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Valleys protest planned over mountain wind farm

Residents opposed to a wind farm being built in Rhondda Cynon Taf are to hold a demonstration this coming weekend.

Mynydd-y-Glyn in the background. Credit: ggat.org.uk

The group opposed to construction on Mynydd y Glyn mountain, Pontypridd, are holding a rally on Sunday, 16th August, at the car park of the Queen's Head Pub, Penycoedcae.

Friends of Mynydd y Glyn, which includes residents from Pontypridd, Llantrisant, Tonyrefail, Porth are calling for councillors and politicians to reject the proposed plans.

Local environmentalist, John Evans claims the wind farm poses "major threats to our local wildlife and natural environment".

Mynydd y Glyn is an important habitat for Red Kites, Goshawks and many other rare birds.

It is also a home of many scarce mammals and invertebrates. If this wind farm goes ahead, they will all not only face the destruction of their habitat but many of the birds will be killed by the turbine blades.

– John Evans

Sue Morris, from Penycoedcae and a member of Friends of Mynydd y Glyn, says opposition to proposed wind farm is growing every day:

""Tragically, if you stand at the top of the mountain you can see that many of the surrounding peaks are already covered in wind turbines - and their numbers seem to be growing year by year. It has to stop."

Investigation after caravan park fire

An investigation is underway at a caravan park in Borth after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

The fire broke out at Searivers Caravan Park in Ynyslas Credit: ITV News

Some occupiers of nearby caravans were evacuated after a metal clad workshop caught on fire.

Crews responded to a call at 2.19am and around 35 firefighters from Borth, Aberystwyth, Machynlleth and Aberaeron attended the fire at a storage yard at Searivers Caravan Park in Ynyslas.

Western Power Distribution are repairing a pole mounted electricity transformer which was also involved in the fire.

No-one is believed to have been injured and firefighters finally left the site just after 9am this morning.

The fire service says they are now trying to discover the cause of the fire.

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Fire breaks out at Cardiff bingo hall

A large fire broke out at a bingo hall in Cardiff overnight.

Crews were at Castle Bingo all in the Canton area of Cardiff for over two hours Credit: Google Maps

South Wales Fire and Rescue were called to Cowbridge Road East just before midnight with reports the first floor of the building was alight.

South Wales Fire and Rescue say firefighters were tackling the fire for over two hours.

Crews remained at the scene overnight after it was brought under control just before 2:45am.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and the fire service says an investigation will take place later today.

NFU Cymru launches broadband survey

Credit: David Jones/PA

NFU Cymru has launched the first farmer-focused broadband and mobile phone survey in a bid to inform its work on getting an efficient service rolled out in rural areas.

The union says it is essential the business needs and opportunities of the farming sector are understood, especially at a time when farm businesses rely more and more on broadband and mobile phone signals.

This is a hugely important survey, our member experience will prove invaluable for identifying both the barriers and technological solutions for the delivery of fast, reliable and affordable mobile phone signals and broadband on farm

– Stephen James, NFU Cymru President

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