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Tonight - hopes the new Hinkley nuclear plant in Somerset can
boost the beleaguered Welsh steel industry.
This is an opportunity not just for Welsh steel -
but for our construction and engineering firms too.
But do we have enough skilled workers to win all that work?
We have been expecting this work for quite a while so we have been
gearing up but I have to say that we do also have a skills gap
Helen Thompson needed a car to take her autistic son to college.
The previous owner had borrowed against it.
The call for a change in the law on so-called logbook loans.
Ukip is about to pick a successor to Nigel Farage -
big figures in the party in Wales are split on who should take over.
Welsh football is on a high after success at the Euros.
Now talk of a Great Britain football team playing at the next Olympics
It's been billed as a good opportunity for the Welsh economy,
but there are concerns tonight that the new nuclear power plant
in Somerset will take the most specialist workers away from Wales.
The Prime Minister gave the ?18 billion Hinkley C project
Overlooking the Bristol channel, it's just 14 and a half
Welsh firms are already lined up to provide 200,000 tonnes of steel,
worth ?100 million, to build the plant.
There are up to 26,000 jobs on offer, but there are concerns
that Welsh people taking some of those roles will leave businesses
Our economics correspondent Sarah Dickins is in Port Talbot.
And so many times when we are here at Port Talbot in the shadow of the
steelworks, we are talking about bad news, the fragility of the sector,
but today it is more about opportunities, the opportunities for
steel. Not however for Tata Steel, the plant here and be hotrolled coil
that it makes but through the steel industry is that we have in Wales
that actually supply the construction industry with
reinforced steel that will be so much needed for Hinkley point. There
are other opportunities to because around Port Talbot over the decades
many metal fabrication businesses have set up and there could be
opportunities for them to perhaps do some self-assembly work year and
then supply across the water to Hinkley point. Across the water, a
different country, a different economy, the challenge for Wales is
to grab the opportunities that lie with his ?18 billion and adjustment.
If Wales can win business building the first nuclear power plant for 30
years, it could help the Welsh economy for the long-term. After a
more of that after more of a year than... This time he focuses on Tata
Steel, but instead on salsa in Cardiff. It makes the steel that is
used for reinforcing concrete and it makes it from scratch steel that has
brought here on massive lorries. Already, 200,000 tonnes of that
reinforced recycled steel has been ordered for the Hinkley project.
Steel from here will go to express reinforcements in Neath. It is
already involved in the Crossrail project in London and will be
supplying Hinkley C, just one Welsh company already talking to those
running the nuclear project. We have been expecting this work for some
time so we have been gearing up but I have to say that we do also have a
skills gap of mammoth proportions. We lost 400,000 people in the
construction industry in the last recession and they haven't come
back. And also our training needs to be moved up quite a few gears so we
need lots of Welsh Government help to do that. On the ground, there is
a real fear that the skills gap will only get bigger and that the most
specialist workers will be tempted to work on Hinkley C, pushing
smaller firms to the bottom of the food chain. I believe we will
struggle with subcontractors, addresses, plumbers, bricklayers,
Hinkley will be offering a higher salary than what Wales are paying.
And we already have a shortage and Hinkley will be taking those people
away from us, making it worse in Wales. But today the first ministers
pledged ?16.5 million towards developing skills across North Wales
as they prepare for a new nuclear reactor at Wylfa Power Station. He
is confident we can seize the opportunities from the Hinkley
project. We know that we have the businesses in Wales that can offer
jobs to people with the right skills so we're not looking at a brain
drain. What we are looking at is an opportunity for businesses in Wales
to act as suppliers and contractors potentially for Hinkley and that is
a bit we want to explore. What is undeniable is that Hinkley C will
have a clear impact on the economy of South Wales in a number of Wales.
But with wealth and know it on the drawing board, expertise learned
working on Hinkley but help Welsh firms winning projects and is the
whole of the Welsh economy. Ken Skates has said that the project
must use UK steel. He has also said that Welsh manufacturing must be
involved. You could say that the genes of a politician but he might
actually be knocking on an open door because EDF, the French company
behind the project, they will be running the project in effect, they
have a buy local policy, if you like. Now, North Devon and North
Somerset doesn't have much of a steel industry. We have much more of
one year round so we could well be in a good place, a good position, to
supply into that. There are big opportunities focused action, for
engineering and for steel for Wales but the companies in Wales will
really have to fight to get any bit of the action.
