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Driver arrested after pedestrian left with serious injuries

The incident happened at 11.10 pm last night Credit: ITV News

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, after a collision on the A472 last night.

It happened just after 11pm, between Pontypool and Hafodyrynys.

A Seat Ibiza collided with a male pedestrian, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.

The road was closed for a period while Specialist Officers examined the scene, but it has since been reopened.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information to call 101.

The driver remains in custody.

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Cardiff Blues 21 - 9 Scarlets

Cardiff Blues have beaten the Scarlets 21 points to 9 at the Arms Park.

Josh Navidi was a dominant force in helping the Blues to victory in the Welsh Derby with two tries in the first half.

Rhys Priestland scored all nine points kicking three penalties for the visitors.

The Blues are within six points of Scarlets, who sit seventh in the Guinness Pro12 table.

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Maesteg carol concert remembers Ashley Talbot

A Maesteg male voice choir is donating the proceeds from its annual carol singing concert tonight to the family of Ashley Talbot.

The 15-year-old died after being hit by a minibus at Maesteg Comprehensive School last week.

Classmates of the teenager joined the Maesteg Gleeman for their annual performance at a supermarket in the town this afternoon.

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Home Office: Police will have necessary resources

The Home Office has responded to fears raised by Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston, insisting that "there is no question police will still have the resources to do their important work."

Police reform is working and crime has fallen by more than a fifth under this government, according to the independent Crime Survey for England and Wales.

There is no question police will still have the resources to do their important work. The police are making their contribution to reducing the deficit and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary recently found that forces are successfully meeting the challenge of balancing their books while protecting the frontline and delivering reductions in crime.

We have made it easier for the police to do their job by cutting red tape, scrapping unnecessary targets, and giving them the discretion to use their professional judgement.

– Policing Minister Mike Penning
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Children's Commissioner: Pupils let down by school meals

Over half our schoolchildren are going hungry during the day, despite having school meals, according to evidence gathered by the Children's Commissioner for Wales.

A survey suggests that nearly 30 per cent of primary school children say they are often hungry after dinner, with another third again saying they sometimes want more food - and many saying they are being denied second helpings when they ask for it.

Rob Osborne reports:

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Swansea soldier's gruelling challenge for fallen comrades

A soldier from Swansea has raised nearly £4,000 in memory of others who have died in Afghanistan, in one of the toughest ways imaginable.

Staff Sergeant Stephen Hughes selected 20 tough physical exercises and is repeating each of them 453 times, to commemorate the number of British soldiers who died there.

He spoke to us from Kabul, on the last day of his challenge.

Kelsey Redmore reports:

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