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 October 21, 2008

1989 THIS WAS THE WEEK THAT... Take a Trip Down Memory Lane Radiation, Storms and a Lack of 999 Staff Were All in the Headlines This Week
Byline: ANDREW MELVIN PART of an industrial estate had to be evacuated when a drum of radioactive material was found. It was in a shaft sunk into the ground at Curran Embankment in Cardiff, and workers were cleared from the area when the drum...
Academy to Honour DJ
Byline: James McCarthy A SPECIAL academy is to be launched in memory of a DJ who tragically took his own life. Cardiff DJ Ian Dungey, 30, of Pwllmelin Road, Fairwater, was said to be one of the most talented music-makers working the capital's...
Ambulance Staff 'Face a Culture of Bullying' Critical Report Lays Bare Low Staff Morale in Service
Byline: Madeleine Brindley Health Editor AMBULANCE staff claim they are working within a culture of "bullying and harassment". A critical report - the latest to lay bare the Welsh Ambulance Service's problems - implied that low staff morale was...
Armed Swoop; Business Park Murder: Police Arrest Man after Trail Leads Themtohouse in Cardiff
Byline: Gerry Holt, Catherine Evans, Ben Glaze, Tim Lewis and Katie Norman POLICE were today quizzing a man from Cardiff over a murder at a driver recruitment agency. The 52-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and false...
Calzaghe Delighted by Pavlik's Humbling; Joy for Joe as American Is Humiliated by Hopkins
Byline: Blair WOOD JOE CALZAGHE is revelling in Kelly Pavlik's weekend defeat to Bernard Hopkins and claimed he now feels like the outspoken American "never existed." Calzaghe has spent the last two months facing accusations that he is running...
Christy Moore; FIVE QUESTIONS FOR
Byline: GAVIN ALLEN FOLK legend Christy Moore, the man they call "the Irish Woodie Guthrie", performs at Barry Memorial Hall and Theatre tonight. We caught up with him to take a trip down memory lane before the gig... Q: Do you remember your...
'City Must Block out Doom Clouds'
Byline: Terry PHILLIPS DAVE Jones will call on his players to "keep that doom cloud away" when they face Watford at Vicarage Road tonight. This is the second game during a run of five league matches in 15 days and fourth-placed City head to Watford...
Council 'Stripping City of Identity' Concerns Raised over Vulcan Pub, Historic Books and Park
Byline: David James A COUNCILLOR has accused Cardiff's coalition executive of allowing the city's identity to be stripped away. Labour councillor Richard Cook said the Welsh capital was "at risk of becoming like any large city" because of a series...
Family Trip Led to Hire Business Venture
MUM Anne Marie Darnley Davison hit on her baby business idea during a short break away in Surrey. The mum of Grace, four, and Violet, nearly two, found that she had packed the car up with so much stuff, there was hardly any room for own luggage....
Four Welsh Regions' Statement on the Launch of Regional Rugby Wales Ltd
"SINCE the advent of regional rugby in Wales and the signing of a participation agreement with the WRU in 2004, it has become clear that a stronger partnership approach to the running and administration of professional rugby in Wales is now required....
Gatland Calls Up Blues Duo for Wales Test Series
Byline: Gareth Griffiths UNCAPPED Blues duo Andy Powell and Leigh Halfpenny have been named in the 32-man Wales squad for the autumn Test series. And there is also a shock call-up for Ospreys' teenage outside-half Dan Biggar. Powell and 19-year-old...
'I Looked out of the Window and There Were Armed Police Everywhere' Man Arrested after Industrial Estate Killing and Siege Drama
Byline: Katie Norman THE drama began at an office on a quiet industrial estate on a wet Monday afternoon. Workmen at the business park noticed a strong smell of petrol. They went to the offices of a recruitment company and found one man dead...
