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1 hr ago | Ledbury Reporter

PLANS to help flooding on the Welsh borders are being discussed at a meeting next month in Talgarth.

Residents from around the area are invited to at the Powys County Council drop-in session on Flood Alleviation Schemes on August 7. The first two phases of the scheme - designed to help flooding from the River Ennig - have been completed, and this final section will see improvements made downstream from Tower Bridge.

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5 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

Firefighter turned ARSONIST in bizarre bid to save station threatened with closure

Richard Naughton started two fires in skips to try and increase call-out figures - but he was caught in the act on CCTV Richard Naughton took matters into his own hands by creating two fires in skips in the hope it would increase call outs and prove the importance of his station in Knighton, Mid Wales.

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7 hrs ago | Hereford Times

Presteigne memorial hall gets a boost.

PRESTEIGNE memorial hall has been awarded a grant of A 65,371 by the Community Covenant Grant Scheme Board on behalf of the Royal Air Force, The Royal Navy and the Army.

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12 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Psychiatrist was sexually motivated when he kissed a vulnerable patient, tribunal rules

A psychiatrist was "sexually motivated" when he hugged and kissed a vulnerable patient after telling her she was "pretty and intelligent", a tribunal has ruled.

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16 hrs ago | South Wales Guardian

The crunch meeting is now set for Thursday, February 27.

FAILING to identify the driver of a vehicle thought to have committed an offence has cost an Amman Valley man A 165, with six licence points.

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20 hrs ago | BBC News

'Genuine cases' refused blue badges

People with genuine disabilities are being refused blue badges for parking following a crackdown to prevent abuse of the system, an AM has claimed.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

IcNorthWales

LOOK: #ThrowbackThursday to the Royal Welsh Show 2004

A council report into cost of refitting A 3.7m complex for Bryn Williams is due next week with the chef requesting alternations ahead of moving in Louis van Gaal era started with an impressive 7-0 win as debutant 20-year-old left-back Reece James grabbed a brace at the Rose Bowl.

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Royal Welsh Show: Highlights from the final day in Llanelwedd

A popular focal point of this year's show has been a new high-tech rural crime fighting machine introduced by Dyfed-Powys Police.

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IcNetwork

Why 13 is the lucky number as Mike Bartlett drama premiered in Wales

Director Catherine Paskell reveals why she's staging the Welsh premiere of 13 at Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre with a group of emerging actors Last autumn I first worked with the Third Year Acting students of Gorseinon, Gower College in Swansea on their drama school audition monologues.

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IcNetwork

Flooding concerns voiced over Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

Responding to the UK Planning Inspectorate's examination of the project - which is the first of its kind in the world - Wales' environment body Natural Resources Wales said it did not consider a number environmental issues had been "adequately assessed".

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BBC News

AUDIO: Duck round-up among show highlights

It is the final day of the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells and among unusual acts in the main ring is a former Welsh champion sheepdog handler who uses his dogs to corral ducks.

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IcNetwork

Shed of the Year: Meet the Welshman behind the first ever televised...

Andrew Wilcox - aka Uncle Wilco - is the founder of the competition where finalists compete for the accolade of Britain's best shed The Welshman behind Shed of the Year will tonight see his long-running contest celebrating the best of British sheds on the small screen for the first ever Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year competition.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

BBC News

Vandals rip off bronze bull's tail

The statue has become a well-known landmark in Builth Wells, reflecting the town's long historical connection to cattle The bull statue has been on the riverside park since 2005, when it was donated to the town by local sculptor, Gavin Fifield.

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Hereford Times

Changes to recycling in Hay-on-Wye

The border town will be among the first in Powys to employ the vehicles, which allow household collections to made in one truck, not the two separate ones currently in use.

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IcNorthWales

Casey Breese: Football club pleads guilty over boy's tragic death

The court heard Caersws Football Club changed its plea to guilty today following Casey's death in 2011 when he was knocked over by heavy, metal goal posts Caersws Football Club has been given a 12 month conditional discharge after it changed it plea and accepted responsibility for heavy metal goal posts which toppled and killed a 12-year-old boy as ... (more)

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Ledbury Reporter

Welsh patients who "can't go home" cost Wye Valley NHS Trust an average 12m a year

THE county's cash-strapped hospital trust has to find around A 12m a year to cover the cost of Welsh patients who can't go home.

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Ledbury Reporter

Hospital needs more time than NHS England allows to clear its backlog of cancelled operations

HEREFORD County Hospital has until September to clear a backlog of nearly 400 operations - but health bosses say that can't be done.

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Hereford Times

Survey says Hay-on-Wye is a 'special place'

WYE is special - according to a National Trust survey that ranks it as one of the top ten 'special places' in Wales.

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Six-year-old boy struck by car in hit-and-run accident in Swansea

A six-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being struck by a car during a hit-and-run accident in Swansea.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Hereford Times

Mystery man stashes 1000 in cash near Hay-on-Wye for treasure hunt

LIFE international treasure hunt organised by a mysterious Twitter benefactor led one lucky trio to a small wood just outside Hay -On-Wye where they found a jar containing A 1,000 in rolled up banknotes.

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