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Security stepped up at Royal Welsh Show 2017

There will be increased security at the show and a larger police presence than usual. Credit: Lee Smith/ITV Cymru Wales

Organisers of the Royal Welsh Show have reassured visitors that public safety is their "number one priority" this year.

There will be increased security at the show and a larger police presence than usual. The announcement comes in light of recent terrorist attacks.

They say event management and contingency plans to cover different scenarios are in place.

There is nothing to suggest any incident will happen at the show, however, to ensure our guests can relax and enjoy the show, we are increasing the security provision during the week, in line with the national trend. These measures, designed to reassure, will include an increased security staff, a larger police presence and random bag searches at the entrances to the showground.

– Royal Welsh Show Spokesperson

The Royal Welsh Show have issued the following advice to visitors:

  • Allow extra time for arrival at the showground and be ready to show all your relevant tickets, passes or badge when asked.
  • Ensure that if you have a vehicle pass, it is correctly displayed in your windscreen before approaching the carpark/showground entrance.
  • Report anything suspicious to, the police, a steward or staff member.

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Crews fight fire overnight at Royal Welsh Show

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Around 20 firefighters have been battling a blaze at the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd near Builth Wells.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it broke out in a large amount of hay and straw on a lorry and trailer, shortly before 1am.

Appliances from Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells and Rhyader are still at the scene damping down. There are no reports of injuries.

Meanwhile firefighters are still at the scene of a fire which broke out in the roof space of a house in Cedar way in Colwyn Bay.

How the UK's youngest coachman is doing his bit at the Royal Welsh

There are more than 3,000 competing in this year's Royal Welsh Show and amongst them are four Gelderlander led by the UK's youngest coachman.

Daniel Williams, 39, from Llanwrda in Carmarthenshire, has the task of parading the show's Lady Ambassador around the main ring. Hannah Thomas caught up with him at the showground.

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