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 September 16, 2009

10% Rise for Bosses in Spite of Big Losses
THE pay of executives at the helm of Britain's top companies rose 10% last year despite their organisations suffering huge losses on the stock market. The full and part-time directors of the FTSE 100 companies took home more than pounds 1bn between...
Alfred Gooding Leads Line-Up of the Best in Welsh Business
Byline: Si'n Barry THE best in Welsh business and entrepreneurship was honoured at the Chambers of Commerce Business 2009 Awards in Cardiff last Friday. The awards from South Wales Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Western Mail, were...
Anelka Shows Worth to Fire the Blues to Victory; Chelsea Porto 1 0
NICOLAS ANELKA proved Chelsea can survive and prosper without banned Didier Drogba as the France international settled their opening Champions League qualifying game against Porto with a second-half winner. Anelka, given the task of filling a lone...
BAE Systems Job Cuts Blow for Staff
DEFENCE giant BAE Systems is to axe 1,100 jobs and close one of its sites, unions said yesterday. The Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU) said the news was "bitterly disappointing" for workers and local communities. The...
Beat the Recession Blues with Our Business in Focus Skills Workshops
WITH more than 26 years of experience helping thousands of businesses set up, grow and prosper, Business in Focus has the expertise to help you and your business succeed, even during difficult times. This is why we have created two free of charge*...
Being Part of a Global Community Can Enrich Wales and the World; Dr Kevin Higgins, British Council Wales Director, Argues That Wales Needs the World More Than the World Needs Wales. Especially If You Are Young
Byline: Dr Kevin Higgins It has been inspiring to see in recent years the many ways in which Wales has responded to the devolution process, not least in its wide-ranging international activities at both civic and government levels. It is arguable...
Bonnie and Only Men Aloud! Star in Cult Video as Lego Heroes
BONNIE TYLER and hit choir Only Men Aloud! have been portrayed as never before in a YouTube internet sensation. They have been immortalised as 3cm-high Lego figures in an animated film just weeks before the release of a re-recorded version of Tyler's...
Boyes Rees Wins Pounds 5m Bath Schools Work
CARDIFF-BASED Boyes Rees Architects has secured three contracts worth more than pounds 5m for the improvement of three schools for Bath & North East Somerset Council. This includes the modernisation of Midsomer Norton Primary School and Weston...
Britons' Wealth 'Dropped 12% during 2008'
BRITONS saw the value of their wealth dive by 12% during 2008 on the back of steep house price falls and sliding equity markets. The collective wealth of all UK households dropped from pounds 6.736 trillion at the end of 2007 to pounds 5.921 trillion...
Brown Promises to Protect the Front Line as He Admits Public Spending Cuts Loom; Tories Accuse PM of Hoisting the 'White Flag' in Long-Running Row
Byline: Andrew Woodcock GORDON BROWN yesterday admitted for the first time that cuts in public spending loomed - but he insisted frontline public services would be protected. The Prime Minister told the TUC Labour will "cut costs, cut inefficiencies,...
BT to Push for Customers as It Wins Right to Offer 'Bundles' Broadband and TV to Be Added to Landline Deals
Byline: Aled Blake BT is planning a new market push after the regulator yesterday allowed it to include broadband and television as part of a landline package for the first time. The scrapping of the ban on landlines in BT's discounted "bundled"...
Building for the Future with Renovation Grant Aid
A building in Abercynon boasts a new look and a fresh lease of life, thanks to a local business and funding from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Twenty-one Margaret Street stood empty and derelict for years until A&M Properties bought it with a view...
Business Activity Continues to Show Economic Recovery; Wales Posts Stronger Rates of Growth Than Other UK Regions
Byline: Si'n Barry BUSINESS activity in Wales has risen at its fastest rate for nearly three years, in another clear sign that the economy is emerging out of recession. According to the latest Purchasing Managers' Index ( PMI) from Markit the...
