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Carmarthen fire death: Family pays tribute to three-year-old Angel Jade Keogh

Angel Jade Keogh died in the fire at her home in Carmarthen on Sunday Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

"Our beautiful princess will be in our hearts and memories forever" said her family.

Her mother Alice Smith, 24, has now been released from hospital.

Double death tragedy for Carmarthen fire family

Angel died following a house fire a year after her brother died. Credit: Wales News Service

A mother has suffered a double tragedy - her little girl was killed in a house fire exactly a year to the day after her baby son died from cot death. Little Angel Jade Smith, three, died after a horrific blaze tore through her family home in Carmarthen.

The tragedy happened a year to the day that her baby brother Jake was found dead from suspected cot death at six months. Mum Alice Smith, 24, is in a serious condition in hospital after being rescued by firemen from the burning house on Sunday.

The blaze broke out on Sunday at the house in Carmarthen. Credit: Wales News Service

Family friend Lisa Naether said, "We were in total shock when we heard, especially as it was the anniversary of her baby brother's death." Neighbours called 999 after spotting black smoke billowing from the family home.

Firefighters arrived at the terraced house were they found Angel and mum Alice trapped inside although her father had escaped by jumping from a window.

Friends helped raise £300 for a headstone following Jake's death in June last year.


Woman and child in serious condition after house fire

A woman and a child are in a serious condition after a house fire in Carmarthen. Police officers are currently investigating what caused the blaze at Bryn y Gorwel yesterday evening. Fire officers were joined by police and paramedics at the scene at around 6.15pm.

A woman in her twenties was taken to Morriston hospital, whilst the child was sent to Glangwili. A man also needed hospital treatment. Dyfed-Powys police say next of kin and family are being supported by officers.

Bronglais bowel unit services 'downgraded by stealth'

Bowel unit services at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth are being 'downgraded by stealth' - a former surgeon there has claimed.

David Jackson says services are being centralised to Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest.

For one woman that's meant spending thousands of pounds in travel and accommodation to visit her husband.

Linda Davies had assumed Meu would be treated 45 minutes away in Aberystwyth.

Instead they have to travel up to three hours to Haverfordwest. The local health board rejects the 'downgrading' claims. Kevin Ashford reports.

Concerns over bowel surgery unit downgrade claims

Concerns have been raised over claims that a bowel surgery unit at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth is being downgraded by stealth and moved to Carmarthenshire with a massive impact on patients. Hywel Dda Local Health Board has rejected the claims.

Linda Davies' husband, Meu, was diagnosed with bowel cancer. His treatment has involved numerous hospital visits and overnight stays.

Linda had assumed that would mean travelling the 45 minutes from their mid-Wales home at Llanbrynmair to Aberystwyth for appointments at Bronglais Hospital.

Instead they've had to make half a dozen trips to Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire for treatment at Withybush Hospital - a journey which can take up to three hours in the car.


Claims bowel surgery unit at Bronglais downgraded

Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

There are claims that a bowel surgery unit at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth is being downgraded by stealth and moved to Carmarthen.

It is thought the move could mean patients having to travel up to three hours for treatment.

Hywel Dda Local Health Board has rejected the claims.

Dr Sue Fish, Medical Director at Hywel Dda Local Health Board, said: "We openly announced some time ago that we needed to undertake a review of surgical services across Hywel Dda - including colo-rectal cancer surgery.

"That review is ongoing and we expect it to be completed within the next few months.

"Whilst this review is ongoing, our responsibility is to ensure that patients receive the highest standard of care possible."

Carmarthen car crash victims named by police

Two people who died in a car crash on the A48 near Carmarthen have been named as 79-year-old Walford Bennett and his wife, 77-year-old Daphne Bennett, from Kidwelly.

Police are continuing to investigate the road traffic collision that occurred earlier today on the A48 near Carmarthen.

The family has been informed and are being supported at this time.

– Dyfed Powys Police

Two others were injured in the crash, which happened shortly before 11 o'clock this morning.

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Soldier's family: Inquest has answered many questions

The family of a Welsh guardsman killed in Afghanistan say that losing him has left a huge hole in their lives.

They say an inquest into the death of Lance Corporal Lee Davies has answered many of their questions and given them some closure.

A coroner in Oxford ruled that Lee and an RAF policeman from Shropshire were unlawfully killed while on active service.

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