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Hannah and her family have been supported by this
But there's concern other young patients
across Wales are missing out - because they're not
Young people have rear rack answers. They have no one else they can talk
to. They could be suffering alone. With no peer support an emotional
support. the policy to refer all teenagers
here isn't being followed. Also tonight, after Port Talbot's
surprise loss against Rhyl, 11 people are arrested over
allegations of match-fixing. The investigation into why an RAF
helicopter burst into flames The new way of getting the food that
supermarkets usually waste and Geraint Thomas' dreams
of an Olympic medal are over after finishing
ninth in the time trial. It's feared young cancer patients
across the country could be missing out on the support available to them
because the Welsh government policy The Teenage Cancer Trust support
around 120 young people each year But the charity has told this
programme they are concerned that hundreds of others aren't getting
the services they need, and could be suffering alone,
because they aren't being referred It's sometimes just a smile that'll
do it, that'll make the day a little more normal,
and less about the cancer. Anna organises activities for the
patients on the Teenage Cancer Unit Crafts, cooking, a day out,
or even just a battle I'm the professional friend. I'm not
a medical at all. I talk about any issues they are having with
university or school, revision. It can be anything. If they are anxious
I can help them with coping. It's a lovely role to be in.
This social space on the unit is a little more social
than normal today - extra cash has been invested
by the Teenage Cancer Trust and they've thrown a party.
But they fear too many young people are missing out
on the support available to them, simply because Welsh Government
The policy states each patient be referred to a teenage cancer
unit - of which this is the only one in Wales.
We have 120 referred to us but there are another 120 or 130 out in the
community who could be referred to us. At the moment they are
suffering. They usually have more unusual cancers, they have no one
else they can talk to a prior cancer. They will be suffering alone
without peer support. The guidance says that patients should be
referred, but in practice that doesn't happen? In practice that is
not happening. We know that from experience.
And the support is important - whether that's psychological,
emotional, for patients and their family.
Mary says without it, patients took longer
to recover and would return, in need of counselling.
Here, support is available alongside treatment,
for patients like Hannah, from Pontypridd, who was diagnosed
She finished her treatment yesterday - in time for her 22nd
You don't feel like you are on a board. I've been put on wards with
elderly people. We are all a similar age here with similar interests. I
I couldn't have got through cancer without this unit.
For every young person this unit treats, the concern is there's
another out there who simply isn't getting the support available.
So Jenny, concern that young cancer patients from right around
the country are missing out on vital support?
At the moment seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day,
that's across the UK, the concern is that many of those
in Wales who get that diagnosis, simply aren't getting
Let's not forget, this is at a stage in their lives when they're
going through so much change anyway, so add in a cancer diagnosis,
and they can feel very alone - so the support of their peers,
of specially trained staff, can be huge.
Now Welsh Government say they expect health boards to meet national
standards - which means they'd either be treated by clinicians
who are part of a teenage and young adult cancer team, or an appropriate
treatment plan should be developed in partnership with that team.
In practice, as the unit in Cardiff is the only one in Wales,
that means it's done with them - or patients in North Wales will be
Now the Welsh Government say they've not had any reports
from the health service indicating there's a problem -
so they're now going to seek assurances that what they refer
to as "rigorous standards are being met".
This brings it back to something that was talked
about today by the staff - the policy may be there,
but their concern is there's no one to oversee that it's followed.
Work is underway to remove the wreckage of an RAF helicopter,
which burst into flames after an emergency landing
The aircraft was involved in a training exercise
yesterday afternoon, when a fault forced it to land.
Six people were rescued from the mountainside.
A railway station car park in Snowdonia has become a makeshift
base of operations for the RAF. They are now overseeing the investigation
into what happened to the Griffin helicopter.
yesterday described plumes of thick black smoke and flames coming
from the aircraft soon after it landed.
