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A40 closed near Brecon after three injured in accident

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The A40 between Brecon and Bwlch is closed after three people were injured in a road accident.

Police are currently investigating the incident, which took place at around 3pm this afternoon.

Two vehicles were involved in the collision. Three casualties have been taken to hospital for treatment.

The road is currently closed with diversions in place on the A40 at Bwlch and at Brynich roundabout junction with the A470.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and take alternative routes.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Mid Wales Roads Policing unit on 101.


Health board reviewing ambulance death

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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board says it is investigating an incident in which a woman died in an ambulance queueing outside Morriston hospital.

Sonia Powell died yesterday afternoon after being transferred from another hospital.

We are aware of the tragic day Mrs Powell’s family experienced yesterday and offer our sincere condolences.

The Health Board is reviewing all aspects of what happened and we are currently discussing these with the family.

Yesterday was a busy day for Emergency Departments and this was intensified at Morriston by 20 emergency ambulances arriving and departing within a short space of time. At its peak there were 12 operational ambulances outside the department but not all had patients on board.

Escalation plans were activated in the morning and the department was well staffed.

– ABMU Healthboard statement

Solskjaer thanks Cardiff City players

The club has confirmed they are now searching for a replacement Credit: PA

Former Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has thanked the players for their efforts, as he makes his departure from the club.

It was confirmed that Solskjaer will step down from his role with the club immediately, and that a search is underway for his replacement.

I want to thank Vincent for giving me the opportunity to manage Cardiff City FC. He has my full respect and I really wish him all the best in his pursuit of making this football club successful. However, our difference in philosophy on how to manage the club made me decide to step aside and allow the Club to move forward in the direction Vincent wants.

I leave the Club with some very talented players and want to thank them for their efforts and hope to see them challenge for promotion this season. I also want to thank Mehmet Dalman for his continued and loyal support and feel I have gained a new friend.

– Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

Woman who died in ambulance named as Sonia Powell

Sonia Powell (L) and her sister Credit: Family photo

A woman who died in an ambulance whilst waiting in a queue outside Morriston hospital has been named by her family as Sonia Powell, who lived in the Neath Valley.

In a joint statement yesterday Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board and the Welsh Ambulance Service said a review is being launched into what happened.

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