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Is there a parking crisis in the Brecon Beacons?

The National Trust says it's working hard to progress plans to increase the number of parking spaces at Storey Arms in the Brecon Beacons.

The area's popular with walkers climbing the summit of Pen y Fan on weekends.

But with limited car parking provision, more and more visitors are leaving their vehicles on the side of the main A470.

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Police say it's becoming a hazardous situation.

The proposals would see the number of local car parking spaces increase from 50 to 266.


Minimum size set for lobster and crab catches off Wales

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Minimum size requirements have been announced for lobsters and crabs caught off the Welsh coast.

The Welsh Government says the move's one of several measures included in new legislation to help improve the quality and sustainability of Welsh stocks.

It says the Welsh crustacean fishery has historically been hampered by complex layers of legislation.

We want to introduce an ecosystems approach to the management of our seas protecting and preserving natural resources, using healthy populations as the basis to drive sustainable economic growth.

The challenge for fisheries managers is finding the balance between the need to avoid activity that harms our environment and the desire to maximise the value of activities that we can undertake sustainably.

– Carl Sergeant AM, Natural Resources Minister

Marine Management Organisation statistics from 2012 recorded 1,300 tonnes of crustaceans landed into Welsh ports at a value of £3.8 million .

Beaches given all-clear following dog poison scare

Beaches in the Vale of Glamorgan have been given the all-clear following a dog poisoning scare.

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Earlier this week the council warned pet owners to keep their dogs off the coastline after reports that some had become sick after walking on Whitmore Beach.

The council says an investigation found no evidence that the water and surrounding coastal areas posed any risk to animals or humans.

Water tests found no contaminants in the water. Both beaches will now be raked and cleaned as a precautionary measure.

Vale of Glamorgan Council is now advising all visitors that there is no evidence of any of risk to dogs on the beaches and "looks forward to welcoming dog walkers back to the sands".

Warning signs put-up earlier this week will now be removed.

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