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A woman who alleges she was raped
by footballer Ched Evans in a hotel room tells a jury she did
Another blow for the Welsh steel industry - 100 jobs go
And we're underground with the latest on the Severn
It's costing ?10 million, but bosses say work is right on track.
You can understand the scale of the work, working 24 hours with 200
people around condensing five years of work into six weeks.
In tonight's sport: It's arguably their toughest
World Cup qualifier - the Wales team arrive in Vienna
ahead of their clash against Austria tomorrow night.
A court has heard that a woman allegedly raped by the former Wales
footballer Ched Evans woke up naked and alone in a hotel room and
The prosecution say the woman was too drunk to consent.
The Chesterfield striker denies raping her at the Premier Inn
in Rhuddlan in Denbighshire five years ago.
His re-trial was ordered after a successful appeal
For a second day, Ched Evans listened in court that the woman he
is accused of raping. It is alleged to have happened five years ago in
Denbighshire. The court heard the 19-year-old woman was out drinking
with friends in real during the second Maybank holiday weekend in
2011. The jewellery were shown recorded a lease video interviews
with the alleged victim from 2011. In them, she explains how she
remembers nothing after leaving a nightclub last night save for
holding a piece of pizza at some point in a takeaway. She described
waking up alone in a hotel room without her clothes on, unable to
explain how she got there. She said even her friends would say she does
go out and drink, but not to the extent where she doesn't remember
anything. CCTV shown in court showed the woman at this takeaway, she is
seen stumbling and falling over. She met a friend of Chad Evans here,
too. Follow football at Clayton McDonald's. The jury was shown CCTV
showing the pair of getting a taxi back to the hotel. Previous trial,
great Donnal was admitted of rape -- cleared of rape, there is no
suggestion he has done anything wrong. The defence team of Ched
Evans say he went into the room while the woman was having
consensual sex and joined in with her permission. The QC put it to the
alleged victim, I'm suggesting you were disinherited, you lost your
inhibitions because you had been drinking? I don't no, said the
woman. Later she said, a memory blackout does not mean unconscious,
not capable of making decisions, would you agree with that? Yes, the
woman replied. It was put several times to the alleged victim that she
took the lead and directed things at the hotel that night. She maintains
that's not something she would do. Chad Evans denies one count of rape.
The trial continues. Around 100 workers have lost their
jobs at a Newport steel firm. AIC Steel Limited, which has only
been operating since 2014, 29 people are left
working at the plant - and their future is unknown,
as our Economics Correspondent Right in the heart of
Newport's Docklands, they've been putting together
structures made from steel Just two years ago, AIC celebrated
a ?10 million investment But yesterday lunchtime,
130 workers were called in the canteen, and told
that the business was going 101 of them were made redundant,
and those that are still left here are keeping the business
ticking over while the administrator AIC has been buying steel
and drilling and welding it and cutting it into whatever
structure their clients order. The sheer size of the site means
this team can work on vast projects. The site has helped build some
of the most high-profile sporting venues in the UK,
including the roof at the London Olympics Aquatics Centre,
stadia in Cardiff and Swansea, Most recently, AIC had a contract
with Bristol City Football Club It is very unfortunate for the
workforce and the steel company. Unfortunately, it's not a great
surprise, because the fabrication industry is facing a number of
difficulties. Firstly, the demand, which was predicted to increase
through 2016, is still flat-lining, there is very the full increase in
demand in the fabrication industry. Working here for more than 40 years,
and at one time, more than 1000 workers were there. It is only 2.5
years since AIC took it over, when the company went into
administration, hitting the local community hard. It has come as quite
a shock, really. Only one year ago, they laid quite a few people off.
And now have, you know, but in all of them go, is, yeah, it is going to
be big in Newport, 100 people, lots of people, yeah, a sad day, a sad.
How vulnerable is the Welsh steel industry right now?
Well, really this isn't the steel industry as we might think of it in
terms of Tata Steel, this company does not make steel, it buys steel
and make things from them, it is a fabricator, we have got lots of
fabricators across Wales but that doesn't mean they are having an easy
time. They are the kind of business that do badly in a downturn or a
recession, and it is very competitive out there. In fact,
somebody who's applies that sector told me today that it is very quiet
in Wales in that field. That is particularly dangerous because you
could go out as a business tendering, trying to get work, get
too much work in and not be able to deliver in the time because you
don't have the capacity, you have only got 130 workers after all. But
the other thing is special bespoke tailored products like this are very
hard to cost. You want to offer a cost that is cheap so that you get
the business, the lowest you can to get the business, but you might find
there is no room for any profit there. We don't know the reasoning
behind this, the administrators and saying what, but it is a fragile,
delicate kind of business. Thank you, Sarah.
