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Leaky lock on Grand Union canal under repair

The Midlands is famous for its canals, which are still in use today. But their age means they are often in need of a little bit of TLC.

We have been to one stretch of the Grand Union canal where workers have been repairing a leaky lock.

Hatton Locks is a marvel of engineering which allows canal boats to go uphill - and downhill.

It stretches for two miles and in its day it transported sugar, tea and spices and became known as the Stairway to Heaven.

Mark Gough reports:


Mother fights for disabled son's 'lifesaving' equipment

A mother from Birmingham says her disabled son can't leave the house because the NHS has refused to pay for the equipment he needs.

Fourteen-year-old Hamid Hussain from Erdington has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and needs a machine to help him breathe.

Because he doesn't have a portable one he is effectively house bound.

Hamid's 19-year-old brother Ahmed, who has the same condition, did get funding for a 'cough-assist' machine, meaning he can enjoy more freedom, doing the things other teenagers do. The NHS says it does not 'routinely commission' the machines. Chris Halpin reports.

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Celtic Manor resort 'deeply saddened' by man's death

The Celtic Manor Resort is deeply saddened to confirm that a fatal accident took place on its Twenty Ten Course at around 7.50am on Tuesday 3rd March.

The incident is subject to an ongoing investigation which the Celtic Manor Resort is co-operating with fully.

The Resort is unable to comment further at this stage. Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.

– Celtic Manor

Gwent Police and a health & safety team from Newport City Council are investigating the incident.

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Man dies after Celtic Manor golf course incident

Gwent Police have confirmed a 20-year-old man has died after his vehicle went into a lake on a golf course at the Celtic Manor resort this morning.

The man, from the Ross-on-Wye area, was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in a critical condition this morning after an agricultural spraying vehicle that he was in went into the water.

The man's vehicle went into a lake on the Twenty Ten course Credit: PA

Police say a 46-year-old man, also from the Ross-on-Wye area, who was also in the vehicle was taken to the hospital remains in hospital.

He is being treated for minor injuries.

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Celtic Manor incident involved vehicle rolling into lake

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service say they were called to the Celtic Manor after reports of "a small agricultural sprayer" that had rolled into a lake.

An aerial view of the Celtic Manor resort Credit: PA

A man was released from the vehicle prior to the arrival of the fire crews, and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

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