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us, you can keep up to date throughout the night with the BBC

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The bird flu outbreak - the chief vet outlines further

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restrictions for farmers and poultry owners.

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they were left without toilets or heating.

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Tonight, calls for a council to dump one

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Farmers and poultry owners have been told that restrictions to stop

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the spread of bird flu have been extended for another seven weeks.

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It means all poultry have to be kept indoors

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It comes after chickens and ducks with the H5N8 strain of the disease

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were discovered and culled at a property in Carmarthenshire

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The same strain was found in a wild duck in Llanelli last month.

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The process is you have to clean off any gunk on your

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boots in clean water, just plain water, and then

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if you could dip them into the

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disinfectant that will get rid of any of the virus.

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Elaine Franks is taking bio-security very seriously, usually

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her 100 prize chickens roam free here, but since the recent case of

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avian flu, she has kept them in makeshift pens

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in the greenhouse and they'll have to stay

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here until the end of February at least.

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For me as a lifetime poultry keeper, it is pretty devastating,

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really. It is on par with foot and mouth.

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I have lived through two foot and mouth outbreaks

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and for poultry it's the same.

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These birds are completely irreplaceable.

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They are, a lot of them, the result of two lifetimes

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I can't go out and buy another bunch of birds to replace

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The extension of restrictions on keeping poultry comes after a

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Yesterday a domestic flock of chickens and ducks

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A 3km protection zone has been set up around the area

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as well as a 10km surveillance zone which aims to stop

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The same strain of bird flu was also discovered just before

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Christmas, and on a turkey farm in Lincolnshire earlier in December.

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Infected birds have arrived in Great Britain, we know

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that from the findings in Wales England and

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Scotland now, and we can't control any of that.

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But what we can do is everything possible to protect

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our own domestic flock and bringing them indoors is the best way to

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Ian Williams is a poultry farmer and can have up to 200,000 chickens

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Cameras were not allowed onto the farm today but

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had to film from a distance as he is taking every

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precaution possible to stop avian flu reaching the site.

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We are only allowing essential visitors

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onto the site so we have to have a few deliveries

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for the chickens and so lorries that are doing essential

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deliveries like that are allowed on site but no other visitors.

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It is a massive risk to me that my livelihood will be affected

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hugely if I got avian flu on this farm.

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Those who keep more than 50 birds are required

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to sign up to a poultry register, but tonight

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the Welsh government is urging those with fewer

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It also said they should look out for any symptoms which

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includes birds not laying eggs or eating and any swelling

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on the birds, but there is no risk to human health.

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With news tonight that over a million ducks will be culled in

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France over the coming months Elaine fears a full-scale

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outbreak could cross the Channel.

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The advice is to avoid any contact with wild birds,

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to disinfect and keep movement to a minimum if you come

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Failure to do so could have serious consequences

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A former soldier from Carmarthenshire has been sentenced

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after trying to travel to Syria to fight against

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was arrested at Heathrow airport in September.

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He's been banned from leaving the UK for a year, and sentenced to 50

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hours of unpaid work for failing to give officers his

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mobile phone pin number - an offence under the Terrorism Act.

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Staff in the sterilisation and x-ray departments at some hospitals

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in South Wales are due to go on strike over a pay dispute.

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the action will affect non-emergency surgery at Morriston

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and Singleton in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Princess

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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health board says - it values its staff

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and a meeting is planned early next week to discuss the dispute.

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A teacher from Llandudno who downloaded indecent images

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of children has been jailed for eight months.

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Mark Haslock - who taught at Ysgol y Grango near Wrexham -

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was also ordered to register as a sex offender for

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The search for a missing jogger from Talgarth near Brecon has been

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51-year-old David Skeen was last seen going for

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a run near his home at nine o'clock yesterday morning.

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Mountain rescue teams have been assisting emergency services

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There are calls tonight for Caerphilly Council to stop

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using the company refurbishing it's social housing

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as residents claim they've been left to live

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The contractor, Vinci, is accused by residents

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of poor workmanship, with some saying - they have been

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Meet Victoria Roberts and her mother, Dawn, who has

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She needs 24-hour oxygen here at her bungalow.

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She moved out last year to avoid the dust and

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disruption of fitting this new kitchen.

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After five weeks, she said she returned to dirt and dust

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everywhere, electrical work she said she was not told

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about, jobs unfinished or with parts missing.

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She claims the freezer unplugged, all

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It is the contracters that have caused the problem.

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Do you think this company should continue

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Absolutely not, if that is how they treat people.

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The amount of stress that it's caused my mother.

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She's ended up in hospital, be it or not, that that's

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actually directly linked, but she's been so stressed out

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It's not just my mother that they've treated like that.

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I had a flood this week, the drainage was not done properly.

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Christina is 75 and visually impaired, she said she had

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weeks of broken promises about when her kitchen

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refurbished and when work finally did start...

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I didn't have a toilet, have to go to my friends to

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The council uses a number of different contractors,

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but this one was involved in both these cases and others.

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It referred us to the local authority.

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I went to the council which in a statement

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about the complaints being made here and it

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them with the contractor as a matter of urgency.

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It also pointed out that with hundreds of

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homes being refurbished across the country, the concerns

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here were not representative of the majority of its tenants.

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A freezing night ahead for many of us.

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Temperatures are dropping this evening. It is already minus for

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Celsius. Not quite so-called elsewhere. Elsewhere, the sky is

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clear, a wide spread frost, one or two freezing fog patches forming. By

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the end of the night, if you places will be as low as minus six Celsius.

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Less cold in temperature with a breeze on the coast. A cold and

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frosty start for much of the country tomorrow morning. 12 freezing fog

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patches, otherwise a lovely morning, bright and crisp, with lots of

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winter sunshine. Across the rest of the UK, a similar story with high

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pressure in charge. That means many places dry, cold, lots of sunshine.

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Some shoppers on the east coast, cloudier in the west, the odd shower

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in Cornwall. Breezy in the west and less cold, seven in Belfast. A

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lovely afternoon in Wales tomorrow, plenty more sunshine, turning he a

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litre in the afternoon. Thickening cloud in the west, highs of seven

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Celsius with a south-easterly breeze. Only three Celsius here.

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Tomorrow evening, a slight frost apart from in the west. Overnight

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gliding over everywhere, and eventually some rain spreading into

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the north and west, that will lift tempters. Friday is all change,

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cloud and outbreaks of rain and drizzle, heavy bursts of rain, the

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cloud Loring with mist and fog patches and turning milder. Side to

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side westerly winds. Tonight is the coldest night of the week. Make the

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most of the sunshine tomorrow. It is all change on Friday. The weekend

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stays on the mild side. Plenty of cloud, if use spots of rain and

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drizzle but some dry weather as well.

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That's Wales Today. Thank you for watching.

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From all of us on the programme, goodnight.

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