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 August 10, 2009

'ALEX WAS ATTACKED FOR NO REASON' Majorca Coma Teen's Pal Relives Assault
Byline: Katie Norman A TEENAGER today told of the "unprovoked" attack that has left his friend fighting for his life. Alex Hughes, 16, is in a coma on the holiday island of Majorca after being chased and attacked by a gang of youths. The Radyr...
Anger over New Parking Permits; 'We Knew Nothing about It'
Byline: Clare Hutchinson RESIDENTS have told of their anger at new plans to stop football fans parking in residential streets. Parking permits are being introduced in the streets surrounding the new Cardiff City Stadium in Leckwith. Residents...
Badminton Blow Threat to Games Security
THERE are fresh security concerns for next year's Commonwealth Games following the decision by the England team to withdraw from the World Badminton Championships in India. The eight-strong English team, including Olympic silver-medallist Nathan...
Bay Goes Bollywood Just for One Day
Byline: Katie Norman A VIBRANT showcase of talent and a celebration of traditional community spirit both thrived in the sunshine this weekend. Visitors flocked to Cardiff's fourth annual multicultural Mela, basking in the sun in the bay. They...
Bothroyd Has Big Goal after Opening Strike; CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL
Byline: Mark Bloom CARDIFF City striker Jay Bothroyd has added another goal to his opening-day strike against Scunthorpe - beating last season's tally. Having opened his account in the 31st minute of a 4-0 romp with the simplest of goals, tapping...
Cardiff Stay Top after They Beat Newport in a Dramatic Final Over
LEADERS Cardiff came through a titanic top-of-the-table battle against second-placed Newport at the Diamond Ground in the Thomas, Carroll South Wales Cricket League - but it was a close call. Cardiff decided to bat first and skipper David Kirtley...
Cech the Saviour in Wembley Shoot-Out
Manchester Utd ........................... 2 Chelsea ......................................... 2 (Chelsea win 4-1 on penalties) GOALKEEPER Petr Cech was the Chelsea hero as Carlo Ancelotti's side beat Manchester United in a penalty shoot-out to...
CHOPS WANTS MORE; Bluebirds Striker Is Ready to Repay Pounds 4m Price Tag with Goals
Byline: Mark Bloom RECORD signing Michael Chopra shrugged off his pounds 4m price tag - and then promised more Cardiff City goals. Chopra - the most expensive player in Bluebirds history after completing his return move from Sunderland this summer...
City Smiles Better Than Scunthorpe
Byline: Mark Bloom THE ever hard-to-please Dave Jones couldn't resist a smile. "It doesn't get much better than this," said Bluebirds boss Jones after Cardiff had launched life at their new home with a crushing opening-day defeat of Scunthorpe...
Clinic Offers Cancer Jab to Young Women
YOUNG women excluded from the national cervical cancer vaccine programme are being offered the jab in parts of South Wales. A Pontypridd surgery is offering all 19 to 26 year old women on its books, including University of Glamorgan students, the...
Colsaerts Denies Rhys with Fine Finish in a Dramatic Play-Off
Byline: Anthony Woolford NICOLAS COLSAERTS denied Bridgend's Rhys Davies a second play-off victory in the space of three weeks as he made amends for a recent play-off defeat of his own by capturing the SK Golf Challenge in Finland. The 26-year-old...
Community First Responders Save Bill's Life
Byline: Madeleine Brindley A GREAT GRANDMOTHER has paid tribute to the "miracle" lifesavers who brought her husband back from the dead. Bill Rodd was shocked six times by a defibrillator as community first responders Maurice Carey and Bryan Foley...
County Fail to Take the Chances as Points Slip
Bishop's Stortford ......0 Newport County ..........0 THERE were mixed feelings from County's large following at Bishop's Stortford as the Exiles produced plenty of quality but could not find the finish to clinch the three points. Newport, accompanied...
De Villiers Joy as His Boks Strike Again
PETER de Villiers has hailed South Africa's "brilliant" form after their third consecutive home victory in the Tri-Nations on Saturday. The Springboks looked comfortable for almost the entire 80 minutes, sweeping past Australia 29-17 in Cape Town...
England Want an Early Answer on N Flintoff for the Final Test of Ashes Series
ENGLAND are intent on making an early decision on Andrew Flintoff's fitness ahead of the final Ashes Test. All-rounder Flintoff, 31, is to see specialist Andy Williams in London tomorrow to assess the state of his right knee and whether he has a...
