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 November 25, 2009

Anderson Will Not Mind If SA Play Games
JAMES ANDERSON is confident he can withstand any opposition attempts to destabilise him as leader of England's attack. Pace spearhead Anderson is aware of remarks about his potential mental fragility - dating back to Justin Langer's infamous leaked...
Arthur Won't Help; LETTERS
SIR - I am a chartered mechanical engineer and perhaps as a result my mind works differently from that of an arts graduate, such as the experts in the National Museum, the Arts Council of Wales etc who are suggesting that promoting heritage tourism...
Banks Could Face a Flood of Fee Claims
BANKS could be flooded with eight million refund claims for unauthorised overdraft charges if they lose a Supreme Court test case on whether they come under fairness rules. Consumer group Which? said 28% of all current account holders had been hit...
Barca Are in Driving Seat after Seeing off Inter
Barcelona Inter Milan 2 0 HOLDERS Barcelona moved two points clear at the top of their Champions League group last night after producing a classy display to defeat erstwhile leaders Inter Milan at the Nou Camp. Barca could have found themselves...
Body of a Second Woman Discovered as Rain Continues to Wreak Havoc in Wales; Two-Day Search by Specialist Teams Finds Body of Missing 85-Year-Old
Byline: Tim Lewis THE bodies of two missing women were yesterday recovered from swollen rivers. Dyfed Powys Police were alerted to the body of 21-year-old Kirsty Jones in the River Usk early yesterday morning. Miss Jones was swept away by...
Burke Vows to Pile on Pressure on Boss Keane
Byline: Terry Phillips CHRIS BURKE and his Cardiff City team-mates are determined to heap the pressure on under-fire Ipswich boss Roy Keane. The Manchester United legend brings his side to Cardiff City Stadium for a crucial showdown on Sunday....
Businesses Have a More Positive Outlook but Economy Still 'Very Fragile'
BUSINESS confidence continued to grow in the past three months but the economic recovery is still seen as "very fragile". A survey by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) found optimism jumped from a measure of 4.8...
Businesses Need Professional Help to Turn Their Optimism into Reality; Head of the ACCA in Wales Ben Cottam on the Role of Financial Professionals in Helping to Drive Future Prosperity for the Welsh Economy
I N the current economic climate, a sound, solid and healthy business sector is important for the whole of Wales, as well as the whole of the UK. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) believes that financial professionals have...
Business inWales Looks on Dark Side
BUSINESS owners in Wales are the most pessimistic in theUKabout both their retirement plans and the length of the current recession. According to research out yesterday, 87% said they believe their retirement was further away now than it was a year...
Capital Investment Pushes Cardiff Up Shopping Charts; City Rises to Sixth in UK Retail Survey
Byline: Abby Alford CARDIFF has taken its place among the UK's retail heavyweights by clinching sixth place in the top 10 of the most successful shopping destinations. As the only Welsh city to feature in Experian's Retail Centre Rankings, it...
Capital Law Team Grows with Five Promotions
CAPITAL LAW has promoted five of its lawyers as part of its continued growth. Capital Law, which is headquartered at Caspian Point, Cardiff, as well as an office in London, has strengthened its senior team with the promotion of employment specialist...
Cardiff Investment Will Be 'Hub' of UK Growth for Italian Company
ITALIAN sofa company Natuzzi is investing in a new trade showroom complex in Cardiff to help underpin ambitious UK growth plans. Terms have been agreed to occupy an 8,000 sq ft building at Capital Business Park in Cardiff - the one million sq ft...
Care Shake-Up Fears; LETTERS
SIR - It is with great sadness that I read that the Care Bill may be financed by clawing back money from the needy ("Disabled people 'could lose out' under social care shake-up plan", Nov10) by stopping their Disability Living Allowance & Attendance...
