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Henrhyd Falls in the Brecon Beacons National Park is the tallest waterfall in South Wales

Trail to waterfall that 'hid Batman's cave' opens

Henrhyd Falls in the Brecon Beacons National Park is the tallest waterfall in South Wales The waterfall used by Batman star Christian Bale to conceal the superhero's secret cave on screen can now be reached via a woodland trail. Henrhyd Falls in the Brecon Beacons National Park was used as the cover for the Batcave in the film The Dark …

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Crews tackle dozens of grass fires around Wales

Crews tackle dozens of grass fires around Wales

Firefighters have tackled grass fires across Wales, including one affecting an 85 acre mountainside in Gwynedd. Eight fire crews were sent to the scene at Tal y Waen mountain, Dolgellau. North Wales fire service was called at about 13:30 BST on Tuesday. Elsewhere, crews dealt with a number of grass fires, including in Rhondda, Maesteg, Rhymney, Cwmbran and on Mynydd …

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Wobbly chick Roley gets leg splints to help her walk

Wobbly chick Roley gets leg splints to help her walk

At two days old, newborn chick Roley could be forgiven for being a bit unsteady on her feet. But after closer examination revealed she had damaged both legs breaking out of her egg, she has now been fitted with leg splints to keep her from falling over. Merthyr animal lover Faye Lennon, 22, faced having to put the Peking Bantam …

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New grey seal behaviour filmed off Pembrokeshire coast

New grey seal behaviour filmed off Pembrokeshire coast

A seal feeding on a harbour porpoise it had just killed has been caught on camera for the first time off the coast of Pembrokeshire. The footage, taken by a local wildlife watching operator, showed an adult male grey seal biting and eating its prey. Researchers believe seals could be taking on larger prey due to increasing competition for food. …

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Land at Bangor Old Road is to become a permanent gypsy and traveller site

Permanent traveller and gypsy site in Conwy approved

Land at Bangor Old Road is to become a permanent gypsy and traveller site Plans for a permanent gypsy and traveller site in Conwy have been approved by councillors. Conwy council gave the green light to land at Bangor Old Road being used as a permanent residential base at a meeting on Wednesday. The site currently has three caravans belonging …

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The scheme includes a dome containing a plant room, reptile exhibits and insect rooms

£6m tropical rainforest plan at Colwyn Bay's Welsh Mountain Zoo approved

The scheme includes a dome containing a plant room, reptile exhibits and insect rooms Plans for a £6m tropical rainforest area at Colwyn Bay's Welsh Mountain Zoo have been approved by councillors. The scheme includes a dome containing a plant room, reptile exhibits, insect rooms and classrooms. Conwy councillors recommended the plan at a meeting held on Wednesday afternoon. The …

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Healthcare Inspectorate Wales visited Cefn Coed Hospital in November 2014

Patient health and staff safety at Cefn Coed Hospital criticised

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales visited Cefn Coed Hospital in November 2014 "Unacceptable" issues at a Swansea hospital impacted on staff safety and patients' physical and mental health, according to a damning report. An unannounced mental health and disability inspection at Cefn Coed Hospital also highlighted "significant issues" with staff numbers, patient privacy and poor ward environments. Healthcare Inspectorate Wales visited on …

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Ten hectares of land destroyed after a large grass fire in
            Aberdare

Ten hectares of land destroyed after a large grass fire in Aberdare

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called just before 17:00 to Cwmbach where around four hectares of grassland were on fire yesterday evening. The fire has been described as a Category 2 wildfire as a result of “deliberate ignition.” The area has been left blackened by ash and is a devastating view to look at. A spokeswoman for SWFRS said: …

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