Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)

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Articles from June 24, 2011

Aled Simons; Culturevulture
Age: 28 From: Nelson, now based in Swansea Occupation: Artist What was the last movie you saw? Submarine based on Joe Dunthorne's debut novel set in Swansea. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and Joe is a friend of mine so it was great to see justice done...
AMs Accused of 'Breaching Trust' by Employing Their Relatives; MORE THAN Pounds 850K PAID OUT OVER THREE YEARS
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON ASSEMBLY MEMBERS who employ their own relatives have paid more than pounds 850,000 out of public funds in a three-year period, it has been revealed. Last night the TaxPayers' Alliance pressure group described the continuing...
A Slapstick Slice of Working-Class Life; REVIEW: Good Mourning Mrs Brown, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
* OR those of you who are yet to enter the jaw-achingly funny world of Mrs Agnes Brown, imagine splicing the collective comic DNAs of Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Dave Allen and Father Jack Hackett. Then imagine wrapping the mind-boggling result in baggy...
A Sound Reaction
Byline: daveowens WHEN it comes to enthusiasm and productivity Cardiff outfit We're No Heroes can't be faulted for the effort they put in to their music and marketing. Perennial favourites on social networking sites such as Twitter, they've gathered...
Auto Mazda a Lean Machine
Byline: Chris Russon * little car with the easy option of automatic transmission has been added to the Mazda line-up - and no longer does it mean drivers lose out heavily when it comes to economy. The Mazda2 Automatic is one of the few autos...
Bond Is Back to Be in the BMW Hunt
CHEPSTOW'S Liam Bond put himself right in the hunt for a decent payout after day one of the BMW International Open in Munich. After spending the last 17 years trying for a prized European Tour card, Bond achieved his mission last December at the...
Boost for Welsh Businesses as Number of Failures Falls; WALES ONE OF FOUR AREAS IN UK TO SEE A DROP THIS YEAR
Byline: SION BARRY WALES is one of four areas of the UK to have experienced a fall in business failures in April to May of this year. According to business information provider Equifax, in the period the number of failures was 126. Compared with...
Briscoe Bids to Put on Royal Show with Rory at Sandwich
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD HE might have made a less trumpeted trip across the Atlantic this week than Rory McIlroy, but North Walian Ben Briscoe could be just 36 holes away from teeing it up alongside the talk of world golf at next month's Open Championship...
Brown Calls on Celtic Countries to Resist the Olympic Team Plan
FORMER Scotland boss Craig Brown has urged the Celtic countries to resist any approach for their players for a Team GB. The Aberdeen manager said: "I went to Westminster and told them the Olympics doesn't mean the best of football played by the...
Cardiff Legend Holmes Tells Region to Let Coach Leave for Wasps
Byline: SIMON THOMAS CARDIFF legend Terry Holmes has told the Blues they should let David Young leave to become Wasps boss. But the scrum-half great says it will be difficult to lure a top-notch coach on board to take up the reins because of...
Carlton Gets the Curragh Go-Ahead
SIR Michael Stoute's Carlton House is an intended runner in Sunday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. The Street Cry colt has been the subject of much media frenzy this year, owing to the fact he is owned by the Queen. Victory in the...
City Market Report
RENEWED worries over the economic recovery and a 5% drop in oil prices after the International Energy Agency released 60 million barrels from its strategic reserves, prompted a further slump in world shares yesterday. The IEA said it would release...
Common Prescription Drugs 'A Risk to Health of Over-60s' STUDY LINKS SIDE-EFFECTS TO MENTAL DECLINE OR EVEN DEATH
Byline: MADELEINE BRINDLEY WORRYING new research has linked the side-effects of scores of common prescription medicines to potentially life-threatening conditions in the over-60s. A study suggests hundreds of thousands of older people who take...
'Complacent, Bureaucratic and Under-Performing' GOVERNMENT'S ASTONISHING ATTACK ON WELSH COUNCILS
Byline: MATT WITHERS THE Welsh Government yesterday launched a scathing attack on Wales' councils, accusing them of "complacency, under-performance and senseless bureaucracy". Local Government Minister Carl Sargeant told council leaders that the...
