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Delays after accident closes A4055 Cardiff Road

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The A4055 Cardiff Road has been closed in both directions.

Long delays are due to an accident between B4267 Redlands Road (Merrie Harrier Traffic lights) and Murch Road / Millbrook Road.

The two car collision is also affecting traffic heading between Penarth and Dinas Powys.

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Primary school headteacher found dead

South Wales Police is investigating the sudden death of a 51-year-old headteacher.

Huw Jones was in charge of the 406-pupil Albert Primary School in Penarth.

His body was discovered on Fort Road in Lavernock on Wednesday.

Pamela Hay, director of learning and skills in the Vale of Glamorgan, sent an email to parents to tell of her 'deep sadness' at the news and that a counselling service will be made available to all pupils and staff.

Police say next of kin has been informed.

Welsh Olympic gold medallist nominated for World Sailor of the year award

Hannah Mills (left) and Saskia Clark (right) celebrate winning gold in the 470 Women Medal Race. Credit: PA

Welsh Olympic sailing champion Hannah Mills has been nominated for the Rolex World Sailor of the year award following her success in Rio this summer.

Penarth's Mills is joined by fellow Brits Giles Scott and partner Saskia Clark on the list of nominees.

The trio will look to emulate the likes of Sir Ben Ainslie, Shirley Robertson and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston by winning the title which will be announced in Barcelona on November 8.

Mills and Clark ended their five-year partnership in style by upgrading their London 2012 silver to gold in the women's 470 category.

I always think of the World Sailor Awards as the sailing Oscars so to be nominated for the first time is really exciting. The standard of women's sailing is high and everyone within our category won gold in Rio so it will be really tough.

– Saskia Clark, Olympic gold medallist

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Olympic medalist Hannah Mills appeals for new lifeboat

Olympic silver medalist and sailor Hannah Mills has launched an appeal today for a new lifeboat at Penarth Marina - the busiest inshore station in Wales.

Local sailor Hannah Mills launches Penarth lifeboat appeal Credit: ITV Wales

Hannah won silver at the 2012 London Olympics and is a gold hopeful for next month's games in Rio. She flies out this Sunday. She said her local lifeboat station "needs the best equipment possible" to help people caught in the treacherous waters off the Penarth coast.

The RNLI need to raise £52,000 for a new lifeboat. Anyone wishing to donate can visit penarthlifeboatappeal.org.

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