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Drivers warned of long delays due to Eisteddfod traffic

The Urdd National Eisteddfod is back once again and this time it's in Flintshire.

Thousands of children and young adults take part in the festival every year. Credit: Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Around 15 thousand children and young people will be competing in categories such as the Learners' Medal which is aiming to encourage people to take up Welsh.

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected throughout the week and North Wales Police are currently warning drivers to expect long delays between Mold and Flint.

Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash

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A 34-year-old motorcyclist from the Chepstow area is currently in a critical condition after a collision on the B4235 near Llangwm.

The incident happened around 3:00pm on Sunday 29th May 2016 involving only a single, red and black Yamaha R1 Motorcycle.

The rider sustained serious injuries and remains in the Royal Gwent Hospital.

The carriageway was closed for approximately 4 hours whilst officers conducted their investigations.

Officers are appealing for members of the public who may have been in the area at the time to call 101 quoting log number 302 29/5/16.


18-year-old man dies after falling from aqueduct

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An 18-year-old man has died after falling from Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Llangollen.

The incident was reported to the police at approximately 01:05am on 31st May 2016.

North Wales Police are continuing their investigation and the family have been informed.

Officers are currently appealing for any information to assist them and are urging the public to call them on 101 quoting the number UO78711.

Ramsey says lack of Joe Ledley on Euro squad 'would be a big miss'

Chris Chris Coleman will announce his final 23-man Euro 2016 squad today. Wales will open their campaign against Slovakia in Bordeaux on June 11 before meeting England and Russia.

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Some of the attention will likely to be focused on whether or not midfielder Joe Ledley will make it onto the team.

Coleman's side have been sweating over his fitness after he suffered a leg fracture playing for Crystal Palace on May 7.

Ledley has travelled to Portugal as part of the 29-man squad and has had some light training away from the main group.

It's good news that Joe has already done some training.

He would be a big miss for us, but hopefully he'll be in with a shout. The amount of games that he's had, and the experience he's got, makes him a vital player for us.


Coleman says the decision over whether to include Ledley will be the biggest call he has to make.

More children in Wales controlling diabetes

Paediatric diabetes experts say years of interventions are finally being realised as children with diabetes in Wales are achieving excellent control of the disease.

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The report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) shows that, overall children and young people with diabetes are achieving better control which is reducing their lifetime risk of diabetes-associated complications such as kidney disease, blindness and amputations.

However, the report also found that just a quarter of 12-year-olds have all seven recommended health care checks performed.

These health checks are important, they form part of a lifetime of screening for complications which, if recognised early are amenable to interventions that reduce progression.

In addition, worryingly high numbers of children over the age of 12 are already showing signs of early complications – something last year’s report also flagged. It is extremely rewarding for doctors and patients to see positive results starting to emerge after the time they have spent trying to improve diabetes care for children.

However, we will not rest on our laurels as the variability in outcomes seen across the two nations remains excessive and ongoing improvements are still required.

– Dr Justin Warner, Clinical Lead for the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit

In response to the report the Welsh Government says it's encouraging to see improvements in paediatric diabetes care here in Wales.

They say the Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network is also working closely with the Diabetes Implementation Group and local health boards to make further improvements.

Scott Williams: Wales need to think positively for New Zealand tour

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Scott Williams says Wales will need to do everything "on the money" when they tackle world rugby's toughest assignment.

Wales centre Williams and company headed to New Zealand on Monday, where the world champion All Blacks await across a three-Test series in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin.

They have not beaten New Zealand since 1953, losing 26 successive Tests, while their away record in the fixture shows seven defeats from seven starts, conceding an average 40 points per game.

There is no point in us going to New Zealand with negative thoughts, otherwise it's going to be a long couple of weeks. We've got to take the positives and a couple of work-ons into the next two weeks.

I think everyone is going to have to play one of their best games to be able to beat New Zealand. That's what it is going to take, and that's what we have been training for in the last couple of weeks.

It's trying to lift the standards up. Every pass, everything you do is on the money, because when we play New Zealand, it's going to have to be.

– Scott Williams, Wales centre


Police appeal for help to find missing 25-year-old

Police are appealing for any information which may help to find missing man Daniel Donaghue.

There are concerns for the 25-year-old who officers believe could be in Bangor or surrounding areas.

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He's described as 6ft tall with short dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey jacket, navy trousers, white t-shirt with yellow print and blue pumps.

If you have any information about his whereabouts or have seen someone matching his description North Wales Police are urging people to contact them.

Gareth Bale looks forward to linking up with Wales after fitness scare

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Gareth Bale has declared himself ready for Wales' Euro 2016 campaign.

Bale gave Wales a huge fitness scare during Real Madrid's Champions League final victory on Saturday night when he was barely able to run during the 30 minutes of extra time.

The 26-year-old had a severe bout of cramp against Atletico Madrid, but he was forced to stay on the pitch as Real had used their three substitutes.

Bale still managed to step up and score in the penalty shoot-out as the Wales squad watched on anxiously from their pre-Euros training camp in Portugal.

Wales boss Chris Coleman names his squad this afternoon.

We are going to need him through this tournament definitely, it is on the world stage and everyone will be watching. He is a top player and he knows how to handle that.

His experience will be valuable in and around the dressing room when it comes to it. He has the most experience of all of us of big occasions, and normally he doesn't let us down.

– Ashley Williams, Wales Captain
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