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Body of grandmother killed in Tunisia returns today

The bodies of nine British victims of the Tunisian beach massacre were this afternoon being flown home, as the final UK death toll was confirmed at 30.

Among the dead being flown into Brize Norton air base in Oxfordshire will be Trudy Jones from Blackwood.

Trudy Jones was killed in the terror attacks in Tunisia last Friday. Credit: Gwent Police / Family Photo

The 51-year-old grandmother was described by residents at the Blackwood care home where she worked as an "absolute angel".

More: Tributes to Welsh grandmother killed in Tunisia shooting

Eight Britons killed in the terror attack were brought back to British soil on Wednesday, further flights are expected tomorrow and Saturday.

British nationals made up the majority of the 38 killed by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui when he opened fire on holidaymakers on a beach in the resort of Sousse on Friday - along with three Irish nationals, two Germans, one Belgian, one Portuguese and one Russian.

Cordon 'scaled back' but residents still unable to return

Officers who located a package at an address at Graig Park Vilas, Newport this morning have now scaled back the cordon.

Police teams at the scene at Malpas in Newport. Credit: ITV Wales News

The 50 metre cordon which was originally in place surrounding approximately 30 houses has been scaled back and surrounds Graig Park Villas only.

An "Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit" which attended from the Tewkesbury area has now left.

The package remains in place and following assessment, it has been established there are no on-going safety concerns. We are grateful to local residents for their patience and understanding as we responded to the situation.

– Gwent Police


Police appeal to find missing 16-year-old

Olivia was last seen in the Colwyn Bay area on July 1. Credit: North Wales Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a 16-year-old from Dyserth in Denbighshire.

Olivia Sage was last seen at 9.30pm on Wednesday July 1 in the Colwyn Bay area.

She is described as around 5ft 10ins tall with long dark hair and was wearing white jeans and a blue shirt.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101.


Residents told to evacuate homes 'right away'

A bomb disposal unit is checking a "suspicious package" discovered on a Newport housing estate.

The roads Graig Park Villas and Graig Park Road in Malpas are both closed. Police have put up a 50 meter cordon around the area.

Craig Park Villas in the Malpas area of Newport. Credit: Google Street View

Ian Lagden who lives at Craig Park Villas with his wife and two teenage daughters and their dog told ITV Cymru Wales News he saw police officers on his road at around 0800 this morning.

My wife went out to speak to them and they told us the street was being cordoned off and we were to evacuate the house as fast as possible.

We were out in 15 minutes. My wife went to work but the police didn't tell us where to go or for how long. We've not been told anything.

– Ian Lagden, resident

Mr Lagden says he took his daughters to Bristol to stay with family members.

A 50 metre cordon has been set-up around Craig Park Villas. Credit: google maps

Police evacuate 30 homes after discovery of 'suspicious package'

Gwent Police have evacuated 30 homes in Newport this morning following the discovery of a suspicious package.

Officers did so as a safety precaution after the discovery of the package at a property in Graig Park Villas.

A 50 metre cordon has been put in place and the bomb disposal unit has been called. Officers are currently assessing the package.

Police have evacuated 30 homes in Newport Credit: PA

A nearby primary school Tweeted parents to say the police had told them there was no threat to pupils.

Sir Tom Jones can now eat his own face - in chocolate

It's not unusual to eat snacks on board a flight - but it is unusual to eat your own face. That's a privilege Sir Tom Jones can enjoy thanks to a West Wales chocolatier which has printed special chocolates of the superstar's face.

Sir Tom Jones's face has been printed onto chocolate. Credit: Luminous Media

The chocolates will be included on flights taken by the Pontypridd singer and his entourage during his upcoming tour to Germany and Norway. They feature Sir Tom’s image printed in ink directly onto a white chocolate bar.

They've been created by Printed Chocolates of Whitland, a chocolatier based in Carmarthenshire.

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