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Waves crash onto Aberystwyth promenade

The Welsh town of Aberystwyth saw some large waves at high tide this morning, but was spared the dramatic scenes of the last few months when sand and pebbles spilled over the promenade and pelted the waterfront homes.

Large waves crash against Aberystwyth promenade
Large waves crash against Aberystwyth promenade Credit: ITV News
High tide in Aberystwyth this morning
High tide in Aberystwyth this morning Credit: ITV News
Aberystwyth seafront
Aberystwyth seafront Credit: ITV News

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Aberystwyth seafront unscathed despite large waves

Aberystwyth appears to have escaped any serious damage despite high seas overnight and some dramatic waves.

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A bracing morning on Aberystwyth promenade but so far so good as the tide turns. http://t.co/fVfD107lEC

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Read: Aberystwyth's sea front in 'complete mess' after storms

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Aberystwyth students evacuated from seafront halls

Aberystwyth University is in west Wales, 73 miles from Cardiff. Credit: Google Maps

Hundreds of students are being evacuated from a storm-ravaged seaside resort as Wales is warned to brace itself for more severe weather.

Aberystwyth University has closed its seafront accommodation, which houses around 450 students, following advice from authorities about predicted high tides and strong winds.

All lectures and seminars due to be held on Friday and Monday were subsequently cancelled.

Businesses on the seafront were also hauling out sandbags again in case forecast 30ft-plus high tides coincide with a coastal surge and powerful winds.

Aberystwyth residents warned to stay away from sea

The lifeboat crew in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth is warning people to stay away from the promenade on the shore as the high water mark fast approaches.

The coastal town has been pummelled by large waves in recent days.

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High water surge fast approaching and we are hearing people are on the prom getting soaked. STAY AWAY and stay safe #stayalive #ukstorms

The town's mayor Dylan Lewis had the same advice:

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High tidal surge imminent along #Aberystwyth promenade, stay safe from danger and keep well away from the seafront.

In pictures: the storm damage across Wales so far

PM: Horsemeat scandal an 'appalling situation'

Prime Minister David Cameron has called the horsemeat scandal an "appalling situation", stressing that if criminal activity has taken place "there should be the full intervention of the law".

Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the House of Commons.
Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the House of Commons. Credit: ITV News

Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Cameron said an enhanced testing regime not only found contamination, but discovered that in some instances horsemeat had been passed off as beef.

He called the discovery "completely unacceptable".

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