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Record attempt marks 20 years of marine conservation

A world record attempt will take place next month to mark 20 years of marine conservation in Ceredigion.

Visitors to non-profit organisation Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre will aim to create the world’s largest human superpod in the shape of a dolphin.

Credit: The Wildlife Trust

The event will highlight not only the importance of marine conservation in New Quay but also our vital Living Seas work. We are asking all ‘dolphin wannabes’ to register their attendance for the world record attempt on our website.

– Gina Gavigan, The Wildlife Trust

Free marine-themed events and activities will also be held alongside the record attempt on September 24.

For more information, visit The Wildlife Trust website.

Twelve flood alerts in force from north to south

Twelve flood alerts are in force around the Welsh coast from the north to the south after high winds and tides:

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  • Anglesey: West Anglesey Coastline
  • Carmarthenshire: Carmarthenshire coast
  • Ceredigion: Ceredigion coast
  • Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Anglesey, Gwynedd: North Wales Coast
  • Gwynedd: Dysynni Catchment
  • Gwynedd: Lleyn Peninsula and Cardigan Bay Coastline
  • Gwynedd: Mawddach and Wnion Catchment
  • Gwynedd, Powys, Ceredigion: Dyfi Catchment
  • Pembrokeshire: Pembrokeshire coast
  • Powys: Vyrnwy Catchment
  • Swansea: Tidal Area at Crofty
  • Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan: Swansea Bay and the Gower coast

Siriol Griffiths is walking more than 1000 miles around Wales to raise money to fight pancreatic cancer

Siriol Griffiths is making a unique journey across Wales. She's walking the entire outline of the country.

Watch the report from Rob Shelley below:

She set off on the 1st of June, raising money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Her father was diagnosed with the disease in 2012 and died just six weeks later.

Siriol decided on the challenge as a way of coming to terms with her grief and raising awareness.

Complaints mean loud exhaust crackdown near Llangollen

A motorcycle exhaust with baffle removed. Credit: North Wales Police

North Wales Police say seven motorcyclists have been handed TORs (Traffic Offence Reports) on the Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen after several complaints about noisy bikes.

We get complaints from residents across north Wales every weekend regarding noisy exhausts on motorbikes.

Only recently I attended a meeting in Llangollen where noisy exhausts from motorcycles was the main complaint I received.We find that motorcyclists are deliberately removing the ‘baffles’ from exhausts which then makes them extremely loud.

We are simply asking bikers to have respect for local residents and to ensure their bikes are fully legal.

– Inspector Alun Davies, North Wales Police


People encouraged to discover the beauty of Anglesey coastline

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

People are being encouraged to discover the beauty of the coastline at the start of Anglesey Marine Week.

The initiative offers the chance to paddleboard, snorkel and go dolphin spotting in a week of events.

Money raised from the events is going to a number of charities including the Marine Conservation Society, the North Wales Wildlife Trust, the RSPB and Sea Watch Foundation.

'Stirrers' flown in to improve reservoir's water quality

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water has used a helicopter to deliver 5m wide 'stirrers' to Llandegfedd reservoir near Cwmbran.

Credit: Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

The £1.5m project will circulate the water to improve its quality. The equipment was made in Australia and assembled on site.

This has been a challenging project which has required a lot of careful planning to ensure it went ahead smoothly. The only thing we couldn’t plan was the weather but luckily that held so the helicopter was able to do the job perfectly.

– Glen Dennes, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Steelworks site in Ebbw Vale transformed into wildlife haven

A steelworks in Ebbw Vale has been turned into a haven for wildlife with the help of lottery funding.

The Furnace to Flowers project received £120,000 which is being used to transform a twenty hectre site over the coming years.

Credit: Furnace to Flowers

The project was announced as the Grow Wild flagship site for Wales in 2015.

Work has been ongoing since to transform the site and it's hoped it will engage communities through sowing and growing native wild flowers.

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