Carrietau Eases Pain
TRAINER Barry Murtagh is still recovering from serious injuries sustained in a fall on the gallops, but Carrietau helped ease his pains with a game win at Sedgefield. Sent off the 9-4 favourite for the Rowlands Chartered Accountants Handicap Chase,...
Centre of Attention; Paulo Sousa's Swans Take on Table-Topping Newcastle in the Big Championship Match of the Day This Saturday. CHRIS WATHAN Casts an Eye over the Men in the Middle
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN SWANSEA CITY head to Newcastle United this weekend faced with taking on the Toon's midfield megastars. Champions League winners, Premier League champions, England internationals, World Cup stars and plenty more in reserve...the...
Charity Calls for Action on Winter Fatality Figures
THE highest winter deaths figures in almost 10 years should act as a "deafening wake-up call" for the UK Government, charities said yesterday. The number of deaths jumped by more than 70% in Wales - where the figures rose from 1,440 in 2007-08 to...
Child Trust Fund Top-Up Will Give Wales' Poorest Children Pounds 100; 12,000 Youngsters Will Benefit from Payment
Byline: David Williamson THE poorest children in Wales will benefit from a pounds 100 top-up to the Child Trust Fund under plans announced today. Across Wales, 12,000 children will be able to claim the pounds 100 extra payment. A further 52,000...
Choices on Offer When the Final-Salary Scheme Closes; New Pension Plans Replacing Final Salary Schemes
Byline: andrew farr NEWSthatBAESystems, one of the largest businesses in the UK and certainly its biggest weapons manufacturer, has tripled the size of its pension deficit to pounds 3bn in a year will send shivers down the spines of finance directors...
Coalition at War as Assembly Referendum Date Thrown into Chaos; Labour Insists Vote Will Be Held Next Autumn after Outcry
Byline: Martin Shipton THE Assembly Government was thrown into chaos yesterday as Labour appeared to rule out a promised referendum on full law-making powers before 2011. Labour's Plaid Cymru coalition partners were left furious after a statement...
College to Offer OU Financial Degree
NEATH-PORT Talbot College is to become the first college in the UK to deliver the Open University's foundation degree in financial services. Paul Myners, Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury, launched the foundation degree with representatives...
Darwin Gray Takes on New Partner
CARDIFF-BASED law firm Darwin Gray Solicitors has appointed a new partner in Chris Crane, who will head its company commercial law team. Mr Crane, 43, joins from RDP Solicitors in Newport where he was a partner and head of the company/commercial...
Del Potro Lifts His Chances of Semis
JUAN MARTIN del Potro boosted his hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena with a nervy 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7/1) victory over Fernando Verdasco in yesterday's Group A clash. With both players having...
Devolution Drive Nearly Derailed in Labour Chaos; COMMENT
A N extraordinary 24 hours in Cardiff Bay drew to a close last night with the Plaid-Labour coalition still in place and - in theory - a referendum on the Assembly's powers next autumn still on the table. But the jitters that went through the Assembly...
Diana Coroner Joins MPs' Expenses Panel
THE judge who sat as coroner in the inquest of Diana, Princess of Wales, is to join a new independent body overseeing MPs' expenses, it was announced yesterday. Lord Justice Scott Baker, and three other candidates for the board of the Independent...
Dip in Donations but Charities Escape the Worst of the Recession; Savvy Companies Can Do Well from Doing Good, Says Expert
Byline: Si'n Barry FEARS that charities would be the innocent victims of the brutal global downturn have abated after recent surveys revealed a smallerthan-expected decline in donations. Corporate philanthropy has proved surprisingly hardy in...
Doctor Cleared of Carrying out Lewd Acts in Front of Girls
Byline: Rhiannon Beacham A HOSPITAL doctor accused of repeatedly performing lewd acts on himself in front of secondary school pupils was yesterday cleared of three counts of outraging public decency. The jury trying Krishnasamy Sangameswaran,...
Do These CoCos Have Their Own X Factor?
