South Wales Evening Post - 2021-11-23
South Wales Evening Post 2021-11-23


South Wales Evening Post


23. Nov 2021
48 Pages

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4 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline News Council agrees to new education service A NEW education service to help schools improve has been agreed by Carmarthenshire Council leaders, who hope it will be more efficient than its predecessor. The authority is teaming up with Swansea and Pembrokeshire councils to deliver the service, Partneriaeth. It will replace Education through Regional Working (ERW), whose effectiveness had been under scrutiny. ERW also included three other councils - Powys, Ceredigion and Neath Port Talbot. Speaking at a Carmarthenshire cabinet meeting, Cllr Glynog Davies, who has the education portfolio, said those three councils wanted to buy in services from Partneriaeth, which would be allowed. He said getting the draft agreement in place for the new service had been a huge piece of work. “Believe me, trying to get the legal aspect sorted was quite a challenge,” he said. The cabinet report said the rationale behind Partneriaeth was the need to consider a smaller entity than ERW, value for money, transparency, stronger governance on decision-making and high quality professional learning. Deputy leader, Mair Stephens, said she was pleased that education portfolio holders would have a role in the new service as “they are the people who know exactly what is happening”. She added: “I think it’s going to be a ‘streameddown’ service and I think that in itself will make it more efficient.” Council leader Emlyn Dole, who will also have a role in Partneriaeth, said it offered flexibility which was lacking in ERW. For now ERW will remain in force to wind up its business and establish all outstanding liabilities. Partneriaeth will, like ERW, be funded via council and Welsh Government contributions. Swansea Council’s cabinet has also approved the legal agreement to establish the new service. Kirsten’s condition was mild at first. 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A TEENAGER has been unable to leave her house after dozens of giant, flesh-eating ulcers took Hannah Phillips Kennedy News and Media over her face. Kirsten Cowell, from Ammanford, began to notice painful boils appearing on her face three months ago but expected them to disappear on their own. However horrifying photos show how the 19-year-old’s entire face has now become covered in 2cm-deep holes that ooze pus and are covered in dark brown scabs. Some of the images were too graphic to show. The teenager and her mum Allison, 47, suspect she has pyoderma gangrenosum (PG), which causes large open sores to grow all over the body, rotting away skin and tissue. Kirsten was due to start a nail technician course but now rarely leaves the house due to the extreme pain. She is forced to eat a diet of yoghurt, ice cream and soup as moving her face to chew is so painful. The condition is so debilitating that she felt forced to end her two-year relationship with her boyfriend who she lived with because of the way she looked. Kirsten said: “They look and feel like I have been stabbed in the face. I am constantly in extreme pain even if I move any part of my face or head and it’s worst in the mornings. My daily life now just consists of dealing with the pain and trying to manage the seeping 24/7. I can’t manage to do anything at all anymore. I’ve had to move back to my mum’s house because I need the care. “I had to finish my two-and-ahalf-year relationship with my partner who I lived with due to feeling so ugly and not confident because it wasn’t fair on him to manage me like this. I had to leave the relationship for my own mental health. I didn’t have the best confidence before anyways, just like any teenage girl who compares themselves to others but looking back now I believe I was very pretty and I wouldn’t dare call myself ugly ever again.” Kirsten is on a course of antibiotics and steroids and had surgery last month to remove the 18 scabs and clean the wounds which are 2cm deep. Her face needs to be dressed with bandages once a day and mum Allison wraps her pillows in puppy pads so that the pus can’t seep through. Mum Allison said: “She looks like she’s been shot in the face. They are extremely sore and she’s in extreme pain and the wounds are seeping to the bottom of the bandages. “It’s been three months of hell. Her confidence has gone down the pan. She doesn’t want to be here, she’s suicidal, depressed and she doesn’t want to live. “I don’t know how a person can suffer this pain for this long. Kirsten Cowell, 19, from Ammanford, is desperate to reclaim her old life. Kennedy News and Media She’s had to quit her college course before she’s even started. She’s too nervous to even have a shower. “She can’t leave the house because the sun affects her skin so she’s stuck inside. It’s never ending. It’s so hard. I’m trying to hold it together. I don’t know what will happen if it doesn’t get treated. I don’t wish it on my worst enemy.” Kirsten first noticed the boils three months ago and assumed they’d clear up within a couple of weeks but in October she noticed they were getting deeper and becoming more painful. She now has 18 sores covering most of her face. Kirsten said: “When I first noticed the sores it just looked like a boil or spot as I’ve had them on my face in the past through my teenage years but they usually clear up within two weeks. These seemed to keep growing and bursting and eventually they turned into holes and those holes grew bigger and bigger and have become what they are now. I felt scared that they wouldn’t stop growing and becoming more painful and deeper.” PG can be caused by a small wound, scratch or insect bite but Kirsten has no idea how she could have ended up with the disease. The pair are working to get in touch with a specialist who would be able to treat Kirsten’s sores. Allison added: “We haven’t had a diagnosis but the dermatologist has said that it looks like PG. I’ve never seen anything so severe in my life but we don’t know where it has come from because she hasn’t been bitten or scratched and she doesn’t have an immune system issue so there’s no reason for it to happen. “It’s a case of trying to get a PG specialist to have a look at her but there are only two in Wales.” ■■ Natalie Phillips, Kirsten’s sister-in-law, has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the teenager to see specialist doctors. To donate please visit www.gofundme. com/f/helping-kirsten-getback-to-health. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 5 News Fire that damaged four homes investigated The scene in Lon Tanyrallt, Alltwen, Pontardawe, after the fire on Sunday night. An INVESTIGATION is under way after a number of homes were damaged by a fire in a Swansea Valley community which saw more than 40 firefighters called out. Multiple reports say that four houses at Lon Tanyrallt in Alltwen, Pontardawe, have been affected by the fire on Sunday night. Now a community is pulling together to support families whose homes have been devastated by the blaze. Locals from the Swansea valley village of Alltwen have come together donating much-needed clothes, toiletries, and funds to those affected by the fire. Thankfully, there are no reports of physical harm to those involved, and Alltwen citizens have now rallied to help the families where possible. Bags of clothes, shoes, bedding, and curtains were among some of the generous donations delivered to Alltwen Rugby Club yesterday morning. Additionally, family friend Sophie Roberts started a fundraiser to help the families get back on their feet. The 19-year-old said: “It’s so upsetting, my mother lives opposite so she rang me last night when the fire started. “I’ve grown up with the families opposite, and they always used to look out for me, so I just felt like I needed to do something to help them so they didn’t feel like they have to struggle, especially so close to Christmas.” Sophie said she had spent the morning with one of the affected families and said they are all blown away by the community’s support. “Pontardawe and Alltwen have always Corrie David Reporter been really generous, they’re a really good community and everyone always comes together. “I was with the family this morning and they just said they couldn’t be any more thankful, and I’m thankful to everyone who has donated, whether it’s clothes, money, even some people have donated chargers and it’s the little things like that.” A group of volunteers, managed by local area co-ordinator Kirstie Richards, spent the morning sorting through the donations to pass along to the families, who are currently being housed in B&Bs. Reverend Jayne Shaw of St. John the Baptist Church, Alltwen, said: “In the four years that I’ve been serving the community I’ve just come to find out how warm they are, they’re warm and giving, you can see by the donations here, everybody comes together in a crisis especially.” Co-ordinators have now stopped taking donations for clothes, having received so many. Sophie said their priority is providing mental wellbeing support for those affected. “It’s just focusing on the support being there to make sure they’re okay mentally as they get back on their feet for the next year or two.” The fundraiser, which can be found at, has so far raised more than £6,000. The community of Alltwen has come together to donate clothes, toiletries, and shoes to the families impacted by the fire.

6 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline Coronavirus Board set to tackle crisis in midwifery staffing Two birth services in Swansea could be reinstated after they were suspended due to staffing pressures. vadimguzhva TWO birth services suspended by Swansea Bay University Health Board due to staffing pressures could be reinstated. A temporary halt was called on the home birth service and birth centre service at Neath Port Talbot Hospital in order to focus resources in Swansea’s Singleton Hospital. Midwifery staffing levels have been described as “critical” in a report going before the health board on November 25. It said Covid-related sickness, Covid shielding and other absences were to blame. The report said further reductions in staff numbers could result in “unsafe service provision” and poor patient outcomes. Work has been going on behind the scenes to address the issue. Interventions include the appointment of seven experienced midwives, the use of agency staff as needed, and enhanced overtime. Training has also been suspended and all available midwives Current pressures on the health service A SENIOR consultant in A&E has warned that the Welsh NHS is “harming patients”. Dr Pete Williams, a consultant in emergency medicine and paediatric emergency medicine, said current pressures on the health service were leading to patients waiting dangerously long times to be seen. The experienced doctor, who works in the emergency department at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, admitted he often finished his shift in a department full to bursting with patients. “There is no capacity in any areas of the department. I’ve got six ambulances waiting outside. The longest has been there for just under three hours,” said Dr Williams, who has worked in the NHS for more than two decades. “This is not sustainable. We, RIcHARd YOULE Senior Local Democracy Reporter mobilised. The health board’s head of midwifery is attending weekly meetings with a Wales maternity and neonatal network, which are attended by Welsh Government and union representatives, among others. Health board chief executive Mark Hackett said midwifery shortages were being experienced in other obstetrics units in Wales. The issue has been added to the health board’s risk register in the highest risk category. It is hoped the measures will reduce the risk to the category below by the end of December. Separately, the health board announced last Thursday that it was reinstating early face-to-face contact with community midwives. This was suspended during the coronavirus pandemic, with a maternity services helpline set up instead. this department, other departments around the country, the wider NHS are harming patients because they’re not getting timely care.” Dr Williams spoke to ITV Cymru Wales as part of its programme Wales this Week, which follows frontline staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd as they navigate the mounting pressures on acute care. Sister nurse Linda Rycroft, who also features, said she carried a tragic personal memory with her every day of her working life. She explained: “Eighteen years ago I lost my mum. She was in her early 50s [and died] at home through an asthma attack. The ambulance didn’t arrive because it was outside a hospital. “It’s very difficult for me now because I’m the person making that decision to keep that vehicle The helpline was closed on November 19. It also said the safe re-establishment of its home birth service and the birth centre at Neath Port Talbot Hospital remained central to its recovery plan. “We are now starting to see some stabilisation of our staffing situation and have plans in place to re-establish all our services in the near future,” said a statement on its website. The Royal College of Midwives union said maternity services at Swansea Bay have faced major midwife staffing challenges because of Covid-19. Its director for Wales, Helen Rogers, said: “Midwives and maternity support workers have been working tirelessly to deliver care to women and their babies, but are understandably exhausted. “Understaffing is beginning to ease as all newly qualified midwives who wanted to work in this health board are now in full-time posts.” outside. So I can put myself in the position of that family member, of that patient.” Linda, who has worked for the NHS since 2006, said while she had a passion and drive for what she did, she had begun to doubt the longterm future of the health service. She added: “Overwhelmingly in the last 18 months the main message that I have heard is ‘protect the NHS’ and we all have a joint responsibility to do that - to make sure the NHS is there for future generations. I don’t want to be the last cohort of nurses that watch the NHS die.” Bethan Bee is the hospital’s bed manager, known officially as the clinical site manager. She helps sort out the allocation of beds within the hospital, as well as patient discharges. “Winter’s in front of us now, we TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 7 Coronavirus Club set to close over ‘passports’ NINO WILLIAmS Reporter A SWANSEA club has announced it is to close – because it says it cannot comply with Covid passport regulations. Creature Sound said it will be closing its doors on Bethesda Street for good on January 1 next year, after being put in “an impossible position” by the Welsh Government’s Covid regulations for clubs, which they say will create a “second class of citizen who will lose basic freedoms as a result of not complyi n g ”. The closure will mark the end of five years of the live music venue, which took over the former martial arts centre, Ken Bu Kan, and which provides use of its showers to the homeless. The venue is run by Kaz and Allen Chambers. Kaz Chambers said: “We have always prided ourselves on being an equal opportunities space, and we have staff and patrons who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated. “The guidance allows for testing and self-declaration but also suggests those options will be phased out. “If these restrictions and rules continue it will create two classes of people; those who are vaccinated and those who haven’t which in the coming months will mean those who have had it but need a booster, creating a second class of citizens who will lose basic freedoms as a result of not complying. “On the flip side, those who do comply will gain privileges. We believe this will ensue for every batch of booster needed in the future as more variants and vaccine waning continues. We can already see examples of this in action in other countries across the world. To say it won’t happen here seems like denial. “We cannot be part of any scheme or programme or group of businesses that will allow discriminatory rules to be used on our fellow citizens. “We are not arguing about vaccine validity or whether loved ones should have it. We are arguing against the consequences of what may occur further down the line if this system of punishments and privileges is allowed to continue unchecked”. The club’s decision comes after another city centre venue voiced opposition to the Covid passport scheme – and defied a closure order after refusing to comply. Cinema & Co last week said it would be making a stand against the new measures which came into Creature Sound in Swansea is closing due to the Covid Pass system. Jonathan Myers force earlier this month, and apply to cinemas, theatres and concert halls. It was closed down by council officers on Thursday, but reportedly reopened in defiance of the closure order the following day. Kaz Chambers, who voiced her support for Cinema & Co, added: “This is not a decision we have taken lightly. “A month or two ago it would have been a completely different story. “We had wanted to make the building available for the community and had been building up a team to take it over, and they have been doing an amazing job. “But we are just not comfortable under these conditions and are very tired and have taken the decision to pull out.” ‘harming patients’, warns A&E consultant Eight more deaths with 4,489 new positive cases across Wales A FURTHER eight people have died with coronavirus in Wales according to Public Health Wales. New figures published yesterday, which cover the 48-hour period up to 9am on Sunday, show there were also 4,489 new positive cases and the latest seven-day infection rate now stands at 521 – a very slight drop from the 521.2 reported on Sunday. The areas of the country recording the highest numbers of new Covid cases are Cardiff with 551, Carmarthenshire with 282, Gwynedd with 276 and Swansea with 274. Meanwhile, Neath Port Talbot had 189 new cases and Powys had 169. Infection rate for every 100,000 people in each area for the seven days up to November 15: ■Gwynedd: 868.7 (up from 772.3) ■Vale of Glamorgan: 695.4 (unchanged) ■Monmouthshire: 597.3 (up from 556.1) ■Merthyr Tydfil: 571.9 (up from 557) ■Wrexham: 560.5 (up from 553.1) ■Torfaen: 548.1 (down from 567.3) ■Pembrokeshire: 543.6 (up from 484.8) ■Cardiff: 532 (down from 556.8) ■Powys: 527.1 (down from 547.4) ■Carmarthenshire: 505.9 (down from 548.8) ■Swansea: 505.3 (down from 524.3) Denbighshire: 500.5 (down from 514.1) ■Caerphilly: 495.9 (down from 507) ■Newport: 489.4 (down from 504.3) ■Rhondda Cynon Taf: 486.2 (up from 461.7) ■Neath Port Talbot: 484.9 (down from 508.7) ■Blaenau Gwent: 470.9 (down from 495.3) ■Bridgend: 454.3 (down from 465.8) ■Flintshire: 449.7 (up from 436.3) ■Anglesey: 432.6 (up from 352.6) ■Conwy: 376.3 (up from 361.8) ■Ceredigion: 253.1 (down from 279.2) ■All-Wales average: 521 (down from 521.2) are bracing ourselves,” she said. “It is going to be busier than ever, we’ve got Covid on top of it. Coming to work is quite challenging at times but it’s the career we’ve chosen and the job is interesting and varied, so I do enjoy the role.” But despite everything that has happened in the last 18 months - and even further back - she said she didn’t regret choosing a life in the health service. “I don’t know what else I’d do to be honest,” she explained. “I’ve always been a nurse. This is what I’ve done since I was 18.” Bethan said she believed the NHS was holding up, for now, but that things as they stood were simply not sustainable and that staff were feeling the strain. “I think they’re feeling it mentally as well now on the wards. They’re not able to deliver the care they want to deliver. They don’t want patients in ambulances outside but it’s inevitably what’s happening because of the delays. “It’s a challenge every day and I don’t know how long people can carry on with this.” Despite concerns on the ground, the Welsh Government said it was confident the NHS would find its way through its many challenges. Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Care, said it was her firm belief things would improve. “I don’t think the NHS is broken,” she told the programme. “I think it’s under pressure like it’s never seen before. But I’m absolutely confident that we’re going to get through this.” She added: “There is a shortterm issue here that we’ve got to address, which is the here and now and how do we get through this winter? There’s a longer-term issue, which is how do we address the backlog and people who are, frankly, suffering in pain and that’s the last thing I want to see as a health minister. “And then there’s the longer term issue, but we can start that now and that is how we all take more responsibility for our own health, how do we make sure we’re fit, how do we make sure that we eat healthily, how do we make sure that we’re really trying to take responsibility ourselves for our own health? “It’s not going to be a quick fix but we’re having huge recruitment campaigns, and we’ve put a huge amount of additional funding into the system.”

8 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline News ‘Falls service’ welcomed NEWS that a falls service has been operating in the Swansea Bay area throughout the pandemic has been welcomed by Regional MS Dr Altaf Hussain. A freedom of Information request submitted by Welsh Conservative Dr Hussain to the Welsh Ambulance Services Trust has revealed that the St John Ambulance Brigade has operated their special ambulance continually within the Swansea Bay health board area since October 2018. Dr Hussain said: “I wondered what had happened to the falls service which St John Ambulance were providing before the pandemic. “I am delighted to hear that It has operated seven days a week from 7.30am to 7.30pm and has attended more than 2,000 incidents locally.” ‘I’m being acted on by forces out of my control...’ Cinema & Co on Castle Street, Swansea. Media Wales BLACKFRIDAYSALE toshoplocal&save UPTO 80% OFF FASHION UPTO 70% OFF TOYS& GAMING UPTO 60% OFF HOMEWARE GetanEXTRA10% OFFsaleitems! Usecode:LOCAL10 Shopthehighstreetonlineat: Rhodri Harrison Reporter The owner of an independent cinema at the centre of a row over Covid passes has said she is being acted on by “some very dark forces”. Cinema & Co had vowed not to enforce the Covid pass scheme and announced it would “take a stand” against the new measures which came into force earlier this month, and apply to cinemas, theatres and concert halls, calling them “discriminatory and unlawful”. Last week the Castle Street venue was issued with a closing order by Swansea Council, telling the owners to shut for a maximum of 28 days. A Swansea Council spokesman said at the time that the notice was issued due to the absence of any measures to protect the public against Covid-19. But the venue reopened the next day, with owner Anna Redfern saying: “I will continue to trade responsibly and in line with all the other businesses in the immediate area. I am a single mum with two small boys and I will not allow a council officer with a clipboard to end my right to provide for my family.” The council said in response that it was considering further steps to ensure the venue complied with the current Covid regulations. Ms Redfern yesterday afternoon issued a video statement on the cinema’s Facebook page. In it she thanked everyone for the “utterly breathtaking” support she had received from around the UK and “even the world”, including from “footballers, doctors and nurses”. She added: “My life has become absolutely surreal. Unfortunately the downside is that I’m being acted on by so many forces out of my control, some very dark. I absolutely reject any claims that I am in any way connected to far right groups, far left groups or any form of racism. “The reason I made a stand in the first place was because I feel so horrified that the government is trying Anna Redfern. to impose restrictions on our freedoms. Right now my primary focus is being a mother, challenging Swansea Council’s unlawful closure and running my business.” It came as the cinema advised people to stay away yesterday afternoon after reports a Black Lives Matter protest would take place outside the venue in protest at “accusations of racism about us and our staff”. In a post on social media, Cinema & Co claimed it was “subject to some negative feedback”. The post read: “Thank you for all your messages of support and encouragement last night. It means so much to us here at Cinema & Co. However, we were subject to some negative feedback. “The political organisation Black Lives Matter (BLM) have put out a number of social media posts and organised a demo outside of Cinema & Co making statements and accusations of racism about us.” It added that there was no evidence to back up claims of racism, and that a comment made with good intention had been misinterpreted. “We urge all customers and friends to stay away from Cinema & Co from 4pm onwards on Monday, November 22 as a precaution.” Images suggesting a scheduled protest at the venue were circulating on social media but have since been removed. Within the post the cinema also addressed the issue of fundraising currently ongoing to support the venue in its stance, on a crowdfunding website. The total raised so far is just short of £60,000. The post says: “We have no affiliation to ANY political party or organisation whatsoever. We have simply taken a stand on the issue of ‘Covid Passes’ as they are an infringement on our fundamental and inherent rights. As a result, people and organisations from across the political spectrum may agree with our stance. This DOES NOT mean that we support their stance on other issues. Our position is simply about freedom for ALL. We are against discrimination in ALL forms, whether it is relating to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or health choice/status. We distance ourselves from ANY organisation that discriminates. “To be absolutely clear: We have not sought out or accepted funding from anyone; individual or organisations. We are aware that a crowdfunding page was set up to help us in our current situation. To repeat. This is nothing to do with us and will have nothing to do with Cinema & Co in the future. Our plan is simply to continue with our right to earn a living, like every other human being on this planet.” A spokesperson for Black Lives Matter Swansea confirmed the demonstration had been cancelled. But the group argued that the crowdfunder and some of the other ongoing support to the venue had been hijacked by right wing supporters who they argued had a history of racist behaviour. “We want to deter the owner from taking money and accepting support from racists. We have chosen to cancel the protest as we were aware these groups would also be present. “We did not want anyone to be in the firing line and mitigate any potential damage,” they said. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 9 News Man sent death threats to MSs A MAN sent a series of obscene emails to Welsh political leaders in which he told them he hoped they got cancer and threatening them with violence. Matthew Thomas sent the messages to First Minister Mark Drakeford and economy minister Vaughan Gething to take issue with the Welsh Government’s lockdown measures to combat the Covid pandemic, and made threats to kill and “bathe in their blood”. He repeatedly referred to them as fascists and Nazis, as well as comparing them to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and demanded they lift lockdown measures, while also making homophobic and racial insults. Swansea Magistrates’ Court was told Thomas, of Barn Road in Carmarthen, first sent a series of messages to Mr Gething between September and November last year. Prosecuting, Lisa Jones said the 43-year-old had sent the messages to public email addresses for each of the politicians which could be easily Nino Williams Reporter Mark Drakeford. Welsh Government found online. The court was told the emails were monitored by office staff, who had flagged up the messages to Mr Gething due to the serious nature. One sent on November 29, read: “You have no right to take mine and others civil liberties away. You will pay for this you bit of ****, that I promise. I hope you get cancer this Christmas.” Thomas had also sent a series of emails on a single day, September 16. The first read: “Please, please resign. You are all fascist Nazis ruining people’s lives. More people die from bicycling accidents than this stupid Covid-19. You are destroying lives. People are losing jobs and livelihoods. Stop this muzzle-wearing nonsense, scrap social distancing or we the public will remove you from office. You are now the more hated in Wales than Thatcher”. Later that day he emails Mr Gething’s office three more times. Then, on March 15 this year, he sent the following to the First Minister: “You have to end restrictions or I’ll murder you.” He then added more insults targeting Mr Drakeford’s family. The court was told Mr Drakeford had been informed of the letter and police were contacted. In a statement read to the court the First Minister said it had forced him to stop cycling to work and take a car instead, due to fears for his safety, as well as take on extra security measures. His statement also read: “It was obvious the person sending the emails knew my address and had the potential to access my family. “I accept in public life you will sometimes receive abusive emails, however, is is not something I have ever got used to.” The court was told Thomas had psychoaffective disorder, likely antisocial disorder, mental and behavioural disorder and social anxiety, and potential undiagnosed autism. He was also said to have stopped taking medication at the time he had been sending his messages, and had taken to drinking alcohol, following the death of a friend. Thomas had pleaded guilty to sending communications conveying a threatening message, and racially aggravated harassment. Sentencing, district judge Stephen Harmes noted Thomas has significant mental health problems, and is undiagnosed but displays autistic behaviour and he has had significant physical problems. He said he did not think he represents a risk to the public and there was a realistic prospect Vaughan Gething. Matthew Horwood of rehabilitation, and no history of not complying with court orders. For sending a threatening message to Mr Drakeford, Thomas was sentenced to six weeks custody, and for the harassment of Mr Gething he was sentenced to another six weeks, with a further two week uplift for the racial element, to run consecutively, making a total of 14 weeks, suspended for two years. He was also made subject to a restraining order, ordered to pay £85 costs, a £128 victim surcharge, and pay £250 compensation to both Mr Drakeford and Mr Gething.

