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Mum from Dinas Powys dies in motorway pile-up

Ann Goddard was driving home from a school speech day. Credit: South Wales Police

A grandmother from Dinas Powys in the Vale of Glamorgan has died in motorway pile-up.

South Wales Police says 70-year old Ann Goddard died at the scene.

The collision involved four cars and a lorry and happened on the evening of Sunday 9th July on the M42 near Redditch. Three of the cars were set on fire.

The family of Mrs Goddard described her as "a wonderful and much-loved mother of three, grandma of seven, wife, sister-in-law and cherished friend to so many."

She was travelling home from school speech day celebrations of one of her grandsons at the time of the collision.

Mum got stuck back into life with huge celebrations this year for her 70th birthday including an afternoon tea party, a trip to the Maldives and a family holiday in Powys only last month.

As well as loving her family she lived for ‘the girls’ a group of women that were more like sisters she spent every Tuesday evening with since she was 16, being outdoors in the sun in her garden, the church, her swimming club, the WI and more”.

– Family statement


Milkman retires after 57 years of service

Chris celebrating 50 years in service, seven years ago Credit: Ceres PR

Chris Frankland, a Dairy Crest milk&more milkman from Cardiff, is retiring after 57 years of service to the Dinas Powys area.

The 74-year-old started his career on September 1st 1957, and ever since has been spending his early mornings ensuring his customers have fresh milk on their doorstep.

Chris has been a franchisee milkman since 1984 Credit: Ceres PR

Whether he was in pouring rain or knee deep in snow, he delivered to his customers whatever the weather - sometimes even picking up their shopping or prescriptions!

Although he has been working as a milkman for over half a century, he says his love of serving his community started even earlier, when he was a milkboy in 1949.

Chris's last round will be this Saturday 26th April.