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Stolen drain covers in Cardiff costing taxpayer £43k

Stolen drain covers in Cardiff costing taxpayer £43k 22 October 2018 Image copyright Cardiff council Image caption Thirty drain covers have been stolen in the past week in the city More than £40,000 of taxpayer money has been spent replacing stolen drain covers in Cardiff in the past three months.
About 125 gully grids have been stolen since mid July, causing the council to spend about £43,000 on making the grids safe and replacing them.
The grids have been replaced by new frames which cannot ..

UPM Shotton death: Driver ‘thought he ran over paper bundle’ in mill

UPM Shotton death: Driver 'thought he ran over paper bundle' in mill 22 October 2018 Image copyright Google A factory worker who fatally injured a colleague at a Flintshire paper mill, initially thought he ran over a bundle of paper, an inquest has heard.
Austin Thomas, 29, died after being struck by a shovel loader lorry that was being driven by Darren Wright at UPM Shotton on 6 February 2017.
Mr Wright told the jury he had smoked cannabis the weekend before the accident.
The inquest..

Flood victim’s anger at Ceredigion council response

Flood victim's anger at Ceredigion council response 22 October 2018 Related TopicsStorm Callum Image caption The floor in Helen Jones' house has been lifted by the flood A flood victim has criticised a council over its response to the crisis brought by Storm Callum.
Helen Jones' home in Llechryd, Ceredigion, was one of nearly 100 to be flooded but she said her family had to rely on charity after getting no help to find a new home.
Ms Jones and her two children were not insured at ..

Llangammarch Wells: Fire which killed six ‘started near log burner’

Llangammarch Wells: Fire which killed six 'started near log burner' 22 October 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVillage mourns 'unprecedented' tragedyA fire which killed a father and five of his children in Powys started near a log burner, an inquest has heard.
David Cuthbertson, 68, and his children aged from four to 11, died when the blaze tore through their farmhouse near Llangammarch Wells on 30 October 2017.
Three children, aged 10, 12 and 1..

Severn tolls end ‘forcing M4 Relief Road to be built’

Severn tolls end 'forcing M4 Relief Road to be built' By David Deans BBC News 22 October 2018 comments Related TopicsSevern Bridge toll Image copyright PA Image caption Ending the toll will result in higher levels of congestion, a study says The abolition of the Severn tolls is being used to force the Welsh Government to build the M4 Relief Road, a Labour AM has claimed.
Lee Waters raised concerns after a UK government study claimed it may lead to six million more vehicles a year.
He s..

John Williams ‘already attacked’ says murder accused

John Williams 'already attacked' says murder accused 22 October 2018 Image copyright Family Photo Image caption The body of John Williams was found in his home in Swansea in March A woman accused of murdering a pensioner said he had already been attacked before she entered his home.
Gemma Owen, 31, is accused alongside Jonathan Donne, 42, and Simon Cairns, 46, of killing John “Jack” Williams at his Swansea home in March.
She told Swansea Crown Court she was “shocked” to find Mr William..

Swansea husband ‘covered up wife’s murder as suicide’

Swansea husband 'covered up wife's murder as suicide' 22 October 2018 Image caption Lesley Potter's body was found hanging at the couple's home in Hill Street, Mumbles A man strangled his wife before trying to “cover up” the killing as a suicide, a court has heard.
Derek Potter, 64, is accused of murdering his wife Lesley, 66, who was found hanged at the couple's home in Swansea on 7 April.
Swansea Crown Court heard the death was only reinvestigated after police rec..

Under-investigation Flintshire leader Aaron Shotton told to stand aside

Under-investigation Flintshire leader Aaron Shotton told to stand aside By Felicity Evans Political editor, Wales 22 October 2018 Image caption Aaron Shotton said he awaits the opportunity to fully respond to the allegations Flintshire council leader Aaron Shotton has been asked to stand aside while a watchdog investigates a complaint.
Four opposition councillors have expressed concern that allegations of an extra-marital affair between Mr Shotton and a council employee could damage the council&..

Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors kit clash: Champions Cup organisers to apologise

Spot the difference – kit similarities between Cardiff Blues and Glasgow Warriors caused confusionEuropean Champions Cup organisers will apologise to Cardiff Blues and Glasgow Warriors over the kit clash during Sunday's game in the Welsh capital.
Blues fly-half Gareth Anscombe said the situation was an “out-and-out disgrace”.
Glasgow wore a marginally lighter blue strip as they won 29-12 at Arms Park.
A statement from Champions Cup organisers said they would be formally contacting both Card..

Hollie Kerrell murder: Husband pleads guilty to murdering wife

Hollie Kerrell murder: Husband pleads guilty to murdering wife 22 October 2018 Image copyright Family photo Image caption Hollie Kerrell died in April this year A 35-year-old man from Powys has admitted murdering his wife.
The body of 28-year-old mother-of-three Hollie Kerrell was found in April, four days after going missing from her farm house home just south of Knighton.
Her husband Christopher Llewellyn Kerrell, 35, pleaded guilty at Merthyr Crown Court on Monday.
Judge Mr Justice Morris ..

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