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Emperor's Choice wins Welsh Grand National at Chepstow

Emperor's Choice has beaten 19 other horses to take the win at this year's Welsh Grand National at Chepstow racecourse.

Aidan Coleman and his horse Emperor's Choice have won the 2014 Welsh Grand National Credit: PA

It was a narrow win for the seven-year-old horse and his jockey, Aidan Coleman, with Benvolio coming in close second place.

Bookies' favourite, Amigo, failed to make the top five, with Glenquest finishing in third.


DfT: Speeding can have devastating consequences

The Wesminter Department for Transport has commented on England and Wales figures showing a rise in the number of speeding fines issued to motorists.

Speeding can have devastating consequences and it's right that drivers should abide by the speed limit.

These fines were issued at the discretion of the magistrates and show the number of fines issued is in decline across many police force areas.

– Westminster Department for Transport spokeswoman

Welsh drivers see surge in speeding fines

There has been a surge in the number of people caught speeding, according to figures released by the Ministry of Justice.

More than 115,000 people were fined for speeding offences in England and Wales last year - the highest number since 2009.

South Wales has seen one of the biggest increases, with the number of people fined tripling last year to 6,491, from 2,181 three years earlier.

The speed camera on Newport Road in Cardiff, which is thought to be the UK's most prolific. Credit: Benjamin Wright/PA Wire

This year, a speed camera in Cardiff made headlines after generating more than an estimated £800,000 worth of fines in just six months.

The device - on the junction of Newport Road and Colchester Avenue - caught 13,624 speeding motorists and a further 146 running red lights between January and June, according to road safety group GoSafe Wales.

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