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Murder investigation after man dies in Aberdare

Police in Aberdare have launched a murder investigation after the death of a 45-year-old man. Officers were called to a house on Cardiff Road at 3am this morning.

An 18-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

South Wales Police is asking anyone who was in the area between 2am and 3.20am this morning, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to contact them.



'The fact that Wales was right in the middle of it makes me very proud'

Dr Lyn Evans has spoken of his pride that Wales was involved in the discovery of what's believed to be the Higgs Boson particle.

Dr Evans from Aberdare was the project leader for research into Higgs Boson, which gives matter mass and and holds the physical fabric of the universe together.

Scientists have been looking for the Higgs since the 1960s, but the search began in earnest more than 20 years ago with early experiments at Cern in Europe and Fermilab in the US.

200 Aberdare homes without power overnight

Almost 200 homes in Aberdare in the Cynon Valley have been without power since last night after a technical fault.

Western Power says customers were taken off the power supply at around 9.45pm for safety reasons.

It has affected roads including Wind Street, Oak Street, Albert Street and Dumfries Street.

A spokesperson for Western Power says the fault is now fixed and power will be restored this morning.

All repairs were complete by around 2.45am but we've waited until a reasonable hour as engineers need to enter each home affected to restore power. Power has already been restored to the properties that can be accessed externally. We must go into around 160 properties altogether but hopefully everyone will be back on within a few hours.

– Western Power spokesperson
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