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Man 'very lucky' to escape serious injury in Snowdonia fall

The man fell 50ft down the summit of Tryfan in Snowdonia. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA

Mountain rescuers in Snowdonia say a walker was 'very lucky' to escape serious injury after falling 50ft on the 3,000ft peak of Tryfan.

The man in his 30s was descending the mountain when he fell down a steep slope and ended up unconscious in a stream, where he later came round.

18 members of Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team and an RAF helicopter from Anglesey were called out to assist.

The man was winched off the peak and flown to hospital in Bangor with head and possible back injuries.


Six taken to hospital after Bangor pub fire

The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning Credit: ITV News

Six people were taken to hospital by ambulance in the early hours of this morning after a fire broke out at a pub in Bangor. One man suffered burns and internal injuries, after jumping from the second floor. Two police officers also suffered smoke inhalation

A North Wales Police spokeswoman said a man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the fire.

Scratchcard dad says he'll buy a house with win

Lynval Allen says he'll buy a house with the win. Credit: National Lottery.

A dad from Bangor is celebrating today after scooping the top prize on a National Lottery scratchcard.

Lynval Allen from Bethesda is now planning on buying his own home – something he never believed would be possible before the win.

Lynval, who has two sons and has been living in rented accommodation since he moved to Bethesda 10 years ago, said that without the £250,000 owning a house would never have become a reality.

Lynval, who works in Tesco, Bangor, said, “I only buy Scratchcards occasionally when the mood takes me. I bought one just before Christmas and won £100. I have bought a couple since and then I bought this latest one."


Firefighters tackling a blaze at school in Bangor

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at Ysgol Ein Harglwyddes in Bangor. The fire is in a detached classroom building.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the incident at the school on Ffordd Caernarfon at just before 7.30 pm this evening.

Fire engines from Bangor and Menai Bridge are currently at the scene and are tackling the blaze which is believed to have spread to the roof.

At this time it is unclear as to how the fire began and an investigation into its cause will be undertaken.

Morrisons issue statement over prescription row

Morrisons have issued a statement following a protest over a toddler's Welsh prescription.

"We stand by the actions of our pharmacist who was dispensing this medicine to a patient in need, and had to be sure he was giving the correct dosage."The customer actually went to a different pharmacy first, and they did not carry this medicine. We were asked by that store during a phone call to help by supplying the medicine instead.

"Our pharmacist was told during this phone conversation that it was half in Welsh and half in English. Without seeing the original prescription, he could not judge whether he could translate it, so he asked for a translation to ensure he could be clear of the exact instructions. It is vital that any drug is dispensed correctly.

"This translation followed within approximately two hours of the customer arriving at the first pharmacy - by fax to us.

"When the customer arrived at our store (for the first time) the medicine was dispensed as prescribed.

"At no stage did we turn the customer away, or refuse to dispense the prescription, and we strongly refute this accusation.

"We fully support the use of the Welsh language, and use dual language signage in our stores. Where medicines are concerned however, we are not prepared to take the chance of making a mistake and we hope all customers will understand that."

– Morrisons

Protesters say 'everyone has the right to live in Welsh'

Protesters angry at Morrisons pharmacy in Bangor say "everyone should have the right to live in Welsh", and has taken steps to see if legal action should be taken against the company.

Everyone should have the right to live in Welsh - from the doctors who want to work in Welsh, to the patients who want to receive treatment in the language.

What Morrisons has done is totally at odds with the official status the Welsh language has, and has caused anguish to the family.

We have written to the company demanding they apologise straight away and confirm they will not allow this type of incident to happen again.

We have also contacted the Welsh Language Commissioner asking her to consider the possibility of legal steps against the company.

This event is a reminder that the new language standards - rules which will place duties on bodies to supply services in Welsh - must prevent awful problems like this.

The standards dealing with the health service need to give people rights to use Welsh. But also, language laws need to cover more of the private sector, like supermarkets, so they respect and promote the language generally.

– Sian Howys, rights spokeswoman for Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg
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