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Fire breaks out at Cardiff bingo hall

A large fire broke out at a bingo hall in Cardiff overnight.

Crews were at Castle Bingo all in the Canton area of Cardiff for over two hours Credit: Google Maps

South Wales Fire and Rescue were called to Cowbridge Road East just before midnight with reports the first floor of the building was alight.

South Wales Fire and Rescue say firefighters were tackling the fire for over two hours.

Crews remained at the scene overnight after it was brought under control just before 2:45am.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and the fire service says an investigation will take place later today.


NFU Cymru launches broadband survey

Credit: David Jones/PA

NFU Cymru has launched the first farmer-focused broadband and mobile phone survey in a bid to inform its work on getting an efficient service rolled out in rural areas.

The union says it is essential the business needs and opportunities of the farming sector are understood, especially at a time when farm businesses rely more and more on broadband and mobile phone signals.

This is a hugely important survey, our member experience will prove invaluable for identifying both the barriers and technological solutions for the delivery of fast, reliable and affordable mobile phone signals and broadband on farm

– Stephen James, NFU Cymru President


Third man arrested after lay-by shooting

South Wales Police have arrested a third person in connection with a shooting in Mountain Ash.

A 51 year old man from Pontypridd has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in police custody.

The shooting happened in a lay-by on the A4059 between Mountain Ash and Abercynon on Sunday 26th July.

Police have been granted a further 36 hours to question a 46 year old man who was arrested on Monday.

Another man, 46, from Mountain Ash, who was arrested yesterday, has been released on bail.

Mark Jones, 43, also from Mountain Ash, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Crews tackle large fire at caravan park

Around 35 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a caravan park near Borth.

Appliances from Borth, Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, Aberaeron and Llandrindod Wells have been called to the Sea Rivers Caravan Park at Ynyslas.

A workshop and shed are reported to be well alight and the fire involves gas cylinders some containing acetylene.

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