Jones Calls on Bluebirds to Maintain Their Winning Focus
"New players are bedding in and we are getting closer, but the best is yet to come. "We are getting better and stronger all the time." Jones believes the Hornets will move away from the direct style they have used over recent seasons, saying:...
Mercurial Moves; Freddie Mercury Impersonator Gary Mullen Tells KAREN PRICE He Is Living His Dream - with the Approval of Queen's Guitarist Brian May
Byline: KAREN PRICE QUEEN fan Gary Mullen only swapped microchips for thrusting hips after some plotting from his wife Jackie and mum Theresa. The two women applied on the former computer salesman's behalf for him to take part in the ITV sound...
Moffett's Return to Add Fuel to the Welsh Rugby Fire; Ex-WRU Chief Wastes No Time Wading into Lewis
Byline: Gareth GRIFFITHS YOU could not make it up. The former Welsh Rugby Union chief executive who brought in regional rugby has been brought back by those teams to fight the civil war with his former employers. Just when you think Welsh...
Moonlighters Beating the Credit Crunch; 'I've Got the Best of Both Worlds' Echo2 since the Onset of the Credit Crunch More Women Are Looking at Ways of Boosting Their Income by Turning Their Hobby into an Evening or Weekend Job. ALISON YOUNG and CATHY OWEN Spoke to Three Women Who Are Modern Day Moonlighters to Find out How It Has Affected Their Lives
Byline: ALISON YOUNG and CATHY OWEN ELEANOR Ryan's first love has always been dance. She trained in dance and for a while worked as a professional dancer before deciding to settle down and get a more stable job. So the 27-year-old who lives...
Mother, Son and Wife All Victims of Deceit; Ex-Councillor Is Jailed for Pounds 275,000 Fraud
Byline: Liz Keen A FORMER councillor defrauded his 82-year-old mother and stole from his own son in a pounds 275,000 campaign of dishonesty and deceit. Philip Charles Brown, 55, who once served on Mid Glamorgan County Council following a period...
Nothing Half-Baked about These Ideas
BY day Sue Bland, 32, runs a successful dog walking business and by night she boosts her income by baking and decorating cakes. Sue, who lives in Canton, Cardiff, with her husband Richard, a 33-year-old geophysicist, believes life is far too short...
Out & About
AN evening of opera and Italian food will raise money for George Thomas Hospice. Opera singers will entertain diners at Stephano's restaurant, Romilly Crescent, Canton, Cardiff, as part of the fundraising event from 7.30pm on Wednesday, November...
Petition Launched to End Nursery 'Postcode Lottery' 'Choice Should Not Be Only for Those Who Can Afford It'
Byline: Katie Norman ANOTHER parent has spoken out about problems with the "postcode lottery" affecting free nursery education for children. Under an Assembly Government scheme, all three and four-year-olds areentitled to 10 hours of free nursery...
Piece of Paper Could Not Stop Annihilation; Looking Back
Byline: Dan O'Neill SO who was right as Britain woke up on that October morning 70 years ago when Germany marched into Czechoslovakia. Was it Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who proclaimed: "We have saved the Czechs from annihilation... ...
Pietersen Warns Players Not to Become Cash Clowns
KEVIN Pietersen will crackdown on any player who "carries on like a clown" if England beat the Stanford Super Stars and pocket a cool pounds 570,000 each. While the credit crunch bites hard at home, England's cricketers will gather in Antigua this...
Police Release Photos of Fans after Swansea Football Violence; Batons Used to Keep Rival Supporters Apart
Byline: Abby Alford Chief Reporter THESE are the football fans wanted by police investigating the violence that erupted following Cardiff's derby clash with Swansea. Pictures of the 32 people police want to speak to have been released by officers...
Rugby Union: Cheesemen Again Get Themselves into a Bit of a Pickle
CAERPHILLY came unstuck at Virginia Park and though they gained a bonus point, they fell to defeat by 29-23 against the lively Uwic students in Division One East. The Cheesemen are leaving it too late to wake up in recent games and were 24-8 down...
