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Body of newborn baby recovered from river in Cardiff

Police say the body of a baby was recovered from the River Taff this evening. Credit: ITV News/Mike Talbot

The body of a newborn baby has been recovered from a river in Cardiff.

South Wales Police says the baby, who they believe was born in the past few days, was found in the River Taff near the junction of Penarth Road and Taff Embankment shortly after 6pm.

We want to locate the mother of this baby to ensure she receives the medical attention she needs. We appeal to her to contact us, so that we can provide her with the support and reassurance that she requires.

We want to hear from anyone who has any information concerning this incident or from anybody who may be able to assist us in identifying the mother of this baby who is believed to have been born within the last few days.

– Detective Inspector Paul Latham, South Wales Police

The force says its priority at this time is the safety and wellbeing of the child's mother.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting reference 1500224381.


Tan quotes JFK after reverting Cardiff's colours to blue

Tan has made Cardiff's home shirt blue again. Credit: PA

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has announced the club will revert to their traditional blue home kit with immediate effect.

The Welsh club posted the following statement on their website in which Tan paraphrases former American president John F. Kennedy:

To paraphrase John F. Kennedy, 'Let us never compromise out of fear. But let us never fear to compromise.'

My wish is to unite and make the club successful and in order to achieve this I fully support the board's decision to implement the following changes:

Starting from Saturday, January 10 2015 and until the end of this season, our home kit shall be blue. Our away kit shall be red. I would like to thank the Football League for their approval to facilitate my request.

For the 2015-16 season, Cardiff's home kit colour shall be blue. Our away kit colour shall be red.

The challenge ahead for us is enormous and I truly believe we will overcome these obstacles as a united club. I believe with divine blessings, Cardiff City Football Club will achieve great success.

– Cardiff owner Vincent Tan.


Cardiff to play in Blue again

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has confirmed that the club will revert from playing in red to their traditional blue coloured shirts.

The change will come into immediate effect during this weekend's home fixture against Fulham.

Cardiff investigating Cala Tweet

Cardiff manager Russell Slade has said the club are looking at whether Spanish defender Juan Cala broke club discipline rules on social media.

Cala revealed on Twitter this week that he could leave the SkyBet Championship club after being sent to train with the club's academy, although Slade said ahead of Saturday's trip to Watford that the centre-back "is doing his rehab work there".

"I just want the situation to be sorted out and to play here on (sic) in another club ASAP!! Thank you for support," Cala wrote on Twitter.

The 24-year-old centre-back, who was signed by former Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from Sevilla in January, has made only one Championship appearance this season having slipped down the pecking order below Bruno Ecuele Manga, Ben Turner, Sean Morrison and Danny Gabbidon.

"That is an internal viewpoint, whether he used it (social media) in an appropriate manner and whether he stepped over the mark. I have spoken to him," Slade said at his press conference ahead of the Watford game.

"We spoke to his agent two to three weeks ago about his situation and it was agreed we would look to move Juan on in the January transfer window.

"That's for Juan and his people to work on, probably in Spain, and that is what they are looking at.

Morrison poised to join Cardiff despite court case looming over him

Morrison looks set to join Cardiff on loan. Credit: PA

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison is poised to complete a season-long loan switch to Cardiff tonight, according to the Daily Mail.

The deal will include an option for Morrison to return from Wales in January, with a court case looming after he allegedly threatened to kill his former girlfriend.

The 21 year-old will go on trial in January after allegedly threatening to throw acid over former lover, Parveen Mansoor, and have her killed.

He is also accused of trying to blow up her house and assaulting the 19 year-old and her mother in the early hours of July 27th 2014.

Morrison spent last season on loan at QPR, helping them win promotion from the Premier League, but has only featured twice for West Ham this season.

Cardiff like a ghost town ahead of Nato summit

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn says Cardiff practically devoid of anyone not connected with the Nato summit.

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