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My husband and myself set off just after 4pm and were stuck in traffic for well over an hour, before getting anywhere near the town centre. as all the car parks were packed, he dropped me off at the Marina and he tried to get home. It was about 5.30pm, I rushed up to Wind Street and was met by hundreds of people walking towards me. When I reached the bottom of Wind Street I questioned a marshall. he said: “the parade is over, you’ve missed it!!!” My husband had only moved about 10 yards in the traffic, so I found him easily on the Marina and we headed back home. By this time we had worked out that if we could turn right out of the Marina by Sancta Maria hospital, we could head up Fabian Way to the M4 and home. the traffic heading into town, two lanes, was backed up and static from the bottom of Wind Street as far back as the new university. On contacting my friends about it, at Weather LETTER Council should subsidise bikes WIth reference to the article Key transport aim for city centre is to reduce people’s reliance on cars (Post, November 5). having just returned from visiting my daughter in Canada I could not help noticing that every other Swansea Beach as the sun rises, photographed by Marianne Pettifor, of Swansea. PHARMACIES The following are open tonight from 5.30pm to 6pm unless stated: Clydach: *Lloyds, Heol y Nant, and High Street. Cwmfelin: Carmarthen Road, Swansea. Cwmllynfell: Well, Gwilym Road. Morriston: Lloyds Pharmacy, Strawberry Place, 8.30am-6pm. Newcastle Emlyn: *Boots Chemists, Castle Pharmacy. Penclawdd: *Huw S Rees, The Pharmacy. Swansea: Swansea Sainsbury’s Instore Pharmacy, Quay Parade, 8am-10pm; Tesco Fforestfach, 8am-8pm; Boots Morfa, Morfa Shopping Park, 8am-10.30pm. Uplands: Well Pharmacy, 55 Uplands Crescent. *Oxygen equipment stocked. For details of pharmacies (including out of hours) contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or TIdES (Height in metres) Swansea King’s Dock Tuesday 8.09am (11.47) 8.29pm (11.13) Wednesday 8.40am (11.15) 9.03pm (10.76) Thursday 9.17am (10.79) 9.44pm (10.36) Port Talbot Tuesday 8.05am (9.02) 8.26pm (8.66) Wednesday 8.39am (8.72) 9.01pm (8.28) Thursday 9.16am (8.36) 9.42pm (7.88) Llanelli Tuesday 7.58am (7.23) 8.19pm (6.93) Wednesday 8.32am (6.98) 8.54pm (6.62) Thursday 9.10am (6.68) 9.36pm (6.28) Lighting-up time: 3.46pm Tidal predictions for Port Talbot, Llanelli and Swansea King’s Dock (outer sill) computed by the National Oceanography Centre. Swansea: 2.30 metres below Chart Datum; Port Talbot: 5.20 metres below; Llanelli 3.66 metres below LOTTERY Saturday, November 20 Around the Country Today’s Weather Wales’ Four-Day Outlook Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Carlisle Exeter Gloucester Leeds Liverpool London Manchester Norwich Nottingham Plymouth Swansea Tuesday Wednesday °C °F °C °F sunny 8 46 cloudy 8 46 cloudy 9 48 cloudy 8 46 pcloudy 10 50 cloudy 8 46 overcast 9 48 rain 9 48 pcloudy 10 50 overcast 8 46 pcloudy 9 48 overcast 8 46 cloudy 9 48 cloudy 8 46 cloudy 9 48 cloudy 9 48 cloudy 9 48 overcast 7 45 pcloudy 7 45 cloudy 8 46 cloudy 10 50 overcast 7 45 sunny 8 46 cloudy 8 46 pcloudy 11 52 cloudy 9 48 pcloudy 10 50 cloudy 10 50 Around the World Amsterdam Beijing Corfu Majorca Mexico City Moscow New Delhi New York Paris Rio Rome Sydney Tokyo Tuesday PHOTO OF THE DAY Send your pictures to: pictures@mediawales. in jpeg format 6.15pm, they said they were still in town and the Parade was just coming up Kingsway past Mount Pleasant Church. I had not missed it at all. the marshall had told me a load of rubbish. But by this time I was almost home. this was disappointing enough for me, having been misinformed by a Marshall, and sat in traffic for well over two hours. I pity those thousands of people backed up to Cwmbwrla, townhill, half way up Fabian Way and other areas of town who did not make it. there must have been hundreds of disappointed children. Sun & Moon Wednesday °C °F °C °F Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset rain 10 50 overcast 9 48 sunny 7 45 sunny 8 47 rain 16 61 rain 16 61 rain 16 61 rain 16 60 rain 19 67 pcloudy 21 70 pcloudy -3 26 overcast -2 28 sunny 27 81 sunny 27 81 snow 0 32 sunny 4 40 sunny 8 46 sunny 7 45 pcloudy 28 83 pcloudy 27 80 rain 15 59 rain 14 58 rain 20 68 cloudy 22 72 rain 14 58 rain 16 60 Almanac If the city is going to put on this type of event, then there should be special buses put on, or enough parking places provided. Viv Samuel Fforestfach, Swansea Skies will be partly cloudy to cloudy today with isolated rain. Afternoon highs will range from 8 to 10C. Carmarthen 7:44 a.m. 4:11 p.m. 6:55 p.m. 11:46 a.m. Conwy Aberystwyth Liverpool Brecon Swansea Cardiff Birmingham Nov. 27 Dec. 4 Dec. 10 Dec. 18 Last New First Full Aberystwyth Cardiff Conwy Yesterday's High (°C/°F) 9/48 11/52 9/48 Yesterday's Low (°C/°F) 2/36 2/36 2/36 Yesterday's Precip 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" Brecon Carmarthen Swansea Yesterday's High (°C/°F) 9/48 9/48 9/48 Yesterday's Low (°C/°F) 6/43 2/36 2/36 Yesterday's Precip 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" bike was an eBike. Would it not be the right time for the council to start subsidising this type of bike? the quote from Cllr Chris holley states: “Let’s be absolutely honest, we have got too many hills in this city to have a fantastic cycle system unless you are a tour de France winner”. the hills in and around my daughter’s house make the hills in Swansea look like mole hills. Cllr G D Walker Clydach, Swansea Email your letters or poems to: postnews@mediawales. Please include your name and address. High Tides 5 32 16 51 17 59 Wednesday Cloudy. SW wind 7 mph. 9°C/ 48°F 4°C/ 39°F Thursday Sunny. N wind 11 mph. 8°C/ 46°F 3°C/ 37°F Friday Cloudy. W wind 13 mph. 10°C/ 50°F 3°C/ 37°F Saturday Cloudy. N wind 13 mph. 8°C/ 46°F 4°C/ 39°F Tuesday Wednesday 53 Bonus ball Holyhead 5.1 12:02 a 5.3 12:16 p 5.0 12:39 a 5.1 12:53 p Pwllheli 4.7 9:55 a 4.4 10:13 p 4.5 10:28 a 4.1 10:49 p Aberystwyth 4.5 9:43 a 4.2 10:06 p 4.3 10:20 a 3.9 10:47 p Milford Haven 6.4 8:01 a 6.2 8:21 p 6.2 8:34 a 5.9 8:57 p Llanelli 7.2 7:58 a 6.9 8:18 p 6.9 8:31 a 6.5 8:54 p Swansea 8.6 8:10 a 8.3 8:30 p 8.3 8:41 a 7.9 9:03 p Port Talbot 8.9 8:07 a 8.6 8:28 p 8.6 8:39 a 8.2 9:02 p Barry 10.7 8:39 a 10.3 9:00 p 10.3 9:09 a 9.8 9:32 p Cardiff 11.3 8:44 a 10.9 9:06 p 10.9 9:13 a 10.5 9:37 p Newport 11.0 8:53 a 10.6 9:12 p 10.6 9:21 a 10.2 9:42 p TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 11 News Brave fundraisers raise £1,850 for Noah’s Ark children’s hospital after zipline challenge Six brave fundraisers have raised £1,850 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital by facing their fears on the world’s fasted seated zipline, situated at the old Tower Colliery mining site in Aberdare. Swansea Building Society cashier Vicky Toutt joined her sister-in-law Ceri Toutt and four other ladies to take part in the event organised by Noah’s Ark at Zip World Tower in the Rhigos mountain range. Together they raised £1,350 with an additional donation of £500 being made by Swansea Building Society. Both Vicky and Ceri Toutt have very close personal ties to the charity. Ceri’s son, Toby, was born in 2011. He started life with many challenges, and he has overcome a great deal in his 10 years of life. Toby now visits Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital in Cardiff around 10 times a year for ongoing care. As well as being Toby’s aunt, Vicky Toutt also has another reason that the charity is very close to her heart: 40 years ago, her sister, Liz, underwent lifesaving heart surgery at the children’s unit in the Heath Hospital, Cardiff. Therefore, when Ceri was approached by the staff in the children’s unit and asked if she would like to participate in the fundraiser, she accepted. Vicky Toutt said: “I joined Swansea Building Society as a cashier in the Cowbridge branch in April 2021. From day one, I received a warm welcome and I immediately felt part of the Society team. Supporting Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital is extremely important to me and my family, and being a mum myself to two daughters, Lucy, 14, and Poppy, 9, it’s reassuring to know that the hospital is in close proximity. “I like a bit of adventure, so when I was asked to join the girls with this challenge, I jumped at the chance. We were astounded by the amount of money we raised, and I am truly thankful to Alun and Swansea Building Society for their generous contribution!” Richard Miles, head of savings & marketing/area manager east at Swansea Building Society, said: “We are very happy to be able to make this donation of £500 to add to the amount Vicky and her fundraising team have raised for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital. The work they do there is amazing and much needed.” Fundraisers, from left, Holly Padfield, Andrea May, Lucy Toutt and Vicky Toutt. Family in fire attack over ‘unpaid debt’ MERCURY CARPETS & FLOORING LTD Up to 50% Off Remnants Jason Evans Reporter A FAMILY were targeted in a terrifying nighttime arson attack because of an alleged unpaid debt, a court has heard. Corey Rogers used petrol to torch his victims’ car outside their home – trapping them inside the property and forcing them to flee through a window. The 22-year-old arsonist says he was told to target the family but he is refusing to reveal the identity of the person who issued the order. Sending the defendant to prison a recorder told him what he had done had been “extraordinarily dangerous” and he could easily have killed the people in the house. Craig Jones, prosecuting, told Swansea Crown Court that the victims – a couple and their two children – were asleep in their beds in their Swansea Valley home in the early hours of May 10 this year when they were woken by the sound of an “explosion”. When the mother went to see what was going on she saw their Nissan car, which was parked directly in front of the property, was ablaze. Due to the position of the burning car the terrified family were unable to get out of the house through the front door Corey Rogers. and were forced to flee through a window. Firefighters managed to stop the fire spreading. Mr Jones said as well as extensive damage to the Nissan the fire damaged the garage door and fascia boards on the house and also caused smoke damage to the inside of the Godre’r Graig property which necessitated the family moving out and paying for new furniture and redecorating. He said a “conservative” calculation of the cost of the attack to the victims was £50,000. When Rogers was tracked down and arrested at a house in Swansea he was found with a petrol can. He would later tell police he had been acting under instructions. The court heard the firebombing appeared to be a “revenge” attack prompted by an unpaid debt though the person who allegedly owed the money did not actually live at the house. Corey Jay Rogers, of Heol Frank, Penlan, Swansea, admitted arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered. The court heard he has an “extensive criminal history” including misuse of motor vehicles, offences of violence, criminal damage, shoplifting, and breaches of restraining orders. Andrew Evans, for Rogers, said the defendant had experienced a “difficult childhood” and had “identified an older person as a friend who used him as a tool”. He said the defendant had been 21 at the time of the incident and a pre-sentence report found he was “immature” as well as dealing with alcohol and drug issues. Recorder Christopher Clee QC told Rogers that going to the house armed with petrol and setting fire to the car had been “extraordinarily dangerous”. He said the defendant’s actions could have killed everybody in the property and he said it must have been a “harrowing experience” for the family concerned. With a 20% discount for his guilty plea the defendant was sentenced to six years in prison. 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12 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline News / National The funeral of Sir David Amess, inset below MINUTE BRIEFING Prime Minister Boris Johnson PM’s ‘generous’ plan BoriS Johnson insisted his plans for reform of social care funding are ‘incredibly generous’ as he sought to head off a looming backbench revolt. Some Conservative MPs warned they will not support the new policy to cap care costs in england – which critics argue has been watered down since it was first announced. Ahead of a vote last night, the Prime Minister said the plans are addressing a ‘long-standing social injustice’. A real star of skies AstrOnOmers have discovered the fastest spinning white dwarf star ever observed. the white dwarf star completes a full rotation once every 25 seconds, researchers said. they have established the spin period of the star for the first time, confirming it as an extremely rare example of a magnetic propeller system. A white dwarf is a star that has burnt up all of its fuel and is shrinking. Oil and gas wound up UK oil and gas firms are being forecast to spend some £16.6 billion on decommissioning work over the next decade – with 1.2 million tonnes of disused oil and gas installations from the North Sea expected to be removed for reuse and recycling. industry body oil and Gas UK (oGUK) said work in this area would be ‘returning to its usual pace’ after a decline last year. in 2020 only 84 wells were decommissioned on the UK continental shelf – compared to 150 in a typical year. Author stands firm JK Rowling JK rowliNG has said she will not stop speaking out after her address was posted online by activists. The Harry Potter author has attracted criticism for her views on transgender rights, tweeting that she has received death threats. Exercise new help PeoPle suffering mild depression should be offered a choice of exercise or therapy instead of anti-depressants, according to new NHS guidance. The National institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice) said people should first be offered group classes in things such as meditation or behavioural therapy, or they could opt for individual counselling sessions. The draft guideline calls on doctors to involve patients in conversations about what would suit them best. learn from ‘brilliant’ mP sir David POliticiAns have been urged to learn from the ‘brilliant’ constituency mP sir David Amess, as his life was celebrated during a funeral service in southend. mourners paid their respects to the southend West tory mP during a private ecumenical service at st mary’s church in Prittlewell, with people lining the streets to pay their respects. the father-of-five was stabbed to death while holding a constituency surgery at Belfairs methodist church in leigh-on-sea on October 15. the devout catholic’s friend and colleague, mark Francois, delivered a eulogy, praising sir David’s service to his constituents and his sense of humour. in comments that come after Westminster was embroiled in a sleaze scandal, the rayleigh and Wickford mP told those gathered: “Whatever the weaknesses of Parliament, David Amess was the living embodiment of all its strengths.” Channel crossings see steep increase Home Secretary Priti Patel The number of people who have made the dangerous journey across the english Channel in small boats this year is now three times the total for the whole of 2020. At least 886 people succeeded in reaching the UK on Saturday, bringing the total for the year to more than 25,600, according to available official data. Small boat arrivals in 2021 now stand at more than three times the figure for the whole of 2020, when 8,417 people crossed the Dover Strait. These figures are based on home Office data. This comes despite repeated vows from the Government to make such crossings ‘unviable’ and tens of millions of pounds promised to France to help tackle the issue. Tensions with France, already strained amid Brexit rows over fishing and Northern Ireland, have escalated in recent weeks as about 6,000 people have made the perilous journey in November. French interior minister Gerald Darmanin has blamed Britain’s work market for enticing people to make the perilous crossing. Asked whether Boris Johnson thought France was doing enough to prevent Channel crossings, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said on Monday: “We continue to believe that there is more that can be done on both sides.” Meanwhile, business minister Paul Scully argued that French officials are not enforcing their land border ‘well enough’ to prevent people from crossing the Channel. A task force led by minister Steve Barclay has been drafted in to support efforts to stem the rising number of people arriving on Britain’s shores. however, despite the increasing numbers of small boat arrivals, the UK continues to see far fewer boat arrivals and asylum claims than many of its european counterparts. At least 105,135 people have arrived in europe via the Mediterranean by land and sea so far this year, according to data from the United Nations high Commissioner for Refugees (UNhCR). At least 1,319 people are estimated to be dead or missing, according to the same data. It is thought at least 10 people have died in the last few weeks while trying to cross the english Channel. Bella Sankey, director of charity Detention Action, said: “While more people have arrived by boat by 2021, official figures show that asylum applications have fallen in recent years and the UK takes a small fraction of the refugees of our neighbouring countries. “The crisis is that people with credible protection claims – such as Afghans fleeing the Taliban and Iranians fleeing horrendous oppression – are forced to make dangerous journeys that make the UK look chaotic and incompetent. “If Steve Barclay wants to deliver for the Prime Minister he would open a humanitarian visa system for people in France which could end small boat crossings.” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 13 News / World A video still as the SUV speeds past a young girl and others attending a Christmas parade Israel makes 50 arrests Israel’s internal security agency said it had arrested more than 50 members of a Hamas cell in the occupied West Bank over recent weeks who were involved in planning attacks on Israelis. The announcement came a day after a Hamas gunman killed an Israeli man and injured four others in a shooting near a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City. Kyle Rittenhouse Kyle: I am not a racist person Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted over the killing of two men and wounding of another during unrest that followed the shooting of a black man by a white police officer, has said he is not a racist person and supports the Black Lives Matter movement. “This case has nothing to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defence,” he said. Crash driver may have been fleeing from crime Investigators are looking into whether the SUV driver who ploughed through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40, was fleeing from a crime, a US law enforcement official has said. Marching bands and children in Santa hats waving pompoms were among those taking part in the parade when a vehicle sped through barricades and struck dancers, musicians and others. One video showed a woman screaming ‘Oh my God!’ repeatedly as a group of young dancers was struck. A father talked of going ‘from one crumpled body to the other’ in search of his daughter. And members of a Dancing Grannies club were among those killed. One person was taken into custody after a Waukesha police officer opened fire to try to stop the vehicle, authorities said. Two law enforcement officials identified the person as 39-year-old Darrell Brooks. Online court records showed a person named Darrell Brooks had two open criminal cases in Milwaukee County. In one case, filed on November 5, he is charged with resisting or obstructing an officer, reckless homicide, disorderly conduct, bail jumping and battery. Records show a $1,000 (£745) bond was posted on Friday. In the other case, filed in July 2020, Brooks is charged with reckless endangering and illegal possession of a firearm. Investigators were questioning the person about an earlier crime, which the official described as an argument involving a knife. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said that he did not know if the driver was hit by the officer’s bullets but that no bystanders had been wounded. On its social media account, the city of Waukesha put the number of dead at at least five. The incident was recorded by the city’s livestream facility and onlookers’ mobile phones. One video shows the moment the SUV broke through the barricades and the sound of what were apparently several gunshots. Another video shows a young child dancing in the street as the SUV speeds by, just a few feet from her, before it hurtles into parade participants a few hundred feet ahead. One video, of dancers with pompoms, ends with a group of people tending to a girl on the ground. “There were pompoms and shoes and spilled hot chocolate everywhere. I had to go from one crumpled body to the other to find my daughter,” Corey Montiho told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “My wife and two daughters were almost hit. Please pray for everybody. Please pray.” The Waukesha school district cancelled lessons yesterday and said extra counsellors would be available for students and staff. The parade’s list of participants included cheer, dance and band entries associated with district schools. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 15 News Dino Dallavalle proposed to Hannah Jones at the end of Wales women’s game on Sunday. Ben Evans/Huw Evans Agency Wales centre accepts marriage proposal minutes after match Wales women’s autumn finale ended with a special moment when centre Hannah Jones got engaged in front of her team-mates. The Wales star, 25, was taken by surprise when Llandovery and former Italy U20 prop Dino Dallavalle asked her to marry him at Cardiff Arms Park. The surprise proposal saw Dallavalle get down on one knee on the pitch to ask the all-important question, surrounded by Jones’ Wales team-mates and coaches. Swansea-born Jones accepted and was seen hugging her new fiance as her international comrades celebrated wildly. Dallavalle, who was born in Swansea but has represented Italy throughout the age-grade system, later wrote on Instagram: “She said yes!! Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with the most amazing and talented woman in Wales.” Wales scrum-half Ffion Lewis said: “I think me and Alisha Butchers cried for her. The BEST way to finish a campaign.” Jones had just put in an impressive shift in both attack and defence against Canada, who Wales lost 24-7 to in the last match of their campaign despite leading at the break against the third best team in the world. The couple after the proposal. Ben Evans/Huw Evans Agency Zero food hygiene score for takeaway Rhodri Harrison Reporter Tasty House takeaway in Swansea was given a zero food hygiene rating by inspectors on October 6, 2021. Google Maps A CHINESE takeaway on a busy Swansea street has been given the lowest food hygiene rating in its most recent inspection. Tasty House on Woodfield Street in Morriston was inspected on October 6 and was deemed to need major improvements across the business. A zero rating means “urgent improvement necessary”. It is the lowest possible score for food hygiene, with five being the highest. Swansea Council food hygiene inspectors visit businesses across the city on behalf of the Food Standards Agency and record brief comments online alongside sharing a full report directly with each business and any interested parties. A food hygiene rating of five means food standards at the premises are “very good,” four means “good,” three means “generally satisfactory,” two means “some improvement is necessary,” one means “major improvement necessary” and zero means “urgent improvement necessary”. Food hygiene inspectors check the following: ■■ the business premises ■■ how staff operate ■■ the food safety management system ■■ the types of food staff make and prepare. They also pay attention to: ■■ Hygienic food handling: including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage ■■ Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand-washing facilities and pest control to enable good food hygiene ■■ Management of food safety: system or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future. In October, food safety officers found several standards of the business required “major improvement necessary” including hygienic food handling and management of food safety. A spokesperson for Tasty House told the Evening Post they were aware of the rating and were taking “measures to improve the score” and would be looking for a re-inspection in the near future but did not want to comment further. 'A powerful, vital and visionary book' – Jimmy McGovern THE INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF THOSE WHO CHANGED HISTORY FROM BELOW Who are the heroes we should teach our children about? From the Hillsborough mums to the sacked Mersey dockers; from bomb victim Donna Marie McGillion to campaigner Doreen Lawrence; from trade unionist Jack Jones to the football fans who feed the poor; from Muhammad Ali to the NHS nurses who gave their lives on the Covid frontline ... 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This form of treatment can take time, and it can be hard to encourage a small child to wear glasses or a patch over their eye, but it will be worth it in the end. How can I calm my sciatica? Q Most cases of sciatica will A pass after a month or two without any treatment. To help alleviate any back pain, you can take anti-inflammatory painkillers, or stronger painkillers if needed, and use ice packs or warm packs on the source of the pain. Although relaxing might seem like a good idea, it won’t help your recovery, so try and stay active and do gentle exercise. In the future, you can help to prevent a reoccurrence of the condition by exercising regularly and make sure you have good posture. Also check your mattress is firm enough. News Fantastic Travel Offers – Especially for readers Black Frida y Sale - Up to 15% off every holiday* Ultrafast broadband is coming to thousands of homes in South Wales for the first time. 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According to Openreach, the new setup provides speeds of 1 Gbps, which is up to 10 times faster then the average home broadband connection, which means faster downloads, better quality video and higher resolution when streaming movies and TV on various platforms. It also means that people can use multiple devices within the same household without speeds being affected, and connections being less impacted by peaktime congestion. The plans follow the announcement earlier this year that hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses would have access to the new network in other areas, including several rural communities like Abersoch, Bethesda, Borth, Cardigan, Nefyn, Nelson, Narberth, Llantwit Major and Kidwelly. Rob Harries Reporter Lee Waters, the Welsh Government’s deputy minister for climate change, has welcomed the news. 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18 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline News Rapper’s delight in raising awareness A LLANELLI rapper has put the town’s drug and poverty problems into sharp focus in a song about the town. Andrew Booth, 32, in the tune Turk Town places the spotlight on the issues of the Tyisha area, where he grew up. The area is one of the most deprived in Wales and Andrew says it has been taken over by drug dealers and strangers. Andrew said: “Tyisha is my stomping ground. I just wanted to give an accurate picture for what it’s like in the area and what it’s like growing up and what poverty does for the town. “Myself and my close friends did not have an easy upbringing. “A lot of my friends’ parents had drink and drug problems. “I wanted to touch on social problems and poverty.” He added: “Some people think I am trying to glorify bad things but I am speaking about the realities of what it’s like. “I mainly write on what life is like Liz Perkins Reporter here and the crime that comes from poverty. “I feel I’m a voice for the voiceless, and represent a lost generation that were let down by society. “I feel like I speak for kids that grew up with various social issues, homelessness, parents dealing with addiction. My main goals are to inspire the youth to try and make something out of nothing when the environment we come from is filled with hopelessness. “And to make sure my generation and area I come from is not forgotten about, and heard at the highest levels. “Because we’ve got something to say.” Cash is being injected into the area by the local authority as part of a multi-million-pound project designed to transform Tyisha, including the area called “the four Tys”. But despite its problems Andrew said being brought up there had shaped his life. He said: “I’m really proud to come from where I come from, because it made me who I am today. “And even with little to no support, I still want to champion the town and get it the shine it deserves musically because the people deserve it.” He said he feared the changes planned for the area would not necessarily make it any better as it was not getting to the heart of the problems faced. Andrew added: “I feel like they are trying to gentrify the area. “They are going to put money in and knock down the four Tys flats. “I have heard they are trying to attract working families to the area and it is not going to solve anything. “They should put in money to help the people here instead of tarting up the buildings. “Are these board members from the area and do they have our best interests?” Filming of the video took place on Sunday, November 7, and ended up being released on Friday, November 12. He said people living outside the area were big fans of the track more than some people living in Llanelli. Andrew said: “It’s been a mixed reaction. The average listener gave negative criticism on the video. “Some feel ashamed to be from Llanelli when they look at someone from the Tyisha ward. “I’m showing people what life is like.” Andrew added: “But I have had good feedback from people who are into hip hop and from people from out of town who think it’s good work.” Andrew Booth, centre, has been putting the problems faced by Tyisha into the spotlight in his song Turk Town. Carmarthenshire Council has ambitious plans to regenerate the Tyisha ward and the wider Llanelli town centre area, which is undergoing massive investment. An early market engagement exercise has been launched which gives potential partners a chance to express their interest in working with the council to transform the area commonly known as “the four Tys”. The plans include building a mixed-use housing development, as well as improvements to existing homes and the creation of community facilities and green spaces for everyone to enjoy. 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His predecessor Carwyn Jones stood down part way through the term, something Mr Drakeford has always said he would do. But yesterday he told journalists the three-year timeline was a “decent horizon” to aim for. “It’s a decent horizon for us to tackle together the very ambitious policy areas,” he said. News Drakeford refuses to discuss stepping down “There will be a natural break point at which point we can see the progress we have made.” At a press conference on the steps of the Senedd he refused to be drawn as to whether he would leave at the end of the time. In April, when asked: ‘If the pandemic continues and it may do, does that mean you’d have to carry on?’, Mr Drakeford replied: “Yes it would do, I think.” First Minister Mark Drakeford and leader of Plaid Cymru Adam Price announce the partnership at the Senedd. Chris Fairweather/Huw Evans Agency Three-year deal for Plaid and Labour The Welsh Government has confirmed it has made a three-year deal with Plaid Cymru to work together in the Senedd. It will cover 46 areas including free school meals for all primary school pupils, “immediate and radical” action to address the second homes crisis, and reform of the Senedd increasing the number of members from 60 to between 80 and 100. Plans to extend free childcare to cover all two-year-olds and changing school term dates and school hours are also in the agreement. There is also hope that a publicly-owned energy company for Wales could be created as well as investment in flood defences, new measures to strengthen the Welsh language and support for young people’s mental health. On second homes, the agreement says there will be a cap on the number of second and holiday homes. Plaid Cymru members will vote on the deal on Saturday. If passed, it will start on December 1. Labour won 30 seats in the Senedd elections in May meaning it has required the vote of at least one other MS from the Conservatives, Plaid Cymru or the LIberal Democrats to pass legislation. The danger of that for the Welsh Government was shown in a vote on Covid passes in October, when the controversial measure only passed because a Conservative MS failed to vote. He blamed technological problems, something disputed by the Senedd. The agreement will last three years but is not a coalition. No Plaid Cymru members will join the Welsh Government as ministers or deputy ministers. Plaid Cymru will instead appoint a designated lead member for the agreement and committees made up of Welsh ministers and Plaid Cymru designated members will be set up. Only specific areas are subject to the agreement. First Minister Mark Drakeford said: Ruth Mosalski Political Editor “The Welsh Government has an ambitious programme for government, which it will deliver over this Senedd term but we do not have a monopoly on good ideas and we will work with progressive parties where we have shared and common interests to benefit people in Wales. “This co-operation agreement brings the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru together to respond to some of the most pressing issues facing Wales today, such as climate change and the energy and cost-of-living crisis. “We can achieve more for people in Wales by working together and the cooperation agreement is both a response to the external challenges we face and a chance to build on the opportunities in our future. It will also help us secure a stable Senedd over the next three years, capable of delivering radical change and reform. “These commitments build on our shared values of social solidarity, a sustainable planet and a vibrant democracy.” Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price said: “The challenges we face require real ambition to deliver radical ideas. 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The 59-year-old, who represented Wales and Great Britain in wheelchair rugby, has followed the Welsh rugby union team for around 40 years and seen a “huge increase in drunkenness” throughout this autumn’s internationals. He said: “I’ve had the privilege of attending most of the Welsh rugby internationals at the [Principality] Stadium for a good few years and every time – win, lose or draw – the experience and atmosphere has been fantastic. “However, the autumn internationals this year have been an eye-opener for me. I’ve seen so-called ‘fans’ so drunk they’re passed out in their seats, ‘fans’ so drunk they are constantly getting up back and forth during the game to go to the toilet or worse still, get more drink.” This weekend six-year-old Joey Delaney was vomited on by a drunk fan at the game, leaving him in “floods of tears” at his first Wales match. The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) says its policy is to “intervene if people are visibly intoxicated” and it has apologised to Joey’s family. Paul, from Bargoed, decided to share his feelings on the “nasty atmosphere” at the autumn internationals after reading the report on Joey’s experience. “It was right across the four internationals,” said Paul, who received an MBE after managing Great Britain’s Paralympic rugby team. “Saturday was the first time I saw violence break out myself, but my wife witnessed it at the previous games. “My wife works as a steward at the stadium and she told me they are run off their feet throughout the game, ejecting people left, right and centre. They do not stop and the sheer amount of abuse they get and threats of violence is beyond.” Paul says Lorraine ejected four or five fans for drunken behaviour. The number kicked out by the whole stewarding team was “easily” in the dozens, he added. “The guys I saw involved were all 20-somethings and early 30-somethings,” he said. “It seems a culture now where people don’t go to enjoy the game, they go to get smashed. “These guys are paying £75-plus for a ticket and not watching the game. They’re just getting bladdered. Before a Conor Gogarty Reporter 5.30pm kick-off they’re going into town and getting a skinful before going into the ground. “These ‘fans’ are so drunk they start spilling beer all over people in the rows in front of them or next to them. A guy in front of me had four pints in his tray and by the time he got to his seat, he had spilled about three of them, he was that drunk. “There was an older gentleman a few rows down from me and two boys in their 20s beside him. One of the boys vomited, and I’m not sure if it went on the older gentleman but he wasn’t very happy. He called the stewards and they had to throw the boys out.” Paul saw a row between two men at the end of the game as fans were filing out, which resulted in a punch being thrown. “They were having go at each other because they were both trying to go out at the same time,” he said. “Luckily the stewards were there and they stopped it at just the one punch. “Some of my friends have said they’ll stop going because of the atmosphere. It made me so angry to read about that young boy who was really excited going to a match for the first time.” Paul is calling for the WRU to close the Principality bar during games, though he added: “I doubt this will happen as it’s a source of revenue.” He said: “I hate to say it but perhaps these ‘fans’ should take a leaf out of the Welsh football fans. I spoke to someone who was at the recent Wales football match and he said the atmosphere at that match was fantastic and friendly – how our great rugby game was on international days going back a couple of years.” A WRU spokesperson said: “In excess of 275,000 fans have attended the Autumn Nations Series games and the vast majority of fans enjoy themselves in a responsible and considerate way. We are very proud of this stadium. It’s regarded as one of the best by players and fans who come here from all over the world, and we implore anyone who visits this great stadium to enjoy themselves but do so responsibly and with respect for others. “It is policy for our staff to intervene if people are visibly intoxicated. This happens in three main areas: the turnstiles where people can be denied entry, at the point of sale if they try and buy alcohol, and in the stadium bowl.”

