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walesonline
Most beds gone at hospital ward as reasons for severe nurse shortages emergeareas - at an open day at Morriston Hospital on September 2 by demonstrating th
walesonline / Posted 4 hours ago
areas - at an open day at Morriston Hospital on September 2 by demonstrating that their wage will go further in South West Wales. Meanwhile, ABMU patient watchdog the Community Health Council said it was keeping abreast of the ward 10... Read more
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walesonline
D-Day for ambitious town square redevelopment plansA decision on whether to allow the transformation of a west Wales town square i
walesonline / Posted 4 hours ago
A decision on whether to allow the transformation of a west Wales town square into a cafe and shopping hub could be made next week. Ambitious plans for the redevelopment of Jacksons Square in Carmarthen will go before Carmarthenshire Council... Read more
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walesonline
Why Leigh Halfpenny shouldn't have been allowed to join ScarletsCardiff Blues and the Scarlets bidding to be their partners. Halfpenny underst
walesonline / Posted 5 hours ago
Cardiff Blues and the Scarlets bidding to be their partners. Halfpenny understandably plumped for the Scarlets with the west Wales region being Guinness PRO12 champions rather than return to the Arms Park.Read More When the NDC system was... Read more
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walesonline
Lone yachtsman rescued in early hours after running aground on west Wales coastA yachtsman was rescued in the early hours of this morning after running agroun
walesonline / Posted 7 hours ago
A yachtsman was rescued in the early hours of this morning after running aground off the west Wales coast. The 27 foot vessel is understood to have lost power in Carmarthen Bay and ended up in the surf on Pendine Sands. The lone yachtsman was... Read more
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walesonline
Cardiff Blues urge WRU to overhaul National Dual Contract systemHalfpenny’s decision to reject a deal to return to Cardiff Blues in favour of j
walesonline / Posted yesterday
Halfpenny’s decision to reject a deal to return to Cardiff Blues in favour of joining the Scarlets. The Blues coach warned west Wales regions Ospreys and Scarlets would get stronger at the expense of east Wales outfits Blues and Dragons if players... Read more
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walesonline
Driver's lucky escape after crash with lorry in West Walesdid cause long queues were caused at Pont Abraham Roundabout, but the road was
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
did cause long queues were caused at Pont Abraham Roundabout, but the road was not closed. A spokesman from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Services said: “We were called at 2.42pm to attend a collision between a light goods vehicle and... Read more
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walesonline
Car "totally destroyed by fire" which closed a section of the A48of the car in flames on the A48 on the outskirts of Carmarthen (Image: Chris De
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
of the car in flames on the A48 on the outskirts of Carmarthen (Image: Chris Deacon)Read More A spokesman for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue service said: “We were called at 7.43pm and the one private motor vehicle involved was totally... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Iwan Rheon: 'I always wear red when I travel by plane...otherwise something terrible might happen'an absolute dream. I remember walking through the Lego cities and thinking how
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
an absolute dream. I remember walking through the Lego cities and thinking how cool it was. Coasteering near St Davids in west Wales. The highest cliff from which I jumped into the sea was about 40 feet high. Half the battle is getting your head... Read more
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Gazette
Avon Fire and Rescue Service appoints interim chief fire officerthe release of a damning government inspection which led to the suspension of K
Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
the release of a damning government inspection which led to the suspension of Kevin Pearson. Mick Crennell from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, was appointed for a six-month contract at a meeting of Avon Fire Authority’s employment... Read more
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walesonline
Fire breaks out in Swansea warehouse as cars catch fireEnterprise Zone. The fire broke out at 3.47pm this afternoon and is thought to
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
Enterprise Zone. The fire broke out at 3.47pm this afternoon and is thought to involve two vehicles on fire. A Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "We received a call alerting us to a disused building in Swansea Enterprise Zone... Read more
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walesonline
High-speed Japanese train will soon be used between Wales and LondonA brand new Japanese train that will speed up travel from West Wales to Cardiff
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
A brand new Japanese train that will speed up travel from West Wales to Cardiff and London has made a late-night appearance in Carmarthen. The Intercity Express Class 800 is an electric/diesel hybrid that was made by Japanese multinational company... Read more
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The News and Star
Ealing Vicarage rape victim never got over brutal attack - husbandby her "had not been so great". She died aged 51 in January and her life will
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
by her "had not been so great". She died aged 51 in January and her life will be celebrated at a memorial in Nefyn, north-west Wales, on Saturday. Speaking to the Mirror, husband Gavin Drake said: "It was always there, it was always something in... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Ealing Vicarage rape victim never got over brutal attack - husbandby her "had not been so great". She died aged 51 in January and her life will
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 4 days ago
