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Steel executives join team hoping to take over Tata assets

Two steel industry executives have joined the management buyout team hoping to take over Tata's UK assets.

Excalibur Steel announced it has taken on Neil Davies and Martin Driscoll to its management leadership team. They both join from senior positions with Tata Steel Europe, which has released the two men for the period of the bidding process.

When the sale of Tata Steel UK was announced, it was feared thousands of people would lose their jobs Credit: PA

This represents another significant step forward for Excalibur. For both my colleagues to have committed themselves to our proposal is an endorsement of Excalibur's ability to design and execute plans to transform Tata's UK operations into a profitable business."

– Stuart Wilkie, chief executive of Excalibur

Arrest after sexual assault in Port Talbot

Police have made an arrest following a sexual assault in Port Talbot last weekend.

A 19-year-old man has been taken into custody. The incident took place at Aberafan Road on Baglan Industrial Estate on Saturday 24th April.

The man is currently on conditional bail.

We understand that this incident has caused a lot of concern in the community and as a result of our thorough investigation so far, we have made an arrest.

I would like to thank the public for their support of the investigation and for the information provided to us.

– Phil Sparrow, Detective Inspector


Man demands money from pensioner out walking

A 65-year-old man out walking in Port Talbot was approached by a man of "dirty appearance" who demanded cash, say police.

Tanygroes Place, Port Talbot. Credit: Google Street View

Officers say the incident happened in the Taibach area at around 3pm on Tuesday 26th April.

The 65-year-old was walking on a path near the Wildbrook estate when he was approached by the suspect who demanded cash.

The suspect is described as being male, white, aged mid 20s, 6ft 1in-2in in height, of slim build and dirty appearance.

He was wearing a woollen beany-style hat, faded jeans which were covered in mud, a padded jacket and a black T-shirt.

His appearance is described as "scruffy".

The suspect made off in the general direction of Tanygroes Place.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

Probe into suspicious football betting

The Football Association of Wales is investigating suspicious betting patterns on a Welsh Premier League match which took place last Saturday.

Credit: PA

Already-relegated Rhyl beat Port Talbot 5-0 at home, having not won in their previous 17 league matches.

We are aware of the issue and are working on this with the relevant authorities.

– Football Association of Wales


Accident causes severe delays on M4 westbound

Two lanes are blocked westbound on the M4 due to an accident at J40 A4107 (Port Talbot / Taibach).

Live traffic information via Google Maps is showing long delays Credit: Google Maps

Traffic Wales is reporting severe delays on the stretch of the motorway.

'Green oasis' work gets underway in Port Talbot

Artist's impression of the finished project. Credit: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council says the transformation of the old Green Park industrial area in Port Talbot is underway with the creation of a new Riverside Walk and Park.

The first phase of the scheme is expected to be complete by April and the second phase will be launched later in the year.

The scheme includes a footpath, seating area, new planting and environmental improvements over a wide area.

Riverside Walk will provide a green oasis in what had become an increasingly derelict The scheme together with the new housing being built on Green Park will transform the area, creating a pleasant place for people and relax and an additional link to the town centre.

– Ali Thomas OBE, Leader Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
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