Cable Adds Pounds 13bn St Athan College to Lib Dems' List of Public Spending Cuts; Announcement Appears to Catch Party in Bay on the Hop
Byline: Tomos Livingstone THE planned pounds 13bn Defence Training College in the Vale of Glamorgan should be scrapped as part of a series of deep cuts in public spending, the Liberal Democrats said last night. Vince Cable, the party's Treasury...
Cadbury's Rejection of Kraft Left a Bitter Taste; Corporate Deals Are Not Back as Credit Is Still Not Available
Byline: andrewfarr CONFIDENCE is a precarious thing. Towards the end of last week, the gossipers were quietly predicting the return of the deal, a hark-back to the heady days of just two years ago when mergers and acquisitions was the only way to...
Capital Law Agrees Deal for Scottish Partnership; Welsh Legal Firm to Work with Edinburgh-Based CCW
Byline: Si'n Barry LEGAL firm Capital Law has expanded into the Scottish market following a tie-up with an Edinburgh-based firm. The firm, which has its headquarters in Cardiff and offices in London, has teamed up with CCW. The association...
'Cinderella' Mental Health Service Is Failing Patients; Young Adults in Need of Support
Byline: Madeleine Brindley A NEW mental health service specifically for 17 to 25-year-olds needs to be developed in Wales, an inquiry today found. The National Assembly's health committee said mental health remains the Cinderella service and...
City Publications Launches a New Bridal Magazine; "Diamante", the Bridal Magazine with a Twist
CITY Publications has been active in Cardiff Bay for many years, initially at the Coal Exchange, but since 2007 at Enterprise House. The company produces a wide variety of printed products for local businesses, including: leaflets, posters, banners,...
Civil Servants Threaten Legal and Industrial Action over Plan to Cut Redundancy Payouts
Byline: Tomos Livingstone THOUSANDS of civil servants could strike over plans to cut redundancy payouts, it emerged last night. Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the TUC in Liverpool he would press ahead with plans to reform the Whitehall early-exit...
Cosker Aims to Put Rivals in Spin in Hunt for Promotion
Byline: gareth griffiths IN-FORM spinner Dean Cosker admits Glamorgan must win their final two matches to clinch championship promotion. Glamorgan are locked in a five-way battle for the second promotion spot behind Division Two leaders Kent. ...
Crack the Credit Crunch with New Strategy
HOW many of us have taken the opportunity presented by the global recession to take a closer look at how we manage our businesses and to reassess whether the business strategy we have in place is still relevant in the changed world we now find ourselves....
Creative Thinking - It's Child's Play, So Get Set to Roll Back Those Years
A TRAINING company in Australia asked school children whether they were creative. "Do you like making things, designing things?" The five-year-olds in the class room all put their hands up. In the same school they asked a class of 15-year-olds the...
Debate on Bilingual Services Is Overdue; the Long View
Byline: david rosser ONE of the more interesting stories for Assembly watchers in recent weeks has been the decision by the Assembly Commission to stop translating the transcript of plenary debates in the Assembly into Welsh. The Commission is...
Driver Told Paramedic He Had Fallen Asleep, His Inquest Is Told
A DEPUTY headteacher told the paramedic treating him at a crash scene that he had fallen asleep at the wheel, just hours before he died from his injuries. Father-of-two Andrew Radford, 33, of Welshpool, died after the Skoda he was driving collided...
Drive the Next Generation at Likes Land Rover; ADVERTISING FEATURE
SINCE the Walters Group became the new owners of Likes Land Rover six months ago, it has been a busy time at the Hay-on-Wye dealership as they work towards their ethos of becoming the leading Land Rover dealership in Wales. They have already proved...
Employers Can't Let Health and Safety Go to Cut Costs; Russelllawson the Voice of Small Business
Byline: russell lawson BUSINESSES across Wales are being asked to commit to better safety practices under a strategy published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The strategy, which claims to be "resetting the direction for health and...
