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Modern bridge allows historic entrance to Harlech Castle

An artist's impression of the project Credit: Cadw

A new bridge installed at Harlech Castle today will welcome visitors through the original entrance for the first time in 600 years.

The 'floating' structure will be craned into place, creating a link directly into the Castle Gatehouse.

It's all part of a larger project which will also see the transformation of the former Harlech Castle Hotel into a visitor centre, housing an an audio-visual experience and tearoom.

"The key purpose of this project has been to deliver the Welsh Government's vision of presenting the castle and its history in a way that does justice to its status as a World Heritage Site,"

– Ken Skate, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism
Visitors will access the original entrance for the first time in 600 years Credit: Cadw

The work has been funded through the Heritage Tourism Project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and led by Cadw, the Welsh Government's historic environment service.

Cadw says it hopes the project will create a better visitor experience and bring increased tourism and economic benefits to the area.

Across Wales, historic sites and other attractions support more than 30,000 jobs and contribute more than £840 million the economy each year.

Harlech Castle was first built in 1283 Credit: Cadw

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


Sales start at C&A - only ten shillings for stretch slacks

Coats reduced to £4, ten shillings for stretch slacks and a lovely range of hats - what bargains there were to be had at the C&A store in Cardiff's Queen Street in 1969.

Credit: ITV News

The sales really did start in January in the 1960s. Have a look at this HTV Wales' report from inside the store - maybe you bagged yourself some of those stretch slacks...

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
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