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 May 12, 2010

Acid Revenge Attack Man Gets 30 Years; Victim Was Targeted Because of Relationship with Sister
Byline: John Paul AN acid attacker who left a 25-year-old man severely disfigured in a horrific plot to avenge his family's "dishonour" was jailed for 30 years yesterday. Mohammed Vakas was found guilty by an Old Bailey jury of plotting to murder...
Animal Superheroes Help Children Learn about Climate Change
CHILDREN across Cardiff will soon be able to learn how to cut their carbon footprint from a new book being sent to every primary school in the capital. The book is the work of 2009 Climate Change Champion Anna Surridge, from Radyr. Anna, who...
Ash Cloud Hits Travel Firms' Profits
THOMSON HOLIDAYS owner TUI Travel and budget airline easyJet warned yesterday that the impact of Iceland's volcanic ash cloud had wiped up to pounds 160m off profits. TUI was forced to cancel 175,000 holidays and repatriate 180,000 customers during...
BA Strikes Sending 'Worrying Message' about UK
BUSINESS leaders last night warned a series of planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew sent a "worrying message" about the state of the UK as the airline finalised its contingency plans to deal with the walkouts. The airline said it planned...
Ble Rych Chi Wedi Bod? Onid Dweud Mai Fel Hyn Y Bydde Hi Wnaeth Pob P'l Piniwn?
Byline: Menna Elfyn MAE' N anodd osgoi trafod yr etholiad er y carwn, o fel y carwn droi at bynciau eraill yn y golofn hon. Ond mae'r etholiad a'r diffyg canlyniad clir ar feddyliau pawb, onid yw? Ond rwy'n methu -- deall pam rwy'n dal i deimlo...
Bridging the Green Gap
RESEARCH by the Energy Saving Trust has revealed that there is a need to bridge the 'green gap' between organisations that are interested in finding out how to run environmentally friendly fleets, and those actually doing something about it. The...
Burton and Brydon Ride into Spotlight with Cycling Charity
STEEL statuettes of film star Richard Burton and comic Rob Brydon have been unveiled in their home town of Port Talbot as part of an art project by sustainable transport charity Sustrans. The new art installations have been placed in the Afan Forest...
Cameron in No.10 as Coalition Deal Agreed; We Will Rebuild Britain, Says Tory Leader as He Gives Clegg Deputy PM Role: Brown in Emotional Farewell as He Pays Tribute to Family: 'Nick Clegg and I Want to Put Aside Our Party Differences and Work Hard for the Good of the Country'
Byline: Tomos Livingstone DAVID CAMERON strode into Downing Street as the new Prime Minister last night, promising to take tough decisions in order to "reach better times ahead". Mr Cameron became the first Conservative PM for 13 years - and...
Campbell Books Final for Blackpool; Nottm Forest Blackpool 3 4 Blackpool Win 6-4 on Aggregate
BLACKPOOL stand on the brink of a return to the top flight for the first time since 1971 after a goal from Swansea loan signing Stephen Dobbie and a DJ Campbell hat-trick helped sink Nottingham Forest in a Coca-Cola Championship play-off semi-final...
Can-Do Mentality from Candoco; Preview Candoco Dance Company the Riverfront, Newport
IN a return toWales, the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers presents three works under the umbrella title Renditions. "We chose the title because each dance is the signature of each one of the artists," says Candoco co-artistic director,...
Carbon Trust Helps Businesses Forge a Greener Future; to Create Tomorrow's Green Economy, We Need to Support the Innovative Low Carbon Technology Companies of Today - and the Carbon Trust Is Doing Just That
IN her new role as insights and innovations manager, Karen Griffiths is responsible for p romoting Carbon Trust Innovation activities in Wales. The aim is to provide help for early stage low carbon companies and technologies and to encourage private...
Carwyn Keen to Discuss Timing of Referendum
Byline: David Williamson FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones last night said he wanted a constructive working relationship with the new government in Westminster. Mr Jones, the leader of a coalition administration with Plaid Cymru, said he would seek...
