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Western Avenue reopens after body found

The A48 Western Avenue has reopened in both directions after a man's body was found this morning.

The major Cardiff road was closed for several hours as police attended to the incident.

Police say the man appears to have fallen from the flyover in the early hours of this morning.

Traffic Wales confirmed the road is now fully open.

Woman dies in Valleys mini-bus crash

South Wales Police says one person has died and seven others were injured following a road traffic collision during the early hours of this morning at Aberdare.

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The collision happened around 3.30am this morning and involved a red LDV Maxus van with eight people inside.

One woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the remaining injured parties were taken to Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles Hospitals to receive treatment.

The driver of the van, a 25 year old man from Cwmaman, Aberdare, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in police custody pending further enquiries.

South Wales Police Family Liaison Officers are supporting the family of the woman who died.

Police investigations are continuing into the collision and anyone with information in connection to the incident, or witnessed the incident or the manor of driving prior to the collision, is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number 1500281697.

Police and ambulances called to holiday park

Police, ambulances and an air ambulance crew are attending an incident at a south Wales holiday park involving a child.

Emergency services were called to an incident at Fontygary Park. Credit: ITV Wales News

The Fontygary Leisure Park at Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan confirmed emergency services were on site.

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A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

“The Welsh Ambulance Service was called at just after 2.10pm today to reports of a road traffic collision in the area of Fontygary Holiday Park, Barry. We responded with an Air Ambulance, Rapid Response Vehicle and an Emergency Ambulance and a young male child has been conveyed to University Hospital of Wales with what are believed to be minor injuries.”

A Wales Air Ambulance spokesperson said:

"I can confirm Wales Air Ambulance landed in the Barry area this afternoon, following reports of a RTC involving a male child. The helicopter landed on scene at 14:35. The child was treated and then conveyed to hospital by road, and the air ambulance returned to base, leaving the area at 15:20."

Several injured in Valleys mini-bus crash

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The Welsh Ambulance Service was called at just after 03.30 am this morning to reports of a road traffic collision involving a mini-bus on Bryn Terrace, Aberdare.

Four emergency ambulances and a Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the incident.

Several patients were taken to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital, some of whom were believed to be in a serious condition

– The Welsh Ambulance Servic


New strike dates announced in rail dispute

More strike dates have been announced by a union representing rail staff working on Great Western services.

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Rail union RMT today confirmed further strike dates and action in its disagreement with the company over issues concerning the introduction of a new fleet of Hitachi inter-city trains.

Industrial action is due to take place on the following days:

  • Sunday 23rd August
  • Saturday 29th August
  • Sunday 30th August 2015
  • Monday 31st August

The action follows a48 hour strike last month which led to widespread disruption to services.

More: Rail strike getting "strong public support" says union

Watch: Cilla from 1964 "it's all happened so quickly"

Tributes continue to be paid to Cilla Black as a post-mortem examination is expected to take place today.

The singer and TV star died at the age of 72 at her home in the south of Spain.

Cilla Black being interviewed on 'Here Today' in 1964. Credit: Archif ITV Cymru/Wales

Black shot to fame singing in the 1960s before going on to host shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

Here's Cilla from ITV Cymru Wales' archive being interviewed on 'Here Today' in 1964.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the entertainer was a "huge talent", while Sir Bruce Forsyth told ITV News that the "lovely lady" will be missed.

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