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20/01/2017

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Constant customer complaints - old, cramped trains.

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Now MPs say they need to be replaced urgently.

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During peak times it's no good at all. I've seen people fainting and

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being sick. The valleys line is very good, but on Saturday you've only

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got two carriages, they should be more.

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Adam Issac is jailed for sexually abusing boys he met

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A charity warns parents need to understand the dangers

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It's been horrendous. We've had rats running around.

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Are tough recycling targets leading to fly-tipping?

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After almost 75 days alone at sea the jubliation

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Welsh sailor Alex Thomson receives a hero s welcome.

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I've been on my own so long and suddenly there's all these people.

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I'm super excited. I feel like the whole world has lifted off my

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shoulders. And much of Wales has

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been sunny today. Some of our trains have up

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to 4.5 million miles on the clock and there's now an urgent need

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to replace "old and That's according to a group of MPs

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who also say there's been a huge failure to account for a significant

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rise in passenger numbers. We're taking more than twice

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as many journeys on trains as we did 10 years ago,

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which they say has led to overcrowding and customers

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are left dissatisfied. Here's our business

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correspondent Brian Meechan. It's a service many have always

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relied on. But while travellers have changed it seems chains haven't.

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Those operated today by the Riva trains Wales are, on average, 27

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years old. MPs argue that the increasing number of passengers

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using the service I've had enough of the conditions. They have been

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complaints about the standard of the carriages and the overcrowding that

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many believe happens to regularly. Nearly every day I'm standing to and

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from work. Today I'm finishing early so it's not as bad, but at peak

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times it's no good at all. I've seen people fainting, people being sick.

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The valleys lines is very, very good.

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But on Saturday you've only got the carriages, there should be more. The

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Welsh affairs select committee says the problem was that when the

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contract was agreed between strategic rail authority and Arriva

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didn't factor in more people using trains.

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When the original franchise was put in place not enough account was

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taken of the possibility of a growth in numbers. It ended up costing more

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money than it should have done to deal with it. Having said that, we

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recognise that Arriva trains Wales, and the Assembly have overcome those

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problems. Journeys have increased by around

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50%, with over 29,000,020 14 and 15 and 10 million more than a decade

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before. Profits have remained fairly consistent. It's made of an ?80

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million in the last five years. The vast bulk of that being paid as a

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dividend to its owners, the German transport company Deutsche Bank.

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Over a five-year period the company has received roughly ?750 million

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from the Welsh government and subsidies.

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Arriva trains Wales says it welcomes the fact that the report recognises

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they have been improvement fund investments in its services.

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However, it does say it will continue to try to solve the

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problems, but as the MPs meatier, there is no quick or easy solution.

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Trains run across the whole of Wales, and it operates railway

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stations including Bangor were passengers gave their views on the

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services provided by Arriva. They are tiny. Most of it time a

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fine for me. But I'm not was travelling peak.

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Arriva's trains are generally on time, all the crowding around

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services in Cardiff is worse than trains arriving in Bristol and

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Liverpool. But it's better than those pulling into Manchester and

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Leeds. The Welsh government says the current franchises in triple play

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bus. Major investment will be needed

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soon. 70% of the Arriva fleet will not be able to be used after 2020

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because of new disability regulations. Those will have to be

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replaced. The impact is the degree of breakdown. If we had 30-year-old

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cars we would have a problem keeping them going.

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Arriva is one of four bidders for the next franchise which comes up in

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2018. The Welsh government will work that I may not-for-profit basis,

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sitting in a major change in direction in the future of rail. In

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the last half an hour South Wales Police have said a 20 Six Rd man

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from the Swansea area was arrested yesterday's edition of terrorism

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offences. -- 26-year-old man. Officers say the investigation does

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not concern any immediate threat to public safety.

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An amateur boxer from Port Talbot has been jailed for 12 and a half

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years, after admitting killing his girlfriend.

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21-year old James Tobin was caught after police bugged his home,

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and heard him admit to his father that he'd killed Kellie Gillard.

