A blind World War Two veteran is to celebrate his 92nd birthday - by riding the world's longest zip wire in north Wales.
Alan Saunders from Crawley, West Sussex will face speeds of up to 100mph as he goes across the 500ft, mile long wire in Penrhyn Quarry later.
During the Second World War, he served as a Royal Marine and is one of the last survivors of the 1942 Dieppe Raid - an ambitious assault on a German-held port in Normandy which resulted in huge losses for the British army.
He's hoping to raise thousands for the charity Blind Veterans UK - and has so far raised over £1,600.
I never thought that I'd be supported by Blind Veterans UK myself, nearly 90 years later! My sight loss wasn't because of my time in the Marines, but Blind Veterans UK now supports veterans like me, regardless of when or how they lost their sight.
Blind Veterans UK has given me a new lease of life and I wanted to give back to the charity. I'm dedicating my Velocity zip wire challenge to all the veterans who've been supported by the charity
Scarlets Head coach Wayne Pivac is giving fullback Liam Williams until Thursday to prove his fitness for Saturday's Pro12 match against Treviso.
Welsh international Williams missed the 42-12 defeat against Leinster on the weekend after injuring his groin during his sides warm up in Dublin.
Although the Scarlets are confident he'll recover in time to be fit for the visit of the Italians.
Centre Regan King is set to miss a second consecutive game due to injury.
Pivac says he's keen for his Scarlets side to make amends after the heavy defeat to Leinster.
We let the fans down and we let ourselves down and we need to show we are a better side than that this weekend when we play Treviso.
We created scoring opportunities in Dublin, but we didn't make the most of them. Individual errors cost us and, if we have an error rate like that against the top teams, that's what happens.
Swansea City forward Marvin Emnes is set to give Swans boss Garry Monk a boost by returning to fitness in time for Saturdays Premier League clash with Southampton at the Liberty.
Emnes completed his first full 90 minutes for the U21 side in their 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City on Monday night.
The Dutchman, who signed a permanent deal at the Liberty in the summer, has not featured for the first team after injuring his knee in pre-season.
The former Middlesbrough star was an unused substitute during Swansea's 4-2 defeat at Chelsea on the weekend, but hopes to force his way into contention for the visit of Ronald Koeman's Saints.
Emnes told the clubs website:
It has been a long time. I was looking forward to playing games again and I now have that chance.
In pre-season I was playing well and having good training sessions, and I felt really sharp. To pick up an injury was very difficult but it's great to be back now.
When you get injured it is always disappointing, but the team is playing really well at the moment and I'm looking forward to getting back and helping my team-mates as soon as possible.
And it would be nice to be back against Southampton on Saturday
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Swansea City defender Jordi Amat has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering a strained lateral ligament during Saturdays 4-2 defeat to Chelsea.
The Spaniard sustained the injury during the first half at Stamford Bridge and was replaced at half-time by Federico Fernandez.
The 22 year-old, who has started all four of Swansea's Premier League matches this season, underwent a scan on Sunday with a consultant confirming he will be ruled out until the end of October.
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International World Cup referee Nigel Owens has escaped penalty points for speeding after telling how he was dashing to the toilet while driving on the motorway.
43 year-old Owens, Wales' top rugby official, was clocked breaking the speed limit in his BMW while on the way to a rugby match in Pontypridd on Boxing Day last year.
Although he told a court he put his foot down on the M4 motorway because he urgently needed the toilet.
Magistrates agreed it was an emergency - and spared him penalty points on his driving licence.
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An ex-serviceman who was blinded in a Belfast explosion 30 years ago will today attempt to scale Pen y Fan continuously for 24 hours.
Along with some friends, Andrew Bull from Nantyglo will try to continuously relay the peak in memory of a friend who died from cancer in 2012.
He was caught in a bomb blast on Fall Street, West Belfast in November, 1983 and was left blind and severely scarred.