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 October 5, 2010

A Fydd Y Cylchgrawn BACHog Yn Llwyddo I Fachu? WELSHCOLUMN
Byline: Hafina Clwyd YN YR ystafell a chwerthinllyd elwir gennyf yn "llyfrgell" mi fedrai'r craff weld pentwr o'r Llenor, Y Fflam, Rebecca, Hon, Steddfota, Y Genhinen, ac ambell un arall. Beth, meddech chi, sydd yn gyffredin rhwng y pethau ar y...
A Range of Opinions over Proposal to Extend AONB; MOVE TO HELP PROTECT SOME OF WALES' VALUABLE ATTRACTIONS
Byline: SALLY WILLIAMS PLANS are being made to extend an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales to preserve it for future generations. The Countryside Council for Wales, (CCW), in partnership with the local authorities of Denbighshire...
Baron Cohen Rhapsody; News of a Forthcoming Film Based on the Life and Times of the Band Queen Has Matt Thomas All Misty-Eyed
I'LL tell you one thing for free - writing about music is pretty tough. Well, I find it pretty tough anyway. It's hard to do without descending into sentimental wittering or showing off. So if either of those things happen in the next 700 words...
Carpet-Tile Recycler Relocates to a Valleys Base
A SOUTH Wales social enterprise has moved to a new site after receiving support from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust. Cleanstream Carpets, which diverts unwanted carpet tiles from landfill sites, has expanded into larger premises in Porth, where...
CBI Defends SME Policy but Criticises Delays on Grants; PLAUT RIPOSTE ALSO TAKES AIM AT FAST GROWTH 50
Byline: GRAHAM HENRY A SENIOR figure in CBI Wales has hit out at criticism that the body is not adequately representing small businesses in Wales. Rudi Plaut, who is chair of the CBI Wales Economic Trends Panel, countered "assumptions" made by...
Citymarketreport
THE FTSE 100 Index paused for breath yesterday after its recent shares rally as commodity stocks posted heavy falls. London's blue-chip share index closed down 36.9 points to 5556, with falls mirrored across Europe and Wall Street. The Dow Jones...
Coalition Won't Be Railroaded into Fast Track Plan
THE coalition Government will not be "bounced" into adopting Labour's plan for electrification of the London-Swansea rail line, Wales Office Minister David Jones said last night. The pounds 1bn plan, which would shave 20 minutes from the total journey...
End of an Era? Diary of Diet
Byline: hannah HELLO, my name is Hannah Jones, I am fat and fed up of talking about it. Seriously fed up. I feel that my size has defined me for as long as I've had teeth in my head and was able to say the word "more". But enough's enough....
Europe's Golf Does Talking as Phil Has Accent on Friendliness; RYDER CUP 2010: EUROPE 141/2 USA 131/2: Anthony Woolford Saw the Ryder Cup Won on the 17th Green Alongside Some of the Biggest Names in World Golf
Byline: Anthony Woolford THE agony and ecstasy of the Ryder Cup was encapsulated in 15 glorious and surreal minutes at the Celtic Manor. Seeing Rickie Fowler drain a 20-foot putt on the 17th green to take his match with Edoardo Molinari down...
Flynn Is Perfect Man to Put Wales on Right Track, Says Gunter
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN CHRIS GUNTER insists Wales have got the perfect man to lift a nation when it comes to their Euro 2012 double-headers. He has backed Brian Flynn to be a success as the man to take over from John Toshack. But the Nottingham...
Gabbidon Quits in More Woe for Wales
Byline: MARK BLOOM DANNY GABBIDON last night delivered a blow to Brian Flynn ahead of his first game as Wales caretaker-manager by quitting international football. Gabbidon - who was named in Flynn's first squad on Friday - made his decision...
Game over for the Vetch after a Little Extra Time; Pounds 700K TO BE SPENT ON DEMOLITION AND LANDSCAPING OF ICONIC SITE
Byline: SION MORGAN FIVE years after playing host to its last football match, Swansea's famous Vetch Field is to be torn down. In its heyday the famous old ground was graced by the likes of Ivor Allchurch and Mel Charles, but it has stood empty...