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Swansea Crown Court heard Tobin hit Miss Gillard with forceful blows

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during an argument two years ago, causing her to hit the wall

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A 23-year-old man has denied murdering his girlfriend in Cardiff.

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Jordan Matthews admitted the manslaughter of

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Chinese-born Xixi Bi, who was found dead at a property

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He was remanded in custody to appear at Cardiff Crown Court next month.

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A man from Merthyr Tydfil has been sentenced to two years and eight

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months in prison for sexually abusing teenage boys he met

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23-year-old Adam Isaac from Maesgwynne pleaded guilty

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to eight sexual offences between August 2015

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Adam Isaac is seen here are leaving court after a previous hearing

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He sexually abused two boys aged 12 and 14 online.

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He asked them to send intimate photos of themselves to him,

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and he perform sexual acts on himself during video calls.

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Indecent images of a third boy were also found in his possession.

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The father of one of the victims says it's had a profound impact.

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He was quite calculatedly groomed on chat messages.

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I think the realisation, to him, of what's happened,

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It was through the online world of Minecraft that

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The game has more than 100 million registered users, players

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interact with each other, and build 3-D worlds

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After grooming the boys using it the prosecution said Isaac then sent

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But it wasn't until one victim's father found online Skype

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conversations asking about his son's sex life that the matter was brought

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A spokeswoman for Microsoft who own Minecraft said a safe online

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And they offer resources to help parents keep their children safe.

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But online gaming is a concern for children's charity, NSPCC.

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Online grooming is a term that is vastly growing now

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That, for me, really reinforces the concern that is out there.

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It is the biggest, near enough, the biggest child protection issue

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Sentencing 23-year-old Adam Isaac to two years and eight months

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in prison the judge, Mr Justice Twomlow, told him,

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you knew you would find teenage boys, this was clearly

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He went on to say people have to understand the seriousness

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of behaviour like yours and it will result in prison.

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Rhiannon Wilkins, BBC Wales today, at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court.

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And for more information on how to keep children

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safe online, there's lots of advice on bbc.co.uk/webwise.

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We've also posted the link on our Twitter feed @bbcwalestoday.

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A union says 90 jobs are going at a Greggs

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The company says it intends increasing its production of bread

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there, but production of doughnuts and other bakery products will be

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transferred to its other regional bakeries over the next two years.

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The union says the firm is looking for voluntary reduncancies.

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Around 200 beech trees which were up to 200 years old have been illegally

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National Resources Wales says it's a devastating case

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which will have a terrible impact on the environment.

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It says no licence was granted, and it will take the necessary

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There's a warning tonight that implementing stricter rules

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on recycling too quickly could increase fly-tipping.

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Llanelli Assembly Member, Lee Waters, says it's already a big

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problem in the town with rubbish being dumped outside

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Last year Wales saw a 14% increase in fly-tipping compared

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But the Welsh Government says it's not aware of evidence linking

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changes in household waste collection to fly-tipping.

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Christine Clark from Llanelli says she has turned to fly-tipping around

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These are her photos of other people's rubbish dumped

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in the lane behind her house, often left for many days.

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It's not just this lane, it's all the back lanes and Llanelli.

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It's one of the problems around here.

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People chuck stuff outside it's not in there eye sight,

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In Carmarthenshire a maximum of four black bags can be put out

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Many stick to this, but it's claimed others struggle.

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Llanelli's Assembly Member says as councils strive

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for better recycling rates, careful consideration needs to be

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given to future policy changes on waste collection.

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I think there's a judgment for us all to reach about how far do

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Because if we push it too far, too fast, we are going to create

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We may well hit litter to target, but we'll create fly-tipping

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problems and broader littering problems which would increase costs

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Carmarthenshire Council acknowledges there is a problem

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It says it's working closely with the local

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Later this month a task force will meet here for the first time

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as it tries to find a long-term solution to this issue.

