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Steel workers, their pension offer and the future of Tata here.
Politicians are told, let workers decide -
And down the pub for the dementia patients' social gathering.
Now a new strategy to listen to patients and their families.
Politicians are being told not to interfere with Tata workers' vote
on whether to accept less generous pensions in return for
One of the biggest unions at the site, Unite, was reacting
to the Plaid Cymru economy spokesperson, Adam Price, who called
Here's our business correspondent, Brian Meechan.
Tata's workers are being asked to accept a much worse pension then
they have at the moment but it's better than many other
Tata says it's explaining to its staff what the changes
They say if workers accept the deal, it will allow them to invest
an extra billion pounds over ten years in the Port Talbot plant
but only if other savings can be made at the site.
Tata's also pledged to keep the two blast furnaces
operating for five years and to try and avoid compulsory
It's a huge about-turn by the company that had planned
Adam Price accuses Tata of opportunism and brinksmanship,
and is urging workers to renegotiate on pensions.
Workers that have contacted me have real concerns,
over the guarantees that have been offered in terms of future
employment and investment and also in terms of the current and future -
any future deficit in the existing pension scheme and I think those
But have conditions in the steel industry really improved?
Well, the value of steel has risen on the world market.
It was $395 per tonne of hot rolled coil last January,
when Tata announced over 1,000 job losses.
But by August, when the company put the sale of its Welsh operations
on hold, it had gone up to $536 per tonne,
China had been accused of producing too much steel,
driving down the price but last summer, the European Union
continued imposing tariffs on foreign imports, with up to 22%
levied on cold rolled steel, which is used in cars
And the turnaround plan, put in place at Port Talbot,
saw all the reported losses of ?1 million a day
Adam Price says this means the situation has been radically
transformed from this time last year.
Mark Turner has worked at Port Talbot for the last 15 years
and he says staff should be left to make their own decisions.
Each person there will have their own feelings, their own ways
of looking at things, depending on age, depending
There's lots of things that people have to weigh up.
I was looking to retire, possibly at 55.
That's all been thrown up in the air.
Unfortunately, this is not a political issue
so we'd like the politicians, really, to keep their opinions
The steel committee which represents all the unions across Tata says
it is vital the workforce fully understands the proposal.
Tata says it won't comment while it's still consulting workers.
Police have arrested three more people on suspicion of murder,
following the death of a man in Old Colwyn last week.
A post mortem examination found David James Kingsbury died
The police say three men are in custody.
A woman who was arrested earlier has been released on bail.
A body found in the Talgarth area of Powys has been confirmed as that
of the missing jogger, David Skeen.
He was last seen leaving his home for a run last Tuesday.
Mountain rescue teams, firefighters, police and a drone
People affected by dementia are being asked for their experiences,
to help shape Wales' first ever national dementia plan.
It affects memory and language and is now the leading
It's thought between 40,000-50,000 people are living with dementia
here and today, the Welsh Government launched a two-month consultation.
Kath's husband John was diagnosed with dementia five years ago.
John now lives at a specialist facility for people who
But Kath says things were far from easy at the start.
At the day of diagnosis, we were just sent home.
Therefore, what that meant, as you can imagine,
is that for a number of
I didn't feel that actually, there was
I don't think that it was until much later on,
Now the Welsh Government aims to change that.
It has worked over the past five years to improve diagnosis
rates in particular, but over the next two months,
people like Kath and John who were affected by the
condition are being asked for their experiences to help inform
a new dementia strategy for Wales, which focuses on a number of
key themes, such as diagnosis, helping dementia
patients to live well, and approving access
to specialist care and support, particularly in the community.
No two individuals are exactly the same.
Their experiences about who they are will be different
and the impact of the condition will slightly differ with them as well.
So that individualised understanding is really
important and it really is about health care
and the wider third sector joining up around
Conwy council funds the service called Trio, provided by
It partners people in the early stages of dementia
Every week, they meet for days out, or catch up over coffee.
We match the people to their needs and
their choices of what they do, so it's individual based
Because my wife takes me out most of the time so it
The project in Conwy is now also being
piloted in Denbighshire but the Welsh local government
Association says the financial pressures on
social care budgets are already unsustainable.