22 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline News Man on bridge spent 18 hours in stand-off The A48 Briton Ferry bridge was closed for 18 hours due to this incident. GooGle Maps JASON EVANS Reporter A MAJOR road bridge was closed for 18 hours while police tried to talk a man down from the edge, a court has heard. The stand-off on the Briton Ferry bridge saw a major response by the emergency services including paramedics, firefighters, and police negotiators while diversions had to be put in place for traffic on the main A48 road. The bridge incident was the culmination of a spree of offending by Dean Kinsella which had also seen him riding his motorbike the wrong way along the M4 and climbing onto the roof of a hospital. Swansea Crown Court heard the offending began at lunchtime on July 25 this year when a man was seen riding his motorbike the wrong way along the off-slip of the M4 at junction 45, the Ynysforgan roundabout north of Swansea. Ashanti-Jade Walton, prosecuting, said witnesses saw the biker – later identified as Kinsella – waving to other motorists as he rode up the exit slip and joined the motorway heading east in the westbound carriageway. Police rushed to the scene and found Kinsella walking in the direction of oncoming traffic and pushing his motorbike. When the defendant saw police approaching he jumped on his bike and rode off. The court heard Kinsella went the wrong way along the motorway then onto the A48 and over the Briton Ferry bridge heading for Port Talbot. An attempt by police to deploy a “stinger” device to puncture the tyres of the bike failed and Kinsella continued into Baglan and then to Neath Port Talbot Hospital, going straight over a number of roundabouts and going through red lights without slowing or stopping as he did so. In the car park of the hospital he rode along several pavements and walkways, forcing pedestrians to take evasive action, before exiting the site. Police found the bike abandoned on a grass verge shortly afterwards and Kinsella was later tracked down to the petrol station at the beach end of Western Avenue in Aberavon. The second offence occurred on August 8 when 35-year-old Kinsella was in Morriston Hospital. After he climbed onto the roof of one of the buildings at the hospital site he was taken to Neath Port Talbot Hospital’s mental health ward. Once in the unit he managed to force open one of the windows, which are only designed to open around six inches, and climb out before running off. The bridge stand-off happened the following week on August 13. Miss Walton said at around 3.15pm police were alerted to a man sitting on the A48 Briton Ferry bridge dangling his legs over the edge. At around 10am the next day, Kinsella agreed to leave the bridge and get into a police car. Once safe he told officers: “I’m in trouble.” In total the stand-off lasted 18 hours. Kinsella, of Oystermouth Road, Swansea, admitted dangerous driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, criminal damage, and causing a nuisance to the public. Judge Paul Thomas QC told Kinsella he had committed serious offences which ordinarily would attract an “immediate and lengthy” prison sentence. However he said it was clear from medical reports on the defendant that he was suffering from an acute psychiatric disorder that warranted treatment in a secure setting. The judge said he was satisfied on the evidence given to him by psychiatrists that a hospital order under section 37 of the Mental Health Act was the appropriate disposal. Sponsored by at The Barcode, Drake Circus Send in your photos of Santa’s Little Helpers whether the kids or pets are dressed up as shepherds, little angels, Santa’s little elves or even grown ups in their festive Christmas jumpers! All photos will appear in for our Santa’s Little Helpers Photo Special on Thursday 23rd December 2021. Upload your images now at TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 23 News Driver hid in bushes after crashing car The head-on crash happened on the B4309 road to Furnace, Llanelli. GooGle maps A DRIVER who crashed head-on into a pensioner’s car before fleeing the scene on foot was first convicted of driving under the influence of cannabis when he was aged just 14, a court has heard. Shane Palethorpe smashed into the oncoming car while performing a dangerous over-taking manoeuvre on a county road. He ran away from the scene but was pursued by members of the public who were able to tell police where he was hiding. When officers found the 28-year-old he was described as “foaming at the mouth” and drowsy. He would later claim he crashed while reaching for his mobile phone which had fallen to the floor. Swansea Crown Court heard shortly before noon of March 22 this year a woman was driving near Furnace on the outskirts of Llanelli when she saw in her rear view mirror a grey Audi car approaching from behind. Georgina Buckley, prosecuting, said the Audi – being driven by Palethorpe – pulled out as if to overtake but instead drove alongside the other car for a short distance. At the same time a Vauxhall Corsa car being driven by a 79-year-old woman was approaching in the opposite direction, and Palethorpe drove straight into the front of it. The court heard the defendant did not stop to check on the pensioner but instead ran away into the undergrowth and bushes. Other motorists who had stopped at the scene followed the fleeing Palethorpe, and were able to inform police of his movements. Officers found him a short time later at a nearby farm where he was described as sweaty, drowsy, and “foaming at the mouth”. The court heard he was taken to hospital where he was asked to provide a sample of blood for testing – the defendant refused, and then disappeared from the hospital. Meanwhile the pensioner he crashed into was also taken to hospital suffering with cuts and bruises to her arms and chest. She was kept in overnight before being discharged the following day. The court heard Palethorpe remained at large for almost two months before going to a police station for a voluntary interview during which he told officers he had been distracted at the time of the crash after dropping his phone and trying to retrieve it. Shane Palethorpe, of Biddulph Estate, Llanelli, had previously pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop after an accident, failing to report an accident, and failing to provide a specimen for analysis when he appeared in the dock for sentencing. JASON EVANS Reporter The court heard he has numerous convictions on his record including for robbery and burglary as well as motoring matters. He has a conviction for driving while unfit through drink or drugs when he was aged 14 – the defendant shouted out from the dock that the drug in question was cannabis while the judge and barristers were discussing this conviction – as well as a conviction for dangerous driving committed when he was aged 16. He also has a conviction for careless driving and failing to stop after an accident in connection to a collision which happened while he was being investigated for the Furnace crash. David Singh, for Palethorpe, said the period of dangerous driving had not been a prolonged one, though it had to be accepted it resulted in a crash and significant injuries. The barrister said his client had had a “difficult background”, and he asked the judge to take into account a letter written to the court by the defendant’s partner. 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24 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline Puzzles & Stars Cryptic crossword 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 10 13 14 15 19 17 18 20 21 22 23 16 Stuck on today’s puzzle? Call 0905 789 4220 to hear individual clues or the full solution. Calls cost 80p per minute plus network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS 23/11/2021 Across: 1 Transplants; 9 Leveret; 10 Their; 11 Title; 12 Terrace; 13 Essays; 15 Stayer; 18 Immerse; 20 Tread; 22 Loops; 23 Leather; 24 Merrymakers. Down: 2 Rivet; 3 Nursery; 4 Potato; 5 Astir; 6 Therapy; 7 Flat denials; 8 Free traders; 14 Someone; 16 Titlark; 17 Bedlam; 19 Riser; 21 Ether. 12 ACROSS 1. Some of the staff I resolved to discharge (4) 3. He’s out of this world – give the fellow room (8) 8. Artfully manipulates drilling equipment (4) 9. Increased by five hundred after general reshuffle (8) 11. Curses a way of speaking among men (12) 13. A region in South Africa is the home of Leonidas (6) 14. One will need a start when making the beds! (6) 17. The width of a lock (5-7) 20. Not included in the present calendar (8) 21. No charge is due about the end of the year (4) 22. The air is disturbed with a pest – greenfly, maybe (8) 23. Permit needed for mountain road (4) DOWN 1. Chief in favour of the majority, we hear (8) 2. Majestic one with a display of decorations (7) 4. Becomes frightfully affected (6) 5. Care to hire crazy driver? (10) 6. Game spoilt by northern girl (5) 7. Indicates agreement but falls asleep (4) 10. I also tried to produce leading articles (10) 12. Dismisses the paymasters (8) 15. Road ran deviously to small state (7) 16. Protest – that’s the thing (6) 18. You need to change the place of the wedding, we hear (5) 19. Successful stroke – the trophy goes around the ring (4) Codeword This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representing the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 I L 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Quick crossword Gogen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 8 9 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 34 36 32 33 35 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Pagans; 7 Handsome; 8 Dune; 10 Ceased; 11 Finale; 14 Bee; 16 Riles; 17 Lass; 19 Sisal; 21 Bevel; 22 Bleat; 23 Help; 26 Genie; 28 Bed; 29 Enigma; 30 Polite; 31 Exit; 32 Ancestor; 33 Mimics. Insert letters to form the listed words, moving between adjacent cells horizontally, vertically or diagonally in any direction. Insert all the remaining letters of the alphabet (except Z) in the grid so all the listed words are spelt out in this way. 1 V O J S C R L U A K F T Q M G X N D P B ACROSS 4. Spite (6) 7. Calculate roughly (8) 8. Vulnerable, sensitive (6) 10. Explosion (5) 13. Single step (4) 14. Card game (4) 15. Drop (4) 16. Attempt (3) 17. Den (4) 19. Nautical cry (4) 21. Vicious person (9) 23. Cultivate land (4) 24. Indian dress (4) 26. Use a spade (3) 27. Rugby forward (4) 29. Genuine (4) 32. Watch face (4) 33. Wild animal (5) 34. Nakedness (6) 35. Friendly, sociable (8) 36. Defeated (6) DOWN 1. Doing words (5) 2. Take illegally (5) 3. Speck of soot or dirt (4) 4. Iron, for example (5) 5. Country road (4) 6. Fruit (6) 9. Cream cake (6) 11. Unhewn piece of timber (3) 12. Of the sun (5) 13. Sunshade (7) 15. Petty lie (3) 16. Unit of weight (3) 18. Axilla (6) 20. Pileous (5) 21. A sack (3) 22. Knock (3) 23. Numerical symbol (6) 25. Karate expert (3) 28. Synthetic fibre (5) 30. Weird (5) 31. Big (5) 32. Grime (4) 33. Embraces (4) Down: 1 Parcel; 2 Abuses; 3 Shed; 4 Admiral; 5 Royal; 6 Genes; 8 Dabs; 9 Nee; 12 Nil; 13 Level; 15 Divan; 18 Alien; 19 See; 20 Set; 21 Blemish; 22 Big; 23 Helium; 24 Edit; 25 Pieces; 26 Get at; 27 Niece; 28 Box; 30 Perm. W E H Y AMBIDEXTROUS END FLOUT GAS HIP JUMPY LUMP PHEW QUACK VOLT WED WENT A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y I 2 S E V D N P C K I G W A X O T Need a little help getting started? Then call 0901 293 6261 to hear four random extra letter clues. Or text CODE and send to 64343 to receive 4 clues. Calls and texts cost £1 plus any network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 I D N X Q B T H G A W M J 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 F C K L Z E P R S V U O Y Split Decision Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. Z G R E O E E R O Z M K R W S A J U R M H Q B Y L F B T H R A O O P M S X R N D V B AXIOM BROTH BUY DIVES FLY GORY JAPE QUAKING RACK SCARY WARM A T I R E U S N A S A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS J A U N T E S U A D A P T N G O S P E A R YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS D P R W Y H I G O F V C X N T M A L E U J B K S Q Q R M P V J U T I F B A W X N C L S E G K O H Y D TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 25 In association with Sudoku 6 2 1 8 9 1 4 2 5 9 YESTERDAY’S SUDOKU: Easy Circlegram Niner 4 5 2 9 3 7 1 3 1 1 8 1 7 8 2 4 4 8 2 9 5 9 6 1 7 9 2 8 6 9 4 1 2 5 3 7 8 5 2 3 7 9 8 6 4 1 7 8 1 3 4 6 2 5 9 8 5 9 6 1 3 4 2 7 3 4 7 2 5 9 8 1 6 2 1 6 8 7 4 5 9 3 4 3 5 9 8 1 7 6 2 9 6 2 4 3 7 1 8 5 1 7 8 5 6 2 9 3 4 Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box. EASY 3 7 8 2 3 8 2 4 6 YESTERDAY’S SUDOKU: Hard 6 2 3 9 1 8 7 HARD 5 2 7 6 4 9 8 1 8 1 3 5 9 7 6 4 2 2 7 6 4 3 1 5 9 8 5 9 4 2 6 8 7 1 3 6 3 2 1 8 4 9 7 5 7 4 1 9 2 5 3 8 6 9 8 5 3 7 6 4 2 1 4 2 8 6 5 9 1 3 7 3 5 9 7 1 2 8 6 4 1 6 7 8 4 3 2 5 9 Replace the question mark with a letter so that the letters within the circle can be rearranged to form words with a common theme. What are the three words, and the letter represented by the question mark? U S A U D D R S O O ? T I R I V L A YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS The letter represented by the question mark is K. Kasparov, Kramnik, Ivanchuk, all famous chess players. Alphamuddle Wordsquare Rearrange the letters in the top grid to make five words that read both across and down. Five letters have been placed in the bottom grid to start you off. T Y S E L B A I T E S L I R T B A L S D E E S E T T S L I E D I N E R I N A N E N A C R E N R O E L R E E L S Find as many words as possible using the letters in the grid. Each word must use the central letter and at least 3 others, and letters may be used only once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns, but verb forms ending in ‘s’ are permitted. There is one 9-letter word to be found. T I A E N T L E V HOW YOU RATE 25 Good; 35 Very Good; 40 Excellent. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS SUSPENDER deep, depress, dupe, dupes, neep, peen, peer, peers, pend, pends, pens, peruse, perused, peruses, preen, press, pressed, prune, pure, puree, pureed, purse, pursed, purses, puss, rupee, seep, seeps, sped, speed, speeds, spend, spender, spends, spree, sprue, spud, spun, spur, spurn, spurned, spurns, spurs, super, suspend, upend. Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve the clues and insert the letters in the appropriate squares to discover a word which uses all nine letters. 5634 gives a Roman emperor; 19345 gives an English poet; 82147 gives an Italian navigator. 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Due to Covid19 restrictions funeral attendance inside is by invitation only, however the funeral service will be played outside in a covered area for guests to attend. Funeral procession will leave from Ducko's home 1pm, service at 1.45pm on 25th November 2021 at Margam Crematorium. Family flowers only unless you'd really like to send flowers, donations in lieu of flowers can be made in memory of "Ducko" to The RAF Benevolent Fund Enquiries to Port Talbot Funeral Service Former Holy Cross Church, Tanygroes Place, Port Talbot, SA13 2UY Tel: 01639 508555. DAVIES Glenys May Former Secretary Cefn Hengoed School Peacefully on Monday 8th November at Hengoed Park Care Home, after a long battle with Parkinsons and Dementia, Glenys, beloved wife of the late Hywel, precious mam of Simon and Gineene, cherished gran to Megan, Louis and Cai. Glenys will be sadly missed by her many friends. Funeral service Friday 26th November 2021, Swansea Crematorium, 10.00am. Family flowers only. Clive Harris Independent Funeral Directors, 84 Sterry Road, Gowerton, Swansea, SA4 3BW. Tel: 01792 879516. DAVIES Mary Patricia (née Gallop) Maureen P. Davies (Mo) left this world peacefully on Tuesday 16th November 2021 at her home on Mumbles Road, aged 100 with her family by her side, Mo was the loving wife of the late Donald, treasured mother of Gregory, Tricia and Martyn, dear mother-in-law, cherished grandmother and great grandmother. Mo will be deeply missed by all her family and many friends who knew and loved her. Funeral Tuesday 30th November. Requiem Mass will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1.45pm followed by private interment at Oystermouth Cemetery (Woodland Section) 2.45pm. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Mo may be made directly to 'Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church' (any cheques please make payable to 'Parish of Mumbles') 22 Devon Place, Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4DR. Further enquiries c/o William Pressdee Funeralcare Tel. 01792 366513 Requiescat in Pace DOWDALL James Rendell (Jim) (Formerly Siliconix Swansea University) Peacefully on the 4th November 2021 at Singleton Hospital, Jim Loving Husband of Valerie, Adored Father of Kay and Jon, Loved Father-in-law of Cheryl, Cherished Grandfather of Zoe, Dear Brother of Valerie, Jim will be deeply missed by all his family and many friends who knew and loved him. Funeral Wednesday 1st December when a service will be held at Swansea Crematorium 10:30am. Family flowers only by request but donations may be made in memory of Jim directly to British Heart Foundation, 2300 The Crescent, Birmingham, B37 7YE. Further enquiries to William Pressdee Funeralcare. Tel. 01792 366513 EDWARDS Elizabeth Sylvia Peacefully on Saturday 6th November 2021 at Plas Cwm Carw Care Home, Elizabeth Sylvia Edwards passed away. She will be missed by those who knew her, a loving mother to Paul, mother-in-law to Bronwen and beloved nana to Ffion. Funeral Monday 29th November, service at Swansea Crematorium 3.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to Alzheimer's Society c/o D G Attwell Funeral Directors 95 Eaton Road, Brynhyfryd Swansea, SA5 9JH. Tel: 01792 650205. FULLMAN Maureen (Promoted to Glory) Sadly fell asleep on Monday 15th November 2021, Maureen of Monks Close, Neath and formerly of Bryncoch. Much loved wife and soulmate of Alf. Devoted mother of Nigel and Andrew and mother in law to Leigh. Adored nanna to Alyx, Tyler and Darci. A dearly loved sister, sister in law and auntie. Maureen will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service Tuesday 30th November at Margam crematorium 10.30am followed by a thanksgiving service at Skewen Salvation Army Hall 12.00pm. Due to the current restrictions attendance inside both services are by invite only. A live webcast will be provided with login details below. Family flowers only, donations if desired in the memory of Maureen to The Salvation Army, Skewen c/o Andrew Fullman, 6 Monks Close, Neath, SA10 7BW. Further enquiries to Andrew Akins, Funeral Director of Cockwell Funeral Service, Port Talbot, Tel, 01639 884585. Login / Order ID: 666773 Password: eemmyatq

