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Cardiff - that's the capital of Ireland, right?

A blundering boyfriend surprised his girlfriend with tickets to see boyband One Direction play in Cardiff - but booked flights to Ireland not Wales.

Londoner Jake Boys, 23, thought Cardiff was the capital of Ireland when he organised the romantic trip. Jake surprised Emily Canham, 18, by telling her he would fly her away to see the X Factor stars on their stadium tour.

And her bought her a pair of tickets to see Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis at the Millennium Stadium in the Welsh capital in June.

Jake Boys describes himself as a YouTuber/Actor. Credit: Jake Boys / You Tube

But she was shocked that Jake had bought plane tickets were to Dublin after getting his geography mixed-up.

Jake is now planning to buy a new pair of train tickets to Cardiff for One Directions show in June this year.

Around 600 new homes to be built at Bridgend

Contracts have been exchanged for the sale of 98 acres of land to housebuilder Persimmon Homes to build 590 new homes on a residential development on the outskirts of Bridgend

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The announcement was made by the Welsh Government's Economy Minister Edwina Hart who said, "releasing this site to the market will allow developers to deliver much needed housing, including affordable provision. The development of the site is also anticipated to support some 75 full time construction jobs over five years."

The purchase of the 98 acres of land from the Welsh Government makes Persimmon Homes the largest land holder at the Parc Derwen site.



Man dies following incident with JCB

A 22-year-old man has died following an incident involving a JCB type machine on Tuesday morning.

Heol Ty Newydd, Crosshands. Credit: Google Street View

Dyfed-Powys Police says it is investigating the incident that occurred on Heol Ty Newydd, Crosshands at around 8am this morning.

"A 22-year-old man was injured, ambulance personnel attended, but he died at the scene. Health and Safety Executive have been informed" said police in a statement.

HSE spokeswoman said: "There was a fatality this morning at Gower Foods in Cross Hands. The HSE is aware and we are assisting police with their enquiries at this stage."

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it sent a rapid response vehicle and two emergency ambulances to the scene. A second male involved in the incident was taken to hospital as a "precautionary measure".

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