Hello, and welcome to Wales Online's live blog for Saturday, April 13. We will be bringing you all of the latest news from across Wales - whether you're on the move, at home or at work - as well as the latest traffic and travel.

We will also be keeping you informed of major news stories from the UK and overseas. Contribute to the live blog by posting your comments below, or tweet us @WalesOnline to share the news that's breaking in your area.

Sunday's weather

The Met Office's outlook for Sunday states: "Largely dry and bright to start with though showers feeing into western parts through the day. Winds strengthening, especially later in the day. Chilly in the brisk breeze. Maximum temperature 13 °C."

Families on Ryanair and other flights 'standing in circles crying' after planes take off without them

Families at Birmingham Airport were left in distress, with 51 passengers, including children, missing their flight to Malaga after being caught up in massive security queues.

One holidaymaker described the scene as passengers "standing in circles and crying" when they realised they wouldn't make their flight.

Read more.

Tonight's weather

The Met Office's forecast for Wales this evening states: "Cloud breaking to leave some late sunshine this evening. Remaining dry overnight with clear spells and feeling colder than recent nights. A strong breeze this evening though winds falling much lighter by dawn. Minimum temperature 4 °C"

A449 in Gwent reopens after crash

Gwent Police has confirmed that the A449 has reopened in both directions following this morning's crash.

One lane of the southbound stretch had been closed for several hours, cauing long traffic tailbacks.

Live updates from Wrexham, MK Dons and Barrow matches as promotion on line

Wrexham could seal historic back-to-back promotions on Saturday afternoon in what promises to be an exciting afternoon of football at The Racecourse.

Currently sat second place in League Two, The Red Dragons take on bottom of the table Forest Green, and three points could possibly secure their spot in League One next year, if other results go their way.

Wrexham go for promotion today (Image: 2024 Getty Images)

You can follow live updates here.

Police officer sent footage of dead man and pictures of baby of an arrested woman to his girlfriend

A police officer showed bodycam footage of a dead body and pictures of a baby whose mother had been arrested to his partner, a misconduct hearing was told. PC 3689 Matthew Roberts, of North Wales Police shared the images with a PSCO who he was in a relationship with while he was off-duty.

PC Roberts had already resigned from the force by the time the hearing was held on April 3 at North Wales Police HQ in Colwyn Bay.

A40 in west Wales to shut next weekend for roadworks

A section of the A40 in west Wales will be shut overnight next weekend as road improvements are made.

Traffic Wales has confirmed that a section of the dual carriageway between Llanddewi Velfrey and Redstone Cross will be closed next Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

Long queues on major route heading towards Newport

There are huge tailbacks on a major route heading towards Newport due to a crash on Saturday morning. All traffic has been halted on the A449 south of Raglan due to the incident, with police at the scene.

According to traffic monitoring service Inrix, “all traffic is being temporarily held” on the dual carriageway, which connects the A40 at Raglan with the M4 at Newport.

You can follow live updates here.

Welshman seriously hurt in Magaluf fall on stag do

A man from Wales is reported to be in hospital in Majorca after falling during a stag do. Ifor Jones, from the village of Llanllwni in Carmarthenshire, was injured while at a stag party in Magaluf over the weekend, it has been reported.

A spokesperson for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has confirmed that they are "providing support" to the family of a British man in Spain and "are in contact with local authorities".

You can read more here.

The major roads shut or with lane closures on Saturday as drivers face disruption

There are several major routes that are shut or are affected by lane closures across Wales on Saturday which could impact travel times for motorists. While there are no major issues reported on the M4 as of Saturday morning, there are incidents affecting other roads.

A section of the A4067 in Ystradgynlais is shut due to a landslip, while a part of the M48 in Monmouthshire is closed due to weekend roadworks. The Britannia Bridge in north Wales has restrictions in place due to strong winds, while a promenade in Conwy is blocked off due to flooding.

Below is a list of the roads that are affected by closures or part closures on Saturday morning according to traffic monitoring service Inrix:

  • A494 in Gwynedd -A494 in both directions closed due to accident between B4403 Church Street (Llanuwchllyn) and A470 (Dolgellau).
  • A4067 in Powys -A4067 in both directions closed due to landslip from Heol Giedd to Brecon Turn Off.
  • A55 Gwynedd - Strong winds on A55 Britannia Bridge between J9 A487 (Treborth) and J8 A5 (Llanfair P.G.). Matrix sign set to 30 mph.
  • Promenade in Conwy - Promenade in both directions closed due to flooding from Shore Road to Glanmor Road.
  • M48 in Monmouthshire - M48 Eastbound closed, delays expected due to weekend roadworks until the early hours of Monday morning from J2 A466 Wye Valley Link Road (Chepstow) to J1 A403 (Aust).
  • A465 in Merthyr Tydfil - A465 Heads Of The Valleys Road in both directions closed due to roadworks between High Street (Dowlais Top Roundabout) and A470 (Cefn Coed Roundabout).
  • A4069 in Brynamman - A4069 Amman Road in both directions closed due to roadworks from Glyn Road to The Bridge Pub.

Public urged not to approach two people police want to speak to

Police are hunting for two people they wish to speak to in connection with a serious incident in Swansea. South Wales Police has said it wants to speak to Lianne Zara Jenkins, aged 40, and Robert John Jenkins, aged 42, following an incident in Carreg Cennen Gardens in the Bonymaen area 10 days ago.

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the incident, and the public are urged not to approach the two people they want to speak to, but to contact police.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said:

Officers still want to speak to Lianne Zara Jenkins, 40, and Robert John Jenkins, 42, following an incident in Carreg Cennen Gardens, Bonymaen, at around 8pm on Wednesday, April 3rd. A 34-year-old man from Bonymaen was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the incident. Anybody who sees either individual is urged not to approach them - and instead to call 999 immediately. If you have any information about their possible whereabouts, you can also contact us online, by e-mailing swp101@south-wales.police.uk, or by calling 101, quoting reference 2400107753.

Trains services axed and routes cut short as Transport for Wales overhauls timetable

Train services will be axed while some routes will be cut short as part of a new overhauled timetable, Transport for Wales (TfW) has announced. TfW say that their reviewed timetable would "better align with the new travel habits and requirements" of their customers following a change in demand post-Covid.

You can read about the changes here.

Transport for Wales has said that they intend to deliver on these changes over the next few years (Image: WalesOnline/ Rob Browne)

The best photos from Grand National Ladies Day as thousands revel and fights break out

Aintree Racecourse was awash with colour on Friday for the second day of the Grand National Festival.

Ladies Day is just as much about the fashion and glamour as it is about the racing, and the thousands of racegoers who descended on Aintree didn't disappoint. As well as the glamour, there were unfortunately ugly scenes as fighting broke out in front of stunned onlookers.

See some of the best pictures from the day here.

The ladies of Aintree were out in force (Image: Colin Lane)

Speed restriction on bridge due to strong winds

There is a speed restriction on the Britannia Bridge in north Wales due to strong winds.

According to traffic monitoring service Inrix: "Strong winds on A55 Britannia Bridge between J9 A487 (Treborth) and J8 A5 (Llanfair P.G.). Matrix sign set to 30 mph."