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Welcome to Wales Today - our top stories.
But all of their lives have changed since Brexit.
Tonight life here in the aftermath of the Referendum.
For some, it's abuse shouted in the street...
In four decades you have never had anything like that?
This is the best multicultural country that I can think
of in the United Kingdom, especially Wales and Cardiff.
The Coffee importers - and the water exporters -
the Welsh businesses on their experience
How come hundreds of motorists became stranded at
We were stuck in the field, the park and ride field from six
until about midnight to wait for a tractor to come and tow us out
and in the end, the tractor got stuck and we had
Wales aiming to reach another major finals.
The long road to the World Cup in 2018 starts tonight -
Manager Chris Coleman determined to ensure that the Eurors
And when the boat comes in - who'll look out for
the fisherman and the sailors - if the post of Harbour master goes
The number of hate-crimes reported to the police in the weeks before
and after the EU referendum was sixty percent higher
Over 600 incidents were recorded in June and July.
Immigration was at the centre of the Brexit debate,
which became one of the most animated political
Tonight the First Minister is calling on people in Wales
to abandon the abuse and bitterness unleashed in the campaign.
We'll hear from Carwyn Jones in a moment.
First of our series of Special Reports begins with -
how that decision to leave the EU has affected us here in Wales -
The campaigns for and against leaving the European Union
are impassioned, frenetic and some say divisive.
So, more than two months on, how has the vote affected our communities?
For the former deputy mayor of Cardiff, the votes
revealed another darker side to his home of 40 years.
I was talking to one of my friends and we were just talking and one
gentleman coming towards us from the junction stopped
We voted to leave, when are you going to leave?
In four decades you have never had anything like that?
This is the best multicultural country that I can think
of in the United Kingdom, especially Wales and Cardiff.
In Wrexham, community activist Yolande from Portugal says
We did not understand really what was about to happen,
especially when people passed in front of the cafe
and would say out, out, out, you have to go
This is perhaps the most tangible social consequence so far.
In the weeks before and after the June vote,
reports of hate crime in Wales were up 60%, compared
Reports of racially motivated hate crime increased by
It is too early to say if the trend will continue in Wales.
I think what Brexit has done has given greater exposure to hate
crime, key individuals are coming forward and giving examples
where they believe they have been targeted as a consequence of Brexit.
We do expect the trend to have a natural spike in this time
of year but that is not until July, but we saw the spike
started slightly earlier than we would expect.
In Swansea, some women joined this self-defence class over fears
Here, the opposite, it was made clear that Polish people have
In Newport, the repercussions are also being felt,
in this quaint creative corner, where Wales is sold to the world,
Brexit has put a strain on relations, including for this
There are a couple of people who I cannot talk to,
because they voted out, friendships that I have had
with people for a long time and I said I cannot
The owner of this impressive store who has worked all over Europe
in the circus says that many of her friends are now
They are just saying that is it, I do not want to live here any more.
I would rather live anywhere but here.
Those are some of the things that have been said to me.
While the full consequences of Brexit are yet to crystallise,
for some, things here have already changed.
Ripples in society that may or may not grow to become waves.
The First Minister says divisions in Wales since the Brexit
Carwyn Jones who campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU -
says - he acknowledges immigration needs to be tackled -
but repeated his call for access to the single market to be
maintained in the negotiations to leave.
He's been speaking to our political editor Nick Servini.
What do you think people in Wales want to see happen to immigration?
Some people were concerned that they felt that immigrants
Even though most of the jobs are in industries where it is
difficult to recruit locally but that is the way people saw it
It is quite clear to me that unrestricted free
movement of people is not going to be acceptable
through many people in
Of course what we cannot do is then pick the reasons why people
The free movement of Labour you think does have to
I think it is inevitable that things will have to change, but
what cannot change is our ability to sell freely in our biggest
market, if that happens I can only be bad
Think about it sensibly, if you are an investor
would you go somewhere where you can sell freely
in the biggest market or
someone you cannot on the same terms and the same price as?
It does not take a genius to work out where the
investment will go if we do not get free movement of goods and services.
Do you think Wales is still a divided country?
I do not think it will be that way forever.
One of the things that concerns me about the nature of
Is Wales still feeling divided to you?
Quite clearly people voted in different ways in
We have to get away from the bitterness from the
I have never seen anything like the referendum
If that is the way that politics is going in the UK in the
future, the UK will become a very bitterly divided society.
