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 February 1, 2013

'A Lot of People Say I Have Come from Nowhere, but Better Late Than Never - and Now I Want to Stay'
Byline: DELME PARFITT delme.parfitt@walesonline.co.uk HE'S been a computer software salesman and played most of his rugby career in a semi-professional league. But yesterday Andrew Coombs was suddenly faced with a gang of journalists firing questions...
Alun in Jack-Pot Joy over Lottery
A YOUNG bowls enthusiast has become Wales' latest millionaire after striking it lucky on the lottery. Alun Jones, 27, from Caerphilly, banked a staggering PS1,135,578 Lotto Jackpot after buying a lucky dip ticket online. Alun, a regular bowler...
Answering Your Motoring Issues
Q Whilst on a night out I drove home and was stopped by the police. I was found to be over the drink drive limit. Since being charged with the offence of drink driving my friend has admitted that he spiked my drinks. What is the position in court where...
Appeal for Improved Training for Staff in Neurological Services; PATIENTS ARE NOT GETTING SUPPORT NEEDED, SAY AMs
Byline: JULIA MCWATT Health Correspondent julia.mcwatt@walesonline.co.uk PATIENTS with debilitating neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's are not getting the specialist treatment they need, a report has found. The...
Asoundreaction Daveowens
IT'S amazing what one of your songs being used in an ad can do for your career. Just look at Rhondda blues rockers Henry's Funeral Shoe who had a 2012 that could only be described as surreal but incredible. Their propulsive track Dog Scratched Ear...
'At Times I Find It Difficult to Walk, but I Can Run' Author Richard Collins Lived an Active Life before He Was Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. His New Book, the Quality of Light, Is Our Morning Serial. Here, He Tells James McCarthy about Life, Writing and Coping with Illness
ON a good day Richard Collins can climb mountains. There was a time when he could do this at the drop of hat. As someone who loved the outdoors, he had an active life teaching dry stone walling and hedge laying at the Welsh Institute of Rural...
Beckham Will Donate His Paris Salary to Charity
Byline: HELEN WILLIAM newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk DAVID BECKHAM said his move to Paris St Germain is all about the football as he pledged to donate his salary to charity. The former England captain is at the tail end of a successful career which...
Bellamy Has Found His Old Sparkle and Desire and Is Ready to Shine in Friendly against Austrians
Byline: PAUL ABBANDONATO Head of Sport paul.abbandonato@walesonline.co.uk CRAIG BELLAMY has rekindled his desire and passion for football... and is playing with a sparkle back in his eye. S The 'Bellamy is back' message was delivered by...
Bemused AM Asks: Why No Welshman in Volkswagen Advert? NO OFFENCE INTENDED, SAY BEETLE'S GERMAN MAKERS
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON Chief Reporter martin.shipton@walesonline.co.uk NO OFFENCE INTENDED, SAY ONE of the world's best-known car firms has been accused of snubbing Wales by failing to mention it in a major new marketing campaign. An advert produced...
Best Has No Hard Feelings over 'Ballgate'
RORY BEST yesterday exonerated Matthew Rees of blame for Wales' 'ballgate' victory against Ireland in the 2011 RBS Six Nations by claiming the rules are only a "loose guide" to be followed. The Irish were fuming after officials failed to spot that...
Bidding Contest for Wales to London Rail Route Scrapped; FIRST GROUP GIVEN SIX-MONTH EXTENSION TO RUN SERVICES
Byline: RHODRI EVANS rhodri.evans@walesonline.co.uk THE bidding competition for a 15-year franchise to run Great Western rail services has been scrapped by the Department for Transport. It was one of three to be suspended last October in the...
Blues Are Ready for the Irish Invasion
Byline: SIMON THOMAS simon.thomas@walesonline.co.uk THE Blues are bracing themselves for an Irish invasion on and off the field at the Arms Park tonight. Phil Davies' men take on London Irish in a LV Cup clash that is likely to attract Ireland...
Bridging the E Generations; Hundreds of People Will Take to the Streets of Aberystwyth This Weekend for a Major Performance Which Will Recreate a Welsh Language Protest from 50 Years Ago. Karen Price Speaks to the Man Behind It
ARWEL Gruffydd was determined to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Saunders Lewis' famous radio lecture - Fate of the Language. Broadcast in February 1962 - just before the results of the 1961 Census were announced - it is said to have been the catalyst...
