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Applause for Wales international Elli Norkett

There will be a minute's applause in memory of Elli Norket Credit: Family Photo

A minute's applause will be held today before a Cardiff Metropolitan University rugby match in memory of one of its players who died in a crash last Saturday.

The family of Wales international Elli Norkett, 20, have requested applause rather than a minute’s silence .

This evening’s game will take place at Cardiff Arms Park at 19:00.

Around 1,500 people are expected to attend the British Universities and Colleges cup quarter-final against Loughborough.

Wales women's rugby players and management has paid tribute to Miss Norkett from Llandarcy in Neath.

Miss Norkett's jersey will be placed on the halfway line and the squad will put roses on it.

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Bumper of missing man's vehicle recovered by police

Police in south Wales, searching for a 69-year-old man missing since Sunday, have recovered a bumper bearing the registration of his vehicle.

Russell Sherwood has been missing since Sunday morning. Credit: South Wales Police

The search for Russell Sherwood resumed at first light this morning, after adverse weather conditions meant officers had to stand down yesterday afternoon.

Officers are focusing their attentions on the River Ogmore, and specifically the area near the dipping bridge.

This remains a difficult search in very testing conditions. The river is very swollen and fast flowing, and as such specialist officers with specialist equipment are conducting the search. Colleagues from the National Police Air Service will be deployed to assist with the search this morning, again dependent on the weather conditions, and we are also being assisted by the Coastguard and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The conditions at the search area remain treacherous and while we understand that people want to assist in helping to find Mr Sherwood, we would strongly advise the public to stay clear of the area.

– Superintendent Simon Davies, South Wales Police


Body of missing man found in river

Police have confirmed a body found in the River Neath in February is that of missing 41-year-old Russell Looker.

Credit: South Wales Police

Mr Looker had been missing from the Neath area since 15th January.

Officers carrying out a search between Resolven and Glynneath found a body on 16th February and formal identification has now taken place.

Police say Mr Looker's family has been updated and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Sink hole road could reopen on Monday

Work to repair a sink hole which opened up on a Neath road on Thursday could be complete by Monday says the local council.

Repairs being done on the snik hole at Cimla. Credit:

Police closed off Cimla Road following the discovery at the bottom of Cimla Hill.

The void itself was at least five metres deep and was filled this morning with 20 tonnes of clean stone and 44 tonnes of concrete.

Resurfacing will be undertaken as soon as the fill concrete is hardened.

It is anticipated the road will reopen for Monday morning traffic.

– Neath port Talbot Council
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