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 20, 2013

7 Days of Things to Do near You; the Guide
TODAY MUSIC - CLASSICAL MAESTEG: Maesteg Town Hall (01656 733269), Cor Merched Cwm Llynfi. 7pm. Phone for prices. PORTHCAWL: Grand Pavilion (01656 815995), Klaviola. 1pm-2pm. Free. MUSIC - FOLK CARDIFF: Mackintosh Sports & Social Club (029 2049...
Acquisitions Help Boost IQE's Half Year Results; COMPANY TO FULLY EXPLOIT EXPLOSION IN DATA TRAFFIC
Byline: RUPERT HALL rupert.hall@walesonline.co.uk LEADING global supplier of advanced wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry IQE has posted record half year results, boosted by its acquisition strategy. For the six months...
A Double Bill from Bentley
Byline: MIKE TORPEY newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk BENTLEY has added a new member to its sporty Continental line-up with the world premiere of the new GT V8 S at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Available as both a coupe and convertible, the V8 S features...
Also Showing
R.I.P.D. (12A) ADAPTED from the comic book Rest In Peace Department by Peter M Lenkov, R.I.P.D. is an otherworldly action adventure in a similar vein to Men In Black, pairing a grizzled veteran and a gung-ho newcomer in an alternate universe full of...
Amy Joins the Paid Ranks Breaking Welsh Records
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD anthony.woolford@walesonline.co.uk Cup, Vagliano Trophy for Wales, AMY BOULDEN could not have wished for a more fitting finale to bring the curtain down on one of the most glittering amateur careers in Welsh golfing history....
Answering Your Motoring Issues
QI understand that there is the possibility that my driving ban can be reduced if I complete a certain course. I am interested in this as I am due to attend at Cardiff Magistrates' Court in respect of a drink drive case. How do I go about attending...
Antiques Collector Finds Camera Once Owned by Officer on Doomed Titanic; THERE MAY STILL BE CINE FILM OF THE FAMOUS MAN INSIDE
Byline: MIKE JONES newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk AN ANTIQUES collector bought an old movie camera for just PS1 - only to discover it once belonged to the most senior surviving officer on the Titanic. When Roger Lott, 67, bought 300 cameras for PS300...
Campaigners Call for More Action after OFT Warning on Pensions; CRACKDOWN ON SAVINGS MARKET
Byline: VICKY SHAW gareth.evans@walesonline.co.uk A CRACKDOWN on the pensions market was ordered yesterday by the trading watchdog as it warned that billions of pounds of savers' cash is already at risk of delivering poor value for money. The...
Champions Lead the Tributes to Ring Hero Norton
FELLOW former world heavyweight champions have led the tributes to Ken Norton, recalling a strong and humble man after his death was announced at the age of 70 following a long illness. Norton reigned as world champion for three months in between...
City Market Report
EUROPEAN stock markets rallied in the wake of the US Federal Reserve's shock decision to maintain the size of its huge economic stimulus programme. London's FTSE 100 Index climbed 1%, up 66.6 points at 6625.4, after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke stunned...
Confident Jones Hits Back as Patel Turns Up the Heat
Byline: GARETH GRIFFITHS gareth.griffiths@walesonline.co.uk ENGLAND star Samit Patel has raised the stakes ahead of Glamorgan's YB40 final at Lords by warning the Welsh county they would be no match for Nottinghamshire tomorrow. But Glamorgan...
Consumer Spending Declines after Earlier Bonanza in the Heatwave
Byline: MIKE JONES newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk SHOPPERS tightened their belts in August as they spent PS1bn less after a barbecue boost had set tills ringing in July. Retail sales volumes dropped by 0.9% between July and August as the amount spent...
Cosker Can't Wait to Erase Those Bad Memories of Lord's
GLAMORGAN spinner Dean Cosker will aim to erase the memories of one the most disappointing moments of his career at Lord's tomorrow. The last time the county reached a London final in 2000 Cosker was forced to watch on from the famous balcony after...
Council Leader's Job Cuts Warning Shows Economy Is Still Far from Fully Recovered; Western Mail
THE letter sent by the leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf council to the authority's workforce shows how far the UK economic recovery has to go. For the employees who will lose their jobs as a consequence of the austerity programme imposed from Westminster,...
Croft Considers His Options on Top Job
Former Glamorgan paceman Simon Jones has urged county bosses to hand Croft a chance. "It is essential they go down the right route of interviewing," said Jones. "But I would like them to have a look at Crofty because he has done a good job. "He...
