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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.


A40 closed near Brecon after three injured in accident

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The A40 between Brecon and Bwlch is closed after three people were injured in a road accident.

Police are currently investigating the incident, which took place at around 3pm this afternoon.

Two vehicles were involved in the collision. Three casualties have been taken to hospital for treatment.

The road is currently closed with diversions in place on the A40 at Bwlch and at Brynich roundabout junction with the A470.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and take alternative routes.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Mid Wales Roads Policing unit on 101.


Prince Charles embarks on final day of Wales tour

It's the final day of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's Summer tour of Wales.

Today the royal couple will visit the recently-restored 17th century Plough Chapel in Brecon.

Prince Charles and Camilla have visited a variety of sites in Wales during their tour Credit: PA Images

The Grade II listed building takes its name from an old pub which used to stand on the site. The Chapel acts as a popular concert venue as well as holding regular services.

In August each year, the Chapel plays a key role in the Brecon Jazz Festival, traditionally hosting a Jazz concert and Songs of Praise.

Soldiers died from 'overheating' pre-inquest hearing told

Corporal James Dunsby, Lance Corporal Edward Maher and Lance Corporal Craig Roberts died in July last year Credit: Ministry of Defence

Three soldiers who died while on an SAS selection exercise in the Brecon Beacons died from 'overheating,' a pre-inquest hearing has been told.

Lance Corporal Craig Roberts, 24, from Penrhyn Bay, Lance Corporal Edward Maher, 31, and Corporal James Dunsby, 31, from Bath, died last summer. They had taken part in a 40-mile hike in temperatures reaching 29C on 13th July.

The Crown Prosecution Service is expected to discuss whether to pursue gross negligence manslaughter with the soldiers' families and a decision will be made by the end of the month.

Witnesses at the time reported seeing soldiers on training exercise in distress and pleading for water in the Welsh valleys. A pre-inquest hearing in Solihull this morning was told the three soldiers died from the effects of hyperthermia.

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