The formation of the new Welsh Government
nearly coincided with the
Brexit vote, to what extent has it changed things and changed your
What we do not know is what money will be
I know people in Wales wanted to leave, but
I do not think people in Wales, voted to be done over financially.
We have to make sure that when people
believed it was their money in the first place,
that money is still on
Do we judge you now on how you handle
Of course people are going to judge us on the
Not just the UK Government and everyone who
I am fully aware of that, a big challenge, we know that, but it is a
challenge we have to face to make sure that the progress we have seen
with unemployment, youth unemployment...those
Questions are being asked about how hundreds of motorists became
stranded in a flooded field at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion.
Many festival-goers are furious that the car park was opened
Around 160 people were forced to spend the night in
Roger Pinney is in Porthmadog.
Yes, I am at the leisure centre in Porthmadog. It is much quieter but
throughout the day this has been used as a transit site,
festivalgoers have been bustier from their campsite and then bust out
again to the car parks to see if they can move their vehicles. If
not, they can spend the night here and they are expecting 50 or 60
people to do that tonight. Not a disaster,
not a crisis, but hugely inconveniencing. Images like these
will be unwelcome to festival organisers, there is a reputation at
stake here. Then there are images like these, 200 people in Porthmadog
leisure centre. Local people have turned out to serve food and warming
drinks, essentials like toiletries have been donated, but there is
complaint as well. We were stuck in the field and till midnight from six
o'clock waiting for a tractor to bring us out but the tractors were
getting stuck and telling each other out. We stayed overnight and had
some food and then we tried again this morning and after a couple of
hours in the rain, we finally managed to get the car. It is really
disappointing, this is clearly a flood plain. It is really bad.
Others seem more relaxed about it all. They could have planned it a
little bit better, but I do not think there is much they can do if
the weather is really bad. Every festival gets like this, doesn't it?
In its short life, Festival Number six has grown in popularity, it has
become known for the quality of the axe as well as the setting. In
future, organisers are now being urged to think again about the way
they do things. There was a contingency plan, but perhaps that
needed to be a bit firmer and we needed to have that ready to roll
when the weather forecast was perhaps predicting it badly on the
Saturday. Friday was a perfect day and Sunday was OK, it was just the
Saturday. There is something to learn from that. Through much of the
day there has been a flow of festivalgoers to the car park site.
Four drivers have been here to help. We are getting cars start left right
and centre and it has been a hard struggle. We have had a few that
have managed to get themselves off, but it is a lot of hard work.
Tonight some cars remain on the site, these are the most mud bound
and the most difficult to move. They think 300
vehicles are stuck and some of them may be here until Friday. We have
repeatedly passed the organisers of Festival Number six for an interview
and they have repeatedly failed to give us anyone to talk to. Thank
you. A 36 year old man has admitted
murdering his neighbour The body of 65 year
old Christine James was discovered after she missed a flight
to Florida in March. Kris Wade is due to be
sentenced later this month. The mother of a four year old boy
who died in a house fire near Pontardawe in July -
has been arrested on suspicion Jac Davies was rescued
from a bedroom at his home Three of his siblings escaped
unharmed. 28 year old Jennifer Davies,
has been released on bail. South Wales Police says it's
investigating a complaint about the far-right group
"Britain First" after it filmed The force says it has received
a complaint from the Al-Manar Centre in Cathays about the incident
on the 20th August. It followed allegations made
in national newspapers about the Mosque's Imam Shaykh Ali
Hammuda, which he has Manager Chris Coleman
is aiming to guide his side The first qualifying
match is tonight -- Believe it or not it was just two
months ago that Wales were in the semi-finals of the European
Championships. Now they must do it all over again to reach and other
major finals. The long road to the World Cup in Russia in two years'
time starts tonight, between now and then, Wales will play five countries
home and away and they find themselves in an unfamiliar position
because they are top seeds in their group and they will have to finish
top to qualify for the World Cup, finish second and it is the
play-offs. Let us look at their opponents, we have got Austria,
there is also Serbia, Chris Coleman contemplated quitting after losing
heavily against them a few years ago. Then there is the Republic of
Ireland who reached the last 16 of the Euros and then potentially
tricky trips to Georgia, a six-hour flight away but it all starts
tonight here at the Cardiff City Stadium against Moldova and Wales
are the overwhelming favourites. Gareth Bale for Wales! In! Ramsey
onside, Aaron Ramsey with a dank and Wales are in the lead! Sam Vokes!