Champions Baulch and Iwan Slam Their Replacement 'Chocolate' Medals
Byline: blairwood RECEIVING a gold medal should be the pinnacle of any athlete's career. For Welsh duo Jamie Baulch and Iwan Thomas, as they looked down at something resembling a chocolate coin you get at Christmas, it was a cruel slap in the face...
Changing Attitudes; David Brown, Managing Director of Cardiff Bus, Rediscovers the Joys of Cycling
Byline: David Brown ON a beautiful spring day, Cardiff Bus took part in a Seeing is Believing event that changed attitudes in just one morning. Many of us rediscovered the joys of cycling, with modern bikes that are lighter and easier to use...
City Remembers Football Fire Which Killed 56 Fans; Ceremony in Bradford Recalls Tragic Event
Byline: Dave Higgens SOME 2,000 people stood in silence yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Bradford City fire disaster, which left 56 football fans dead. Bradford's Centenary Square was a mass of claret and amber scarves and shirts...
Contract Wins Put Welsh Cleaning Group on Track for Pounds 30m Turnover; Solo Service Group Set to Post Record Revenues
Byline: Si'n Barry A SWANSEA-BASED contract cleaning group is on target to achieve record turnover this year after a series of major contract wins. Solo Service Group, which is one of the UK's top three independent contract cleaning businesses,...
Corus Closure; LETTERS
SIR - In reply to Robert Dangerfield of Corus (Letters, May 1) and answering the second part of his letter first: Yes, although I did not win a seat, you may rely on me and my party to support the British Steel industry and all British industry to...
Dalrymple and Cosgrove Are in Driving Seat for Glamorgan
Byline: garethgriffiths GLAMORGAN'S batting leading lights of last season Jamie Dalrymple and Mark Cosgrove led the way again in Cardiff yesterday as the Dragons took control of the county championship match against Northamptonshire. Captain...
Dawn of New Approach to Many Old Problems; COMMENT
IT MAY have been a bumpy road, but we seem to have finally arrived at the destination. We have a new government and it's not quite the one voters were expecting. Those who voted Conservative last Thursday did so in the hope and expectation that...
Do You Live on the Most Waste-Aware Street in Wales? Go Green Has Partnered Up with Waste Awareness Wales to Search for the Greenest Streets in Wales
Do you and your neighbours put out more recycling bags than black bags? Do you share recipes on how to make tasty meals with leftover food to cut down on food waste? Do you host clothes-swapping parties or donate unwanted items to your local charity...
Drop in Earnings for Pubs Group
ENTERPRISE INNS reported a fall in half-year earnings yesterday but said the rate of pub failures was declining in the face of "very challenging" conditions. The group, which has 7,138 leased and tenanted pubs worth a combined pounds 5.3bn, said...
First New Coalition in Britain for 70 Years
BRITAIN has entered the perilous waters of coalition government today - almost exactly 70 years since the last one came into being. That was on May 10, 1940 - Winston Churchill's wartime Tory-Labour coalition, with Labour leader Clement Attlee as...
From Port Talbot to Persia as Welsh Acting Legend Adds a Sorcerer to Magical List of Roles; Sir Anthony Agrees to Star in New Hollywood Take on Arabian Nights
Byline: Robin Turner HE has played one of the world's greatest painters, cinema's goriest serial killers and history's trickiest presidents. Now Welsh acting legend Sir Anthony Hopkins is about to portray an evil sorcerer in a $70m Hollywood...
From Student to Lecturer - Going Green Can Change Your Life
Simon Nurse doesn't believe that environmental sustainability and economic prosperity are mutually exclusive. In fact he thinks the two can go hand-in-hand. As head of operations for a steel processor, he believes that constructive green thinking...
FTSE Back in the Red despite Late Lift to Stock; Citybulletin
THE FTSE 100 Index was back in the red yesterday but hopes of an end to the political uncertainty overshadowing the UK gave a late lift to stocks. The blue-chip index was down more than 2% for much of the day but pared losses as prospects of a pact...
Gareth Relishes His One-Day Role Down the Order; Your Weekly Column from the Glamorgan Wicketkeeper
Byline: mark wallace WE'RE now up and running in one-day cricket for this season and thanks to Sunday's home victory over Worcestershire we've now wiped off our points deduction from last year. And the win came in some style too with a typically...