Culture Vulture
Age: 42 From: Newport originally but now lives in Cardiff. Occupation: Actor/writer. What was the last movie you watched? Rush, fantastic adrenaline fuelled Formula 1 bio-pic about the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Daniel Bruhl is excellent...
Derby Rivals Aiming to Win Their Battles and Stake Claim for Places in Wales Test Line-Up
Byline: SIMON THOMAS simon.thomas@walesonline.co.uk TONIGHT'S first derby clash of the season between the Dragons and the Scarlets at Rodney Parade has been hailed as a Welsh trial match. There will be a host of both established and potential...
'Dual Role' Councillor Writes Transsexual Detective Novel; BOOK EXPLAINS DIFFICULTIES WE FACE, SAYS NEW AUTHOR
Byline: CERI WILLIAMS newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk A WELSH councillor has opened up on his life as woman - after publishing what is thought to be the world's first crime novel about a transgender private detective. Retired teacher Peter Ellis,...
DVDs
DEAD MAN DOWN (15) SHARP-SHOOTER Victor (Colin Farrell) is a henchman for crimelord Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard), working alongside his good friend Darcy (Dominic Cooper), to keep the kingpin safe from a madman who is targeting Hoyt's criminal operation....
Economical Range Rover; NEW RANGE ROVER HYBRID DELIVERS AMAZING ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE
Byline: MAXINE ASHFORD newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk NOT content with the overwhelming success of the new generation Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models, Land Rover is now introducing the world's first premium diesel SUV hybrid vehicles. The...
End of Our Nation; COMMENT DEBATE & YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES
| SIR - The EU announced that they are pushing ahead with the joint EU armed forces. Simply put, our military will become an EU force. Yet another step towards the federal United States of Europe. In the past, European military alliances haven''t...
Energy Free-for-All; YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES COMMENT DEBATE &
| SIR - So Peter Hain's favoured Severn Barrage scheme has finally bitten the dust, although Chris Kelsey reports a revival is still possible ("It's time we generated some interest here in renewables", Column, Sep 13). Overall costs and environmental...
Farr on Course for Challenge Tour Card after Scottish Success
HIS father Graham once caddied for Korean colossus KJ Choi on the PGA Tour, writes Anthony Woolford. Now Welsh professional Oliver Farr has the chance to claim some headlines in his own right after winning the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters, beating...
Films
THE CALL (15) Starring: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, David Otunga, Michael Imperioli, Roma Maffia, Evie Thompson. Director: Brad Anderson. Duration: 94 mins. NOTWITHSTANDING a ridiculous final act that seemingly...
Former Bank Boss Denies Defrauding Cancer Charity
Byline: CERI JONES newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk PICTURE:Andrew Price/View Finder Pictures A FORMER bank manager on trial for allegedly defrauding a cancer charity of more than PS6,000 was branded "slippery, evasive and devious" by the prosecuting...
General Killed as Egypt Troops Tackle Islamists
Byline: CERI WILLIAMS newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk EGYPTIAN security forces backed by armoured fighting vehicles and helicopters yesterday stormed a town known to be an Islamist stronghold outside Cairo near the Great Pyramids, coming under barrages...
Girls on Film; an Insight into the Minds and Bodies of Female Dancers Is Captured in a New Film by Performer, Choreographer and Visual Artist Jo Fong. Mike Smith Previews the Work
ONE of Wales' leading dance performers and choreographers, Jo Fong, is using the medium of film to get to the heart of women in dance. Her show, Witness, is at Sherman Cymru, Cardiff, next week and will then tour Wales and England. "Witness started...
'Good Progress' on Several Enterprise Zone Projects; RATE RELIEF WORTH UP TO PS55,000 A YEAR IS AVAILABLE
Byline: RUPERT HALL rupert.hall@walesonline.co.uk THE Welsh Government said "good progress" has been made with a number of new projects in the pipeline at the Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone. A Government spokesman confirmed a progress report...
Heineken Peace Deal Must Be Found by Powerbrokers - Hibbard
Byline: GARETH GRIFFITHS gareth.griffiths@walesonline.co.uk WALES star Richard Hibbard has told European powerbrokers to sit around the table and ensure top-flight club competition is not wiped off the map. The Heineken Cup future is in grave...
