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A 57-year-old man has been arrested after a hit-and-run in Ffrydd Road in Knighton, Powys, yesterday afternoon (14 September).
An 11-year-old was badly injured in the incident and air lifted to hospital.
Dyfed Powys Police said the girl is in a serious but stable condition.
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Police are appealing for information following a "brutal" attack on an 88-year-old woman in Powys.
The incident was reported to police on Monday, June 19, after a neighbour found the woman with significant facial and arm injuries at her home in Dolfor. She was taken to hospital where she remains in a stable condition.
Police are appealing for anyone with a dash-cam who was driving along Upper Dolfor Road between 9am and 5pm to check their footage for evidence which could assist the investigation.
The A40 is closed in both directions closed after a lorry left the road between Vicarage Road (Trecastle) and Halfway Farm (Halfway).
The lorry is thought to be carrying chickens. Animal welfare agencies are helping Police and the Council with recovery efforts.
The accident is affecting traffic between Llandovery and Brecon.
In most parts of Wales, election leaflets will be landing on doormats with increasing frequency for the next month, as candidates try to win our votes. But in some rural areas, a single candidate has been unopposed and declared elected. And in at least ward -Yscir in Powys- no-one has been nominated.
More than 1,000 voters in the village of Cradoc and its neighbouring communities north of Brecon will be unrepresented when councillors first meet after May 4, which is election day -where there is an election. Nominations will then have to be re-opened and a fresh attempt made to drum up some interest in representing Yscir
It's not yet clear if Yscir is the only ward in Wales with no candidate. At the last local elections in 2012, Bryncrug in Gwynedd had the dubious distinction of being the only candidate-free zone. Two months later, five people stood for the seat and there had to be a by-election.
An ancient pollarded oak thought to be over 500 years old has come second in the European Tree of the Year competition.
The tree, near Newtown, has been cared for by one family for generations. Even their family wedding photographs from 1901 were taken under its spreading canopy.
But in 2015 it was threatened with destruction by a new bypass. Mervyn Jones, who farms the land, campaigned hard to save the tree with Tree Hunter Rob McBride and after a 5,000 signature petition to the Welsh Assembly, the bypass route was adjusted.
The UK is rightly renowned for having some of the best examples of ancient trees in Europe, so it’s good to see them finally achieving recognition in the competition.
Police are appealing for information after a 51-year-old man went missing in Powys.
Andrew Hardy has not been seen since 4.30pm on Wednesday 4 January.
Officers say he went missing from the Bronllys area, Brecon, but has ties to the north of Powys and also Aberystwyth.
He is described as white, approximately 5’9” tall, quite slender, with long brown hair.
He is believed to be wearing black skinny jeans and a black coat, and may have a black cowboy hat.
Anyone who has seen Mr Hardy or has any information about his whereabouts is asked to contact 101.
Children in Nantmel near Llandrindod Wells have spent their last day in school today.
After 160 years, Nantmel Church in Wales Primary School is closing after Powys County Council decided there were too many surplus spaces.
Megan Boot was there:
The Met Office says there could be 'tricky driving conditions' as heavy is forecast for parts of South Wales and Powys.
It has issued a 'be aware' warning with up to 40mm (over 1.5 inches) expected in places.
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