Britton Aims to Hammer Home a Point on His Overdue West Ham Bow
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN chris.wathan@walesonline.co.uk 2003 after a successful loan LEON BRITTON is set to run out at Upton Park for the first time tomorrow... 15 years later than he'd hoped. Swansea City look to continue their impressive away-day...
Broadband Discrimination; COMMENT & DEBATE LETTERS
| SIR - The future is looking pretty grim for the young people of West Wales, being hit by an unfair disadvantage the Welsh Assembly has visited upon them by not including the county in the firsS st wave of next-generation broadband. Schools will...
Castleoak Wins PS45m Contract to Build Care Homes; COMPANIES WILL CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE NEW FACILITIES
Byline: SION BARRY Business Editor sion.barry@walesonline.co.uk CARE-SECTOR development, design and build venture Castleoak has secured a PS45m contract. The Cardiff-based company will build 10 care homes in Suffolk for care operator, Care UK....
City Market Report
LONDON'S blue-chip share index enjoyed its best January for 24 years despite ending the month with a disappointing session for UK blue-chips. The top flight has risen by more than 6% - or 379 points - since the start of the year, making it the best...
Coast to Coast; at First Glance, These Stunning Photographs Appear to Capture the Welsh Coastline in the Late Afternoon Sunlight. Instead Photographer Roger Tiley Took Them during the Middle of the Night. Karen Price Asks Him about His Working Methods
AS a boy growing up in the South Wales Valleys, Roger Tiley would watch with interest as the coal trains went past his bedroom window. "I would always wonder where they went before I discovered they were going to the docks," says the documentary...
Constituency Redraw Halted after Rebellion
THE Boundary Commission for Wales formally abandoned its work to draw a new map of Welsh Westminster constituencies yesterday following this week's Liberal Democrat rebellion. Prime Minister David CameDron's goal to equalise the size of constituencies...
Coombs Call, Gethin Gamble and No Spot for Tipuric. Time Will Tell If Howley Mix Is the Right One; after Rob Howley Revealed His Squad to Face Ireland Tomorrow, Delme Parfitt Assesses the Implications around His Selection for the Six Nations Opener
Byline: Delme Parfitt OF COURSE, it could have been better had fate not played its hand with injuries, but the Wales team Rob Howley named to face Ireland yesterday could also have been a darn sight worse. There is now little point in ruing the...
Couple Get Single Minded; One of David Mamet's Dark Comedies Is Being Revived for a Welsh Tour. Karen Price Meets the Husband and Wife Who Are Behind the Production
IT may be about the singles scene in Chicago during the '70s but David Mamet's dark comedy is being revived for Welsh audiences. And the husband and wife team who are staging Sexual Perversity In Chicago say it is as relevant today as it was four...
Decision Due Soon on Site for New Campus; COLLEGE NOW EVALUATING TWO LOCATIONS IN CARDIFF
Byline: SION BARRY Business Editor sion.barry@walesonline.co.uk A DECISION on the location for a new PS40m further education campus in the centre of Cardiff is expected next month. Cardiff and Vale College is now evaluating a procurement process...
Demolition Crash Teenager Given Year's Driving Ban
A TEENAGER who demolished a house with his father's Jeep on his way to get a takeaway after a party has been banned from driving for a year. Robbie Morgan, 18, had been driving for just six months before the crash in December 2011 He also hit a...
Denzel's Flying High; He's Got an Oscar Nomination for His Latest Role as a Pilot in the Movie Flight and, According to Graham Young, Denzel Washington Should Be Walking off with the Award for His Outstanding Performance
Flight 15, 138 minsDENZEL Washington has such a likeability factor that it seems he could get away with almost anything on the big screen. In new movie Flight, he's an airline pilot who won't admit to a drink problem. So when a plane develops...
Donaldson Poised to Get Dubai Wind in His Sails after Having a Ball in Snowy Britain
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD anthony.woolford@walesonline.co.uk Sfor these results is continuing unsafe sexual behaviour coupled with insufficient HIV testing, showing us just how vital safe sex programmes engaging MSM remain." NOW-MAN Jamie Donaldson...
Don't Be Fooled, Brighter Day Was the Calm before Storm; ROUGH WINDS, HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW FORECAST
Byline: ELENA CRESCI elena.cresci@walesonline.co.uk FEBRUARY opens with more miserable weather today after a month which saw Wales plagued by snow, hail, rain and gale-force winds. Yet another weather warning is in place for South Wales this...