Byline: TimJenkins NO doubt you have heard of Coco Chanel. You may even have come across Coco Lloyd from this year's X Factor but there is only one Coco you'll be talking about in the weeks to come. Well, that is if you have any interest in Lloyds...
Do They Know How Much They Changed the World? Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, a Group of Musicians Answered Bob Geldof's Call to Record a Single in Support of Africans Hit by Famine. They Wanted to Change the World and They Did - but Perhaps Not in the Way They Expected, as David Williamson Reports
Byline: David Williamson LIKE a mountain exploding and transforming the landscape in an instant, music which will never leave the radio or escape our memory can erupt into our world without warning. One of the great moments in rock and roll took...
Dragons in Real Thriller, but They Fail to Secure That Victory
Wrexham Kidderminster 2 2 WREXHAM went some way towards rebuilding bridges with their demanding fans at the Racecoure last night after more than playing their part an enterprising and action-packed thriller with Kidderminster Harriers. But, well...
Fergie Rates Final Double
SIR Alex Ferguson believes the strife so many of Europe's big clubs have endured in the Champions League this season proves Manchester United's achievement in reaching consecutive finals has been badly underestimated. While the Red Devils have already...
Food Experiments Are All Very Well - but Not after a Long Day at Work; OPINION
Byline: Abbie Wightwick THE surreal world of the gourmet has spread its tentacles into the kitchens of working parents. As if we weren't all finding it hard enough to get five fruit and veg a day down everyone's gullet and avoid saturated fats,...
Funding Will Help Firm Expand Environmental Management Work
A CAERPHILLY-BASED environmental management firm is focused on driving growth after securing new funding. UES, which clients range from sole traders to listed companies has additional funding of pounds 400,000. The investment from the Welsh Assembly...
General's Portrait to Help Show the Futility of War; Exhibition to Raise Funds for Charities Supporting Wounded Soldiers
Byline: Abby Alford A WELSH artist has revealed his portrait of the new head of the Army will be displayed in an exhibition about the futility of war. General Sir David Richards is set to sit for Dan Llywelyn Hall, who will include the oil painting...
Giving a Green Light to the Environmental Management System
It has become a cliche that environmental problems are substantial and that economic growth contributes to them. A common response is stricter environmental regulation, which often inhibits growth. The result can be a trade-off between a healthy...
Green Enterprise Wales
GREEN ENTERPRISE WALES showcases 17 fantastic Welsh businesses - three from each level of the Green Dragon Standard. These firms are geographically spread across the country, are of different sizes and in different sectors. What binds them together...
Haunted and Left Cold by This Smut; Review Cabaret Bristol Hippodrome
THE sight of Wayne Sleep in a mesh vest, leather shorts, tights, suspenders and more make-up than Eddie Izzard, is going to haunt me for quite some time. It was just one of many aspects of this stage production of Cabaret which required a high tolerance...
How'business as Usual' Is Set to Change in the Next Decade
Byline: David rosser THE CBI has just completed a major listening exercise, with companies across the country telling us how they think the business environment of the next decade will differ from what we might have expected just two years ago,...
I Had to Learn to Walk Again, Says Hartson
Byline: Steffan Rhys FORMERWales football star John Hartson revealed yesterday he had to learn to walk again after cancer devastated his body. The 34-year-old is recovering from chemotherapy after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in July....
Insurers Pricing People out of the Market
SOARING insurance premiums are creating a new problem of "flood poverty" in many Welsh communities, the Liberal Democrats warned yesterday. Insurance costs in areas at risk of flooding are now up to three times higher than elsewhere, meaning protection...
IoD Looks for More Links with Assembly on Business Policy
BUSINESS member organisation the Institute of Directors (IoD) has stepped up its dialogue with the Welsh Assembly Government in a bid to help shape economic policies Following the appointment of Gareth Williams as chair of the IoD in Wales and Robert...