30 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline HUMPHREYS William Leyshon (Bill) Sadly passed away on 15th November at Morriston Hospital after a short illness, Bill of Mansel Road, Bonymaen, beloved husband of the late Jenny, loving father to Kay and John, cherished bamps to Tim and David, and their partners Del and Naomi, and great bamps to Rebecca, Josh, Luke, Adam and Ben. Bill will also be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A funeral service will be held at Swansea Crematorium on Tuesday 30th November at 11am. Family flowers only please but donations in memory of Bill may be made to: Ty Hafan Childrens Hospital via or by cash/cheque to: Gwyn Jones Funeral Director 118 Trallwn Road, Llansamlet, Swansea. SA7 9UU Tel: 01792 771066 / 07483125296 JONES Stewart Malcolm Sadly on Thursday 4th November 2021 at his home Stewart, much loved son of the late Caradog and Hilary, dearest stepson of Barbara, brother of Gareth, dear uncle of Stephanie and Lewis. Stewart will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral Thursday 25th November. Service at Swansea Crematorium, 3pm. Immediate family flowers only. All enquiries D G Attwell Funeral Directors 95 Eaton Road, Brynhyfryd Swansea, SA5 9JH Tel: 01792 650205 ROSE CAROL ANN (nee Jones) Peacefully passed away on 14th November at Morriston Hospital, Carol. Dearly loved wife of David, loving mother of Peter, Mark, Daniel and the late Donna, also a loved mother-in-law and proud grandmother of all her grandchildren, much loved sister of Ken, Norman and the late John. Carol will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Friday 26th November leaving her home in Dyfed Close, Townhill 1.15pm for interment at Morriston Cemetery (new section) at 2.15pm. Family flowers only Donations if so desired to Dementia UK c/o D.G. Attwell Funeral Directors 95 Eaton Road, Brynhyfryd, Swansea SA5 9JH. BOWEN Shaun Hugh (Nee Bradnum) Your Birthday's here but you aren't, We'd send a gift but know we can't, So we'll make a wish upon a star, To carry our love to where you are. God Bless |Love Mam, Dad, Linda, Claire, Shannon and boys Kenzie-Lee, Levi-John, Nana, Grampa, Moira, John, Andrew, Lee and Families x x x | PARTON KELLY ANN JAMES Russell Sadly but peacefully on 1st November 2021 at his home, Russell, loving son of Stan, dear brother of Martyn and wife Christine, uncle to Daniel and Nathan, beloved partner of Sue. Russell will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service at Swansea Crematorium, Monday 29th November at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to Llys Nini Animal Centre c/o St. James Funeral Home, 31 St. James Gardens, Uplands, Swansea SA1 6DT Tel: 01792 643840 MILLS OLIVE Olive passed away peacefully on 13th November. Devoted wife of the late John, much loved mum of Rachel and mum-in-law of Tony, proud grandma of Laura and Michelle and friend of "the adams". Olive will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Monday 29th November 11am service at Swansea Crematorium. Family flowers only Donations if so desired to Swansea Citadel Salvation Army c/o D.G. Attwell Funeral Directors 95 Eaton Road, Brynhyfryd, Swansea SA5 9JH. Birthday memories of our loving daughter Kelly Ann, 43 today. No cards today Kel, only precious memories of your birthdays we spent together. We love and miss you so much every day. God bless you darling, until we meet again. |Love Mam, Dad and Family xxx| NURSE & PAYNE LTD MONUMENTAL MASONS OPEN MONDAY - FRiDAY bY APPOiNTMENT ONLY PHONE 01792 588654 OR EMAiL 1023, CARMARTHEN ROAD FFORESTFACH, SWANSEA SA5 4AF WEb SiTE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 31 Classified Public Notices WANTED WANTED SALVAGE WELSH SLATES Wanted welsh slates old stone flagstones all types of wood flooring old floorboards etc , any type of building stone , clay roof tiles old stone roof tiles quarry tiles just about anything really all items bought for the best possible price will collect from any area please tel 07721637515 or 01495718292 will pay up to ££poa 07721637515 WANTED WANTED SALVAGE WELSH SLATES Wanted welsh slates old stone flagstones all types of wood flooring old floorboards etc , any type of building stone , clay roof tiles old stone roof tiles quarry tiles just about anything really all items bought for the best possible price will collect from any area please tel 07721637515 or 01495718292 will pay up to ££poa 07721637515 WANTED CARAVANS cash paid any age, any size, any caravan considered 07785567739 DISABILITY ITEMS FOR SALE Sherbourne, single motor adjustable single bed with matching headboard in honeycomb fabric. 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BUY NOW at the link below £6.99 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS FOR SALE Small drop leaf table - £35 A green Jardiniere plant pot with stand - £30 Antique Brass kettle - £20 Epsom printer, CX3200 - £30 Large white platter plate - £20 1 Tucks postcard of his Majesty's state coach and Hitler postage stamps - Offers invited 1 Leather black shoulder bag - £30 2 upright pine dining chairs - £50 Coffee pot, blue and white speckle design plus 4 egg cups and 4 mugs - £30 £. 01792874552 Golf Equipment For Sale Motocaddy S1 Electric Golf Trolley, complete with battery and charger. - £70 Callaway X22 Golf Clubs; pw, 5-9 irons with carbon shafts and new grips. - £50 Titleist 907 D1 Golf Driver fitted with pro force V2 shaft and cover. - £30 Cobra Golf Rescue Clubs; 19 degree, 23 degree & 25 degree lofts with covers. - £30 01792 234622 or 07779936449 STAIRLIFTS Reconditioned Straight from only £495* New Straight from only £1295* New Curved from only £2995* (Includes fitting & warranty) We Buy Back & Remove Stairlifts up to £500 paid on Handicare, Age UK, Acorn & Brooks (Subject to survey & age) FREEPHONE 0800 999 2259 THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SWANSEA CYNGOR DINAS A SIR ABERTAWE PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER LLANGYFELACH ROAD/ CWMGELLI DRIVE/ HEOL GERRIG/ MORIAH ROAD, MYNYDDBACH WARD, SWANSEA PROHIBITION OF WAITING NOTICE 2021 NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the City and County of Swansea intends to make an Order in pursuance of its powers as contained in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) (“the Act”) the effect of which is as set out in the Schedule(s) below. A copy of the proposed Order, Statement of Reasons and an appropriate plan may be inspected during normal office hours at the Civic Centre Oystermouth Road Swansea SA1 3SN. Any objections to the proposals should be submitted in writing setting out the reasons thereto to reach the undersigned at the above address or via E-mail at by the 14th December 2021 quoting reference DVT- 00263130/JKJ. SCHEDULES SCHEDULE 1 REVOCATIONS The existing Orders are revoked insofar as they are inconsistent with the proposals hereinafter contained which relate to the length or lengths of the road or roads referred to in the schedules hereto SCHEDULE 2 PROHIBITION OF WAITING AT ANY TIME MORIAH ROAD Northern Side From its junction with the western kerbline of Heol Gerrig for a distance of 10 metres in a westerly direction Southern Side From its junction with the western kerbline of Heol Gerrig for a distance of 10 metres in a westerly direction HEOL GERRIG Eastern Side From its junction with the northern kerbline of Cwmgelli Drive for a distance of 40 metres in a northerly direction From its junction with the southern kerbline of Cwmgelli Drive for a distance of 10 metres in a southerly direction Western Side From its junction with the northern kerbline of Moriah Road for a distance of 10 metres in a northerly direction From its junction with the southern kerbline of Moriah Road for a distance of 10 metres in a southerly direction CWMGELLI DRIVE Northern Side From its junction with the eastern kerbline of Heol Gerrig for a distance of 10 metres in a easterly direction Southern Side From its junction with the eastern kerbline of Heol Gerrig for a distance of 10 metres in a easterly direction LLANGYFELACH ROAD Western Side From its junction with the northern kerbline of Clos Calon Lan to its junction with the southern kerbline of Penlan Road, a distance of 55 metres. 23rd November 2021 Tracey Meredith Chief Legal Officer / Prif Swyddog Cyfreithiol Entertainment LLANDEILO Tirylan Barns Warm & cosy Tirylan Barns self-catering holiday accommodation near Llandeilo sleeps 14 (+2 children). has a wood burner, is dog friendly, and available for family gatherings and parties year round. 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34 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline RESULTS SEDGEFIELD TODAY SOUTHWELL TODAY Going: Good Going: Good Ask The Doc 12.40 Ask The Doc Regaby (nb) 1.10 Kaphumor Obey The Rules 1.45 Obey The Rules Lord Caprio 2.15 Lord Caprio Aire Valley Lad 2.45 Aire Valley Lad Findthetime 3.15 Kendancer Joly Maker 12.20 Joly Maker Brother Pat 12.50 Brother Pat Hungry Hill 1.25 Feast Sure Touch 1.55 Sure Touch Cry Wolf 2.25 cRy Wolf Ten Past Midnight 2.55 What A Glance Major Snugfit (nap) 3.25 Major Snugfit Box To Box 4.00 Box To Box Secret Image 4.30 Perseus Way Shamlaan 5.00 Shamlaan Originator 5.30 nizaaka Fizzy Feet 6.00 Fizzy Feet Oz Legend 6.30 Desert Emperor It Must Be Faith 7.00 Billy Dylan Qaaraat 7.30 Qaaraat WOLVERHAMPTON TODAY 4.00 NURSERY (4) (2-Y-O) 1m 1f 104yds Winner £4,050 (8 run) SSR 1 (1) 412 New Mission (24) C Appleby 9-7 (BF)........................ A Kirby 70 2 (4) 441 Superior Force (20) G Boughey 9-3................ Rossa Ryan 84 3 (8) 006 Tropez Power (25) R Hannon 9-1..........T Hammer Hansen 77 4 (3) 733 Box To Box (20) T Dascombe 8-12.......................R Kingscote — 5 (2) 263 Ephrata (10) J & T Gosden 8-10............................... R Havlin 91 6 (5) 585 Already Gone (25) J S Moore 8-9..........................S W Kelly 99 7 (6) 164 Young Winston (10) M Appleby 8-7.......Josephine Gordon 81 8 (7) 003 Eddie The Beagle (20) W Muir & C Grassick 8-5.......N Currie 85 BETTING: 5-2 New Mission, 4 Superior Force, 9-2 Box To Box, 11-2 Ephrata, 8 Eddie The Beagle, 12 Young Winston, Tropez Power, Already Gone. 2020: No corresponding race. 4.30 EBF NOVICE STAKES (GBB RACE) (5) (2-Y-O) 1m 1f 104yds Winner £3,780 (13 run) SSR 1 (11) 18 Perseus Way (34) C Appleby 9-9..........................R Winston — 2 (3) 31 Secret Image (44) C Appleby 9-9 (D)......................... A Kirby 99 3 (1) Aerospace J & T Gosden 9-2...................................M Harley — 4 (12) 87 Campese (10) M Johnston 9-2................................J Fanning 70 5 (6) 26 Flamborough (20) M Johnston 9-2....................... A Atzeni — 6 (7) Hoffman A Balding 9-2.........................................W Cox (3) — 7 (8) Promoting H Morrison 9-2...................................R Hornby — 8 (10) 0 Spirit Of Uae (27) E Walker 9-2.............................M Dwyer — 9 (2) Team Endeavour I Williams 9-2............... B Sanderson (3) — 10 (13) 0 Tom Hazelgrove (13) P McEntee 9-2.....Grace McEntee (5) — 11 (9) Ve Day A Balding 9-2..................................................J Bryan — 12 (4) Emily Upjohn J & T Gosden 8-11............................ R Havlin — 13 (5) 5 Tamilla (20) W Haggas 8-11.....................................C Fallon — BETTING: 7-2 Secret Image, 4 Emily Upjohn, 5 Perseus Way, 6 Aerospace, Tamilla, 7 Flamborough, 10 Ve Day, 16 Hoffman, 25 Others. 2020: UNCLE BRYN 9 9, Robert Havlin 2-9 Fav (J & T Gosden), drawn (7), 7 ran. 5.00 NURSERY (4) (2-Y-O) 5f Winner £4,050 (11 run) SSR 1 (2) 629 Navello (46) G Boughey 9-9 (CD)............................... A Kirby 82 2 (3) 314 Josies Kid (27) Alice Haynes 9-7 (D)..........................K O’Neill — 3 (9) 211 Shamlaan (21) K P De Foy 9-3 (D3)........................ J Mitchell 99 4 (11) 596 Lord Gorgeous (13) P Evans 9-3 (D).........Gina Mangan (5) 98 5 (1) 282 He’s A Gentleman (39) T Dascombe 9-1...........R Kingscote — 6 (6) 000 Dusky Prince (36) A Watson 8-13 (D).....Adam J McNamara — 7 (10) 106 King Of Speed (21) R Cowell 8-10 (D).......................L Morris 92 8 (7) 330 Saliteh (46) R Hannon 8-9.................................. Rossa Ryan 94 9 (5) 154 Angle Land (41) R Cowell 8-6 (D)...........................M Ghiani 70 10 (8) 528 Three Dons (13) A Carroll 8-0................................ A Mullen 97 11 (4) 672 Dalglish (15) A Brittain 8-0....................................C Hardie 94 BETTING: 13-8 Shamlaan, 6 Josies Kid, 13-2 He’s A Gentleman, 8 Navello, Dalglish, 10 Saliteh, 12 King Of Speed, 16 Dusky Prince, Angle Land, 25 Others. 2020: No corresponding race. 5.30 MANSIONBET PROUD PARTNERS OF AWC NOVICE STAKES (5) 7f Winner £3,510 (11 run) SSR 1 (3) 78- Cents In The City (396) M Scudamore 3 9-5...... G Rooke (3) — 2 (2) Dreamcasing G Tuer 3 9-5......................................S James — 3 (5) Here At Night A Carroll 3 9-5.................................C Hardie — 4 (4) 34 Originator (42) M Tregoning 3 9-5.......................M Dwyer 87 5 (9) Wabbal R Fahey 3 9-5.........................................T Hamilton — 6 (8) 76 Zaghal (15) G Tuer 3 9-5......................................... A Mullen 85 7 (7) 596 Luckyangel (70) M Mullineaux 4 9-1.....................W Cox (3) 78 8 (1) 397 Rhubarb (21) R J Price 4 9-1....................................L Morris 80 9 (10) 432 Nizaaka (12) R Varian 3 9-0..................................... A Atzeni 99 10 (6) 00 Swiss Magic (38) A Wintle 3 9-0.........................A Villiers (3) — 11 (11) 56 You Missed Her (12) P McEntee 3 9-0.....Grace McEntee (5) 70 BETTING: 4-5 Nizaaka, 11-4 Originator, 5 Wabbal, 12 Zaghal, 20 Dreamcasing, 25 Rhubarb, 33 Here At Night, 50 Luckyangel, 66 Others. 2020: SILENT ESCAPE 3 8 11, Hector Crouch 10-3 (S bin Suroor), drawn (1), 7 ran. 6.00 BETWAY HANDICAP (2) 5f Winner £9,793 (7 run) SSR 1 (3) 409 Exalted Angel (10) K Burke 5 9-7 (D3)........................ C Lee 91 2 (6) 400 Venturous (66) T D Barron 8 9-6 (CD).................... C Beasley 89 3 (1) 414 Blue De Vega (33) R Cowell 8 9-1 (D8)..................... A Atzeni 94 4 (5) 028 Fizzy Feet (114) D Loughnane 5 9-0 (CD)............. Rossa Ryan 89 5 (4) 101 Mondammej (33) A Brittain 4 8-13 (CD)..................C Hardie 88 6 (7) 755 Royal Birth (33) S C Williams 10 8-4 (CD)...............M Ghiani 99 7 (2) 470 Marnie James (11) S Dixon 6 8-3 (D5).....................K O’Neill 70 BETTING: 6-4 Mondammej, 5-2 Blue De Vega, 5 Exalted Angel, 8 Venturous, 12 Fizzy Feet, 14 Royal Birth, 20 Marnie James. 2020: LORD RIDDIFORD 5 8 12, Jason Hart 12-1 (J J Quinn), drawn (3), 11 ran. 6.30 PLAY 4 TO WIN AT BETWAY HANDICAP (4) 1m 4f Winner £4,590 (6 run) SSR 1 (5) 625 Richard R H B (113) D Loughnane 4 9-9 (BF, C4).....Rossa Ryan — 2 (1) 863 Songkran (15) G Boughey 5 9-8 (D)................. M Crehan (3) 99 3 (2) 452 Oz Legend (21) J Ferguson 3 9-7........................... D Muscutt 88 4 (3) 821 Desert Emperor (10) I Furtado 4 9-6 (CD).........T Hamilton 77 5 (6) 768 Big Wing (145) R Hannon 4 9-5......................... L Browne (7) 70 6 (4) 392 Duke Of Verona (36) W Jarvis 3 9-2....................... A Atzeni 93 BETTING: 5-2 Desert Emperor, 11-4 Oz Legend, 4 Songkran, 9-2 Duke Of Verona, 7 Richard R H B, 14 Big Wing. 2020: GUROOR 4 9 12, Stefano Cherchi(5) 14-1 (M Botti), drawn (1), 7 ran. 7.00 BETYOURWAY AT BETWAY HANDICAP (DIV 1) (6) 5f Winner £2,700 (11 run) SSR 1 (11) 652 Okaidi (41) A Carroll 4 9-7.........................................L Morris 70 2 (7) 883 Morty (21) D O’Meara 3 9-5 (D2)..................................S Gray 88 3 (6) 242 It Must Be Faith (19) M Appleby 11 9-4 (C4, D2)..E Parkinson (7) 86 4 (9) 307 Thegreyvtrain (21) R Harris 5 9-4 (CD).......... M Crehan (3) 93 5 (5) 288 Knockabout Queen (21) M Herrington 5 9-3 (C)...K O’Neill 79 6 (4) 382 Billy Dylan (38) S France 6 9-1 (D4).........F McManoman (3) 87 7 (10) 583 Red Allure (21) Steph Hollinshead 6 9-1 (CD2)....... J Gordon 87 8 (3) 902 La Chica Lobo (24) L Williamson 4 9-0....................C Hardie 91 9 (2) 199 Mansfield (20) Mrs Stella Barclay 8 8-13 (CD)....... J Peate (7) 86 10 (8) 635 Surewecan (15) Sarah Hollinshead 9 8-12.............W Cox (3) 99 11 (1) 246 Bluella (31) Jessica Macey 6 8-12 (D2)......... B Sanderson (3) 85 BETTING: 4 It Must Be Faith, 5 Okaidi, Morty, 13-2 Billy Dylan, 7 Red Allure, 10 La Chica Lobo, Bluella, 12 Surewecan, 14 Others. 2020: QAARAAT 5 9 7, Cam Hardie 5-1 (A Brittain), drawn (1), 11 ran. 7.30 BETYOURWAY AT BETWAY HANDICAP (DIV 2) (6) 5f Winner £2,700 (11 run) SSR 1 (7) -60 Astrophysics (41) A Carroll 9 9-7 (C2, D2)...Mollie Phillips (5) — 2 (8) 736 Shesadabber (50) M Mullineaux 5 9-5 (D3)...........W Cox (3) 70 3 (11) 607 Master Sully (11) A Carroll 3 9-5............................L Morris 71 4 (5) 063 Qaaraat (10) A Brittain 6 9-4 (CD)............................C Hardie 83 5 (2) 518 Bare Grils (24) R Harris 3 9-3 (C)............................R Hornby 95 6 (9) 687 Lorna Cole (26) C Wallis 5 9-2 (CD).........................M Ghiani 99 7 (10) 675 Wild Flower (21) A Wintle 9 9-1 (D3).......................T Eaves 75 8 (1) 715 Lancashire Life (43) Mrs Stella Barclay 3 9-0... F McManoman (3) 90 9 (6) 328 The Tron (68) D Shaw 3 8-13 (BF)..........................D Keenan 92 10 (3) 387 First Verse (45) M Usher 3 8-13........................... C Bennett 92 11 (4) 879 Ruby Wonder (26) P Midgley 4 8-12.......................S James — BETTING: 3 Qaaraat, 4 Shesadabber, 6 The Tron, 8 Master Sully, Bare Grils, 10 Wild Flower, First Verse, 12 Lancashire Life, Astrophysics, 25 Others. AYR Going: Good to soft 12.30 (2m, £4,193): 1, CANCAN (H Brooke) 5-2; 2, Ramble West 10-11 Fav; 3, Miss Milano 10-1. 12 ran. ¾l, 2½l. (N Alexander). Tote: Win £3.50; Pl £1.20, £1.02, £2.50. Exacta: £5.90. Trifecta: £21.00. CSF: £5.57. NR: Ailie Rose. 1.00 (2m, £3,594): 1, SPARK OF MADNESS (S Mulqueen) 13-2; 2, Sarvi 4-1; 3, Royal Reserve 20-1. Also: 3-1 Fav Barney Stinson. 12 ran. ½l, 7l. (L Russell). Tote: Win £7.50; Pl £2.40, £1.40, £6.10. Exacta: £34.90. Tricast: £502.50. Trifecta: £505.10. CSF: £32.96. 1.35 (2m 3f 110yds, £3,594): 1, FOSTER’SISLAND (Emma Smith- Chaston) 9-2; 2, Blow By Blow 16-1; 3, Curramore 5-4 Fav. 7 ran. 1¼l, 1½l. (M Hammond). Tote: Win £5.50; Pl £2.30, £6.40. Exacta: £62.40. Tricast: £140.04. Trifecta: £196.60. CSF: £63.39. NR: Burnt Ash, Calivigny. 2.10 (2m 110yds, £6,317): 1, DREAMS OF HOME (B Hughes) 11-8 Fav; 2, Fete Champetre 9-2; 3, Dubai Days 15-2. 6 ran. 5½l, shd. (D McCain). Tote: Win £2.38; Pl £1.30, £2.40. Exacta: £7.40. Trifecta: £30.40. CSF: £7.99. 2.45 (3m, £2,505): 1, BE THE DIFFERENCE (T Dowson) 4-9 Fav; 2, Askgarmor 25-1; 3, Fernhill Lad 12-1. 9 ran. 3l, 4½l. (P Kirby). Tote: Win £1.45; Pl £2.20, £1.10, £5.10. Exacta: £17.80. Tricast: £82.04. Trifecta: £103.50. CSF: £17.39. 3.15 (2m 110yds, £3,594): 1, DR SANDERSON (R McLernon) 6-1; 2, Fearless 5-2; 3, Ardera Cross 2-1 Fav. 7 ran. 3¾l, shd. (B Haslam). Tote: Win £7.00; Pl £3.00, £1.50. Exacta: £23.90. Tricast: £38.36. Trifecta: £91.10. CSF: £20.88. NR: Heartbreak Kid. PLACEPOT: Dividend: £61.70. KEMPTON Going: Good 12.40 (2m, £4,629): 1, CALL OF THE WILD (T Cannon) 1-3 Fav; 2, Petrossian 11-4; 3, Hartnoll Hero 20-1. 3 ran. 2¼l, 16l. (A King). Tote: Win £1.34; Exacta: £1.30. Trifecta: £1.30. CSF: £1.62. 1.15 (2m 2f, £7,080): 1, ROCKSTAR RONNIE (Bridget Andrews) 13-8 JtFav; 2, Atholl Street 9-4; Also: 13-8 JtFav Sebastopol. 3 ran. 13l. (D Skelton). Tote: Win £2.63; Exacta: £4.40. Trifecta: £4.20. CSF: £5.11. 1.50 (3m 110yds, £14,238): 1, MY SISTER SARAH (N De Boinville) 10-11 Fav; 2, Dragon Bones 6-4; 3, Midnightreflection 14-1. 5 ran. 7l, 6½l. (W P Mullins (IRE) ). Tote: Win £1.91; Pl £1.10, £1.30. Exacta: £2.40. Trifecta: £5.20. CSF: £2.61. 2.25 (2m 4f 110yds, £7,080): 1, GORTROE JOE (L Harrison) 11-4; 2, Broken Quest 12-1; 3, The Unit 9-2. Also: 5-2 Fav Mercian Prince. 6 ran. 11l, 4¾l. (F O’Brien). Tote: Win £3.75; Pl £1.70, £5.00. Exacta: £28.40. Trifecta: £94.90. CSF: £28.18. 2.55 (3m 110yds, £3,812): 1, NOT AT PRESENT (Luca Morgan) 9-2; 2, Vaziani 25-1; 3, Khan 11-4 Fav. 7 ran. ¾l, 2¼l. (B Pauling). Tote: Win £5.50; Pl £2.10, £8.30. Exacta: £80.40. Trifecta: £370.60. CSF: £79.21. 3.25 (2m, £5,446): 1, TIMBERMAN (L Harrison) 2-1 Fav; 2, Paso Doble 3-1; 3, Just The Man 9-2. 7 ran. 5l, 5½l. (F O’Brien). Tote: Win £3.00; Pl £1.60, £1.90. Exacta: £9.20. Trifecta: £29.80. CSF: £8.32. PLACEPOT: Dividend: £148.10. LUDLOW Going: Good-good to soft in places 12.50 (2m, £4,357): 1, STREAM OF STARS (S Twiston-Davies) 1-3 Fav; 2, Rock Legend 2-1; 3, Order Of St John 100-1. 7 ran. 5½l, 9l. (N Twiston-Davies). Tote: Win £1.34; Pl £1.02, £1.30. Exacta: £1.30. Trifecta: £5.10. CSF: £1.45. 1.25 (2m 4f, £6,862): 1, BRIEF AMBITION (P Brennan) 1-3 Fav; 2, Ballinsker 9-4; 2 ran. ¾l. (F O’Brien). Tote: Win £1.34; NR: Silver Star. 2.00 (3m, £4,139): 1, ART OF DIPLOMACY (S Twiston-Davies) 17-2; 2, Our Idic Boy 8-15 Fav; 3, Top Man 7-2. 11 ran. 4¼l, 2½l. (Dr R Newland). Tote: Win £9.50; Pl £2.30, £1.10, £1.70. Exacta: £18.10. Tricast: £22.53. Trifecta: £56.00. CSF: £14.06. 2.35 (2m, £7,407): 1, BATHIVA (P Brennan) 15-8; 2, Magic Dancer 11-10 Fav; 3, Doukarov 13-2. 4 ran. 3l, 6l. (F O’Brien). Tote: Win £2.88; Exacta: £4.40. Trifecta: £8.00. CSF: £4.51. NR: Onthefrontfoot. 3.05 (3m, £4,684): 1, FAMILY POT (Sean Houlihan) 6-1; 2, Ship Of The Fen 5-2 JtFav; 3, Whitechurch 5-1. Also: 5-2 JtFav Born At Midnight. 8 ran. ¾l, 1l. (Sheila Lewis). Tote: Win £8.40; Pl £2.10, £1.30, £1.40. Exacta: £25.60. Tricast: £80.96. Trifecta: £150.20. CSF: £22.50. 3.35 (2m, £4,411): 1, ORCHARD GROVE (Mr D McConville) 11-4; 2, Sergeant 13-8 Fav; 3, Man Of Light 17-2. 9 ran. ¾l, 3¼l. (Kerry Lee). Tote: Win £3.75; Pl £1.40, £1.10, £1.90. Exacta: £8.30. Tricast: £31.22. Trifecta: £44.30. CSF: £7.61. PLACEPOT: Dividend: £5.30. Major chance for Southwell gains Major Snugfit can secure the fifth victory of a profitable campaign in the Free Tips On Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at Southwell. While clearly no star, the five-yearold has proved an excellent advertisement for the training skills of Rebecca Menzies, who picked up Major Snugfit from Mick Easterby’s yard a couple of years ago. He is a bit of a character who rarely wins by far, but that has at least allowed him to stay ahead of the handicapper, as evidenced by three wins on the flat between late July and early October. Menzies switched her charge back to the jumping sphere on his most recent outing at Sedgefield – and off what appeared a workable mark, he struck gold with something to spare. A 5lb rise in the weights might not be enough to prevent him from adding to his tally under Nathan Moscrop, who was on board last time and clearly gets a good tune out of the gelding. A hat-trick could be in the offing for the Martin Keighley-trained Ten Past Midnight in the preceding Cazoo Novices’ Handicap Hurdle. Keighley has his string in good form at the moment, with Ten Past Midnight’s October triumphs at Newton Abbot and Uttoxeter followed by recent winners at Huntingdon, Cheltenham and Chepstow. The selection has returned from a summer break in rude health, filling the runner-up spot on his reappearance before his back-to-back triumphs last month. Another bold bid is anticipated in the Midlands. Regaby holds obvious claims in the Bet 10 Get 20 With MansionBet Handicap Chase at Sedgefield. Northern raids have proved fruitful for the Ian Williams inmate this year, with a summer success at Hexham followed by victory over this course and distance just under a fortnight ago. He proved that day he stays the three miles and three furlongs of the County Durham track well as he made all the running and stuck to his task well to repel the challenge of Diamond Brig by a length. A 4lb rise is not unreasonable and a repeat performance may be good enough. Some familiar sprinting names contest the £19,000 Betway Handicap at Wolverhampton, with the vote going to Dave Loughnane’s Fizzy Feet. The five-year-old has been given plenty of time to get over an underwhelming effort at Chester at the start of August and her form suggests she is a far superior horse on the all-weather in any case. 12.40 CAZOO ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ AUCTION MAIDEN HURDLE (4) 2m 4f Winner £4,084 (5 run) SSR 1 4- Ask The Doc (244) O Greenall 5 11-4.............................H Brooke — 2 753 Creative Control (13) D McCain 5 11-4....................B Hughes 70 3 223 Kavanaghs Cross (11) I Jardine 6 11-4...........N F Houlihan (5) 99 4 F7/ Stinggrey (913) M Young 8 11-4................................ D Noonan — 5 -45 Wolf Run (24) Sue Smith 6 11-4.................................... R Mania 70 BETTING: 5-6 Kavanaghs Cross, 7-2 Creative Control, 4 Ask The Doc, 8 Wolf Run, 33 Stinggrey. 2020: C’EST LE BONHEUR 8 11 0, Brian Hughes 10-11 Fav (Dr R Newland), 8 ran. FORM GUIDE: KAVANAGHS CROSS 18-1 Midfield, pushed along 2 out, ridden after last, kept on well, lost second final strides, 3rd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Mc Alpine at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) gd. CREATIVE CONTROL 14-1 Towards rear, headway 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 19l behind Richmond Lake at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f mdn auc hdl (4) gs. ASK THE DOC 9-1 Mid-division, moderate 4th 7f out, closer 4f out, ridden early straight and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Iron Bridge at Tipperary 2m 3f 5yo NH flat sft in Mar. WOLF RUN 12-1 Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, 4th and 6th, pushed along and faded 3 out, 5th of 8, 34l behind Tamar Bridge at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Oct. STINGGREY 3-1 (h) chsd ldrs til wknd 2 out, 7th of 9, 8l behind Sting River at Fitzwilliam 2m 4f ptp gd in May ‘19. 1.10 BET 10 GET 20 WITH MANSIONBET HANDICAP CHASE (5) 3m 3f Winner £2,505 (7 run) SSR 1 2-1 Kaphumor (18) Sue Smith 5 11-12.......................T Willmott (5) 86 2 -38 Skyhill (177) Mrs A C Hamilton 8 11-10 (C).................J Hamilton 84 3 621 Regaby (12) I Williams 6 11-3 (CD)................................ C Todd (3) 80 4 5-7 Hidden Glen (19) M Sowersby 8 11-2.................. A Anderson (5) 70 5 904 Tanora (12) S England 6 10-13.....................................J England — 6 825 Maxi Jazz (42) C Longsdon 6 10-6.................................B Hughes 88 7 -P6 Scorpo (12) V Thompson 10 10-0 (C2)...................... P Armson (7) 99 BETTING: 6-4 Kaphumor, 7-4 Regaby, 6 Skyhill, 8 Maxi Jazz, 16 Tanora, 25 Hidden Glen, 33 Scorpo. 2020: No corresponding race. 1.45 MANSIONBET FALLER INSURANCE HANDICAP CHASE (5) 2m 1f Winner £2,505 (6 run) SSR 1 788 Simple Rules (7) M Todhunter 5 11-12........................C Bewley — 2 168 No Quarter Asked (16) P Bowen 6 11-9..................... S Bowen 91 3 246 Six One Nine (31) C Grant 6 11-8 (BF, C)..................Sean Quinlan 99 4 512 Obey The Rules (19) D McCain 6 11-5 (BF)...................B Hughes 88 5 363 Deerfoot (31) M Barnes 5 10-6............................... S Mulqueen 84 6 P44 Alburn (7) R Armson 11 10-0.................................. P Armson (7) 70 BETTING: Evens Obey The Rules, 4 Six One Nine, Deerfoot, 8 No Quarter Asked, 12 Simple Rules, 25 Alburn. 2020: No corresponding race. 2.15 ‘HANDS AND HEELS’ HANDICAP HURDLE (5) 2m 1f Winner £2,342 (11 run) SSR 1 525 Oasis Prince (12) M Walford 5 12-2..................... Mr Joe Wright 96 2 132 Lord Caprio (18) B Haslam 6 11-12 (BF)........... J A Anderson (3) 90 3 522 Court Jurado (10) D McCain 7 11-10.................... P J Kavanagh 90 4 /61 Wilhelm Vonvenster (12) N Richards 7 11-10 (CD)................. ........................................................................ Miss A Corrado (3) 76 5 689 Sweet Justice (12) V Thompson 4 11-9..........Mr J Robottom (5) 87 6 242 Coup De Gold (19) D Thompson 5 11-9...........Miss E Williams (3) 99 7 358 Strong Team (12) C Grant 8 11-1 (CD)....................Mr L Scott (3) 99 8 32- Sincerely Resdev M Hammond 6 11-0 (CD)....... Jack Hogan (3) 94 9 -00 Sugar Butties (18) P Kirby 4 10-9...................................... ........................................................Mr Henry Newcombe (3) 70 10 233 Grand Enterprise (18) H Hogarth 11 10-7............. M Galligan 92 11 071 Baraboy (18) F Murtagh 11 10-5 (CD2)................Mr C Rabbitt (5) 87 BETTING: 3 Lord Caprio, 5 Coup De Gold, 6 Wilhelm Vonvenster, Court Jurado, 7 Grand Enterprise, Sincerely Resdev, 8 Baraboy, 14 Strong Team, Oasis Prince, 33 Others. 2020: SINCERELY RESDEV 5 10 5, Aidan Macdonald(3) 14-1 (M Hammond), 12 ran. 12.20 INDEPENDENT MERCHANDISERS HANDICAP CHASE (4) 2m 4f Winner £3,594 (4 run) SSR 1 B52 All Shook Up (22) D Skelton 5 11-12 (BF)............Mr T Durrell (7) 99 2 624 Joly Maker (25) Jonjo O’Neill 7 11-12 (BF, C, D2)... Jonjo O’Neill Jr 70 3 -40 Lord Sparky (23) Mrs C Bailey 7 11-11 (D2)................ R T Dunne 99 4 266 Mozzaro (23) M Keighley 6 11-0........................................ J Best — BETTING: 5-6 All Shook Up, 9-4 Joly Maker, 13-2 Mozzaro, 8 Lord Sparky. 2020: CAVE TOP 8 11 7, Robbie Dunne 9-2 (O Greenall), 11 ran. 12.50 SKY SPORTS RACING SKY 415 HANDICAP CHASE (4) 3m Winner £3,594 (5 run) SSR 1 211 Brother Pat (19) D McCain 6 11-7........................... T Gillard (5) 75 2 2F3 What’s Occurring (35) O Sherwood 8 11-6................J J Burke 70 3 -54 Larkbarrow Lad (35) P Hobbs 8 11-5 (BF, C)............................ ........................................................................Sean Houlihan (3) 87 4 5P6 Accordingtogino (18) D Skelton 8 11-4 (D2)............H Skelton 99 5 221 Ebony Gale (12) P Hobbs 7 11-0.................................T J O’Brien 78 BETTING: 5-4 Brother Pat, 5-2 Ebony Gale, 11-2 What’s Occurring, 6 Larkbarrow Lad, 10 Accordingtogino. 2020: ECOSSAIS 6 10 13, Ross Turner(5) 11-2 (O Greenall), 6 ran. 1.25 CAZOO OPEN NH FLAT RACE (GBB RACE) (5) 2m Winner £1,906 (10 run) SSR 1 Feast F O’Brien 4 11-0................................................ P Brennan — 2 4 Haas Boy (47) C Longsdon 4 11-0............................... A Coleman 70 3 Hungry Hill Jonjo O’Neill 4 11-0............................ N Scholfield — 4 Mole Court B Pauling 4 11-0............................... N De Boinville — 5 1- Poet’s Corner (227) N King 5 11-0.......................... M Kendrick — 6 25 Tchoupinminzac (34) Dr R Newland 4 11-0.......... C Hammond 99 7 2- The Turtle Said (367) N Mulholland 4 11-0....S Twiston-Davies — 8 Valamix J Snowden 4 11-0.........................................G Sheehan — 9 Avec Permission A Hales 4 10-7........................... H Bannister — 10 Thedevilyouknow Noel Williams 4 10-7................. R T Dunne — BETTING: 4 Feast, 5 Tchoupinminzac, 11-2 The Turtle Said, 6 Hungry Hill, 13-2 Haas Boy, 8 Poet’s Corner, 10 Valamix, Mole Court, 16 Others. 2020: FIRESTEP 4 11 0, Nico De Boinville 15-8 Fav (N Henderson), 10 ran. 1.55 VISIT ATTHERACES.COM MAIDEN HURDLE (GBB RACE) (4) 2m Winner £4,084 (4 run) SSR 1 864 Chemical Warfare (24) T Collier 4 11-4....................T Dowson 99 2 5-4 Greatest Star (22) D Skelton 5 11-4..........................H Skelton 70 3 54 Mahanakhon Power (12) M Keighley 4 11-4... S Twiston-Davies 87 4 10- Sure Touch (227) O Murphy 5 11-4........................... A Coleman — BETTING: 4-6 Sure Touch, 2 Greatest Star, 10 Mahanakhon Power, 16 Chemical Warfare. 2020: GET YOUR OWN 5 10 12, Harry Bannister 22-1 (A Hales), 13 ran. FORM GUIDE: SURE TOUCH 40-1 Always towards rear, 15th of 18, well behind Knappers Hill at Aintree 2m 1f G2 NH flat (1) gs in Apr. GREATEST STAR 5-2 Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, closed 4th, chased winner from 2 out, weakened into 4th flat, 4th of 9, 34l behind Moriko De Vassy at Hereford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd. MAHANAKHON POWER 28-1 Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and weakened quickly before 2 out, 4th of 5, 37l behind Honneur D’Ajonc at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gf. CHEMICAL WARFARE 40-1 Chased winner, not fluent 5th, dropped to last next, soon behind, last of 4, 50l behind Minella Plus at Musselburgh 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Oct. 2.25 FOLLOW ATTHERACES ON TWITTER HANDICAP HURDLE (4) 3m Winner £3,159 (9 run) SSR 1 P59 O’Hanrahan Bridge (30) D McCain 9 11-12........... T Gillard (5) 70 2 143 Railway Muice (7) S Humphrey 8 11-7 (D).............. N Scholfield 79 3 -14 Lemon T (31) Ruth Jefferson 8 11-6 (CD)................D McMenamin 78 4 P9- Severus Alexander C Hobson 5 11-1..........Sean Houlihan (3) — 5 582 Lelantos (18) N Henderson 5 10-13...................... N De Boinville 99 6 323 Cry Wolf (14) Alexandra Dunn 8 10-6.....................Jamie Moore 79 7 PP8 Cut And Run (14) M Keighley 8 10-0......................B Godfrey (5) 82 8 395 Moidore (3) C & A Pogson 12 10-0.................Tabitha Worsley (5) 77 9 283 Racing Spirit (23) Dave Roberts 9 10-0 (CD).............. L Edwards 74 BETTING: 11-8 Lelantos, 3 Cry Wolf, 5 Lemon T, 8 Railway Muice, 12 O’Hanrahan Bridge, 20 Severus Alexander, 25 Cut And Run, Moidore, Racing Spirit. 2020: No corresponding race. FORM GUIDE: LORD CAPRIO 2-1fav Towards rear, asked for effort before 2 out, still plenty to do when headway before last, kept on run in, always held, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Baraboy at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs. COUP DE GOLD 4-1 Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, soon left behind by winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Geromino at Sedgefield 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs. COURT JURADO 3-1 Raced in mid-division, travelled strongly and made headway before 3 out, riddden after 2 out, kept on not reach leader, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Gavin at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd. 2.45 BANK A WINNER WITH MANSIONBET NOVICES’ HCAP CHASE (5) 2m 3f Winner £2,505 (5 run) SSR 1 -40 Lady Chuffnell (177) B Pauling 7 11-12.........Luca Morgan (5) — 2 5P6 Dalkingstown (16) P Bowen 7 11-10......................... S Bowen 74 3 4P3 Aire Valley Lad (18) Sue Smith 7 11-0......................... R Mania 99 4 489 Balranald (48) Mrs A C Hamilton 5 10-12.................J Hamilton — 5 -PP Farlam King (178) M Barnes 8 10-0........................ S Mulqueen 70 BETTING: 6-4 Aire Valley Lad, 2 Lady Chuffnell, 7-2 Dalkingstown, 8 Balranald, 25 Farlam King. 2020: No corresponding race. FORM GUIDE: AIRE VALLEY LAD 7-1 Mid-division, pushed along 9th, no impression 2 out but kept on run in, never dangerous, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Crack Du Ninian at Hexham 2m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs. LADY CHUFFNELL 11-2 Edgy, chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and weakened soon after, 10th of 15, well behind Mawlood at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (5) gf in May. DALKINGSTOWN 14-1 Held up, pushed along over 4 out, kept on same pace until ran on after last, no threat, 6th of 10, 15l behind Desque De L’Isle at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft. 3.15 MANSIONBET BEST ODDS GUARANTEED NOVICES’ HURDLE (4) 2m 1f Winner £4,084 (12 run) SSR 1 U Breaking Records (29) M Barnes 6 10-12............ S Mulqueen — 2 -57 Fearless Action (18) C Grant 5 10-12.........................H Brooke 87 3 -32 Findthetime (40) N Richards 5 10-12..........................B Hughes 93 4 3-7 Hajey (12) T Waggott 4 10-12..................................T Midgley (7) 90 5 U5 Jamih (12) Miss T Jackson 6 10-12...................................C Bewley 77 6 P Jupiter Road (12) M Sowersby 5 10-12......................... R Mania — 7 144 Kendancer (12) C Byrnes (IRE) 5 10-12.......................... D Jacob 95 8 0 Lightning Attack (15) B Haslam 5 10-12.............. R McLernon 70 9 2 Spiritofthenorth (48) K Ryan 4 10-12..............Sean Quinlan 94 10 30- Up With The Play V Thompson 4 10-12................ P Armson (7) 99 11 0 Star Dreamer (15) S Corbett 4 10-5..........................S Coltherd — 12 Willa M Sowersby 4 10-5..................................... A Anderson (5) — BETTING: 11-8 Kendancer, 9-4 Findthetime, 5-2 Spiritofthenorth, 10 Up With The Play, 33 Willa, Fearless Action, 50 Lightning Attack, Breaking Records, 66 Others. 2020: MINELLA DRAMA 5 10 12, Brian Hughes 4-7 Fav (D McCain), 12 ran. FORM GUIDE: KENDANCER 9-4 Took keen hold, mid-division, pushed along 2 out, not fluent last, kept on run-in, lost third close home, 4th of 11, 18l behind A Different Kind at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd. FINDTHETIME 4-1 Slow to jump off, raced in rear, pushed along before 2 out, hung right after 2 out, ran on well to take second run-in, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Malpas at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct. SPIRITOFTHENORTH 12-1 Led, pushed along after 2 out, headed before last, kept on well, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Punxsutawney Phil at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct. UP WITH THE PLAY 6-1 Chased leader, 5th at 5th, progress after 5th, under pressure before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 12, 38l behind Coventry at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar. FORM GUIDE: LELANTOS 4-1 2nd or 3rd, not fluent 9th, pushed along after 3 out, challenged last, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Imphal at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd. CRY WOLF 7-2 Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division before 3 out, ridden to press leader before last, kept on flat, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Hidden Depths at Hereford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd. LEMON T 11-1 Held up in rear, effort and smooth headway 4 out, prominent before 2 out, every chance when mistake 2 out, soon ridden and no extra, 4th of 10, 10l behind The Ogle Gogle Man at Kelso 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct. RAILWAY MUICE 8-1 Tracked leader, disputed lead 3 out, soon led, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra and lost 2nd, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Salley Gardens at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd. 2.55 CAZOO NOVICES’ HANDICAP HURDLE (GBB RACE) (4) 2m 4f Winner £3,159 (6 run) SSR 1 451 What A Glance (11) David Dennis 6 11-12 (D)..................D Bass 70 2 26- Black Ebony (329) P Kirby 7 11-9...............................T Dowson — 3 -15 Bembridge (26) O Sherwood 5 11-8 (D).........................J J Burke 99 4 343 Methusalar (26) A King 5 11-2.................................. T Cannon 81 5 234 The Yellow Mini (9) M Wigham 3 10-9....................G Sheehan 87 6 211 Ten Past Midnight (25) M Keighley 5 10-3..................... J Best 87 BETTING: 6-4 What A Glance, 10-3 Ten Past Midnight, 6 Methusalar, 13-2 Bembridge, 8 The Yellow Mini, Black Ebony. 2020: No corresponding race. FORM GUIDE: WHAT A GLANCE 4-1 Mid division, rapid headway to press leader 3rd last, led 2 out, well clear last, never in any danger, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (5) gs beating Templier by 16l, 9 ran. TEN PAST MIDNIGHT 6-5fav Prominent, not fluent 4th, ridden after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, mistake last, driven flat, led towards finish, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct beating Court Jurado by shd, 13 ran. METHUSALAR 5-1 Towards rear, steady headway 3 out, ridden and went fifth home turn, stayed on but never on terms, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Dorisa Queen at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct. BEMBRIDGE 10-3 Always towards rear, 5th of 11, 35l behind Faire Part Sivola at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct. BLACK EBONY 4-1 Tracked leader, ridden along after 4 out, stayed on before weakening approaching the last, 6th of 7, 21l behind Rock On Fruity at Kelso 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec. THE YELLOW MINI 6-1 Led, ridden 4 out, headed 3 out, plugged on one pace, 4th of 12, 20l behind Boulette at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gd. 3.25 CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP HURDLE (5) 2m Winner £2,342 (6 run) SSR 1 -21 Sabbathical (7) E Williams 6 12-0 (D2)......... Isabel Williams (3) 89 2 665 Phoebus Lescribaa (39) R Dickin 9 11-12 (CD).........L Murtagh 99 3 5P- Framley Garth Liam Bailey 9 11-7...........................F Gregory — 4 651 Gavin (10) Joe Ponting 3 10-11 (D).................................D Burton 70 5 761 Major Snugfit (12) R Menzies 5 10-10.....................N Moscrop 87 6 P-0 George Mallory (12) C & A Pogson 5 10-0.................C Leonard — BETTING: 13-8 Sabbathical, 9-4 Gavin, 3 Major Snugfit, 10 George Mallory, 14 Phoebus Lescribaa, 25 Framley Garth. 2020: CHAPATI 6 11 6, Fergus Gregory 20-1 (J Coulson), 12 ran. FORM GUIDE: SABBATHICAL 2-1 Close up in rear, headway to track leaders when blundered 4 out, led soon after 2 out, clear last, comfortable, won at Fakenham 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd beating Little Light by 21l, 5 ran. GAVIN 33-1 Held up at rear, made smooth headway before 3 out, ridden to lead after 2 out, kept on after last, won easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Court Jurado by 7l, 11 ran. MAJOR SNUGFIT 10-3fav Close up, led 4 out, ridden 2 out, 4 lengths clear last, one paced run-in but always doing enough, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f cond hcp hdl 0-105 (5) gd beating Burnage Boy by 2 1/2l, 10 ran. GEORGE MALLORY 300-1 Not fluent 1st, soon in rear, never a factor, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Peejaybee at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd. Going: Standard Draw: Little effect. CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS statistics Weight watcher Horses which have dropped most from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years. SEDGEFIELD: 1.10 Scorpo (won off 73 down 4lb to 69); Skyhill (5lb). SOUTHWELL: 2.25 O’Hanrahan Bridge (won off 115 dn 5lb to 110). WOLVERHAMPTON: 6.00 Royal Birth Poly Track (won off 96 down 8lb to 88); 6.30 Songkran (8lb); 7.00 It Must Be Faith (5lb); Thegreyvtrain (5lb); Knockabout Queen (12lb); 7.30 Astrophysics (4lb); Qaaraat (11lb); Lorna Cole (13lb). Downgraded Horses dropped two grades or more from their previous race. WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.30 Perseus Way (down 3 grades). SOUTHWELL: 1.55 Sure Touch (down 5). Stable movers Horses which are having their first run for a new trainer. SEDGEFIELD: 12.40 Ask The Doc (C Motherway to O Greenall), 3.15 Up With The Play (T G McCourt to V Thompson). SOUTHWELL: 1.25 Poet’s Corner (N J Tinkler to N King), 1.25 The Turtle Said (F O’Brien to N Mulholland). Fit and ready Horses which have won in the last 7 days. Sabbathical (3.25 Southwell) won at Fakenham (2m) hcp. The following information relates to horses engaged at British meetings today only. Racing TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 35 Martin has a Silva lining in City target Gary Neville has likened Swansea City target James McAtee to Premier League and Manchester City legend David Silva after his top-flight debut for the champions. The teenage midfielder was handed his Premier League bow against Everton on Sunday by manager Pep Guardiola. Many were left impressed with McActee’s appearance off the bench in City’s 3-0 win, including Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville. Neville said of McAtee and fellow City youngster Cole Palmer: “It’s not an academy, it’s a cloning system. “They’re like clones, they’re all the same. “It’s almost like David Silva’s left them all behind.” The 19-year-old from Salford is understood to be on Swansea head coach Russell Martin’s rader as he looks ahead to recruitment in January, and his latest performance will only have caught the eye further. However, the SA1 outfit are not the only club interested, with Manchester United also said to be admirers. But before thinking about letting McAtee go out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience, Manchester City will want to secure a contract extension. The youngster has just 18 months remaining on his current deal. Guardiola is known for giving academy products a chance in the first team, also starting 19-year-old attacking midfielder Palmer in his first top-flight start. It is Palmer who McAtee replaced in the closing stages. Guardiola said after the game: “It is an incredible investment for the club and the future. Very pleased and with the few minutes James McAtee played as well.” The youngster has enjoyed a great start to life at the club’s academy. In Premier League 2, he has now scored 10 goals, which is already three more than last season. In September, he made his senior debut in a 6-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup. While a loan deal during the January transfer window cannot be ruled out, it may well be that Rodri felt Manchester City did exactly what was required as they dismantled Everton on Sunday, but knows they cannot let any complacency set in if City opt to keep hold of the talent at the Etihad so he can train with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne they want to keep hold of their Premier League crown. Spanish midfielder Rodri got on the scoresheet as the champions moved back up to every day, similar to what the club did with Phil Foden. Silva won four Premier League second in the table with a 3-0 win. “We know we have to give 100 per cent every game, we need to win, win, win,” said Manchester City’s James McAtee in action during the Premier League encounter with Everton on Sunday. titles during his 10-year spell at City, before departing in 2020 to link up with Real Sociedad. Tough title rivals won’t give us an inch, says Rodri Rodri. “There is no other way to achieve the Premier League. We know it is going to be a tough season with tough contenders.” Sport Maguire: Players must accept blame HARRY Maguire has admitted Manchester United’s players must accept responsibility for their role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking as manager. The United captain is among those whose performances have come in for the most scrutiny during the miserable run of Premier League form which led to Solskjaer’s exit on Sunday, with his sending off contributing to the 4-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday which proved the final straw. “Of course the players need to take the responsibility for everything that happens on the football field,” Maguire said. “We’re the ones that cross over that white line. We were in it together as a group, the management and players. “Ultimately the manager had paid the price so we’re all disappointed. We take huge responsibility. We haven’t been good enough individually or collectively as a team. We’ve spoken about that and now we’ve got to look forward to get the club back to where it was. “The last few months have been nowhere near good enough and the players are responsible for that as well.” Solskjaer’s exit was announced on Sunday morning, his status as one of the club’s most celebrated players no longer enough as they lost for the fifth time in eight league games, and the Norwegian came to United’s Carrington training ground to say his goodbyes. “The manager came in and he spoke to us and it was an emotional day,” Maguire said. “Everyone’s got a huge amount of respect for Ole and what he’s done for the club. “He’s a legend of the club and he will remain a legend for the club. “I don’t want to go into too much depth about what he said but he wished us well. “He said he’d be supporting us, he said we needed to get back on track.” Southgate’s deal ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate is excited by the potential in the team’s future after signing a new contract. The 51-year-old’s deal was set to expire after next year’s World Cup but he and assistant Steve Holland have signed a two-year extension through to December 2024. Southgate said: “I’d like to say how excited we are, the last five years have been an incredible experience. We can see what’s possible with the existing squad and some of the players coming Gareth Southgate. through our age-group teams. We are grateful for the support of the FA. We felt it was important to qualify (before signing) so there was no question on focus. “We are looking forward to the next few years.” OFFICIALHORSERACING COMMENTARY AND RESULTS Cal09016094248 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Calscost65pperminplusyourtelephonecompany’snetworkaccesscharge.18+only. SP:Spoke.Helpline:03332023390

