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THE HERALD FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 2016


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Tree kittens dumped on roadside HealthWise Wales roadshow hits Aberystwyth Tilly the surviving kitten: With RSPCA inspector Holly Brown


RSPCA CYMRU is appealing


for information after three kittens were found dumped in a cardboard box on the side of the road just outside Ffostrasol, Ceredigion. Sadly, two of the kittens in the


box were found dead and only one had survived. They were found by a passer-by in a layby on Sunday (Sept 11). The box was sealed but they heard meowing. RSPCA inspector Holly Brown


said: “These kittens were literally dumped like rubbish on the side of the road. There was even rubbish inside the box with them. “It is heartbreaking that two


kittens were found dead but the other kitten was alive and was taken to a veterinary surgery by the caller. “The kitten, who has been named Tilly, is only eight weeks-old and


A 61-YEAR-OLD defendant


appeared before the court ‘with a clean character, accepting he lost his temper’, Magistrates heard at Aberystwyth Court on Wednesday (Sept 14). David Peter Clive Grimsell,


of Cilau Aeron, pleaded guilty following an incident in which he threatened the complainant with a knife in his hands. Defending, Katy Hanson addressed the court to say that the


must have been so frightened being left in a box with two other kittens that had died. “She is absolutely lovely, and


is a very friendly kitten. It is just so shocking that someone could just leave them to die in a box. She is lucky to be alive. She’s been treated for fleas and worms and she may have symptoms of cat flu but she is doing well. “She’s not been microchipped so


we can’t identify her owner. Once she has been given a clean bill of health, she will be made available for rehoming.” The RSPCA is appealing for


information and urges anyone with information to come forward and contact the RSPCA Inspectorate information line on 0300 123 8018. Calls will be treated in confidence.


Adjournment follows guilty plea


defendant has no previous convictions and deeply regrets the incident, one he is very remorseful for. Ms Hanson further added that the


defendant consumed wine prior to the incident and lost his temper. He has had no contact with alcohol since the incident and knows he needs to address his depression. Magistrates


imposed an


adjournment until October 5 for a pre-sentence report and extended Grimsell’s conditional bail until then.


Suspicious incident in Tregaron DYFED-POWYS POLICE is


He is described as an older man


investigating a suspicious incident following a report that a man approached a young boy at The Square in Tregaron on Tuesday (Sep t 13). The incident occurred at approximately 5pm. The boy was not hurt in any way and


did not engage in conversation with the man.


Officers attended the area immediately but the man was not located.


and was wearing a flat cap, grey T-shirt, brown jacket and dark jeans. Enquiries are continuing and police are carrying out extra patrols in the area. PC Celt Thomas said: “We’re


carrying out enquiries to try to identify this man. I must emphasise that no one was hurt and that officers are doing everything we can to identify the person and to make sure the area remains safe.” Anyone with information is urged to


call 101.


WALES’ national health study,


HealthWise Wales’ roadshow campaign is set to visit the Aberystwyth Food Festival on Saturday (Sept 17). Visiting towns and cities over the


summer and autumn, the roadshow encourages members of the public across the country to take part in the pioneering project. HeathWise Wales is a national


flagship initiative, funded by the Health and Care Research Wales, Welsh Government, aiming to recruit 260,000 (10% of the adult population) people over the age of 16 either living in Wales or accessing healthcare in Wales, to take part in the design, conduct and analysis of health and social care research. HealthWise Wales offers a unique


opportunity for the Welsh public to be part of shaping the nation’s health and well-being and to help the NHS in Wales plan for the future. Everyone


aged 16 and over and living in Wales is given the opportunity to take part and spend ten minutes completing a confidential, online survey twice a year. This unique project, which is funded by the Welsh Government and managed by Cardiff University, is the first of its kind in Europe. It aims to recruit 260,000 participants over five years to build a picture of the nation’s future health needs by collating detailed information from people of all ages and backgrounds. HealthWise Wales is run by Cardiff


and Swansea University and funded by the Welsh Government. Professor Shantini Paranjothy, Scientific Lead, said: “The public are at the heart of the study - it’s open for anyone over the age of 16 registered with a GP in Wales to take part - young or old, fit or unwell and wherever they live. There are so many factors that affect our health and well-being - this comprehensive study will help us to understand them better


so we can plan how to improve the nation’s health for future generations. “We need as many people to


sign up as possible - the more people involved, the better the results will be.” HealthWise Wales has already


gained the support of many organisations


including Run


Wales, Athletics Wales as well as Carmarthenshire Council and Cardiff Council who will encourage all their staff to sign up to the study. Food Centre Wales, festival organisers a part of Ceredigion Council, also support the project. Eirlys Lloyd, Food Centre Wales Community Partnerships Manager says: “Food Centre Wales are very happy to welcome HealthWise Wales to the Food Festival in Aberystwyth and we encourage people to take part in this important research.” Aberystwyth Food and Drink


Festival is held on Baker Street on Saturday (Sept 17) from 10am until 3pm.


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