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St David's Day deal: Crabb 'disappointed' by FM response

Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has written to the First Minister, saying he is disappointed by his response to the St David’s Day agreement and fears momentum will now be lost.

It comes after Carwyn Jones said he felt Wales was not being treated with the same degree of respect as Scotland, adding that the process had been "rushed and unsatisfactory".

I was disappointed to read your reported comments in response to the announcement over the weekend. The package represents a significant movement in Welsh devolution, paving the way for a clearer, stronger and fairer devolution settlement for Wales.

My officials are pressing ahead to ensure a new Wales Bill will be introduced early in the next Parliament. However, I am concerned that momentum may now be lost unless there is strong and positive engagement from the Welsh Government.

– Stephen Crabb MP in letter to First Minister


Police appeal for information on missing Newport man

Police are appealing to the public after a 24-year-old man went missing from Newport three days ago.

David Finney was last seen on Chepstow Road, opposite Beechwood Park, on Friday.

David Finney, 24, has been missing from Newport since Friday. Credit: Gwent Police

He is described as being 5ft 3" tall with a slim frame and with blonde/mousey hair and blue eyes. It is believed he was driving a yellow Suzuki Ignis, registration number FH53 ZDN.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 269 1/3/15.

Wrexham dog-walker assaulted in attempted puppy theft

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted as two youths tried to steal her puppy.

The woman was walking a German Shepherd dog and a St Bernard puppy in a field off Ruthin Road in Bwlchgwyn, Wrexham, when she was approached by two youngsters, aged around 15, about buying the puppy.

After telling them it was not for sale, the woman was struck in the face with a snooker ball before the two tried to take the St Bernard.

They left empty-handed after the German Shepherd kept them at bay.

The incident happened in a field just off Ruthin Road in Wrexham.

This was a vicious assault on a woman simply walking her dogs. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a white flatbed vehicle carrying scrap and travelling on the Ruthin Road on Friday afternoon, or who may have information about this offence to call police on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55111. Crime reference number SO28039.

– DI Neil Harrison, North Wales Police
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