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Welsh teams lose as the Pro 12 season kicks off

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The Dragons and the Ospreys had a poor start to their Pro 12 campaigns as both lost out in Ireland.

Newport Gwent Dragons lost 29-23 to Connacht but did manage to scrape a losing bonus point.

Not such a good night for the Ospreys as they were comprehensively beaten 28-6 against Ulster.


A55 fully reopen following fatal crash

The A55 has reopened fully after a multi-vehicle crash in which a man died.


One person confirmed to have died in A55 crash

Police have confirmed one person has died in a crash on the A55 earlier today.

It happened on the westbound carriageway between junction 38 and junction 36A at Broughton at around 11.30am.

Following the collision, an 80-year-old-woman was airlifted to hospital and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

– Cheshire Police spokesperson

A 46-year-old man from Holywell has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.

Police are now appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 297 of 4/9/2015.

Lib Dem peer: Open our empty buildings to refugees

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A Welsh Liberal Democrat peer has urged councils to make buildings, empty shops and unoccupied houses available for refugees from Syria.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno said: “They could be used to offer short-term shelter. I am not talking about council houses, but empty homes that are without an occupier."

Lord Roberts of Llandudno said our empty buildings should be used to shelter refugees. Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Archive/PA Images

Earlier today, Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would take in "thousands more" Syrian refugees and give an extra £100m in aid.

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