36 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 Sport Nobody deserved to be hailed as a hero more than Priestland Price seals third Slam title WORLD No. 1 Gerwyn Price won his third Grand Slam of Darts title in four years with a convincing 16-8 victory over Peter Wright. Having beaten James Wade in the semi-final earlier in the day, the Welshman returned to claim the Eric Bristow Trophy and £125,000 first prize in a repeat of the 2019 final. “Three years I’ve played here and three times I’ve won – it’s disappointing that we didn’t play here last year but obviously (we didn’t) with everything that was going on. I’m thrilled to play here again,” he told Sky Sports at the Aldersley Leisure Village. “Early on in this final, I thought that I put him under a lot of pressure. “Obviously Peter wasn’t playing very well, and I just carried on with my own game. “I did let him back in but (overall) I was clinical today.” Price had beaten Pontyberem’s Jonny Clayton in a high-quality quarter-final. The compatriots – who teamed up to win the World Cup for Wales in 2020 – were both in fine form. But in the end it was Price who came out on top 16-12. Price’s victory puts him level with Michael van Gerwen on three titles at the event with only Phil Taylor (six) having won more. Both Price and Clayton will enter nexy month’s World Championships with realistic hopes of landing the title. Gerwyn Price poses with the trophy. Nobody could have blamed Rhys Priestland for retreating into the shadows. He was once the mercurial playmaker who came from nowhere to orchestrate Wales’s remarkable run at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. And not forgetting the Grand Slam that followed months later. But when he joined Bath in 2015, he was doing so in an attempt to get out of the spotlight. Injuries and a loss of form saw him attract unacceptable abuse on social media virtually every time he pulled on a rugby jersey. It reached an ugly crescendo when he came on as a substitute for Dan Biggar in a game against Australia in 2014. He was booed by his own fans before he’d even touched a ball. It wasn’t the whole stadium that jeered, but it was enough to make the discontent audible. No player deserves that. Two months later, his move from the Scarlets to Bath was confirmed. It was a huge loss to Welsh rugby. After the 2015 World Cup, it was announced that Priestland was taking an 18-month break from Test rugby. The decision was reversed but it offered an insight as to where his head was at. During his six-year stint at Bath, he made nine appearances for Wales, eight of them from the bench. In 2019, he became ineligible to play for his country as he’d signed a new deal with his club after the introduction of the 60-cap rule. It felt like his Test career was over. The trouble for Welsh rugby was that he was playing well and would have been a useful asset to any region and certainly the Test side. Pivac wanted to pick him earlier this year but was blocked from doing so, despite his impending move to Cardiff Rugby. But when he eventually arrived in Matthew Southcombe Sport Reporter Cardiff, he was eligible again and was selected at the first opportunity this autumn. A mild-mannered, modest operator, Priestland has never voiced his opinions on the way things went ahead of his Welsh rugby departure. But after impressing for Cardiff in pre-season, he was asked if he felt he could still play at the very top level. “I genuinely have no idea. It’s been such a long time since I played there,” he said quietly. His performances made a mockery of his words. Based on what he put on display, he absolutely could still do it. And so to the autumn. A decent cameo against the All Blacks and a place on the bench against Australia, the same team he faced on that day when he was booed onto the field. Wales found themselves two points behind with two minutes to go against opposition who had spent most of the game down at least one man. The situation was desperate. Then a shrill blast of referee Mike Adamson’s whistle put Priestland back in the spotlight. The penalty kick he faced was not the most challenging under normal circumstances but these were no normal circumstances. The game was on the line, 70,000 fans expected. But the ball sailed between the uprights. Wales won. It was a cathartic moment. All Priestland mustered was an understated fist pump. He almost looked embarrassed as he was mobbed by his team-mates. This is not a story of redemption or rebirth, but once again Priestland was Wales’s hero. He can smile again. Few deserved to taste that moment more than he. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 37 Rhys Priestland kicks the penalty to win the game for Wales against Australia. Huw Evans Agency. Jenkins: Cards not our issue Ellis Jenkins says Wales should not be criticised for beating teams who have players sent off. Six players have been sent off against Wales in 12 fixtures, a statistic often used as a stick to beat Wayne Pivac’s side. However, stand-in skipper Jenkins believes the focus should be more on the sides losing players to indiscipline, rather than Wales. “I am not sure you can force anyone to make a high tackle on a guy who is 6ft 8in,” he said when asked about Australia’s red card after the 29-28 victory on Saturday. “I am not sure we can take any credit for that. “It’s part of the game at the moment, it is a red-hot topic, and people are perhaps struggling to make the shift. “As soon as you saw the one today, there was no doubt it was going to be a red card. We have got to get better playing against 14 men, because we seem to struggle a little bit.” Speaking on the yellow card Kurtley Beale received, Jenkins added: “Anyone who has been in Kurtley Beale’s position, he knows he has gone to slap the ball. “It’s reaction. Whether he has gone to catch it or not, but you go with one hand – he has gone for the tackle – but he knows that pass is being made. And anyone who has been in that situation would say the same thing.”

