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A third bridge to Anglesey over the Menai Strait could begin by 2021
When I go shopping there's always a lot of traffic over the Britannia
Bridge so I think it would be a good idea.
Not everyone's in favour - could the money be better spent
elsewhere or will a new nuclear power station and its construction
traffic demand better transport infrastructure?
In tonight's sport, the first Welsh woman to win an Olympic rowing medal
It's silver for Victoria Thornley from Wrexham.
Amazing, we did everything we could in that race in difficult conditions
but we did what we set out to do. for damage caused by potholes
This is the third coach company to stop trading in as many months -
And why tourism in Wales may be one of the sectors to benefit
from the continuing fall in the pound post-Brexit.
Building work on a third bridge connecting Anglesey
with the mainland, could start by 2021
if plans to ease traffic on the island get the go ahead.
The Welsh Government says experts will start looking at routes
It's hoped it'll end congestion on the existing bridges
There are currently two ways to get onto and off Anglesey by car
but within a few years there could be another.
The A55, which was extended across the island has helped improve
journey times but bottlenecks at the Menai and Britannia bridges
Those who've spent years campaigning for a new one say it's long overdue.
There are delays to the mainland in the mornings and from mainland
If something seriously goes wrong then it does affect
And at lunchtime the ferry traffic but it
is the resilience that is the main issue, it's something seriously goes
wrong then it does affect the economy of the whole area.
Businesses like Halen Mon, a sea salt company think the whole
island would benefit from a new bridge.
Anything that makes Anglesey more accessible
At the moment, some people don't think we have any bridges at all.
They think we have boats that cross very infrequently,
so, you know, if we have a third bridge it will raise
There are those who argue that congestion is only at its worst
Meanwhile, some others including businesses think road
improvements are vastly overdue but with the Menai
and Britannia Crossings already in place, would a third
Although the island's MP welcomes the progress he wants
We need to look properly at this, have proper traffic flows
and reports, not just for those pinch points but for
I've also suggested we look at a time as well.
If we're going to have consultations, let's consult
we need to improve rail links, other links as well.
There were split opinions among motorists in the village here today.
I think there is a lot of hoopla about
when the Britannia Bridge is a bit crowded because I'm a Londoner and I
left there years ago but that's traffic jams.
When I'm going shopping there's always a lot of traffic going over
the Britannia Bridge so I think it'd be a good idea.
I don't think it's bad in comparison to other places.
There are critical periods but it flows.
The Welsh government says it will explore ways of funding
the crossing and hire consultants to select the best
Victoria Thornley from Wrexham has become the first ever Welsh woman
to win a rowing medal at the Olympic Games.
She took Silver with her partner Katherine Grainger
The pair missed out on gold by just half a length
Let's speak to Rhodri Llywelyn in Rio.
Rhodri, it was quite a race. Quite a race, quite a journey Jamie.
Not so long ago Victoria Thornley was without a boat for these
She's now an Olympic Silver medallist.
After the race Thornley said that she'd dreamt of winning
an Olympic medal ever since she'd started rowing.
COMMENTATOR: They had come from nowhere this season... Exhausted but
elated. Victoria Thornley becomes Wales's second medallist at this
game is, as taste of success having finished fifth in London. Amazing.
We did everything we could in difficult conditions. We did what we
could could do. Her partner Katherine Grainger is a veteran. She
is now Britain's most decorated female Olympian. Our experience
something firmly but I've done. There are not many people who would
expect us to lead the race was so long. We had belief in each other
and our boat. We went out to try and win the race, we are out to win it.
Disappointingly couldn't hold on in the end but immensely proud of that
medal. There was a possibility that it wouldn't be at all. Following a
disappointing European Championships in their partnership was abandoned
but reformed to allow them to compete at these games. Today, it
was a decision vindicated. They led for most of the race, taking in deep
and only pipped to the post by opponent in the last few strokes.
Really, really proud of them. We saw them on Saturday when they did the
first race and we're just so pleased they have been able to come on and
get a sober. I think they did really well. They were really close to
winning the gold medal so I think they did extremely well. Another
Welsh athlete is back on the podium here at these Olympic Games in the
footsteps of Jeff Carlin in the pool earlier in the week. You know what?
It not be the last time we see such celebratory scenes with judo, rugby
and swimming medals up for grabs. -- jazz Carlin.