Conway Vows to Repay Faith Shown in Him by Mackay
Byline: STEVE TUCKER CRAIG CONWAY, the first signing of the Malky Mackay Cardiff City era, has spelt out his determination to repay the confidence the new Bluebirds boss has placed in him. The 26-year-old wide man has been signed as a replacement...
Cycling Lobby; & COMMENT DEBATE YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES
* SIR - Reading Lee Waters' article ("Encouraging more people to get on their bikes should be applauded, not ridiculed", June 23), I was reminded of the famous phrase by Mandy Rice-Davies "He would say that wouldn't he". Unlike Mr Waters (of Sustrans...
Dobbie Happy to Put in Hard Work to Prove Premier Class
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN STEPHEN DOBBIE has revealed how Swansea City's opening Premier League fixtures have got him sweating. Swans star Dobbie admits the thought of an opening-day visit to mega-money Manchester City was enough to see him hit the...
Don't Drop Litter - or You'll Pick Up the Bill
COUNCILS across Britain are having to spend almost pounds 1bn a year cleaning up after litter louts, a celebrity-backed anti-littering campaign has revealed. Clean Up Britain, which is supported by high-profile names including Steven Gerrard, Jonny...
Dragons Keep Dream Alive in Dramatic Win
Byline: PHIL BLANCHE GLAMORGAN Dragons gave themselves a Twenty20 Cup lifeline with an amazing two-run victory over South Group leaders Sussex Sharks. Having to defend a modest total of 137, the Dragons appeared doomed when the Sharks scored...
Estate of the Art
Byline: MALCOLM ROBERTSHAW TODAY'S estate car has come a long way from the days when they were little more than glorified vans fitted with rear seats and windows and known as station wagons or shooting brakes. One of my favourites of the genre...
Exports Are the Key to Growth, Says Expert; ECONOMIST BACKS CUTS IN GOVERNMENT SPENDING
Byline: ROBERT LLEWELLYN JONES A LEADING Welsh economist believes that exports are crucial to a sustained private sector-led recovery. Professor Brian Morgan, director of the Creative Leadership and Enterprise Centre, Cardiff School of Management...
Extra Pounds 53 Spent on Every Pupil 'A Step in Right Direction' BUT FUNDING BOOST IS STILL NOT ENOUGH, INSIST UNIONS
Byline: GARETH EVANS UNION leaders last night welcomed a 1% increase in the amount of money spent on pupils in Wales as "a step in the right direction". Figures released by the Welsh Government show a pounds 53 rise in gross school spend per...
Fears That Seven Tax Offices across Wales Could Be Axed; BUT UK MINISTERS DISMISS 'UNFOUNDED SPECULATION'
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMSON THE UK Government yesterday dismissed as "unfounded speculation" claims that every tax office in Wales outside Cardiff could be for the chop. A leaked document reveals that Cardiff is the only site that Revenue and Customs...
Ffos Las Ready to Take on Regal Racing Rivals like Ascot after Visit by Charles; ROYAL DAY OUT 'WILL FLAG UP COURSE BEYOND WALES'
Byline: RACHAEL MISSTEAR ITS horses are treated like kings and yesterday a new pounds 20m racecourse revealed its ambitions to use a little royal patronage to eclipse top-flight rivals such as Ascot. The Prince of Wales began a lengthy tour of...
Filmreviews
Incendies 15, 131 mins Viva Riva! 15, 98 mins Double Dhamaal 12A, 138 mins Incendies is a harrowing and slow-burning Canadian thriller in French, written for the screen and directed by Denis Villeneuve. Following the death of their mother Nawal,...
Flames of Glory; Sebastian Coe Announced This Week That There's a Year to Go until the Opening of the London 2012 Festival - the Arts Strand Celebrating the Olympics. in Wales, the First of a Number of Events Has Just Been Launched. Karen Price Takes a Look at the Following the Flame Exhibition
FROM swimmer Irene Steer's first gold medal for Wales to Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson's impressive haul of 16, the greatest achievements of the Welsh at the Olympics and Paralympics are being celebrated in a major exhibition. And as well as striking...
Forty Are Killed as Iraqi Bomb Blasts Tear Apart the Fragile
AT LEAST 40 people were killed when four bombs ripped through Shi'ite areas of Baghdad last night - the worst violence the capital has seen in months - Iraqi officials said. An American civilian contractor also died in a separate attack. The violence...