Glamorgan Farmers 'Fear' to Sign Up to New Glastir Scheme; FARM UNION CALLS FOR MORE DETAILS OF LAND PROGRAMME
Byline: STEVE DUBe WELSH farmers were urged this week to make sure they apply to join the new Glastir land management scheme. The switch from a range of agri-environment schemes to a single all-embracing programme has been fraught with problems,...
Great Start for Wales as Jazz Hits the Right Note with a Superb Silver
Byline: GARETH GRIFFITHS JAZZ CARLIN celebrated Wales' first medal in Delhi as she defeated double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington to claim silver in the 200 metres freestyle. The 20-year-old became the first Welsh female swimmer to win a...
Hair-Raising Moment for US Star Stewart; RYDER CUP DIARY with Anthony Woolford at the Celtic Manor
Byline: Anthony Woolford ENTERTAINMENT value on the first tee yesterday watching the first seven singles matches heading off went through the stratosphere. While Lee Westwood got the usual raucous backing spearheading the European Ryder Cup quest,...
Harry's Lament as Bale Named the Top Player in Welsh Game
Byline: STEVE TUCKER GARETH BALE last night crowned a fantastic 12 months by being named Welsh Footballer of the Year. And, as Bale was handed the accolade, his Tottenham club boss Harry Redknapp admitted he wished the Cardiff-born talent was...
Indecency Accused Pastor Says Girl Was Mistaken; ABUSE OF GIRL,12, ALLEGEDLY TOOKPLACE14YEARSAGO
Byline: ROBIN TURNER A PASTOR accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old told a court yesterday that the girl had jumped to the wrong conclusion after feeling a banana in his pocket. David Protheroe Morris claimed his alleged victim had touched...
IVF Pioneer Educated in Wales Wins Nobel Prize
Byline: GARETH EVANS A SCIENTIST who studied in Wales and went on to become one of the world's most important IVF pioneers was yesterday awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Colleagues reacted with delight that test tube baby pioneer Professor...
Jones Predicts Good Medal Haul from the Ring by Welsh Boxers Becky on Track and Gunning for Games Glory
WELSH boxing legend Colin Jones has predicted the Delhi class of 2010 can overhaul their Melbourne medal tally of one silver and three bronze. The nine-strong boxing team - Darren Edwards, Jermaine Asare, Fred Evans, Kevin Evans, Kieron Harding,...
McDowell Is Lord of the Manor as He Holds His Nerve to Deliver That Big Hollywood Ending; RYDER CUP 2010 EUROPE 141/2 USA 131/2: Richard Clifford Watches a Day of Golfing Drama Unfold as the Celtic Manor Plays Host to a Classic Ryder Cup
Byline: Richard Clifford GRAEME McDOWELL - the Lord of the Manor in June -was the brightest star in Europe's stellar constellation as he clinched the Ryder Cup for Colin Montgomerie's men on an historic sun-drenched afternoon. Winner of the Celtic...
Monty's Champagne Moment as Europe Regain Ryder Cup; Monty's Moment as Europe Regains Ryder Cup
Byline: RICHARD CLIFFORD AFTER being drenched by the rain for most of the weekend, Colin Montgomerie was showered in champagne as he reflected on "the greatest moment of my golf career." In the first Monday finish in the 83-year history of the...
MORNINGSERIAL; the Songbird Is Singing
Byline: Alun Trevor Mam said, "That's not the way to get a good crop of hay." "Oh no." "We have very little left in the hayloft. And it's three or four months till the next crop." The Songbird is Singing by Alun Trevor That would be in the...
Mosque Attack Blamed on Settlers
ARSONISTS torched a mosque in a Palestinian village in the West Bank yesterday, scrawling "revenge" on a wall in Hebrew and charring copies of the Muslim holy book in a blaze that threatened to stoke new tensions over deadlocked Mideast peacemaking....
My Hands Shook So Badly, I Couldn't Hold My Catalogue; Our Columnist Has Been Enjoying the Thrill of the Chase, Buying at an Auction
Byline: LIZ SHANKLAND MEDICAL experts say it's good to get your heart rate racing a couple of times a week. Go for a bike ride, pull on your daps and go for a jog - whatever you do, it's going to do you a power of good. But I've discovered another...
