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Body recovered in search for man who fell into water

A map showing where the body was recovered Credit: ITV Wales

A body has been recovered as part of the search for man who fell into water at Mill Pond, Pembroke.

Police got reports the 18 year-old had gone into the water not long before 3am today.

A large scale search operation was commenced immediately, involving specialist fire and rescue teams, the Coastguard, RAF Kinloss, police and the local authority.

– Catrin Thomas, Dyfed-Powys Police

A body has since been found and the man's next of kin have been informed.

Two boys arrested after 'deliberate fire' in Newport

Two 16-year-old boys have been arrested after a fire was started at a property on Malpas Road last week.

Fire inspectors say the blaze was started deliberately at the entrance to a property. Credit: Google Street View

A 21-year-old man, and two women, aged 56 and 19, were rescued from the building during the blaze on 23rd July.

They were taken to hospital with minor burns.South Wales Police say the two boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

They have both since been released with no further action.

A third 16 year old boy has been referred to the Youth Offending Service.

Person in hospital after 'serious police incident'

A person has been taken to hospital after a serious incident near Abercynon.

South Wales Police were called shortly after 7.40pm on Sunday evening on the A4059 New Road between Mountain Ash and Abercynon.

Delays are expected as a section of the road remains closed while investigations continue.

Police have asked drivers to avoid the area and plan an alternative route.


Overnight trips 'up on last year', tourism figures show

More visitors are coming to Wales and, per person, they are spending more than last year.

That is according to the second annual report on tourism.

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During the first quarter of 2015 the total volume of overnight trips to Wales was 1.62 million That's up by 7 per cent up in comparison with the first three months of 2014.

In January-April 2015, average spend per day trip in Wales was higher than the average in the first four months of 2014.

In 2015, 46 cruise ships are scheduled to visit Wales – a 94% increase year on year, with 22,500 passengers and an economic impact of £2.9 million.

Tourism in Wales is in a strong position. Two years into the ambitious tourism strategy, ‘Partnership for Growth’ we are seeing that public sector leadership and support, driven by private-sector investment and innovation, is helping to put Wales ahead of the competition.

– Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

'Shaken baby syndrome' test developed in Cardiff

Experts at Cardiff University have developed a test to help doctors diagnose so-called shaken baby syndrome.

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Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death amongst abused children. The method employs a simple checklist of 6 signs to look for.

It is estimated that as many as 34 in every 100,000 infants less than one year of age are victims of AHT, though the true figure is unknown because many cases of AHT are missed and others may not come to the attention of clinicians.

It is vitally important that abusive head trauma is diagnosed accurately so that the team looking after the child can ensure that they receive appropriate support and are protected from further harm.

"Arriving at these decisions can be extremely difficult, especially for doctors who do not see many cases of severe child abuse. This study offers a prediction tool to help doctors make these extremely important decisions, where the life or death of a child often hangs in the balance."

– Professor Alison Kemp, Cardiff University’s School of Medicine

Weather warning for South and West Wales

Traffic on the Severn Bridge is affected. Credit: PA/PA Archive/PA Images

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of strong winds.

It applies to the following areas:

  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Powys
  • Monmouthshire
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Caerphilly
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Newport
  • Rhonnda Cynon Taff
  • Torfaen
  • Cardiff
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Bridgend
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Swansea & Vale of Glamorgan

Forecasters say there is a risk of gales over exposed coasts and hills.

They say there is the potential for some minor disruption to outdoor activities and there will be difficult driving conditions.

The warning runs from 0600 Monday to 2100.

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