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Blackwood pensioner killed in crash named by police

A Blackwood pensioner who died following a car crash yesterday has been named by police.

Mavis Lemin, 70, was travelling in a silver Volvo S40 when it was involved in a collision with a beige Toyota Yaris on the A4048 at Markham.

The male driver of the Volvo remains in Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil in a serious but stable condition.

The two females travelling in the Yaris remain in the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport with serious injuries.

Police are asking witnesses to the crash to call the 101 number, quoting log 128 26/11/15.

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Asda slash petrol prices to less than £1 per litre

Petrol prices slashed at Asda Credit: Nick Ansell/PA

Asda has slashed the price of unleaded petrol to less than £1 at its supermarket filling stations across the country.

The supermarket are knocking four pence off a litre of fuel across 277 petrol stations for three days, meaning drivers can expect to pay 99.7p per litre on unleaded and 103.7p per litre on diesel.

The fuel price drop came as the supermarket announced it was not taking part in Britain's 'Black Friday' discount day.


Shopping today? Five Black Friday facts to keep you entertained in the queues

This year's Black Friday is expected to generate over £1 Billion in online sales in the UK.

The queue outside the Tesco in Cardiff before the doors opened on Black Friday. Credit: PA

Retailers made cut-price deals available online from midnight and many spent the night preparing to open their doors early to customers.

But what is 'Black Friday' and how did the American tradition make its way over the pond?

Here are five facts about the 'bargain holiday':

  • The term 'Black Friday' was originally used to refer to a US stock market crisis in the 1800s.
  • In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the day after Thanksgiving grew to become the day the Christmas shopping season officially started in America. This was encouraged by department stores who sponsored Thanksgiving Day parades to push their advertising just before Christmas. It's thought that it became an unwritten rule that no shop would advertise for Christmas before the parade was over.
  • One of the UK's first black Friday events took place in 2003 in a Currys store in London.
  • Police were called to stores across the UK to deal with crowd control, violence and traffic issues during Black Friday sales in 2014.
  • Contrary to popular belief, it's not generally the busiest shopping day of the year. That's usually the last Saturday before Christmas.

Man charged with murder after Newport stabbing

A 28-year-old man from Newport has been charged with murder following a stabbing incident on Tuesday.

Police were called to an address at Clarence Place in Newport, where two men, aged 36 and 28, had been stabbed.

The 36-year-old man, who was later named as Rhys Jones from Newport, later died from his injuries.

The 28-year-old man has now been charged with murder and remains in police custody as the investigation continues.

Welsh 'flying doctors' save 600 lives in six months

Wales' 'flying doctors' service has saved the lives of more than 600 people in its first six months, officials have said.

The service has introduced pioneering equipment and treatments developed from armed forces emergency medical care. Credit: PA

The Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) sees doctors and specialists go on board air ambulances and provide treatment at the scene of an incident usually only available in hospitals.

Missions have included carrying out surgical procedures at the roadside and 82 emergency anaesthetics.

Doctors first joined Wales Air Ambulance Charity flights in April for the scheme, which also involves NHS Wales, the Welsh Government and the Welsh Blood Service.

During the first six months, hundreds of people from right across Wales have been given life-saving treatment by highly skilled consultants and a wider medical team at the scene of an emergency, using some of the most advanced medical equipment available anywhere in the world.

– Vaughan Gething AM, Deputy Health Minister

Principality Stadium transformation begins

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The ‘Millennium Stadium’ sign has been taken down from the iconic venue’s Eastern exterior in readiness for its reincarnation as Principality Stadium.

The removal of the 5ft by 45ft metallic sign precedes the imminent official launch of a 10-year partnership between the Welsh Rugby Union and Principality Building Society.

Wales’ RBS 6 Nations 2016 second round clash with Scotland, on Saturday 13th February, will be the first event held at the newly renamed Principality Stadium and is already sold out.

Rihanna will perform at Principality Stadium in June as part of her world tour.

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