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And they're off! Rowers begin 230 mile marathon

A group of rowers from North Wales have set off on a 230 mile journey, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Wales Millennium Centre.

Madog MYC Rowing Club beginning their journey in Porthmadog this morning Credit: ITV Wales News

The brave crew departed from Porthmadog at nine o'clock this morning in a Celtic longboat. They plan to cover a distance of 30 miles every day, reaching Cardiff on September 12th for the Millennium Centre's anniversary celebrations.

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Man in 'critical, but stable' condition after Cardiff assault

Police were called to Adamscroft Place, Adamsdown, yesterday morning. Credit: ITV News/Tom Sheldrick

A man's been arrested on suspicion of assault after an incident in Cardiff.

Police were called to Adamscroft Place, Adamsdown at around 7am yesterday where a 34-year-old man was found with serious head and facial injuries. He is currently in a critical but stable condition at the University of Hospital of Wales.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault. South Wales police believe the two men involved know each other and so are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting 1500321067.

Man charged with baby's murder in north Wales

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A man's been charged with murdering a two-month old boy in Connah's Quay.

22-year-old Sean Michael Mullender was charged this morning with murdering Daniel John Mullender. The baby died on October 4th 2014, two days after he was admitted to the Countess of Chester Hospital.

As a result of a protracted investigation by North Wales Police, 22-year-old Sean Michael Mullender has been charged this morning with the murder of Daniel John Mullender. His bail was refused and he will appear later today before Wrexham Magistrates Court.

– DI Mark Hughes, North Wales Police

Mullender was arrested at the time of the baby's death and bailed to allow officers time to carry out further enquiries.

Appeal to find two men after serious assault in Cardiff

Police want to speak to Joseph and Jack Wall after a man was left with 'life-changing injuries.' Credit: South Wales Police

Police are appealing for information to help find two men they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault in Cardiff.

A 19-year-old man suffered life-changing injuries after being assaulted at a property in Prestatyn Road, Rumney, at around 10pm on Sunday (August 30th).

South Wales Police want to speak to Joseph Wall, 21, and John Wall. 28, both from Rumney.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting reference 1500319490.

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Webb dubbed Welsh Rugby Writers' player of the year

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Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb has won the Welsh Rugby Writers' player of the year award.

Webb, who scored 19 tries in 27 appearances for Wales and the Ospreys last season, pipped his regional and Test team half-back partner Dan Biggar to the honour.

The 25 year old made the Wales number nine shirt his own last term, with his try tally including touchdowns against New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland and Italy.

Parents pay £18,000 extra to live in school catchment area

Over 10 per cent of families in Wales have bought or rented a new property to get their children into their desired school.

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Research by Santander has highlighted how parents are willing to pay a premium of up to 18 per cent to get into the right catchment area, which works out at just over £17,500 at current average house prices in Wales.

The sacrifices go far beyond higher prices, with almost a third of those surveyed having changed jobs as a result of the move.

With competition for school places fiercer than ever, parents are making significant financial and lifestyle sacrifices to be within the catchment area of desirable schools.

All buyers will have a wish list of what they want their new home to have and being within a certain school catchment is increasingly common amongst young families - but can often come at a cost. Many of these sought-after areas command significant premiums.

– Miguel Sard, Santander
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