A 33-year-old man from Cardiff has appeared in court charged
with six terrorism offences, including membership of so-called
Islamic State, and possessing a missile guidance book.
Samata Ullah was arrested in the city last Tuesday
by the Metropolitian Police Counter Terrorism Command.
He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey later this month.
An investigation's underway into an oil spill which has entered
Natural Resources Wales says it's working to contain the spill
Kerosene from the pipeline which carries aviation fuel
and diesel from the Valero refinery in Pembroke has
Anglers in the area say they've seen a large number of dead
You know, the river's bad enough as it is.
You can smell it in the air now, I can feel it on my hands.
If this is happening here, what's it going to be like once it
And then it's floating up and down with the tides.
We don't know what effect that's going to have.
The leader of Ukip in the Assembly, Neil Hamilton, has ruled himself out
of the running to become the party's new UK leader.
Diane James, who'd only held the post for 18
Nigel Farage, whom she took over from, described the prospect
of Mr Hamilton leading the party as a "horror show",
I do not see any prospect of that horror story coming to pass.
He is the leader of Ukip in the Welsh Assembly?
Because I'm afraid he doesn't do our public image a whole
Our Political Reporter, Paul Martin, has been following another lively
Yes, it was just last week that Diane James was here in Cardiff Bay,
meeting Ukip AM to tell them about her plans for the future of the
party. Nine days later, she is out of the job at Nigel Farage is back,
temporarily at least. As for who is going to take over from Diane James
here in the longer term, Neil Hamilton ruled himself out, and he
had this response to that big from Nigel Farage. I suppose different
things Bright and different people. In the cause of a long political
life, criticism is rarely inhibited by ignorance. As for who is in the
running for the drop, Steven Woolfe, an MEP who fail to get his
nomination papers in in time, he confirmed this afternoon he is going
to go to the job again, and he is very close to form the Ukip Wales
leader Nathan Gill. A rival, of course, of Neil Hamilton. People who
followed the Ukip Wales or will not be surprised to hear that Neil
Hamilton is backing a different candidate. He wants another MEP,
Paul Nuttall, deliver the job. Mr Hamilton feels that Paul Nuttall
will be the best man to develop the presence that Ukip as in traditional
Labour areas like the Welsh valleys. Thank you, Paul.
It's emerged the six-week electrification work
in the Severn Tunnel is costing Network Rail ?10 million.
Engineers at the partly taxpayer-funded body say
they are on track to finish by their October 21st deadline.
The tunnel is closed during the engineering,
The future's arrived in the dark, damp Severn Tunnel.
A 21st-century rail anchored in Victorian brick.
But while engineers are ferried to their subterranean work,
This work has caused misery for thousands of commuters,
who've had to travel the long way round using
Transport planners are hoping it's worth it.
The Swiss-made rail will power faster trains to South Wales.
The England to Wales line has already been finished.
Those working here say it's the most intensive rail project
These six weeks are costing Network Rail, which is
Within the six weeks' working, we're spending circa ?10 million.
So you can understand the scale of the work,
working 24 hours with 200 people round-the-clock, condensing five
Commuters are travelling the long way round while
Trains between South Wales and London are taking the scenic
route via Gloucester, adding around 35
And passengers have been sharing their experiences online.
Emma from Newport posted this picture, pleased
with her new commute along the River Severn.
But others, like Nathan Cready, are frustrated with
Electrification will allow these to operate in Wales -
they should cut 30 minutes off a journey to London.
Engineers say working the tunnel is going to plan,
but exactly when electrified trains will arrive here
Network Rail say they should be in Cardiff by 2019,
And more bad news for commuters tonight -
the railway line between Newport and Cardif has been closed
because an unexploded bomb from the Second World War has been
We'll be in Vienna, as Wales prepare to take on Austria
in arguably their toughest World Cup Qualifier.
And it's been a beautiful autumn day.
Sunny and breezy, but how long will the fine weather last,
The Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to help ordinary working
class people in a speech to the Conservative Party
conference, claiming they'd been hit hardest by the financial crisis.
But what do the blue-collar workers of Wales make of her message?
Our Political Correspondent, James Williams, has been
A speech delivered to the party faithful in Birmingham, but one
directed to the country at large. This is a bold plan to bring Britain
together, to build a new united Britain, rooted... The test, as
always with these beaches, is whether they resonate outside of the
conference hall in places like Bridgend. A lot of water has flowed
under the bridge since this area last turned blue. It was 1983, in
fact, when spread end back the Conservatives. But the party has
been chipping away at the majority of Labour here in recent years, and
has the seat firmly set in its sights. So, what are the people of
the town make of Theresa May's hotly contested pitch that the
Conservatives can reclaim the new centre ground of British politics?