So, Welsh athletes have now won two medals here in Rio.
And there could be a few more before the night's over.
I'll be back with the details later in the programme.
A man has been jailed for eight years for killing an ex-girlfriend
51-year-old Andrea Lewis was killed in what the court heard
was a violent and protracted attack in January this year.
Rhys Hobbs pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Swansea Crown
A 19-year-old man from Llanelli has been charged in connection
with international computer crimes, blackmail and money laundering.
Daniel Mark Kelley has also been charged in connection with an attack
on a college computer system, which affected coursework
submissions and exam administration at Coleg Sir Gar.
He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court next month.
Police say just over 300 motorists failed drink-drive breath tests
and 131 tested positive for drugs during a summer clamp-down.
More than 9,500 breath tests and nearly 200 drug
tests were carried out, across Wales in June and July.
Officers say they're most concerned about the number of drivers
on the road under the influence of drugs.
Ultimately there are people here in Wales who have lost loved ones, who
are injured as a result of people driving under the influence of
drugs. This is unacceptable and we need people to realise this is
socially unacceptable and that legislation and our productivity is
changing to make sure we take enforcement action.
Staying on the roads and councils should stop doing panic patch
repairs to potholes and instead focus on keeping roads
The RAC says sorting roads out before any problems,
Councils across Wales have spent more than ?30 million pounds
in the last five years paying compensation after accidents
and filling potholes in after receiving complaints.
It has been a busy time for BRAC. Our patrols are attending twice as
many breakdowns resulting from the driver hitting a pothole as we did
ten years ago which clearly underlines the fact we are seeing a
deterioration in the road surface across England and Wales. According
to the our ACE number of vehicles being damaged by potholes is up
hundred and 25%, clustering motorists money and road users
discomfort. My husband can't travel omnibuses because he had a problem
with his spine and cause there is so much bumping it makes him feel ill
and six. It costs us a lot of money to maintain our vehicles because of
the repairs. Between 2010 to 2015 the figures
from 18 out of 22 Welsh councils who responded to a Freedom
of Information request showed over ?30 million was spent filling
in potholes after complaints Swansea council and Ceredigion
council said they had spent more One person in Ceredigion was given
over ?83,000 after sustaining an injury from falling
over a pothole. When it comes to repairing potholes
what has been done in the past is the patch and- repair, which is fine
short term but when the weather gets colder and wetter it can need the
service breaks easily again. What they are doing here is paying's
spending ?20 million to repair large sections of the roads, which they
say is more cost-effective. We have closed the road today to resurface
we have laid the tarmac and we are now lining them with the white and
yellow lines and within the next hour we will be opening the road.
Obviously that is much bigger and more expensive than filling in
potholes here and there? Yes it is but we are being proactive and if we
can tackle the issue on surfacing the road prior to it deteriorating
that is much better and cheaper in the long term. The councils across
the country are facing big holes in their transport budgets, getting to
grips with this problem is likely to be a bumpy road ahead.
A man from Blaenau Gwent has been jailed for ten months for taking
The demonstrations relate to clashes between far right and left groups
The police say the man travelled to Kent in January to take part in the
protest and was caught on camera throwing objects at rival
demonstrators. More than 20 people have been sentenced for taking part
in violent acts. A defence technology company
with two sites in Wales says Qintetiq, which has offices
across the UK including in Aberporth and Pendine
employs more than three The company says it will
discuss the changes with A direct bus service running
from Aberystwyth to Cardiff is to end after the company running
it went into administration. Ceredigion-based Lewis Coaches,
which has 30 vehicles, With no direct trains
between Aberystwyth and Cardiff, Lewis Coaches is the third bus
company in Wales to collapse This bus service runs twice a day
and connect Aberystwyth with the Wales's capital. It is the only
direct bus service and with no train links running between here and
Cardiff this is an essential service for its passengers but it will stop
tomorrow after the company that runs it went into administration. Annoyed
but it is because we take this service regularly and it is much
cheaper to get from here to Cardiff. Lowered away from home so we come
up. I live in Sun the -- Swansea. People coming from Cardiff are going
to have to travel either to Shrewsbury and across all they're
going to have to travel to Carmarthen and hope there was a
connecting bus service. Lewis Coaches has 30 vehicles and improved
30 people battered services will stop tomorrow and put jobs at risk
after going into administration. They didn't want to comment on
camera because they say it is heartbreaking enough having to close
the business that they have said it is with great sadness we are closing
and we would like to thank all of our customers for their loyalty over
the years and we hope this does not cause any problems for them. Lewis
Coaches is the third bus company in Wales to collapse in the last two
months with 300 jobs lost when a Wrexham -based company went into
administration in July and a Pembrokeshire -based company went
out of business after 134 years in June. Companies have got into
financial difficulties over a number of years. Companies have been under
bidding for contracts or schools, they are been given control of their
costs and as a result the cash reserves have run out and that is
why they are going into administration now. This gentleman
believes it is becoming more competitive and many companies are
offering their services to cheaply without calculating long-term costs.
