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Jail follows road rage knife threat

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A GWENDRAETH Valley man who pulled out a knife during a “dramatic” episode of road rage has been jailed today for 10 months.

Keith Wesley Robinson, aged 34, was spotted by an off duty detective inspector as he tried to force his way passed a driver he thought had braked too hard while approaching a junction.
When that driver pulled off the road Robinson threatened him with a knife.
Robinson, of Gerytmawr, Carway, admitted possessing a bladed article in a public place and dangerous driving.
Carina Hughes, prosecuting, told Swansea crown court how Leroy Hutchinson had been driving towards Pontyates on the Carmarthen to Llanelli road when Robinson pulled up behind him in his Vauxhall Corsa.
He tried to overtake in the face of heavy oncoming traffic and Mr Hutchinson could hear him shouting despite the noise of passing vehicles.
Robinson got passed but then pulled off the road and Mr Hutchinson followed him to speak to him about the manner of his driving.
But he stayed in his vehicle after he saw Robinson approaching with a knife in his right hand. He told Mr Hutchinson to get out because he wanted to cut him.
Robinson drove off but a short while later could be seen at the aside of the road waiting for Mr Hutchinson to pass.
Mr Hutchinson also pulled in but this time the detective inspector intervened and told Robinson he had already reported his driving to hq.
Robinson was arrested shortly afterwards.
Judge Paul Thomas told Robinson he had put other people’s lives at risk after being “wholly overcome by road rage.”
“It is not difficult to imagine the fear and distress that Mr Hutchinson would have felt when you appeared at his car window telling him to get out and threatening to injure him.
“You lost all self control.
“Road rage accompanied by threats with a knife must be treated very seriously by the courts,” he added.
Robinson, who had lost his job two weeks before the incidents, was also banned from driving for 22 months and must take an extended test before getting back his licence.

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New First Minister announces his cabinet

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HE FIRST MINISTER FOR WALES, Mark Drakeford, has today announced his new look cabinet to lead Wales. The First Minister said: “It is an enormous privilege for me to be appointed First Minister of Wales. Every leader needs a strong team around them, and I am delighted to introduce my new cabinet which is a strong mix of experience, talent and passion.

“Brexit is our greatest challenge.  In the extraordinary and regrettable circumstances created by the UK Government, it is vital that we prepare for all outcomes. I have retained Ministers in posts where their experience of Brexit preparation is key, while creating a new post to reflect the priority I attach to international relationships and trade.

“As a government we will continue to speak up for Wales, to fight our country’s corner and make sure the government in London is never in any doubt at all of what matters to the people of Wales.”

Cabinet and Deputy Ministers

Vaughan Gething
Minister for Health and Social Services  – Y Gweinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol

Julie Morgan
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services – Y Dirprwy Weinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol

Eluned Morgan
Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language – Gweinidog y Gymraeg a Chysylltiadau Rhyngwladol

Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism – Y Dirprwy Weinidog Diwylliant, Chwaraeon a Thwristiaeth

Ken Skates
Minister for Economy and Transport – Gweinidog yr Economi a Thrafnidiaeth

Lee Waters
Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport – Dirprwy Weinidog yr Economi a Thrafnidiaeth

Julie James
Minister for Housing and Local Government – Y Gweinidog Tai a Llywodraeth Leol

Hannah Blythyn
Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government – Y Dirprwy Weinidog Tai a Llywodraeth Leol

Rebecca Evans
Minister for Finance and Trefnydd – Y Gweinidog Cyllid a’r Trefnydd

Kirsty Williams
Minister for Education – Y Gweinidog Addysg

Lesley Griffiths
Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs – Gweinidog yr Amgylchedd, Ynni a Materion Gwledig

Jeremy Miles
Counsel General Designate and Brexit Minister – Y Darpar Gwnsler Cyffredinol a’r Gweinidog Brexit

Jane Hutt
Deputy Minister and Chief Whip – Y Dirprwy Weinidog a’r Prif Chwip

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Man steals 50 tools worth £6000 from B&Q

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a burglary at B&Q, Carmarthen, which happened at around 8.25pm on Wednesday, December 5.

Around 50 items were stolen – Dewalt and Makita branded power tools and batteries – which are valued at nearly £6,000.

Officers are keen to speak to the man pictured, who may have information that could help them with their enquiries.

If you recognise the man in the photograph, believe it is you, or have any information that could help officers with their investigation contact PC Christopher Day by calling 101.

If you are approached to buy cheap tools, or see cheap tools for sale, report it to Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101.

If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DPP/2066/05/12/2018/02/C

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Huge RAF plane lands on Pembrey Beach

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PEMBREY BEACH turned into a runway on Wednesday (Dec 12) when a gigantic RAF plane landed on it.

The A400M Atlas plane, piloted from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, was being tested on the Carmarthenshire beach.

A spokesperson for the RAF said: “Beaches are routinely used by the RAF for training operations with other tactical airlifters.

“The A400M showcased its superb tactical capabilities on natural surfaces by performing take-off, landing and taxiing manoeuvres.”

Capable of flying over 2,000 miles, with room for 66 patients on stretchers on the board, and can carry a 37-tonne payload.

Despite weighing 120 tonnes it can reach 485mph.

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