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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.'


Child hit by quad bike has 'serious injuries'

Police are appealing for witnesses after a seven-year-old child was hit by a quad bike and suffered "serious injuries".

A quad bike. Credit: ITV News

South Wales Police say the incident happened at around 6pm on Tuesday at Hopkinstown, Pontypridd.

A seven-year-old boy was walking on Telekeiber Road, Hopkinstown in the general direction of Pontypridd when he was in collision with a blue Quad motorcycle.

The child suffered serious injuries and was air lifted to Morriston Hopsital.

Officers are asking witnesses who either saw the collision or the manner of riding of the motorcyclist to call 101 quoting 1500185685.

Appeal as injured puppy boards bus for free ride

A curious puppy jumped onto a bus and carried on travelling for miles on his own.

Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for the owner of the injured puppy found on a Swansea bus to come forward.

The tan coloured dog was found on a First Cymru 25 service bus going into Swansea on Tuesday morning. It is believed that the dog may have got on the bus in Manselton.

The puppy aged between three and six month was injured and bleeding.

This is a lovely little young dog. Somehow he got on the bus and we think he may have walked on.

It looks like he has a nasty bite to his face.

Somebody must be missing him so we are appealing for information to try and track down his owner.

– RSPCA inspector Nigel Duguid

The RSPCA is also reminding people to get their pets microchipped to give their lost pets the chance of returning home.

Injury blow for Wales ahead of Rugby World Cup

Wales centre Jonathan Davies has ruled himself out of this year's Rugby World Cup with a knee injury.

Wales' Jonathan Davies will not play at the Rugby World Cup. Credit: PA

In a statement the WRU said Davies has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament which ruled him out of the tournament.

The 27-year-old, who has played 48 times for Wales, suffered the injury for his club side Clermont Auvergne against Montpellier and will undergo surgery in the coming days.

The Welsh Rugby Union and Clermont medical teams have been in constant dialogue and Davies is likely to be unavailable for 6-7months.

It’s a disappointment for Jonathan and for us, but the advice is for him to have the surgery straight away.

– Warren Gatland
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