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Radio Ceredigion shake-up as station moves to Vale of Glamorgan

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494750NATION BROADCASTING, the company behind Radio Ceredigion, has been given approval from Ofcom to share all output for five of their stations.

Radio Pembrokeshire, Radio Carmarthenshire and Radio Ceredigion will now share all programming with Bridge FM and Swansea Bay, 24/7.

This means that Radio Ceredigion, as well as Radio Pembrokeshire and Radio Carmarthenshire, will now move to St Hilary, in the Vale of Glamorgan, where the Bridge FM and Swansea Bay stations are based.

Local news, adverts and information will still be broadcast on the stations.

The stations are not based in the same approved area, however Ofcom have granted Nation Broadcasting special permission.

On Friday, December 9th, a consultation will discuss a request from Nation Broadcasting to change the format of Nation Radio. The requested change follows a number of complaints about compliance, none of which were upheld, and now the company wants to clarify the service’s output.

Last month, Ollie Cole announced he was leaving Radio Pembrokeshire after ‘sad’ changes had taken place.

He said: “You’ll probably want to know why I’m leaving West Wales. I’ll spare you too much detail, but as you may have seen in local news reports etc, the way that Nation Broadcasting’s West Wales services (Radio Pembrokeshire/Carmarthenshire/Ceredigion) are delivered is changing. The main daytime presentation of the stations will soon be coming from studios at St Hilary, in the Vale of Glamorgan.

“Though I fully understand the reasons behind this change, personally I do feel this is a sad change for local radio across West Wales and within the industry itself. Networking definitely does have massive benefits to presenters & listeners, but I do feel these counties will miss out greatly on the knowledge and experience of presenters who know their patch inside and out. Something which is hard to replace, and yet should be the true lifeblood of a local station.”

 

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Young boy approached by man in Aberystwyth

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policeDYFED-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.”

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Time running out for Euromillions winner to claim £1,000,000

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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 help@national-lottery.co.uk

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Low unemployment figures for 18 – 24 year olds in Ceredigion

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new-jobNEWLY 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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