38 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline Rugby Wales climb spot in rankings WALES will end the year lying eighth in the world rankings. Wayne Pivac’s side moved up one place after they sealed a dramatic 29-28 victory over Australia on Saturday. It was Wales’s second consecutive victory of the autumn following their 38-21 win over Fiji the previous week. Wales leapfrogged Argentina after the Pumas’ comprehensive 53-7 defeat to Ireland in Dublin. France have moved up to fifth following their impressive 40-25 victory over New Zealand, while Australia have dropped to sixth following their defeat in Cardiff. Despite their 27-26 defeat against England, South Africa remain top, with New Zealand unable to capitalise following losses to Ireland and France. England remain third, while Ireland’s unbeaten autumn sees them finish the year in fourth. Scotland are seventh. Cunningham praises effort WALES Women’s coach Ioan Cunningham has praised his side’s efforts after they threatened an impressive scalp against Canada. They led the third-best side in the world at half-time, before a dominant second-half from the visitors carried themto a 24-7 success. However, Cunningham was still full of pride in his side’s efforts. “Good effort from the girls tonight,” he said afterwards. “We came up against a very good Canadian team. I thought we were excellent for 40 or 50 minutes. “Then their bench made a big difference. “We’ve got great learnings from that game and the girls have been excellent all campaign.” BLACK FRIDAY DEAL SAVE 50% YOURS FOR ONLY £10 Save 50% from Offer valid 23-29th November. Also available from all good bookshops. Ryan’s recovery and redemption of Rhys make for highlights of autumn series Wales ended their autumn series campaign with a 29-28 victory over Australia, but Wayne Pivac’s team were pushed to the limit by opponents who played with just 14 men for 65 minutes after the dismissal of No. 8 Rob Valetini. Glass half full or half empty over the autumn, then? Agreement there won’t be. Those visiting Positives R Us will be encouraged by the emergence of younger players such as Taine Basham and Christ Tshiunza and point out that Wales were missing a virtual regiment of injured players. Others might highlight the weaknesses of Wales’s set-piece game and their lack of fluency behind. But what’s beyond doubt is after their final-quarter implosion against New Zealand, Pivac’s side played with spirit, and that matters. MARK ORDERS assesses the winners and losers from the campaign. Winners Ryan Elias When yet another Wales line-out throw went awry in the eve-of-Halloween encounter against New Zealand, you assumed Ryan Elias was on a one-way ticket to Abuse Central. Fast-forward three weeks and there’s no little acclaim for the Scarlets hooker who has shown no Ryan Elias. Mark Orders Rugby Reporter little character in turning his fortunes around during a campaign. How difficult must that be to do? The expectation might have been that his darts would continue to go astray, but against South Africa and Fiji he displayed notable accuracy, helped by Adam Beard’s sympathetic line-out calling. If the set-piece took a step back against Australia, Elias could counter that he was throwing to different locks, with a new partnership in Seb Davies and Ben Carter. Around the field, the Scarlet has been excellent, banging in the tackles and carries. It’s all spoken volumes for his mental toughness. In any debate about Wales’s top players this autumn, he deserves to figure. Taine Basham He’s had many pats on the back and deserves them. Yes, there are areas where the 22-year-old can improve, among them his handling. But the way he tore into every challenge he faced, each one of them a major assignment, was something to behold. Displaying the exuberance of youth, he didn’t seem to be bothered that he was facing New Zealand, South Africa or Australia. His opening half-hour against the All Blacks was startling, with Basham turning ball over and surging forward on the carry. In no way cowed by reputation, he might have been playing New Tredegar rather than New Zealand, with nerves conspicuous by their absence. Here was a player who believed in himself and had the game to back it up. He’s performed exceptionally these past few weeks and put himself firmly in the mix for the Six Nations and beyond. That’s good news for Pivac. Liam Williams Welcome back. It’s been a while and Wales have missed you. The Waunarlwydd product’s return to fitness and form has been a huge plus for Pivac’s team. The warrior full-back reminded us that he was born without the fear gene 30 years ago in Morriston. Along the way, he’s acquired considerable skill, too. The rubber-band man, as Pivac once called him, was superb against South Africa and Australia, his performances stamped by an almost reckless disregard for his own wellbeing. Sometimes, you fear Williams (circled, left) is too committed. But he’s a wonderful player to watch. Jamie Roberts Roberts is a winner this autumn because his punditry on Amazon Prime has been top class. The latest evidence to support that view came on Saturday after Australia coach Dave Rennie took issue with the sin-binning of Kurtley Beale for slapping the ball down, comparing it with the referee waving Nick Tompkins on after he’d slapped the ball while attempting an intercept, with Mike Adamson and his officials ruling it had gone backwards. Tompkins went on to score a try. Rennie contended some of the decision-making had been “horrendous”. Roberts could easily have let the matter pass. But he didn’t, saying: “It was a yellow card with Kurtley Beale. You put your hand out and get it wrong and that’s what happens. “If the ball goes backwards off the hand of Beale, it’s no foul play. “It’s a risk you take if you put your hand out there. “I have to completely disagree with Dave Rennie. That ball goes backwards off the hand of Nick Tompkins. “He actually plays the ref. We are all told growing up you play the whistle. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 39 Taine Basham, pictured with Willis Halaholo, charges at the Australian defence at the Principality Stadium on Saturday. Huw Evans Agency. “The Australians put their hands up and stopped playing. “Nick Tompkins carried on playing and scored a try.” It was fearless and articulate comment from a gent who calls it as he sees it. In case anyone’s in any doubt, that’s the way to do it. Outstanding, really. Rhys Priestland Imagine you were Rhys Priestland back in the day. You’d been getting up at dawn for two weeks, undergoing multiple sessions in the dreaded ice chambers that were in vogue with the Wales rugby team at the time and throwing yourself into 12-hour training days that made some players physically unwell. Then as you were about to run onto the field to play rugby for your country at the national ground, a section of the crowd choose to jeer you at the mere mention of your name over the public address. Priestland hadn’t even started performing. All he had done was sing the national anthem, watch the first 47 minutes of the match against Australia in 2014, get out of his seat and run onto the pitch. Anyway, no-one was booing on Saturday. It was left to Priestland to slot the kick to win the match for Wales against the Wallabies and he made it look easy. Cheers soared all around the Principality Stadium. It was a lovely moment for one of rugby’s nice guys. Alex Cuthbert A word, too, about this guy. Maybe the most joyful moment of the entire campaign from a Wales perspective was the superbly taken try by Cuthbert (circled, left) against Fiji. You could hardly put a price on the smile on his face in the aftermath. Like Priestland, he’d had to contend with a lot in the past. Like Priestland, he’d fought his way back into the Wales set-up. Like Priestland, his spirit deserves to be applauded. Losers Wales’s scrum It’s been under the pump throughout the campaign, from the game with New Zealand to the outing against Australia. At times on Saturday, the Wallaby tighthead, Taniela Tupou, looked as if he could shove Wales back 10 yards were he facing them on his own. How much are Wales missing Alun Wyn Jones, a player Adam Jones rates as the best scrummaging lock he played alongside? How much are they feeling the absence of Ken Owens? Are there any other options? If there are, letters should be addressed to Mr W. Pivac and Mr. J. Humphreys, c/o the Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff. Nicky Smith might well be reaching for a pen right now. On a serious note, Wales need to examine what has gone wrong. Why have Wyn Jones and Tomas Francis, two highly respected campaigners, found the going tough over the past weeks? If there’s a need for a specialist scrum coach, then Wales need to pick up the phone and hire one. Dave Rennie Australia played well on Saturday, but discipline is part of the game and the Wallabies had a man needlessly sent off for a dangerous challenge. More than anything else that affected the match outcome. Yet their coach Dave Rennie chose to attack the “horrendous” decisionmaking by officials. What’s to be said? Every game contains debatable calls which will be interpreted differently, but Rennie (circled, left) would be better served improving his team’s indiscipline rather than attacking those charged with running the show on the field. He has some excellent young players emerging, including the outstanding centre Hunter Paisami. But the Wallabies have lost every match they’ve played in Europe this autumn. That should be the theme of the debate Down Under. Jonathan Davies Was he dropped or was he rotated? He won’t care about semantics. Davies, the winner of 93 Wales caps and six for the Lions, would have just wanted to be on the field in Cardiff to complete his century of Test appearances. The good news is that Pivac values him as a person and as a player. The bad news is that it won’t be easy to force his way back into the starting line-up, with George North returning from injury and Nick Tompkins playing well this autumn. But Davies has battled back from adversity before, albeit of the injuryframed kind. He has the character to once again make a fight of it. Callum Sheedy and Gareth Anscombe It’s been a long old campaign for Sheedy. He played in every game Wales played during their Six Nations campaign last term and acquitted himself well in most of them. There were also two starts for him in the summer. But this autumn he’s seen just 20 minutes of action against Fiji as Wales went from Old Mother Hubbard mode at fly-half to having four No. 10s at various points in the campaign. Much the same applies to Gareth Anscombe. Like Sheedy, he’s a quality player. But his involvement was limited over the last month or so. In his case, maybe it would have been better had he been eased back into the set-up after his recovery from the horrendous knee injury he suffered in 2019. Both players will hope for better fortune in the Six Nations.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 In association with Registered office One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP SPORT @SwanseaCityLive @SwanseaCityWalesOnline Owens Ken Owens may be facing a race against time for the Six Nations. Huw Evans agEncy. injury fears grOw Ken Owens has emerged as a doubt for the start of the 2022 Six nations after the Scarlets revealed the hooker definitely wouldn’t be back before Christmas because of his back injury. The 34-year-old took no part in his country’s autumn series, being released from the squad during the campaign. He will not be travelling with the Scarlets for their United Rugby Championship games in South Africa, and head coach Dwayne Peel couldn’t confirm his availability for the Six nations. Wales start their campaign against Ireland on February 5. Asked if Owens would be fit for the championship, ex-Wales scrum-half Peel said: “I don’t know. It’s going to be a long process with him. “I’m not expecting him back in the short term – definitely not before Christmas. It’s a back injury and he’s not in training at the minute. “He’s not on the plane to South Africa and I don’t think he’ll be fit for our european campaign. That takes us to Christmas, so we’ll just have to see.” The position has evidently changed from during the autumn Tests, when Wayne Pivac expressed confidence Owens would be back sooner rather later, saying of the player known as The Sheriff: “He’ll definitely be back before the end of the year. I’d like to think he’ll get a number of club games in before the Six nations.” Peel was asked what had altered since then. Mark Orders Rugby Reporter “It’s an injury that you don’t know (about) at the start,” he said. “It’s how he progresses. We’ll just wait and see how that one plays out.” The fortunate thing for Wales is that Owens’s international deputy Ryan elias had a fine autumn campaign, recovering from a sticky start at the line-out against new Zealand to bang in strong displays against South Africa, Fiji and Australia, along the way scoring three tries. His efforts impressed new Scarlets head coach Peel. “I thought Ryan was excellent,” he said. “He had a difficult first game. The line-out malfunctioned a few times. As a hooker you cop the blame, but Ryan carried the ball really well against new Zealand and showed real strength of character beyond that. “He’s a big man and he’s physical. “I thought he was a standout for Wales, taking the game to the opposition with ball in hand and defensively he was good. “He was a massive plus for Wales. “Ken’s tended to get the games in the last couple of years, but for Ryan, having those four games back to back has been huge. “I think we’ll see some great growth in him as a result.” SwanS may have found a Silva lining in January tranSfer target: Page 35 The South Wales Evening Post is published by Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales Ltd, a subsidiary company of Reach PLC. at Urban Village, 220 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NW. 01792 545500. South Wales Evening Post is the tradename of Reach plc. Internet address: Registered as a newspaper at the Post Office.

