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picture of too much doom and gloom. The weekend is not looking that bad.
The Labour leadership battle moves to Cardiff for the first official
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn takes on challenger Owen Smith.
The stage is set and its down to the two contenders to convince
these party members that they're the right man to lead their party.
One of the country's top water companies denies claims that it's
responsible for dried out springs and sinking land.
The nursery being investigated after a little boy was left
unaccompanied on a minibus for two hours has reopened.
In tonight's sport, we're live in Rio
Can they top last time's haul of seven medals?
And David Beckham would be happy with this one.
Good evening. us this season.
600 people - all members of the Labour party -
are gathering tonight for what promises to be a key event
Getting underway in Cardiff in the next hour,
the current leader Jeremy Corbyn will take on the only
challenger for his role, the Pontypridd MP Owen Smith.
It's their first head to head debate.
Our political reporter Cemlyn Davies is there.
The stage is set and we are expecting 600 Labour Party members
to arrive here ready to hear what Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith had to
say. There are Labour MPs, and of course ordinary members of the
Labour Party, all hoping that an event tonight will help them decide
who to elect as Labour leader. These are the two men competing
to be Labour leader. The two men now preparing to go head
to head for the first Jeremy Corbyn has
done all this before. Here he is taking part
in a leadership hustings in Cardiff. He went on to win the race
with an overwhelming majority. Ahead of this evening's debate,
Mr Corbyn has been campaigning in Dagenham where he pledged
to rebuild Britain. Our first principle is that
prosperity that a few enjoy Our economic model
in Britain is broken. But there are immense potential
and skills in the talents of our people and huge opportunities
ahead of us in science, We could all be living richer lives
in a sustainable, more prosperous Mr Corbyn continues to enjoy
the support of thousands of grassroots members, many of them
flock to his rallies but others, including the vast majority
of Labour MPs, claim his leadership style has made the party unelectable
and it's time for change at the top. The Pontypridd MP is
Mr Corbyn's only challenger. He claims to share the current
leader's left-wing values and there are broad similarities
between both men's policies. However, in contrast to Mr Corbyn,
Owen Smith is in favour of renewing One example of his more pragmatic
approach and readiness to appeal Mr Smith believes he's the man
to unite a deeply divided party. People want Labour to be a united,
strong opposition to the Tories that they feel is doing such damage
to our communities and they want us to look like a credible
government in waiting. We don't look like that under Jeremy
and I'm determined that I'm going to get Labour back
to where we need to be - a credible, radical
government in waiting. Owen Smith may not have
run for leader before, but he did represent Labour
in the Welsh TV debates ahead It's now time to prepare
for another bout. This is a very important opportunity
for both candidates. Politics is all about perception
and both men will be looking to shape public perceptions of
themselves and frame their opponent, Up to now, this increasingly bitter
leadership race has been fought Tonight, Jeremy Corbyn
and Owen Smith will finally come face to face in front of some
of the party members who will decide which one will be crowned Labour
leader on the 24th of September. Let's have a word with two Labour
members who will be helping to elect the Labour leader. This man is here
supporting Jeremy Corbyn -- women. You are in Alan Smith supporter. Is
there anything that Owen Smith could stay here tonight that will change
your mind? -- Owen Smith. I don't think so. I am behind Corbyn. As
soon as Corbyn put at an, I went to said please back Corbyn. I was
delighted when he got through. Unfortunately, Owen Smith, I am
happy to see what yesterday but when he said that he would happily press
the button on millions of people with Trident and is to renew it, I
would never vote for a leader that would be able to kill millions of
people. Due accept that what when Smith is doing is appealing to that
centre ground and trying to make this party is something which can
oppose the Government currently? And Jeremy Corbyn can't do that? The
centre ground no longer works. We need socialism in this country. We
no longer want to have an elite minority ruling the majority and
taking advantage. We need change and Jeremy Corbyn is the man to bring
that arranged for us. Seem at first question to you but is there
anything that Jenny Corbyn could say tonight that will persuade you? 2015
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Review unfortunately not because Jamie has had ten months as leader
of the party and he has shown no real leadership. There. I can't
really say at the moment what we stand for. If I can see that, what
can be publicly? Owen Smith has said recently that if Jeremy Corbyn is
re-elected, that could lead to the Labour Party is letting. I those
comments helpful to your party? I think a split would be the worst
thing could have because when you split the party, firstly, at the end
of this campaign, whoever wins either side, we shall have one
united party. That's not going to happen though, is it? Time will
tell, I don't know. We'll wait and see what they say. Thank you both
very much for your time. Go and take your seat and listen to the debate.