Ex Mining Boss Plans to Turn Pit into Retail Park; Open-Cast Site Could Support 1,000 New Jobs
Byline: Darren Devine FORMER Tower Colliery boss Tyrone O'Sullivan has spoken of his ambition to transform the deep-mine pit site into a housing and retail development supporting up to 1,000 jobs. Mr O'Sullivan believes the 350-acre Hirwaun site...
'Facebook Bully Drove Me to Plastic Surgery'
Byline: Catherine Evans A LAW graduate decided to have plastic surgery after being taunted by cyber-bullies. Pretty Lowri Ryland, who is also a part-time beauty queen, spent pounds 3,500 on a nose job when hurtful comments were posted on the...
From Score to Screen; Former Rhondda Actor Adam Lewis Is Now Writing Music for TV, Film and Stage. Karen Price Chats to Him about His Latest Projects
Byline: Karen Price ADAM Lewis is considering is the type of music that would be perfect for a children's ghost story. The former actor, who is from Tonyrefail, is composing the score for The Well, a forthcoming TV drama for children by acclaimed...
'HE'S LUCKY TO BE ALIVE' Quick-Thinking Leisure Centre Staff Saved Life of Pensioner
Byline: Emily Woodrow GERALD Venning knows that without the quick-thinking staff from his local leisure centre he would not be alive today. If they had not come to his aid, the 82-year-old would not be recovering from a heart attack. Mr Venning...
'It's a Living Nightmare, the House Is So Empty without My Daughter' Mum Reveals Sorrow after the Death of Young Hannah
Byline: James McCarthy A MOTHER has told how her life has becoming a "living nightmare" after the death of her daughter. Hannah Davies, 14, was killed when she was struck by a van driven by Karen Sarah Clews on September 27 last year, just minutes...
I Was Devastated to Learn [...]; STRAIGHT TO THE Point
I was devastated to learn of the death of Bill Julian, pictured. He was the doyen of Echo letter writers, including the occasional article provided such as that concerning Aberfan, and a true principled and committed socialist. I did have my disagreements...
Jon to Spend Winnings on Sending Dad to Visit Dying Brother in Oz; Man Wins Pounds 10,000 on Total Wipeout
Byline: James McCarthy KIND-HEARTED game show winner Jon Goodall will use his prize money to send his father half-way round the world to see his dying brother. The self-employed window cleaner received pounds 10,000 when he won the action-packed...
Key Welsh Duo Target All Blacks
Byline: Delme Parfitt CARDIFF Blues stars Martyn Williams and Gethin Jenkins have set a comeback date of October 17 - the day after the region's Heineken Cup trip to Sale Sharks. Just a few weeks ago the Wales pair had been written out of Warren...
Limitations of Psychiatry; VIEWPOINTS
I WRITE regarding the plight of GPs, those driven by a high and caring purpose in the best Hippocratic tradition, who want to be left to get on with the job of caring for people's health to the best of their ability. I was prompted after the Lancet...
Maynard Woe after His Record Fails to Bring Win
Byline: Gareth Griffiths TOM Maynard expressed his disappointment after his brilliant, record-breaking hundred was not enough to stop the Glamorgan Dragons suffering a six-run defeat against Northamptonshire in the Pro40 clash at Colwyn Bay. ...
McCormack Is Grateful for the Fans' Support
Byline: Mark Bloom ROSS McCormack thanked Bluebirds fans for their backing during the 4-0 home thrashing of Scunthorpe United. The Scotland striker admitted he had been unsure what reception he would get from fans after being linked with a move...
'Miracle Baby' Ava Celebrates Her First Birthday; Milestone for Baby Who Has Survived Two Liver Transplants
Byline: Madeleine Brindley SMILING and laughing as she celebrates her first birthday, this is the moment Ava's parents prayed they would see. After spending almost her entire life on a hospital ward, Ava, who underwent two life-saving liver transplants,...
Movies
Beowulf. (2007), Sky Movies Action/Thriller, 6.00pm. With Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins. Big Business. (1988), Sky Movies Comedy, 6.20pm. Two sets of twins are mixed up at birth but meet again years later in the middle of a business takeover....
'My Cardiff Date as You've Never Seen Me Before!' Ball Brings West End Hit Hairspray to the WMC
Byline: Gavin Allen MICHAEL Ball has revealed that he will be bringing the hit musical Hairspray to Cardiff next year. It will mark Ball's first venture behind the velvet curtain, as he is set to produce the tour. The actor won the 2008 Olivier...
