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 April 20, 2011

All Schools in Wales May Close as Strike Ballot Gets Go-Ahead; 'Teachers Are Angry and Distraught over Pensions'
Byline: GARETH EVANS THE prospect of a mass walkout by teachers, that would force all schools in Wales to close, moved a step closer yesterday. One of Wales' three leading teaching unions has voted to ballot its staff on strike action over planned...
Anger after Minister Interviews Candidates for the Top Job at S4C; GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF POLITICISING CHAIRMANSHIP
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON WELSH language campaigners have accused the UK Government of politicising the chairmanship of S4C. Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg made the allegation after the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed that...
Anglers Accuse Water Users of Draining Life from Top Salmon River; WELSH WATER SAY EXTRACTION NOT TO BLAME FOR LOW FLOWS
Byline: ALED BLAKE WILDLIFE on one of Wales' most well-known rivers is at risk because it is being drained to supply households and canals with water, anglers are warning. And the unseasonably warm and dry weather is adding to the pressures on...
Arsenal Striker Van Persie Warns Gunners over 'Silly Goals'
ROBIN VAN PERSIE has warned Arsenal cannot afford any more "criminal" lapses in concentration if they are to beat arch-rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane tonight and keep alive hopes of catching Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United. ...
Banks Being Let off Their Failure to Lend, Say MPs; MPS CRITICISE ACTION TAKEN OVER Pounds 30BN SHORTFALL
Byline: RHODRI EVANS THE Government did not do enough to punish taxpayerbacked banks when they failed to hit targets for lending to small businesses, MPs concluded yesterday. The Treasury lacked effective sanctions against Royal Bank of Scotland...
Builder Redrow to Sell Struggling Scottish Arm
HOUSEBUILDER Redrow is to sell its loss-making Scottish business and concentrate on the more lucrative London and South-East of England market. The Flintshire-based group said in the financial year to the end of June its Scottish division made 185...
Burberry to Increase Store Space after End-of-Year Surge in Revenues
FASHION house Burberry has unveiled plans to expand its store space by more than 10% after a bumper finish to its financial year. The 155-year-old maker of raincoats and handbags reported a 32% surge in revenues to pounds 390m in the three months...
Cameron's Block on Brown at IMF Called Vindictive; ECONOMIST CLAIMSPMIS BEINGPETTY ANDPARTISAN
Byline: DANIEL BENTLEY AND EMILY ASHTON GORDON BROWN'S hopes of heading the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were dealt a serious blow yesterday as David Cameron indicated he was ready to block his predecessor's appointment to the role. The...
Cap Fits the Wright Man as Our Season Gets Lift-Off against Gloucestershire
Byline: MARK WALLACE THE cricket comes thick and fast at this time of year and one of the upsides of such a cramped schedule is that you quickly get the chance to make up for any slip-ups. Our first round loss at Leicester was atoned for with...
Chain 'Must Do Better' after Targets Missed and Sales Fall; TESCO'S NEW CHIEF COMES UP WITH SIX-POINT GAME PLAN
Byline: RHODRI EVANS TESCOhas admitted it must "do better" in the UK after missing growth targets and seeing sales fall on a year ago. The retail giant promised new products and services after revealing a 0.7% drop in fourthquarter UK like-for-like...
Corporates Give Market Boost; David Myrddin-Evans Is Head of Brewin Dolphin Cardiff
WITH markets looking oversold from Monday's shake-out, investors proved to be in a buying mood yesterday, boosted by some stronger than expected corporate updates. Burberry gave a strong boost to the market, leading the risers after reporting a...
Council's Proposed Cuts to Union Reps a 'Vicious Attack' BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS THREATENED
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON ANGRY unions are threatening to ballot for industrial action after a council proposed cutting back the time union reps are allowed to spend representing their members. The row at Carmarthenshire council is further evidence...
