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'Support Team England' poster replaced in North Wales

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The 'Support Team England' poster has been replaced by a drinks advert

A poster urging people in North Wales to 'support Team England' at the Commonwealth Games has been taken down and replaced by a drinks advert.

The image, at a bus stop in Rhos-on-Sea in Conwy, featured English Paralympic athlete Jade Jones and was accompanied by the hashtag #GoEngland - despite Wales competing at Glasgow 2014 in its own right.

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This controversial poster at Rhos-on-Sea in Conwy has now been removed Credit: Derek Bellis

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Silver for Team Wales captain Davies

Team Wales captain Aled Sion Davies has won silver in the para-sport F42 discus, finishing behind eventual winner Dan Greaves of England.

Aled Davies
Aled Davies in action in Glasgow. Credit: David Davies/PA

The 23-year old from Bridgend was unable to add another gold medal to the one he won at the Paralympic Games in London two years ago.

However, his silver means that Team Wales have now won 20 medals at this years Games - surpassing the total achieved by the team at Delhi four years ago.

Bronze medal for Wales' bowls team

Wales' lawn bowls team have beaten Australia in the Men's Triple Bronze Match, taking the medal and bringing Team Wales' tally in the Commonwealth Games up to 19.

Marc Wyatt
Marc Wyatt in action in the Men's Triples. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

That now equals the number of medals Wales managed to achieve at the Delhi Games four years ago - and puts them just eight shy of the pre-Games target of 27.

After a tight start it was a relatively comfortable win for the trio of Jonathan Tomlinson, Marc Wyatt and Paul Taylor, who beat Australia 16-13.

'Support Team England' poster appears in North Wales

Commonwealth poster
Credit: Derek Bellis

Commonwealth Games backers have confirmed they are investigating a giant poster on the North Wales seafront, which reads 'Proud to support Team England'.

The image, at Rhos-on-Sea in Conwy, features English Paralympic athlete Jade Jones and is accompanied by the hashtag #GoEngland - despite Wales competing at Glasgow 2014 in its own right.

SSE and its supply brands, including SSE SWALEC, are proud supporters of Glasgow 2014 and the four home nations, Team Wales, Team England, Team Scotland and Team Northern Ireland.

We are concerned about the placement of this advert and will work with the media owner to investigate.

– Scottish Southern Electric


Cycling silver for Elinor Barker

Elinor Barker
Elinor won a bronze medal in the women's 10km Scratch yesterday Credit: PA

Cyclist Elinor Barker has won a second medal for Team Wales with a silver in the women's 25km Points Race.

She narrowly missed out on the top spot, being beaten by England's Laura Trott in the last sprint.

Wales are currently 8th in the medal table with 2 golds, 8 silvers and 8 bronze medals.

Commonwealth Games record for Jazz Carlin

Jazz Carlin
Jazz is favourite to take gold in tomorrow's race Credit: PA

Swimmer Jazz Carlin has earned herself a place in tomorrow's 800m freestyle final, after a storming performance which saw her break the Commonwealth Games record.

She won the heat with a time of 8:22:69- finishing 12 seconds ahead of Australian Jessica Ashwood and breaking the record set in 1978.

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