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 November 9, 2011

Big Trophy Haul in Students' Fine Show; KUNG FU
THE South Wales Lau Gar Kuen Kung Fu enjoyed a successful day, having been chosen to perform the demonstration at the British Kung Fu Association National Championships, near Birmingham. A team of more than 30 martial artists put on a superb show...
BLACK TO THE FUTURE; in the Third Feature of Our Week-Long Series Marking the Launch of Our Heroes of Coal Magazine, MARK SMITH Looks at Coal Mining Today and Looks Ahead to the Future
Byline: MARK SMITH MODERN coal mining and advances in technology have drastically altered the landscape of the industry in South Wales. Technological progress has drastically shifted the emphasis from back-breaking pick-and-shovel labour to the...
Brains Is Brewing Up Idea for a New Hotel
Byline: Peter Law A CITY brewer wants to open a new hotel as part of a major refurbishment of a pub in the heart of the capital's old docks. SA Brain & Co has submitted a planning application to create a 15-bedroom hotel at The Wharf, Schooner...
Brought to Justice
The following cases were heard at South Wales magistrates' courts: * Shaun Hughes, 26, of Danycoed, Ystrad, Pentre, pleaded guilty to criminal damage. He was fined pounds 100 and ordered to pay pounds 180 compensation, with pounds 85 costs and a pounds...
Butetown Keep Up the Pressure at Top Thanks to Phillips
Byline: South Wales ONLY one of the top six Division One sides recorded wins, and that was AFC Butetown, who defeated Porthcawl Town Athletic 2-1 to leapfrog them into second position. Andre Phillips scored both goals for Butetown, one in each...
Caravan Shocker Sparks Rock Plan
Byline: Kathryn Williams A NATIONAL strategy to manage coastal erosion is to be implemented by the Welsh Government following rockfalls which left 13 caravans teetering on the edge of a 130ft South Wales cliff. Environment and Sustainable Development...
Charteris in Fitness Fight for Welsh Rematch with Australia
WALES lock Luke Charteris faces a race against time to be fit for next month's showdown against Australia at the Millennium Stadium. Charteris has been struggling with a wrist injury since he returned from the World Cup and the Dragons have revealed...
Clock Has Made a Timely Return
Byline: Wayne Nowaczyk AN HISTORIC clock based on Big Ben returned to Cardiff yesterday after spending almost 40 years on the other side of the world. The Pierhead Clock was unveiled in a ceremony at the junction of St Mary Street and Wood Street,...
Coaches Prepare to Find out Who's Won Top Awards; COACHING
THE Sport Wales coach of the Year awards will be held in Cardiff next Wednesday at a prestigious ceremony. The candidates for the 2011 awards were based on nominees from the public based on performances up until September this year. After sifting...
Common Sense Helps Ward off Internet Scams; Ask DEBS ADVICE FOR THE OVER 50s Financial and Personal Advice for the over 50s with Deborah Smith, Engagement Manager for the Older People's Charity Age Cymru
Q I've seen stories in the press about older people being targeted by online scams. What can I do to keep myself safe when I use the internet? A You probably don't realise it, but you have already got the skills and intuition to say safe online. All...
Davies and Lloyd Have a Net Gain in Sport Change; NETBALL
SWIMMING stars David Davies and Ieuan Lloyd became the first sportsmen to take on the Welsh Netball Challenge during an exhibition match between Wales and the ex-internationals. Davies and Lloyd took to the court at half-time to shoot as many balls...
Davies' Tough Task to Book 2012 Spot
Byline: Gareth Griffiths DAVID Davies admitted he was handed an Olympic lifeline earlier this summer. But he concedes earning selection for his third career Games in London has become harder - not easier - as a result. Davies was left fearing...
Dive in for Pounds 1; in Conjunction with Cardiff Council
Cardiff Council's "Max out for a Pound" promotion is to return this month. The special promotion allows new and existing Max Card holders the use of Splott Pool for just pounds 1 from Tuesday, November 8 until Thursday, December 8. The four-week programme...
Entertainment Guide
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Eventsdiary; WHAT'S ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Byline: PAT ENGLISH * There will be an autumn fair at Rumney Methodist Church, Wentloog Road, on Friday, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. It will include a short concert of Songs From The Shows by the Go Theatre School. Admission is free. On Saturday there...