All five crew and passengers and a sixth on the ground
After a frenzy of activity with the police and coastguard
helicopter working alongside the air ambulance and dozens of search
and rescue teams the scene has been cordoned off to preserve
What will happen now is we have a team on site at the moment, the
hazardous material team. When the aircraft has been doubt on site they
will check the aircraft and know everything that is hazardous on that
frame. We have cordoned the aircraft at a safe distance to make sure it
is perfectly safe as a crash site. The next stage will be
a clear up operation. The helicopter crew members
are being interviewed back Getting it town is likely to take
several days and could involve a lifting the wreckage from the
mountain. Crew members are being interviewed to give their version of
events. A potential tragedy was averted
by a rapid response from them and their rescuers -
working out what went wrong may BBC Wales understands that
Tata Steel is set to invest around ?7 million in a new generation
of steel coating equipment, It comes despite uncertainty over
the future of the The Economy Secretary,
Ken Skates, says it's "very welcome A coach company in Ceredigion,
which runs the service from Aberystwyth to Carmarthen
and Cardiff, is going Lewis Coaches in Llanrhystud says
it'll close on the 12th of August, due to business issues
beyond its control. Forty people are employed by the
company, which has thirty coaches. The chapel at Bangor Crematorium
will close for three weeks next month, for asbestos removal
and repair work. Funerals won't be held,
but cremations can still be carried Crematoriums in Colwyn Bay
and Aberystwyth have been told to expect more funerals at those
facilities, from South Wales Police have arrested 11
people, as part of a probe into the alleged match-fixing
of a Welsh Premier League game. Detectives began investigating,
after receiving information about betting patterns
on the football match between Port Talbot Town
and Rhyl, earlier this year. The Police say those
arrested included players, staff and associates
of the Port Talbot club, The allegations of match fixing is
around a game between Port Talbot and North Wales rivals, Rhyl back in
April. A big win for Rhyl aroused suspicion of officials from the
football Association of Wales. That five nil victory over the steel man
was surprising because Rhyl had already been relegated and haven't
won a game in 17 matches. The football Association of Wales
contacted the gambling commission who subsequently passed information
on to the police about betting patterns surrounding us came. Today
police arrested ten people, on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.
And in the last few hours an 11th person was arrested. A spokesman for
the police said the eight men and three women including players, staff
and associates are being questioned by officers from the economic crime
unit. Mark Jones, a former manager of the club says he is shocked by
today's rests. There's a lot of things going on in
the Wales of sport. Betting is a massive thing in sport. Hopefully
the allegations are proved and substantial, I just hope it goes
away quickly. They are a wonderful football club with a great set of
fans. I'm sure they have to stick together now. You know, through
adversity, and become stronger then. Research by BS a W shows that large
sums of money bet on the outcome of Welsh Premier League games. -- by
the Welsh football Association. Many bets are placed in China and
Southeast Asia. They amount to ?75 million a year. The combination of
big-money bets and modestly paid players creates the potential for
match fixing. That's why two years ago the Welsh football decision --
Association tried to educate clubs about betting integrity. The club
are already out of the league because they don't meet the
criteria. These match fixing allegations are a further blow to
the steel man's future. A rural welfare charity has
told BBC Wales that, in its 150 year history,
it's never had so many requests for help from working farmers,
who're struggling to make ends meet. The Royal Agricultural
Benevolent Institution Cymru, says the amount of welfare it's
given in the first six months of this year,
is 84% higher than the same Yes, this is the heart of the social
calendar for these people who farm work on farms in the Vale of
Glamorgan. It comes at a time when the farming industry is in the
middle of the tremendous uncertainty about global prices and policies.
It's a time when many farming families in Wales have seen their
incomes fall, that means they are not the financial cushion they might
have had in the past. Fiona Jones and her children are looking to the
future. They've had a difficult few years. Fiona and her husband, Simon,
had been farming a council owned farm in Powys. Early 2012 my husband
was taken ill with ice off or cancer. Obviously, everything turned
upside down. -- cancer of the oesophagus. Treatment took the best
part of the year to get through. And that's when we contacted the
charity. The charity paid for them to
visiting him in hospital 60 miles away and gave practical help when he
came home. They helped fund automatic bed with
a specialist mattress on it. It made his last months much more
comfortable. That, the main thing was, he was able to keep his
dignity. He wanted more than anything. Life could go one as
normal as possible. As long as possible.
Rees gave up his job as a store manager to help keep the family farm
going. If they hadn't been there to help as
we properly would not be farming at the moment. The decision may have
been made, and it may have been that the farm was not viable or we
wouldn't have had the time to carry on.
