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 July 25, 2013

5 COMMON Myths about Food and Diet
1 Healthy means low fat: Many people think healthy food is low-fat food but many low fat foods are not actually all that healthy. Many ready-meals, yoghurts and snacks for example, are advertised as low-fat, but that by no means makes them healthy...
'Absolutely Essential' Wales Stays in the EU
A WELSH Government Minister has issued a warning against an EU exit for the future of Wales and the UK - saying 130,000 Welsh jobs depend on continued membership. Addressing a seminar at the Welsh Government's offices in Llandudno Junction, Finance...
Acquisitions Help to Lift IQE's Sales by 80% in the First Half; WIRELESS DIVISION DRIVES GROWTH OF WAFER MAKER
Byline: SION BARRY Business Editor sion.barry@walesonline.co.uk CARDIFF-headquartered IQE, a leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry, has reported a 80% rise in sales in the...
Alarming Study on Bullying against Gay Pupils
EDUCATION A Minister Huw Lewis has urged local authorities to ensure homophobic bullying in schools is properly recorded following an alarming study into the issue. incidents, good recording procedures demonstrate they are taking steps to tackle bullying...
Allotment Holders Urged to Get Fruity; Plot-Holders Are Being Encouraged to Grow Fruit as Part of National Allotments Week (August 5-11). Hannah Stephenson Discusses Which Types of Fruit Will Flourish in These Spaces
Byline: Hannah Stephenson IT'S not only the humble potato or common carrot which can thrive on allotments - you can also grow a cornucopia of delicious soft fruits like summer berries and blackcurrants. What's more, fruit bushes and trees are...
An 'Age Gap' Is Still Sending Rhondda Boys to Earlier Grave; 7 YEARS LESS LIFE EXPECTANCY THAN IN MOST ENGLISH AREAS
Byline: LIZ DAY liz.day@walesonline.co.uk MEN living in certain parts of Wales could die seven years before their counterparts in England, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics yesterday. A boy born in Rhondda Cynon...
App's Just the Thing for Busy Parents
parents A in Swansea need never forget an inset day, y miss a school trip or fail to send their child to a school fun day in fancy dress. A new "app" has been created to help schools in the region better connect with parents and the local community...
Bale Will Win Champions League for Real - Zidane
Byline: PAUL ABBANDONATO Head of Sport paul.abbandonato@walesonline.co.uk REAL MADRID legend Zinedine Zidane has upped the ante in the bid to land Gareth Bale by declaring the Welsh star can bring the Champions League trophy back to the Bernabeu....
Benteke Booster Will Make Villa a Premier Force - Petrov
Byline: LISA GRAY sport@walesonline.co.uk FORMER captain Stiliyan Petrov has backed Aston Villa to enjoy a successful season in the Barclays Premier League now that Christian Benteke has pledged to stay at Villa Park. The 22-year-old handed the...
Business Council Maps out Plan of Action to Promote Welsh Capital; BUDGET OF PS1.5M TO HELP BOOST THE CITY'S PROFILE
Byline: SION BARRY sion.barry@walesonline.co.uk THE a new body set up by Cardiff council to promote the capital and help improve its economic competitiveness has met for the first time. Members of the inaugural advisory board agreed the priorities...
By George ... Royal Couple Take a Traditional Route in Naming Their First-Born; AND CHARLES PLAYS POSTIE FOR ARDENT FAN AT SHOW
Byline: ANTONY STONE newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge yesterday announced that their baby son will be called Prince George of Cambridge. The full name for William and Kate's first child, who is third in line to the...
Call for Teachers' Pay to Be Linked K to Performance in the Classroom; MAJORITY WANT SCHOOLS TO BE ALLOWED TO SET SALARIES
Byline: GARETH EVANS V Education Correspondent gareth.evav ns@wawlesonline.co.uk MOST people believe teachers' pay should be linked to their performance in the classroom, a poll suggests. A new survey has found that three fifths (61%) of people...
Cancer Target Missed Again but 'Will Be Hit by October' MINISTER CONFIDENT BUT LIBDEM LEADER SLATES 'FAILING LABOUR'
Byline: JULIA MCWATT Health Correspondent julia.mcwatt@walesonline.co.uk TREATMENT target times for urgent cancer cases have been missed again, according to new figures. Statistics released by the Welsh Government show that 83.7% of people needing...
