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Kelsey Davies, 6, praised for Alltwen house fire rescue

A six-year-old girl has been praised for saving the life of her mother and two brothers in a house fire in Neath Port Talbot on Wednesday. Kelsey Davies was the first to be alerted to the fire which broke out at the family home in Alltwen, near Pontardawe, at 01:40 BST. She carried 11-month-old Andrew outside before returning to help …

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Amina Al-Jeffery: Father disputes ‘locked up’ daughter claim

Image copyright Press Association A father accused of imprisoning his daughter in Saudi Arabia said he was “trying to help” her, a court was told. Mohammed Al-Jeffery says he took Amina Al-Jeffery, 21, from Swansea to Jeddah in 2012 to “save her life”. The dual British and Saudi Arabian national wants to return to the UK and claims she is …

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Boy, 4, dies in Alltwen house fire and three in hospital

Image caption The boy has been named as Jac Davies A four-year-old boy has died following a fire at a house in Neath Port Talbot. Fire crews were called to the property in Lon Tanyrallt, Alltwen, near Pontardawe, at 01:40 BST on Wednesday. Jac Davies was rescued from an upstairs bedroom but died at the scene. His three-year-old brother was …

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Circuit of Wales: Welsh Government wants more work on plan

Image copyright Circuit of Wales “Further work is needed” before the Welsh Government is happy to underwrite plans for the £375m Circuit of Wales. Economy Secretary Ken Skates told AMs that at a time of “significant economic uncertainty” due to Brexit, it could not back the plans for the race track in Ebbw Vale in their current form. He said …

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Theresa May can bring country together

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May held a campaign event in Birmingham on Monday, shortly before her rival dropped out Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies has called on Theresa May to “bring the country together” and “navigate Britain’s successful exit” from the EU. Mrs May is set to become prime minister after Andrea Leadsom pulled out of the …

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Parliament must undo Iraq war mistake – ex

Image caption Adam Price was an MP for nine years before quitting the Commons in 2010 The Houses of Parliament must “undo” the mistake of the Iraq war, former Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price has said. Writing in the Sunday Times, Mr Price argued for MPs and lords to act against former Prime Minister Tony Blair in the wake of …

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Euro 2016: Thousands of fans welcome Wales team home in Cardiff

The Wales football team have received a heroes’ welcome in Cardiff after their historic run at Euro 2016. They touched down at Cardiff Airport just after 14:30 BST before boarding an open-top bus at Cardiff Castle. Tens of thousands of fans lined the route to Cardiff City Stadium, where the team played their qualifying matches. The Manic Street Preachers played …

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Battle of the Somme marked at 100th anniversary

Battle of the Somme

A two-minute silence has been followed to mark the 100th commemoration of the commencement of the Battle of the Somme It occurred at 07:28 BST on Friday and supports gatherings featuring an overnight vigil in Cardiff The struggle in northern France was among the bloodiest of World War One – with 19,240 British soldiers perishing on the first day. Image …

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Gavin Henson video: The moment Wales star was sensationally knocked out by Bath team-mate in pub brawl

Gavin Henson Punch

This shocking video captures the moment Wales rugby star Gavin Henson was knocked to the ground by a team-mate during a violent night out in Bath city centre. Gavin Henson this morning found himself at the centre of a club investigation after reports emerged of the altercation on Wednesday night. And WalesOnline has now uncovered footage of the moment Gavin …

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