Italians Spot on to Book Last 16
Fiorentina Lyon 1 0 FIORENTINA booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a narrow win over Lyon in Group E which also sent Liverpool out of the competition. A Juan Vargas penalty in the 28th minute was enough to see the Viola...
It's Just Great to Have Put Recordstraight; Australia View DEANMUMM
AUSTRALIA captain Dean Mumm has admitted the Wallabies are glad to have erased past memories of defeats against Cardiff sides. The Wallabies had failed to defeat Cardiff club sides on their previous six attempts over the last 101 years. But the...
Jamie Scooped Gold, Now He Wants to Add the Silverware
Byline: anthonywoolford JUST four days after celebrating his cash-laden 2009 on the European Tour, Jamie Donaldson is planning to hit the World Cup jackpot when he flies the Welsh flag with Stephen Dodd at the stunning Mission Hills Resort, in China,...
Key Role for CMC in Setting Up Expert Volunteer Network; Specialists to Aid Strife-Torn Countries
Byline: Si'n Barry A SOUTH WALES consultancy is playing a key role in the UK Government's plans to build a network of civilian specialists to help restore stability in strife-torn countries. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for a 1,000-strong...
Last-Resort Loan Saved Banks from Collapsing
Byline: Si'n Barry THE Bank of England yesterday revealed it lent Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and HBOS pounds 61.6bn in a "dire emergency" at the height of the financial crisis. In its submission to the Treasury Select Committee the Bank said...
Liverpool Success, but They Crash Out
LIVERPOOL crashed out of the Champions League after a bitterly disappointing victory in the Hungarian capital. They needed to win to give themselves any chance of reaching the last 16, but events in Florence ended those dreams with Fiorentina achieving...
Llifogydd a Chawodydd O Genedlaetholdeb Seisnig; Welshcolumn
Byline: Menna Elfyn DAETH y llifogydd enbyd i'n hatgoffa i gyd o ffyrnigrwydd y tywydd a breuder ein bywydau. Trist yw meddwl fod pontydd a godwyd i ddiogelu pobl yn dymchwel ac i un plismon golli ei fywyd yn arbed rhai eraill. Ac mae'n bwrw glaw...
LLOYDS BANKING CROUP; Move to Raise Pounds 13.5bn to Avoid Official Scheme: Lloyds Offers Shares at a Hefty Discount
Byline: Holly Williams LLOYDS Banking Group yesterday set out details of its pounds 13.5bn UK record cash call to the bank's army of 2.8 million private shareholders. The group, which is 43% owned by the taxpayer, is offering shareholders stock...
Maintenance Firm's Growth Is Keeping the Tills Ringing; Company Helps Retailers Keep Cash Registers Working
Byline: Si'n Barry A CARDIFF-BASED electronic point of sales (EPoS) maintenance services company has reported a healthy rise in sales. Vista Retail Support, whose clients include SA Brain & Co and the Londis chain, has seen sales rise 13.9%....
Master Minded Mystery
DUAL Champion Chase winner Master Minded will miss out on a bid for a repeat win in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday week as Paul Nicholls (right) works to discover the reason for his hanging right-handed. The prolific six-year-old...
Millennium Centre Has a Birthday Worth Celebrating, with Best Ever Financial Year; Big Draw Shows and Ticket Sales Boost Venue's Profits
Byline: Si'n Barry ARTISTIC venue the Wales Millennium Centre is on target to achieve its best ever financial performance this year, as it celebrates its fifth birthday. And in a boost to its business credentials, chief executive of FSTE-100...
More People Coming to the Market but Many Are Hit by Banks' Lending Squeeze
ACCESS to the property market still remains a challenge, it was warned last night, despite figures that revealed mortgage lending had reached a two-year peak during October. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) yesterday said that...
Morning Serial; Dai Country
Byline: Alun Richards Both of us were in the chapel Christmas play but I never seemed to be able to get her on her own. Once a group of us decided to explore a loft in another church building and I, ever the perfect gentleman, stood aside to allow...
