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Lloyds TSB Cardiff Half Marathon

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16 Oct 2011 Bute Place Be part of one of the fastest growing half marathons in the UK, the Lloyds TSB Cardiff Half Marathon. It’s loved by runners because of its flat course. It is ideal for those attempting their first ever race, as well as for more seasoned runners.

17 Nov 2011 To 20 Nov 2011 Roald Dahl Plass New for 2011 the Roald Dahl Plass, outside Wales Millennium Centre, will be transformed into a bustling four day Christmas market.

Beaujolais Day at Cardiff Castle

Sparks in the Park Saturday 5th November 2011 Venue: Cooper's Field The largest regular annual fireworks event in Wales and one of the largest in the UK. There will be an amazing display of pyrotechnics, a beast of a bonfire as well as funfair rides, live entertainment from Capital FM, food stalls and many other family attractions. Event timings: Gates open 4:30 pm Childrens Fireworks Display 5.45pm Bonfire 6:15pm Fireworks set off at 7:00pm (display lasts approx 30 minutes).

17 Nov 2011 Cardiff Castle In France, every year at midnight on the third Thursday of November the first bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau are opened, and thousands of celebrants begin drinking this young wine which is produced in a Burgundy region

Cardiff's Winter Wonderland 17 Nov 2011 To 2 Jan 2012 City Hall Lawn The countdown begins on Thursday 10 November with the official Christmas Lights Switch On party that marks the official opening of Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland. Expect special guest appearances, festive music and fireworks.

Cardiff Christmas Lights Switch On 10 Nov 2011 Civic Centre The Christmas Lights Switch on marks the official start to Christmas with live entertainment on stage in the Civic Centre culminating in a spectacular firework finale.


CARDIFF NOW magazine

Welcome I know I always give some mention to the weather in my monthly editorial, but you can’t ignore it at the moment. As we currently bask in the mini-heatwave I’m wondering if, by the time we begin our distribution, the skies will be laden with snow clouds and we’ll have the odd experience of wearing a three day old sunburn while shovelling snow from the drive.

Publisher: Garrick Productions Ltd Editor: Dan Kenneally Editorial: 02920 612 476 Advertising: 07557 277 063

Frankly, I have no idea, so in fact it’ll probably just rain. This is fine for me, especially if it happens to be on the 16th October when I’ll be plodding the streets of Cardiff in this year’s Half Marathon. Best wishes to anyone else who is taking part!

Email: Website: Feature Writers Ann Konsbruck Dr Sue Kenneally Dr Anna Maclean Tony Millin Alaina Morgans Chrissy Derbyshire Chantele Cross-Jones

In the meantime, hope you enjoy this month’s edition which is yet again filled with plenty of local news and information to keep you entertained, whether you read while having a warm cuppa or are perhaps fanning the flames of an impromptu barbeque.

Best Wishes,

Photography Valkyrie Pictures Cross Jones Photography Keith Stanbury Kris Agland Acknowledgements Louise Denning Nan Kenneally Sharon Hawkins Tom James Tamer Hassan

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Kick Off! Thornhill AFC Pre-Season Tournament a smashing success The first Sunday in September marks the last summer tournament in Cardiff before the football season gets underway. Thornhill Park was this year’s venue, a last-minute change from the scheduled venue at Llanishen High School due to road works on Heol Hir. A perfect sunny Sunday morning and the lush green grass provided the perfect setting for another successful tournament that appears to be growing in both size and reputation each year. Thornhill AFC has a number of teams in various age groups, all of whom seem to be progressing nicely and a warm September day gave them all the opportunity to shake off any rust that may have gathered after the summer break. As always all teams taking part were fully committed and treated some proud parents and grandparents to some exciting football with plenty of skill, running and the odd mishap, but thankfully no serious injuries and no bad behavior. Premiership players take note! It was also good to see how many of the teams are sponsored by local businesses such as RPJ Builders, Thornhill Decorators and MDB plumbing and Heating. Our thanks to Keith Stanbury for the photographs. We wonder if any of these boys may be the next Gareth Bale or Ryan Giggs may be! 6

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Local Primary School Demonstrates National Lottery Funding Is A Recipe For Success National Lottery boss visits Rhiwbina Primary School which received a grant for its Cookery Club Camelot chief executive Dianne Thompson spent an afternoon with local children at Rhiwbina Primary School, to see their new after school Cookery Club in action. The club was launched following a National Lottery grant, which enabled it to buy the equipment it needed to get off the ground.

projects across South Wales, totalling £283 million and £660 million respectively, have received National Lottery funding since its launch nearly 17 years ago. She met pupils from Years 5 and 6 who were trying out the new equipment and who were cooking up roasted vegetable cous cous.

The club aims to teach and develop cooking skills and nutrition among Rhiwbina’s pupils, and is a new introduction to the timetable this year after the School received over £2,000 from The Big Lottery Fund’s Awards For All programme in

Teacher Dawn Smith, who runs the classes with colleague Kath Jones, said: “The National Lottery grant we received for the after school Cookery Club was a fantastic boost to our plans to teach pupils more about the basics of cooking, nutrition and how fun and enjoyable spending time in a kitchen can be. “Along with our after school sports clubs, this is fantastic way to teach children about healthy eating, helps them to understand what goes into their food and gives them a grounding in the basic cooking skills that will serve them throughout the rest of their lives. The equipment needed to set up this kind of club in the first place is expensive though, and without the National Lottery grant, it is unlikely that it would be up and running at all. It’s made all the difference to us.”

2010 – the BIG Lottery fund is the largest of the National Lottery distribution bodies. The award was used to purchase a cool kit, mini oven, portable twin hob, conventional oven with microwave and grill, storage trolley, table coverings, smoothie maker, tea towels, disposable aprons and cleaning equipment.

Dianne said: “It was fantastic to see the Rhiwbina Cookery Club in action. Over half of all National Lottery awards are for £5,000 or less. And while those amounts might seem small, projects like this show what a huge difference they can make and how they form part of the fabric of improving wellbeing amongst local groups everywhere – be they primary school pupils, local sports club, village community centres or inner city support groups. Even small National Lottery awards can make a big difference – and Rhiwbina is a great example of that in action.”

Dianne Thompson visited the school while she was in Cardiff to talk about the difference that National Lottery funding has made to local communities in Cardiff and across South Wales. While in the region Dianne will be highlighting the fact that 3,412 projects in Cardiff and 16,247


It’s all about the jumpers! By Chantele Cross-Jones So far this year all I have done is talk about women’s clothing, so I thought that maybe it was about time I did a proper post for the whole family. Obviously men like clothing too and many of you are fashion and trend conscious, just like us women. With that in mind I figured I would look at this seasons knit wear trend and where best to get some great looking clothes that are also practical for the cold weather. With the winter rolling in rapidly (without even giving us a chance for the summer!) I decided to try looking for a great collection of jumpers for the whole family, all in one store. When you have a busy family life, saving time is essential, so finding a store that will suit everyones needs is vital. Luckily I found Joules!! With their cute little hare logo, beautiful rich and cosy fabrics and quirky sense of style I knew I was on to a winner.

The ‘Tarquin’ Jumper £79.95. This jumper comes in purple or black and is made out of a luxuriously soft wool and cashmere blend. Truly beautiful, just be keep an eye on it as I think this may be one the ‘Mrs’ might try stealing. Or The ‘Augert’ Jumper £100. Back-in-time to the retro snowflake pattern you would expect to see on your granddad, but this time in a subtle but classic pale grey and white combo, great for the festive season I feel.

