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Funeral of student who died after taking diet pills to be held later

The funeral of Glyndwr University student Eloise Parry who died after taking suspected 'diet pills' will take place today.

Police have launched a full investigation into Eloise Parry's death. Credit: West Mercia Police

The 21-year-old from Shrewsbury, died in hospital on April 12 after taking the pills, West Mercia Police said.

The pills - which are being tested - are thought to contain dinitrophenol, also known as DNP, which is an industrial chemical and extremely dangerous.

Eloise's family have requested their privacy be respected as they grieve following her death.

Wales' first 'Man Van' celebrates one year on the road

The 'Man Van' has visited more than 100 locations in Wales and travelled over 11,000 miles. Credit: Tenovus Cancer Care

Wales' first 'Man Van' celebrates one year on the road this month. The van is a 38ft converted motorhome that travels across the country offering appointments for men with cancer specialists and counselling for them and their families.

Since April last year, the 'Man Van' has had more than 3,000 visitors and has helped more than 160 men who have been diagnosed with cancer.


Police re-appeal for information following murder charge

South Wales Police has made a re-appeal to anyone who has any information relating to Tracey Woodford's whereabouts from the evening of Tuesday 21 April to get in touch.

I would like anybody who hasn’t already come forward to get in touch. I am keen to establish Tracey’s movements over the past week.

“We have received significant support from the public who have no doubt been traumatised by what has unfolded. I would like to thank them for this support and assure them that we are doing everything we possibly can to find out exactly what happened to Tracey."

– Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley, South Wales Police

Man, 50, charged in connection with Pontypridd murder

South Wales Police has charged a 50 year-old man in connection with the murder of Tracey Woodford.

He is due to appear at Pontypridd Magistrates Court tomorrow.

A post mortem has been carried out but officers are awaiting the results of further forensic tests to determine the cause of Tracey’s death.

Her body was found dismembered in a flat in the Graig area of the town on Friday.

Officers investigating the incident are continuing their appeal for witnesses.

Family of murdered woman pay tribute to her

The family of Tracey Woodford, whose body was found at a flat in Pontypridd on Friday have paid tribute to her saying she was a "kind-hearted and a selfless person who would go out of her way to help anyone".

Credit: South Wales Police

Tracey was liked and loved by all of her family and friends. She was a gentle person who would not hurt anyone and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. We are thankful for all the support we have received to date. We ask all to respect our wishes for privacy and to be left alone to grieve at this very difficult time.”

– Family of Tracey Woodford

South Wales Police is continuing its appeal for witnesses.

In particular they would like to establish Tracey’s movements during the days leading up to the discovery of her body on Friday.

They would like anybody who saw Tracey since she was last seen by family at 12.45pm on Tuesday. In particular they want to hear from anyone who may have seen Tracey in the Skinny Dog public house, between 9pm and 11pm on 21 April.

Tracey is around 5ft 7 inches tall with shoulder length ginger hair. She was wearing a black cardigan at the time she was last seen.

Welshmen among those reported missing following Nepal earthquake

Two men from Wales is among those who have been reported missing following the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday.

Rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors after yesterday's devastating earthquake Credit: PA

57-year-old Huw Alexander Lashmar, has been listed as missing on a website set-up to help find those in the affected area.

According to the website, Huw Alexander Lashmar was last seen on Saturday in the city of Kathmandu looking for somewhere to have dinner.

Another man's name - Jason Russel from Wrexham appears on another list on a different website.

50-year-old Aidrian Summers also from Wales had been reported missing but ITV Wales understands he has made contact with the company he works for in London.

A third welshman Raymond Williams was also feared to be caught up, but has indicated on the website he is safe.

Rescue efforts in Nepal are continuing after the deadly earthquake killed more than 2,000 people - the country's worst earthquake disaster in more than 80 years.

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