Creating a New Tool for Dental Diagnosis Is No Pulp Fiction. Robert Llewellyn Jones Talks to Entrepreneur Kelvyn Evans Who Has Returned to Wales to Set Up a Venture with an Innovative Diagnostic Tool He Hopes Will Capture the Interest of the Dental Sector Globally
Byline: Llewellyn Jones FROM Sandfields Port Talbot to California's Silicon Valley is a quantum leap in geography and imagination. It was a journey Kelvyn Evans made in 1991 when he left Wales to work at the headquarters of the industrial giant...
Dark Hours Struggling to Walk Almost Forced Glam Bowler Adam to Quit Cricket
Byline: GLAMORGAN * LAMORGAN seamer Adam Shantry has revealed how he has battled back from the brink of quitting cricket. The resurgent Shantry, who took six wickets in the defeat of Gloucestershire, feared his career could have been over last...
Davies Throws World Cup Gauntlet Down to His Scarlet Hopefuls
SCARLETS supremo Nigel Davies has challenged his World Cup hopefuls to impress Wales boss Warren Gatland in their final two regional auditions. The Scarlets are set to have four definites in the 30-man squad heading to New Zealand in September in...
Delight as PJE Lands Pounds 5m of Support Contracts in Five Weeks
FACILITIES support specialist, PJE Business Solutions (PJE), part has secured a record pounds 5m of contracts in just five weeks. The wealth of contracts won by PJE span both the UK, including Cardiff, Bristol, Edinburgh, and London, as well as...
Disney Delights Young and Old Alike; REVIEW: Disney Live: Mickey's Musical Festival, WMC, Cardiff
* F you're stuck for ideas on how to entertain the kids, you don't fancy joining the hordes at the beach and they are rather partial to anything to do with Disney, head to the Wales Millennium Centre today. It is currently hosting Disney Live: Mickey's...
Doctor's Plea over Long-Term Police Sickness
A MAJOR culture shift is needed to address the problems of long-term sickness in the police, an occupational psychiatrist said last night after a study revealed absence in the country's largest force was strongly associated with workplace disputes....
Dyn Y Lluniau Coes Matsys - a Golygfeydd Cymreig; WELSHCOLUMN
Byline: Dylan Iorwerth * AE yna ddadlau mawr wedi codi o fewn y byd arlunio yn Lloegr, tros un o'r artistiaid mwya' enwog, sydd hefyd yn un o'r lleia' adnabyddus. Ac, er mai am luniau o Salford a Manceinion y mae LS Lowry'n enwog, mi gafodd Cymru...
Economic Outlook
IT been a busy period for inflation, with CPI reports from the US, China and the UK released towards the end of last the week. Bond markets will also be looking at which of the other major central banks are likely to follow the European Central...
Election Process at Risk 'Of Chaos and Confusion' Say Party Leaders; BUT NORTH WALES STANDS BY DECISION FOR MORNING COUNT
Byline: MATT WITHERS THE leaders of all four main political parties yesterday presented a united front in favour of night-time vote-counting in the increasingly bitter row with North Wales councils over the Assembly Election. The six councils...
Employers May Need to Act on Social Media Networking
Byline: BETHAN DARWIN SOCIAL media is an intrinsic part of business life today. We no longer have to rely on exchanging business cards during networking events to expand our list of contacts. We now invite each other to join our professional...
Ex-Telecoms Chief on Board at Swansea-Cork Ferry Firm; ROLE INVOLVES PROMOTING IRISH-WELSH BUSINESS LINKS
Byline: SION BARRY THE company which runs the Swansea to Cork ferry service has appointed a new vicechairman. Retired telecoms executive John Williams has taken up the role with West Cork Tourism Co-operative which runs the ferry service through...
Giggs' Late Miss Leaves United Frustrated in Bid to Open Up Nine-Point Gap at the Summit
Byline: Mike McGrath NEWCASTLE MAN UNITED 0 0 Attendance: 49,025 Referee: Lee Probert (Co Durham) VETERAN midfielder Ryan Giggs squandered the chance to fire Manchester United nine points clear in the race for the Barclays Premier League title as...