Girls Behaving Badly; with Drunken Behaviour, Bad Language and Toilet Humour, Bridesmaids Is Not Your Average Rom-Com. Co-Writer and Actress Kristen Wiig Tells Rob Driscoll Why Sugary-Sweet Is Not for Her
WITH a title like Bridesmaids, you'd be forgiven for thinking that here's another confetti-strewn, sweet and sugary chick flick, in the mould of 27 Dresses and The Wedding Date, perfect for an undemanding girls' night out. Wrong. For fast-rising comedy...
Green Light for Civic Savings
Byline: Chris Russon * e have just put a Honda Civic through its paces in our latest eco test and managed to achieve near diesel-like economy from a petrol engined car. Driving for maximum economy over more than 100 miles, the Civic 1.8 Si returned...
'Harry Potter' Waves a New Wand to Cast a Spell over the Digital Generation
Byline: ROBERT DEX JK ROWLING unveiled her new website to bring Harry Potter's adventures to the "digital generation" yesterday. Promising to share material on the teenage wizard's world she's been hoarding for years, the author unveiled Pottermore...
Hart Sees Inward Investment Market as Key for Economy
Byline: SION BARRY YOU could never really accuse Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, Edwina Hart, of sitting on the fence. On Wednesday it emerged that she had declined a request from the Commons Welsh Affairs Committee...
'Help Older People Find Work as Well as Young Jobseekers' FIFTH OF OVER-50S HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED FOR A YEAR
Byline: CLAIRE MILLER WELSH jobseekers aged over 50 are five times more likely than 18 to 24-year-olds to be out of work for more than a year, figures have shown. Nearly 20% of older jobseekers have been unemployed for more than a year, but less...
'I Didn't Grasp the Concept of Death Because I Was Too Much in Love with Life." TheBIGInterview Margaret Maund Has Lived Many Lives, from a Nurse in War-Torn Congo to One of the First Women in Wales to Be Ordained as an Anglican Priest. She Spoke to Claire Rees about Why She's Happiest Now, as an Author, Sharing Her Stories about a Life Lived to the Full
* UCH of what has happened to Margaret Maund has happened, by her own admission, quite by accident. She wasn't meant to take a gap year to learn French in Belgium, she wasn't meant to travel to Africa, and she wasn't meant, coming from a normal,...
'If Anyone Knows Better Ways of Dealing with the Deficit, Let Them Speak Now.'
Byline: ELAINE MORGAN * T would be funny if the mess we're in wasn't so serious. All the politicians in Westminster are desperately looking for labels to stick on themselves to wipe out memories of their parties' past history. So we get Philip...
Ireland's Economy Sees GDP Boost
THE Irish economy rebounded in the first quarter of this year, official figures revealed yesterday. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) said that gross national product, the measure of the Irish-owned economy, contracted by 4.3% while gross domestic...
'I Think My Father Would Feel So Happy That So Many Young People Who Want to Become Actors Will Be Passing through a Theatre Named after Him.' BURTON DAUGHTER UNVEILS TRIBUTE AT Pounds 22.5M COLLEGE
Byline: KAREN PRICE RICHARD BURTON'S daughter unveiled a bust of the Hollywood great yesterday as the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama officially revealed its pounds 22.5m refurbishment. Kate Burton travelled to Wales from her home in America...
'It's like Being in Love with an Old Aunt Who Has Become an Alcoholic' AUTHOR LAMENTS WELSH TOWN'S 'LOST BEAUTY'
Byline: SION MORGAN IN the Victorian age it was a picturesque seaside resort visited by the wealthy who arrived via train to bask in the surroundings of Cardigan Bay. But according to one of its famous sons, the Aberystwyth of today is "like...
It's the Rightright Time Andtime and Right Job for Young as He Looks for Opportunity to Further His Coaching Credentials
Byline: DELME PARFITT * HERE are those of a more cynical disposition who have always believed the only way David Young would leave the Blues would be in a wooden box. But, deeper analysis of the situation the former Lions prop now finds himself...
