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Tony claims he was sexually abused at a summer camp
in Porthcawl in the 70s - he's preparing to give evidence
to the independent inquiry, which has today opened
My whole schooling after that basically deteriorated.
Also tonight, Unions call for clarity as Tata Steel's former
Chairman gets his old job back, taking the industry
Two-year-old Mamich was rescued after being badly burned -
the RSPCA here is bracing itself for a surge in reports of animal
We'll hear from a man who lost ?80,000 pounds online
as Gwent Police warn internet scams are becoming more sophisticated.
This Cardiff post office worker who chased-off an armed robber this
morning is hailed as the hero of the day.
And from the pit-stop to the chequered flag, we'll be
hearing about a new drive to get more girls involved in motorsports.
Come forward and give evidence - that's the message tonight to Welsh
It's come from the independent inquiry examining the extent
to which organisations like councils and the NHS failed
It's basing a team in Wales, and wants people to
However, since the investigation was announced, it's been
mired in controversy as India Pollock reports.
Growing up in the 1970s, Tony's childhood was blighted
So he was thrilled when a teacher put his name forward
It was oh, wow, amazing, I get a chance to go on holiday
and I suppose some respite from the home life I had,
But decades on, he remembers the trip for all the wrong reasons.
It wasn't the first day, it was next day.
"Come on boys, down to the shower rooms."
So we went to the shower rooms and this person was there with us.
He would pick boys out at random and I was one of the boys
that was picked out and he said "come on, I'm going to show
Went into the side cubicle and he then decided I wasn't
My whole schooling after that basically deteriorated.
In 2012, long buried memories were jolted by the revelations
about Jimmy Savile and a string of high-profile celebrity
Tony finally reported the incident to South Wales Police.
They investigated but concluded that his alleged abuser,
now in his 80s and suffering from dementia, was unfit to be
interviewed, so the police enquiry stalled.
He is now preparing to give evidence to the Truth Project.
It is one strand of the independent enquiry, which aims to look
at the extent to which both private and public bodies like councils
and the Armed Forces failed to protect children from sexual abuse.
The enquiry is basing a team in Wales and they want victims
here to get in touch and make an appointment
Around 100 people are here in Cardiff today for the launch
It has had a bumpy start, now on its fourth chairwoman
and several senior lawyers have resigned in recent weeks.
But the woman now leading the enquiry says she's
focusing on the future and it is business as usual.
Myself and my fellow panel members are absolutely clear and have always
been clear about what needs to be done but we do need the time
and the space to get on with this critical work.
The enquiry has never been in crisis in terms of the 160-odd
They have been getting on with their work very purposively
and because they are committed to it.
This isn't the first enquiry into child abuse.
There have been concerns that this one is too wide ranging and people
may not want to come forward after being involved
Those working with victims and survivors feel that,
despite the controversy, there is a willingness on their part
to engage with the enquiry for the sake of others.
It is a big ask to expect victims and survivors to come forward.
Many are motivated by the very natural desire to make sure that
lessons are learned and that what they had to endure as children
is not inflicted on children in the future.
Tony and two other men who claim they, too, were abused by the same
youth worker are now pursuing a civil action
against Cardiff Council, who they believe employed a man.
The council says it takes such allegations very seriously
but cannot comment as the case is ongoing.
Meanwhile, Tony is putting his faith and trust in the enquiry
I have had the element of doubt. I am going to give my everything. I am
hopeful, that is all I can be, really.
The former chairman of India's Tata Group has lashed out
at the way his sudden departure was handled by the company.
The change at the top has sparked further uncertainty over the future
of the compnay's operations in Wales including at Port Talbot.
However, there have been signs that things are improving slowly
Events in India this week have cast fresh uncertainty over the future of
Tata operations in Wales, including at the Port Talbot steelworks. It
all stems from the decision to remove the Tata's leader from his
post, Cyrus Mistry. He says he has become a lame duck and alleges
constant interference. His predecessor takes over once more.
The move is cautiously welcomed by one union. He is very experienced.
He instigated the purchasing of Corus in 2007. He is experienced and
knows the business. He knows what he wants but what we need to see from
him is some strategy. What strategy are we now following? There has been
some positive news this week over the huge pension fund which is often
seen as an impediment to securing the future of Tata's UK operations.
