Wales in 2013: January - June

Jan: Network Rail confirms work to electrify the mainline between Cardiff and Swansea would be completed by 2018 Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive

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Jan: Heavy snow fell across Wales, causing widespread disruption and closing hundreds of schools Credit: Neath Port Talbot Council

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Jan: Bangor scientists say farmers who illegally kill badgers might contribute to the spread of bovine TB - a claim dismissed by unions Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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Feb: An operation takes place to refloat the Ciudad de Cadiz - a cargo ship carrying Airbus wings from North Wales to France Credit: Paul Pierce

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Feb: The disappearance of Ben Thompson following a Six Nations game sparks a major search. His body is found in the River Ely in March

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Feb: The hitmen who killed 17-year-old schoolboy Aamir Siddiqi by mistake are told they will spend at least 40 years each in jail Credit: South Wales Police

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Feb: A plant near Aberystwyth is raided over concerns horsemeat is being mis-sold. Restrictions are later lifted. The business folds in June

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Feb: Swansea City beat Bradford City at Wembley to win the Football League Cup Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

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March: Snow hits much of North Wales. Laws preventing the burial of dead animals on farmers' land are temporarily relaxed

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March: Wales beat England 30-3 to win the Six Nations at the Millennium Stadium Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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March: Wrexham beat Grimsby 4-1 in a penalty shoot out at Wembley to win the FA Trophy. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

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April: Drop-in clinics open across South Wales to administer the MMR jab, after a rise in the number of measles cases in the Swansea area

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April: A fire breaks out at the National Library of Wales. An investigation shows it was caused accidentally by a blow torch Credit: National Library of Wales

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April: Cardiff City secure promotion to the Premier League after a draw against Charlton Credit: PA Wire

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April: Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies. People from across the political divide in Wales reflect on her legacy. Credit: PA Wire

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May: Melanie Smith is jailed for starting a fire that killed five members of the same family in Prestatyn in October 2012

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May: Newport County win promotion to the Football League Credit: PA Wire

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May: Mark Bridger is given a whole life sentence at Mold Crown Court for the abduction and murder of schoolgirl April Jones Credit: PA Wire

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June: A car overturns outside a primary school in Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan. Several children and adults are injured.

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June: Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston orders the force's Chief Constable to retire or be removed from her post

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