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Drivers on final warning to obey new traffic order in Margam

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LYNDA BELLINGHAM HAS DIED

NEXT FEATURE: BRITISH LEGION PARADES

The 12th Homeless World Cup will take place in Santiago, Chile in October 2014 and Street Football Wales (SFW) hopes to take a male (Welsh Dragons) and female (Welsh Warriors) team there. Over the 10 years that SFW have been involved in the Homeless World Cup (HWC) they have never been able to secure full financial support towards the teams and therefore participation for Wales in the Homeless World Cup is dependent entirely on fundraising. As a supporter and partner of SFW, The Young Foundation is leading this campaign so that the teams can focus on winning the Homeless World Cup!

Good luck to both teams.

It has been anounced that the 11th Duke of Marlboro has passed away.

Lynda Bellingham, OBE (born Meredith Lee Hughes; 31 May 1948 – 19 October 2014) was a Canadian-born English actress, broadcaster and author, who played the role of the mother in the long-running series of "Oxo Family" British TV adverts between 1983 and 1999. She was a panellist on the ITV lunchtime chat show Loose Women between 2007 and 2011. Bellingham was born in Montreal to Marjorie Hughes Bond (who died in 2012, aged 94), but was given up for adoption aged four months because she was born out of wedlock in a strict church-going family. Her adoptive parents were Donald and Ruth Bellingham, who lived in Aston Abbotts in Buckinghamshire, England.  Bellingham was educated at Aylesbury High School and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Police are working with local residents to tackle a traffic issue in Margam. Warning notices are being issued and residents are taking note of the registration plates of vehicles which are seen to contravene ‘except for access’ signs at College Green.

For many years, people living in the area had to put up with drivers parking illegally and irresponsibly which resulted in the council restricting the use of the one-way street. But the newly-installed signs are being ignored which has generated further complaints.

The street runs in front of the Afan campus of Neath Port Talbot College and is used by students to park their cars. Residents have reported parked vehicles blocking driveways. Neighbourhood Sergeant Andy Price and PCSO Dave Collins have provided residents with warning notices to place on offending vehicles and registration details are being recorded so letters can be sent out to owners to warn them about the problem.

A great day on Saturday with the Open Super Stoked Surfing Championships at Coney Beach, Porthcawl. The weather was dry but a little windy causing the waves to break too quickly. Hundreds turned out for this well organised event which was won by Alex Morris.

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John George Vanderbilt Spencer-Churchill, 11. Duke of Marlborough has died.

Spencer-Churchill in 1926 was the eldest son of John Spencer-Churchill, the 10th Duke of Marlborough, and his wife was Alexandra Mary Hilda Cadogan. His grandfather was Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough, his great-uncle and Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill . In 1972 Spencer-Churchill his father after his death in the rank and in the duties of the Duke of Marlborough. With an estimated fortune of 185 million pounds the Duke was one of the richest people in Britain.

 

Spencer-Churchill married on October 19, 1951 to Susan Mary Hornby. The marriage, which ended in divorce in 1961 had three children. His second wife married Spencer-Churchill in 1961 Athina Onassis, the divorced wife of the Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis and Stavros G. Livanos daughter of the owner, the third wife of the shipowner Stavros Niarchos , mother of Christina Onassis . The marriage lasted until 1971 and remained childless.

 

The funeral was held on Monday 20th October,  at St Mary Magdalenem Church, Oxfordshire.

Lynda-Bellingham

LYNDA BELLINGHAM WHO'S DIED AGED 66.

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