All posts by Brendan Hughes

#ShopCardiff week launches to support city’s independent retailers

#ShopCardiff week launches to support city’s independent retailers
March 21, 2013 No Comments »

Shoppers in Cardiff are being challenged to shun big-name chain stores and buy only from independent traders in a new online campaign. City residents are being urged to only buy from independent shops for the whole of next week to ... Read More »

Half of Cardiff residents don’t know their neighbours, survey reveals

Half of Cardiff residents don’t know their neighbours, survey reveals
March 11, 2013 No Comments »

One in four Cardiff residents have never knocked on their neighbour’s door, a new citywide survey has revealed. More than half of householders surveyed in Cardiff said they did not know their neighbours well, while nearly 30% have no idea ... Read More »

Pubwatch scheme extended to St Mellons and Trowbridge

Pubwatch scheme extended to St Mellons and Trowbridge
February 22, 2013 No Comments »

A scheme aimed at banning troublemakers from some Cardiff pubs has been extended to cover more city boozers. The Pubwatch scheme means that punters banned from one pub are banned from all others signed up to the scheme. The project ... Read More »

Fairwater alley gates stop suspected shoplifter minutes after being installed

Fairwater alley gates stop suspected shoplifter minutes after being installed
February 22, 2013 No Comments »

An alley gate erected to combat crime stopped a suspected shoplifter from escaping the police – just minutes after being installed. New fencing and gates were erected on an estate in Fairwater in an attempt to tackle persistent anti-social behaviour. ... Read More »

Computers and scanners stolen in break-in at Rhiwbina Library

Computers and scanners stolen in break-in at Rhiwbina Library
February 18, 2013 No Comments »

Burglars have stolen computers and electronic equipment in a city library break-in. Several computers and scanners were stolen from Rhiwbina Library after thieves broke in through a rear-door panel, as first reported on the Rhiwbina Ward website. The library’s main ... Read More »

St Joseph’s Sports and Social Club to meet councillor over Maindy bowling green closure

St Joseph’s Sports and Social Club to meet councillor over Maindy bowling green closure
February 13, 2013 No Comments »

Concerned members of a Cardiff bowls club are to hold talks with a council cabinet member this week to fight plans to shut several city bowling greens. The number of council-run bowling greens will be cut from 13 to seven ... Read More »

Protests at County Hall as councillors appoint Splott incinerator firm for waste contract

Protests at County Hall as councillors appoint Splott incinerator firm for waste contract
February 8, 2013 4 Comments »

Protesters gathered outside Cardiff County Hall yesterday as councillors appointed the firm constructing the controversial Splott incinerator as the preferred bidder for a multi-million-pound waste contract. The Prosiect Gwyrdd Joint Committee met at the council’s offices in Cardiff Bay to ... Read More »

Barker to close its iconic Cardiff clothing store to focus on coffee shop business

Barker to close its iconic Cardiff clothing store to focus on coffee shop business
January 14, 2013 1 Comment »

It is an iconic Cardiff clothing store that has seen a kaleidoscope of fashion trends over the years, including its very own flared jeans known as “Barker baggies”. But after more than four decades in the city centre, Barker is ... Read More »

Councillors to consider ban on Chinese lantern and balloon releases

Councillors to consider ban on Chinese lantern and balloon releases
December 13, 2012 3 Comments »

Balloons and sky lanterns should be banned from being released outdoors in parts of the capital, councillors have claimed. A motion from a Rumney councillor has called on Cardiff Council to prevent balloons and sky lanterns being released on council-owned ... Read More »