Cardiff Sixth Form Debating G Team in Finals; ADVERTISING FEATURE
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Church Bids to 'Compete' Away Wonga
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has told Wonga that the Church of England wants to "compete" it out of existence as part of its plans to expand credit unions as an alternative to payday lenders. The Most Rev Justin Welby said he had delivered the message...
Citymarketreport
AIRLINES soared higher on the London market yesterday after budget carrier easyJet forecast another big jump in full-year profits. EasyJet's upbeat trading statement helped its shares rise 3.7%, while confidence in the FTSE-100 Index was boosted...
Dewani's Lawyers Set to Fight Extradition Ruling
Byline: ELLEN BRANAGH newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk LAWYERS acting for honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani intend to appeal against a ruling that he should be extradited to South Africa to face trial over his wife's death, a spokesman for his family...
Dolly's Office Musical Unashamed Fun; REVIEW: 9 to 5 the Musical, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
DOLLY Parton was once famously quoted as saying: "My songs are like my children. I expect them to support me when I'm old." If that's the case, the title track of this musical, 9 To 5, must be the fun-loving middle child. Unrestricted by the...
English NHS Changes Threatening Welsh Funding, Says GP
CHANGES to the way the NHS in England is run could lead to a situation where funding for the NHS in Wales is cut to the bone, according to one of the most highly regarded health experts in Wales. Dr Julian Tudor Hart, who worked as a GP at Glyncorrwg...
Evans in Golden Ambition
OLYMPIC silver medallist Fred Evans has outlined his intention to try and upgrade to a gold in Rio in 2016. The Welsh welterweight had considered turning professional following London 2012 where he lost to Kazakhstan's Serik Sapiyev in the final....
'Exciting' ' Campus Building Is Best of Its Kind in Wales A
Byline: GARETH EVANS V Education Correspondent gareth.evav ns@walesonline.co.uk A NEW college campus has been recognised as the top performing construction project in Wales a by the body responsible for promoting excellence in the built environment....
Ex-House of Lords Adviser Escapes Jail for 'Bullying' Family; NEIGHBOURS' LIVES MADE HELL BY COMPLAINTS AND CAMERAS
Byline: JAMES AL-MUDALLAL james.al-mudallal@walesonline.co.uk A FORMER House of Lords adviser and his partner narrowly avoided prison yesterday for harassing their next-door neighbours. Desmond Hughes, 66, and his partner Clare Anderson, 50,...
Further Tests in Probe into Soldier Deaths on Pen-Y-Fan; INQUEST OPENS AS SECOND SAS TRAINING VICTIM NAMED
Byline: BENJAMIN WRIGHT newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk FURTHER tests will be carried out to ascertain the deaths of two soldiers during SAS selection training in the Brecon Beacons. An inquest heard yesterday that the cause of the deaths of Edward...
'Geraint Said He Was in Agony. I Didn't Get Involved, Thinking 'Say Nothing' Because I Knew He Wanted to Finish.' TOUR HERO'S DAD TELLS OF FINISHING WITH BROKEN PELVIS
Byline: JAMES AL-MUDALLAL james.al-mudallal@walesonline.co.uk THE father of Olympic gold-winning cyclist Geraint Thomas has spoken of how his son smashed through an excruciating pain barrier to complete the Tour de France after cracking his pelvis...
Global Honour for Wetland Scientist
AN international award and a groundbreaking new course has confirmed a Welsh university as a world leader in wetland science. Professor Chris Freeman of Bangor University won a major scientific prize at a meeting of the world's ' top wetland scientists...
Goodwin Considers Future as He Stars for Glamorgan
Byline: GARETH GRIFFITHS gareth.griffiths@walesonline.co.uk MURRAY GOODWIN has admitted he is keeping an open mind about his Glamorgan future after revealing he has received interest from other counties The 40-year-old has been in prolific form...
Grants on Offer for Science, Engineering and Technology Projects
THE Welsh Government has issued a final call for applications from providers of science, technology, y engineering and maths (Stem) activities for its National Science Academy Grant Scheme. The NSAGS, which provides financial support for activities...
Heart Attack Risk Greater If You Skip Breakfast
SKIPPING breakfast increases the risk of middle-aged men suffering heart attacks by more than a quarter, a study has found. The evidence suggests the old adage about breakfast being the most important meal of the day might be right. Researchers...