TEASER Eight pages of puzzles, quizzes and sudoku STAR SEEKER Can you find the celebrity name hidden in this crossword? Complete the crossword in the normal way, then make a note of the letters contained in all the squares which are marked with shaded stars. These letters will make an anagram of the name you are trying to discover. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 H General Knowledge Quiz 1. Who had a top ten hit single in 1977 with Pearl’s A Singer? A Elkie Brooks B Joni Mitchell C Emmylou Harris D Dolly Parton 10. Who anointed Saul as the first king of Israel? A David B Josiah C Samuel D Joseph 9 10 11 H H 12 13 14 H 15 16 17 18 19 20 H 21 22 ACROSS DOWN 7. Female relative (5) 1. Teacher (10) 8. Subterfuge (7) 2. Danger (5) 3. Nil (4) 9. N. African port (7) 4. Zodiac sign (6) 10. Voracity (5) 5. Pouched animal (8) 12. Judges (10) 6. Freedom (7) 15. Workers’ 11. Vanishes (10) association (5,5) 13. Art of oratory (8) 18. Famous lover (5) 14. Cultivators (7) 19. Shake (7) 16. Idea (6) 21. Colonnade (7) 17. Diminish (5) 22. Coach (5) 20. Consumes (4) H H H 2. Tia and her identical twin-sister were the stars of which 1990s US children’s comedy? A We Are Family B Twins C Sister, Sister D Mirror Image 3. By what name were members of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei known? A Junkers B Bismarks C Nazis D Kaisers 4. Which actor played Dave in Minder? A Glynn Stuart B Glynn Guilder C Glynn Le Foe D Glynn Edwards 5. Who wrote Strangers on a Train? A Agatha Christie B Kingsley Amis C Patricia Highsmith D Barbara Pym 6. Which 1997 film stars Ray Winstone as Raymond, the abusive husband of Valerie played by Kathy Burke? A Love, Honour and Obey B Sexy Beast C Nil by Mouth D Sid and Nancy Kathy Burke See Question 6. 7. What name is given to the strip of land granted to Poland by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 that separated East Prussia from the rest of Germany? A Prussian Corridor B Polish Corridor C German Corridor D Versailles Corridor 8. In which Irish county is Connemara? A Galway B Cork C Clare D Kilkenny 9. Which British prime minister became the 1st Earl of Stockton? A Harold Macmillan B Anthony Eden C Winston Churchill D Harold Wilson 11. What name is given to an enquiry into a person’s resources to establish entitlement to a welfare benefit? A Means test B Aptitude test C Poverty test D Fiscal test 12. Which flower was the symbol of the House of Lancaster? A White rose B Red rose C Black rose D Thistle 13. A modification to which domestic appliance was patented by Isaac Merritt Singer in 1851? A Sewing machine B Washing machine C Toaster D Microwave 14. Which swimmer won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics? A Steve James B Philip Rogers C Geoffrey Stevens D Mark Spitz 15. What is the capital of Australia? A Sydney B Perth C Melbourne D Canberra GOGEN Insert letters to form the listed words, moving between adjacent cells horizontally, vertically or diagonally in any direction. Insert all the remaining letters of the alphabet (except Z) in the grid so all the listed words are spelt out in this way. G W V K N F E Q A C X L U R J P O D S H B M Y BOULEVARDS CRANK DISHY EXPLOITS FLEW GEL JARS MISTY QUACK SIMPLE WELD A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y I T 1 2 3 J C M P T V D X G K Y V S B O K I R X N A W E G U L H Q F D BINGE BRAWL COMET EQUAL FUNKY HEMP JOKING JOVIAL LAUD OXEN RISKY A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y C J B Q A L U M N E T Y I R O F W S H P ANXIETY CLUB DALE JUMBLE KIND POET QUERN SHORE SOFT VANISH WRING A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y

2 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge Kakuro Fill in the white squares with the numbers 1 to 9. Each horizontal block of squares must add up to the number in the shaded square to its left, and each vertical block must add up to the number in the shaded square above it. No number may be used more than once in any one block. 1 2 14 11 12 25 17 10 24 21 14 23 8 6 11 9 10 7 3 4 22 19 12 23 12 12 19 18 18 14 23 19 13 11 14 16 9 11 13 4 7 13 12 5 5 9 11 3 15 23 7 12 16 27 9 14 17 8 15 3 5 11 9 12 21 15 9 21 20 21 25 16 19 14 26 19 19 9 6 11 11 9 15 3 12 12 9 11 8 4 WORD LADDER Using the clues provided, fill in each step of the ladder with a new word, changing one letter at a time. 1 2 Level surface Achievement Touched Animal skin Brazilian footballer HOSE FLAG POLE House 3 4 9 35 4 14 9 14 9 9 10 21 7 19 14 21 4 14 16 8 17 13 9 14 12 12 15 23 9 15 9 3 13 9 14 14 17 11 7 11 7 16 15 25 6 20 11 8 13 9 15 23 15 16 8 11 13 12 45 27 9 17 14 12 20 5 17 12 14 10 5 14 13 15 18 17 7 13 11 9 20 8 22 8 31 8 12 10 10 20 13 14 10 15 3 DOWN Explained Amphibian Way Curved roof Knighted woman Condemn Day break GOLD TWO SPEED CROSSWORD This two-speed crossword has two sets of clues, but just one grid. If you can’t solve the Cryptic clues, try the Quick. Cryptic Across 1. Scared about trees (6) 4. Pitch three times the size? (6) 9. A job done for nothing? (9,4) 10. Comes into force? (7) 11. Icon in the grotto temple (5) 12. The extent of endless ambition (5) 14. Convicts used to pick it, but not from choice! (5) 18. Shape altered a great deal (5) 19. A bone from Munster (7) 21. Having the wisdom not to get excited? (13) 22. What water pipes should be kept behind? (6) 23. The number increases in emergencies (6) Down 1. A number bid for a chest (6) 2. Ambiguous combination of nobleman and guide (6-7) 3. Speeds that go up every year! (5) 5. The stone archaeologists treat so cryptically? (7) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 8 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 6. Does this heat make metalworkers swear so? (5,8) 7. Northerner installed in the desk I’m ousted from (6) 8. A case in point? Finish with just the opposite (5) 13. Waiting for you where you shop (2,5) 15. Man goes over the Spanish place of worship (6) 16. Legally prevent poets being translated (5) 17. Yet they may form a large part of the weekly wash! (6) 20. Hesitation about the substance used in the theatre (5) Quick Across 1. Trees (6) 4. Three sporting titles (6) 9. Unproductive job (9,4) 10. Joins up (7) 11. Symbol (5) 12. Scope (5) 14. Rope fibre (5) 18. Piles (5) 19. Breastbone (7) 21. Calm (13) 22. Fell behind (6) 23. Unstable periods (6) Down 1. Chest (6) 2. Ambiguous (6-7) 3. Property tax (5) 5. Egyptian town (7) 6. Smelters (5,8) 7. Inuit (6) 8. Stop (5) 13. Imminent (2,5) 15. Church (6) 16. Legally preclude (5) 17. Underwear (6) 20. Anaesthetic (5) Scribble pad Bellow Fly ALPHAMUDDLE SPLIT DECISION Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. STAR Rearrange the letters in the grid on the left to make five words that read both across and down. Five letters have been placed to start you off. R O E M S M G H W C T S I T I A E E T W A R G T O S M G W R W G A B E T V A E I I C E A R N H V E D E O R S E N T N C S X T F N A I R M E B D S TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 3 TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge PATHFINDER Beginning with the top highlighted letter, follow a continuous path of words associated with the given subject. The trail goes through each letter once, twisting up, down and sideways, but never diagonally. Dickens characters o r t s t m a t c h j o e d d l e w i o s r a r i t a g o a i v n r n r t i c b g r r o v y b a a b e c n b o e r d d i r g e d m m h u t i w y n c o u d r o u e h z z l e e i p p y c a s s r t k c k c d w e r w n e p l y s e i w i p l e f i a n l l t r t n e b a m u i l n w o e n e n i l y s d l e k i w b e p e e c k c i m s h s n a a r o r h h o s n i s a m i c m y d r h a l a a j m v o t c y d y i r i l r c o a i n r a e n s t u y e a m b h s Sudoku Challenge Easy 6 5 8 1 2 4 8 2 7 7 8 2 9 2 4 1 9 8 4 6 5 7 6 8 9 5 6 6 4 1 5 2 7 6 3 4 7 4 8 3 6 7 9 2 9 2 7 8 5 8 4 3 9 4 5 7 6 8 4 2 8 3 6 9 2 1 7 9 1 8 2 5 MIRROR IMAGE Medium Which of the shapes below is an exact mirror image of the shape on the right? A B C CLOCKWORD The solutions from 1 to 12 are all six-letter words ending with the letter D in the centre. Moving clockwise from 1, the letters in the outer circle will spell out the name of a US comedian and actor. 10 9 1. Slow song 2. Mean 3. Raised 4. Reptile 5. Uttered a cry of pain 6. Frank 11 8 D 12 7 D 1 6 7. Sour 8. Tugged 9. Protective device 10. Strand 11. Ridiculous 12. Fluid 2 5 3 4 2 6 3 9 Hard 3 3 5 1 6 3 5 9 5 4 2 9 8 3 2 7 1 5 8 3 7 8 6 4 3 5 6 8 2 4 9 5 6 9 7 7 1 6 6 2 6 7 8 6 2 9 1 6 8 4 9 2 4 1 2 7 8 6 8 2 1 4 8 9 2 6 7 7 9 3 5 2 7 5 1 6 4 7 9 4 6 7 4 4 7 8 1 9 3 8 7 9 8 8 5 4 6 9 6 3 4 2 1 5 3 2 6 1 6 9 3 1

4 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge FILL IN General Knowledge Crossword When you’ve completed the puzzle, rearrange the shaded squares to spell out a cheese. We’ve given you one word to start you off. ACROSS DOWN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1. Piet, Dutch painter 2. Daughter of of the abstract De Polonius in 8 Stijl movement (8) Shakespeare’s 5. Unit of length based Hamlet (7) 9 10 on the width of an 3. ‘Quentin ---’, novel extended hand (4) by Walter Scott (7) 9. River in central France which joins 4. Play by John 11 12 the River Loire Osborne produced below Tours (4) in New York in 10. Eurasian genus of 1969 (1,7,3,2) shrubs with clusters 6. The exact centre of 13 14 15 16 17 of yellow drooping an archery target (7) flowers (8) 7. 1971 novel by 11. Edward, composer Agatha Christie (7) of the oratorio 18 19 8. East Indian The Dream of evergreen tree Gerontius (5) whose seed is used 12. Broad-leaved garlic as a spice (6) whose root is eaten 20 21 as a relish (7) 13. Aromatic Cretan 13. 1955 Fred Astaire plant with pink film taken from drooping flowers (7) L A D E N a novel by Jean 14. Gerald, author 22 23 Webster (5,4,4) of A Zoo in My 18. 1664 play by Luggage (7) Moliére (8) 15. Waqar, Pakistan fast 3 LETTERS 4 LETTERS 5 LETTERS 6 LETTERS 7 LETTERS 19. Perennial plant of bowler who took WORD WISE The word may sound familiar, but do you know what it means? ALL CENT CASTE AVENUE PASTURE 20. Artist’s studio or wicket in 1993 (6) ANT HEAT EAVES DENTAL workshop (7) 16. René, French MONOCHORD ESURIENT DEN LULL LADEN PAMPAS 21. Young unfledged designer and PAP MEAD NAVAL PANELS pigeon (5) A A musical instrument A Rapacious PEA PATH SCREW SHAPED 22. Type of cylinder lock jeweller who died in having one string B Waiting RUG RUBY using a flat serrated 1945 (7) B An unvaried tone or sound C Relating to morals SUN SANE key (4) 17. Philistine giant 23. The capital of from Gath killed by C A mournful poem ALE ARID AGATE AERATE BARGAIN the genus Lilium (4) his hundredth Test India (3,5) David (7) Solutions General Knowledge Quiz 1 A; 2 C; 3 C; 4 D; 5 C; 6 C; 7 B; 8 A; 9 A; 10 C; 11 A; 12 B; 13 A; 14 D; 15 D Star Seeker Across: 7 Niece; 8 Evasion; 9 Tripoli; 10 Greed; 12 Arbitrates; 15 Trade union; 18 Romeo; 19 Tremble; 21 Portico; 22 Tutor. Down: 1 Instructor; 2 Peril; 3 Zero; 4 Gemini; 5 Kangaroo; 6 Liberty; 11 Disappears; 13 Rhetoric; 14 Farmers; 16 Notion; 17 Abate; 20 Eats. Star Name: DEV PATEL. Gogen General Knowledge Crossword Across: 1 Mondrian; 5 Span; 9 Cher; 10 Laburnum; 11 Elgar; 12 Ramsons; 13 Daddy Long Legs; 18 Tartuffe; 19 Lily; 20 Atelier; 21 Squab; 22 Yale; 23 New Delhi. Down: 2 Ophelia; 3 Durward; 4 A Patriot For Me; 6 Pinhole; 7 Nemesis; 8 Nutmeg; 13 Dittany; 14 Durrell; 15 Younis; 16 Lalique; 17 Goliath. Kakuro 1 3 9 8 6 5 6 9 8 2 9 5 4 6 4 8 9 6 8 3 2 4 3 5 9 2 6 6 5 9 5 9 7 7 4 3 7 3 6 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 9 3 1 5 2 7 1 6 9 1 3 5 7 2 3 6 8 3 5 1 3 7 1 9 8 3 9 5 6 8 7 1 5 2 8 7 1 3 6 5 9 8 4 4 1 7 6 5 1 8 1 2 4 9 8 6 7 5 1 4 1 2 4 9 2 7 3 9 6 5 1 4 7 9 3 8 2 4 5 2 8 4 2 6 1 6 7 1 9 6 2 1 2 3 8 3 6 3 7 5 5 9 7 8 3 9 1 2 7 9 6 1 4 6 8 9 3 7 1 8 5 1 5 6 5 6 6 3 4 8 3 1 8 2 7 9 2 6 2 9 2 5 3 9 8 2 6 1 2 8 9 9 5 4 8 4 1 8 9 4 1 4 3 7 8 7 3 1 5 9 6 1 7 6 3 8 7 5 8 1 7 7 9 4 6 5 1 9 9 3 7 1 7 6 5 9 Clockword 1 Ballad, 2 Intend, 3 Lifted, 4 Lizard, 5 Yelped, 6 Candid, 7 Rancid, 8 Yanked, 9 Shield, 10 Thread, 11 Absurd, 12 Liquid. US Comedian and actor: BILLY CRYSTAL. Sudoku 6 9 7 4 5 3 8 4 1 2 9 3 8 1 6 5 9 8 2 6 3 7 Fill In Cheese: CHEDDAR 4 2 5 1 4 7 9 5 2 Word Wise A. A musical instrument having one string A. Rapacious 1 3 6 2 3 9 7 7 4 5 8 2 1 6 5 3 6 2 4 7 1 8 9 6 5 2 7 9 8 3 1 4 4 2 3 9 7 5 8 6 1 3 4 5 1 7 9 8 6 2 7 3 4 6 5 1 2 9 8 9 8 7 5 1 3 4 2 6 9 5 8 7 4 6 3 1 6 1 5 3 4 9 7 2 8 7 4 1 5 9 8 6 3 2 3 1 4 2 6 5 9 8 7 1 7 9 8 2 6 4 5 3 9 1 2 5 6 8 3 7 4 1 2 6 4 8 9 7 5 3 2 4 1 6 9 7 8 3 5 5 4 8 6 8 7 1 2 9 3 8 5 2 9 7 1 6 3 4 8 2 9 3 1 6 7 5 4 9 7 8 1 4 3 5 6 2 6 8 5 4 3 1 2 9 7 7 6 8 2 3 4 5 1 9 8 9 5 3 2 7 1 4 6 6 5 3 4 8 2 9 7 1 7 6 4 8 3 9 1 5 6 8 2 6 4 5 7 1 5 7 9 2 1 8 4 3 9 6 6 4 7 2 9 R U B Y E P A T H U A N A V A L G R V M E A D A G A T E P V P E A S H A P E D A R I D S A N E P A N E L S S U N T N C A S T E H E A T R U A L A D E N R N L U L L W C E N T 8 3 2 2 3 9 3 4 7 9 2 5 1 8 5 1 9 3 2 8 7 6 4 2 3 1 8 4 7 6 9 5 1 7 6 9 8 3 4 5 2 1 4 7 6 9 5 2 3 8 9 7 3 5 1 2 8 6 4 4 8 6 3 2 1 7 5 9 1 5 2 3 8 6 7 5 9 4 1 6 8 4 3 7 2 4 2 7 6 1 9 8 3 5 5 4 8 9 6 2 1 7 3 3 9 4 2 5 6 7 8 1 2 9 6 3 8 7 5 4 1 6 2 8 4 7 3 9 1 5 7 3 9 8 5 4 1 6 2 9 5 6 5 1 7 3 4 9 6 1 8 8 2 1 3 7 4 5 3 6 8 7 5 4 2 9 1 9 7 6 5 1 3 4 8 2 8 2 5 1 4 7 6 3 9 5 8 3 1 2 4 9 7 6 4 1 5 8 6 9 7 3 2 2 5 1 6 9 7 3 4 8 Hard Medium Easy G W V K N F E Q A C X L U R J P O D S H Two Speed Crossword Across: 1 Cedars; 4 Treble; 9 Fruitless task; 10 Enlists; 11 Totem; 12 Ambit; 14 Oakum; 18 Heaps; 19 Sternum; 21 Philosophical; 22 Lagged; 23 Crises. Down: 1 Coffer; 2 Double-meaning; 3 Rates; 5 Rosetta; 6 Blast furnaces; 7 Eskimo; 8 Cease; 13 In store; 15 Chapel; 16 Estop; 17 Smalls; 20 Ether. Split Decision B E G A N A E A C H A R M O R E N E S T S 1 B M I T Y J Y V S B C O K I R M X N A W P E G U L Alphamuddle C R O W R E M I O M E G W I G H S T A T 2 T H Q F D S T A T E V C J B Q D A L U M X N E T Y G R O F Word Ladder 1. Flag, Flat, Feat, Felt, Pelt, Pele, Pole. 2. Hose, Home, Dome, Dame, Damn, Dawn, Down. 3. Gold, Told, Toad, Road, Roar, Soar, Star I 3 K W S H P Pathfinder Oliver Twist, Martin Chuzzlewit, Bob Cratchit, Joe Gargery, Edwin Drood, David Copperfield, Miss Havisham, Jacob Marley, Uriah Heep, Nelly Trent, Nicholas Nickleby, Samuel Pickwick, Esther Summerson, Barnaby Rudge, Dora Spenlow, Nancy, Wilkins Micawber, Amy Dorrit, Sydney Carton. Mirror Image: C TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 5 TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge Giant Sudoku Every row, every column and every 5 x 5 box must contain every digit from 1 to 9 and every letter from K to Z. 2 Y Z 7 8 3 T R 6 S V Q 5 W 4 K Y V 9 P R 8 K O P X 3 T Q V 3 U 9 7 1 Z N 5 X K 1 V 5 W 8 2 Q N 4 X 2 Q K 5 U M P R P 5 Z M 2 O 9 N X 3 7 S W 2 N 8 R Z T 4 8 O Y P 4 7 M L W U 9 W 4 Z P 1 6 O R X Q Y V 8 1 6 M 2 4 U V W R Q 4 U Y 2 N O 8 X 6 1 V P 5 O 9 Z N Y P 3 W Q 9 M L Y Z W P T 1 Q R R Z K 8 P 9 7 2 Y 4 N Q K Y Z 4 7 6 M W V 5 2 M U O N 1 T X 8 K W L X 2 6 5 Z 4 3 T 9 S 9 7 4 W T 1 N R P M O Q 3 N 4 V 1 7 6 O W R X 5 9 M O 9 X 2 T R K 1 L 7 Y Z U R S P K V W Q 6 X 2 Z S 7 Y 8 4 U 3 6 V T P U N Y 3 4 L Q 2 ALPHADOKU Both the puzzles contain 9 x 9 sudokus but with the letters R to Z. NUMBERFIT Fit the listed numbers into the grid. 1 2 digits: 29 52 54 69 3 digits: 344 355 435 454 505 543 544 555 4 digits: 2490 2495 2549 3504 4924 5942 9033 9452 5 digits: 43929 95244 6 digits: 524823 544823 828522 838541 8 digits: 45695344 45815946 2 2 digits: 23 25 32 52 78 87 3 digits: 134 256 294 296 431 472 652 672 4 digits: 1325 1739 2345 5231 5432 9371 5 digits: 15779 77951 6 digits: 234567 261218 345678 765432 812162 876543 8 digits: 12345678 87654321 3 X Y Z V S R Y T U R T R S X U V T Z T X V U Y Z X U R W W X T Y S X Y W T V U W V Y U R Y W X V Z Y 2 digits: 91 96 3 digits: 112 119 197 246 261 329 519 617 901 939 5 digits: 13611 91693 6 digits: 191979 641223 666109 969319 7 digits: 2123198 7131997 8117913 9959117 9 digits: 196219673 221289199 966219611

