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National papers 'hail' Gareth Bale for night of triumph

National newspapers are awash with Gareth Bale after he provided the winning header in the 81st minute of last night's match against Cyprus.

Here are some of the top headlines:

Credit: ITV Wales News


The Daily Mail comments on Bale's 'brilliant bullet header', highlighting that the goal has brought Wales to the 'brink of a place at Euro 2016'.


The Daily Mirror leads with the convincing statement that 'Wales are heading to France' and suggests that Bale isn't famous for his headers but managed to seal Wales' win.


The Sun have attempted to make a Welsh reference, playing on 'Dai' in the headline 'Gareth's pure dai-namite'. Again they go on to describe the Real Madrid star's 'powered header' in the 81st minute and the standing ovation he received from 4,000 fans.


The Star's headline is 'Bale's head first' and write that 'Wales has taken a giant step towards Euro 2016'.


Police 'concerned' for man missing in North Wales

Stephen Longfellow Credit: North Wales Police

Police 'have concerns' for 64-year-old Stephen Longfellow, who has been missing since Sunday 30th August.

Mr Longfellow, from Leeds, is said to be an avid walker and was last seen in the Llangfihangel Y Pennant area of Snowdonia, stating an intention of walking on Tryfan or the Snowdon Horseshoe.

Mr Longfellow’s family raised the alarm when he failed to return home on 3rd September.

He is described as around 5’10 tall, medium build with short sandy hair and has a Yorkshire accent. He was last seen wearing a dark coloured fleece, light coloured walking trousers and walking boots.

“I am appealing for anyone who has sighted Mr Longfellow, or knows of his whereabouts, to contact the police. His family and friends have had no contact with him since Friday 28th August 2015 and we are increasingly concerned for his welfare”.

– Sergeant Andy Davies, Bangor Police Station

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Award for satellite project team

The Herschel infrared space observatory. Credit: A9999 DB ESA/ AOES Medialab/DPA/PA Images

The Herschel and Plank project teams have been given this year's American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Systems Award.

Cardiff University's Astronomy Instrumentation Group was involved in the design of Herschel's SPIRE instrument. Members of the School of Physics and Astronomy are analysing data from the equipment.

Herschel, which operated from May 2009 until April 2013, carried the largest telescope ever built for a space observatory. Its 3.5 m-diameter primary mirror collected long-wavelength radiation from some of the coldest and most distant objects in the Universe, which was analysed with a payload of three scientific instruments.

The Planck satellite was designed to probe the remnants of the radiation that filled the Universe immediately after the Big Bang. It did this with a payload of two instruments that required innovative cooling technology to maintain them at a fraction of a degree above absolute zero.


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