Do you feel you are continuing your dad's project? I think that I'm
carrying on the good work he was doing and reaching for the goals he
was reaching for. This charity has spent much more
this year than last year. In fact, 30% when you look at all farming is
they have. If you look at working farmers aren't working farm workers
the of charity offered in the first six months of this year is more than
80% more than last. Many are just one step away from
quite difficult circumstances, for example, if there is bereavement in
the family, if the farm member is taken ill, seriously ill, adverse
weather conditions can affect the farmers, what he might be able to be
dos that year. For each family helped there are
many more farming families who are having to manage with much lower
incomes. Dairy farmers are one example, this farmer farms with his
father they produce more than 5000 litres of milk a day, and like most
dairy farmers lose money on every litre. They get half the price they
did two years ago. If prices stay the same, no, I don't
think that most daily farmers would say that they would be willing to
suffer the pain to survive. Why? There comes a point, doesn't there?
When you say why are we bothering? For many low prices mean there is no
cushion when things go wrong. The Jones family are just one family but
it is significant that there is an increase in the number of families
who are struggling. Is there a sign of the struggle
changing's there isn't any sign that prices are rising in terms of the
money that farmers are getting. There are some sectors that are
better than others, dairy in particular has a problem.
Particularly dairy farmers in Wales, more than in England. It also, of
course, comes at a time when there is a real global change. The
slowdown in the economy in China, believe it or not, is affecting
farmers in Wales. The Chinese middle class are buying fewer of goods, few
of our food and drinks, and as a result there is more in the market
and prices are falling. That is before you even look at Brexit and
what that will do. Subsidies is an interesting one. Some farmers say
they can't continue without subsidies, they need them. While
others including the dairy sector, many say that getting 14p a litre
for their milk, the subsidy only accounts for 2p a litre. It does not
affect them much. What we know is that the world population is growing
and over the next decade in the decade after that the world, whether
it is Wales or the part of the world, needs to produce more food.
A gutsy effort as ever. We would expect nothing less.
The latest from Rio, where Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas
failed to win a medal in the time trial.
A huge amount of food is thrown away by supermarkets every day.
Much of it goes to waste, but there are a number of projects
which aim to give spare produce to the thousands of people
With the growing popularity of so-called food sharing apps,
the process is becoming easier, and many more charities are getting
involved - as our reporter, Ben Price has been finding out.
I've got some peppers. How many peppers have you got? Waste not,
want not. Products that could have been thrown in the bin by this store
in Swansea are handed over to a local charity who are always up for
a culinary challenge. Nothing goes to waste. We have kids
coming in through the school holidays especially. People
struggling a lot in the school holidays with young children. But
whatever we've got here, they can come in and access. Everybody is
benefiting out of it. They are all having a hot meal. As
tagging food waste continues to be a problem for supermarkets a new app
is helping businesses to redistribute soon as products to
those who need it most. The process could not be simpler.
When the charity is connected with the store they will, Ahmad Knight,
have a look around and see what food is available. They process that
through their PDA. -- at night. They have an idea of what food is
available. That is when the store take it off the shelves and put it
in the back for the charity to collect.
Since it launched earlier this year the food cloud app has helped to
redistribute 36 tonnes of food across South Wales. That is
equivalent to 80,000 meals. In Swansea University's Singleton
campus as most students are away group of older people are benefiting
from this sharing scheme. This is surplus food from local
restaurants, cafes and the University. It could have ended up
in the bin, but it has been cooked fresh here this evening and is being
served to people from the community. Thank you.
You can see the community benefit from this scheme. The students, the
elderly within the community. But also it is the emphasis on working
with homeless charities and refugee charity to make sure food is
available so that they can use their limited resources on other essential
items. From dinner in Swansea to breakfast
in Cardiff, using perfectly good leftovers from Sainsbury is a mid
week breakfast club is a recent addition to this community centre in
Splott. We like to think it's a really
positive part of the week. They come, whatever food we have, that we
don't use for breakfast we hand out. They have something to take home
with them. As Wales hopes to become a zero waste nation by 2050 food
redistribution schemes are making a fruitful contribution.
An Olympic medal isn't meant to be for cyclist
After crashing out of the road race on Saturday he competed again today
in the time trial but failed to get onto the medal table.
Our reporter Catrin Heledd is in Rio.
Yes, it wasn't meant to be for Geraint Thomas today. He was going
for his third Olympic gold medal, a late addition to the trying Trail
race. He did have the perfect Welsh weather for it but it wasn't to be.
