0 Post a comment Sunday, 19 May 2019 - Local People by Mike Lewis - South Ceredigion reporter [email protected] Love was in the air at Ceredigion County Council last Wednesday, with a marriage proposal on the cards at a planning meeting. Andrew Rowlands, of Glynarthen, said that if his application for an affordable home near Rhydlewis was granted, he would propose to his partner, Sophie. And luckily for him his application was granted – and Sophie accepted!Mr Rowlands, who runs a trailer hire business, was addressing the local authority’s development control meeting when he made his remarkable pledge.His application for a four-bedroom affordable home had been recommended for refusal due to its size, making it unsustainable as an affordable home.However, Mr Rowlands urged councillors to approve his plan, saying he had spent a long time looking for a suitable alternative.“In the five-minute address I gave I explained that we were local, I ran my own … [Read more...] about Double celebration for Andrew and Sophie!
A retired police officer has revealed what increases your chances of getting pulled over. Shaun Cronin, who was a traffic officer for 30 years with the Dorset Police, also spoke to WhatCar? about drivers' worst habits, what causes the most accidents and more. The former cop said the most important quality for a traffic officer is "a keen sense of fair play," as "no traffic officer takes pleasure in booking someone." Below are the key points he raised. Do police officers have a quota to fill? Despite the belief that police officers have a quota to meet in terms of how many people they pull over, Shaun said this is a myth. Before writing up a ticket, police will use their own judgement and weigh up a range of factors, report The Sun. If a driver was stopped for a defective light bulb and didn't realise it was out, many officers may give them the benefit of the doubt and not issue a ticket. What are the worst habit among drivers? There are numerous bad habits shared among drivers, but … [Read more...] about Retired traffic cop lifts lid on drivers’ most common mistakes
Hull FC put in one of the performances of the season to grind out a 19-12 win over Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Here, FC reporter William Jackson looks at some of the talking points to come out of the game. FC show their mettle The Black and Whites were never going to have it easy at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and their task was made even harder when three key players dropped out of the captain’s run. Danny Houghton, Sika Manu and Bureta Faraimo were all named in the 19-man squad but picked up issues ensuring they couldn’t travel to Cheshire. But, that only seemed to pull Hull together as they went in search of revenge against a side that had racked up 143 points against them in their two previous meetings. The Black and Whites spent periods camped on their own tryline without the ball, but put in easily their best defensive performance of the season to stifle Steve Price’s Wolves, with Jamie Shaul and Ratu Naulago in particular producing a … [Read more...] about Hull FC prove a point to themselves with top two in sight
Preparations for the new League Two season are well underway for Grimsby Town and their rivals – and it could prove to be one of the most competitive campaigns since the Mariners returned to the Football League. We know 23 of the 24 teams who will be vying for the title next season, while one of Newport or Tranmere will be remaining in the division after the Play-Off Final on May 25. Town will be aiming to improve on their last couple of seasons, which have seen them finish 18th and 17th respectively – although they’re set to face a tough task. Here are a few reasons why the 2019/20 season in League Two could be the most competitive yet… TOP MANAGERS There’s a whole host of fine managers coming into League One next season, all of whom will have their sights set high. We all know how good a manager Paul Hurst is from his time with Town, and Scunthorpe United have certainly bagged themselves a man who should get them firing again after a dismal season. But … [Read more...] about Why 2019/2020 season could be toughest yet for Girmsby Town
Siddal lost 24-18 at home to a useful Lock Lane side in a fluctuating and exciting National Conference League Premier Division match yesterday. The Halifax side fought back from 12-0 down at half-time to lead 18-12 with seven minutes left, only to see their habit of letting in back-to-back tries return.Both sides went into the game having won four of their last five league games and that form was demonstrated in the opening quarter as the packs tore into each other.Canaan Smithies and Jack Georgiou were prominent for Siddal and Rob Firth led the visitors’ response.Siddal winger Ollie Lewis made a great catch when Lane’s Danny Sowerby launched a probing kick into the corner, breaking out to the 20 metre line to relieve pressure.Full back Freddy Walker was also safe under high balls and three quarters Lewis Hosty, Henry Turner and Josh Greenwood-MacDonald were all putting in a shift to support the hard-working Siddal pack.The deadlock was broken after 31 minutes when a Siddal … [Read more...] about National Conference: Siddal sunk by late tries