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English universities have got the go ahead, but the Education Secretary
says Welsh institutions will not be allowed to charge more
Also tonight: The latest on the terror arrest in Cardiff,
Police indicate it relates to a possible attack within the UK.
As a resident of this area I find it very disturbing and upsetting for
us. Especially for families. We're at Ferndale Labour club
in Rhondda, finding out who's proving a hit with members
on the eve of the leadership result. Tora's genetic condition increases
her risk of developing cancer. Her family call for a specialist
centre to be opened here. And in tonight's sport there's no
vacancy, but Ryan Giggs would be interested in managing Swansea City
if the club came calling. It's emerged tonight that Welsh
universities will not be allowed to charge more for courses
next year, unlike their Education Secretary Kirsty Williams
says the maximum they'll be able to charge will remain at ?9,000
compared to ?9,250 over the border. It comes amid concerns higher
education in Wales will become "second rate" if tuition
fees here don't go up. Our education correspondent
Bethan Lewis is at What's the detail on this? Well, the
situation at the moment is that universities in Wales and England
can charge a maximum of ?9,000 a year for full-time undergraduate
courses. Over the summer the UK Government said that universities in
England could charge more next year, ?9,250 a year. That's the first rise
since the system was established in 2012. Subsequently, that charge
could go up with inflation. The Welsh governments decide on three
levels for Welsh universities and today the Education Secretary has
written 2am 's and said that tuition fees, the fee level, would be the
same in Welsh universities next year. -- written to Assembly
members. At the same time, she said that Welsh students studying in
England would be able to extend their tuition fee loan to cover the
extra costs they may have if courses get Mike Spencer. What has been the
reaction so far? The NUS in Wales has welcomed the announcement that
they won't be an increase next year. Over some are reacting to the rise
in English university fees the Vice Chancellor of Swansea University,
Professor Richard Davies, said there was a risk that Welsh universities
could be considered second rate if they couldn't increase the levels.
We spoke to him again this afternoon and he said that he is hopeful the
Welsh government will find a way of allowing for inflation to
university's costs. But everybody in higher education is looking ahead to
the publication of a major report next week into university finance
and funding. The Diamond review publishes on Tuesday. In particular,
people will be looking at what will happen to the Jewish and the grant,
the ?5,000 a year the Welsh government contributes towards Welsh
student's fees. -- the tuition grant. This is just one piece of the
student finance jigsaw with much more to come next week.
Police have indicated that an arrest in Cardiff yesterday and the
Terrorism Act relates to a possible attack within the UK.
A 33-year-old man is still being questioned, and two
houses in the city have been searched by police.
From yesterday afternoon through the night and today, police have been
searching this house in the Riverside area of Cardiff.
Though not confirmed, it is believed to be connected with the
investigation by counterterrorism police understands the arrests made
yesterday afternoon in Cardiff is related to alleged Islamist
terrorism. The Metropolitan Police have
indicated that the arrest relates to a possible attack within the UK.
The man who lives here in this street has not been named, but local
people say he's lived there for more than 20 years. A Cardiff man.
Former councillor, Mohammed Islam, lives in this neighbourhood. He told
me how people feel about what's happened.
It's shocking and horrifying for us in the local community. Riverside
has become a centre point for the media and the police. For this kind
of incident. It is very upsetting for local residents. Local residents
of this area will find very much disturbing and very upsetting for
us. Especially for families and young children. We wake up in the
morning and CB police vans. It's nice.
Another man who has lived here all his life told me how shocked he was.
It's quite worrying for my children and staff when they go to the shop
and see people walking, see police. They get terrified for things like
that. The 33-year-old man arrested in the city yesterday is being held
at a central London police station. He's being questioned on suspicion
of the preparation, commission and instigation of terrorist acts.
Police say this arrest was preplanned. The result of an
investigation by the MPS counterterrorism command. Supported
by the Wales extremism and counterterrorism unit. Meanwhile,
another surge has been taking place in the nearby Grangetown area of the
in the nearby Grangetown area of the city.
A man who says he was sexually abused as a teenager,
has told a court he has nightmares about a birthmark on the face
Former police superintendent Gordon Anglesea denies three charges
From Mold Crown Court, here's our reporter, Roger Pinney.
This is Saint Josephs School in Wrexham.
But in the 70s and 80s a Home Office attendance and was based there.
That has been the focus of much of today's evidence.
Gordon Anglesea ran the centre, according to the prosecution its way
he abused one of his alleged victims who was a teenager time.
