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Articles from March 1, 2009

149,000%; Staggering APR Loan Shark Charged Desperate Clients
Byline: By ELWYN ROBERTS A LOAN shark who charged borrowers interest of up to 149,000%has been ordered to hand over his ill-gotten gains. Patrick Timothy Kiely, 26, even provided loans to children, a court heard. Kiely had previously been...
3 TEENS KILLED IN CAR CRASH; Youngest Victim of Tree Collision Was Just 15
Byline: By EMILY WOODROW THREE teenagers died and two people were seriously injured when their car crashed into a tree yesterday. Emergency services were called to the accident on the A5 at Menai Bridge in Anglesey just before 1am. Firefighters...
5 Minutes with. Michaela Strachan
Byline: Michaela Strachan If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be? I'm going to be so predictable and girly and say Brad Pitt, just because I think he's so gorgeous. What is your biggest fear? To be stuck in a lift...
6 of the Best; WoS Puts the Latest Gadgets to the Test
Byline: ferret Our early morning brew is can be one of the most satisfying moments of our day, yet most of us simply go through the motions. Now it's time to put a stop to this behaviour and start treating our tea - and coffee-with the respect these...
ACES HIRE! Rugby Stars Tackle Your Party for Cash
Byline: By ABBIE WIGHWICK IF you've always wanted to have Wales captain Ryan Jones at your birthday party or Neil Jenkins giving your eight-year-old some kicking tips then now you can - as long as your pockets are deep enough. Rugby greats including...
A Colt Figure; First Drive
Byline: By JOHN CONNOR MOTORING CORRESPONDENT FOR the past 17 years there has been a Mitsubishi Colt on sale in Britain. Despite its reputation for excellent reliability, the Colt has often been under-rated and sometimes overlooked among the...
Airbus Crash out of Cup; WELSH CUP
AIRBUS UK 0 BANGOR CITY 5 A RECORD crowd of 600 plus turned out at the Broughton airfields to watch Airbus take on Bangor City and, when they were holding their visitors to a goalless first half, a shock looked as if it might just be on the cards....
A Personal Pilgrimage across India
PRESENTER and comedian Beth Angell embarks on an unforgettable journey across India in a major new documentary series for S4C. In Angell yn India (Angell in India), Beth also undertakes a personal pilgrimage. She visits the Khasia Hills in the north...
A Setback, but It's Still All to Play for; RBS SIX NATIONS 2009 FRANCE 21 WALES 16 CAPTAIN'S VERDICT Ryan Jones
Byline: ANDY HOWELL RYAN Jones believes French celebrations following their victory over Wales in Paris highlighted the lofty standing of Warren Gatland's men. France haven't jumped so high with joy and been so happy completing a lap of honour...
Bank Chief's Court Threat
Byline: By JON HARRY PRESSURE continues to mount on former bank chiefs to give up their massive pensions. Prime Minister Gordon Brown yesterday warned he was committed to examining "all the legal action necessary" to claw back the pay-offs to...
Behind the MASKS
IT'S a super hero movie like no other. The Watchmen - The Comedian, Dr Manhattan, Silk Spectre II, Nite Owl 2, Ozymandias and Rorschach - are a group of crime busters, based on the cult graphic novel of the same name that was first published in 1985....
BETTER PLATE THAN NEVER! EXCLUSIVE Fight for Welsh Flag on Cars Will Drag-On No More
Byline: By EMILY WOODROW MOTORISTS will soon be able to display the dragon with pride, after the Government agreed to allow the Welsh flag to appear on number plates. Plaid Cymru AM Janet Ryder has announced that Whitehall has finally agreed...
Blacks Seven Up; NATIONAL DIVISIONS RUGBY ROUND-UPS DIVISION ONE
BLACKWOOD continued their march towards the Division One East title after increasing their lead to seven points with an eight-try rout of Penallta. The Caerphilly-based club held a two-point advantage at the top of the table with two games in hand,...
Bourne Again
Byline: david james THE febrile moment, when Jonathan Morgan's career and the future of the Welsh Conservatives hung in the balance, was on Sunday, December 14, last year. After nine years on the party's Assembly front benches, the 34-year-old,...
