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 April 7, 2010

A Mongolian Adventure in Rusty Old 4x4
Byline: Kathryn Williams FOUR friends are to travel thousands of miles across some of the world's most inhospitable terrain - in a ramshackle old 4x4 they bought on eBay. Gareth Humphries and Dan Cronyn will leave the Rhondda and travel through...
Barca Simply Too Good - Bendtner
Barcelona ............................................. Arsenal .................................................. Barcelona win 6-3 on aggregate ARSENAL striker Nicklas Bendtner concededhisteamhadbeencomprehensively outclassed by Barcelona as the...
Belgium Star Picks Cardiff for Video
Byline: Jonathan Evans ;Kathryn Williams HE'S the up-and-coming star of urban Belgium's super-trendy "dubstep" music scene. So it stands to reason that 21-year-old Netsky's latest music video should have been shot on the streets of... South Wales....
BLAKE AIMS TO KEEP HIS PLACE IN CITY SIDE; ... Even If That Means at the Expense of Club Captain Hudson
Byline: Mark Bloom CARDIFF City youngster Darcy Blake admits he has "one hell of a job on his hands" to keep club captain Mark Hudson out of the starting line-up. The Wales Under-21 utility man has been in superb form since stepping into an injury-hit...
Bluebirds Seven Get Wales Call
CARDIFF City have seven youth Academy players in the Wales under-16 squad for a three-nations tournament this month. Wales face Switzerland and Belgium in a tournament to be run over three days. The Bluebirds' players involved are Declan Dalley,...
Brilliant Richardson Is Staying with the Devils
Byline: Terry Phillips MARK Richardson, Cardiff Devils' captain and outstanding British defenceman, is staying with theWelsh club. Richardson, a target for a number of Elite League ice hockey rivals, signed a newcontract for 2010-11 after talks...
Cash Spent on Pierhead 'Outrageous' Pounds 80,000 Go on Opening Events
Byline: Aled Blake CARDIFF Bay's iconic Pierhead Building has become the centre of a heated political row after it emerged pounds 80,000 was spent on events to mark its reopening. The building, used as an information centre and public venue for...
Confident Biggar Happy to Deliver for Ospreys
THE ONE thing you couldn't accuse Dan Biggar of is lacking confidence. He goes into this weekend's huge Heineken Cup quarter-final against Biarritz declaring he's just what the Ospreys have needed. The 20-year-old outside-half, pictured left,...
EMMA AND ROID HAPPY AT LAST; International Tortoise Association Based in Sully Finds New Homes for Animals Nursed Back to Health after Suffering Neglect
Byline: Peter Collins MEET Emma and Roid - two tortoises which were on the brink of death but have been nursed back to health at a unique care centre in South Wales and are now settling down in a new home. The pair were among more than 150 tortoises,...
Get in the Swim with This New Cash Boost; SWIMMING
AQUATICS clubs and other groups around Wales are being offered a cash boost to help them encourage new swimmers. Swim Wales, the governing body of aquatic sports in Wales, has announced a new pounds 20,000 Innovation Fund as part of the Kellogg's...
Give Valleys a Chance to Prove It; VIEWPOINTS
SURELY no sensible person in an enlightened society would support building on greenfield open sites - that is except the WAG planners and Councillor Russell Goodway ("Cardiff Bay's huge effect on our city", March 31). It was Cllr Goodway, when he...
Harding Inspires City to Victory
CARDIFF City Ladies moved back into fifth spot in the FA Tesco Women's Premier League Southern Division after a convincing 3-0 win over Colchester United. Cardiff welcomed the return of Welsh international striker Natasha Harding after a five-match...
Harvey Hits Top Form for His British Title Bid; KARTING
TOM Harvey didn't give himself much hope of winning after issues with his kart left him well off the leading pace in his latest outing at Whilton Mill. But a dramatic turnaround, supremely intelligent drive and display of sheer grit and never-say-die...
Hayman out to Extend Gethin Record
Byline: Simon Thomas CARL HAYMAN will be looking to maintain his 100 per cent record against Gethin Jenkins when the two propping greats lock horns this weekend. It's 5-0 to Hayman so far, courtesy of three wins for the All Blacks over Wales...