Well, I've never been impressed with the Conservative Party, to be
honest. I think she's possibly got more qualities to help most people
in the country than Mr Cameron before her. Do you think she is a
strong leader? Yeah, I'm just glad there is another woman in, to be
honest. Would you consider voting for her? Yes. She didn't vote for
Brexit. I voted out, and I'm glad to see now that she is trying to keep
it going, you know, do the best she can for the country. Brexit will
undoubtedly defying Theresa May's time in Downing Street. She called
the vote to leave the EU we quiet revolution, urging people to seize
the day. She will do the best that she can. And she is in a difficult
position. In reality, it's probably a no-win situation on a personal
site. It has been six months since this councillor left the
Conservatives. But he thinks other people in the area may go the other
way. In the last election, we had the unknown quantity that is Ukip.
And as they are currently seeking the votes back from Ukip by really
adopting there are gender, it is quite possible, of course, that they
will chip away at Labour's majority little bit more -- there agenda.
Whether it is enough to turn its blue, that is going to depend very
much on how Brexit really does affect Bridgend. Three months into
her premiership, Theresa May is still enjoying her honeymoon. But
there is a very rocky road ahead. A drop-in session has been held
for people to find out more about plans for a ?7.5 million
flood-defence scheme 91-year-old Margaret Hughes died
and 400 homes were flooded when the River Elwy burst its banks
in St Asaph in November 2012. Work to protect the city from future
flooding is due to start next week. Plans for a ?12 million renewable
energy project at a waterfall in the Snowdonia National Park
have been withdrawn. Innogy Renewables UK Limited had
proposed a hydro-electric scheme on the River Conwy,
near Betws y Coed. But it says it's decided
to shelve the project. It had attracted opposition
from environmentalists, Let's get tonight's
sport now with Kate. More money than ever
before is being spent on rugby in Wales, according
to the Welsh Rugby With a 13% increase in its turnover,
the WRU says it will continue to increase funding
for the game at all levels. But some community clubs claim
they're struggling to survive. Nurturing the rugby stars of the
future. Today, this club welcomed Gower College. This is on the 18th
elite college rugby. The young players at Galer College, like many
other schools around Wales, are coached by a rugby officer,
appointed as part of the school choir Pup programme. Its purpose is
to boost the number of children playing the game. We are trying to
promote rugby, encourage kids to play, we can start filtering them
into the clubs. Last year, we had year sevens, a lot of them coming to
school, never played rugby before, we worked really hard to get the
team up and running. We created and under 12 is. If we can do that every
year, we can have a full junior section in three or four years,
which is great for the club. Expanding this kind of initiative
has been possible due to what the Welsh Rugby union claims is a record
investment in the national game. If we take a look at that investment in
a bit more detail we can see that regional rugby gets the biggest
portion of the money, more than ?19 million. Around ?200,000 more has
been invested in premiership rugby, and further to that, an extra ?1
million has gone back into the game at the grassroots level. We always
try and encourage the club to be sort of like the hub of society. I
think we're all aware in Wales that many of these institutions are
struggling, if you like, in terms of attracting people. So it's
important, you know, villages the length and breadth of Wales have
rugby clubs, it is important they have sustainable futures.
Encouraging words for the likes of this club. They had to pull out of
the league this season because they were not able to arrange a team.
This is a unique situation. Over the past few years, many clubs have
struggled. We have been struggling for a few years. But at the start of
the season, we were hopeful that we would have a decent season. First
training session we had 20-odd players out. But from there it
declined. I come up here two or three weeks later, coming in the
dressing room and there five or six players. They said that players have
transferred into other clubs. I just don't know what the reason is. Many
of these young players have their sights set in a career on
professional rugby. To ensure more young players can have the same
aspirations, the W Y dew says it will look for new ways of generating
revenue to allow the game to to grow.
Let's start with Cardiff City - they've appointed Neil Warnock
as manager after Paul Trollope was sacked yesterday.
The 67-year-old helped Rotherham avoid relegation
from the division last season, but turned down the chance to stay.
Trollope was dismissed after only two wins in 11 games.
The Wales team have arrived in Vienna, head of arguably their
toughest World Cup qualifier against Austria tomorrow night. Chris
Coleman's side will be looking to continue their good run of form. In
the city famous for Mozart and Strauss and calculus concert halls.
It is Wales' turn to perform in Vienna. It's all on tomorrow night.
