Opinion

Fingers crossed for the Globe’s future

August 16, 2011 7 Comments »

The Globe’s web site may have been wrong when it continued to say ‘Cardiff’s newest live music venue” up to the time of its recent closure, but it was certainly one of our most important. I’ve seen many great shows ... Read More »

Another poor survey from Cardiff Council

August 15, 2011 1 Comment »

I’ve mentioned the poor quality of Cardiff Council’s surveys before. They are not alone in this; I find that the available options on many surveys do not allow me to reflect the actual facts. But Cardiff’s questionnaires seem particularly amateurish. ... Read More »

Dan O’Neill: Yobs and vandals rule along Cardiff’s Boulevard de Booze

Dan O’Neill: Yobs and vandals rule along Cardiff’s Boulevard de Booze
July 14, 2011 3 Comments »

When on Monday it was reported that six out of 10 people are afraid to come into our city centre at weekends because of “drunken and lewd behaviour” my first reaction was blimey, only six out of 10? My second ... Read More »

Opinion: Cardiff’s night time economy needs a plan

Opinion: Cardiff’s night time economy needs a plan
July 11, 2011 No Comments »

As a Cardiff council report calls for a strategy for managing the city’s nightlife, we asked two men who know the city centre and how it works like the back of their hand for their views. John Rostron (pictured above) ... Read More »

Opinion: How we’re dealing with student waste in Cardiff

Opinion: How we’re dealing with student waste in Cardiff
June 14, 2011 No Comments »

Waste issues are high on everyone’s agenda and I was disheartened to read of the recent resident anger around waste. In this post I don’t want to go into the in and out’s of the collections, I believe the new ... Read More »

Photomarathon 2011: Taking on the challenge

Photomarathon 2011: Taking on the challenge
June 13, 2011 No Comments »

On Saturday I swapped notepad and laptop for a Panasonic Lumix and put my photography skills to the test in the Photomarathon. I was up against Matthew Horwood, one of Media Wales’ photographers and runner-up at this year’s British Regional ... Read More »

David James: Council’s finally seeing the green light over waste

David James: Council’s finally seeing the green light over waste
May 19, 2011 3 Comments »

Few things have been as unintentionally funny over recent years as Cardiff council’s environmental policy. For all the genuinely- held convictions of the councillors and officials who came up with plans for green champions, green-energy schemes on the River Taff ... Read More »

Opinion: What do the Assembly elections mean for 2012 local elections in Cardiff?

Opinion: What do the Assembly elections mean for 2012 local elections in Cardiff?
May 10, 2011 8 Comments »

The Assembly election results saw Cardiff awake on Friday 6th May to find it had been painted red – as Labour took Cardiff Central from the Lib Dems and the North of the city from the Tories. So, what does ... Read More »

Rodney Berman: A vision for more jobs in Cardiff

Rodney Berman: A vision for more jobs in Cardiff
April 28, 2011 No Comments »

Cardiff has already transformed itself over recent years from an industrial city in decline to one with a competitive service sector economy, strong financial services sector and a growing creative cluster. Investment in the city centre means that despite the ... Read More »

Opinion: Going off the rails: rail investment priorities

Opinion: Going off the rails: rail investment priorities
April 21, 2011 1 Comment »

We were invited to a friend’s party in London. With over a month’s notice, I expected to be able to get a reasonably cheap train fare. We needed to travel up on the Saturday and back on the Sunday and ... Read More »