Rugby Union: North Show Some French Polish against Old Illtydians
NEWLY-PROMOTED Llandaff North pulled off a major shock when they played away in Division Three South-East and trounced fellow Cardiff club Old Illtydians 47-3. Only three minutes into the game Daniel French followed up a kick through and raced clear...
Rugby Union: Strictly Come Dancing Star Was a Clwb Man; Local Rugby
Byline: Howard Evans FORMER Blue Peter presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star Gethin Jones starred as a scrum-half at the Millennium Stadium on April 12, 2003, as his club Clwb Rygbi Cymru Caerdydd captured the Worthington Welsh Districts Cup...
The Hero Bus Driver Who Saved TWO Lives in Just TWO Weeks; Driver Diverted His Bus to Hospital after Young Girl Fell into a Coma
Byline: Gerry Holt A HERO bus driver saved the lives of TWO passengers in the space of just TWO weeks. Martin Jones, 52, from Maesteg, first helped to save an 86-year-old when he collapsed from a suspected heart attack and in the second incident...
The Locals Were Simply Abominable!
Byline: Katie Norman A GIANT yeti posed with a family of Echo readers on a Mediterranean island as part of our popular competition. Linda, Mark and Matthew Burton, from Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, were snapped with their favourite paper in Magaluf,...
The Windows Were Covered in Spiders! Confessions. of a Window Cleaner Echo2 People
Marc Rees had ambitions to be a teacher before he realised he could never spend every day indoors. The 22-year-old, from Whitchurch, Cardiff, is now a window cleaner and has been doing the job for two years. How did you get into it? I started...
They're the Best Bar None! Fifty 'Great British Boozers' Feature in a New Guide That Has Been Described by Its Authors as Celebrating the Most Extraordinary Drinking Experiences in the UK. Two Owned by South Wales Landladies Are in the Top 10 - CLAIRE REES Found out What They Think Makes the Perfect Pub. TRACEY'S STORY Echo2 True Story
Byline: CLAIRE REES ROCK stars and Vogue models are among Tracey Moberly's pub customers while her cleaners are a troupe of Spanish trapeze artists. The combination has helped create a hit formula that has made The Foundry in London's trendy...
Twenty Years' Study at City's Cold Centre Is Not to Be Sneezed at; Professor Helped to Shape New Remedies
Byline: Madeleine Brindley Health Editor FOR the last 20 years therehas been a steady stream of sniffling students walking through the doors of theCommonCold Centre, at Cardiff University. These students, suffering the start of one of numerous...
Warning to Parents as Meningitis Kills Toddler; Experts Urge Families to Be Fully Aware of Symptoms
Byline: Madeleine Brindley Health Editor AN 18-month-old toddler has died in hospital after developing meningococcal septicaemia. The toddler, who is believed to come from the Cardiff area, died at the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff,...
When It Comes Down I Don't Know What I'll Do; Echo2 True Story LIZ'S STORY
LIZ Smart is a landlady, friend, and counsellor at her pub, The Vulcan, in Cardiff's Adams down. The place where she has been licensee for 16 years has such a reputation it has ranked number eight in the guide - despite it being due for demolition...
Worms That Turned on Millennium Stadium Pitch; New Grass Will Be Laid
Byline: Gerry Holt A TINY worm less than half a millimetre in size was today revealed as the culprit responsible for the Millennium Stadium pitch woes. Last week Welsh international footballer Craig Bellamy criticised the state of the pitch at...
'You Took Their Innocence and Destroyed Their Childhoods' Judge's Blast for Sex Abuser as He Jails Him for 21 Years
Byline: Echo Reporter VICTIMS wept as a depraved sex abuser was jailed for a total of 21 years. Some said the ten-and-half years that ex-miner Kingsley Vincent, 59, will - under present Government guidelines - actually serve behind bars, will...