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Children play with live World War Two bomb on Welsh beach

August 20th, 2015

And stunned dad Gareth, 34, tweeted his surprise when he learned of the news and shared photos of Erin, six, and Ellis, four, and their close call online.

Gareth posted: “So the bhoy my kids were jumping on all weekend turns out to be a WW11 bomb. Oops.”

Kelly said: “The tide was up so we discovered what we later learned was the bomb – we just thought it was a bhoy.

“We were more interested in the barnacles on it and the kids were looking at them while Gareth noticed that it had a chain on.

“I even made the joke that it was a big bomb at the time but did not think anything of it.

“It’s only afterwards when the reality has set in that we were actually very lucky.

“We were close to disaster – it’s shocking.”

Despite the close call Gareth and Kelly, who run a waste management firm and also coach the town’s rugby union team, they insist that they would return to the beach.

Kelly said: “I wouldn’t be worried about going back but we will definitely be more cautious when we do.

“I’ve heard of things being washed up on the beach before but nothing like this.

“We’ll definitely think twice before messing with something like that in future and we went down for a look to see it get blown up.”

Cllr Meryl Gravell, executive board member for leisure for Carmarthenshire Council, said: “I would like to reassure the public that we have taken the appropriate action, we apologise for any inconvenience whilst the beach is temporarily closed.”


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Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill

March 31st, 2014

Kevin Spacey has enraptured thousands of House of Cards viewers with his portrayal of machiavellian congressman Frank Underwood, and now the American Oscar winner is going to take on Winston Churchill in a new film.

Captain of the Gate will follow the former Prime Minister ahead of his first term, as he campaigned in Parliament to defend Britain from Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich in the run-up to the Second World War.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will have a budget of around $ 20 million and will be produced by StudioCanal, the producers behind films such as JFK, Frost/Nixon and Inside Llewyn Davis.

Although the project is yet to find a director, it has been written by Ben Kaplan, who wrote the screenplay for a History Channel biopic of the late President Ronald Reagan.


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