All posts by James McCarthy

Insole Court targeted by lead thieves

Insole Court targeted by lead thieves
January 31, 2013 No Comments »

Lead thieves left historic house Insole Court at the mercy of torrential rain over the weekend. The Victorian building was flooded by the downpours after the gothic-inspired mansion was targeted by crooks for the fourth time in a month. The ... Read More »

Splott priest to preach on world’s most remote inhabited island

Splott priest to preach on world’s most remote inhabited island
December 17, 2012 No Comments »

A retired Cardiff priest has been “exiled” to the same remote South Atlantic island Napoleon was banished to following the Battle of Waterloo. Until recently 71-year-old Roy Doxsey was looking after St Germans Church in Splott. But then he got ... Read More »

Butetown faith march boosts image of Islam

Butetown faith march boosts image of Islam
May 14, 2012 5 Comments »

Walkers enjoyed the sunshine yesterday as they took part in an interfaith march designed to boost the image of Islam in Wales. Between 40 and 50 took part in the event, a revival of a tradition instigated in Cardiff by ... Read More »

‘I remember seeing bodies of more than 100 soldiers in Cardiff Docks…I wanted to salute, so I did’

February 17, 2012 No Comments »

Fresh from a life at sea, Dick Carlson soon found himself the other side of the gangplank – walking the beat as a policeman patrolling Cardiff docks during the height of its shipping activity. He told James McCarthy about his ... Read More »

Seeking: Cardiff family for Iceland house-swap

February 15, 2012 1 Comment »

With volcanoes galore, a subpolar climate and the Northern Lights, otherworldly Iceland is a far cry from wet and windy Cardiff. But for a family of five on a budget a dream holiday to the land that spawned pop pixie ... Read More »

Revealed: The reasons why Cardiff restaurants scored zero for food hygiene

Revealed: The reasons why Cardiff restaurants scored zero for food hygiene
August 15, 2011 3 Comments »

Food hygiene inspectors discovered a myriad of kitchen nightmares when they visited Cardiff’s lowest-scoring take-away restaurants. A Freedom of Information investigation has revealed which of Cardiff’s eateries scored zero in food hygiene ratings compiled by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) ... Read More »

Michael Jackson tribute concert headliners announcement delayed

Michael Jackson tribute concert headliners announcement delayed
August 3, 2011 4 Comments »

The announcement of the line-up for the Michael Jackson tribute show planned for Cardiff has been delayed. Organisers Global Live Events were due to make an announcement at 6pm this evening, but the press conference has now been cancelled. A ... Read More »

Scene of devastation after reversing bin lorry pushes car through wall

Scene of devastation after reversing bin lorry pushes car through wall
August 2, 2011 1 Comment »

This was the scene after dustmen reversed into a car and shunted it through the owner’s garden wall. Geoffrey Parton had been chatting with his partner Carol Tyson when he heard a crash come from outside the house on Pennsylvania, ... Read More »

Llandaff’s gothic mansion secures lottery grant

Llandaff’s gothic mansion secures lottery grant
July 29, 2011 2 Comments »

The Friends of Insole Court have cleared the first hurdle in getting control of the South Wales gothic mansion – which could see them embark on a £4m refurbishment programme. The group applied to the lottery for a £35,000 grant ... Read More »