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Driver arrested after pedestrian left with serious injuries

The incident happened at 11.10 pm last night Credit: ITV News

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, after a collision on the A472 last night.

It happened just after 11pm, between Pontypool and Hafodyrynys.

A Seat Ibiza collided with a male pedestrian, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.

The road was closed for a period while Specialist Officers examined the scene, but it has since been reopened.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information to call 101.

The driver remains in custody.


Cardiff Blues 21 - 9 Scarlets

Cardiff Blues have beaten the Scarlets 21 points to 9 at the Arms Park.

Josh Navidi was a dominant force in helping the Blues to victory in the Welsh Derby with two tries in the first half.

Rhys Priestland scored all nine points kicking three penalties for the visitors.

The Blues are within six points of Scarlets, who sit seventh in the Guinness Pro12 table.


Home Office: Police will have necessary resources

The Home Office has responded to fears raised by Gwent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston, insisting that "there is no question police will still have the resources to do their important work."

Police reform is working and crime has fallen by more than a fifth under this government, according to the independent Crime Survey for England and Wales.

There is no question police will still have the resources to do their important work. The police are making their contribution to reducing the deficit and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary recently found that forces are successfully meeting the challenge of balancing their books while protecting the frontline and delivering reductions in crime.

We have made it easier for the police to do their job by cutting red tape, scrapping unnecessary targets, and giving them the discretion to use their professional judgement.

– Policing Minister Mike Penning
  1. Rob Osborne, Health & Social Affairs Correspondent

Children's Commissioner: Pupils let down by school meals

Over half our schoolchildren are going hungry during the day, despite having school meals, according to evidence gathered by the Children's Commissioner for Wales.

A survey suggests that nearly 30 per cent of primary school children say they are often hungry after dinner, with another third again saying they sometimes want more food - and many saying they are being denied second helpings when they ask for it.

Rob Osborne reports:

Your views: Pupils left hungry after school dinners

The Children's Commissioner for Wales has warned that nearly a third of five to eight-year-old children in Wales are left feeling hungry after a school dinner.

Read More: Welsh children left 'feeling hungry' after school dinners

We have been asking what you think - and what the food is like where your children go to school.

Here are some of your comments:

My boy is nearly 11 and the portion sizes haven't changed since he was in the infants! Surely that's not right.

– Marie Gurner

My son constantly comes home hungry the days he has hot dinners, the portions should be a lot bigger once they get to junior school but they are not. The meal choice isn't the best either!

– Sian Hancox

No major problems with the food at my kids' school - good menu, healthy, and fruit at snack time. It's a school, not a hotel!

– Timothy Anderson

We had to stop the school meals because our son was always hungry after school dinners. He now has a packed lunch - it's inconvenient but at least he's not hungry all day.

– Alun Davies

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Taxi driver banned for mocking passengers in reviews

A taxi driver has been banned, after rating his passengers' appearance and tips in online reviews.

Richard Evans, a cabbie in Llanelli, took secret pictures of his customers for his guide to other drivers, with mocking comments - such as 'Shrek.'

Richard Evans, 44, won't be able to work as a taxi driver over the busiest period of the year. Credit: Wales News Service

He included customers' names and addresses in comments on how generous they were with money.

He has had his taxi licence suspended for three weeks.

At the Carmarthenshire Council inquiry, he said: "I admit it was very foolish and there was no malice intended. I want to apologise to everyone that I have harmed or caused offence to."

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