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Welcome to Wales Today. Our top stories:

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A new treatment fund to get new drugs to patients more quickly.

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Welcome news for people who've suffered delays in getting

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It would enable me to get on with my life a bit easier

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But there'll be disappointment for some patients still waiting

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Swansea's billion pound tidal lagoon.

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More than 20 companies urge the UK Government to give the go ahead.

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Euro 2016 saw famous faces in the arrivals lounge -

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Cardiff Airport lands a 16% increase in passengers.

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In tonight's sport: Alex Thomson from Bangor in the toughest sporting

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event in the world - sailing around the globe non-stop,

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You certainly feel isolated when you are down here.

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There is nobody to rescue you, nobody to help you,

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The only things around you are birds and albatrosses.

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And Diana and Pavarotti leant their support in the early days.

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The founder of Ty Hafan children's hospice, Suzanne Goodall,

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Patients in Wales will get access to new medicines more quickly

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than any other part of the UK following the launch

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That's according to the Health Secretary,

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who's announced an extra ?16 million a year to help patients

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access new medicines within two months of them

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It follows concerns that health boards have been too slow

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Here's our health correspondent Owain Clarke.

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Even though he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 20 years ago,

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Simon from Llantrisant has always tried to live life to the full. He's

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travelled the world. I've sat with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda,

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watched humpback whales of Alaska. But those experiences are now just

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memories. It is a struggle to get showered, to get washed and changed

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in the morning. Even a simple task like that just completely wipe you

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out. But he thinks a drug which helps ease muscle spasms could help

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him. It was recommended for use in the Welsh NHS to under half years

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ago but Simon blames a row about who pays for it means his doctor has not

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been able to prescribe it. It is extremely frustrating. I've actually

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been off work for the last six weeks and the thought that this drug could

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possibly help me with the spasms to the point where it would enable me

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to get on with my life a bit easier. Hundreds of new drugs and treatments

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are developed every year but the NHS can't afford to pay for them all so

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it is the responsibility of two expert organisations to assess the

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benefits and the cost. They are called the National Institute for

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health and care excellence and the all Wales medicines strategy group.

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If they say no, you either have to be a special case for treatment or

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pay for it privately. But if they decided treatment is cost-effective,

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it should be on the NHS as a matter of course. But that doesn't always

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happen straightaway. There have been significant challenges by health

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boards in terms of their planning. And there ability to Horizon scan

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these medicines. I think today perhaps will remove some of the

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obstacles to the challenges that the health boards found themselves

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facing in terms of the financial challenges. The Welsh government

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will give the NHS an extra ?60 million a year to start delivering

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new medicines within two months while health boards plan how to pay

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for them over the longer term. If you have a really high cost medicine

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which is approved, you can then have a timeline with different health

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boards being able to deliver that medicine. This will mean that there

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will be a consistent delivery across the country. He also says the system

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here can be used to treat all conditions and will be fairer than

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in England and Scotland, where drugs funds are in place but for specific

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conditions like cancer or rarer illnesses. So ground-breaking stuff?

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Genuinely ground-breaking. Better than the system in England,

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Scotland, more effective, and people will receive the proven medication

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on a much quicker basis. But patients hoping this fund will play

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for unapproved drugs that could help them will be disappointed. If we

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simply decided that regardless of the price, anything will be

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available, we would be very quickly in trouble with our inability to

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control the drugs budget. But others insist they needs to be other

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investment. It is that broader ongoing support that people will

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need from their nurses, from their neurologist, from appointments.

