surrounded by mature grounds through which the River Cych flows. It also commands far-reaching views over its own park and woodland. Listed at a Grade II* level, the mansion,...
AUTHOR'S NOTES; Alun Trevor Looks Back 80 Years with a Music-Filled Moving Memoir of His Childhood in North Wales and Stories from His Father Jabez Trevor, a Professional Singer with a Welsh Choir
Byline: ALUN TREVOR MY book, The Songbird is Singing, records the memories of early childhood, having as its background Dad's tours of Britain and North America. His letters, picture postcards, photos and parcels came swarming in, giving news...
'Autocratic' GP, 75, Struck off for Violating Rights of the Dying, Says He Acted in Their Interests
Byline: KIM PILLING A GP was struck off yesterday for his "deliberate course of conduct" towards 18 elderly vulnerable patients who died shortly after he gave them excessively high doses of morphine. Dr Howard Martin, 75, of Penmaenmawr, Gwynedd,...
Beautiful Bhutan; Mike Smith Travels to the Far East and Finds an Unspoilt Kingdom in the Himalayas
FEW people have heard of the country of Bhutan and still less could point to it on a world map. In some respects it would be best for Bhutan and, in turn, for the small number of visitors to the Himalayan kingdom if it stayed that way. The Bhutanese...
Brainteasers
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'Brand Wales' to Top the Agenda in Rhodri's Column as He Reflects on All Things Welsh
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON HE'S Wales' best-known politician - but he's much more than that. Now Rhodri Morgan is becoming a Western Mail columnist too. S The antithesis of a political clone, Rhodri is unconventional and opinionated. He...
By Royal Appointment; Singer and Broadcaster Beverley Humphreys Has Been Inaugurated High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan. She Tells Abbie Wightwick What She Hopes to Bring to the Role
THE title High Sheriff conjures up images of elderly men in ermine lined cloaks. But things have moved on in the last few years as Mid Glamorgan's official representative to the Queen points out. Singer, broadcaster and charity worker Beverley Humphreys...
Cameron Hails UK's Relationship with France at De Gaulle Celebration; 'WE MUST STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AS IN PAST'
Byline: MIKE JONES BRITAIN'S enduring relationship with France was cemented at a commemoration of the anniversary of a key Second World War moment yesterday. Nicolas Sarkozy paid an official visit to David Cameron to mark the 70th anniversary...
Canoeist Matthew Finds Time to Help Noah's Ark
ACTOR Matthew Rhys is facing up to whatmaybe the last series of the show that made him a US star. The Cardiff-born actor, who is set to return to LA next week to begin filming the next series of Brothers and Sisters, said: "We are not sure it's...
Choose Blinds to Ease the Glare and Create a Harmonious Effect
Byline: YVONNE JONES THE year seems to be galloping by at a rate of knots. In a month or so, the children will break up for the long summer holidays. Keeping the children occupied during a lengthy break can be difficult, so let's hope the weather...
City Market Report
THE London market's run of seven sessions in positive territory ended yesterday after a late reversal for shares in under-pressure oil giant BP. The FTSE-100 Index was on its longest winning streak since last July but closed 3 points down at 5250.8...
Cofio Gydag Elinor Jones
Mae Heledd Cynwal yn gyfarwydd iawn 'i gwestai yn y rhifyn hwn o Cofio, wrth iddi groesawu ei mam, y ddarlledwraig Elinor Jones, i rannu ei hatgofion. Yn y rhaglen nos Wener, bydd y fam a'r ferch yn mynd ar daith drwy'r archif gan fwynhau clipiau...
Councillor Is Suspended by Ukip after Row over Election Bill; REFORMED FOOTBALL HOOLIGAN SAYS HE WAS STABBED IN BACK
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON A REFORMED football hooligan and councillor has had his membership of Ukip suspended after a row over an unpaid election bill. Adam Brown was elected to Merthyr Tydfil Council as an Independent in 2008 and joined the anti-EU...
Cover All Bases When Buying a Carpet
Byline: SAMANTHA MASKREY A carpet is the foundation of every interior - it offers colour, warmth and texture and defines the space. It can make a small room appear larger and a cold room feel warmer, and introducing patterned carpet to a room...
Creamware with Royal Patronage
Byline: DON ROGERS SOME of the most attractive pieces of British pottery produced in the 18th and 19th centuries are, like the pair of dishes shown here, made of creamware. Creamware is a refined cream-coloured earthenware covered in a transparent...