Heritage Destruction; YOUR LETTERS TO THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF WALES COMMENT DEBATE &
| SIR - Shameful is one word that springs to mind when I heard that a site of historic importance had been destroyed in Merthyr Tydfil. The destruction of the remains of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks on the site close to the Swansea Road housing estate...
High Hopes for City Model; THE NEW I10 BOASTS MORE TECHNOLOGY, EXTRA SPACE AND IMPROVED HANDLING
Byline: MIKE TORPEY newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk AS a car designed, developed and built in Europe, there can be no doubting the direction Korean manufacturer Hyundai is pointing its latest supermini. And the brand is confident of making a huge...
How Propaganda Pressed Home the World War I Lies; as the Build-Up for the Forthcoming World War I Centenary Commemorations Gathers Pace, Media Expert Dr John Jewell Looks Back at the Role Played by Propaganda in the Horrifying Carnage of the 1914-1918 Conflict
IN UST the Government announced that, as part of the World War I centenary events, paving stones will be laid in the hometowns of every UK soldier awarded the Victoria Cross. This is an admirable venture lest no-one forgets the horror and scale...
'I Am Prouder of My Years as a Single Mother Than of Any Other Part of My Life' 'PATRONAGE WAS ALMOST AS HARD TO BEAR AS STIGMATISATION'
Byline: CERI WILLIAMS newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk HARRY Potter author JK Rowling has said her self-esteem was eroded by the stigma of being a single mother and she has hit out at the dim view society takes of lone parents. The writer, who has...
'I Left My Husband When He Confessed'
A PROFESSIONAL fraud investigator accused of helping her husband cheat the taxman out of more than PS885,000 in a charity fraud told a jury she had been totally unaware of what he was up to and had left him as soon as he confessed his guilt. "We...
Inside Track
Karen Price WHEN most of us hit the big 4-0 we may appear a little jaded around the edges. But while Sherman Cymru in Cardiff is reaching the milestone anniversary, it can still give venues decades younger a run for their money. OK, it may have...
IOC Warn FIFA over Potential Date Clash
THE International Olympic Committee has warned FIFA that any switch of the 2022 World Cup from the summer must not affect the winter Olympics in that year. European countries have given their overall backing to moving that year's tournament in Qatar...
Iran 'Will Never Seek A-Bomb', Rouhani Says
Byline: CERI WILLIAMS newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk IRANIAN President Hasan Rouhani has said that his country will never seek a nuclear bomb. He spoke to the American television network NBC News in Tehran just days before he is to make his first...
'It Was Only a Bit of Fun. There Are More Important Things in the World'
Byline: GARETH GRIFFITHS gareth.griffiths@walesonline.co.uk LIONS star Richard Hibbard has lifted the lid on this week's controversial meeting with the Prime Minister at Downing Street. England centre Manu Tuilagi caused a stir after making a...
'I Was Shot at on Stage!' Actress Sian Reeves Is Playing an Outlandish Matchmaker in a New Stage Drama to Celebrate a Welsh Theatre's 40th Birthday. but, She Tells Karen Price, She Hopes It Won't Be as Traumatic as Her Last Stage Appearance in Wales
YOU couldn't blame Sian Reeves if she was feeling a little anxious about returning to the theatre in Wales. For last time the actress was on stage here she had to dodge a real bullet. She was playing the leading role of Maria in West Side Story...
Just 4% of Renewable Jobs Are in Wales
FURTHER evidence that Wales is lagging behind the rest of the UK in creating jobs in the renewable energy sector is presented in a report published yesterday. The report, produced by industry body RenewableUK, reveals that just 4% of the nearly...
Lags Guilty of Child-Killer Murder
TWO prison inmates have been found guilty of strangling a convicted child-killer at a maximum security jail. Gary Smith, 48, and Lee Newell, 44, blamed each other for the death of Subhan Anwar, who was found dead in his cell at HMP Long Lartin in...
Laudrup in Tribute to Swans after Historic Win; VALENCIA 0 SWANSEA 3
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN in Valencia SWANSEA CITY delivered one of the great European nights in Welsh football history after stunning Valencia at the Mestalla. Goals from Wilfried Bony, Michu and Jonathan de Guzman handed the Swans their most impressive...
Lexus Hybrid Proves a Tax Buster
LEXUS is bolstering the appeal of its GS range for business car users with the arrival of a new 300h hybrid model. It will join the established GS 450h in the range early next year with the promise of class leading benefit-in-kind tax rates of 13%,...
