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Mountain rescue teams help search for missing pensioner

Florence Jones, 82, has been missing since she left home yesterday to walk her sheep dog. Credit: South Wales Police

Mountain rescue teams have been helping to seach for a missing pensioner who's 82.

Florence Jones , from Tonmawr, Port Talbot, has not been seen since she went out to walk her sheep dog at 8.30pm last night.

Moutain rescue teams spent much of the night and the early hours of this morning searching for Mrs Jones before being stood down for the night at around 3.30 am.

They have now restarted their search.

Florence is from the Tonmawr area and was last seen wearing a brown coat, black trousers and walking with her sheep dog.

Anyone who has seen Florence should call 101.

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Man arrested after 'suspicious' death in Port Talbot

A 33-year-old man has been arrested following the "suspicious" death of a 37-year-old in Port Talbot.

The incident happened in the Dalton Road area. Credit: Google Maps

South Wales Police say the victim was found with serious injuries following an incident in the Dalton Road area of Sandfields during the early hours of this morning.

An area of Dalton Road has been cordoned off while investigations continue at the scene.

The death is being treated as murder and a full investigation into what happened is underway. I would appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the Dalton Road area between 1am and 2.30am on Monday morning to contact police.

– Richard Jones, Detective Superintendent, South Wales Police

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Tata steelworkers vote to accept reforms to their pensions

Credit: Ben Wright/PA Wire

Tata steelworkers have voted to accept reforms to their pensions, unions announced.

The consultative ballots on Tata Steel's proposal on pensions, jobs, investment and production closed at noon today.

All union members were asked if they accepted the proposal, and the results for each union are as follows:

  • Community
  • Turnout: 70.5%
  • Yes: 72.1%
  • No: 27.9%
  • Unite
  • Turnout: 69.2%
  • Yes: 75.6%
  • No: 24.3%
  • GMB
  • Turnout: 51.5%
  • Yes: 74.0%
  • No: 26.0%

Leaders of the three unions recommended acceptance of the changes as the best that could be achieved through negotiation.

The changes include the introduction of a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme, with maximum employer contributions of 10%, following the closure of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) to future accrual.

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