WELSH broadcaster S4C has applied for planning permission to place a mural on the side of a building in Aberystwyth.
The broadcaster is seeking permission to place a mural celebrating its hit TV series Y Gwyll, broadcast in English as Hinterland, on the end wall of the Art Shop in Pier Street.
Detective drama Y Gwyll, which is set in Aberystwyth and the surrounding Ceredigion countryside is one of S4C’s biggest hits. The series has been sold abroad and garnered awards around the world and has won praise for its cinematography and the performances of its cast.
Cast members Mali Harris and Richard Harrington have been nominated for multiple awards for their portrayals of DI Mared Rhys and DCI Tom Mathias. Aneirin Hughes’s alternately chilling and haunted performance as Chief Superintendent Brian Prosser has been widely praised.
In recent interviews with Herald reporter Rhian Angharad Morgan, both Richard Harrington and Mali Harries drew attention to the importance of the Ceredigion setting to the series’ atmosphere and success.
Ceredigion’s highways department has raised no objection to the plan.
A spokesperson for S4C told The Herald: ‘Aberystwyth is an essential and integral part of the production, and if we get planning permission, a mural painting in the middle of the town is a way to thank the local people for their dedication to Y Gwyll’.
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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