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On BBC One A couple from Cardiff who survived
Berlin' terrorist attack tell us of their attempts
to help those hurt. The company that underwrote
a ?1 million Welsh government grant It is amazing to a festival
atmosphere just changed dramatically and you heard the scene of
devastation. The company that underwrote
a ?1 million Welsh government grant to the takeaway sitekukd.com
is involved in a tax At least 1,000 fish are dead,
in what's being described as the worst act of pollution
to the hit the Teifi in 30 years. The scenery is spectacular,
but a call tonight to urgently do something to keep young people
living in rural Wales. It is an environmental disaster.
Imagine at least ten meals of the river where the fish are doing.
The scenery is spectacular, but a call tonight to urgently do
something to keep young people living in rural Wales.
In tonight's sport, the rugby boys round for Christmas dinner.
All friends for now - until the Welsh derbies!
A couple from Cardiff, just metres away from the lorry that
ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin, have been talking
of their attempts to help those who were hurt.
Rhys Meredith and his girlfriend Sara Dobler described
the devastation that has left 12 people dead and 48 injured.
Back home, counter-terrorism police in Wales are advising people
to remain vigilant, but not alarmed. Jenny Rees reports.
The aftermath, as emergency services try to piece together the events
Among those at the scene were two tourists from Cardiff.
They were just metres away with the lorry ploughed through
We, literally, had just sat down to get a bite to eat.
We heard what we thought were explosions.
We did not realise a lorry had gone through.
Instinct prevailed, really, and we were just determined to get
in there and help as much as we could.
But I did not think we really comprehended
what was going on until we started shifting the stalls.
A few people were putting others into recovery positions.
A mother and children were trying to take them away from the scene,
I don't think we could put into detail enough words about how
But Sara said she was able to comfort some,
I saw a man trying to move on the ground.
My first reaction was, "I need to see if he's OK."
He was speaking a different language and it was more of a murmur.
Unfortunately, he had a severe gash of the side
I remember just holding his hand and telling him that everything would be
OK. But from what I saw, unfortunately, he was the only
person moving at that stall. Here, the counterterrorism police say the
threat level here remains unchanged. It is classed as severe, meaning an
attack is highly likely. The sea they are reviewing all procedures.
They are asking people to remain a layout, but not alarmed.
A BBC Wales investigation has found the company that underwrote
a ?1 million Welsh government grant to the online food ordering
service kukd.com is involved in a tax fraud enquiry.
Earlier this year, the Welsh government
launched an investigation into how the million pounds
of taxpayers money was awarded to Kukd.
The Welsh company Kukd.com were set up two years ago.
Its website and app allowed customers to order takeaways
It is the latest venture from Newport's Shaleem Hussain,who
has an MBE for services to Welsh business.
The company was in line for a grant of nearly ?3 million from the Welsh
who has an MBE for services to Welsh business.
The company was in line for a grant of nearly ?3 million from the Welsh
government over three years, for creating jobs in Wales.
Kukd received the first ?1 million, but further payments
were suspended after some staff were laid off
and their jobs were outsourced th Bangladesh.
The Welsh government is investigating whether
conditions for claiming the grant were met.
I am the founder of the EuroFoods Group in Newport.
He is also the director in its sister company, EuroFoods Group -
the guarantor for the ?1 million grant given to Kukd.
This means EuroFoods will be liable to pay back the grant,
The company employs more than 200 people and delivers to the ethnic
catering industry and specialist supermarkets across the UK,
BBC Wales has discovered EuroFoods is at the centre
of an investigation by HMRC, for suspected tax fraud or evasion.
They have issued what is known as a Code of Practice Nine Order
and the tax affairs of the company are being scrutinised
Anton Lane advises companies involved in these investigations.
To move into Code of Practice Nine is not common.
It can result in criminal prosecution.
This is the last chance for a taxpayer to hold their hands
up and tell the truth, to avoid being prosecuted.
Some are questioning whether the Welsh government should have been
made aware of enquiries into the company's tax affairs.
What is worrying is that the Welsh governments don't seem to have been
in the loop on this investigation and yet they handed over ?1 million
I would have hoped that, before the money was handed over,
a simple question would have been asked of the guarantor,
circumstances and in this respect, Eurofoods, to say, "Has there been
any material change in your circumstances since you made
In a statement, EuroFoods said they were subject to a tax
It said the company was co-operating fully with the the tax authorities.
The Welsh Government says it is unable
to comment while its own investigation into the grant
The public spending watchdog, the Wales Audit Office, is considering
including Kukd in the review of the Welsh government's financial support
It comes in the wake of several high-profile cases,
where companies got into difficulties or collapsed
The review is expected to launch early in 2017.
Let's talk to our political editor, Nick Servini.
What can you tell us about this broader review?
