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Man killed in crash near Mold named

A man killed in a crash in Nannerch near Mold, which left two others in hospital, has been named.

The collision involved one vehicle and happened yesterday afternoon. Credit: Bing

28-year-old Jonathan Philip Yeardley, from Nannerch, was killed in the collision yesterday afternoon.

One man remains in hospital in Stoke and is in what's been described as a serious but stable condition.

Another who was taken to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital with minor injuries has since been discharged.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident and urge anyone with information to call them on 101.

"Active search" for missing fisherman ends

A full scale search for a fisherman missing since his boat sank off the coast of Pembrokeshire last week has ended, coastguards have confirmed.

Daniel Willington has been missing since his boat sank on Friday Credit: Wales News Service

32-year-old Daniel Willington from Carew was checking lobster pots on his fishing boat along with his father Gareth, when their vessel hit rocks and broke up on Friday.

59-year-old Gareth Willington was found but later died in hospital after being flown by rescue helicopter to Haverfordwest.

There is now no current active lifeboat search involved in the operation.

Milford Haven coastguard did confirm that although there is no current active lifeboat search, coastguards will remain on patrol in the area over the next couple of days.


Protesters gather in attempt to close down opencast mine

Hundreds of people have gathered at Ffos-y-fran near Merthyr Tydfil to try and shut down the UK's largest opencast coal mine.

Protesters say Wales needs to move away from polluting energy.

The 'End Coal Now' camp is being organised by climate activist network Reclaim the Power, just days before Wales goes to the polls to vote in the Assembly election.

Participants are calling for a ban on opencast coal mining across Wales and the UK and the creation of thousands of green jobs.

"The local community have battled the giant Ffos-y-fran mine polluting their homes and our planet for nearly a decade. Now we are joining them to resist coal company Miller Argent's attempts to override local democracy and force through a new mine next door. Last April, the Welsh Assembly voted for a moratorium on opencast coal mining but the government ignored them. Wales deserves a transition away from polluting energy, towards clean energy and thousands of jobs. Our camp will show the candidates running for election that the public demands a ban on opencast coal mining across Wales, and the rest of the UK."

– Ellen Gibson, Reclaim the Power
Protesters have also called for investment in thousands of green jobs.

Coal company Miller Argent though say they employ more than two hundred local people and support affordable electricity generation.

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Anti-social behaviour crackdown in Newport with new £100 fines

A new protection order in Newport means police can now tackle anti-social behaviour by fining people £100.

The Public Spaces protection Order that is currently in place in Newport City Centre and the surrounding area.

The new order includes tackling intimidating begging, drinking in public and fining people who fail to keep their dog on a lead.

It came in to force on May 1st.

We have been working in partnership with our colleagues at Newport City Council in order to implement the new legislative initiative under the Anti –Social Behaviour Crime and Police Act 2014. A first for Gwent Police and our partners.

Our key aim is to enhance the experience of visitors to Newport City Centre whilst improving the feeling of safety to all visitors and residents within the Stow Hill Ward.

– Kevin Warren, Newport City Centre Inspector

Areas affected can be seen on this map.

Credit: Gwent Police

Blaze at Cwmbran school 'started deliberately'

Officers from South Wales Fire and Rescue say a fire at a school in Cwmbran was started deliberately.

Emergency crews were called to the blaze at St David's Juniors and Infants School on Saturday around 8pm.

Large amounts of smoke could be seen on the approach to the scene.

Firefighters managed to contain the blaze to one classroom.

Extra security has been put in place until Tuesday when the school will reopen.


Museum staff continue strike action over pay

Big Pit is one of many sites that is affected by the strike action. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Museum staff are continuing their strike action over pay.

Members of the PCS union have walked out from some of Wales' biggest tourist attractions over the bank holiday weekend.

Sites include Big Pit in Blaenavon and the National Wool Museum in Carmarthenshire.

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