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Newport and Morecambe play out draw at Rodney Parade

Newport County remain bottom of League Two after being held to a draw by Morecambe at Rodney Parade.

Graham Westley's side have drawn six games out of eight. Credit: PA

The home side took the lead after 18 minutes, with striker Aaron Williams scoring his first goal of the season.

But Morecambe drew level mid-way second half through a Michael Rose free-kick.

The result leaves the Exiles deep in relegation trouble and six points from safety.


Witness appeal for Llanelli pub arson attack

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating a pub arson attack in Llanelli.

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It occurred at The Turnstyle, Station Road, Llanelli at around 6:50am on Tuesday, February 14.

Officers are keen to speak to a person who was around the pub at that time, who may have information that can help police with their investigation.

The person was wearing a high visibility jacket.

Anyone who saw someone fitting that description, in the streets or lanes around The Turnstyle, is urged to contact PC Fairclough at Llanelli police station.

– Dyfed-Powys Police

Anyone with information should call 101.

Muslim teacher posted video of him being escorted off plane on Snapchat

A Muslim school teacher from Swansea, denied entry to the United States while on a trip to New York with students, posted a video of him being escorted off the plane on Snapchat.

Maths teacher Juhel Miah was removed from a plane in Reykjavik by security officers in while travelling with a group of students and other teachers, leaving them "shocked and distressed".

Honestly I feel like a criminal.

They have given me some water.

They have given me some water.

I have got to go to the US Embassy tomorrow, because they are closed today.

– Juhel Miah, talking on Snapchat


First Minister asks for 'urgent clarification' why Muslim school teacher was denied entry to US

First Minister Carwyn Jones has written to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson asking for "urgent clarification" over why a Muslim school teacher from Swansea was denied entry to the United States.

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Final paragraph of the First Minister's letter to Boris Johnson.

From the account available to me it appears that both the UK Government’s travel advice and the UK’s agreement with the US Government, which you referred to in the House of Commons, have been disregarded in this instance.

Mr Miah feels, understandably, upset and embarrassed at what appears to be an act of discrimination against a UK passport holder.

The case is particularly disappointing in the light of the normally excellent relations between this country and the United States.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones

A spokesman for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council said the trip went ahead as planned and it has now written to the US Embassy in London to express its dismay at the treatment of one of its employees.

We are appalled by the treatment of Mr Miah and are demanding an explanation.

The matter has also been raised with our local member of parliament.

No satisfactory reason has been provided for refusing entry to the United States - either at the airport in Iceland or subsequently at the US embassy in Reykjavik.

Mr Miah attempted to visit the embassy but was denied access to the building.

Understandably he feels belittled and upset at what appears to be an unjustified act of discrimination.

– Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council spokesperson

US President Donald Trump's executive order was unveiled at the end of his first week in office.

In its original form, the order temporarily suspended all travel to the US for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days.

While the White House said that he was fulfilling a campaign promise to toughen vetting procedures for people coming from countries with terror ties, the order caused chaos at airports in the US and sparked protests across the country.

The President has cast the order as crucial for national security.

The order was put on hold by the courts and a revised version has not yet been signed, though it is understood from a draft that the same seven countries - Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya - will be targeted in it.

Fire service apprentice killed on way to college

Off-duty firefighters fought to save a young fire service apprentice after a two-vehicle crash in Snowdonia, an inquest has heard.

At a Ruthin inquest today, assistant coroner Nicola Jones said she hoped the family of 19-year-old Trystan Rhun Jones could gain some comfort from the fact that everything possible was done to help him by highly-trained officers.

Despite their efforts the teenager was certified dead at the scene on the A5 at Capel Curig on May 17 last year.

Mr Roberts, of Faerdref, Cynwyd, near Corwen, was an apprentice fleet technician with the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

He worked at Llandudno Junction and is believed to have been on his way to Coleg Menai in Bangor when the collision occurred.

A conclusion of death as a result of a road traffic collision was recorded.

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