Ideal a lot of operators will think they have to have tenders and they
don't realise that it is five years ahead you have to look not just what
the present prices are for diesel and vehicles themselves. Ceredigion
council says it is working to carry on some services and plans are in
place for other routes to be taken over by firms on Saturday. This bus
link. We'll have more from Rio
where Welsh athletes could win And he's a record-breaking batsman
tipped for England - Aneurin Donald prepares
for the biggest night And the Persied Meteor Shower can be
seen at the moment. Plus, no heatwave but temperatures
look set to rocket next week. Tourism in Wales may be one
of the sectors to benefit from the continuing fall
in the pound post-Brexit. On referendum day ?1 would have
bought you 1.3 Euros, but today it's trading at 1.16
Euros. Abigail Neal is in
Brecon for us tonight. Why is this good news for some
people then Abi? Well, there are always winners and
losers but some people a fall in the pound may have an upside because on
the one hand it persuades foreign visitors to come here because they
get more for their money and on the other it persuades us from leaving
because it makes more financial sense for us to stay put and spend
our money on tourism here instead. It is not just that the pound buys
you left this summer. Couple that with the recent terrorist attacks in
Europe and the sun it is a deal change. It makes me think a little
bit less about going abroad. What goes on in the world doesn't affect
us all we don't let it. We are sorry it happened but we don't let it
affect us. We choose to stay here. It is too early to stay yet -- say
yet what effect Brexit and terrorism are having on our shores because it
is difficult to get hold of figures but anecdotally we are being told
that business is thriving. Occupancy rate for accommodation are
oversubscribed although that is not a worry for those with their own
pitch and get away whenever they can. I don't have to worry about
passports or queueing. Look at what happened in Dover the other week.
God forbid, that would put anyone off their holidays. It is the ease
of having a great break when we need it. This is one of our mid ranged
units, it retails at a. It is like a luxury apartment. Caravans don't
look like cost what they used to. This holiday park owner in
Pembrokeshire is in no doubt that staying at home is on the rise
because more of us are looking to invest money on these luxury items.
Sales this year have been very strong. Enquiries are up and there
seem to be a lot of serious people out there and people are prepared to
invest in the lifestyle these days. People are prepared to invest in
that and enjoy themselves. What we lack in the Mediterranean sunshine
we make up in other areas. It seems regardless of the weather, with
other factors at work, holiday at home is more popular than ever.
If those figures do show that tourism has had a boost, then it is
likely to have more of an impact here in Wales than the rest of the
UK. Because tourism accounts for more of our workforce and more of
our economy than it does in Scotland, England or Northern
Ireland. With all of tonight's
sport now, here's Tomos. Our latest silver medallist
Victoria Thornley has said she was not sure it
would ever happen. Well, tonight she can celebrate
and there's plenty happening at the Olympics so let's head back
to Rio and Rhodri Llywelyn. Two medals so far for welsh athletes
hopefully more on the way tonight. We're crossing everything. Plenty of
action still to come this evening. Another late evening for everyone
watching back home. Natalie Powell is still in with a chance. She
became the first Welsh and women to compete in judo at the Olympics and
is two wins away from a possible bronze medal. She competes again at
7:30pm. Swimming and after her silver medal in the 400 meter
freestyle, jazz parliament is safely through to the 800 metre final in
the early hours of the morning on Saturday -- jazz Carlo in. Chloe
Tutton has made her way through to the first final in her first
Olympics. That final during the early hours of tomorrow morning.
Not sure about his dance moves, but Ieuan Lloyd seemed to enjoy
He didn't make it through, though, finishing sixth.
