Children at a school in Bargoed got the chance to meet a Hollywood filmstar today. In his latest role, Welsh actor Luke Evans plays Bard the Bowman in second instalment of The Hobbit trilogy.
He returned to his hometown to share his experiences on the big screen and inspire around 60 pupils from Lewis School Pengam. Alexandra Lodge went along to meet him.
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Two people have died after being involved in separate lightning strikes in Wales' Brecon Beacons today.
Any lingering showers will ease this evening, to leave a dry night with plenty of clear spells. Minimum temperature 11 deg C (52 deg F).
Blackwood mother Trudy Jones was on holiday when she was gunned down in the Tunisian beach massacre that claimed the lives of 30 Britons.