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Tonight's headlines: Claims Welsh patients' lives will be at risk
if an A department in England is moved further away
To get to ruse breeze fight and enough. To think you have to go
further 20 minutes the road to Telford to get emergency treatment
is terrifying. This man slit his throat in the dock
at Haverfordwest Magistrates Court while being sentenced
for a sexual assault. Lukasz Robert Pawlowski was flown
to Morriston Hospital by air ambulance where he remains
in a serious condition. Almost 12 years since the 7/7
bombings, an injured man from Newbridge criticises how long
it's taking to deal Good evening.
In tonight's sport: Sam Warburton's time as captain
looks like it's over. Alun Wyn Jones is expected
to take over next week. And there's some wintry
weather on the way. Snow for some parts too
with Met Office warnings in force. Welsh lives could be put at risk
if an Accident and Emergency department is relocated
from Shrewsbury in Shropshire to Telford, which is further away
from the Welsh border. That's according to the MP
for Montgomeryshire, Glyn Davies. He'll be part of debate
in Westminster shortly For many people living
in parts of mid Wales, it's quicker to travel England
than to get to A in Wales. It takes around 45 minutes to travel
from Newtown to the nearest A But if that was moved to Telford
that journey would be This son has epilepsy. Even though
it's a 45 minutes away that is not a new department for her in Wales.
Like many others in this area she has to travel over the border.
During Joshua's childhood she made many a journey in love. It is
terrifying because as you leave the area you are frightened for his life
and what's going to happen. You start counting down the miles and
trying to work out where you were on the road. It's very frightening
especially if it's dark and it feels even more frightening. Joy believed
in the event of an actual emergency time at a critical factor and people
could die on the road trying to reach the A department and
Telford. I headed out of Newtown to see how long the journey would take.
I have driven past Welsh bull so I'm currently around 17 miles from
Stroessner in. It is all single track road so it's a slow journey
but if the accident and emergency department was moved to Telford my
sat nav tells me I'd have 34 minute -- mile journey before getting to
Telford so it would effectively double the distance. The two main
hospitals in Shropshire service around 400,000 people and they have
been problems recruiting consultants so and NHS England plans it has to
be the organised. The trust says when emergency department with that
specialist consultants in place improving patient care. But a
recommendation to downgrade AMD services and Telford in favour of
one emergency department intros bleak was rejected by the
commissioning group for the area last month. This evening debate will
be held in Westminster on the future of AMD services for structure and
Wales. If somebody has an accident or require less threatening
conditions, it might be a stroke or heart attack, over an hour when it
doesn't need to be, if you in a position and there is nothing else
you can do when that happens but to not accept a position when you can
improve it and make it less likely that people will be dying as a
result I just think that is a responsibility on politicians to do
that. A final decision will be made at the earliest in the summer and a
full public consultation will be carried out in the coming months.
And we'll have the latest from that debate in the House
of Commons in our bulletin after the 10:00pm news.
A man is in a serious condition at Morriston Hospital
after cutting his own throat in the dock at Haverfordwest
Lukasz Robert Pawlowski was waiting to be sentenced for a sexual assault
Our reporter David Grundy is outside the court.
Lukasz Robert Pawlowski was appearing here today. They were
sentencing him for a sex attacker carried out last year. He is
originally from Poland but now lives in Pembroke Dock had asked to leave
to use the toilet but on his return to court he slashed his throat
leaving other people in the court shocked.
33-year-old Lukasz Robert Pawlowski had admitted grabbing and trying
to kiss a shop assistant back in October.
Sitting in the dock for his sentencing, he was read his
She said the incident had left her feeling dirty
and vulnerable in work and that she's no longer able to work nights.
A witness in court this morning said Pawlowski went to the bathroom,
and not long after returning, began making several
Paramedics and the police rushed to the court.
He lost consciousness and a lot of blood and was flown by air ambulance
It's not clear what he used or how he gained access to the weapon.
Haverfordwest Magistrates has been closed all day and questions
The whole community in Pembrokeshire found the incident disturbing.