I Understand the Politics Andpolitics and Thethe Need to protectWales' protectWales' Identity, but I'd Love to Win a GB Gold Medal at the Olympics I Understand the Politics Andpolitics and Thethe Need to protectWales' protectWales' Identity, but I'd Love to Win a GB Gold Medal at the Olympics
Byline: PAUL ABBANDONATO WALES captain Aaron Ramsey has followed Gareth Bale's lead by publicly stating he wants to play for a Great Britain team in the London Olympics. The comments from the articulate 20-year-old Arsenal star will further pile...
I Understand the Politics and the Need to Protect Wales' Identity, but I'd Love to Win a GB Gold Medal at the Olympics
Byline: PAUL ABBANDONATO WALES captain Aaron Ramsey has followed Gareth Bale's lead by publicly stating he wants to play for a Great Britain team in the London Olympics. The comments from the articulate 20-year-old Arsenal star will further pile...
Joys of the Open Road
Byline: Martin Wells We've all seen them on our jaunts to France and Spain - hogging the clifftops, overlooking the beach, by the side of the road ... cluttering up the road in front of you. We've all seen them on our jaunts to France and Spain...
Karenprice Inside Track
IT'S been another momentous week for the arts in Wales and one of the highlights was the launch of the new-look Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. After almost two years of work, the former 'ugly duckling' has been transformed into a state-of-the-art...
Labour 'Must Abandon Blair- Brown Control Freakery' HAIN SAYS PARTY NEEDS TO EMBRACE LOCAL ACTIVISTS
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMSON LABOUR must abandon the "control freakery" which dogged the Blair and Brown governments and bring activists into the heart of the policy-making process, Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain said yesterday. The Neath MP has...
Laptop Savings; & COMMENT DEBATE YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES
* SIR - An average of pounds 700 per laptop per child at first sounds ridiculous when you can pick up a decent entry-level laptop that can do anything a school kid needs for pounds 300 in this buyers' market time ("Wales abandons controversial free...
Ludlow Is Imploring Welsh FA to Help Back Her London Dream
Byline: MARK BLOOM WELSH LADIES and Arsenal captain Jayne Ludlow has echoed the words of Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale by imploring FAW bosses to back her wish to play for Team GB at the Olympics. Ludlow has already worn the Great Britain vest...
McIlroy Magic Just Wasn't as Good as Gould during Early Golfing Years; GOLF WALES
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD * T'S been a week of Rory glory amid McIlroy mania after the 22-year-old Irish ace swept to a first Major and a Congressional medal of honour at the US Open on Sunday night. But golfers across the globe could have easily...
Milly's Mother Collapses, Wailing, after Killer Convicted
Byline: SHENAI RAIF THE tortured family of schoolgirl Milly Dowler became hysterical yesterday as killer Levi Bellfield was found guilty of her murder. Distraught Bob Dowler tried to hold back his emotions as he attempted to console his wife...
Morningserial
Anyway, gypsies have caravans don't they? That was the obvious bit, but this was no ordinary caravan. Admittedly only small, too small for any grown-up to get into, and bearing in mind that unlike any ordinary caravan, this one wasn't going anywhere,...
Onshow Exhibitions
ABERDARE New work by portrait artist Lorraine Bewsey. The show features Welsh Olympic athletes @ Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery until tomorrow ABERTILLERY Work by artist Karyn Coleman who is inspired by memory and film @ The Metropole until June 30...
People Came from the Front Line or Ships Suffering from Frostbite, Gunshot or Shrapnel Wounds, and Then Had Their Arms and Legs Amputated without Anaesthetic, for the Simple Reason the Russians Didn't Have It." . on the Eve of Armed Forces Day, Which Celebrates the Selfless Roles Played by Servicemen and Women Past and Present, Helen Turner Speaks to Two Heroes of the High Seas Who Survived Sinking Ships in Major Conflicts
* T was a major blow to the British fight to regain the Falklands and has recently inspired a film director. The loss of the warship HMS Coventry, which came under Argentine fire and resulted in the loss of 19 lives and 40 wounded, is still a lucid...
Plans for New Nuclear Plants Radiate Tension; PLAID LEADER DEFIES PARTY POLICY OVER WYLFA
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMSON WALES faces the prospect of new nuclear power stations in the north and near the south coast under UK Government plans published yesterday. The Department of Energy & Climate Change said a "surge of investment" was...
