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'Seagull-proof' bin bags go on trial in Tenby

A Welsh coastal town is swooping down on seagulls.

Tenby has launched a trial of seagull proof rubbish bags to reduce street litter which it hopes will deter gulls and other animals from attacking kerbside waste.

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Credit: Pembrokeshire County Council

The two month trial is a joint initiative between Pembrokeshire County Council and Tenby Town Council.

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What seagulls can do when they attack kerbside waste.

Householders in selected streets have been written to about the scheme and offered gull proof bags free of charge for the duration of the pilot.

If the trial proves successful then the bags, which are re-useable, will be made available for sale to residents who want them on a permanent basis.

Seven-year-old motorbike passenger in serious condition after Llanelli crash

Dyfed Powys Police are investigating a motorcycle crash that killed its 32-year-old rider and left a seven-year-old passenger in a critical condition in hospital.

Police want anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them

The off road bike crashed under the bridge at New Road, Furnace, Llanelli at 10pm on June 21st.

The bike's rider later died at Morriston Hospital.

The seven-year-old, who was riding pillion, is in a serious condition at the University Hospital of Wales.

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Jobs saved at former Mustang Marine boat building site

The boat building and marine services arms at the troubled Mustang Marine site in Pembroke Dock have been sold by administrators, securing the jobs of 30 staff.

The business went into administration in March.

The workers will be retained to work on projects including a tidal energy turbine.

The new business is run by the former managing director of Mustang Marine.

A further ten workers are employed at the Milford Haven Dry Dock.

Administrators Grant Thornton said talks with "an interested buyer" for the facility are continuing.

Flares are detonating on Aberystwyth fire boat

The burning boat is described by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as a pleasure boat 26ft in length.

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#mwwcontrol vessel on fire half mile off shore #Aberystwyth is still ongoing, cordons on the promonade have been put in place by @dyfedpowys

Other vessels in the Aberystwyth area are being asked to stay at least a mile away as a precaution.

A spokesperson said the vessel contains flares, some of which are going off at the scene, and a gas canister.

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