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Disabled teen to complete solo sailing challenge

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Natasha 'Miss Isle' Lambert will have sailed around 430 miles when she arrives in Swansea. Credit: Royal Yachting Association

A teenager with athetoid cerebral palsy will complete her 12 leg sailing challenge in Swansea today after sailing single-handedly around the south west coast of England to Wales.

17-year-old Natasha Lambert, who uses breathing alone to sail her boat via a 'sip and puff' straw mechanism engineered by her dad, set off on her 'Sea and Summit' challenge last month.

Since then she has sailed her 21ft boat Miss Isle Too around Falmouth, Plymouth and Poole before climbing Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons using a special walking aid.

In total Natasha will have sailed around 430 miles and climbed 2,907ft as part of the challenge, which is raising money for the RNLI, the Ellen MacArthur Trust and the RYA Foundation.

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Welsh sprinters win two more European bronze medals

Welsh sprinters have won two more bronze medals in 100m races at the IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea.

Rhys Jones, 20, finished third in the T37 100m final.

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Rhys Jones, pictured at the Commonwealth Games recently, where he also won bronze. Credit: PA

17-year-old Bradley Wigley also finished third, in the T38 100m.

It means Welsh para-athletes have claimed four medals for Great Britain - all bronze, and all in different 100m classifications - on the first day of competition in Swansea.

Welsh teenager wins IPC athletics bronze

Welsh sprinter Jordan Howe has won bronze in the T35 100m at the IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea.

The 18-year-old from Cardiff claimed Great Britain's seventh medal of the competition.

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Jordan Howe - pictured at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, fellow Disability Sport Wales sprinter Jenny McLoughlin, 23, finished fifth in the women's T37 100m final.

Earlier, Olivia Breen was fourth in the T38 long jump, and Beverley Jones was sixth in the F37 shot put.

First Welsh medal at IPC athletics in Swansea

Laura Sugar has become the first Welsh para-athlete to win a medal at the IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea.

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Laura Sugar - seen here at the Birmingham Diamond League athletics meeting last June. Credit: PA

The former Wales international hockey player claimed bronze in the T44 100m - Great Britain's fourth medal so far, on the first day of competition.

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Police probe into social media cases

Hundreds of police employees have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines at forces across Wales and England.

In the past five years a total of 828 cases were reported to police bosses, one involving an officer from Gwent Police who allegedly acted inappropriately while attending a member of the public's home. They received a written warning.

An employee with Dyfed Powys Police was also accused of being 'threatening, bullying and intimidating towards a complainant by sending private messages via Facebook.'

A total of 36 cases were recorded in Wales.

CMI: Lower levels of pay for women 'can't be justified'

Figures out today show female managers in Wales are earning almost £4,000 less than their male counterparts.

The Chartered Management Institute also says more needs to be done to 'tackle gender bias' in pay policies.

Lower levels of pay for women managers cannot be justified, yet our extensive data shows the pay gap remains for too many women in Wales.

Women and men should be paid on the basis of their performance in their particular roles, but this is clearly not yet the case for far too many.

We have to stamp out cultures that excuse this as the result of time out for motherhood and tackle gender bias in pay policies that put too much emphasis on time served.

– Ann Francke, Chief Executive, CMI

Latest gender pay gap revealed for Welsh workers

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The widest pay gap was recorded between men and women aged 45-60 Credit: PA

Figures out today show female managers in Wales are earning almost £4,000 less than their male counterparts.

The Chartered Management Institute also says mens' average bonuses tends to be bigger too. Campaigners are asking for businesses to do more to bridge the gap.

Anti-fracking protest in Swansea comes to an end

An anti-fracking protest in Swansea has come to an end, according to police.

South Wales Police can confirm that a protest on a construction site at Fabian Way has concluded.

Around eight protestors accessed the site this morning and conducted an anti-fracking protest.

Officers were deployed to the area and the protestors have now left the site.

– South Wales Police
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