A Welsh coastal town is swooping down on seagulls.
Tenby has launched a trial of seagull proof rubbish bags to reduce street litter which it hopes will deter gulls and other animals from attacking kerbside waste.
The two month trial is a joint initiative between Pembrokeshire County Council and Tenby Town Council.
Householders in selected streets have been written to about the scheme and offered gull proof bags free of charge for the duration of the pilot.
If the trial proves successful then the bags, which are re-useable, will be made available for sale to residents who want them on a permanent basis.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service says it has received a "significant" number of calls in relation to flooding incidents in the Amman Valley.
The fire service told ITV News it is also dealing with flooding incidents in Tenby, an "isolated" flood in Fishguard and another in Pontlliw.
Hundreds of festive bathers have splashed out in the sunshine to make the 43rd Tenby Boxing Day Swim a big success.
The Pantomime fancy dress inspired Snow White, Ugly Sisters, fairies both good and wicked, Puss in Boots (and without boots) and even a panto zebra to take the plunge in the 10 degree sea.
More than 550 swimmers were presented with their commemorative medal around a warming beach bonfire.
It's hoped the event will raise thousands of pounds for charity.
Chris Osborne, Chairman of the Tenby Sea Swimming Association said:
“It’s been another great swim, with glorious weather creating ideal conditions. We’ve seen some highly entertaining costumes and it’s been a brilliant morning for everyone - including, we hope, all the charities who will benefit.”
Old master John Beck sold thousands of his artworks over the years but his paintings have never been shown off as a collection. But with his 100th birthday looming, John's family decided to put on a one-man show in Tenby.
Great-grandad John still paints every day and says it helps to keep him young. The father-of-four was never a full-time artist and earned his living as a hotelier and an antique dealer. In his younger days he was a friend of the hell-raising Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and the artist Augustus John.
Widower John sold his early work to admirers for a few pounds - but some of his canvasses are on sale for £400 at his first exhibition which opens on Saturday and was organised by his daughter Prue who he lives with in the village of Cosheston, near Pembroke.
Pruse said, ""He has turned his hand to many things over the years, sport, antiques, property, betting on horses - but, by his own admission, has not decided what he wants to do yet!"
The retrospective exhibition will be held at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery from November 30 until December 21.
In this episode:
Andrew is in Merthyr Tydfil at the new mountain biking centre 'Bike Park Wales.' He meets the brains behind the project and takes to the trails himself. The park is open from 9am till 5pm during the Winter, and day passes for the uplift service start at £30.
Hannah joins us from Tenby in Pembrokeshire. She speaks to the man behind plans to transform St. Catherine's Island into a tourist attraction. Just 100 metres off the coast, it's been closed to the public for the past thirty years. For more information on the plans visit their website.
Carl joins History Chef Ceri at Tretower Court and Castle in Crickhowell. He finds out about the varied history of the site, from it's time as a grand country house, through to it's restoration.
If you want to have a go at tonight's recipe, you'll need:
Water (but we're using milk and butter to make the biscuits a little softer)
A little salt - (not used in the past)
We served our biscuits with an Apple and Pear marmalade.
Last but not least, Ruth continues her journey along the Wales Coastal Path, this time stopping off in Pembrokeshire. She meets Marten Lewis from The Darwin Experience, a charity aiming to encourage more young people to take an interest in science. She visits Porthclais and St. Brides Haven.
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In tonight's episode:
Hannah Thomas explores an island off Tenby that's been closed to the public for the past thirty years.
Just one hundred metres off the Pembrokeshire coast, Saint Catherine's Island is home to a fort that's had many different uses over the years.
It's been used as a military base, a house, and even as a zoo in the sixties.
But, after being abandoned for thirty years, there are now plans to turn it back into a tourist attraction.
Visitors to a Pembrokeshire theme park were left stranded 100ft in the air for half an hour, when a ride broke down in a power cut.
Seven passengers were stuck on the ride called Speed at Oakwood Theme Park, near Tenby, yesterday.
The park's website says visitors should "hold tight and get ready for 2000 feet of fast, furious fun. You'll climb, plunge, roll, twist, turn and loop on super fast orange rails at speeds of up to 95kph. And be left begging for more!"
A spokesman for Oakwood Theme Park said: "We identified an external power cut or surge which affected the ride and nearby restaurant. We checked on the well-being of the passengers, using the engineering lift to speak to them and explain that the ride was going to be restarted."
"As a further safety precaution, the ride was closed down for the day. The wellbeing of our visitors is at the heart of everything we do and there are strict procedures in place to ensure their safety."
Plans to turn an historic island off Tenby into a tourist attraction have been turned down by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
St Catherine's Island is one of Tenby's most recognisable landmarks and has been closed to the public since the 1970s when it was home to a zoo.
A developer planned to open up the island and Napoleonic fort on top of it. The scheme would include building a bridge from the mainland to the island.
The plans upset a number of local residents who claimed it would spoil the dramatic views.
The scheme does have its supporters including who say it would open up the island to disabled people – who he says are a significant source of tourists.
Click here to watch Kevin Ashford's report on the development.
The Red Cross is to run weekend first aid services in Tenby over the summer months if and when the minor injuries unit is closed.
Hywel Dda Health Board says the move - which is being piloted - will allow emergency nurses to be redeployed at A&E services at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest.
The service will run by The British Red Cross between July and September from Tenby Hospital over each weekend and during the August bank holiday.
The pilot will run alongside the minor injury service for the first few weeks to allow the health board to evaluate its impact.
Sue Lewis, County Director for Pembrokeshire said, “Having the Red Cross provide this service reflects the health board’s partnership approach to working with the third sector in more innovative ways."
Nigel Davies, senior services manager for the Red Cross, said, “We are delighted to have been asked to pilot this new service. It will be run by a group of skilled individuals."
A thousand cyclists are pedalling from Cardiff to Tenby today for the annual Carten bike ride.
Money raised by the 100 mile trip goes to the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital Appeal.
Some of those taking part today were using it as training for the Heroes Challenge later this month which will cover 1200 miles by air, land and sea.