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 December 2, 2010

A Fresh Approach; It's Not Often You See a Line-Up That Includes Bhangra, Hip Hop, Indie, Rap and Bilingual Welsh Rock Alongside the Screening of a Film. but This Eclectic Approach Is the Philosophy That Underpins Fresh Ties - a New Monthly Night Launching at the Buffalo Bar in Cardiff This Evening. Organiser James Morris Gives Dave Owens the Lowdown
Cuba Cuba will be headlining the Fresh Ties night at The Buffalo Bar the idea behind the Fresh Ties event? QWhat's A It's a charity night for a not for profit organisation called Fresh Ties which gives people access to opportunities for a decent life...
Angry Scenes as City Win Midlands Derby
Birmingham City ...........................2 Aston Villa .....................................1 NIKOLA Zigic put Birmingham through to their first Carling Cup semi-final for nine years -where they will faceWest Ham - and earned his side revenge over...
Balotelli Is Ace as City Book Their Progress in Europe
Manchester City ...............................SV Red Bull Salzburg ....................... MARIO Balotelli scored a brace to help Manchester City claim a place in the next stage of the Europa League. And they emphasised their credentials in...
Boks Hand Debuts to Trio for the Tour Finale
SOUTH Africa coach Peter de Villiers will hand Springbok debuts to centre Andries Strauss, fly-half Elton Jantjies and prop Coenie Oosthuizen when the world champions face the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday. With the traditional finale to...
Bus Firm Is Fined Pounds 32k for Failures
Byline: Simon Gaskell A MAJOR transport operator has been fined more than pounds 30,000 and warned about its future conduct after running unsafe buses and late services. Veolia UK - which runs local bus and National Express services in South...
CENTRE'S ALL SET TO FIGHT CANCER; Research into Genetic Causes of Disease
Byline: Madeleine Brindley CUTTING edge research into the genetic causes of cancer will today be given a boost as a flagship centre is officially opened in Cardiff. Cardiff University's new research centre will help cement Wales' international...
Coach Mallett Aims to Show England How It's Done
BARBARIANS rugby coach Nick Mallett hopes to show England how it is done at Twickenham on Saturday. The former Springboks boss, who is now coach to Italy, pitches his all-star team against South Africa, who gave England a lesson in the physical...
Cold Conditions Take Their Toll in Mumbles Competition
GWENT and District SAC got little reward for a cold day at the Mumbles when the top catch was 1.20kg and most members failed to find a sizeable fish. Winner Ted Beacher made his weight with a dogfish, two whiting and two dabs then it was Mike Perrett...
Competition Hotting Up for Wales Places
THE WIBA's selectors have named the 48 players, plus reserves, who have made it through to the international trial which will take place at Llanelli IBC (Selwyn Samuel Centre) this Saturday, commencing at 10am and 2pm. The trial is the first real...
Confessions of a MOJO KING! Paul Reeves Has Run Retro Menswear Store Mojo King in Roath for More Than Two Years. the 42-Year-Old from Llandaff North Spoke to Andrew Arthur about the Shop's Name and His Love of Paul Weller
Byline: Paul Weller makes Mojo King particularly appealing to fans of Mod fashion? QWhat AI'd like to think we offer the personal touch and knowledge of our products that a lot of the large department stores lack, plus a selection of '60s inspired...
Crumbling Roads Cost Pounds 5m in Injury Pay-Outs
Byline: Sam Malone COMPENSATION for injuries suffered on roads and pavements has cost South Wales councils pounds 5m over the past four years. The multi-million-pound bill emerged as the Assembly Government announced it would spend an extra pounds...
Dear Santa. We Know It's Never Easy Buying Gifts for Your Loved Ones, Least of All at Christmas Time, So We Thought We'd Lend You a Helping Hand and Give You a Few Ideas
FOR HER 1) Multi strap heeled boots, pounds 40, Jane Norman, www.janenorman.co.uk 2) Aromatics Elixir candle set, pounds 20, Clinique, www.clinique.co.uk 3) Fauve bra, pounds 48, and brief, pounds 23, Leia, www.leialingerie.com 4) Purple brown lace...
Designer Collaborations Are Becoming All the Rage; WHAT'S HOT ON THE HIGH STREET
Lately there are more designer collaborations on the high street than you can shake a stick at. I can't even count how many of them were launched last year, but some were far more memorable than others. For many people, this new breed of high street...
Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
Byline: MARTIN ROBERTS If you are planning to create a property portfolio as an investment, then it is a good idea to diversify so that you don't have all your eggs in one basket. This could mean buying properties in different areas of the country...
