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Call goes out for Welsh Guinness World Records Titles

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LAST year millions of people across the world witnessed through social media the unique talents that Wales has to offer, with seven record-breaking feats across the length and breadth of Wales recognised by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Adjudicators as ‘Officially Amazing’. This took Wales and the Welsh language around the world to over 11 million people through TikTok, Instagram and a variety of social platforms.

This year the challenge is back, with a number of record attempts in the build up to March 1, and a new initiative this year, inviting attempts at the following records to secure immortality, feature in an S4C special, be shared by millions of social media user across the world, and book a place in the Guinness World Records 2022 edition on sale in September. 

Now the people of Wales have their chance to create a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. These are the records up for grabs:

  • Most sticky notes stuck on the face in 30 seconds (current record 38)
  • Fastest time to put on 10 t-shirts
  • Fastest time to move a cream filled biscuit from the forehead to the mouth
  • Most tea bags thrown backwards into a mug in 30 seconds

Anyone looking to break these Guinness World Records is invited to register interest by going to https://guinnessworldrecords.thinkorchard.com 

Craig Glenday, Editor in Chief at Guinness World Records said: “We’re really excited to be celebrating Welsh record-breaking talent again this year in honour of St. David’s Day. Last year we saw some fantastic new records achieved to mark the occasion, and we’re excited to hear about the new challenges that people will be attempting. Will any hopeful record-breakers earn themselves a spot in the Guinness World Records book? I can’t wait to find out!”

A programme featuring each of this year’s record-breaking attempts, produced by Cardiff-based Orchard, will be broadcast on S4C during March.

Programme presenter Alun Williams said: Programme presenter Alun Williams said: “We had such a lot of fun last year making the world’s biggest Welshcake and being amazed by Tudur Phillips’s dancing skills as he extinguished 50 candles with his heels! Obviously things are going to be a bit different this year – but there is still an opportunity to have some fun – and maybe break a record or two. The records this time – like the t-shirt challenge or the attempt with the Post It notes – are easy to do at home safely with all the family. It’s also something fun to do during lockdown. So, go for it! It’s lots of fun and you never know – maybe you’ll create a new world record!”

Rob Light, Executive Producer at Orchard said: “We had such a terrific global response from last years’ St David’s Day campaign, that all partners were really keen to work together again this year, broadcasting uniquely Welsh talent and the Welsh language around the world. We also wanted to ramp it up this year, and engage directly with the people of Wales, and their love of Guinness World Records. With so with so many people still confined to the house, we’ve set up a challenge that can be easily accomplished in their own homes. We think the response will be massive.”

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS began with a single book published from a room above a gym in 1955, and has grown to become a global multi-media brand, with offices in London, New York, Miami, Beijing, Tokyo and Dubai. Content is now delivered through Books, via TV shows, Social Media and Live Events.

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Crime Commissioner continues to secure funding for organisations that support victims of domestic and sexual violence

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THE POLICE and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys Police is again making the offer for organisations that support victims of domestic and sexual abuse to bid for additional funds.

Funding was made available last year, in light of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on organisations supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence.

It was part of a £76 million package of support made available by the UK Government.

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said: “Thanks to this additional funding, we can ensure that victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Dyfed-Powys can access specialist services for support, at a time when they are needed the most.

“Unfortunately, we have seen a rise in domestic violence during the pandemic and victims need help now more than ever and I am grateful for the work of all the service providers across the Force area that help these men, women and families who are most in need.

“I want to reassure anyone who is in an abusive situation or relationship that you do not need to suffer in silence, and I urge anyone to report abuse to the Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

“This funding is open both to providers whom I currently commission and those that I do not currently fund. However, unlike the extraordinary Covid-19 funding provided in 2020/21, organisations do not need to be a registered charity, a charitable incorporated organisation, or a social enterprise to be eligible for this funding. They must, however, provide support services which have the purpose of helping victims of sexual violence or domestic abuse cope with the impacts of crime and, as far as possible, recover from the harm they have experienced. We would also encourage applications from small specialist organisations that support groups with protected characteristics.

“If you wish to submit a request for this funding, further guidance is available on my website, and can be requested via the office e-mail address.”

Closing date for submissions is close of play on Friday, March 12, 2021.

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Covid alert level lowered for whole of UK

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THE COVID alert level for all four nations of the United Kingdom has been lowered to alert level 4.

The decision comes following advice from the Joint Biosecurity Centre and in light of the most recent data.

In recent weeks, the R-rate and the number of covid cases has been on the decline.

Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton said: “Following advice from the Joint Biosecurity Centre and in the light of the most recent data, the four UK Chief Medical Officers and NHS England National Medical Director agree that the UK alert level should move from level 5 to level 4 in all four nations.

“The health services across the four nations remain under significant pressure with a high number of patients in hospital, however thanks to the efforts of public we are now seeing numbers consistently declining, and the threat of the NHS and other health services being overwhelmed within 21 days has receded.

“We should be under no illusions – transmission rates, hospital pressures and deaths are still very high. In time, the vaccines will have a major impact and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated when they receive the offer. However for the time being it is really important that we all – vaccinated or not – remain vigilant and continue to follow the guidelines.

“We know how difficult the situation has been and remains to be for healthcare workers, we thank them for their immense effort, skill and professionalism throughout the pandemic.”

Under the Welsh Government’s Alert level 4 restrictions, schools and colleges, places of worship, community centres, playgrounds and public parks are among those that can be opened.

Theatres, entertainment venues, leisure facilities and outdoor visitors attractions are among the places that must remain close while the country is in Alert Level 4.

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Postmaster and politicians welcome Goodwick cash machine U-turn

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GOODWICK post office will now be keeping its ATM, after a U-turn by Post Office Ltd.

The machine was due to be removed within months with the post master, Jon Moverley saying that it would be a disaster for the village.

If the ATM had been removed, there would have been just two 24-hour ATMs serving the whole of Fishguard and Goodwick in the short term and three when the Co-op renovations are completed.

Both politicians and local residents then got behind the campaign to keep the ATM

Pembrokeshire politicians Paul Davies and Stephen Crabb have welcomed the news that Goodwick post office is now set to keep its ATM facility. Following representations made by both politicians to the Post Office, it’s now been confirmed that Goodwick Post Office will be included in the rollout of ATM machines across the post office network.

Mr Davies said “This is really welcome news. I’m pleased that the Post Office has listened to the representations made by the local community and decided to retain the ATM at Goodwick post office. The facility is so important for local people and businesses and it’s great that that’s been recognised and the Post Office has committed to keeping it.”

Following the Post Office’s decision to invest in Goodwick’s ATM rather than remove it, Stephen Crabb MP, who campaigned for the ATM to stay, commented: “It’s great news that the Post Office has overturned its own decision and will be keeping an ATM machine in Goodwick.

“Access to cash continues to be incredibly important for a number of people and businesses and I’m pleased to have played my part in working with John from the Post Office in Goodwick, Paul Davies MS and the wider community to highlight the ATMs importance to the area. It shows what can be achieved when we work together.”

The postmaster described the news as ‘brilliant’. Mr Moverley thanked supporters.

He said “Many thanks to all of you who have used the machine and complained to POL about the removal. We were also supported by our MP, MS and mayor, the National Federation of Sub-postmasters and our Chamber of Trade.

“Everyone did their bit, and it says an enormous amount about the strength of the community.

“We are delighted that locals and so many other people have come together to save this essential facility in the village.”

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