How Cardiff Got the Greatest Olympics in History off to a Flier, While Bellamy and His Colleagues Were Headline Acts
WE'VE had the Ryder Cup here, FA Cup finals, the Rugby World Cup, that England versus Australia thriller when Monty Panesar and James Anderson memorably held out in the final overs. Throw in three Wales Grand Slams and Premier League football for...
'I'm Quite Proud That More People in Wales Didn't Go and See the Iron Lady, There's No Love Lost on Thatcher Here' FILM FANS SHUN STREEP MOVIE IN FAVOUR OF 007, AND DANCE FILM
Byline: KATHRYN WILLIAMS kathryn.williams@walesonline.co.uk MOVIEGOERS in Wales have turned to the realms of action and fantasy to escape the gloomy realities of the economic downturn. Hollywood blockbusters like Avengers Assemble and Skyfall...
Injury Blow for Greene with World Event on the Horizon
Byline: PHIL BLANCHE phil.blanche@walesonline.co.uk WELSH star Dai Greene has pulled out of this weekend's Sainsbury's Anniversary Games through injury. It is a worrying development for the world 400m hurdles champion, who also had to withdraw...
'I Really Hope That Everyone Makes Good Use of the Building and Defines It. Just as the Memo Defined Their Ancestors' RETURN TO MEMORIAL HALL STIRS MEMORIES FOR ROCK STAR
Byline: NATHAN BEVAN nathan.bevan@walesonline.co.uk MANIC Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield helped open part of the newly-refurbished Newbridge Memorial Hall yesterday and revealed the huge role the historic Valleys landmark had played in his...
Latest 'George' in a Long Royal Line
GEORGE was the bookmakers' favourite choice of baby name from the moment the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy became public. Six King Georges have worn the crown throughout history since the German-born George I, the first Hanoverian king of Great...
Life Expectancy Statistics Should Act as a Spur to Changing Society for the Better; Western Mail
ONCE again a set of statistics demonstrates a link between poverty, lifestyle and mortality. The results of the latest life expectancy survey should surprise no-one. Yet the regularity with which the same conclusions are reached suggests that public...
Liverpool Bosses Maintain Stance over Striker Suarez
Byline: MARK BURTON sport@walesonline.co.uk LIVERPOOL owner John Henry appears to have no intention of selling striker Luis Suarez to Arsenal - or anyone else - on the cheap, if indeed at all. The American, principal figure in Fenway Sports Group,...
Love-Tug Mum Cleared of Contempt by Refusing to Hand over Children; TEACHER 'DEVASTATED' BY CASE
Byline: BRIAN FARMER, newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk A TEACHER embroiled in an international tug-of-love dispute has been found not to be guilty of contempt of court by refusing to hand over her children to her ex-husband. Jennifer Jones, 47, from...
Make No Bones about It - a Little Bit of Sun Can Be Good for You
THOU shalt not go out in the sun unprotected, is a fundamental beauty commandment that skin care and beauty experts have preached for years. So it's shocking to hear none other than Liz Earle - co-founder of the hugely successful skin company bearing...
Make Sure You Don't 'T Become One of the Millions of People Living with Hepatitis; This Sunday Will Mark the Sixth World Hepatitis Day. Although Millions of People Are Affected by the Disease, Awareness Remains Fairly Low. to Mark the Event, Health Correspondent Julia McWatt Looked at How the Condition Is Spread and What People Can Do to Prevent It
Byline: Julia McWatt THIS weekend will see organisations across the world come together in order to raise awareness of hepatitis. Although many people may not be familiar with the condition, it continues to affect millions of people around the...
More Optimism among Welsh Manufacturers Than in Rest of Britain; BUT FIRMS LESS HOPEFUL ON PROSPECTS FOR EXPORTS
Byline: RUPERT HALL rupert.hall@walesonline.co.uk MANUFACTURERS across Wales are more optimistic about the business environment than the rest of the UK, according to the latest quarterly survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). ...
Morningserial
THE aprons hung on the back of the kitchen door. Nannon had made them out of one of their mother's old dresses, one of Elsa's favourites, a pale blue gingham, serviceable and summery, intended Elsa knew to remind her of their mother without recalling...
