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Seal trapped at Port Talbot beach 'doing brilliantly'

<b>A seal pup rescued on a Welsh beach is nearing her release weight.</b><p>The seal's weight had plummeted after she became trapped by boulders on Aberavon Beach in Port Talbot for at least two days in November.<p>Nicknamed Miracle by rescuers, she was taken to an RSPCA seal sanctuary near Taunton, Somerset, …

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The major plans for 5,000 new homes that could transform Wales’ M4 corridor

Ambitious plans for one of the biggest regeneration projects ever seen in south Wales can be revealed.<p>It would see 5,000 new homes - effectively a …

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Appeal to track down woman's movements after she was found dead at Port Talbot flat

The death of a 55-year-old woman whose body was found in her flat in Port Talbot is not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed.<p>South …

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Steelworkers' pensions subjected to 'feeding frenzy' by advisers

Frank Field accuses FCA of not protecting workers, over concerns at how the British Steel Pension Scheme was treated during Tata’s merger<p>The UK financial regulator has been accused of “sleepwalking into another huge misselling scandal” by a Labour MP, after an investigation into how thousands of …

Business

Police investigating unexplained death of 55-year-old woman

Police in Port Talbot are investigating the unexplained death of a 55-year-old woman.<p>The woman's body was discovered at an address on Moorland Road …

Wales

A company which made 15 million automated nuisance PPI calls has been fined £250,000

A Port Talbot company has been fined a six-figure sum after making more than 15 million unwanted automated calls.<p>Barrington Claims Limited has been …

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Nominees Announced for 20th Welsh Contact Centre Awards

The nominees for the landmark 20th Welsh Contact Centre Awards have been announced by the Welsh Contact Centre Forum, ahead of March’s event in the …

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Bailiffs were spat at and assaulted when they went to a house over unpaid debts

Bailiffs who went to a house over unpaid debts were pushed, punched and spat at, a court has heard.<p>A district judge has condemned the actions of Josh …

Crime

Brothers’ NYC legacy lingers, 64 years later

FINGAL -<p>The House brothers were born, lived and died in relative anonymity.<p>But sometime in the middle, for a short time, they became local legends.<p>In …

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Vigilante group snared St John Ambulance volunteer who groomed '12-year-old girl' for sex

A St John Ambulance service volunteer who attempted to groom for sex what he believed was a 12-year-old girl was arrested after turning up to meet …

Crime

Police appeal for Barry man in connection with theft

POLICE are appealing for the whereabouts of a Barry man who is wanted for theft.<p>Jay Abdul, 34, is originally from Barry, but may be residing in the …

Wales

Video footage shows Bernard Jackman brutally calling out Dragons star's performance in four-letter tirade

Since Bernard Jackman's arrival at Rodney Parade, there has been a lot of talk about the changing attitude and culture at the Dragons.<p>And whilst …

Result: Cardiff 100 Miles RCC New Years Day 10

<i>Lawrence Burrows and Claire Bird fastest in the Cardiff 100 Miles RCC New Years Day 10 on the R10/9</i><b>Result: Cardiff 100 Miles RCC New Years Day 10</b>1 …

Cycling

The best restaurants at towns and cities across Wales according to TripAdvisor

A new year calls for resolutions - whether that's to use that gym membership you purchased, or to try not to eat too many Creme Eggs at …

Restaurants

Theatre's most influential figures (91-100)

<i>The Stage 100 is the definitive list of theatre’s most influential people and partnerships. Each year, a crack team of leading industry figures is</i> …

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Bungling burglars were watched on live CCTV as they robbed bookmakers

A gang of men burgling a bookmakers were unaware they were being watched by security staff monitoring a live CCTV camera feed, a court has heard.<p>The …

Crime

The story behind Wales' motorway in the sky and how a feat of engineering transformed South Wales

Today it’s seen as a bottleneck but when the stretch of M4 above Port Talbot opened, a little over half a century ago, it was hailed as a £5million …

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These are the times you should avoid Wales' seaside because of Storm Eleanor

With gusts of up to 80mph set to batter parts of Wales because of Storm Eleanor, dozens of flood warnings have already been put in place for high …

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Anthony Hopkins: 'I love life because what more is there?'

As the famous British actor and Hollywood legend turns 80, we look back at the most important characters of his career. From the cult cannibal to a …

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Wales' worst traffic of 2017: Jams 'cost drivers £280m'

<b>The 30,500 traffic jams on Welsh roads in 2017 cost drivers and the Welsh economy almost £278m, traffic data has shown.</b><p>Wales' longest sustained traffic jam of 2017 was a seven-hour, 10-mile (16km) queue on the M4 motorway on 27 October.<p>The westbound Brynglas Tunnel on the M4 at Newport is Wales' …

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As he turns 80, why Sir Anthony Hopkins is Wales' most reluctant screen legend

Imagine a parallel universe where Sir Anthony Hopkins - or at least the man his fans know and love - didn’t exist.<p>I mean, try and picture a scenario …

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Granddad won £1,000,000 after popping out to buy milk

<b>Making a cup of tea or coffee only to discover that you’ve run out of milk is the worst.</b><p>But the frustrating situation worked out amazingly well for a …

Wales

Africa: From Big Screen to Big Impact, Five Celebrities Running Businesses That Give Back

Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman donates all of his proceeds to the Laughing Man Foundation. The non-profit helps boost health standards for women and …

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Wayne Oglesby murder: Shaun McCook jail term review fails

<b>A man who killed and robbed a former soldier when aged 17 still poses a risk to the public and should stay in prison for at least four more years, a High Court judge has ruled.</b><p>Shaun McCook, of Port Talbot, and his friend Adam Drew were convicted of murdering Wayne Oglesby, 31, in 2007.<p>The judge in …

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The 81-year-old ex-steelworker who's just won £1 million on the lottery

An 81-year-old rugby fan who won £1m on the EuroMillions has said he will “keep his feet on the ground” and splash out on a new three-piece …

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Homeless man arrested for attempted robbery tells police: 'I am cold, hungry and wet, I am sorry'

A homeless man arrested for trying to rob a corner shop at knife-point on Boxing Day told police he was desperate and had nowhere to go, a court has …

Crime

A man who murdered a former soldier outside a nightclub has been asking for his sentence to be cut

A 28-year-old man who killed and stole from a former soldier after a row outside a nightclub when aged 17 still poses a risk to the public and should …

Crime

Funniest animal rescues of 2017

<b>This careless fox needed a little bit of help from some human friends after finding himself in this compromising position.</b><p>The animal somehow managed …

RSPCA

5 celebrities running businesses that give back

LONDON - Popularity and awareness of social enterprises - businesses that trade to address social problems - has flourished in recent years. From …

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