Entrepreneurs Who Are Thinking Big; A Wealth of Experience in Not-for-Profit Consultancy
Byline: Si'n Barry THREE of Wales' best-known entrepreneurs will next month launch a not-for-profit business consultancy aimed at helping businesses realise their commercial potential. Collateral Thinking is the brainchild of Matt Burge, Paul...
Fathers to Be Offered Up to Six Months ' Paternity Leave; Critics Say Monitoring New Rights Poses Another Headache for Firms
Byline: Robin Turner FATHERS could take up to six months' paternity leave - three of them paid - under Government plans to let parents share their entitlements. The move, announced yesterday, would give mothers the option to return to work after...
Federer Takes Comfort from His Incredible Year after US Open Setback
Byline: Simon Stone ROGER FEDERER drew solace from a successful year on and off the court following his shock US Open final defeat to Juan Martin del Potro. The Swiss world number one's five-set loss to the 20-year-old Argentinian at Flushing...
Finance Deal Gives Parle Skip Hire a Growth Boost
A VALLEYS skip hire venture is expanding following a new finance deal. Parle Skip Hire has received a pounds 750,000 confidential invoice discounting package from invoice and asset-based lender Venture Finance The fund will enable the Merthyr-based...
French Solutions Put the Byte into Internet Thieves on the Worldwide Web
INFRINGEMENTS of the internet are commonplace and on the increase day on day. The mass of activity on the web makes it difficult to monitor and contain this type of crime without the use of complex mathematics applied to leading technology. French...
From the Mines to the Mountains; Preview Learning to Breathe Galeri, Caernarfon
INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed mountaineer and ex-coal miner Andy Cave is currently travelling around the UK with his lecture show Learning to Breathe. And next week, he will be in Caernarfon. Cave is a major figure in British mountaineering, with more...
FS4B - Supporting Businesses in Wales
FLEXIBLE Support for Busiess (FS4B) is theWelsh Assembly Govermet's ew busiess support programme desiged to help busiesses i Wales grow ad help idividuals start a busiess. Operatig out of Regioal Cetres i Cardiff, Cwmbra ad Merthyr ad supported...
Gerrard Keen to Show He's a Fast Learner
Byline: Steve Tucker ANTHONY GERRARD admits he is on the ultimate footballing learning curve - and loving every minute of it. The Cardiff City centre-half was brought in from League One Walsall in the summer and has started every game for his...
Goodbye Often the Hardest Word in the Game
Byline: mark wallace IT'S a strange time of year to be a cricketer. While our fantastic Pro40 win on Monday night showcased the talents of some of our younger and lesser-known players, this is also the period when inevitably the time of others at...
He Took Us across the World and Made Food Fun and Enjoyable; Top Welsh Chefs Pay Tribute to Keith Floyd, TV's First Celebrity Cook. Sally Williams Reports
Byline: Sally Williams WELSH chefs last night paid tribute to gastronomic legend Keith Floyd who, with a glass of red wine in his hand, took TV viewers on their first foodie tours of the world. The flamboyant chef, who was loved for his haphazard...
How Green Is Your Business? How Much Money You Waste Every Year Should Tell You!
DID you know that a continual 5mm drip from a single tap costs more than pounds 900 a year? Firms where the urinals operate without flush control could save themselves more than pounds 3,800 per year in water and sewerage costs by installing passive...
Hughes and City Consider Appeal over Adebayor
MANCHESTER City must decide in the next 24 hours whether to contest either of the charges facing their striker Emmanuel Adebayor. Adebayor is facing the possibility of an extended ban after being at the centre of two controversial incidents during...
Imperious Ponting Adds to England's One-Day Woe
A MAJESTIC century from Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled on the misery for England's faltering one-day side, as the tourists went 5-0 up in NatWest series at Trent Bridge. Ponting, who was rested from the first three games of the seven-match...