Hotshot Pupils Scoop Gaelic Football Prize; GAELIC FOOTBALL
A CITY primary school celebrated Easter early by winning a national Gaelic football competition. St Francis Roman Catholic Primary School in Ely, Cardiff, sent a group of 10 and 11-year-olds to Birmingham to takepart in theBritish Catholic Cup....
League Rivals Set Up Clash in Search of Cup Final Glory
THE South Wales FA Senior Cup Final will be contested by two South Wales Amateur League Clubs as Rhydyfelin and Rhoose saw off the challenge of South Wales FA Senior League rivals to reach the final. Mike Griffiths was the two-goal hero for Rhydyfelin...
Man Found Hanged after Drinking with Friends
Byline: Rachel Moses A POPULAR young man hung himself after a night out drinking with friends, an inquest heard yesterday. Rhys Lloyd Davies, of Maes Glas, Bettws, was found dead by his brother on August 9, 2008. At a hearing at Aberdare Coroner's...
National Service Can Fire Hollywood Dream
IT'S HARD to believe a Welsh winner of the Grand National would have Hollywood bigwigs rubbing their hands together. But should Dream Alliance romp home at Aintree this Saturday, it is not just his racing stock that will shoot up further. A deal...
No-One to Take on Holiday Now I've Lost My Wife; ASK DEBS FINANCIAL AND PERSONAL ADVICE FOR THE OVER 50s with Deborah Boyce, Engagement Manager for the Merged Older People's Charity Age Concern Cymru and Help the Aged in Wales
QI am a 68-year-old widower. My wife passed away last autumn after a short illness. We didn't have children and the highlight of our year was our annual holiday. I want to keep going on holiday, but I don't have anyone to go with. What do you suggest...
Opera Sensation Potts Reveals Tumour Scare; Britain's Got Talent Star Gets Behind Charities
Byline: Mike Brown OPERA star Paul Potts yesterday gave his backing to a new cancer charity campaign - and revealed he has had his own personal scare with the killer illness. The former Bridgend mobile phone salesman said that in 2003, the year...
'Please Don't Build on Our Town's Green Lung' Petition Launched to Halt Houses
Byline: Peter Collins THE fight to stop houses being built on a site described as one of a South Wales' town's last "green lungs" has been stepped up. A petition has been launched calling for the controversial proposals to build houses on theWhite...
'POLITICIANS NEED TO LISTEN TO US MORE' AS Gordon Brown Stood on the Steps of Number 10 to Announce the Date of This Year's General Election and the Major Political Parties Rushed to Weigh Anchor on Their Official Campaigns, CLARE HUTCHINSON Went into the Capital's Coffee Shops to Find out Which Issues Were Closest to Voters' Hearts
Byline: CLARE HUTCHINSON FOR the students, shoppers and workers who crowded into Cardiff's cafes yesterday lunchtime, each had different issues on their mind when it came to the election. But they all had one in common - disenchantment. Amy...
Rebecca Is Really Hitting the Heights to Earn Her Place in the Welsh Team with a Smooth Climbing Performance; CLIMBING
WALES' most talented youth climbers met in Cardiff to compete in the BMC Cymru/Wales final of the Youth Climbing Series 2010 hosted by Boulders, Cardiff's premier indoor climbing venue. The Youth Climbing Series is a national series of friendly...
Rees Has the Khan Inspiration; BOXING
OLYMPIC hopeful Lewis Rees has targeted emulating Amir Khan's success as he sets his sights firmly on London 2012. The Rhondda fighter, pictured left, said he is already feeling the benefit of a gruelling training schedule alongside some of Britain's...
Rosie's Marathon a Day; Runner Attempts 27 Courses for Children's Hospices
Byline: David Elward A SEASONED adventurer and runner who has braved freezing temperatures and tempestuous seas arrived in Cardiff yesterday on the second leg of an incredible challenge. Rosie Swale-Pope, 63, is attempting to run 27 marathons...
Sexuality Is Political after Row in a B&B
Byline: Dan O'Neill WHATa storm in a bed and breakfast teacup we've witnessed. Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling, who hoped soon to lose that "shadow" tag, fears for his political future; the Tories worry that they'll lose the gay vote; and...