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Carmarthen, like most local authorities recycles more

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Ceredigion is the best, as it recycles 68% of its waste.

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Compared to Blaenau Gwent which is the worst performing at 49%.

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Also among the best is Conwy, the council there is trailing a once

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But there is concern it's having disastrous consequences with claims

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of increased fly-tipping and some people even having to

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On the streets today the new policy got a mixed response.

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I'm having to go to the tip all the time.

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It's just two of us, what it's like with families, I don't know.

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I'm going to the tip three times just with actual rubbish.

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The plastics went into the extra bins.

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We haven't had any problems, but other people have.

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When it comes to recycling the Welsh government wants the nation

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It says it makes no apology for its commitment to the cause.

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BBC Wales has learned that a Plaid Cymru Assembly Member has

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been probed by the Public Services Ombudsman over whether he made

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a threatening remark to a Cardiff Council officer.

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In November we revealed allegations that Neil McEvoy,

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who's also a city councillor, had brought the authority

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into disrepute and had been referred to a tribunal.

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Our political correspondent, Arwyn Jones has been

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Well, list of the clear leader in Plaid Cymru on Cardiff Council and

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is said to have made these comments Lily threatening manner to a council

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official. It happened after a application to suspend the eviction

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of a council tenant. The allegation is that the AM said, I can't wait

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until May 20 17th when the restructure of the council happens.

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The Council officer said Mr McAvoy was being intimidating and she took

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that comment as a threat against her work. The reason for that is Plaid

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Cymru have got this proposal of restructuring the senior management

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of Cardiff Council and the elections are happening this year. Mr McEvoy

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is thought to have accepted that he did make those comments, but he was

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talking to the lady involved, not making a threat to the Council

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official. The public service ombudsman for Wales rates in a

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report that that has been referred to the adjudication panel for Wales.

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As a result they won't be making further comment, a spokesperson for

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Plaid Cymru and Cardiff said the whole investigation is an outrage.

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The problem for Neil McEvoy is that if the tribunal goes against him he

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could be suspended or disqualified which makes life difficult with

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local elections coming in May. With the eyes of the world

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on The White House today how the first person to capture it

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on film back in the An after three months away

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racing around the world Welsh Sailor Alex Thomson has

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an emotional reunion History will be made tomorrow,

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a woman will be made a bishop in the Church in Wales

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for the first time. Joanna Penberthy is to be

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the 129th Bishop of St On the eve of her consecration she's

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been speaking to Caroline Evans at the Church's training college

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in Cardiff, where she's getting It's basically a hat that is a

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symbol of the holy spirit. And packing the Mitre made for her and

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the men's ring made smaller to fit her finger Joanna Penberthy is

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preparing to take her place as a bishop. A role she once thought

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women would never be given. If I'm perfectly honest I didn't think we

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would ever see women in the episcopate.

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Not in my ministry. But tomorrow history will be made at Llandaff

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Cathedral when the Church in Wales follows the Church of England in

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consecrating a woman bishop. It follows decades of debate, so how

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does the Bishop designate responds to people who still can't fully

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accepted? It's strange that people find it so

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difficult to see the full humanity of... To see full humanity of women

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deliberately women as well as men. Why men are seen as the person God

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calls, and women are sort of, slightly on the side. People are

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entitled to their consciences but the time for rehashing is over.

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How will she manage this in practical terms?

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The genius of Anglicanism is the way it holds people of all sorts of

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opinions. There is a code of practice that enabled us to make

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place for people who don't wish to receive my sacramental ministry.

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Time for a quick lunch with her trainee priests then it's on to meet

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the other bishops. They are expecting big changes

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ahead, most good, some challenging. She's a woman. And women always

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change things for the better, usually.

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It might change the way in which the restaurant 's behaviour bench

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meetings, because we can be quite robust!

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-- with the rest of us. There aren't many posts with women in and Bishop

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Joe coming along will be a clear signal.

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The church needs to be the sort of place that says this is how to

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disagree well. The real problem, I think, is those who can't accept

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women bishops want more than we feel able to give.