Investors' Body Salutes Chief Exec of Penn Pharma
THE boss of one of Europe's leading integrated global pharmaceutical manufacturers, Penn Pharma, has been named Wales and South West of England private equity-backed chief executive of the year. Peter George of Tredegar-based Penn Pharma, was awarded...
Jet-Crash Victims' Parents Warn of Blacklist Airlines; Welsh Couple's Deaths Were 'Preventable'
Byline: Tim Lewis THE families of a couple killed in a plane crash while travelling through Asia said last night their deaths were "preventable". The parents of Alex Collins and Bethan Jones also warned about the dangers of flying on airplanes...
Johnson Takes the Blame for Ospreys Woes
Byline: Andy Howell SCOTT JOHNSON last night stepped out of the shadows at the under-fire Ospreys, revealing that the buck stops with him for their struggles but vowing to get it right at the Liberty Stadium. Johnson (pictured below) fronted...
Jones on the Attack over Tosh Talk on Ledley's Loss of Top Form
Byline: stevetucker CARDIFF CITY boss Dave Jones has brought the simmering ill-feeling between him and John Toshack back to the boil by accusing him of highlighting Joe Ledley as a reason for Wales' poor results. Midfield dynamo Ledley is currently...
Jump on the Product Placement Bandwagon
Byline: Tim Jenkins IT may not have escaped your notice that the Government has decided to allow product placement in British-made programmes after all. This is a measure to make our producers as competitive as those in the US and, quite frankly,...
Kidzz Fun and Crazy Kat at State of the Art Play Centre
THE newly developed and updated Ystrad Mynach based soft play centre, Kidzz Fun officially opened its doors on August 15. An instant hit, the new play centre is a tribute to the vision and commitment of proud new owner Alison Garwood. Alison...
King Warns Recession Will Hit for 'Some Time'
HOUSEHOLDS and businesses will be hit by the recession for "some time" despite recent signs of growth, Bank of England Governor Mervyn King warned yesterday. Mr King said the impact of dampened demand and soaring unemployment would linger long after...
Lloyd-Webber Vows to Fight On
LORD LLOYD-WEBBER has vowed to take the appeal over Dar Re Mi's demotion in the Prix Vermeille "as far as he can." The musical impresario feels duty bound on the behalf of fellow owners and potential investors in the sport to challenge the decision...
Llyfr I Godi Calon at Yr Haelioni Sy'n Dal I Fodloni; Welshcolumn
Byline: Menna Elfyn HAF Bach Mihangel. Do, fe ddaeth ac aeth a dyna hyfryd oedd ymlawenhau yn yr heulwen. Yn Nhy Newydd yr oeddwn yr wythnos diwethaf yn dysgu ar gwrs "Paentio a Barddoniaeth" gyda fy nghyd-diwtor Mary Lloyd Jones. Er na fum yn paentio...
Magician in a Box Fantasises about His Favourite Food; RETRO REPORT How We Covered
Byline: Tony Woolway MAGICIAN David Blaine is going out of his mind with fantasies about food. He is attempting to spend 44 days surviving on nothing but water while suspended in a glass box by Tower Bridge. Yesterday the illusionist said...
Morning Serial; Dai Country
Byline: Alun Richards Dai Country by Alun Richards In Penuel Chapel when I was a boy, the age of the congregation was increasing; there were fewer and fewer young people and the Sunday School classes grew smaller and smaller in my lifetime until...
New Services Proving a Big Success Hit with SMEs
PRACTISING what we preach is a key message coming out of Business in Focus as they continue to develop their range of services aimed at helping small and medium sized enterprises in Wales prosper and grow. The company started more than 25 years...
New Smart Cards on Welsh Buses Pave Way for Integrated 'Oyster-Style' Future; Single Travel Card Covering Train and Bus Services Could Be Reality by 2014
Byline: David Williamson THE prospect of an "Oyster card" for Wales has edged closer with new technology installed on the nation's buses. Only people entitled to free bus journeys will be able to use new "smart cards" at present, but it is hoped...