PM Hints at Speedier Exit of UK Troops in Afghanistan
Byline: ANDREW WOODCOCK THE return of British troops from Afghanistan could be accelerated if conditions on the ground improve, Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated. In a key turning point for the conflict, President Barack Obama announced...
'Politicians Are a Bunch of Scallywags' Filled with Controversial Figures and Plenty of Scandals, the Political World Is the Perfect Setting for a Drama. as the Stage Version of Yes, Prime Minister Visits Wales, Actor Simon Williams Shares His Touring Tales with Karen Price
SIMON Williams is in a flat in Glasgow preparing for another performance of Yes, Prime Minister. The popular BBC '80s series has been rejuvenated for the stage and, with expenses scandals and a new coalition government, there was plenty of up-to-date...
Pounds 43m a Month Libya Bill Defended by Fox
The pounds 43m-per-month cost of the UK's military engagement in Libya was defended by Defence Secretary Liam Fox as the "financial price to pay" for protecting civilians from brutal repression. Taxpayers are expected to face a total bill of around...
Punto Aims to Improve Satisfaction
Byline: IAN JOHNSON FIAT has hardly been a front runner in terms of customer satisfaction, but it is coming up fast on the rails. The popularity of models together with consistent improvements in terms of quality, reliability and customer service,...
Spirited Performance; Performingarts She Played a Posh Troublemaker in Emmerdale but Now Anna Brecon Is Getting in Touch with the Spiritual World in Her Latest Stage Show. Dave Owens Quizzes Her about Ghosts
IGET the feeling I'm intruding as I speak to Anna Brecon. When I ring the Brighton-based actress she's engrossed in Wimbledon, and one match in particular. "I'm watching the game between Venus Williams and 40-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm, who is playing...
Star Man Tevez Too Expensive for Inter
INTER MILAN insist that the cost of Carlos Tevez means they would not be able to sign him from Manchester City. Argentina international Tevez has admitted his unhappiness with life in Manchester has caused him to consider his options. Inter are...
Stunning 9-5 Looks Certain to Get Swedish Icon Back on Front Foot
Byline: PATRICK JAMES SAAB'S problems have been well documented recently and it is not the only car company to have suffered set backs, what with recalls, tsunamis and the general economic climate. But the stunning looking 9-5 looks certain to...
Sweeping Mumbles Head Plans Approved; CAMPAIGNERS LEFT SHOCKED BY PLANNING APPROVAL
Byline: ROBIN TURNER CONTROVERSIAL plans to develop a pounds 39m hotel and luxury apartments complex on Mumbles Head were approved by Swansea councillors yesterday. Despite objections by the Gower Society, Open Spaces Society, Mumbles Community...
T.B.C
Byline: Ceri Gould YOU'RE like a busy bee, said Three-And-A-Half-Year-Old. He was right, I'd been buzzing around trying to get things right for our Queen Bee's second birthday party. Steve Dub in Carmarthen I don't know if you're the same but...
Teal's Travels; Jazz Star Clare Teal Is Looking Forward to Some Big Gigs, Including the Glastonbury Festival and an Outdoor Concert in Wales. She Chats to Karen Price about Performing, Royal Wedding Watching and the Joys of Being Constantly in Demand as a Singer
CLARE Teal is at home in Bath packing her suitcase when I call. To put it mildly, the celebrated UK jazz singer has got a bit of a busy week ahead - she's travelling to London and onto Belgium, then back to the English capital, before heading to Middlesbrough,...
Tears of Joy for Lisicki after Her Upset Victory over Li; WIMBLEDON 2011 in Association With
SABINE LISICKI shed tears of joy after causing the biggest upset of this year's Wimbledon with a three-set victory over third seed and French Open champion Li Na. Lisicki lost the first set and then saved two match points before clinching a memorable...
Teen Had 'Talked about Killing Girl for Months' COURT TOLD FRIENDS DIDN'T TAKE THREATS SERIOUSLY
Byline: ROBIN TURNER A TEENAGER accused of murdering a 15-year-old girl by attacking her with a rock had talked about killing her "for months", a court heard yesterday. Rebecca Aylward, 15, known as Becca, was left to die in a rain-soaked forest...
