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BRIDGEND: Driving instructor Roger Pryor, secretary of the Bridgend Drivers' Association, is calling on the council to scrap a ``nightmare'' system before a serious accident occurs at the new-look Ewenny roundabout.

MERTHYR: The grieving children of Annie May Carter, 59, the woman who died of a heart attack last week after surgeons fitted a right knee joint in her left leg, say they still expect their mum to come smiling through the door.

RHONDDA: RCT councillor Layton ``Percy'' Jones has scooped pounds 2,000 in prize money after winning an episode of The Weakest Link that will be broadcast in October.

GWENT: Residents from the Victoria and Festival Park areas and local politicians have joined forces to protest against a mound of waste that has built up on the mountainside by the Silent Valley company.

ANGLESEY: Thousands of balloons released as part of Llangefni Market's ongoing promotional drive travelled as far afield as Scotland.

CEREDIGION: Work begins on Monday on upgrading sewage treatment for the seaside village of Llangrannog - the pounds 1.3m investment by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water will help meet higher environmental standards. DENBIGHSHIRE: CreativitiyJones Design, from Llangollen has helped to create a classroom where children from north-east Wales will learn about recycling.

GWYNEDD: The Ironman Triathlon competition begins in Llanberis today with 1,200 athletes set to spend hours swimming, cycling and running in the region. MERTHYR: Cancer Research UK is extending its Wales Cancer Trials Network, funded by the National Assembly, to include cancer patients in Merthyr, Aberystwyth, Abergavenny and Haverfordwest.

NEWPORT: Campaigners seeking to save the city's mediaeval ship have formed the Friends of the Newport Ship group with more than 40 people joining up already - Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Robin KnoxJohnston have been asked to act as patrons.

SWANSEA: Green campaigner Rob Speht, the former Liberal Democrat candidate for Swansea East, has made a blistering attack on Swansea City and County Council's environmental record claiming the council's record on recycling is ``pitiful''.

POWYS: One of the oldest people in the country, Mrs Kathleen Beard of Llwyn Teg Residential Home in Llanfyllin, has just celebrated her 107th birthday.

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF: Overgrown allotments in Rhondda Cynon Taff are being reclaimed as an pounds 11,000 operation to provide more plots for vegetable gardens.

MONMOUTHSHIRE: Hair expert Phillip Mungeam is bringing his ``Cabaret with Hair'' show to the Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel and Country Club on September 25 at 7.30pm to raise money for Save The Children.

CARMARTHENSHIRE: The National Botanic Garden's role in regenerating the economy of south west Wales continues later this month when it opens its gates as a corporate venue for Welsh businesses. CONWY: A new report has slammed the town's conservation area and urged Conwy County Borough Council to reconsider opening more of the 13thcentury town wall to the public. BRIDGEND: The town is to get a new pounds 1m bus station - just six years after the present one was built - because Bridgend County Borough Council say the existing station cannot cope with the volume of bus traffic.

NEATH: Grandmother Phyllis James, 90, who lives at Llys yr Ysgol, High Street, Glynneath, says she is scared to death by gangs of teenagers tormenting her in front of her bedroom window - she says the situation has got worse in the last 18 months and claims she has even been flashed at.

PONTYPRIDD: A damning report slamming the failings of Rhondda Cynon Taff's Housing Department has revealed that the local authority is owed almost pounds 1m by former council house tenants.
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