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Blake's 7 actor Gareth Thomas dies from heart failure

Gareth Thomas, best known as star of 70s sci-fi shows Blake's 7 and Star Maidens has died at the age of 71.

The Welsh actor suffered heart failure on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife Linda.

"It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Gareth Thomas passed away this morning, 13th April 2016, from heart failure," said an announcement on Blake's 7 official fan site.

Read more on this story on ITV News's national site.

Sir Tom Jones' wife Linda has died

Tom Jones with his wife Linda in 1970 Credit: PA Archive/

Sir Tom Jones's wife of 59 years, Lady Melinda Rose Woodward, has died from cancer, his publicist has said.

Earlier this month the singer, also 75, cancelled a gig in Manila due to a "serious illness in his immediate family."

Woodward, who lived in Los Angeles, has twice battled cancer and developed lung condition emphysema.

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X Factor auditions coming to Cardiff

Dermot O’Leary is returning as host of the X Factor and the show is inviting you to audition in Cardiff.

The audition tour will be visiting Cardiff on Sunday 17th April with auditions at Holland House on Newport Road at 9am.

It's part of a nationwide audition tour which is visiting over 40 towns and cities across the country.

Groups or solo singers aged 16+ can apply by registering online or by just turning up.

Scramble to Llanelli beach for luxury getaway

A lucky viewer who made a dash to Llanelli beach won himself a luxury holiday thanks to the Ant and Dec show 'Saturday Night Takeaway’.

Viewers flooded the North Dock at Llanelli on Saturday night. Credit: Carmarthenshire Council

Over 16 million people were watching when the Discovery Centre at Llanelli featured as part of the show's 'sofa challenge'.

Viewers had to get guess the area, get to the destination with a suitcase and passport to be in with a chance of winning a holiday.

Minutes after Llanelli Beach was flashed on TV screen hundreds of people with suitcases and passports flooded North Dock.

Some 43 contestants registered and winning number 18, belonging to Richard Barrett, aged 60, was whisked off in a limousine for a two-week Mediterranean cruise after the show.

I was cooking food and the picture flashed up on the screen. I ran out of the door all the way to the centre.

When I got there I was told I had to have my suitcase and passport which I had missed, so I ran back home and back again, the rest is history.

I have never won anything and I can’t believe it.

– Winner Richard Barrett
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