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Tonight's headlines: Heathrow's expansion finally gets lift off.
Scotland's landed thousands of aircraft servicing jobs.
There would be a train link directly for Wales into Heathrow,
making it much more convenient, but also much easier for students,
for overseas investors, the tourists, to get to Wales
So it will be a great boost for the Welsh economy.
Rowan was born male but identifies as female.
Concern tonight transgender people are waiting too long to access
Looking back at it now, I can see that other problems
I was having like depression and anxiety, even
just schoolwork, was actually stemming from me not being able to
sort of express myself and be honest.
This is what Wylfa's new nuclear power station should look
Anglesey council says there must be jobs for locals.
one of the best places in the world to visit, according to the travel
In tonight's sport, can Dean Keates succeed
where so many of his predecessors have failed nd get Wrexham back
There are claims it'll bring thousands of jobs and millions
Many businesses and politicians here say a third runway for Heathrow
But tonight the Welsh Government stands accused of giving away
support for the project, without getting anything back
in return, unlike ministers in Scotland, who have secured
guaranteed building contracts for Scottish companies.
Here's our Business Correspondent, Brian Meechan.
It is still one of the busiest airports in the world but it has
been slipping behind the competition, as they've expanded
while Heathrow is operating at its limits. But it is about to get a lot
bigger, bringing more people to the UK and potentially to Wales.
Heathrow is so convenient for Wales. It helps to make sure that
businesses from Wales can easily get to global markets. We are looking
forward to having the Western rail link, that will mean a rail link
directly from Wales into Heathrow, making it much more convenient and
much easier for students, overseas investors, tourists, to get to Wales
and enjoy the benefits. According to the Independent airports commission,
Wales will benefit from the expansion of that London hub. It
estimated that 8400 jobs would be created but that's over the next 35
years. It could also mean ?6.2 billion in benefits to the economy.
But it can we fully bring international opportunities closer
to Wales if they can get to Heathrow easily. We have important
improvements around rail, I think we are desperately crying out for the
M4 black route but all of that fits together in order to make Wales a
connected country. Cardiff Airport has seen a significant increase in
passenger numbers in the last 12 months. It says its new flight to
Madrid announced today shows it continues to attract allies and
travellers. Cardiff airport has a target of increasing to 2 million
passengers in the next five years. And to 3 million in the next ten
years. And bosses here believe that the expansion of Heathrow can help
them deliver that grow. I asked the chairman of Cardiff Airport if he
was worried about losing business to Heathrow. We will never ever compete
with Heathrow but we can offer the people and passengers of Wales and
enhanced service to fly potentially from Heathrow via Cardiff to
destinations around the world. But what do companies in North Road is
expected get out of this? We provide marketing services to companies
based in North Wales and the north-west of England but quite a
few of those are in the energy sector. And a lot of those come from
overseas. And I think it is a huge advantage that the expansion of our
UK airport capacity is going to be in a single place at Heathrow. In
return for supporting the new runway in Heathrow, ministers and Edinburgh
secured a guarantee that Scottish companies will get ?200 million
worth of building contracts from the project. There are questions to
write about the Welsh Government 's negotiations. How places to get the
best for Wales in any sort of government announcement like this.
Scotland has managed that. Wales is going to gain the consequential as
that would have happened anyway. We started been asking for solid
commitment and massive games like the Scottish Government has already
done. Welsh ministers say they are in ongoing talks with the airport
and are discussing the possibility of securing manufacturing contracts
for Welsh rugby. There will be plenty of scrutiny from Wales and
any economic benefits are by no means a done deal.
Let's have a word with our political correspondent, Daniel Davies.
What do you make of the criticism that the Welsh Government has missed
This isn't just a story about a strip of tarmac in London. It is
about the levers of power in Westminster and Carwyn Jones is
trying to use this as an opportunity to say if the UK Government is
reacting in interests of the whole nation then here is a chance for
them to prove it. He wrote to Theresa May last week saying that he
supported the expansion of Heathrow but there are things he wants to see
happen in return like better rail services to Wales, devolution of
more power over taxes, a bit of money if the UK Government ends up
spending any money on this but meanwhile, the Scottish Government
has already done a deal with Heathrow and there is talk of an
airport in Glasgow playing a supporting role. There is talk of
jobs, more money to develop roots, a big campaign to promote Scotland in
Heathrow and Plaid Cymru say Scotland are streets ahead of us.
