Youth hostel in Wales is saved:
A charitable trust set up to safeguard three youth hostels threatened with closure in the Cambrian Mountains has saved its second remote walkers' haven.
The Elenydd Wilderness Hostels' Trust launched a campaign to buy Dolgoch, Blaencaron and Tyncornel hostels near Tregaron, Ceredigion, in May last year.
Three months later two ramblers from Cardiff came to the trust's aid and mortgaged their homes to buy Tyncornel.
Thanks to private and charitable funds, the trust has now bought Dolgoch.
Nearly one in seven youth hostels in England and Wales is set to shut to help fund a revamp of the remaining properties, the YHA announced in January last year.
It plans to invest £18m in some 200 remaining hostels to upgrade facilities and make them more attractive to visitors.