The story of 2012: July - December

Royal Welsh
5 Jul: The Second Battalion the Royal Welsh is one of seventeen major units being cut in a reorganisation of the army Credit: ITV News Wales
A First Great Western train
16 Jul: The railway line from London will be electrified as far as Swansea and the South Wales valleys, the UK government announces Credit: ITV News Wales
The Royal Welsh Show
23 Jul: At the Royal Welsh Show, the dairy industry agrees to set up a voluntary code to regulate milk prices, after a string of protests Credit: ITV News Wales
Brazilian fans in Cardiff
25 Jul: The Olympic Games begins with two women’s football matches at the Millennium Stadium - two days before the opening ceremony Credit: ITV News Wales
The protest at Cefn Coch
31 Jul: Hundreds of people protest over plans for an electricity substation near Welshpool - it would link windfarms with the National Grid Credit: ITV News Wales
Kirsty Jones
6 Aug: Dyfed-Powys Police offer a £10,000 reward to try to find out who killed Brecon backpacker Kirsty Jones in Thailand 12 years ago Credit: Family photograph
Jade Jones
6 Aug: Jade Jones, who's 19 and from Flint, wins gold in Olympic taekwondo – it’s one of seven medals for Welsh athletes Credit: Andrew Milligan / PA Wire / Press Association Images
Gordon Dyche
30 Aug: Gordon Dyche from Powys is sentenced to four years in jail for killing four members of the same family in a car crash Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police
Mark Colbourne
31 Aug: Mark Colbourne wins gold in Paralympic cycling - he gets three medals, out of 15 in total for Welsh athletes Credit: David Davies / PA Wire / Press Association Images
A Unilever sign
13 Sep: Manufacturing giant Unilever confirms it’s going ahead with plans to cut 350 jobs at Swansea, Bridgend and Ewloe in Flintshire Credit: Tim Ireland / PA Archive / Press Association Images
Crowds at the Senedd
14 Sep: Hundreds of people turn out in Cardiff Bay to welcome home Wales’ Olympic and Paralympic heroes - who won 22 medals in all Credit: ITV News Wales
Kim, Kayleigh and Kimberly Buckley
18 Sep: Three generations of the same family die in a house fire in Cwmbran - Kim Buckley (46), Kayleigh (17) and Kimberly (6 months) Credit: Family photographs
April Jones
1 Oct: Five-year-old April Jones goes missing from Machynlleth - the search for her becomes one of the biggest in police history Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police / Family photograph
The AWEMA logo
18 Oct: The Welsh Government is accused of the ‘often weak’ coordination of £7m of public money to race equality charity AWEMA Credit: AWEMA
The aftermath of collisions in Ely
19 Oct: Cardiff mother Karina Menzies is killed and 13 people injured in a series of collisions in the capital Credit: ITV News Wales
The aftermath of the Prestatyn fire
20 Oct: Five members of the same family die, after a flat fire in Prestatyn Credit: ITV News Wales
Wylfa
30 Oct: Japanese electronics giant Hitachi confirms it will take over plans to build a new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey Credit: ITV News Wales
Bryn Estyn children's home
6 Nov: The National Crime Agency launches a fresh investigation into allegations of child abuse at homes in North Wales Credit: ITV News Wales
Counting for the new Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner
15 / 16 Nov: Wales’ first four Police and Crime Commissioners are elected - turnout was as low as 14.3% in places Credit: ITV News Wales
Paul Silk presenting his report
19 Nov: The Silk Commission recommends the Welsh Government should be able to set income tax rates here - but probably not before 2020 Credit: ITV News Wales
Tata Steel at Port Talbot
23 Nov: Tata Steel announces that it’s cutting 584 jobs at a number of sites in Wales - the majority will go at its Port Talbot steelworks Credit: ITV News Wales
Flooding in St Asaph
27 Nov: Severe floods hit St Asaph - an elderly woman dies, dozens are rescued and hundreds evacuated - Ruthin is also affected Credit: ITV News Wales
Yaseen Ali Ege
5 Dec: Cardiff mother Sara Ege is found guilty of murdering her seven-year-old son Yaseen and setting fire to his body Credit: Family photograph / South Wales Police
A Remploy sign
6 Dec: It's announced the last two Remploy factories in Wales, at Neath and Porth, are also going to close Credit: ITV News Wales
The aftermath of the taxi incident
7 Dec: Taxi driver Majid Rehman is jailed for 15 years for deliberately knocking down eight people in Cardiff city centre Credit: South Wales Echo
Ian Watkins
19 Dec: Ian Watkins, lead singer with Welsh band Lostprophets, appears in court charged with sexual offences againt children Credit: Ian West / PA Archive / Press Association Images