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As people see that she will do a wonderful job they will be won over.

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Tomorrow Joanna Penberthy will be led into the cathedral by a formal

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procession of 200 people, a two-hour long affair. But before that,

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there's just a moment for an informal cup of tea, and some

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light-hearted banter. To a bishop they say my lord, and I

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was just saying, she could be like the Queen, ma'am! I don't think that

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Welsh campaigners have joined in UK-wide protests on the day

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Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States.

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Banners reading "Build bridges not walls" were hung

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at various locations, including Penarth, Aberystwyth

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Anti-Trump protests have also been held this evening

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Mr Trump's success has also received support in Wales,

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Well, Donald Trump's new home, the White House, is arguably even

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more famous than him recognised the world over.

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But the first to capture it on film back in the 1840s was an aspiring

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railway entrepreneur from Powys, who became one of America's most

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We asked some modern day snappers to tell his story.

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1600 Pennsylvania Ave, better known as the White House.

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A symbol of the presidency, of American power and influence,

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one of the most famous buildings in the world, and one

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And the first two captured on camera was a Welshman.

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John Plum, he was born in Welshpool in 1809,

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at the age of 12 he emigrated, with his family, to

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He saw photography as this new thing, something

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he could capitalise on and generate income to support his true desire,

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which was to build this transcontinental railway

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Photography was still very young, so it was a wonderful new,

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And it allowed people to symbolically take

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ownership of the world, acquiring images of landmarks.

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Of course, new institutions, new buildings, such as the buildings

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in Washington that John Plum made daguerreotypes of in 1846.

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Plum's photograph of the White House, it's

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an interesting picture, when you look at it closely.

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If you took a magnifying glass to it there would be

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I think this is, perhaps, something we have to hold onto,

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especially now with digital media, that initial encounter

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with the photographic process would have been so remarkable.

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And it really would have been an amazing, and familiar experience.

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Whatever was depicted, must have generated respect and awe.

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For this new country being able to take a photo and say,

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it is here, you can look at it, see that it is here.

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It meant that the hopes we had were coming true.

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And we could actually accomplish this.

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As photography is spread the price dropped, Plum started losing money,

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and in the 1850s he got into bankruptcy, and sadly,

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Being the maker of the earliest surviving photograph

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of the White House, Plum offers us the opportunity to think of both

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Wales's contribution to the beginnings of photography,

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he had the same pioneering spirit which this new democracy,

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this young America, was developing at the time.

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The photographers at the University of South Wales telling

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Let's get tonight's sport now with Claire.

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Swansea City manager, Paul Clement, insists the club's prospects

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of avoiding Premier League relegation are not 'hopeless'.

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Swansea go into the weekend bottom of the table with just 15

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The Swans face Liverpool tomorrow lunchtime and the manager says he's

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not looking at how many points will be needed but he believes

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It doesn't look hopeless. One behind, outside the relegation zone

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and not far from the teams above that as well. That can change very

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quickly. I'm just looking at the game, game to game and doing the

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best we can in each game we have. Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock

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says he wouldn't want to stay at the club next season if owner

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Vincent Tan doesn't give him money The Bluebirds, who are currently

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18th in the Championship table, In League 2 Newport County

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are away to Barnet. A plan to extend the period needed

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for a player to qualify for a country on residency,

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has been backed by Currently a player becomes eligible

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when they have lived World Rugby is due to vote in May

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on extending it to five, the WRU says the idea suits the way

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they want to manage talent in Wales. On the pitch the Blues and Dragons

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have the chance to join the Ospreys in the European Challenge Cup

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quarter finals tomorrow. The Dragons travel to Brive,

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while the Blues, captained by Sam Warburton, are hoping to beat

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Bristol at home. Wales centre Jonathan Davies

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will start for the Scarlets European Champions Cup game

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against Sale tomorrow. After 74 days 19 hours 35 minutes

