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Swans sign Argentine defender Fernandez

Swansea City have signed Napoli and Argentina defender Federico Fernandez for an undisclosed fee.

The 25 year old passed a medical on Monday and signed a four-year deal at the Liberty earlier today.

He's expected to go straight into the squad for Saturday's home game against Burnley, subject to international clearance.

Fernandez helped Napoli to the Coppa Italia last season and has also featured in their Champions League and Europa League campaigns.


Man dies after falling onto railings while pruning tree

Merthyr Tydfil
Peter Davies died after falling onto railings while pruning a tree in his garden Credit: Google Maps

A man has died after falling onto spiked railings while pruning a tree at his home in Merthyr Tydfil.

Peter Davies was chopping branches off a fir tree in his back garden in Twyn on Monday when the incident happened. The 67-year-old widower was flown to hospital by air ambulance, but died of severe blood loss.

A South Wales Police spokesman said they were treating Mr Davies's death as a 'tragic accident.'

Life-sized toys visit Cardiff on anniversary tour

Giant Playmobil characters
Some of the characters have been around since 1974 Credit: PLAYMOBIL

Children across Cardiff are getting the chance to get up close to their favourite PLAYMOBIL characters, as life-sized versions visit the city.

The giant toys will be popping up in Bute Park as part of their 40th Birthday Tour.

Giant Playmobil characters
The life-sized figures will pop up in Bute Park Credit: PLAYMOBIL
Giant Playmobil figures
Members of the public are encouraged to take photos of the characters Credit: PLAYMOBIL

As part of the tour, characters from 1974 to the present day will visit cities across the UK.

It's hoped they can inspire children's imaginations.


North Wales adventurer breaks Mongolia world record

Ash Dykes celebrating his world record
Ash completed his journey pulling a 120kg trailer Credit: Ash Dykes

A young Welsh adventurer has become the first person to walk 1,500 miles solo across Mongolia - one of the world's most desolate countries.

23-year-old Ash Dykes from Colwyn Bay walked into the record books after spending 78 days alone, battling sandstorms and heat exhaustion.

During his journey he tackled the high Altai Mountains, the Gobi Desert and the Mongolian Steppe.

Ash Dykes wearing protective clothing
Ash had to contend with heat exhaustion and sandstorms Credit: Ash Dykes

Ash has already gained recognition from world-renowned explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Newport to host NATO-themed festival

NATO logo
60 World leaders will visit Newport on September 4th & 5th Credit: NATO

A special festival will be held this weekend in Newport to celebrate the NATO summit coming to the city.

The event, which has been organised jointly by the UK Government and Newport City Council, will include a range of food from different countries, local bands, and demonstrations from soldiers.

On offer will be reindeer burgers from Iceland, waffles from Belgium, smorgasbord from Denmark and paella from Spain. The British stall will offer Welsh cheese from Ceredigion, and locally-brewed liquor.

The festival will give people a chance to sample the food of the countries attending the Summit and there's a great line up of activities for people of all ages.

I'm really looking forward to attending and I would encourage people to come along for a fun day out ahead of the NATO summit.

– Stephen Crabb, Secretary of State for Wales

Serving soldiers from across the army, including 160 Wales Brigade will also be on hand to demonstrate military vehicles and equipment, and a Battle of Britain fly-past over the city will close the day's celebrations.

The summit will be held on 4th & 5th September at the Celtic Manor Resort.

Disabled teen to complete solo sailing challenge

Natasha Lambert
Natasha 'Miss Isle' Lambert will have sailed around 430 miles when she arrives in Swansea. Credit: Royal Yachting Association

A teenager with athetoid cerebral palsy will complete her 12 leg sailing challenge in Swansea today after sailing single-handedly around the south west coast of England to Wales.

17-year-old Natasha Lambert, who uses breathing alone to sail her boat via a 'sip and puff' straw mechanism engineered by her dad, set off on her 'Sea and Summit' challenge last month.

Since then she has sailed her 21ft boat Miss Isle Too around Falmouth, Plymouth and Poole before climbing Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons using a special walking aid.

In total Natasha will have sailed around 430 miles and climbed 2,907ft as part of the challenge, which is raising money for the RNLI, the Ellen MacArthur Trust and the RYA Foundation.

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