How do you follow that? That is the challenge facing the manager, Wales
's success in the summer was the standout story of Europe 2016 and
Chris Coleman must maintain that. We once more tournament football and
campaign football and we want make sure that we do what we did in the
last campaign. It is important to acknowledge what we did and it is
important to put that to bed a little bit and use the experience
and move on. 154 places in the rankings are separate Moldova and
their house, so how does their manager plan to bridge that divide?
TRANSLATION: It is good to say we do not care about that. Thank you for
reminding us. The visitors have shocked Wales before, the mid-19 90s
and in only their second qualifier having separated from the Soviet
Union, Moldova surprise them by winning 3-2. The coach joked that he
was too young to remember that and was coy about how his defence would
prepare tonight. Is he familiar with the term park the bus, but does he
expect them to reduce a defensive performance?
TRANSLATION: We are not the best team, maybe we do not even have
buses, but we will probably have a car! Chris Coleman says that his
players are desperate to build on the success of Euro 2016 after
surpassing expectations then, the challenge now is to ensure it is not
a one-off. Team news for you, Sam Vokes as expected starts instead of
Hal Robson Kanu,. We'll bring you all the goals
at 10:30 this evening. Much more to come
before 7 o'clock... Wake up and smell the coffee -
the welsh businesses How has Brexit affected them?
And we're in for a taste of summer this week but how
warm will it get and - Over 600 people have
signed a petition calling on Ceredigion Council
to save the post of Harbour There's concern that the local
authority could cut the post to save money, but campaigners say -
it could threaten the safety The Council insists no firm
proposals have been decided. The busy summer season is winding
down in Aberaeron and the harbour is the focal point for visitors who
flock to this popular Ceredignon resort. For four centuries,
Aberaeron has had a harbourmaster to supervise the general safety of the
port and the current incumbent has a lifetime 's worth of seafaring
experience, but there is concern locally that he could be the last
full-time harbourmaster in Aberaeron. At present there are
harbour masters in Newquay and Aberaeron but there is concern that
the full-time position could be under threat and that has prompted
local people to launch a campaign to save their harbourmaster. Nick
Sawyer is a boat owner and a member of the local yacht club and he set
up an online petition signed by over 600 people now to call on the
council to protect the harbourmaster. The role he says is
vital for Port safety. Both Newquay and Aberystwyth have a lifeboat,
they have lifeguards on the beach and they have a coastguard that is
resident, we do not have any of those. They have breakwaters which
make the water is safe. We do not have a breakwater. So we do get
these rolling waves coming in at high tide when the sea is a bit
rough. Aberaeron is unique in the sense that we have more hazards. The
idea of cutting the number of harbour masters in Kerry Duignan was
first proposed earlier in the year by a firm of consultants employed by
the council to help them save money -- Ceredignon. The local council
said she was surprised that the idea was being refloated. We threw it out
and I remember asking when they came up with the idea to get rid of one
and a half jobs, basically harbourmaster jobs, you explain to
us how you run a harbour? They could not, it is easy to make
these decisions on paper, but the reality is very different. In a
statement, the council said it is operating in a tough financial
climate, but no firm proposals or decisions have been made about the
harbourmaster service in the county or how it could operate in
Aberaeron. The idea is likely to be discussed by committee at the end of
September in what could be a stormy meeting.
Just over two months since the UK voted to leave the European Union -
there have been big POLITICAL changes - but what
The value of the pound is around 13% lower than it was before
the referendum - but otherwise - the economic landscape appears
The horror stories of economic armageddon haven't materialised.
But there is uncertainly about what trade deals can be done.
Our economics correspondent Sarah Dickins has been speaking
to two businesses about life since the Brexit vote.