No End to ITV Adverts Contract
THE competition watchdog yesterday dashed ITV's hopes that onerous rules over advertising would be scrapped, but said it was considering relaxing the regime. The Competition Commission said changes "might be justified" on the Contract Rights Renewal...
Now Mr Brown Must Be Clear about His Cuts; COMMENT
T HE Prime Minister has taken months to psyche himself up to admit there needs to be cuts in public spending. Now that he's got it out of the way, we hope he can start to be a little more specific about where the axe will fall. Gordon Brown was...
Office Occupiers Preferring to Stay Put Than Relocate; after Lower Rent, Top Demand Is More Flexible Lease Terms
Byline: Si'n Barry OFFICE occupiers are increasingly looking to renegotiate more favourable lease deals than relocate. According to a survey by international real estate adviser Savills, 52% of office occupiers feel that property costs are something...
Olsson Double Lifts the Baggies
JONAS OLSSON struck a winning double to send West Brom on their way to victory over Doncaster on a night when the Coca Cola Championship's top two sides both came from behind to win. The Baggies had suffered the shock of Waide Fairhurst's opener...
'One-in-a-Million' Discovery Could Become Wonder Drug; A Decade Ago Welsh Scientists Stumbled across a Wonder-Drug for Shingles Which Is Now Being Tested on Patients. Health Editor Madeleine Brindley Spoke to Professor Chris McGuigan about the Discovery Which Could Improve the Treatment of the Virus
Byline: Madeleine Brindley IT is the stuff of science fiction - researchers stumble across a new molecule, which could revolutionise the treatment of a particular disease. But that is exactly how a team from Cardiff University discovered FV100,...
ONE OF THE BEST; Thomas Is Full of Praise for Ospreys Supremo Johnson
Byline: andy howell JONATHAN THOMAS last night insisted Scott Johnson was the right man to take the Ospreys forward to the promised land of European domination. Questions were and are still being asked about the decision of power-brokers in self-styled...
Pilotlight Cymru Sparks a Brighter Future for Charities through Closer Links with Business
BUSINESS people in Wales can now use their skills to help smaller Welsh charities and social enterprises (CSEs) prosper and grow. CSEs face the same challenges as other businesses. In essence, they are subject to the same market forces and operational...
Pounds 23m Wellbeing through Work Programme Is Worthy but Not Enough, Says Professor
A SCHEME aiming to stop people becoming economically inactive will not tackle the problem at its root, a leading business expert warned yesterday. The Welsh Assembly Government has launched a pounds 23m programme, Wellbeing Through Work, which will...
Premier Quotas Concern Benitez; Liverpool Debrecen V Anfield, 7.45pm
RAFAEL Benitez has expressed concern at the speed in which the Premier League have introduced a quota system for home-grown players. The Liverpool manager will take charge of his 300th match since joining the Reds as another Champions League campaign...
Rare Sighting of BT at Top of the Risers' Board; Citybulletin
BT led the FTSE 100 Index to its highest close in almost a year yesterday as the telecoms giant received a boost from regulator Ofcom. Shares in the firm rose more than 4% after the watchdog removed the last major piece of regulation in the retail...
Recession Blamed for Rising Tide of Water Complaints; Dw R Cymru Says Increase Due to More Customers Falling into Arrears
Byline: Tomos Livingstone COMPLAINTS to water company Dw r Cymru increased by nearly a fifth last year, the industry watchdog said last night. In a new report the Consumer Council for Water said there had been a 18.5% rise in complaints to the...
'Recession Is a Lesson We Have All Learned From' Downturns Past and Present Have Shaped the Thinking of Grant Hawkins, as He Tells Robert Llewellyn Jones
Byline: Robert Llewellyn Jones THE executive who heads one of Wales' leading financial software firms is optimistic that lessons have been learned from the financial crisis that plunged the world into the worst global downturn seen since the 1930s....
