News (Wales)

Couple spent 11 years restoring historic sunken garden and finally have permission to live above it

A couple will be able to wake up and enjoy the historic garden they have painstakingly restored after winning a five-year planning tussle.<p>Paul and …

Driver chased car for 50 miles as passengers hurled beer cans and wheel brace in 'frightening' road rage attack

A driver chased another car for more than 50 miles as his passengers hurled beer cans, a wheel brace and a wooden stick at the vehicle in a …

Ford Fiesta

Water from flooded mines will keep a valley's homes warm

Water from flooded mine shafts which has been heated naturally by the earth will be used to keep homes in one of Wales’ most-deprived areas warm.<p>The …

Police issue advice in lead up to another busy weekend at the Brecon Beacons

Dyfed-Powys Police is advising anyone considering visiting the Brecon Beacons to park safely and legally this weekend as another influx of visitors …

Brecon Beacons

Mold man kept £25,000 gold watch delivered by mistake to his workplace

A man who kept a gold watch delivered by mistake to his workplace had panicked when he found it was worth £25,000, a court heard.<p>Michael Bold, 47, of …

Crime

Three in court over conspiring to rob woman, 88, in Newtown

<b>Three men have denied conspiring to rob an 88-year-old woman in a Powys town in June 2017.</b><p>Two men pleaded not guilty via video link from Liverpool's Altcourse Prison at Mold Crown Court on Friday.<p>A third man, who was not present in court, also denied the charge after the alleged incident in Newtown …

Crime

Roadworks on A465 delayed due to bad weather in Scotland

ROADWORKS have been delayed on a major project due to bad weather in Scotland.<p>Work on the A465 Section 2 project between Gilwern and Brynmawr has …

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Son was a 'mere sexual object' to mum and her partner who subjected boy to months of abuse

A mother and her partner have been jailed for treating her little boy as a “mere sexual object” as they sought “increasing sexual highs” together.<p>The …

Crime

Cat caught in illegal snare could have leg amputated

A cat could have his leg amputated after it was illegally snared in a gin trap, devastating its owners.<p>The ginger tomcat – named Tigger Bob – …

Cats

Swansea prison probe after inmate Robert Evans' death

<b>An inmate in HMP Swansea has been found dead, prompting an investigation to be launched.</b><p>A Prison Service spokeswoman said Robert Lee Evans, 32, died on 14 January.<p>She added: "As with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the prisons and probation ombudsman."<p>The Prison …

Crime

Court tells Wrexham alcoholic who fleeced £18k from his elderly mum to repay cash

An alcoholic who fleeced his elderly mother out of more than £18,000 has been ordered to pay about half of it back or go to jail for an extra six …

Crime

Organised crime gang who 'openly and brazenly' dealt drugs jailed for more than 44 years

Eight members of an organised crime gang who “openly and brazenly” dealt Class A drugs were caught in a massive police bust.<p>The group – including a …

Crime

Man guilty of assaults against girl more than 30 years ago warned he faces lengthy sentence

A man found guilty of sexually assaulting a girl more than 30 years ago faces a lengthy prison sentence, a judge told him.<p>Michael Wesley Higgins, of …

Crime

Ex-soldier accused of killing grandmother 'messed up' by Iraq, court hears

He and John, 50, who is accused of feeding her mother a cocktail of pills and whiskey, came under suspicion after one of those women, Sandra Adams, …

Crime

Government must plan for future of Severn bridges: Newport MP

IT IS "vitally important" the UK Government puts plans in place for the future operation of the two Severn bridges, Newport East MP Jessica Morden …

Row over 'privatising' leisure centres in Swansea

<b>A row has broken out over future plans for leisure services in Swansea.</b><p>Unison has accused Swansea council of reneging on a promise not to privatise services as part of saving money.<p>The union claimed three private contractors have been shortlisted to run Morriston, Penlan and Penyrheol sports …

Cost of Living

Five-year plan to benefit 100 county projects

Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board has set out almost 100 priority projects, schemes or services they plan to deliver over the next …

Headteachers warn of 'catastrophe' at Flintshire schools over continued cuts to education funding

Headteachers have warned that an annual budget that gives no extra funding to schools would hit the most vulnerable young people the …

Education

Finance Awards Wales Extends Deadline to 25th January

The Finance Awards Wales were designed to recognise, attract and invest in the talented finance professionals operating in Wales. This week, …

FinTech

Care home gets its own pub which serves beer and cocktails

A pop-up pub has been created at a care home where its 60 residents can enjoy a pint or two.<p>Pendine Park in Wrexham wanted to create a pub atmosphere …

Betty Guy murder trial: Grandson 'lied about killing for attention'

<b>A man has told a court he lied when he boasted to others about killing his grandmother - because he "craved attention" due to an abusive relationship with his father.</b><p>Barry Rogers, 33, and his mother Penelope John, 50, are alleged to have killed Betty Guy, 84, of Johnston, Pembrokeshire, in November …

Crime

Police issue CCTV appeal in kidnap probe

POLICE investigating an alleged kidnap in Cardiff, have released CCTV of a van believed to be involved in the offence which was believed to have been …

Kidnapping

Man arrested by police investigating sex attack at Cardiff Central station

Police investigating a sex attack have arrested a man from Southampton.<p>The 22-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a female …

Crime

Shortlist surprise for sports team manager

The Tigers are roaring in the Amman Valley after hearing the latest sporting news.<p>Penybanc Juniors RFC team manager Marc Jones has been shortlisted …

Rare turtle that drifted 8,000 miles to Anglesey has died

A rare turtle that ended up 8,000 miles from home in Anglesey has died.<p>Menai, as the Olive Ridley Turtle was dubbed, was found at the bottom of the …

Two-vehicle crash in Wrexham

Reporter:<p>Steve Craddock<p>EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a two vehicle crash in Wrexham.<p>The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed a call was …

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There's a fighter jet parked at Swansea Airport and this is the reason why

A fighter aircraft which has mysteriously appeared at Swansea Airport is not set to go into battle anytime soon.<p>People passing the airport have been …

Travel

Supermarket chain Spar recalls packets of pulled pork in salmonella scare

<b>Supermarket chain Spar is recalling packets of pulled pork from its stores following a salmonella scare.</b><p>Lancashire-based James Hall and Co, which supplies 2,400 Spar shops across the UK, issued an alert on Friday.<p>It urged stores to take two different products off the shelves and advised customers …

BBQ

AM's concerns over anti-social behaviour

SOCIAL landlords and tenants in Torfaen should be offered more support in dealing with anti-social behaviour, the area’s AM has said.<p>Speaking in the …

Wales

Wales' Mark Williams out of 2018 Masters

Two-time former champion Mark Williams has been knocked out of snooker's Dafabet Masters.<p>The experienced Welshman, from Cwm,Ebbw Vale, lost 6-1 to …