Camera petition to prevent crime in Canton

February 23, 2012 1 Comment »

More than 100 people living near a busy city junction have signed a petition calling for a CCTV camera to protect them from crime. Campaigners living near the five-road junction in Canton, where Severn Road meets Wyndham Crescent, Wyndham Road, ... Read More »

Doubts emerge over Cardiff ‘Olympics legacy’ parking plans

February 17, 2012 1 Comment »

City motorists have been told they will not be forced to pay to park outside their homes during the Olympics if they don’t support a plan for new parking restrictions. The city’s parking boss and Plaid Cymru councillor Neil McEvoy ... Read More »

Green spaces in Cardiff could be among first ‘quiet areas’ in Wales

February 15, 2012 2 Comments »

Parks and playing fields across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan could be among Wales’ first “quiet areas”. The proposals under environmental laws would see the locations legally spared any future developments to maintain their distinctive sounds and habitats. Eleven ... Read More »

Cardiff Council set to close half of its office buildings in cost-saving bid

February 14, 2012 2 Comments »

Wales’ biggest council is set to close almost half of its 51 office buildings over the next three years as it attempts to clear a multi-million-pound maintenance backlog. Cardiff Council has revealed it plans to sell or move out of ... Read More »

Locals ‘would back permit schemes’ for Olympics, councillors claim

February 13, 2012 1 Comment »

Proposals to introduce residents’ parking permit schemes across large swathes of Cardiff during the Olympic Games will be welcomed by households, according to local councillors. Cardiff council is proposing new parking restrictions for 46 streets in the inner city Riverside, ... Read More »

Fury over plans for Cardiff Olympics residents’ parking ‘legacy’

February 10, 2012 10 Comments »

Cardiff council has been accused of using the Olympic Games to introduce residents’ parking permit schemes across large swathes of the city “by stealth”. The authority this week sent letters to 2,276 households stating that resident-only parking could be introduced ... Read More »

Coffee chain looks to open new outlet in Pontcanna

February 6, 2012 2 Comments »

Cardiff’s best-known coffee chain wants to open a new store in one of the city’s most affluent suburbs. Coffee #1 has applied to takeover the former Ballantyne’s wine merchants store on Cathedral Road in Pontcanna. Local residents and shopkeepers had ... Read More »

Help us map Cardiff’s potholes

Help us map Cardiff’s potholes
February 2, 2012 3 Comments »

Cardiff Council has announced plans for a £1.4m blitz on pothole-ridden roads in the capital. With the council pledging to spend the money over the next three financial years trying to sort out the damage caused by successive freezing winters, ... Read More »

Charlotte Church fined for speeding in Cardiff

December 22, 2011 No Comments »

Singer Charlotte Church has been fined after being caught speeding in central Cardiff. The 25-year-old was caught travelling above the 30mph limit in her Mitsubishi Shogun on the Wellington Street junction with Wells Street in Cardiff in June. Church was ... Read More »

Triple award winning blogger Phil Stead shares his thoughts

October 28, 2011 No Comments »

After bagging a hat-trick at the Wales Blog Awards 2011, Phil Stead was in buoyant mood about the role of his work in Welsh football. Our man Gareth Rogers caught up with Phil to ask him about how he started ... Read More »