Rain will clear by midnight to leave a dry night with clear skies. A chance of frost further inland.Read the full story ›
RNLI volunteer crew member Josh Stewart decided to use a helicopter exercise around Swansea Bay as an opportunity to pop the question.Read the full story ›
Lowest overnight temperatures last night were recorded in Usk in Monmouthshire. Temperatures fell to minus 4.5°C.Read the full story ›
Neil Stokes, 42, from Porthcawl, appeared at Bridgend Magistrates Court on Friday.Read the full story ›
Cardiff Crown Court heard how Gavin Williams, 31, had previous convictions for violence.Read the full story ›
After a cold but bright start cloud, rain and strengthening winds will spread southeastwards from midday, easing by dusk.Read the full story ›
The number of people dying from diabetes-related conditions in Wales is falling, that's according to a new report published today by the Welsh Government.
Figures show the number of people dying from the condition fell from 420 in 2009, to 300 in 2013.
However the total cost to the Welsh NHS of providing care for the disease is more than half a billion pounds a year- a significant chunk of the overall six billion pounds health budget.
Health officials say this spending is essential to meet the demands of the increasing number of people with diabetes.
“As a country we are facing a huge increase in the number of people with diabetes. The reality is much of the increase is type 2 diabetes is due to the ageing population and more of us becoming overweight. This has serious implications for people’s health and the places further pressure on our NHS."
The report also found that people living in deprived parts of Wales are more likely to suffer, and that there are an estimated 66,000 people with type 2 diabetes who are undiagnosed.
Chief executive of the NHS Dr Andrew Goodall says these figures show there is still work to be done to make further improvements for the Welsh population.
“This will need to be a joint effort between the service in NHS Wales and the public. Obesity is the top risk factor for type 2 diabetes at all ages and 58% of all adults in Wales in 2013 are overweight or obese. This will need many of us to change our lifestyles if we are to tackle diabetes effectively in the future.”
A pair of Welsh sisters have been crowned the UK's oldest living twins after celebrating their 103rd birthday together.
Florence Davies and Glenys Thomas were born on the 22nd November 1911 and grew up in Abertridwr.
The first identical twins to be born in the Aber Valley, they've spent most of their lives living next door to each other.
Now living at the Abermill Care Home in Caerphilly, the pair have five children, twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
Delegates from across the UK will today attend the All Wales Anti-Slavery Conference being held in Llandudno.
Speakers include the new UK Independent Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland as well as North Wales Police, who will outline future plans to tackle the problem.
The conference will also here emotionally charged accounts from survivors of human trafficking.
It comes at a time when there are growing concerns over a rise in slavery and human trafficking in Wales, with reports doubling last year.
The event hopes to bring together key players in Wales and the UK's fight against modern slavery, as well as host of support groups.
"human trafficking is a 'serious and organised crime' with those involved likely to be involved in the other serious crimes like drug production, kidnapping and the criminal use of firearms and so it's imperative we identify and prosecute those responsible and make our communities safer"
A widespread frost to begin but some bright spells. Winds will strengthen this afternoon with outbreaks of rain too.Read the full story ›