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Take a ‘legendary’ selfie and win a weekend in Ceredigion

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AN ONLINE competition associated with the Legends of the West app has been launched today (Jun 22) by Discover Ceredigion.

Created as part of Ceredigion and Dyfi Biosphere destination activity celebrating Wales Year of Legends 2017,  the app brings together a selection of Ceredigion and the Biosphere’s best loved legends – a combination of old and new.

Ceredigion’s legendary landscapes come alive for visitors through the app with stories, activities and useful information. Using GPS and iBeacon location technology to show relevant content to devices depending on the location, the Legends of the West app enables the user to discover places associated with 12 of Ceredigion’s fascinating legends.

The competition is to win a two night stay for two at a legendary hotel / inn in Ceredigion. To enter the competition, download the Legends of the West app and take a selfie with your favourite legend and post it to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags #LegendsApp and #Ceredigion.

Councillor Gareth Lloyd, on behalf of the Ceredigion Partnership said, “Ceredigion has a wealth of legends to share and the app is a great tool for visitors to use to discover Ceredigion’s heritage and culture. It’s a combination of historic and present day legends from tales of the sunken forest of Cantre’r Gwaelod to the gripping story lines of Hinterland”.

The project has been co-ordinated by the Ceredigion Tourism Service, Discover Ceredigion, for the Ceredigion and Dyfi Biosphere destinations.

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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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