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Since April this year, 35 new treatments have been approved for

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use in the Welsh NHS to help patients with conditions ranging

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from arthritis to HIV. The pace at which new medicines are developed is

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phenomenal. The problem is that the NHS at times has struggled to keep

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up. We've reported many times of people

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moving to England to get drugs that What's the impact of this

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announcement on them? Many of those stories about patients

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who wanted access to cancer medicines in particular in England

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from the English Cancer Drugs Fund, that fund was set up initially as a

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way for paying for often expensive drugs that had not been approved as

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cost-effective. But the costs of that fund spiralled. It was changed

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quite significantly. And now decisions about costs are central to

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it. The Welsh government tell me if you just look at cancer medicines,

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for example, if they now get funded through the revised English

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mechanism, they will also come under the new wealth fund, so there will

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be a greater degree of parity, although the Welsh government will

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claim its fund is there as it will be able to pay for speedier access

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to all kinds of medicines for all kinds of different conditions. But

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there will be people listening and watching tonight thinking, I have

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got an illness, I know there is a drug out there, it's very expensive,

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it's not been approved as cost-effective, will this fund pay

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for that? The simple answer is no. They have to make a request to

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another mechanism. It has been criticised as unfair and a postcode

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lottery. It is being reviewed and the outcome is expected soon.

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First Minister Carwyn Jones says there is no Plan B if steelworkers

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reject the current offer being made to them by Tata.

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The deal includes new commitments for investment at Port Talbot

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but would also result in cuts to the pension scheme.

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Plaid Cymru says it's unacceptable and it should be

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Let's talk to our political editor Nick Servini.

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Just yesterday, the unions called for politicians to stay out of this.

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No sign of that today. That's right, and everybody will be aware of the

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uncertainty surrounding the steel industry in 2016. Tata have given

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renewed commitments for ?1 billion worth of investments. But the sting

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in the tail for the steel workers is that there will be cuts to the

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pension schemes. They will be balloted on this later in the month.

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Plaid Cymru have been very vocal on this. They say conditions for the

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steel industry are much better now than they were, these terms are

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unacceptable, they should be rejected by the staff. That has

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prompted an indignant response from union officials with a very blunt

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message, saying to politicians, keep your noses out of it, these are

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tough personal decisions. What we saw today in the First Minister's

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Questions of 2017, which Carwyn Jones, not entirely listening to

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that advice, because while he didn't explicitly urge steelworkers to

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support the deal, he did say there is no plan B, he did say this is the

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only deal on the table, and he did say this is the best way of

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preserving jobs in the sector. He made it abundantly clear that he

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believes the best deal for the steelworkers is to support this. In

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truth, it was probably unrealistic to expect the politicians to stay

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out of this. In other words, steelworkers can expect plenty of

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people to give them advice now on which way to vote in the weeks

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ahead. Thank you. More than 20 industrial companies

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have urged the UK Government to go ahead with the planned ?1.3 billion

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Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. In a letter to the Financial Times,

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they say it could start a new era An independent review

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into the viability of generating electricity from tidal lagoons

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will be published on Thursday. Here's our economics

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correspondent Sarah Dickins. This is how Swansea Bay's tidal

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lagoon might look when it's built. Using the tide, the energy of the

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moon, to generate power for electricity. Tidal lagoon power

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wants to build a six mile breakwater wall that will trap water. As the

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tide falls, it will empty, powering a bank of 16 turbines. The plan is

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to generate enough electricity to power 155,000 homes for the next 120

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years. The price tag is ?1.3 billion and the company promises to spend

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half of that in Wales. It also says they will be 2200 manufacturing and

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construction jobs. The lagoon was given planning consent 18 months ago

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but has been held up because of negotiations with the UK Government

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about the price it will guarantee for the electricity that the lagoon

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will feed into the National Grid. The Swansea Bay project will be the

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first of its kind and if it gets the go-ahead, tidal lagoon power wants

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to build another five lagoons at sites including Cardiff, Newport and

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Colwyn Bay, which would create 35,000 jobs in Wales. But it is all

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on hold while ministers wait to hear the results of the independent Henry

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Review into the economic viability of tidal lagoon power.