Games Row: Olympics Is No Place for Pro Players, Says Barnes; OLYMPICS TEAM GB DEBATE
Byline: Steve Tucker WALES stars Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale - and for that matter any other professional footballers - have no place at the Olympic Games, insists former World Cup star John Barnes. Ahead of Gary Speed's side's friendly against...
Hunt for New Redcoats
Byline: Peter Collins HUNDREDS of young people will be given the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of stars of stage and screen by becoming Butlins Redcoats. A leisure company will be holding a recruitment drive in Cardiff later this month...
Juniors Go in Search of Welsh Title Glory; SQUASH
JUNIORS from all over Wales will be at the Sport Wales National Centre for the Welsh Junior National Closed Squash Championships which start on Friday and finish on Sunday. The championships, sponsored by Celtic Waste Management Services, include...
Keepers Are the Stars as Cardiff and Forest Draw; Cardiff City Ladies Sport@walesonline.Co.UK
CARDIFF City Ladies shared the points in a goalless draw away to Nottingham Forest Ladies in this FA Women's National Premier League game at the weekend. The opening 10 minutes set the scene for the rest of the game when each team had several half-chances....
MACKAY CAN TAKE CITY UP; Barnes: Malky's the Man to Steer Bluebirds to the Premier
Byline: Steve Tucker CARDIFF City have been tipped for promotion to the Premier League at the end of this season - by England legend John Barnes. The former Liverpool magician reckons motivation to emulate arch-rivals Swansea City's achievements...
Mother of Four Killed in Crash
Byline: Carys Hepworth TRIBUTES have been paid to a mother killed in a car crash yesterday morning. Police said the 34-year-old woman, named locally as mother-of-four Kelly Jenkins, died at the scene. Her two female passengers, aged two and...
Now and Glenn
Byline: DAVE OWENS As frontman of Squeeze, Glenn Tilbrook has been penning hits for three decades. As he embarks on an innovative new solo tour, he reveals to Dave Owens why he's still got the creative bug even if he is feeling a little bit under...
Now Protesters Plan to 'Occupy' Cardiff
Byline: Peter Law THE worldwide Occupy Movement that sparked outrage when protesters set up a camp outside St Paul's Cathedral is set to come to Cardiff. Organisers hope around 200 demonstrators will take part when Occupy Cardiff begins on a...
Ospreys Surprise on Jones Decision
Byline: Andy Howell THE Ospreys have reacted with surprise to Stephen Jones not being ordered to appear in front of disciplinary chiefs for his controversial tip-tackle on Tommy Bowe. But Scarlets coach Nigel Davies hit back, claiming other alleged...
OUR HEALTH OUR Expert
Byline: JOANNA LONGSTAFFE Clinical director of the Independent General Practice answers your medical queries Q Having become concerned that my two year-old grandson isn't developing as quickly as the other children in his nursery - he can be quite...
Politicians Send More to War While They Wear Poppies
Byline: Dan O'Neill THE usual platitudes will be parroted, the familiar meaningless mantras repeated. And as our party leaders stand before the Cenotaph we shall hear, solemnly intoned once more, the words that make a mockery of the grief shared...
Preview
Los Campesinos! The Globe, Cardiff WHEN Los Campesinos! take to the stage at the Globe tonight they will have come full circle. Formed at Cardiff University in 2006, they've taken giant strides from their genesis as seven kids and a glockenspiel...
Pumas Are E Held as Weather Wins out; SPORT FOR ALL
Byline: Lazarou Su THE league programme was badly hit by the severe wet weather last weekend, and it was only possible for one league game to be played. In the Mr Windows Second Division, third-placed Barry Pumas had to settle for a point as...
'Recovery Is Such a Positive Thing' from Volunteering with Recovering Addicts, Sarah Davies Tells Kirstie McCrum How She Has Formed a Charity Which Seeks to Offer a Support Community for People Battling Addiction
Working with addicts has always been part of Sarah Davies' life. Volunteering in the drug support field since 2003, the 29-year-old, who lives in Cyncoed, Cardiff, was committed to helping people who were addicted to drugs and alcohol to get on - and...
Romance and the City in NY
The couple: Ceri Matthewson, 26, a teacher at Albany Primary School, Cardiff, and Rhys Thomas, 27, an environmental health officer, both of Pontprennau, Cardiff. The venue: The couple married on the day of the Rugby World Cup final in a ceremony...
