News archive from 13 December 2012, page 11

Man faces Robinson threat charge

A 34-year-old man has been charged with threatening to kill Stormont's First Minister Peter Robinson. The man is also charged with improper use of a public electronic communications network. It is understood the alleged threat was made by phone. He is...

 

Collision leaves man, 75, fighting for life

A 75-YEAR-OLD man was yesterday fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car on his way home from the chip shop. The pensioner was knocked down on Cardiff Road, Mountain Ash, as he crossed the road just yards from traffic lights on...

 

Ferndale Infants rehearse for nativity show

PUPILS at Ferndale Infants School are all set to star in their latest nativity treat Hey Ewe. The play, which features a gospel choir of angels, calypso kings and square-dancing sheep, will be performed on Thursday and Friday at the school hall....

 

The bitter Christmas facing Remploy's factory workers

AROUND 70 workers at a Rhondda factory are again facing uncertain futures after a Government announcement revealed fresh closure plans. Esther McVey MP, Government Minister for Disabled People, announced that 875 employees, including 682 disabled...

 

Union described Remploy factory closure as the "worst Christmas present ever'

A UNION official at the Remploy factory in Porth has described news that the unit will close in the New Year as the "worst Christmas present possible". The 70-strong workforce at Remploy, which recycles computer equipment, have been told...

 

Punk not dead for ex-student

A FORMER Treforest student who is now living in Thailand has published his first book which recalls his involvement in the early days of punk. Ashley Lloyd Evans, pictured, now 50 and from Alexandra Road, has had his paperback book called I consider...

 

Couple who terrorised community given Asbos

A COUPLE who terrorised their community with drunken behaviour, including spitting on a disabled man and shouting Nazi slogans at an aged war veteran, have both received anti-social behaviour orders. Paul Clive Chaplin and Julie Smith were given...

 

Pontypridd cafe owner says council should offer businesses more support

A CAFE owner is appealing to the council to give more support to established traders in Pontypridd after a parking ticket blitz on his business. Peter Cruchi, who runs the Park View Cafe on Bridge Street, has been given three parking tickets in three...

 

Police officer to be first bobby in UK to be "a walking CCTV camera'

A PONTYPRIDD police officer has become the first bobby in the UK to become "a walking CCTV camera" as part of measures to tackle town centre crime. Beat manager Constable Colin Price will don the state-of-the-art, crime-fighting gadget as...

 

Ebbw Vale lecturer lands teaching placement in Lesotho

A LECTURER from Blaenau Gwent is visiting a deprived region of Africa to learn more about its culture and to pass on some valuable teaching knowledge. Rhiannon Hazlewood, 28, from Ebbw Vale, is travelling to the Qacha's Nek region in Lesotho to meet...

 

Disappointment for students as extra graduation ceremony tickets are snapped up in seconds

SCORES of graduates were left disappointed when extra tickets to this month's graduation ceremony at a Valleys university were snapped up within seconds. Around 250 graduates from the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science at the University of Glamorgan...

 

Meet your friendly neighbourhood coppers

RESIDENTS can meet their neighbourhood policing teams in the lead-up to Christmas. On December 12, officers will be meeting at Tredegar Town Library from 10.30am and the Salvation Army in Abertillery from 7pm. They will meet on December 13 in Ebbw...

 

Are Ebbw Vale's Christmas lights the worst in South Wales?

EBBW Vale's "drab" Christmas lights were finally being switched on this week - but they have won few fans. Residents have been quick to criticise this year's display - hampered by a lack of investment, say organisers. But the chairman of the...

 

Analysis: ‘If the gap between rich and poor widens we can expect the problems to get worse’

THERE is a well-observed relationship between inequality in health and inequality in wider society in most western countries. The most deprived areas do not always have the best facilities, which is something that reproduces inequalities. That is a...

Scotsman, 01:32 in Hot News
 

No 10 defends spin doctor

DOWNING Street was forced to defend its top spin doctor yesterday after he raised Leveson press reforms in a telephone call to the editor of a national newspaper about an unfavourable story it was planning to run. No 10 insisted that Craig Oliver was...

Scotsman, 01:32 in Hot News
 


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