Go Green Family Get a Taste for; Learning at St Fagans
One sunny morning in April a small group of people gathered in an unusual building at the National History Museum at St Fagans, in Cardiff. The 15-strong party had come for a three-hour taster session to introduce them to environmental studies as...
Go out and Make History; Jones Tells His Bluebirds Players to Seize the Moment and Book a Wembley Play-Off Final Berth
Byline: Steve Tucker DAVE JONES has told his Cardiff City players to go out and deliver a history-making experience for Wales in the coming days. Jones' Bluebirds look to cement a Wembley date tonight by overcoming Leicester in their Championship...
Green Homes Exhibition Will Showcase Renewable Technologies
ONE of the UK's biggest consumer events dedicated to green issues is due to take place at the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells from June 4-6. This year's Corus Greener Homes & Buildings exhibition will showcase the latest developments in...
Guide Helps Householders Decide If Wind Power Blows Them Away
ACONSUMER guide that is aimed at helping individuals and businesses who are looking to install their own wind turbine has been published. Renewable energy trade association, RenewableUK, launched the guide at its International Small Wind Conference...
Here Is a Transcript of Gordon Brown's Resignation Speech
As you know, the General Election left no party able to command a majority in the House of Commons. I said I would do all that I could to ensure a strong, stable and principled government was formed, able to tackle Britain's economic and political...
Hung Parliament Was Last Thing We Needed; Political Uncertainty Has Done Nothing to Calm Market
Byline: andrew farr "THE people have spoken, and they have said - errrrrr." So said Ian Hislop on last Friday's Have I Got News for You. On the long, long list of things that upset the markets, political uncertainty ranks pretty high. Not quite...
Income Tax Revenues Set to Jump Pounds 10bn Thanks to Increase in Higher Rate Payers
THE Government is set to see a big jump in income tax revenue this year. Projections from HM Revenue & Customs show that it expects people to pay a total of pounds 161bn in income tax during the 2010/2011 tax year, pounds 10 billion more than...
Internationalism Is the Way for Wales; Former Chief Executive of Cardiff County Council Byron Davies Tells Robert Llewellyn Jones about His New Business Consultancy
Byline: Robert Llewellyn Jones AFTER two decades in local government Byron Davies has embarked on a new career as an entrepreneur. Mr Davies, 62, who retired as chief executive of Cardiff County Council last year, set up BD Consulting (UK), focusing...
Jenkins Set to Step Down as Chief Executive of the Dragons
Byline: andyhowell GETHIN JENKINS will step down as chief executive of the Dragons at the end of next month to take up a post outside of rugby, the Western Mail can reveal. Jenkins, highly-rated for the role he has performed at Rodney Parade,...
Johnson Talks Up Tour Party
MARTIN JOHNSON has fired a warning to Australia that England will head Down Under next month with the strongest touring team since he lifted the Rugby World Cup on their shores in 2003. Team manager Johnson is relishing the chance to stoke up old...
Just Relax and Go out and Make History for City, Urges Boss Jones
Byline: stevetucker CARDIFF CITY boss Dave Jones has urged his players to put their nerves aside tonight and go out and make history. The Bluebirds entertain Leicester in their Championship play-off, second leg holding the slenderest of leads...
Kennedy Vowing Bluebirds Will Go on the Attack in Wembley Quest
Byline: stevetucker TWO of Cardiff City's most stalwart defenders have put the emphasis very much on attack in tonight's crucial play-off clash with Leicester. The Bluebirds know if they can keep a clean-sheet against the Foxes they will be on...
Lovespoon Les Now Aims to Conquer Wales' Castles
A CRAFTSMAN who created a traditional lovespoon for Prince Charles, has won a major order to supply the historic sites of Wales. Les Williams of Pageant Wood Crafts of Llanrwst fashioned a delicately-carved royal lovespoon from Welsh oak to celebrate...
Low Carbon Research Institute - Developing Wales' Hydrogen Economy
COMPLEMENTING Wales' new status as a low carbon economic area based on hydrogen technologies, the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) is supporting an exciting hydrogen project. The project, led by hydrogen technology experts at University of Glamorgan...