Salesman 'Recognised' Volvo Linked to Murder
Byline: Liz Keen A VOLVO car salesman recognised the silver XC90 allegedly carrying two killers to the home of schoolboy Aamir Siddiqi as it drove past him just moments before the horrific murder, a jury heard yesterday. Stephen Heycock called...
SCRUM DOCTOR TO CURE BLUES; THE HEINEKEN CUP 2011/12 Ferguson Tasked with Beefing Up Set-Piece
Byline: Delme Parfitt THE Blues are hoping that the scrum coach to the England women's team can make them a tougher proposition at the set-piece in this season's Heineken Cup. Matt Ferguson, a former national tag rugby development officer with...
Sick Welcome Op-Out Organ Donation System
Byline: Simon Gaskell TRANSPLANT patients in South Wales have backed a Welsh Government white paper that could mean families have no legal right to stop their relatives' organs being donated. First Minister Carwyn Jones and Health Minister Lesley...
Stephens Homing in on London 2012 Gold; PARALYMPICS
WELSH Paralympian star Nathan Stephens has reflected on his perfect year and is looking forward to emulating that at London 2012. Stephens claimed the world championship javelin title in New Zealand in January and then broke the world record in...
Stop These Closures for Sake of Children
I TOOK note of the letter (You Say, November 5) from one of the Grangetown Lib Dem councillors on the proposal to close Grangetown nursery. Oddly he says he does not support the proposal but tries to play down the seriousness and impact of the council...
Tragedy for Red Arrows as Pilot Dies
Byline: Sam Marsden; Emma Sword; Matt Cooper A RED Arrows pilot has been killed after being ejected from his aircraft while on the ground. The RAF said a full independent inquiry was being launched into the incident at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire....
Upfront Fare Call to Beat Dodgers
Byline: Peter Law CARDIFF'S cabbies have been told by a trade leader to demand fares upfront following a surge in late-night passengers running off with out paying. Hackney carriage drivers say they are losing "hundreds of thousands of pounds a...
Visitors Brought Us Lots of Fun; Yousay IN YOUR OPINION
AFTER reading your recent articles about the Robin Hood pub and Pontcanna, I thought your readers may be interested in some of my memories of this area of Cardiff. I was born and raised with my grandparents, my mum and dad and sister in Turberville...
Wales Finally Get a First Win over Northern Ireland
Byline: Wales Veterans OVER a busy weekend, Wales Veterans played four international matches at different age levels, winning two and drawing two. The over-40 and over-45 teams entertained Northern Ireland at the Michael Sobell Stadium in Aberdare....
Welsh Cycle Star Geraint Inspires Local Youngsters; SPORTING AMBASSADORS
OLYMPIC champion Geraint Thomas and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Michaela Breeze made a showstopping appearance in Cardiff to open Wales' second Young Ambassador Conference. Thomas, along with the Olympic Torch, was at the Swalec Stadium, home...
WE'RE ALL PRAYING JACK WILL RECOVER; Family Condemns Violent Attack on Dancer
Byline: Clare Hutchinson A CARDIFF-BORN doctor has condemned the "unprovoked, mindless, violent" attack that left his ballet dancer son paralysed and fighting for his life. 1 Jack Widdowson, 19, suffered a broken neck in a sickening assault...
Woman Stands by Partner Jailed for Assaulting Her
A WOMAN has vowed to stand by her partner when he is released from jail for assaulting her. Despite being trapped in her home after a night out drinking with her boyfriend Craig Mark Davies, 24, who attacked her, Karen Sykes told the court of her...
'You Have to Think outside the Box with Deaf Children' Deafness Affects More Than 2,000 Children in Wales. Julia McWatt Spoke to One Mother about Her Experience of Bringing Up a Child with Impaired Hearing
SINCE having her son Ioan nearly five years ago, Sasha Evans' life has changed in more ways than she ever expected. Only a few weeks after Ioan was born Sasha was told that routine tests had revealed his hearing was severely impaired. Since then, Sasha,...
Your Stars WITH CLAIRE PETULENGRO
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO Your emotions are highlighted and you are not sure if you are in control of your life or not. You are, all you have to do is admit what you want. We've already guessed! Phone my starline now for a helping hand from Saturn....