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Mountain 'cries for help' turn out to be goats bleating

Mountain rescuers in Snowdonia who responded to cries for help said no one appeared in distress - and the sounds were probably goats bleating.

Rescuers responded to reported 'cries for help' - but it's now thought the sounds were goats bleating. Credit: ITV News

The sounds, reported by a walker, appeared to be coming from the lower slopes of 3,000ft Tryfan.

But Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team said there were climbers and other walkers still on the peak and no sign of anyone in distress.


MP urges pardon of Welsh coal miner hanged 180 years ago

The MP for the Cynon Valley has urged Justice Secretary Michael Gove to pardon a Welsh coal miner hanged nearly 200 years ago.

Welsh miner Dic Penderyn was hanged nearly 200 years ago.

Labour's Ann Clwyd handed a petition at the House of Commons of behalf of MPs and people across Wales asking for Richard Lewis to have his conviction for stabbing a soldier overturned.

Lewis, known as Dic Penderyn, was arrested and charged with stabbing Donald Black with a bayonet on June 3rd 1831 during the Merthyr rising.

But Ms Clwyd said that despite residents of Merthyr being convinced of his innocence, he was found guilty and hanged on August 13th later that year.

Over 40 years a man named Ianto Parker confessed to the crime on his deathbed, while the Commons was told a man who gave evidence against Lewis later admitted lying under oath.

Ann Clwyd has been Cynon Valley MP since the early 80s. Credit: PA, Dominic Lipinski

"There is strong feeling in Wales that Richard Lewis - Dic Penderyn - was wrongly executed, that his conviction should be overturned and that he should be granted a pardon. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges (Mr Gove) to grant a pardon to Richard Lewis - Dic Penderyn...On the instruction of Mrs Beryl Astbury and Mrs Pamela Lewis, descendants of Mr Richard Lewis, their solicitor Bernard de Maid has written to (Mr Gove) requesting a pardon for Richard Lewis. I repeat Richard Lewis's last words before his hanging on August 13, 1831, which reaffirms this miscarriage of justice, 'O Arglwydd, dyma gamwedd', which in English means, 'Oh Lord, this is an injustice'."

– Ann Clwyd MP, Labour, Cynon Valley

Ms Clwyd earlier said she was presenting the petition on behalf of her Cynon Valley constituents, fellow Labour MPs Gerald Jones (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney) and Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon), and people from all parts of Wales.


Fancy owning your own holiday destination?

Agents are expecting a lot of interest in the sites Credit: Vale of Glamorgan Council

Have you ever thought of owning your very own slice of paradise? Well, now you can, because Barry Island is up for sale.

The resort, at Nell's Point, is on the market as part of ongoing work to regenerate the area.

The area is currently undergoing extensive regeneration Credit: Vale of Glamorgan Council

The successful buyer would get the much-loved resort site, which is currently being used as a temporary car park, and the adjacent Grade II Listed toilet block.

Agents are expecting a lot of interest.

These two sites are arguably one the best opportunities available for a leisure and tourism development in South Wales. Both enjoy panoramic views across the region’s premier sandy beach, Whitmore Bay, and are just a short trip from Cardiff, Wales’ capital city.

– Paul Tarling, Public Sector and Development Consultant at Jones Lang Lasalle

The sites are offered for sale by informal tender and the sites can be purchased individually or together. The deadline for tender submissions is 30 September 2015.

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