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Boy arrested in Llanelli in connection with TalkTalk hack

The cyber attack cost TalkTalk up to £35 million Credit: PA

An 18-year-old boy has been arrested at an address in Llanelli in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from Talk Talk, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Personal details of thousands of customers were accessed in the cyber attack at the end of last month.

It is the fifth arrest in a Met Police investigation into alleged data theft from the communications company.

Police said the teenager remains in custody.


Murder investigation launched after remains discovered in Beddau

South Wales Police say a murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of what are believed to be human remains within the grounds of a block of flats in Beddau.

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Officers were called to the Trem-Y-Cwm House flats at around 1pm today when the discovery was made.

Police say the body - which has not been identified - was concealed above ground in an area outside the flats.

The death is suspicious and we are treating it as a murder.

It is therefore important that we speak to anybody who may have information about this incident - anyone who thinks they know something that can assist our investigation.

A priority for us is to identify whose body it is and to find out how the person died.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley, South Wales Police
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A police cordon has been set up and the scene is being preserved. Police say examinations are underway to determine the identity of the body and to try to establish the cause of death.

Mum's campaign to improve support for carers

A mother from Cardiff is calling for major improvements in the support offered to families with seriously ill children.

Sian Taylor's six-year-old son has a rare genetic condition which means he can't walk, talk or eat independently. She's among an army of carers across Wales who face daily challenges in looking after those they love.

She's among an army of carers across Wales who face daily challenges in looking after those they love.

The social media campaign #NotANurse_But is trying to raise awareness of just how much carers do.

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Wales won't get extra NHS money says First Minister

First Minister Carwyn Jones has told AMs that the Welsh Government will get almost no more money as a result of the UK Government's announcement of extra funding for the English NHS. Increases in England lead to matching percentage increases for Wales under the Barnett Formula but Mr Jones said they'd be cancelled out by cuts in other parts of the English health budget. The First Minister dismissed as naïve a call from the Conservative leader for any extra money to be given to the Welsh NHS.

Today the Chancellor has announced £3.8 billion worth of extra money for the English NHS in the next financial year. There will be a Barnett consequential for that uplift. Will you commit to ringfencing that money in the next budget round so that it is put into the Welsh NHS?

– Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies AM

Is he saying to us today that there will be a full consequential to Wales as a result of the Comprehensive Spending Review? Because our understanding is entirely different. What was being trailed on the radio this morning is that there will be cuts in public health and medical education and that money will be transferred to the NHS budget. There will be no consequential if that happens. So if he thinks there will be a consequential in those circumstances, I'm afraid his naïvety overtakes his perception.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones AM


Council mergers in Wales could 'save £650m'

Merging Wales' 22 councils to form just nine could save £650m says the Welsh Government - but critics claim it could lead to 1,900 job losses.

Where will you live? The bridge over the Clwyd, which separates Denbighshire and Conwy. Credit: ITV Wales

The Welsh Government wants to reduce the number of local authorities from 22 to around eight or nine. But opposition parties have criticised the plans.

Public services minister Leighton Andrews insisted local government reform was necessary and could help councils protect frontline services.

The plans are detailed in the Draft Local Government Bill published today.

Officials estimate the costs of merging councils could range from between #97 million and #246 million, but the Welsh Government believes that the savings generated will offset those costs.

Woman taken to court for dumping her sofa

A woman has been made to pay more than £200 for fly tipping her sofa.

The sofa dumped by Alison Smith and John Craig. Credit:

Alison Smith, 40, of North Road, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran and John Craig, 71, of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, pleaded guilty to fly tipping the sofa at the South Pontypool Industrial Estate last December.

The pair were turned away from the household waste recycling centre in New Inn after they were abusive to staff who advised them they needed a permit to enter with a trailer.

They then dumped the sofa on a nearby industrial estate, blocking the entrance. They were each fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £75, and a victim surcharge of £20.

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