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PISA: Wales waits to find out world education ranking

Wales will find out later where its education system ranks, compared with the rest of the world.

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The rankings are decided by the results of the so-called PISA tests, which are taken by 15 year-olds from more than 70 countries.

The tests, by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), form the world's biggest international education survey.

They are held once every three years and test students on their maths, reading and science skills.

In 2012 Wales’ results were worse than all other parts of the UK and below the PISA average.

The results for 2015 will be published at 10am.

FA Cup third round fixtures announced

League Two Newport County will travel to Anfield to face Liverpool after the FA Cup third round draw.

But this will mean having to beat Plymouth Argyle next Tuesday.

Swansea will face Hull City and Cardiff City will take on Fulham.

Ties will take place between January 6 and January 9.


Nigel Owens: 'Open up' about feelings of suicide

Welsh referee Nigel Owens has called on people who feel suicidal to open up and not be afraid to talk about it.

It comes as two mothers speak to ITV Wales about the death of their sons.

They've also called for people, men in particular to talk openly about their feelings. You can see that report here.

Nigel Owens has spoken publicly about his battle with depression and thoughts of suicide.

He told ITV Wales that help is available and people shouldn't be afraid to come forward.

South Wales Police investigating one allegation of historical child sexual abuse in football

South Wales Police has said that it has received one allegation of non-recent child sexual abuse related to an amateur football club which is currently under investigation.

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Last week North Wales Police said it was investigating a number of allegations relating to historical child sex abuse in football.

Many forces across the UK are now looking into allegations of abuse involving young players going back several years.

To report abuse people should call 101 or the NSPCC helpline on 0800 023 2642.

Concern grows for missing Cardiff man

Police in Cardiff are appealing for information to locate missing man Gwyndaff Llewellyn.

The 43 year-old from Fairwater was last seen on 25 November.

Gwyndaff Llewellyn has been missing for 10 days. Credit: South Wales Police

He is 6ft 3, with a stocky build, short, brown hair and a short goatee beard.

Officers believe he used the Asda store in Leckwith that day, but do not know where he went after that.

Gwyndaff is encouraged to contact police or his family to confirm he is safe and well.

Anybody who has seen him should call 101.

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