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Cricket brings "£24 million" to the Cardiff area

Cardiff's economy is set to benefit to the tune of £24m during 2015, thanks to the first Investec Ashes Test being held at the SWALEC stadium next week.

The SSE SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff where the Ashes test will be held on Friday, July 10. Credit: PA

Previous research by Cardiff Metropolitan University has shown that international cricket and related events can bring in around £19m to the regional economy.

But the addition of the first Investec Ashes Test in 2015 is likely to boost cricket's economic contribution to Cardiff by a further £5m.

We are proud of being able to bring world class cricket events to the Welsh capital in recent years.

The First Investec Ashes Test of 2015 being played in Cardiff enables us to provide a truly global sporting occasion that can be enjoyed by fans not only in Wales but across the world.

The SSE SWALEC is attracting major events to the Cardiff Capital Region – events that can help sustain a significant number of jobs in the hospitality and tourism sector.

– Hugh Morris, Chief Executive of Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Body found in search for missing woman

Police searching for a missing woman in the Pentrecwrt/Llandrysul area have found a body.

Police searching for a missing woman in the Pentrecwrt/Llandrysul area have found a body. Credit: Google Maps

Dyfed Powys Police launched a search after growing concerned for the welfare of 56-year-old Catherine Brooke.

She was last seen wearing a long grey cardigan and dark trousers, but formal identification of the body has not yet taken place.


Severe weather warning for the whole of Wales

The Met Office says hail is possible tonight. Credit: Michael Reichel/DPA/PA Images

The Met Office says isolated heavy, and possibly severe, thunderstorms are expected to develop on Friday evening across parts of Wales.

It says some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding.

Hailstorms and frequent lightning are also possible hazards.

It says the public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption.

The yellow 'be aware' warning is in force from 7pm to midnight.

National minute of silence to remember Tunisia victims

A national minute of silence will be held at 12pm today to remember the victims of the terror attack in Tunisia.

Credit: Wales News Service

The bodies of nine British victims of the massacre, including Trudy Jones from Blackwood, were flown home yesterday, as the final UK death toll was confirmed at 30.

In Trudy's hometown of Blackwood, the council has arranged a remembrance event to coincide with the minute silence at the Dragon Circle in the town's centre.

More: Tributes to Welsh grandmother killed in Tunisia shooting

Road closed after biker dies in crash in Pembroke

The crash happened on the B4319 between Pembroke and Maidenswell.

A man has died after a crash in Pembrokeshire this evening.

Dyfed-Powys Police says officers are currently at the scene of a collision involving a grey Mitsubishi Shogun and a black Kawasaki motorcycle on the B4319 between Pembroke and Maidenswell. The man riding the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries.

A police spokesperson said the road will remain closed until further notice while investigations are carried out.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact PC 454 Longhurst by calling 101.

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