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and on BBC One we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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As the uncertainty over thousands of welsh steel jobs continues,

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unions recommend workers accept the pension deal on offer.

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A call for a ban on selling sweet-like flavours for e-cigarettes

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You can buy bubble gum, candy floss, jam doughnut. They are aimed at one

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audience, recruiting children and we want them banned.

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The race is on for the Circuit of Wales project as the Economy

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Secretary gives it two weeks to prove its secured funding.

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His job was to protect patients in Wales, now questions over why Tony

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It's the UK's biggest prize for contemporary art,

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and the winner will be announced in Cardiff tonight.

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The stage is set here at the National Museum. Gusts are beginning

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to arrive. Only a couple of hours to go until we know who has been

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awarded the ?40,000 prize. In the past few hours Tata Steel has

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confirmed it will present workers with a new pension offer

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which is believed to be beneficial It's understood steel workers

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unions will recommend A ballot is expected to go ahead on

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Monday. After considered uncertainty and

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disagreement unions have changed their position on a deal which could

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secure the future of Tata steel across Wales. Following meetings

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with Tata also Unions recommend to their members they should accept the

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deal which would mean less generous pensions. In a joint letter to

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Steelworkers union say they don't take this decision lightly, and that

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the offer isn't without its issues. They say while they understand the

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concerns around the pension scheme it is their view, supported by

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independent experts, that this is the only credible and viable way

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forward is to secure the future. The unions previously said they would

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leave the decision to Tata's 6000 steelworkers, but there was

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significant unhappiness about the proposal. The BBC understands there

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has since been clarification on the deal to workers over 50.

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Tata did put a deal on the table to give reassurances about their future

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commitment but it was asking a lot of people close to retirement,

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workers in their 50s who would have taken a big hit had this deal gone

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through. I've been pushing, as have others, for Tata to listen to the

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feedback. Work is still have chose to ignore

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the advice of the union representatives and reject the

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offer. One former steelworkers says it's never going to be an easy

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decision. When he first started in the works,

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the conditions of employment will understood, that is what the pension

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scheme would be. To move the goalposts after they've worked

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there, that's what makes it difficult. It's not only the steel

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industry, but other companies. It's a difficult decision to move the

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goalposts after you had conditions. You knew what your future pension

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was going to be, and to change that is difficult.

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Ballot papers will be posted to workers on Monday with a decision

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expected next month. Public health officials have called

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for a ban on the sale of sweet-like flavours for e-cigarettes,

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and tighter controls over advertising -

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to reduce the potential harm Public Health Wales say flavours

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like bubblegum and candyfloss are an attempt to recruit young

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people to take up vaping. They also want a register

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of retailers selling e-cigarettes, and restrictions on their use

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near school grounds. Starting the advice

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young, not to smoke. It's hoped these 12 and 13 year olds

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from Hawthorn High School in Rhondda Cynon Taff will then be

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peer advocates and spread the message about the health

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dangers of smoking. But Public Health Wales,

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who are running these sessions, are now toughening-up their message

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about e-cigarettes too. The concern is they're

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currently seen as safe, could re-normalise smoking,

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or could even be a gateway for young people and children

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to start smoking tobacco. Younger kids want to buy them

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because they are more attractive. When I walk past in my local town

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I see them in cool shapes I think they are aimed

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at young people. Public Health Wales say the nicotine

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in e-cigarettes is damaging to the adolescent brain,

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so a no-go for children But for those struggling to give up

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traditional cigarettes, a 100% switch to vaping

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would be less harmful. We wouldn't want to see advertising

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of electronic cigarettes or the production of confectionery

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like flavours, you can buy bubble gum, candy floss,

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jam doughnut flavour, they are only aimed at one audience,

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and that about recruiting Celtic Vapours in Llansamlet have

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spent around ?150,000 having 30 flavours tested for things

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like emissions and toxicology to They argue that e-cigarettes can

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have a huge role to play in helping people quit smoking,

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but the rules are currently so strict, they're unable

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to market their products at all. I'd like to be able to marketed

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as the product it is. That's how we should be able

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to market ourselves. We are not nicotine replacement

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therapy, we are not smoking, we are alternative to both

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and should be able to They attract a broad range

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of customers at their six stores across south Wales,

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with the traditional tobacco and menthol flavours

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by far their best sellers. I was spending about ?200

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a month on cigarettes, so the costs and the health

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implications as well. I've been using it for around six

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months, I've never smoked, it's just a different flavour,

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with a cigarette you know what you're going to get,

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the smoky flavour. With this you can have a different

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flavour every time you fill up. The market for e-cigarettes,

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like the devices themselves, has And research into the health

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benefits and harms continues. Jenny is with me now. They're

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already restrictions in place, place, their?

