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Airbus hands over first A350 XWB airliner

Airbus has handed over its first A350 airliner, the first of a new generation of wide-bodied planes.

The Airbus factory at Broughton, Flintshire was involved in making the wings.

Powered by Rolls-Royce engines, the Airbus A350 XWB (extra wide-bodied) was handed over today to Middle East carrier Qatar Airways.

An Airbus A350 XWB in flight

The aircraft's wings and fuselage are made from carbon fibre.

Airbus claims the design sets "new standards in terms of passenger comfort, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness".


Sixty-five firefighters now at Swansea fire

Up to sixty-five firefighters are now at the scene of a large fire at an industrial unit in Swansea. It is thought that they are pumping water from the nearby River Tawe to help tackle the blaze. The fire, believed to be at the Pure Wafer premises on Llansamlet's Enterprise Park, broke out at around 9 o clock this morning. Local residents have been told to keep their windows and doors closed. Chemicals and cylinders could be stored in the building.

Woodland Trust purchase land for WW1 memorial wood

The Woodland Trust has bought 120 acres of land to plant 90,000 native trees to create a First World War Centenary Wood in Wales

It's thanks to almost £400,000 raised by people in Wales.

Over 40,000 Welsh soldiers died during the First World War Credit: PA

A site near the Ffos Las has been outlined for the commemorative wood which is hoped will create a place for reflection.

Out of 280,000 Welsh soldiers who fought in WW1, over 40,000 were killed in the line of duty.

The Woodland Trust still needs to raise a further £100,000 to fully fund the acquisition.

The Woodland Trust had already managed to secure land to create Centenary Woods in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The successful purchase of this land at Ffos Las is therefore a huge milestone for the project, paying a fitting tribute to all of those who served in the First World War in each of the four nations of the UK

– Jerry Langford, Wales Director of the Woodland Trust


Cardiff teenager charged with terror offences named as Syed Choudhury

A Cardiff teenager charged with terror offences has been named as 19-year-old Syed Choudhury.

Choudhury has been charged with assisting with the preparation of an act of terror and with offences relating to the support of banned organisations.

He's been remanded in custody by Westminster Magistrates and will appear in court on Friday 19th December.

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Cardiff teenager charged with terror offences

A teenager from Cardiff has been charged with terror offences, South Wales Police said.

The 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of terror offences last week. Credit: PA Wire

The 19-year-old has been charged with assisting with the preparation of an act of terror and with offences relating to the support of banned organisations.

He was arrested last week by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit and the Wales Extremism Counter Terror Unit.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

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