BOY'S OWEN ADVENTURE; the Sunday Interview Clive Owen Plays an Interpol Agent on the Trail of a Corrupt Global Bank in the International. the British Actor Tells KATE WHITING How He Prepared for the All-Action Role and Reflects on How His Career Has Taken off in the Past Five Years
Byline: KATE WHITING MAY BE it's the cup of tea in front of him, the way he thoughtfully strokes his chin as he speaks, or the genuine vigour in his voice, but Clive Owen seems surprisingly normal. The ruggedly good-looking actor has come a long...
Byrne's Still Eyeing Six Nations Title; RBS SIX NATIONS 2009
LEE Byrne rallied Wales following their first Six Nations defeat in almost two years, declaring: "The championship is far from lost." A 21-16 reversal against France in Paris dashed Welsh hopes of a record-equalling ninth successive Six Nations...
'Cardiff Is the Vinnie Jones of Welshness'
GWYNEDD is the most Welsh place in Wales according to a study carried out to mark St David's Day. Boasting the largest number of traditionally Welsh businesses per person - including butchers, male voice choirs, rugby clubs, coal merchants and florists...
Cute, Compact Picanto Is Cheap to Buy and Run
Byline: andy richards It's the ideal round-town runaround that may look smallish on the outside, but is surprisingly bigger than you would expect inside. And, it's excellent value for money. The entry level models are one of the cheapest around,...
Darren and Ferrie Right Behind Side; Sidelined Swans Stars Full of Praise for Exploits without Them
Byline: By STEVE TUCKER FOOTBALL WRITER THEY are the two men all Swansea City supporterswould like to see fit, firing on all cylinders and back in action sooner rather than later. But now Darren Pratley and Ferrie Bodde have taken a break from...
Deano Will Need a New Strike Force
Byline: By STEPHEN CARRINGTON WREXHAM 1 SALISBURYCITY 1 WREXHAM are in a mini-slump - it's official. No wins in the last four and, if they don't sort out their attack, then it will cost them. Yesterday they took the lead early on thanks...
DIAMOND GEEZER; A Rugby-Loving Welshman, Who Became a Billionaire Diamond Hunter, Has Been Honoured as One of Canada's Greatest Ever Explorers. ROBIN TURNER and GAVIN O'CONNOR Report on a Modern-Day Boy's Own Adventure
Byline: ROBIN TURNER and GAVIN O'CONNOR BORN in one of Swansea's most crowded housing estates, the story of 67-year-old Gren Thomas reads like a comic book story of adventure, excitement and self-improvement. A major sponsor of Canada's national...
DIVE IN AT THE DEEP END; LUCY COLLINS Jumped Right in and Learned How to Dive on the Wondrous Island of Mauritius
Byline: LUCY COLLINS IT'S hardly a surprise that Mauritius is such a hot favourite with honeymooning couples keen to indulge themselves in five-star luxury against a backdrop of glistening seas and white sands. My visit had a less romantic purpose...
Feisty Twingo Arrives in the UK
Byline: alistair coull Renault says you can sum up the character of the Twingo in three words - feisty, practical and connected. So you can guess the company is aiming it at the young - and the energetic young-at-heart. This is the first time...
Football: MEDALLION MAN; CARLING CUP FINAL MAN UTD V TOTTENHAM, TODAY, 3pm Wembley Triumph Started Giggs on His Great Glory Run
Byline: By CHRIS WATHAN FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT A MAZY run, a killer pass and the ensuing celebrations. So began a lust for silver that still drives Ryan Giggs today. It was 17 years ago that the scrawny Welsh winger took apart the Nottingham...
FORMULA WONDER! Billionaire Bernie Backs Tribute Drive for the Greatest Welshman Ever to Drive Grand Prix
Byline: By ROBIN TURNER THE billionaire head of Formula One racing Bernie Ecclestone is backing plans for a memorial for Tom Pryce, "the greatest Welshman ever to drive a Grand Prix car". Pryce was a technically brilliant and fearless 27-year-old...
Frank Talking from Hadden after Vital Win; RBS SIX NATION 2009
SCOTLAND 26 ITALY 6 FRANK Hadden admitted he always expected Scotland to make hard work of beating Italy following yesterday's RBS 6 Nations win at Murrayfield. A sensational try from Simon Danielli - his first at Test level for five years...