Driver Killed in Coach Crash Is Named
A DRIVER killed after a collision involving a coach and her car on the A483 in Carmarthenshire has been named as 42-year-old mother Bethan Davies from Maes-y-Bedol near Ammanford. Fifteen college students were also injured following the crash on...
Dusautoir Gets the Nod for French Opening Clash
FORMER France captain Thierry Dusautoir is set to face Italy on Sunday after his fellow flanker Yannick Nyanga was sent back to Toulouse. Dusautoir (pictured) missed France's autumn Tests due to a knee injury, but is fit again and in favour with...
Election Payment to Council Boss Prompts Law Change Call; CHIEF EXEC'S PS20K, 'A SLAP IN THE FACE' TO STAFF, SAYS AM
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON Chief Reporter martin.shipton@walesonline.co.uk CHIEF EXEC'S PS20K, 'A SLAP IN ANGER over a cash advance of PS20,000 paid to a council's chief executive for running last year's local authority elections could lead to a change...
Figures Show the Thin Blue Line Is Now Even Thinner; COMMISSIONER WARNS FORCE IS CLOSE TO 'BREAKING POINT'
Byline: CLARE HUTCHINSON clare.hutchinson@walesonline.co.uk THE number of police officers serving in Wales has hit its lowest level in a decade, Home Office figures showed yesterday. There were 6,882 officers in the four forces at the end of...
Filmreviewsextra
Hyde Park On Hudson 12A, 95 mins American Presidential movies are suddenly like buses. After Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, comes Bill Murray as Franklin D Roosevelt. There are no moving pictures of Lincoln, yet Day-Lewis comes across as being...
Forklift Factory Closure Plan Puts 200 Jobs at Risk
MORE than 200 jobs are under threat with the proposed closure of the Linde forklift truck factory in Merthyr Tydfil. Owners, German-based Kion Group, today announced that it had entered into consultations over a potential reorganisation of its business...
From Owain Glyndwr to the Luftwaffe's Blitz, City Castle Has Plenty of History; COUNCIL SAYS LANDMARK RUIN HAS BRIGHT FUTURE
Byline: ROBIN TURNER robin.turner@walesonline.co.uk IT WAS built by the Normans just 40 years after William the Conqueror's famous victory over King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Now, battle re-enactments, regular markets and guided...
Giles Relishes Big Challenges
ASHLEY GILES' challenges are coming thick and fast as England's new limited-overs coach, but that is the way he likes it. Giles, appointed less than two months ago to dovetail in the shorter formats alongside Test coach Andy Flower, completed a...
Girl Power; While Hamlet May Be the Role That Leading Male Actors Covet, a New Production Features an All-Female Cast. Karen Price Speaks to the Actress Who Pages 2 & 3 Is Playing Shakespeare's Raging Prince
HE is the Shakespearean antihero who is out for revenge for murder before sinking to the depths of madness. So it comes as no surprise that many high-profile actors are keen to take on the challenging role of Hamlet. In recent years big names like...
Good Hazard News for Chelsea Boss Benitez
BELEAGUERED Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez received a timely boost with the news that he will have Eden Hazard back for Chelsea's game against Wigan next week. The Football Association confirmed that it has decided against extending Hazard's ban for...
Green Fuel Production 'Releases Carbon Dioxide' WELSH SCIENTISTS LINK PALM OIL PLANTATIONS TO EMISSIONS
Byline: GRAHAM HENRY Senedd Correspondent graham.henry@walesonline.co.uk PRODUCTION of "green fuels" aimed at addressing the effects of climate change is actually making it worse, research from Welsh scientists has found. A study published in...
Gunners Gifts Must End -Podolski
GERMAN striker Lukas Podolski accepts Arsenal cannot continue to gift teams a head start if they are to fight their way back into the top four of the Premier League. Arsenal were behind after six minutes against Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on...
Hard-Up Irish Seek Solace in Sporting Success; after Years of Being Described as the Celtic Tiger for Its Miraculous Economic Growth, Ireland's More Recent History Has Been Blighted by Deep Recession and International Bailouts. but, Writes Simon Gaskell, Sport Has Offered the Nation Some Respite from an Economy in Turmoil
WHEN Jamie Heaslip, Declan Kidney and co are welcomed to the Millennium Stadium for the Six Nations opener tomorrow, for 80 minutes a nation will park its worries and forget itself in its national obsession. The description may just as well apply to...
