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Ex-Labour minister says party is in 'deepest crisis'

The former Labour minister Kim Howells has said his party is in the deepest crisis he can remember.

Former Labour minister Kim Howells. Credit: ITV News

Speaking on the radio this morning, the ex-Pontypridd MP said the party 'lacks radical thinking'.

Mr Howells also said most of the creative thinking is 'coming from the right.'

He warned that Labour would become a 'small and unimportant party' if changes aren't made.

I think the problem is that it was unmitigated gloom, and that unmitigated gloom that Miliband promulgated was because nobody is thinking in a radical way within the Labour Party.

It's dull, it's boring it doesn't inspire anyone and that's because they've stopped thinking about what kind of society they want in the future.

– Kim Howells

Police appeal after woman is assaulted and robbed

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted, and her handbag stolen on Sunday.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning Credit: Google Maps

It happened on Miskin Road in Tonypandy at around 3.10am.

The woman was assaulted by a man, who also took her handbag containing cash and a mobile phone.

The man is described as white, around five foot five and in his early twenties. He has short dark hair and was wearing a grey hoody.

It's thought he fled the scene and ran towards Trealaw Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Wales Police.


43-year-old motorcyclist dies after crash with car

Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was killed in a collision on Friday night.

The crash happened just after six o'clock on Chapel Road Credit: ITV News

The incident, involving a car and a motorbike, happened just after six o'clock on Friday on Chapel Road in Nantyglo.

The motorcyclist, a 43-year-old man from the area died from his injuries.

Meanwhile a 19-year-old man from Cardiff, who was driving the car, escaped uninjured.

He's been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Officers at Gwent Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.

Appeal for drivers on night of dad's murder

Police are appealing for the occupants of two vehicles, seen on the night a grandad was murdered in Tonypandy, to come forward.

Wayne Letherby was assaulted outside the De Winton pub. Credit: South Wales Police / Family photo

Wayne Letherby died following an assault on Friday 17th April. Police want to identify the occupants of two vehicles that drove through De Winton Street, where the incident took place – outside the De Winton pub.

This car travelled down De Winton Street at the time of the assault. Credit: South Wales Police

Police one was an similar to a Ford Focus estate, the other a small white van. The van passed the De Winton Pub as the disturbance was taking place Police believe the occupants could have witnessed the and have valuable information.

The van passed the incident outside the Tonypandy pub say police. Credit: South Wales Police

Police say if you recognise these vehicles, or were the occupants, contact them via 101 – or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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