According to the British steel pension-fund's trustees, the deficit
has significantly reduced from ?700 million to ?50 million within one
year. The fall in the pound has boosted the value of companies with
foreign earnings but this can easily reverse and so there are calls to
ensure this doesn't happen. What we now need is to move forward to get
clarity about the long-term future of the pension scheme and we are
certainly going to be keeping an eye on this very closely and holding the
government to account to insure that they are moving forward with the
trustees and with Tata and the trade unions and pensions regulator. While
Tata bosses talk of an improving picture, it is understood the
situation remains volatile. What about the many businesses which rely
on the steelworks? Have they seen things getting better? This business
took a hit when Port Talbot steelworks announced its first round
of major cutbacks at the start of the year. Six months down the line,
business has picked up and they have increased their workforce. Things
have improved. We have managed to take on an extra half a dozen or so
staff. We couldn't take back the people we had let go because there
is such a skilled shortage that they get snapped up by other firms. Work
here continues but as uncertainty lingers, what workers want is
reassurance as to what happens next. The movement at the top of Tata
took the Indian business The BBC's correspondent in Mumbai,
Yogita Limaye, has more This was a very unexpected
move by the Tata group. It is a company that is very
private, very conscious of its public image and steers
clear of controversy. Cyrus Mistry was only
the sixth chairman in its 150 He was the man who was
the person who said tough He wanted to cut down
loss-making operations. Now, while financially some might
say that getting rid of loss-making ventures is perhaps a good thing
for the company, traditionally This is a group that has always
liked having a public image of being a responsible employer,
has always shied away from taking radical decisions about job cuts
or shutting down operations and so perhaps that line of thinking
from the chairman might have been one of the reasons
behind why he was removed, although the Tata group has not
given an official reason. However, things might get
complicated because Cyrus Mistry's family owns eight company
which is a big Indian conglomerate and a big investor in
the Tata group, owning What happens next, for the next four
months, the previous chairman A committee has been set up
and in four months' time they will be finding a new man
for the job. The number of people over 50
admitted to hospital for alcohol-related treatment has
risen in the last five years. That's according
to official figures. But Public Health Wales says
the bigger picture shows an overall drop of 32% in the number of people
hospitalised for alcohol misuse, Ambulance response times here have
met their revised targets Nearly 80% of the most serious
and life threatening cases were responded
to within eight minutes. The Welsh Government changed
the targets last year with response times dropped for all but the most
life-threatening of calls. Less urgent incidents are now
measured by clinical outcomes. Welsh Language Standards set
by the Welsh Language Commissioner. Pembrokeshire and Caerphilly
councils are challenging four statutory standards each,
which involve the use of Welsh The RSPCA in Wales is bracing itself
for thousands of calls reporting animal neglect over
the next few months. Last winter the animal welfare
charity received nearly 3,000 calls about neglect,
more than half of them It's launched a campaign make people
more aware of animals' needs. Two-year-old Mamich is one of many
dogs nursed back to health by the RSPCA, who's now
looking for a new home. As you can see he is quite a big
dog. He has been at the centre since April and he is now looking for a
loving home. Apparently going to a home with adults or secondary school
aged children. He was brought to the RSPCA's animal
centre here in Newport suffering from serious burns,
but after treatment has As winter approaches,
the charity is bracing itself for thousands more calls
reporting animal neglect. In just four months to the end of
January this year, the RSPCA in Wales received nearly 3000 calls
reporting and on the black. Because concerned almost -- animal neglect.
Because concerned nearly 2000 dogs. RSPCA Cymru says the bad weather can
make things worse for pets, Another annual problem
is people giving pets The charity is calling
its new campaign Love Animals, Hate Cruelty, to raise awareness
of pets' needs. We urge people to do their homework
before getting an animal to make sure that they are equipped, they
have the right environment and time and they can provide for that
animal. They have complex needs, often. If you are ready to get a pet
consider re-homing. There are animals at this RSPCA centre in
Newport looking for a new home, a second opportunity, potentially
having suffered from the neglect we are talking about today.
Cats and rabbits are among the animals at this centre
Last year the RSPCA re-homed more than 1,700 animals in Wales.
But the number of neglected animals shows no sign of decreasing.
Still to come on the programme before 7pm...
She's been hailed as the hero of the day - we'll be hearing
about the Ely Post-Office worker who chased-off an armed robber this
And Susie Wolff is one of the highest profile women
in motorsport - she's in Deeside today to prove it isn't
A man from Newport who lost more than ?80,000 in an internet scam has
spoken out for the first time to urge people to be
This week Gwent Police are holding events designed to illustrate that
it's not just vulnerable people who can fall victim
Paul Heaney has this exclusive report.
