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Yellow weather warning issued around Wales

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YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS have been issued for Wales as Storm Diana and extreme winds hit the country.

The Met Office has warned of strong winds and heavy rain over Wednesday and Thursday as part of Storm Diana.

There is a Yellow Warning for wind in place on Wednesday (Nov 28) between 9am-11.59pm. A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds, combined with widespread and in places heavy rain.

Winds are expected to increase from the far southwest early on Wednesday, spreading northeast, with areas adjacent to the Irish Sea most exposed to the south to southeasterly wind.

Wind gusts of 60 mph are expected, with a few more exposed locations seeing 70 mph gusts. The Met Office is warning of likely delays to public transport and potential short term loss of power. It is also likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.

Another Yellow Warning is in place on Thursday (Nov 29) between 3am-3pm. There is a small chance that an intense weather system could quickly travel northeast, bringing a narrow swathe of very strong winds early in the day to parts of southwest England and Wales, followed by north Wales and northern England a little later.

Should this occur, wind gusts of around 80 mph are possible, particularly along exposed coastlines. This would also bring some rough seas, large waves, and possible local coastal impacts.

There is significant uncertainty over how severe this system will be, but a wet and windy day is expected regardless. There is a small chance of delays to public transport, a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs and a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

There is also the potential for injuries and danger to life as a result of large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

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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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