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Yes, you don't see them on TV or newspapers but you can see them on

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bus stops, posters and cinemas, for example. They can't target and 18

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's, so they protect children. The frustration for manufacturers is

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they feel their Iraqi benefits for people who want to move to gaping,

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but because they aren't licensed as a medicine they can't market

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themselves in that way. Canada and Australia can only sell them if they

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are licensed as a medicine. In 26 countries they are completely

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banned, like Brazil, Turkey and Thailand. What Public Health Wales

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is trying to do is navigate this confusing picture and come up with

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advice to reflect benefits and harm. Mind you.

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A man from Swansea has appeared before Westminster Magistrates

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26-year-old Lee Edward Griffiths is accused of having

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bomb-making manuals, and instructions on carrying

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He's charged with five counts of possessing information which may

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be useful to someone who commits, or prepares acts of terrorism.

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He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey next month.

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More inmates killed themselves in Parc Prison in Bridgend

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and Swansea Prison between 2015 and 16 than in any other year

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There was a record number of suicides in prisons in England

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The UK Government says they're ?100 million into the prisons estate

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Police in Swansea have confirmed that the body of a man found

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in a construction site in the marina area of the city is that of missing

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Officers had been searching for the 18-year-old

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who was reported missing in the early hours of Sunday.

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A business group in Ebbw Vale has backed a deadline set

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for the proposed multi-million pound racing circuit near the town.

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Cabinet Secretary for the economy, Ken Skates, told the Circuit

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of Wales it had two weeks to prove it had a new funding deal if it

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wanted further support from the government.

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The Ebbw Vale business forum, which represents retailers

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in the town, says it's about time there was some clarity.

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When a steelworks when someone did a search to begin, find another

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company to provide thousands of jobs. Millions were spent on new

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public sector buildings, but genuine excitement in 2011 when plans for a

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racing circles were unveiled up to 6000 jobs promised.

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Little hesitation from Blaenau Gwent Council with planning permission

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granted in 2013. The following year questions emerged about how much

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public money was involved. The circuit said it had private

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backers are needed. Last year it was revealed that the circuit wanted the

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watch government to underwrite that private funding, to guarantee 100%

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of the track once it was built. Too risky, said a former Business

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Minister. Nine months on there's still no agreement, but there is a

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deadline. I therefore written to the heads of

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the valleys development Corporation today, asking them to make faster

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progress on this project. Asking for evidence to be provided within the

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next two weeks. Many businesses and Ebbw Vale agree

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that it's time for a decision to be made.

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The carrot has been dangled for the people of Ebbw Vale for all this

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time. It's on, it's off, it's on.

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It's time that they made a conclusion. Is it time to see the

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colour of this project's money? Customers from the town and further

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afield have different reflections. I've got every faith the money man

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will make the decision when they are ready no matter who we're shouting

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at them. They won't be rushed. People know

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that there is a deadline, perhaps they will go into it quicker,

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hopefully. It would be a disaster, I think, if

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this huge opportunity was lost for Wales. Obviously, the Welsh

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government has two gold in the process of ensuring a proper due

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diligence assessment is made, but, you know, I think we will respond

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positively. Nearly two years ago and independent enquiry sat in a

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building behind me later ruled that the economic benefits of the circuit

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of Wales far outweighed other concerns. Since then money has been

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a sticking point. The local council and local Assembly Member turns down

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my request for an interview and I'm still waiting on the Wales audit

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office to report back on its investigation into how public money

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has already been awarded in support of the circuit of Wales project.

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Perhaps, time is not on the side of the circuit of Wales, but it says

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the deadline ties in with its own plans.

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A chapter in Wrexham's military history will come to an end,

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one of the last major army units there moves to Bristol.

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And today has been one of the coldest days

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But if you don't like the cold, there is a change on the way.

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Opposition parties are demanding a full explanation as to why

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the assembly was not told about the suspension

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of the man who heads the Board of Community Health Councils,

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The Welsh Conservatives are accusing the Welsh Government of keeping

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assembly members in the dark about what's happened

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to Tony Rucinski, the chief executive suspended on full pay

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The Welsh Government says it's an internal

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Here's our political reporter Paul Martin.

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I'm passionate about making things happen.

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That's what I see this new job, the new Chief Exec has been put

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into place to make those things happen, to be a much more proactive

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That's Tony Rucinski on the eve of becoming chief executive

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of the body that describes itself as the independent

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But seven months later he was suspended, there was no

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announcement at the time, and nothing was said publicly

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on the matter in the 11 months that followed,

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by the board, the Welsh government, or Tony Rucinski.

