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Cardigan: Ten pound bet from hospital bed nets woman £40,000

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Bet from hospital bed: Woman scooped a £40k win from a £10 bet

Bet from hospital bed: Woman scooped a £40k win from a £10 bet

ONE lucky lady is celebrating a life changing jackpot win from William Hill after placing a bet of just £10.57 to win almost £40,000.00.

The win is even more remarkable as she placed the bet while in a hospital bed on her 60th birthday!

The winning bet was on six horses running at Kempton Park on Wednesday, with William Hill only managing to track her down after she left hospital yesterday.

The lady who lives in Cardigan, wishes to remain anonymous, but told The Herald: “I placed the bet around midnight lying in my hospital bed on my 60th birthday. I’d been in there for about three weeks after breaking my left leg in two places. The signal in the hospital was pretty bad, so I didn’t find out I’d won until I received a phone call from William Hill. I can’t believe it and I’ve no idea how I’m going to spend the money!”

The lady, who worked as a shop manager in a betting shop for 16 years and is now medically retired, phoned her sister up to tell her about the big win:

“I rang her up and said ‘guess how much I’ve won’ and she said ‘five grand’, ‘ten grand’ and I kept saying higher and higher. It was like Play Your Cards Right!”

“To be in hospital on a real low and come out and find out I’ve won this amount of money is unbelievable. It’s incredible.”

William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke said: “This was already a brilliant win, but to find out she’s placed the bet in hospital and won on her 60th birthday is just remarkable. Luck really does strike in mysterious ways.”

THE LUCKY SIX HORSES AND THEIR ODDS:

4.15 Kempton – FRUIT SALAD 5/4

4.45 Kempton – THE GAY CAVALIER 6/1

5.15 Kempton – NOUVELLE ERE 25/1

6.45 Kempton – FIRE FIGHTING 9/2

7.15 Kempton – LANCELOT DU LAC 9/4

7.45 Kempton – ACTONETAKETWO 33/1

 

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D-Day anniversary offer for veterans

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FOLLOWING the first meeting of 2019, the Ceredigion Armed Forces Community Covenant (CAFCC) wishes to endorse Royal British Legion’s generous offer of providing a fully-funded tour back to the beaches for 300 D-Day veterans.

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

Following the CAFCC meeting, Councillor Paul Hinge, Ceredigion’s Armed Forces Champion said, “This most generous gesture is fantastic, everyone of those eligible to travel is a nonagenarian 90+ year old and this trip will be a fitting way to say ‘thank you’ for their contribution as the Allies won WW2.”

The Royal British Legion, in partnership with Arena Travel, have chartered a ship, the MV Boudicca, to provide a fully funded tour for 300 D-Day Veterans from 02 June until 09 June. Each veteran will be able to bring one carer who will also be fully funded.

Veterans interested in applying for the trip need to complete the eligibility form by Monday 4 February 2019. The eligibility form and more details of the event can be found online at: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/community/d-day-75/

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Sex offender caught trying to flee to Ireland

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A sex offender from Bow Street near Aberystwyth who tried to move to Ireland without telling anyone has been jailed.

Dennis Bull, aged 67, was caught trying to drive a van onto the Fishguard–Rosslare ferry with his belongings in the back ready for a new life in the Republic.

Bull, of Nirmit, admitted failing to comply with the conditions of registration as a sex offender and was jailed for 16 months.

Dyfed Thomas, prosecuting, told Swansea Crown Court it was the third time he had breached the order, imposed at Caernarfon crown court in February, 2016, for possessing indecent images of children.

That conviction was on top of earlier offending in New Zealand that included indecent exposure, outraging public decency and gross indecency with a child.

Mr Thomas said Bull had been jailed for 16 months in 2016 and ordered to register with the police. The restrictions imposed included a requirement to tell the police if he intended to change address.

On November 13 last year police at Fishguard harbour became aware of a Ford Mondeo registered to Bull.

A few minutes later Bull was arrested as he attempted to drive a van onto the Stenna ferry, which was loaded with household items.

Bull told the police he had made arrangements to move to Ireland “lock, stock and barrel” because he understood the monitoring of sex offenders was less strict.

In particular, said Mr Thomas, Bull did not like prospective employers being told about his convictions.

Judge Geraint Walters told Bull, “This was a planned and determined attempt to avoid detection. It was only the eagle eyes of the authorities that brought you to book.

“Your record is troubling and you present a risk of committing more offences of a sexual nature.

 “You are defiant of court orders that are there to protect others and it is truly disturbing that you are so keen to breach them.”

Bull was warned that the 2016 order remained in place for a further seven years.

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Newcastle Emlyn woman to brave the shave for charity

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TO MARK her 50th birthday, a Newcastle Emlyn woman will brave the shave to raise money for Diabetes UK Cymru.

On January 26, Newcastle Emlyn’s Coopers Arms will be the venue where Yvonne Lloyd’s shoulder length hair will hit the deck, as it is shaved off by hairdresser Pamela Atterbury. Mayor of Newcastle Emlyn Cefin Evans will make the first cut, in an evening that will include a buffet, raffle and live music from local band Back Tracks.

Yvonne, a waitress at Ty Croeso Delicatessen, said: “My son Tristan, now 25, developed Type 1 diabetes when he was at university. However well managed, it is a life-changing condition which you can never forget.

“He was diagnosed after an emergency admission to hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by extremely high blood sugar. It can be fatal if not treated immediately. He was in hospital for four days and now relies on four insulin injections a day.

“I’m having my head shaved, not just to raise money, but also to educate people. There are a lot of myths about diabetes and how it can affect your life.”

The hair cut will start at 8.30pm on Saturday January 26 at the Coopers Arms, Station Road, Newcastle Emlyn. Entry costs £5 and doors open at 7.00 pm. All are welcome.

You can support Yvonne by signing one of the sponsor forms at the Coopers Arms and Ty Croeso, or online at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/yvonne-lloyd2

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