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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.

  1. Wales

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.

  1. Wales

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.


  1. Anglia

Police hunt for man who subjected cat to horrific attack outside Northampton Railway Station

The attack happened outside Northampton Railway Station. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Northampton are hunting for a man who subjected a cat to a horrendous attack outside the town's railway station last night.

Members of the public reported to officers that they saw the man "throwing the animal around and lying on top of it."

The assault happened on Black Lion Road shortly before 8pm last night (March 2).

The man is described as being in his 50s and 60s with long grey or dark hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket and jeans.

Police say that there has been no trace of either the man or the cat since the attack.

Appeal to help find missing Syrian woman

Police in Birmingham are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing Syrian woman.

Soumia Altaha, who does not speak English, was last seen on Broad Street in the city centre at around 11am on 17 February.

Soumia Altaha was last seen on 17 February Credit: West Midlands Police

The 22-year-old is described by police as Asian in appearance, 5ft 5ins tall, with shoulder length black hair. She was last seen wearing a dark blue skirt, pink woollen coat, beige headscarf and black handbag.

Soumia has only been in the country since the end of January, when she came here to join her husband who works as an interpreter.

She was living in the Kingsbridge Road area of Bartley Green at the time of her disappearance and although we have made numerous inquiries in the area and with her family back in Syria, we are yet to trace her.

Soumia does not speak the language, has no money on her and - to the best of our knowledge - does not know anyone else here, so as time passes we are becoming increasingly worried about her welfare.

We just need to know that she is safe and well and I would urge anyone who has seen her - or Soumia herself - to contact us on 101.

– Detective Constable Mark Roberts, Bournville police station
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Man arrested over Boston stabbing

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing and attempted robbery in Boston.

Police were called to the Gassy Pad area, near the Sluice Bridge, shortly after 10pm on Monday night after a 46 year-old man was assaulted. The victim was treated at Boston Pilgrim Hospital for a stab injury.

A short time later, a 25 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH, possession of an offensive weapon and attempted robbery. He was suffering from self-inflicted injuries and is currently receiving treatment in hospital under police guard.

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