Mum's the Word as New Baby Goes to Stay at Middletons
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken their new son to stay with his maternal grandparents after he was visited by his great-grandmother, the Queen. William and Kate left their Kensington Palace home for the Berkshire village of Bucklebury...
New Owners Can Put Stamp on Post Office
AN historic office building in the centre of Cardiff has been put up for sale with a price tag of more than PS11.5m. The six-floor 58,152 sq ft Park Gate building in Westgate Street was designed by architect Henry Tanner and built in 1886 as Cardiff's...
Not Getting Your Wanted A-Level Grades Need Not Be a Disaster If You Are Ready for Clearing; as Thousands of A-Level Students Prepare to Battle for a University Place through Clearing, Julie Cowley, Head of Recruitment and Admissions at Glyndwr University, Y Explains How Best to Stay Ahead of the Game
Byline: Julie Cowley WITH students across Wales a gearing up to receive their A-Level results in August, nerves will be stretched taut in households across the country. y School leavers must ensure they are prepared for every eventuality on results...
Obsessive Evans Is Working So Hard
JONNY EVANS has become a football obsessive in order to make sure he does not get left behind in the battle for a first-team spot at Manchester United. Since the severity of Rio Ferdinand's muscular complaints first began to surface in 2008, Evans...
ON THIS DAY... July 25, Events from History
| 1554: Mary I married Philip II of Spain. | 1587: Christianity was banned in Japan. | 1848: Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl, prime minister from 1902-05, was born in Scotland. He was foreign secretary from 1916-19 when he made his famous Balfour Declaration,...
Prestatyn See Euro Positives; 7.45pm BELLE VUE PRESTATYN V RIJEKA S
PRESTATYN TOWN'S Europa League experience will serve them well when the Welsh Premier League season gets under way next month. Prestatyn advanced to the second qualifying round but trail 5-0 to Rijeka ahead of tonight's second leg, but coach Chris...
PS1,300 Payment to Benefit 'Off Gas' Welsh Homes; ADVERTISING FEATURE
A RECENT announcement from the department of Energy and Climate Change confirms the UK Government's desire to further support the growing market for air source heat pumps. The announcement will be of significant benefit for Welsh "off gas" properties...
Record Buy Cornelius Shows Why He's Worth That Money
Phil Cadden at the New Lawn FOREST GREEN CARDIFF CITY 3 4 Attendance: 1,358 CLUB-RECORD signing Andreas Cornelius made a dream debut as Cardiff began their pre-season campaign with victory in a seven-goal thriller over Forest Green Rovers. Nicky...
Revealed - How Carwyn Fares against UKleaders; Carwyn Is the Least - but Is Also the Best Known of UK Leaders Liked among Them
Byline: GRAHAM HENRY Senedd Correspondent graham.henry@walesonline.co.uk WALES' First Minister has a lower profile in Wales than any party leader in the UK - but is more popular than any of them, a poll today reveals. Nearly a fifth of voters...
Royal Couple Join a Record 71,570 Visitors at the Show on Welsh Cobs Day; PRINCE'S OUTSTANDING ROLE RECOGNISED BY SHEEP BODY
Byline: SALLY WILLIAMS Farming Editor sally.williams@walesonline.co.uk THE visit by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall helped to attract a record-high attendance for a single day at the Royal Welsh Show yesterday. Some 71,570 visitors...
Schwarzer Aims to Make Most of His Chelsea Chance after Move
MARK SCHWARZER is determined to take his unexpected opportunity at Chelsea following his summer move from neighbours Fulham. The 40-year-old Australia goalkeeper became Jose Mourinho's third summer signing, three years after a move to Arsenal failed...
Scottish Brothers Take K Top Honours on O Ceagain A
Byline: ANDREW FORGRAVE A newsdesk@walesonline.co HISTORY R repeated itself as two brothers ruled supreme in Yesterday's R ' oyal Welsh sheep showdown. brothers Bruce and Gregor Ingram won the champion title at Llanelwedd last year and they did...
'Shocked' Powell Vows to Make a Return after Failed Drugs Test
ASAFA POWELL emphasised his desire to return to athletics as he spoke for the first time about his failed drug test. The Jamaican sprinter, the former 100 metres world record holder, tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine at the national...
