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Bricklayer jailed for drunken rampage

A bricklayer has been jailed for four years for hitting a man over the head with television.

Kyle Ingram "no stranger to violence".

Cardiff Crown Court heard how Kyle Ingram, 25, went on a drunken rampage - using the 42-inch wide-screen television as a weapon to hit his victim four times.

Ingram, of Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf, admitted four charges of assault on three different people.

Prosecutor John Probert said Ingram was "abusive and aggressive" after a drinking session and went to a series of addresses in Pontyclun. His victims were threatened, pushed, grabbed by the throat and stabbed with a knife during his rage.

Judge Eleri Rees said, "This was an absolutely disgraceful course of conduct. You are no stranger to violence and you have been 12 times before the court for 26 offences."

Welsh holidaymaker vanishes on Isle of Wight

A holidaymaker is at the centre of a police hunt after he vanished during a coach holiday to the Isle of Wight. Michael Davies had been staying at a hotel with his wife at the holiday resort when he disappeared.

Michael Davies from Blaina disappeared on holiday on the Isle of Wight. Credit: Hampshire Police / Family Photo

The couple, from Blaina, in Gwent travelled to Sandown and were booked into a hotel. However, 71-year-old Mr Davies, who suffers from high blood pressure, disappeared soon after midnight and has not been seen for almost 24 hours.

Detectives said that the pensioner had last been seen at the Hotel Maria in Sandown on Tuesday evening. However Mr Davies has not been seen since 9.30pm, when he was thought to have wandered off after dinner.

Detectives said the pensioner's family were worried because Mr Davies relied on medication to control his blood pressure, which he would not have access to.

He is described as white, with cropped white hair, and wearing a blue t-shirt, blue Reebok jumper, jeans and a baseball cap.

Queen's Speech leaves 'real worry' over welfare says Shadow Welsh Secretary

Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith has criticised the Queen's Speech for failing to spell out how the UK Government will make £12bn of cuts to spending on benefits. He also said it was 'a shame' that the government hadn't set out full details of further transfers of power to the Assembly in a Wales Bill which is due to be published in the autumn.


World's oldest twins from Wales die just weeks apart

Britain's oldest twins have died just weeks apart - after being inseparable for more than 100 years. Devoted sisters Florence Davies and Glenys Thomas shared more than 103 years together before dying within a month of each other.

The twins had five children, 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren Credit: Wales News Service

Glenys died in April - and her heartbroken twin Florence passed away soon after.

The great-great-grandmothers left behind a family photo album bursting with memories but in their lifetime they never left the small mining village of Abertridwr near Caerphilly in south Wales.

The twins - believed to be the oldest identical twins in the world - built an interior door joining the two kitchens of their homes to make it easier to see each other.

Their family put their great age down to a "nice, quiet life."

Plaid warns of Queen's Speech 'threats' to Wales

Plaid Cymru is warning of 'threats to Wales' contained within plans for new laws set out in the Queen's Speech. The party's criticising what they say is an assault on human rights and free speech.

Plaid's Parliamentary leader Jonathan Edwards tells Political Editor Adrian Masters why he condemns a 'watered-down' Wales bill that he claims leaves Wales with 'second rate devolution.'

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