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Our top stories: Former Wales international footballer Ched Evans
tells his rape trial his alleged victim was not too
Also tonight: Tax is as old as the hills,
The House of Lords is debating this right now.
Clowning around to scare others, the new craze from America.
Tonight a warning from the police after 70 incidents in Wales.
I am extremely worried, because, basically, they could quite
literally skier and elderly person to death. -- skier and elderly
person to death. Poppies from the Tower of London
transfer to Caernarfon Castle to mark the centenary
of the first world war. And in tonight's sport,
a reality check for Wales,vital points dropped but Chris Coleman
says his players will bounce back The former Wales footballer,
Ched Evans, has told a jury that the woman he's accused
of raping did not appear too drunk He told Cardiff Crown Court
he was "just being childish" when he let himself into a hotel
room, where his friend was having Mr Evans said the woman,
who was 19 at the time, did consent to the encounter
at a Denbighshire hotel in 2011. Media from across the UK, five days
of evidence so far. Ched Evans has been standing silently in court
throughout as the prosecution accused him of rain. Today it was
his turn to give account of what happened in May 20 11. He was 22 at
the time, a high-profile international footballer. The
alleged victim, a 19-year-old woman. The prosecution argued she was to
drunk to be able to consent, but Mr Evans told the jury today did not
appear that way to him. When asked how he knew he responded, how she
was acting. What she said to me. The court heard that after a night out
in real the woman had gone back to this hotel with a friend of Mr
Evans, yellow footballer Clayton McDonald's. Mr McDonald was
acquitted of rape at a previous trial. There is no suggestion he did
anything wrong here. Mr Evans went into that same hotel room later on
the jury were told he also had sex with the woman. Asked why he went
into the room he said I was being juvenile, I was being childish. I
didn't know what would be happening in the room. He referred to his
friend as clay, Clay said, can my mate joining, Mr Evans told the jury
she looked at me said yes. Mr Evans went on to explain that his friend
left the hotel room, telling the Julie the situation I was then
became real. I was cheating on my girlfriend. When he started told the
court the woman grabbed the corner of the quote, have to and turned
away. Ched Evans denies rape, and the trial continues. Pollini, BBC
Wales today, Cardiff Crown Court. Who should decide whether fracking
should be allowed where you live? Or what the speed limits should be
on the roads near you? Or at what age the teenagers
in your family should be able At the moment all these decisions
are currently made in Westminster, but the Wales Bill would transfer
powers like this to Cardiff. So significant is what's proposed
that no fewer than five former Welsh Secretaries are debating
this Bill in the House And one of them, Lord Hain,
has expressed his concern that if Wales gets handed income tax
powers the entire country Making changes to the tax system is
often controversial. King Edgar didn't want to keep the
wolf from the door. A specific Welsh tax on the heads of
wolves introduced 1000 years ago. That wouldn't bring in much cost
these days. From 2018 the Government will introduce specifically Welsh
taxes for the first time in around 800 years. There are more powers on
the way including the power to vary how much income tax people in Wales
should pay. That proposal is included in the
draft Wales Bill being debated today in House of Lords. One leading
Russian Lord says by his calculation is devolving powers over income tax
would lead to the Welsh government struggling to keep the wolves from
the door. -- one leading Welsh Lord. There is
no settlement of the Barnett formula floor we've been promised to
guarantee that Wales, if we go down the devolution road we are protected
against losing out compared with richer parts of Britain in London
East. That's where nearly half the country's wealth is centred.
Lord Hain is also angry that the transfer of income tax powers is
likely to happen without the need for a referendum. He accuses the UK
Government of being undemocratic. According to one of the men
responsible for the Wales Bill Lord Hain is a lone wolf, not speaking
for the Labour Party. I think he is preaching from a very
old hymn sheet and he's not been listening to the debate. He is very
much a lone voice in the Labour Party, contradicting what was
claimed on Friday that this bill doesn't go far enough.
The draft Wales Bill is about more than just income tax. It gives the
Assembly new power over elections, energy and transport and the ability
to change its name. Assembly members are being told what they can and
can't make laws on, rather than what they can. As this old news item
shows, it's clear that even centuries on the issue of tax vexes
the politicians as much as the rest of us.
As Carl mentioned, the debate on the Wales Bill
in the House of Lords has been continuing this evening.
Here's some of what has been said so far.
The bill, in its current form is complex, inaccessible, and clear and
will not settle a devolution issue for Wales as was the intention. I
will conclude by saying that this bill sets the course for a stable
devolution settlement for Wales. It builds a new Welsh devolution
settlement on a solid foundation of reserved powers model. It is
improved on the draft of a year ago, I commend this bill to the house.