M&A Market Set to Recover as Vendor Confidence Returns; Geraint Rowe, Partner with Cardiff-Based Corporate Finance Firm Gambit, on the Outlook for Merger and Acquisition Deals
Byline: Si'n Barry LAST year the number of announced merger and acquisition transactions (M&A) involving all UK targets dropped by 23% to 2,086 deals. This was the lowest M&A volume since 1994, with the total value of M&A deals dropping...
Managing Sustainable Development; Sound Planning and a Buy-In by All Managers Are Essential to the Success of a Sustainable Development Strategy, Writes Professor David Brooksbank of UWIC
Byline: David Brooksbank Establishing sustainable development objectives, systems and monitoring mechanisms requires leadership on the part of senior management and a commitment to continuous improvement. Indeed, without the active involvement...
Manufacturing Continues to Drive the Growth in Economic Activity; April PMI Report Shows First Jobs Increase for Five Months
Byline: Chris Kelsey FURTHER signs of a steady acceleration in economic recovery are evident in the latest purchasing managers' index for Wales. April's PMI report indicates continued growth of private sector business activity with output rising...
Martyn Thrilled at His Big Euro Final Chance at Last
Byline: Simon Thomas IT was October 1996 when Martyn Williams made his European debut as Pontypridd's openside flanker in a Heineken Cup victory over Treviso at Sardis Road. Now, 14 years and 77 matches later, the double Grand Slam winner can...
More His Voice Cracking with Emotion, Mr Brown Left No.10 with the Words: 'It's Been a Privilege' Farewell Ends with Tribute to Wife and Sons
Byline: Tomos Livingstone THE New Labour era came to an end last night as it had begun, with children holding their parents' hands on the steps of Number 10 Downing Street. More than 13 years after Tony Blair stepped over threshold with his young...
Morning Serial; the Songbird Is Singing by Alun Trevor
Byline: Alun Trevor Arthur, much smaller and a mere four stone in weight, clung to the arm on tiptoes. It went irretrievably upward, Arthur dangling from it. The plumb line raced upwards too, and the organ stopped abruptly at the word "pierceth"....
Most Workers 'Would Put off Retirement for a Better Pension'
MORE than half of workers would be prepared to postpone their retirement if it meant they could get a higher pension, a survey shows today. Around 57% of people who are due to retire this year said they would be willing to work for longer in order...
Moves to Improve Dementia Services
FOUR action plans designed to improve services and support for people with dementia in Wales have been published. The plans will focus on increasing and improving service provision and diagnosing sufferers earlier. The initial focus will be to reduce...
Mutuals Facing 'Challenging Year' as Interest Rates Remain Low; Mortgage Lending Predictions Are Gloomy
Byline: Si'n Barry BUILDING societies are bracing themselves for another challenging year in the face of low interest rates and competition from Government-backed institutions. The chief executives of mutuals expect interest rates to remain low...
New Breed of Travel Agents Show Way Forward in Green Travel
Byline: Peter Hardie IN recent years, travel agents such as Green Concierge Travel have formed to offer holidays that are relaxing, enjoyable, and environmentally friendly. According to a BBC World Service report, 73% of the public believe that...
New Clients Put Effective PR Firm in Line for Pounds 600,000 Turnover Target
Byline: Si'n Barry PUBLIC relations firm Effective Communication is on target to achieve a pounds 600,000 turnover this year after a series of new client wins. The PR and marketing agency, which has offices in Cardiff and Swansea, has worked...
Newport's University Scoops Award for Green Innovation
AUNIQUE approach to waste reduction and sustainability has scooped a prestigious environmental award for the University of Wales, Newport, and earned it the accolade of being "a great example of how the public sector can make cost savings during this...
New Waste Plant Will Help County Reach Targets
A NEW waste transfer station is set to boost recycling levels and contribute to a more sustainable community in Monmouthshire. The facility, built by construction company Willmott Dixon, includes large public and recycling areas and a state-of-the-art...
Number of Tourist Attractions Has Fallen in Wales over Past Decade, Reveals Survey; Almost 90 Have Gone out of Business While 86 Have Opened
Byline: Rachael Misstear A NEW study of visitor attractions in Wales over the last decade has shown that their number has fallen for the first time ever. First results from the research by Lampeter University show the industry has seen massive...
