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Police appeal after man dies in M4 junction 44 crash

South Wales Police say a male driver of Ford Focus died in a crash on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 today.

The stretch between junctions 45 Ynysforgan and 44 Birchgrove was closed for around five hours.

Police are appealing for witnesses

The collision happened half a mile west of junction 44.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened or the driving of the vehicle prior to the crash.

80-year-old woman has died in A5 crash involving lorry

A full police investigation is now underway. Credit: Traffic Wales

Police have confirmed that an 80-year-old woman has died after at a road traffic collision involving a lorry on the A5 in Corwen.

The family have been informed and a full police investigation is now underway.

However, police are warning members of the public that the road is likely to remain closed for at least a further 3 hours.

We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry or who was in the vicinity of the Square in Corwen at 10.57am today, Friday 20th November.

– Sergeant Alun Davies, Roads Policing Unit

Anyone with information has been asked to call the Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting the reference number S178034.


A5 closed after accident involving lorry and pedestrian

The A5 is closed in both directions at Corwen in Denbighshire following an accident.

Credit: Traffic Wales

North Wales Police say they received a call at 10.57am reporting a serious road traffic collision on the A5 at the Square in Corwen, involving a pedestrian and a lorry.

The road is currently closed and diversions are in place.

MP's condemn 'staggering' rail electrification cost increases

MP's are raising severe concerns about cost increases on the electrification of the Great Western line between South Wales and London.

There are concerns over the cost increases of the Great Western line electrification process. Credit: Hitachi

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) described cost increases on Network Rail's (NR) electrification of the Great Western railway line between London and South Wales as "staggering and unacceptable".

MP's were told last month it could rise to 2.8 billion pounds. 12 months earlier the estimate was 1.6 billion.

NR accepted that its understanding how to plan and deliver major electrification schemes "was not good".

A spokesperson said significant changes have been made which mean schemes now only progress once "a reliable cost estimate can be established".

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