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Twelve flood alerts in force from north to south

Twelve flood alerts are in force around the Welsh coast from the north to the south after high winds and tides:

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  • Anglesey: West Anglesey Coastline
  • Carmarthenshire: Carmarthenshire coast
  • Ceredigion: Ceredigion coast
  • Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Anglesey, Gwynedd: North Wales Coast
  • Gwynedd: Dysynni Catchment
  • Gwynedd: Lleyn Peninsula and Cardigan Bay Coastline
  • Gwynedd: Mawddach and Wnion Catchment
  • Gwynedd, Powys, Ceredigion: Dyfi Catchment
  • Pembrokeshire: Pembrokeshire coast
  • Powys: Vyrnwy Catchment
  • Swansea: Tidal Area at Crofty
  • Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan: Swansea Bay and the Gower coast
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Mark Colbourne: Cuts to Rio Paralympics 'disappointing'

Paralympic cycling champion Mark Colbourne has lamented the major cuts to the Rio Paralympic Games as "disappointing", as he expressed concern for the impact on the paralympic movement .

Speaking to ITV News, Colbourne, who retired in 2013 after winning a gold and two silvers at London 2012, said: "We're trying to promote the paralympic movement here, we're trying to up-skill and upscale what we do as athletes.

"To go to Rio and not have a 100% of the ticket sales sold out, not have the staff that we had in London, like the Games makers, who almost made the paralympics for us, would be very, very disappointing."

"Controlled explosion" carried out on suspicious package in Newport

Specialist trained officers in south Wales have carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious package found at the Intellectual Property Office in Newport.

The controlled explosion was carried out just before half 12 this afternoon.

Police say the incident has now been successfully resolved and staff are being informed that they can re-enter the building.

An investigation will now commence.

Newport building evacuated after suspicious package found

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Police have evacuated the Intellectual Property Office in Newport after a suspicious item was received in the mail this morning.

Officers are currently at the scene and specialist officers are attending to assess the package.

We would like to reassure the public that we are working closely with other Emergency Services to assess this incident. The safety of the workforce and local residents is paramount and we appreciate the support of the public during this time.

– Superintendent Glyn Fernquest, Policing Commander


Project to support children with parents in prison gets Lottery backing

Over 10,000 children are thought to be affected. Credit: PA

A new project is to be launched in Wales to help children and young people cope with the trauma of having a parent in prison.

Barnardo's Cymru has been awarded £896.571 of Big Lottery funding for it's Invisible Walls Accord which will support schools and local groups to challenge the stigma and isolation that families with a parent in prison can face.

The charity claims that more than 10,000 children in Wales are affected and that they are not receiving the support they need.

Many of these children go unsupported and unnoticed at school, but our new project will help change that. Barnardo's Cymru will be supporting and training teachers and other school staff across South Wales to identify and work with affected children and their families to ensure better outcomes and opportunities for their futures.

– Sarah Crawley, Director of Barnardo's Cymru

Police appeal for woman missing for five days

Police in south Wales are appealing to find a missing woman from Newport.

Jonileigh Griffiths was last seen near the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport. Credit: South Wales Police

23-year-old Jonileigh Griffiths was last seen at around midnight on the 13th of August near to the Royal Gwent Hospital.

She's known to have links to Blackwood, Bargoed and Newport areas.

Jonileigh is described as being around 160cm tall, of an average build with green eyes and brown hair which could now be dyed blonde. Officers are concerned for her welfare.

South Wales Police are urging anyone with information on Jonileigh’s whereabouts to call 101.

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