Like a Trashy TV Movie; FILM REVIEW DAMON SMITH
DIANA (12A) Starring: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Charles Edwards, Cas Anvar, Juliet Stevenson, Art Malik. Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel. Duration: 113 mins. IN LIFE, Diana, Princess Of Wales divided opinion, so...
MG Is Taking on Big Guns Again; MG3 IS A BARGAIN HATCHBACK BOASTING GREAT STYLING AND DRIVING DYNAMICS
Byline: CHRIS RUSSON newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk BRITAIN has a new bargain hatchback and it wears one of the most famous badges in motoring history. The MG3 is the car that the revitalised MG brand has needed since it became part of the fast-growing...
Mindmatters
Byline: Aled Blake YOU have to tip your hat to scientists in Denmark. They are at the heart of cutting-edge research, from vaccines for HIV, to keeping a beady eye on the retreating ice caps, to discovering a cure for back pain through antibiotics....
MORNINGSERIAL; the Rice Paper Diaries by Francesca Rhydderch
DRAGON Arcade is just off Des Voeux Road, exactly where my letter-writer sits, seven days a week, hoping for passing trade. There hasn't been a day that I've gone looking for him that he hasn't been there. As we made our way back out of the lobby,...
My Morecambe Nightmare Is Behind Me, Insists Naylor
Byline: STEVE TUCKER steve.tucker@walesonline.co.uk NEWPORT COUNTY'S Tom Naylor insists he is over his Morecambe nightmare and ready to face Exeter tomorrow. The 22-year-old centre-half, on loan at County from Derby, scored two own goals and...
New '63' Registration Plate Arrives at Victoria Park Mazda; ADVERTISING FEATURE
THE keenly awaited new "63" registration plate for 2013 has now arrived at Victoria Park Mazda, based on Hadfield Road in Cardiff. Customers holding off the purchase of a brand new Mazda in anticipation for the arrival of the new 63-plate can now...
NHS 'Has Lessons to Learn' on Care of Ex Soldier
THE NHS has admitted it needs to learn lessons after a former soldier who thought he was being followed by the Taliban stabbed his wife to death. Gary Walker, 42, fatally knifed his wife Natalie, 34, while their three children were at home in Broadstairs,...
Notts Have Extra Day to Prepare for Lord's Showdown with Glam
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE have an extra day to prepare for tomorrow's YB40 Lord's showdown after losing inside three days to Durham who clinched the LV= County Championship title at Chester-le-Street. But Glamorgan will be in action 24 hours before the showpiece...
On Show; Exhibitions
ABERAERON West Is Best features 25 paintings by Wynne Melville Jones inspired by West Wales @ J-Binc until October 31 ABERGAVENNY The first solo exhibition by Penarth artist Philippa Robbins @ The Art Shop until October 26 ABERYSTWYTH Tonnau/Waves...
Order Books Showing Strong Recovery Signs; FIFTH MONTH OF GROWTH IN MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Byline: RUPERT HALL rupert.hall@walesonline.co.uk BRITAIN's manufacturing sector is continuing to grow with orders at their highest level since the start of the financial crisis, according to the latest CBI monthly industrial trends survey. Orders...
Painting a Real Picture of Wales; Two Artists with a Passion for Wales' Wilder Places Are Being Brought Together for the First Time. Jenny White Meets Them as They Prepare to Open Their Exhibition
Byline: Jenny White THEY may paint markedly different scenery but Maurice Sheppard and Aled Prichard-Jones share a passion for the Welsh wilderness. The latest exhibition at Swansea's Attic Gallery - their first joint show - evokes the sense...
'People Generally 'People Generally Have Been Very Warm towards the Idea of the FAW Having Its First Female Representative. It's Clearly a Big Step Forward ...' TRISH READY TO MAKE HER VOICE HEARD IN WELSH GAME
Byline: PAUL ABBANDONATO Head of Sport paul.abbandonato@walesonline.co.uk IT'S not exactly the Suffragettes, but in Welsh football terms it is still revolutionary and radical... a woman is to get the vote on the FAW's ruling council for the first...
Possibly the Best Guitarist in the World; REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena ?????
Byline: Bob Rogers JOE Bonamassa is quite possibly the best guitarist in the world. If not he is certainly close to the top of a very competitive pile. It's not just that he can play lots of notes - and in the right order - but that he does so in...
