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Museums close early due to strike action

Three Welsh museums have closed early this weekend as a series of summer strikes comes to an end.

Strikers have been handing out leaflets to members of the public. Credit: ITV Wales

Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union who work for National Museum Wales sites are have walked out today and plan to again tomorrow Saturday amid an ongoing row over weekend allowances.

It's the last of a series of weekend walkouts held during August.

National Museum Wales said the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, National Wool Museum in Dre-Fach Felindre and Blaenavon's Big Pit National Coal Museum will be open until 1pm on both days as a result of the strikes.

National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans National History Museum and the National Waterfront Museum will remain open from 10am to 5pm but may have reduced services from 1pm.

The National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon, however plans to remain fully open on both days.



Climber trapped for hours after fall in Snowdonia

A man climbing the Llanberis Pass in Snowdonia was trapped for three and a half hour after his arm was jammed in a crevice on Sunday. The 28-year-old man from Aberdyfi in Gwynedd was on a climb known as Noah’s Warning, 1,000ft up Dinas Cromlech.

He was in a party of four when he slipped and his arm became wedged in rocks. He was eventually freed by the Llanberis mountain rescue team, firefighters and a group from of cave rescuers from Flintshire. He was flown to hospital in Bangor by RAF Sea King helicopter.