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Cardiff Council defers decision on iPads for councillors

Cardiff Council defers decision on iPads for councillors
March 28, 2013 3 Comments »

A decision on whether Cardiff councillors should be given top-of-the-range iPads was deferred tonight for further consideration. Cardiff Council’s democratic services committee had recommended that councillors swap their tax-payer funded computers and smartphones for a 16GB iPad, a Nokia 100 ... Read More »

Television personality Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett to host Rhiwbina charity quiz night

Television personality Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett to host Rhiwbina charity quiz night
June 27, 2012 No Comments »

Television quiz show personality Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett is holding a special charity quiz in Cardiff next month. The 46-year-old, who is a ‘chaser’ on ITV daytime quiz show The Chase, is posing the questions at the charity quiz in ... Read More »

Hygiene score for Cardiff council bar ’embarrassing’

Hygiene score for Cardiff council bar ’embarrassing’
September 9, 2011 No Comments »

Cardiff council has been accused of “sending out the worst possible message” after a private members’ bar in its headquarters was given a poor hygiene rating. The bar – located in the basement of County Hall – received a rating ... Read More »

Extra resources to be targeted at capital’s struggling schools

September 8, 2011 No Comments »

Resources are to be targeted at the worst performing schools in Cardiff as part of a new action plan to raise education standards. The city’s head of education confirmed council staff time and additional funds secured through grants would be ... Read More »

Farmers’ market launches in Cardiff city centre

Farmers’ market launches in Cardiff city centre
August 4, 2011 4 Comments »

The Castle Quarter Farmers’ Market on High Street in Cardiff was officially launched today, offering shoppers a wide variety of freshly made food. Hungry customers and curious tourists clustered around the 16 stalls – and the food on offer didn’t ... Read More »

Opinion: Greenhill school plans rile Rhiwbina

Opinion: Greenhill school plans rile Rhiwbina
January 21, 2011 No Comments »

The Local Development Plan (LDP) has now received submissions from developers and agents for alternative sites which should be included in the new LDP. In Rhiwbina there are three sites which have been nominated for inclusion. The first alternative site ... Read More »

Rhiwbina residents get chance for their say on LDP

January 20, 2011 No Comments »

Independent councillors in Rhiwbina have organised a meeting to discuss alternative sites in the ward which developers have submitted for the Local Development Plan. The meeting will be held on Tuesday February 8 at All Saints Church Heol y Felin. ... Read More »

Mystery of online map Rhiwbina mound solved

Mystery of online map Rhiwbina mound solved
January 18, 2011 5 Comments »

The mystery around a large mound in the North of Cardiff identified on Google Maps has been solved. Twitter user wmjohn posted a photo of the hillock – which turns out to be man-made – and received 175 views. Rhiwbina ... Read More »

Cardiff in 2020: The political viewpoints

Cardiff in 2020: The political viewpoints
January 5, 2011 No Comments »

Our series on Cardiff in 2020 has heard from the political viewpoints of the five parties who have councillors on Cardiff council. Here’s a re-cap of what they said and the different debates put forward. David Walker started us off ... Read More »

Cardiff in 2020: An Independent vision

Cardiff in 2020: An Independent vision
December 30, 2010 2 Comments »

When I was asked to write a piece for The Independent Group’s vision for the year 2020, I re-read paperwork I had gathered over the years on leadership and how to bring people with you when you consult and discuss ... Read More »