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New Archbishop of Wales enthroned

Archbishop of Wales, John Davies Credit: The Church in Wales

The new Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, will be enthroned at Brecon Cathedral this afternoon.

The Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, John Davies, was elected as the thirteenth Archbishop of Wales in September.

During today's service he will be placed in the Archiepiscopal chair and presented to the congregation. The chair, or throne, is a wooden replica of the Chair of St Augustine in Canterbury Cathedral, and was given to the Church in Wales in 1920.

Today's service is expected to last an hour.


Man dies after three vehicle crash on A470

Police are appealing for information after a man died in a crash on the A470.

Police are asking witnesses to call 101 Credit: @BreconRPU

Dyfed Powys Police said the incident, involving two cars and a HGV, happened near Storey Arms at around 5.30pm on Monday evening.

The road was closed for several hours as emergency services dealt with the collision.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and another was taken to hospital with serious injures.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Road closed after accident on the A470

The A470 is closed in both directions due to an accident.

It happened between the A4215 (Libanus) and A465 Heads Of The Valleys Road (Cefn Coed Roundabout, Merthyr Tydfil).

Credit: Google Maps

Both the fire service and police are at the scene.

Disruption is expected until 9.30pm.

People have been asked to avoid the area.

No candidate for seat on Powys council

Nominations have now closed for the local elections on May 4 Credit: Powys Council

In most parts of Wales, election leaflets will be landing on doormats with increasing frequency for the next month, as candidates try to win our votes. But in some rural areas, a single candidate has been unopposed and declared elected. And in at least ward -Yscir in Powys- no-one has been nominated.

More than 1,000 voters in the village of Cradoc and its neighbouring communities north of Brecon will be unrepresented when councillors first meet after May 4, which is election day -where there is an election. Nominations will then have to be re-opened and a fresh attempt made to drum up some interest in representing Yscir

It's not yet clear if Yscir is the only ward in Wales with no candidate. At the last local elections in 2012, Bryncrug in Gwynedd had the dubious distinction of being the only candidate-free zone. Two months later, five people stood for the seat and there had to be a by-election.

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