Let's go live to Westminster now, Al Parliamentary correspondent is
there. What are the main talking points? It is worth remembering that
the Wales Bill, the background to it was the idea that they would be a
cross-party consensus on the future of devolution. The House of Lords as
a consensual place, but there wasn't a great deal of cross-party unity
state. Speaker after speaker lined up to highlight the floors in the
bill. As Karl reported there are a long list of reserved issues,
reserved to Westminster. Several want to know it was what 190 long,
why is the UK Government still taking responsibility for things
like betting in Wales? And the arguments put forward by people I
Peter Hain who were very focused on the financial negotiations that will
accompany this to make sure Wales doesn't lose out.
Can you give us an idea of what happens next? Today was a broadbrush
debate, a wide debate about general principles of the bill. What happens
next is that it will go into what's known as the committee stage, that's
when members of the House of Lords will go through it line by line.
That's when you'll get the key arguments and that's when you get
the votes to. With the Government here not having a majority in House
of Lords, it could be a bumpy ride for this piece of legislation. It
could be an interesting time. Thank you.
Welsh police forces say they received more than 70
reports of people dressing up as clowns to deliberately scare
It's a craze that started in America and has made its way to the UK.
Gwent Police said they'd had reports of clowns peering
through windows and jumping out of trees, and warned people
He's supposed to make you laugh, but away from the circus an encounter
with a clown can be far from funny. It seems a creepy craze is in full
swing with many in full costume jumping out on passers-by. It's
clown costumes and marks like this that are causing concern. The latest
craze to sweep the US has come to Wales. South Wales Police the anyone
who intentionally frighten someone with a costume like this would be
committing an offence. One man dressed as a clown has been arrested
in Rhyl for causing distress. It is claimed people were frightened by
this clown in Conwy. A local council issued this stark
warning. I'm extremely worried, because basically they could quite
literally skier and elderly person to death. It may seem to be a little
bit of fun to you, but it could have dire consequences. If you scared
somebody to death he would have that on your conscience for the rest of
your life. It's not worth it. Many videos doing
the rounds on social media should be taken with a hint of scepticism, but
the shopping to Philly set is a worrying trend. As a result they've
decided not to sell masks to children.
Lots of people have phobias about clowns. We can't stop selling them
to people. We just hope that they are sensible and not scaring people.
All four police forces in Wales say they have reports of incidents
involving clown costumes, 70 across Wales. North Wales Police have taken
to Twitter to warn people not to engage in idiotic behaviour.
In reality, if you jumping out at an infirm or vulnerable person, or, as
some cases, 18 across Gwent other today, appearing through windows,
that can have, if you are not expecting it a nasty surprise
factor. It's very important that people stop doing this or they could
find themselves arrested. Whether you believe this is harmless
fun or sinister scare tactics, it's clear the police will take it
seriously and that could end with the tears of a clown.
An undertaker has apologised after the wrong body was taken
The error wasn't spotted until the end of the service
at St Cadfan Church in Llangadfan on Friday.
R G Peate Funeral Directors of Welshpool say it
The caskets were swapped, and the correct body buried.
Former Wales International Mark Aizlewood has denied playing a part
in an alleged multi-million pounds fraud involving football
The 57 year old,who won 39 caps, pleaded not guilty to fraud by false
representation alongside five others including former Cardiff City player
Paul Sugroo who also denied the allegation.
The men were all bailed, ahead of a trial in September next year.
A new strategy for improving mental health and well-being has been
announced by the Welsh Government to coincide with World
Among its priorities is improving support for young people,
developing a new plan for dementia, and improving action to address
We've made a assessment of adult services, and children's services.
We need to make sure the investment delivers the results we want.
The plan marks up how we expect to get working with different partners
in the voluntary sector public sector, but also with business so we
can bring those things together and continue to make significant
investment in mental health services.
A former senior police officer has been accused of trying to wriggle
out of inconsistent statements he made in court
At Mold Crown Court, retired superintendent
Gordon Anglesea from Old Colwyn, denies sexually assaulting two
teenage boys, more than 25 years ago.
This was the second day Gordon Anglesea arrived at court to go into
the witness box. Today it was the prosecution putting the questions.
The QC focused on statements Gordon Anglesea made at the High Court
under oath during a libel trial 22 years ago. There, she put to him, he
said he supervised she was on every occasion he was running an
attendance centre for young offenders in Wrexham. On Thursday,
when you gave evidence, you said you only went to the showers about
twice. Gordon Anglesea replied that his statements had been
misconstrued. My answer was not as clear as it should have been
commonly said. I was in the changing room as the need arose.