Creating Wealth; YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OFWALES
SIR - Maurice Williams (Letters, June 11) advocates that wealth should be created "before" being redistributed. But there seems little evidence to show that economic power in the hands of the few actually brings home the bacon. In fact, the more...
Dalrymple's Challenge to His Men to Bury the Richmond Horror
GLAMORGAN captain Jamie Dalrymple has challenged his players to bounce back from their Twenty20 Middlesex mauling when they face Essex Eagles tonight (6.30pm). The Dragons were hammered by 84 runs at Richmond to fall to their second successive defeat...
Digital
what? Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew when? MTV, tomorrow, 6.30pm Diversity, Flawless, JabbaWockeeZ... the list goes on. Yes, the common dance crew certainly seems to have become something of a universal trend of late and it's high time all...
DON'T MIND YOUR PS & Qs
TAKE ONE Gavin & Stacey star Steffan Rhodri on swapping coaches for cricket in his new presenting role Q: What's the actor who played Dave Coaches in Gavin & Stacey doing covering cricket? A: I've been a passionate cricket fan since I was a...
Dutch in No Doubt on Threat of Japan
GROUP E HOLLAND v JAPAN Durban Today, 12.30pm, ITV1 HOLLAND coach Bert van Marwijk expects a more aggressive Japan than the last time the sides met in a friendly last year. The Dutch face Japan today in Durban on the back of a 2-0 win against Denmark...
Elderly Patients Sent from A&E to Care Home in Pyjamas during Winter Freeze; WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINS OF PATIENTS' LACK OF DIGNITY
Byline: RACHAEL MISSTEAR ELDERLY patients have been sent to a care home from a Welsh hospital wearing nothing but pyjamas or a hospital gown, according to staff at a care home. Two separate incidents are understood to feature in a complaint lodged...
EMYR PIERCE the Property Doctor
Byline: EMYR PIERCE QI have just accepted an offer for my house, but my buyer is in a chain of four people which sounds rather complicated. I am not in a great rush to complete as we have decided to rent for a year or two, but I don't want the sale...
Family Sues Farm in E.coli Outbreak; UK & WORLD
THE family of twins who suffered kidney failure following an E.coli outbreak are suing the farm involved, it was announced yesterday. Law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse issued proceedings against Godstone Farm, near Redhill, Surrey, where 93 people...
Fewer First-Time Buyers Get Mortgage
FIRST-TIME buyers made up the lowest proportion of house purchase loans since September 2007, according to new data released yesterday by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. They accounted for 35% of all house purchase mortgages, down from 39% in March...
Friday 25
AIR FORCE ONE (Sky Movies Action/Thriller, 1.25pm) The American president is forced to take drastic measures to save his family when their plane is hijacked by Russian terrorists demanding the release of a jailed radical general. Meanwhile, the vice...
Grabbing a Solution to the Housing Shortage; Green Belt, Gardens and Brownfield - All Could Be Needed to Meet the UK's Housing Needs as David Bexon of Smartnewhomes.Co.UK Finds Out
Byline: David Bexon THE new housing minister, Grant Schapps, is off to a flying start, having already set in motion one of the Conservative and Lib Dem's election pledges - to put a stop to so-called garden grabbing. The growing trend for new...
Hansen Cranks Up Pressure on Woeful Record
Byline: SIMON THOMAS STEVE HANSEN ratcheted up the pressure ahead of today's Carisbrook clash by claiming the Welsh team's dire record against New Zealand plays heavily on their minds. Wales prepared for the game knowing they hadn't beaten the...
High-Flying Firms Are Key to Growing Jobs
Byline: DYLAN JONES EVANS Last week we began the search for the 12th Wales Fast Growth 50 list, the annual project which celebrates the best of Welsh entrepreneurship. Since it began in 1999, the initiative has become established as the list...
Hospital Tells Carwyn to Rest after Pains Scare
FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones yesterday suffered his first health scare since winning office when he was admitted to a North Wales hospital with severe abdominal pains. The Welsh Labour leader was later discharged and left with painkillers and instructions...
Housing Market Holds Its Breath as Budget Looms
AS the number of homes going on sale begins to swell and eclipse the available buyers and with tough cutbacks likely in the emergency Budget coming up on June 22, fears are growing that the second half of 2010 will bring the second stage of a double...
