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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."

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."

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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.

Expert: Major public inquiry needed into police conduct

An expert has called for a Royal Commission to look into police misconduct.

Martin Innes, Professor of Police Science at Cardiff University, told ITV News that a single major public inquiry is needed, due to to a number of continuing investigations into policing.

He was speaking after the Home Secretary Theresa May revealed possible links between an allegedly corrupt police officer involved in the investigation into the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence, and the investigation into the murder of a Welsh private investigator.

Daniel Morgan was found dead in the car park of a London pub in 1987.

Prof Innes told our Correspondent Rob Osborne: "There must be a tipping point where you decide that we can't sustain this drip-drip-drip of corrosive allegations of misconduct."

"If these allegations do start to stack up, you will need a Royal Commission on the police, to address these issues, diagnose what the causes are, and put in place some sort of remedies to stop the problem happening again."

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Daniel Morgan's brother calls for new investigation

The brother of a private investigator from Cwmbran who was murdered nearly 30 years ago has told ITV News that there should now be a full investigation into his death.

Daniel Morgan's brother, Alastair, made the call following a review into the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation, which found possible links to an allegedly corrupt police officer involved in both cases.

Daniel Morgan was found dead in the car park of a London pub in 1987.

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.

Poet, 85, receives letter from Buckingham Palace

Doreen Atwell published her book of poems this year at the age of 85. Credit: The Old Bakehouse

An 85-year-old woman has received a letter from Buckingham Palace after publishing a book of 94 poems.

Doreen Atwell from Cwmbran used to write poems on scraps of wallpaper more than 30 years ago, because she couldn't afford writing paper.

One of her poems was written about the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

With the help of her daughter, Doreen published the book this year and sent copies to the Queen and Princes William and Harry after also writing a poem about their mother, Diana.

She has since received a letter from Buckingham Palace on behalf of the Queen to thank her and to say that her book was 'greatly appreciated'.

Woman jailed for stealing 905 designer handbags

A woman who stole 905 designer handbags has been jailed for 18 months at Newport Crown Court.

Jayne Rand, 48 and from Wiltshire, was eventually caught at a shopping centre in Cwmbran.

The court heard she went into department stores around the UK, stealing almost one handbag a day over three years.

Jayne Rand stole handbags worth £135,000. Credit: Wales News Service

Rand admitted stealing 905 handbags and four purses between December 2009 and December 2012. She also admitted converting criminal assets from 838 handbags.

The Crown Prosecution Service said: "Jayne Rand is an unusually prolific shoplifter, responsible for a very large number of thefts from stores around the country over a prolonged period. She was finally brought to justice thanks to eagle-eyed staff at the House of Fraser store in Cwmbran."

"When police searched her car and home, the scale of her criminal activities quickly became clear. Through proceeds of crime legislation, we are now actively seeking to ensure that Jayne Rand is not able to retain any financial benefit from her criminality.”

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