Goytre Looking for Title Repeat; WELSH LEAGUE
CHAMPIONS Goytre stepped up their bid to retain the Welsh league crown with a 3-0 victory over Caerleon yesterday. Robbie Walters bagged a brace of goals and Darren Lions was also on target. Goytre'scausewashelped by the defeat of leaders Bettws...
GRAND DESIGNS; Top Jockey Whips Rider into Shape for Big Race
Byline: By BEN GLAZE HE has ridden more than 500 winners and twice claimed victory in the greatest steeplechase of them all. But now Pembrokeshire-born double Grand National winner Carl Llewellyn has turned his hand to whipping an amateur jockey...
Griffiths the Hero as Neath Succumb; Principality Premiership 2008/09
Byline: By TONY POOLE NEWPORT 34 NEATH 32 TWO evenly-matched sides were involved in one of the best contests witnessed in the Welsh Premiership this season. Ultimately, in a game that saw the lead change hands 10 times with six points the...
Happy Times at Douglas Household; WALES IN 60 SECONDS
Byline: edited by Matt Withers MONDAY MICHAEL Douglas' son spoke about how his father's marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones has helped to bring their family closer together. Cameron Douglas said the Swansea-born star was a far cry from the stereotype...
Having Bellers around Is Very Good Kompany; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP WEST HAMVMAN CITY, BOLEYN GROUND 12.30PM
MANCHESTER City midfielder Vincent Kompany insists the team now have a bit of grit to go with the glamour. And he pinpoints the arrival of Craig Bellamy as to the reason why there is now a different mindset at Eastlands. The former West Ham striker...
Irish Eyes on a Grand Slam as England Suffer; Rbs Six Nation 2009 Ireland 14 England 13
Byline: ALEX LOWE reporting IRELAND took a giant stride out of Wales' shadow and towards their first Grand Slam in 61 years with an attritional victory over England at Croke Park. Ireland are not a side who make bold public statements of intent...
I SAID: 'HALF OF BAR STAFF ARE NOT PROTECTED' EXCLUSIVE Report Says Bosses Are Failing to Protect Hearing
Byline: By ANDREW DAGNELL MUSIC in Welsh nightclubs is being played so loudly that it could cause the bar staff to go DEAF, we can reveal. A staggering 50% of nightclub owners are failing to protect their staff from excessive noise at work. ...
IS NOWHERE FREE OF COCAINE EVIL? EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL REPORT: Just Yards from Where Our Children Play, We Find Evidence of Class A Drug Abuse
Byline: By ANDREW DAGNELL and EMILY WOODROW TRACES of cocaine have been discovered at family-friendly venues regularly used by thousands of children. A Wales on Sunday investigation can today reveal that evidence of the illegal Class A drug has...
It's Real Deal for Happy Wales
THE FOOTBALL Association of Wales have gone for the 'real deal' when it comes to a new marketing contract. The FAW have gone global by signing a long-term agreement with rights specialists Kentaro, who recently arranged the Evander Holyfield Nikolai...
Jade's Sad Case So Less Likely in Wales
Byline: angharad mair WHENEVER we in Wales seem to do worse than England in any kind of statistics, we get to know about it. But the truth is that devolution has also brought about some huge benefits to the Welsh people compared to England and there...
League Leaders Keep Up the Momentum; NATIONAL DIVISIONS RUGBY ROUND-UPS NORTH DIVISIONS
THERE were wins for the top five clubs in Division One North yesterday with league leaders Nant Conwy seeing off the challenge of sixth-placed Mold with a 9-0 win thanks to three penalty goals from scrum-half Carwyn ap Merddyn. Champions Caernarfon...
Ledley Has Big Future Aim Now; City's Cup Ace Is Gunning for Barnsley to Lift Premier Bid
Byline: By CHRIS WATHAN FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT JOE LEDLEY has insisted firing a winner against Barnsley on Tuesday can be bigger than THAT Wembley goal. Less than 12 months ago, Cardiff star Ledley sealed his place in the City history books with...
Lincoln Raring to Go for Crusaders; Star to Be Unleashed on Saints
Byline: By SIMON KENDAL WILLIAMS SPORTS WRITER CELTIC Crusaders' hopes of breaking their Super League duck have been given a major boost by the return to fitness of one of their biggest close-season signings. Lincoln Withers put pen to paper...