Men’s wear first With the 60’s and 70’s trend being huge this summer for women it was bound to translate a little into the male wardrobe. Joules’s take is a bit more relaxed, a bit more country chic, but bang on trend. I’m loving... The ‘Roland’ Cardigan £119. This dark navy button-up, shawl neck cardigan would be great for putting on over anything as the weather gets colder. The ‘Rotherhithe’ Cardigan £119. This dark brown chunky cable knit cardigan is spot on with that retro 70’s trend, but the shawl collar and toggle gives it a modern edge.


Fashion On to the Ladies And finally the kids For the little ladies we are sticking with the cute animals just like mum. This time its a princess Bulldog, in either plaster pink or walnut brown (£37.95).

Cute and Fluffy is in! And you can’t get much cuter than Joules’s animal range for this season. Their quirky animal motif jumpers come in 3 styles, so it’s up to you whether you fancy sporting the Mallard Ducks, the Hare or the Wire Haired Terrier. All £69.95. What ever you wear you will be looking cute and chic. And for the cool little gentlemen its a brightly coloured cable knit cricketers style jumper (£37.95) or a chunky shawl neck cardigan in pale grey (£41.95)



Thornhill Primary School News Tel 029 20751302

New Head Teacher Staff, pupils and parents are delighted to welcome new head teacher, Mr Paul Tucker to Thornhill Primary. Mr Tucker comes to us from Meadow Lane Primary and has a keen interest in sport, music and cookery. With more building work beginning in the new school year, Mr Tucker looks forward to leading the school through the challenges that lie ahead in the next phase of our development and in putting our school at the heart of the community.

New Classrooms During the summer holiday, school caretaker Mr Stokes, was on site to oversee the demolition of the old demountable classrooms and the building of new temporary rooms to be used during the next phase of construction. Throughout the year we expect four new classrooms, a hall and library to be added to the school. A 250 tonne crane lowered the new classroom block onto the playground in August, ready for pupils’ return to school in September.


THE OTHER LLANISHEN Is there another Llanishen? Isn’t our village the only one? Well, no. We have described in previous articles how Saint Isan left Llandaff in the middle of the 6th century and went on to establish his ‘llan’ at the area we now call The Oval. Both St Isan’s church in Llanishen, and St Denys in Lisvane are named after him, based on the Latin form of his name, Dionysius.

chapel, Bethel for the ‘Bible Christians’, and the parish church which is described as “a small old church and very damp. March 30 1851 was mid-Lent Sunday and many people of this parish absent themselves from Church and visit their friends that day”. The present church, dedicated to Saint Dennis, was completely rebuilt between 1852 and 1854 and was the gift of the Lord of the Manor, the Duke of Beaufort, the principal landowner in the area. It was probably a very Anglicised area as we can infer from the following account reported in a history published in 1913: “The 1620 Welsh Bible was in the church until about the year 1870, when the vicar, not knowing what to do with it, buried it in his garden”.

But he continued eastwards and founded another community in Monmouthshire where the village of Llanishen is situated on the main road half-way between Monmouth and Chepstow. There is no evidence there today of the community he established and, although a church was recorded in the twelfth century, no trace of that remains. From the Religious Census of 1851 we learn that Llanishen had a Wesleyan Methodist

The 1901 census shows that there were fortyfive houses and the population of 194 were mainly farmers plus masons, builders, a blacksmith, and the landlord of the local inn, the Carpenters Arms – not unlike the occupations of the residents of our own village at that time. Today Llanishen consists of the church, the Carpenters Arms, a village stores, a village hall and a cluster of houses along the main road. Back in Llanishen, Cardiff, we are ready for our new season of meetings at Coed Glas School. The programme is shown here and we look forward to meeting members and welcoming visitors at Coed Glas School, Ty Glas Avenue, Llanishen. All meetings start at 7.30pm. 14

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It’s a rant again this month I’m afraid. But before I start let me begin by making it clear that I am entirely in favour of children, young people, young adults and kids (or whatever phrase you like to use to describe those under 18), being in pubs, restaurants and cafes. In fact I don’t just think it’s allowable, I believe it should be encouraged and parent’s, if there are any, that never take their offspring to such places are failing in their duty to bring up rounded individuals able to take their place in the modern world.

if she could keep the kids under control. Rather than being embarrassed, she made a lame attempt at separating the wrestlers by barking at them to stop, before putting her arm out as one of the runners rounded her table. Neither tactic worked, so the waiter asked again. The poor man was greeted with a load of ‘effing’ and ‘blinding’ before being shouted at even louder with a question, with a mix of both the overly aggressive and rhetorical. “What am I supposed to do?” was the gist of it but there were liberal additions of Anglo-Saxon added. By now the eyes and ears of the entire restaurant were on the group, but of course, no one responded with the obvious answer to her question.

But as you’ve probably guessed there is a but, a big but in fact that appears, if my experiences over the last few months are anything to go by is a but that is getting worse. It is, that a small, but significant proportion of the community seem completely unable to show any regard for the rest of the customers and staff in such places.

For most of us, the answer is this, what you should do is sit your children down, as is the social norm in such occasions and talk to them as if they are children and human beings, or if that’s too difficult, amuse them with the colouring and quizzing paraphernalia that were presented to them on arrival. I presume that the young (well my age anyway) lady asking the question, spent several hours in labour giving birth to these kids and several hundred pounds taking them on holiday. Surely therefore, she would want to spend some time with them, rather than sit oblivious to the fact that they were annoying most of the restaurant and causing a significant health and safety hazard.

Let me give you an example. Over the summer, I took my wife and children to a well-known hut that sells pizza. It was a busy evening in a busy tourist town and after asking for a table for four we were advised that we would have to wait until a table became free. “Not a problem,” I said to the well-spoken waiter and I led my clan off to sit in the waiting area. The group in front of us were a little larger, consisting of six adults and about ten children. The children, ranging in ages from six to sixteen sat around their parents, competing to gain attention as the adults spoke loudly to each other in complete ignorance of their offspring. After ten minutes or so the kids gave up and two of them, around ten years old, began wrestling on the floor, while two six year olds began a game of ‘tag’ between the tables, whooping loudly as the over worked waiters and waitresses carrying pans of pizza, so hot they need to put a mat underneath them on the table, side stepped like Barry John around the playful kids.

But of course, no one, myself included said anything, we just looked away and hoped that something would change, which it didn’t really, and we had to eat our meals while the kids turned the restaurant into an adventure playground and the stress of the waiters, waitresses and diners increased. In fact this scenario has happened a few times in the last few months, kids wailing at the top of their voices, being scolded by the parents who have generally been ignoring them until they shout back at similar volume and kids running round the establishment in an uncontrolled manner. It seems to be an increasing feature of twenty first century Britain. I’ve wondered if I’ve become more intolerant

There is of course nothing wrong in my mind with kids shouting and playing tag or touch and, as I’ve said nothing wrong with kids in restaurants, but when put together it ‘ain’t half annoying’. Eventually the patience of the well-spoken waiter snapped and, very politely, asked the least intimidating looking woman of the group


of a behaviour that is the norm. But for every group that seem to have crossed the line into annoyance, there are many more groups that are able to exist alongside others and me without a problem. They might have a baby that cries, a toddler that’s a bit restless or a teenager with an attitude, but they seem to manage with an attitude with which I can cope.

just feel allowed to, but consider it part of a whole raft of things that kids need to learn while they’re growing up. And when you’re there just act like those around you are just like you - human, who would like to talk to their companions without the need to shout over others, have skin that burns when hot things touch it and a desire for a bit of peace and quiet in which to relax. I know, that just like the rest of us, you’ll make mistakes from time to time, you’ll disturb me and others like me, because kids are like that and I don’t mind that at all, I just don’t want to feel that if anyone says anything, one party won’t have the faintest idea what the other one is on about and it will all kick off and get even louder.