You are trying to shift away from the fact that you lied to the High
Court or you have lied to this Julie the QC said. The attendance centre
was run from Saint Joseph's School in Wrexham.
The buildings have changed over time. It is claimed that Gordon
Anglesea sexually assaulted a teenager there. Alan and laws QC
Venter and you visit he made as a police officer to children's homes
in Wrexham. He denied knowing a convicted paedophile who was
Jeopardy head of the home. Eleanor lorsque C Venter produced a letter
from the home's head which mentioned discussions Anglesea had had with
Peter Howarth. He said he had no recollection of that. I didn't know
his name. Gordon Anglesea denies all charges against him. The case
continues. Much more to come before 7pm,
Georgia on their minds, missed chances and missed
points for Wales. What now for their World Cup
qualification hopes? And high pressure sitting
comfortably across Scandinavia bringing more settled weather this
week full details in a few minutes. Every year 700 people
in Wales are diagnosed with lymphoma, a form
of blood cancer. Now a new scheme is helping patients
find clinical trials which might It's being supported
by many of Wales' blood cancer experts, who're involved
in world leading research. Jill Mercer from Cardiff
finished treatment for non-Hodgkin
follicular lymphoma in 2012. A consultant then referred her
for a clinical trial. A drug that they would recommend
was not one that was particularly easy to get,
necessarily, on the NHS. But you could get it
if you are on a trial. And also that I fitted
the categories needed 700 patients in six different
countries have been They've now been split,
with half taking a maintenance drug, Over time, they will realise that,
actually, this group is doing Since her diagnosis,
Jill has been supported by the Lymphoma Association,
who have now launched a new online trials link,
designed to help patients eventually find a suitable clinical trial
for their particular subtype. The new service was
the focus of a joint blood and lymphatic
cancer conference Patients and carers were unable
to find out information And, also, that information
was extremely complicated. And it was not presented
in a very patient-friendly So, the aim of
Trials Link is to bring Wales' leading cancer researcher
says sources like this are invaluable in helping patients
make informed decisions As health professionals,
we should be offering trials But we also want the patients
to understand that a trial is important in their treatment
and they can be asking us. And asking perhaps to be referred
to another centre, if there isn't a trial open
in their particular centre. The blood cancer research team
at the University Hospital of Wales have already pioneered
several new treatments. They currently have 76
ongoing clinical trials. 20 of which are actively
recruiting new patients. We are already doing a study
with non-chemotherapy treatment versus the old standard
chemotherapy. We have done 12 patients
in the last 12 months. And there's no obvious difference
in the response. There's a difference
in the side-effect profile. But the response rate
looks the same. But she says that,
by taking part in this trial, I feel it is doing something
that is going to help It will be a little bit
of help to the future of BT is planning to remove almost half
of Wales' phone boxes The company says many of the 1,500
pay phones it s closing haven't been But some say they're needed
in areas where mobile phone A derelict iron works site
in Torfaen could be bought by the council in a plan
worth ?3.7 million. The 1300 acre site in Abersychan,
known as The British, remains abandoned after decades
of fruitless schemes. Councillors will be asked to approve
a package which includes ?1.7million from the Welsh Government
to bring the site back A year ago today Wales
secured that historic place in Euro 2016, but cause
for celebration last night. Wales boss, Chris Coleman
says his side were just not good enough last night, as they hung
on for a draw against Georgia. At times Wales looked fatigued
and disjointed, but the manager says it's a blip and they'll bounce back
next month against Serbia. This is what it felt like to be a
Wales fan over the last few months, it seems like after the success of
the European Championship the honeymoon period is over. Last
night, a reality check, handing on a draw against Georgia wasn't in the
script. The first half was business as usual, with Bale putting Wales
ahead. But by the second half the wheels came off. The visitors ranked
137th in the world hit the post twice, with Wales just hanging on
for the point. Disappointed, are obviously. We
wanted to win at home. We like to think we could win that game. It
wasn't to be. We'll take the point and move on.
It's not ideal, but we've got to go on from here now. It's early days in
the group and up to us to pick up results. So what did we learn from
last night, strength and death are essential. Without midfield maestro
Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen Wales seem a different side. The reality
is with Bale, Ramsey and Alan in the line-up Wales can beat anyone.
Opponents are raising their game. Wales are considered a scalp, and
everyone wants to be the side that made it to the semifinal. They are
being scrutinised, and school to cultures are working out how to
thwart them. After success in France expectation is higher than ever.
Wales were expected to win last night, but didn't, and there was
genuine disappointment. What a load of rubbish! They look
tired. They look completely and utterly tired on that pitch.