In the witness box that teenager, now a man in his 40s,
was pressed by the defence about the birthmark
In a statement seen by the Jury he said it was on the right side,
He also said it gave him nightmares prompting this from the defence.
That birthmark you said you would never forget,
you put it on the wrong side, and too high up.
For the prosecution, Elinor Lawes QC asked the
The prosecution then turned to Gordon Anglesea's visits
to the now closed Brynestyn children's home in Wrexham.
Retired police Inspector Ian Kelman said in 1994 he been shown
a statement in which Gordon Anglesea said he'd only visited
I knew that was wrong, Ian Kelman, said.
And what was the harm in that, he said?
Another former police officer, John Kenny, said Gordon Anglesea
was a regular visitor to Brynestyn and another home, Brynaman.
Gordon Anglesea denies all charges and the case continues.
Roger Pinney, BBC Wales Today, at Mold Crown Court.
A 15-year-old boy committed suicide, partly due to management failures
at a privately-run school and children's home in Powys.
That's the finding of an inquest jury.
The body of Jordan Kane Woonton from Nottinghamshire was found
at Pentwyn School at Clyro near Hay-on-Wye, four years ago.
The school was closed in December 2012, by Hampshire-based owners,
One of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow ministers has called on the Labour
party to "grow up" and show some "tough love", as it gathers
in Liverpool for the result of its leadership contest.
The Cardiff Central MP, Jo Stevens, also says that if Mr Corbyn
beats the challenger, Owen Smith, he'll need
to make compromises for the good of the party.
As the contest comes to an end, our political editor, Nick Servini,
has been looking at what it means for Labour.
Rehearsal time for some veteran rockers at Ferndale Labour club in
the Rhondda. Over the course of the year another better and has emerged
centrestage to lead the party, Jeremy Corbyn. Even by recent
standards this has been an extraordinary year. Civil War at
Westminster and bad feeling out in the constituencies, now culminating
in the second leadership contest. It's easy to lose sight of this, but
what on earth to party members and voters think of it all? I came here
exactly 12 months ago when people's thoughts surrounding Jeremy Corbyn
were a mixed bag. Is he going back to old Labour? Perhaps people want
old things coming back, perhaps they want more puberty in politics.
But what is the feeling now? -- puberty in politics.
Why are you a businessman? He's had a year and he's had one good speech
against Theresa May in the Commons that is the only thing he's done in
a 12 month. They should never have happened.
Corbyn got elected and B should have let it run.
You sound disillusioned. I think at the moment there's so much confusion
going on with the Labour Party they need to find they are going. They
need this election. Jeremy Corbyn made a big splash here
in the summer but critics say he will put Labour out of power for
regeneration, a claim dismissed by his supporters.
Every election we lose about 8% of the electorate by tidying or
dementia. Come on, somebody once said we aren't going to win
elections for 20 years. They are working out how people who want even
conceived yet going to vote! Local boy Owen Smith has been seen more in
Wales launching his campaign in his Pontypridd constituency. The Cardiff
Central MP Jo Stevens supported him but has also remained one of Jeremy
Corbyn's shadow ministers. We've got to show the public we can
be a government in waiting. We have that responsibility. It's
not going to be easy but politics isn't easy. We have two be grown up
about it and tough love. We need to do a better job in the next 12
months language done in the last five months.
Rock bands famously break-up in acrimonious circumstances, whether
winds tomorrow, Labour's challenge would be keeping the Show on the
road when not everyone agrees with the front man.
The family of a two-year-old girl who has a rare genetic condition,
which can cause tumours to grow on her skin, are calling
for a specialist centre to be opened in Wales.
Tora Betsi, from Cardiff, has NF1, which means she's more likely
There are two specialist centres in England, but none here,
Tora is a happy to go who enjoys playing with her friends. She's been
coming to this gym since her family found out that she has NF1. As a GP
home unnoticed when she was born that there was something wrong.
She was born with a cafe au lait spot which most people think is a
normal birthmark, but because I'm a GPU is one of the things I spotted
an thought I'd keep an eye on to see if she developed anymore. Although
her first year she developed quite a few more, other little markers were
things like having a bigger head and being quite short as well and not
being as strong on her feet. She's a delayed developmentally with her
motor skills. NF1 is a common genetic condition with the same
number of cases as cystic fibrosis. It affects one in every 2500 babies
born in Britain. That means one baby Uday is born with NF1. Because
severity varies Tora needs regular tests. There are two centres in
England in London and Manchester, but no centre in Wales. One
specialist in Manchester feels that in an ideal world a centre in Wales
would be beneficial, but feels there isn't enough expertise here.
