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Topper rescued after 24 hours in a tree during storm Doris

Credit: RSPCA

The male kitten, named Topper, was stuck 50-feet up atop a tree in the Metcalfe Street area of Maesteg, and unable to get back down to safety.

RSPCA Cymru enlisted the support of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who cut down the tree and Topper has now been reunited with her owner.

The rescue took place on Saturday 25 February.

It's frankly amazing that Topper managed to stay in the tree securely for as long as he did, as the wind was really thrashing this brave kitten about.

We’re grateful to the support of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service in completing this rescue; which is another great example of how we often work together to help animals in the local community.

Topper was very cold and wet, but thankfully suffered no injuries at all – and it was great to be able to help reunite him with his owner.

– Gemma Cooper, RSPCA inspector

We’re so grateful to the RSPCA, and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who went out of their way to help Topper. They were absolutely fantastic.

He’s settled back in really well, is back with the mother cat, and is now more affectionate than ever!

– Margaret Seymour, Topper’s owner



Man arrested in connection with Wrexham hit and run

A 29-year-old local man has been arrested and bailed in connection with the collision involving a pedestrian and a car on Queensway in Wrexham this morning.

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We are continuing to appeal for information in relation to the collision, in which the driver failed to stop.

– North Wales Police

Anyone with information should call 101.

Former Cardiff University student wins Oscar

Cardiff University graduate Joanna Natasegara has won an Oscar for Netflix documentary, The White Helmets.

Producer Joanna Natasegara and director Orlando von Einsiede at the Oscars last night. Credit: PA

The film is set amidst the Syrian Civil War.

Joanna produced the documentary, which follows a group of volunteer rescue workers of the Syrian Civil Defence – also known as the White Helmets – who try to rescue civilians trapped and injured in the country’s conflict.

The film offers an insight into the daily lives of the rescue workers, who were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016.

I would like to congratulate Joanna, on behalf of the University, for her tremendous achievement in winning an Oscar.

It’s fantastic to hear that Joanna credits Cardiff University for playing a part in her journey to the very top of her profession.

We’re extremely proud of Cardiff alumni like Joanna who go on to achieve great things.

– TJ Rawlinson, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Cardiff University

Split opinion ... some people go bananas for recycling

If someone asked you if you wouldn't mind dressing up as a banana ... chances are you wouldn't find the prospect ap-peel-ing.

Bananaman takes on recycling fight. Credit: ITV News

But that's exactly what Recycle for Walesare doing in order to get us to recycle our food waste at home more.

Watch Rob Shelley's report to see if dressing up as fruit can persuade people to get greener .... and if the idea was app-ee-ling.

Police witness appeal after hit and run

Police are appealing for information after a pedestrian was involved in a hit and run in Wrexham.

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At approximately 10.15am today, officers were alerted to a collision involving a man and a vehicle, believed to be a black Vauxhall Vectra, on Queensway in Wrexham.

The man suffered minor injuries.

Police are keen to establish the identity of the driver, believed to be a male, who failed to stop following the incident.

Anyone with information should call 101.

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