No Wales Present for Shanklin as Gatland Goes with Young Aces
Byline: andy howell TOM SHANKLIN celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday, but didn't get the happy returns he wanted. There wasn't a present from Wales coach Warren Gatland or a card in the post, only a message his services wouldn't be required...
Nurses Demand Same Levels of Care for Babies as Adults; RCN Calls forWales' Neonatal Nursing Staff to Be Doubled
Byline: Madeleine Brindley PREMATURE and sick babies are entitled to the same level of intensive care as adults, nurses in Wales have said. Calling for all babies to receive one-to-one care in neonatal intensive care units in Wales, the Royal...
Paragon Looking "More Confidently" to Reviving Its Funding Programme
BUY-TO-LET lender Paragon yesterday said it was becoming more confident of resuming lending to new customers as money markets free up and bad debts ease. The group - which offers loans under the Paragon Mortgages and Mortgage Trust brands - has...
Peel: It's Great to Be Back; Dwayne Declares He's Ready to Grab His Big Chance against the Wallabies
Byline: simon thomas DWAYNE PEEL'S waiting game is finally over ... and he is ready to grab his big Wales chance with two hands this weekend. The former Lions No 9 was yesterday handed his first start for his country at scrum-half against one of...
Police Criticised for Failure to Consult over Anti-Terror Raids
Byline: Jack Doyle POLICE were criticised yesterday for failing to consult properly with prosecutors over anti-terror raids which resulted in a dozen arrests but no criminal charges. Lord Carlile, the Government's independent reviewer of terror...
Police to Question Father after Three-Year-Old Dies
Byline: Martha Linden DETECTIVES were last night waiting to question a father of two suspected of stabbing his three-year-old son to death before turning the knife on himself. The 31-year-old man remained under guard in hospital after undergoing...
Profile: Aleris Recycling
ALERIS Recycling (Swansea) Ltd is an aluminium recycling company that recycles scrap from both domestic and commercial aluminium users in the UK and Europe, including the large amount of waste product (Dross) from the aluminium smelters. Raw materials...
Profile:Cadwyn Housing Association
CADWYN Housing Association grew from a group formed by Catholic Housing Aid Society in 1972 and was registered with the Housing Corporation in 1974 as Family Housing Association (Cardiff) Ltd. It merged with the Single Parent Housing Association...
Profile: Castleoak Timber Frame
CASTLEOAK Timber Frame (CTF) designs and manufactures timber frame structures exclusively for the Castleoak Group, which specialises in the development, design and construction of all types of care accommodation for older people. This provides security,...
Profile: Dale Building Maintenance
EMS: Green Dragon Award level 2 Turnover: pounds 15m Location: Cardiff Employees: approx 150 DALE is a specialist, privately owned property maintenance company with over 20 years' experience of providing a quality and cost effective property maintenance...
Profile: Euro Quality Coatings Ltd
EMS: Green Dragon Award level 5 Turnover: pounds 2.25m Location: Wentloog Corporate Park, Cardiff Employees: 33 EURO Quality Coatings Limited provide a high quality powder finishing service to companies involved in the manufacture of metal based products....
Profile:GD Environmental Services
EMS: ISO14001 Turnover: pounds 3.2m Location: Newport, Gwent Employees: 40 BCC Welsh Business and Green Company of the Year winners, GD Environmental are recognised as one of Wales' leading waste management companies offering all aspects of waste management...
Profile: IG Doors Ltd
EMS: ISO14001 ISO19001 Turnover: pounds 15m Location: Cwmbran, Torfaen Employees: 125 ESTABLISHED in 1979, IG Doors was one of the first door manufacturers to introduce high performance composite doorsets to the UK new-house building and social housing...
Profile: Nuaire Ltd
THE Nuaire Group is a world leader in the development and manufacture of fans and ventilation systems, designing and manufacturing energy efficient domestic, commercial and renewable ventilation. The group is constantly growing, with an annual turnover...
