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Singer Katherine Jenkins gives birth to baby girl

Classical singer Katherine Jenkins has announced that she has given birth to a baby girl.

Taking to Twitter Katherine from Neath said her daughter had been called Aaliyah Reign Levitas and she weighed seven pounds when she was born in New York.

Mummy is recovering well and Daddy couldn't be prouder of his two gorgeous princesses. Cwtches all round.

– Katherine Jenkins

Jenkins married American film director and artist Andrew Levitas in 2014.

Appeal for student last seen on a bus to college

Police are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of 17-year-old student last seen on her way to college.

Adriana Gaborova was last seen on a bus in Neath. Credit: South Wales Police

Adriana Gaborova, was last seen at around 0745 on the morning of Friday 4th September when she travelled on a bus to college in Neath from the Afan Valley, where she lives.

She was last seen wearing a pink hooded top with light blue ripped jeans and black and white trainers and carrying a purple handbag.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting occurrence number 1500326259.


Shane Williams returns to old team Neath

Shane Williams is returning to Neath - this time as an ambassador, but he hasn’t ruled out pulling on the famous black jersey once again.

Shane has signed up to be an ambassador for the club. Credit: PA

The 2008 world player of the year has agreed to lend a helping hand to the club where it all began for him in senior rugby.

Recently retired Williams will provide support for the club's coaching team and take on ambassadorial duties.

Williams turned down an approach from Merthyr RFC a fortnight ago.

If he can get himself fit enough then it would be great to see him play a few games, but it will be a question of working around his other commitments and seeing how best we can make things work for us and for him.

– Neath owner Mike Cuddy

Police appeal for help to find missing Neath man

South Wales Police is appealing for help to find a 27-year-old man missing from the Neath area.

Jonathan Sims is described as, 5ft f10, of thin build and with short brown hair. Credit: South Wales Police

Jonathan Sims was last seen on Thursday 23 June, at around 5pm, when he was wearing a yellow hoodie with blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal after jewellery stolen from pensioner

Police are appealing for information after a large quantity of jewellery was stolen from a pensioner during a house burglary in Morriston.

Police issued an image of some of the missing jewellery. Credit: South Wales Police

The incident happened at Tanylan Terrace sometime between 2.15pm and early evening on Thursday 23rd April while the 68-year-old woman was in her garden cutting the lawn.

The suspect entered the house and stole items from a handbag and jewellery from a bedroom.

“This would appear to be an opportunist burglary where the suspect has entered the house while the occupant was outside cutting the grass in her garden. She is recently widowed and this jewellery is of huge sentimental value. I would appeal to anyone who has information about the burglary or the stolen property to come forward.”

– Detective Inspector Trudi Meyrick, Neath CID

Anyone with any information is urged to call South Wales Police on 101.


Hain calls politics "a mission" in final Commons speech

In his final speech in the House of Commons, Neath MP Peter Hain said politics is "not a career but a mission".

Hain used to final speech to pay tribute to his father. Credit: PA

The veteran Labour MP and two-time Welsh Secretary is standing down after 24 years. Hain also used his valedictory address to quote his father, who he described as the "best in the world" and Nelson Mandela.

"What counts in life is not merely the fact that we have lived, it is what difference we have made to the lives of others."

– Peter Hain

He said he was proud of the achievements of the last Labour government - particularly bringing peace to Northern Ireland and devolution to Wales.

"It is not about a career, it is a mission. We should never be in it for ourselves but for our values. For me these are equality, social justice, equal opportunities, liberty and democracy in a society based on mutual care and mutual support, not the selfishness and greed now so sadly disfiguring Britain. Progressive change only comes through the combination of extra-parliamentary and parliamentary action."

– Peter Hain

Police appeal to find missing girl, 13, from Neath

Police are appealing for information to help find a 13-year-old girl.

Indie Helen Buckley went missing on the afternoon of Sunday, December 14.

It's thought, since going to Port Talbot to see a friend, she may have gone to Cardiff. She also has associates in Swansea.

She was last seen wearing black leggings, white Nike trainers and a green hooded Parka coat. Indie has long dark hair and is around 5ft 7ins in height.

We are concerned for Indie’s well-being and we appeal for her to get in touch to confirm she is safe and well. Extensive enquiries are currently ongoing in order to trace her.

– Detective Inspector Trudi Meyrick of Neath CID

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 quoting reference number 1400465589.

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Christmas decorations row: 'Health and safety gone mad'

Christmas was nearly cancelled for one grandmother from Neath when her landlords threatened to take down the decorations above her porch.

They said the Santas and snowmen breached health and safety rules - but have now allowed her to keep them up until the New Year.

Sharon Antell says "it's health and safety gone mad."

Tom Sheldrick reports:

Police locate relative of man who died in Neath fire

Credit: ITV Wales/Alexandra Lodge

South Wales Police says it has located a relative of a man who died in a house fire in Neath earlier this month.

Philip Owen, 62, was found dead at his home in London Road on 11th September by fire crews. His death is being investigated by HM Coroner.

Police had appealed to locate a next of kin for Mr Owen, but say a relation has now been found in the Newport area.

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