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Appeal for mourners to attend RAF veteran's funeral

The RAF Association is appealing for mourners to attend the funeral of a veteran who died without any known family or friends.

Keith Ingham-Nutbrown passed away recently aged 83 at a care home in Llandudno, Conwy.

It's believed he served in Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka.

RAFA is encouraging anyone in the area to attend and pay their respects.

The service is being held on Tuesday at 2pm at the Chester Crematorium, Blacon Avenue, Chester.

RAFA is encouraging anyone in the area to attend to pay their respects Credit: RAF Association


Boot search for man with 'Britain's biggest feet'

A rugby player from Carmarthenshire, believed to have Britain's biggest feet, can no longer play the sport he loves - because he can't find boots big enough.

Carl, from Carmarthenshire, is thought to have Britain's biggest feet. Credit: Wales News Service

Twenty-two-year-old Carl Griffiths - who is also a towering 6ft 8in tall - has been forced to sit on the bench for his village rugby team after the boots he had been wearing fell apart.

Carl had been playing in size 18 boots - with his toes curled up at the end - for the past three years. But after keeping them stuck together with tape, they're no longer fit to play in.

Every sports firm Carl has spoken to have said they don't make or stock size 21 boots - and now he's appealing for help to find new boots that fit.

Carl's previous size 18 boots have fallen apart. Credit: Wales News Service

"When I'm out just because of not having shoes that fit, it's just really frustrating. I just want to play rugby...I've had some boots in size 18 and I wore them with my toes curled right up, but I broke a toe when someone stepped on it...I did get a quote from one company to specially make a pair but it would cost well over £300...I don't get a lot of answers from the big companies so I am hoping a smaller sports company can help me out."

– Carl Griffiths


Top 10 Christmas-themed streets in Wales revealed

The most popular Christmas-themed streets in Wales have been revealed by the Royal Mail.

The top 10 festive words appearing in street names here are: Holly, Angel, Mary, Bell, Festival, Bethlehem, Comet, Gold, Star and Evergreen.

Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

The UK has around 3,400 Christmas-themed street names, according to the Royal Mail's findings.

They include Christmas Street, Reindeer Road, Tinsel Lane and Rudolph Road - plus the rather marvellous Christmas Pie Avenue.

Holly Street is the most popular UK-wide, with almost 1,000 listings, while the Midlands has the most festive-themed street names of all the UK regions.

We decided to find out how well Christmas themes were represented on street names.

The team came up with a number of words closely linked to Christmas, drew up a shortlist and began to investigate.

We found the Christmas theme was very well represented and we had a lot of fun doing it.

– Steve Rooney, head of Royal Mail's Address Management Unit
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