The debate will be broadcast online on Labour's website and will have a
full report in her late bulletin. Thank you.
A water bottling company has strongly denied claims that
it could be causing environmental damage in the countryside
Landowners and environmentalists have raised the alarm claiming
land is sinking and the natural springs drying up close
to Princes Gate Spring Water in Pembrokeshire.
Natural Resources Wales say they are powerless to investigate -
until a new law comes into force later this year.
This area used to be a prime spot for salmon and sea trout.
The water level came to the bottom of the tree.
The last four, five, six years, the water level's dropped
so considerably that there's no access for the fish
We're in Prices Gate, not far from the springwater
Last year, the factory announced a major expansion sinking
new boreholes to increase production to a potential equivalent
But there are concerns it could be having an adverse effect.
I think what's going on here is industrial scale
All my friends and associates, farmers and anglers,
They've got ground sinkage and loss of water.
The natural spring water in this part of Pembrokeshire comes
from an aquifer running along this ridgeway supplying a network
of streams, which many landowners, a local quarry and farmers
Seven have contacted Natural Resources Wales,
complaining the water table has dropped in the last
few years with springs, like this one, now run dry.
We're not asking people to stop bottling and selling water
or using water or extracting it in any way whatsoever.
We're asking that a proper look is taken at the environment
and that the limits are set so that the environment is not drying out.
Because Princes Gate are not the only ones
abstracting water in this area, they strongly deny that
their operations are responsible, saying they brought in industry
experts and can find no truth in the allegations.
Adding, they monitor with extreme care all water they abstract,
measuring the quality, table heights and flow to ensure
they meet the highest standard of corporate, social
They also say Natural Resources Wales has found no
basis for these claims, but the NRW told us they've not
investigated them because currently they have no powers to do so.
In this part of the country, at the moment, you don't need
a licence to extract water from the ground.
But legally that position will change later this year
with a new water act coming into force.
Natural Resources Wales say, when it does, licenses will only be
granted if it can be shown they don't have an adverse
But operators will have a two year window to apply and there are fears
The family of a four year-old boy who died in a house fire
can begin planning his funeral, after a hearing into his death
was opened and adjourned at Swansea Coroners Court.
Jac Davies died following the blaze at his family's
A preinquest into his death will be held in January.
The UK government has welcomed a move by the EU to impose
tariffs on a steel product from China and Russia.
Cold rolled steel - which is used in white goods and cars -
is also produced at TATA's plant in Port Talbot.
Many observers have blamed the dumping of cheaper imports
for the difficulties the UK steel industry has been experiencing.
The latest radio listening figures show that audiences
for BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru have reached their lowest
The ratings were described as "disappointing" by BBC Wales.
Our arts and media correspondent Huw Thomas has been taking a look.
This data covers the period from April through to June this year.
Radio Wales weekly audience has now dropped to 333,000 listeners
compared to the previous quarter, a drop of 47000 and compared the same
time last year, 70 5000. The silver lining is that those listeners still
tuning in and listening for longer each week. It has also reached a
record low and is getting 103,000 weekly visitors compared to the
previous quarter, down by 9000 and compared to same time last year, a
drop of 13,000 listeners. This is all live listen to the radio, it
doesn't include podcast or catch-up services. The body that these
figures together it says 90% of radio listening is still happening
live. What's caused the drop in figures? There's no easy answer to
that. Listen to the reader in the UK reached one of its highest ever
levels and there were again for some stations in the commercial media
sector in Wales. This was a busy time in Wales, the assembly
elections, the EU referendum, football championships. Today, the
BBC wouldn't put anyone up for interview. It did say that the deal
coming was the favourite for a fluent Welsh speakers but for radio
Wales, it said it was disappointed but those figures. They are service
broadcasters and their remit is to provide a certain amount of music,
information and information and sport and the detail is how to
deliver that. The person of music, information and sport and the detail
is how to deliver that. The personalities Beth and Jenkins is
cheering that committee. It's very difficult for people to be
able to provide a service for all people for all ages
and ideally we would have various different channels here
in Wales which is something Although that would demand
new budgets and new It's definitely something that
the committee would want to look at. . Those audiences will be tuning in
again by next year. You're watching Wales today.
Tonight, we're live in Rio as the Welsh olympians arrive.
Can they top last time's haul of seven medals?
And high pressure bringing a fine end to the working week.
