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Renewed appeal over missing man on year anniversary

Owain Mon Roberts
Owain Mon Roberts was last seen on 10 March last year Credit: Dyfed Powys Police/Family

The family of a man from Cardigan reported missing a year ago say they have not given up hope of finding him.

Owain Mon Roberts was last seen on the morning of Saturday 10 March 2012 when he left his home in Cardigan to go for a walk on the Ceredigion Coastal Path.

His family have renewed their appeal for information on the anniversary of his disappearance. They said: "We are still looking for him and haven't given up hope. if you have any information please contact the police."

Cardigan Castle renovation takes 'big step forward'

by Kevin Ashford

An eleven million pound project to renovate Cardigan Castle took a big step forward today. Work began to remove metal structures which have held the castle walls up for almost four decades.

For many locals they've been an eyesore on the 900-year-old site which was the birthplace of the Eisteddfod. The aim is to turn the castle into a community and education centre.

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Work to remove Cardigan Castle stanchions underway

Crane removing first of stanchions support Cardigan Castle
Work to remove the first stanchion is already underway Credit: Castell Aberteifi

Work to remove the first of the stanchions supporting Cardigan Castle has begun.

They were erected in 1975 as a temporary support for the wall but have stayed in place since then. Organisers say that the stanchions coming down mark "the significant changes" happening at the castle.

£11m is being spent developing the 900-year-old site into a multi-functional facility for community and recreational use as well as for learning, including Welsh language, cultural, crafts, environmental and horticulture studies. It will reopen in April next year.

First stanchion finally removed at Cardigan Castle

The stanchions were erected in 1975 as a temporary support measure Credit: ITV News

Cardigan Castle is having the first large stanchion removed after nearly 40 years.

They were erected in 1975 as a temporary support for the wall but have stayed in place since then. Organisers say that the stanchions coming down mark "the significant changes" happening at the castle.

£11m is being spent developing the 900-year-old site into a multi-functional facility for community and recreational use as well as for learning, including Welsh language, cultural, crafts, environmental and horticulture studies. It will reopen in April next year.

To see pictures of how the new site will look click here.

Work has yet to properly start on Cardigan Castle. Credit: ITV News

The Cadwgan Building Preservation Trust, which has campaigned for 14 years to save the site still needs to raise £150,000 by the end of 2014 to secure the project.

The castle is among a handful of remaining stone castles built by Welsh princes. The gardens were laid out in the early 19th century and are on Cadw’s Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. They include a number of rare specimen trees and endangered species of bat.

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Family of missing musician: 'We still hold out hope'

"We still hold out hope" - those are the desperate words of Irfon Roberts as he issues an emotional appeal for fresh information following the disappearance of his son Owain.

Thirty-six-year-old Owain hasn't been seen since 10th March. The last sighting of the musician was near his hometown of Cardigan, Ceredigion.

As Christmas approaches, Owain's father has spoken of how difficult a time it will be for the family - and how despite not having seen or heard from their son in nine months, they still hold out hope that he will return home safely.

You can see more on this story tonight at 9pm on 'Y Byd Ar Bedwar' on S4C.

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