by her "had not been so great". She died aged 51 in January and her life will be celebrated at a memorial in Nefyn, north-west Wales, on Saturday. Speaking to the Mirror, husband Gavin Drake said: "It was always there, it was always something in... Read more
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walesonline
Cladding on Swansea high-rise buildings passes safety teststo take professional advice on fire safety in their high-rise residential build
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
to take professional advice on fire safety in their high-rise residential buildings. Fire safety experts from Mid and West Wales Fire Service have been inspecting our high-rise properties recently as part of the annual checks and, naturally,... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Whales and dolphins found all around the UKare present in the area." Watchers have also recorded minke whales off the Yor
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 6 days ago
are present in the area." Watchers have also recorded minke whales off the Yorkshire coast and bottlenose dolphins in West Wales, Tayside, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Cornwall. In addition, porpoises have been found in various locations, including... Read more
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walesonline
A cat was saved from a fire and given lifesaving oxygen through a tiny pet maskand has settled in really well. We’re just happy we were able to help.” The ox
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
and has settled in really well. We’re just happy we were able to help.” The oxygen therapy masks were donated to Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service in 2016 by the Smokey Paws not-for-profit. RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: “It was... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Premier League health check: How each team is shaping up ahead of the seasonskin was no mean feat. Carlo Ancelotti’s former number two has a chance to carv
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
skin was no mean feat. Carlo Ancelotti’s former number two has a chance to carve out decent career for himself in south-west Wales. Major arrivals: Tammy Abraham, (Chelsea, free) Roque Mesa, (Las Palmas, £11m) Erwin Mulder. (Heerenveen,... Read more
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walesonline
Delays as caravan breaks free and smashes into barriers on A48said: "There was a long queue and when we got to the crash there was a caravan
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
said: "There was a long queue and when we got to the crash there was a caravan smashed to pieces."Read More A Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We are in attendance on the A48 between Llanddarog and Carmarthen,... Read more
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walesonline
New £2 million CCTV system announced for West WalesCCTV cameras could be back and monitored live in several west Wales towns after
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
CCTV cameras could be back and monitored live in several west Wales towns after plans for a new £2 million system were announced. Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Panel has been given a commitment for investment in a new CCTV system in the area. It... Read more
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express
Sports Direct forced to apologise after ordering staff to speak only in ENGLISHthose who failed to comply would be “subject to the disciplinary process”. The
express / Posted 8 days ago
those who failed to comply would be “subject to the disciplinary process”. The notice put up in a Bangor store in north west Wales read: “We would like to remind all staff that English is the official language of the Company and should be used... Read more
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walesonline
A fire at a Llanelli photo shop caused a shopping centre to be evacuatedA fire broke out at a Llanelli photo shop this morning. Mid and West Wales Fir
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
A fire broke out at a Llanelli photo shop this morning. Mid and West Wales Fire Service attended Max Spielmann at St Elli Shopping Centre after receiving reports of the incident. All entrances to the shopping centre were shut off - including the... Read more
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walesonline
Biker's helmet left wedged under car after crashincident was a "little reminder on how important it is to wear a helmet when ri
walesonline / Posted 8 days ago
incident was a "little reminder on how important it is to wear a helmet when riding a motorbike!" A spokesman for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call at 5.10pm on Monday to a road traffic collision in... Read more
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express
Fancy owning your own beach? 2.2 acre sandy land on the market for £250kwhich is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National park near Tenby, is one of the mos
express / Posted 9 days ago
which is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National park near Tenby, is one of the most visited tourist destinations in West wales. On sale is most of the wide sandy beach which also enjoys blue flag status thanks to its high environmental... Read more
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walesonline
Customers face 17-mile round trip as only bank in the village set to closeThe last bank in a west Wales village is closing, meaning customers will have t
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
The last bank in a west Wales village is closing, meaning customers will have to travel a round trip of 17 miles if they want to visit a branch. Barclays has confirmed that its Llandysul branch, located on Wind Street, will close on November 17,... Read more
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walesonline
Investigation into haulage business found a 'lack of attention' to lorry brakesbrakes. The action against the business - which used to haul bulk quarry aggre
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
brakes. The action against the business - which used to haul bulk quarry aggregates and ready mixed concrete across South West Wales and registered to an address in Morriston - was taken following an investigation by the Driver and Vehicle... Read more