The swimmer from Penarth said it was special to compete
against the American Michael Phelps, who's going for his 22nd
Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne and Owain Doull will get underway in the
cycling and the sailing continues with Hannah Mills and Chirs Grube on
the busiest day yet for those athletes here in Rio.
Cricket, and Glamorgan take on Yorkshire
in the quarterfinal of cricket's T20 in Cardiff tonight -
Our reporter Ben Price has been to meet one of Glamorgan's rising
stars. At the age of 19 he is already making a name for himself.
At Colwyn Bay a few weeks ago this was the moment Donald entered the
record books by entering the fastest ever double century in Test cricket.
Back in his home city last week to play Northamptonshire, he is
familiar with the Saint Helen 's ground but not necessarily as a
cricketer. Really enjoyed my rugby days and played a feud dates back in
the debut Swansea. There came a point when I was 15 or 16 years old
when I was offered a place in the English cricket programme. A proud
father oversaw much of his development. Practising at his home
club over the years, Andrew believes his son is at his best with a bat in
hand. We started off as a bowler, he is tall and is age that he has given
up on that now probably for the best! He was always and attacking
batsmen. He has always had a flair for the dramatic shots. Fellow
Welshman and head coach believes he has the potential to gain
international honours but it is hoped he will continue to be one of
the club's key players as they face the business end of the season.
Glamorgan now turn their attention to the upcoming T20 quarterfinal
against Yorkshire. Last time they got this far was back in 2014. With
a home advantage they hope to go one step further. It is a game we are
all excited about, all the players, the atmosphere is building within
the squad. It is an opportunity to showcase our talent and get to the
final. Double centuries don't come along often but Glamorgan will be
hoping the likes of Donald will be able to produce a commanding
performance from the crease once the game tonight. Commentary on BBC
Radio Wales. Football and Swansea's record
?15 million signing of Spanish striker Borcar Baston
has been completed. The 23-year-old scored 18 La Liga
goals on loan at Eibar last season. He is a young player but I think he
is a good player. The time is for him. The future is in his hands
because he is a very good player. The Wales defender James Chester
could be on his way to Aston Villa. West Brom have accepted
an offer for him. Chester has struggled for first-team
opportunities since joining Elsewhere Cardiff City travel
Bristol Rovers in the first Boss Paul Trollope back
at his former club is not expected to make sweeping changes
to the side. Fabio is unlikely to play
he's being linked with Well, it doesn't feel much
like summer at the moment The weekend will improve
thanks to high pressure. And then next week temperatures
are set to rocket. Some proper summer weather
but the heat won't last long. In the meantime, plenty
of cloud this evening. Drizzle on the Brecon Beacons
and Cambrian Mountains. After midnight much
of the country dry. Now, it's that time of year
when the Perseid Meteor Shower can be seen
and you may be lucky Some cloud around but generally
brighter than today. The best of the sunshine in the east
and parts of the north Dry with bright or sunny
intervals in the afternoon. Some of the cloud may be thick
enough for a few spots of drizzle Temperatures similar to today
with a freshening breeze. Tomorrow night a cold front
will slip south eastwards bringing And behind the front in the north
it will clear-up. Saturday will start dull and damp
in the south but improve. Maybe the odd passing shower
in the north. High pressure will be
in charge on Sunday and that Some cloud but dry with a mix
of bright or sunny spells. And with light winds it
will feel warm. Tuesday the hottest day
of the week with hazy sunshine. Humid as well with a risk of showers
and thunderstorms Tuesday And then it will turn cooler
and fresher again. So no heatwave next week
but a short burst of heat Building work on a third
bridge connecting Anglesey with the mainland,
could start by 2021 - if plans to ease traffic
on the island get the go ahead. The Welsh Government says experts
will start looking at routes And Victoria Thornley from Wrexham
has become the first ever Welsh woman to win a rowing medal
at the Olympic Games. She took Silver with her partner
Katherine Grainger They missed out on the top spot
on the podium by just half a length Has been really hard the last few
months. Every day has been enjoyable but it has been really hard and we
have had to dig deep and make some changes. Today, the last hundred
metres, you know, a silver medal is pretty nice. Congratulations to
them. I'll have an update
for you after the BBC News at Ten. That's Wales Today thank
you for watching from all of us