Carwyn Jones has given away his support. But really what bargaining
power does he have? What Theresa May and Heathrow really need is votes in
parliament. If things get -- if this thing gets caught up thanks to a Lao
between Labour and the Tories, spits within those parties, the 50 plus
SNP MPs in Westminster could be very valuable indeed. That gives the SNP
and Nicola Sturgeon the kind of leverage that Carwyn Jones frankly
does not have. There's concern tonight that
transgender people are waiting up A trans person doesn't identify
with the gender they were born with and many are referred
to a gender identity consultant. This programme has been told some
patients are resorting to buying hormones online because waiting
lists are so long. The number of young people
being referred to specialist clinics have more than
doubled in the last year. Finding her feet, as
the person she wants to be. 17, from Penarth in
the Vale of Glamorgan. She's studying circus skills at this
college in Bristol and she's happy, I couldn't go out and make friends
because they'd be trying to have Looking back at it now,
I can see that other problems I was having like depression,
anxiety, even just schoolwork, was actually stemming from me not
being able to sort of express Storylines in programmes
like Eastenders, featuring transgender character Kyle,
have helped create a wider understanding of gender identify
issues, something Rowan said helped when explaining her transition
from male to female, to her family. It's been two years since she first
approached her GP to be referred There are none in Wales,
so Welsh patients are referred Yes, in nine months,
we are going to be seen And we are two years
on and we still haven't been seen And I can't tell you how
heartbreaking it is actually. Rowan needed hormones,
while she waited for her referral, something a GP can prescribe,
but they can also be bought online. If you are willing to pay,
you don't ask too many questions And a lot of people
go down that route. Right at the beginning, we'd heard
about it and we were thinking, And you see your child in that much
distress and nothing is happening Yeah, I was online thinking,
should we do this? And then you are totally torn
between, am I being the worst parent Because I just wanted
to help my child. Abergavenny GP Helen Webberley
offers private healthcare She says it's crucial
to get the right treatment A huge number of children who I see
have been to their GP several times, expressing gender variance but also
expressing anxiety, depression and are put on antidepressants,
so we've got young people being put on drugs for depression
when actually the root cause of the depression
isn't being addressed. Jenny Anne Bishop and her partner
have been campaigning on transgender issues for decades and offer support
to the community in North Wales Had today's treatment been available
to her, life would have I may not have got married
and caused problems for my ex-wife and for my children,
so it could have saved an awful lot of problems for lots of people
and people normally who go through puberty and then transition
with the right hormones are almost indistinguishable,
so they don't get They find it much easier to live
just an ordinary life as the people they are and it might have
prevented me losing my job five The number of young people
being referred to gender identity clinics from Wales has risen from 17
to 40 in the last year and the numbers are
increasing year on year. Treatments, naturally,
will vary for each individual, and in Wales a mental health
assessment is done before Last week, the Welsh Government
allocated ?1 million to be spent on gender identity
and eating disorder clinics. A message from a wreath placed
by Prince Charles on the 50th The National Farmers Union Cymru
says the value of milk is up, but profits are not being passed
on to dairy farmers, costing the Welsh rural economy more
than ?200,000 a day. The union called for change, at
the Welsh Dairy Show in Carmarthen. There are probably 70 other people,
associated businesses, either directly or indirectly,
who depend on the revenue from milk So as I've said, you know,
we have been finding it very difficult to actually pay
for nominal services Now, it's critical,
absolutely critical, that the value should be coming back
to dairy farms to make sure A message from a wreath placed
by Prince Charles on the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster
has been taken. The Prince of Wales visited
the village last week, where some of the 144 victims
of the tragedy are buried, South Wales Police say they're
investigating the incident. Local jobs for local people -
that's the call tonight. Anglesea Council wants a guarantee
that work at the proposed new nuclear power station
on Anglesey will go to people The consultation process
for the Wylfa Newydd The developers, Horizon,
hope to submit their application And there are also fresh concerns
about the pylons which would carry You'd think it was a done deal,
the amount of money that has already been spent,
the amount of effort that's gone in. But for now, Wylfa Newydd remains
little more than a video graphic. On Anglesey though some do
have their eye on the prize and The existing Wylfa plant has
for half a century been a major employer, but most of the workforce
there will have retired or moved away before its
replacement is built. They have got an assessment that
only 45% of the operational Obviously, I am pushing
for that to be nearer 100%. It's very important
that the operational workforce comes I'd like to see them starting
to discuss with us what mitigation measures, training packages,
they can put together over the next eight years, the time
it is conducted to build, to make sure that we do maximise
the operational As far as local employment goes,
we have said yes, 25% in the construction period,
that still actually represents just Following that, we are focusing
on the 850 long-term high quality jobs for at least 60 years
that we will need to operate the power station and we are already
making inroads on that New graphics from the National Grid
show some of the pylon lines which will have to be built to take
power from Wylfa Newydd. In Talwrn, near Llangefni,
a second pylon line is planned. There is to be a protest
there tomorrow. I think the first thing
is we've grown used to it But I think for a second lot,
almost on top of that, and the pylons are going to be that
much taller, I don't think Can they not strengthen the existing
ones that are here to They want to desecrate the island
with these monstrous things They need to talk about what's best
for Anglesey and what's best We are talking about
Wylfa Newydd lasting for 60 - 70 years and I'm sure if you spread
the cost over that period, then it becomes more
economical to do. And there are those
who oppose the very idea It is getting on for ten months
now since the old Wylfa Even with early approval,
a new plant is still And there are plenty
of battles to be fought at. Much more to come before 7pm.