Hearing Told of 'Bogus' Letter Attack on Head; FORMER TEACHER DENIES SHE WAS BEHIND THE ALLEGATIONS
Byline: GARY PORTER newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk A "BOGUS" letter was written by an "anonymous parent" in a bid to get a head teacher sacked, a tribunal heard yesterday. The letter raised a "number of concerns" about the conduct of Howell's School...
Honda Jazz Up the Jazz
Byline: DAVID WHINYATES newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk IT USED to be the case that the mere act of driving a Volvo could age you in the eyes of other motorists... now, it seems, Honda has a similar concern. In spite of producing sexy, high-performance...
'I Just Knew I Wanted to Be on the Radio and Talk' Welsh DJ Polly James Has Achieved Much in Her Broadcasting Career despite Being Just 26. Now She's Returned Home to Launch a New Radio Show, but as She Tells David Owens, Her Life Hasn't Exactly Been Mapped out for Her. TheBIGInterview
POLLY James could be forgiven for wondering what daylight is. The Welsh radio presenter has been living in strictly nocturnal circumstances for the past three years as the overnight host on Absolute Radio. Despite possessing the sorts of qualifications...
I'm Going Nowhere, Insists Happy Liberty Boss Laudrup
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN chris.wathan@walesonline.co.uk MICHAEL LAUDRUP has eased fears he could be tempted away from Swansea City, asking: "Why should I leave?" Swans boss Laudrup has been tipped to be on the managerial wish lists of several big clubs...
'It's a Great Privilege and Something I'm Really Proud and Pleased to Be Doing.' BBC WALES' JASON JOINS SIX NATIONS TV TEAM
Byline: SION MORGAN sion.morgan@walesonline.co.uk HE made a name for himself fronting some of BBC Wales' flagship current affairs and sports programmes. In recent years Jason Mohammad has presented some of the broadcaster's football and rugby...
It's Hammer Time for Tony as Family Dispute Boils over; POLICE AND COUNCIL CALLED AS HOME TURNED TO RUBBLE
Byline: JAMES MCCARTHY james.mccarthy@walesonline.co.uk A MAN has ripped apart the home he has been living in amid what he claims is a family dispute. Police and council officials have been called in after 50-year-old Tony McGuire took a sledgehammer...
Karenprice Inside Track
WITH most of the pantos now over for another year, the new theatre season is underway. And during the coming week there's a wealth of ground-breaking performances to choose from in Wales. If Shakespeare's your thing, head to the Royal Welsh College...
Keeping the Faith; Paloma Faith Is the Pop Diva with the Flamboyant Fashion Sense Who Has Become One of the UK's Biggest Stars. She Tells Emily Lambert Why She's Ready to Take the Next Step Up Thanks to International Pop Royalty Prince
THIS time next year Paloma Faith may well have transformed herself into a jazz star. The pop diva with the theatrical costumes and the big pop sound, admits she's keen to try her hand in the world of jazz and big bands. "There might be something...
Landlords Squeeze First-Time Buyers out of House Market; COUNCIL CONSIDERS OFFERING GUARANTEES FOR DEPOSITS
Byline: DARREN DEVINE darren.devine@walesonline.co.uk WALES' first-time buyers are being squeezed out of the property market by buy-to-let landlords snapping up the nation's low-cost housing. Estate agents and economists say first-time buyers...
'Latin' Graffiti Was in the Language of Love
A MESSAGE scratched on a window at a historic castle more than 100 years ago has revealed a love story worthy of TV's Downton Abbey. For years experts thought the graffiti "essere amato amando" was just a jumble of Latin words. But an Italian...
Leave Gareth Alone, He's Not a Diver
Byline: GARETH ROGERS gareth.rogers@walesonline.co.uk WALES manager Chris Coleman has praised his star man Gareth Bale for staying on his feet and scoring a wonder-goal for Tottenham Hotspur against Norwich City. Bale's incredible goal started...
Levels of HIV among Gay Men 'Unchanged'
"UNSAFE sexual behaviour" and a lack of testing is being blamed for a failure to cut the number of cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men in the last decade. The number of cases of the virus in England and Wales among men who have sex with men...
Lockerbie Officers to Make First Trip to Libya
Byline: JAMES TAPSFIELD newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk BRITISH police investigating the 1988 Lockerbie bombing are to visit Libya for the first time. Following talks in Tripoli with Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan, David Cameron said officers from...