The trial of a former senior police officer accused of the historical
sexual abuse of two boys has heard one of them describe being passed
Gordon Anglesea denies three charges of indecent assault and another
The jury at Mold Crown Court heard a police interview with one
Gordon Anglesea was a former superintendent
Now aged 78, he was a police inspector based
The prosecution say that during that time, he abused two teenagers,
one of them now in his 40s was interviewed by police
He was a resident at the Bryn Alyn children's home.
The head of the organisation was John Allen, jailed in 2014
The witness claims he was taken by John Allen to different locations
to be abused by others over a period of months.
During the interview, the witness said he was taken
to a property in Mold in Flintshire, where he was indecently
But he had a birthmark on his face and glasses.
He was a really nasty, horrible piece of work.
I think he was something to do with the police.
That, the prosecution say, was Gordon Anglesea.
The witness then said that the man threatened him, saying he had
the authority to send him far, far away and he would never
Asked how he knew the man was something to do with the police,
The trial is adjourned for the week and will resume on Monday
with the witness facing cross-examination by the defence.
Gordon Anglesea denies two indecent assault charges and committing
a serious sexual offence against one complainant and an indecent assault
A drugs gang which ferried heroin and crack cocaine from Liverpool
into north east Wales has been jailed.
Mold Crown Court heard the gang brought class-A drugs
into Flintshire for distribution on the streets.
The seven members of the gang were given jail terms ranging
BBC Wales has announced a major reorganisation aimed
A shake-up of senior management will see six senior posts scrapped
and three new ones created, with the commissioning
of TV, radio and online content brought together.
The changes come against the background of the BBC's
"cash-flat" licence fee agreement, set in 2015.
Obviously, we have a flat licence fee, which means that in real terms,
we will need to find savings of about 2% every year
So a number of changes will need to be made there.
The new broadcast centre in Central Square in Cardiff city
centre will make a big contribution to those savings,
The second thing I announced, a number of management changes,
A reward of up to ?5,000 is being offered for information
about an arson attack on a school in Torfaen.
A fire in January destroyed the nursery and infant classrooms
Seven people from the area have been arrested on suspicion of arson
with intent to endanger life and are currently on bail.
A motorist from the Swansea Valley is backing calls for a change
in the law in relation to so-called "logbook-loans".
Helen Thompson from Ystalyfera bought a second-hand car last year,
but weeks later a finance company tried to re-possess it.
The previous owner had taken out a loan secured on the vehicle
The Law Commission says new legislation is needed to make
It's the biggest purchase most of us make after our home.
Our cars can be worth hundreds, thousands, even tens
And when hard times hit, it can be a valuable financial asset.
Now some specialist companies are offering to lend you money
There are a whole host of companies on the Internet offering
to lend you cash against the value of your car.
But they are only intended as a short-term loans and have
Now some unscrupulous motorists have been taking
the cash and selling the car on without settling the debt.
And that is having devastating consequences for the new owner.
Helen Thomson needed a cheap car to take her autistic son to college.
But the Golf she bought for ?1200 has cost her dear.
The man she bought it from had borrowed ?500 against it but hadn't
made the repayments before selling it on.
I bought the car in June, then I received a letter saying
that they were coming to get the car because it had a logbook loan on it.
And I contacted them saying that I didn't have the loan on the car.
And it went on for weeks and weeks and weeks.
He came at the door then, another one.
So I pulled the wheels off and I put it on the drive.
Now it is sitting there and I can't do nothing with it.
And I've had to purchase this one now.
Helen has had to borrow from family for an alternative car
Citizens Advice say at least 100 people have been caught out like
The Law Commission say new legislation is needed.
We're going to change the law so that people in Helen's position,
they will be the owners of the vehicle.
The lender can't come and repossess the vehicle any more.
What the lender will then have to do is proceed to sue the borrower.
Helen's battle with the finance company has now lasted more
than a year and it's taken its toll on her health.
Couldn't sleep, couldn't sleep for months and months and still now,
you'd hear someone with a glory and you think, oh my God,
they're going to put it up on a high up or something and take it.
So hopefully the law will change and the man who sold me the car can
If the government accept the Law Commission recommendation,
the new law could be on the statutes sometime next year.
Still to come on the programme tonight, Welsh football is on a high
Now talk of a Great Britain football team playing at the next Olympics
isn't scoring well with fans. And could a robot really do
Meet Emily who's going into service off the Gwynedd coast.
There's just under a week left of voting to choose the next
Labour Leader and both candidates have been setting out their
industrial policies as the contest enters its final days.