Llan Break Duck at Last; CYMRU ALLIANCE
LONG-SUFFERING Llandyrnog United had something to smile about at last when they beat derby rivals Denbigh Town 2-1 to achieve their first win at the 24th attempt. Adrift at the bottom of the table, United enjoyed goals from Graham Owen after 50...
Lost in the Post
Byline: ferret MENNA BRENTNALL thought it would be a simple matter to send some money as a Christmas present to Spain. She was wrong. Grandmother Mrs Brentnall has friends in Badajoz in western Spain. She wanted to send Christmas presents for...
Maddening Beeb; WATHAN'S TELLY VIEW
Byline: CHRIS WATHAN AS Peter Finch said in that classic film Network, I'm as mad as hell and I can't take it anymore. And by that I mean BBC's coverage of the Six Nations, and in particular Wales' clash in France on Friday. What have rugby...
Marc of a Team Hitting Top Form
EVEN for a team as mercurial as France, this past fortnight takes some beating. Marc Lievremont, it seems, is the latest in a long line of madcap France coaches whose sides never fail to upset the form book. Friday night's enthralling 21-16 victory...
MEL TURNS UP HEAT; TV Ice Queen out in Front
Byline: By CLAIRE REES LOOK what Wayne could have been missing! Glamour girl Melinda Messenger has returned to her roots - and lucky for her Welsh hubby he got back with the beauty just in time for these stunning shots. Former glamour model...
Misfiring Gunners Blanked; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP
ARSENAL 0 FULHAM 0 ARSENE Wenger accepts Arsenal's goal drought is playing on the team's mind, and that another draw yesterday has dealt a "big blow" to their Champions League hopes. The misfiring Gunners were booed off after they failed to...
Modern Morals; an Alternative Look at 21st Century Life
MY girlfriend is ill. Or at least she reckons she is. She's been off work for three days now, because she has "done something to her knee". Now, I'm not naturally a suspicious bloke, but circumstances have made me think she might be swinging...
Money Talk
IF this really is the sharpest economic downturn in more than half a century, can clever consumers rent many goods - both standard items and luxuries - instead of buying them? The credit crunch is seen by the website erento, which launched in Britain...
No Player Can Be Sure of Their Place after This Defeat-Shane; RBS SIX NATIONS 2009
Byline: By GARETH GRIFFITHS RUGBY WRITER SHANE Williams last night revealed no player's place is secure in the Welsh team as Warren Gatland considers wielding the axe following the 21-16 Six Nations defeat to France. The Ospreys wing fired the...
Not Just Their Handwriting That's a Puzzle; SPIN DOCTOR
Byline: edited by Matt Withers PLAIN English award of the week goes to... Social Justice Minister Brian Gibbons, above. Earlier this month, Dr Gibbons received a letter from Plaid Cymru backbencher Chris Franks, asking him for a written statement...
PAEDO PRIEST GOES TO GROUND; I Will Not Let My Kids out of My Sight, Says Worried Mum
Byline: By LINDA ELIAS A CONVICTED paedophile priest who set up home in the Cynon Valley appears to have gone into hiding. Residents in the close-knit community were alarmed when child molester Ivan Payne, 65, moved to the area. But when Wales...
PARENTS HOPE FOR A MIRACLE FOR TIE; WoS REAL LIFE Stories Two-Year-Old Tie Davey Suffers from a Rare Skin Peeling Condition That Could Kill Him by the Time He's 30. and While Parents Peter and Claire Live in the Hope Research Will Come Up with a Cure, Here They Tell of Their Daily Struggles Bringing Up a Boy Whose Skin Falls off. DARREN DEVINE Reports
Byline: DARREN DEVINE TIE Davey's skin is as delicate as a butterfly's wing. Even under the gentlest pressure it comes away in strips leaving the surface of his skin blotched with exposed patches open to infection. Parents Peter and Claire's...
Pay-Back Time for My Pal Sam; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP HULL CITY V BLACKBURN, KC STADIUM 12.30PM
PHIL Brown once took a 75 per cent pay cut to work with Sam Allardyce - but he is aiming to cut his mentor down to size today. The pair go head to head at the KC Stadium as Brown's Hull side tackle Al-lardyce's Blackburn in a crucial Barclays Premier...