Shop to Pay Race Claim Student Pounds 3,750; 20 Months to Win Payout
Byline: Sarah Bunney A CHINESE student who took a Pontypridd shop to court has been awarded pounds 3,750 in compensation after a 20-month battle. Yi Liu, 31, a student at the University of Glamorgan, was asked to leave the Poundstretcher store,...
Sleep Walk for Mums Who Are Up All Night; Women out in Their Pyjamas to Support Terminally-Ill Children
Byline: Jessica Flynn WOMAN in pyjamas will once again take over the streets of Cardiff later this month in a bid to raise cash for children with terminal illnesses and their families. Ty Hafan is to recreate last year's Midnight Sleep Walk,...
Something for Everyone at Nicola's Play Centre
Byline: Jessica Flynn SETTING up her own business has been like child's play for Nicola Johnson. The former nurse decided to venture into running her own business - and came up with Bambeans, a children's play centre based on Cowbridge Road East,...
Sparks Flew When Lyndsey and Andrew Met at Work
THE COUPLE: Lindsey Graham, 27, a full-time mum and Andrew Gage, 33, a broker, of St Mellons. THE VENUE: The pair tied the knot at the Holiday Inn at the Coldra, Newport. HOW THEY MET: Lindsey and Andrew first laid eyes on each other when they...
STRAIGHT TO THE Point
HANDS to flying stations! Did you ever serve on board any of the light fleet carriers, HMS Bulwark, HMS Albion, or HMS Centaur? Our association - the HMS Bulwark Albion Centaur Association - is open to anyone who served at any time on these ships....
Success for Students in a Battle of Britain; UWIC SPORT
THE University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) is proud to celebrate the recent success of its talented sports stars who shone against the toughest competition in the UK. UWIC students took part in the British Universities &Colleges Sport...
Swshi's Best, East andWest; Lamb and Laverbread Sushi -It May Sound Unlikely but a Valleys Couple Hope It Will Become an East meetsWest Culinary Success Story. Lydia Whitfield Discovered More
WALES is renowned for its fine cheeses, meat and seafood, but now it's hoped that sushi will be added to the list. Cardiff University graduate Kai Chan and his wife Josephine are ona mission to changeWelsh people's minds about the rice-based treats...
The Battling Celts Are Beaten by the Outlaws; NETBALL
CELTS suffered a 34-55 home defeat at the hands of Essex Outlaws. At their home venue in Eastern Leisure Centre, Cardiff, the Celts started the game on a promising note by winning the tip and scoring first. However, the away team replied quickly...
THESE CANDIDATES WANT YOUR VOTE; with Gordon Brown Signalling the Start of the General Election Campaign Race Yesterday, Three of Wales' Four Big Parties Were Immediately Ready to Launch Their Campaigns. ALED BLAKE and ANTONY STONE Were There to See What Labour, the Conservatives and Plaid Cymru Had to Say in Cardiff
Byline: ANTONY STONE VOTE FOR CHANGE, HOPE AND VISION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO WALES, SAY TORIES THE Conservative Party yesterday urged the public to vote for "change and hope" on May 6. Launching the Tory general election campaign in Wales, Conservative...
Vale Show the Golden Touch with Fine Display; KARATE
THE 2010 Welsh Karate governing body Closed karate championships took place at the Welsh Institute of Sport, in Cardiff, last weekend. The Closed championships are open only to members of the Sports Council-recognised governing body the WKGB and...
'VOTE AND YOU BURN IN HELL!' Threatening Leaflet Warns Cardiff Muslims over Participation in the General Election: 'It Is Part of Our Civic Duty to Vote'
Byline: Clare Hutchinson MUSLIM leaders have condemned a leaflet being distributed in Cardiff, urging members of their community to boycott the upcoming general election. The leaflet, which has been handed out outside mosques and Indian restaurants...
WE'LL GET IT RIGHT; No Slip-Ups from the Bluebirds This Time, Says Joe
Byline: Terry Phillips JOE Ledley is determined there will be no repeat of previous promotion slip-ups and is promising Bluebirds fans: "This time we will see it through. Fairwater boy Ledley astonished Cardiff City staff and supporters with...
What'son
MACKINTOSH Sports Club, the tennis and bowls club on Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff, holds an open day on Saturday. Entry is free. For details call 029 2038 3182. ST John's Church in Canton, Cardiff, is holding a sale of books, CDs and DVDs on Saturday,...