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Pontypool parents colour-code triplets' tiny toes

It was around a year ago that we first met identical triplets Ffion, Maddison and Paige Gilbert from Pontypool.

The sisters have just celebrated their first birthdays and parents Karen and Ian have come up with a novel way of telling them apart - colour-coding. Alexandra Lodge has been catching up with them.

Poet breaks longest barefoot walk record

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'.

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

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!

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.


Penarth Pier named as Wales's favourite place

Penarth Pier has been named as the top special place in Wales by the National Trust.

For the past six weeks people across the country have been nominating their favourite locations across Wales as part of the Trust's Special Places campaign.

Penarth Pier was named as Wales's top 'special place' Credit: ITV News Wales

Cyfarthfa Castle has come second and the Lonely Tree in Powys has made it into third place.

Cyfarthfa Castle is in second place Credit: Visit Wales
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