How Our Saving Habits Have Moved on from a Christmas Club Fund to Isas with Interest; MORE OF US HAVE MONEY IN BANK THAN 50 YEARS AGO
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMSON FIFTY years ago, the men would have been doing the saving and most of us would have been members of a Christmas club hoarding for December. Now, the gender imbalance has been addressed and we are a nation stashing savings...
Hull Are Poised to Splash the Cash in Bid to Capture Jones
HULL are ready to push the boat out in an attempt to lure Cardiff City's Dave Jones to become their new manager, according to reports on Humberside. The Western Mail reported last week that the Bluebirds boss was on a three-man shortlist for the...
"I Stand in a Cinema Queue like Anyone Else; Paul McCartney May Be One of the Most Famous Men in Music but He Was Once Shunned during a Welsh Talent Contest. in an Exclusive Interview He Tells Karen Price about His Teenage Trips to North Wales and How He Won't Let Fame Ever Interfere with His Family Life
HE'S arguably the world's most famous musician who's enjoyed success beyond most people's wildest dreams but, in a week's time, Sir Paul McCartney will tick another ambition off his list - playing the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. "I've had my...
Italy Will Keep It Tight, Says Matfield
VICTOR MATFIELD anticipates a tight tussle when South Africa meet Italy in the first game of a two-Test series at the Puma Stadium in Witbank today. The Springboks l S ock expects Italy to keep the game at close quarters, focusing on their scrummagiS...
Labour Accused of Branding Its AMs 'Second Class Citizens' with No Say in Leadership Race
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON LABOUR has been accused of branding AMs "second class parliamentarians" by not giving them a dedicated vote in the party's UK leadership election. Five candidates -David Miliband, Ed Miliband, Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and...
Labour Urged to Extend Support; UK & WORLD
LABOUR leadership candidate Ed Balls last night made a pitch to the grassroots of his party, calling for greater involvement from members and trade unions. Shadow Education Secretary Mr Balls said Labour needed to do more to support people from...
Luxury Villa Opens Its Doors
If you're looking for a lifestyle that gives you everything you could possibly wish for and more, as well as a home that boasts unrivalled views and provides the optimum in waterside living, then look no further than Marina Villas from Charles Church...
Magazine Images Linked to Teenage Eating Disorders; CELEBRITY WEIGHT OBSESSION MAY FUEL UNHEALTHY HABITS
Byline: MADELEINE BRINDLEY GOSSIP magazines have been linked to worrying changes in teenagers' eating patterns that could lead to eating disorders. Welsh research reveals a link between reading the wS S eekly magazines, which regularly comment...
McCaw: Beware the Leigh Threat
Byline: SIMON THOMAS RICHIE McCAW has put New Zealand on Leigh Halfpenny alert. The Kiwi No 7 great says Wales lead the way in terms of try-scoring flair and insists they can't afford to give dangerman Halfpenny too much space on this two-Test...
McDowell on Charge as He Continues His Great Manor Form
Byline: SIMON LEWIS NORTHERN IRELAND'S Graeme McDowell was forging ahead at the 110th US Open as the second round continued in California yesterday. Recently-crowned Celtic Manor Wales Open champion McDowell had started the day on level par at...
Mindmatters
Byline: ALED BLAKE Omindmatters ALEDBLAKE H well, I suppose it was inevitable. The latest member of my crew from school, a core team player, is getting married. The engagement was announced to us last weekend in a fanfare in the back garden of the...
Monday
WIMBLEDON 2010 BBC One Wales, 5.10pm Sue Barker, above, introduces live coverage of the first day's play at Wimbledon, as the first-round matches get under way. Roger Federer won a record 15th Grand Slam title here last year by beating Andy Roddick...
Monday 21
KILLER FLOOD: THE DAY THE DAM BROKE (Five, 3.05pm) An architect resigns from the construction company that employed him to build a dam, citing poor building standards and short-cuts. However, on a return visit, he realises the structure could collapse...
More Than 100 Artworks Exhibited Ahead of Auction in Aid of Two Charities
A GROUP of artists are helping raise funds for charity. They have donated works to be auctioned in aid of St David's Foundation and The Bridges Community Centre in Monmouth. The auction is being staged at The Bridges Community Centre on June...
