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FOOTPRINT HAVE MADE THEIR MARK By Gary Baker

ENVIRONMENTAL recycling and energy solutions company FootPrintMatters2U are taking a big step in their rapid growth during 2009 by partnering with leading green organisation Wastesavers Charitable Trust. Their alliance has been forged to recycle everyday waste that the public may not realise is actually classed as hazardous. FootPrintMatters2U are specialists in the recycling of fluorescent tubes and lamps, which, despite being used by millions of people every day, contain mercury, a hazardous substance. They also recycle many other electrical and electronic items including domestic batteries, (such as AA and AAA types) And, by going into a strategic partnership with Newport Wastesavers (as they are known) to recycle fluorescent tubes and batteries from schools safely and environmentally, FootPrintMatters2U have placed themselves at the forefront of this technology in Wales. General disposal of fluorescent tubes and lamps usually involves collections of large boxes, by companies who travel from North and East of England and who often use the glass remains as aggregate for industry as it cannot be disposed of into landfill sites under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005. FootPrintMatters2U take a completely green and alternative approach to this, though, and have already joined with another strategic partner and a major multi-national electrical company to re-use the glass residues and return them to High Street shops as new lighting, giving them a 100% closed loop recycle solution. Mr Tim Hourahine, Managing Director of FootPrintMatters2U, said: “We are excited by the prospect of working with a company like Newport Wastesavers that are aligned closely to our own green principles and practices. “This partnership will help schools look after their prohibitive waste like fluorescent lighting and batteries.”


Welsh company creates 30 jobs EXCLUSIVE By James King

A LEADING care company are to create 30 jobs in Newport after being approved by the City Council as one of their key domiciliary service providers. The company, who already include Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taff, and Vale of Glamorgan councils in their portfolio, are looking to increase their care staff compliment from 70 to 100. Angels Care Services are among 15 organisations who have been granted a place on the Newport Councilapproved list of domiciliary care providers. That has sparked a recruitment drive for carers to cover the city, with particular emphasis on the Marshfield, Castleton, St Mellons and Coedkernew areas. Mr Norrie Wilson, director of Angels Care Services who is based in Newport, is delighted at the inclusion, which increases Angels profile around South Wales and places them at the forefront of vital at-home services for the elderly. Their head office is in St Nicholas, in the Vale of Glamorgan, but, with the granting of their new listing, there are plans to open an office in Newport. The company has grown rapidly since they were launched eight years ago and pride themselves on the quality of care they provide for their clients. They employ a full time Quality Assuror to guarantee standards are maintained and offer home assistance for anyone recovering from illness, coping with disability or growing gracefully into old age.


POLICE AIMING TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE The UK Government Home Office ran a consultation project on the issue last year, which has lead to this new trial. There already exists common law powers, resting with the police, to provide information on somebody’s background if there are concerns that it would stop a crime from taking place. However, this scheme will allow anybody in Gwent who has fears they could become embroiled in a violent relationship to receive that information. The other three police forces which are trialing the scheme are Greater Manchester, Wiltshire and Nottinghamshire. The UK Government Home Office ran a consultation project on the issue last year, which has lead to this new trial. There already exists common law powers, resting with the police, to provide information on somebody’s background if there are concerns that it would stop a crime from taking place. However, this scheme will allow anybody in Gwent who has fears they could become embroiled in a violent relationship to receive that information. The other three police forces which are trialing the scheme are Greater Manchester, Wiltshire and Nottinghamshire. The UK Government Home Office ran a consultation project on the issue last year, which has lead to this new trial. The other three police forces which are trialing the scheme are Greater Manchester, Wiltshire and Nottinghamshire.


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WALES V BARBARIANS

RUGBY PREVIEW BATH V NORTHAMPTON. YOUNG fly-half George Ford booted Leicester to their first LV= Cup final in four years as they beat a resiliant Bath in a Recreation Ground thriller. Ford booted four penalties as Leicester booked their place to meet either East Midlands neighbours Northampton or Welsh region Scarlets, who play on Sunday, in the big showdown at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium on March 18. It was one of the most intense meetings between the two fierce English rivals for years as they produced a ding-dong semi-final battle where the lead changed hands six times before Leicester came out on top. Bath lead 10-8 at half-time after giant Tigers lock Graham Kitchener made young Bath prop Charlie Beech pay dearly for dropping the ball on his own line by pouncing for a try. Discarded England hooker Lee Mears replied with a well-worked Bath try after excelent work from centre Matt Carraro and wing Tom Biggs. The match went right to the wire with never more than two points seperating them throughout the second half.


BATH RUGBY SELL THE REC

Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell

the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground.

Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground. Bath Rugby have decided to sell the Recreation Ground.


DRAGON THOMAS SIGNS UP FOR GLOUCESTER EXCLUSIVE By Gary Baker NEWPORT Gwent Dragons full-back Martyn Thomas has joined Gloucester, we can reveal today. Thomas, 26, will join the Cherry and Whites on a five year deal. NEWPORT Gwent Dragons full-back Martyn Thomas has joined Gloucester, we can reveal today. Thomas, 26, will join the Cherry and Whites on a five year deal. NEWPORT Gwent Dragons full-back Martyn Thomas has joined Gloucester, we can reveal today. Thomas, 26, will join the Cherry and Whites on a five year deal. NEWPORT Gwent Dragons full-back Martyn Thomas has joined Gloucester, we can reveal today. Thomas, 26, will join the Cherry and Whites on a five year deal. NEWPORT Gwent Dragons full-back Martyn Thomas has joined Gloucester, we can reveal today. Thomas, 26, will join the Cherry and Whites on a five year deal. NEWPORT Gwent Dragons full-back Martyn Thomas has


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