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Welcome to Wales Today. Our top stories:

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Steel workers, their pension offer and the future of Tata here.

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Politicians are told to let workers decide -

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It's great for politicians who sit on the outside and want to make

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political gain out of this but you're talking about people's

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lives and the future of an industry we all love.

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Down the pub for the dementia patients' social gathering.

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Now a new strategy to listen to patients and their families.

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I didn't feel that there was a care plan in place.

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I don't think it was until much later on that those types

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The death of David James Kingsbury in Old Colwyn.

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Police arrest three more people on suspicion of murder.

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As winds start to turn more northerly across Wales,

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And in tonight's sport: Referees say no more of this...

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But as stricter punishments for high tackles come into force,

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will too many yellow cards spoil the game?

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Politicians are being told not to interfere with Tata workers' vote

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on whether to accept less generous pensions in return for

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One of the biggest unions at the site, Unite, was reacting

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to the Plaid Cymru economy spokesperson, Adam Price, who called

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Here's our business correspondent Brian Meechan.

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Tata says it is explaining to the staff what the changes will mean to

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them. If workers accept the deal, it will allow them to invest an extra

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billion pounds over ten years in the Port Talbot plant, but only if other

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savings can be made at the site. Tata has also pledged to keep the

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two blast furnaces operating for five years and to try to avoid

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compulsory redundancies over the same period. It is a huge about turn

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by the company that had planned to sell all its Welsh operations. Adam

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Price accuses Tata of opportunism and brinkmanship and he is urging

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workers to renegotiate on pensions. Workers that have contacted me have

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real concerns about the lack of clarity over the guarantees that

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have been offered in terms of future employment and investment and also

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in terms of the current and future deficit in the existing pension

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scheme. I think those concerns are well founded. But have conditions in

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the steel industry really improved? Well, the value of steel has risen

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on the world market. It was $385 per tonne of hot rolled

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coil last January when Tata announced over a thousand job losses

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but, by August, when the company put the sale of its Welsh operations

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on hold, it had gone up to $536 per tonne - an increase

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of nearly 40%. China had been accused

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of producing too much steel, driving down the price,

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but last summer the European Union continued imposing tariffs

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on foreign imports, with up to 22% levied on cold rolled steel,

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which is used in cars And the turnaround plan put in place

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at Port Talbot saw the reported losses of a million pounds a day

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at the site reduced. Adam Price says this means that

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situation has been radically transformed from this

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time last year. The local MP is calling for Adam

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Price to apologise and withdraw his comments. If it is rejected, I think

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there is no doubt that the industry will be plunged once again into

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crisis and I think it is completely unacceptable for a politician to be

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coming in and saying the things that Mr Price has said. Mark Durnan has

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worked at Port Talbot for the last 15 years and he says staff should be

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left to make their own decisions. Each person they will have their own

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feelings, their own ways of looking at it, depending on age, where you

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are in your career, there are lots of things you have to weigh up. I am

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50 odd years of age, I was looking to retire at 55. Unfortunately this

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is not a political issue so we would like the politicians to keep their

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opinions to themselves. The union which represents the workers across

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Tata says it is vital that workers understand the proposals. Tata said

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it would comment while it is still consulting workers.

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Brian, there's been a lot of talk about this deal.

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When do workers at Port Talbot have their say?

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We are expecting the ballots to go out to workers at the end of January

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and to have the results by around mid-February. I think one of the

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issues about this is the level of trust that exists between the

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workers and Tata. A lot of workers are now questioning just what this

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investment had been put forward by Tata actually amounts to. And these

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people have been put through an incredibly difficult year last year.

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And they are now being asked to make an incredibly tough decision that

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will hit them financially personally, but may guarantee the

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future of the Port Talbot site. So it is not an easy solution, it is

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not straightforward. I think the two questions it raises are, will Tata

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be likely to come back with a better offer if this is rejected on

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pensions? And if not and other bidders come in, are they likely to

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keep the final salary scheme Western Mark thank you.

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People affected by dementia are being asked for their experiences

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to help shape Wales' first ever national dementia plan.

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Dementia, which affects memory and language,

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is now the leading cause of death in Wales.

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It's thought between 40,000 to 50,000 people are living

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And the experts fear this number could rise by 40%

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Today, the Welsh Government launched a two-month consultation.

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It says improving the quality of life and care for people who have

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or are at risk of dementia is a key priority.