Morning Serial
o this was a gramophone. SIt was just like the picture on the record label. The meaning of "His Master's Voice" dawned on me. Mam quickly put the kettle on the fire before joining us. Is had the book of instructions: How to Operate the Gramophone....
Move to SA1 Sees Exhibitors Leap 30% atWales' Biggest Boat Show; YACHTINGINDUSTRYRESURFACES FROMTHEDEPTHSOF2008-09
Byline: ROBIN TURNER WE are facing massive spending cuts and frightening job losses - but you wouldn't have guessed while strolling around a Welsh marina yesterday. Exhibitors at Wales' biggest boat show were up 30% on last year, with gleaming...
Murdered Twin's Family Avoid Killer's Funeral
Byline: JOHN FAHEY MASS killer Derrick Bird's funeral finally took place yesterday, the final of 13 services held in just a week. Friends and some relatives s gathered to commemorate his life at Distington Crematorium, also the venue for funerals...
My Telly
Byline: Rachel Mainwaring MY TELLY Rachel Mainwaring IT'S not an easy week to write a TV review... unless you like football, reality TV or repeats of Midsomer Murders which were bad enough the first time round. But we're one week into the World...
New Zealand Fear Carter to Quit after World Cup
Byline: SIMON THOMAS DAN CARTER appears to be ready to quit international rugby after the World Cup. The New Zealand No10 great dropped a strong hint about his future ahead of this morning's big showdown with Wales in Dunedin. Carter, who...
No 8 Easter Calls on England to Unleash Anger on Injury-hitWallabies
Byline: ANDREW BALDOCK NICK EASTER demanded England unleash all their anger on Australia at the Olympic Stadium today S so they can head into the summer with no regrets. The Harlequins No 8 was furious after England blew a golden chance to beat...
Not Only Are These Songs Love Songs, the Majority of My Work Is about Love; Meic Stevens, the Man Once Dubbed the Welsh Bob Dylan, Might Have a New Album out, but That's Not Enough to Keep Him in the Country. Matt Thomas Discovers What Prompted His Desire to Hit the Road
Byline: Matt Thomas Matt Thomas GETTING hold of wayward singer/songwriter Meic Stevens can be a bit of a job at the best of times. But the self-described "folk troubadour", whose idiosyncratic, psychedelic Welshlanguage albums are much beloved...
Nurse Swindled NHS by Working at Four Jobs; SHE CALLED IN SICK TO GET PAID BY OTHER EMPLOYERS
Byline: LIZ KEEN AN NHS staff nurse defrauded the health service of thousands of pounds by taking sick leave while working for three other employers. For 18 months Cheryl Mansel, 62, operated by declaring herself sick in some of her four jobs...
Protecting Plants; HOME TRUTHS
Byline: John Humphries ALL gardeners hate losing plants, not only on account of the cost but also because of the attention usually lavished upon them before their premature demise. This week I pulled up two TRUTHS Japanese azaleas that had fallen...
Quizopedia
Byline: Mike Harris 1. Identify the three major tiers of Welsh local government, post-1996. 2. Translate the question put to Eisteddfod audiences during the chief Gorsedd ceremonies, "A oes Heddwch ?" How many times is it asked ? 3. In which...
Realising an Ar Tistic Dream; after Helping Put Wales on the World Visual Arts Map by Steering the Artes Mundi Prize from Its Very Beginnings, Tessa Jackson Is Preparing to Leave Wales to Face a New Challenge. but She Tells Catherine Jones That the Future for the Major Award Is Rosy
TESSA Jackson started Artes Mundi, the respected international visual arts prize, from scratch, with an empty office and one telephone line that had yet to ring. Eight years on, Tessa, who is leaving her role as founding artistic director and chief...
Real Politik
Byline: Tomos Livingstone IF THE Liberal Democrats imagined they'd get some sort of political honeymoon after agreeing to join the Conservatives in a coalition government, they have been swiftly disabused of the notion. Steve Dub in Carmarthen...
Reviews
Bumping Tony Bianchi (Alcemi, pounds 9.99) Bumping into his schoolday adversary Fenwick sparks off unwelcome memories in Frank's inner voice. Why did Fenwick single out Frank in St Aidan's? Frank would quite like to stay concentrated on his work as...
Rooney Blast for England Fans as They Give Verdict on Horror Show
Byline: SIMON STONE WAYNE ROONEY hit out at the England fans after they booed the team from the field following the dismal 0-0 draw against Algeria in Cape Town. The England striker trudged off following an ineffective performance before turning...