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And the conclusions of that independent review

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It has been very detailed, it has been going on for months, and their

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team have talked to people across Wales and the UK about the

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implications of this new industry, not just for energy generation but

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how much renewable energy, at what cost, what it means for jobs and

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what it means for the environment. We'll get the recommendation of the

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review on Thursday morning and I'm told we will also get a statement

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from the UK Government. In other words, we will hear what will be

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happening to the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon and we might well here what

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would happen to the industry after that because we know that the

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company behind Swansea wants a network of about six lagoons across

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the UK as well as things they would be planning abroad. And support a

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day from 20 companies, writing this letter to the Financial Times. How

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significant is that? They are 20 industrialists employing more than

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42,000 people. I think this really shows the level at which industry is

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wanting to see this happen on many levels. Some will benefit directly

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from that, of course, but they really feel this is an opportunity

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for the UK. One of the companies is one I have spoken to before in

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Pembrokeshire that has really suffered from the decline of oil and

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sees this as an opportunity for a new industry. These businesses that

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have been tendering for work and have been talking to Charles Hendry,

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they stretch the breath of Wales, friend temperature to Chepstow, and

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also in North Wales as well. We need to remember that it would still need

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a Marine license and there are significant lobbies in the

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environmental and the fish lobby who are not happy with the proposals.

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Thank you. A community regeneration

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charity in Aberavon has had its Welsh Government funding

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suspended whilst police investigate allegations

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of a misuse of public funds. NSA Afan, based in Sandfields

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in Port Talbot, is being investigated by South Wales Police,

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who have arrested and bailed a 35-year-old woman from the area

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on suspicion of theft. Work begins this week on a pump

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to protect hundreds of flood-hit In December 2013, around

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400 people were forced to leave their homes when severe

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storms breached sea defences. It's the third and final phase

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of more than a million pounds of improvements by Denbighshire

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Council. Two search and rescue helicopters

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based in Caernarfon have been temporarily grounded. Because cars

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are being forced to carry out urgent safety inspections on the tail

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rotors after an accident involving a similar helicopter on a North Sea

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oil rig last week. A new replacement terminal could be

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built at Cardiff Airport The plan was announced as a rise

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in passenger numbers Four years ago, amid falling

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numbers, the airport was bought by the Welsh Government

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for ?52 million. Our business correspondent Brian

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Meechan is there for us tonight. There aren't that many people here

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tonight, Jamie, so science perhaps that there is still room for

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improvement. Small airports in recent years have really struggled

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and we have seen some go to close down. Such as Blackpool and

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Plymouth, where they have closed down commercial flights. Other

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airports have really succeeded, such as Manchester and Edinburgh. The

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question is whether the Welsh government intervention can turn

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Cardiff from a struggling airport to a larger, more successful one. There

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was more positive news today. Few passengers using Cardiff Airport

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in 2016 received a welcome like the national football team

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returning from the Euros but more and more travellers went

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through its doors last year. Cardiff Airport has seen

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an increase of 16% in passenger That means over 1.3 million

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travellers in 2016. That had an impact of over

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?100 million on the local economy. Those heading to sunnier shores

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today say they have noticed improvements from the investment

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at the airport but want to see more. I don't know how much

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is here when you go through now. It has changed from three

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or four years ago. It's starting to be

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a lot more places to go. We had to go from Bristol other

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years because there has not been any The current terminal is more than 45

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years old and in reality it hasn't fundamentally changed much

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from what it looks like today. The limitations of the current

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building is one of the reasons the airport is planning to build

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a new one in the next ten years. We have invested heavily,

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we have significantly improved the experience and the facilities

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here but there is a limit to what we can do so we have got

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long-term ambitious plans for the business and really

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to enable us to get to where we want to be,

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a new replacement terminal will be a significant part of the master

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plan as we go forward. The airport is paying

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back loans at commercial rates on money borrowed

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from the Welsh Government It has already started discussions

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with state-owned investment funds and pension funds

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to take a share in the business which would help fund

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the new terminal. But what would a private

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investor want to see? Private investors are going to want

