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Swansea City win appeal against Fernandez red card

Swansea Manager Garry Monk has announced that the club has won an appeal against defender Federico Fernandez's red card in the Capital One Cup defeat at Liverpool.

Paolo Nutini announces date for rescheduled Cardiff show

Paolo Nutini released a third album, Caustic Love earlier this year. Credit: PA

Paolo Nutini has announced the rescheduled dates for his cancelled Cardiff gig. The singer will perform at the Motorpoint Arena on Tuesday, January 13th.

Nutini cancelled the Cardiff show and another at London's O2 arena due to "severe tonsillitis".

Organisers say all tickets will still be valid for the replacement show and apologised for "any inconvenience caused".


Police trying to identify human remains

Police attempting to identify the remains of a woman found in 1980 are hoping to exhume a grave as part of their investigation.

The remains were found in the sea in 1980, 15 miles off the coast of Llandudno and were buried in a communal grave in Llangwstenin Cemetery, Conwy.

Police believe the remains may belong to Priscilla Berry. Credit: ITV Wales News

North Wales police now believe those remains may belong to Priscilla Berry, a woman who went missing from her home in Mochdre, Conwy in 1978.

To compare samples of DNA from Mrs Berry's family with the remains that were found, they need to be removed from the grave but police would like to consult the families of the others buried there before they do.

Before we proceed I would like to speak with any family members and discuss our intentions, the process and address any concerns they have. Enquiries to locate any living relatives have so far proved fruitless and so once again I’d like to appeal through the media and ask the public for their help.

– DC Don Kenyon, North Wales Police

The remains were buried with Mrs Mary Davies aged 60 who died at Llandudno Hospital on 25th October 1980. Also buried in the grave is Mr Sidney Rogers who died aged 60 on 30th May 1979. Mr Rogers was a hotel worker at The Portals Hotel, Vaughan St, Llandudno.

If you have any information email or call 01745 588784.


Have you seen this man in Snowdonia?

Andrew Riches was last seen on Monday, October 27th. Credit: North Wales Police

Police are appealing for information to help trace a man they believe to be missing in Snowdonia.

46-year-old Andrew Riches was last seen leaving his flat in Lewisham, London on Monday, October 27th. Police say his vehicle was seen heading into Snowdonia yesterday morning after 9.30am.

We understand Mr Riches knows Snowdonia well and has camped here before but it is a large area and we are hoping the public will assist us as we and his family are becoming increasingly concerned.

– Inspector Owain Llewellyn, North Wales Police

Andrew Riches is described as white, 5’9 tall, bald and stocky build. His clothing is not known but he is believed to be traveling in a blue Ford Mondeo estate registration SD04 WDC.

Anyone with any information should contact Police on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

Minister pledges simpler, more focused EU projects

Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt says the next round of programmes funded by European money must be more flexible, simpler and 'more focused' than in previous years. She was responding to the news that agreement has been reached paving the way for a new programme of funding worth £2bn to Wales.

She also said Welsh Government plans for a Metro scheme linking public transport in south eastern parts of Wales will be a likely beneficiary of the money.

Dan Lydiate returns to Wales

Lydiate will be released from the remainder of his contract. Credit: PA

Wales flanker Dan Lydiate has quit Racing Metro and will return to Wales following the Autumn Internationals.

Lydiate has failed to establish himself as a first team regular in the Racing side since joining the Paris based outfit in 2013, joining up with fellow Wales team-mates Jamie Roberts and Mike Phillips.

Racing revealed the agreement to release the 26 year old from the remainder of his contract on Thursday.

I would like to thank Racing Metro 92 for their welcome, and the 17 months I spent at the club. I would also like to thank the club officials for their understanding, and especially the way they agreed to release me from my contract.

– Dan Lydiate

It is likely Lydiate will now take up one of the newly negotiated dual contracts between a Welsh region and the Welsh Rugby Union, following in the footsteps of Wales captain Sam Warburton who became the first player to agree such a deal last season.

Racing Chairman Jacky Lorenzetti wished Lydiate all the best with his future and thanked him for his time at the Top 14 club.

We wish Dan an excellent end to the season with his new club, and all the best for his international future with Wales, whether for the November tests, the Six Nations, or the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

– Jacky Lorenzetti
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