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18 year-old woman dies and another in hospital after late night Swansea Valley crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic accident on the A4067 travelling from Swansea to Godre’r Graig

South Wales Police are reporting that a white Citroen C1 left the road shortly before 1.30am on Sunday 23 January.

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An 18 year-old woman was tragically declared to have died at the scene. A second 18 year-old woman was taken to University Hospital Wales with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other vehicle is thought to have been involved in the accident.

The A4067 was closed between the Pontardawe Tesco store and the B4603 Ynysmeudwy Road for a number of hours while police carried out investigations.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed or has dash-cam footage of the incident or the manner in which the white Citroen C1 was being driven prior to the collision to contact us.”

Police can be contacted online, by calling 101 or by emailing SWP101@south-wales.police.uk quoting occurrence number 2200024693.

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Local Amazon distribution centre gives a grand donation to a Swansea school

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A Swansea primary school has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Swansea Bay.

Craigfelen Primary School in Clydach plans to use the donation to enhance their outdoor area for learners.

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Omer Kartal, Site Leader at Amazon in Swansea, said: “At Amazon, we are passionate supporters of schools and pupils in our community. We’re pleased to support Craigfelen Primary School with this donation.”

Craigfelen Primary School will use the donation to improve their outdoor area

Craigfelen Primary School was nominated for support by Ryan Arnold, who works as an engineer at the Swansea fulfilment centre. Ryan’s wife is a teacher at the school.

He added: “Craigfelen Primary is a fantastic school, deserving of endless thanks for the support and guidance it provides to pupils. It’s great that Amazon has been able to make this donation and I know it will be warmly welcomed by everyone at Craigfelen Primary School.”

Mrs Alison Williams MBE, Headteacher at Craigfelen Primary School, added: “We want to thank Omer and the Amazon team in Swansea for this donation. As a school community, we are dedicated to supporting our pupils to succeed through education whilst ensuring they are proud of their community. This donation will be a great support to us.”

The donation to Craigfelen Primary School was made as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities in and around its operating locations across the UK.

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Man charged with attempted murder after Clydach assault

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Detectives investigating the serious assault of a man in Clydach on Saturday 12 March have charged 37 year-old Daniel Harrison with attempted murder.

He has been remanded into police custody and will appear at Swansea Magistrates Court later today (17 March).

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Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Jones from South Wales Police said: “We know this incident caused some concern within the local and wider community. I would like to reassure people that we have the suspect in custody and we are not looking for anybody else.”

The victim of the assault remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital.

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Funding secures additional 49 life-saving defibrillators for Swansea communities

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An additional 49 easily accessible life-saving defibrillators are being installed at retail locations in communities right across Swansea in the coming months.

Swansea Council is working with the charity Heartbeat Trust UK to increase public access to this vital equipment and to become the UK’s first ‘defib-friendly’ city.

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The Council has agreed more than £60,000 in grant funding that will enable the Charity to place and insure defibrillators in locations that have 24-hour access in all 36 council wards.

These will include additional machines in retail locations in the city centre, high streets in communities including Morriston, Clydach, Gorseinon, Pontarddulais and Sketty and outside community shops or pubs in more rural locations such as Gower.

Swansea Council Leader Rob Stewart said: “This equipment can easily mean the difference between life and death when someone suffers from a medical emergency such as a heart attack and we want to ensure all our residents have as much support as possible.

“There has been an increase in number of accessible defibrillators in Swansea in recent years and the Council will continue to play it’s part in growing the coverage”

Deputy Leader Andrea Lewis, who has driven the initiative, added: “Heartbeat Trust UK is already doing a fantastic job working with our communities in Swansea.

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“This grant will ensure we can get these machines installed all across the city and help save lives. Our ambition is to be Britain’s first defib-friendly city where no-one is far from a defibrillator.

“I’m confident residents in all our communities will welcome this additional support as part of our partnership with Heartbeat Trust UK.”

It is anticipated that all 49 additional machines will be in place within the next few months.

Henry Gilbert, Chair of Heartbeat Trust UK, said: “We are proud to be partnering with Swansea Council to make this city ‘defib-friendly’ in terms of the strategic placement of defibrillators in all communities, generating greater awareness of their locations and providing CPR / Defibrillator training.

“Out of hospital cardiac arrests is one the top causes of death in the UK. The timely intervention of CPR and defibrillation can improve the survival rate from less than 3% to as much as 75%. This initiative will definitely save lives in Swansea.”

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