South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)

Published by Media Wales Ltd., the South Wales Echo is a newspaper that features news and events. The editor of this periodical is Mike Hill.

Articles from February 6, 2003

Angling: Around the Fisheries
Cound Trout Fishery 01743 761114 Slow, sleet and rain has cut the numbers fishing; but those who braved the elements caught well. Buzzers, white and olive fritz lures and cat's whisker have been the most successful flies. Mel Williams retained his...
Angling: Around the Fisheries
Ravensnest Fishery 01291 689564 Andrew Thomas, from Barry, took his two daughters Imelia, six, and Serena, five, along to try trout fishing and both the girls caught two rainbows. Soldier Kirk Pounting, from Abergavenny, caught a number of rainbows...
Angling: Attwell Knocks out His Rivals with Punched Bread at Risca
ROGERSTONE bread punch ace Tony Attwell takes some beating on the canal and no-one could in the first Pontymister AC match of the year on the Prince section at Risca. He fed 4lb 13oz of small roach into his net to finish well clear of Steve Cooper,...
Angling: Points Equeall Prize for Chris
CARDIFF'S Chris Equeall is the Elysian SAC Club Champion for 2002 and was presented with a top of the range Zziplex beachcaster at the club's AGM. He caught fish in 12 club competitions and totalled 267.5 points through the year. Robert Mitchell,...
Anguish of Mum Who Gave Dead Son Kiss of Life
Byline: Jessica Flynn A MOTHER has relived the moment she tried to resuscitate her 13-year-old son after he was fatally injured in a quad bike accident. Natalie Jones admitted that she knew her son Ian was dead but just didn't want to accept...
`BEST HEROIN: Pounds 20...' HARD Drugs Are Making Life a Misery for People across South Wales. David James Joined Some of the Police Officers Determined to Tackle the Problem
Byline: David James THE woman who used graffiti to sell heroin to 12-year-olds still lives in Caerau. On a wall next to the Llynfi Valley town's community centre, the evidence of her trade is there for all to see. In red capitals on the grey...
Bowls: Cardiff Are a Six Hit in Welsh Championship
Byline: Neil Collett CARDIFF Indoor Bowling Club, have won the Welsh Indoor Bowls Association's National Club Championship for an unprecedented sixth consecutive year and for the 10th occasion in the last 13 seasons. Cardiff IBC was formed in...
COLIN'S CALL TO ARMS; US Hawk: Iraq `in Danger of Serious Consequences'
Byline: Chris Beckett AS the United States made its latest case for action against Iraq, opinion was divided on the ``irrefutable'' evidence presented. US Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a presentation at a meeting of the UN Security Council...
Education: DESIGNS FOR LIFE; Posters Spell out Importance of Using Your Vote
THE WAR on Iraq, hospital waiting lists, teacher shortages and violent street crime are turning the next generation of voters off the Labour Party. That was the message from 200 Cardiff teenagers who took part in a campaign to raise awareness of...
Family Announcements: A Love of Animals and a Life of Laughs; the Death of. KELVIN Frank Davies, Born in Robertstown, Aberdare, on February 9, 1940, Died on January 21. He Had Three Children and Six Grandchildren
A NATURAL entertainer wherever he went, Kelvin Davies was accompanied by laughter. He was born and raised at the Gadlys Arms, Robertstown, where his mother and father were landlords for 26 years. Kelvin enjoyed his childhood, particularly winding...
Football: A SERIOUS HIDING; Lawrence Insists Improving City Are Poised to Dish Out
Byline: Terry Phillips Chief Sports Writer CARDIFF City manager Lennie Lawrence today reflected on his team's Nationwide League win at Northampton Town on Tuesday and said: ``Somebody is going to get walloped soon.'' Robert Earnshaw grabbed his...
Football: Defenders Looking to Keep City Secure
Byline: Terry Phillips Chief Sports Writer SCOTT Young and his Cardiff City team-mates at the back are intent on laying the foundation to the Bluebirds' promotion dash. Long-serving Young, who has been granted a testimonial season for 2003-2004,...
Football: Palace Bury Their Anfield Memories
TREVOR Francis refused to use the word revenge, but you can bet Crystal Palace and their amazed fans must have had the word on the tip of tongues all the way back to London. Because Palace had won the FA Cup fourth-round replay 2-0 at Anfield and...
Football: TREBLE TOP; Three Targets for New City Signing
Byline: Terry Phillips Chief Sports Writer STEVE Jenkins aims for a hat-trick of personal successes following his move to Cardiff City. The experienced Welsh international defender has completed his free transfer from Huddersfield Town to the...
Football: Villagers Take Full Advantage of Generosity; Merthyr Simbec League
CHARITY is supposed to begin at home, but someone forgot to tell Saints that as they crashed to a 6-0 defeat against Pantyscallog VJ in the third round of the Stephens and George Print Group Senior Cup. Saints gave up home advantage to play this...
Gloss Finish for Retired Policemen; Matt's the Way to Do It!
Byline: Phillip Nifield Political and Business Editor A BRUSH with the law took on a new meaning for two former detectives who retired after 30 years' service with South Wales Police. For Stewart Kirton of Caerphilly, a former detective sergeant...
Icy Response
Byline: Wayne Nowaczyk and Jessica Flynn ``ROADS like glass'' throughout the Valleys today resulted in one council's staunchest benefactor pouring scorn on its gritting efforts. Highways throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf were in gridlock for more...
I'M IMPOTENT - GP; Accused Doctor Denies Women's Sexual Charges
Byline: Liz Keen A DOCTOR accused of kissing and fondling women patients has told a court he had little interest in sex and was incapable of performing the act. Robert Paul Owens, 44, who denies indecently assaulting two women while he was working...
