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Milkman retires after 57 years of service

Chris celebrating 50 years in service, seven years ago Credit: Ceres PR

Chris Frankland, a Dairy Crest milk&more milkman from Cardiff, is retiring after 57 years of service to the Dinas Powys area.

The 74-year-old started his career on September 1st 1957, and ever since has been spending his early mornings ensuring his customers have fresh milk on their doorstep.

Chris has been a franchisee milkman since 1984 Credit: Ceres PR

Whether he was in pouring rain or knee deep in snow, he delivered to his customers whatever the weather - sometimes even picking up their shopping or prescriptions!

Although he has been working as a milkman for over half a century, he says his love of serving his community started even earlier, when he was a milkboy in 1949.

Chris's last round will be this Saturday 26th April.


Meet Ramsey Island's new residents

Wildlife lovers have gone to unusual measures to attract puffins to the remote Ramsey island off the Pembrokeshire coast.

They have installed a flock of fibreglass puffins, which they hope will encourage the rare sea birds to the island.

The island used to be home to thousands of puffins Credit: Wales News Service

Volunteers have also wired up loudspeakers which will play the birds' mating calls in the hope that it will lure the birds.

Ramsay Island was once home to thousands of puffins in the 1800s but they left when rats managed to find their way onto the island from a ship wreck.

The RSPB hope that these new measures will encourage new birds to stay and nest on the island.


Newport dancer in search for new partner

A teenager from Newport is trying to find a new dance partner in a bid to keep his ballroom dreams alive. Josh Hicks, 13, started dancing when he was just eight years old, but hasn't had a partner for the past 18 months.

He's been competing with his dance teacher Sharon Robertson in recent competitions, but says he needs a dance partner his own age so he can take his dancing to the next level.

Three complete double marathon for cancer research

L-R Andrew Marzano, Matt Marzano and James Healey (pictured with Andrew's daughters) celebrate completing their 53-mile double marathon

Three rugby fans have run through the night to complete a double marathon in aid of cancer research.

Brothers Andrew and Matthew Marzano and their friend James Healey set off from the Parc y Scarlets stadium in Llanelli at midnight, arriving at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium before noon today - a distance of 53 miles.

However, they ended up running a total of 56 miles - after taking an accidental detour near Bridgend.

Andrew Marzano told ITV News: "We went three miles in the wrong direction. And three miles in the wrong direction when you're doing 53 miles is a long way!"

But he added: "Cancer research is a cause very close to our hearts. Cancer affects all families. Mine and Matthew's grandmother died of cancer and various friends and family have also suffered."

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