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Two dead after Carmarthenshire crash

Two people have died following a crash on the A485 near Peniel, Carmarthenshire which involved four vehicles.

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The two males from one vehicle sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. All three emergency services attended.

The road was temporarily closed while police investigated the cause of the collision.

In this tragic incident, and Dyfed Powys police would also like to express their condolences to all those affected.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to ring the police non-emergency number, 101.

– Inspector James Davies, Dyfed Powys Police


Shed load of potatoes closes stretch of the A55

A six-mile section of North Wales' busiest road was closed after a lorry overturned, shedding its load of potatoes.

The Westbound carriageway was shut between Caerwys and St Asaph after the accident, shortly before 11pm last night.

One lane has now reopened.

There is a diversion via the A5151through Dyserth to Rhuddlan then the A525 to rejoin the A55 at J27 St Asaph.

Trains cancelled due to planned holiday strike

Train companies have started cancelling services over the Bank Holiday because of a planned strike by thousands of Network Rail workers in a row over pay.

West Coast main line operator Virgin Trains scrapped all services on Monday and Tuesday and warned it would only be able to run a very limited number of trains on its East Coast line over the two days.

CrossCountry Trains, Chiltern Railways, Arriva Trains Wales and First Great Western were among those giving passengers an early idea of the travel chaos they can expect.

Passengers were being advised not to travel unless "absolutely necessary", with widespread cancellations expected, leading to packed trains.

A legal challenge against the strike is due to be heard on Thursday.


CityJet pulls flights from Cardiff Airport

CityJet Airline is to end its routes from Cardiff Airport to Paris and Edinburgh.

The Director of Cardiff Airport Debra Barber said after 18 months of operation, the airline has decided to stop flying services to Paris and Edinburgh from 29 June.

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We would like to reassure passengers immediately that these destinations will continue to be served from Cardiff. We know these routes serve both Welsh passengers travelling on business and leisure plus an important inbound market into Wales. As such, we are confident the services will be well used and continue to link Wales with Scotland and France respectively.”

– Debra Barber, Director or Cardiff Airport

Passengers currently booked to fly with CityJet beyond 29 June are asked to contact the airline directly.

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