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Roads closed in suspected chemical spill

A police cordon is in place in Cardiff following a suspected chemical spillage.

The cordon is in place at Seawall Road and Rover Way in Cardiff. Credit: Google Street View

Police and South Wales Fire Service are attending the incident.

Eight fire engines are at the scene of the spill at Seawall and Rover Way in Cardiff and roads are closed to traffic.

The fire service says six unmarked drums spilt their contents on the road and investigations are underway to find out what the contents are.


Teenagers to get discounted bus fares

A new scheme offering 110,000 people aged 16-18 in Wales discounted bus travel is being launched by the First Minister in North Wales today.

The Government funds a fleet of Trawscymru long distance buses, linking areas across Wales. Credit: Welsh Government

Funded by the Welsh Government and developed in partnership with the bus industry and local authorities, the new scheme is designed to help young Welsh people travel to and from training and employment more cheaply.

It is vital that our young people are able to access jobs and training opportunities in Wales more easily. We recognise that travelling costs can sometimes be a barrier and this scheme aims to change that by making it easier and cheaper for 16-18 year olds to travel around Wales.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones

The Welsh Government has allocated £5 million to the introduction of the scheme in 2015-16, and a further £9.75 million in 2016-17.


Delays between Cardiff and Bridgend after 'trespass' incident

Arriva Trains Wales says there are delays on its services between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry due to a 'trespass incident' at Eastbrook.

Passengers are able to use tickets on services between Barry Island and Cardiff Central.

Trains suspended after death of man

Train services are suspended on Arriva Trains Wales between Tondu and Maesteg due to emergency services attending an incident at Maesteg.

Maesteg Train Station. Credit:

Our officers are currently attending the line between Tondu and Garth following a report of a person being struck by a train.

Colleagues from South Wales Police are also in attendance following the incident, which was reported to BTP at 11.09am.

Paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service attended, but sadly a man has been pronounced dead at the scene.

– British Transport Police

Officers are now working to identify the man and inform his family. Police say the incident is not currently being treated as suspicious.

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