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Benny was a 'fantastic husband' says his widow

The wife of a man who died after being pulled from the sea at Three Cliffs Bay, Gower earlier this week has paid tribute to her "fantastic" husband.

Nurse Mel Collins paid tribute to her husband Benny. Credit: Mel Collins

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 3pm on Tuesday. Benny Collins was taken by air ambulance to Morriston Hospital where he later died.

His wife Mel Collins, a senior nurse at the same hospital said in a statement she was "overwhelmed by the kind words and expressions of sympathy and would like to thank everybody for their support."

Benny was a fantastic husband and devoted father to our wonderful son, Harry.

Words cannot express our feelings at this sad time. Harry has been so brave and his dad would be so proud of him.

Benny was such a kind and lovely man and was loved by everyone who knew him. All of his family in Athea, County Limerick, loved Benny and were so proud of him.

– Mel Collins


Burst main affecting water supply in Morriston

A burst water main is affecting water supplies for residents in Morriston.

Some people in the area took to social media to say their water supply had been cut off completely.

Credit: Welsh Water

Welsh Water say they are aware of the problem and are working to restore the supply by later this morning.


Fire breaks out at Cardiff bingo hall

A large fire broke out at a bingo hall in Cardiff overnight.

Crews were at Castle Bingo all in the Canton area of Cardiff for over two hours Credit: Google Maps

South Wales Fire and Rescue were called to Cowbridge Road East just before midnight with reports the first floor of the building was alight.

South Wales Fire and Rescue say firefighters were tackling the fire for over two hours.

Crews remained at the scene overnight after it was brought under control just before 2:45am.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and the fire service says an investigation will take place later today.

NFU Cymru launches broadband survey

Credit: David Jones/PA

NFU Cymru has launched the first farmer-focused broadband and mobile phone survey in a bid to inform its work on getting an efficient service rolled out in rural areas.

The union says it is essential the business needs and opportunities of the farming sector are understood, especially at a time when farm businesses rely more and more on broadband and mobile phone signals.

This is a hugely important survey, our member experience will prove invaluable for identifying both the barriers and technological solutions for the delivery of fast, reliable and affordable mobile phone signals and broadband on farm

– Stephen James, NFU Cymru President
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