One of Cardiff city centre's busiest roads has been blocked by protesters from Extinction Rebellion . The movement, which has spawned groups all over the UK, is planning on sticking around for at least three days hoping the disruption will help spread their message. Blocking the roads in Cardiff, along with other major UK cities such as London, Glasgow, Bristol and Leeds, the group has put a boat on Castle Street and pitched tents outside City Hall. Protesters stayed overnight at both locations, eating from the food tents, playing music and singing songs. Who are Extinction Rebellion? Extinction Rebellion (XR for short) is an international movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse. The movement was set up in October 2018 when they assembled at Parliament Square, London to announce a Declaration of Rebellion against the UK Government. More than 1,500 came to participate in … [Read more...] about Who are Extinction Rebellion and what do they want?
A teenager who murdered a loving young dad and the killer accused of ordering the fatal knifing over a drug debt will be sentenced today. Anthony Winter, 32, was found lying in a pool of blood on a footpath near woodland in Cardiff just before 7.15am on November 22 last year. Today three people convicted of killing him will be sentenced alongside two others who have been convicted for perverting the course of justice after cleaning up a flat where Mr Winter was attacked. Prosecutor Christopher Clee QC told a trial at at Cardiff Crown Court last month that drug addict Mr Winter was lured to a flat in Newport on November 21 where he was “tortured” over debts he owed to his suppliers, which were said to be around £500. Mr Winter was found by a walker near Brookfield Drive in St Mellons the following morning having been fatally stabbed in the leg by James Jones, 19. The teenager, known as Flames and from Bedwas Close in St Mellons , admitted murder and did … [Read more...] about Live updates as killers of dad knifed to death are sentenced
On July 20, 1969, humankind changed forever. At 5.54pm, after decades of development, the first man stepped on the moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became household names. But behind that historic mission was a was a shy man who grew up in Anglesey in a house with no electricity. His name was Tecwyn Roberts. Born in 1925, Tecwyn lived with his mother in a cottage in Llanddaniel Fab. It was a hard life, Tecwyn had to walk two miles to school everyday. But during World War Two, when the skies were full of planes, Tecwyn's imagination was sparked and he joined Saunders-Roe engineering works in Anglesey as an apprentice sea plane mechanic. After a brief stint in the RAF, Tecwyn returned to aircraft development. Then at the age of 27, he crossed the Atlantic looking for fresh opportunities in a brave new world full of technology. He made it to Canada, at a company near Toronto, who manufactured aircraft. But after the project he was working on was cancelled by the … [Read more...] about NASA’s unknown Welsh hero helped put man on the moon
It has not been a good week for New Zealand. First they lose a nail-biting final in the Cricket World Cup and now they have lost the title of steepest street to a road in Wales. Ffordd Pen Llech, in the seaside town of Harlech, has been officially recorded as the steepest in the world by the Guinness World Records after a campaign by locals. With a gradient of 37%, it is 2% steeper than the previous record holder in New Zealand. On Tuesday, Guinness World Records announced the Welsh street had taken the title from Baldwin Street in Dunedin, a city on New Zealand's South Island, which has a gradient of 35% and has attracted tourists from all around the world. Local businesses have been trading on the title for the past two years since gaining the record, and the 350-metre-long street has found fame on social media. But locals in Harlech, led by entrepreneur and architectural historian Gwyn Headley, claimed Fford Pen Llech was even steeper, leading to an inspection by an independent … [Read more...] about Welsh street named the ‘steepest in the world’
A controlled explosion took place near Amazon last night after a bomb shell was discovered. A cordon was put in place at Sims Group UK in Neath Abbey Wharf on Monday afternoon (July 15) after the device was discovered at around 2.15pm. Bomb disposal experts later carried out a controlled explosion on marshland near Amazon in Jersey Marine . Fabian Way was closed for a short time to keep people safely away from the area of the detonation. Residents throughout Neath and further afield heard the explosion. How the authorities deal with a suspected unexploded bomb: A statement from South Wales Police released on Monday night said: "Bomb disposal experts will carry out a controlled explosion on marshland near Amazon in Jersey Marine this evening, after a bomb shell was discovered at a metal recycling company in Neath Abbey. "A cordon has been in place at Sims Group UK, Neath Abbey Wharf, since the device was discovered at approximately 2.15pm today. "Explosive Ordnance Disposal are … [Read more...] about Explosion heard near Amazon after bomb shell is discovered