Global Fight for Funding Set to Grow Up to 2016
Byline: SION BARRY GLOBAL competition for capital is likely to intensify, asmore than pounds 7 trillion of financing falls due within the financial and nonfinancial corporate sector in the next five years, limiting the availability of debt capital,...
Greggs to Catch the Bus Trade with New Shop
GREGGS has opened its first shop in South Wales this year at the new pounds 10m Swansea Bus Station. Gregg's retail director Raymond Reynolds said: "We are delighted to be opening our first South Wales new shop of the year in Swansea city centre....
'Hi-Tech Businesses Failing to Exploit Their Valuable Intellectual Property'
HI-TECH businesses are failing to exploit the full value of their intellectual property (IP), new research shows. According to patent attorney firm Gill Jennings & Every (GJE) and business innovation consultancy firm Codexx, businesses are potentially...
How We See Money; & COMMENT DEBATE YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES
* SIR - It is difficult to discuss money with this generation, since they get their smart one-liners from TV comics: "I'd like to see you manage without it. Ha-ha." Money is a currency which speeds up transactions in the exchange of goods. Credit...
'Humbug' Alibi Husband Murdered Postmistress
Byline: TOM WILKINSON A SHOPKEEPER who bludgeoned his postmistress wife to death then blamed an armed robber was jailed for life yesterday after a jury rejected his "ludicrous story". Softly-spoken Robin Garbutt's marriage to Diana, 40, seemed...
If Nothing Else, British and Irish League Talks Should Make Us Think; with a British and Irish League Having Been Raised Once Again, DELME PARFITT Argues Rugby in All the Home Nations Will Be the Poorer If It Never Happens
* BRITISH and Irish league? You can't move at the moment for wise old sages dismissing the chances of it ever happening. That boat sailed 16 years ago, they cry, and, agonisingly, they are right. You suspect it was too simple, too logical, too...
'If Port Talbot Was a Person, It Would Be Exactly the Type of Person Jesus Would Have Consorted With' SHEEN'S TRIBUTE TO HOME TOWN AS HE PREPARES FOR EPIC PLAY
Byline: ROBIN TURNER IT is, in the words of one of its most famous sons, "the place that smells, it's dirty, nobody wants to come here". That image of Port Talbot as an unloved industrial town bypassed by prosperity is what Hollywood star Michael...
Injured Harries' World Cup Hopes Are in Jeopardy
WILL HARRIES is likely to miss the rest of the season for the Dragons with a knee injury amid fears that his World Cup hopes are in jeopardy. The Dragons and Wales wing, who was part of Warren Gatland's Wales squad in the autumn, is waiting for...
In the Run-Up to May 5 Assembly Election
It was a GOOD DAY yesterday for THE GREAT OUTDOORS On a day when Wales sweltered in unseasonal heat, politicians were coincidentally concentrating on matters of outdoors and the countryside - the Liberal Democrats unveiling their farming manifesto...
Investors Enjoyed Improved Dividends during First Quarter
UK companies returned pounds 15bn to shareholders during the first quarter, putting investors on track to receive the highest level of dividend income since 2008. Dividend pay-outs during the three months to the end of March were 10.3%, or pounds...
Irish Group Bullish on First Foray into UK Hotel Market
Byline: RHODRI EVANS BUT OCCUPANCY LEVELS IN CARDIFF FELL LAST YEAR THE Irish company behind a new pounds 25m hotel for Cardiff believe there is room for another big player in the capital. Dalata Hotel Group is making its first foray outside...
Labour Accused of 'Shocking Hypocrisy' over Hospital; They Have Spent the Past Four Years at Cardiff Bay, but What Have They Done with the Time? the Western Mail Continues Giving Its Verdict on the Performance of All 60 AMs during the Last Assembly
A FURIOUS row between coalition partners Labour and Plaid Cymru over whether there is a threat to hospital services took a new twist last night with one of Plaid's biggest hitters accusing Labour of "shocking hypocrisy". In recent days Plaid has...
