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Tributes paid as Celtic Manor lake death investigation continues

Gwent Police and Newport City Council are continuing to investigate the death of a 20-year-old man after the vehicle he was in went into a lake at the Celtic Manor resort on Tuesday.

Ollie Floyd was in an agricultural spraying vehicle that went into a lake on a golf course Credit: Ross on Wye Rugby Club

The man, named locally as Ollie Floyd from Ross-on-Wye, died at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.

His family thanked friends and ground staff at the Celtic Manor Resort for their "overwhelming support".

On Facebook, Ross-on-Wye Rugby Club paid tribute to "a great friend and clubman".

"Always a legend never will be forgotten" read the tribute.



Newport's poor form continues as Mansfield win in Wales

Newport County suffered their sixth defeat in ten games as Mansfield scored late to secure all three points at Rodney Parade.

Reggie Lamb scored the only goal of the game. Credit: Chris Young/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

Stags midfielder Reggie Lambe netted the only goal of the game in the 87th minute, leaving Newport still in the League 2 promotion places but just a point ahead of Plymouth and Stevenage.

The hosts dominated for much of the game but couldn't find a way through, before Lambe converted from a Callum Elder cross.

Natural Resources Minister seeks 'Big Six' talks

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant has written to the UK’s “Big Six” energy firms, along with the Co-operative Energy and First Utility, asking them to meet him to discuss how they can work more effectively with the Welsh Government to tackle fuel poverty.

30% of Welsh households 'are in fuel poverty' Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Welsh Government says almost a third of households in Wales are in fuel poverty.

"In Wales we have been successful in delivering multiple benefits through our energy efficiency programmes, such as Arbed, including jobs, wider community benefits, training and advice for residents.

Our additional investment for the next financial year is £35m. I want the energy companies to see how effective our approach in Wales is and discuss how working together we can maximise the amount.. they invest in these schemes in Wales."

– Carl Sargeant, Natural Resources Minister
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