Old-Fashioned at Heart; Women in Their 20s Are Shunning the Example of Self-Indulgent Celebrities to Follow the Lead of Felicity Kendal's Character in 70's Sitcom the Good Life. Claire Rees Met the Modern-Day Barbaras Who Are Saving Up to Pounds 1,000 a Year in the Process
IN 70's sitcom The Good Life, Tom Good turns 40 and decides it's out with consumerism, and in with self-sufficient bliss with his long-suffering wife Barbara. But these days, women are putting Richard Briers' character and his chaotic mid-life crisis...
Police Failing to Meet Information Deadlines; Force Has Legal Requirement to Answer in Set Time
Byline: Ben Glaze SOUTH Wales Police has missed legal deadlines for answering Freedom of Information (FoI) requests, it emerged today. Every public body must answer FoI requests within 20 working days - but the force failed on two out of every...
Premier Performance from Ross and All the Bluebirds; Nathan Blake Our New Big-Name Signing
I'M not sure why Ross McCormack thinks Cardiff City fans are asking too much for him at pounds 5m. For, if he keeps playing like he did against Scunthorpe, he could be a steal for someone at that price. McCormack really stood out for me, but...
Purrfect Holiday Reading
Byline: Jessica Flynn THIS pregnant puss knows a good read when she sees one. Jean Larkin, from Cherrydale Road, Ely, Cardiff, and family befriended the feline while on holiday in Gumbet, in Turkey. "We found a pregnant cat who adopted us,"...
Raccoon at the Double Looks on the Cards at Musselburgh
RACCOON can nail a quickfire double at Musselburgh to further galvanise the blossoming reputation of North Yorkshire trainer Ruth Carr. The popular sprinter drops down to selling company four days after his spirited success in a decent handicap...
STRAUSS IN CALL TO ARMS; England Must Learn from Mistakes for Oval Showdown, Says Skipper
CAPTAIN Andrew Strauss has warned England to learn from their mistakes as they attempt to bounce back from their heavy defeat to Australia and win the Ashes at the Oval later this month. Strauss watched his England side slump to an innings-and-80-run...
Student Burgled His Best Friend; A-Level Pupil Stole Laptop to Feed Gambling Addiction
Byline: Liz Keen AN A-level student with a betting addiction burgled his best friend's house, stealing a laptop containing his course work. The betrayal devastated the Moffat family, which befriended Barry Boys' School pupil Daniel Ayad not knowing...
Stupples Proves Point with Success in Wales
Byline: Simon Kendal-Williams KAREN Stupples proved a point in lifting the S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe as the home challenge failed to materialise on the final day. Leading Welsh golfer Becky Brewerton's one-under-par 71 was enough...
Sweet Dream of a Full Night's Sleep; PARENT TRAP
Byline: Rachel Mainwaring I'M feeling more refreshed today than I have for a long time. Because for the first time in months, my daughter decided to stay in bed all night, without the habitual middle-of-the-night wander into our bedroom. Sometimes...
Trivia Quiz
SHOWBIZ 1. The sentencing of which US singer for his assault on his popstar girlfriend has been delayed by three weeks, because his six-month community labour sentence is still to be clarified? 2. Which TV presenter has been involved in another...
Welsh Dragonhearts Are in Seventh Heaven
Irish Wolfhounds ........................... 28 Wales Dragonhearts ..................... 26 WALES A won their seventh Rugby League Home Nations title in the space of eight years despite losing 28-26 to Ireland in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. ...
WILL CITY CASH IN? Ridsdale out to Pay off Debt with Far East Investment
Byline: Mark Bloom CARDIFF City chairman Peter Ridsdale hopes to deliver more good news after the Bluebirds' best opening-day win for 58 years. Ridsdale spent last week in Malaysia locked in talks to secure new investment for the Coca-Cola Championship...
Wright the Mighty in Sussex Win
LUKE Wright hit 18 fours and a six in a 62-ball 95 as Sussex claimed a nine-wicket win in their NatWest Pro40 Division One match against Gloucestershire at Horsham. James Kirtley and Yasir Arafat took three wickets apiece as Gloucestershire were...
Your Stars
Byline: CLAIRE PETULENGRO A new influence is leading a younger face astray; time to intervene while you still can. Old problems seem to be cropping up, and it is only by doing your research you'll come out on top. Call my starline right now for...