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We still don't know the reason for his suspension.

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The leader of the Welsh Conservatives wants

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the Health Secretary to explain why AMs here weren't told the board

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It's hugely concerning that the chief executive, the most senior

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official had been suspended for 11 months and there's been nothing put

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forward for the public. The community health councils relied on

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public support and confidence. The Minister hasn't acted in the best

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interests, that she hasn't acted on the best interests by maintaining

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this silence. We don't know the reason for Tony

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Rucinski's suspension but sources say there was tension between him

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and the board's Che. I've seen e-mails that stroke Tony Rucinski

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raised concerns about his suspension that he was being stopped from doing

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media interviews. He suggested the chair may have been influenced by a

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meeting with a Welsh government minister. The chest so she doesn't

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believe the content to be factually correct and can't comment through my

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work processes being followed. -- the Che says. It says Tony

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Rucinski's suspension is an internal matter. 11 months and there's no

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indication of when the problem at the top of the patients watchdog

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will be resolved. Poverty is the biggest threat

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to child health in Wales The study, by the Royal College

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of Paediatrics, says an estimated 200,000 Welsh children live

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in poverty, and recommends bold action on things

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like obesity and smoking. The Welsh Government says it's

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committed to addressing Over 200 children a year die

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in Wales, and of those 200 most die There's a strong association

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between your risk of dying in childhood in Wales

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and where you were Particularly those areas

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that are known to have The man who will lead the UK's

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negotiations to leave the European Union has told MPs

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that the interests of Wales will be reflected

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and protected in those talks. David Davis was speaking as the UK

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government published a proposed new law that will allow it

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to begin formal negotiations. Our parliamentary correspondent,

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David Cornock, is at Westminster. David, how does the Brexit

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Secretary say he will We've had three meetings so far,

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we've got another meeting That is a very timely question. It

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has been revealed that they do not need to contact the Welsh Assembly

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before going ahead with Brexit. The legislation has been published to

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allow Theresa May to fired the starting gun. On a day when the UK

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Government had said in relation to that bill that it does not need the

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consent of devolved administrations. That may be correct legally, but

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politically, that is something completely different. What David

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Davis is saying is that although he is looking for a UK wide approach to

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those Brexit negotiations, he will try to take on board be of devolved

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administrations in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast. He will try

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do that, as Theresa May will, through a forum called the joint

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ministerial committee. We've had three meetings so far,

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we've got another meeting We are taking, formerly,

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the papers submitted by the Scottish Government

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and by the Welsh government. The point we have made

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throughout all of this, is this is a sophisticated

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and complex negotiation, it is difficult but it's got to be

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done under a single banner. David Davis said that although he'll

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be looking for that single UK approach it will be one that

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protects and reflects the interests of all parts of the UK, including

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Wales. The UK Government is trying to reassure farmers about what will

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happen to them? Yes, one week after the UK Government said Britain would

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be leaving the single market as well as the European Union Alan Cairns,

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the Secretary of State for Wales has been meeting farmers to hear their

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concerns about that. Many farmers, understandably concerned that it

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could lead to higher prices, make it more expensive for them to export

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their produce. Mr Caines told them that Brexit would offer

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opportunities, new markets, he hoped to deliver a free-trade deal rather

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like other countries have. That could keep costs low. Thank you,

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David up in Westminster. One of the last major army units

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based in Wrexham will move The Royal Electrical

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and Mechanical Engineers Battalion at Hightown Barracks

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is being relocated, closing another chapter in the town's long

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relationship with the military. The 3rd Battalion Royal

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Welsh left in 2013. A campaign has been launched

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to oppose the latest departure. Whether it's waving off or welcoming

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home current soldiers, honouring veterans or remembering

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those who died serving, Wrexham has always been

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proud of its relationship The Council leader has

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expressed his shock at the news that from 2019 the 101

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Battalion Headquarters will close leaving only a handful of military

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personnel at Hightown. I'm gutted to be absolutely honest,

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not just for myself We are its family,

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they are our family. And it's like losing

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something from... It's been depleted over

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the years, this, to me, Opened in 1877 Hightown Barracks was

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a base for the Royal Welch Fusiliers and then the Royal Welsh reservists

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until they moved from Since 1999 it's been home to a unit

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of the Royal Electrical It deals with the serviceability

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of Army equipment, everything If the Army has a piece of equipment

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that has a mechanical or electrical aspects to it,

