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National Eisteddfod begins in Meifod

The National Eisteddfod, one of Wales' biggest cultural festivals has started this weekend in Meifod, near Welshpool.

It's the fifth time the Eisteddfod has visited Montgomeryshire Credit: ITV News / Carole Green

It's the fifth time the Eisteddfod has visited Montgomeryshire, the last time in 2003.

Organisers have spent the last two months building the Maes, in preparation for the tens of thousands of visitors who are expected to visit from this morning onwards.

The Maes is ready; we had a great opening show, and we're ready to welcome thousands of visitors to Meifod over the next few days. I hope everyone will have a wonderful week - there are lots of activities of every kind in each of our buildings.

– Elfed Roberts, Eisteddfod Chief Executive


New meningitis vaccine rolled out to young people in Wales

The vaccine will replace the existing meningitis C vaccine Credit: PA

Young people in Wales are being urged to have a new meningitis vaccine.

It will replace the existing meningitis C vaccine, given to teenagers and those starting university.

From Monday, all students under 25 who are going to university in autumn will be eligible to receive the MenACWY vaccine. There will also be a catch-up programme for all 13 to 18 year olds.

Between the ages of 13-18 you are at increased risk of getting meningococcal disease, so it is really important to be vaccinated to protect yourself.

If you are about to go to university for the first time you should get the vaccine at least two weeks before you go. Contact your GP to organise the vaccination as soon as posisble.

– Dr Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer

Man killed and four others injured in Gower crash

A man has been killed and four others injured after a car crash in Gower.

South Wales Police have thanked the people affected by the road closure for their patience Credit: PA

It happened just before 11pm on Friday 31st July on the B4271 and Reynoldston Village, known locally as Cefn Bryn.

A 67-year-old man from Hampshire was taken to Morriston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Four other people are currently being treated in hospital.

The crash involved a white Kia Cee'd and a green Rover MG estate, and police are asking for any witnesses, or anyone who may have seen the vehicles being driven before the collision to come forward.

The road is currently closed while investigations take place.


Man found unconscious after serious assault

Police are investigating a serious assault after a man was found unconscious in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward Credit: ITV News

Emergency services attended the incident on North Street in Cardiff at around 04.20 am.

The man has been taken to hospital.

No further information is available at this time.

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