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Woman airlifted to hospital after cliff fall

A woman as been airlifted to hospital following a fall close to the summit of the Great Orme at Llandudno.

The incident was dealt with by members of the Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team and local coastguards.

The sixty one-year-old injured her shoulder in the fall and was winched aboard an RAF helicopter from Valley, Anglesey before being flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd at Bangor.


Memorial to remember those killed in Preseli aircrash

Seventy years ago today an RAF Liberator bomber crashed in the Preseli hills, killing 6 of the 9 men on board.

For the last 30 years the event has been commemorated every year - and today the nephew of one of the airmen who died made the trek too . Our West Wales Correspondent Kevin Ashford was there, and sent this report:

Memorial in Pembrokeshire marks 70 years since crash

This memorial has been taking place every year for the last 30 years Credit: ITV Wales / Kevin Ashford

A memorial has been held in the Preseli hills in Pembrokeshire to remember the 6 men who died when their RAF Liberator bomber crashed there in 1944.

Members of the Pembrokeshire Aviation Group, which includes relatives of a crew member involved in the crash, marked the 70th anniversary of the crash with a walk up to the crash site near Carn Bica.

New ambulance centre 'will improve response times'

Credit: Welsh Ambulance Service

A turf- cutting ceremony has been held to mark the construction of the new Ambulance and Fire Services Resource Centre in Wrexham.

The multi-million pound centre will include an eight-bay fire station, a six-bay ambulance station, and top-of-the-range training facilities.

Project leaders were joined at the turf-cutting today by Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford and Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths.

The Welsh Government is making a significant investment in this new resource centre to provide both the ambulance and fire services with the most modern facilities available. It will allow greater coordination when it comes to responding to incidents and improve response times.”

– Mark Drakeford AM, Health Minister


Construction to begin on fire and ambulance centre

The construction of a new fire and ambulance station, the first of its kind to be built, will begin later today. Ministers Mark Drakeford and Lesley Griffiths are to mark the event by cutting the first turf at the site in Wrexham. The centre will feature an eight-bay fire station, a six-bay ambulance station and state of the art training facilities.

Health Minister Mark Drakeford will be at the event. Credit: ITV Wales News

The Welsh Ambulance Service and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are jointly investing more than £15 million in the new facility and it will be part funded by the Welsh Government, which is providing an £8.4 million capital funding boost towards the project.

Remembrance event for airmen killed 70 years ago

A group from west Wales will be taking part in a memorial walk and an act of remembrance for airmen killed in a crash exactly seventy years ago today.

The crew training in the Bahamas.

In the penultimate year of World War Two, an RAF Liberator bomber en route to an exercise off Anglesey came down in the Preseli Hills, killing six of its nine strong crew.

There were only three survivors of the crash.

Now, members of the Pembrokeshire Aviation Group, which includes relatives of a crew member involved in the crash, will mark the anniversary with a walk up to the crash site near Carn Bica this morning.

Robert Evans died in the crash. His relatives will be attending the remembrance event.
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