Rewards of Embracing Equality; Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg Katy Chamberlain Outlines an Initiative Aimed at Helping Women Fulfil Their Economic Potential
Byline: Katy Chamberlain IN this tough economic climate businesses are under increasing pressure to improve efficiency, become more responsive to customer and stakeholder expectations, make cost savings while retaining a skilled workforce and respond...
Rolling Road Boost for Green Technology Sector in Wales
Byline: Si'n Barry THE most advanced rolling road system of its kind in the UK is being built in Wales. The facility at the University of Glamorgan will form the centrepiece of a new Centre for Alternative Powertrain Engineering that opens next...
Scarlet Jones Can Be Wales' Next Openside
Byline: Simon Thomas DAFYDD JONES has been hailed as the man to fill the boots of Martyn Williams for Wales in the autumn internationals. Veteran flanker Williams is set to miss the November series, which includes Tests against New Zealand and...
Scholes Strikes as United Tame Turks
Besiktas Man Utd 0 1 PAUL SCHOLES popped up 13 minutes from time to ensure Manchester United's bid to reach a third successive Champions League final got off on exactly the right note in Istanbul. Sent off at the weekend at Tottenham for some would...
Seminars Urge Companies to Be Tolerant and Ethical
BUSINESSES are being urged to "get in touch" with what really matters to create the best possible environment in which their workforce can thrive. Spirituality in organisations consultancy Telos - a partnership between the Church in Wales and public...
Shanklin Shows It Pays to Keep Your Eye on the Business Ball
A COMPREHENSIVE business support service which includes the provision of information and signposting, and general, equalities and environmental management advice for small businesses, has been officially launched at a ceremony attended by 200 guests....
Small Businesses Hit by Recession Get Help with Government and Barclays-Backed Loans
PINNACLE Letting Agents based in Cathays, Cardiff, has received a special loan worth pounds 150,000 under an innovative financial scheme to help businesses in the downturn. The growing business, established 12 years ago by former Cardiff University...
Smith in Rangers Challenge; Stuttgart Rangers V Mercedes Benz Arena, 7.45pm
WALTER Smith has challenged his Rangers players to prove they are an even better side than the one who gave Stuttgart a run for their money in the Champions League two years ago. The two teams are set to clash again in this year's group stage opener...
So You Wannabe the Boss. ?
Some people like having a boss - others like being the boss. Running your own business can be exhilarating and terrifying in equal measure but more and more individuals want to go it alone. So what do you need to do before taking the plunge and...
Spending Questions Set to Dominate Build-Up to Next General Election
The Prime Minister finally used the word 'cuts' yesterday and acknowledged Labour was ready to impose them on government spending once the recession is over. With efforts to curb expenditure of taxpayers' money set to be one of the major factors in...
Teenage Star Allen Shines as Swans Go in Search of the Positives
Byline: Chris Wathan Chris Wathan at The Liberty Stadium 0 0 Swansea City Bristol City De Vries; Richards, Tate (capt), Williams, Bessone; Lopez, Allen (Britton 78), Orlandi (Bodde 69); Dyer, Van der Gun; Pintado (Beattie 65). Subs Not Used:...
The Basic Quality of His Prose Is Flat, Stunted and Ugly - All the Usual Literary Things He Just Doesn't Know How to Do; Top Author Pullman in Astonishing Attack on Da Vinci Code Best-Seller Brown
Byline: Darren Devine HE may be the publishing phenomenon of the decade whose religious conspiracy theories have captivated the world, but one of the country's most high-profile novelists has called Dan Brown's writing "flat, stunted and ugly"....
There's Never Been a Better Time to Get on Board the Vale of Glamorgan's Business Networking Club
Free listing on the Vale Business Club website n Free opportunity to post a company offer/discount promotion on the Vale Business Club website n Opportunity to promote your business for free in our e-newsletter published at www.valebusiness club.co.uk...
