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One person still missing following hotel fire

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A MAJOR fire has gutted the Ty Belgrave House Hotel in Aberystwyth on Tuesday night (Jul 24), forcing the evacuation of twelve people including three children. One person is still missing.

Five people were been taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent 12 appliances to the blaze at the Ty Belgrave House hotel on Marine Terrace.

The road was closed between the old magistrates’ court and the pier.

The fire started at about 2am but and was brought under control by firefighters. however, damage to the hotel is extensive with interior floors collapsing due to the intensity of the blaze.

A witness at the scene told us that the The Bellvue Royal Hotel next door had also been affected by the blaze.

Rose Voon, who was taking photographs at the scene, said that the Bellvue was on fire first and with the blaze spreading to Ty Belgrave.

Caio Higginson from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service told The Herald:

“Attending crews were met with a well developed fire and rescued 9 adults and 3 children from the affected property. Five persons have been taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution. At present one person remains unaccounted for”.

Twelve fire appliances attended, including 3 aerial appliances, a high-volume pumping unit and a specialist camera drone was used to survey the blaze from the air.

On Thursday lunchtime, Mid & West Wales Fire Service updated the press: “The fire at Belgrave Hotel, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth has been extinguished and all Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service resources have now left the scene with primacy of the incident now handed over to Dyfed Powys Police.

One person remains unaccounted for.

The incident is under a joint fire investigation by the Fire Service and Police.”

Ceredigion County Council closed a number of roads in the vicinity of the property whilst the incident was ongoing.

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Teenage passenger dies in A487 crash – police appealing for help

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DYFED POWYS POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision which occurred at around 10pm last night (Saturday, November 16) on the A487 at Commins Coch, Aberystwyth.

The collision involved two vehicles – a black Vauxhall Astra, which was travelling out of Aberystwyth heading towards the general direction of Bow Street, and a silver Audi A6.

Sadly, an 18-year-old sustained fatal injuries and passed away at hospital this morning. She was a passenger in the Vauxhall Astra.

Several casualties were also taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone travelling along this stretch of road at the time of the collision who had dash cam footage, or saw the collision or the vehicles involved, 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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Free parking in Ceredigion

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Car parking will be free in all Ceredigion County Council operated Pay and Display car parks on the three Saturdays before Christmas this year.

Parking charges at council operated Pay and Display car parks will be waived on December 7, 14 and 21 2019.

Rhodri Llwyd is Ceredigion County Council’s Corporate Lead Officer responsible for Highways and Environmental Services. He said. “Small businesses will be competing against online businesses for trade this Christmas. We want to do what we can to support Ceredigion businesses at this important time of year. We hope this step encourages more of us to shop locally this Christmas and enjoy what fantastic Ceredigion businesses have to offer.”

This decision contributes towards one of the council’s corporate priorities of boosting the economy.

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Ysgol Bro Pedr raise funds for life saving machine

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PUPILS at Ysgol Bro Pedr have raised enough money to buy a defibrillator machine for the school.

The idea came after 15 Year 11 pupils achieved their Level 3 Emergency First Aid Qualification with Ceredigion Youth Service. Pupils felt that it was incredibly important that they and others at the school had the skills, knowledge and equipment to use in an emergency.

Mrs Caryl Jones and pupils raised an outstanding £1,150 through organising a bake sale at the school on 28 March 2019. The school extends their thanks to Lampeter businesses ‘Oh My Cod’ and ‘Y Becws’ for their kind contribution towards the sale.

Guto Crompton, School Based Youth Worker said: “Although first aid is not a mandatory part of the school curriculum in Wales, young people at Ysgol Bro Pedr felt that it should be something that all pupils knew about. This would help them to know what to do in an emergency, whether that be in the school or out in the community. Pupils worked hard to achieve their First Aid qualification which covered aspect such as CPR, casualty management and the use of a defibrillator.”

The defibrillator machine will be placed in the school reception.

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