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Wind turbine looms over 'Milk Wood'

The boathouse in which Dylan Thomas wrote boasts one of Wales's most iconic views and inspired some of Dylan Thomas' most famous work.

However, campaigners fear the iconic view will be lost if the High Court doesn't reverse plans to erect a 50 metre high wind turbine on the opposite banks of the estuary .

Carmarthenshire Council has already approved the plans, but objectors say the decision is 'a mistake.'

Campaigners launching a judicial review against the decision and the judges decision is expected within the next few weeks.


This little piggy now has a home...

The RSPCA is calling on people buying pets to think more carefully about the animal they want. It comes after a so-called 'micro-piglet' was found abandoned in a garden near Swansea. He's now being looked after by a local vet, but he needs a permanent home with other pigs.

And the latest news is the micro-piglet has been re-homed on a farm on the Gower.

Police raid two 'cannabis factories' in Barry

An investigation is underway after police in Barry found two cannabis factories in the town with over 500 plants. Officers say the haul could be worth £500,000.

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A 44 year-old man from Gladstone Road has been charged in connection to the find at the same address. A 27 year old man from Barry was arrested in connection to the cannabis found at Woodlands Road and is currently on police bail.

Following the discovery of these cannabis factories a large amount of illegal drugs were seized ensuring they have been taken out of circulation for good. These cases highlight the fact that cannabis factories can be anywhere. We would urge people to be on their guard and to report any suspicious activity in their area to police immediately.

– Detective Sergeant Julian Kerslake

South Wales Police are appealing to anyone with any information about the discovery on Gladstone Road to contact them.


"You can never face a weak English team" - Warburton

Wales captain Sam Warburton has warned his side to be wary of England's strength, despite a notable list of injured English absentees.

England are without a number of influential players for the Six Nations opener next week, with the likes of Owen Farrell, Courtney Lawes and Ben Morgan all ruled out through injury.

But Warburton says England's strength in depth still makes them a formidable side as Wales look to win their first Six Nations tournament since 2013.

Gatland: 'I'm surprised by Adam Jones' retirement'

Warren Gatland has admitted he is 'as surprised as anyone' that veteran prop Adam Jones has decided to call time on his international career by announcing his retirement ahead of the Six Nations.

Jones made the decision after being left out of Gatland's 34 man squad for the premier northern hemisphere competition which gets underway next week.

It was the second time in a row that Jones had been left out of a Wales squad after also missing the Autumn series.

Speaking at the launch of the 2015 Six Nations Gatland said Jones' decision took him by surprise, particularly given the proximity of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, a competition for which he reaffirmed Jones' was very much in the reckoning for.

Plaid peer apologises for Auschwitz comment

Plaid Cymru peer Lord Wigley has apologised for "any offence caused" after comparing the effects of a Trident submarine base to those of a Nazi death camp. Lord Wigley had been commenting on reports - denied by the Government - that the nuclear weapons system could be relocated from Scotland to Wales.

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The peer made clear that Plaid would be "tremendously opposed" to shifting the base from Faslane naval base to Pembrokeshire.

Asked whether the move would have some positive benefits, such as bringing jobs to the area, Lord Wigley - a former leader of the party - replied: "Look, this week we have been remembering what happened in Germany before the war, no doubt there were many jobs provided in Auschwitz and places like that but that didn't justify their existence and neither does nuclear weapons justify having them in Pembrokeshire."

In a statement released later, Lord Wigley said: "I am certainly sorry if my remarks were open to any misinterpretation and I apologise for any offence that has been caused. The point I was trying to make was that you can't have jobs at any cost and I reiterate that."

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