Love in the Shadow of War's Horrors; PREVIEW: Birdsong, New Theatre, Cardiff
THE first touring production of the play adapted from the critically acclaimed novel by Sebastian Faulks is heading to Wales. A cast of 12 shape Birdsong into an intimate story of love and sacrifice, set against the backdrop of the Western Front....
Maitland Has Desire to Play for Scotland - Visser
DUTCH-BORN winger Tim Visser has defended the selection of the latest adopted Scot to wear dark blue. Edinburgh's Visser will combine with Glasgow rival Sean Maitland - born and raised in New Zealand - to form a formidable attack down the flanks...
Mazda6 Offers Excellent Value; NEW MAZDA6 IS AVAILABLE WITH A WIDE CHOICE OF POWERTRAINS AND STYLINGS
Byline: CHRIS RUSSON newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk MAZDA believes its all-new Mazda6 model is the most important car it has ever made and with its pioneering SKYACTIV technology and outstanding value, it's very hard to disagree. The third generation...
Mindmatters
Byline: Aled Blake THE conversation is beyond boring after going through it so many times."Where are you watching thSS e rugby on Saturday?" goes the question. "Oh, I'm not interested, so I won't be watching it," goes my answer. Cue confusion...
More Fines Handed out for Dropped Cigarette Butts Than Dog Fouling; COUNCILLORS RAISE CONCERN OVER 'LITTER POLICE' TARGETS
Byline: ELENA CRESCI elena.cresci@walesonline.co.uk MORE than 10,000 of the 60,000 fines handed out by an undercover private army of litter police have been in Wales. The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, mean there has...
Morningserial
NICK wondered what Kit would make of it all. Weave it into a play no doubt. He could only admire his Kate for her steadfastness, hate her and love her the more. He strove to admire Shawcross for his generosity and subdue the worm of jealousy...
MP Wants Creation of Ombudsman to Probe Sex Assaults in Forces; MP TELLS COMMONS VICTIMS ARE OFTEN TREATED INSENSITIVELY
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMSON Political Editor david.williamson@walesonline.co.uk THE scale of sexual harassment and bullying in Britain's armed forces was detailed yesterday by a Welsh MP, as she called for a reform of military justice. Bridgend...
My Ash Is the Best in Premier - Coleman; Williams Is Best Defender in the Premier, Says Coleman
Byline: PAUL ABBANDONATO Head of Sport CHRIS COLEMAN believes the Wales captaincy has brought the best out of Ashley Williams and deS clared there is not a finer defender in Britain. The Welsh boss delivered his glowing tribute to the Swansea...
New Mis-Selling Scandal Likely to Hit Banks Hard; SMALL BUSINESSES VICTIMS OF 'INTEREST RATE SWAPS'
Byline: RHODRI EVANS Assistant Business Editor rhodri.evans@walesonline.co.uk BRITAIN'S biggest banks will begin the process of compensating thousands of small businesses after a review found more than 90% had been mis-sold complex financial products....
NHS Staff Tax-Dodge Scheme Criticised; RETIRED SURGEON HITS OUT AT USE OF SALARY SACRIFICE PLAN
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON Chief Reporter martin.shipton@walesonline.co.uk A TAX-AVOIDANCE scheme under which NHS staff can buy state-of-the-art TVs and computer tablets cheaply was last night strongly criticised by a retired surgeon. Hywel Dda Health...
Paris Lure as Becks Signs on for PSG
former England captain David Beckham completed his move to Paris St Germain yesterday and said he had to turn down offers from England because he could not bear to face Man1chester United. Beckham, 37, revealed he will play without a salary at PSG,...
Plaid MP in Demand for Control over Broadcasting in Wales to Be Devolved
FRESH demands for the devolution of responsibility for broadcasting to the Assembly were rejected by the UK Government yesterday. Plaid Cymru Arfon MP Hywel Williams was angered that a Westminster Hall debate celebrating three decades of S4C was...
PS5m Graham on the Move to Leave Swans Short of Some Strike Options
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN chris.wathan@walesonline.co.uk MICHAEL LAUDRUP last night looked set to head into the remainder of the season with a striker shortage after letting Danny Graham leave Swansea City without landing a replacement. Graham completed...
