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Three teenagers and 68-year-old woman killed in crash

68-year-old Margaret Elizabeth Challis was killed in the crash in Powys. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Three 17-year-olds and a 68-year-old woman, named as Margaret Elizabeth Challis, were killed in a car crash in Powys, Mid Wales, police said.

Ms Challis was a passenger in a black Volkswagen Golf estate which was involved in a collision with a green Volkswagen Golf. The driver's condition is described as serious.

The three teenager victims, who were all from Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, were in the green Volkswagen car.

Five male drivers, aged 17 and 18, from other vehicles, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.


Car crash victim was in sixth form at local school

A teenager who died in a car crash in Wales, which also killed three other people, was in sixth form at a school in Barry, according to reports.

Head teacher at Ysgol Bro Morgannwg reportedly confirmed one of the dead was a current pupil and another victim used to attend the institute.

A statement on the school website said: "Following a car accident we received some sad news about our pupils.

"Our thoughts and sympathies are with their families and we wish a speedy recovery to all those who have also been injured in the incident."

Four dead after car crash in Powys, Mid Wales

The number of people dead after a crash between two cars has risen to four.

Two female passengers who were taken to hospital have since died, police said.

The collision took place in Powys, Mid Wales, as a number of vehicles travelled in a convoy.

Five male drivers, aged 17 and 18, from other vehicles, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, Dyfed Powys Police said.

Gatland hints at Wales exit after Lewis departure

Wales head coach Warren Gatland admits the departure of Welsh Rugby Union group chief executive Roger Lewis could impact on his own long-term future.

Lewis unveils Gatland as Wales coach in 2007. Credit: PA

Gatland, who was signed up by Lewis eight years ago, is under contract with Wales until 2019.

During that time, Wales have won three RBS 6 Nations titles, including two Grand Slams, and reached a World Cup semi-final.

Asked whether Lewis' decision had any bearing on Gatland's future, the New Zealander added: "Yeah, it probably does."

Asked if he would elaborate on that final point, Gatland said: "No."


Teen pregnancy rates lowest since records began

UK teen pregnancy lowest since records began Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Rates of conception for under-18s in England and Wales are at their lowest since records began in 1969, new official figures show.

Pregnancy rates for women aged between 15 and 17 were 24.5 conceptions per thousand, according to a report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • The figures show a 13% drop in the estimated number of conceptions for women under 18 in 2013, down to 24,306 in 2013 compared with 27,834 in 2012.
  • For the under-16s, there was also a 14% drop in the number of conceptions - an estimate of 4,648 in 2013, compared with 5,432 in 2012.
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'Bridge of Light' to be organised for missing schoolboy

Candles will be lit along King Morgan Bridge in Carmarthen from 6pm tomorrow as a mark of hope, as the search for missing 11-year-old Cameron Comey enters the weekend.

Candles were lit earlier this week for the missing schoolboy. Credit: ITV Wales News

The event has been organised with the blessing of Cameron Comey's family, with candles to run down the footbridge that leads to the train station.

Members of the public are invited to attend and light candles, but Dyfed-Powys police they aren't looking for the public to assist with the search.

River rescue teams end third day of searching for boy, 11

Rescue teams have concluded their third day of searching for a missing 11-year-old boy feared to have fallen into a river in Wales.

Cameron Comey, from Carmarthen, was last seen playing with his brother near the River Towy in the Tanerdy area of the town and is thought to have fallen in shortly before 4pm.

Cameron Comey has been missing since Tuesday afternoon Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Firefighters, police, coastguard, lifeboats, mountain rescue and ambulance rescue teams have been combing the area ever since.

Insp Eric Evans, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said officers were "fairly certain" he had indeed fallen into the water, though were not 100 per cent certain.

We are conducting a thorough search of the area and following every lead in order to find him.

Our plan is to work more closely with other services who bring specialist skills and equipment in order to search the river. Searching a river is difficult with fast flowing water, tidal waters and dark pools.

We have approximately 50 personnel from all services systematically searching the river from the point of where we believe [he] has gone in downstream.

– Insp Eric Evans, Dyfed-Powys Police
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River search for 11-year-old boy concludes for day

Police have confirmed that the river search for an 11-year-old boy who fell into the River Towy has concluded for the day.

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Dyfed Powys Police says it will continue to maintain a police presence throughout the evening, and will restart early tomorrow morning.

Specially trained officers are supporting the boy's family.

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