Public Invited to April's Funeral
A DATE has been confirmed for the funeral of murdered five-year-old schoolgirl April Jones, with mourners being asked to wear pink or colourful clothing. April's funeral will take place next Thursday at St Peters Church in Machynlleth. The cortege...
Regulators to Review Full-Face Veil Use in NHS
HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he has a "great deal of sympathy" with patients who do not want to be treated by a doctor or nurse wearing a full-face veil. Mr Hunt said if he was a patient he would want to see his doctor or nurse's face. But...
'Risk to Public' Solicitor Can Continue in His Role as Judge
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON Chief Reporter martin.shipton@walesonline.co.uk AN Employment Judge has been allowed to continue working - despite a ruling from legal regulators that he is a risk to the public when practising as a solicitor. Guy Hollebon...
Sam Finds a Wife on and off Stage; It's the Classic Musical Which Is Now Being Retold for a New Audience. and It's Quite the Personal Experience for Actor Sam Attwater Who Tells Dave Owens Why Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Is the Ideal Warm-Up for His Own Impending Nuptials
Byline: Dave Owens SAM Attwater is mere hours away from the opening night of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and if he's nervous he's not showing it. "I'm all right at the minute," he laughs. "We're very well prepared, we've got an outstanding...
Screen Scene; Movies Now Showing
NORTH & WEST ABERYSTWYTH Aberystwyth Arts Centre 01970 623232 Blackfish (15) Fri 5.45pm; Kelly + Victor (18) Fri 8.15pm, Sat/Mon-Wed 7.30pm, Sun 5.30pm; NT Live: Othello Thu 7pm; Planes (U) Sat/Sun 2.30pm, 5pm (Sat); Planes 3D (U) Sat/Sun 2.30pm,...
Soldiers Return from War Zone to Heroes' Welcome; TROOPS MARCH THROUGH TOWN AFTER TOUR IN AFGHANISTAN
Byline: RACHAEL MISSTEAR West Wales Editor rachael.misstear@walesonline.co.uk THE cold wet weather in West Wales yesterday was a far cry from the 45C heat they had braved in Afghanistan. But as Welsh soldiers returned to Haverfordwest from overseas...
Storm over Probation Privatisation Proposal; WARNING THAT MOVE COULD PUT PUBLIC SAFETY AT RISK
Byline: MARTIN SHIPTON Chief Reporter martin.shipton@walesonline.co.uk CONTROVERSIAL plans to privatise the Probation Service in England and Wales have been announced, with opponents warning the public could be put at risk. Justice Secretary...
Super College Moves into Elite Group
A NEW "super college" has become the first in Wales to join an elite group of further education institutions in a bid to benchmark itself among the best in the UK. Coleg Cambria management told staff of ambitious plans yesterday, having accepted...
Swansea Looks Safe as Virgin Sheds Jobs
VIRGIN Media is looking to cut 600 top and middle management positions as it seeks to make the business "fit for growth". It is understood the firm has now entered into consultation with its staff as part of a process which will see it lose around...
Swansea University Union Concerned by Staff Workload; SOME OF THE ACADEMICS MOVE TO JUST TEACHING
Byline: GARETH EVANS gareth.evans@walesonline.co.uk STAFF at a Welsh university have raised concerns that changes to teaching arrangements and the approach of management could impact on students. The Western Mail has learned that University and...
Teachers Strike Averted as Unions Find Common Ground with Lewis; ACTION CANCELLED AFTER 'CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE'
Byline: GARETH EVANS Education Correspondent gareth.evans@walesonline.co.uk THE UK's two biggest teaching unions have agreed to cancel two days of rolling strikes in Wales after "constructive dialogue" with the nation's new Education Minister Huw...
The Surprise Gift for Birthday Girl Melua; She's Sung for the Queen but Would She Ever Duet with Her Hubby? Marion McMullen Catches Up with Katie Melua as Her New Album Ketevan Is Released
Byline: Marion McMullen BIRTHDAY girl Katie Melua has the perfect present to unwrap... a new album packed with unforgettable tracks. Melua turned 29 on Monday just as her new album Ketevan went on sale, but she says the special present to herself...
Thousands in Arrears Due to 'Bedroom Tax', Survey Finds
Byline: MIKE JONES newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk THE so-called "bedroom tax" has tipped more than one in three affected council tenants in parts of Wales into rent arrears, campaigners said yesterday. Since the reform was introduced in April, more...
