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Welcome to Wales Today. Our top stories:

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A new treatment fund to get new drugs to patients more quickly.

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Welcome news for people who've suffered delays

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in getting the medication they need.

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And the sailor from Bangor in contention to win

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one of the toughest sporting event in the world -

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sailing single-handed around the globe.

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"than any other part of the UK" to new medicines more quickly

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following the launch of a new treatment fund.

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That's according to the Health Secretary,

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who's announced an extra ?16 million a year to help patients in Wales

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access new medicines within two months

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of them being approved as cost-effective.

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It follows concerns that health boards have been too slow

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Even though he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

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20 years ago, Simon from Llantrisant

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has always tried to live life to the full.

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But those experiences are now just memories.

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It is a struggle to get showered, to get washed

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But he thinks a drug called Sativex, completely wipes you out.

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which helps ease muscle spasms, could help him.

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It was recommended for use in the Welsh NHS

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two and a half years ago, but Simon blames a row

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about who pays for it means

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his doctor has not been able to prescribe it.

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I've actually been off work for the last six weeks

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and the thought that this drug could possibly help me

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with the spasms to the point where it would enable me to get

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Hundreds of new drugs and treatments are developed every year but the NHS

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can't afford to pay for them all, so it's the responsibility

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of two expert organisations to assess the benefits and the cost.

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They are called the National Institute for Health and Care

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Excellence, NICE, and the All Wales Medicines Strategy group.

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If they say no, you either have to be a special case for treatment

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But if they decide treatment is cost-effective,

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it should be on the NHS as a matter of course.

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But that doesn't always happen straightaway.

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The Welsh government will give the NHS an extra ?60 million a year

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to start delivering new medicines within two months while health

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boards plan how to pay for them over the longer term.

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If you have a really high cost new medicine

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which is effective and approved, you can then have a timeline

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with different health boards being able to deliver that medicine

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This will mean that there will be a consistent

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He also says the system here can be used to treat all conditions

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and will be fairer than in England and Scotland, where drugs funds

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are in place but for specific conditions like cancer

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But patients hoping this fund will play for unapproved drugs

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that could help them will be disappointed.

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The pace at which new medicines are developed is phenomenal.

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The problem is that the NHS at times has struggled to keep up.

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The UK Government narrowly avoided defeat tonight in the House of Lords

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over its plans to re-write the devolution settlement

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after a vote was tied on a Labour amendment to the Wales Bill.

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The amendment would have allowed the Welsh Government

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to scrap parts of the controversial Trade Union Act in Wales.

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The Wales Bill is due to be approved by Assembly Members next Tuesday.

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More than 20 industrial companies have urged the UK Government to go

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ahead with the planned ?1.3 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

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In a letter to the Financial Times, they say it could start

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a "new era" in British manufacturing.

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The lagoon has been given planning consent

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but has been delayed until the publication

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of the independent Hendry Review into the viability

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of tidal lagoon power, due on Thursday.

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Cardiff Airport could have a new replacement terminal

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The plan was announced after a 16% rise in passenger numbers

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bringing the total to over 1.3 million travellers.

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The Welsh Government bought the airport four years ago

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We have invested heavily, we have significantly improved

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the experience and the facilities here, but there is a limit

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to what we can do so we have got long-term, ambitious plans

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for the business, and really to enable us to get

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to where we want to be, a new replacement terminal will be

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The woman who spearheaded a campaign plan as we go forward.

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to open the first children's hospice in Wales has died at the age of 95.

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Suzanne Goodall founded Ty Hafan in the Vale of Glamorgan

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18 years ago - since when the centre has supported

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hundreds of families with life-limited children.

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She's in the fabric of the building, in everything we do.

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This really will be her legacy, that she has supported paediatric

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palliative care and brought it forward so much in Wales.

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Suzanne Goodall, who's died at the age of 95.

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It's one of the toughest sporting events in the world -

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sailing around the globe, non-stop, single handed.

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Alex Thomson from Bangor is doing just that

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and is in contention to win the prestigious Vendee Globe.

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Tonight, after 65 days alone on the ocean,

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he's in second place, chasing down the leader.

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More people have been in outer space and up Mount Everest

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And in the vast oceans, a Welshman is hoping to make history -

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to become the first outside France to win the Vendee Globe.

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You certainly feel isolated when you're down here.

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There's nobody to rescue you, nobody to help you,

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The only things around you are birds and albatrosses.

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29 boats set off from the north-west of France on November 6th.

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Indian and Pacific oceans, 28,000 miles across the Atlantic,

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before getting back to the Atlantic and returning to France.

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Whilst in the lead, he hit something and the boat was badly damaged.

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Alex thought he would limp home in tenth

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but he has clawed his way back, 100 miles behind the race leader

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with less than 3,000 miles to the finish line.

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Alex Thomson's boat is built for speed, not for comfort.

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He doesn't have a toilet, no kitchen either,

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It looks like something you might give your baby.

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Alex needs to eat up to 7,000 calories a day.

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He sleeps no more than 20 minutes at a time.

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The reason, when he's sleeping, the boat goes more slowly.

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It's nine weeks since Alex last saw his wife and two young children

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# Crashing through the waves, in a 16 mono hull.

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There have been other high points too.

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This was captured by one of Alex's rivals off Cape Town.

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Alex Thomson says it has been like a war on the waters at times,

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He's completed 90% of the race and this week we'll see

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whether a sailor from Bangor can overcome the odds

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and win the hardest sailing race of them all.

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Closer to home, there's talk of snow on the way.

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It is a wintry entered a week. They will turn colder and very windy with

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a measure of rain, sleet and snow at times. Overnight, some dry spells

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with the odd spot of patchy rain. Not too cold at between 6-8 C.

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Pressure starts to rise tomorrow but the wind becomes more

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north-westerly. These isobars moved close together, signalling stronger,

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cold winds. Tomorrow, early shower should clear. Becoming dry, bright

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and blustery foremost. Across the UK, dry with bright spells for and

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rails and England but brisk north-westerly winds bringing wintry

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showers across high ground in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Already in the cold air, five Celsius in Scotland, milder in the

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south of England at 11 Celsius. A drier into the day across Wales.

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Burning the winds could reach gale force when the coast. -- a warning

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that. The pressure chart shows

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this frontal wave coming in from the south-west on Thursday,

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falling mainly as rain, but where it meets the cold air,

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snow is possible although there's huge uncertainty about

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the position of this system. Don't take the graphics literally -

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some brighter spells, but the likelihood of showers

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for some, where that front a Met Office warning that any

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showers could bring a wintry mix It could be further north or south -

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it's very hard to pinpoint - And it will stay that way into the

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weekend. That's Wales Today.

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Thank you for watching. From all of us on the

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programme, goodnight.

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