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Aberystwyth lecturer in Top 10 women in IT

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A ​COMPUTER ​science lecturer at Aberystwyth University has been named by Computer Weekly as the ninth most influential woman in UK computing for the second year running.

It’s the fourth year that Dr Hannah Dee has appeared in ​​

Computer Weekly’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT, and this year for the first time she was the only academic in the top 50.

Topping this year’s list is one of the UK’s most successful angel investors and founder and executive chair of Founders4Schools, Sherry Coutu.

Also featured are Sarah Wilkinson, CEO, NHS Digital, and ex-chief digital, data and technology officer at Home Office, and Carrie Anne Philbin, Director of Education at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Dr Dee was nominated for her work as an activist promoting women in STEM, particularly establishing the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium.

The colloquium, the UK’s main conference for female undergraduates, celebrated its 10th anniversary at Aberystwyth University in April 2017.

She is on the committee of BCSWomen, the Chartered Institute for IT’s group for women. Locally, she is one of the organisers of the popular after-school Aberystwyth Robotics Club and helps run Aberystwyth Science Café.

“I’m very pleased to find that I’ve placed in the Computer Weekly top 50 women in IT list for the fourth year running. I am even more pleased (and surprised) to find that I’ve held my position at number nine,” said Dr Dee.

“It’s a real privilege to be in such amazing and inspiring company – there’s a real depth of talent in the women in tech scene and Computer Weekly have done a great job of building, promoting and exposing this talent through their annual event.”

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Spate of overnight burglaries in Clarach, Bow Street and Ponterwyd

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POLICE are investigating a spate of burglaries overnight in Clarach, Bow Street and Ponterwyd.

A number of burglaries have been reported, with entry forced to businesses and CCTV cameras damaged or removed.

In Bow Street, entry was forced into an agricultural merchants, where items were taken; and CCTV was removed from a business.

Two vehicles – a VW Passat – registration plate CU16 OAL – and an Audi – registration YT09 TWL – were also reported stolen from a garage in the village.

A VW Crafter – registration plate GM16OTP, along with tools and equipment were stolen from a business in Ponterwyd.

Four businesses at Nantallan Business Park were targeted:

Bikes and steamers were reported stolen from one, a generator and two boxes containing LED lighting from another, a Mitsubishi L200 flatbed truck taken from the third, and tools stolen from a fourth.

Police are treating the incidents as linked, and would like to speak to anyone with information or who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the Clarach and Bow Street areas.

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Police confirm Ellie Bryan, 18, died in collision

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE can confirm the woman who tragically died following a collision at Commins Coch was Ellie Bryan, from Aberystwyth.
The 18-year-old was a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra which was involved in a collision at around 10pm on Saturday, November 16.
Her family has released the following statement: “We are distraught by our loss of Ellie. She will be missed by us all.
“Ellie was a loving daughter, sister and granddaughter.
“We would like to thank everyone for their support at this devastating time.
“We would appreciate having time to grieve in privacy.”
Police continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information about the collision to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.
You can report information online at: http://bit.ly/dppReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DP-20191116-353.

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18-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

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POLICE have said they have arrested a driver in connection with a fatal collision which took place at Commins Coch on Saturday (Nov 16).

An 18-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The collision occurred on the A487 at around 10pm, and involved two vehicles.

Enquiries have revealed the involvement of a third car and yesterday the driver of this vehicle was arrested.

An 18-year-old woman – a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra – sadly died from injuries sustained in the incident. Her family is being supported by specialist officers.

The driver of the Astra remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Anyone travelling along this stretch of road at the time of the collision who had dash cam footage, or saw the collision, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

You can report information online at: http://bit.ly/dppReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DP-20191116-353

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