6 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge REMEMBER WHEN The following events all occurred in living memory. Can you guess the year? A 1. Diana Ross hit the No. 1 spot with I’m Still Waiting 2. Michael Caine starred in the thriller Get Carter 3. Louis Armstrong died 4. Rider Harvey Smith was disqualified after an alleged twofinger gesture Arrowword Emblem Italian city Unwind Grain container Dog Prince of Wales' son Sheltered side A fool Sharpen Centre _ Harris, pictured Chosen few US lawyer Buckets B 1. John Lennon was shot dead 2. The Olympics were held in Moscow 3. Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe 4. An oil rig in the North Sea capsized Iran, formerly Learned Immerse Pullovers Musical speed Correlate (3,2) Fibber Bicycle for two Sprout C 1. Madonna published her controversial photo book Sex 2. BBC launched its disastrous soap opera Eldorado 3. Reservoir Dogs hit the cinema screens 4. Gary Lineker was awarded an OBE Quilt Type of marsupial Anxious Fitting Star sign Lean on Sticky slime Fish eggs Evil spirit Solemn pledges QUICK QUIZ 1. Jenna Coleman played which Doctor Who companion? 2. Which British novelist wrote The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch? 3. A husky is a breed of which animal? 4. Which two oceans are connected by the Panama Canal? 5. In which sport might one use a foil, épée or sabre? 6. Which Labour politician was the UK’s prime minister from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976? 7. Which word describes any horse that does not exceed 1.47 metres in height at maturity? 8. Which ancient Greek sculptures were sold to the British Museum in 1816 for £35,000? 9. Which Polish-born chemist discovered radium and polonium? 10. Of which country did Bob Hawke become prime minister in 1983? CODEWORD This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representing the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. 1 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 L O 2 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Portable computer Drawn match Category _ Lynam, sports presenter Yearn Append Salad ingredient Outdoor event Martin _, pictured Liberty Burst out In debt to Translate language Walks softly Type of bird Bee structure Walking poles A small reward Mr Redding, soul singer Sheriff's men To cut grass Ostrichlike bird Quieten Tortures Riverdwelling mammal Nimble Not these A donkey Entertains Expel or turn out 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 L U 3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Group of nine Closes noisily Scottish river African country Eyelid sore Appear Samples 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 A B TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST 7 TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge Giant Crossword 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 ACROSS 1 Newspaper boss (6) 5 Resound (4) 8 Pulsates (6) 10 Wide or complete view (8) 14 Scribble idly (6) 16 Confusion or chaos, informally (5) 22 Strong coffee (8) 23 Responded (7) 24 Welsh town (7) 26 Uncivilised (9) 27 Uncommon (4) 29 Assist in a crime (4) 30 Group for parental involvement in schools (init.) (3) 31 Elude (5) 33 Inform (4) 34 Link or bond (10) 35 Rule over (5) 36 Lean and tough (4) 39 Mexican pancake (8) 41 Forceful drive, push (6) 42 List of charges (6) 43 Store or reserve for future use (3,2) 45 Each alternate (5,5) 49 Sacred beetle (6) 51 Cake covering (5) 54 Foremost city (10) 55 Truant (8) 60 Expelled from a country (8) 62 First course (7) 63 Pitch-black (5) 64 Hackneyed (5) 65 Jam container (3) 68 The __, Booker-winning John Banville novel (3) 69 Amid (5) 71 Freedom from war (5) 72 Causing laughter (7) 75 Taciturn (8) 80 Former coin (8) 82 The __ Family, UK musical duo (10) 84 Listlessness (5) 86 Chit-chat (6) 88 Favourite topic (5-5) 91 Talent (5) 93 Decorates (6) 95 Pens (6) 97 Take issue (8) 100 Star __, classic sci-fi TV show (4) 102 Filleted (5) 103 Prophet (10) 104 Conservative (4) 106 __ Rigg, English actress (5) 109 __ Santa, comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton (3) 110 A lot, informally (4) 111 Bamako is this country’s capital (4) 112 Sour fruit (4,5) 114 Paper handkerchiefs (7) 117 Down payment (7) 118 Mechanic (8) 119 Supports (5) 120 European country (6) 121 Precious metal (8) 122 David __, former Newcastle and France footballer (6) 123 Playthings (4) 124 Non-liquid food (6) DOWN 2 Disregard orders (7) 3 Fortune-telling cards (5) 4 Rice-based dish (7) 6 Abridged (9) 7 Address the public (5) 8 Tropical freshwater fish (5) 9 Weapon used with a 17 Dn (3) 11 Durable type of wood (3) 12 Scottish racecourse (3) 13 Promptly (7) 14 Die in water (5) 15 Watches carefully (8) 17 Missile fired with a 9 Dn (5) 18 Container for tea (5) 19 Delicate matter, informally (3,6) 20 Shoe part (4) 21 __ butter, eaten with Christmas pudding (6) 25 Native New Zealander (5) 26 Advantage or sake (7) 28 Sets free (9) 32 Make a mistake (3) 33 Struggles (7) 37 Fish eggs (3) 38 Sealed pouch (6) 40 Spanish word for friend (5) 41 Tarnish (5) 43 Be prominent or important (4,5) 44 Write with unjoined letters (5) 46 Unit of weight (3) 47 Employ (3) 48 Deceptions (6) 50 Asian language (7) 52 Mafia boss (9) 53 Engaged woman (7) 54 Country whose capital is Rabat (7) 56 Temporary stay (7) 57 Janet __, former Blue Peter presenter (5) 58 Pottery oven (4) 59 Slow-moving mammal (5) 61 Public school (4) 66 Spin (6) 67 Butter substitute (9) 70 Deep sorrow (5) 73 Open rebellion (6) 74 Freedom (7) 76 Melodies (5) 77 Wept (5) 78 Army officer (9) 79 Score in rugby (3) 81 Tennis shot (3) 83 Oblivious (7) 85 Tiny, informally (4-5) 87 Migraine (8) 89 Rowing blade (3) 90 Crossbreed (6) 92 Fruit nicknamed the ‘alligator pear’ (7) 94 Open to view (5) 96 __ Heath, former British PM (3) 98 Comes into view (7) 99 Conceited person, informally (7) 100 Hand digit (5) 101 Aptitude (5) 103 Use a razor (5) 105 Burden (4) 107 Greek letter (5) 108 Item of value (5) 110 Trite (5) 113 Vitality (3) 115 Former French coin (3) 116 Winter sport item (3)

8 SOUTH WALES EVENING POST TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 @WalesOnline TEASER Your weekly puzzle challenge WORDSEARCH Here is a list of male singers. Can you find them in the grid? The answers can be found running backwards or forwards, horizontal, vertical or diagonal. BARRY WHITE BILL WITHERS BILLY JOEL BOB DYLAN BRYAN ADAMS BUDDY HOLLY DON MCLEAN ELTON JOHN ELVIS ERIC CLAPTON JOHNNY CASH LOU REED MICHAEL BUBLE NEIL YOUNG PAUL YOUNG PRINCE SEAL STEVIE WONDER STING TOM JONES N E N H O J N O T L E Y R L S S M A D A N A Y R B L L W R E W E E U E R I C C L A P T O N N L L M V U W A O O W Q I H O E V C Q N L M H B U N Q B S J I I M G S A Y I R R L C I A M L S N H F D L E Z E R P L C O Y F O D D L C Y V E F M L Y T O E D U Y N L W D D T N W N W U U B J I I E F U B S T I N G N T O R L Z B P X Z O A T H K G E P A U L Y O U N G B H O I L M I C H A E L B U B L E J S L A E S Z E T I H W Y R R A B S T E V I E W O N D E R S G T Solutions NINERS Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve the clues and insert the letters in the appropriate squares to discover a word which uses all nine letters. 1 46796 gives a part of the body 2 1678 gives a part of the body 8352 gives a part of the body SPORTWORD A test of knowledge for the sporting enthusiast 6 9 12 17 1 2 3 4 11 10 13 14 19 7 16 18 5 15 8 452589 gives an animal 658785 gives a vegetable 7378719 gives a mineral 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ACROSS 1. Andrey ........, former Zenit Saint Petersburg and Arsenal midfielder (8) 6. Gabby ....., BBC Sports presenter whose father is Terry Yorath (5) 7. ..... City, Scottish League Two side whose nickname is The Black and Whites (5) 9. Carlo ...., former Preston, Everton and Stoke goalkeeper (4) 10. Jarno ......, Italian F1 driver who won the 2004 Monaco GP (6) 12. Kevin ......, England football manager 1999- 2000 (6) 14. Sir Stanley ...., FIFA President 1961-74 (4) 17. Valentino ....., 2009 MotoGP champion (5) 18. ..... McGrath, former Australia fast bowler (5) 19. Scottish League One side whose nickname is The Gable Endies (8) DOWN 2. Cyrille ....., former England, West Brom and Coventry striker (5) 3. Roger ...., England striker who was a 1966 World Cup winner (4) 4. Patrick ......, former Arsenal midfielder, now Crystal Palace manager (6) 5. ..... Mansell, 1992 F1 world champion and 1993 PPG Indy Car World Series champion (5) 6. Gary ......., top scorer in the 1986 World Cup (7) 8. Allan ......., former Denmark midfielder who scored the winning goal for Spurs in the 1999 League Cup Final (7) 11. ...... Duff, former Ireland and Fulham winger (6) 13. English horse racecourse that traditionally hosts the Derby (5) 15. Jesse ....., 1936 Olympic 100m and 200m champion (5) 16. .... Andreev, Russian tennis player who won the 2005 Kremlin Cup (4) Giant Sudoku 1 4 P U 2 Y 9 Z 7 8 5 W N Q 3 K L T X R 6 S O M V Q O 5 N W U L S X 4 T Z K 1 6 M 7 Y 8 V 2 9 R 3 P R 8 S Z 7 6 K N M O P Y X V 4 2 5 9 U 3 T 1 L QW V M T 6 L P 2 R 3 Q O U 9 S 7 W 1 Z 4 N 8 K 5 Y X K Y 3 9 X 1 V 5 W T M R 8 L 2 P S O 6 Q U 7 N 4 Z 9 X V 2 Q T 7 1 6 L K 5 Z U M 4 P 3 S W O R 8 N Y P L 4 1 5 V Z M U W 2 O R Y T 9 8 6 N X Q 3 K 7 S W 6 7 3 M 2 N Y 8 X L S Q P 1 R O K V U Z 5 9 T 4 8 Z K O Y 3 R P 4 S V 7 6 N 9 T M Q 1 5 L X W U 2 T S U R N O 5 9 Q K W 4 3 8 X Z 2 L Y 7 P V 1 6 M O N R W P X 3 Q L Y 9 T V K 8 1 6 7 M S 5 2 4 Z U 7 3 1 V 9 Z T W S 6 R Q M 4 U L Y 2 5 K N O P X 8 M Q X L 6 8 1 4 V P 3 N 2 5 S O R U Z 9 K T Y W 7 Z T 8 5 U R O K N 2 7 1 Y X P 3 W V Q 4 9 M S L 6 4 2 Y K S 9 U 7 5 M Z L W 6 O N X P T 8 1 Q V R 3 X R Z T O 5 M 6 K V 8 3 P 9 Q 7 N W 2 Y S 4 U 1 L N 1 Q P K S Y L Z 9 4 X O 7 R 6 U M 3 T W 8 2 V 5 2 5 6 M 3 4 Q U O N 1 V S T W X 9 8 K L Y Z 7 P R Y W L 8 V 7 X 2 P R U 6 5 M Z S Q 4 O 1 3 N T 9 K S U 9 7 4 W 8 3 T 1 Y K L 2 N 5 V R P Z X 6 M O Q 3 K N Y Z M 4 V 1 7 6 8 U O L Q T S W 2 R P X 5 9 5 P M 4 8 Q W O 9 3 X 2 T R V U K 1 L 6 7 Y Z S N U 7 2 X R L S T Y 5 Q P 4 3 K V Z N 9 O M W 6 8 1 L 9 O Q 1 N 6 X 2 Z S M 7 W Y 8 4 5 R P V U 3 K T 6 V W S T K P 8 R U N 9 1 Z 5 Y 3 X 7 M 4 L Q 2 O Alphadoku R S W W V W S Z V X U T Y T X U Y S R Z Z T X U Y R V T W U W V Y R S Z X V R Z W U S T V Y X S U R Z X T Y X W Z W U V W Y S V U R T V S Y R X Z T Y S T X Z U R U Y T S T X Z R W V X S R V Y Z W V U W T Z S Y X R U V R S U W Y Z U X T R V W Z S T R X Y X S U V T Z W Y X U Z R V S W Z Y T V S R Y W T U X V S X Y W R U Z T Numberfit 1 5 Arrowword S S W W N A R I M I N I H E A R T G L L E E O T U N C O I L T E M P O U D I P L I A R P E R S I A T I E I N D W O M B A T L E O R D U V E T U N E A S Y G O O C A A D D B R H E A L A P T O P E R U P T O T T I E T O M A T O H U S H G E N R E W V S T I L T S D E S F E T E S O P Y R I N T E R P R E T K E M P M O W A E T H O S E A S S A D R O I T N O N E T O E V I C T D E E A M U S E S S L A M S Codeword 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 S O B V U E D G I Q R M F 2 3 4 5 6 9 5 3 4 4 5 9 4 2 3 4 3 5 5 4 3 9 5 8 2 8 5 2 2 9 0 3 3 2 5 4 9 5 4 4 8 2 3 9 2 4 5 4 5 0 5 4 4 9 2 4 2 4 5 8 1 5 9 4 6 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2 5 1 3 2 5 1 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 L C A J N X Y W K H T P Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R V E D X H P A M J N K T 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 C I L O G S W Q Y U Z B F 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 U K N W R D H S O Z J B Y 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Q E X I G V F L A C P T M 6 7 2 2 4 7 2 1 7 3 9 9 3 7 1 2 9 4 2 2 9 6 1 5 2 3 1 5 2 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 2 1 2 3 1 9 8 6 4 1 2 2 3 1 9 6 6 2 1 9 6 1 1 9 6 2 1 9 7 5 1 9 8 1 1 9 9 0 1 9 9 1 1 9 6 2 1 9 6 7 3 1 9 6 9 3 1 9 7 1 3 1 9 9 7 Quick Quiz 1 Clara Oswald; 2 George Eliot; 3 Dog; 4 Atlantic and Pacific; 5 Fencing; 6 Harold Wilson; 7 Pony; 8 Elgin Marbles; 9 Marie Curie; 10 Australia. Giant Crossword Across: 1 Editor, 5 Echo, 8 Throbs, 10 Panorama, 14 Doodle, 16 Havoc, 22 Espresso, 23 Reacted, 24 Wrexham, 26 Barbarous, 27 Rare, 29 Abet, 30 PTA, 31 Evade, 33 Tell, 34 Connection, 35 Reign, 36 Wiry, 39 Tortilla, 41 Thrust, 42 Tariff, 43 Lay up, 45 Every other, 49 Scarab, 51 Icing, 54 Metropolis, 55 Absentee, 60 Deported, 62 Starter, 63 Unlit, 64 Trite, 65 Jar, 68 Sea, 69 Among, 71 Peace, 72 Comical, 75 Reticent, 80 Shilling, 82 Lighthouse, 84 Ennui, 86 Natter, 88 Hobby-horse, 91 Flair, 93 Adorns, 95 Writes, 97 Disagree, 100 Trek, 102 Boned, 103 Soothsayer, 104 Tory, 106 Diana, 109 Bad, 110 Bags, 111 Mali, 112 Crab apple, 114 Tissues, 117 Deposit, 118 Engineer, 119 Backs, 120 Greece, 121 Platinum, 122 Ginola, 123 Toys, 124 Solids. Down: 2 Disobey, 3 Tarot, 4 Risotto, 6 Curtailed, 7 Orate, 8 Tetra, 9 Bow, 11 Ash, 12 Ayr, 13 Readily, 14 Drown, 15 Observes, 17 Arrow, 18 Caddy, 19 Hot potato, 20 Heel, 21 Brandy, 25 Maori, 26 Benefit, 28 Liberates, 32 Err, 33 Tussles, 37 Roe, 38 Sachet, 40 Amigo, 41 Taint, 43 Loom large, 44 Print, 46 Ton, 47 Use, 48 Tricks, 50 Bengali, 52 Godfather, 53 Fiancée, 54 Morocco, 56 Sojourn, 57 Ellis, 58 Kiln, 59 Sloth, 61 Eton, 66 Rotate, 67 Margarine, 70 Grief, 73 Mutiny, 74 Liberty, 76 Tunes, 77 Cried, 78 Brigadier, 79 Try, 81 Lob, 83 Unaware, 85 Itsy-bitsy, 87 Headache, 89 Oar, 90 Hybrid, 92 Avocado, 94 Overt, 96 Ted, 98 Emerges, 99 Bighead, 100 Thumb, 101 Knack, 103 Shave, 105 Onus, 107 Alpha, 108 Asset, 110 Banal, 113 Pep, 115 Sou, 116 Ski. Wordsearch N E N H O J N O T L E Y R L S S M A D A N A Y R B L L W R E W E E U E R I C C L A P T O N N L L M V U W A O O W Q I H O E V C Q N L M H B U N Q B S J I I M G S A Y I R R L C I A M L S N H F D L E Z E R P L C O Y F O D D L C Y V E F M L Y T O E D U Y N L W D D T N W N W U U B J I I E F U B S T I N G N T O R L Z B P X Z O A T H K G E P A U L Y O U N G B H O I L M I C H A E L B U B L E J S L A E S Z E T I H W Y R R A B S T E V I E W O N D E R S G T Niners 1. SKETCHING: THIGH, SHIN, NECK Remember When A. 1971; B. 1980; C. 1992. 2. SYNCOPATE: COYOTE, POTATO, ANATASE Sportword Across: 1. Arshavin; 6. Logan; 7. Elgin; 9. Nash; 10. Trulli; 12. Keegan; 14. Rous; 17. Rossi; 18. Glenn; 19. Montrose. Down: 2. Regis; 3. Hunt; 4. Vieira; 5. Nigel; 6. Lineker; 8. Neilsen; 11. Damien; 13. Epsom; 15. Owens; 16. Igor.