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Welcome to Wales Today. Our top stories:

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Coughs and colds? Stay away from the doctor's surgery.

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The call tonight from GPs across the country feeling the pressure.

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And Paul Pugh, left brain damaged after an unprovoked attack,

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renews his plea to understand the consequences

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Stay away from your local doctor's surgery if you have a cough or cold.

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With cases at a seasonal high they're urging patients to make

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appointments only if their symptoms become more serious.

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And all seven of Wales' healthboards have told us that

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with hospitals feeling the knock on effect,

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people need to make sure they access the right care.

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Like many GP practices this one in Swansea has seen its waiting room

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It's a similar picture across Wales as patients are reported to be

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turning up with common cold symptoms or a cough.

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Something GPs say they can do nothing about.

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Patients seem to think that antibiotics will clear

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They do nothing for viral infections, which most of these are.

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With the demand from patients it is more difficult to access

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It means they have more difficulty getting

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Busy surgeries mean busy hospitals with patients choosing to visit A

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All seven health boards in Wales are warning against this tonight due

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As is the Welsh Ambulance Service which says the number of 999 calls

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it receives for nonemergencies is also up as a result.

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Christmas and New Year and the winter pressures.

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What we are asking people is to choose wisely and only

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call the 999 system if it is a dire emergency.

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The NHS is advising patients to look beyond the hospital or local surgery

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and find an alternative in an effort to alleviate

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the growing pressure on the health service.

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Pharmacies like this one in Cardiff are very much at the front line.

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The pharmacist can assess patients and decide what help they need

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freeing up GPs to look after more complex cases.

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There is capacity for community pharmacies to take on new services

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We have the flu vaccination programme which pharmacies

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are providing which is well received by the public.

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Then we have the Choose Pharmacy scheme which has been

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In Swansea a new 111 phone line is being trialled

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where people can discuss symptoms from home with

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With winter pressures on the health service showing no signs of easing

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the message remains for everyone to consider their options before seeing

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North Wales Health Board has admitted breaching its duty of care

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to a patient with paranoid schizophrenia who was found dead

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36-year-old Iwan Lewis, from Penygroes, was being treated

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at the Hergest Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

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His mother, Elizabeth, accused Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board

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of not listening to her concerns about his condition.

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An inquest into his death recorded a narrative verdict.

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A man found dead in Old Colwyn last night died of a single stab wound,

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North Wales Police were called to an address in the Bryn Heulog

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area and the body of 35-year-old David James Kingsbury was found

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A 38-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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A petition signed by 14,000 people to keep a 19-year-old man

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from Afghanistan in the UK, has been presented to the Home Office

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by Cardiff Central MP, Jo Stevens.

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Bashir Nadir has been living in Cardiff for the past nine years

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Now he's reached adulthood he could face deportation.

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A man left with severe brain injuries following an unprovoked

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violent attack ten years ago, says his rehabilitation has

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Paul Pugh spent two months in a coma after the attack

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Tonight he's been given an award by Dyfed-Powys Police for his work

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warning others of the dangers of alcohol fuelled violence.

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He's been speaking to our reporter David Grundy.

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The frantic 999 call made moments after the attack on Paul Pugh.

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The captain of Cwmaman United football club had been

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It's outside this pub exaclty ten years ago that

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Paul Pugh was the victim of a sustained and prolonged

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It's an attack left him in a coma for two months and in hospital

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Today for the first time in ten years Paul went back

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to the pub with his mum, Nesta.

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It feels, to be honest, it feels great.

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The attack has left Paul needing regular therapy.

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He still has difficulty using one side of his body

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Four men were jailed for carrying out the attack.

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Paul says he has forgiven them and he now visits

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schools and youth clubs to tell his story, urging

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others to think twice about excessive drinking.

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I mean, there are many things I can't do but this, I can do.

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More than half of adults in Wales have suffered some form of harm or

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negative experience as the result of someone else being under the

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Recent research also found almost one in five

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adults had felt physically threatened by somebody who had

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been drinking, one in ten had their property damaged

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by a drinker and one in 20 have suffered physical violence

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at the hands of someone under the influence of alcohol.

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Tonight, Paul was given a special commendation award from the Chief

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Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police for his campaign to prevent what

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happened to him from happening to others.

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You are pretty inspirational chap, Paul.

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Paul Pugh ending that report by David Grundy.

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A Newport Liberal Democrat activist, due to stand in council elections

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in the city in May, has been suspended from the party

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Paul Halliday, who'll face a party hearing later this month,

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says he's innocent and hasn't been made fully aware of what

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A law which gives rights for people to access services in Welsh is too

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complicated and will be reviewed according to the Welsh Government.

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The Welsh language standards came into force last year.

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They place a duty on councils, National Parks and the Welsh

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Government to deliver some services bilingually.

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Alan Curtis has been put in charge of overseeing

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Swansea City players on loan at other clubs.

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The new head coach Paul Clement had confirmed Curtis,

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who's played more than 350 games for the Swans and has been

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caretaker manager three times, would no longer be involved

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The new role will see him monitor players from the first team

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And two Welsh regions were in action in the Pro12 tonight.

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Despite a half-time lead for Ulster, the Scarlets fought back to win

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16-13 thanks to a controversial penalty try owing to

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Meanwhile, the Dragons secured a comfortable 26-8 victory

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over Treviso to move up into ninth place in the table.

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The weekend weather now and Behnaz has the forecast.

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We can look forward to a lot of dry weather as we head into this

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weekend. It'll be less chilly bid we will see a lot of cloud round. Here

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is the radar picture from early on. It has been pushing south and east

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was and already it has cleared north Wales. Through tonight we will hang

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on to a lot of cloud. Low-level cloud, mist and hill fog soap or

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visibility. Temperature is no lower than five Celsius with the rain

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lingering Jake Ross the south. -- across the south. We will see quite

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bitter cloud across Wales. First thing tomorrow morning, not as

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chilly as the past few days. We will see quite bit of clouded and

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commerce in mist and fog lingering. The winds are lies with limited

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amounts of brightness in the east and a lot of dry weather to look

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forward to. Some coastal wind as well. As we go through the day, for

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the rest of the British Isles, the best of the brightness across parts

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of northern England and Scotland. Showers across Northern Ireland,

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England and Wales will be cloudy. Tomorrow afternoon, we do have quite

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a lot of cloud round. Mist and fog continuing but temperatures will be

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in double figures. Very little change as we head into tomorrow

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night. We will hang onto cloud. It will produce little bit of drizzle

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but it should be eh frost free night. High-pressure remaining in

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charge as we head into Sunday. Still cloudy with wet and windy weather to

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come. That's Wales Today,

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have a great weekend. Thank you for watching, from all

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of us on the programme, goodnight.

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