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Person dies following Swansea house fire

A person is believed to have died following a house fire in Swansea early this morning.

Emergency services were called to the property early this morning. Credit: ITV Wales News

Police were called to the property in Llangwm, Penplas, shortly before 12.10am.

A man and a women were taken to Morriston Hospital suffering from burns and the effects of smoke, but their condition is not life threatening.

Two other people were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Credit: ITV Wales News

A third person, locally described as a 67-year-old woman, is thought to have died in the property. The body has yet to be recovered due to the unsafe condition of the house.

Officers remain at the scene and continue to investigate the cause of the fire.


Bonnie's 'Total Eclipse' soundtracks partial eclipse

The near-total solar eclipse over Britain provided a highlight for at least one person - raspy-voiced Bonnie Tyler saw online demand for her hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart more than triple.

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Streaming service Spotify said demand for the Swansea singer's song - a number one in 1983 - more than tripled following the event this morning when the moon crossed in front of the sun, covering up to 97% of its face.

More: Wales is eclipsed - where were you?

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It is not the first time the track, which has more than 30 million streams on Spotify, has had a sales boost from mother nature - an earlier lunar eclipse saw its streaming demand double.


Howley eyeing strong Wales finish

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Wales assistant coach Rob Howley feels the final round of RBS 6 Nations matches should be played simultaneously to stop teams having the advantage of a later kick-off.

Tournament leaders England will kick-off against France at Twickenham on Saturday evening knowing exactly what they need to do to win the title with fellow contenders Ireland and Wales having played earlier in the day.

England's points difference is four better than Ireland, who travel to play Scotland at Murrayfield, and 25 more than Wales who open the championship's final weekend of action with a lunchtime appointment in Italy.

Howley claims that scheduling puts Wales at a clear disadvantage to reclaim the trophy they last won in 2013 while preventing a more exciting conclusion if the final games were played at the same time.

I do really enjoy the last day of the Premiership football where you have everyone listening to their radios for the scores.

The drama of that situation is unique. It would be unique in rugby and it should be the case in the Six Nations.

In terms of all of us kicking off at the same time there would be some drama in the game knowing what changes had to be made and the message that needed to be got onto the pitch

– Rob Howley, Wales Assistant Coach

Incinerator now burning waste but still fuelling debate

ITV Cymru Wales has had a first look inside Cardiff's modern incinerator since it started operating earlier this year.

The plant will burn up to 350 thousand tonnes of household waste a year and is now running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The site says the burning process is safe and effective but environmentalists argue it's the wrong answer to our waste problems and the health effects are still unknown.

Watch Alexandra Lodge's report:

Air pollution 'moderate' for most of Wales

Large parts of England were hit by smog last year. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is forecasting air pollution for the whole of Wales.

High pressure and light winds are being blamed.

It says there will be 'moderate' levels of pollution for most of Wales with parts of the North East and Mid Wales affected by 'high' levels.

It's also issued health advice for adults and children with lung problems and adults with heart problems.

Air pollution levels are expected to fall tomorrow and clear by Saturday.

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