There is a bit of missing out, but obviously the Welsh population is
quite small. We only have two centres for 52 or 53 million people
in England, so there's only 3.1 million people in Wales. So it's
difficult. It might be more cost-effective to actually buy into
the English service van to try and create a file, multidisciplinary
complex NF1 service in Wales. The Welsh government say it's difficult
to provide services for all brick conditions. And in some cases people
will need to travel to other centres in the UK for care and support. NF1
can run in families, but NF1, Tora's brother hasn't been diagnosed with
the condition. The family are enjoying spending time together and
there are plenty of laughs and giggles. So, here we are inside the
shipping container. It used to spend its life at sea, but now it's a home
for someone that needs affordable housing.
There is some rain and stronger winds on the way but most
A man who was accused of harassing a Catholic priest who he says
abused him when he was a teenager has been told that he
Mark Murray from St Asaph travelled to Italy, to offer
However, he's now been left with a large legal bill,
Mark Murray secretly filmed his encounter
with Father Romano Nardo last year on a visit to Verona.
The missionary told him that if he was responsible
for hurting him as a boy then he was sorry.
Mark Murray was 14 when he says he was groomed and abused
by Father Nardo at Mirfield Seminary in Yorkshire in 1970.
He is one of 11 men who were given financial settlements
by the Comboni Missionaries Order for abuse they suffered,
but the payments weren't an admission of guilt.
Romano Nardo has never been charged and according to police is too frail
But after their encounter Mark Murray was accused of trespass,
stalking and interfering in the priest's private life.
Now though a judge in Italy has ruled that Mr Murray's actions
were justified, and he won't face prosecution.
It's scandalous that it ever came to a hearing in the first place.
I can only conclude that the reason why they did it is to try
and intimidate and stop people from coming forward.
Who may have also been abused at midfield.
They want some sort of redress, or some sort of closure
or understanding of why they were abused in the first place.
In a statement Comboni Missionaries UK say the case wasn't pursued
by them but by Father Nardo's court-appointed legal guardian.
They say they re shocked by the allegations of historic abuse
at the seminary and condemn unreservedly any actions which cause
Mark Murray still has a legal bill of around ?1,500.
He hopes his experience won't deter any other victims of abuse
Investment in community-based projects is key to improving mental
health and reducing pressure on NHS services.
That's the message behind a new learning centre in Gower.
The 'Down to Earth' social enterprise scheme helps vulnerable
and disadvantaged groups with their personal development,
This sustainable building represents a new chapter in the lives of the
people who've worked hard to build it. Dave Black is one of those. A
former engineer with his own business he suffered a brain
haemorrhage three years ago which changed his life for ever.
I withdrew from society. I didn't want to be involved. I felt as if I
was a victim, as strange as it may seem. It feels like you've been
abuse. There were dark days when I felt like, is it worth carrying on
with living. I considered, at times, would I take my own life? I would
never do that sort of thing. Since being introduced to the
project by the neutral psychology department at Morriston Hospital
Dave has experienced a positive change in his mental health. The
project is about helping individuals who sustained a brain injury to
rebuild their lives. The focus is on cognitive thinking and social
interaction. It's seen as an effective recovery process alongside
clinical intervention. It's so important that we invest in
projects to improve people's psychological well-being. Enable
them to thrive into the community. It has a knock-on effect, the
individual, the family, society. And at the end of the day, to the health
service. It will save money in the long when if we rethink how we
deliver models of health care. With investment from the big lottery
fund and the Welsh government be centre will be used to teach a range
of skills to some society's most vulnerable people. The aim is to
reduce social isolation and boost self-esteem. An initiative the first
Minster believes could be rolled out more widely.
We need to look at what is best for people when they are recovering from
a traumatic time. We always have to look at new ways of doing that.
Particularly ways that are effective. I've heard from people
today have told me how effective this particular way of getting onto
the road of recovery actually was. Carefully constructive, it's hoped
the centre can make a positive change to people's lives. They
They realise the sky 's the limit to their ambition.
Time for tonight's sport now, with Claire.
There's no vacancy at the moment but the BBC understands Ryan Giggs
would be interested in managing Swansea City if the club parted
The Swans have made a poor start to the season,
putting increasing pressure on the Italian and prompting
Swansea city aren't looking for a new manager but should one be
required but Ryan Giggs be the first name on their wanted list. The
42-year-old has made no secret of his desire to manage a Premier
League club. The speculation comes against a backdrop of increasing
pressure surrounding the current manager. He has the backing from the
club's owners but needs doing things around quickly. That won't be an
easy task. Swansea face Manchester city at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow
followed by Liverpool weekend. Then they face Arsenal away.