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When was this taken? About 63, so not long before he had his

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diagnosis. He was diagnosed with dementia when he was 65. He now

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lives in a specialist facility for people who develop dementia at a

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younger age but Kath says things were far from easy at the start. At

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the date of diagnosis, we were just sent home. Therefore, what that

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meant, as you can imagine, is that for a number of days, we were in

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utter turmoil. I didn't feel that there was a care plan in place. I

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don't think it was until much later on that those types of words were

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used. Now the Welsh government aims to change that. It has worked over

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the past five years to improve diagnosis rates in particular. But

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over the next two months, people like Kath and John who are affected

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by the condition are being asked for their imperious -- experiences to

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help inform a new dementia strategy for Wales that focuses on a number

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of keys themes such as diagnosis, helping dementia patients to live

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well and improve access to specialist care and support,

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particularly in the community. While more and more people have dementia,

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no two individuals are exactly the same. Their experiences will be

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different and the impact will be different as well. But individual

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understanding is really important and it really is about health and

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the wider sector joining up around those people. Conwy Council funds a

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service called Trio provided by a charity which partners people in the

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early stages of dementia with similar diagnosis. Every week they

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meet for days out or a catcher over a coffee. We are unique in what we

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do because we match the people to their needs. Their choices and what

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they do. So it is individual based and it is individual focused. And

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they say it is accessed -- exactly the kind of support that helps them

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lead fuller lives. I would miss it if it wasn't there because my wife

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takes me out motes of the time. It gives them a break as well. I enjoy

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coming out once a week on this trip. A lot of places around Colwyn Bay I

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never knew existed. The project is now being piloted in Denbighshire

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but the Welsh Local Government Association says the financial

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pressures on social care budgets are already unsustainable. There are

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many good things appearing at their presently in terms of local

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government, particularly in terms of dementia friendly communities, but

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this will add massive pressures into the system which is already

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struggling with some of the financial challenges we face. The

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government's oscillation will close at the end of March. But the debate

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about how best to care for dementia patients and how much it will cost

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is sure to continue. Residents in Cwmfelinfach say

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they're overjoyed that plans for a waste processing plant have

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been rejected by Local people were concerned that any

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emissions from the plant may be trapped in the valley

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because of a weather phenomenon that can hold cloud

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over the town for days. The local health board said

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emissions from the plant A blanket of fog over the steep,

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green Sirhowy Valley. Locals say it can linger for days. And they were

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concerned that emissions from a planned new waste processing plant

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to be built here would also be trapped. But today those plans were

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rejected by the environment body Natural Resources Wales. We all

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believe that this was in the wrong place and we have been vindicated.

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They told us that it was not going to be a problem. They told us we

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were only going to have steam coming out of the chimney and it is not the

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case, it was going to be nitrogen dioxide. Locals fought from the

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outset to stop the development, worried about lorries and noise. And

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this. It's called temperature inversion. Cold air is trapped in

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the Valley by warm air above. Locals were concerned about the impact that

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it would have had on their health. They were concerned about the amount

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of gases that may have been released. Wendy told me about her

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concerns. I'm asthmatic, I have got two granddaughters, 13 and 14, and I

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am worried about what they will breathe in while they grow up. On

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Sundays you can see really plain and it is thick and we don't want it.

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The plan would have seen thousands of tonnes of waste that would have

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normally gone to landfill turned to fill. The company behind it says

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it's extremely disappointed and that no air quality limits would have

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been breached. They will be appealing as soon as possible. But

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Natural Resources Wales say they believe the plant could have had a

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negative impact on people's health. So today a win for these locals and,

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for now, clean air in their green valley.

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A body found in the Talgarth area of Powys has been confirmed

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He was last seen leaving his home for a run last Tuesday morning.

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Mountain rescue teams, firefighters, police and a drone

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Staff at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are being urged to take

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Three wards have been closed at UHW in Cardiff to prevent the spread

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less than half of the health board's staff had received the jab.

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Labour support in Wales has reached new lows,

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according to an opinion poll by YouGov for ITV Wales

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It suggests that 31% of people would vote for Labour in Assembly

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constituency elections - that's down three

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That's the lowest rating since YouGov's first

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Both Tory and Plaid Cymru support rose by one point,

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UKIP are down one to 12% and the Liberal Democrats up two, to 8%.

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North Wales Police have arrested three more people on suspicion

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of murder following the death of a man in Old Colwyn last week.

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A post mortem examination found David James Kingsbury died

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The police say three men are in custody.

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A woman who was arrested earlier has been released on bail.

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Roger Pinney joins us now from Old Colwyn.

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Roger, the police have issued a fairly lengthy statement.

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Yes, and they have issued two statements and the most recent,

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which came out around an hour and a half ago, the police confirmed that

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the woman who had been arrested earlier in the investigation has now

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been released on police bail. The police today have described this as

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a fast moving enquiry in which there have been some significant

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developments in the last day or so. They say they have now arrested

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three men, two in their 30s, one in their 50s, on suspicion of murder.

