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Two arrested after 24-year-old man seriously assaulted

Dyfed Powys police is asking for anyone with information to come forward Credit: ITV News

Two people have been arrested after a 24-year-old man was seriously assaulted in Ceredigion.

Crews were called to Penrhiw at around half past ten on Friday.

The man was taken to hospital and remains in a serious condition.

Police arrested a 52-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman in connection with the incident. Both remain in custody.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to come forward.

Dolphins return to Cardigan Bay for summer

Marine charity Sea Watch Foundation says sightings of bottlenose dolphins in Ceredigion will increase 'week on week', as they return to the shelter of the area to protect their young.

Male and female bottlenose dolphins can live for more than 25 years Credit: Sea Watch Foundation

Cardigan Bay is famous for hosting one of Europe's largest semi-resident populations of bottlenose dolphins, one of the area's most important economic assets.

This winter also saw a more unusual visitor, in the shape of the short-beaked common dolphin. This type of species is usually seen in deeper waters such as in nearby Pembrokeshire.

Since it was first recorded, the charity has continued to receive reports from other local observers.

The common dolphin has been spotted in New Quay harbour numerous times Credit: Sea Watch Foundation/Ken Pilkinton

What will the common dolphin do when the bottlenose dolphins return, people ask me. The truth is we can't be sure! We would love to see this elegant and unusual New Quay resident spend its life in the bay, but there are high expectations that its larger cousins will not tolerate its presence. We'll have to wait and see.

– Kathy James, Sightings Officer, Sea Watch Foundation

Sea Watch Foundation monitors whales, dolphins and porpoises all over the UK.


Trapped girl, 9, reunited with lifeboat rescue crew

A nine-year-old girl who was trapped between giant rocks while playing hide-and-seek on the beach at Aberaeron has been reunited with the RNLI lifeboat volunteers who rescued her.

Eira pictured with RNLI lifeboat crew Tom Evans and Ben Billingham. Credit: Pete Kemp

Eira was trapped on Thursday evening, still wearing her school uniform, and stuck between rocks.

She was dramatically rescued, with the tide beginning to rise.

It was the first call-out for 17-year-old Tom Evans, a volunteer with New Quay inshore RNLI lifeboat, who crawled inside the rock and helped release her, by cutting her out of her wellington boots.

Eira and her family with New Quay operations manager Roger Couch, and crew Tom Evans and Ben Billingham. Credit: Pete Kemp

Lifeguards return to more beaches

Broad Haven basks in the sunshine. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

As the fine weather continues RNLI lifeguards are returning to some of Wales' most popular beaches in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.

They will be on duty, in partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council, at Poppit Sands, Newport, Broad Haven, Newgale south, Saundersfoot, Tenby north, Tenby Castle and Freshwater west beach for the summer season.

Further north in Ceredigion, the charity's lifeguards will be ready at their posts at Aberporth, Tresaith and Aberystwyth North as they continue to work alongside Ceredigion County Council in the seasonal service.

Aberystwyth storm repairs to be completed by Easter

Aberystwyth seafront was battered by high winds and massive waves earlier this year. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A council spokesperson said: "Work has been going on apace to ensure that any necessary work to Aberystwyth promenade and Ceredigion's beaches will be completed by Easter.

"Beaches are being reprofiled where necessary and damaged equipment replaced with over £500,000 being spent on the recovery works to date."


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Storms expose prehistoric forest on Ceredigion coast

The west coast of Wales took quite a pounding in the recent storms - and they have exposed a large expanse of a prehistoric forest on the beach in the village of Borth.

The sight has brought a surge in visitors - keen to get a look and feel of the remains of the 6,000-year-old trees before they get covered up again.

Aberystwyth prom shelter 'will be rebuilt'

The shelter collapased in the recent storms. Credit: PA

The Bath Rock Shelter on Aberystwyth Promenade will be rebuilt using as much of the original timber as possible says Ceredigion Council.

A meeting on Monday between the council and Wales' historical monuments body CADW decided the work would use as much of the original timber as possible.

The work will start when the sea wall has been strengthened and the weather improves which could be before the end of May.

Dylan Thomas's cliff-top home up for sale

The house was at the centre of the Hollywood film 'The Edge of Love' Credit: Jim Raw Rees estate agents

A cliff-top bungalow in New Quay, Ceredigion, where Dylan Thomas and his wife Caitlin lived is up for sale.

The couple lived at the home named 'Majoda' between September 1944 and July 1945. It's said to be a place which inspired much of his best known poems and writing including ‘Quite Early One Morning.’

The house, depicted by a mock-up in the field next-door, was at the centre of the Hollywood film 'The Edge of Love' starring Keira Knightly, Sienna Miller and Matthew Rhys.

The film depicts Dylan Thomas and his wife in a complex three-way relationship with a neighbour, Vera Killick. Unfortunately for the poet, Vera’s husband was a Commando officer. Home on leave, he took against Dylan and one night fired a few shots at Majoda.

Today, Majoda is said to be much more peaceful.

The rent Dylan and his wife paid back then was £1 per week but the property had no electricity or running water. Today it has a price tag of around £450,000 and has been thoroughly modernised.

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