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Swans defender Jordi Amat ruled out for 6 weeks

Jordi Amat, Swansea City Credit: PA Wire/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Swansea City defender Jordi Amat has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering a strained lateral ligament during Saturdays 4-2 defeat to Chelsea.

The Spaniard sustained the injury during the first half at Stamford Bridge and was replaced at half-time by Federico Fernandez.

The 22 year-old, who has started all four of Swansea's Premier League matches this season, underwent a scan on Sunday with a consultant confirming he will be ruled out until the end of October.


"Forced labour" trial begins of father and son

A trial has opened at Cardiff Crown Court against a father and son accused of forcing a man to work at their farm for no pay.

The father and son from Marshfield deny the charges. Credit: Wales News Service

Daniel Doran, 67, and his son Daniel Doran, 42, were arrested following a police raid at Cariad Farm, Marshfield, near Newport, in 2013.

It came after Kidderminster man Darrell Simester, who had been missing since 2000, was found living at the same site. Both Dorans have pleaded not guilty to a charge of requiring Mr Simester to perform compulsory labour between 2010 and 2013.

The jury heard Mr Simester had lived at the farm for 13 years and kept in living conditions unfit for human habitation.

Cardiff Crown Court Judge Neil Bidder said the trial will last between four to six weeks.

The jury heard that "vulnerable witness" Mr Simester would be giving evidence via video link.

Welsh rugby referee Nigel Owens let off speeding after needing toilet

Nigel Owens is Wales' top official Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive/Press Association Images

International World Cup referee Nigel Owens has escaped penalty points for speeding after telling how he was dashing to the toilet while driving on the motorway.

43 year-old Owens, Wales' top rugby official, was clocked breaking the speed limit in his BMW while on the way to a rugby match in Pontypridd on Boxing Day last year.

Although he told a court he put his foot down on the M4 motorway because he urgently needed the toilet.

Magistrates agreed it was an emergency - and spared him penalty points on his driving licence.


South Wales Police appeal for stolen jewellery

South Wales Police is appealing for information after a large amount of gold and silver jewellery was stolen from a house in Barry on the 23rd of August.

The incident happened around 2pm on Saturday the 23rd of August Credit: South Wales Police

The thief is thought to have got into the house through an insecure window.

A large amount of cash, an ipad and a playstation three was also stolen. Police are asking anyone who may have been offered the jewellery to contact them.

Vandals forced Cardiff mosque to shut after robbery

A Cardiff mosque has been forced to close after being smashed up by intruders. Police are investigating after the Rabbaniah Islamic Cultural Centre suffered thousands of pounds of damage after burglars pulled down the ceiling and ripped charity boxes from the walls.

The mosque in Grangetown has had to close its doors. Credit: Wales News Service

This break-in will be devastating to the local community. It's terrible, people can't believe it. The damage is massive. At the end of the day we can't run this organisation until the roof is sorted, because we're a charitable organisation we don't have the money or ability to fix the roof yet.

– Khalid Farid

The cultural centre in Grangetown was completely wrecked by the intruders who stole at least £4,000 of money stored in charity collection boxes and locked safes containing wages for staff.

The burglars first broke into the main hall but then rampaged through the mosque and cultural centre - tearing down the internal roof to get up to the office on the first floor. Computers were stamped on, CCTV cameras were pulled from the walls and doors have been kicked through.

The Rabbaniah Islamic Cultural Centre aims to promote religious harmony. Credit: Wales News Service

Mr Farid said there was hope the vandals would be caught because despite the CCTV cameras being taken the hard drives still remained. South Wales Police say they are investigating and are appealing for information.

Dog ban for North Wales fox hunter

A man from North Wales has been handed a suspended sentence after admitting to using his dog for fox hunting.

RSPCA found the dog named Celt with scratches to its face Credit: RSPCA

William Clive Alun Jones, 26, was sentenced at Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court.

A joint operation by the RSPCA and North Wales Police found him using his bull lurcher for hunting and fighting other animals.

He was given a 30 day custodial sentence which was suspended for 12 months and has been banned from keeping dogs for eight years.

Cardiff face Middlesbrough after Norwich defeat

Cardiff City will be looking to put the weekend's 4-2 defeat behind them when they host Middlesbrough in the Championship tonight.

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Solskjaer's men suffered a devastating loss away to Norwich on Saturday, despite leading 2-0 at half time.

Bluebirds' Danny Gabbidon could be set to make a return to the side in tonight's game after rejoining the club from Crystal Palace earlier in the month.

Also tonight, Newport travel to Tranmere in League Two and Wrexham play Barnet in the Conference.

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