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Brecon company to expand with 55 new jobs

A Brecon company plans to expand - creating 55 new jobs.

BVG-Airflo Group at Brecon currently has 300 staff. Credit: Welsh Government

The BVG-Airflo Group company plans to move from the Ffrwdgrech Industrial Estate to a new building on the Brecon Enterprise Park.

A Welsh Government grant of £147,000 is to help the company expand.

The business specialises in the sale and distribution of clothing and footwear, home and garden products, fishing tackle and equipment and sports nutrition products.

The company is a very important employer in the region and this expansion, subject to planning approval, would create a significant number of new jobs locally and bring benefits to the local economy. BVG-Airflo, which currently employs over 300 people of which 184 are located in Brecon, has increased revenues by over 70% and profits by nearly 300% in the last five years.

– Economy Minister Edwina Har


Major search operation underway after person spotted in river

A major search operation is underway this evening after reports a person was spotted in the river Usk.

Police were called to the scene near the Usk bridge in Brecon at 18.30pm on Monday evening.

There are thought to be more than 10 fire crews in attendance, as well as mountain rescue teams, police and a rescue helicopter.

The incident is ongoing.

Appeal after £12,000 ring stolen from shop

Police have issued images of a man they want to question following the theft of £12,000 ring from a jewellery shop.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with a jewellery theft. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Dyfed Powys Police says its investigating theft and cheque fraud that took place in Brecon on Thursday, July 30th.

A man entered a jewellery shop in the town centre and asked to look at several rings. Police say he distracted the staff member and made off with a three stoned diamond and platinum ring.

Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Police say the same man visited other jewellery/antique shops in the area and presented one of the shops with a cheque in payment for three rings. The cheque is suspected to be fraudulent.

Police say they would like to speak to the man pictured above who could have information that could help with the investigation.


Alps ski death was accidental rules coroner

The death of a seven-year-old boy while on a skiing holiday in France was accidental, a coroner has ruled.

Carwyn became separated from his family on the slope in the French ski resort. Credit: Family Photo

Carwyn Scott-Howell from Tal-y-bont on Usk, died on a family skiing holiday in the Alps last April.

The schoolboy became separated from his family in the French resort of Flaine and fell off the edge of a 160ft drop.

Carwyn's body was found by a search and rescue helicopter after he was reported missing.

The verdict at the inquest at Newport Coroner's Court on Wednesday ruled the death was accidental.

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Funeral of schoolboy who died in Alps fall to take place

The funeral of a young schoolboy from Talybont-on-Usk near Brecon who died on a family skiing holiday last month will take place in Abergavenny later.

Carwyn Scott-Hall died following a fall in the French Alps last month. Credit: Facebook/Family Photo

Seven-year-old Carwyn Scott Hall died after falling from a cliff in the French Alps on the 10th April. He is reported to have become separated from his family before ending up off-piste.

An officer with the Bonneville mountain rescue service told reporters at the time that Carwyn fell off the rocky outcrop after apparently losing his way.

The funeral will take place at St. Mary's Church on Monk Street in Abergavenny and mourners have been told to wear bright colours to remember Carwyn - particularly blue, red and purple, which were his favourite colours.

The family has also said that donations in memory of Carwyn can be made to Wales Air Ambulance and Brecon Beacons Mountain Rescue. There will be a bucket collection at the service.

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