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Tonight's headlines: They're fleeing war zones.

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Criticism of the UK government for giving up without enough

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discussion on a scheme to find homes for vulnerable child refugees.

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A detailed study shows a healthy lifestyle can reduce

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The UK Government has given up on a scheme set up to protect

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the most vulnerable child refugees without enough discussion.

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That's according to the leader of Torfaen Council.

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Labour's Anthony Hunt told Wales Today that he and other

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council leaders would work with the Home Office,

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350 child refugees will have arrived in the UK by the time

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the scheme ends in March, with 32 having already

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Fire lights up the sky above Calais in France last year as the makeshift

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Sam from Newport was part of a volunteer group which took

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There were children there sleeping under those blankets.

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We had to go to the warehouse and fetch blankets.

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She claims in several short visits over 18 months she met more than 150

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children who had no one at all to look after them.

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These children are alone and all they have learnt

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to do is keep walking, keep walking, keep walking,

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and then they get to Calais, which is the end of the road,

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and they don't know where to walk now because all they knew

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was that they lost their parents somewhere along the road

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From places like Syria, the UK accepted around 8000 child

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Many who leave war zones make their own way to Europe, many

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Some hoped as many as 3000 might be resettled here who don't have any

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The government has confirmed that it will be far lower than that.

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Many councils in Wales say that announcement was premature.

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We have not reached a definite position

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This is disappointing really that we find out that the government

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seemed to have given up on the situation.

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Your message to the Home Secretary then as a leader

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Let's work together, let's have constructive talks to see,

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given the funding and given that we get the technicalities right

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because we want to make things better, not worse,

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you know, that is a given, but let's talk more.

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Some councils say they do have capacity, others none at all.

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Conservative MP David Davies says the UK Government has

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The government are absolutely right to do this.

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It had to be in place for a short period of time only

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because otherwise what happens is that the parents in countries

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with much lower living standards will simply try

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and send their children over by themselves in order to get them

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into Western Europe and then follow them afterwards, so the government

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are right to do this because they are going to...

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You are going to create a human catastrophe if you encourage people

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Judges are now considering whether the UK Government's decision

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The Home Office maintains it is not giving up on vulnerable children,

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citing other schemes it operates that have also resettled hundreds

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It's a disease that affects more than 42,000 people in Wales

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and a campaign has been launched, aimed at reducing people's

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It's based on detailed research that found those who adopt

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a healthy lifestyle, are 60% less likely

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Colombian dance fitness, Prestatyn style.

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Since her daughter started a fitness business in the area,

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Julie Rhodes has become a bit of a zumba fan, attending

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It helps me mentally, keeps me alert.

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My dad, who is now 95, he is suffering with memory loss

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and to see it is such a shame, it is such a sad illness to see.

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So I would like to prevent it, if at all possible.

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Keeping fit is one of the steps recommended by the dementia

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Launched today, it also encourages people to check their health

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regularly, cut down on alcohol, and stop smoking in a bid to reduce

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the risk of developing dementia by up to 60%.

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Six tips in all, based on research conducted on these men.

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In total, there were 2500 of them from the Caerphilly area

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who were prodded untested for a generation in one of the most

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influential research projects of its time.

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We all know that it is beneficial but actually disciplining

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and getting round to following healthy behaviours

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consistently, for some reason, it beats most of us.

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He was ever so kind and ever so sort of gentle, really...

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Broadcaster Beti George talking about her husband,

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David Parry Jones, in an upcoming BBC Wales documentary.

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He is one of more than 42,000 people in Wales suffering from the disease.

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Nobody would object to a campaign that advises people

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It won't guarantee that you won't get dementia.

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What concerns me is that it doesn't solve the problems

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People are already living with dementia and their carers.

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The latest statistics I read was that the numbers

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It is really a time bomb we are sitting on.

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In an attempt to stop it from detonating, today's

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Put down the pint and pick up the Lycra.

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90 jobs are to be created in Wrexham by a new financial

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Chetwood Financial Limited will be based at the town's Technology Park,

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in an office acquired from the telecommunications

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The startup is being supported by money from the Welsh Government.

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Opponents of the proposed takeover of Wrexham-based Dee Valley Water,

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have been granted leave to appeal the move.

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The High Court approved an ?84 million takeover by utilities

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Some staff and customers had opposed it, concerned

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A group of AMs are trying to ban under 18s from having

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so-called intimate piercings because of serious concerns

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The chair of the Assembly Health Committee, Dai Lloyd,

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who's also a GP, says such practice could be viewed as

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The Welsh Government will consider the recommendation.

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Tonight's sport now starting with rugby and three Welsh regions

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The Ospreys came back from behind to claim a comfortable win

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There was also a win for the Scarlets in Glasgow

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but the Dragons were soundly beaten by Pro12 leaders Munster.

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Wales' Under 20s have suffered their first defeat

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They faced their English counterparts in Colwyn Bay tonight

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and despite going into an early lead the defending champions,

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who completed the Grand Slam last season, lost by 37-21.

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In football, Newport County's hopes of escaping relegation from

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They picked up a hard-earned point against top-of-the-

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You may need your long johns this weekend. It is going to stay cold

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and windy. Some dry weather but also some wintry showers. A little snow

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on some of the hills and mountains. Most places dry tonight. A

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widespread frost and you may be lucky and catch a glimpse of the

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lunar eclipse. Tomorrow morning, as dry in parts of the South and West.

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Elsewhere, Cloud increasing with a few wintry showers. Most of the snow

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on the hills and mountains. Across the rest of the UK, wintry showers

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will spread further westwards to ring the day. Most of the snow on

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higher ground. The best of the sunshine in the far north and west

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of Scotland. In Wales tomorrow afternoon, it should be a little bit

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of sunshine in Pembrokeshire but for most of us, cloudy. There will be

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some showers around. Wintry on higher ground. Drier in sheltered

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parts of the South and West. Feeling cold everywhere in the wind. If you

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are in Cardiff for the rugby match tomorrow afternoon, it will be cold

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but mostly dry. Good luck to Wales. Tomorrow night, further showers. A

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little snow on the hills. Drier in the South West. Temperatures close

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to freezing. High pressure over Scandinavia on Sunday. That means

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stronger winds in Wales making it feel very cold. Again, there will be

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some showers. Wintry on higher ground. Drier and brighter in

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sheltered parts of the West. They called weekend, windy on Monday with

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some sunshine. By the middle of the week, a little bit milder.

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We'll be back with our next update at 4:05pm tomorrow.

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From all of us here, have a good weekend.

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