Profile: Rhyal Engineering
FORMED in 1998 by managing director, Bob Thomson, Rhyal Engineering has rapidly grown to become one of the UK's leading site-built storage tank and vessel contractors, dealing with the design and build of new tanks and the refurbishment of existing...
Profile: R&M Williams Ltd
R&M Williams Ltd is one of the largest privately owned construction companies in Wales. It is split into six divisions including construction, gas, electrical, painting, maintenance and dry lining. In the 30 years since the firm was established...
Profile: Stradform
BASED in Cardiff, Stradform has regional offices in Swansea and Bristol. The Company undertakes a variety of construction contracts for a diverse portfolio of clients across Wales and the South West of England. Implementation Stradform is part of...
Profile: Village Homecare Services (Wales) Ltd
VILLAGE Homecare Services is an independent domiciliary care agency. They provide a comprehensive range of home care and support services to a range of clients who wish to remain independent in their own homes but require an assessed level of assistance...
Profile: Vision Products
VISION Products is a supported business employing 63 disabled employees with a mission statement "to provide cost effective employment and development opportunities for people with disabilities". Vision Products offers a manufacturing and installation...
Profile: Zenith Print (UK) Ltd/Zenith Media
ESTABLISHED in 1983, ZenithMedia is a lithographic printing company producing a plethora of printed materials including annual reports, brochures, magazines, leaflets and business stationery. In addition to this, they also offer digital print which...
Recruitment Firm Aims to Fill a Gap in Cardiff; First Branch in the Capital Is Part of Major Expansion
Byline: Si'n Barry ONE of the UK's largest independent recruitment networks has opened an office in South Wales for the first time in its 12-year history. Founded in North Wales by Gary Dewhurst, Gap Personnel has opened a branch in Cardiff,...
Robinson Happy to Ring Scottish Changes
Byline: Duncan Bech ANDY Robinson last night claimed making changes to the Scotland side who secured a historic victory over Australia merely highlighted the competition for places that exists in his squad. Robinson yesterday drafted in three...
Saddam Options Were 'Discussed a Year before Iraq War', Inquiry Is Told; 'Regime Change' Was One Possibility Looked at by Foreign Office Seniors
Byline: Tomos Livingstone SENIOR British officials privately discussed the prospect of "regime change" in Iraq in late 2001 - more than a year before the invasion - the Iraq War inquiry was told yesterday. On the first day of public hearings...
Senedd Fireworks as Tempers Flare over Referendum Date Confusion; Senedd Correspondent David Williamson Had a Front-Row Seat Yesterday as the National Assembly Endured One the Most Dramatic Days in Its Recent History
Byline: David Williamson DRAMA engulfed the National Assembly yesterday - and for a brief period it seemed possible the Labour-Plaid Cymru coalition may have been close to breaking apart. At 12.23pm a joint statement by Welsh Secretary Peter...
Soldier's Widow Calls for More Support for the Troops
THE widow of a bomb disposal expert killed in Afghanistan called on the country to show more support for the troops yesterday, as she paid a powerful tribute to her "warrior" husband at his funeral. Christina Schmid told the congregation at Truro...
Sports Science Centre on the Way
CONSTRUCTION work on a pounds 2.6m sports science centre at the University of Glamorgan is under way. The centre, which has been designed by Holder Mathias Architects, is being built on the existing playing fields at the university and includes...
Stamp of Approval Groundwork Delivers the Green Dragon Environmental
GREEN Dragon, the Environmental Standard that recognises effective environmental management, is continuing to support companies across Wales looking for that competitive edge in today's marketplace. Green Dragon is unique to Wales and provides a...
Sun Rising on Welsh Housing Market as Expert Predicts Price Rises of 11% over Next 12 Months; Opinion Divided on Where Property Prices Will End Up in the Next Year
Byline: Aled Blake HOUSE prices in Wales will grow at more than twice the UK average, research from a leading property consultancy suggests. According to the data from BNP Paribas Real Estate (PRE), house price growth in Wales will reach 10.99%...