The nursery in Aberystwyth involved with a child being left
on a minibus for two hours on the hottest day of
Camau Bach was closed for a fortnight -
An inquiry by the Care and Social Services
After two weeks, parents were eventually allowed
to bring their children back to Camau Bach Nursery this morning.
An investigation is still ongoing into just how a three-year-old boy
could be left alone on their minibus for two hours
The member of staff responsible for the child was immediately
However, there's still concern from many parents.
For Rachel Harrison, it's her daughter's
Working full time, this is the most convenient nursery
I have no other option, unfortunately.
I have to work, I have to earn a living and this is my only
option at the moment to send my daughter here.
I've also spoken to some parents who want to remain anonymous.
One parent told me she took her children straight out of the nursery
the day after the incident as she was so concerned.
Another parent told me she would take her child out of this
nursery but has been unable to because she can't find
Because she works full-time, she has no other alternative
but today she was scared to send her child back.
Finding places at an alternative has proved difficult for many parents
with the closure of Penglais nursery in the town just this week.
While private Nursery Little Angels has taken on two children.
Luke Veasey and Amanda Gwalchma were considering sending
their three-month-old baby to Camau Bach.
Obviously with what happened, he's definitely not going to go
there now but we probably would have sent him.
Many parents are just relieved it's reopened and want to move on.
Obviously want to see the full report of what happened
and how everything is going to be going forward.
I'm perfectly happy, she's always gone in with a smile
on her face and she's always come out with a smile on her face.
I've always found the staff here very good.
This is a flagship nursery for the charity, Med e ad May thrin
and today they confirmed a member of staff still remains suspended.
The council safeguarding board has now completed its enquiry
and they say the nursery will continue to work closely
with the care and social services inspectorate to ensure appropriate
Let me take you to the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny the welsh
learner of the year award has gone to a woman from Brynmawr
who changed the degree course she was studying to learn Welsh.
Hannah Roberts, who was honoured at a ceremony in the main pavillion,
had been studying geography at Aberystwyth University
but after completing a Welsh course in the summer holidays decided
It's unbelievable to be honest. The icing on the cake. All my hard work
has been for something special. The strangest thing is make as many
mistakes as possible and try and lose the fright straightaway. Just
enjoy it, it's not a race, just enjoy it because if you don't enjoy
it, then you won't enjoy the language.
The Drama medal went to Hefin Robinson from Carmarthen.
He came third in the competition two years ago and second last year.
His drama Estron meaning 'foreigner or stranger' beat off
competition from eleven other entrants this year.
And finally one of the oldest competitors the National Eisteddfod
has ever seen took to the stage this afternoon for the final time.
Helen Jones from Brecon, who's 100 at the end
of the month, has been competing since she was four years old.
She learnt to speak Welsh and says the Eisteddfod has
helped her to improve but at 99 years old
she's now putting her performing days behind her.
In the limelight now, the fresh- faced spring chicken Tomos Dafydd
Soon it'll be time for our Olympians to take centre stage.
Tomorrow night the opening ceremony takes place in Rio.
The build-up has been marred by problems.
Hundreds have been demonstrating against the high cost
Live now to Rio and Rhodri Llywelyn, any of this
I wouldn't have thought so. The Games are costing 9 billion pounds
to stage in Brazil. Much of that money spent on the Olympic Park
behind me in the glorious sunshine this evening and the many people in
this country which are suffering a deep recession at the moment, the
price is too high. The athletes, the year to compete to win medals and
those from Wales that I have spoken to are very, very determined. It all
gets underway tomorrow. Rio is gearing up for its biggest
ever Carnival and there are 23 Welsh athletes ready to take centre stage.
It's amazing. It's just good to be in the village and see everything
and take everything in. I just can't wait to get going. I've worked for
the last eight years of my life and I'm here. This is all I've wanted.
If I don't come away with a medal, I'll be very disappointed.
Transformed into a state-of-the-art training facility, here at the
British School in Rio many of the mid-GB athletes have been doing
their final preparations. The whole place is managed during the games by
a former Welsh rugby international. It is the marginal gains. A huge
amount of work has gone into preparation beforehand that we are
sport need that fine tuning in the lead in to the competing day, it's
very important that they get that right and the British School helps
them to be able to do that. Organisers insist Rio is ready and
the city will provide a stunning backdrop for what is described as
the great issue on earth but the build-up has been marred by problems
and that has given the Welsh athletes cause for concern. Having
won silver in London four years ago, one of Wales main medal hopes this
year has once again been speaking about the dirty ceiling waters.