I don’t think the problem is that noisy, run-around young people are in such places, it seems the problem is, that there is no agreement on how people should behave. For of course it could be that the we as a society, or the proprietors of a particular establishment deem that kids running into the legs of waiters carrying boiling hot water and shouting so loud that the nerves of fellow diners are so on edge that coronary care is soon necessary, is acceptable behaviour and I am completely wrong. And if it is, let me know. I promise I won’t complain, I’ll just go somewhere else. But I don’t think it is deemed to be acceptable behaviour by most people in most places, but no one seems to have told the perpetrators of such things that is the case. I hope we haven’t got to the stage where we need a code of conduct stapled to the wall alongside the food hygiene certificates, and if we have it seems a pretty simple one. Parents please take your kids to the restaurants, cafes, bars and the like, don’t

I’m not the only one am I?




Mountain Man Launches New Look Snack Bar created, with the aim to help educate children about recycling and keeping the countryside clean. Food produce is all locally sourced and Welsh where possible, portions are generous and quality of produce and cooking at high standards. The favourite for a lot of customers is the ‘Mountain Monster Burger’, which includes triple burgers, bacon, mushrooms, onions, and cheese served in a roll as is known around many parts of South Wales as the ‘heaven in a role’.

Older than Coronation Street and Motown, Caerphilly Mountain Snack bar has served bacon and egg butties since 1957, making it the oldest independent snack bar in Wales and the UK. Situated on the top of Caerphilly Mountain, surrounded by astonishing walks and picturesque Welsh countryside, the snack bar is a relaxing family friendly space to take a break and absorb the remarkable scenery. The snack bar is independent and has been privately owned for the last 54 years, it’s personally funded and has had no outside investment or council or grant funding. Gavin Jones (the current owner) bought the snack bar in 1992 at the age of 21 after seeing it advertised in South Wales Echo. Now Gavin Jones – commonly known as “The Mountain Man”has worked hard with his team and invested £300,000 on improving the design of the snack bar. The new building is now 7 times larger with half the carbon footprint. Speaking at the launch party Gavin Jones announced “This is a momentous day for me as I’ve worked towards this for the last 20 years. A lot of thought has gone into minimising the environmental impact, solar panels control the under floor heating and hot water. We have a rain water harvesting system which we used to flush the toilets”. Illustrations such as the ‘Mountain Monster’ (the snack bar’s mascot) have been

The Launch party was organised by Sian G u n n e y, director of Peacock Media G r ou p , which was described as “fantastic, fun and delicious” by members of the public. Ironic songs such as ‘The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music’, the dressed up mountain monster and the warm, delicious food all contributed to the cosy and exciting atmosphere of the launch, that both adults and children enjoyed. Just some of the entertainment line up included: The Welsh Brass Band, The Caerphilly Male Voice Choir, guitarist Matt Cook, famous Welsh magician James Piper and a raffle draw with signed celebrity prizes. The event was supported by Capital FM radio to help raise money for their charity-Help a Capital Child. Gavin Jones said that “the re-launch event is a celebration and our way of saying a big thank you to everyone for all their support over the last 54 years”. 23


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Sean ‘Spud’ Allen with Anna and Alexander. Photograph by Kris Agland


Marathon Man Every now and again a story comes along that really touches the heart. So in a way as editor of Cardiff Now Magazine, I have a very privileged position because I get to meet some amazing people doing incredible things, often for very good causes.

Sean will finish the challenge on the 13th October so perhaps when he is running in Cardiff you can show him your support along his route, details of which are available online and the basic information for the routes are set out below.

This one is worth some attention, not only because it involves raising money for a very worthy cause, but because of the story behind it and feat taken on to raise the money. Sean Allen, known to his friends as ‘Spud’ felt drawn to raise money for the son of a very good friend of his, Andrew Mills, who died earlier this year after a long battle with brain tumours. Andrew’s wife Anna now has to raise their only child Alexander on her own. Alexander was just five months old when his dad passed away. As a gesture towards their close friendship, Sean wants to raise some money to put into a trust fund for Alexander to provide him with financial support for the future.

Marathon Route Fri 23 Sept – Cardiff: Start at the Park Inn — run to Cardiff Bay — along the Taff Trail 12pm Sat 24 Sept – Vale of Glamorgan route 1 Sun 25 Sept – Cardiff: Cardiff Half Marathon 2010 route (run twice) Mon 26 Sept – South Wales: Pembrey Millennium Coastal Path Tues 27 Sept – South Wales: South Gower Half Marathon route (run twice) Wed 28 Sept – Vale of Glamorgan route 2 Thurs 29 Sept – Starting in Merthyr — follow the Taff Trail to Cardiff Fri 30 Sept – Cardiff: Cardiff Half Marathon 2010 route (run twice) Sat 1 Oct – London Marathon route Sun 2 Oct – Richmond Park, London Mon 3 Oct – London 1908 Olympic routeTues 4 Oct – London 2012 Olympic Route Wed 5 Oct – South London Marathon (organised by Bobby Clarke) Thurs 6 Oct – London, Bushy Park — finish at Kew Riverside Primary School Fri 7 Oct – Luton Marathon route 11am: Sat 8 Oct – Milton Keynes Half Marathon route (run twice) 11am: Sun 9 Oct – Nottingham, Robin Hood Marathon route Mon 10 Oct – Loughborough University Campus Route Tues 11 Oct – Loughborough University Campus Route Wed 12 Oct – South Wales: Pembrey Millennium Coastal Path Thurs 13 Oct – Cardiff: Start at the Park Inn — run to Cardiff Bay — along the Taff Trail

Sean has set about this with an incredible challenge - to run 21 marathons in 21 days! Even more incredible is that the primary school teacher has never run a marathon until now. Sean has taken advice from Andy McMenemy an Ultra Marathon Runner to train and prepare for the gruelling challenge. Most of the runs will take place in Wales as Sean’s itinerary shows (see right) but a few key additions include running in Luton, where Andrews parents live, Milton Keynes where Andrew and Anna used to live and in Loughborough where Sean and Andrew were at university together. Sea has raised well over £6000 before starting the challenge from various fundraising events with help from sponsors including Park Inn Hotels, Cardiff Sports Nutrition and K-Swiss. If you would like to know more you can visit Sean’s website at where you can also make a donation online.



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♦What is in place to proactively continually monitor your systems? ♦How frequent are backups taken and what are the procedures in the event of disaster recovery? By asking these simple questions your computer system and your business information will be in safer hands ensuring that your staff are spending time doing the things they should be – driving your business forward. If you would like a FREE health check on your IT system please contact Glo Networks on 0845 5210 140 or visit

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Eczema Specialist Phototherapy treatment in Cardiff Although there is no cure for eczema there are many good treatments that can help relieve the symptoms. Mild cases of eczema can be dealt with effectively by GPs, but more serious cases require specialist treatment.