Phillips Shows His Class in Loughor Victory; NATIONAL DIVISIONS RUGBY ROUND-UPS WEST DIVISIONS
JONATHAN Phillips crossed twice as Loughor moved to the top of the table in Division Two West following a 41-10 win at Gorseinon. Apart from being awarded a penalty try, Loughor touched down for two more through fly-half Jay Parry and flanker Greg...
Phil's Boys Fail to Pass Their Tough French Test; RBS SIX NATION 2009
FRANCE U-20 40 WALES U-20 20 FRANCE U20's inflicted a third consecutive defeat on Phil Davies side as they won an entertaining match at Haguenau Stadium. Davies was looking for his first win in the championship after defeats to Scotland and...
Positive Start to the Year for Seat
Byline: malcolm robertshaw Despite the economic turndown, SEAT is looking forward to a positive start to the 09 new registration period in March. For, with the dawn of a new registration period, the Spanish car maker has hit the ground running,...
PREPARE FOR WAR! Why We Must Fight Multi-Billion-Pound Military Academy
Byline: angharad mair THIS is sadly my last column for Wales on Sunday and I would like to thank everyone who has bothered to respond to my weekly look at the world through the letters section of this newspaper, via e-mails to me personally and...
Rafa Hands United Title; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP
LIVERPOOL 2 MIDDLESBROUGH 0 LIVERPOOL manager Rafael Benitez all but conceded the Barclays Premier League title to Manchester United after seeing his side slip up at Middlesbrough. The Reds' unbeaten 15-game league run came to an abrupt end...
Reaching Blast-Off!
Byline: nathan bevan AS SOMEONE who spent most of his teenage years with his head stuck in the bass bins at heavy metal concerts, I was intrigued to read about all the people who complained about suffering from tinnitus since watching My Bloody...
Review: A Gran Night Out
GRAN TORINO (15, 115 mins) ***** Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brian Haley, Brian Howe, Christopher Carley,Doua Moua. Director: Clint Eastwood. IN what reportedly will be his final appearance in front of a camera, Clint...
Review: Books
BLOOD MONEY by Tom Bradby (Bantam Press, pounds 12.99) THIS feisty, pacey thriller by TV news reporter turned writer Tom Bradby has it all: nervy gangsters, crooked politicians, gutsy cops and a sexy moll. It is also blessed with excellent timing....
Review: Top Movies
This week's Top 10 films 1 Confessions Of A Shopaholic (PG) Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) is a journalist who dreams of working on fashion bible Alette. Biding her time on a financial journal, her quirky column becomes a huge success. But she...
Rhod's Comic Capers; Rhod Gilbert @Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare (Wednesday)
Byline: Compiled by Nathan Bevan A CURSORY glance at Rhod Gilbert's tour schedule might make you wonder whether all this nonsense about arecession is just a lot of fuss over nothing. After all, if money's that tight then how come he's managed...
Roberts Vows Team Will Take French Lesson; RBS SIX NATIONS 2009
Byline: By GARETH GRIFFITHS WALES centre Jamie Roberts has revealed the devastation in the Stade de France changing room after dreams of back-to-back Grand Slams vanished. Roberts gave a frank and honest insight into the disappointment of his...
ROME, SWEET ROME; RBS SIX NATIONS 2009 FRANCE 21 WALES 16 SIMON THOMAS Analyses the Fallout from Wales' Paris Defeat and How Warren Gatland and His Team Aim to Put the House Right in Italy
Byline: SIMON THOMAS WARREN Gatland was always intending to make changes for the trip to Rome, but suddenly they will have to be made against a different background to the one he had been hoping for. The Welsh coach's plan had been to alter a...
Rugby League: Even Man Utd Have off Days, but Hook, Henson and Thomas Need to Come in Now; RBS SIX NATIONS 2009
Byline: Barry John NO back-to-back Grand Slams for Wales, but the reality is that was always going to be a very tough ask anyway. What people have to realise, though, is that there is still something called the Triple Crown and the Six Nations...
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT; EXCLUSIVE Model and Businesswoman's Not Your Typical Wag
Byline: By ANDREW DAGNELL FOR most WAGs, the thought of doing anything other than shopping, getting their nails done and watching their other half play the beautiful game would have them breaking out in a cold sweat. But not for stunning Kimberley...
