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Emergency Butetown Tunnel closure this weekend

The eastbound route through Cardiff's Butetown Tunnel will be closed for emergency repairs this weekend.

The tunnel will be closed on Sunday 21 September, from the Ferry Road junction to Queensgate Roundabout, between 2am and 12 noon.

A recent inspections identified emergency work that needs doing.

Motorists are advised that all efforts will be made to keep delays to a minimum but are advised that they should consider an alternative route during the closure.


Police: 'No threat to public' after counter terror search

Police say there is no threat to public safety following a counter terror search in Cardiff Credit: PA

The counter terrorism search carried out in Cardiff this morning poses no threat to public safety say police. They said Cardiff remains one of the safest places to live.

South Wales Police is proud to have strong links with our local communities and their cooperation is vital to make sure that we tackle radicalisation and extremism effectively together.

The ongoing commitment to fight this threat has seen 37 arrests across Wales since 2010 and the execution of numerous warrants relating to terrorism and extremism investigations. Every case that has entered the court system has resulted in a guilty verdict , over half of which were guilty pleas and with the longest sentence being almost 17 years.

The issue is not unique to Cardiff or Wales and is a priority for police across the UK and suggestions that Cardiff has a particular problem with young men and extreme views, is simply wrong. While we do have our share of challenges, our religious communities here in south Wales are strong and constructive.

Wales, including its capital city, is still one of the safest places to live, work, and enjoy. The public should be reassured that we will continue to work with all partners to keep our communities safe.

– Nikki Holland, Assistant Chief Constable, South Wales Police

Items seized in Cardiff counter terror search

Police carried out a search of a property in Cardiff Credit: PA

Counter terrorism police have carried out a search of a property in Cardiff. Officers from North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU) were assisted by Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU).

A number of items were seized from a property in Dogfield Street, Catays, this morning.

Parents 'overestimate alcohol consumption'

Underage drinking is 'in decline'. Credit: David Jones/PA

Parents in Wales are over-estimating the number of young people who drink alcohol.

According to new figures, from the Alcohol Education Trust, less than a quarter of 11 to 15 year olds think its okay to get drunk.

But parents here thought the figure was much higher.

Official figures show there's currently a downward trend in the number of young people trying and drinking alcohol

New lane to be opened on busy M4 intersection

Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

A new lane on the M4 will be officially opened today by Transport Minister Edwina Hart.

The lane at junction 32 will aim to improve traffic flow and safety on the busy intersection of the M4 in Cardiff.

A new dedicated lane for the A470 northbound at M4 junction 32 westbound, has been built in the hope of improving congestion around the Welsh capital and south Wales.

A dedicated lane for the A4232 southbound at M4 junction 33 westbound is under construction.

This is a very busy part of the road network in Cardiff which provides important economic links for south east Wales. The new lanes will greatly ease congestion at these two busy intersections, improving journey times and safety.

The Welsh Government is investing in the road network throughout Wales to improve access to jobs and services and strengthen our economy.

– Edwina Hart AM, Transport Minister


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