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Search for April Jones

The search for missing Machynlleth five-year-old April Jones continues. A fund set up to assist the search operation has so far amassed over £60,000.

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Counselling service for Machynlleth

A counselling service set up in Machynlleth after the disappearance of April Jones has been 'well-used.' The Churches Counselling Service in Wales extended its free listening and counselling service to the town in November, after the five-year-old disappeared on 1 October.

Hundreds of people have been on processions and to church services in Machynlleth Credit: Peter Byrne / PA Wire / Press Association Images

The drop-in centre is at the Parish Office on Penrallt Street and open between 2 and 5pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It offers 'informal talk and support', information about local services and referral to free confidential counselling.

There's also a helpline - 0845 6035525 - available between 5 and 8pm, Wednesday to Friday. A flyer advertising the services has been printed in pink, which is April's favourite colour, and distributed around Machynlleth.

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