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Gas leak in Rhiwbina set to cause travel chaos

Repair work is underway to fix a damaged gas pipe on Pantbach Road in Rhiwbina, Cardiff.

Wales & West Utilities said the works will cause "significant additional traffic disruption in Rhiwbina this evening".

In a statement a spokesperson said:

While we work, temporary two-way traffic lights are in place on Pantbach Road. Due to the nature of the damage, we cannot yet say how long it will take to repair. Our team will be working as safely and as quickly as possible.

“It is essential that we repair the damaged pipe now to keep the local community, homes and businesses safe.

– Wales & West Utilities statement

The delays expected are not related to the gas pipe upgrade work that is currently ongoing in the area.


Panto star's missing dog

Stan and Bonzo have been performing together for the last 50 years Credit: Stan Stennett

A South Wales panto star is appealing to the public to help him find his beloved dog.

Bonzo, the black and white pantomime puppet has been by Stan Stennett's side for the last 50 years but went missing approximately two weeks ago.

It's believed he may have fallen out of the back of a van somewhere between Rhiwbina and Llandow Trading Estate.

The first Christmas panto, in which Bonzo was set to have a starring role, is scheduled to take place today.

Stan, also known as Billy to his fans, is very upset over the loss of Bonzo and fears that the children attending the pantomime this year will be disappointed if he is not found in time.

If anyone has any information over Bonzo's whereabouts please contact Lorraine on 07976 269 289.

Tributes paid to crash victim Lee Howlett

Mr Howlett's family said they would 'always remember him smiling and making people laugh' Credit: Howlett family

The family of 26-year-old Lee Howlett, who died following a road traffic collision, have paid tribute to him.

Police say Mr Howlett, from Rhiwbina in Cardiff, lost control of his red Yamaha R1 motorcycle on the A470 dual carriageway at Whitchurch on Monday afternoon.

His family say he was a 'happy person' who 'took great joy in the things he loved doing the most' – particularly golf and his career.

Mr Howlett, a former Whitchurch High School pupil, worked for Lidl as a manager in their regional distribution centre in Bridgend.

He was a keen single-handicap golfer and was a member of Parc Golf club in Coedkernew.

Mr Howlett leaves behind his wife, Jayne.