News (Wales)

'My husband killed himself while I slept - in his note he left a message for what I should do'

Emma Picton-Jones was 22 years old when she met the man she would go on to marry.<p>It was at a rugby tournament, and she and Dan swapped numbers that …

Mental Health

Dog's 'lucky escape' as cops force car window open to free it outside shopping centre

A dog was freed from a car by police amid concern about its welfare after it was spotted in a shopping centre car park.<p>A window was forced open on …

North Wales

Life on Spice: The chronic problem of the zombie drug that users say is worse than heroin

It's the middle of the heatwave and a woman is stood, bent double, on the busiest shopping street in Cardiff. She looks like she's trying to touch …

Homelessness

Farmer forced to fill in pond 'feels like a criminal'

<b>An elderly farmer says he has been made "to feel like a criminal" after creating a wildlife pond on his land.</b><p>Fred Meakin, 76, was forced to fill in the 20m (65ft) pond near his home at Brynteg, Anglesey or face a £5,000 Welsh Government fine.<p>The pond could pose a risk to rare fenland species, …

Welsh Government

Man hit by car in crash which shut road for hours

A pedestrian was hit by a car and taken to hospital in a crash which shut a Gwynedd road for hours.<p>The man was struck on the A4244 near the Beran …

North Wales

Woman dead and man seriously injured after collision in Anglesey

A woman has died, and a man has been seriously injured, following a road traffic collision on Anglesey.<p>It happened near Brynsiencyn on the A4080 on …

Ford Fusion

Picnic is successful despite the weather

A PICNIC aiming to bring the community together has raised hundreds for charity.<p>Bettws Big Picnic 2018, which was organised by Bettws councillors …

Live Music

The magical story of the rusting Welsh locomotive that is now known to millions as the Hogwarts Express

There's something magical about the era of steam locomotives.<p>The sight of these impressive engines thundering down the tracks, billowing clouds of …

Locomotives

Car falls in sinkhole at Brecon Beacons castle

<b>A car has fallen into a sinkhole in a car park of a castle in the Brecon Beacons.</b><p>Luke Davies was surprised when he got a call from his father asking him to go up to the castle where his mother was at work.<p>"He was away and said: 'Could you go up to Craig Y Nos castle? Your mum's car has fallen into …

Brecon Beacons

Eating pasta can help you lose weight, major study finds

Easting pasta can help you lose weight, new research has found.<p>For years, the Italian staple has been condemned along with other refined grains as …

Nutrition

Man taken to hospital after falling from an upper storey window

A man was taken to hospital after falling from an upper storey window in Neath.<p>A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said they had a call from …

West Wales

The Italian cafe in the Valleys that has fed people for 70 years

When you walk into The Prince's it's like taking a step back in time.<p>Unassuming from the outside, the little cafe in Pontypridd is home to decades of …

Customers

How The Saturday Night Strangler was finally unmasked 30 years after the brutal murders of two young women

Heavy rain lashed down on Port Talbot’s Goytre Cemetery, thunder cracked and streaks of lightning split the sky.<p>Twilight had finally fallen on a long …

Crime

Majority of school children will end up doing jobs not yet invented

Artificial intelligence is changing everything from our healthcare, to how we shop, how we drive to how we work.<p>It's estimated that 65% of children …

Artificial Intelligence

Why this social media trend is being blamed for ruining our beaches

A popular social media trend is being blamed for ruining our beaches by campaigners.<p>If you search the word "stones" on a photo sharing app , you are …

Social Media

The Newport six-year-old who 'needs a life saver'

<b>Marley Nicholls is just like any other six-year-old boy. He loves diggers, playing outside with his little brother and getting messy.</b><p>But the "life and soul of the party" needs help to survive.<p>Marley has a rare blood disease and "desperately" needs a bone marrow transplant.<p>Doctors initially did not …

News (Wales)

The new towns of Wales: How a quiet valley was transformed into a prosperous town

Keith Jefferies was in his mid-20s when he rode his motorcycle from the small mining community where he grew up in the South Wales Valleys to a …

Housing

All the places to eat in Wales given a ZERO food hygiene rating

Next time you want to go out for food you might want to check which places in Wales have been given a zero rating for their food hygiene.<p>Restaurants, …

St Helens

Anger over go ahead for new homes in Chirk

<b>Anger has been voiced after plans to build 22 new homes on a village site, which is partly inside a conservation area, were approved.</b><p>Proposals to build houses north of Station Avenue in Chirk were originally rejected by Wrexham Council's planning committee in August 2017.<p>Councillors said they would …

Conservation

The boy who was bullied in school who grew up to be a bodybuilder

He was bullied as a child for his appearance and for being gay - but he wasn't going to let other people's words get to him.<p>Now, eight years on he's …

Bodybuilding

Lotto results for Saturday, August 18: National Lottery winning numbers from the latest draw

Have you checked your National Lottery ticket yet? There's a £5.1m Lotto jackpot up for grabs... and it could have your name on it.<p>Saturday night's …

Lotteries

15 weird and wonderful things you probably didn't know about the Welsh Mountain Zoo

The Welsh Mountain Zoo is home to some spectacular animals. More than 140 species, in fact.<p>With specimens from across the globe, the Colwyn Bay …

North Wales

Cardiff's 'heritage homicide' must end to attract visitors

<b>"Heritage homicide" is taking place in Cardiff with a failure to use historic buildings to attract visitors, a marketing expert said.</b><p>Roger Pride called for "imaginative uses" for architectural gems, many of which are around St Mary Street.<p>His warning comes as chain restaurants continue to move in - …

Cardiff University

Wales weather: Generally warm and humid, brighter in the east

Little change through the evening. Then becoming more generally cloudy after midnight, with more extensive rain and drizzle affecting many parts by …

Weather

How this North Wales mountaineer just made climbing history on notorious peak

A North Wales mountaineer has entered climbing history after being the first in the world to conquer an unforgiving Himalayan peak.<p>Tom Livingstone, …

Mountaineering

Dementia patient to finally see Mamma Mia at special screening

<b>A Mamma Mia fan with dementia, made to feel uncomfortable by other viewers for singing along at a cinema screening, will get a special viewing on Sunday.</b><p>Rhiannon Lewis said she and her mother Shirley, 68, left Vue Cinema in Cwmbran during a July showing after hearing tutting from the seats behind …

UK News

Woman uses huge flash mob in middle of Barry to propose to her partner

The centre of Barry was filled with love and dancing as a woman used a flash mob to propose to her partner.<p>Jemma Bishop, 32, decided to declare her …

Flash Mob

Closing part of A55 for weeks is 'foot on the windpipe' of North Wales economy, says AM

Major investment is needed in North Wales transport links to prevent more roadwork chaos, AMs have warned.<p>The Welsh Government has announced that a …

North Wales

Former Wales coach's damning attack on the WRU, its treatment of Premiership clubs and a 'shameful' situation

It’s a very big year for the Principality Premiership and its 16 clubs.<p>With up to five sides set to get relegated from the division in May and a …

Welsh Rugby

The major projects in Wales that got the green light but never happened

In the spring of 2011, there was still firm hope that Wales would have a brand new hotel that would become the country's tallest building.<p>It would be …

Great Britain