There is no doubt that Ryan Giggs would be top of the list if Swansea
city were to dispense with the services of Francesco. The American
investors would be part of the process, they are making it clear
that there is no immediate danger to the Italian. But he knows as any
manager would, that the club near the bottom of the table and results
need to turn around quickly. Another manager feeling the pressure is
Cardiff City boss Paul Trollope. He says he's confident he can change
the fortunes of the club after receiving backing from the chairman.
They sit bottom of the championship table and face away. We obviously
know we can't keep getting beat, getting beat but we are confident.
We are sticking together. We can get the results and get the winds to get
us off the bottom. It's a horrible place to be. It's something we need
to address as quickly as possible and looking to do that tomorrow.
Both clubs would welcome a return to form tomorrow, and take the pressure
off until the next game at these. and take the pressure off
until the next game at these. So Swansea and Cardiff looking
to get back to winning ways and in League Two,
Newport County are looking to pull away from trouble,
they face bottom of the table, Rugby, top of the table Ospreys
are aiming to remain unbeaten tonight, when they face Leinster
in the Pro12. Alun Wyn Jones will make his 200th
appearance for the region. The Dragons play Treviso this
evening - Hallam Amos will captain And tomorrow the Cardiff Blues,
who are also unbeaten, face Zebre away; and the Scarlets
are home to Connacht, The Ospreys game is live
on BBC Two Wales, catch Scrum V Recycled shipping containers have
already been used to house cafes and office spaces. But could they be a
way of tackling homelessness? A Newport charity is aiming to convert
containers into apartments. Today they unveiled a show home to
persuade councils to fund ten more. Most of their working lives they are
on the high seas exposed to the elements but the humble shipping
container shares many properties with an ideal home. Watertight and
robust with a suit in urban chic. They are being snapped up for new
uses on dry land like this Cardiff Bay cafe. With the homeless crisis
growing and house prices rising these containers are being seen as a
source of affordable homes. Here we are inside the container. It
spent its life at sea, but now it's a home for someone that needs
affordable housing. This 40 foot container in Newport is the
brainchild of Stuart Johnson and his charity Amazing Grace Bases it cost
?2000 to buy and 20,000 to convert. We've insulated fully, walls,
floors, ceiling. There is a full-size kitchen with a proper
kitchen not what I classed as a student kitchen. You've got a nice
living area, big enough for a single person or a couple. We've used a
second hand went straight off the war. Its recycling. It's good for
the environment. We can start them, we can do three, four, five high.
I used to be a heroin addict living on the streets.
Maria knows what it's like to be homeless. She's as a place like this
would be a dream come true for those who fall on hard times.
It gives homeless people more hope and belief that they could get a
chance of somewhere to live and somewhere safe. They can keep their
belongings and everything else say. Somewhere where they can close the
door at night and feel warm. The charity is hoping to persuade
councils to back this project to build more.
We want to do a pilot of ten, that means ten of them, 200,000. You
wouldn't get anywhere in this area, ten, one-bedroom self-contained
flats for that sort of price. This charity has been helping those
caught in the cycle of homelessness for 25 years. They are confident
these steel structures could be part of the solution.
Ok, it's Friday, so we all want to know what the weather has
Derek, can you promise us some sunshine?
Mind you, there is some rain on the way.
Sunday cooler and fresher with showers.
Later in the night cloud will increase in the west
Temperatures staying in double figures.
Some cloud around but bright in places.
Strong to gale force winds in the west.
Some bright spells and hazy sunshine with a brisk and gusty wind.
Rain will reach the west, Anglesea to Pembrokeshire later
17 to 20 Celsius with a fresh to strong wind.
Windy and dry but rain expected by 4pm with a wet evening.
The Nantmel Show is taking place tomorrow.
If you're going along it will be dry and breezy.
Tomorrow evening rain in the west will spread east.
Some heavy bursts of rain followed by much drier,
Sunday a cooler, breezy day with showers.
Heavy in places but with some dry weather and sunshine in between.
The Llandovery Sheep Festival is on this weekend.
Tomorrow breezy and dry until evening.
Windy with some rain later in the day.
Sunshine and showers on Sunday with a drop temperature.
I'll be back with a quick update at 8, and a full round up
That's Wales Today, thanks for watching, from everyone