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Nearly all schools closed following heavy snowfall

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NEARLY all schools in Ceredigion are closed today (Dec 11) following heavy snowfall on the weekend.
Only Ysgol Gymunedol Cilau Parc and Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi remain open.

The full list of school closures is:

St Padarn’s Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Bro Pedr
Ysgol Bro Sion Cwilt
Ysgol Bro Teifi
Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron
Ysgol Gyfun Penglais
Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig
Ysgol Gymunedol Cei Newydd
Ysgol Gymunedol Cilcennin
Ysgol Gymunedol Craig yr Wylfa
Ysgol Gymunedol Dihewyd
Ysgol Gymunedol Felinfach
Ysgol Gymunedol Llanarth
Ysgol Gymunedol Llanddewi Brefi
Ysgol Gymunedol Llanfarian
Ysgol Gymunedol Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn
Ysgol Gymunedol Llangeitho
Ysgol Gymunedol Llangwyryfon
Ysgol Gymunedol Llanilar
Ysgol Gymunedol Llannon
Ysgol Gymunedol Llwynyreos
Ysgol Gymunedol Penllwyn
Ysgol Gymunedol Penrhyncoch
Ysgol Gymunedol Rhos Y Wlad
Ysgol Gymunedol Rhydypennau
Ysgol Gymunedol Talybont
Ysgol Gymunedol Tregaron
Ysgol Gymunedol y Dderi
Ysgol Gynradd Dyffryn Cledlyn
Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron

You can track the status of schools on the council’s website: https://forms.ceredigion.gov.uk/ufs/SCHOOL_DISRUPTIONS.eb?ebd=0&ebz=1_1512989025191

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Man assaulted nurses while being restrained

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A PRE-SENTENCE report will be prepared on a Ceredigion man who assaulted two nurses and destroyed an extractor fan.

Lewis Hill, aged 24, of Brynhoffnant, appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday (Aug 14) to plead guilty to the three charges.

Prosecuting, Mr Vaughan Pritchard-Jones told the Court: “At 11pm in the evening on January 30, the defendant was on the roof of Bronglais Hospital threatening to jump off. Police and medical personnel attended and were able to talk him down.

“He was taken to the Cwm Seren ward in St Davids Park, Carmarthen, where they arrived at 1:03am the following morning. During the course of being assessed he became aggressive and had to be restrained by staff. He kicked out at the first nurse and was then put on the floor.

“Whilst on the floor he was throwing his head back and forth and the staff nurse, who was concerned for him, tried to hold his head but he continued to throw his head and because of the force he was using he trapped her finger onto the floor.

“The charge did originally read as common assault but the nurse went to get her finger x-rayed which revealed the fracture.

“After that incident he got free and he started damaging an extractor fan which he completely destroyed.
“I am not sure why the case has taken so long to come here but at the time of the offence he was on a suspended prison sentence, the period for which has now elapsed.”

Defending, Mrs Katie Hanson added: “He is extremely sorry for his actions on that night. He was on the roof of Bronglais Hospital trying to commit suicide. There are serious mental health issues but he accepts he was struggling on the floor but he did not intentionally hurt anyone and he apologises for his actions.”

Magistrates ordered that a pre-sentence report be prepared and Hill was released on unconditional bail and must return to court on Wednesday, August 29 for sentencing.

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Cardigan Classic Car Club returns with 3-Counties Run

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Cardigan Classic Car Club will be holding it’s annual 3-Counties Run on Sunday (Aug 26).

There will be an excellent display of classic post war cars, plus a few dating from before the war. Cars will be gathering between 10.00 and 11.00am on The Strand, Cardigan, that stretch of road between the castle and the river for those who would like to go along to view the cars and have a chat. If you have a suitable car, why not join in?

For those who would like to pop along to see the cars as they travel through, they will start by driving through Cardigan at 11.00am, and their route will take them up the by-pass and onto the Fishguard road.

They will turn right onto the Nevern road at the 5-ways junction, arriving in Nevern circa 11.20am.

They will then turn back towards Eglwyswrw on the A487, and travel towards Boncath and Cenarth, arriving there about Midday.

A few minutes later they will pass through Newcastle Emlyn heading for Ffostrasol, then down the A486 to Horeb where they turn left on the Lampeter road to Prengwyn heading for their lunch stop at Talgarreg.

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World War 2 ordnance found on beach

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AN unexploded World War Two bomb was found on Ynyslas and had to be removed by Borth Coastguard yesterday (Aug 14).

There was a controlled detonation of the ordnance.

Borth Coastguard posted on Facebook saying: “Call out today with reports of ordnance. Borth Coastguard Rescue Team assisted the EODU with the safe removal of the item with a controlled detonation.

“Unexploded bombs from WWII are regularly found along this stretch of coastline, as Ynyslas used to be an MoD testing site.

“If you find anything you suspect could be ordnance, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Do not move the object.”

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