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and 15 seconds alone on his 60 foot yacht Welsh sailor Alex Thomson

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was able to finally rest his sea legs and reunite

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with his family today. The 42-year-old who was born

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in Bangor, completed the vendee Globe round the world race in second

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place and this morning he came into the French port

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receiving a hero s welcome. Exhausted but jubilant, he said he

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was running on empty, but as Alex Thompson approached the French coast

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surrounded by a fleet of well-wishers his energy was

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recharged, his relief and delight clear to see. Joined on board by his

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wife, Kate, and son, Oscar, his daughter waiting on land, is ?3.5

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million vessel carries into the marina. The French canal was lined

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with hundreds of supporters, but nothing as sweet as reuniting with

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his family. It's great to have them back. My son

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didn't want to let go of me. Sometimes I do take to myself, why

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am I doing this? White? But you don't have a choice. At that point

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you don't have a choice. I'm so fortunate to have such a great team,

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they've given me a machine that could have won the race.

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Finishing in second place, I'm chuffed. The race is dubbed the ever

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rest of saving, and requires competitors to compete alone at sea

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without stopping or receiving any form of assistance for almost three

:24:43.:24:44.

months. Just to finish as an achievement.

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Despite coming close to his French rival Alex couldn't close the gap

:24:50.:24:53.

and had to settle for second. It's his fourth attempt at the race, last

:24:54.:24:58.

time he finished third. With approval from his wife could he be

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tempted to go again? I haven't asked her yet. It would be

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difficult not to. Third, second, only one goal after it. I want to go

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for the win at some point. But for me it's the end of the races, that

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feeling, that 75 days where I haven't thought at the finish. I

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didn't want to think about it. It's a war, a day by day ground. At the

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end it's a relief. It feels like the whole world has lifted off my

:25:28.:25:30.

shoulders. Alex is planning some time out,

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tonight he is looking forward to going to bed and sleeping for more

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than 25 minutes, knowing there's no chance of sinking.

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Glorious weather in France, how's it looking closer to home, Derek?

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You don't need to go to France for sunshine.

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We've had plenty of it in Wales today.

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Stunning in Snowdonia with a clear, blue sky.

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Mind you it hasn't been sunny everywhere.

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In Powys one or two fog patches lingered into the afternoon.

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The sky clear with a widespread frost.

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Some patchy cloud in the south and southwest later in the night.

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Temperatures in mid Wales falling as low as -5.

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Milford Haven just above freezing with a breeze.

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So here's the picture for 8 in the morning.

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Some cloud likely in parts of the south and southwest.

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Sunniest in the north in the afternoon with some cloud

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Top temperatures 1 to 5C with a light to moderate breeze.

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Temperatures rising a few degrees above freezing with a light breeze.

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If you're walking up Pen y Fan tomorrow the thermals

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Tomorrow night frost but cloud will increase overnight.

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Flakes of snow in places too with a risk of ice.

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Temperatures slightly higher with mainly light winds.

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High pressure over us on Monday and that means more dry weather

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but with a risk of freezing fog, especially in the south.

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Later in the week, the wind will pick-up making it feel cold.

:27:31.:27:37.

And a reminder of our main stories this evening.

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Donald Trump is now the forty-fifth president of the United States.

:27:40.:27:42.

He was sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington DC an hour ago

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in front of hundreds of thousands of people.

:27:47.:27:48.

In his first speech as president, he pledged to put America first,

:27:49.:27:50.

to protect American families, jobs and borders.

:27:51.:28:00.

There is an urgent need to replace old and cramped carriages on Welsh

:28:01.:28:07.

train services according to a group of MPs. They say there is a failure

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to account for a significant rise in passenger numbers which has led to

:28:12.:28:13.

overcrowding. We'll have a quick update at 8,

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more after the BBC News at Ten. For now, from all of

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us on the programme, Parents are facing an explosion in

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the number of children saying It was like a battle, like in a war

:28:20.:28:24.

zone. She would literally scream.

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