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Welsh waves are 'the UK's favourite coastal sound'

Wales is famed for its beaches Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/PA Images

The noise of gentle waves breaking on a Welsh beach has topped a poll for the UK's favourite coastal sound.

The sound of the waves at Trwyn Llanbedrog, North Wales, saw off competition from recordings of seagulls, children playing, seals calling, birds nesting, Mersey ferries in the fog and the ghost train ride at Brighton pier to scoop 35% of the votes in the poll.

More than 1,600 people voted in the online poll conducted as part of the "sounds of our shores" project by the National Trust, British Library and National Trust for Scotland.

The sound was recorded by Sheffield-based photographer Adam Long.

The recording was made at a spot which is a favourite for an evening walk, and was made in spring before the summer crowds.

The sea was almost mirror calm, and I was pleased to capture the gentle sound of the breaking waves and the fulmars on the cliff behind.

– Adam Long

FT: Cyprus 0 - 1 Wales

Wales have won 1 - 0 against Cyprus out in Nicosia courtesy of Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale gets the winner for Wales Credit: PA

Bale yet again provided the winner for Wales as they overcame a tricky game against Cyprus in Nicosia, scoring his 12th goal in 15 international matches.

The Real Madrid star scored a header in the 81st minute to ensure Wales moved to the brink of qualification for Euro 2016 in France.

Wales earlier had a David Edwards goal ruled out for a push in the box, but it didn't matter in the end as Bale headed Wales to victory, sending the 4,000 travelling fans wild.

Police appeal for information on missing Bryntirion man

Richard Green went missing on Wednesday night Credit: South Wales Police

South Wales Police are asking for information on 45-year old Richard Green from Bryntirion near Bridgend.

Mr Green went missing on Wednesday evening and was last spoken to at around 9:30pm.

He's described as 5 foot 6, large build with dark brown hair.

Anyone with information about the incident should call South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 1500323995.

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