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Police appeal for information after Joshua Davies injured

Joshua Davies
Joshua's family say he was being bullied Credit: lorna@photographybylorna.co.uk

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident in which a teenage boy broke his spine.

The family of Joshua Davies say he was running away from bullies when he fell.

South Wales Police said it dealt with three allegations of assault between April 2011 and June 2014.

There is currently no evidence which links this incident to anything which occurred previously.

If anyone has information about what happened beneath the Broadway bridge on Sunday, 17th August, they are urged to call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

– Det Insp David Peart, South Wales Police

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Teenager 'may never walk again' after he fell running from 'bullies'

A teenager from Pontypridd has been told he'll never walk again after falling fifty feet from a bridge whilst running away from bullies, according to his family.

Joshua Davies, 18, broke his spine in four places during the fall last month.

His family claim Joshua was being targeted by bullies because he suffers from Asperger's Syndrome.

Joshua Davies
Joshua's family say he was being bullied Credit: lorna@photographybylorna.co.uk

Joshua is recovering in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where he has undergone three operations, and will not be able to sit up for six weeks.

His family said that he is still upbeat even though he has been told he will never walk again.

New Swansea City striker scores just hours after signing

by Dean Thomas
Modou Barrow signs for Swansea City
Modou Barrow signs for Swansea City Credit: Modou Barrow/Twitter

New Swansea City striker Modou Barrow scored his first goal for Swansea City's Under 21 side just hours after completing his transfer deadline move from Swedish side Ostersunds FK.

The 21 year-old Gambian received international clearance in time to net his first goal for his new club during a 3-2 victory over Birmingham City.

Barrow had been in Swansea for some time before finally putting pen to paper on a performance related contract for an undisclosed fee.

Swansea City's development boss Chris Llewellyn told the club website:

"I'm pleased for him (Modou), It was touch and go whether he would play as we didn't receive the international clearance until late afternoon, but he did okay and scored his goal.

– Chris Llewellyn

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Nuclear test veterans campaign to secure £25m charitable fund

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Nuclear weapons were tested through the 1950s and 1960s Credit: ITV

A campaign is underway to get the UK Government to fund a £25m charitable trust to help nuclear test veterans and their families.

Thousands of servicemen were exposed to radiation during weapon tests in the 1950s and many say it's affected their own health as well as their family's. The Government argues this has yet to be proved.

The family of an RAF serviceman from Tal-y-Bont believe their late father's exposure to radiation caused them serious health problems. Tegwen and Dominic Owen are supporting the campaign.

Cardiff businesses concerned by NATO disruptions

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Businesses in Cardiff say they're being affected by NATO security measures Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Business owners in Cardiff are concerned that the NATO summit security measures around the city centre are having an impact on their trade.

Shop owners close to Cardiff Castle say they're losing up to £100 every day because of the ring of fencing surrounding the castle.

Other businesses fear they may have to shut during the two days of the summit as they've already seen a drop in custom during the busiest time of year.

Business has been dreadful ever since we've had this fence put around. Business has been down and I'm losing like £100 a day. That's the easy way to put it. I was hoping to take advantage of this summer time with kids on vacation but I'm down really badly.

– Jimmy De Castro, shop owner
Celtic Manor
Businesses in Newport say the summit has given their trade a boost Credit: PA

Elsewhere, companies in Newport and Cwmbran say the NATO summit has been a good opportunity to market themselves with local businesses being contracted during preparations for the summit.

It's really good for the local economy for Wales in particular. Same as the Ryder Cup in 2010. For our business the prestigious aspect of the contract we can use it going forward in our marketing.

– David Shorthouse, Managing Director Floorex Carpets Ltd.
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