'My Version of Five a Day Could Change the World; This Woman Thinks Fruit Is Pointless, Hates Running, and Enjoys Her Vegetables with Lashings of Butter. She Says It's the Reason She's Maintained a Stable Eight-Stone Weight for the Past 15 Years. Want to Know More? Zoe Harcombe Spoke to WM
ACCORDING to Zoe Harcombe, we would be better off drinking a cup of coffee than a fruit juice. "When it comes to antioxidants, a coffee will work better," she says. And fruit, despite a five a day campaign which she says is fooling low-income families,...
Narrowest of Victories Sees Wales' Ryder Cup Hailed the Greatest Ever; EVENT SPILLS ON TO MONDAY FOR FIRST TIME - IN SUNSHINE
Byline: PETER LAW WALES truly had its day in the sun as Colin Montgomerie's Europe triumphed in what has already been declared the greatest Ryder Cup ever. At 3.20pm on October 4, a former farmer's field on the banks of the River Usk bore witness...
Natural Food the Key to Reputation for Quality in Early-Calving Cattle
CALVES raised on their mothers' milk and on grass during the best months of the year is a central element in the reputation for quality earned by Brecon and Radnor Suckled Calf Rearers. And a farm walk at the home of company chairman David Thomas...
New-Style Tories in Hands-On Rwanda Aid Project
AN AMBITIOUS project that encourages Tory politicians and activists to spend time volunteering in Africa underlines the party's new voice on overseas aid, the Welsh MP running the scheme said last night. Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb now...
Now the Hard Work Begins to Ensure Wales Benefits from Its Ryder Cup; NATION CELEBRATES AS SUN SHINES FOR CONTEST CLIMAX
Byline: DANIEL FISHER WALES last night reaped the plaudits after the nation's first ever Ryder Cup proved its capacity tomakea huge success of global events. But those who worked to bring the flagship golfing contest to Celtic Manor refused to...
Officers Upset at Pounds 185,000 Loan for Top Policeman; FORCE LENT MONEY FOR HOUSE AS CUTS LOOM
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON AN ASSISTANT Chief Constable was given a loan of pounds 185,000 by the police authority employing him, to help him buy a house, it has been revealed. The news that Dyfed-Powys Police ACC Nick Ingram has benefited from such...
Opening Day in Delhi Is Hit by Problems; DAY ONE ROUND-UP
PROBLEMS: After the optimism of the opening ceremony, the Delhi Games were hit by a series of problems on the opening day of competition. The weigh-in for the boxing competition had to be abandoned when the scales were found to be faulty. The...
Osborne's Cuts Start with a Swipe at High Earners - to Show He's Fair; 'DIRE' FINANCES DICTATE MOVE TO END A UNIVERSAL BENEFIT
Byline: TOMOS LIVINGSTONE GEORGE OSBORNE took a political gamble yesterday by dramatically withdrawing child benefit from the better-off in his latest bid to bring down the budget deficit. The Chancellor said the payout - worth pounds 2,500 a...
Pavarotti of the Organ Blows into Town; PREVIEW: Organ Festival, St Peter's Church, Peterston-Super-Ely
WORLD renowned American concert organist Carlo Curley is playing at The Peterstonsuper-Ely Organ Festival this weekend. The festival opens at St Peter's Church tomorrow with a concert by Robert Court, organist of Cardiff University. Curley will...
Plan for the Children; YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES
SIR - Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, 200 years ago, the advance of scientific knowledge has been used by employers to replace paid workers with machines. Great advantages have come from this, to employers and consumers,...
Porn Addict Used Snuff Handbook to Rape and Kill Niece
Byline: PAT HURST A MAN obsessed with violent child porn and "snuff" videos was yesterday told he will spend the rest of his life behind bars after admitting the horrific torture, rape and murder of his niece. Unemployed John Maden, 38, lured...
Race to Remember Trainer Rhys Howells; Turf Talk BRIAN LEE: A MEMORIAL HANDICAP
WITH the running of the pounds 17,500 Rhys Howells Memorial Handicap Chase at Chepstow this Saturday, Welsh hunt-racing enthusiasts will have a moment to remember the former Chepstow point-to-point owner/trainer and permit holder who was tragically...