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to see that they are going to get a return on their investment

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so it's imperative that airport operators are able to provide

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evidence that there is not only a current customer base

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but that this base is going to be sustained, that there is a real

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will for the airlines to operate These are the sort of requirements

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the operator will need to give Cardiff Airport has a target

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of 2 million passengers a year It will have to constantly

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improve what it's offering in order to achieve that,

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given the range of other There has been a debate ultimately

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about what should happen if the Welsh government ownership is able

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to turn this around. I spoke to the economy secretary today, Ken Skates,

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and he dismissed any idea of it being sold on to the private sector

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completely, or even giving up 50-52 the private sector. He said it will

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continue to be driven by the Welsh government, but he said he will be

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happy to see investment coming in from the private sector, those

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pension funds in particular, if that means being able to help with the

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infrastructure and the facilities. Much more to come before

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seven o'clock: Alex Thomson from Bangor

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in the toughest sporting event in the world -

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sailing around the globe non-stop And Diana and Pavarotti

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leant their support. The founder of Ty Hafan children's

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hospice, Suzanne Goodall, has died. If you have a minor injury that

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needs medical attention and live in North Wales,

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you can make use of a new mobile phone app that shows

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waiting times at hospitals. Live Wait is designed to relieve

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pressure on busy A departments and persuade people to use smaller

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health centres instead. Originally designed for use

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in hospitals in Staffordshire, the Live Wait app now includes

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North Wales. Type in your postcode and it

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will tell you how busy If your problem isn't too serious,

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you could choose to use a quieter What we are trying to do

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with technology is do whatever we can to inform the public

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about all the services At the moment it could be that

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people are unaware that their local hospital has been upskilled

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with regards to nursing staff or facilities so if they had to come

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here before they don't any more. Eleri Pugh has brought her mother

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to Bangor's A department today. She thinks relieving

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pressure on staff If they come to a big hospital

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like this, perhaps they think they can see a minor injuries doctor

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or they come to the major A and they don't know who to see

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so they come here first. But the minor injuries

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units, they are good. The app designers believe many

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people are not aware that A is not Staff say that although Ysbyty

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Gwynedd might be closer, 25 miles away at this minor injuries

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unit, there is no wait. At this centre near Porthmadog,

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staff can treat a range I think people see the emergency

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departments as the next option They don't realise there

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is a Community Hospital out there that can deal with a lot

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of conditions so they need to be educated and it

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will work well, I'm sure. The most serious life-threatening

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problems will still get prioritised in busy departments but for everyone

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else, the power to keep waiting times to a minimum

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could be at your fingertips. Tonight's sport now.

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Here's Tomos. It's the toughest sporting

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event in the world - sailing around the globe non-stop

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single-handed with no help. Alex Thomson from Bangor is doing

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just that and is contention to win Tonight, after 65 days alone

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on the ocean, he's in second place, More people have been in outer space

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and up Mount Everest than have And in the vast oceans, a Welshman

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is hoping to make history - become the first outside France

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to win the Vendee Globe. You certainly feel isolated

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when you are down here. There's nobody to rescue you,

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nobody to help you, The only things around

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you are birds and albatrosses. 29 boats set off from the north-west

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of France on November the 6th. Those that do will have travelled

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28,000 miles across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans,

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before getting back to the Atlantic It's remarkable that Alex Thomson

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is still in this race. Yesterday morning, I was dozing

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and there was an almighty bang, While in the lead, he hit something

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and the boat was badly damaged. Alex thought he would limp

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home in tenth but he has clawed his way back,

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100 miles behind the leader with less than 3,000 miles

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to the finish line. Alex Thomson's boat is built

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for speed, not for comfort. He doesn't have a toilet,

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no kitchen either, It looks like something

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you might give your baby. Alex needs to eat up

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to 7,000 calories a day. He sleeps no more than

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20 minutes at a time. The reason, when he's sleeping,

