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South Wales Echo, April 16, 2014


Burglar Caught On Cctv Trying to Open Doors

A BRAZEN burglar was captured on CCTV trying car doors and attempting to walk into houses in a Cardiff street. Moments later swaggering Lewis Evan Wood got lucky when he walked through the front door of an unlocked S home and snatched a handbag, wallet and mobile phone as the owners slept.

Football-Mad Theresa Nets Switch to Lead Men's Team

GUIDING a football team to league and cup glory can be a daunting task for most managers. But the job was even tougher for devoted mumof-three Theresa Kemble, who had to overcome the gender barrier to gain the respect of her squad.

Regions Call On Wru for Meeting ; Judgement Day

WALES' four regions are seeking an urgent meeting with the Welsh Rugby Union in an attempt to thrash out an agreement with the governing body. They have proposed two dates next week for talks as they look to find a solution to the impasse which has been ongoing for the past year.

Thousands Seek Food Aid

A RECORD number of people across South Wales are using food banks, according to figures released today. The Trussell Trust's statistics for Wales show that the number of people using its food banks has dramatically increased from 35,919 in 2012-13 to 79,049 in 2013-14, a rise of just more than 120%.

Chief Backing Allen for a Place On South Africa Tour

DALE McIntosh has backed Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen to tour South Africa with Wales this summer. The up and coming midfield star has had an injury-plagued season after dislocating his shoulder on his international bow against Argentina last November. It meant Allen faced a sustained period on the sidelines but now fully fit, he's set to start his fourth consecutive game at the Millennium Stadium this weekend. And Blues coach McIntosh says the 21-year-old is more than capable of returning...

Neath Chalk Up Big Victory

NEATH.....................41 PONTYPRIDD........17 SINCE the turn of the year, five-time Welsh Premiership champions Neath have been fearing the worst and hoping for the best. But after this scintillating bonus-point victory last night over treble-hunting Pontypridd, it's written in the stars they'll survive.

Police Appeal for Witnesses

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist lost control and collided with a car. The accident happened on the A48 in the Vale of Glamorgan at Pentre Meyrick Cross, at about 4.49pm on Monday.

Bass Player Bruce Brings Sounds of the Jam to City

FROM The Jam will be giving the public what they want when they come to Cardiff later this month. The band, who perform the songs of The Jam and include original bass player Bruce Foxton, play The Globe on Thursday, April 24, as part of The Public Gets What The Public Wants Tour.

Dozens Hit by 'Sneaky' Tariff Hike

FURIOUS drivers in Cardiff have hit out at the council for issuing "sneaky" parking tickets, after tariffs were increased without their knowledge. Tariffs at the Heath Park car park increased by 50p this week but drivers have claimed they were not notified of the changes, resulting in 43 fines being issued.

Swans and Cardiff in Bottom Three On Their 2014 Form

A PREMIER League based on results in 2014 would feature both Cardiff City and Swansea City in the bottom three, it has been revealed. While Cardiff are three points adrift of safety in 19th and Swansea are three clear of trouble in 15th, a table based on form in the calendar year would see the position of both significantly worsen.

Chocs Away Ladies ; Easter Eggs Are so Last Year. Lisa Haynes Unveils Some Beauty Alternatives to a Cocoa Overdose

SUGAR and spice and all things nice. This is pretty much the recipe for Easter, with a non-stop feast of chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and candy. But why not switch the traditional Easter egg hunt to a search for this season's indulgent beauty treats? From cocoa-based scents to Mini Egg nails, it's all you could ever need to cure your sweet tooth.

Celeb Secret

AT 43 Melanie Sykes, left, still has her model looks but she has long since stopped slathering her face in Boddingtons beer. She is a big fan of Uber Natural products. Their Skin Brightening Cream is packed with ingredients to ensure a younger looking, more even and brighter complexion.

Head Rejected for 'Marital Reasons'

A FAITH school has reneged on its decision to appoint a new headteacher for unforeseen "marital reasons". Christopher Belli was chosen in February to lead Corpus Christi RC High School in Lisvane, Cardiff, following a lengthy recruitment process. Mr Belli was in line to replace the school's longserving headteacher David Stone, who left in December, but his contract has been withdrawn less than two months after his appointment.

Sick Teen Didn't Get Ultimatum - Boss

THE boss of Ty Hafan has dismissed claims a terminally ill teenager was forced to undergo examinations against her will in a desperate attempt to keep the children's hospice open. A claim the 14-year-old, known as Child S, was given an ultimatum to allow herself to be examined by staff or leave, was also denied.

Is This the Most Brazen Burglar Ever? ; Thief Tries Every Door On This City Street Until He Finds One Unlocked and Then Legs It with Owner's Valuables and Car

AN OPPORTUNIST burglar was caught on camera trying car doors and attempting to walk into houses in a Cardiff street. Carefree Lewis Evan Wood was captured in CCTV footage looking for open vehicles and walking up garden pathways to try front doors.

Vinyl Countdown ; Owens

AS you would imagine for a man whose currency is music, records play a pivotal role in Allan Parkins' life. The owner of Kellys Records in Cardiff Central Market loves his job but is looking forward to this weekend more than most.

Perry Returns to Haunt Merthyr On Frustrating Night

TAUNTON TOWN ......... 2 MERTHYR TOWN......... 1 FORMER Merthyr Town goalkeeper Joe Perry defied his old club in Somerset and inflicted major damage on their Calor Southern League title hopes. Taunton Town came from a goal down to beat South and South West Division leaders Merthyr with all the goals coming before halftime.

Here's to Cardiff City's 12-Month Rollercoaster Ride Ending On a High ; It's 12 Months to the Day Since Cardiff City Clinched Promotion to the Premier League. Here, Terry Phillips Recalls a Day That Will Live Long in the Memory of Every True Bluebirds Supporter

CRAIG Bellamy was in tears, while Malky Mackay answered every call from fans delirious with delight to do the 'Ayatollah.' . He hugged owner Vincent Tan and together they contemplated the size of their achievement. Cardiff City were back in the top flight for the first time in more than half a century.

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