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Crowdfunding move for Pembroke flying boat dive

The Sunderland first flew in 1937 and was vital to Britain's efforts during the Battle of the Atlantic. Credit: Barratts/S&G Barratts/EMPICS Archive

A crowdfunding drive has been launched to hep preserve a World War Two flying boat which sank off Pembroke Dock.

The Short Sunderland went down more than 75 years ago. It's said to be one of only four such machines left in the world and the only Mark 1 which saw operational service with the RAF in the Battle of the Atlantic Campaign.

Members of the British Sub-Aqua Club are on a mission to preserve the airframe. But need equipment to keep going.

They have spent almost a decade salvaging historic artefacts from the wreck, which are on display to the public at the UK’s only Flying Boat Interpretation Centre, the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.


Cardiff Council tackles city centre scavenging seagulls

Rubbish in Caroline Street. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Cardiff Council is to deploy an extra cleaning team to tackle the rubbish scattered by scavenging seagulls.

It's the breeding season for the birds and they search for food in the city centre ripping open bags.

The council says the birds are very intelligent and are a protected species under UK Law. Now a team will work after the normal day shift and extra hours at weekends.

New storage bins will also be introduced.


Welsh house prices 'see their biggest monthly fall for 5 years'

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House prices in Wales have seen their biggest monthly fall for 5 years.

But according to an Acadata survey Torfaen has seen an annual rise of almost 10 percent. The average house price is around 1 hundred and 68 thousand pounds. It also says Merthyr Tydfil has an annual fall of 5.6%, after last months drop of 5.3%.

Monmouthshire leads the table on prices with an average of £242,128. In Gwynedd it's £162,028.

The lowest average price in in Blaenau Gwent at £92,932

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