Serious questions only to be asked of how is it that is a Magistrates'
Court room in a small town like Haverfordwest a defendant who was
there to plead guilty was able to commit a serious act of violence
against himself and potentially against other innocent people in
that courtroom. This court does have airport style
metal detectors and security guards at both entrances who check people's
bags and coats as they head An investigation into quite how this
could have happened is underway. Lukasz Robert Pawlowski remains in a
serious condition in Morriston Hospital this evening. The local
Assembly Member Simon Thomas has written to the Ministry of Justice
asking what steps the UK Government is taking to ensure safety and
courts. A spokesman for the Court service says no staff or other court
users were injured in this incident and it would be inappropriate to
comment further due to the ongoing police investigation.
A 57-year-old man will go on trial in March, charged with the murder
and rape of 15-year-old Janet Commins, whose body was found
in a school playing field in Flint 40 years ago.
Stephen Anthony Hough was himself a teenager at the time.
The trial is expected to last at least four weeks.
Two men from Newport are due in court next month charged
with affray after reports of disorder in the Pill area
This mobile phone footage shows one incident that emergency services
21-year-old student Reyaad Khan travelled from Cardiff to Syria
Described by David Cameron as plotting "high profile barbaric
attacks" against the UK, he was killed by a British
It was controversial - killing a British national
in a country with whom we're not at war.
Tonight, the UK's top lawyer Jeremy Wright has said the use
of remote lethal force is justified to prevent an imminent
It was an un-manned RAF aircraft like this that was used
in a precision airstrike to kill Reyaad Khan back in 2015.
It was the first time a drone had been used to attack a British
national in a country that it wasn't at war with.
The 21 year old from Cardiff was travelling in a vehicle
in the Raqqa area of Syria when he was killed alongside another
The Welsh student had become a so-called poster-boy
for Jihadists worldwide, appearing in an ISIS
The British Government said at the time he was plotting barbaric
attacks on UK soil and the threat he posed justified the use
There was a terrorist directing murder on our streets and no other
means to stop them. This government does not take these decisions
lightly but are not prepared to stand here in the aftermath of a
terrorist attack on our streets and have to explain to the house wide I
did not take the chance to prevent it when I could have done.
At the time of his death some question the use of lethal drone
strikes and said his wasn't extrajudicial killing. Now the
Attorney General has clarified that such action though always a last
resort is justified when there is no other option to defend the country
from attack and prevent those provide -- committed acts of terror.
International Law allows such action if an attack is deemed
to be imminent and today the Attorney General said that
definition of imminent, first set out in the 1840's,
needed to be updated for the modern age.
If you restrict yourself in such a way as to say only a final the
attack will come at 3pm next Tuesday do I feel I have the right to defend
myself then I don't believe this government or any government would
be giving itself the tools it needs to do the job it's given to do which
is to defend the UK from the threats it faces. Those threats develop over
time and so international law needs to develop two and it has.
At the time of Khan's death, Parliament's Human Rights Committee
questioned the legal basis for targeted killings and called
Today s pronouncements by the Attorney General is part
of the Governments long-awaited response.
The worst ever terror attack on British soil was the 7/7 bombings
52 people were killed and many others were injured.
Stefano Poborko from Newbridge near Caerphilly suffered burns
Two years ago, he applied for compensation after he developed
But he's told this programme he's unhappy with the time it's taking
Steff Porborko was rushing for a meeting in Aldgate on what seemed
What happened next would change his life forever.
I asked one young lady if she wanted my seat, to be polite. What did she
say? She said no, and what happened next? I think that's when the bomb
went off and it was all smells and I didn't like it.
The young woman died in Steff's arms.
Steff spent two weeks in hospital recovering from burns.
52 people died and hundreds of people were injured in the attacks.
Steff didn't ask for compensation at the time as he didn't
But things have changed dramatically for Steff.
He's since been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
He uses a wheelchair and his fiance, Louise, has to care for him.
They believe the trauma caused by the 7/7 bombings may
Steff applied for compensation, based on his MS and original
Nearly two years on he's still waiting to hear
This is twice as long as the average wait.
