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Police appeal for missing Merthyr Tydfil man

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Police are appealing for help to find 68 year-old Thomas Williams who went missing after leaving the Royal Glamorgan Hospital yesterday afternoon.

He was last seen at about 3.40pm and was wearing grey shorts, a purple t-shirt and trainers.

South Wales Police say they are very concerned for his welfare and are asking people in the few miles around the Royal Glamorgan Hospital to check their sheds and outbuildings.

Thomas is from the Merthyr Tydfil area so may have travelled there.

Anyone with any information or possible sightings is asked to contact 101 quoting number 1700069406.

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Support for Welsh rural economy essential

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has called for support for the Welsh rural economy as land prices look set to fall during Brexit negotiations.

Demand for commercial farmland in Wales fell in the second half of last year.

The market remains challenging and there are regional variations. However, the overall picture, whilst uncertain, is perhaps better than in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote, and the constrained supply will help minimise price falls.

But it is essential that measures are put in place to support the development of the Welsh rural economy post-Brexit

– Richard Corbett, RICS Rural Spokesman in Wales

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Flooding closes road in Ceredigion

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The A44 is closed in both directions because of flooding between the A4159 (Lovesgrove Roundabout, Capel Dewi) and the A487 Penglais Road (Aberystwyth).

The M48 Severn Bridge has been closed Eastbound because of strong winds. One lane is closed Westbound and it is closed to high sided vehicles.

Elsewhere the Cleddau Bridge is closed to motorcycles and high sided vehicles because of strong winds.

The A55 Britannia Bridge is also closed to all vehicles.

Some Irish Ferries and Stenaline services between Holyhead and Dublin are delayed or cancelled. You can check here and here.

Arriva Trains Wales says storm Doris means reduced speed on the following services:

  • Holyhead - Llandudno Junction (via Bangor)
  • Aberystwyth - Caersws (via Machynlleth)
  • Pwllheli - Machynlleth
  • Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Pembroke Dock - Llanelli (via Carmarthen)
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