Fantastic Deals at Heol Y Grug to Get You into a New Home for Christmas; Elan Homes Is Offering an Early Christmas Treat to Buyers Looking for a Great Deal on a New Home
Buyers ready to move into a brand new home for Christmas need look no further than this small development that's within easy reach of Cardiff. Elan Homes is urging buyers to hurry to the site and take a look at what's on offer including three-bedroom...
Field Park (F) Wolverhampton
NAZREEF can end Hughie Morrison's run of near-misses by hitting the target at Lingfield tomorrow. The East Ilsley trainer has had four seconds and a third from his last five, but Nazreef can end that frustration by winning the Fred & Ron Gibson...
Firms Step in to Bring Christmas Joy to Gran; Theft Victim 'Over the Moon'
Byline: Abby Alford Wednesday, December 1, 2010 WalesOnline.co.uk TERMINALLY-ILL Ophelia Derner can look forward to a happy Christmas thanks to generous Echo readers who donated pounds 1,500 after burglars raided her home. Four days after doctors...
First-Timers Get a Chance; Housebuilder's Shared-Equity Scheme Helps More Buyers onto Property Ladder
FIRST-TIME buyers are being helped to get their foot on the property ladder thanks to a national housebuilder and a shared equity scheme. It has helped people like Kate Houston, 22, and her partner Leah Morris, 21, buy a new two-bedroom apartment...
Gillan Blasts 'Want It' Attitude of Labour MPs
Byline: Tomos Livingstone WELSH secretary Cheryl Gillan has accused Labour MPs of an "I want it and I want it now" attitude to major public spending projects in South Wales. The Government has faced strong criticism over the delay to cancel major...
Have a Thought for the Carers; VIEWPOINTS
MOST of us are looking forward to taking time off work and relaxing this festive season, but for the UK's six million carers, Christmas will be hard, unrelenting work, just as it has been all year long. One in eight of us cares for a disabled or...
Hodgson Is Refusing to Judge Youngsters on One Game
LIVERPOOL manager Roy Hodgson insists players are not playing for their futures in tonight's Europa League tie against Steaua Bucharest. A number of fringe squad members are set to get a run-out as a depleted party travelled to Romania. Injuries...
It's Cut, Cut, Cut - but Our Tax Goes Up; VIEWPOINTS
IF ONLY I could turn the clock back six months - and there are many of us who would love to! This Con/Lib government has put us in danger of going into a "double dip" recession and who's to say we won't end up as our Celtic friends over the Irish...
JONES HOPING TO GET THOSE BIG PRESENTS; Bluebirds Boss Says He Needs to Strengthen to Clinch Promotion
Byline: Steve Tucker DAVE JONES' wish for a late Christmas present of five new players might not be as extravagant as it seems. The Bluebirds boss will meet with the club's board this week demanding urgent team strengthening during the January...
Little Amelie Ready for First Christmas; Second Time around Made Things Easier for Mum and Dad
Baby's name: Amelie Paige Brooking. Date and place of birth: Royal Glamorgan Hospital at 7.40pm on July 19. Weight: 7lb 3oz. Parents: Cinema manager Donna Brooking, 28, and pipe fitter Andrew Brooking, 27, of Llantrisant. Mum's story: "I...
Man Hit out at Guard in City Hospital Outburst; UHW Attack Results in Supervision Order
Byline: Ciaran Jones A COURT-OBSESSED man admitted assaulting a security guard at a Cardiff hospital in a row over a canister of lighter fluid. Malcolm Glyn Morris had been visiting his girlfriend after she was taken to the University Hospital...
MARTYN IS HAPPY TO STILL BE A BARBARIAN; Blues Flanker Williams Revisits Scene of Career Turning Point
Byline: Simon Thomas THE BARBARIANS will always hold a special place in Martyn Williams' affections. After all, it was playing for the world famous invitation side that led to him coming out of international retirement and claiming the second...
Miners Died before Compensation Paid
Byline: David Williamson MORE than 3,000 Welsh miners died before receiving compensation for chest diseases developed through their work, new figures reveal. Statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change revealed 3,253 miners died...
Mix-Up Is So Costly for the Nomads
A MIX-UP with booking in the names of team members cost Cardiff Nomads No 2 team the River Wye Team Championship at Hereford. On a day when threequarters of the 96-strong field was fishless, the Nomads team had four of their six anglers with fish...