Sali Mali - Rwyt Ti'n Seren! CYMRAEG: Ydych Chi'n Cofio Dysgu Darllen? Bethan Mair Fu'n Troedio Llwybrau'r Cof Mewn "Portmeirion I'r Plant" Yng Ngheredigion Yng Nghwmni Hen, Hen Ffrind Sy'n Dal Yr Un Mor Ifanc O Hyd
YN Saesneg, mae'n siwer mai Janet and John oedd y cymeriadau ffuglennol cyntaf y doi plant ar eu traws mewn llyfr. Ond i ni'r Cymry, gwraig garedig mewn ffrog oren, a'i gwallt du fel y frn yn dorth fach dwt ar ei phen, fu'n allwedd i sawl cenhedlaeth...
Saturday
SMALLVILLE Channel 4, 1pm Fans of Christopher Reeve's and Dean Cain's incarnations of Superman will know that it's not been a very easy ride for our hero. Yep, if this show charting his earlier life has taught us anything, it's that Superboy hasn't...
Saturday 19
BLESSED (BBC2 Wales, 12pm) A successful city trader abandons the modern world after losing everything he ever cared about, and lives a hermit's existence on a remote Scottish island. The arrival of a little girl shakes him out of his misery and isolation...
SHORT STAY; Vimal Madhavan Checks into the Rosevine Holiday House on the Cornish Coast
Vimal Madhavan checks into the Rosevine holiday house on the Cornish coast EVEN after a short time at the Rosevine, it's obvious that the watchword is thoughtfulness and attention to detail. From the food choices to the dcor, everything's been done...
Single Wing May Be Saved as Barcud Derwen Falls to Earth; FAILURE TO SECURE WAG CASH MEANS 80 MORE JOBS WILL GO
Byline: CHRIS KELSEY THE struggle to save one of Wales' best-known media companies has come to an end with the announcement most of the divisions that make up Barcud Derwen have been closed with immediate effect. The failure of the last efforts...
Sir Willard and Choir That Keeps Rolling; PREVIEW: Bridgend Male Choir Gala Concert, Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl
FOLLOWING successful performances at Clifton Cathedral and a highly acclaimed visit to Liverpool Cathedral, the Bridgend Male Choir returns to the concert platform at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl on Saturday, July 3. Joining the 90 strong choir for...
Spotlight On
Byline: DEREK THOMPSON Image: Tough but kind Best known for: Playing nurse boss Charlie Fairhead in Casualty Early life: Born April 4, 1948, in Belfast. Thompson began his showbusiness career at the age of 10 in a close-harmony group with his twin...
Spotlight On
Byline: HARVEY KEITEL Image: Tough guy actor Best known for: Playing Mr White in Reservoir Dogs Early life: Harvey Johannes Keitel was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 13, 1939, to parents Harry and Miriam, Jewish immigrants from Poland and Romania...
Station Parking Charges May Mean More Cars on the Road; ALL COUNCILS' TRANSPORT POWERS COULD BE STRIPPED
Byline: RHODRI CLARK COUNCILS could be stripped of transport powers, according to Wales' most prominent transport academic, after one decided to break from a fundamental integrated transport policy. The Welsh Assembly Government has channelled...
Steil Gwahanol Ond Yr Un Yw'r Driniaeth
Byline: BETHAN LLOYD Steil gwahanol ond yr un yw'r driniaeth MAE 'na lun ohona'i mewn albwm lluniau adre pan o'n i ryw bump oed ac mae fy ngwallt i ar un ochr yn edrych fel brws. A dw i'n cofio'n iawn be ddigwyddodd. Y noson cyn i'r llun ysgol...
Stepdad 'Forgiven' for Handing Loaded Gun to Teen Who Shot Himself; FIVE YEAR JAIL SENTENCE AS WIFE PLEADS FOR LENIENCY
Byline: ABBY ALFORD A FATHER who encouraged his teenage stepson to pose for photographs with an illegal loaded gun was jailed for five years yesterday after the boy accidentally shot himself in the head. Despite the sentence, Michael Hole was...
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Straight off the Vine
Byline: Neil Cammies BY the time you read this I'll have just returned from a week's holiday in beautiful St Ives. A definite home from home for us and a place to reflect and unwind. Hopefully the weather will have been fine and the days will have...