What is Phototherapy? Used for more than 75 years to treat skin conditions such as eczema, UVB phototherapy is a very effective treatment. It works by exposing the skin to a type of ultraviolet (UV) light called UVB. The UVB light penetrates the skin, and this slows the growth of the skin cells that lead to these skin conditions. UVB light therapy treatment is excellent in controlling eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo and PLE (polymorphic light eruption) or prickly heat.

Treatments for Eczema Good, sensible skin care is an important part of managing eczema. In many instances this can be enough to manage milder cases. Treatments include: •

First line eczema treatments: Moisturizing is one of the most important self-care treatments for sufferers of eczema. Keeping the affected area moistened can promote skin healing and relief of symptoms. Corticosteroid creams: Corticosteroid creams and ointments have been the standard treatment for many years. There are over the counter creams available for milder cases. If your eczema is more severe your doctor may suggest a prescription only cream. In the most severe cases and usually your doctor may prescribe oral corticosteroids. Immunomodulators: Newer drugs called topical immunomodulators are available to help treat eczema. These medicines help control inflammation and reduce immune system reactions when applied to the skin. Oral antihistamines: Oral antihistamines will sometimes help to relieve eczema symptoms and can be useful at night-time. They can cause drowsiness and may help you to sleep despite the eczema itching.

Phototherapy is also a safe treatment during pregnancy, whilst some creams should not be used because they contain steroids. There are only two private phototherapy clinics in the UK, one based in Cardiff – Clearskin Dermatology Treatment Clinic. Clearskin provides a range of treatments for a variety of skin conditions including phototherapy. This includes treatments at their Cardiff clinic and a home phototherapy service providing specialist light equipment which can be bought or hired by private patients enabling them to undertake treatments in the privacy and convenience of their own home. If you would like to arrange an appointment or require more information please contact 02920 795775 or visit


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Salmon with lime and chilli butter



1 tbs oil Small knob of butter 4 salmon fillets – skin on 30g butter 6 spring onions finely sliced 1 red chilli, halved, deseeded and finely chopped Grated rind and juice of one lime Small bunch of coriander, roughly chopped

Melt the butter in the oil in a small bowl. Season the salmon with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Brush the salmon fillets with the oil and butter mix. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and cook the salmon, skin side down, for about 5 minutes until the skin is crispy and golden. Carefully turn the salmon fillets over and cook for another 2-3 minutes until just cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside. Tip the butter into a small pan over a medium heat. When it has melted, add the spring onions, chilli and lime zest. Cook for a minute or so then add the lime juice. Spoon the lime and chilli butter over the salmon and scatter with the coriander.

Serves four persons.

Serve on a bed of rice with a side salad, or with vegetables of your choice.


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Wine Tasting Tips The point to wine tasting is simply to find wines that you will thoroughly enjoy. There’s no right or wrong way when it comes to wine tasting, but there are some basic tips that may help to evaluate wine to see if it suits you. Also it’s a fun way to taste and appreciate wine.


wine away). Finally, the aftertaste – how long can you taste the wine for i.e. does it last a short or long time, the longer the taste lasts the more expensive the wine usually is. It is of course useful to note that the most expensive wines are not always the best.

Step One – Appearance – Look at the

Step Four – Memory – If you have

wine – the best way is to tilt the wine in a glass and look at it against a white background. Is the wine clear or cloudy – white wines can be pale, greenish or golden while red wines vary in colour – a Merlot for example is usually an intense ruby red while a Cabernet Sauvignon will be darker – as red wine ages you find it goes brownish round the edges while white wines tend to be more golden.

tasted a good wine – it’s a good idea to make a note of it but your memory will always come back to that particular wine – it’s a good idea to taste a variety of wines rather than sticking to one particular wine afterall variety is the spice of life. A few useful descriptions for wine – of course you can always make up your own description:

Step Two – Smell – Grapey – always a good sign of fresh wine Flinty – usually in good white wines like Pouilly Fume Honey - associated with most sweet wines Oak – The character given to wines aged in oak barrels Raspberries - Usually found in Red Bordeaux type and Rhone type wines. Blackcurrants – smell and flavour in many red wines Violets – Distinctive in fine burgundy Spice - Found in white and red wines. Fruity – Elegant – Vigorous (as in Sparkling wines)

Almost everything about a wine is revealed by its scent To determine the aroma swirl the wine vigorously in the glass this releases the bouquet. The first impression is by far the best – is there any ‘foreign’ or ‘bad’ smell? Does it smell of fresh grapes or fruit. Try to detect the full range of scents from berry to floral to spicy and woody. White wines may remind you of fruits such as grapefruit, apple, peach or gooseberries (as in Sauvignon Blanc) while reds may be plums, raspberries, vanilla or even farmyard (i.e. Pinot Noir).

Step Thee – Palate or Taste – Take a small amount in your mouth, swirl it around lightly until all your tastebuds are exposed – is it sweet, acidic, crisp or is it light or full bodied? This is the point when most experienced wine tasters usually spit it out but of course you can drink it if it’s to your liking (a pity to throw good

Happy Drinking!


Snow in June By Chantele Cross-Jones

Rob and I played in a band together as teenagers and began playing around with song ideas from the age of about 15. We both moved to Cardiff to start work on the Snow in June material in spring/ summer 2008 and met Joe and Jamie soon afterwards. I had just completed a PhD in German literature, of all things, and moved to Cardiff from Birmingham. Rob had decided to move on from working in film and media production on the Isle of Man. Joe was just moving back to Cardiff (his hometown) following a stint in London. And Jamie was already calling the city 'home', having recently graduated from his history degree at Cardiff University. The music scene is quite close-knit in Cardiff, and it wasn't long before we were jamming together and exchanging musical ideas.

With their first album about to launch and tour dates being booked, local band Snow in June is about to hit the big time. Made up of 4 local guys with a passion for all things musical, Rob Cross (Vocals and Guitar), Joe Grant (Bass & BVs), Daniel Pressley (Drums), Jamie Neasom (everything else). Now that their album is all laid down I was finally able to grab a quick chat with Daniel Pressley, the Drummer of the band. Tell me a little about you guys and how you came together? Well we are all full-time, professional musicians based in and performing around Cardiff, and when we're not playing for Snow in June, we do session work, teaching and assorted live gigs.


We were lucky to enlist the help and guidance of some of Cardiff's best musicians from very early on, some of whom make session cameo appearances on the album. Soon after arriving in Cardiff, Rob and I began working with noted producer, Gethin John, who put us in touch with Jamie. And we met Joe at an original music night which Rob was hosting.

MUSIC process. Making the album has been a really long journey and we're just dying to get out there and play the songs throughout the UK and further afield. Early feedback on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Wales has been very positive, and we're speaking with managers and industry contacts about where to go from here, but really we just want to play.

How would you describe your music? We are worse than hopeless at describing our own music. There is a strong sense of groove throughout the album, and each song is very melodic in its own way. 'The Note' is quite country in style, while 'The Amazing Tragedy Boy' is an epic, almost classical piece of film music. In between, there is a fair mix, but the idea always is to create music which people will remember and want to hear again.