Let a Catholic Take Throne, Says the Anglican Archbishop of Wales; MORGAN ALSO WANTS GIRL TO RULE IF FIRSTBORN
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMSON ARCHBISHOP of Wales Barry Morgan has given his support to a growing move to give royal daughters equal rights to succeed to the throne as their brothers. Dr Morgan is the latest senior UK figure to call for the rule,...
Making Allowances; & COMMENT DEBATE YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES
* SIR - I believe your article "Councils paid mileage rate 20p above the level set by taxman" (April 14) reflected a one-sided view, giving the impression that local council staff were profiting from the difference between the Inland Revenue's rate...
Maynards Will Make Return to Glam - Russell
Byline: GARETH GRIFFITHS Russell is hoping the new partnership will provide overdue success on the field. While the chairman has been credited with transforming the county off the field with the construction of the Swalec Stadium and bringing...
McIlroy Open Win Will Raise the Roof - Dawson
A RORY McILROY victory in the Open this summer would "raise the roof" at Sandwich, it was claimed yesterday. "I think it would be staggeringly popular," said Royal and Ancient Club chief executive Peter Dawson, who was at the Masters two weeks ago...
Mike Is Back in the Mix for Munster with the Ospreys' Season Hinging on Two Games; LIBERTY STADIUM OUTFIT STILL SCARRED BY DRAGONS DEFEAT
Byline: SIMON ROBERTS THE OSPREYS are ready to pick Mike Phillips for the must-win Magners League clash with Munster despite his desire to leave the Liberty Stadium. The Wales and Lions star is back in the selection mix for inclusion for Saturday...
More Clarity Call for Legal Expenses Insurance Cover
INSURANCE cover for legal expenses needs to be reformed to give more people access to justice. Six out of 10 consumers currently pay for some form of legal expenses insurance, but 43% admit they have little or no idea what it actually covers, according...
More Than Pounds 1.2 Billion Wasted in Overpayments of Inheritance Tax
UK taxpayers will waste nearly pounds 1.3bn this year due to poor inheritance tax (IHT) planning, shows new research from Unbiased.co.uk. According to its annual Tax Action Report, this wastage is only set to increase further in the future after...
Morningserial
MESSAGES Beyond concepts, this cedar tree is simply and perfectly itself. Today I'm seeing it for the last time. After two years of false starts and rumours, Highbrake is finally closing. On Monday staff and residents will bundle into cars, making...
Mumsays
Byline: Abbie Wightwick THE oldest rings from Germany where she's having a great time on a school language swap."We went swimming in Switzerland after school," she tells me. Steve Dub I'm beginning to panic about how to entertain her swap on...
Murray Pulls out of His Trip to Barcelona
ANDY MURRAY has pulled out of the Barcelona Open after failing to recover from the elbow injury he suffered in Monte Carlo. Murray damaged the joint last Friday but managed to contest his semi-final against Rafael Nadal in the principality the following...
Muslims' 'Nightmare' Demo at Abbey Banned
Byline: MIKE JONES MUSLIM extremists will not be allowed to turn the royal wedding into a "nightmare", Scotland Yard pledged last night. The commitment came after radical group Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) made a formal bid for permission to demonstrate...
Neath Port Talbot - the Great Outdoors!
Aberdulais Falls Outdoor activity is what defines Neath Port Talbot. Surf at Aberavon, mountain bike at Afan Forest Park, explore our Waterfall Country or take a stroll around the Gnoll Country Park Lakes. If you prefer the beach to a shopping mall...
No Trial and Error for Musawama
JOHNGOSDENhas made a fine start to the season and his Musawama should take plenty of stopping in the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom. Given this is only a conditions race, it is hardly surprising that in recent seasons it has not really acted as a...