Social Stigma of Hair Loss; Thousands of Adults and Children Experience Mysterious Hair Loss, and It Can Have a Huge Psychological Impact. as International Alopecia Awareness Day Approaches, Abi Jackson Speaks to Women Determined to Fight the Stigma
Byline: Jackson speaks WHEN your hair falls out, there's no physical pain. Yet the process, and the aftermath, can be excruciating. "It's devastating," says Jen Chambers, a youth worker and art therapist. "Your whole sense of identity can be lost."...
Subsidies Help Firms Discover the True Value of Apprentices
Byline: GARETH EVANS V Education Correspondent gareth.evav ns@walesonline.co.uk INCREASING numbers of employers are discovering the benefits of an all-Wales W programme that provides financial support for high-quality apprenticeships, according...
Swansea Metropolitan Honours the Region's High Achievers; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
SWANSEA Metropolitan (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David) recognised the success of leading Swansea figures by awarding them with an Honorary Fellowship last week. They are bestowed upon individuals from, or who have a connection to, Wales...
Swans' Wieghorst Is Setting Sights on Malmo Mission
Byline: PHIL BLANCHE phil.blanche@walesonline.co.uk SWANSEA CITY are already planning for a "spicy" Europa League bow against Swedish table-toppers Malmo. The Swedes head to Hibernian's Easter Road tonight defending a 2-0 lead with the winners...
Taylor Made for England after Sussex Switch to Face Australians
JAMES TAYLOR is to temporarily switch counties and play for Sussex against Australia this week in a move which appears to put him in line to replace Kevin Pietersen, should he be ruled out through injury. Pietersen is undergoing treatment on a calf...
Teenager 'Died a Hero' Trying to Rescue Friend
Byline: TOM WILKINSON newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk A TEENAGER who lost her life trying to save a friend from a fast-flowing river has been hailed "a hero". Tonibeth Purvis, 15, jumped in to save Chloe Fowler, 14, who had entered the River Wear...
The Top Rugby Players to 20 Watch in 2013/14; SIMON THOMAS Picks 20 Fresh Faces and Rising Stars to Watch out for in the 2013/14 Season, Both in Wales and Further Afield
1 Jordan Williams AGE: 19 TEAM: Scarlets POSITION: Full-back/fly-half WATCHING Williams run rings round the Baby Boks for Wales U20s at the Junior World Championships last month, you sensed you were watching a once-in-a-generation talent. He shone...
Thousands Flock to Tiny Brazil Town to Greet Pope
CROWDS roared and church bells rang as Pope Francis' helicopter arrived in Aparecida for the first full day of activities on his inaugural international trip as pontiff. Tens of thousands of faithful flocked to the tiny town, tucked into an agricultural...
TV Choice
DARA O BRIAIN'S SCIENCE CLUB BBC2, 8.30pm The eponymous host returns with a second series of the show which takes a scientific subject each week. Episode one looks at the human mind. Alok Jha tests whether a computer can read his thoughts, and Helen...
Universityview
Byline: Aled Illtyd Humphreys Eighteen years of age, neither a child nor an adult, I nervously flashed my student card at anybody who could help and queued for my room keys in Pantycelyn Halls of Residence - that's ' how my first day of university...
Wayoutwest
Byline: Robin Turner in Swansea THE classic Swansea Bay heatwave we've been enjoying arrived of course just days after "weather experts" at a climate summit predicted 10 years of cool summers. Let's face it, there's more chance of predicting...
Why the Welsh Government and Public Sector Have Duty to Achieve Sustainable Development; the Welsh Government Risks Failing Future Generations Unless It Enacts Strong Legislation on Sustainable Development, Writes Julian Rosser, Head of Oxfam Cymru
Development Hub - to propose content for a Sustainable Development Bill that would make a real difference. For us, sustainable development is not about trading social, economic and environmental goals against each other. Sustainable development...
Why US Is So Obsessed with Baby George
EVER since 1367 when Britain was gifted its first global superstar in Richard II, no births have attracted more attention than those of our royal family. Now some 650 years on and following the birth of Prince George, once again all eyes are on...
Winning Bow for Classy Buchanan
BUCHANAN made a debut of much promise at Lingfield yesterday and trainer Henry Candy is already considering a valuable handicap assignment for the handsome Dansili colt. Carrying the two-tone blue colours of Thomas Barr, Buchanan did not appear...