Saddle Up and Head for the Woods
Byline: Compiled by Nathan Bevan TREES are an important part of the Welsh landscape and many of these woodlands are managed by the Forestry Commission. Woodlands provide access to the countryside and are great places for quiet enjoyment as well...
Saints Go Marching over City's Proud Run; Coca Cola CHAMPIONSHIP
Byline: By SIMON KENDAL-WILLIAMS at ST MARY'S SOUTHAMPTON 1 CARDIFF CITY 0 CARDIFF City's promotion push hit the buffers at St Mary's in one of their poorest displays of the season. Yet again, other results going their way means their campaign...
Saints Go Marching over City's Proud Run; Coca-Cola CHAMPIONSHIP SOUTHAMPTON 1 CARDIFF CITY 0
Byline: By SIMON KENDAL-WILLIAMS at ST MARY'S CARDIFF City's promotion push hit the buffers at St Mary's in one of their poorest displays of the season. Yet again, other results going their way means their campaign is far from derailed, despite...
Show Me the Money
WATCHING a contestant attempt to answer 15 multiple-choice questions in a bid to win wads of cash doesn't sound that interesting, yet Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? has millions of fans around the world. The same can be said for The Weakest Link,...
Six-Point Lead for Mighty Quins; NATIONAL DIVISIONS RUGBY ROUND-UPS S EAST/S WEST
ABERAVON Quins took the honours in the Division Three (South West) top-of-the-table clash with Tondu and opened up a six-point lead at the top after a 15-7 victory. Nathan Brown scored the only try for Tondu which was converted by Dean Thomas. ...
Smart Choice for City Driving
Byline: stewart smith If it is economy you're looking for in a car plus easy parking and no road tax to pay then Smart's new Fortwo cdi should be in the running. On sale in March, the little diesel powered city car offers incredibly low fuel...
Smart Introduces World's Cleanest Car
THE latest smart diesel models are claiming to be the cleanest cars in the world with the added bonus of 85mpg economy. The new comers are the latest addition to the range of micro models that saw sales increase by 43% last year despite an overall...
Sunday Roast
Byline: MATT THOMAS, RACHEL MAINWARING AND CLAIRE REES SERVE BUSY Rhys Ifans is clearly taking time off from partying to focus on his demanding acting roles. We joined him on the set of Howard Marks biopic Mr Nice in Creigiau near Cardiff where...
Sunday Roast: DVD Plan Will See Rachel on the Run
Byline: MATT THOMAS, RACHEL MAINWARING AND CLAIRE REES SERVE REALITY TV star Rachel Rice wants to star in her own workout DVD - and is running the London Marathon to get fit for it. The 24-year-old, from Cwmbran, became the first Welsh Big Brother...
SWISH YOU WERE HERE? It's the Latest Fashion Phenomenon to Come out of the Credit Crunch - a Room Full of Women, No Cash and Racks of High-End Hand-Me-Downs. Swap Parties Are Being Billed as the Cheap and Ethical Way to Update Your Wardrobe and Events Are Happening from London's Groucho Club to the Local Church Hall. CLAIRE REES Went Swishing for a Bargain
Byline: CLAIRE REES WOMEN apparently only wear 20% of their wardrobes and every year they chuck 100,000 tons of unwanted clothes into landfill. The answer, say the fashion set, is swishing, which sees fashion-lovers getting together to swap clothes...
Technolgy Comes to Aid of Strauss' Men
Byline: By RICHARD GIBSON ENGLAND benefited from the controversial technology decisions which bewildered their West Indian opponents as they attempted to level the series in the fourth Test. Two of the four dismissals on the third day at the...
The Late Show; Behind the Headlines SUNDAY FOCUS Friday's France V Wales Match Made Six Nations History by Being the First to Be Played on a Friday Evening, Rather Than the Traditional Weekend Fixture. SARAH MILOUDI Finds out How Fans - and Former Players - Enjoyed the Break from the Usual Saturday or Sunday Lunchtime Clash, and Wonders How It Affected Wales' Grand Slam Bid
Byline: SARAH MILOUDI WALES' Friday night clash with France made it into the history books for being the first Six Nations match to kick off after dark. But while traditionalists - pundits and ex-players alike - say the game should never have...
Three Arrested over Death
THREE people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in Caerphilly. The woman, 58-year-old Susan Williams, was found dead at her home in Mill Road at around 11.20am on Friday. A17-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder,...