It started with two months of chatting to someone online
but when they asked for money, he knew something wasn't
Then, a second relationship which lasted nine months
A second story that was more convincing.
The words of this man, who wants to remain anonymous,
are spoken by a member of our production team.
It was to get a passport and a Visa to get out
Then it came to discussions about oh, you were scammed
by somebody before and I know a police officer who may
He eventually made payment after payment to people who promised
I'm embarrassed to say this now but that second
What effect has this experience had on you both financially but also
I'm now going to struggle to buy my own house.
I'm not going to have earned back that sort of money, ?80,000,
Emotionally speaking, I'm alone again and maybe
-- I just don't want to know any more.
Statistics involving Internet scams haven't been collected
separately for that long but there were 5.6 million online
or computer-based crime incidents last year.
For businesses, online frauds cost them ?1 billion last year.
If people feel confident when dealing with people online
that's great but what I would say is be careful.
These people are very good at what they do.
They are very convincing and they know how to manipulate yo.
But also, if you feel confident, think about your friends
and your relatives who might not be as confident as you and let them
know to be wary of people contacting them online.
If you are available on Friday and Saturday this week,
we are holding an event n Gwent Square, Cwmbran,
where we will be handing out further advice should you be
The warning, don't be complacent or would you could find yourself
a victim of increasingly clever and convincing attacks.
An inquest has heard how a 42-year-old man whose car plunged
over a cliff in Ceredigion was five times over the drink-drive limit.
Gary Chilton had been driving rapidly and performing
handbrake turns in a field at the Ty Gwyn Caravan Park in MWNT
before driving his car over the edge of the cliff.
A verdict of death by misadventure was recorded.
Cardiff Council has given the go ahead for the re-opening of a quarry
There's been strong opposition to bringing Creigiau Quarry back
into operation because of local concerns, including
The company that owns the site, Tarmac, says it's an important
Police have described a shop worker who fended off a man wielding
a knife as brave and her colleagues say she's a hero.
This is the moment, captured on CCTV, that Paula Hooper
was confronted by the masked man who demanded money with a knife.
She refuses, raises the alarm and gets out a small baseball
bat before chasing him out of the post office,
She was injured but colleagues say her bravery was inspiring.
I looked at the camera and I could see her then with a bat
going for this guy who obviously had a knife so I thought OK,
I have to do something and as I was running around to aid
So I think I kind of made them aware that there was also someone else
When you think about it afterwards and you realise the danger and it
Like I said, she is the employee of the day, the month.
I think rumours have started around that she's Wonder Woman!
More than 1000 bales of hay are on fire in a field
North Wales fire fighters are at the scene where there
The parents of Private Cheryl James from Llangollen who was found dead
at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey in 1995 will receive an award
from the Human Rights group Liberty tonight.
Des and Doreen James spent more than two decades seeking
answers about what happened to their daughter.
At a second inquest earlier this year, the coroner concluded that
she'd shot herself but criticised a lack of structure
and inappropriate relationships at the camp.
Time for the sport now and here's Tomos.
Not long before the autumn Rugby Internationals, Tomos.
We start with news from the Wales rugby camp.
The Dragons' second row Cory Hill has been called-up to the squad
for the autumn internationals because of concerns over Jake Ball
who suffered a rib injury last weekend.
Meanwhile, four players have returned to the regions
The Ospreys' Dan Lydiate and Scott Baldwin will be
available for their game against the Dragons on Saturday.
Rhys Gill and Lloyd Williams can play for the Blues against Scarlets.
Wales play Australia a week on Saturday.
They have been together over the last few months while we will be
fresh into our first game together and we will just have to front up
This is what this fortnight is going to be about now,
is putting that preparation in as much as we can and turning
There are four Welsh cyclists in the British squad
for the Track World Cup in the Netherlands next month.
Olympic Gold Medallist Elinor Barker is included along with Rachel James.
She competes again after her solo GB debut in Paris.
Joe Holt and Emily Nelson have also been included but there's no
Manon Lloyd as there isn't a Women's Team Pursuit squad.
Now, it's that time of year when the peace and quiet of Welsh
forest tracks is shattered by the roar of engines.
Yes, Wales Rally GB, the British leg of the World Rally Championship,
Ahead of the official start tomorrow, rally crews have played
host to schoolgirls in an event to show that a career in motor-sport
Rally HQ is on Deeside and Roger Pinney is there for us.
Yes, they call this the Rally HQ Village.
To be honest, it's more of a small town.