Olympic Defence on Home Soil No Burden - Cooke
Byline: PHIL BLANCHE OLYMPIC road race champion Nicole Cooke believes defending her title on British soil will not be a burden. Welsh wonder Cooke capitalised on sterling work from team-mate Emma Pooley to win the 2008 road race in Beijing and...
Once-Endangered Red Kite Spreads Its Wings
WITH its distinctive red and white plumage, spotting a red kite was once only enjoyed by the most dedicated bird watchers. Yet the once-endangered birds are now being seen by people across Wales, as they enjoy a remarkable resurgence. Jan Jeffrey,...
O'Sullivan Delivers at the Crucible with 'Last Throw'
RONNIE O'Sullivan believes he may have struck on the cure for his snooker malaise but admits bringing in a sports psychiatrist represents the "last throw of the dice" for his career. O'Sullivan delivered a 40-minute masterclass to demolish Welshman...
Our Oldest Football Club to Be Wound Up? CONFERENCE SIDE WREXHAM OWES Pounds 200,000 IN UNPAID TAX
Byline: DARREN DEVINE GRAVE doubts surround the future of Wales' oldest football club amid claims its bank accounts have already been frozen. Spokesman for the Football Conference, Colin Peake, said Wrexham Football Club's accounts were frozen...
Plaid Leader Tops Business Poll on the Next Minister for the Economy; THREE QUARTERS WANT TO SEE A CUT IN CORPORATION TAX
Byline: SION BARRY PLAID Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones would be the best Minister for the Economy and Transport in the next Welsh Assembly Government, according to a straw poll conducted by WalesOnline.co.uk/business. Mr Jones, who currently holds...
Ponty Win to Go out on Top
LLANDOVERY 17 PONTYPRIDD * 33 PONTYPRIDD'S win clinched top spot in the Principality Premiership but they had to withstand a firm and confident challenge from the Drovers. They trailed 14-11 at the break but lifted their game in the last quarter...
Powell plungesWales into Unwanted Rugby Spotlight; Powell Lands Wales in the Spotlight after Wasps Ban
Byline: ANDY HOWELL WELSH rugby was back under the spotlight for the wrong reasons last night after Andy Powell was suspended by London Wasps. Powell's ban came just over 24 hours after Gavin Henson was carpeted by French club Toulon following reports...
Property Professionals Enjoy Large Rises in Both Salaries and Bonuses
PROPERTY professionals in Wales have experienced significant salary and bonus increases, as property companies look to retain and attract the industry's best talent. According to the UK Rewards and Attitude Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered...
Pyramid Project Helps to Build a World Reputation; Robert Llewellyn Jones Talks to the Managing Director of One of Wales' Most Successful Export Companies, Cintec, Peter James
Byline: Robert Llewellyn IT was the former First Minister Rhodri Morgan who spoke of promoting Wales as a "small clever country". Whether it is or not the jury, who decides these matters, is still out. For his part Peter James founder and managing...
Rees Cranks Up Welsh Heat on Troubled Phillips
Byline: JON DOEL BLUES scrum-half Richie Rees has vowed to compound Mike Phillips' misery and wrestle the Wales No.9 jersey from the troubled Ospreys star. Unsettled Phillips is set to be ditched by his region at the end of May - even if no other...
Research Shows Online Profiles Are 'Putting Job-Seekers' Prospects at Risk'
JOB-SEEKERS in Wales are continuing to put their job prospects in jeopardy by failing to use or moderate their own social media profiles in the right way, show new research Cardiff-based Yolk Recruitment, who conducted the survey over a two-month period...
Rhymney Brewery to Boost Production at New Pounds 1m Site; VISITOR CENTRE WILL TELL THE STORY OF REAL ALE
Byline: SION BARRY A VALLEYS-BASED brewery company is investing pounds 1m in new production facilities and a visitor centre as it looks to continue to drive revenue growth. After seven years of brewing in Merthyr Tydfil, family-owned Rhymney Brewery...
