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Man charged over death of 25-year-old woman

Police have charged a man with manslaughter following the death of a 25-year-old woman from Port Talbot last year.

South Wales Police says it was called to a house at Lower West End in Taibach at around 4.25am on Friday 24th April 2015.

Kellie Marie Gillard, who was 25, was taken to Morriston Hospital and later died.

Detectives say that following a "detailed investigation", James Tobin, aged 20, has been charged with manslaughter.

He is due to appear at Swansea Magistrates Court on Tuesday 1st March.

Appeal after elderly man hit by car in Port Talbot

Police in Port Talbot are appealing for information after an elderly man was hit by a car.

The collision happened at Station Road shortly after 10 am when a black Mini collided with the man who sustained serious injuries.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable. The road was closed for several hours.

The driver of the vehicle, an 18-year-old local man, is assisting police with their enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.

First Minister announces multi-million pound investment in Port Talbot

The First Minister will today announce a multi-million pound EU-investment in a new research centre for advanced engineering in Port Talbot.

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones Credit: Chris Ison / PA Archive/PA Images

The project will involve developing a facility and creating highly skilled jobs, which it is hoped will attract industry-funded research projects.

The news comes just a week after Tata Steel announced that 750 jobs would go at its steel works in Port Talbot.


Appeal after thousands of pound coins stolen

Police in Port Talbot are investigating a burglary at a post office where pound coins and cigarettes were taken.

Morrison Road Post Office in Sandfields. Credit: Google Street View

The incident happened at the Morrison Road Post Office in Sandfields at around 4am on Sunday 15th November when the suspect entered the building through the roof.

The suspect has then stolen several thousand pounds, mainly made up of one pound coins, and several thousand pounds worth of cigarettes.

Police want to identify this person caught on CCTV. Credit: South Wales Police

Police want to identify a person seen on the post office's CCTV.

He is described as being male, white, wearing dark gloves, a grey jumper with a navy padded gilet with a hood worn over his head. He worn brown or mustard coloured trousers with dark footwear which had white soles.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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