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Police launch investigation into 'serious' A470 crash

Police have launched an investigation into a crash on the A470 Credit: PA

Police have launched an investigation into a crash on the A470.

It happened shortly after midday today close to the Merthyr roundabout at Nant Ddu and involved a motorcyclist and a white BMW.

The crash is being described as serious and diversions are in place.

Police are asking for anyone with information about the incident to call them on 101.


Blues wing released from Rugby World Cup training

28 year old Tom James Credit: PA

Cardiff Blues wing Tom James has been released from the World Cup training squad due to injury, the WRU has confirmed.

The 28-year-old has an ongoing foot injury and will continue his recovery with his region.

The training squad is due to regather on Monday to prepare for the Dove Men Test against Ireland on Saturday August 8.

Wales pays tribute to Cilla Black

Cilla Black has died, aged 72, according to reports Credit: PA

People from the world of Welsh politics and showbiz have paid tribute to Cilla Black.

The veteran showbiz icon passed away age 72.

Singer Aled Jones was among the first to pay tribute to Cilla, saying he 'adored watching her on TV'.

Man named in Cardiff murder investigation

35-year-old Russell Peachey was seriously assaulted on North Street Credit: South Wales Police

Police have named a man who died after being found unconscious on a Cardiff street as 35-year-old Russell Peachey.

He was found in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Grangetown area of the city. It's thought he'd been seriously assaulted.

Two men have since been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police say the murder investigation is ongoing, and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

To date we have received a positive response to our appeal for information and would like to thank members of the public and the local community who have assisted the investigation. As we progress our enquiries I continue to appeal to anyone who was in the area of North Street, Thomas Street and Penarth Road between 03:30hrs and 04:20hrs, and may have witnessed the incident to contact police.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jayne Hill


Two arrested after 24-year-old man seriously assaulted

Dyfed Powys police is asking for anyone with information to come forward Credit: ITV News

Two people have been arrested after a 24-year-old man was seriously assaulted in Ceredigion.

Crews were called to Penrhiw at around half past ten on Friday.

The man was taken to hospital and remains in a serious condition.

Police arrested a 52-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman in connection with the incident. Both remain in custody.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to come forward.

Man bailed after holidaymaker killed in Gower crash

A 19-year-old man has been bailed after a fatal crash on Gower.

It happened on the Cefn Bryn mountain road at 10.55pm on Friday, involving a white Kia Proceed and a Rover MG.

The driver of the Rover died. He's been named as 73-year-old Timothy Malone from Hampshire. He had travelled to Gower with his wife for a holiday.

Mr Malone's wife is in a stable condition at Morriston Hospital.

Two other young men were treated for minor injuries and have since been released.

Firefighters 'attacked' as they attended fire

A map showing the location of the incident Credit: ITV Wales

Firefighters from south Wales were say they were 'attacked' as they attended an incident in Cwmbran last night.

They say stones were thrown at them from a group of around 30 youths.

No crewmembers were injured.

SWFRS take all incidents of violence towards their staff seriously and will be working closely with the police to identify those responsible.

All members of the public must remember that it is a criminal offence to attack emergency services personnel while carrying out their duties.

– Group Manager, Nigel Williams, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson

Murder investigation after man dies following Cardiff assault

Police cordon Credit: James Crichton-Smith / ITV News

A man has died after a serious assault in Cardiff, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police were called to the scene in North Street, in the Grangetown area of the city just after 4 am. A 35 year old man was taken to hospital but later died of his injuries. His next of kin have been informed.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation and our thoughts are very much with the family of the deceased at this difficult time. One person has currently been arrested"

– Detective Chief Inspector Jayne Hill

South Wales Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.

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