He was a victim of a crime which was a terrorist attack and he witnessed
it and the experiences he had and what he saw on that day were
horrific and life changing. He is entitled to receive compensation
from the public body because of that.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority says it can't comment
on individual cases but is committed to resolving applications
Experts say there's no evidence to prove that stress
But life will never be the same for Steff and Louise.
They hope now that some recognition of the trauma that Steff
suffered will help them cope with an uncertain future.
Still to come in the programme: As Sam Warburton looks set to step
down as Wales captain, we look at the contenders
The Welsh Government's finance secretary Mark Drakeford says it's
not a foregone conclusion that Assembly Members will
support changes that will give them more power.
They'll decide whether to accept responsibility for income tax,
energy and teachers' pay, but there have been claims
that the Wales Bill is too complex and bureaucratic.
Our political editor Nick Servini is at the Senedd.
Nick, most Assembly Members want to have new powers.
Are they really going to reject this?
That's the crux of the matter. I suspect that sentiment was behind UK
Government source who told us today he felt this was a synthetic anger
from Assembly Members. Mark Drakeford has alluded to some
serious misgivings. We are talking about labour and Plaid Cymru
Assembly Members and there are pluses and minuses were both of
them. They would be supportive of the extra financial powers and
borrowing powers. The downside for them will be an attempt to reshape
the devolved settlement, an attempt to make it simpler and critics say
it does exactly the opposite. At its worst the criticism is that it
actually reverses some of the powers that have been devolved. It's all
very complex stuff but if any basic camp -- calculation was made by the
SMB members whether to accept something which is far from perfect
in their eyes or reject something and risk not being given the
opportunity to take on further powers for maybe years to come. What
are the party is going to do? The Conservatives will support it. Ukip
say it's a breach of faith to have income tax devolved without a
referendum. Plaid Cymru and Labour will make up their minds this
weekend. The key moment will be the Labour group meeting on Monday
night. Behind-the-scenes the feeling is that they will accept this and
standing here now I have to say it's difficult to envisage Carwyn Jones,
First Minister who has defined self on constitutional matters, standing
in front of his Labour colleagues and saying to them that they should
pass upon the opportunity for this place to take on more powers.
Deciding to start your own business often involves risk and it s one
That's according to research for Lloyd's Bank, which suggests
there's been a big drop in the number of start-up companies
But some economists argue this could be a sign
Our business correspondent Brian Meechan has more.
Deciding to start your own business often involves risk and it s one
Starting your own business can be as tough as it is rewarding.
Around half of those who set-up won't be trading within five years.
This might be the perfect industry for those with a sweet tooth
but running a chocolate company can be a hard slog at times.
It now employs ten full-time permanent members of staff and 24
during peak tourist season. Karen and Mark Owen left
the corporate world and put the proceeds from the sale
of their home into They wanted a better work life
balance so they could spend more time with their three young
children. It's been tricky at times. We've had
some nerve wracking moments but we put a robust plan in place from the
beginning. We have never worked so hard for so little financial reward
and hopefully that will change but for us it is about worklife balance.
The business has gone from being mainly a visitor
attraction showing how chocolates are made to selling their products
into high end shops and a leading hotel.
The couple don't regret their decision but others
may be thinking twice about starting their own business.
According to research, there's been a drop in the number
of business accounts being opened at major banks in Wales.
There were over 23,000 new accounts set-up in 2011.
That dropped to around 19,000 in 2013 and then just
We would always say to every entrepreneur to look at their is an
absolute because it's only by learning from your mistakes you are
going to learn not to make them the second time around.
Economists say this could be a sign that things are going well
with those forced to become self-employed after the financial
crisis now finding more secure employment.
Many people go into self-employment not because they've seen an
opportunity but because of necessity and once that economic problem or
conditions get better then what happens is they go away from
self-employment back into a deployment. Paradoxically perhaps
what this data is showing us is that the economy is improving.
The wheels are still spinning at Wickedly Welsh chocolates as more
While these figures on new bank accounts are useful,
they need to be seen as part of a wider picture on how
Time for some sport. Here s Tomos.
Rugby and Alun Wyn Jones is expected to take over the Wales captaincy
with Sam Warburton set to leave that role.