There are many good things appearing out there presently
in terms of local government, particularly in terms of things
like dementia friendly communities, but this
will add massive pressures into
the system which is already struggling, with some of the
financial challenges we currently face.
The government's consultation will close at the end of March but
the debate about how best to care for dementia patients and how much
A wild duck has died from avian flu at an RSPB reserve in Conwy.
The teal was found last week in an area that's out of bounds
to the public and tests confirm it had the H5N8 strain.
The Welsh Government says the latest finding is not unexpected.
Please still come to the reserve because risk is infinitesimally
small. We ask people if they see a dead bird on the reserve, and most
areas are out of bounds anyway, reported to the reserve centre.
Labour support in Wales has reached new lows,
according to an opinion poll by YouGov, for ITV Wales
It suggests that 31% of people would vote for Labour in Assembly
constituency elections, that's down three
That's the lowest rating since YouGov's first
Both Tory and Plaid Cymru support rose by one point to 25%
UKIP are down one to 12% and the Liberal Democrats up two, to 8%.
Staff at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are being urged to take
Three wards have been closed at the University Hospital of Wales
in Cardiff to prevent the spread of further infection.
Up to the end of December, less than half of the health board's
Residents in a south Wales valley say they're overjoyed that plans
for a waste-processing plant have been rejected by
They were concerned that any emissions from the plant
in Cwmfelinfach may be trapped in the valley, because of a weather
phenomenon that can hold cloud over the village for days.
A blanket of fog over the steep, green Sirhowy Valley.
Locals say it can linger here for days.
And they were concerned that any emissions from a planned new waste
processing plant to be built here would also be
But today, those plans were rejected by the environment body,
We will believe that this was in the wrong place and we've been
vindicated. They told us that it was not going to be a problem. They told
us we would only have steam out of the chimney and it's going to be
nitrogen dioxide. We were proved right.
Locals fought from the outset to stop the development,
And this - it's called temperature inversion.
Where cold air is trapped in the valley by warm air above.
Locals were worried about the effect the plant may have
The Aneurin Bevan Health Board had already raised concerns
about the amount of nitrogen dioxide that could be released.
It can affect people's breathing and lower their resistance
The plant would have turned thousands of tonnes of waste -
that would have normally gone to landfill - into fuel.
The company behind it, Hazrem Environmental Limited says
it's extremely disappointed with the decision and that no air
quality limits would have been breached and they will be appealing
Natural Resources Wales believe the plant could of had a negative impact
on people's health. Rugby, and Wales international
Liam Williams will join Saracens next summer from the Scarlets
on a three-year deal. It could limit his international
appearances, because the senior selection policy only allows three
non-Wales-based players Warnings of snow on the
way later this week. Sue's got tonight's
weather forecast. After the miles and relatively
unsettled start to the week, it will turn colder and we've got wintry
showers to end the week. Overnight, after today's heavy rain, scattered
shadows will continue, Saint dry spells and feeling colder in the
winds overnight. This friend brought today's rain a brief respite and
then another arise from the West through tomorrow so some dry spells
and just a few early showers tomorrow and then the clouds
thickens as the French stars to arrive from the West and across the
UK, that band of rain, slowly moves eastwards, further east, those North
Sea ghosts hanging onto any brightness for longer. Wind is
picking up, two, especially across northern Scotland. The rain this
clears eastwards across Wales tomorrow afternoon but very
blustery, temperatures staying above average at nine Celsius and Wrexham.
On Wednesday, some dry spells, a few showers, chance they could be wintry
in the hills but also very strong north westerly winds, could reach
gale force along the coast. The wind chill will make it feel cooler than
this. Those isobars, close together, signalling the strongest winds. They
started to feel more north-westerly with cold air from Iceland. Any
friends from the West, could bring wintry showers, so by Thursday,
we're into that colder air, very blustery, try and bright for many,
but cold enough for a warning that any showers could fall with rain,
sleet and snow for some. Not like the scenes we've seen across Eastern
Europe, just more typical January weather to come for the end of the
week. It's unusually mild at the moment, but more typical
temperatures and the return of snow for some by the end of the week.
From all of us on the programme, good night.