Office Workers 'Leave Conscience at Home When They Go to Work'
MORE than eight out of 10 office workers in Cardiff consider themselves to be environmentally-friendly, but are more likely to recycle at home than in the workplace, a survey has revealed. The survey, conducted by office products manufacturer Avery,...
On the Road to Somewhere; the Car Has Given Freedom to Millions for Decades, but How Can It Fit in to a Low Carbon Future?
In the quest to drive down carbon emissions how we get about is one of the most intractable problems. Yes, some people have taken to cycling or even walking to and from the office, and others use buses or trains as their personal contribution to reducing...
Over Lib-Lab Deal Cabinet Divisions Remain in Power Ended Late Bid to; Backbenchers Also Sceptical over Move
Byline: Tomos Livingstone A DEEP split within Labour scuppered any post-election deal with the Liberal Democrats last night, and consigned the party to a period in opposition. Although some members of the Labour cabinet, including Peter Hain,...
Pioneering Project Praised by Carwyn Jones
Apioneering project launched by Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes at a Wales & West Housing Association (WWHA) retirement scheme to help tackle the issue of fuel poverty has been given the thumbs up by First Minister, Carwyn Jones. The project, at The...
Plaid Blames MPs' 'Tribal Loyalties' for Failure to Get Deal
Byline: Martin Shipton PLAID CYMRU last night expressed disappointment that the "tribal loyalties" of some Labour MPs had undermined the possibility of an anti-Conservative government. A Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition would have required the...
Play Your Part in Wales' First Sustainability Week
The Welsh Assembly Government is organising the first Sustainability Week which will take place from May 17 to 23. Many people, organisations and communities are already working to improve the quality of life of people in Wales. This includes cleaning...
Political Uncertainty Weighs on Stocks
Byline: TimJenkins Analysis AS "fat finger" blunders go last week's trader error has got to be one of the biggest ever. For the uninitiated a fat finger trade is a colourful term for an erroneous dealing order created when a stockbroker presses...
Pounds 4m Funding to Draw Watersports Enthusiasts to 'Adrenaline Coast'
Byline: Robin Turner THE coastal stretch from Porthcawl to Swansea Bay is to be marketed as Wales' "Adrenaline Coast" as part of a multi-million-pound funding package to draw more watersports enthusiasts to the area. A total of pounds 4m is being...
Pounds 7m Renovation Project Begins on Fire-Damaged Landmark Building; Gwyn Hall in Neath to Be Culture Venue
Byline: Si'n Barry WORK has started on the refurbishment of Gwyn Hall in Neath, designed by Holder Mathias Architects. The community arts centre was largely destroyed by a fire in October 2007. The pounds 7m renovation will include a 400-seat...
Private Jail 'Failed 20-Year-Old Who Hanged Himself' Specialist Unit Urged for Wales
Byline: Martin Shipton A PRIVATE prison has been accused of letting down a vulnerable young remand prisoner who hanged himself in his cell. Plaid Cymru AM Leanne Wood said Emmanuel Buyoya could still be alive if there had been a specialist remand...
Responsible Travel Is the Route to a Happy Holiday
Want to get away, but worrying about the carbon footprint? Don't despair. There are lots of ways you can take that much needed break and do your bit for the planet. Recent disruption to flights due to the volcanic ash cloud means that making greener...
Robin Hood Aims to Shoot through Ash Cloud to Take Starring Role at Cannes; Volcanic Eruption Threatens Flights to French Film Festival Premiere
Byline: Nathan Bevan HE fought in the Third Crusade under Richard the Lionheart and became a legendary outlaw back home after rebelling against the tyranny of corrupt King John. But Robin Hood may finally have met his match in the form of a new...
Royal Navy Diver Rewarded for Bravery after Battling Flood on Ship
A ROYAL Navy diver who battled a major flood on board an ice patrol ship has been rewarded for his bravery. Leading Seaman (Diver) Carl Thomas was submerged for more than 45 minutes in the darkened engine room of HMS Endurance after it flooded with...
Search Begins for the Best inWelsh Business and Entrepreneurship
THE search has begun to crown the best in Welsh business and entrepreneurship. The South Wales Chamber of Commerce (SWCC) today officially launches its Chambers of Commerce BusinessWeek 2010 - sponsored by the University of Glamorgan Business School....