His replacement will be confirmed next Tuesday
when interim coach Rob Howley names his Six Nations squad.
So tonight after leading his country to a World Cup semi final
and a Six Nations Grand Slam success, it's expected that
There is no doubting his commitment but after six years Sam Warburton's
time as skipper looks like it's over. He has endured injury troubles
recently. He might want to focus fully on his own form and fitness
with the likes of Justin Tipuric putting pressure on its place. It is
a burden. There is a lot of extra responsibility. Sam has battled
injuries over the last few years and I think he will want to step back a
little bit and focus on his own performance and getting over the
injuries and contribute to the team from the playing perspective.
Warburton has led his country 49 times, more than any other player.
They were World Cup campaigns, quarterfinal last time around, and
semifinalists in 2011 although that was tinged with personal heartache
when he was sent off. There was six Nations success as well. The grand
slam in 2012 and the championship the following year. And at 24 he was
the youngest ever captain of the Lions for the successful tour of
Australia four years ago. His work off the ball and his working general
is through the roof. I know he wants to go into a six Nations of the back
of some good form and at the moment he's building that. His replacement
will be announced next Tuesday when Rob Howley names his six Nations
squad. The leading contender is Alun Wyn Jones, an experienced player
having won 105 caps for Wales. Singing his heart out and leading
his country. He has stepped up to the top job five times before, and
captaining Wales would put put in the fame as a potential Lions
skipper. Coach Warren Gatland has said he would prefer a national team
captain to lead the tour of New Zealand. Sam Warburton is hugely
respected in the game and at the age of 28 he will expect to play at the
top level for many years to come. A 15th Welsh-registered rugby
player has been suspended Kurt Clabby, who was with Bedwas
in the Welsh Premiership at the time, has been banned
from all sport for four years for "evading" a test
after a training session The former French international
Claude Makelele has joined The 43-year-old worked with head
coach Paul Clement at Chelsea Meanwhile, defender Neil Taylor
fractured his cheekbone in training and is expected
to have an operation. Another fitness update and Wales
manager chris coleman says reports suggesting Gareth Bale is ahead
of schedule in his recovery Coleman was speaking
after being awarded an honorary Wales face the Republic of Ireland
in a crucial world cup qualifier Last night, we brought you news
of the sailor from Bangor aiming to make it around the globe
non-stop single handed. Alex Thomson is still second
in the Vandee Globe, but has fallen further behind
the race leader. He's more than 200 miles off
the lead with 2,500 miles Snow for some tomorrow.
How bad will it be Derek? We're not expecting widespread
disruption but wintry Most of the snow on higher ground,
the hills and mountains. Now it's been windy today
with big waves crashing The strongest winds in the north
with a gust of 71mph Tonight the wind
will gradually ease. A lot of dry weather
bar a few showers. Later in the night some rain
in the south and west. Tomorrow, a complicated picture
with a trough in the south moving Bringing some heavy rain
and as it cools the air Exactly how much snow
is difficult to say So here's the picture
for 8:00am in the morning. Snow on the Brecon Beacons
and in mid Wales on higher ground. Northern parts maybe
drier but with showers. So some heavy rain in mid
and south Wales tomorrow. Most of the snow on higher ground
above 300 metres but a little snow may reach lower levels
in the southeast before it clears The wind light for a while
but picking-up again. Gale force winds in
the north and west. Some heavy showers
with hail and snow. Temperatures close to freezing
or below so ice will be a hazard. So Met Office warnings of snow
are in force tomorrow and on Friday. Most of the snow in upland areas
but anywhere could see a dusting. Friday will be cold and windy
with sunshine and wintry showers. A few inches of snow
on the Snowdonia mountains. Over the weekend,
a few wintry showers. Less cold on Sunday
with spots of rain. A reminder of our top story. Lives
could be put at risk if an accident and emergency department in
Shropshire used by many people in mid Wales is relocated. That's
according to one MP. A debate is due to start in Westminster shortly on
the future of the service. We'll have the latest on that in our
update after the 10p the news. From Wallace on the programme, have good