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Couple seek help as son has heart treatment




Baby Zach: Undergoing heart treatment

A CEREDIGION couple are appealing for donations to pay for costs as their son undergoes life-saving treatment.

Erin Weston and Shaun Harvey, both 24, have seen their son, Zach, undergo open heart surgery at a hospital in Bristol, after it was discovered he had a hole in his heart.

He was then rushed 128 miles from their home for the surgery.

Because of the distance from their home, they are appealing to raise money to pay for food, fuel, parking and accommodation costs.

Erin said: “We live in mid-Wales but have to travel to Cardiff for scans and we are currently in Bristol where we will be for another week at least.

“Myself and Shaun don’t have anywhere to stay and have been sleeping on sofa beds in scan rooms and things.

“It’s a hard time for everyone, emotionally, physically and financially.

“We are trying to raise a little bit of money to help with the fuel costs, parking, accommodation, food while away from home and things Zac will need while in hospital.

“It’s extremely hard having a poorly child, missing work means less income and travelling to hospitals far away from home for the required specialists.

“We are very grateful for any help.”

On his condition she said: “We noticed his breathing difficulty and extremely fast heart rate.

“We went to our local hospital and got sent to Cardiff by ambulance where they scanned him and started medication.”

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Young boy approached by man in Aberystwyth



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



CashTHERE 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

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Low unemployment figures for 18 – 24 year olds in Ceredigion



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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