It's the paddock and pits for the teams taking part
This is the world champion's car and the real question is will he be on
the podium on Sunday? You get a sense here of the buzz
around this event. And today has been all
about what women can If you think this is something
strictly for the boys, then the message is boys,
you need to think again. Around 100 girls got shown
the ropes at Rally HQ. The initiative is called
Dare To Be Different. It challenges young women to look
at motorsport when it It also aims to challenge
the perception that this They may be out front but behind
the scenes there is just about every The message seems to
be getting through. I like racing and competing
against other people because if you win, if you try
and you win the feeling On TV I only see men driving
the cars and I might take it But I thought ivory wanted to be
a teacher for primary school but now -- I thought I really wanted to be a
primary school teacher. Dare To Be Different is the idea
of Susie Wolf, one of the highest She test drove for the Williams
Formula 1 team. With Dare To Be Different we're not
just focused on finding the next female ralley driver
or Formula 1 driver, we are focused on opening the sport
up and inspiring young girls that it is not a world for boys
because sometimes society's preconception is the boys should be
racing drivers and should go into motorsport but actually I've
had a fantastic career within motorsport and there are many,
many successful women working This has the backing of Rob Jones,
the Welsh man who heads up There is quite frankly nothing,
nothing you can think of as a job that you can't do in this
sport and what we tried to do with this campaign,
which I think we are doing, I think it is successful, is to say,
is to introduce it to females. To be honest, around the pits today
it was almost exclusively men working on the cars or sitting
behind a steering wheel And to be sure, the cars
are what we see, they're where the excitement is,
but behind the scenes And around this paddock you get a
real sense of how much more is going on in motorsport. Today I have seen
the engineers working on the cards but computer technicians, PR and
media and also people working like videos and medics. It is an exciting
sport and one for boys and girls. The rally itself gets underway in'
tomorrow evening for a ceremonial start and then it is off to the
hills and valleys, the forest tracks of North and mid Wales before ending
up in candid note -- for a ceremonial finish.
The two-time World Champion, Colin Jackson, has been awarded
an honorary fellowship at Wrexham Glyndwr University.
The former 110 metres hurdles world record holder and Olympic silver
medallist was nominated for services to sport.
Jackson spent a lot of his youth in the area and broke his first
After receiving the honour, he spoke about how he could've
pursued a career in Cricket instead of athletics.
What happened to me simply was the cricket match
was on the same day as the athletic competition.
The cricket match was three hours from my home and the athletics
competition was literally a five-minute walk from my house
and I decided to just do athletics, just because I was lazy!
The reason why it is incredible is because it's something that
you didn't set out to achieve and somebody really recognises
you and your achievements and that is a wonderful thing
when it comes to you in that particular way so I am really
Award winning weather forecasting now with Derek.
I will certainly do my best! We saw some sunshine today and it has
turned my order. 17 Celsius. More mild weather to come. It is a bit
grey and damp this morning but it had cheer up with some blue sky and
sunshine at least for a while. Most places dry tonight. Some low cloud
and mist. The odd spot of drizzle. In the South East, maybe a view fog
patches forming. Generally mild but it is chilly in Monmouthshire. Here
is the picture for 8am. A bit of a grey and misty start in places.
Wouldn't rule out the odd spot of rain but no more than that. There
will be a lot of cloud around. It will feel mild with a south-westerly
breeze. Temperatures in double figures. On the whole, not a bad day
to come tomorrow. Cloud breaking with the brighter spells and
sunshine. You may catch a light shower but most places dry. Easier
than today and mild. Temperatures 13 or 16 Celsius with a south-westerly
breeze. Cloudy at times, maybe the odd spot of rain, otherwise drivers
on Anglesey tomorrow mostly dry and cloudy. 14 Celsius in Holyhead with
a fresh breeze. Tomorrow night, 12 showers possible in the south. We
could see a little rain in the north-west, especially in Snowdonia,
otherwise try and mild. Then, on Friday, rain for parts of the North
and north-west. This will clear. Elsewhere dry. Maybe some sunshine
in the Vale of Glamorgan. Temperatures in the mid teens. That
will move away that front and further south we have high pressure.
That will dominate our weather over the weekend. The high becoming
centred over Germany, eventually. The outlook is mostly dry for the
weekend. Quite cloudy but feeling mild. Especially if you see any
sunshine. Mind you, it will be chilly at night and there is a
chance of a view mist and fog patches.
and a full round-up after the ten o'clock news.
But until then, from everyone on the programme,
thanks for watching and have a good evening.