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BREAKING: Solskjaer on the brink of being sacked

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Credit: PA

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in London for talks over his future with the club, ITV Wales understands. He is speaking to the club's chairman. It comes after Tuesday's one nil defeat to Middlesbrough. Solskjaer has admitted the performance was not good enough.

We just did not get going. Our first attack looked promising and then we got countered and conceded.

We didn't need to do that in the first few minutes, we wanted to go and turn things around from losing to Norwich on Saturday and that knocked our confidence.

We want to prove we are better than we showed against Norwich and it never happened.

The first half was very poor, we got more second balls in the second half and we pushed them back, but we did not create any moments of quality to open them up which was very disappointing.

– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Angered home owners close street to stop school run

Home-owners in Swansea have blockaded their street in a bid to stop parents parking outside their houses while on the school run.

The Mandinam Park estate is a collection of new-build homes costing £700,000. Credit: Wales News Service

Parents had been parking in the exclusive Mandinam Park estate close to Olchfa Comprehensive School.

Police were called after there were complaints of homeowners using their cars to block the street.

The Olchfa Comprehensive School is one of the largest in Wales with 1860 pupils.

Angered parents say that the school had been built long before the housing development.

Olfcha school is encouraging parents to park considerately Credit: Wales News Service

Meanwhile, the school says it's aware of the parking issue and is asking parents to consider nearby residents when dropping children off.

The school is aware of the issues which arose regarding parking in Mandinam Park.

We do not have the authority to control parking or collection by parents outside the boundaries of the school.

However, we are always conscious of the community we serve and regularly ask parents, and older students, to park considerately when making their way to and from the school.

– Julian Kennedy, assistant head teacher at Olchfa school


Call to help parents talk about alcohol with children

The President AB InBev UK & Ireland says findings that show parents overestimating the number of underage drinkers highlight the need for them to have support in talking to their children about alcohol.

Today's poll highlights the gulf between parents' perceptions of young people and how they actually behave towards alcohol. That's why it's so important that parents are given all the help they need to talk to their children about responsible drinking.

– Inge Plochaet, President, AB InBev UK & Ireland

'Under pressure' services given funding boost

Services that offer free advice in Wales are to get £2m worth of funding to help with the growing demand of people struggling to cope with the economic climate.

The Welsh Government announced the funding will be made available to organisations that give advice on welfare benefits, debt and housing and discrimination across Wales.

Citizens Advice Cymru will get a share of £390,000 for specialist discrimination advice Credit: PA

The main organisations to receive the funding are:

  • Citizens Advice Cymru
  • Shelter Cymru
  • Tenovus
  • Snap Cymru
  • Age Cymru

Free advice services provide a vital community lifeline to people facing the reality of harsh economic times. Additionally, our support is a key part of our commitment to tackle poverty.

It is vital help is available for people who need assistance with their benefit entitlements, with managing and repaying their debt, in situations where they may be at risk of losing their home or where they feel they are being treated unfairly at work or elsewhere.

– Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Study: 39% of 11-15 year-olds have tried alcohol

There are fewer underage drinkers than parents think according to a new sudy Credit: PA

A study showing that parents in Wales are overestimating the number of 11-15 year-olds who think it's okay to get drunk has also found they're overestimating the number who've tried alcohol.

On average, parents in the UK think 57% of 11-15 year olds have tried alcohol. The actual figure is 39% of 11-15 year olds - but 7 in 10 parents thought it was higher.

Despite the underage drinking being in decline, today's poll reveals 70% of parents across the UK believe it has increased compared to five years ago.


Karen Catherall was 'full of life and always laughing'

The family of Karen Catherall, who was found dead at a house in Gwernaffield near Mold on Sunday have released a tribute to her.

Karen Catherall Credit: Family photo

We are all devastated and heartbroken by the tragic and sudden death of our beloved Karen. She was a kind hearted and loving mother, daughter, sister, aunty and friend to many.

Karen was full of life, always laughing and there was never a dull moment when she was near. Karen will be sorely missed and will remain forever in our hearts.

– Family tribute
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