Sunday 20
TWO MOTHERS FOR ZACHARY (Five, 12.10pm) A grandmother takes her lesbian daughter to court to fight for custody of her son, claiming her relationship with another woman makes her unfit to be a parent. Factbased drama, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Valerie...
Thefirstword
Byline: KAREN PRICE thefirstword KARENPRICE M ANY years ago, I found myself in a rather cramped attic space inside a Cardiff city centre building which Tessa Jackson used as her office. She had just been appointed founding artistic director and...
The Insider
Byline: Peter Finch WHAT kind of silence do writers need? Absolute, according to some. Grahame Davies told me that even a creak on the stairs could foul up one of his couplets. Creativity only works when the world sleeps and there's a seep of...
There Are No Excuses for Hospitals That Rob Patients of Their Dignity; Western Mail
ACARE home's complaint that patients have been discharged from hospital bare-footed and in just a flimsy gown is truly shocking. That hospital bosses in Carmarthen gave assurances patients would not be discharged in such inappropriate clothing again...
The Score Is Something You Carry with You - It's like a Ball and Chain; Opera Star Bryn Terfel Is Making His Role Debut in a Wagner Epic in His Native Wales. He Takes Time out to Tell Mike Smith How He's Sweated Blood and Tears over the Part
BRYN TERFEL is a natural communicator who appears to slip effortlessly into a role like a favourite jumper. Whatever the audience, the world's great opera houses, concert halls or a one-to-one interview, the great man exudes charm, confidence and calmness....
Three Firms Guilty over Buncefield Explosion
Byline: ELLEN BRANAGH THREE companies were facing potentially unlimited fines yesterday after they were found guilty of health and safety breaches in connection with the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot. TAV Engineering, of Guildford, Surrey,...
Thursday 24
CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC (Sky Movies Drama, 12.35pm) Aspiring fashion journalist Rebecca Bloomwood accepts a position writing for a financial magazine. As she sets the publishing world alight with her unique brand of consumer advice, Rebecca is...
Top Talk; GREEN SCENE
Byline: Lynne Allbutt Top talk BBC TV and radio presenter Jason Mohammad admits to not having a lot of time to spend working in his own garden. However, he says he has some wonderful childhood gardening memories. "We had a big back garden...
'Tough Decisions' to Let Wales to Create Wealth; ROBERT LLEWELLYN JONES Robert.Jones@walesonline.Co.UK WELSHSECRETARYOPTIMISTIC OFAPROSPEROUSFUTURE
Byline: ROBERT LLEWELLYN JONES SECRETARY of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan said the Government would not shrink from taking "tough decisions" to create an environment in which business could create wealth. Speaking at the CBI Wales annual lunch...
Trueni Nad Ydy'r Vuvuzelas Yn Boddi'r Sylwebwyr
Byline: LEFI GRUFFUDD Trueni nad ydy'r vuvuzelas yn boddi'r sylwebwyr FEL person sy braidd yn gaeth i Gwpan y Byd y dyddie ma, mae gen i farn yn y ddadl yma am y Vuvuzelas aflafar - yr unig beth sy'n anffodus yw nad y'n nhw'n boddi'r sylwebwyr ailadroddus...
Trundle Admits His Liberty Dream May Not Materialise
LEE TRUNDLE has admitted for the first time he may have to start looking for another club as his dream of a permanent return to Swansea City continues to stall. Trundle, who has always maintained he is desperate to turn last season's loan deal into...
Tuesday 22
KUNG FU PANDA (Sky Movies Comedy, 10am) When a peaceful valley comes under threat from a rampaging snow leopard, a hero must rise up to defend his home. The unlikely animal for the job is a lazy panda, who enlists the aid of a legendary team of fighters...
Two Welsh Retailers in Top 100 Private Firms
TWO Welsh retailers have kept their position among the largest private businesses in the UK despite the recession. The frozen food retailer Iceland, and Peacock Group, the value fashion retailer, both feature on the latest Sunday Times Deloitte...
Warning on Salt Content as Supermarket Barbecue Food Products Are Given a Grilling in Study
Byline: JOSIE CLARKE A TYPICAL barbecue meal could contain double the recommended daily maximum of salt. A meal of a hotdog with mustard, a burger with cheese and barbecue sauce, a piece of marinated meat, a helping of coleslaw and potato salad...
