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NRW responds to pollution incident

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OFFICERS from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have been dealing with slurry pollution in Nant Brân, near Lampeter, Ceredigion.

The incident was reported to NRW on February 22 and officers on site were able to work with the farmer to stop the pollution at source.

NRW are investigating the extent of the incident and what impact it might have had, however to date no fish deaths have been reported.

Dave Powell, Mid-Wales Operations Manager for Natural Resources Wales, said: “Our rivers are important places for people and wildlife, so it’s important to deal with pollution incidents as quickly as possible to minimise damage to the environment.

“We’d like to thank those who reported this incident to us so we were able to respond quickly and prevent this from being a more serious incident.

“If anyone sees further signs of pollution in the area, we’d encourage them to report it to our 24 hour incident line on 03000 65 3000.”

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Former AM charged with child porn offences

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SIMON THOMAS, the former Plaid Cymru AM for Mid & West Wales has been charged with three offences of making indecent images of children.

Mr Thomas, aged 54, was charged with the offences earlier today (Sept 18) at Aberystwyth Police Station.

He has been bailed to appear at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, October 3.

At the time of his arrest, Mr Thomas was his Party’s spokesperson on Rural Affairs and Energy policy and had recently taken up a role which would have seen him perform a significant role in Plaid Cymru’s future campaigns.

His arrest in July was a shock both to his political allies and those in other parties in the Assembly.

Following his arrest, Mr Thomas resigned immediately as an Assembly Member and from Plaid Cymru. He was replaced as regional AM by Helen Mary Jones.

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Storm Helene could bring 70mph winds

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WINDS of up to 70mph could batter the county on Monday and Tuesday (Sept 17-18) with a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office.

Storm Helene is set to arrive on Monday evening at around 6pm and last until Tuesday at around 8am.

Operational Meteorologist for the Met Office Martin Bowles said: “An issue is that trees are in full leaf and so are more likely to be blown over in strong winds than they would be in the middle of winter.

“That could be a problem.

“The storm will head straight up through the Irish Sea and across the North of England on Monday night, bringing some heavy rain and some strong winds.

“We have updated some areas to a yellow warning.”

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and take extra care on the roads.

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Police confirm body found following Belgrave House fire

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POLICE have confirmed that remains of a male have been recovered during the search at Belgrave House Hotel, Aberystwyth.

The remains have not yet been identified.

The family of the missing Lithuanian man have been informed of this development.

H.M.Coroner has been updated and a Home Office post mortem has been arranged

The search of the scene continues.

Police are in consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service over this development.

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