All posts by Simon Gaskell

Former Cardiff home of Ivor Novello sold for office space

Former Cardiff home of Ivor Novello sold for office space
January 10, 2013 No Comments »

The former Cardiff residence of composer and film actor Ivor Novello has been snapped up for close to its £350,000 asking price – and is to be leased as office space. Novello House at 11 Cathedral Road, was lived in ... Read More »

Cardiff North MP Jonathan Evans says LDP would leave city ‘permanently gridlocked’

Cardiff North MP Jonathan Evans says LDP would leave city ‘permanently gridlocked’
January 3, 2013 No Comments »

Cardiff would become a “permanently gridlocked” city if plans for more than 45,000 new homes go ahead as part of its local development plan, it has been claimed. Jonathan Evans, Conservative MP for Cardiff North, has added his voice to ... Read More »

200 Cardiff roads to be resurfaced

200 Cardiff roads to be resurfaced
September 21, 2012 No Comments »

More than 200 roads in Cardiff will be resurfaced from the beginning of next month as the council rolls out the first stage of a massive resurfacing programme. Work on a £5m resurfacing of roads all over the city will ... Read More »

Cardiff council clamps down on ‘chuggers’

Cardiff council clamps down on ‘chuggers’
August 29, 2012 1 Comment »

Cardiff council is cracking down on the number of paid charity fundraisers targeting shoppers after it received a number of complaints, it has emerged. The city’s local authority is limiting the number of so-called “chuggers” – or charity muggers – ... Read More »

Councillors reject application for Clifton Street shop booze licence

Councillors reject application for Clifton Street shop booze licence
August 24, 2012 1 Comment »

An international store which hoped to sell beer and wines from 10 different countries to add to the “vibrancy” of a busy high street has had its licensing application refused. The Ali Baba shop on Clifton Street, Adamsdown, had hoped ... Read More »

Bus station land to get make-over before the Olympics

Bus station land to get make-over before the Olympics
June 23, 2012 No Comments »

A large section of disused land at the front of Cardiff Bus Station where the old Terminus House building once stood is to be redeveloped in just four weeks in time for the Olympics. The land, known informally as Stand ... Read More »

Schoolboy suffers head injuries in Ely collision

Schoolboy suffers head injuries in Ely collision
June 19, 2012 2 Comments »

A schoolboy was in hospital with serious head injuries last night after he was involved in a collision with a car near his Cardiff home. Neighbours said the 13-year-old was playing on a bike on Cowbridge Road West, Ely, shortly ... Read More »

Cardiff City’s finances “stabilised” by Malaysian investment despite £12m loss, says directors’ report

March 3, 2012 3 Comments »

Cardiff City FC has reported a £12m loss for last year, but bosses at the Bluebirds say investment by the Malaysians has “stabilised” the club’s finances. The losses were covered by Malaysian investors Vincent Tan, Dato Chan Tien Ghee (TG) ... Read More »

Council booze ban hit by court verdicts

Council booze ban hit by court verdicts
February 24, 2012 2 Comments »

More than £23,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent unsuccessfully defending Cardiff council’s controversial saturation zone policy in court. An investigation by the Echo revealed restaurants, supermarkets and bars had been granted the right to serve booze after challenging the ... Read More »