MP UNDERFIRE ONFEE'U-TURN' Willott Backtracks on Vote Pledge
Byline: Gareth Evans A CARDIFF MP was last night accused of committing political suicidebyretracting apledge tovote against higher tuition fees. Jenny Willott, who represents the student hotbed of Cardiff Central, appeared to backtrack on reports...
PARKING IN CITY SIGHTS; Residents Could Have More Say on Restrictions
Byline: Ed Walker PLANS to limit the number of parking permits issued to homes in Cardiff have been unveiled by the council as part of a bid to ease a shortage of spaces on the city's congested streets. Proposals will be debated by the council...
Point. VIEWPOINTS: STRAIGHT TO THE
I HAVE read many views on cheques and am surprised that none of them has mentioned the matter of people with dementia. My mother has dementia and cannot deal with bank cards, certainly not pin numbers, and relies totally on cheques. When she goes...
Rescued Kittens Are Chilling Now
Byline: Carys Hepworth TWO week-old kittens are lucky to be alive after being dumped in a box overnight in freezing temperatures. The pair, now named Freeze and Frost, were among eight cats found in a box near Llanharry earlier this week. ...
Residents Rally against Waste Incinerator Plan
Byline: Ed Walker A 2,000-NAME petition has been handed in to the National Assembly to protest against plans to build a huge waste incinerator in Cardiff. Campaigners hope the document, presented to the Assembly's petitions committee, will convince...
Return from Life-Saving Trip to India; St John Wales Volunteers Teach First Aid
Byline: Jessica Flynn FIVE teenagers have flown back from India after equipping hundreds of schoolchildren, nurses and Tibetan refugees with life-saving firstaid skills and equipment. The youngsters, aged between 15 and 18, were a among a group...
Snapped on the Street
Sarah Chiltern is smart and sophisticated in this outfit, using her trusty grey blazer to layer up and keep her warm in the unpredictable Welsh weather. The nautical stripes and ruffle detail on the top are bang on trend, and the patent shine from...
Snow Chance of Duvet Day with a Home Office
Byline: NICK JAMES Snow - the little four-letter word that brings the UK to a standstill, when due to transport and childcare issues, many can't get to work. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) say last January's wintry weather cost the...
South Wales Criminals More Likely to Be Jailed; Variation 'Might Reflect Levels of Crime or Number of Offenders'
Byline: Claire Miller claire CRIMINALS in South Wales are more likely to face a prison when being sentenced than those in other part ofWales, magistrates court figures show. While 13.8% of magistrates' court guilty verdicts in the South Wales...
Stand-In Skipper Gambhir Leads Way in Indian Success
OPENER Gautam Gambhir hit a swashbuckling century as India cruised to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second one-day international in Jaipur. The stand-in India captain made 138 not out and Virat Kohli added 64 in a...
System Blamed for Welfare Woe; Report Claims Unemployed Aren't Feckless
Byline: Wayne Nowaczyk THE plight of people trapped on welfare benefits is more to do with the failings of the system than their fecklessness, a new report claims. The conclusion from academics at the University of Glamorgan flies in the face...
TOURISM REVIVAL PLAN FOR ISLAND; 'Last Chance to Create Iconic Attraction'
Byline: Peter Collins A NEW community development company has been created to "transform the future of Barry Island". The move is the latest in a series of ideas to transform the resort into a 21st-century tourism mecca, achieving the same kind...
TROTT SET TO HIT THE AUSSIES THIS TIME; THE ASHES SECOND TEST, ADELAIDE: England Vow to Close the Door Early in the Adelaide Test
ENGLAND shut out Australia's bowlers for more than 10 hours in Brisbane, but are under orders to close the door much earlier in Adelaide. It was only after conceding a first-innings deficit of 221 that England's top three batsmen began, and completed,...
Turner on the Attack over Brew's Wales Snub
DRAGONS boss Paul Turner has criticised Warren Gatland for snubbing Aled Brew for the big Millennium Stadium showdown with New Zealand. Brew was named in Gatland's starting XV for the previous game with Fiji, but was then ousted by Tom James, who hadn't...
Two Held over Notorious City Miscarriage of Justice Case
Byline: Abby Alford DETECTIVES investigating one of South Wales' most notorious miscarriages of justice have made two arrests. A man and a woman have been questioned by police looking into alleged offences of perjury and perverting the course...
'Unsafe Situation' before Fatal Fall
Byline: Robin Turner robin AN "unsafe situation" was discovered at a building site moments before an accident in which a scaffolder was killed, an inquest has heard. Father-of-two Russell Samuel, 40, of Thomas Street, Gilfach Goch, died from...