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2008-10-10 18:00:17

By Shirley Anne SHIRLEY Anne Owen's paintings and drawings reveal the beauty and wildness of the Welsh coast, captured in the deep of winter. Her new show, featuring more than 40 paintings and 60 drawings, is a tour de force for the artist, whose long love affair with the environment prompted the project. It brings into focus the consequences of rising water levels on the coastline and raises long held cultural memories of the advance of the sea. Inundation of the land has been a...

2008-10-04 18:00:17

By Peter Collins ANGRY residents campaigning against plans to build an access road to Cardiff International Airport mounted a protest in Barry yesterday. The Welsh Assembly Government has asked for the public's view on three options for a road to the airport. But many people in the Vale do not want to see a new road at all. A report on the three options was presented to the Vale of Glamorgan Council's cabinet yesterday members of an anti-access road action group held a demonstration...

2008-10-04 18:00:09

This Grade II-listed period property in Colwinston, in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan, marries village life with easy access to Cardiff city centre. Take a look inside on page 3 (c) 2008 Western Mail. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-25 17:45:00

A SPOT check of cleanliness at hospitals in West Wales has revealed a series of basic failings. The newly-merged Hywel Dda NHS Trust has been given two weeks to address the issues raised in the latest Healthcare Inspectorate Wales inspection. The inspectors found that dirty bed pans and commodes had been put out ready for use. They also found instances where a plastic apron was being used as an extension to an emergency call string and a disposable glove was used as a makeshift waste...

2008-09-17 16:51:18

AWILDLIFE club aimed at children aged eight to 12 who enjoy exploring their environment will begin at Porthkerry Country Park, Barry, next month. The Porthkerry Wildlife Watch group meets once a month on a Saturday morning to carry out a range of activities, including pond- dipping, barn owl surveys and making homes for hedgehogs. Mel Stewart, ranger at the Vale of Glamorgan Council-owned park in Barry, said: "Last year we had lots of fun. We put out over 30 dormouse tubes, built a log...

2008-09-08 18:00:33

An Australian energy company said there may be five or six substantial blocks of coal bed methane under the Llynfi Valley near Bridgend, Wales. The company, Eden Energy, which is working with two British companies, said one block could supply 5 percent of Britain's energy needs for a year, The Daily Telegraph reported. "We are sitting on a major resource of methane at a time when prices for this commodity have never been higher," said Greg Solomon, executive chairman of Eden Energy....

2008-08-31 18:00:27

A CONTROVERSIAL top policeman, who announced his retirement last month, has performed an apparent U-turn. Richard Brunstrom, Chief Constable of North Wales, pictured, had told a radio programme he intended to retire with his wife and go sailing on his boat. The 53-year-old-dubbedthe Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taliban for his strong opinions on speed cameras - gave an interviewsaying he wouldretire next Christmas. At the time, he told BBC Radio Wales: "My wife and I intend to retire,...

2008-08-30 18:00:30

A CONTROVERSIAL top policeman who announced his retirement last month has performed a U-turn. Richard Brunstrom, Chief Constable of North Wales Police, promised he would retire next Christmas. But in an interview the senior officer backtracked - claiming the person who announced his retirement was "mistaken". He said: "I'm not retiring." (c) 2008 The Journal - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-30 18:00:30

A top policeman who announced his retirement last month has performed a U-turn. Richard Brunstrom, chief constable of North Wales Police, promised to retire. The 53-year-old - the Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taliban for his opinions on speeding - had said he would retire next Christmas. At the time, he said: "My wife and I intend to retire, sell up, buy a boat and go sailing while we are still fit and young enough to do so. I don't want to be the recipient of that old political saw...

2008-08-22 18:00:35

POLICE have released pictures of the injuries suffered by a Vale of Glamorgan man attacked in his bed by burglars. Kenneth Britton, 46, was seriously assaulted about 4am on Saturday, after three raiders broke into his home in the Westra area of Dinas Powys. The intruders made off with a Rolex watch, valuable gold jewellery and a company cheque card. Detective Sergeant Rob Davidson of Barry CID said Mr Britton was subjected to a "terrible ordeal". Police have renewed their appeals...