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Water supplies to 'return to normal this morning'

Credit: Welsh Water

Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water says a damaged trunk water main at Cross Keys was repaired over night.

Customers in Abercarn, Cross Keys, Ynysddu and surrounding areas have been affected since the incident on Wednesday.

The main that was damaged is a large, very high pressure water main therefore refilling the network has had to be done carefully as refilling too quickly could have damaged the pipe and caused further bursts. Please be assured that both the safety of our people and the needs of our customers remain our key priority.

We will continue to tanker water into the network until the levels in the network return to normal.

Supplies should be returning to normal this morning however some customers may experience an intermittent water supply, low water pressure or some slight discoloration until the main is fully recharged. Any discoloration should clear within a short period of time.

We apologies for any inconvenience caused and again thank customers for bearing with us.

– Dwr Cymru/ Welsh Water


Roman coins and medieval rings declared treasure

Credit: National Museum of Wales

A hoard of Roman silver coins and two medieval finger rings have been declared treasure.

The coins were discovered by detectorists in a field at Wick in the Vale of Glamorgan in December last year.

Credit: National Museum of Wales

The find comprises 91 Roman silver denarii (a day's pay) which were buried in a locally-made pot. The coins date from the period of Emperor Nero (AD 54-68) to Marcus Aurelius (161-80) and the latest coin was struck in 163-4.

Credit: National Museum of Wales

The two medieval rings were found in Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan in December 2013.

The gold ring is thought to date from the late 1400's and the silver one from the 1100's.

'First ever' Christmas lights untangler employed

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A young woman has beaten more than 100 people chasing Britain's "first ever" job dedicated to untangling Christmas lights.

21 year-old Anya Mugridge landed the four-week seasonal job at a Tesco store in Wrexham, north Wales - by showing her nimble fingers to sort out a mess of festive wires.

She was chosen for her skills as special person to "relieve some of the stresses often associated with the Yuletide season, specifically, tangled tree lights".

Christmas is my favourite time of the year and at home it's always me that gets to put up the lights, so I've definitely got the right experience for the job.

Untangling Christmas tree lights can be frustrating but I find listening to music and having a cuppa gets me into the right frame of mind.

I'm really looking forward to helping people with one of the more tricky jobs this Christmas.

– Anya Mudridge, Untangler

Residents evacuated after nursing home fire

Residents have been evacuated after a fire broke out at a nursing home in North Wales.

It happened at a nursing home on Copthorne Road Credit: ITV News

Crews were called to the home on Copthorne Road in Colwyn Bay at 21.17 on Thursday evening.

The fire was brought under control and contained to the basement area of the building, and all residents have been evacuated as a precaution.

North Wales Fire and Rescue service could not confirm the name of the nursing home.


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