Wednesday
K-VILLE Five, 10pm Law & Order is almost all over but maybe it'll be filled by this offering, an 11-part series set in New Orleans two years after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Heading the cast are Cole Hauser and Anthony Anderson, above,...
Wednesday 23
SCENT OF A WOMAN (Sky Movies Drama, 10.15am) A blind, hard-drinking war veteran pays a timid college student to accompany him on a weekend break in the big city, where he plans to make the most of life. However, the lad is shocked to learn that at...
Welsh Regions on Alert after Dan the Man Reveals He'd Consider Leaving NZ; NEW ZEALAND V WALES: It's a Pretty Tough One, but I Just Have to Weigh Up My Options at the Time - DAN CARTER ON QUITTING ALL BLACKS
Byline: MIKE JONES DAN CARTER has put the Welsh regions on red alert by revealing he might quit New Zealand after theWorld Cup and play his rugby overseas. The world's finest No 10 is tipped to make the global tournament his final campaign in...
Welsh Scientists Show BP How It Can Nourish Oil-Eating Bugs; RESEARCHERS GIVE A HAND TO NATURE'S OWN CLEANERS
Byline: ROBIN TURNER ENERGY giant BP is considering a plan by Welsh scientists to use some of the smallest creatures on the planet to "eat" its damaging US oil leak. Researchers at Bangor University believe microscopic marine bacteria Alcanivorax...
What a Racquet; Wimbledon Fever Is Set to Grip the Nation during the Next Fortnight, but How Much Do You Know about the World's Greatest Tennis championship?Welsh Author Spencer Vignes Opens His New Book on the Tournament to Catherine Jones
WHO'D have thought mildmannered Tim Henman would hold the dubious honour of being the first player to be disqualified from Wimbledon? The story of how Henman netted an easy shot and took out his frustration by hitting the ball into the canvas at the...
Which Breakfast Is Right for You? Whatever Your Job, Eat a Good Breakfast and You'll Feel Better and Are Likely to Lose Weight. Celebrity Nutritionist Amanda Hamilton Shows Us How to Match the Most Important Meal of the Day to What You'll Be Doing Straight after It
IF YOU'RE ... A BRICKIE scrambled eggs lean, grilled bacon grilled tomato wholemeal roll AMANDA SAYS: Labourers use up a lot of energy. It's a very physical job. Tomatos contain lycopene, which can protect against prostate cancer. With the grilled...
Wife, 44: Why I Snapped and Hit My 81-Year-Old Husband; HE WAS THREATENING ME AND WINDING ME UP, SAYS ACCUSED
Byline: ELWYN ROBERTS A WIFE attacked her husband 37 years her senior after the strain of caring for him became too much for her. Deborah Roose, 44, repeatedly punched her husband, John, 81, who was in a wheelchair, but a court heard he had since...
Women'sown
Byline: LYNNE BARRETT-LEE women'sown LYNNEBARRETT-LEE SO we're a week in, the initial brouhaha's died down, the shelves have been replenished with more beer and popcorn, and everyone for whom the kicking of balls is a major turn-off has left the...
Woosie Is Left Fuming as US Star Comes Up with Cunning Seniors Plan; WELSH ACE SUFFERING SLOW PLAYERS IN ROUND TO FORGET
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD THERE was perhaps a huge slice of irony the day Ian Woosnam was inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame he found himself upstaged by a Cunning plan to strike an early blow for America in Ryder Cup year. While Woosnam...
World Cup
the story so far > GROUP A > GROUP B PW D L F APt URUGUAY .......... 2 1 1 0 3 0 4 MEXICO ............. 2 1 1 0 3 1 4 FRANCE ............. 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 SOUTH AFRICA . 2 0 1 1 1 4 1 PW D L F APt ARGENTINA ....... 2 2 0 0 5 1 6 SOUTH KOREA .....
Young Prydie Gets Chance Welsh Greats Never Managed; NEW ZEALAND V WALES: I Do Get Nerves before a Game, but It's about Overcoming Them - TOM PRYDIE: 18-YEAR-OLD IS TAKING HIS NZ EXPERIENCE IN HIS STRIDE
Byline: MIKE JONES DESPITE everything they achieved during their glittering careers, neither Rob Howley nor Neil Jenkins got to play in New Zealand. So the Wales coaching duo could be forgiven for looking on with a touch of envy as Tom Prydie...