Jeremy Corbyn used a speech in London earlier to say
that he would insist on the use of British steel in
Owen Smith will visit Port Talbot steelworks shortly. You will be
outlining how he will protect manufacturing jobs. Jobs and the
economy very much the focus today. That's right, as we enter the final
stages of this campaign that started off fairly gently at the beginning
of the summer but has got increasingly fractious as the weeks
and months have gone on. The accusation against the Jeremy Corbyn
camp is they will lead some kind of vendetta against Labour MPs that
have been rude towards Jeremy Corbyn. The accusation against the
Owen Smith camp is that he is led an increasingly personalised campaign
against the character of Jeremy Corbyn but today an opportunity for
both men to lay out their industrial strategies. In central London,
Jeremy Corbyn talking about the need to borrow to invest in our
manufacturing base and Owen Smith as you say will come here tonight and
meets union and workers to set out one of his policies, which is again
linked to the need for the government to borrow to invest in
manufacturing but he will add a bit of spice to it by saying that it
Jeremy Corbyn was in charge, he would put hundreds of thousands of
jobs in energy, oil and gas and manufacturing and the nuclear
industry at risk. Now of course, the public don't vote in this contest
but union members do. And that clearly is what both men's messages
have been directed that today. Thank you very much.
Labour aren't the only party in the midst of
Tomorrow, we'll learn who'll take over from Nigel Farage
So, after months of bitter infighting within Ukip Wales,
what impact will the new leader have on the party?
The two main figures in Ukip here differ on what they want
from the next chapter of the party's story.
And while Roald Dahl 's life will be celebrated in Cardiff this weekend,
the person who will take the big seat in Ukip will also be announced.
So what do the characters in the party look like?
They've made Ukip one of the stories of Welsh politics.
They now have a significant group of Assembly Members and won
what is to most members the equivalent of
Reflecting a deep split in the party, the story
of Ukip in Wales has become a struggle between two men,
Nathan Gill who led the assembly election campaign and is close
to Nigel Farage and the man who beat him in a vote
to become assembly group leader, Neil Hamilton,
seen as being on the anti Farage side of the party.
Since then, Nathan Gill has left the assembly group and now sits
So where do the pictures go next in the Ukip block?
Well, Nigel Farage's successor will be drawn from a cast
The favourite is Nigel Farage's ally, Diane James.
So what's the mood on the story here?
Unsurprisingly, the big characters disagree.
Nathan Gill says he thinks Diane James will try to change
If you were the leader of the new party and you had people
in the party who were kicking against what you were trying
to achieve, you would have two stamp your authority on those people.
So could that mean trying to destabilise Neil Hamilton's role
There is absolutely nothing that anyone can do to change
the leadership of the group in the assembly because that is
entirely in the hands of our Assembly Members.
They elected me rather than Nathan Gill, hence
Because he can't cope with the democratic
They may not yet be giants on the political scene,
but whoever takes the hot seat for Ukip tomorrow is likely
to have a big say on how the story develops for the party in Wales.
Doctors at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor say there's been a dramatic drop
in the number of diabetic people having legs or feet amputated.
They say better co-ordination between different medical
and nursing staff has helped them to act quickly and prevent
A checkup at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.
69-year-old Jenny Glover has type two diabetes.
Last December, her foot became infected and she was brought
She says it is only thanks to staff here that she didn't lose her foot.
They are wonderful but I live on my own.
If I didn't have some kind of mobility, I don't want to go
into care or anything like that, or have care is coming round,
Jenny Glover has lost toes in the past, having limbs
amputated is a known risk for people with diabetes.
They lose sensation in their limbs and don't realise if they have been
hurt by something as simple as a shoe rubbing.
In England, figures for the start of this decade show that as many
as 135 people a week had to have an amputation
The charity Diabetes UK says it is a serious problem and diabetic
people don't always get the care they need to avoid it
But at Ysbyty Gwynedd, things are a bit different.
Ten years ago, managers reorganise the way staff care for diabetic
Different specialists started working together
I find amputating limbs always very disappointing,
But to get people back from the brink of losing a limb
or even life, getting back to a real good quality
of life is a real thrill, not just for me, but for all
the staff and the staff keep going because they see results.
And those results are reflected in the figures.
In 2014, staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd did no major amputations at all.
They say they are working hard to carry on in the same way,
Let's get tonight's sport now with Tomos.
A Great Britain football team which could include players
like Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey playing at the next Olympics.
That's what the England manager wants but the Football Association
of Wales has reiterated its opposition to the idea.
It fears it could damage its independence and it's
an issue which always generates strong opinions.
Weeks after Wales exceeded all expectations and went further
in Euro 2016 than any other home nation, the thorny issue of fielding
The home nations got together over breakfast yesterday.