What is your most memorable gig? Rob and I once played in a kipper factory on the Isle of Man, that was pretty memorable! But we've all played gigs up and down the country so it’s hard to chose just one.

Who inspires you all musically? We would all cite different influences, but this isn't a democracy so I shall speak for the group. In terms of production, we have learned a lot of from listening to Imogen Heap and Nitin Sawhney. We all love Elbow, Radiohead, Aqualung etc., but often prefer to listen outside our own genre, listening to jazz, funk, blues etc. Rob, a cinema buff, gets a lot of inspiration from film music and cites composers like Danny Elfman among his idols. Vocal arrangements on the album are often the work of Joe, and his early experience as a cathedral chorister can be heard in 'Step up and Fall', 'This Sickness' and 'The Amazing Tragedy Boy'.

So when can we expect to see the album? And when can we see you live? The album is finished and we're really happy with how it sounds. We haven't finalised the release date yet, but it should be available for download by the end of October.

Your band name is pretty unusual, where did it come from? This is always a difficult question to answer without sounding either dull or pretentious. "Snow in June" is a Thirteenth-Century Chinese drama. It might seem banal to say so, but we just liked the sound of it. The fact that it snowed on Snowdon this June is incidental, but it did cost us our top spot on Google for a while.

Currently we are rehearsing the set to take it out on the road throughout autumn and winter 2011. At the moment we are finalising details of a gig in the Globe on Albany Road in October and will confirm the date on our website once we know.

Where do you hope for the band to be in 5 years time? I won't attempt to predict the future, but we just want to be making music and enjoying the

Check out a few sample tracks on their website and watch out for their upcoming tour dates.



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That Thing Called Flu by Dr Sue Kenneally

So the ‘You have to make me better in time for my holiday, Doc’ work is done, and we have more or less dealt with all the ‘Please help with all the illnesses and injuries that happened to me while I was on my holiday’ issues. This can mean only one thing – we are about to descend into the challenge and chaos that is Flu season, and there is nothing about this year that leads me to suspect that this one will be any less crazy than the preceding ones. So I am taking this opportunity to give you my annual take on the wonder that is the flu vaccine. Here goes.... Flu is a virus that is spread from person to person, and while it is not particularly dangerous for most people – although about 600 people a year die from flu in the UK – it can be a fairly miserable experience so is best avoided if at all possible. I stand by my opinion from last year, that if you pass the £50 note test (the £50 is yours if you will just go to your front door to claim it) then it probably isn’t flu, and anything that makes you that ill is something you can seriously do without.

However, the best protection against flu is still the vaccine. It is 70-80% effective against the flu virus, and if you do happen to be one of the few who develop flu despite having been vaccinated then you are likely to have a much milder form of the condition with fewer serious complications and you are much less likely to need to go into hospital as a result of your illness. As always, certain people are considered to be at higher risk of flu than others, and for these the vaccine is recommended and freely available through the NHS.

There are some things you can do to avoid coming into contact with the virus in the first place – wash your hands and clean the surfaces in your home frequently and encourage all your loved ones to cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw it away immediately and wash their hands yet again.

You should have a flu vaccine if :

You can also give your immune system a helping hand so that if the virus does make it into your body you have a fighting chance that it will not cause any serious illness. It will come as no surprise to regular readers that eating a healthy diet including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is critical, and exercise (which stimulates the immune system), plenty of rest, minimising stress where possible and taking a good multivitamin/ mineral supplement are all recommended.

You are aged over 65 You have heart disease You have long term lung disease You have kidney problems You have liver disease You have diabetes requiring treatment with insulin You have a weakened immune system You live long term in a care home


If you are not in any of the above categories you can probably still have the vaccine but may need to pay to have it privately. Your GP surgery will be able to advise you about this. There are some side effects associated with the flu vaccine. Some people do feel a bit under the weather for a few days following the jab, but this is insignificant compared with the horror that is full blown flu, well worth the gamble in my book! It is highly likely that your local GP will have planned a series of ‘flu clinics’, mornings or afternoons that are designated specifically for only those who want the flu vaccine, so if you decide that you want to go ahead and have it then a quick call to the surgery is all that is needed to find out when and where to turn up, much easier than fighting for an appointment in the time honoured tradition! If you are unfortunate enough to develop flu – high fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches – then antibiotics are not going to help you, the best advice is to take plenty of paracetamol or ibuprofen for the pain and fever, drink plenty of fluid, rest as much as possible and wait for the nightmare to be over. Please do not visit your GP with your germs, stay at home and if you really are worried then you can always contact them by telephone and ask for advice. If your GP is

concerned enough about your illness that they think it is appropriate to examine you, then they will make arrangements for this to happen according to their surgery policy. As always, I wish you a happy, flu-free winter!





Flu vaccinations: Who should have it and why? Seasonal flu is a highly infectious disease caused by a number of flu viruses. The most likely viruses that will cause flu each year are identified in advance and vaccines are then produced to closely match them. As with most seasonal flu vaccines, this year’s vaccine will protect against three types of flu virus and includes protection against swine flu.

How serious is flu? Flu symptoms hit you suddenly and sometimes severely. They usually include fever, chills, headaches and aching muscles, and you can often get a cough and sore throat at the same time. Antibiotics are unable to treat Flu as it is caused by viruses and not by bacteria. For some people flu can increase the risk of developing more serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia, or can make existing conditions worse. In the worst cases, seasonal flu can result in a stay in hospital, or even death.

Who else should consider having a flu vaccination? You should have the seasonal flu vaccination if you are: • • •

You should consider having the seasonal flu vaccination , even if you feel healthy, if you have: • • • •

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What about my children? If you have a child who has one of the conditions listed above, they should have a flu vaccination. These children are more likely to become more ill if they catch flu and it could make their existing condition worse. For children under 13 years of age, the vaccination is given in two doses a month apart. Don’t wait until there is a flu outbreak this winter: take action now to receive your flu vaccination. To arrange a flu vaccination contact CCR Private Medical Practice on 029 2002 9724 or visit


The line-up in cinemas throughout October 2011

Johnny English Reborn

Real Steel

Release date: 7th October Certification: PG Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike, Dominic West Director: Oliver Parker Ro wan Atk in so n returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos.

Release date: 14th October Certification : 12 Cast: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand. Director: Shawn Levy

Sleeping Beauty

Adventures of Tintin 3D

Release date: 14th October Certification: Not available Cast: Emily Browning, Henry Nixon, Joel Tobeck, Michael Dorman

Release date: 28th October Certification: not available Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig Director: Steven Spielberg

A haunting erotic fairytale about Lucy, a young University student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of beauty and desire.

Tintin and his friends discover directions to a sunken ship commanded by Capt. Haddock's ancestor and go off on a treasure hunt.

A boxing drama set in the near-future where 2,000-pound robots that look like humans do battle. A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the nearfuture where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, 'Reel Steel' stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 200-pound, 8foot-tall steel robots took over the ring.


The Three Musketeers


Release Date: 14th October Certification: not available Cast: Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Milla Jovovich, Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom Director: Paul WS Anderson

Release date: 21st October Certification: 12 Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet Director: Steven Soderbergh

The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.

