High streets in Cardiff being ‘taken over’ by pound shops and bookies as chains shut up shop

February 17, 2012 2 Comments »

High streets in Cardiff and South Wales are being taken over by pound shops and bookies as major retail chains shut down stores, new research shows. The retail sector is battling some of its toughest ever challenges – with consumer ... Read More »

Cardiff recycling more than half its rubbish for the first time

February 17, 2012 No Comments »

Cardiff is recycling more than half of its household rubbish for the first time, according to new figures. The capital’s recycling rate has surged to 54% since the introduction of fortnightly black bag collections last September – a rise of ... 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 »

Taff reception for McFly’s Harry Judd as he takes to the Strictly stage in Cardiff

February 16, 2012 1 Comment »

Strictly Come Dancing winner Harry Judd took to the stage in Cardiff last night – and said he was bracing himself for a tough reception from the Welsh crowd. The McFly drummer, who won the latest series just before Christmas ... 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 »

£50m Cardiff convention centre is ‘on the horizon’

February 13, 2012 No Comments »

Cardiff council is set to make its first financial commitment to bring a £50m International Conference and Convention Centre (ICCC) to the capital. The Liberal Democrat/Plaid Cymru- run authority has identified the St David’s House office block, on Wood Street ... 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 »

Historic Butetown church to be knocked down

February 9, 2012 1 Comment »

  A 100-year-old inner-city church in Cardiff is to be flattened to make way for a block of flats after councillors approved controversial plans yesterday. Bethel Baptist Church, which backs onto the Sterling Works warehouse on Clarence Road, Butetown, dates ... Read More »

Heavyweight David Miliband in town in bid to win back Splott

February 8, 2012 1 Comment »

Political heavyweight David Miliband joined local Labour party members on the streets of Cardiff as they began canvassing for May’s local elections. The former Foreign Secretary walked the streets of Splott accompanied by a 30-strong entourage of Labour supporters in ... Read More »

Food waste and Freeganism in Cardiff

January 6, 2012 1 Comment »

Food waste is widespread, especially at Christmas. As you wander around your local supermarket at this time of year, you can’t help but wonder what will happen to that mountain of mince pies once the celebrations are over. According to ... Read More »