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Drivers warned of long delays due to Eisteddfod traffic

The Urdd National Eisteddfod is back once again and this time it's in Flintshire.

Thousands of children and young adults take part in the festival every year. Credit: Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Around 15 thousand children and young people will be competing in categories such as the Learners' Medal which is aiming to encourage people to take up Welsh.

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected throughout the week and North Wales Police are currently warning drivers to expect long delays between Mold and Flint.

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Paolo Nutini to perform in aid of bereaved Welsh teenager

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Paolo Nutini is to play a one-off show in Newport this July in memory of the late Bevlee Jones and in aid of her 13-year-old son - Ieuan .

Earlier this year, 34-year-old Mum, Bevlee Jones, passed away unexpectedly in the night. Her distraught 13-year-old son took it upon himself to give his mum the best funeral possible.

Bevelee was a huge Paolo Nutini fan, so Ieuan appealed to Paolo through Facebook, asking the singer to play at his Mum’s funeral. Paolo was away in Europe at the time but Paolo wanted to offer his support to Ieuan and his family.

Profits from the show will go into a trust fund set up for Ieuan.

When I heard of Ieuan's plea, it was with regret that I couldn't attend his mother’s funeral and do what he asked of me.

I wanted to help him in any way that I could and I feel like a concert in aid of Ieuan himself and in memory of his dear mother was the right way to do so.

– Paolo Nutini, singer/songwriter

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Cardiff set for first visit of Britain’s biggest obstacle course

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5,000 runners are set to take on a unique obstacle course as the event comes to Cardiff for the first time.

The Gung-Ho! course includes the world's biggest bouncy inflatable and Europe's tallest blow-up slide.

Competitors will face ten obstacles including the 200ft-long ‘Thriller’ slide which is being hosted in Bute Park.

People will be put through their paces in the warm-up with running for, amongst other charities including local charity Tenovus Cancer Care.

The event is sold out and with thousands of people raising money for charity and taking part for many different reasons.

Gung-Ho! is a great opportunity for people to have great fun and raise money for important causes at the same time – and anyone can do it.

– Alex Winters, creator
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