'Rise in Interest Rates Now Would Be Perverse'
A PREMATURE hike in interest rates could have "disastrous consequences" for the UK economy, claims a group of influential economists The Ernst & Young ITEM Club said the Monetary Policy Committee should hold off raising interest rates before there...
Salvador Dali Etching Comes Up for Sale in Wales
IT IS a rare and unique painting once owned by the mother of actress Uma Thurman. Now, Salvador Dali's Sacred Cow is to go on sale in a little known gallery in South Wales. The painting is a hand-coloured etching by the internationally-famous...
'Send an Ambulance, I've Been Scratched by the Cat' BANK HOLIDAY APPEAL AS 999 TIME-WASTERS ARE REVEALED
Byline: MADELEINE BRINDLEY A WOMAN who called 999 claiming she had a major wound and was bleeding heavily had in fact been lightly scratched by a small cat. The time-wasting 999 call was just one among many received and responded to by the Welsh...
Shipping of 190-Tonne Unit Seals Fabricator's Reputation; BIRWELCO'S PEMBROKE DOCKTEAM TRIUMPHS
Byline: SION BARRY AN ENGINEERING company has cemented its presence in the international oil and gas market after completing work on one of the largest single structures to be manufactured in Wales. Unit Birwelco fabricated the 28m-high, 190-tonne...
SteriTouch Moves to Bigger Site as Export Sales Grow
AN ABERTILLERY company which manufacturers anti-microbial additives based on the natural sterilising properties of silvery, has moved to larger premises. SteriTouch, whose customers include Mothercare and Crown Paints, said the investment would...
Survey Highlights Power of People
MANAGING human capital is considered the most important factor in improving productivity, according to a survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Some 85% of the 350 companies surveyed believe this is either "crucial" or "important" to their business...
Swansea Gag Players Ahead of Key Clash at Portsmouth
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN SWANSEA CITY have gagged their players ahead of their crucial Championship clash with Portsmouth - telling them to do their talking on the pitch. Chairman Huw Jenkins has banned any player interviews with the media to avoid...
Tenants Are Paying More as Demand Outstrips Supply; BIG DEPOSITS AND DIFFICULTY GETTING MORTGAGES BLAMED
Byline: NICKY BURRIDGE THE cost of being a tenant increased for the second consecutive month during March as demand for rental property continued to outstrip supply, research indicated today. The average rent being charged by landlords in England...
Tender Notices
SERVICES 120132 Peel Investments (North) Limited: consultative engineering and construction services. 120125 Golden Gates Housing Trust: out of hours call centre services. 120106 Manchester City Council: research and intelligence framework. 118452...
Ten Reasons to Visit Pembrok Keshire; Alison Young Discovers What This Popular Welsh Coastal Destination Has to Offer
1. Thrilling watersports No part of Pembrokeshire is more than 12 miles from the sea. Atlantic sea breezes ensure some of the UK's best surfing beaches can be found at Newgale and Whitesands, where surf shops, board hire and tuition are available....
'The Message We Want to Put out Is Not to Give Up' INJUREDSOLDIERS'POLAR TREKSHOWSWHAT'SPOSSIBLE
Byline: JAMES EDGAR A SOLDIER with an amputated arm yesterday said he hoped other wounded service personnel would realise "anything is possible" after he reached the North Pole. South-Africa-born Private Jaco VanGass, who now lives in Cardiff,...
They Said There Was No Hope but the Highland Railway Runs Again; after Three Quarters of a Century of Inactivity One of the Nation's Most Historic Steam Railways Is Reborn Today When the Welsh Highland Service Again Begins Puffing through Snowdonia. Darren Devine Reports
FOR decades the enthusiasts who dreamt the narrow gauge steam railway that once wound its way through the nooks and crannies of Snowdonia's most dramatic landscapes could be reborn were dismissed as nostalgic fantasists. But today, 14 years after...
Time to Get Suncream out of the Bathroom Cabinet; HEALTH CAMPAIGNERS WARN OF SKIN CANCER DANGERS
Byline: MADELEINE BRINDLEY IT may not yet be Easter, but soaring spring temperatures have led to warnings that the suncream should most definitely be taken out of the bathroom cabinet. Cancer charities today urged people to take precautions to...