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They are all said to be from the old Colwyn area. David James Kingsbury

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died on Thursday evening and the police investigation then involved

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sealing off much of the centre of old Colwyn. The police say they have

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acted today because of information which has been brought to them by

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members of the public. And tonight police are appealing for more

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information? They are, and they are being specific about the information

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they are after. They want to speak to anyone who saw a silver two dot

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Vauxhall Corsa being driven around old Colwyn between 8:30pm and 9pm on

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Thursday evening and they also want to speak to anyone who was on the

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number 12 bus in old Colwyn at around the same time. That is

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between 8:30pm and 9pm on Thursday evening. As I say, the police say

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this is a fast moving enquiry so I think we should be looking out for

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some further developments. Much more to come before

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seven o'clock No more But as stricter punishments for high

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tackling come into force, will too many yellow cards

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spoil the game? And that northerly front moving down

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through Wales means a risk of snow Could Wales become the first part

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of the UK to introduce an outright ban on parents

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smacking their children? New powers heading to the Assembly

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will make it possible. And tonight, the Children's

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Commissioner has repeated her call More from our political

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correspondent Daniel Davies. Perhaps once it was taken for

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granted but attitudes change and now some say the law should change to.

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Recently there have been repeated calls for the Assembly to ban

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smacking. Now powers will be devolved here to make that easier.

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It revolves around what is reasonable. In cases of assault

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against children there is a defence of reasonable punishment and

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campaigners want to scrap it. First and foremost, it is a human rights

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issue. Children should have the right to not be heard in the same

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way that adults do will stop at the moment, if you hit another addled,

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there is no defence in the law for why you have hit them. But if a

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parent hits their child, they can say it was reasonable punishment. I

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think children should have the same protection from assault as parents

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do. Two years ago, the Welsh government saw off a call for a ban,

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saying the time wasn't right. Now ministers want to build cross-party

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support to outlaw smacking. But just like in the Assembly, there were

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people for and against a ban at this play centre in Cardiff today.

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Smacking children years ago, it happened, and I had a smack from mum

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and dad, but there are so many cases today where it has got out of hand

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and parents to take it a dark -- too far, maybe it wouldn't be the third

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worst thing in the world. I wouldn't say a ban because personal choice,

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but for me, my son, I wouldn't smack him. If he sees other children in

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the playground being naughty, I don't want him to think it is OK to

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smack someone if they are bad. Campaigners say they don't expect a

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wave of parents being prosecuted after a ban. Instead they hope it

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will send a message about what is deemed acceptable. The Welsh

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government tried to do something similar when it banned smoking in

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cars carrying children. Now the children Commissioner hopes

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ministers will use these powers and put an end to a debate which she

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says has been going round in circles for years.

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Days after stricter sanctions were brought-in around

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high tackles in rugby, referees are spoiling

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the game and fans could be turned-off the sport.

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That's the warning tonight from the former Wales

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It comes after players from the Scarlets, Ospreys

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and Ulster were shown yellow cards in the Pro12 on the first

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weekend since tougher punishments came into force.

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Is that a high tackle? A new year and a new clamp-down on high

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tackles. It is a high tackle, preventing a possible try. A yellow

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card and a penalty try. A raft of yellow cards was handed out at the

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weekend. He has gone again. Where are we going? Now the referees are

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under scrutiny. Under the new directives, that is high. Is it

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reckless? It is up to them to referee each incident on its

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individual merits and then decide but sometimes it just spoils the

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game. It is a contact sport and people like the big collisions. They

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have got to be clean and fair and they have got to be kept in the

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game. But if it's getting too sterile, people aren't going to want

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to watch. A new tougher approach to reckless and accidental... While the

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laws of the game haven't changed, the level of punishment players can

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expect have. The game's governing body says player welfare is their

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number one concern. One of the most respected referees, Nigel Owens,

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says a degree of empathy and common sense is needed, but he says there

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has been a greater clamp-down on reckless tackles some time. I come

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in to tackle you, if I tackle you here and by hand slips up like this,

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that has always been a high tackle and a penalty. But if I come in high

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and I catch you here with force and it goes on to your head, that is

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going to be a red card. But that was a red card six months ago. But we

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could be seeing more cards being dished out on the rugby field. Does

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that increase the pressure on the referee? I'm not quite sure if it

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is, to be honest with you. What these directives have done is

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refocusing everybody concerned that we as referees need to be strict

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with this type of tackle. The changes are aimed at minimising

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this, the treatment of concussion, which is high on the agenda, and

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tonight World Rugby says the way George North's latest head injury

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was handled during a game for Northampton last month was

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disappointing. Some Pro12 coaches say the changes are making the game

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impossible to referee. The challenge for those running the game is to