Three and Easy for the Super Swans as Magic in Mestalla Gives Them Historic European Success; SWANS IN EUROPE
Byline: AT THE MESTALLA CHRIS WATHAN chris.wathan@mediawales.co.uk VALENCIA.....................................0 SWANSEA CITY............................3 HE Oles roared out t at the Mestalla. Not for the first time at the iconic stadium on a European...
Too Many Swansea Schools Are in Categories of Concern; INSPECTORS SAY TARGETS 'ARE OFTEN NOT SUFFICIENTLY CHALLENGING'
Byline: GARETH EVANS Education Correspondent gareth.evans@walesonline.co.uk INSPECTORS have criticised one of Wales' biggest local authorities for having too many schools in categories of concern. Education watchdog Estyn said schools in need...
TV Choice
BIG SCHOOL BBC1, 9pm Credit where credit is most definitely due; David Walliams is never far from a good old ratings-grabber. His quirky-borderingcontroversial sense of humour has bagged him some of the best gigs on the telly and along with best pal...
Union 'Inundated' with Calls after Council Chief's Job Cuts Warning
Byline: CARRIE EVANS newsdesk@walesonline.co.uk THE leader of one of Wales' largest councils has warned his workforce that public services will be "decimated" by the UK Government's austerity measures. In a letter to Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) council's...
Used Car Retailing Is Knocked on Its Head; How CarShop Has Put Cars, Customer and Community as Its Top Priorities to Grow Its Business
For Cardiff's largest used car retailer, 2013 has been a big year. Through a strategy shift, placing heavy emphasis on customers and the local community, CarShop has managed to capitalise on its latest phase of re-invention and has really KnocKed used...
Wedding Day Arsonist Has Sentence Cut
A WOMAN who tried to set fire to her former best friend's house on her wedding day has had her jail term halved. Mother-of-three Claire Humphries, 40, vowed to spoil her ex-friend's wedding day after they had fallen out and, after making a "scene"...
We'll Earn Our Stripes against Zebre, Insists Patchell
Byline: SIMON THOMAS simon.thomas@walesonline.co.uk RHYS PATCHELL insists the tries will come for the Blues as they look to end their drought against Zebre at the Arms Park tonight. They have failed to cross the whitewash in their opening two...
Whitts Is Back - and Better Than Ever, Says Cardiff's Gunnarsson
Byline: STEVE TUCKER steve.tucker@walesonline.co.uk PETER WHITTINGHAM has returned for the Premier League campaign hungrier for success than before, according to Cardiff City team-mate Aron Gunnarsson. Whittingham grabbed his first top-flight...
Why the Authorities Find It Easier to Nudge Us toward Their Policies; Wales' Presumed Consent Organ Donation Model Is a Prime Example of 'Nudge' Policies Which Are Gaining Greater Traction, According to a Team of Researchers Led by Professor Mark Whitehead of Aberystwyth University. Here They Outline a Phenomenon Which Is Increasingly Informing Governments Worldwide
Byline: Mark Whitehead IN early July the passage of the Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill through the Assembly made Wales the first UK nation to adopt a presumed consent system for organ donation. The Bill, which comes into effect in 2015, should...
Wiggo's the Main Attraction as Tour Rides into Town
Byline: KATHRYN WILLIAMS kathryn.williams@walesonline.co.uk HUGE crowds greeted 114 of the world's leading cyclists as they rode into Caerphilly at the end of the gruelling Welsh stage of the Tour of Britain. The tour's fifth stage started wet...
Wright Up for PGA Cup Clash with America
Byline: ANTHONY WOOLFORD anthony.woolford@walesonline.co.uk WALES may have had some slim pickings in recent Ryder Cups - but in the club golfers equivalent it's more feast than famine. Since Phillip Price toppled world No.2 Phil Mickelson so...
You'll Have to Spend a Pretty Penny to Convert Old Toilets; North Wales Toilets Expecting to Sell for PS100,000 Have Joined the Roll Call of Unusual Properties to Hit the Welsh Property Market in Recent Years. Alex Cinus Takes a Look Back at the Lighthouses, Police Stations and Water Towers That Have Made Up Wales' Unlikeliest Des Reses
FROM lifeboat stations to old police stations, the nation's housebuyers seem to love turning unexpected buildings into their ideal new home. This week it was reported that a former public convenience on Anglesey, 20 miles from the Duke of Cambridge's...