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Crowds welcome warship HMS Duncan after delay

HMS Duncan, one of most advanced warships the Royal Navy has ever built, has arrived in Cardiff today ahead of the NATO summit.

It will be joined this week by ships from five other NATO member states, and host a working dinner for world leaders on Thursday.

The warship was eventually able to berth, hours behind schedule, after it was delayed from entering the port due to a technical problem with one of the lock gates.

It did not stop hundreds of people turning out to welcome HMS Duncan to the city.

Tom Sheldrick reports:


Wales Air Ambulance lands behind Cardiff station

Wales Air Ambulance landed in a car park behind Cardiff Central station today responding to reports of a male with pelvic crush injuries and severe blood loss on a building site nearby.

The crew landed on scene after Police in the area cleared a landing zone.

The man was then taken by helicopter to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for treatment.

Tribute to 'dedicated' and 'brilliant' Wrexham soldier

The mother of Guardsman Jamie Shadrake, who died while serving in Afghanistan in 2012, has paid tribute to him at an inquest into his death.

Catherine Griffiths describes her son as a "dedicated soldier" and a "brilliant son".

Earlier today a coroner found that Guardsman Shadrake had been 'unlawfully killed while on active service'.


Appeal for information to trace owner of lost owl

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an owl was found in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

The owl was found in Ystrad in Pentre Credit: RSPCA

According to the charity, it is believed that the bird is owned by someone as it appears tame and has a metal ID ring on its leg, but efforts to trace the owner from the ring have so far failed.

The eagle owl was found on the road near Danycoed, Ystrad in Pentre on Saturday.

A member of the public saw the owl in the road and crows were attacking it. The bird couldn’t fly away, so it was thought the owl was injured.

The owl has had a health check at a local vets and has no injures, but was lethargic. The bird is doing really well, but it has been a stressful experience.

– Sarah Davies, RSPCA animal collection officer

Crowds gather as HMS Duncan arrives in Cardiff


HMS Duncan now finally all the way into Britannia Quay - hundreds watching as it prepares to berth


HMS Duncan is preparing to berth in Britannia Quay.

Earlier the ship was delayed entering port due to 'technical problems' with one of the lock gates.

Wrexham soldier 'unlawfully killed on active service'

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake
Guardsman Jamie Shadrake died three days after his 20th birthday Credit: Family photo

Coroner John Gittins ruled that Guardsman Jamie Shadrake was 'unlawfully killed whilst on active service'.

In a statement outside the inquest, his mother said: 'We believed in Jamie and in what he was doing in Afghanistan. We know his selfless sacrifice has helped the people of Afghanistan'

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake of the Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards died when his checkpoint was attacked by insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province in 2012.

Police appeal for information after Joshua Davies injured

Joshua Davies
Joshua's family say he was being bullied Credit:

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident in which a teenage boy broke his spine.

The family of Joshua Davies say he was running away from bullies when he fell.

South Wales Police said it dealt with three allegations of assault between April 2011 and June 2014.

There is currently no evidence which links this incident to anything which occurred previously.

If anyone has information about what happened beneath the Broadway bridge on Sunday, 17th August, they are urged to call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

– Det Insp David Peart, South Wales Police
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