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26 jobs at risk at ferry firm in Holyhead and Fishguard

The company says its services will not be affected Credit: ITV News Wales

26 jobs are at risk with ferry operator Stena Line at Holyhead on Anglesey and at Fishguard in Pembrokeshire.

The company says 21 positions in Holyhead, and 5 in Fishguard are at risk of redundancy.

A company spokesperson said: "Our ferry operations have been losing money for a number of years which is clearly not a sustainable position. Following a comprehensive review of our European operations, we have identified a number of areas in which we need to become more efficient and reduce costs.

The company says its services will not be affected by the proposals.

Fishguard primary school hit by sickness bug

Environmental health officers from Pembrokeshire County Council are investigating an outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea at Goodwick primary school in Fishguard.

A hundred and seventeen pupils out of a hundred and twenty six failed to turn up for class today.

Thirteen staff are also absent.

Parents have been told to keep their children home until they're clear of symptoms for 48 hours.

Police name man killed in accident in Letterston

Police have named the man who died after becoming trapped in a trench in Letterston yesterday as 54 year old Glyndwr Richards from Crymych.

Glyndwr was a kind, loving man, and a legend in Crymych. He was closely associated with Crymych rugby club, and it brought him much enjoyment. We have suffered a terrible loss, and he will be greatly missed by us all

– Family statement


Workman trapped in a trench in Fishguard

Emergency services are trying to free a workman buried in a trench near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire. The man was working inside the trench in the village of Letterston when the sides caved in. A specialist rescue crew is at the scene, along with firemen and paramedics.

A Dyfed Powys Police spokeswoman said:

Pembrokeshire officers are in attendance at an incident in Letterston where it was reported that a man has been trapped in a trench at about 10.10am. All emergency services are at the scene working on the delicate operation to free the man.

– Dyfed Powys Police
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