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make a physical contact sport as safe as possible. Without alienating

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fans and players. Wales international Liam Williams

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will join Saracens next summer. The 25-year-old moves

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to the English Premiership from the Scarlets on a three-year

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deal at the end of the season. The move could limit his

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international appearances. The senior selection policy only

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allows three non-Wales based There's no Welsh interest

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in the fourth round draw New Swansea City boss Paul Clement

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lost his first game in charge 2-0 as they crashed out

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of the competition at Hull. Cardiff City were the last Welsh

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club to be knocked out, They lost 2-1 to Fulham in front

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of a crowd of just over 5,000. Manager Neil Warnock said he didn't

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blame the fans not turning up Not many athletes manage to move

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successfully from one sport to another but Welsh 100m sprinter

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Mica Moore is hoping to combine her love for athletics

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with the huge challenge The 24-year-old from Newport

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is determined not to pick between her winter and summer

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sports, insisting her future could include success in both

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and her dream is to represent Team If you'd asked Mica Moore

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about the bobsleigh not long ago she would have talked about the 1993

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film Cool Runnings. She certainly didn't think

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she would end up the brake woman I don't think I could ever pick

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between them because they are both so much fun and they are perfect

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sports alongside each other. One is a summer sport

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and one is a winter sports As a sprinter, she competed

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at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games for Wales in the relay,

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and that led to being asked She was a natural and for someone

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who doesn't like roller-coasters, travelling at speeds of 125 mph

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for the first time didn't phase her. I think I got out of the bobsleigh

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and said, that was so much fun. I must be a little bit bonkers

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because I wasn't too nervous. I think I rang my dad before

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for some comforting words and he's my coach so he just manages

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to calm me down really well. It's been an incredible

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journey so far. Her dad is amazed at how

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quickly she has adapted. I couldn't be prouder

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as a dad, predominantly. And for somebody who is relatively

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inexperienced in bobsleigh, the accelerated development

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is really quite incredible actually. Next month she is hoping to get

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into the GB squad and compete at There's a lot of work I need to do

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before I can do that and I need to make sure I am running as fast

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as I can and make sure But it would be a massive

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dream to compete there. And I'm really excited

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for the season ahead. If all goes to plan,

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2018 could be busy. She knows it would be

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a massive challenge. and a summer representing Wales

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at the Commonwealth Games. That would be a perfect

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year, I think. Snow is the big feature of this

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week's weather charts. The Met Office has issued a yellow

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warning for wind and snow as parts of Wales and the rest of the UK

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looks set for an Arctic cold spell. The weather front is different

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from the one hitting Snow has covered the Greek

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islands and southern Italy, Temperatures in Russia

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have plunged to -30. So let's get Sue Charles to flesh

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out the detail in the forecast. Our weather has been quiet in

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comparison but there is a change on the way. After a relatively mild but

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unsettled start of the week, it will turn colder by the end of it with

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wintry showers possible. The risk of snow for some but a completely

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different scenario from the bitter easterly winds that brought the cold

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weather across continental Europe. Later in the week, the air coming

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from Iceland. And as the fronts moving from the west, they could

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bring rain, sleet or possibly snow. But tonight, heavy rain and

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scattered showers will continue on and off. Feeling colder in the

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strong winds. This front brought today's rain. A brief respite and

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then another arrives from the west tomorrow. Some dry spells and just a

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few early showers tomorrow. And then ploughed thickens as the fog pushes

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through from the West. Our bricks -- outbreaks of rain. Temperatures

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above average. Tomorrow night, some dry spells, just the odd shower on

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and off. Some mist and hill fog developing. Still quite cold at six

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to eight Celsius. The wind starts to turn more north-westerly on

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Wednesday. The isobars closer together signalling stronger winds

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making it really feel colder for the end of the week. Wednesday it self,

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some dry spells, just a few showers, but the Empress is really on these

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winds. Very strong north-westerly winds could reach gale force along

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the coast. Highs of eight or 10 Celsius. But the wind chill will

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make you feel colder. By Thursday we are into the colder air, very

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blustery. Try and write for many but cold enough that any of these

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showers could fall as sleet and snow by Thursday.

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Northern Ireland is in political crisis tonight after the shock

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resignation of Martin McGuinness. Under the power-sharing agreement,

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this automatically means that the First Minister Arlene Foster of the

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Democratic Unionist party, can no longer stay in her role.

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And politicians are being told not to interfere with Tata workers' vote

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on whether to accept less generous pensions in exchange for better

:27:22.:27:27.

investment in Port Talbot. Adam Price called for staff to reject the

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deal. I'll have an update

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for you here at 8pm and again From all of us on the

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programme, good evening.

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