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Friday, 7 January, 2000, 16:29 GMT
Robbery on Anglesey

Police are carrying out house-to-house inquiries in Trearddur Bay on Anglesey following a serious robbery at a house in the Lôn St Ffraid area.


The youth was discovered at midnight when his parents returned home. He was treated by paramedics for shock and minor injuries.

The house had been ransacked and the safe which was stolen was found, forced open, twelve miles away in a hedge near Pentre Berw on Anglesey.

A quantity of personal jewellery had been taken, value not known.




National Park warden unfairly sacked


A former head warden of Snowdonia National Park was unfairly dismissed from his job, an industrial tribunal has ruled.

John Ellis Roberts, was made redundant last April, after working for the park for 32-years.

The tribunal, in Caernarfon, criticised the National Park for what it called, a ''lamentable lack of proper consultation'' with Mr Roberts.

His position had been under review due to a reorganisation.

EastEnders executive producer Matthew Robinson is to join BBC Wales as its new Head of Drama.

Mr Robinson, 55, has produced, directed or written over 1,000 episodes of television drama during a career spanning three decades.

His directing credits include Angels, Brookside, Coronation Street, Doctor Who, Howard's Way and Bergerac.

It will be his second stint at BBC Wales, having directed episodes of the serial District Nurse, starring Nerys Hughes, in 1987.




Police release man on bail

Gwent police have released a man held in connection with a death in Newport.

The body of 26-year-old Carl Prawoski was discovered at a Bettws address in the early hours of Wednesday.

Police say the detained man, said to be in his late twenties, has been freed on police bail pending the results of toxicology tests.

He is due to report back to police in three weeks' time.




Schoolboy dies in class

The coroner has been informed after a 10-year-old boy died in his classroom at a Cardiff school.

The boy was treated by paramedics in the classroom after being taken ill at Birchgrove Primary School.

An ambulance was called to the school at around 1330 GMT on Tuesday afternoon and the boy was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he died.

The headteacher is speaking to all the pupils at the school personally about the death.




Drink-driver's ban reduced

A nursing manager from north Wales has become one of the first motorists in Britain to be offered the chance of a 25% reduction in a drink-driving ban.

Magistrates at Llandudno told Philip Bailey, 45, that under a new initiative he had the opportunity of shortening his 20-month disqualification by obtaining an "alcohol education" course certificate.

It involves six training sessions costing £160. Bailey was also fined £450 and ordered to pay £30 costs after he admitted driving with excess alcohol.

Bailey had been twice the alcohol limit when he drove to work at 0745 GMT on New Year's Day.

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