Wales breaking news plus traffic, weather and M4 updates

Wales breaking news plus traffic, weather and M4 updates

All the traffic, weather, M4, showbiz and sport from across the country on Sunday, July 26.

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Police disperse more than 50 people having outdoor party

Police say they dispersed a gathering of more than 50 people having a party in Bryn, Port Talbot.

A picture posted on Twitter by South Wales Police shows a gathering taking place on what appears to be a tennis court.

There are tables and chairs, along with a number of gazebos to protect the people taking part from the weather.

The tweet from @SWPNeathPTalbot said: “Gathering of 50+ with sound system and alcohol dispersed in Bryn tonight by the Op Bergamot team. We’re not out of the woods yet people – stay home if you can!”

While pubs have re-opened outdoors, people are still required to maintain social distancing.

Police tweeted this picture of a gathering in Bryn that they dispersed

Brits returning from Spain now risk £1,000 fines

People returning from Spain risk £1,000 fines if they fail to self-isolate for the required 14 days.

The fine was introduced earlier this year when the Government was considering a mandatory self-isolation period for anyone arriving in the UK from abroad.

It applied to England but the fine system was also adopted in Wales.

However, it was then confirmed that people travelling to a range of countries including Spain would not have to self-isolate on their return.

That changed this weekend following a spike in coronavirus infections in the popular holiday destination for Brits, leading to fears of a second wave of the pandemic in that country.

The government is now advising against all but essential travel to mainland Spain

Holidaymakers in an airport returning from Spain


Swansea City success

Andre Ayew atoned for a penalty miss with a stunning goal to ensure Swansea City hold the advantage in their Championship play-off semi-final contest with Brentford after beating the Bees 1-0 in the first leg at the Liberty Stadium.

Both sides created numerous chances in what was an enthralling feast of second tier entertainment in South Wales.

It looked on course to end goalless after Ayew had a penalty saved by David Raya in the second half shortly before Thomas Frank’s side had Rico Henry sent off.

But Ayew struck a sweet winner in the 81st minute to give Swansea the lead at the midway point of the two-legged tie.

It means Swansea hold the advantage ahead of the second leg at Griffin Park on Wednesday night.

Andre Ayew of Swansea City celebrates with team-mates and staff after scoring against Brentford

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Man dies after falling from cliffs near Rhossili in Gower

A man has died after he fell from cliffs near Rhossili in Gower.

The RNLI said they were alerted to the incident at around 10am on Sunday, July 26. They were told someone had fallen from cliffs above Mewslade Bay into the sea below.

Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat was launched.

“It made its way through choppy seas to Mewslade. The Air Sea Rescue Helicopter was also scrambled to Mewslade and, having located the man, winched him out of the water,” said a spokesman for the RNLI.

“Sadly, the man was later pronounced dead.”

Kate Garraway almost crashed car on motorway with her children inside

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has revealed that she almost had a car crash as she drove her children for the first time since her husband’s admission to hospital.

The former I’m A Celebrity… contestant took to Instagram on Sunday to reveal the police came to her aid after her tyre blew on the motorway while Darcey, 14, and Billy, 11, were in the car.

She called the experience “utterly terrifying” and admitted she is feeling “shaken” now she’s home safe.

It comes as her husband Derek Draper remains in intensive care as he slowly wakes from his coma following his battle with coronavirus.

Kate, 53, shared a picture of her badly damaged tyre alongside one of herself wearing a face mask alongside the two police officers that came to her rescue.

V presenter Kate Garraway talking about her husbands battle with coronavirus on GOOD MORNING BRITAIN, ITV.

Three in hospital and people resuscitated after riptide sparks major air and sea operation

Two air ambulances were sent to an emergency at a Welsh coastal resort on Sunday afternoon.

Three people were taken to hospital and two others were treated at the scene at Aberdovey in Gwynedd.

Helicopter crews from Caernarfon and Welshpool were scrambled to the area while a search and rescue helicopter and lifeboat crew were also spotted at the scene.

The full nature of the incident has not yet been disclosed.

But the RNLI confirmed to North Wales Live that the group were caught in a rip tide and casualties did have to be resuscitated at the scene.

They were unable to confirm how many required resuscitation, or the condition of the casualties.

Air ambulances and a coatguard helicopter were sent to the scene

Will this year’s Xmas office party be more ‘no, no, no’ than ‘ho ho ho’?

UK firms traditionally splash out over £1bn each December on the Christmas office party.

But this year looks set to be much different, with some Welsh restaurateurs warning that coronavirus could have a massive impact on 2020’s seasonal work’s bash.

Read more here.

Not the welcome home they were expecting

Brits in Spain will have to isolate for two weeks when they get home as the country ends its quarantine agreement amid a fresh coronvirus outbreak, the Department of Transport has confirmed.

It was announced yesterday that the change will affect all tourists from the UK nations – unless they made it back by midnight last night (Saturday, July 25).

More here.

A freight worse than death?

55 years ago Brian Robson from Cardiff tried getting home from Australia to Wales by mailing himself there in a wooden crate.

This is his incredible story.

Read it here.

Good morning…

Today’s weather looks like being largely overcast, but with some bright spells throughout the day.

Temperatures should reach a high of 20c in the afternoon with rain forecast for the early hours of Monday.

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