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Hunt for the hoodies who wrecked wall

Hunt for the hoodies who wrecked wall
August 3, 2011 No Comments »

A pregnant¬ mum came home from a holiday with her disabled son to find her garden wall had been torn down. Donna Nickerson said she believed a gang of youths were responsible after neighbours spotted three ‚Äúin dark hoodies‚ÄĚ dismantling ... Read More »

Gabalfa councillor Cathy Pearcy to stand down after ten years

Gabalfa councillor Cathy Pearcy to stand down after ten years
June 9, 2011 1 Comment »

Councillor Cathy Pearcy is to stand down after ten years of representing the Gabalfa ward on Cardiff council. Councillor Pearcy announced she would not seek re-election for a further term at the council next year. The Welsh Lib Dem was ... Read More »

Plans raise new fears over supermarket on Maskreys site

Plans raise new fears over supermarket on Maskreys site
June 3, 2011 No Comments »

Concerns have again been raised about a controversial plan for a new Sainsbury’s supermarket along Whitchurch Road, after new planning application details emerged. Sainsbury‚Äôs want to open a new supermarket at the former Maskreys furniture store in a rumoured ¬£1m ... Read More »

New plans for student flats in Gabalfa draw opposition

New plans for student flats in Gabalfa draw opposition
May 23, 2011 1 Comment »

A new proposal to build student flats on an empty patch of land in Cardiff has angered local residents. The Mynachdy Road site in Gabalfa could see up to 249 apartments built on the former railing sidings. An application to ... Read More »

Cardiff memories: The Empire Pool

Cardiff memories: The Empire Pool
May 11, 2011 14 Comments »

We recently featured a column from Dan O’Neill in the South Wales Echo about Cardiff’s vanishing landmarks – and one of these was the Empire Pool. The Empire Pool was built for use for the Commonwealth Games in 1958 – ... Read More »

Maitland Park due for £70,000 facelift

Maitland Park due for £70,000 facelift
April 26, 2011 No Comments »

An avenue of trees, colourful flower beds and modern play areas are among the planned improvements worth ¬£70,000 to revitalise a Cardiff park. New council plans show how Maitland Park, between Whitchurch Road and North Road in Cardiff, is to ... Read More »

Election 2011: Morgan versus Morgan in Cardiff North

Election 2011: Morgan versus Morgan in Cardiff North
April 20, 2011 1 Comment »

It may boast some of the city‚Äôs most affluent areas, but the tough economic climate is taking a hold of local businesses in Cardiff North. With its high-profile candidates, Cardiff North is expected to be one of the most keenly-fought ... Read More »

Concerns over student housing plan in Maindy

April 13, 2011 No Comments »

HOUSEHOLDERS have expressed concern over plans to build a new student housing complex in the heart of a quiet residential area of Cross Place, in Maindy, Cardiff. The three-storey building would see Millbank House demolished to make way for a ... Read More »

Police back objections to new supermarket on Maskrey’s site

Police back objections to new supermarket on Maskrey’s site
April 8, 2011 1 Comment »

Opposition is mounting to a planned supermarket in a congested part of Cardiff. Sainsbury‚Äôs wants to open a store in the former Maskreys department store on Whitchurch Road, Gabalfa, in a deal rumoured to be worth around ¬£1m. But Cardiff ... Read More »

Photographer finds unseen 1980s photos of Cardiff

Photographer finds unseen 1980s photos of Cardiff
March 4, 2011 7 Comments »

Clearing out a recording studio is not where you’d expect to find a stash of Cardiff photos – but that’s what happened to one freelance photographer. Jon Poutney, who has recently bought the Cardiff Music Studios off Whitchurch Road, found ... Read More »