Its extra-long roots make the soil more absorbent, which means more rain could be soaked up on higher ground.
A group of cyclists had a close encounter with the bird on a Carmarthenshire hillside. It is believed to have escaped from captivity.
Carrie McArthur was just eight years old when her family was killed in a house fire, leaving her as the only survivor.
An inquest has been told that a businessman from Pembrokeshire "would probably have survived" if he had been operated on sooner.
The suggestion has been made at a coroner's court hearing into the death of Malcolm Green who died at Withybush hospital. Dean Thomas reports.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
It's thought the bird - which can have a wingspan of six feet - has escaped from captivity.
Alexandra Lodge reports from Llanllwni mountain
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.
- The banning of certain pesticides since the 1960s has helped the population to recover, along with efforts to improve habits for the eagles to live in.
- 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.