The story follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

The Help


Release date: 28th October Certification: 12 Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Ahna O’Reilly Director: Tate Taylor

Release date: 7th October Certification: 18 Cast: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan Director: Paddy Considine

The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating results on both of their lives.

Three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the relization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed - even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.




Community & Churches

PACT Meetings Llanishen 18/10/2011 Venue: Homelong House, Heol Hir, Llanishen @19:00 Rhiwbina 18/10/2011 Venue: All Saints Church, Heol Y Felin, Rhiwbina Heath 28/11/2011 Venue: Maes Y Coed Community Centre, Jubilee Gardens, 7pm Whitchurch 26/10/2011 Venue: The Community Rooms,Old Church Road at 7pm

& Community

All Saints Church Rhiwbina Tel : 02920 626072 Bethany Baptist Church 126c Heol Uchaf Tel : 02920 692175 Beulah United Reformed Church Beulah Rd, Rhiwbina Contact Rev Dr Peter CruchleyJones 20693517 Bethal URC Llangranog Road Llanishen Christ the King RC Church Newborough Avenue Llanishen Tel: 02920 752 389 Email -

St Faith’s Church Morris Avenue Llanishen Tel : 02920 75 2545 Email: St Denys Church Tel: 02920 753338 St Brigid’s Church Crystal Glen Llanishen Tel : 02920 752389 Email - St Teilo’s Catholic Church Old Church Road Cardiff Tel : 02920 623 444 Thornhill Church Excalibur Drive Tel : 02920 759995

Lisvane Baptist Church Lisvane Memorial Hall BoobifulBabies Heol y Delyn St Brigid’s Church Hall Tel: 02920 750 932 Thursdays 1-3pm 02920 495 800 Llanishen Baptist Church Cardiff Archaeological Society Fidlas Road Cardiff University, Main Building, Tel: 02920 753436 Cathays Park 7.15pm Llanishen Evangelical Heol Merlin Tel: 209 2056 6700 Llanishen Cardiff Area Singles Tuesdays from 9.30pm Llanishen Methodist Church At The Hollybush, Pendwyallt Rd, Melbourne Road Whitchurch www.llanishen Tel : 02920 623 678 Park End Church Llandennis Road Roath Park Tel: 02920 763677 Rhiwbina Baptist Church Lon Ucha Rhiwbina Tel : 02920 623 791 St Isan Church Station Rd Llanishen Tel : 02920 75 2545 Email :


The Friday Night Project Llanishen Leisure centre For 11 to 16yr olds £1.00 entry Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Snooker, Badminton and DJ’ing Friends of Coed y Felin Working parties every month Tel : 02920 747 710 Friends of Cefn Onn Country Park Working parties once per month Tel : 02920 445903

Lisvane Gardening Club Meeting every 2nd Friday from 7.30pm Lisvane Memorial Hall Tel 029 2076 2726

Impact Youth Cafe Thursdays @ Thornhill Community Centre From 7.30pm

Lisvane & Llanishen Guides & Brownies Tel : 02920 756 522

Llanishen Breakfast Club Church Hall, Fidlas Road, Llanishen Meeting 7.45 to 9.15am Mon-Fri (term time only) For ages 3 to 11yrs

Lisvane Historical Society meeting monthly on the second Wednesday/ month, @ 7.00pm, Location old school hall Lisvane Lisvane Women’s Institute Meet on the 2nd Tuesday each month at Lisvane Memorial Hall


Llanishen Local History Society Tel : 02920 755518

RATS –Rhiwbina Amateur Theatrical Society Rhiwbina Memorial Hall, Lon Ucha, ,Rhiwbina

Llanishen Good Neighbours Tel: 02920 750 751

Rhiwbina Camera Club Fridays from 7.30pm Y Canolfan Beulah, Beulah Road, Rhiwbina Tel : 02920 625120 or 02920 611874

Llanishen Quiet Garden situated beside the Methodist Church Melbourne Road Tel: 02920 753108

Rhiwbina Good Neighbours Tel : 02920 611 285 Rhiwbina Council

Llanishen Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast meetings held at Whitchurch Golf Club on 2nd Wednesday each month.

Life Line - Christian Support Network Thornhill Community Centre Every other Friday from 10.30 to 12pm Call Sally on 02920 867040 or Dinah on 02920 521890

St Faith’s Community Coffee Morning every Tuesday, 10.00am – 1l.30am.

Lisvane Community Council

St John’s Ambulance Rhiwbina & Llanishen Division Bethany Baptist Church, Heol Uchaf Contact Janice Allen on 07967 630093

Lisvane 50+club Meeting every 4th Wednesday @2.00pm, Location old school hall Lisvane. Contact Tel: 02920764871. E-mail

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Lisvane Bridge Club Please contact Glenys Roderick on 2076 1269 or Chris Moseley on 2075 1023 with any further enquiries, or just come along one Monday and give it a try.

Your Local Representatives

Lisvane Art Workshop Tuesday 2- 4 pm at Lisvane Memorial Hall contact: Ian Philipot: TEL 029 20754613 OR EMAIL: ian.philpot@talk

MP for Cardiff North Jonathan Evans Tel - 02920 616031 AM for Cardiff North Julie Morgan Tel - 029 20 69 47 48



Glamorgan Family History Society St Mark’s Church Hall, North Road 7.30pm Telephone: 029 2021 1431

Schools & Local Council




Cefn Onn Primary School Llangranog Road Llanishen Tel: 02920 753088

Cardiff High School Llandennis Road Cyncoed Cardiff CF23 6WG Tel : 02920 757 741

Christ the King RC Primary School Everest Avenue Tel: 029 2075 4787 Coed Glas Primary School Ty Glas Avenue Tel: 029 2075 4862 Eglwys Newydd Glan-y-Nant Road Whitchurch CF14 1 AP Tel : 02920 628239 Llanishen Fach Primary School Heol Uchaf Tel: 02920 627886 Llysfaen Primary School Rowan Way Lisvane Tel: 02920 756071

Schools ► Adult & Further

Specialist education

Whitchurch High School Penlline Road, Whitchurch Cardiff CF 14 2XJ Tel : 02920 629 700 Ysgol Glantaf Bridge Road Llanidaff North Cardiff CF14 2JL Tel: 02920 333090

School Term Dates Academic Year 2011/2012

Rhiwbeina Primary School Lon Ucha Rhiwbina Tel : 02920 623 732

Autumn Term Begins : Monday 5th Sept Half Term : Mon 24th to Fri 28th Oct End : Tuesday 20th Dec

Rhydypenau Primary School Fidlas Avenue Llanishen Tel : 02920 757253

Spring Term Begins : Tue 3rd Jan Half Term : Mon 13th to Fri 17th Feb End : Thursday 5th April

St Josephs’ RC Primary School North Road Tel : 02920 621625

Summer Term Begins : Monday 23rd April Half Term : Mon 4th to Fri 8th Jun End : Fri 20th July

Thornhill Primary School Heol Hir Tel: 02920 751302

► Primary Schools ► Secondary

Llanishen High School Heol Hir Llanishen Tel: 02920 680 800

Ton-Yr-Ywen Primary School Maes-y-Coed Road Tel : 02920 754 633 Ysgol Y Wern Llangranog Road Llanishen Tel :02920 762 114


Easter Sunday 8th April 2012; Spring Bank Holiday 4th June 2012. Monday 5th September 2011 will be 4 designated INSET days for all Community Schools. All schools will be closed on Monday 7th May 2012 for May Day Bank Holiday.