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then the REME are However, in this part of the world

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the way a recovery company, The regiment trains and supplies

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part-time or volunteer soldiers and officers to operations

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here and around the world The move to Bristol means that

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reservists based in Wrexham and Prestatyn would have

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to join other units. Meanwhile the army says it will help

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staff at Hightown Barracks to transfer to alternative

:20:26.:20:27.

military employment locally. A campaign to oppose the decision

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is in its early stages but despite calls for Wrexham

:20:30.:20:32.

to fight to keep its soldiers, the MoD's wide-ranging

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reorganisation may be a battle In a few hours we'll know

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the name of the winner At ?40,000 it's the most

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lucrative contemporary arts award in the UK,

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and Welsh artist, Bedwyr Williams, Their work is on display

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at Chapter Arts Centre and the National Museum,

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and Jennifer Jones Thanks Lucy, yes, the excitement is

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building here at the National Museum with around three hours to go

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until the winner of the 7th Now it has a reputation as one

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of the most significant contemporary art awards in the world,

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and it's certainly a very international shortlist for this

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year with finalists from France, Ghana, Angola, Lebanon,

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the United States and Wales. Charters Monday seven, six artists

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from four continents. It's been on display for months at Cardiff venues

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but tonight they can only be one winner. -- Tony Artes mundi. Since

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it opened in October thousands of visitors have taken part in the

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multisensory experience. You have incredible painted

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watercolours, right through to Digital art and physical objects

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that people are using to express ideas, sound, videos, music. The

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piece next door is a phenomenal example of that. We have been bad

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for you to relax on. I shall build a city here. Bedwyr is

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the third Welsh artist to be short listed. His work draws inspiration

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from megacities in times of economic boom. Captors, migration and power

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structures are among the themes explored this year. Artes mundi is

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the Wales biggest contemporary art show. At ?40,000 it is the UK's

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biggest contemporary Art prize and one of the most significant in the

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world. What the experts think, so what do people think out.

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Have you been to see it no. I go to a as much as I can. For me it's the

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only thing that keeps us alive and different. Is it something you might

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go and see? Probably not. I'm not overly interested. It's not

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something I understand. I've not been exposed to it a lot.

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Contemporary art may still be a hard sell, but 90,000 people are expected

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to experience these are groups before it closes at the end of

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before it closes at the end of February.

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So, only a few weeks left to come and experience these art

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installations and only a few hours until we know who's name

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will be added to the list of Artes Mundi recipients.

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We'll have to wait just a little longer to find out.

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We will have the details in our late bulletin.

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Tomorrow night we'll be catching up with welsh boxer Lee Selby

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as he prepares to defend his IBF world featherweight title

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The 29-year-old from Barry, fights Jonathan Victor Barros

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Speaking after his first public work-out he says it's been a dream

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of his to fight in the Mecca of boxing and is fully focused

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on putting on a show for the fans who've supported him from the start.

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They follow me all around the country and the UK. You know, they

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flew out to Vegas to support me. They come to the pinnacle of the

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sport, we've worked against the odds and we've got it. All we've got to

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do now is win on Saturday night. The weather back home

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now here's Derek. It has been a cold one. To say the

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8C in Las Vegas today but here in Wales much colder.

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In Tredegar the temperature struggled to reach freezing

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and in the wind it felt bitterly cold, more like minus 5.

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Grey and cloudy for some of us today too.

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This picture taken in Southerndown by Rhod our weather watcher.

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But a different in the north west, stunning in Snowdonia with blue sky,

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Parts of the north and west clear and frosty.

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Lowest temperature minus 3C in Flintshire.

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Above freezing in the South West with stronger winds.

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

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Some mist and freezing fog on higher ground.

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The odd snow grain and a risk of ice.

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Still windy in the South West and less cold.

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During the day, the freezing fog will lift.

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Sunshine in places but with an increasing risk rain

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The wind easing and turning less cold.

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Temperatures rising higher than today.

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In Breconshire tomorrow cloudy and dry.

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In Denbighshire, most of the day dry.

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Temperatures inland falling low enough for ground frost.

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Saturday breezy with a mix of sunshine and showers.

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Some of the showers heavy with hail and thunder.

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The forecast for Sunday has changed since yesterday.

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There is now a risk of rain but a question mark about how much

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rain we'll see and also how far north it will spread.

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This month has been unusually dry so far but it looks

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A reminder of our top story to unions at company steel have

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recommended the 6000 Welsh workers accept the company's pension deal,

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saying it's the only credible and viable way to secure the future. A

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ballot is expected Monday.

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