Sport On your bike: Atherton hopes her success will inspire more young women to try the sport she loves

Rio is now in the sights of World Cup champion who has capped a highly successful year by being named the first BT Sport Action Woman of the Year

Dolphin spotted swimming in River Dee in Flintshire

A dolphin is being monitored by a marine rescue charity after chasing fish miles up a Welsh river and arriving into English waters.

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Prince William to leave Royal Air Force job in Wales and move 'elsewhere'

Duke of Cambridge has almost completed his three-year tour of duty as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot and is expected to return to London

Gang bought gold bars after £1.3m Defra fraud

Members of an international gang who bought gold bars and luxury cars after laundering almost £1.3m stolen from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs were jailed yesterday.

Operation Pallial: Man in court over child abuse at North Wales care home

The alleged offences span from 1968 to 1989

Darren O'Flaherty was arrested at a Chinese restaurant in north Wales

Police in Wales arrest one of Britain's most wanted fugitives – on his birthday

Darren O'Flaherty, 39, is wanted for questioning by both Spanish and UK law enforcement in relation to a suspected murder and knife-point kidnapping

Man charged with 32 offences of child abuse in Welsh care homes

A 71-year-old man has been charged with 32 serious sexual offences following an investigation into allegations of an historic paedophile ring in North Wales care homes.

Heatwave choice: Simon Calder chooses 10 British beaches for you to enjoy the sunshine

From deep south to far north, there is plenty of coastline to savour

The former Bryn Estyn Children's Home in Wrexham

Jillings Report: Abuse 'still not being tackled' at children's homes in Wales, 17 years after report was suppressed

Supressed account finds 'appalling' and 'extensive' history of abuse in North Wales in the 1970s and 80s

Georgia Williams went missing on Sunday. The police have appealed for public support in trying to establish what happened to her

Memorial fund for Georgia Williams

Friends of Georgia Williams are hoping to raise more than £1,000 for a permanent memorial to the 17-year-old.

Deals of the week - West Sussex, new UK coach tour, cruise to Iceland

Less than £200... Ghyll Manor Hotel and Restaurant is a 17th-century country house in the heart of rural West Sussex which, until the end of June, is offering an overnight stay with breakfast and dinner included for £155pp, based on two people sharing. Ghyllmanor.co.uk

Walk of the month: Welsh wildlife - even better close up in Ynyshir

Ospreys are the main draw as Mark Rowe ticks off his bird-spotting list near the base of the BBC's 'Springwatch'

In The Studio: Bedwyr Williams, painter

'I admire artists who work provincially. It takes a lot'

Left, Melanie Smith. Right, the victims (clockwise from top left); Charlie Timbrell, Bailey Allen, Skye Allen, Lee-Anna Shiers, Liam Timbrell

'Drunk and jealous' woman found guilty of family fire murders

A “drunk and jealous” woman has been found guilty of murdering five members of the same family, including three young children, in a blaze following a row about a pram.

Left, Melanie Smith. Right, the victims (clockwise from top left); Charlie Timbrell, Bailey Allen, Skye Allen, Lee-Anna Shiers, Liam Timbrell

'Jealous' woman found guilty of murdering five members of one family in fire

She deliberately set  pushchair alight because she was angry it had been left in shared hallway

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