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Police hunt golden balls - stolen from golf club

Police are investigating the theft of hundreds of gold balls from a local golf club.

Not these golf balls - these are white! Credit: PA

As many as a thousand golf balls were stolen from a ball dispensing machine at Southerndown Golf Club in Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan during a burglary on Sunday.

Officers say they would like to speak to the occupants of two suspicious vehicles seen in the area that evening to come forward.

Goodness knows what those responsible will do with the balls.

They’d struggle to sell them on as each one has ‘stolen from Southerndown Golf Club’ printed on them.

So the balls are easy to spot - hopefully somebody who has seen them or who knows something about the incident can lead us to whoever was responsible.

– Pc Jamie Williamson, South Wales Police

Rugby club treasurer steals £16,000 from club's kitty

A rugby club treasurer has admitted stealing thousands of pounds from the club's kitty.

Llantwit Major RFC, in the Vale of Glamorgan Credit: Google Streetview

33-year-old Diane Roberts admitted taking more than £16,000 from the funds of Llantwit Major RFC in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Roberts pleaded guilty at Cardiff Crown Court to a charge of fraud that between March 2012 and November 2013 she abused her position by making unauthorised payments to her personal bank account.

She denied a second charge of fraud and two of dishonestly acquiring criminal property. Roberts has been remanded on bail and will be sentenced in March.

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Police appeal after teens 'enticed' into white van

Police are appealing for information after a claim that a man tried to entice two teenagers into his van at Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The incident took place in Llantwit Major on Thursday afternoon. Credit: Google Maps

South wales police say the teenagers were playing around Colhugh Street and Rosedrew Farm on Thursday afternoon when a man tried to entice them into a white van.

The man is described as being white, around 60 years of age, of skinny build with white hair and a short white beard.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh continue Wales tour

The Queen during a visit to the Pembroke Dock yesterday Credit: PA

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh continue their tour of Wales today.

The royal couple will spend the second day of their two-day tour in Ystrad Mynach and Llantwit Major.

The Duke of Edinburgh visiting Pembroke Dock's Heritage Centre yesterday Credit: PA

Teens rescued by RNLI after getting cut off by tide

Two teenagers were rescued by Porthcawl RNLI after they were cut off by the tide at Llantwit Major.

The two teens rang 999 on Sunday evening after becoming stuck below cliffs, but weren't sure of their exact location leading to a search being launched by two lifeboats from Porthcawl.

Both boys, who were wet and very cold, were taken to the Barry Dock, where they were met by paramedics.

Porthcawl Lifeboat operations manager Philip Missen said: "This was a testing callout for our crews, but with a very successful outcome in saving both casualties.

"Fortunately they did have a mobile phone and were able to make that important call for help. We would recommend that the public should always check the tide times before walking in areas where it is possible to be cut off by the incoming tide."

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Mother shares her experience of living with genetic disease

The Teague family went on the trip of a lifetime around Europe Credit: ITV News

A mother who feared she had just months to live has told ITV News that it prompted her to take her young family on the holiday of a lifetime.

Jo Teague from Llantwit Major was diagnosed with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos - an incurable genetic disease that killed her brother.

Despite the prognosis, Jo and her husband say they wanted to make the most of their time with their young family, and so embarked on a 6 month road-trip around Europe.

Jo has since written a book about her experiences in coming to terms with the disease.

We'll have their full story in our news bulletin at 17:40 this evening on ITV Cymru Wales.