I thought after Bale's goal they should have attacked more.
Very disappointing. Last night means Wales are stirred in group B behind
Serbia and the Republic of Ireland. They face both in their next two
games. Serbia on the 12th of November is now a must win match.
The table as a reminder there is a lot of work to do, and they could be
more bumps on the road to Russia. This is pressure Wales haven't been
as funny while. And today the Wales team visited
Aberfan to mark the 50th anniversary of the mining disaster
which killed 144 people. The players visited the memorial
garden to pay their respects before Manager Chris Coleman described
the visit as "humbling" and said "it Ryan Giggs has been speaking
about how he was interviewed for the position of manager
at Swansea City. The former Wales captain says
missing out to the American won't deter his managerial ambitions
and he thinks new manager Bob Bradley will find things difficult
at the Premier League club. They asked me to have a chat with
them. I did, and didn't quite work out. He's got experience. He's been
a manager for 30 years now. Sometimes you get bad confidence,
different ideas, freshness. We'll see what happens. It will be
difficult for him. Now, do you know someone
who goes out of their way If you know a sports volunteer
who deserves some much-needed recognition it's time
to let us know. The Get Inspired Unsung Hero award
celebrates people who do all kinds of things to help others
participate in sport. The winner will be announced at BBC
Wales Sports Personality Just go to our website
bbc.co.uk/unsunghero, nominations close on the 23rd
October. Part of the famous art
installation of almost a million ceramic poppies displayed
at the Tower Of London has The Weeping Window sculpture
is being taken to sites around the UK as part of the centenary
of the First World War. This is the first of
two visits to Wales. original artwork which was at the
tower of London in 2014 was named blood sweat glands and seas of red.
Now it has reached Caernarvon. Each poppy represents a life lost in
World War I. The poppies are touring across Britain including Liverpool
and Orkney, taking on a new life. They are all different, they are all
a bit quirky. It's twice as tall as it was there, only about eight
metres. This is 18. It cascades differently.
Among those invited to see the display was the nephew of the poet
Anglesea was killed in 1918. As you looked out over the battlefield they
were sending you with a rifle. If they were sending you with a pick
and fork it was different altogether -- the poet Hedd wyn. As well as
being an incredibly moving piece of architectural challenges of
transporting it here are mind-boggling. It was dismantled
from its home in Scotland and this is the first of two visits to make
to Wales. It will be in Cardiff in September.
It was quite tricky. We wanted them to climb up the skinniest one. We
were adjusting things within it. They've done brilliantly. It's so
it's really well. People can do amazing things when
they get together. It's great as they can animation. A beautiful
piece of art that highlights the castle, it does a lot of things.
It's worth coming to see. The display will remain here until this
year's remembrance events and the centenary of the Battle of the
Somme. Plenty of sunshine for many of us
today, but for how long, Behnaz? Plenty of dry weather this week but
it's not going to be blue skies at all times. Sunny spells with the
best of the sunshine through the West. A lot of dry weather tomorrow
but more breezy compared with today. Isolated showers clear away tonight
and starry skies for many of us with light winds and clear skies. Some
mist and fog patches form. A chilly night. Those temperatures ranging
between five to about nine Celsius. Tomorrow high pressure still sitting
comfortably across Scandinavia. A fairly settled today. Easterly winds
coming in. Blocking any weather systems from coming in from the
West. First thing tomorrow morning a cold crisp start to Tuesday. A bit
breezy along coastal areas in the south. If US later Charles, best of
the sunshine in the morning. We start to see cloud increasing from
the east. -- if you showers. Temperatures between 13 to 15
Celsius. Breezy in the afternoon. Tomorrow night more cloud around
compared with tonight. The cloud might produce the odd shower. Most
of us get away with a dry nights, not as chilly. Temperatures range
between seven to 11 Celsius. As we head into Wednesday we continue to
drag in easterly winds, still a fairly settled today. More cloud
around as we had towards the middle of the week. First thing Wednesday,
yes a cloudy start, and we see brightness developing through the
day. Best of the brightness from the clean Peninsula down to premature.
12 to 14 Celsius, in the sunshine it feels pleasant. It will feel chilly.
Mostly dry for the rest of the week, Sunny spells. By the time we get to
Friday be potential for rain pushing in from the south-west. The
headlines again. Former Wales footballer Ched Evans
has told a jury that the woman he is accused of raping did not appear to
drunk to consent. He sold because he was just being childish when he let
himself into her hotel room in Denbighshire where his friend was
having sex with the alleged victim. Mr Evans said she did consent to the
encounter in 2011 and denies raping her. The trial continues.
I'll have an update for you here at 8pm 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.