TOP SIX IS STILL ELUSIVE; Coca-Cola CHAMPIONSHIP SWANSEA CITY 1 CHARLTON ATH 1
Byline: By CHRIS WATHAN at THE LIBERTY STADIUM SWANSEA saw the door to the top six open wide for them at the Liberty - and then watched as they let it slam shut in their faces. Roberto Martinez'smen have been waiting all year for that opportunity...
TOP SIX IS STILL ELUSIVE; Coca-Cola CHAMPIONSHIP THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Byline: By CHRIS WATHAN at THE LIBERTY STADIUM SWANSEA CITY 1 CHARLTON ATH 1 SWANSEA saw the door to the top six open wide for them at the Liberty - and then watched as they let it slam shut in their faces. Roberto Martinez's men have been...
Tourist Guide; So You Want to Be A
What does a career as a tourist guide involve? Tourist guides show visitors around places of interest, such as towns and cities, historic buildings, gardens, religious sites or museums and art galleries. As a guide, you could work in one place,...
Travel: PATRIOT GAMES; JUDITH FIELDING Discovered That the History of Boston, One of America's Oldest Cities, Can Be Easily Explored
Byline: JUDITH FIELDING IN recent months, regular travellers to the US have become resigned to ever-lengthening queues to clear immigration at New York airports. This is an exhausting ritual, followed by at least an hour's cab or bus ride into...
Tredegar Win Following Second-Half Scare; NATIONAL DIVISIONS RUGBY ROUND-UPS EAST DIVISIONS
DIVISION Two East leaders Tredegar were given a second-half scare at Ynysybwl. Tries from flanker David Ford, full-back Robert Smith and winger Dafydd James saw Tredegar build up a comfortable 22-7 before the All Whites rallied to bring the score...
Vauxhall Voted Number One
Byline: steve hughes Vauxhall has been given a massive boost with the accolade of European Car of the Year 2009 for its new Insignia. This is the family model that effectively replaces the Vectra, of which there are still unsold stocks available...
Wales Fail to Live Up to the Hype; RBS SIX NATIONS 2009
Byline: Graham Price IN the end it was the expectation hanging over this Wales team that has shattered the Grand Slam dream. And I know how the Welsh camp will be feeling it this weekend because I have been in that situation before. Twice,...
We Must Put Defeat Behind Us and Show Our True Class in Italy; RBS SIX NATIONS 2009
Byline: James Hook THERE was huge disappointment in our dressing room after we blew our chance of becoming only the second Wales team in history to do back-to-back Grand Slams. We so much wanted to emulate the team of a century ago, but came...
We're Not out of It Yet-Guus; Barclays Premiership
CHELSEA 2 WIGAN 1 CHELSEA'S Interim coach Guus Hiddink promised Manchester United a fight to the finish after Frank Lampard kept their marginal title hopes alive with a stoppage-time winner against Wigan. The win left Chelsea seven points...
Why I Could Get Used to a Life of Luxury in Mexico
Byline: By BEVERLEY ROUSE WHEN I first arrived, I wasn't sure I'd be comfortable at Las Ventanas. The hotel, the only five-star place to stay in Los Cabos in the Baja California region of Mexico, was stunning and my huge suite left me speechless....
Women's Grand Slam Hopes Foiled; RBS SIX NATIONS 2009
FRANCE WOMEN 27 WALES WOMEN 5 WALES Women's hopes of claiming a historic Six Nations Grand Slam were crushed yesterday at Montauban when France ran out comfortable victors. Wales went into the clash on top of the points table after earlier...
YOB TUBE; We Find 5-Year-Old Being Taught How to Fight on Net
Byline: By ANDREW DAGNELL VIDEOS of small children being trained up to join Welsh gangs are being circulated on the internet. Wales on Sunday has unearthed footage of a young boy - who looks no more than four or five years old - being encouraged...
You're Having a Laugh Zola, Says Megson; BARCLAYS PREMIERSHIP BOLTON WANDS V NEWCASTLE UTD, REEBOK STADIUM 1PM
BOLTON manager Gary Megson believes his side are not getting the credit they deserve as the season approaches a critical stage. He is irritated that his team are continually perceived as one-dimensional and lacking flair. Bolton face Newcastle...