Council Contacts Connect to Cardiff C2C Tel : 02920 872087

Cardiff Bus (timetable) Tel: 0871 200 22 33


DVLA (Cardiff office) Tel: 0870 850 0007

Llanishen Library 31 Kimberley Terrace Tel : 02920 750634

Electricity 0800 052 0400 Gas 0800 111 999 Water 0800 052 0130 National Rail Enquiries Tel: 08457 48 49 50 Police (Llanishen) (via central switchboard) Tel : 02920 222 111 For PACT info visit; South Wales Fire Service Home safety check Tel : 0800 169 1234 Whitchurch Fire Station Tel : 02920 623 223

Rhiwbina Library Pen-y-Dre Tel: 02920 693276 Rhydypennau Library Llandennis Road Tel: 02920 754 657 Whitchurch Library Park Road Whitchurch Cardiff CF14 7XA Mobile Library Service Tel : 02920 763 849

Pupil and Student Services Admissions Team 029 2087 2909 Planning Applications Tel : 02920 871135 .uk Dog Warden Tel : 02920 708141 Noisy Neighbours Tel : 02920 871 650 Pest Control Tel: 02920 872 934 Mature Drivers Refresher Courses @ the Road Safety Centre Briardene Tel : 02920 619907

Local Councillors HEATH Fenella Bowden (Independent) 5 Welwyn Road, Heath Tel : 02920 692435 Lyn Hudson (Con) 19 Heathwood Road, Heath Tel : 02920 522 654 Ron Page (Con) 54 King George V Drive, Heath Tel : 02920 762 829 LISVANE David Walker (Con) 19 Clos Llysfaen Tel : 02920 765836 LLANDAFF NORTH Jacqui Hooper (Lib Dem) 12 Radyr Place, Mynachdy Tel : 02920 521782 Ann Rowland-James (Lib Dem) 22 Clarbeston Road, Llandaff North Tel : 07773 653 282

LLANISHEN Richard Foley (Con) Members Services, Room CY7, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf Tel : 02920 694 702 Robert Smith (Con) 44 Kyle Crescent, Whitchurch Tel : 02920 619304 Craig Piper (Con) 55 Pinecrest Drive, Thornhill Tel : 02920 763 647 Jonathan Burns (Con) Member Services, Room 286, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf Tel : 02920 872020 RHIWBINA Jayne Cowan (Independent) Brynlake, 174 Manor Way, Whitchurch Tel : 02920 62 7757

Brian Jones (Independent) 4 Roundwood Close, Penylan Tel : 02920 493 953 Adrian Robson (independent) Jayne Cowan (Independent) Brynlake, 174 Manor Way, Whitchurch Tel : 02920 619 237 WHITCHURCH & TONGWYNLAIS Timothy Davies (Con) 1 Westbourne Crescent, Whitchurch Tel : 02920 618751 Brian Griffiths (Con) 2 Castle Road, Tongwynlais Tel : 02920 811 374 Linda Morgan (Con) Oak House, 23 Castell Coch View Tongwynlais Tel : 02920 81 3395 Michael Jones-Pritchard (Con) 32 Castell Coch View, Tongwynlais Tel : 02920 814 342



Useful Numbers

Health Services



Dental Laboratories

Boots the Chemist Parc Ty Glas Llanishen Tel: 02920 754 838

C.A.W.Dental Ceramics 7 Lon Fach, Rhiwbina Cardiff Tel: 02920 619 714

Brooks Pharmacy 3 Fidlas Road Llanishen Cardiff Tel : 0800 0488596

GP Surgeries

Lloyds Pharmacy 4c Heol-y-Deri Rhiwbina Tel : 02920 618000 Lloyds Pharmacy 8 Park Road Whitchurch Tel : 02920 626986 Lloyds Pharmacy 34-42 Merthyr Road Whitchurch Tel : 02920 621156 Lloyds Pharmacy 22 Station Road Llanishen Tel: 02920 752292 Sainsburys Pharmacy Excalibur Drive, Thornhill Tel : 02920 761635

Llanishen Court Surgery Tel: 02920 757 025 North Cardiff Medical Centre Tel: 02920 76 44 44 Rhiwbina Surgery Tel : 02920 627959 Whitchurch Village Practice Park Road Surgery Tel : 02920 629602 University Hospital of Wales (Heath) Main switchboard Tel: 02920 747 747

Opticians John O’Connor Davies 3 Thornhill Road Llanishen Tel: 02920 754 659 Evans + Hailes + Dean Church School House 2 Heol Hir Llanishen Tel : 02920 754 314

Dentists Llanishen Dental Surgery Heol Hir Llanishen Tel: 02920 761 476 Cedars Dental Surgery 189 Fidlas Road Llanishen Tel: 02920 689 099 Rhiwbina Dental Surgery 25, Heol-y-Deri, Rhiwbina, Tel: 02920 626 551


Podiatrist Lucy Jones BSc (Hons) HPC registered podiastrist/ chiropodist Tel: 07854 672563 Email :

Chartered Psychologist Mike Nelmes Hope Clinic, Cremona House, Lon Ucha, Rhiwbina Tel : 077 077 39000 Email


Cardiff Royal Infirmary Newport Road Tel : 02920 492 223 Llandough Penlan Road Tel : 02920 711 711 Rookwood (rehabilitation) Fairwater Road, Llandaff Tel : 02920 415 415 St David’s Community Hospital Cowbridge Road East Tel : 02920 536 666 Velindre (cancer care) Velindre Road, Whitchurch Tel : 02920 615 888 Whitchurch (psychiatric) Park Road, Whitchurch Tel : 02920 693 191 Cardiff Local Health Board Trenewydd, Fairwater Road, Llandaff Tel : 02920 552 212

Community Care Unity Care Limited 148c Crwys Road Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4NR Tel : 0292034 5553

Age Concern Tel : 02920 360 306

Gamblers Anonymous Tel : 020 7384 3040

Alcoholics Anonymous Tel: 0845 769 7555 (local rate)

George Thomas Hospice Tel: 02920 524 150

Al-Anon Family Group Tel: 020 740 30888

Joshua Foundation Tel: 02920 757020

Alzheimer’s Society Tel : 02920 571 872

Mencap Wales Tel: 0808 808 1111

Bobath Childrens’ Therapy Centre Tel : 02920 522600

MIND Infoline Tel : 0845 766 0163

Breast Cancer Care Helpline : 0808 800 6000 British Heart Foundation Tel : 02920 382408 14 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BN Cancer Research Wales Tel : 02920 616467 Cardiff Concern Tel : 02920 664410 Cardiff Carers’ Information, Support & Wellbeing Bus Tel: 0845 241 0987 Cardiff Women’s Aid Tel: 029 2046 0566

Missing People Tel : 0500 700 700 National Drugs Helpline Tel : 0800 77 66 00 NSPCC Child Protection 0800 800500(24hr) Parkinson’s Disease Society Tel : 0808 800 0303 Rainbow of Hope 14 Gilwern Crescent, Llanishen, Tel : 02920 764 243 Royal National Institute for the Deaf Te: 0808 808 9000 (minicom)

Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 02920 346 499

RSPCA Merthyr Road, Whitchurch 02920 521177

Childline Tel: 0800 1111

Rwanda Restored Tel : 02920 627 581

Diabetes UK Tel : 0845 120 2960 (Careline)