It's the night we've been waiting for, we'll see who is ready and who
is prepared. Whether they've got strength and weaknesses the same as
us, it's who is ready for the night and ready for the game tomorrow
night. The Austria manager said the night two or three of his players
will be tasked with marking Gareth Bale. The manager also claimed Wales
were lucky to reach the semifinals of Euro 2016. After success in the
summer, the demand for tickets has been higher than usual. Around 4000
supporters are expected to travel here. But some fans won't have to
travel too far to get to the game. John Morgan was brought up in
Newcastle Emlyn, but Vienna has been his home for 40 years. Having
clocked up thousands of miles in his car following the national side,
this game is on his doorstep. This is marvellous, because we're still
recovering from the French trip, even the bank account are being
slowly repaired. At the moment everybody wants to see Gareth Bale,
he is the superstar, he is the local hero in Austria. Everybody wants to
see him play. And who would bet against it Wales side with bail on
form? But tomorrow's match is possibly Chris Coleman's toughest
test of the campaign, taking all aside seeded second behind Wales in
the group. -- taking on a side. We will of course have all of the
build-up. We'll have all the build-up
to Wales' World Cup qualifier against Austria
in tomorrow's programme. For now, that's all
your sport, Nicky. ?7 million a year is spent
clearing drains in Wales, because people are flushing things
they shouldn't down the loo. Now Welsh Water is launching
a new campaign to get people to clean up their act,
as Caroline Evans reports. Yet another blockage
for the Welsh Water team to tackle. And there's a stone
in there as well, I think, Wet wipes by the bucketload
are having to be pulled out Steve has been doing
this job for 15 years, The worst thing I found
in the drains was a small kids' paddling pool,
which someone had obviously just stuffed on the line
and used it as a bin. His colleague, Gareth,
just a few months into the job, has A kids' toy, and I've seen
a football before now. It seems people will throw
anything down the drain. But even rinsing oil down the sink
can lead to major problems. Just remember this fatberg
found under Cardiff. With 2000 call-outs to blocked
sewers every month, Welsh Water has today launched a campaign hoping
to make people realise the damage they can cause by flushing a cotton
bud or putting food down the sink. If we just stick to putting paper,
poo and pee down the toilet and not wet wipes and cotton buds
and plastic and all sorts of manner of other things,
then the sewers will block far less So, really, it's all
about working with customers so that they understand what not
to put down the toilet. A recent survey found Welsh Water
customers would rather see investment in our water system
than money off bills. It is hoped that by highlighting
the cost of work like this, ?7 million per year,
it will help change habits. There is plenty more dry weather to
come this week, that's for sure, although it will turn a bit cooler
and Claudio. No sign yet of any significant rain, just one or two
showers. Lots of sunshine and cloud in Welshpool today with a gusty
wind, sunny and breezy in Tonypandy. High pressure over Scandinavia at
the moment, that's the reason for the dry spell. Quite a few isobars
across the UK, that's why it has been a bit windy today. We also have
some cooler air lurking David Germany, and that blob of cooler air
is heading our way, it's going to reach us tomorrow, bringing in
temperature. In the meantime, fine and clear this evening. -- bringing
a cooler temperature. The South and West stays clear, and cooler than
last night, temperatures falling as low as six or seven Celsius. Here is
the picture for tomorrow morning at 8am, it will feel chilly, but dry.
Cloudy in parts of the South East. Some cloud likely in Wrexham and
Flintshire. I'll swear, fine and bright, should be sunny in the West.
-- elsewhere. During the day, some cloud will spread from the east,
still a few sunny intervals in the afternoon but not as sunny as today.
Generally dry and cooler. Temperatures lower than today, 12 to
15 Celsius. The wind not quite so strong, but still a noticeable
breeze. In Monmouthshire tomorrow, cloudier than today, cooler as well
with the breeze. Turning a bit cloudier in the afternoon. Tomorrow
evening and overnight, the cloud may be thick enough for one or two
passing showers here and there, and feeling on the cool side. Friday is
fairly cloudy, showers in places, otherwise a lot of dry weather and
bright and sunny towards Pembrokeshire. Temperatures a degree
also higher, 16 Celsius in Aberystwyth. The weekend, not agree
deal of change. -- not a great deal of change. One or two showers,
otherwise dry, bright spells of sunshine, wind light, similar on
Sunday, the risk of a sharp too, slightly cooler. Make the best of
the sunshine in parts of the South and West. That's all for me. Thanks,
Derek. A reminder of our top story tonight. A court has heard that a
woman allegedly raped by the formal Welsh footballer Ted Evans -- Ched
Evans said that the woman was too drunk to consent. The Chesterfield
striker denies raping her in Denbighshire in 2011. I'll be back
I'll be back with a quick update at 8pm, and a full round-up
From all of us on the programme, have a lovely evening.