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Repentant pub burglar sends owner £100 - 22 years on

A burglar who broke into a pub 22 years ago has confessed to the crime in an apologetic note to its current owners - and reimbursed them with £100 for the damage caused by the crime.

The landlady of the Swettenham Arms near Congleton, Cheshire, was sent a note of apology and a cheque for £100.
The landlady of the Swettenham Arms near Congleton, Cheshire, was sent a note of apology and a cheque for £100. Credit: ITV News Granada

The unnamed woman, who is now living in Wales, wrote to Frances Cunningham, the owner of the Swettenham Arms near Congleton, Cheshire, detailing the 1992 break-in.

She wrote:

"I was involved in a burglary at your business in 1992 approx.

"I didn't break in or smash up the ciggarette (sic) machine but I was there and I went in.

"I am very very sorry I did not realise the seriousness of my actions at the time I had been through alot (sic) and had no idea were (sic) to get help.

"I am ashamed and sad because of the fear it may of induced and the cost and time. I wish I could take it back alot (sic).

"I hope that you will never be bothered by such cruelty ever again."

The letter concludes: "P.S. If there are any further costs, let me know."

Mrs Cunningham, who took over the pub in 1993, said: "I think she's got a conscience and worried about this for a very long time and I hope she doesn't worry about it anymore.

"She's obviously been blaming herself and worrying. I shall now write back to her and thank her."

Mrs Cunningham has donated the £100 to her local church.

Welsh side's tweet mocking Man Utd goes viral

A tweet from Aberystwyth Town poking fun at former European champions Manchester United for missing out on this year's competition has gone viral.


Difference between these two grounds? One will host European football this won't. #ATFC


It's been retweeted almost 6,000 times in three days and favourited by almost 2,000 other users.

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Welsh brownies celebrate 100 years with sleepover

Sleeping bags packed! Credit: PA

More than 1,000 brownies will arrive at the Millennium Stadium this evening for Wales' largest sleepover.

It's being held to celebrate 100 years since the iconic section of the Girl Guides began.

The girls will enjoy a disco and tribute band before going to bed and will wake up to street magic and circus skills.

It's a chance for brownies from all over Wales to get together and celebrate with a special girl-only adventure.

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