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Roads closed in suspected chemical spill

A police cordon is in place in Cardiff following a suspected chemical spillage.

The cordon is in place at Seawall Road and Rover Way in Cardiff. Credit: Google Street View

Police and South Wales Fire Service are attending the incident.

Eight fire engines are at the scene of the spill at Seawall and Rover Way in Cardiff and roads are closed to traffic.

The fire service says six unmarked drums spilt their contents on the road and investigations are underway to find out what the contents are.

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Two treated after liquid accelerant poured through letterbox

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Two people have been treated by paramedics at a property in Cardiff after liquid accelerant was poured through a letterbox and set on fire.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service say it was called to the house in the Llanrumney area just after 1.30am this morning.

Cooke guides Glamorgan to victory

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Glamorgan were indebted to a brilliant unbeaten 94 from Chris Cooke as they chased down a target of 318 to beat Kent by three wickets in a thrilling Royal London One-Day Cup match in Cardiff.

Cooke struck eight fours and four sixes in his 54-ball innings as Glamorgan, who required 103 runs off the last eight overs, secured victory with two balls to spare.

Cooke did have a life, though, caught on 52 after sending a Ivan Thomas delivery high into the sky, only to earn a reprieve with the Kent seamer having overstepped.

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Crunch meeting for Dafydd Elis Thomas

Dafydd Elis Thomas (right) applauds Leanne Wood after she beat him in the Plaid Cymru leadership contest in 2012 Credit: PA

The battle of wills between Plaid Cymru's former leader Dafydd Elis Thomas and the party's current leader Leanne Wood comes to a head tonight at a special meeting of senior Plaid officials and constituency members in Porthmadog.

Lord Elis Thomas' refusal to always toe the party line has led to friction since Leanne Wood became Plaid's leader in 2012. Relations were briefly patched up after he faced disciplinary action for missing a vote in the Senedd but matters have come to ahead since the Westminster election in May.

He publicly criticised the election campaign for prioritising parity with Scotland rather than focussing on specifically Welsh issues, criticism that those close to the Plaid leadership say would have been more appropriately made in private. Friends of the Dwyfor Meirionnydd AM say he's found the party hierarchy unwilling to listen to his concerns.

Plaid Cymru's executive meets on Saturday and has the power to cancel Dafydd Elis Thomas' selection as candidate for Dwyfor Meirionnydd in next year's Assembly election. It would be an extraordinary and potentially damaging step to take against a man who was first elected as MP for the old Merionethshire seat in 1974.

Tonight's meeting, where he is expected to put his case, will test whether he still has the support of his local party. If he has its backing, the members of the party executive would have to ask themselves if they could really risk a split with the activists in Plaid Cymru's safest seat.

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