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walesonline
The remarkable tales of the oldest rugby players in Walestwo or three tours out there. The desire burns as brightly as ever for Brown o
walesonline / Posted 9 days ago
two or three tours out there. The desire burns as brightly as ever for Brown out on the pitch when he turns out for his west Wales club. “We had a game on tour up in Edinburgh last year against Linlithgow,” reveales Keenan. “They had a scrum... Read more
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walesonline
Economists calculated the impact of Brexit on every area of Walestake an annual economic hit of £627m from a soft Brexit or £1.1bn from a hard B
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
take an annual economic hit of £627m from a soft Brexit or £1.1bn from a hard Brexit.Eluned Morgan Labour AM for Mid and West Wales Eluned Morgan, a former MEP, said: “This breakdown shows that Brexit will have consequences for every single... Read more
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express
Heaven on a Harley? Funeral home launches first Harley-Davidson powered hearsecustom-built Road King hearse is available for funerals conducted by the Roy Fo
express / Posted 12 days ago
custom-built Road King hearse is available for funerals conducted by the Roy Folland and Son home in Haverfordwest, West Wales. Roy’s son Robin Folland said it took him almost two years to get the hearse up and running due to various legal... Read more
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walesonline
This town has so many flowers, it may be the most colourful place in the countryTwo west Wales towns are in the running to win a national award for its colourf
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
Two west Wales towns are in the running to win a national award for its colourful surroundings. Having already been judged for Wales in Bloom, Pembrey and Burry Port now has the chance to impress on a national scale, as contenders in Britain in... Read more
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walesonline
Live updates as two-car crash blocks a Swansea road in both directionsA Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We received a cal
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
A Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 10,09am this morning regarding an RTC involving two vehicles outside the Sikh temple near the A48. “Two appliances from Morriston and Neath are in attendance and... Read more
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walesonline
All you need to know about Llanelli's LGBT Dayand show equality and how Llanelli is a LGBT friendly place to live. “We must
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
and show equality and how Llanelli is a LGBT friendly place to live. “We must thank our sponsors Carmarthenshire Council, West Wales Trade Sales, Castell Howell, and Big Lottery for ensuring that this event could go ahead.Read More “We’d also... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Inquest opens into deaths of five family members in helicopter crashin the remote Rhinog mountains near Trawsfynydd, North Wales. On Thursday, Dew
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
in the remote Rhinog mountains near Trawsfynydd, North Wales. On Thursday, Dewi Pritchard Jones, senior coroner for North West Wales, formally opened and adjourned the inquest into their deaths at Caernarfon Coroner's Court. No members of the... Read more
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walesonline
Inquest opened into five family members killed in helicopter crashwith the wreckage of the helicopter in Snowdonia National Park. On Thursday De
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
with the wreckage of the helicopter in Snowdonia National Park. On Thursday Dewi Pritchard Jones, senior coroner for North West Wales, formally opened and adjourned the inquest into their deaths at Caernarfon Coroner’s Court. No members of the... Read more
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walesonline
Villagers to organise search for missing Romanian rescue dog Yola who escapedVILLAGERS in a west Wales village are rallying people power to help find a belo
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
VILLAGERS in a west Wales village are rallying people power to help find a beloved Romanian rescue dog that escaped from its new home just two days after arriving there. Eight-year-old Yola, a rescue dog sent over from awful conditions in Romania,... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Warning as 6ft 'monster' snake spotted on loose in UK coastal regionCoast National Park Authority in Wales immediately. Piney, who belongs to John
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
Coast National Park Authority in Wales immediately. Piney, who belongs to John and Josie Hiscock from Solva, south west Wales, say their pet is not venomous and are desperate for it to come home. They told the BBC it is “a lovely tame... Read more
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Gazette
Charity clay shoot in Chipping Sodbury raises £2,000 for Gurkha veteransthat Gurkha veterans and their widows are able to live with dignity. Ten teams
Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
that Gurkha veterans and their widows are able to live with dignity. Ten teams of four, who came from as far afield as West Wales, competed in the shoot on Friday, July 7. The day, which was organised by the Western Branch of GWT, concluded... Read more
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walesonline
From Korea to Kidwelly: This couple's epic trip will inspire you to hit the roadDaegu in South Korea has a population of 2.455 million while Kidwelly in west W
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
Daegu in South Korea has a population of 2.455 million while Kidwelly in west Wales has a population of 3,523. What do these two places have in common you may ask, apart from a huge difference in population? Kidwelly native Jack Rees, and his... Read more
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walesonline
Wales legend: Scarlets would be perfect fit for Leigh HalfpennySo reckons Phil Bennett, an icon of Llanelli rugby, who played more than 400 ti