From South America and Africa to Bridgend fire London docks, 60
tonnes of raw coffee beans a year. Is this copy more expensive now than
before the Brexit vote? About 15% it has gone up, it is a bit higher than
usual, but because it is a big commodity, the second-biggest
commodity in the world, it does go up and down. At this Welsh coffee
company it is all about imports. The weaker pound has cost it money, but
he is used to changing commodity prices and the business is helped by
low interest rates. Most sales are in Wales but around one third of it
is sold in London and that is expanding. People are still
spending with us, they have not cut back, there might be nervousness and
they might not be sure what to expect, but I think it is still
growing. Across the Welsh economy little has changed so far. Generally
orders have not fallen away nor have large numbers of jobs being lost,
CBI Wales reckons it will be another six months before there is
noticeable change in the economy. In the year to last March ?7 billion of
goods were imported into Wales, while exports from Wales amounted to
?12 billion. These are the biggest markets for Welsh goods. In the year
to last March, exports to Qatar and Ethiopia have seen the biggest
growth. It is the detail of future trade deals that will have a
tangible effect on the economy and how businesses decide whether or not
to grow and invest. People here in Cardiff are doing what they can to
make sure that Wales makes the most of future new trading relationships
while at the same time growing and deepening those that they already
have liked with North America. In the meantime, it is Welsh exporters
who are already feeling the impact of a weaker pound. Not a bubbling
mountain stream, but pure water from deep down below Welsh organic
fields, destined for top restaurants around the world. This is the
nucleus of the whole company. Below us is a lot of water and the idea is
that we will withdraw the water from the soil and the depths below, the
water is drawn through these pipe works, which then goes through a
filtration system and is sent to the bottling shed. With international
rivals, its selling point is that it is pure and top chefs say it works
particularly well with food. It is not cheap, it can cost up to ?8 per
bottle and the weaker pound after the Brexit vote makes this company
is water cheaper for buyers overseas, good news because it can
sell more abroad to new overseas distributors who might have been put
off in the past. It is not worried about future trade barriers because
it is already selling and 19 US states with different regulations.
Competitors within Europe or outside the US have seen it as too much
hassle and it is probably not something we will want to do so I do
embrace that aspect about it because it makes us work and think about how
we get around it and if our competitors are finding it too
difficult, it is happy days for us. Two months after the referendum,
that opinion seems to be gaining support, but like it or not, Brexit
will bring challenges and opportunities.
A final word with Our political editor Nick Servini Nick -
politicians will want businesses to feel confident trading
They will. It will really be about the here and now even though there
will be longer term debates about some of the policies and to stick
with Sarah 's example, it depends if you are glass half full or glass
half empty, Carwyn Jones is in America now trying to drum up
support for inward investment projects, speaking to him about the
potential doubts about our future membership of the single market, he
at times sounds as if the glass is half empty and there is a degree of
vulnerability for the Welsh economy. The person who is definitely glass
half full at the moment is the Conservative Welsh Secretary Alun
Cairns and rather than look at the potential pitfalls, very keen to
look at what the opportunities are and what the benefits could be. This
is what he had to say. We want to get to a position where our goods
and services can be sold and traded in Europe. There will be different
terms on that and of course the detail of those terms will emerge,
but we are not going to say absolutely from the outset, this is
what we demand, but we can reassure businesses that the market is our
closest market, it is the biggest market and at the same time, we will
be looking for a new markets elsewhere, because how many times
have we heard the argument, you cannot do that because of European
regulations and rules? As we leave the European Union, we will not be
restricted to those sorts of obligations. You have spoken to many
politicians, what are your overall impressions since the Brexit vote?
It has been an eye opening experience particularly for those on
the Remain side and the kick in the teeth for them is what happened in
so many of the communities that received most in terms of aid and
yet they were the ones who voted in the greatest numbers to leave. Those
on the Leave side feel vindicated and they can at least feel that they
have had a lease of life and will certainly try to hold the UK
Government to account in the negotiations but we are talking
about very high-profile issues, the focus will be intense. Thank you.
More analysis on what next for Wales after Brexit on our website
bbc.co.uk/walesnews - so what next for the weather?
We're still on course for a short burst of summer this week.
26C in places but the heat and humidity won't last long.
Thursday and Friday cooler and fresher and more unsettled
It felt like summer in parts of the north and northeast
Some blue sky in Rhyl with a high of 25C.
A different story, though in the south and west.
Damp and misty in Mountains Ash and only 18C.
Elsewhere low cloud and some drizzle, especially
Temperatures in many places not falling below 17 or 18 Celsius.
Here's the picture for 8 in the morning.
The north coast and NE bright and warm with some sunshine.
During the day, mist and fog patches will lift and a few more places
Having said that, parts of the west will stay grey
Top temperatures 19, 20C in Carmarthenshire.
24 Celsius in Flintshire with a south to south-westerly breeze.
On Wednesday the wind will turn more into the SE bringing drier
And that means more of the country will brighten-up on Wednesday.
The cloud lifting and breaking with some sunshine.
On Thursday a cold front will swing through Wales with low
Cooler and fresher with a few showers.
Friday less windy but breezy with some rain and showers.
Wednesday the warmest day but back to normal later in the week.
I'll have an update at 8, and again after the BBC News at Ten
That's Wales Today, thank you for watching -
from all of us on the programme, good evening.