ABERYSTWYTH’S highly-popular carnival is under threat because of a massive rise in the cost of holding street events being considered by the county council.
The carnival requires rolling temporary road closures, but the county council wants to introduce significant increases in the charges under two different laws allowing temporary road closures for special events.
ANGRY students staged a protest last week in a bid to prevent the closure of Aberystwyth University’s historic Pantycelyn hall of residence.
University chiefs are planning to close the hall in September to allow renovation work to take place, but no date has been given for when it will reopen sparking fears it will not be reopened.
A TALENTED Llanidloes butcher faces a nervous wait until August to discover if he has qualified for the final of the first Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition.
Daniel Allen-Raftery, 31, of Randall Parker Foods, Dolwen, was runner-up in the competition’s Wales heat on Sunday, which was won by Matthew Edwards, 23, of Vaughan’s Family Butchers, Penyffordd, near Chester.
A BARBARIC video featuring two Porthmadog men torturing and killing a young deer shows “total disregard towards animal suffering”, according to police.
Toby Humphreys, 22, of the Queens Hotel, Porthmadog, and 19yearold Jac Parry Roberts, of Pensyflog, were locked up for eight weeks after pleading guilty to the sickening attack on 17 August last year by Caernarfon Magistrates this week.
Pictured: Ysgol Machreth has been given a stay of execution