Thinking of Starting a Business? Now Is a Good Time to Consider All Your Options
AT Business in Focus we have seen a recent growth in the number of enquiries from people looking to start their own business. Our Welsh Assembly Government sponsored training modules for new start businesses have grown in popularity to the point...
Too Much Spent by BBCWales on Back-Slapping Parties, Insist Critics, as Chiefs Reveal Expenses; Corporation Says Rigorous Rules Are Monitored Closely
Byline: Martin Shipton EXPENSE claims of BBC Wales executives are published today with an MP claiming they reveal a "selfindulgent back-slapping culture of partying funded by the licence-payers". Details of claims totalling more than pounds 65,000...
Tories Fear Pounds 4m Swine Flu Jab Cost; GPs Will Be Paid Pounds 5.25 a Patient but Who Will Foot the Bill?
Byline: Madeleine Brindley QUESTION marks were raised last night about who will pay for a swine flu vaccination programme in Wales. It is unclear whether the Assembly Government will have to raid its coffers to meet the estimated pounds 4m cost...
Tough Trading Times but Profit Rise Still Expected; Cost Controls Keep Firm on Track despite Volatile Market
Byline: Aled Blake DEPARTMENT store chain Debenhams yesterday said it expected to deliver a rise in annual profits, despite a revamp of its shops hitting sales. Like-for-like sales in the six months to August 29 fell 3.8% as the company converted...
Warning over Legal Loophole in Online Money Transfers
A LOOPHOLE in the banking system could leave customers who make a mistake when transferring money over the internet permanently out of pocket, experts warn. The problem was exposed by MyMoneyDiva.com after one woman lost pounds 2,000 she inadvertently...
Welsh Aristocrat's Fund Milked by His Grandson; Family Charity Milked by Rich Aristocrat
Byline: Western Mail A WEALTHY aristocrat secretly milked more than pounds 1.6m from a family charity set up by his titled philanthropist grandfather, a court heard yesterday. The Hon Jonathan Davies, 65, then handed pounds 1m of that sum to...
Wenger: Diving Debate Will Continue
Standard Liege Arsenal V Stade Maurice Dufrasne , 7.45pm ARSENE WENGER knows Eduardo's successful appeal against a two-match European ban for diving will not be the end of the on-going saga over players trying to con referees. The Croatia striker...
Wharf Aiming to Become Umpire
Byline: Gareth Griffiths FORMER England one-day bowler Alex Wharf is considering becoming a first-class umpire after announcing his retirement from cricket. The Glamorgan paceman finally admitted defeat yesterday in his long-term battle with...
Work Experience to Partner in 16 Years
SARAH WILLIAMS has been made a partner at law firm Watkins and Gunn. Ms Williams, 31, from Newbridge, first worked for the practice, which has offices in Newport and Pontypool, aged 15, while on work experience. With her foot firmly in the door,...
WRU and Brains Extend Shirt Sponsorship for Six-Figure Sum
TWO of Wales' best known brands yesterday signed a one-year extension to an alliance formed five years ago. The Welsh Rugby Union announced it has extended its shirt sponsorship deal with SA Brain & Co, which will see the Brains brand on the...
Ydych Chi'n Meddwl Dechrau Busnes? Nawr Yw'r Amser I Ystyried Eich Opsiynau
Yn Business in Focus rydym wedi gweld tyfiant diweddar yn y nifer o ymholiadau oddi wrth bobl sydd am gychwyn eu busnes eu hun. Mae ein modiwlau hyfforddiant ar gyfer busnesau newydd a noddwyd gan Lywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru wedi dod yn fwy a mwy poblogaidd...
Your Stars
Byline: Partrick Arundell If you are working towards making some hard and fast decisions in your life, don't let today's astral impact shake your belief in how you should go about doing this. There may be certain people pulling at your emotional...