TV PRESENTER Iolo Williams and The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) will attempt to create a new World Record to celebrate 20 years of marine conservation in New Quay, Ceredigion.
The record attempt will aim to create the world’s largest human superpod in the shape of a dolphin on Saturday, September 24 on the Main Beach, New Quay Harbour at 11am. The Wildlife Trust is advising any potential record breakers to arrive by 10.30am. To make their human superpod look like a dolphin they also ask that you wear a blue or grey top, dolphin masks will be provided on the day.
Iolo Williams, TV Presenter and Wildlife Champion said: “I am delighted to be launching the 20 year celebrations and World Record Attempt with The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. The charity manages some of the region’s most precious wild places and their Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) is the focus for marine conservation in the area. This event is a celebration of 20 years of marine conservation in New Quay and what better way to mark this achievement with a world record attempt.”
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre was established in 1996 as a non-profit organisation dedicated to conserving the marine life of Cardigan Bay through research and education. In April 2015, CBMWC became part of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) and are delivering the Trust’s Living Seas Programme.
Gina Gavigan, Marketing and Development Manager for The Wildlife Trust said: “As part of the 20 year celebrations we will be holding a day of free marine-themed events and activities to accompany the world record attempt which are suitable for the whole family. The event will highlight not only the importance of marine conservation in New Quay but also our vital Living Seas work. We are asking all ‘dolphin wannabes’ to register their attendance for the world record attempt on our website”.
The Wildlife Trust would like to thank Dolphin Survey Boat Trips, Ceredigion Council and Celtic Sustainables for sponsoring the event. A special thank you also to Iolo Williams and all our dedicated volunteers for their support and hard work over the last 20 years.
Young boy approached by man in Aberystwyth
DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a suspicious incident following a report that a man approached a young boy at the Glanceulan Estate, Penrhyncoch, Aberystwyth on Saturday (Jan 14).
The incident occurred between 3pm and 3:45pm.
The boy was not hurt in any way and did not engage in conversation with the man. Officers attended the area immediately but the man was not located.
The man is described as being dressed in dark/black trainers, trousers and jacket and carrying a mobile phone.
Enquiries are continuing and police are carrying out extra patrols in the area.
PC Sarah Edwards said: “We’re carrying out enquiries to try to identify this man. I must emphasise that no one was hurt and that officers are doing everything we can to identify the person and to make sure the area remains safe.”
“Anyone with information is urged to call 101.”
Time running out for Euromillions winner to claim £1,000,000
THERE are just days left for one lucky winner to claim a Euromillions prize of £1,000,000 and a ‘Luxury Trip to the Gold Coast’.
The winning ticket for the July 29 draw last year was bought in Carmarthenshire and the ticket had the winning UK Millionaire Maker code of BRR 888846.
If you have any old tickets lying around, check it as soon as possible – if it has that code on it, pick up the phone and claim your prize!
The deadline to claim the prize is next Wednesday, January 25.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said: “Time really is running out for the winner of this prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward at the very last minute to claim the money.
“We’re urging everyone to check their old tickets one final time or look anywhere a missing EuroMillions ticket could be hiding.
“This life-changing prize could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there.”
If the prize isn’t claimed the funds will go to Lottery funded organisations around the UK.
To claim the prize call 0844 338 7551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Low unemployment figures for 18 – 24 year olds in Ceredigion
NEWLY released figures show that the number of young people claiming benefits in Ceredigion is the second lowest in Wales.
The figures, which have been released by the Department for Work and Pensions, show that just 1.1% of persons aged 18 – 24 in Ceredigion are claiming job seekers’ allowance.
That figure translates to just 525 people, and is 1% below the whole of Wales.
Since 2010, this figure has seen a 42% reduction in Ceredigion and across Wales 39,000 more people are now in work.
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