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Pensioner became 'increasingly unwell' after surgery

An inquest has today been hearing how a pensioner died after an operation at Withybush hospital in Pembrokeshire.

Malcolm Green was said to have become increasingly unwell after undergoing surgery for cancer. The hospital has already said there were failings in the level of the care in his treatment. Kevin Ashford reports.

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Inquest to begin into death of man at Withybush Hospital

Malcolm Green
Malcolm Green died after an operation at Withybush Hospital in June 2012 Credit: Martin Green

A three day inquest opens today into the death of an 82 year-old man who died at Withybush Hospital two years ago.

Malcolm Green's family say he became increasingly unwell after undergoing surgery for bowel cancer in June 2012.

They say staff failed to notice the deterioration in his condition and that he died of internal bleeding and organ failure because the surgeon who was supposed to be treating him left to go to a meeting.

The hospital have admitted "avoidable and unacceptable delays" in his treatment.

Two appear in court charged with mislabelling meat

Two men charged with mislabelling goat meat products have appeared in court in London.

Dafydd Raw-Rees, the owner and food business operator of Farmbox Meats Limited in Aberystwyth and Colin Patterson, the company representative, were at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning.

They are accused of mislabelling goat meat as with lamb or mutton for the purposes of sale. The pair have been charged with 19 offences relating to the Food Safety Act and one offence of failing to comply with the traceability requirements of meat sold by the company.

It was indicated that both men would plead not guilty to the charges. They were bailed until 28th April.

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Two charged over mislabelling of goat meat

Two men have been charged with mislabelling goat meat products as either lamb or mutton.

Dafydd Raw-Rees, the owner and Food Business Operator of Farmbox Meats Limited in Aberystwyth and Colin Patterson, the company representative, are accused of mislabelling goat meat in order to sell the produce.

The pair have been charged with 19 offences relating to the Food Safety Act and one offence of failing to comply with the traceability requirements of meat sold by the company.

Both individuals will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on April 14.

Warning over escaped golden eagle in West Wales

Police in Mid and West Wales have warned the public not to approach a massive golden eagle that has been spotted in the hills of Carmarthenshire.

More: How rare is the golden eagle in the UK?

It's thought the bird - which can have a wingspan of six feet - has escaped from captivity.

Alexandra Lodge reports from Llanllwni mountain

More: Cyclists have close encounter with 'lost' golden eagle

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How rare is the golden eagle in the UK?

The golden eagle has no natural predators, with its main threat coming from humans who poison or shoot it.

  • The golden eagle last bred in Wales during the 18th century, after which hunting made it extinct.
  • Most of the UK's breeding pairs are in Scotland (more than 400 in 2003), although some have been reintroduced to Ireland in recent years.

More: Police warn public not to approach 'lost' golden eagle

The golden eagle became extinct over much of central Europe during the 19th century Credit: Press Association
  • The birds can have a wingspan of more than 2 metres.
  • The golden eagle has a varied diet and will prey on a variety of creatures depending on their habitat. In Scotland, they target hares and grouse, and seabirds in coastal areas.
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