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Schoolchildren hoping for a festive number one hit

Now with only a week to go before Christmas...no doubt the music world's already starting to wonder what song will top the charts this year. Hoping for airplay is a group of schoolchildren from Penarth and Barry.

The Rocketeers formed as a band 12 months ago and now they've released their very own Christmas track. Hannah Thomas went to meet them.

Schoolchildren in South Wales record Christmas single

Children from three schools in Penarth and Barry have recorded a new song in time for Christmas - and are aiming for the number one spot!

The group, who all have physical and learning difficulties,teamed up to write, perform and record the single 'It's Christmas Time' with the help of producer Gethin Jon, who has worked with a number of stars including Charlotte Church.

Ashgrove School, Ysgol Erw'r Delyn and Ysgol Maes Dyfan will host a major launch for the song this week as part of the school's Christmas concert.

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Hollie McClymont inquest: accidental death verdict

A major search was launched to find Hollie McClymont

A verdict of accidental death by drowning has been recorded at the inquest into the death of a Scottish teenager who went missing on Barry Island.

Hollie McClymont's body was recovered from the sea near Fontygary in July.

The 14-year-old from Glasgow was on holiday visiting family when she disappeared.

Soldier's family: Inquest has answered many questions

The family of a Welsh guardsman killed in Afghanistan say that losing him has left a huge hole in their lives.

They say an inquest into the death of Lance Corporal Lee Davies has answered many of their questions and given them some closure.

A coroner in Oxford ruled that Lee and an RAF policeman from Shropshire were unlawfully killed while on active service.

Coroner: Welsh soldier unlawfully killed in Afghanistan

A coroner has ruled that a Welsh soldier was unlawfully killed whilst on active service in Afghanistan last year.

Lance Corporal Davies served with the 1st Batallion Welsh Guards. Credit: Ministry of Defence

An inquest into the death of Lance Corporal Lee Davies, as well as Corporal Brent McCarthy from Shropshire, has been held in Oxford.

The inquest was told the British soldiers were killed by two Afghan policemen, in a so-called green-on-blue shooting, moments after they had all been chatting and posing for photographs with the men.

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Shot RAF policeman and soldier 'in wrong place at wrong time'

RAF policeman Cpl Brent McCarthy, from Telford, and Welsh Guard Lance Corporal Davies were just "in the wrong place at the wrong time".

Speaking at the inquest into their deaths at Oxford Coroner's Court, Lieutenant Benjamin Bardsley said he believed their shooting was an "opportunist event" as no one had been told in advance they were going to be in the area.

They died in what is known as a green- on-blue attack - killed by the Afghan personnel they were mentoring. It is also known as an insider threat.

The insider threat at this time was very, very low.

The risk was deemed as low because it had not happened for a long period of time.

– Lieutenant Benjamin Bardsley, Welsh Guards

Afghanistan soldier inquest due to end today

Corporal Brent McCarthy (left), Corporal Lee Davies (right) Credit: MOD

The inquest into the death of a Welsh soldier who died in Afghanistan last year is due to end today.

Lance Corporal Lee Davies from Carmarthen and his colleague Corporal Brent McCarthy were both killed in Helmand Province last year.

They were shot by two men dressed in Afghan police uniforms.

Lance Corporal Lee Davies 'shot after posing for photos', inquest hears

An inquest has been hearing how two Afghan policemen had been chatting and posing for photos with two British servicemen just before opening fire on them.

Welsh Guardsman Corporal Lee Davies, along Corporal Brent McCarthy, an RAF policeman from Telford, were killed in a so-called green- on-blue shooting.

Keith Wilkinson reports.

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