Small Firms Want Bank Reform - and an Election
NEARLY half of all small businesses believe that the banks should be reformed and more than half lack confidence in the economy. Survey results from the Federation of Small Businesses also showed that as the parties negotiated a coalition in the...
SportStars Names a Chairman Ahead of UK Expansion
A SOUTH WALES sports specialist company has made a key board appointment as it focuses on UK-wide expansion. Cardiff-based SportStars has appointed Paul Ragan, former chief executive of insurance broker ProtectaGroup, as its chairman. Established...
Stadium out to Bowl over Judges
THE Swalec Stadium is gearing up for Europe's most prestigious Sports Industry Awards night, after receiving a nomination for Sport Venue of the Year following the historic 2009 Ashes Test. Glamorgan bosses are hoping for a winning vote in London...
Students Create IKEA Inspired Eco-Fashion
TALENTED art students at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) have teamed up with IKEA to create an eye-catching range of eco-friendly fashion wear and accessories. The BA Contemporary Textile Practice students, who study at UWIC's...
Surprise Leap of 2.3% in Manufacturing in March; Strongest Monthly Growth for Eight Years
Byline: Si'n Barry MANUFACTURERS gave a boost to the UK economy yesterday after the sector posted its strongest monthly growth in nearly eight years during March. The surprise 2.3% jump in manufacturing output raised hopes that the latest estimate...
Swansea-Cork Passenger Numbers Exceed Expectations
A FERRY service from Swansea to Cork has seen passenger numbers exceed expectations as the company behind its resurrection today marked the official launch. The Swansea Cork Ferries company ended crossings to Ringaskiddy in County Cork in 2006 and...
Take Notice of Different Account
SAVERS are being advised to consider putting money into notice accounts to enable them to cash in on any future interest rate rises. Consumers looking for the best return on their money currently have to lock it up for five years in a fixed rate...
Tenby Arts Venue Could Close after Trust Running It Goes into Liquidation as Council Caps Future Funding; Events Lined Up for May and June Have Now Been Cancelled
Byline: Rachael Misstear THE leading arts and entertainment venue in one of Wales' most popular holiday destinations could be forced to close its doors after the trust which runs it went into liquidation. The De Valence Pavilion in Tenby, Pembrokeshire,...
The Need for Strong Leadership Is Crucial to Economic Stability
Byline: long view WHAT to write about this week? Well there is only one subject dominating most of our thinking and that is the ongoing (at the time I write this) process of establishing a new government - though by the time you read this I hope...
Thetwitterview; Si'n Barry Interviews the Chief Executive of Cardiff-Based Business Services Company MSS Group, Bill Mayne, through Twitter Where Messages Are Limited to 140 Characters
Byline: Si'n Barry @Si'nBarry: What do you like most about running your own business? @BillMayne: The freedom to trust your instincts and ultimately the satisfaction in creating something you are proud of and believe in. @Si'nBarry: And on the...
Three-Fold Rise in Recycling in Rhondda Cynon Taf; Initiatives to Reduce the Amount of Waste Sent to Landfill Remain a Top Priority for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council as Projects to Encourage More People to Recycle Their Household Rubbish Go from Strength to Strength
Recycling in Rhondda Cynon Taf - the second largest local authority in Wales - has more than trebled in the last four years, with a massive investment in a new plant, community recycling points, new refuse collections vehicles and innovative award-winning...
WAG to Launch Strategy to Lift Thousands out of Child Poverty; Opposition Parties Describe Move as 'Too Little Too Late'
Byline: David Williamson A STRATEGY to lift thousands of Welsh children out of poverty by helping their parents find work will be launched today by the Assembly Government. Its vision is that by 2020 no child or young person in Wales will be...
Wales Lacks Trading Links to Important Global Markets; Plan to Set Up International Business Chamber
Byline: Graham Henry EXPORTS in Wales are the lowest in the UK and the country suffers a "significant lack of engagement in the global economy", a report warns. The study by Prof Robert Huggins and Daniel Prokop of the Centre for International...