Join me at Wales's Ice Arena where some of the Cardiff Devil's
greats are going head to head. But it's going turn milder over
the next few days with southwesterly It's seen off competition
from the tropical islands of French Polynesia and the stunning
landscapes of South Australia. North Wales has been
ranked in fourth place, as one of the world's
best tourist destinations. The respected Lonely Planet Travel
Guide cited activities like surfing in Snowdonia and zip-wiring
in Penrhyn as some Serve, zip, jump, ride. Its
activities like these that have helped put North Wales on the map.
Compiled by a panel of writers and experts, it is the only UK
destination to feature in Lonely Planet 's top places to visit in the
world in 2017 and the area was up against some stiff competition. At
fourth place, it is higher than areas including French Polynesia,
South Australia and the historic temples and culture of Malaysia.
Surf Snowdonia in the Conwy Valley, Penryn Quarry zip lines and the
underground trampled lyrical trampoline are mentioned as must see
attractions. They are all part of north Wales' reinvention as an
adventure destination, according to the writers. The people behind some
of these attractions who have come together say the focus should now be
on making North Wales the destination for adventure tourism
all year round. We have had the geography here for ages, the
mountains, DC, or the cliffs and the crags and the places where you can
buy canned rivers but now it is the focus is moving to promoting that
the wider world. North Wales boasts historic castles, gastronomy and
beautiful coastlines to. The hope is a thriving tourism industry could
help keep young people in the area. If we sell Wales as a place that is
incredibly desirable to visit weevil it attract more investment and
retain more young people who in the past we have often seen leave Wales
once they have reached adulthood. I think it is good that it is one of
the greatest places to visit and therefore to live in. With
provisional figures showing 450,000 overseas visitors came to Wales in
the first six months of 2016, 15% more than the year before, for the
businesses of north Wales, the hope is the accolade will mean potential
visitors will put Wales at the top of the pile.
After years drifting in non league football,
Wrexham hope Dean Keates can be the man who can deliver promotion.
Keates, who made more than 150 league appearances for the club
, was unveiled today as the new manager.
He had been in temporary charge, after Gary Mills was sacked
For so many before him, it's been a mission impossible.
Dean Keates is aiming to succeed where others have failed
It is the club's ninth season languishing in non-league football.
I can't guarantee the fans I am going to get them back
into the football league but the only thing I can guarantee
them is that I will give them as much hard work as possible to get
But that's football, as you said.
It is my chance now and hopefully I can get the club back.
He's been club captain and guided Wrexham two FA Trophy
Now Dean Keates is stepping into the top job permanently.
You've got to start somewhere to gain your experience
so the opportunity came up and we were right for each
You just need to look around and look at the size of it.
It should be at least two leagues higher.
His appointment is the latest in a series of changes at the club.
Manager Gary Mills' departure was followed last night
by Barry Horne and Don Bircham quitting the club's
The former Wales captain sorry the team had not achieved promotion
And Wrexham's league position isn't pretty.
14th in the National League, some distance from
We've had a few managers that have come in.
Granted, they've had success in the past but not quite knowing
what the football club means to the town.
I think it is more of a money-saving option.
Compared to some of the names that were mentioned around,
The new man in charge says he has had offers of help from afar afield
as Switzerland since being linked with the job.
He's played down expectations but is in no doubt about his
long-term aim, get Wrexham back into the football league.
