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21st July 2019
Volunteers of Penarth and Weston RNLI work together to save two yachts

When two different yachts lost their steering it took two lifeboat stations to bring them to safety on one afternoon. It was a blustery day in the Bristol Channel when, at high tide, a yacht sailing near Birnbeck Island suffered steering failure at the north end Weston Bay. The vessel was being inexorably driven onto […]

19th July 2019
Millions of pounds invested in fossil fuel companies are set to be withdrawn by Cardiff and Vale Pension Fund

Cardiff council has called on the fund to divest the money it has tied up with oil and gas companies linked to fossil fuel extraction. An estimated £110m has been invested by the pension fund into the oil and gas sector into companies such as BP and Shell, many of which are linked with fossil […]

19th July 2019
Welsh Conservatives call for Cardiff Airport to return to private ownership

Welsh Conservative Shadow Ministers are today calling for the Welsh Government to explain to taxpayers how and why loss-making Cardiff Airport is still funded by the public purse. In figures revealed by Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister and Policy Director for the Welsh Conservatives, Cardiff Airport is shown to be in £30.6million of debt to […]

19th July 2019
Two drug dealers have been arrested after being found asleep in a car by Police

Two drug dealers who were found asleep in a car by police officers have been jailed. Police were called to Y Rhodfa, Barry, on March 19, at 8.10am, following a report that three people were unconscious in a black car. Officers approached the Vauxhall Corsa where the occupants were sleeping and saw through the window […]

19th July 2019
New ITV Cymru Wales series reveals true stories of life in a Welsh fire station

ITV Wales cameras have been given exclusive access to go behind the scenes with the fire service in one of Wales’ biggest and busiest towns. ‘Fire Station 20’ is the operational name for South Wales Fire and Rescue’s base in Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. It is also the title of the new three-part […]

19th July 2019
New mums in Wales face shortfall in vital mental health services

Thousands of women in Wales who need specialist support for mental health problems during pregnancy or following birth are unable to access the care they need because of where they live. And others needing specialist inpatient care must receive it in England because Wales does not have a mother and baby inpatient unit for women […]

19th July 2019
RSPCA welcome announcement as Welsh Govt confirm third party sales ban

The Welsh Government has announced its intention to ban the third party sale of puppies and kittens in Wales, in a move welcomed by RSPCA Cymru. In a written statement, Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs, confirmed that - following a supportive consultation - she proposes "to introduce a ban on […]

19th July 2019
Horses honoured while handlers humbled... The equivalent of an OBE

Two Metropolitan Police Horses were honoured today for their outstanding devotion and service to society by leading vet charity, PDSA. Grace and Keston, who have served the Force for 15 and 12 years respectively, performing a host of public order and specialist operational tasks, received the PDSA Order of Merit* – the animal equivalent of […]

19th July 2019
South Wales Police express concerns after local scam calls

South Wales Police is urging residents to be vigilant after reports of scam callers targeting people in Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan. Scammers have been targeting vulnerable older people over the phone - claiming that they owe money and if they do not pay they will be arrested. Fraudsters are also calling people claiming […]

19th July 2019
Nearly 28,000 waiting over 12 hours in A&E in the last six months

Almost 28,000 people had to wait over 12 hours in hospital emergency departments from January to June 2019. The new figure shows that waiting times are 4 times what they were 5 years ago within the same 6 month period. 12 hours is the targeted time that no one should exceed to be discharged, transferred […]

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