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All change on the weather front this week!

by Ruth Wignall
Clouds gathering!
Clouds gathering over Milford Haven! Credit: Jason Davies

Today: Often rather cloudy at first this morning with a scattering of showers and these may be locally heavy. Becoming drier this afternoon with any showers becoming isolated and increasing amounts of sunshine developing. Feeling warm in a light northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Tonight: It will be a pleasantly warm and mostly sunny evening and it will stay dry with largely clear skies overnight. Patchy low cloud developing in places later in the night. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Tuesday: Some sunshine in eastern areas at first, but tending to cloud over in most places with some patchy rain developing across Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy. Feeling warm in any sunshine. Maximum Temperature 25C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: Mostly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with variable amounts of cloud and occasional sunny spells. Feeling warm in light winds. Scattered showers on Friday with a freshening southwesterly breeze.

Three nurses appear in court accused of wilful neglect

by Rob Osborne
Princess of Wales Hospital

Three nurses from the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend have appeared before Bridgend magistrates accused of wilful neglect of a person without mental capacity.

Lauro Bertulano, 44, Clare Cahill, 41, and Rebecca Jones, 29, did not enter pleas. The case will next be heard at Cardiff Crown Court on August 11th.



Mapped: The areas opened up for fracking in Britain

A map shows the areas of Britain potentially available for shale gas exploration - also known as fracking.

Areas in yellow are already licensed, while those in blue are now available for bids.
Areas in yellow are already licensed, while those in blue are now available for bids. Credit: DECC

As shown above, the areas in blue are those available in the latest round of licensing, while those in yellow signify areas where licences have already been awarded - including Blackpool, Brighton and Portsmouth.

More information can be found on the Department for Energy and Climate Change website.

Silver for Team Wales captain Davies

Team Wales captain Aled Sion Davies has won silver in the para-sport F42 discus, finishing behind eventual winner Dan Greaves of England.

Aled Davies
Aled Davies in action in Glasgow. Credit: David Davies/PA

The 23-year old from Bridgend was unable to add another gold medal to the one he won at the Paralympic Games in London two years ago.

However, his silver means that Team Wales have now won 20 medals at this years Games - surpassing the total achieved by the team at Delhi four years ago.

Bronze medal for Wales' bowls team

Wales' lawn bowls team have beaten Australia in the Men's Triple Bronze Match, taking the medal and bringing Team Wales' tally in the Commonwealth Games up to 19.

Marc Wyatt
Marc Wyatt in action in the Men's Triples. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

That now equals the number of medals Wales managed to achieve at the Delhi Games four years ago - and puts them just eight shy of the pre-Games target of 27.

After a tight start it was a relatively comfortable win for the trio of Jonathan Tomlinson, Marc Wyatt and Paul Taylor, who beat Australia 16-13.

'Support Team England' poster appears in North Wales

Commonwealth poster
Credit: Derek Bellis

Commonwealth Games backers have confirmed they are investigating a giant poster on the North Wales seafront, which reads 'Proud to support Team England'.

The image, at Rhos-on-Sea in Conwy, features English Paralympic athlete Jade Jones and is accompanied by the hashtag #GoEngland - despite Wales competing at Glasgow 2014 in its own right.

SSE and its supply brands, including SSE SWALEC, are proud supporters of Glasgow 2014 and the four home nations, Team Wales, Team England, Team Scotland and Team Northern Ireland.

We are concerned about the placement of this advert and will work with the media owner to investigate.

– Scottish Southern Electric


Police appeal for missing teenager from Caerphilly

Gwent Police has launched an appeal for a teenager who's gone missing from her home in Caerphilly. Bonnie Clarke,14, was last seen on friday.

Missing Bonnie Clarke
Bonnie Clarke has been missing before Credit: Gwent Police

She has long brown hair and was last seen wearing flip flops and a short multi-coloured dress.

Anyone with information to her whereabouts is asked to call 101.

Economy Minister; Electronic investment to 'secure the future' of business

Economy minister Edwina Hart says an investment of more than half a million pounds will secure the future of an electronics firm in Swansea.

Trojan Electronics will see its workforce almost doubled after the Welsh Government announced it will invest over £625,000 in a new headquarters.

This innovative support package is a prime example of how the Welsh Government is supporting business growth. The refurbished building will create the environment for Trojan Electronics to operate more efficiently while ensuring it has space to expand to meet the projected increased demand for its services.

The investment is not only creating a significant number of new jobs in one of our key sectors but also secures the future of the business. I am also delighted that Richard Hayward Properties is refurbishing an important industrial building and bringing it into employment use, helping to regenerate the area and ensuring Trojan Electronics has a sustainable long term future in the region.

– Edwina Hart, Economy Minister

Green Flag award for 101 parks in Wales

More than 100 parks and green spaces in Wales have been awarded Green Flag status by the charity Keep Wales Tidy.

The award recognises parks and community spaces for their facilities and commitment to providing green areas for the people of Wales to enjoy.

Cardiff and Conwy lead the way with the most Green Flag sites with nine each. Meanwhile Bute Park in Cardiff and The Great Orme Country Park in Conwy have achieved Green Heritage status.

The charity also gives special mention to community managed sites in Powys, Bryn y Castell and the Llanidloes Community Garden which achieved the Green Flag Community Award for the first time.

Welsh Park
65 parks and 37 community spaces won the award Credit: PA

"I am delighted to see so many green spaces achieving the standards of the Green Flag Award. I congratulate all the parks and community spaces providing excellent, year round facilities and events for everyone in Wales."

– John Griffiths, Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport
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