Turbulent Seas Can Favour the Unsinkable Small Chips; WEDNESDAY ESSAY Small Is Cute, Sexy and Successful and Wales Could Be a Prosperous Independent Nation, Argues Former Plaid MP Adam Price, Who Is Studying Public Administration at Harvard University
THE great French moralist Andr Gide's last reported words were, "I love small nations. I love small numbers. The world will be saved by the few". During the long boom of the 1990s and 2000s, that last-gasp proclamation took on an almost prophetic...
Vectura Shares Rise after Chronic Lung Disease Drug Proves Effective in Trials
SHARES in a biotech company backed by entrepreneur Sir Chris Evans climbed yesterday, as a new drug for chronic lung disease performed well in testing. Shares in Chippenham-based Vectura, which is backed by Port Talbot-born Sir Chris' Merlin Biosciences...
Vintage Display by Happy Clarets
TEAM BURNLEY MIDDLESBRO' 31 JAY Rodriguez provided some homegrown spice as Burnley claimed their second win inside four days to move to within two points of the npower Championship play-off places. The Burnley-born England Under-21 striker opened...
Warnock: I'm Jealous of Premier Quality Cardiff Possess and We've Done So Well to Race Clear of Them
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN * EIL WARNOCK has warned more than one promotion destiny could be decided this weekend as he challenged Cardiff City to try and stop history. The Queens Park Rangers chief knows he can seal a place in the Premier League with...
War-Time Collection Captures Glamour of 1940s Hollywood; AIRMAN'S SIGNED PICTURES OF SCREEN ICONS UNDER HAMMER
Byline: DARREN DEVINE * HEIR names read like a who's who of classic 1940s Hollywood glamour. But the signed photographs of screen goddesses like Betty Grable, Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth and Hedy Lamarr have for three decades been gathering dust...
Western Mail; the Election Count Must Not Be Turned from a Farce into a Fiasco
* HE spectacle of a chief counting officer refusing to count votes is maddening, absurd and an affront to democracy. The leaders of the four main Assembly parties are absolutely right to demand that votes cast in every part of Wales are counted...
Whoever Wins, We Need Support for Business
Byline: DAVID ROSSER YESTERDAY the CBI launched a report assessing how the UK is regarded as a place to invest and the actions needed to return us to the top of the international tree as a business location. The long-awaited report was the result...
Who's in the Collection?
* Betty Grable was the number one pin-up girl of the era due to an iconic shot of her in a swimming costume. * The image was later included in the Life magazine feature "100 Photos that Changed the World". Lana Turner was the femme fatale of the...
Why Business Owners Need to Have a Will before It's Too Late; Business Owners Are Risking Chaos and Substantial Problems for Their Business Partners and Families by Failing to Make a Will, Says Claire Johnson of Morgan Cole
Byline: Claire Johnson IT is surprising that many business owners will not have got around to making any positive provision for what would happen to their business interests in the event of their death. Business owners are often so absorbed in building...
Women Don't Envy Kate
Despite this, her status as a rising fashion icon is clear - nearly twice as many women are likely to buy an outfit worn by Kate Middleton (23%) than style queen Kate Moss (12%). Carla Bevan, editor-in-chief of MyDaily.co.uk, said: "Despite all...
Yes to AV Risks 'Dog Whistle' Politics as Parties Target Votes
A LONDON-BASED organiser for the Australian Labor Party has warned that voting Yes in the referendum on whether to change the Westminster voting system to AV would encourage "dog whistle" politics. Andrew Hewitt, president of the Australian Labor...
Your Stars with Patrick Arundell
Byline: PATRICK ARUNDELL If you need to study or attend any courses, then do. Investment like this can bring a good return. Experiment with the idea that the only limits there are, are the ones you place on yourself. Any challenges you face are...