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the boat goes more slowly. It's nine weeks since Alex last

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saw his wife and two young children # Crashing through the waves,

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in a 16 mono hull. # Not a soul in sight,

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but the day is never dull.# There have been other

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high points too. This was captured by one of Alex's

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rivals off Cape Town. Alex Thomson says it has been

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like a war on the water at times He's completed 90% of the race

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and this week we'll see whether a sailor from Bangor

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can overcome the odds and win the hardest sailing race

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of them all. A date for your diary,

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and Lee Selby will defend his world IBF featherweight title

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for the third time against Jonathan Barros on January

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the 28th in America. Selby, who's from Barry,

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wants to emulate the likes of Lennox Lewis and Joe Calzaghe

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and win in Las Vegas. After a 12 month absence,

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Elfyn Evans from Dolgolleau will compete in all 13 rounds

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of this year's World The first round gets underway

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at Monte Carlo later this month. The woman who spearheaded a campaign

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to open the first children's hospice Suzanne Goodall founded

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Ty Hafan in 1999 - a centre which has supported

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hundreds of families For the last 18 years,

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Ty Hafan has been looking after life-limited children,

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young people and their families, ensuring they make the most

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of every precious moment. And it was all made possible by this

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woman, Suzanne Goodall. After retiring as an occupational

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therapist, she spent the next 11 years realising her vision to set

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up a children's hospice for Wales. Princess Diana became Ty Hafan's

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first patron and persuaded Pavarotti to give a concert to raise money

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to build it in 1995. Thankfully, with all the wonderful

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people who have helped us along the way and very excellent,

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committed staff and all our friends, Today in the chapel at Ty Hafan,

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a solitary candle was lit She will be remembered for her huge

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compassion for families but very much making sure that children

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and families have the service She's in the fabric of the building,

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in everything we do. This really will be her legacy,

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that she has supported paediatric palliative care and brought it

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forward so much in Wales. There are butterflies

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dotted around the hospice near Barry that she founded,

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a metaphor of the short but beautiful life they manage

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to create for the children here. Ty Hafan is now in talks

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with the Royal College of Nursing in Wales

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to create an annual award that would recognise

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excellence in nurses working Suzanne Goodall, who's

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died at the age of 95. Sue's got the forecast

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tonight and talk of snow Our weather has been fairly quiet of

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late but by the end of the week wintry weather on the way. It will

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turn colder with the risk of rain, sleet and snow for some parts of

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Wales. Tonight, some dry spells, the odd spot of patchy rain, mist and

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fog pick-up overnight. Not too cold at 6-8 C. These are fairly frequent

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-- friends and they clear. The winds turn more north-westerly. These

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isobars are close together, signalling colder winds. Tomorrow, a

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few early showers. They should clear. Turning dry and brighter but

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the emphasis is on the wind. Very strong north-westerly. They could

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reach gale force along the coast. Six Celsius in Gwyneth Glyn ten in

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Cardiff. But the whinger will make it feel colder than that. Tomorrow

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largely dry but as we get into the cold air, a chance any showers could

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turn wintry, mainly over high ground, but temperatures starting to

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drop. And then the pressure chart shows this frontal wave coming in

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from the south-west on Thursday falling mainly as rain but where it

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meets the cold air, snow is possible. But huge uncertainty about

:26:51.:26:55.

the position of this system. So this is a snapshot for Thursday. Don't

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take the graphics too literally. Some brighter spells but the

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likelihood of showers for some and where the front meets the colder

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air, a Met Office warning that any showers could be a wintry mix of

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rain, sleet and snow. Very hard to pinpoint but it will be cold and

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windy. For the end of the week, we keep those north-westerly winds. A

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coming from Iceland. These friends bring an ongoing risk of wintry

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showers. Also the risk of thunder. I'll have an update

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for you here at 8pm and again after the BBC News

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at 10pm. From all of us on the

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programme, good evening.

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