Theguide
TODAY MUSIC - CLASSICAL CAERNARFON: Galeri Caernarfon (01286 685222), Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias. Student musicians' performance. 7pm. CARDIFF: National Museum Cardiff (029 2039 7951), Organ Recital. 1pm, booking essential. free. CARDIFF: St...
Thomas Wants to Keep Dai
Byline: SIMON THOMAS BLUES chairman Peter Thomas last night declared he didn't want Dai Young to leave for Wasps and that his contractual situation would have to be resolved before he could move on. It's understood the Blues would want around...
Toddler's 28-Mile Solo Bus Journey
Byline: SAM MALONE A LONE toddler managed to travel more than 20 miles undetected on a bus from Powys to Shropshire. Two people have been arrested and bailed after the two-year-old boarded the 558 Tanat Valley Coaches service at Chirbury Road,...
Top Four through as Brilliant Djokovic and Federer Simply Cruise to Success; WIMBLEDON 2011 in Association With
Byline: PHIL CASEY ROGER FEDERER lost just seven games on his way to completing a second-round victory over Adrian Mannarino at Wimbledon last night. The six-time champion hardly broke sweat as he outclassed his French opponent 6-2 6-3 6-2 in...
Tremlett Stunned by Upward England Career Curve
ENGLAND fast bowler Chris Tremlett admits he sometimes has to pinch himself after overcoming adversity to establish himself as a key player in the national set-up. The 29-year-old was a key performer during England's Ashes victory in Australia and...
Unfair Council Tax Burden; & COMMENT DEBATE YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES
* SIR - Every February-March we have the annual discussion on the percentage increases in the level of council tax in Wales. Now this has passed, the dust settled and the council tax set, it is interesting to look at the actual charges levied by...
Wales at the Forefront of Vagliano Trophy Bid
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD WALES will have a massive part to play when the best lady golfers in Europe face each other at Royal Porthcawl today. The Vagliano Trophy is being held between Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe for...
Webster Blast for His Team
Byline: SIMON ROBERTS RICHARD WEBSTER has launched a scathing blast at his Wales Under-20s players after their flop against Fiji. The Welsh team lost 34-20 to the Fijians, a result which followed their record defeat against New Zealand earlier...
Welsh Young Guns Should Be Allowed to Decide on the Olympics, Says Lynn; THE GREAT GB DEBATE
Byline: STEVE TUCKER WALES' greatest Olympian, Lynn 'The Leap' Davies, believes it is up to Aaron Ramsey, Gareth Bale and other Welsh young guns to decide if they want to take part in a Great Britain team at London 2012. Calls by the British...
We Must Guard against Nuclear Risks as We Seek New Power Sources; Western Mail
* HE announcement that Anglesey is a preferred location for a new nuclear power station will cause many to breathe a sigh of relief, but others will shudder as they imagine nightmare scenarios. It looks likely that Parliament will approve the proposals...
Wessex Garages Prepares to Launch Hyundai into South Wales Market
WITH the acquisition of the Hyundai Franchise, Wessex Garages has refurbished its Penarth Road site, to reflect a new corporate identity. Here models in the Hyundai range will line up alongside Kia, Fiat and Abarth models bringing with it another...
Worthington Happy for His Irish Players to Join Team GB
NORTHERN IRELAND manager Nigel Worthington would be happy for any of his players to participate in the London 2012 Olympics and does not believe their international careers should be affected in any way if they do. The British Olympic Association...
Write on; Eight Months after Winning the Dylan Thomas Prize, Elyse Fenton Is in Huge Demand. but, She Tells Karen Price, She Now Faces the Pressure of Completing Her Second Poetry Collection
AFTER winning the Dylan Thomas Prize, Elyse Fenton became a star overnight - particularly in her American homeland. Pages 2 & 3 "I was on some of the biggest radio programmes, including All Things Considered, which my parents used to listen...
X3 Marks the Spot for BMW
Byline: ROBIN ROBERTS WHEN the original BMW X3 was launched in 2004, the car was playing catch-up with rivals but the second generation model is emerging as a class leader. It has benefited from the engineering found in the larger X5 and X6 models...
Young Joins United and Sets His Sights on That 20th League Crown
NEW Manchester United signing Ashley Young is already targeting the club's 20th league title after agreeing a five-year deal at Old Trafford. The England international, 26 next month, passed a medical in Manchester yesterday and the formalities...
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