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More than 10,000 people visit Big Welsh Bite event

Visitor numbers to this year's Big Welsh Bite topped 10,000. The annual Welsh food and agricultural show showcases a variety of produce from across the country.

People at the Big Welsh Bite Credit: RCT Council

“The 2014 Big Welsh Bite was an amazing success, attracting large crowds on both days. “It was a wonderful event that continues to promote all that we have to offer in Rhondda Cynon Taf."

– Cllr Maureen Webber

Farmer wants 'local aisle' in every supermarket

Gareth Wyn Jones rescues sheep in March Credit: PA

A farmer from Llanfairfechan has launched a campaign to have a local produce aisle in every supermarket.

Gareth Wyn Jones wants all supermarkets to stock an aisle of homegrown produce to help the local economy and give consumers a choice of what they buy.

Mr Wyn Jones said: "I got the idea a few years ago while in France when all the supermarkets there were stocking local produce. Asda and Tesco have already tweeted me to say they will consider the idea."



People going to foodbanks 'up 120%'

A foodbank in Cardiff Credit: ITV News

The number of people turning to foodbanks has more than doubled in the past 12 months.

35,919 people received a minimum of three days emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks in Wales in 2012-13, compared to 16,204 in 2011-12.

35 percent of those helped were children.

The charity puts the increase down to the rising cost of living, static incomes, changes to benefits, underemployment and unemployment.

In Cardiff alone 53 tonnes of food was provided to more than 5,000 people.

The Trussell Trust says it has seen a 55 percent increase in the number of foodbanks launched in Wales since April 2012 but has seen a 120 percent increase in numbers of people given emergency food.

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ITV to air first ever health-focussed ad break

The advert forms the centrepiece of a campaign which aims to encourage the public to manage the amount of salt, fat and sugar in their diet.

The Change4Life adverts, which are made by Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit, have joined forces with a range of food manufacturers and ITV to host the first ever health-focussed ad break during Coronation Street.