Rhaid Cael Gwared Ar Y Llygod Ffyrnig
Byline: LLOYD JONES TYBED a oes yna ddewin fel y Pied Piper of Hamelin a all gael gwared ar y llygod ffyrnig sydd yn ein gwlad? Mewn arolwg diweddar, darganfuwyd fod nifer y llygod wedi dyblu yn ystod y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Ar wah--n i fod ar gynnydd...
Sacked Former Minister Gwyther to Attempt a Political Comeback
FORMER Agriculture Minister Christine Gwyther will attempt a political comeback next year as the Labour candidate in the hyper-marginal seat of Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire. Ms Gwyther, 51, entered the National Assembly in 1999 but...
Scarlets Going Back to the Future with Local Talent; HEINEKEN CUP: We Have Had Our Share of Adversity to Deal with but I Am Looking Forward to the Next Three Years - GARETH JENKINS
Byline: Simon Roberts THE Scarlets may have got nowhere near the Heineken Cup quarter-finals in recent seasons - but they are still the Welsh side with the best record in the tournament. For many, especially those outside Wales, they are still...
Schools Grasp New Power to Screen Pupils for Weapons; BUT 'IT IS NOT FOR TEACHERS TO ACT AS SURROGATE POLICE'
Byline: DANIEL FISHER SCHOOLS in Wales will be given the power to screen all pupils for weapons by the end of the month, it was announced yesterday. Assembly Government education minister Leighton Andrews confirmed that all schools and further...
Soviets Win Race for First Space Flight; RETRO REPORT OCTOBER 1957-How We Covered
Byline: Tony Woolway RUSSIA yesterday rocketed an Earth satellite into outer space and it is now circling the world 560 miles up once every 95 minutes, Moscow radio reported earlier today. An announcement from Tass, the Soviet News Agency, said...
Stronger Sterling Sees EU Payments Cut by 5%
FARMERS will receive less money from the European Union this year. The rules governing the Single Farm Payment add up to a decrease of 5.4% on the 2009 payment. This compares with a 15% increase last year. The exchange rate of the euro against...
Tackle This Disease to Save Our Rural Way of Life
Byline: ELIN JONES I RECENTLY announced my intention to consult on a new Order to implement a cull of badgers in a specified area of west Wales - known as the Intensive Action Area. We have already put in place strict cattle control and surveillance...
Talking WM Sense Claire
Another day, another diet. The advice can be overwhelming, especially if the latest 'rules' contradict what you heard last week. In this week's WM, we've spoken to renowned Welsh food author Zoe Harcombe about her food rules she boldly claims, could...
'The Farm Does Not Let Go. It's There 365 Days a Year, Day and Night. It Always Wants You to Do Something'
Byline: STEVE DUBe THREE-HUNDRED acres of mostly steep and sometimes rocky hillside overlooking Bala is like a magnet for Emyr Jones. "I can't go away for more than three days. I just want to go home," says Emyr. "The farm does not let go....
The Power of Collaboration Can Transform Our Services; Social Justice Minister Carl Sargeant Doesn't Believe in Change for Change's Sake, but He Is Convinced Public Sector Reforms Can Save Taxpayers' Money and Deliver Better Public Services in Wales
EARLIER this year I published an essay setting out my vision for public services. My message was simple: the Assembly Government and local authorities must work together for better, more effective services for the citizens of Wales. To explore how...
The Ryder Cup Was a Victory for Europe but Also a Triumph for Wales; Western Mail
IT WILL, surely, be a tournament remembered for the drama as much as for the deluge. The 2010 Ryder Cup is over, and the events of the past few days will linger long in the memory. Europe's remarkable last-gasp victory, having wrestled the initiative...
'The US Open Felt like Playing the Back Nine with My Dad at Royal Portrush Compared to This'
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD RELUCTANT Ryder Cup hero Graeme McDowell last night recalled his Celtic Manor drama and admitted: "That was the toughest nine holes of my career." The former Cardiff-based professional has had a summer to remember,winning...