Every Olympic games has some sort of media crisis that gets latched onto
and obviously the water quality is a big deal because no one wants a
medal to be won or lost on some and getting ill hitting a piece of
rubbish. At some point, enough is enough and we're racing and were
racing here and just get on with it and do the best we can. Furthest
Welsh journalist who has followed the build-up the year to political
unrest and the struggling Brazilian uncommonly, water pollution does
cast a long shadow over the games. The water quality here is appalling.
They have failed in their attempts and promises to clean up the water
and sailors, when service in particular because they have a lot
of contact with the water, may find themselves having problems of a
water quality and that is the biggest disappointment. On
Copacabana beach, the Olympic rings stand proud. Soon, the focus will
turn to sport. Organisers and athletes alike cannot wait with the
games to begin. Not long now. Who should we look out for on the first
day of competition? We at the Copacabana on Saturday the Guerin
Thomas could the most successful Welsh Olympian in 96 years. He's got
back-to-back golds in track cycling. He goes in the road race this time.
It all depends on what Team GB decide to do with Chris Froome, also
having just won the tour to France. The ruling keeps get underway on
Saturday, Chris Barkley will be competing and sevens rugby makes it
Olympic comeback. We've just heard also in the last few hours that joke
Rodina, you seen him in my report, will be the thing entirely Soares of
the Philippines in the first round on Saturday evening. Seven medals
for Welsh athletes and London. Let's see if we can beat that. Fingers
crossed. Enjoy it. Thank you very much.
If you're in Swansea, you'll be able to watch the action
Castle Square in the city - which showed Wales matches
during the European Championships will broadcast events
on a big screen everyday throughout the games.
The 31-year-old Spanish World Cup and European Championship winner
will have a medical tomorrow before completing his move from Seville.
A month after Euro 2016, the football season is starting
Newport County are aiming to improve on last season's finish just
above the relegation zone in League Two.
Meanwhile, Wrexham's task is to get back into the football league
New season, new optimism at Newport County.
It's manager Warren Feaney's first pre-season with his players,
but admits the club's not blessed with the biggest of budgets.
We probably are bottom six budget but I look at Leicester
in the Premier League as a benchmark.
They've got a good group together and they've went and won
the Premier League with a massive, massive budget, so that's what I've
got to instill in these players to believe that they can do.
The football journeyman John Parkin is among the summer signings.
The forward also spent 18 months at Cardiff City.
Preseason has been about improving fitness, says the manager,
but there have been some flashes of brilliance too.
Mark Randall's stunning strike, fans will be hoping for the same
when the season starts against Mansfield on Saturday.
Most loyal Wrexham fans would be forgiven for not
Plenty of new faces after a summer of wholesale changes.
He's admitted there could be less money around for him
after a new deal to regain control of the racecourse ground resulted
When you make a move like the football club have,
someone has to suffer a little bit and possibly that's me
It's about what's right for the club.
The season starts against Dover, getting back into the football
In Gary Mills, Wrexham have a manager who's
Fans will hope the eight-year wait for promotion ends this season.
Tomorrow we'll be be at Cardiff city. Any
decent weather? We can look forward to plenty of dry and bright weather
and warm in the sunshine. If you scattered showers. Pressure is
rising and those showers were clearly as we go through the night.
Overnight will be dry and some starry skies but it will feel cool.
Temperatures in double figures for all of us. Tomorrow, we do have a
ridge of high pressure building up from the south blocking this weather
system but we will see it make progress later on in the day. First
thing tomorrow morning, a dry start, some sunshine to look forward to.
Isolated showers, but if you catch one, consider yourself unlucky. Most
of us will get away with a dry day. Those temperatures up to 20 Celsius,
winds light to moderate. Tomorrow afternoon, workload in
Pembrokeshire. Some missed as well as we go into tomorrow night. It
cloudier picture tomorrow night. Those temperatures not dropping too
much but still remaining in double figures at its lowest, 12 to 15
Celsius and that high-pressure hanging on as we go through Saturday
but this front will make progress on Saturday night through to Sunday
morning. Much of Saturday is dry and sunny and another fine day but cloud
will increase later on in the day. Feeling worn in the sunshine on
Saturday with highs of 22 Celsius. Sunday afternoon is promising to. I
will have an update here for you Sunday afternoon is promising to. I
will have an update here for you at 8pm. Thanks for watching. Good
evening. MUSIC: Adagio for Strings
by Samuel Barber