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Appeal to find passengers after woman died in Cardiff Bus collision

South Wales Police is appealing for two Cardiff Bus passengers to come forward as part of its investigation into a fatal collision in Cardiff city centre.

Joan Davies, 83, died following the collision involving a green Cardiff Bus outside the Hilton Hotel on May 17.

Joan Davies

Police say two female passengers on the bus "might have important information".

The bus was the number 36 service travelling from Gabalfa to the City Centre, leaving Gabalfa at 10.52am that morning.

  • The first passenger, who was sat at the back of the bus, is described as white, with blonde shoulder length hair and glasses resting on top of her head.
  • She had a white bag and was wearing a black sleeveless body warmer and a grey stripey top and blue jeans.
  • The second passenger, who was sat in the middle of the bus, is described as black, with dark shoulder length hair. She had a black bag and was wearing a black jacket, light coloured top and a blue skirt.

A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the collision and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

71% of ambulances reached 'most urgent' calls within eight minutes in March

The Welsh Ambulance Service says ambulance response times exceeded targets in March.

71.% of emergency responses to 'red' calls arrived within 8 minutes, above the target of 65%.

A spokesperson said performance ranged from 56.1% in Powys to 80.3% in Cardiff & Vale.

  • There were 35,450 emergency calls, an average of 1,182 per day, 9.8% down on the daily average for March 2016.
  • Of the total, 1,609 (4.5%) were classed as red, 21,858 (61.7%) were amber and 11,983 (33.8%) were green.


Budgie found 'abandoned' in a fish tank

The RSPCA says a budgie has been found on a street in Bridgend in a fish tank.

The bird in the Glanffornwg area on May 11.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Paula Milton said: “We have no other information or evidence, but it appears that this budgie has sadly been abandoned.

“We are appealing for information to try and find out what happened.

“Anyone with information about this incident should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.”

Steelworkers march over crisis as Tata compiles list of bidders for UK assets

Hundreds of steelworkers are marching today to highlight the crisis in their industry as a shortlist of bidders was being drawn up for the UK assets of Tata.

Welsh steelworkers join steel march in Westminster Credit: ITV News

They are calling on the government to "ensure the responsible sale of Tata Steel's UK assets" and to deliver "a proper industrial strategy that supports the entire steel sector".

The board of the Indian conglomerate are meeting in Mumbai to discuss the prospects for a sale which would save thousands of jobs.


Welsh secretary 'determined' to find solution to Tata's complex pension issue

The Welsh Secretary says the Government is determined to find a solution to Tata's complex pension issue.

It came after Stephen Kinnock asked what measures had been taken to ensure a viable and sustainable pension scheme will be developed as a result of the sale of the business.

Alun Cairns said he's met with Business Secretary following his meetings with Tata in Mumbai to discuss the main issues surrounding the sale including the pensions, power and plant.

Excalibur Steel says it's working alone on Tata UK bid

The team behind a proposed management buyout of Tata's UK operations - Excalibur Steel - has issued a statement clarifying its plans.

Excalibur Steel UK Ltd was created as an entity to manage the financing of an employee and management led buy-out of Tata Steel UK Ltd. Recent media speculation has suggested that Excalibur is not pursuing this objective independently. This is incorrect. Excalibur is working alone and is not currently contemplating acting in conjunction with any third party.”

– Excalibur Steel statement
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