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Direct flight from Cardiff to Middle East announced

Qatar Airways plane. Credit: PA

Qatar Airways, based in Doha, has announced new destinations from the Middle East including a direct flight to Cardiff.

Travel expert Simon Calder said the news would be "transformative for the airport" for business and people travelling to Australia and New Zealand.

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Major Cardiff road closed due to 'ongoing incident'

A major road in Cardiff is currently closed due to an 'ongoing incident', police say.

Newport Road is closed in both directions from Elm Street to Broadway.

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There are also delays to bus services in the area.

There are no further details at present.

Lanes blocked and queues after accident on busy M4 near Cardiff

Credit: Traffic Wales

Two lanes are blocked and there is queueing traffic because of an overturned vehicle on the M4 Westbound at J33 (Cardiff West And Services).

Lanes two and three (of three) are blocked. The vehicle has overturned and come to rest between lanes two and three.

It is opposite where the entry slip merges with the main carriageway.

Delays after freight carrying 'dangerous goods' breaks down between Cardiff and Newport

There is currently a problem on the line between Cardiff Central and Newport. Credit: Cardiff Central

A number of rail services have been delayed or cancelled between Cardiff and Newport after a freight train carrying dangerous goods broke down.

Network rail has confirmed a safety inspection is taking place.

Current cancellations and delays include:

  • Trains are expected to be delayed by up to 60 minutes or cancelled.
  • Great Western Railway services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will start / terminate at Newport.
  • Great Western Railway services between Cardiff Central and Taunton will start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads
  • Replacement buses are running between Cardiff Central / Pye Corner and Newport

Delays are expected to last until 2pm.

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