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Man appears in court charged with baby murder

Newport Magistrates Court Credit: ITV News Wales

A 45-year-old man has appeared in court in Newport accused of murdering a one-month-old baby girl.

The man is charged with the murder of baby Amelia Jones in the Pontnewydd area of Cwmbran in November 2012. He is also charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

He spoke only to confirm his name, age and address at Newport Magistrates Court this morning, and has been remanded in custody to appear at Newport Crown Court on Monday.

A 17-year-old man also appeared before magistrates, accused of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He was granted unconditional bail, and is also due to appear at Newport Crown Court on Monday.

Man charged with murder of baby Amelia Jones

Amelia Jones died in November 2012 Credit: South Wales Police

A man has been charged with the murder of a one-month-old baby girl who died almost two years ago.

Amelia Jones died in November 2012 in the Cwmbran area, two days after police were called to a property in Pontnewydd, Cwmbran by the ambulance service following concerns for her health.

Gwent Police said the 45-year-old man, from Cwmbran, had also been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and will face magistrates in Newport later today.

A 17-year-old boy from the Cwmbran area has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and will also appear in court today.

A 51-year-old woman from the same area who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice has been bailed pending further inquiries.

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Teen launches campaign after cancer diagnosis

A teenager from Cwmbran has launched a campaign to encourage more people to donate bone marrow and blood after she was diagnosed with cancer.

Last year, Emily Clark noticed her stomach was swelling up and feeling bloated and over a few weeks two lumpy areas began to develop.

The 16 year old went for a scan with her mother in December and - after several more scans - was told she had non-Hodgkin's (Burkitt's) lymphoma. Over the next four months she underwent chemotherapy and had nine lumbar punctures and a chest drain.

In April this year, she was given the all clear and now she's started her own campaign (Remission Possible) to help raise awareness and encourage more people to donate bone marrow and blood.

Bride heads to shops in her dress for wedding drinks

A newlywed from Cwmbran's visit to a supermarket has gone viral on social media after she was filmed shopping for wedding party drinks - in her wedding dress!

Naming herself as Anna she says: "I got married today at half past one at Pontypool register office...[I'm] in my wedding dress, buying booze for a party!"

The person who filmed the video, Ben Black said: "I was picking up some sweet potatoes in the vegetable aisle at 7.50pm and did a double take as I spotted a white dress out of the corner of my eye.

"Staff and shoppers around me were smiling as she headed down the aisles."

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GLA: 'Clear corruption and negligence at Met Police'

The Greater London Authority, in making a payment of £50,000 to the family of Daniel Morgan, said: "it is beyond reasonable argument that sections of the Metropolitan Police Service failed to act properly in this matter, through corruption and negligence."

it is beyond reasonable argument that sections of the Metropolitan Police Service failed to act properly in this matter, through corruption and negligence."

Despite a series of investigations over the private detective's murder, in 1987, nobody has been brought to justice.

His family have claimed that he was close to revealing police corruption when he was killed.

The Greater London Authority said the payment to Daniel Morgan's family was 'exceptional.' Credit: Greater London Authority

Last May, Home Secretary Theresa May launched an independent inquiry to look at any police involvement in the murder and the possible role played by corruption in protecting those who killed him.

In its request to the mayor to approve this payment, the Greater London Authority said: "Irrespective of the outcome of the Panel’s inquiry, it is beyond reasonable argument that sections of the Metropolitan Police Service failed to act properly in this matter, through corruption and negligence."

It also said: "This payment is exceptional and recognises the efforts of the family, the particular nature of their campaign, the length of time over which they are campaigning, and the very real public benefit of maintaining this case in the public eye."

Daniel Morgan's family paid £50k over police 'failings'

The family of murdered Welsh private investigator Daniel Morgan will receive £50,000 for "bringing to light the failings of the Metropolitan Police."

Daniel Morgan, from Cwmbran, was found dead in a London car park in 1987.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, approved a request from the Greater London Authority to provide "financial recognition" to his family, for the "general social benefit" their campaigning has brought - and "the detriment which they have suffered in pursuing this matter."

Met chief 'hopes' for justice in Daniel Morgan case

Britain's most senior policeman says he is hoping to bring a prosecution in the case of the murdered private investigator Daniel Morgan.

Mr Morgan from Cwmbran was murdered nearly 30 years. he was found in a London car park with an axe in his head.

Giving evidence to MPs at the Home Affairs Select Committee Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police commissioner said he hoped to find a way to bring justice to those involved in Mr Morgan's death.

The announcement follows criticism that vital documents from an earlier inquiry were shredded.

Last year, Home Secretary Theresa May announced that a retired judge would lead a panel to look at any police involvement in his murder and the possible role played by corruption in protecting those who killed him.

Family 'disturbed' by revelations in Daniel Morgan case

The grieving relatives of a Welsh private detective murdered in London nearly 30 years ago say they are "worried and disturbed" by new developments in the case.

The Home Secretary Theresa May yesterday revealed possible links between an allegedly corrupt police officer in the Stephen Lawrence inquiry and the investigation into the murder of Daniel Morgan from Cwmbran.

Tonight, one of Wales leading experts on policing has called for a Royal Commission to investigate the growing number of controversial cases.

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