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ITV reaches new heights in pole-climbing competition at Royal Welsh Show

The poles are 100ft in height. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Pole-climbing is not for the faint of heart. Standing at 100ft high, the two iconic climbing poles in the middle of the forestry section of the Royal Welsh Show are hard to miss.

This year's poles are also brand new, replacing the old ones which had been in situ since 2009.

It's one of most popular contests at the showground - so we put the challenge to two of ITV's very own, journalist Nicky Hendy and camerawoman Lynsey Green.


Sam Warburton donates his Lions rugby kit to a charity shop

Credit: Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton has donated his Lions kit to a charity shop in Cardiff.

The British and Irish Lions Captain has given his rugby kit from the New Zealand tour to his local Tenovus shop in Rhiwbina.

This isn't the first time the Welsh international player has given his kit away to charity. He did the same thing after the Rugby World Cup and the Six Nations campaign.

He has also donated his Cardiff Blues kit to the store.


Tributes paid to 20-year-old Sophie killed in crash

Credit: Gwent Police

The family of a 20-year-old woman who was killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her.

Sophie Brimble, from Crickhowell, was killed in a road traffic accident on King Street in Brynmawr on Wednesday 26th July.

Sophie Brimble /Jenkins,

Taken from us way too soon! Love you always! Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.

Love Mum, Daddy, Andrew, Chloe, Rhys, Nan, Aimee, Ben and Zach. Xxxxxxxxx

– Family tribute

Police are appealing for witnesses following the accident.

The collision involved a black Volkswagen Polo.

A 24-year-old man from Brynmawr was seriously injured and is receiving treatment at the Heath Hospital, Cardiff.

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