Rugby and Scarlets' Liam Williams has not been ruled out
of the forthcoming game against Australia
Williams injured his ankle in the Champions Cup defeat
Centre Scott Williams, who missed that game,
George North, who's hurt his hand, could be fit for
Some players will return to the regions for the forthcoming
It's not ideal having that game ahead of the first international.
But we are aware that we've got to be sensible with regards
to making sure that those regions are strong enough to put a good
solid 15 out on the field and marrying that are pretty
He was part of the world record breaking Cardiff Devils team
of 2010, which won the most consecutive wins ever in ice hockey.
Tonight, star player Scott Matzka's former team-mates are getting back
together for a charity match in his honour,
after he was diagnosed with a terminal
The game starts in just a few minutes.
The teams are already on the ice, warming up for the game,
Over there, we've got the record breaking team of the 2010-11 season
and in that corner we've got the current Cardiff Devils team.
The crowds are starting to arrive now and they're all here for this
This matches all for you. In the last year, you've come out with your
diagnosis of motor neuron disease and since then, you've been raising
money and awareness and this matches all part of it. Absolutely. I've
been given a platform as a former hockey player and it has been
amazing to see the support of people across the globe to get up and help
us. We've got really some very serious thing facing us, the future.
And this is going to go a long way to help others. You are raising
money for you as a family but also trying to raise awareness. We
decided a long time ago that I wanted to do something for the
cause. I knew that I could try and do that through spreading awareness.
This event really is meant to help raise money for the family. We will
incur some pretty significant costs but at the same time we will do a
great job of helping educate people and get the word out there. Thank
you very much. You are his former coach and you have organised
everything. How have you gone about that? All the guys from the team as
soon as he went public with his story was on the phone asking what
can we do. The quickest way to raise money is to get a game together. It
was at a special team. What better way than to bring the record
breakers back for a night? The response has been incredible. The
hockey community is really tight and the Cardiff Devils fans are
unbelievable. 2000 tickets were sold and there's lots of sponsorship and
people buying jerseys and teachers and we are hoping it will be
somewhere around ?35,000 raised. Your team-mates... I have just seen
your reaction to that figure. Some of your former team-mates have flown
over from across the world to be a part of this. Yes, it really speaks
volumes about the quality of person that I have played with. I don't
feel fortunate to have all these people... It is just an honour for
my people and my family to be here and have these people come across
the pond to be a part of this event. I hope I can be as good as a friend
as they have been to me. Thank you for joining us. It is pretty chilly
here but what is it looking like in the rest of Wales?
It certainly has been chilly recently but it will turn milder
everywhere over the next two days. Cloudy for most of us today. Low
cloud and missed in Blaenavon but brighter and drier in Conwy. A
little autumn sunshine. This actinide, most places dry, a few
gaps in the cloud. That will allow it to turn misty and places. Maybe a
few fog patches forming. Not a cold night. Here is the picture for eight
o'clock on Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning even, cloudy, grey
and misty in places. Most of the country dry but we could see a few
spots of rain in the north and it will be milder than today. 13
Celsius on Anglesey. The odd spot of rain in places tomorrow but
otherwise, a lot of dry weather and it should brighten up. A little
sunshine in the afternoon. Temperature is a little higher than
today. In Pembroke show tomorrow, dry with the cloud breaking. Some
sunshine in new gale with a high of 15 in Haverfordwest. In Denbighshire
tomorrow, mostly dry. Brighter in the afternoon. And then tomorrow
night, cloud in mid and North Wales. One or two spots of drizzle. The
South dry and clear with a few mist and fog patches. On Thursday, we
could see the odd spot of light rain or drizzle. Plenty of cloud. Some
sunny intervals and mild with a south-westerly breeze. Not a lot of
change on Friday. Rain possible in parts of the North and west.
Elsewhere mostly dry with light winds. A front are lying through the
north Britain on Friday. High pressure remains in charge. The
outlook for the weekend is more of the same really. Variable cloud. Any
sunshine will feel mild. But it will turn chilly with mist and fog
patches overnight. The headlines again. There are claims that a third
runway for Heathrow will bring thousands of jobs and millions of
pounds to be Welsh economy through better international transport links
and export opportunities. Plaid Cymru says the Welsh Government is
supporting the project without getting anything back in return,
unlike ministers in Edinburgh who have secured contracts.
I'll have an update for you here at eight o'clock and again
From all of us on the programme, good evening.