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Jayne Richmond

Jayne Richmond has written 66 posts for ITV Wales blog

Latvala wins Wales Rally GB for Ford

Jari-Matti Latvala has won this year’s Wales Rally GB after a tense competition which saw many of the favourite drivers, including last year’s winner and eight-times World Champion Sebastien Loeb and Latvala’s team mate Mikko Hirvonen, forced to retire. The Finn’s win sees the Ford team take the trophy for the first time in ten … Continue reading

£1.4m funding boost for Wales Rally GB 2012

Wales Rally GB will received a £1.4m funding boost from the Welsh Assembly next year Business Minister Edwina Hart has announced. Ms Hart said: “The value of the relationship between the staging of Wales Rally GB and Wales? automotive sector should not be underestimated. Wales Rally GB has significant links with the automotive sector in … Continue reading

Disappointment for Ford as Hirvonen forced to retire

It was a disappointing second day for WRC contender Mikko Hirvonen as he was forced to retire from the Wales Rally GB after SS7 (Dyfnant 1). The Finn, who drives for the Ford Abu Dhabi team had trailed rival Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb by eight points ahead of this weekend. Hirvonen’s retirement means that the Frenchman … Continue reading

Mini aim for podium finish as they return to Wales Rally GB

This year’s Wales Rally GB sees the return of a British rally icon. Mini have entered a works team in the British leg of the World Rally championship for the first time since the 1960s. But MINI WRC Team’s technical director is hopeful that the British side can get a driver on the podium. Watch … Continue reading

Loeb narrowly leads WRC championship ahead of Wales Rally GB

It’s that time of the year again where the eyes of the motorsport World turn to Wales as the final leg of the World Rally Championship roars across the country. This year it’s a more tense competition than usual. In recent years the championship has already been decided before the 13th round begins. But this … Continue reading

Caravans hang on edge of Porthkerry cliff after rockfall

A number of caravans were left teetering on the edge of a cliff at Porthkerry, in Barry, after a sudden rock fall overnight. There are more than 300 caravans on the leisure park, 15 had to be moved inland after being left perilously close to the cliff edge after the landslide. Coastguards confirmed they received … Continue reading

Formula One drivers take over Cardiff Bay

Yesterday afternoon saw an influx of high octane sports to Cardiff Bay as the first ever RedBull Speed Jam rolled into town. Flying aces Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones kicked off the event when they took to the skies for an awe-inspiring aerial acrobatics show. Formula One drivers Mark Webber and Daniel Riccardo put a … Continue reading

Social media, fast cars and theatre

As the Online Producer at ITV Wales, I spend most of my time with my nose at a computer monitor (or in lieu of that, a smart phone) fervently typing away on the blog or editing extended interviews while firmly attached to some form of social media (Twitter, Facebook and Flickr being three big favourites). … Continue reading

New route unveiled as clock races to 2011 Wales Rally GB

It may be six months to go, but for motorsports fans the clock is already running down until the start of the Wales Rally GB. The 2011 route for the final leg of the World Rally Championship in November was launched at Rallyfest on the weekend, including a new special tarmac stage on the Great … Continue reading

BMI Baby pull out of Cardiff and Manchester airports

BMI Baby has announced that they are pulling out of Cardiff airport, with services stopping later this year. The airline have also confirmed they will cease operating services out of Manchester airport. The company are expanding services from Belfast City, East Midlands and Birmingham airports. In an announcement on the airline’s website the company said … Continue reading

Major delays on rail network after Cardiff power failure stops mainline train services

All mainline train services across south Wales have been suspended following a major power-outage at Cardiff. The electrification failure has also caused delays to traffic after the level crossing at St Fagan’s jammed shut. A spokesperson for Network Rail said that they were working with Western Power to get services back up and running. “The … Continue reading

Cardiff Devils beat Nottingham Panthers in tense penalty shoot-out

The Cardiff Devils kept their championship hopes alive after winning a tense penalty shoot-out at the end of their match against the Nottingham Panthers. A depleted Panthers side took an early lead in the first period but failed to maintain the advantage allowing the Devils to equalise 15 minutes later. Despite valiant efforts from both … Continue reading

Private detective axe murder case collapses

The family of private detective Daniel Morgan has called for a judicial inquiry after his murder case collapsed on the 24th anniversary of his death. Mr Morgan, 37, a father-of-two from Monmouthshire, was found with an axe embedded in his skull outside the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south-east London, in March 1987. No-one has … Continue reading

Welsh Powers referendum count: as it happened

Wales has voted yes with 21 out of 22 local authorities voting yes. The only county to vote no in the referendum was Monmouthshire. Turnout was just over 35%. Wales now has powers to pass its own laws in the 2o areas devolved to the assembly – like Scotland and Northern Ireland – without the approval of Westminster. … Continue reading

Police release man in Cardiff murder probe

One of two men being questioned by police on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in Cardiff has been released without charge. Police are continuing to question another man. James Way, 30, from the St Mellons area of the city was taken unconscious to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff just … Continue reading

Couple sought over MI6 worker Gareth Williams death may be “untraceable”

A couple sought in connection with the death of an MI6 officer may never be traced, police have conceded. Gareth Williams from Holyhead had been on secondment to MI6 from GCHQ. Paul Knapman adjourned an inquiry into the 31-year-old’s death as Scotland Yard detectives wait for the results of a fresh round of forensic tests. … Continue reading

Welsh actress Margaret John has died aged 84

Welsh Actress Margaret John has died at the age of 84.  The Swansea-born actress died in the early hours of this morning. Famous for her role as Doris in sitcom Gavin and Stacey she was also known for her parts as  Mrs. Elsie Hepplewhite (or Mam) in the sitcom High Hopes, and as Marian Owen … Continue reading

Police name family members killed in M4 triple fatal car crash near Cardiff

Three members of a family killed in a car crash on the M4 near Cardiff last night have been named by police. 56-year-old Stephen Padden, his son Thomas Padden, aged 20, and Thomas’s partner, 23-year-old Louise Evans, all from the Porthcawl area, tragically died last night after the red Peugeot 406 they were travelling in … Continue reading

Police say dead MI6 worker Gareth Williams “could not have locked” holdall bag

New information has been revealed surrounding the life of an MI6 code-breaker from Anglesey who was found dead in his flat. Gareth Williams’ body was discovered naked in a padlocked holdall last August. Detectives believe someone helped put him in there and want them to come forward. Mr Williams from Holyhead had been on secondment … Continue reading

Snow leads to major disruption across most of Wales

Heavy snowfall overnight and this morning has caused roads and services to grind to a halt across most of Wales. Hundreds of schools have been closed and roads made impassable as councils attempt to clear main highways. Councils like Caerphilly have been particularly badly hit with all schools and the majority of services closed. People … Continue reading

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