The public spending watchdogs has been a wheel of a number of
companies over which? Have been raised. This includes Kukd.com under
number of other companies. The common theme for a couple of is that
they got into financial difficulties after receiving substantial public
support from the Welsh government. Assembly members from the Public
Accounts Committee actually discussed this and in the
discussions, the rate concerns about the level of Welsh government
support for business. The wheel should audit office is no
considering a broad-based operation into how the Welsh government does
its business, as well as giving out grants. But this is not an exact
science. You have two place in losses for the taxpayer, but what
they will be looking for his systemic problems, things which keep
on rising in these individual cases that is something which will
inevitably be the focus of any broad-based investigation if it
under new -- under way. If it does get under way, and it will be
significant if it will take place in nearly next year.
A mother has been found guilty of plotting to let a man
rape her seven-year-old daughter. Cardiff Crown Court heard how
54-year-old Stuart Bailey, from Rhondda Cynon Taff,
and the mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons,
planned the sex attack via text messages.
The court was told how she sent Mr Bailey a naked
photo of her daughter - and bought sleeping
The funeral has been held of a man from Swansea killed
when the Didcot Power Station collapsed in February.
Christopher Huxtable was one of four men who died.
His coffin was carried on a truck by the local recycling firm
An investigation into the cause of his death is still ongoing.
Plans to cut capital spending on flood prevention schemes
are to be partially reversed by the Welsh government.
It comes as ministers publish their final budget for 2017-2018.
It includes an extra ?33 million for flooding schemes,
?53 million for housing and ?50 million for
regeneration projects over the next four years.
It is being described as the worst act of pollution to hit
All the salmon and sea trout in a two-mile stretch of the river
in Ceredigion have been killed by a slurry leak.
Over 1,000 fish have been killed and Natural Resources Wales say
the majority of fish up to six miles downriver have also died.
Matt Murray has been out with the environmental officers
It is the fourth day on than ever for the environmental officers as
they try and assess the impact of the pollution. Today, they have put
a slight electrical current through the river, so that any loving fish
would be attracted to it. But nearly all the salmon, sea joked and brown
trout have been wiped out any six male section on the River Teifi. We
have surveyed the states. At each one of these, we find practically no
fresh. We think up to six meals of fish have been affected. Every
single fish has been killed? It is looking like E total kill for a
couple of materials and then progressively gets better.
It is a very important area, because this is a major spawning area for
the fish. Further upriver, with the would expect to fine 80 fish, there
was only one or two alive. The ammo for Millstone stream. This part of
the river should be bouncing with fish, but they have only 1001 salmon
so far this stretch of river. It is an environmental disaster. It will
take decades for the river to recover. It will take a long time
for all the insects to come back and if the comeback, if you're lucky,
the fish will come back. The river is known all over the world. Even
President Jimmy Carter came to fish here in the 1980s. He regarded as
one of his favourite fishing rivers. It is not only environmentally
disastrous, but could be very bad for tourism. It brings in big
jewellers. A lot of fishermen, locally, stay overnight, buy
equipment in the local shops. There will be a knock-on effect to the
local economy. They see the investigation will continue into
next year and a course of action is expected to be announced in the New
Year. Much more to come
before seven o'clock. The rugby boys round
for Christmas dinner. All friends for now -
until the Welsh derbies! Wind and rain.
Sunshine and showers. Plus Storm Barbara.
Join me for the forecast. Some rural areas in Wales have been
"losing young people by the bucketload",
according to a Simon Brooks is calling on the Welsh
government to relocate a public body's headquarters to Gwynedd,
to stem the flow of young He told BBC Wales "an unintended
consequence" of devolution is that more public sector jobs
are being centralised in Cardiff. Here is our political
correspondent, Arwyn Jones. For thrill seekers, Gwynedd as at
all. This video was produced over the summer to try and persuade young
people to steal of the county. The fear that too many people are
turning their backs on rural areas. It is a beautiful day and it is
difficult to imagine why no one would want to live and work here.
But for young people it is difficult. For young people, there
are jobs, but many are related to the tool is in the street, so are
seasonal and fully paid. Matthew finished his degree where Stephen
returned here to work. He has an hour-long commute every day. He
thinks people are more willing to look big towns and cities for work,
without actually looking up what is available locally. The opportunities
are here. They may be more difficult to look up unframed, but they are of
the air. Those would try to keep young people in rural parts say the
perception of a lack of jobs is often the problem. There is actually
a cluster of small technology businesses looking for staff. It is
all about maybe telling young people that these opportunities really
exist. There are worries that so many young people leaving the county
could lead to future problems. They are the future leaders of our
communities and our society. We will get an imbalance of the population
we are we have an elderly population and one which will not go over the
years. We need to get the balance right. We need young people and
families. They are about to lose the tax office, which is going to
Cardiff along with 20 jobs and one local councillor says too many
public sector jobs are being centralised in the capital, leading
to change. This cannot carry on. This is the unintended consequence
of devolution. We have to do something about this. We cannot deny
this is not a major problem. The remaining areas under the day-to-day
control of the real Scotsman, with others receiving funding. This
either people would benefit from public sector jobs and investment.
