The Met Office has issued severe yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in parts of Scotland, Wales, northern England and the Midlands. Gale force winds, which reached up nearly 70mph on Tuesday night, also show little sign of relenting in northern areas of England and Wales, according to forecasters.
Burglary at Farmfoods shop in Pontardawe: CCTV images released
Police Licensing Officers called at Bird in Hand club on Commercial Street at 6.00am on Sunday March 24th to find the bar still open with several customers still being served. The Licensee, Peter Jeffreys appeared before Bridgend Magistrates Court in respect of this and a number of other related charges and received a total of £2,390 in fines, victim surcharge and costs as well as having his license suspended fro four month. Bridgend community safety police inspector Ralph Harris, said: “Officers visited this premises on 24th March to find that it was trading outside its designated licensing hours. “After seizing the till roll it became apparent that the premises had been trading outside of its designated licensing hours on a number of previous occasions. “Despite a number of follow up visits to view CCTV tapes from the dates in question, these were also not provided. “The penalties issued by Bridgend Magistrates are their highest to date under the Licensing Act and reflects the seriousness of the offences. “The vast majority of our licensed premises are aware of the responsibility they have to help us uphold the law. “By working closely with our partners in Bridgend we have been able to ensure that when a licence is breached we can deal with it promptly and effectively. These latest results show that non compliance will not be tolerated on behalf of our communities.”
Pics of the day
Pics of the day
SWANSEA'S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
ENJOY a tour around Swansea and enjoy the Christmas light show. Great places to have a meal and a drink. Enjoy the Christmas outdoor market, over 39 cabins. Shopping till late on Thursday (8pm) and cheap parking. Use your loyalty card for those bargins and support your local shops.
This one is called mum with pups, the dogs name is Sandy!
A QUEER CHRISTMAS
MESS UP THE MESS TO CELEBRATE QUEER LIFE IN A QUEER CHRISTMAS ON SWANSEA’S HISTORIC HIGH STREET.
Police in Swansea are appealing information following a burglary at the Farm Foods shop in Pontardawe which resulted in hundreds of pounds being stolen.
A male suspect is believed to have entered a staff-only area of the store in Parc Ynysderw between 12pm and 1pm on Monday 25th November.
A man who was seen acting suspiciously in the store is described as being aged in his 30s, wearing a navy woollen hat, a cream body warmer with fur around the collar. He also wore a dark coloured jumper underneath, blue jeans and was carrying a drinks bottle.
Officers have released CCTV pictures of a man and a woman they wish to trace in connection with the matter.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 62130370857.
Don’t Have a Nightmare This Christmas campaign launched
South Wales Police is encouraging people to stay safe in the run up to and over the Christmas and New Year period.
PORT TALBOT residents win their long battle with TATA STEEL to keep paths that lead onto the beach open.
Morfa Beach is a stretch of coastline lying between Port Talbot Steelworks and Sker Beach, adjacent to Kenfig Nature Reserve. Access to the beach is only possible on foot or bicycle, so it has become a precious place of peace and solitude. In 2011 the community group, Save Morfa Beach (Friends of Morfa), was formed in response to a threat via TATA Steelworks seeking to discontinue access to the beach. This includes the closure of two historically significant & well used public footpaths that lead to the beach: Footpath 92 from Longland’s Lane in Margam & Footpath 93 from Kenfig Nature reserve.
Cllr Rob Jones (NPTCBC). Last night received notification that the Inspector has made her decisions and that FP 93, Diversion order: Confirmed with amendments. Creation order: Confirmed FP 92, Closure order: NOT CONFIRMED!
The Councilor and Friends of Morfa Beach are over the moon with the inspectors decision and a jubilant Roderick Hughes said: "We've done it folks! Happy Christmas and an amazing New Year everybody!"
Members of Friends Of Morfa Beach gather on the beach with
TATA STEEL in the background.
This December, Swansea will host a Christmas show with a twist. In fact, it’s slightly queer. Mess Up The Mess’ A Queer Christmas is both a celebration of queer life in Swansea, and a reflection of the city’s queer past. It’s a show that promises song, dance and many surprises for the audience as they pass through locations on Swansea High Street.
One of the first queer nightspots was opened here in Swansea, and there is still an active presence on the High Street today.
It started snowing in Swansea this afternoon, the weathermen didn't predict this snow flurry and got shoppers all chilled out. But the kids just loved it.
Well ok it was artificial, generated by a huge snow making gun opperated by Sam Gould of Total Students Ltd. The company who is doing the live Xmas DJ set and snow machine in Swansea Streets today as part of their support for small businesses. It certainly had the effect of snowing and shoppers had their cameras out to capture their kids playing in the snow. This is part of the Swansea's BID to promote awareness of small businesses in the city.