‘Unmitigated and unreconstructed paedophile’ given 21-year sentence as dangerous offender

A child rapist serving a 21-year extended sentence for a campaign of abuse has been handed another extended sentence after being convicted of abusing other children. Former colliery security guard Ronald Preddy was handed his first 21-year sentence in 2016 after being convicted of a campaign of rapes and indecent assaults against two young boys… Continue reading ‘Unmitigated and unreconstructed paedophile’ given 21-year sentence as dangerous offender

Barclays confirms closure of six banks in Wales: Full list of affected branches

A major UK bank is set to close almost 50 of its branches in early-2022, including six in Wales. Barclays has confirmed 48 of its branches across the UK will permanently close, largely due to changes in customers’ banking habits. In Wales the bank is set to close its sites in Caernarfon, Chepstow, Gorseinon, Monmouth,… Continue reading Barclays confirms closure of six banks in Wales: Full list of affected branches

This is the huge sum a council says it would have cost to keep the Banksy in Port Talbot

Neath Port Talbot Council has revealed how much it would have cost to keep the Banksy in the town, after it was revealed it would be moved to England instead. The Banksy artwork – which stunned the country when it appeared on a garage in 2018 – is set to leave Wales for a new… Continue reading This is the huge sum a council says it would have cost to keep the Banksy in Port Talbot

Banksy Season’s Greetings artwork is to leave Port Talbot and Wales – for England

Neath Port Talbot Council has confirmed that the Banksy artwork – which stunned the town when it appeared on a garage in 2018 – is set to leave Wales for a new home across the border. The rare artwork will leave the town in January to be displayed at a street art exhibition in Peterborough.… Continue reading Banksy Season’s Greetings artwork is to leave Port Talbot and Wales – for England

The areas of Wales with the highest rates of Covid

There are now three areas of Wales with Covid infection rates of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 people. The latest Covid data published by Public Health Wales (PHW) shows the number of areas with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 has fallen from 13 areas with that infection rate on October 5. This data… Continue reading The areas of Wales with the highest rates of Covid

Trusted treasurer stole almost £45,000 from boat club funds

The trusted treasurer of a popular boat club raided the coffers and helped himself to tens of thousands of pounds of its money, a court has herd. Christopher Philips secretly applied for large loans for the club and, when they were paid, he simply transferred the money into his own account. He then altered bank… Continue reading Trusted treasurer stole almost £45,000 from boat club funds

The areas of Wales with highest rates of Covid

There are now 13 areas of Wales that have Covid infection rates of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 people in the last week. The latest Covid data published by Public Health Wales (PHW) shows that the amount of places with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days has fallen from… Continue reading The areas of Wales with highest rates of Covid

Live updates as ‘serious collision’ shuts Port Talbot road

A serious accident has closed a road in Port Talbot. Police have said the B4287 Efail Fach in Pontrhydyfen will be shut “for some time” following a “serious collision” on the road on Saturday evening (October 30). Officers from South Wales Police are at the scene and have asked motorists to avoid the area and… Continue reading Live updates as ‘serious collision’ shuts Port Talbot road

GP receptionists screamed at, called ‘Nazis’ and having furniture thrown at them in Swansea Bay

The shocking abuse GP surgery receptionists in Swansea Bay are being subjected to has been revealed as calls have been made for people to show more respect to staff. Swansea Bay University Health Board has explained how there is a “rising tide of frustration amongst patients” when it comes to contacting their GP surgeries. As… Continue reading GP receptionists screamed at, called ‘Nazis’ and having furniture thrown at them in Swansea Bay

Why this businessman thinks he can deliver a £250m adventure resort in the Afan Valley in three years

It’s autumn 2024 and more than 1,000 workers are being put through their final paces ahead of the opening of a large adventure resort in a valley north-east of Port Talbot. Many of them come from the area, and they are awaiting the arrival of some 3,000 visitors to the new Wildfox Resort Afan Valley… Continue reading Why this businessman thinks he can deliver a £250m adventure resort in the Afan Valley in three years