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Catch Up: The Airport, Episode 1

A new series following day to day at Wales’s international Airport

The builders move in to remove a despised airport landmark, and staff have to manage airline delays on one of the busiest days of the year – only for the fire alarm to force the terminal to be evacuated. The airports firefighters get to grips with their new kit, while the arrival of a new carrier brings much needed new routes.

Missing man found following search

Missing man Ivor Evans has been found. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

An elderly man who went missing from a hospital in Carmarthen has been found.

72 year old Ivor Evans was found in the Llanarthney area this evening and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Police would like to thank everyone who provided information and help in the search.


Council's key areas for cuts in face of £30m budget gap

Rhondda Cynon Taf council's cabinet will discuss how to bridge a funding gap of around £30m for the next year. As part of its budget planning, the cabinet will discuss the following service areas on Friday October 10:

  • Nursery Funding Arrangement
  • School Music Service
  • Parks & Countryside Services
  • Street Cleansing
  • CCTV
  • Fees and charges arrangements
  • Public Health & Protection Services
  • Regeneration & Planning Administrative Arrangements
  • Town Centre Events Programme
  • Customer Care
  • Staff Catering Services


Rhondda Cynon Taf nursery funding cuts talks due

Rhondda Cynon Taf council's cabinet will meet next week to discuss further cuts to services.

Among the areas to be discussed will be funding for nurseries. Provision of nursery funding has previously made the headlines and sparked protests from parents.

Previous protests over proposed cuts to nursery funding Credit: ITV Wales

RCT will discuss proposals to bridge what is expected to be a £30m budget gap for the next financial year. Over the next three years the council is expected to save around £70m.

These discussions will include whether or not to consult upon amending the funding of nursery education in the County Borough.

When you consider these figures in the context of rising demand for services such as social services, other financial pressures and the direction to protect the 5-16 schools budget, non protected areas of spending which are provided above statutory levels will therefore have to take the brunt of the cuts.

We have no alternative in this situation than to consider difficult decisions, and unfortunately these choices will inevitably focus on the services which are not statutory.

That is why when Cabinet meet next week, there will be discussions around considering to again consult upon amending our nursery admission funding arrangements.

– Andrew Morgan, Leader of the Council

Police renew appeal to help find Ivor Evans

Dyfed Powys Police have renewed their appeal for information to help find a missing man.

Ivor Evans was seen leaving Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen at around 7.45pm last night (Tuesday).

Police have renewed their appeal for information to help find Ivor Evans Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

During the day a co-ordinated search involving a police search team, mountain rescue search team, dog section and helicopter has been taking place near to where Mr Evans was last seen. Other Officers have also been making enquiries to try and trace the possible whereabouts of Mr Evans.

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