Political Focus: SOLD DOWN THE LINE; Authority Warned over Cutting Back on Services
Byline: Richard Hazlewood Political Correspondent RAIL bosses have been accused of sacrificing Welsh passengers to serve the interests of commuters in south east England. Plans to shake up services, and demands that the successful bidder for...
Poor Show for Wales in Rich List
THERE is less chance of finding yourself living next to a millionaire in Wales than anywhere else in the UK, a new rich list of the country's wealthiest towns and cities revealed today. Wales fails to make an entry in the Millionaire Neighbourhood...
Racing: Full Irish to Miss Tote Gold Hurdle
BAD weather in Scotland has forced Len Lungo to abandon plans to pitch Full Irish into the deep end in the Tote Gold Trophy Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday. ``I would have liked to run him, but we've had a bit of snow here and missed two days' galloping,''...
Racing: Kadara Targets Triumph Hurdle
KADARA can get her JCB Triumph Hurdle claims back on track by recording her second victory at Kempton tomorrow. Robert Alner's filly created a favourable impression on her debut over this course and distance in December when she landed a 13-runner...
`READY FOR ACTION' Staff at RAf St Athan Prepared to Deal with Extra Repair Work
Byline: Tryst Williams HOMEOWNERS and aircraft engineers in St Athan were today gearing up for a possible increase in air traffic as the military build-up of forces in the Gulf continues. Defence Secretary Geoff Hoonwas today due to send a further...
Road to War?: COLIN'S CALL TO ARMS COLIN'S CALL TO ARMS; US Hawk: Iraq `in Danger of Serious Consequences'
Byline: Chris Beckett AS the United States made its latest case for action against Iraq, opinion was divided on the ``irrefutable'' evidence presented. US Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a presentation at a meeting of the UN Security Council...
Rugby Union: BIG MAC'S PAIN; Newport Blow Victory in Front of Old Coach
Byline: Newport 25 Neath 27 Anthony Woolford IAN McIntosh broke off his Super 12 preparations with the Natal Sharks to run the rule over the class of 2003 at Rodney Parade last night. And the former Newport coach was given a chilling reminder...
Rugby Union: `I CAN DO THE JOB' Embattled Welsh Skipper Defies Critics and Insists
Byline: Matt Lloyd COLIN Charvis has once more hit back at his critics by insisting he is the man to lead the Welsh revival this year. Yet again the under-fire Wales captain was forced to make a robust defence of his selection following criticism...
Rugby Union: Injuries Play Havoc with Wales' Plans
Byline: SIMON THOMAS WELL at least there won't be any more argument now over whether or not Stephen Jones can play for Llanelli on Saturday. The Scarlets had apparently been keen to field their influential fly-half for at least part of their...
Rugby Union: Lewis Backs Williams' Claims
Byline: Simon Thomas BRIDGEND coach Allan Lewis has urged Steve Hansen to hand the vacant hooking berth in the Welsh squad to Gareth Williams. Ravens star Williams is one of four contenders for the spot, along with Pontypridd's Matthew Rees,...
Shape Up South Wales: SUPER NATURAL; the Foods You Should Eat More of to Stay Healthy
Byline: Gemma Williams FOOD can often be the enemy for many people who want to lose weight. But did you know there are certain superfoods you should be eating more of? Follow our guidelines on the essential foods you should be eating. # Oranges...
Ship Is Shaping Up!
Byline: Louise Day WHERE can you see ship masts and ropes being traditionally handcrafted, the art of botany in the 18th century and how sailors lived more than two hundred years ago? The answer is at Cardiff Bay, where the life-sized replica...
TASC FORCE LESS; Police Welcome Figures for City Centre Violence
Byline: Alison Walker Crime Correspondent THE number of attacks by doormen on city centre revellers has halved. Latest figures show the number of assaults by door staff on members of the public fell to 62 between May and December last year, compared...
TAXATION VEXATION; Residents to Voice Protest over Threatened Rises
Byline: Phillip Nifield Political and Business Editor PROTEST meetings are to be staged across Cardiff amid growing public opposition to a threatened 13.5 per cent rise in council tax. Campaigners are arranging meetings in the Cardiff West, Cardiff...
The Golden Girl: LET THEM EAT CAKE
Byline: Tanni Grey-Thompson JUST how hard can it be to organise a child's birthday party? Especially as there were no children involved apart from ours (I wasn't going to have lots of other snotty children in the house as there is already Ian...
Time and Money: IT'S THE COLD WAR; Counting the Cost of Keeping Winter Bugs at Bay
GOOD health is priceless. What you can put a price on is the huge number of bottles and packets of medication purchased when winter hits. When temperatures plummet, as they have this week, many of us reach into our pockets to try and relieve the...
Time to Remember: THE DAY A DREAM ENDED; Cruel End for `Babes' Who Had Sporting World at Their Feet
Byline: Dan O'Neill HOW does it go? That battered old cliche? Ah yes, ``You either hate 'em, or you love 'em - but you can't ignore them''. And nobody fits that bill more than today's Manchester United, perceived by all but their own ferociously...
`We Are Closest We Have Ever Been'
Byline: Louise Day & Steve Edwards DETECTIVES investigating a possible breakthrough in the Tooze murder inquiry say they could be the closest they have ever been to catching the killer. Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector...
Would Eu Believe It?
Byline: David James PROBLEM youths are being offered the chance to get back on the straight and narrow - through lessons in meditation, aromatherapy...and Mongolian tent building! The off-beat classes are being snapped up by young criminals,...