Philip Thomas was a 10-year-old pupil at Pantglas Junior School in Aberfan when a coal tip collapsed and slid downhill.Read the full story ›
The Prince of Wales will visit Aberfan today to mark 50 years since the Aberfan disaster, when 144 people were killed by a coal tip which collapsed onto the small mining village.
Prince Charles will visit the memorial garden.
The Prince of Wales will visit Aberfan, Wales, today to remember those who lost their lives 50 years ago in the Aberfan disaster.
Her Majesty The Queen visited the village shortly after the disaster in 1966, and spoke to the parents of children who had died.
Until 21st October 1966, Aberfan was a place that most of the world had never heard of.Read the full story ›
Wales pays tribute on the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, which cost the lives of 116 schoolchildren.Read the full story ›
Plaid Cymru’s conference opens in Llangollen today at the end of a week when Plaid has seemed closer to Labour than at any time since 2011.Read the full story ›
Friday 21 October, 1966, began much like any other morning in the small mining village of Aberfan.Read the full story ›
144 people died when a mountain of coal slurry collapsed into the Welsh village on 21 October 1966.Read the full story ›
This morning mist, fog and low cloud may be slow to clear, but it should brighten up lunchtime.Read the full story ›
For those families that lost loved ones, how Wales remembers the Aberfan disaster has always been difficult - particularly within those communities which continue to bear a raw grief.
One school, close to the events of that fateful day, is finding ways to help the next generation learn and reflect - and hoping to ensure those short lives lost leave a long legacy.
Parents in Wales are urged to be aware of the potential fire risks associated with children's fancy dress costumes this Halloween.Read the full story ›