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Police investigate indecent exposure incidents

Police are investigating two incidents of indecent exposure Credit: PA

Police are investigating two incidents of indecent exposure to lone women.

They happened in Carmarthen on Thursday night and involve two different offenders.

The first offender is described as a white male, in his mid-twenties, slim and wearing a blue, shirt, blue shorts, dark glasses and a dark baseball cap.

The second is also described as a white male, around 30 years old, slim with short dark hair and a beard. He was seen wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.

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Education Minister: Foreign languages should start in primary school

The Welsh Education Minister says he wants pupils to start learning a modern foreign language at the age of 9 or 10, rather than waiting until secondary school to do so.

Speaking at a conference this afternoon, Huw Lewis said he would like Wales to become a ‘Bilingual plus 1’ nation, with pupils learning English, Welsh, but also a modern foreign language from Year 5 in primary school.

The Education Minister wants to say languages like French and German taught in primary school. Credit: PA

Our challenge is to equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the new global economy.

I want our young people to understand that a sound knowledge of another language can help them get ahead in life, in education and the competitive world and I want to reverse the recent UK-wide decline in the take up of MFL here in Wales.

To ensure success in this area I believe we should start introducing additional languages at a much younger age.

I want us to be a nation where it is the norm for pupils to learn and become excited by a modern foreign language from Year 5 of Primary school, and well before making the transition to secondary school.

– Huw Lewis, Education Minister

He said he will now ask an expert group to look into when a change could be made.

Last month, a report from the British Council Wales and CfBT Education Trust warned there has been a 'significant decline' in the learning of modern foreign languages in schools here.

The Welsh Government says its £480,000 plan to improve modern foreign languages in Wales will come into effect from September.

Police appeal after daytime 'sexual assault' in lane

Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault on a woman in a lane which took place at around 5pm in broad daylight.

The lane from Bryn Road to Richmond Terrace, Llanelli. Credit: google maps

Dyfed Powys Police say the attack happened on Tuesday 30th June in the lane that runs from Bryn Road to Richmond Terrace, Llanelli.

Llanelli CID have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the offence - he has been bailed while enquiries continue. Around the time of the incident it is believed that a woman and a child walked through the lane, and police wish to identify and speak to them.

Anyone with any information about this incident, or was in the area between 4pm and 5.30pm on Tuesday June 30 2015 is asked to contact DC 874 Clare Richards by calling 101.

Police warning after teenager recovered from water in Cardiff Bay

South Wales Police say a teenage boy has been recovered from the water at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff.

Credit: Google Maps

He has been taken to the University Hospital of Wales where his condition is described as 'critical.'

Local policing inspector Tony Williams has issued a warning against swimming in the waters in Cardiff Bay.

We can understand why youngsters are attracted to the water in the Bay area in hot weather. But we cannot emphasise enough, just how dangerous this can be.

"Those who trespass and venture into the water are putting their lives at risk. The docks are deep, but those who jump in have no idea what may be lurking beneath the surface. They have little concept of just how cold the water can be and once they are in, they are surrounded by high, sheer walls with limited means of escape.

"Our message to youngsters is simple: 'If you want to go for a swim, then go to the swimming baths where the environment is organised and safe. And keep out of the docks.'"

– Inspector Tony Williams, South Wales Police
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