Lady luck was not on his side. Back in the saddle, with unfinished
business, after crashing out of medal contention in the road race on
Saturday Geraint Thomas delayed going on holiday this week in the
hope of being handed a spot on the Olympic time trial. His inclusion
comes after the withdrawal of several other cyclists injured in
the same race. Thomas suffered a big blow to his head, but other than
that said he was feeling good and ready to go. A prerace talk was more
about rain than riders. The sunshine gave way to blustery and wet
conditions which led to the rowing being postponed. 54.5 kilometres in
this Olympic time... But his request for a third medal there was nothing
to stop him getting off to a flying start. He made it to the first
checkpoint in a faster time than any of those before him. The favourites
including fellow Team GB rider and three-time Tour de France rider
Chris Broome were yet to start. The early pace was bettered time and
again by the big names behind. A gutsy effort as ever, we expect
nothing less. He completed the 55 kilometre course in one hour three
minutes and 53 seconds. For a short time after crossing the finish line
and exhausted Geraint Thomas was in gold medal position before being
pushed off the podium and into eighth place. Switzerland's Fabi and
chill la when the time trial with a bronze for flu as there was in
London. It was just not my day today. I
didn't feel like I had that, you know, that 10% to win. It just felt
like I wasn't going quick enough. But, you know, you've just got to
bite the bullet and keep going. You go all out and that's what I did.
Will we see you again at an Olympic Games? Most definitely. I hope so,
anyway. I'll hopefully go back to Tokyo and try and make amends.
So a frustrating Olympic Games are rollover for Geraint Thomas and he
can now go on that holiday for a well and break and some decent
So no medal at these games for Geraint Thomas,
what about the other welsh athletes who are part of Team GB?
Well Sam Cross and James Davies in the Rugby 7s side,
beat the All Blacks 19-21 to top their group
with Davies scoring one of Team GB's three tries.
They now have a quarter final against Argentina
In the pool, Chloe Tutton is through to the 200m breaststroke
semi final later on this evening -- the early hours for
Disappointment though for Penarth's Ieuan Lloyd,
failing to make it out of the heats in the 200m individual medley.
The sailing is also underway at the Marina da Gloria.
Silver Medalist four years ago, Hannah Mills, and her
partner, Saskia Clarke, going in the women's 470.
Preliminary races are going on as I speak.
Tomorrow by the way could be a big day for Wales.
Commonwealth Judo champion Natalie Powell, rower
Victoria Thornley in contention for medals, the 7s boys as well.
And going for another Olympic medal, Jazz Carlin
Hopefully the weather will be a bit better, but whatever happens it
won't affect Java in the pool. Fingers crossed.
Just before the weather, let's take a look at some pictures
of Wales football captain, Ashley Williams, in an Everton
He's signed a three year deal with the Merseyside club
for an undisclosed fee - it's thought Swansea City accepted
?12 million for the transfer. Now for the weather,
It may be raining but at least it's warm in Brazil today.
But it is going to warm-up a bit over the next few days.
No heat wave next week but hot and humid for a while with
Today parts of the south and southeast stayed dry and bright
but increasing cloud brought patchy rain into the north
This evening the damp weather will spread further southeast.
Overnight much of the country becoming dry again away
Breaks in the cloud and a milder night.
Temperatures in most places staying in double figures.
Spots or drizzle on some coasts and hills in the north and west.
Bright in parts of the south and east with some sunshine
and feeling mild with a westerly breeze.
During the day, the odd spot of light rain or drizzle in
The best of the sunshine in the South and South East
with cloud spreading from the North later in the afternoon.
Temperatures a little higher than today.
Spots of drizzle in mid and North Wales.
Elsewhere dry and a mild night.
Cloud at times but with sunny intervals.
Now on Saturday a weak cold front will move south across Britain.
And then high pressure will take control on Sunday.
So Saturday may start grey and damp but it should improve.
Dry and brightening-up from the north with some sunshine.
Sunniest in the south and warmer with light winds.
Next week, some proper summer weather for a while.
Followed by cooler and fresher conditions midweek onwards.
That is your latest forecast. Thank you, Derek. It is coming up to 7pm.
Our main story. It is feared young cancer patients across the country
could be missing out on sport available to them. The Teenage
Cancer Trust is concerned that people are not being referred to
Cardiff from other parts of Wales. South Wales Police have arrested 11
people as part of an investigation into alleged match fixing at a Welsh
Premier League game between Rhyl Port Talbot earlier this year. The
police say those arrested include players, staff and associates of the
board to beat Robert two club. I'll have ano board
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