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Top baby names for boys and girls in Wales revealed

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The top name for boys in Wales last year was Oliver, while for girls it was Amelia Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The top ten baby names for boys and girls in Wales last year have been revealed.

Oliver was the most popular boys' name, chosen for 392 babies here last year. The name moved to first place from second in 2012, replacing Jacob.

Amelia, which was top last year, remained in the number one spot, with 314 babies here being given the name.

Oliver and Amelia were also revealed to be the most popular baby names in England.

For boys, the top ten names in 2013 were:

Oliver, Jacob, Jack, Charlie, Alfie, Noah, Harry, Riley, William, Dylan and Mason (tied in 10th place)

For girls, the top ten names in 2013 were:

Amelia, Olivia, Ava, Ruby, Emily, Poppy, Ella, Mia, Isla, Isabella and Seren (tied in 10th place)

For the full list, visit the Office for National Statistics site.

Read: Top 10 baby names in Wales in 2012

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Poet breaks longest barefoot walk record

Philip with his sister Caroline
Philip at the beginning of his journey with his sister Caroline Credit: Barefoot Billion

A poet has claimed his place in the history books after breaking the world record for the 'Longest Barefoot Walk.'

Philip Wells is currently 925 miles through his 1,000 mile journey, which he started back in April this year, to raise money for charity.

In recent weeks Philip has been trekking throughout the Welsh countryside, visiting the Offa's Dyke Path and many other areas.

This weekend will see him complete the final leg of his journey, as he crosses the Menai Bridge on Saturday.

The journey has been harder than I could ever have imagined, but the support I have received from members of the public cheering me on and from others around the world who have been following my progress online has been phenomenal.

– Philip Wells

Philip is raising money for The Born Free Foundation's Global Friends Projects, the Consortium for Street Children, and Ocean Stars Trust.

Mr Chips scoops special award at 'National Cat Awards'

A cat from Wales has been won an award at the 'National Cat Awards'.

Mr Chips
8-year-old Mr Chips with his owner Ian Turner Credit: Ajar Photographics

Mr Chips lives with his owners Anna-Marie McConnell and Ian Turner in Llandudno.

The eight year old was found as a stray with a badly broken leg, he was left with permanent disability, and spent six months in a rescue centre, waiting for a home.

Mr Chips won the 'Better Together' award, which celebrates the bond between a pet and owner. He received 641 votes in a poll at Cats Protection's Facebook page, beating four other shortlisted cats to win the award.

Having Mr Chips in his life is one of the things that keeps Ian going. Mr Chips seems to sense when Ian is feeling down and will jump up on his knee and make himself comfortable and then demand some tickles. He has so much love that he gives to us both unconditionally.

– Anna-Marie McConnell

Meet the man touring Britain on a scooter - with his cats

Mark Newton
Carl Edwards meets Mark Newton - and Smudge and Missy! Credit: ITV News Wales

Tonight on Wales at Six, Carl Edwards meets Mark Newton, the former soldier from Swansea who is touring Britain on his mobility scooter.

Mark Newton's low-speed journey has taken him thousands of miles, but he's not been lonely - he's had his two cats, Smudge and Missy for company!

Watch: Swansea ex-soldier raises thousands for forces charities by circumnavigating UK on mobility scooter

Mark Newton
Mark Newton and his cats visit the ITV Cymru Wales studio Credit: ITV News Wales

Mark's journey is raising money for a number of different charities, including the RNLI and Help for Heroes.

You can find out more about his adventure on Wales at Six, tonight on ITV Cymru Wales.

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