Georgia Ferda

I am a keen and thorough journalist with a passion for all aspects of journalism. 

I recently begun as a freelance journalist with the online team at BBC Wales. Alongside this, I'm finishing my practical journalism degree at the University of South Wales. I will graduate with BJTC-accreditation in July.

Withyhedge landfill: Protesters say tip stinks up their homes

Locals said they were told the odour, which has affected the area for the last nine months, would be gone by 5 April.

Colin Barnett, lead campaigner of Stop the Stink, said: “We were really hopeful after waiting two months for this plan that this would resolve it, but the smell is still here.

“We’re really disappointed that they’ve failed the residents once more.”

Lou Lavis, 46, of Spittal, Pembrokeshire, said the situation was “dire”.

“You wake up in the morning and you open the door and it

Bread of Heaven: Sale of church where writer is buried postponed

It is one of the most instantly recognisable Welsh songs, heard in chapels, at weddings and in rugby stadiums for well over a century.

Calls have now been made to preserve the final resting place of the writer who gave Bread of Heaven to the world.

Ann Griffiths, who wrote the original Welsh-language version of the hymn, Cwm Rhondda, is buried at St Michael’s Church in Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, Powys.

The Church in Wales planned to sell the church, but that has now been postponed after more t

Ceredigion: Meat vending machine plans submitted to council

An application for self-serve meat vending machines has been submitted to council planners.

Local abbatoir Cig Oen Caron is seeking permission from Ceredigion County Council for the vending machines at Tregaron cattle market.

The proposed building would house two vending machines that would be “stocked on a daily basis”, with “fresh meat produce to suit the demand of local people”.

Should the plans be approved, the abbatoir's owner said the business would create three additional full-time job

Morriston hospital: Man waited 20 hours for ambulance

The daughter of 77-year-old man who waited almost 20 hours for an ambulance says they were offered “absolutely no support” from the NHS.

Clive Thomas broke his neck when he fell out of bed on 31 March, but his wife was told there were "no ambulances available" when she called 999.

Mr Thomas was told that he had "probably pulled a muscle" so he decided to stay at home, but decided to call for an ambulance again on Saturday.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was sorry to hear about the experi

Llanwonno forest reservoir: Anger as beauty spot water drained

A reservoir at a popular beauty spot for walkers has been described as an "eyesore" after it was drained.

Residents and walkers said they were angry to find Clydach reservoir, in Llanwonno forest in Rhondda Cynon Taf, now dried up and barren.

They said they were worried about what would happen to the wildlife there, with one person saying: "It looks an absolute mess."

Welsh Water, which owns the reservoir, said it plans to turn the reservoir back into a natural lake, and protecting the wildli

Tourism businesses lose cash after Easter bank holiday rain

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You’ve bin tricked: Boogie Bin arrives in Cardiff

You wouldn’t usually expect to see a walking, talking and dancing bin on your commute home from work – but this is exactly what passersby in Cardiff experienced earlier this week.

The remote-controlled bin, which was spotted in a number of locations around the city centre on Monday afternoon, travels around the UK and brands itself as “the bin with a lot of banter”.

You can follow the bin and its travels on TikTok (@boogiebinuk) and Facebook:

Pirate Studios close in Cardiff

Popular music rehearsal and recording space Pirate Studios is to shut its doors on 17th March.

The studio in Cardiff was one of the first to open in the Pirate Studios franchise, which is now worldwide.

It offered rooms for musicians to rehearse, record and DJ in at a fraction of the price of a typical professional studio.

Cardiff’s site manager, Sean Magee, said: “It’s quite expensive kit, and a lot of people, especially younger people can’t afford to buy it themselves. But with Pirate they

Cardiff: Golden eagle spotted in St Mellons park

But that is just what happened when husband and wife Cefyn and Helen Potts were parked in their car in St Mellons.

Cefyn, 52, managed to grab photos, and Helen said they were both shocked to see a bird which has been largely extinct from Wales since 1850.

"I'm never going to get to see a bird like that that close again," said Helen, of St Mellons.

"It was such a surprise. We were in awe, it was stunning. What a spectacular sight to see on a Sunday morning."

At first she did not think it coul

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