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Memorial marks 150 years since Welsh voyage to Patagonia

A new memorial marking 150 years since a Welsh community was established in Patagonia has been unveiled at Princes Dock in Liverpool.

The voyage to South America set off from Merseyside in May 1865, carrying 153 people.

Their aim was to save the Welsh culture and language which they believed was under threat in their native Wales.

The community still exists in Argentina today, with a population of more than 70,000.

First Minister Carwyn Jones described it as "a remarkable story for a language like Welsh to thrive, all those years, across the Atlantic."


Police appeal for witnesses after attack on woman in Bridgend

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales News

Police in Bridgend are appealing for information following an assault which occurred in the Cefn Glas area of Bridgend at just before 10am yesterday morning.

A 44-year-old woman was left needing hospital treatment for facial injuries after she was attacked by a man as she walked along Merlin Crescent.

A 39-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is in custody at Bridgend Police Station.

This was a nasty, unprovoked attack - a traumatic experience for the victim who is being treated at Morriston Hospital in Swansea for facial injuries.

This sort of incident is unusual and I want to reassure local people that following a swift police response the suspect was quickly arrested and he is in police custody.

– Detective Chief Inspector Suzanne Hughes, South Wales Police


Lee Selby takes on Evgeny Gradovich for featherweight title

He's aiming to be the 12th Welshman to be crowned world champion. Credit: PA

Lee Selby will challenge Evgeny Gradovich for the IBV World Featherweight title tonight.

The Barry-born boxer weighed in a pound lighter than his opponent yesterday afternoon.

He's aiming to be the 12th Welshman to be crowned world champion.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 28 year old said there's alot riding on the fight.

The fight is expected to begin around 8pm tonight.

I know I'm up against it. Gradovich he's an established champion. I'm his fifth defence and his third mandatory, and he's unbeaten so his record says it all.

– Lee Selby

Cyclists tackle 120 mile trip for child bereavement charity

2 Wish Upon A Star is expected to raise up to £60,000 across the weekend. Credit: Compass Media Relations

Over 240 cyclists are tackling a 120 mile trip from Taunton to Miskin in name of a child bereavement charity.

The riders began the trek on Friday 29th May and will reach Cardiff Castle this afternoon.

2 Wish Upon A Star is expected to raise up to £60,000 across the weekend.

The money raised will go towards helping families with immediate shock and trauma support.

The charity also hopes to improve the bereavement facilities in local hospitals and Accident and Emergency departments.

Previous cycle events succeeded in raising over £114,000 for the charity.

This is one of our main fundraising events and the money we raise makes a huge difference to the work of 2 Wish Upon A Star. We strive for it to be a very enjoyable and social event while remaining a big fundraising event for our charity. We are so lucky to have such dedicated people who are willing to give their time and money to help us fundraise at this event.

– Rhian Burke, Founder of 2 Wish Upon A Star
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