Samaritans 0845 790 9090

Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 8010 800 Email :

The Stroke Association 0845 3033 100

Drinkaware 020 7307 7450 Epilepsy Wales Tel : 02920 755 515 Family Mediation Cardiff Tel : 02920 229692


Tenovus Cancer Information 02920 768850 Ty Hafan Tel: 02920 67 2060 Women’s Aid Tel : 02920 460566


University Hosptial of Wales Heath Park, Cardiff Tel : 02920 747 747

Help Lines Advice & Local Charities


Take Aways


Eating Out & Takeaways

Bully’s Restaurant 5 Romilly Crescent Tel : 02920 221905

Bombay Mix 7 Penlline Road, Whitchurch Tel : 02920 636 060

Cafe Jazz 21 St Mary Street CF10 1PL Tel : 02920 387026

Juboraj Express 240 North Road Cardiff Tel : 02920 610 333

Casa Bianca 175 City Road Tel : 029 2049 4779

Nahin Spice Centre Caerphilly Road Tel : 02920 520360

De Courcey’s Tyla Morris Avenue Pentyrch Tel : 02920 892232

Top Oriental Chinese Takeaway 105 Caerphilly Road Tel : 02920 522652

India Gate 17 Penlline Road Whitchurch Tel : 02920 611 178 Juboraj – Cafe Quarter 10 Mill Lane Tel : 02920 377668

Canton Chop Suey House 319 Caerphilly Road Tel : 02920 620 291 City Pizza 10 City Road Roath Tel : 02920 450054 Mandarin 95 Heol LLanishen Fach Tel : 02920 614 715

Juboraj Lakeside Lake Road West Tel : 02920 455123

Papa John’s 208 City Road Tel : 02920 471 222

Juboraj Rhiwbina 11 Heol-y-Deri Tel : 02920 628894 Mint and Mustard 134 Whitchurch Road Tel : 02920 620333 Stefano’s 14 Romilly Crescent Tel : 02920 372768


Top Gun 33 Merthyr Road Tel : 02920 618693

The Buffalo Bar 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff CF10 3BY TEL: 029 2031 0312.

Venues in Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Mary Ann Street Cardiff Telephone - 02920 224488

Cafe Jazz 21 St. Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1PL

Wales Millennium Centre Telephone - 08700 40 2000 New Theatre Park Place Tel: 02920 878889

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St David’s Hall The Hayes Tel: 02920 878 444 Sherman Theatre Senghennydd Rd Tel: 02920 646900

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Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama 029 20391 391 Norwegian Church Arts Centre Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay Tel: (029) 2045 4899 Glee Club Mermaid Quay Tel 0870 241 5093 The Gate Keppoch St, Roath Tel : 02920 48 33 44 The Globe 125 Albany Road Roath Cardiff CF24 3NS


The Live Lounge 9 The Friary Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 3FA email:

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Castle Bowmen Tel : 02920 755 332

Cardiff Cricket Club Tel : 0781 8008 985

Celyn Archers Tel: 02920 484 509

Cardiff Gymkhana Tel: 02920 307 482

Llandaff City Bowmen Tel : 01443 227 164

Athletics Cardiff Amateur Athletics Club Tel : 02920 660 360 Les Croupiers Running Club Tel : 02920 514 267

Badminton Arches Badminton Club Tel : 02920 483 413

Cardiff Badminton Club Tel: 02920 693 926

Basketball Cardiff Capitals Tel: Trelai Warriors Tel : 02920 626 083 UWIC Academy of Basketball Tel : 02920 416 588

Bowls Cardiff Bowling Club Tel : 02920 228874 Whitchurch Bowling Club Tel : 02920 628 044 Rhiwbina Bowls Club Tel : 02920 693583


Glamorgan Cricket Club Tel : 02920 419 340 Tickets : 02920 419 311 Lisvane Cricket Club Tel : 02920 763 728 Pentyrch Cricket Club Tel : 02920 858 626 Radyr Cricket Club Tel : 0797 1954 791 St Fagans Cricket Club Tel : 0777 5896 967 Whitchurch Heath Tel : 0777 1904 476 whitchurchheathcricketclub

Cycling Manidy Flyers Youth Tel : 02920 529 230

Fencing Whitchurch Fencing Club Tel : 02920 751 155

Football Cardiff City FC Tel : 0845 345 1400 Cardiff City Ladies Tel : 0786 6525 177

UWIC Academy of Gymnastics Tel : 02920 416 777


Lisvane Panthers FC Tel : 02920 235 718


Llandaff Rowing Club Tel : 02920 566 361

Rhiwbina FC Tel : 0777 0855 478 rhwbinafootballclub Thornhill Athletic Tel : 0777 3775 146

Golf Cardiff Golf Club Tel : 02920 753 320 Llanishen Golf Club Tel : 02920 755078 Radyr Golf Club Tel : 02920 842 408

Cardiff & UWIC HC Tel : 02920 405 809 Whitchurch Hockey Club Tel : 0795 4417 361

Cardiff High School Old Boys Tel : 02920 693 552 Glamorgan Wanderers Tel : 02920 592 998

Whitchurch Saints Ladies HC Tel : 0781 4000 017

Llandaff North RFC Tel : 07974 823 940

Ice Hockey

Llandaff RFC Tel : 0786 0148 887

Cardiff Devils Community Foundation Tel : 0844 801 2010 community.aspx

LLanishen RFC Tel : 02920 761 688 Rhiwbina RFC Tel : 0790 5852 266

Ice Skating


Dragon Paddlers Canoe Club Tel : 02920 625 064

Phoenix Gymnastics Tel : 02920 515 200


Whitchurch Ladies HC Tel : 0799 9825 762

Whitchurch Golf Club Tel : 02920 529 860 www.whitchurchcardiffgolfclub. com St Mellons Golf Club Tel : 01633 680 408

Cardiff Olympic Gymnastics Tel : 02920 238 239

Cardiff Rowing Club Tel : 0780 0887 503

Cardiff Ice Skating Club Tel : 01873 812 262

Scuba Diving Diving Dragons Tel : 0781 1463 238


Glam Boaters Tel : 0797 0261 862

Martial Arts

Squash Rhiwbina Squash Club Tel : 07967 026030

Swimming City of Cardiff Swimming Club

Planet Gymnastics Tel : 07790 920 573

Cardiff Martial Arts Tel : 0797 1468 231


Somersault Gymnastics Tel : 02920 495 111

Radyr T.A.G.B Taekwon-Do Club Tel : 01443 3226 452

Whitchurch Tennis Club Tel : 0785 4383 420


Lisvane Tennis Club


Heath Park Rangers Tel : 02920 617 505


Clodes Solicitors Buying or Selling your Home? Need to Make a Will? Suffered an Injury? Need advice on criminal law? Problem with faulty goods? Considering Divorce? Need help with Child Orders? Domestic Neighbourhood Dispute? Violence? Obtaining Power of Attorney?

Clodes Solicitors Family Law Experts 15A Station Road Llanishen Cardiff CF14 5LS Telephone : 029 2076 5050 Email:


Cardiff Now Magazine October 2011  

The latest edition of north Cardiff's most popular magazine.

Cardiff Now Magazine October 2011  

The latest edition of north Cardiff's most popular magazine.