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
So reckons Phil Bennett, an icon of Llanelli rugby, who played more than 400 times for the West Wales club over 14 seasons. “I have no doubt a move to the Scarlets would benefit Leigh,” said the former fly-half. “The Scarlets backs are really... Read more
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express
JAILED: Cleaner who blackmailed her 80-old customer with false sexual assault threatamount again. Bank staff alerted police after becoming suspicious about the tw
express / Posted 16 days ago
amount again. Bank staff alerted police after becoming suspicious about the two large withdrawals. Thomas, of Cardigan, west Wales, was found guilty of blackmailing the pensioner, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in October 2015 after a... Read more
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walesonline
Tributes paid to popular Carmarthen poet who passed away suddenlyof Carmarthen. He said: “Anthony was a popular personality and performer of hi
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
of Carmarthen. He said: “Anthony was a popular personality and performer of his poetry at many venues around south and west Wales including Carmarthen’s own Poems and Pints at the Queens, Cellar Bards in Cardigan and elsewhere.” Over the last... Read more
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walesonline
To see the Iron Ring as a symbol of Welsh oppression is short-sightedin the 1100s and 1200s, was divided between the Marches of southeast and south
walesonline / Posted 17 days ago
in the 1100s and 1200s, was divided between the Marches of southeast and south Wales, and ‘native’ controlled north and west Wales. And within native Wales there were three Welsh kingdoms, Deheubarth in the southwest (think Cardiganshire), Powys... Read more
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walesonline
This Swansea speed camera snapped almost 2,000 driversyou check your speed - if you see them in time. Fixed speed cameras are a comm
walesonline / Posted 18 days ago
you check your speed - if you see them in time. Fixed speed cameras are a common sight on many main roads across south west Wales - but where do you think the busiest are located? Who operates the cameras? The cameras are operated by a road... Read more
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walesonline
Woman blamed dog for stealing biscuits - but she'd been burgledbroke the news to the victim that she’d been burgled. Jonathan Roberts had com
walesonline / Posted 19 days ago
broke the news to the victim that she’d been burgled. Jonathan Roberts had committed 13 previous burglaries across South West Wales during his criminal career when he targeted a house in Swansea Road, Llangyfelach, in the early morning of May 19... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Forward Ladies announces regional shortlist for awardsThe north west, Wales and Ireland shortlist for this year’s Forward Ladies awar
Manchester Evening News / Posted 19 days ago
The north west, Wales and Ireland shortlist for this year’s Forward Ladies awards has been revealed. Sponsored by HSBC; the event will be bringing together start-ups, multi-million pound businesses, academics and international business leaders. In... Read more
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SKY News
Govt 'dragging heels' over post-Brexit fundingfund to replace the money when Britain leaves the EU. The cash is targeted mos
SKY News / Posted 19 days ago
fund to replace the money when Britain leaves the EU. The cash is targeted mostly at areas of need, with Cornwall and West Wales receiving more than £800 per person, while the Scottish Highlands and parts of North East England get around £300... Read more
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walesonline
Friday, July 28, 2017the long-awaited rail electrification scheme, which is due to enhance transport
walesonline / Posted 19 days ago
the long-awaited rail electrification scheme, which is due to enhance transport links and infrastructure across the south-west Wales region. This is, of course, a decision that is of great concern to our members, particularly in light of the fact... Read more
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walesonline
Mum of missing teen says disappearance 'totally out of character'More Superintendent Huw Meredith said: " Police officers, along with support
walesonline / Posted 20 days ago
More Superintendent Huw Meredith said: " Police officers, along with support from Brecon Mountain Rescue Team and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, are continuing to search for 19-year-old James Corfield around Builth Wells. "We are... Read more
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Powys County Times
"A terrific opportunity for Welsh agriculture" Neil Hamilton at Royal Welshin the Welsh Assembly, Neil Hamilton AM. A controversial public figure, Mr Ham
Powys County Times / Posted 20 days ago
in the Welsh Assembly, Neil Hamilton AM. A controversial public figure, Mr Hamilton is an Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales. “I am enjoying the show as ever. I have been around visiting stalls and I have been to view the sheep,” he... Read more
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walesonline
Meet the 10-old boy with his very own train stationMost children these days can’t wait to get their hands on the latest mobile pho
walesonline / Posted 20 days ago
Most children these days can’t wait to get their hands on the latest mobile phone, tablet or games console, but for one west Wales schoolboy, all he wanted was his own train station. Forget having your own train set, 10-year-old Dylan Allman has... Read more
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North Wales Pioneer
St David's Hospice Dragon Boat Challenge returned to the shores of Llyn Padarnof fundraising fun. On Saturday, the Lake in Llanberis played host to the annu
North Wales Pioneer / Posted 20 days ago
of fundraising fun. On Saturday, the Lake in Llanberis played host to the annual event to support hospice care in North West Wales, with more than 20 teams taking part. Many participants wore colourful fancy dress costumes, including Vikings... Read more
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