Terry Hails Fear Factor for Blues
CAPTAIN John Terry insists Chelsea are becoming a feared team once more as he prepares to lead Carlo Ancelotti's side through an 11-day period that could go a long way to defining their season. Terry, who leads Chelsea out for the 300th time as...
These Wallaby Young Guns Show the Blues How to Do It
THE WALLABY wannabes staked their claims for places against Wales with a resounding victory over the Blues in this historic fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium. With Australian rugby reeling from last Saturday's shock defeat to Scotland, it was an...
Time for Some Positive Leadership from Labour; the Wednesday Essay: Former Plaid Cymru Leader Dafydd Wigley Explains Why He Feels the Recommendations in the All Wales Convention Report Are the Right Way Forward for Democracy in Wales
Byline: Dafydd Wigley IT IS 10 years since the National Assembly for Wales came into existence. During its first decade, it has won its place as the forum for national decision-taking in Wales. The next logical step is for it to have primary...
Tubex Advancing Growth
TUBEX started life in the 1970s as a specialist plastic extruder, making a variety of products for a range of industries. The company's first factory and offices were based in Send, Surrey, and when space became short in the early 1980s the business...
UK Economy Heading for a Record Sixth Quarter in Recession
REVISED GDP figures for the third quarter released this morning will shed more light on the UK's economic health. The first estimate from the Office for National Statistics of UK output for the three months to September showed a record sixth successive...
US News Dampens Trade as Banks Take Spotlight; Citybulletin
DISAPPOINTING news on the US economy dampened the London market's recovery yesterday after Monday's near-2% rise. New official estimates said the US saw lower-than-expected annualised growth in output in the third quarter, while a lacklustre picture...
Veolia Moves to Take Advantage of Developments at St Athan; Company Will Operate Fleet of 25 Vehicles from Llandow
Byline: Si'n Barry VEOLIA Transport Cymru has invested in a new transport depot at Llandow Trading Estate in the Vale of Glamorgan. Its new facility will house its fleet of buses and coaches that service contract routes throughout the area around...
Vision for a National Stud to Breed Welsh Champion Racehorses; Businessman's Plan for Historic Model Farm
Byline: Sally Williams AN AMBITIOUS businessman plans to turn an historic farm into a national stud to breed a Welsh future winner of the Grand National or Cheltenham Gold Cup. Racehorse owner and businessman James Potter has made an offer to Powys...
Warming Seas Draw Exotic Fish and Crabs into Welsh Waters
Byline: Martin Shipton FISH that in the past have rarely reached Welsh waters are now here in abundance because of climate change, it has been claimed. But while there may be a short to medium-term commercial benefit for fishermen, the longer-term...
Wenger Fires Up Gunners to Seal Victory
ARSENE WENGER got the perfect response he demanded as Arsenal secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Standard Liege at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners boss had called for his side to raise their game in the wake...
Westwood Targets a New High with His Challenge in California
LEE WESTWOOD will have the chance next week to reach a new high in the world. Europe's new No 1 plays his final event of the year at the Tiger Woods-hosted Chevron World Challenge in California and for the first time it will carry ranking points....
With a Good Manager and a Lot of Luck and Hard Work, TV's Lucie and Lloyd Could Make a Million; PR Guru Gives His Verdict on X Factor Stars
Byline: James McCarthy X FACTOR competitors Lloyd Daniels and Lucie Jones could be in line to make pounds 1m each after their appearances in the ITV singing contest, according to Britain's leading PR expert. But Max Clifford has urged the pair...
World Land-Speed Record Attempt Car to Be Built in Bristol
THE British team attempting to break the world land-speed record yesterday announced their 1,000mph vehicle will be built in Bristol. It was also announced that the design for the Bloodhound SSC (Supersonic car) had now been sorted out, with a jet...