Warriors Are Up for a Liberty Fight, Warns Kellock
Byline: Andy Howell ALASTAIR KELLOCK last night warned the Ospreys to expect a full-scale assault from Glasgow Warriors during Friday night's massive Magners League play-off semi-final. He revealed the Scottish outfit are planning a smash-and-grab...
Waste Not, Want Not for Welsh Public Sector; with Rising Landfill Costs and Falling Budgets, Public Bodies from Police Forces to Universities Are Finding Ways to Cut Waste
The Welsh public sector faces one of the most challenging periods in its history as it braces itself for the planned cut in funding of pounds 1.5bn over three years. With such a big drop in funding looming, the public sector will increasingly have...
Watch out for Fired-Up Howard Warn Leicester
CARDIFF CITY have been warned to beware of the Steve Howard factor in tonight's big play-off showdown. The 33-year-old Leicester striker, once a target of the Bluebirds, was suspended from Sunday's game. But he returns to action this evening...
'Weak' Superstore Planning Laws Are 'Killing' High Streets of Wales; Small Businesses Call for Inquiry into Out-of-Town Developments
Byline: Si'n Barry SMALL-BUSINESS leaders have called for an inquiry into planning polices in Wales to examine the impact of out-of- town supermarket developments on the high street. According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the...
Welcome
Summer is tiptoeing tentatively in and most people are looking forward to a week or two away from the stresses of normal life over the next few months. We all appreciate a break from everyday routine, but in this environmentally aware age we are...
Welsh Companies Given the Tools to Go Green
Flexible Support for Business (FS4B) Environment and Sustainability has launched a new web-based diagnostic tool to help Welsh businesses identify potential cost savings through improved resource efficiency - and boost their bottom line. Accessible...
'We're in Danger of Destroying Our Own Home' from Building Nuclear Power Plants to Limiting the Number of Children People Can Have, Nature Expert Iolo Williams Gives Rin Simpson His Uncensored Opinion on the Environment and What We Need to Do to Protect It
Byline: Rin Simpson Iolo "Birdman" Williams is nothing if not a cheerful man. A self-confessed optimist with an unquenchable passion for nature, his winning personality and easy smile have helped make him a household name since he launched his television...
Western Power Gives School Pounds 200 for Green Awareness
Joshua Clarke, aged eight, and his classmates at Bedwas Junior School in Caerphilly have been striving to be more environmentally friendly and have formed an eco committee at the school to encourage green lifestyles. Joshua and his family - dad...
We've Already Upset Asbo Cat and Things Can Only Get Worse; OPINION
Byline: Abbie Wightwick THE cat is punishing us for going away and leaving him in the loving care of the next-door neighbour for two weeks. Those who say animals are less sophisticated than humans have yet to explore a cat's ability to bear grudges....
When Your Dinner Service Did the Talking; Welsh Family's Shining Silverware Reunited for First Time in 60 Years
Byline: Darren Devine IT survives as a last symbol of the vast opulence and luxury enjoyed by one of Wales' wealthiest 18th-century families. The silver dinner service owned by former MP and landowner Sir WatkinWilliams-Wynn was probably the...
Where to Go for a Green Holiday; the Holiday Season Is upon Us and If You Haven't Booked Your Holiday Yet You May Want to Look at Some of Our Suggestions
You've insulated the house, planted vegetables in your garden, recycled your waste and started taking the train to work. You feel like you a deserve a break but don't want to undo all your good work with a high carbon holiday halfway around the world....
Why We Must Work Harder to Wipe out Child Poverty; Everyone in Wales Is Paying for the Scandal of the Poverty in Which Nearly a Third of Our Children Live, Writes Labour's Huw Lewis as He Launches Proposals to Tackle This Blight on the Nation: The Wednesday Essay
Byline: Huw Lewis AS THE country emerges from the last few weeks of political wrangling and point scoring, it is important that in Wales post-election we strengthen our resolve to tackle one of the biggest issues which continues to blight Welsh...
Zola in a Parting Shot at Sullivan
GIANFRANCO ZOLA fired a parting shot at co-owner David Sullivan after being sacked as West Ham manager yesterday. Zola was dismissed by the club after a dismal season which saw them narrowly escape relegation to the Championship. But as the Italian...