Scotland and Northern Ireland do not.
Along with the Football Association of Wales.
And some of the national side 's prominent supporters.
I just find the whole persistent agenda quite
For years, we were kind of left alone, no one really cared
about Welsh football, and now it is fully
2012 and a British football side in action
Now the British Olympic Association would love to see it return in 2020.
It argues when else would young footballers and the women's senior
footballers have the chance to get significant tournament experience?
11 football games were held here at the Olympics in 2012.
As for Wales, it enjoys something of a unique position
While not an independent country, it has a special place
within Fifa which allows it to compete independently
at European Championships and the World Cup.
The same goes for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Is there a threat to their existence as separate footballing entities?
Fifa top brass can give all the assurances they want
but basically world governing is football body is run
by its member countries and therefore if three quarters
of those nations wanted Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
and England to become Great Britain then they could force it through no
matter what the assurances that come from the hierarchy.
It is expected football bosses from the four home nations
Part of the process towards considering the reintroduction
Fifa say it would need the agreement of the ruling bodies in Scotland,
So it seems the impasse will continue with Wales wary of any
revival which could threaten its footballing independence.
Staying with football, Wales have climbed to 10th
They're now above former world champions Spain.
Worth remembering, just five years ago, Wales were ranked 117th.
Swansea City's Nathan Dyer will be out of action for two months.
The winger, who won the Premier League while on loan
at Leicester last season, has what's described as an "extra
Machines have been replacing people for years, but could a robot really
Well, one has gone into service off the Gwynedd coast today,
to help if someone gets into difficulty in the sea.
The robot lifeguard known as E.M.I.L.Y, or the Emergency
Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, will be used by campsite
Launched on the California beaches of Malibu, this is Emily,
or the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard.
It can reach speeds of up to 22 mph to reach distressed swimmers faster
And now from the beaches of Baywatch to this Gwynedd Council campsite.
It will be used by staff on this site where this year alone they have
rescued three adults and three children from the waters.
In the UK this year, we have seen a lot of riptides
being formed and people given the information.
It's basically a life ring with a control that you can get away
casualty straightaway, once it's in the water.
A life ring, you can only throw ten metres,
whereas this, it can get out to 100 metres victory
It has been a busy summer for the rescue services on the Welsh
coast with several lives being lost, including two teenage boys
from Birmingham who died after being swept out
When every second counts in a rescue, Emily is
I have been told this is idiot proof so I have been allowed to go
It is just a simple remote control with a trigger and a wheel
where you can turn her left or right and she is now going at full speed,
just over 20 mph and it will go as far as the eye can see,
around four or five miles out to sea.
It costs around ?8,000 and models in the United States have been
fitted with on-board speakers and cameras so the lifeguard can see
It can also be fitted with sonar systems to help
There is no replacement for a lifeguard, there is no
This is an idea that has been with to get buoyancy to people.
The rescue services to a cracking job around the country
It has been designed to keep people above the water whilst they are
waiting for the professionals from the RNLI and the Coast Guard.
It has been in use for several years in America but this is thought to be
a UK first and if it proves to be a life-saver we could see
Time for the latest weather forecast now with Sue.
Thank you very much. Today the last of the unseasonably warm days. Some
heavy downpours denied and then feeling fresher tomorrow with some
bright spells. The change comes as this front which brought thunder on
Tuesday and then stored in the Atlantic eventually moves eastwards
tonight. That could trigger thundery downpours. A warning for the risk of
those in south-east Wales. Otherwise turning increasingly cloudy with
outbreaks of showery rain overnight. Heavy at times. Temperatures holding
up in the teens. Tomorrow, any early rain clears to the east. Cloud and
missed lifting, allowing sunny spells to develop. A much fresher
day with sunny spells. Just the odd isolated shower. Brisk
north-westerly winds and feeling noticeably cooler. 16 Celsius in
Gwynedd. Temperatures back where they should be for September.
Tonight, much quieter. The odd shower. Otherwise dry spells.
Slightly cooler overnight with north-westerly winds. High pressure
builds from the South west into the weekend. We swap the humidity for
settled fresher weather on Saturday. But this low pressure could head in
on Sunday. A chilly start on Saturday. Cooler in the --
north-westerly winds. Sunday, the threat of rain heading in from the
west later in the day. We lose the humidity. A chance of some heavy
downpours denied and then a fresher day tomorrow, similar into the
weekend with more autumnal conditions to come next week.
We'll have a quick update at 8, there's more after
But that is Wales Today, thanks for watching,
from all of us here, have a good evening.
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