Think Pink; Treat Yourself and Others This October with These Limited Edition Beauty Products - All in Aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Edited by Emily Woodrow
Estee Lauder's Elizabeth Hurley Lip Collection featuring two doubleended lipgloss wands and Evelyn Lauder Lip Collection, which contains three shades of Pure Color Lipstick, both priced pounds 25, www.esteelauder.co.uk - pounds 7.50 of which goes to...
Top Price at Pony Sale Hits Record Pounds 11,000
A TOTAL of 568 Welsh mountain ponies, Welsh ponies and Welsh part-breds were offered at the 57th Brightwells Fayre Oaks Sale at the Royal Welsh showground, and 386 sold for a total of pounds 258,925. The average price of pounds 671 was down compared...
Traditional One-Night House Is Now State-of-the-Art Star; WELSH WOOD INNOVATION
Byline: STEVE DUBe ONE of the architectural surprises of the first years of the 21st century is the wooden Ty Unnos housing system developed by the woodland management charity Coed Cymru. Capable of being built in just six hours, it has won numerous...
Triumphant Holstein Takes Supreme Calf Champion at Carmarthen All Breeds
SATURDAY'S Young Members Association All Breeds Dairy Calf Show at the United Counties Showground, Carmarthen, saw the Holstein provide both the supreme calf champion and the champion handler. This was just the second all dairy breeds show to cover...
Twm Twm's Black Fly Beats Blobs and Boobies; GAUDY MODERN LURES FAIL WHERE THE OLD STYLE WINS
Byline: MOC MORGAN THE late Oliver Kite, one of my favourite scribes and one of the greatest ever river-fishers, once said of lake and reservoir fishing: "When fishing a lake or reservoir you cast your line and flies out into the lake as far as...
Wales' Top Doctor Backs Moves for Assembly Powers on Alcohol Pricing
WALES' leading doctor will today call for a minimum price for alcohol in a bid to address the nation's binge drinking culture. Dr Tony Jewell said it was right that Wales should have the power to introduce a minimum price and other control measures....
Was It Really Only Our Celtic Cousins Who Emigrated? Evidence of Irish Culture Is Clearly Apparent in Many Parts of the World, Thanks Largely to Mass Emigration in the 19th Century. but While Welsh Communities Overseas Are Not Obvious Nowadays, This Doesn't Mean That Wales Was Not a Nation of Travellers
Byline: DR GETHIN MATTHEWS There is a common belief that emigration from Wales is not numerically significant, particularly when compared with Scotland, or most particularly, Ireland. The general perception is that overseas emigration was relatively...
Way out West
Byline: Robin Turner Walking out of Swansea Crown Court the other day (as a reporter, not a defendant) I was struck by the beauty of milky autumn sunshine gently reflecting off the waters of Swansea Bay. Steve Dube in Carmarthen The arrival of...
We'll Avoid a Double Dip, Says Barometer; BUT CONFIDENCE APPRAISAL PREDICTS A SLOWDOWN
Byline: GRAHAM HENRY THE UK is still likely to avoid a double dip recession but GDP growth could slow by the end of the year, new figures have shown. The Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets Business Barometer - a monthly snapshot of business sentiment...
Welsh Capital Is 'Cheapest Major City for Pensioners' CARDIFF' SOLDER POPULATION TO RISE BY 16% IN TWO 1YEARS
Byline: MIKE JONES OLDER people in the Welsh capital are living in the UK's cheapest major city for pensioners, researchers said yesterday. Their study found that older people in Cardiff can get by on pounds 25,916 a year compared to pounds 34,855...
Welsh Pair Aged 100 Pip French Claim to World Record for Twins
TWO farmer's daughters from Powys are thought to be the world's oldest twins, at 100 years and nine months. Ena Pugh and Lily Millward were born together on January 4, 1910, when Queen Victoria's son Edward VII was king. The pair still live in...
Your Perfect Match; A Worrying 80 % of Women in the UK Are Still Wearing the Wrong Size Bra. Alaina Morgans Spoke to Cammi Vowles, Manager and Fitter at la Senza in Cardiff, about the Importance of Finding the Right Fit
WM: Why are so many women wearing the wrong bra size? CV: Many women fail to realise the importance of getting fitted, they tend to guess what bra size they are, or they will get fitted and stick with the same size for years. Bra fitters always...