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Tickets now on sale for IPC Athletics European Championships


Officers save woman from a burning house in Morriston, Swansea

Three police officers have rescued a woman from a burning house in Swansea.

Officers were called to a property in Severn Road, Clase, at around 4.30pm on Saturday 5th April following reports of a house fire. On arrival at the scene the officers found the house to be ablaze and after entering the smoke-filled property, rescued a 22-year-old woman from a bedroom. The woman and the three officers were taken to Morriston Hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. The three Morriston-based officers – Sergeant Paul Rees, PC Tony Phipps and PC Joanne Williams – have been praised for their actions. Chief Inspector Tony McAlinden of Morriston Police Station said:  “The brave actions of the officers undoubtedly saved the life of this woman. “The officers entered a smoke-filled house and rescued the woman. They even re-entered the terraced house in an effort to prevent the fire from spreading to adjoining properties before being supported by the fire service who extinguished the fire. “This was an outstanding act of bravery by the three officers who will be commended for their actions and decision-making at the scene.”


Lidl UK is recalling jars of its Ocean Sea Rollmops because mustard is not mentioned in English on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with an allergy to mustard. In addition, the label does not mention fish as an ingredient in English, although the product label does show an image of prepared fish.



Source: Food Standards Agency.

Sainsbury’s is recalling all date codes of its SO Organic Sultanas on a precautionary basis, because salmonella has been found during routine testing. If you have bought this product, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.




Source: Food Standards Agency.

The FSA has today announced an additional programme of priority testing of lamb dishes from takeaway restaurants across the UK following evidence of ongoing substitution of lamb for cheaper meats such as beef and chicken. Businesses could face prosecution if food is found to have been deliberately mislabelled.


Source: Food Standards Agency.

Crime prevention advice issued after Swansea burglary

Longdan Ltd is recalling a batch of Sugar Coated Mixed Fruit with a 'best before' end date of June 2014 because it contains sulphites which are not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphites.



The old Morris Brothers Coach building opposite Morrisons Superstore was gutted by fire  on

Tuesday afternoon, the building on the A4217 was well alight as eight appliances from the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Services arrived which included the Aerial Platform Ladder.

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TICKETS for the IPC Athletics European Championships Swansea 2014 are now on sale.


Watch as the mum and dad (Pen and Cob) take it in turns to sit on the clutch of eggs in the nest, watch carefully because we counted six, clutches range from 3 to 8 eggs so this is a large family for our Tawe Swans. Swans are the largest members of the waterfowl family,  and are among the largest flying birds. Although most birds generally do not have teeth, Swans are known to be an exception to this, having small jagged 'teeth' as part of their beaks used for catching and eating fish. The sexes are alike in plumage, but males are generally bigger and heavier than females.

These two Swans have been tending the nest for the last week so we are expecting the Swanlings very soon.

Swans are almost entirely herbivorous so please don't feed them at this stage while their on the clutch.

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Source: Food Standards Agency.

Police in Swansea are reminding householders to take crime prevention steps to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of burglary.


With the warmer weather, officers usually see an increase in the number of burglaries of houses which have been targeted because windows and doors were left unlocked or open.


At the weekend in Llansamlet, a house was burgled after the keys to the property were ‘fished out’ through the letterbox after being left on a staircase.


The incident happened at Old Farm Court between 10.30pm on Sunday night and 6.30am on Monday morning and resulted in three laptop computers and cash being stolen. The keys were then used to steal a Renault Kangoo van MK52 LFE from outside the address.

Lorry makes an illegal U-Turn.

A 42 Tonne Lorry made an illegal U-turn at

the traffic lights on Quay Parade opposite Sainsburys, blocking three lanes of traffic.

Frustrated motorists who were waiting behind the lorry blew their horns at the driver, pedestrians guesticulated to him that he was making an illegal turn, but the driver ignored them and waited for quite considerable time to get is lorry around. As the driver pulled the trailer around the tight turn the back wheels were stationary ripping up the asphalt. Motorists entering into Sainsburys from the West could not see around the lorry to see if they're coast was clear. The driver obviously was going in the wrong direction and didn't know Swansea's roads.

Lorry makes an illegal U-Turn.

Water had to be pumped a quarter of a mile via two fire appliances to the burning building. The Police closed Nantong Way because the hose pipes run across the road, all other roads around the burning building were kept open.

The public and press were kept way back because of fears of asbestos particles in the smoke. The ambulance service was also at the scene, a police spokesman said they were not needed and stood down.


Swansea City's Council Borough Engineer was also on scene to assess the damaged building.


Eight appliances from the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Services tackled the blaze which included the Aerial Platform Ladder.

A TITANIC replica will be built in China next year to sail from Southampton to New York in 2016, Australian billionaire backer Clive Palmer has announced.

Mr Palmer has said that this new Titanic will be fitted with the most up-to-date navigational instruments available today.

Crime Prevention

Detective Inspector Mark Kavanagh of Swansea CID said: “Burglars will look for any opportunity to gain easy access to a property and in this particular case have reached through a letterbox and used an unknown implement to get the keys. “By ensuring your home is locked and secure it will remove the opportunity for a burglar and therefore significantly reduce the chances of you becoming a victim of crime. “This includes not leaving anything within a burglar’s reach, such as keys which could be got at through a letterbox. We also recommend locking UPVC windows from the inside as this reduces the chance of them being forced open.”

European Championships

The Championships, taking place at the Swansea University International Sport Village from August 18 to August 23, will be the biggest Paralympic event ever held in Wales. Around 600 of Europe's best athletes will be competing for honours in the Championships as they make their preparations for the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016. The Championships will feature a wealth of Paralympians, World Champions and record holders from over 40 countries.

Double click to insert title text here ...And with just over four months to go until the opening ceremony, Swansea 2014 has now released around 15,000 tickets. Paul Thorburn, Chair of the Swansea 2014 Organising Committee, said: "Swansea 2014 is an incredibly exciting event for the city and for Wales. The Championships will captivate fans from across Europe as the very best athletes from the continent battle for gold medals and world records. We want as many people as possible to experience this historic event first hand and we have increased the capacity of the venue and ensured that our pricing is as accessible as possible. Our aim is to achieve full stadia across the week, ensuring a truly world-class experience for athletes and spectators alike." Tickets are available online at www.swansea2014.com and from local outlets such as Swansea City Tourist Information Centre on Plymouth Street and Penyrheol Leisure Centre. Priced between £3 and £7 per session, tickets are available for both morning and afternoon sessions. The Championships are being delivered by Swansea University in partnership with Swansea Council, Disability Sport Wales, British Athletics, Welsh Athletics and the Welsh Government. Swansea 2014 will be the fourth IPC Athletics European Championships having previously been held in Stadskanaal, Netherlands; Espoo, Finland and Assen, Netherlands. The Championships are expected to attract up to 20,000 athletes, officials, spectators and visitors from across Europe.