All posts by Helen Turner

Cardiff: A safe haven for notorious pirates

August 12, 2011 1 Comment »

Decades before Cardiff became the Welsh capital, it was the capital of the global coal trade, handling a fifth of the world’s fuel through its port. Dubbed “Coaltropolis”, the city’s Coal Exchange even hosted the signing of the world’s first ... Read More »

Homeowners united against Pontcanna Pine supermarket development

Homeowners united against Pontcanna Pine supermarket development
August 11, 2011 5 Comments »

Over 100 Pontcanna residents of a city suburb gathered last night to form a spirited campaign against the opening of a supermarket in an area untouched by chain stores. More than 1,500 signatures had already been collected objecting to plans ... Read More »

Concerns for future of Capitol Shopping Centre

Concerns for future of Capitol Shopping Centre
July 26, 2011 No Comments »

Serious worries have  emerged  about the future of a  prominent Cardiff shopping  centre. Fifteen out of 39 units are  now empty in the Capitol  Shopping Centre – and with  fierce competition from St ... Read More »

Residents criticise councillors over derelict Llandaff North school

Residents criticise councillors over derelict Llandaff North school
June 20, 2011 1 Comment »

A residents group in Cardiff have criticised their local councillors for not pursuing an option which could protect a derelict Victorian school from demolition. The Hawthorn Primary School in Llandaff North has been abandoned since 2009 and campaigners are desperate ... Read More »

Inside the new Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Inside the new Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
June 10, 2011 1 Comment »

The magnificent ÂŁ22.5m redevelopment of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama will offer the public a state-of-the-art entertainment venue from next week. The construction has taken 20 months, including two of the coldest winters and the wettest autumn ... Read More »

Residents in Llandaff North opposed to wheelie bin plans

Residents in Llandaff North opposed to wheelie bin plans
March 16, 2011 3 Comments »

A consultation has revealed that almost two thirds of residents in a city ward are strongly opposed to wheelie bins – after Cardiff council prematurely announced they would introduce them several months before. Residents living in terraced properties in Llandaff ... Read More »

Llandaff scout group seeks volunteers

Llandaff scout group seeks volunteers
March 16, 2011 No Comments »

A city Scout group which celebrated its centenary last year is under threat of closure – because no one has volunteered in more than five years. The 1st Llandaff Scouts group, which holds weekly events for beavers, cubs and scouts, ... Read More »

More than 50 streets in wrong crime map ward

More than 50 streets in wrong crime map ward
March 15, 2011 2 Comments »

More than 50 streets have been wrongly classified as part of a city ward in the UK crime map – giving the impression it has seen nearly 300 crimes take place in just one month. The extensive two-mile perimeters of ... Read More »

New restaurant to open on site of Le Gallois

New restaurant to open on site of Le Gallois
March 10, 2011 No Comments »

A Cowbridge restaurant team is optimistic about taking over the former Le Gallois premises in Pontcanna. Fine dining fans in Cardiff were left disappointed in the New Year when it was announced French cuisine was off the menu for good. ... Read More »