Quickly Release Some Equity with Gissacar; ADVERTISING FEATURE
WE ALL know how hard it is to borrow money these days. Even the most gilt-edged borrowers are finding it tough today. And, for people who have had a credit problem or four, it is well-nigh impossible - or if you actually can find some money to borrow,...
Redundant or Relevant - What Future for Religion? EX-ARCHBISHOP AND ATHEIST DON MARK OUT THEIR POSITIONS
Byline: CERI WILLIAMS newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk ATHEIST professor Richard Dawkins described religion as "redundant and irrelevant" as he took on the former Archbishop of Canterbury in a debate last night. Speaking at the Cambridge Union debating...
Referendum Alert; COMMENT & DEBATE LETTERS
SIR - David Cameron's speech about the European Union was made like the approach of a lady of the night - with a tug on your arm and the invitation "Come with me dear and I will take you to the promised land". Only you will wake up in the morning...
Rhys Vows to Reclaim Glory Days
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD anthony.woolford@walesonline.co.uk WELSHMAN Rhys Davies has vowed to battle his way back to the top of the European game despite an inauspicious start to life on the Challenge Tour at Gujarat Kensville, in India, yesterday....
Ruby Set for Outing
HARRY FRY has confirmed last year's Champion Hurdle hero Rock On Ruby is "quite likely to run" in the 32Red Hurdle at Doncaster's additional fixture on Monday. Fry had initially hoped to see his charge complete his preparations for the defence of...
Shops Still Open as 190 Jobs Are Axed at HMV
NEARLY 190 jobs have been axed at stricken music and entertainment chain HMV in the first wave of redundancies following the group's collapse. Administrators Deloitte said staff had been made redundant across HMV's head office in Marlow, Buckinghamshire,...
Spanish Flair for Hot Ibiza
Byline: STEWART SMITH newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk IN the niche sporting hatchback market the SEAT Ibiza Cupra has had a strong following for many years, attracting younger drivers who are looking for a stylish motor with exhilarating performance....
Spokesman Forced to Clarify Defence Spending Plans after Comments by 'Senior Source' Confuse
DOWNING Street was yesterday forced to concede that the defence budget would not be immune from further cuts in the next public spending round. David Cameron on Wednesday appeared to indicate that the Armed Forces would be spared further pain in...
'Strong Possibility This Could Be My Last Six Nations,' Admits Ireland Rugby Legend O'Driscoll
Byline: DELME PARFITT delme.parfitt@walesonline.co.uk IRELAND centre Brian O'Driscoll has given his most definitive admission yet that the forthcoming Six Nations could be his final championship. O'Driscoll has lost the captaincy to Jamie Heaslip,...
'The Council Could Have Done a Hell of a Lot More for These Guys Who Risked Their Lives in Afghanistan' OUTCRY AS MARCHING TROOPS NOT EVEN GIVEN A CUP OF TEA
Byline: SAM MALONE sam.malone@walesonline.co.uk ARMY veterans last night launched a stinging attack on a town council accusing it of showing "no respect" to soldiers who recently marched through its streets. The 1st Battalion Welsh Guards paraded...
TV Choice
MONTY DON'S FRENCH GARDENS BBC2, 9.30pm The Beeb is packing in its fair share of gardening programmes at the moment, and so as one finishes (thank you, Carol Klein), another begins. Green-fingered hero Monty Don must hate this time of year. The cold...
Twelvetrees Challenged to Put Down Roots
STUART LANCASTER challenged Billy Twelvetrees to lay permanent claim to the England inside centre position when he makes his Test debut against Scotland tomorrow. Twelvetrees, 24, has taken over from the injured Manu Tuilagi and he will line up...
WALES Newsbulletin
New PS50k limit for legal blunders VICTIMS of shoddy legal services could receive up to PS50,000 in compensation under new powers given to the Legal Ombudsman. Despite the majority of its cases resulting in orders of less than PS1,000, the Ombudsman...
Wales Open Hopefuls Have Twenty Ten Vision
works, by being Welsh A FINAL played over Celtic Manor's Twenty Ten Course, the stage for Wales' first ever Ryder Cup in 2010, awaits the winners of five regional qualifying events for the Principality Junior Wales Open. by interpretation help the...
We Can Have Confidence That Police Service Will Overcome Falling Numbers; Western Mail
THIS is what cuts look like. The number of police officers in Wales and England is at its lowest level for a decade. One of the most basic duties of a government is to keep police on the beat; the UK Government is adamant that reforms will allow...