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April Jones' birthday marked

April Jones' family and friends released balloons and presented a cake in Machynlleth to mark the missing schoolgirl's sixth birthday.

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'A chance to celebrate and remember April Jones'

The Machynlleth community has turned out to celebrate and remember April Jones on her sixth birthday.

Reverend Kathleen Rogers told ITV Cymru Wales: "April's parents want this to be a celebration of her birthday. She's not here with us - but it is a celebration."

April's mother Coral has adorned the Bryn-y-Gog estate with pink bows and banners - April's favourite colour - for her daughter's special day.

Tonight balloons will be released into the sky with messages for April - as our correspondent Carole Green reports.

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