They see a significant number of civil service posts have moved to
the north of the country. They said the headquarters of the development
bank could be located in North of the country. The countryside and the
view will appeal to many, but it is still a struggle to retain young
people in people like this. A man who fell out of a speedboat
during a fishing trip off Aberystwyth tried
to save his friend, after they were both
thrown overboard. William Davies from
Borth died in August. Alan Jones told an inquest
he grabbed hold of him and called for help,
but his friend drowned. The coroner said it an unexpected
tragedy and recorded A coroner says were no
suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of former
North Wales Police Superintendent and convicted paedophile,
Gordon Anglesea. His family say he died
after being admitted to hospital with pneumonia and a lung infection.
He was just six weeks into a 12-year sentence for sexually abusing
young boys in the 1980s. 300 new jobs will be treated as an
expansion of the Bluestone investment project. The majority of
this years will be held by management and staff for the first
time. It will take the total of the all year round jobs to over 1000.
"A shambles and out of touch with fans."
That is what former Wales striker Iwan Roberts thinks of Fifa,
world football's governing body, after it fined Wales for displaying
Roberts has urged the Football Association of Wales to take
The FAW, which was fined ?15,500, has not commented yet.
The English FA, which was also fined,
The Duke of Cambridge will become the Welsh Rugby
Union's new patron, after Buckingham Palace announced
that the Queen is stepping down from the role.
The Duke is also Patron of the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust,
which helps severely-injured rugby players and their families.
They are one of the most eagerly-anticipated
the Welsh derbies at Christmas - with stadia sold out, as the Welsh
This year, there are four Welsh derbies to look forward to
and we brought players from all four regions together,
before rivalries are renewed on the pitch.
It is the same again when friends and families gather for the season
of goodwill. But the rivalries will be reignited on the pitch after
Christmas. On Boxing Day, Blues v Dragons. Last year, the
blues just one it. With this last-minute kick. The boys are very
confident. We need to get back up the table. Having celebrated the
major win in the European cup at the weekend, it Scarlets v Ospreys is at
the weekend. There is a lot more space about it, not just bragging
rights. This is one of the busiest periods of this season. We will of
Day. Ospreys Finished on top last season and they have won six of the
seven Boxing Day match is against their rivals. It is one of the
highlights of this season. The best players short, drawing huge crowds.
If the theatre last year 's mergers, we are set for an absolute cracker.
Blues versus Dragons is on BBC Two Wales on Boxing Day.
The following day, it is the Ospreys and the Scarlets, live on S4C.
Real Madrid and Wales forward, Gareth Bale, has released
another fitness update, as he recovers after ankle surgery.
Bale says he is working hard to get fit again.
Wales manager Chris Coleman has said Bale can be fit in time
for Wales' next World Cup qualifier, against the Republic
Fingers crossed, we will be looking forward to a big day for Newport
County in the FA Cup. Books are being hidden
across a Carmarthenshire town The volunteers, who call themselves
the Kidwelly Book Fairies, are placing them at various
landmarks around the town, and post clues about
their whereabouts online. Closers to their rear rows are being
left on social media, with a proviso that once read, the applet back
somewhere else for someone else. They are resealed in waterproof
cellophane. Around 80 of them have been left around the town. The
project has been going across October. -- since October. It
started as a piece of fun. We saw all this stuff on social media about
Pokemon and thought we would take it further. And Welsh publisher has
donated many books in the hope that other people will get reading. It
puts a new spin on what it means to read. Especially the this modern
age, with the focus on technology. But will Kidwelly Book Fairies the
get the people of the town to need more? In the primary school, they
already have. I found it in a tree in the park. Kidwelly Book Fairies
The CV have had great feedback and CV will continue to sprinkle the
fairy dust around. Whatever the weather!
A little sunshine in Llandovery today, but the next few days more
The worst of the weather on Friday into Saturday,
Something to bear in mind, if you are travelling.
Overnight, more rain will spread across the country.
By the end of the night, it will be dry and clear, with low
temperatures in the 4-8 Celsius range.
It is the Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year.
At eight in the morning, most of the country will be
dry, with broken cloud. A few showers in the north.
Some rain on Anglesey, with strong and gusty winds.
During the day, rain will spread across the rest of the country.
During the afternoon, most of the country will
However, in the south-east, the rain may not clear until after dark.
Tomorrow night, many places dry and clear.
Temperatures falling close to freezing, with touches of frost.
Thursday - some dry weather and sunshine, but a few
Temperatures falling close to freezing, with touches of frost.
Thursday - some dry weather and sunshine, but a few
During Friday, a deep low will track between Iceland and Scotland.
The second-named storm of the season so far.
The north and west of Scotland will bear the brunt of the severe gales.
Here in Wales, a spell of wet and windy weather.
The strongest winds in the norrh-west with a yellow
Christmas Eve should be breezy and chilly.
Some dry, bright weather as well, but with more rain
Christmas Day itself will be mild and windy, with outbreaks
Turning drier, clearer and colder late in the day.
But if you are travelling later this week, watch out for Storm Barbara
There could be some problems over there.
A couple from Cardiff who survived Berlin' terrorist attack
tell us of their attempts to help those hurt.
They described the devastation which killed 12 people and left 48
injured. It was just our instinct to get in the help as much as we could
but I do not think we really comprehended what was on until we
started shifting stoles. I will have an update at eight o'clock and then
again after the BBC News at ten. Thank you for watching. Goodbye for