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Neighbours' concern over cat shootings

Neighbours in a street in Llantwit Fardre are growing increasingly concerned for their pets after three cats were shot by an air rifle.

One-year-old Skye has been shot twice

Black cat Skye was shot in her side and has had to have her chest drained.

One neighbour had to pay over £1000 of vets' bills after his cat Mansell, pictured below, was shot only for it to be targeted again a few weeks later.

Mansell was shot with a pellet from a suspected air rifle

Neighbours have handed out leaflets to local residents urging them to be vigilant.

Heart disease numbers falling in Wales

The number of people living with heart disease in Wales is falling, according to a new report out today.

Heart disease
Credit: PA Images

The report 'Together for Health' published by the Welsh Government, shows there were 125,567 people living with coronary heart disease in in 2012-2013.

That's 8,040 fewer than in 2006-07, which is a reduction of 6%.

Heart disease however remains an issue in Wales claiming the lives of more than 4,300 people a year.

Treating such diseases also remains a concern making up 8% of the overall NHS expenditure. Between 2011-12 on circulatory disease, which includes stroke and cardiac diseases, hospitals spent more than £442m.

"This report shows a drop in both the number of people living with heart disease and dying from it. Admissions to hospital have also fallen as a result of better care in community settings.

"However, we must continue to tackle heart disease which remains a major cause of death in Wales. We will continue to invest in services, improve early diagnosis and prevent the causes of the disease, including cutting smoking levels and encouraging people to adopt healthier lifestyles."

– Prof Mark Drakeford, Health Minister


Wales and the Great War: Episode Three

This is the concluding episode in our series marking the centenary of the start of World War One.

Tonight's edition looks at the heroic efforts of the 1st Monmouths who - against all the odds - helped hold the line at the Second battle of Ypres.

It also features a tribute to Welsh air ace Ira Jones.

Click below to catch up with earlier programmes in the series

Hen night billboard - the biggest party invite ever?

A bride-to-be had an early wedding present from her friends - a giant billboard advertising her hen party.

Sarah Molland
Is this the biggest party invite ever? Credit: Sarah Molland

Sarah Molland, 25, was on a pub crawl with friends when she came face-to-face with the huge roadside poster.

Her pals had clubbed together to organise the £500 billboard in Cardiff city centre.

I couldn't believe my eyes - I knew I would be getting plastered on my hen night but not like that. My first thought was: "I'll kill them" - but I was delighted really. It was very funny.

– Sarah Molland, bride-to-be

The 24ft X 12ft billboard is based on the hit Russel Brand film Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Sarah's best friend and maid of honour Rachael Coombs, 25, spent months plotting to put the poster up for the hen night for 15 girls in the Welsh capital.

All the friends were sworn to secrecy so Sarah had no idea about the poster until she saw it on her big night out.

Sarah, of Birmingham, studied at Cardiff University and returned for her hen night - even staying in student accommodation for the weekend.


Police appeal after teens 'enticed' into white van

Police are appealing for information after a claim that a man tried to entice two teenagers into his van at Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Llantwit Major
The incident took place in Llantwit Major on Thursday afternoon. Credit: Google Maps

South wales police say the teenagers were playing around Colhugh Street and Rosedrew Farm on Thursday afternoon when a man tried to entice them into a white van.

The man is described as being white, around 60 years of age, of skinny build with white hair and a short white beard.

Police appeal after cyclist dies in Penarth accident

Police are appealing for witness after a cyclist died following an incident in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The accident happened at around 5.40pm on Wednesday 16th July . Credit: Google Maps

Police say the rider, Martin Trinder aged 25 from Cardiff, was cycling along St Augustines Crescent, going down a steep hill towards St Augustine Road, when he appears to have lost control and fallen, causing himself serious injuries.

Mr Trinder was taken to University Hospital Wales, and remained there until 22nd July, where he died from his injuries.

South Wales Police is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident, or anyone with information connected to the incident, to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 1400256228.

Police attend roof demo in centre of Cardiff

South Wales Police say they are attending an incident in Cardiff city centre at the Army Recruitment Centre at Southgate House near the bus station.

NATO protest
Protestors on the roof of the Army Careers office in Cardiff. Credit: ITV News/John Willats

Anti-NATO action underway in Cardiff. Army recruiting centre closed. Support appreciated.


The demonstrators who call themselves Anarchists in Wales are on the roof of the centre and say they are against the upcoming NATO conference.

The NATO conference gets underway in Newport 4th of September.

The force is aware of a small on-going protest at the Army Careers premises in central Cardiff this morning.

South Wales Police acknowledges an individual’s right to a peaceful protest and will work with protestors to facilitate any lawful protest while minimising disruption to the community and ensuring public safety.

– South Wales Police

The Army Office tweeted "Business as usual for this office!".

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