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Their families describe the pain of their loss,
We need to remember the devastation that their gross negligence caused
to innocent lives and their families as well as the deep impact this has
Jo Stevens resigns as Shadow Welsh Secretary
in protest over Labour MP's being forced to back
It's made cakes in Newport for nearly 70 years -
the end of an era, as production stops at Avana bakeries.
The retiring Archbishop of Wales says he still believes
the change to the law on organ donation here was wrong.
I wasn't against organ donation at all.
I was just against the method by which they were going about it.
Tonight we're in Las Vegas as Lee Selby aims to defend his IBF
The families of three men who were driving home to Wales
when they were killed by a runaway truck in Bath have told a court
about the life-changing impact of the crash.
Stephen Vaughan and Phillip Allen from Swansea, and Robert Parker
from Cwmbran died alongside four year old Mitzi Steady when they were
The owner of the haulage company, Matthew Gordon, and mechanic
Peter Wood were jailed at Bristol Crown Court earlier
This was the senior path in February 2015 after the brakes failed to work
causing it to career out of control, devastating everything and its path.
Tonight, Matthew Garden is starting a seven and a half year jail
sentence for the manslaughter of for innocent lives. The judge described
Gordon as a man who had showed more concerned for himself than for the
public, a business owner who flouted the rules. Mechanic Peter Wood was
spent five years and three months behind bars. The judge told him he
should have known a casual attitude about safety risk the lives of
others. We need to remember the devastation their gross negligence
caused innocent lives and their families, as well as the deep impact
this has had in the community at large, including the driver of the
bus, the emergency services and all the passers-by who attended the
scene. Phillip Allen from Swansea and Stephen Bannon were on business
on the day of the crash. Stephen Bannon a professional chauffeur had
been to pick them up as they made their way back to Wales, as they did
so, there was nothing Stephen Vaughn could do to avoid a tipper truck
which careered towards them. All three men were killed. The truck had
also hit four-year-old Mitzi Steady, killing her as she tried to cross
the road. Her grandmother suffered life changing injuries. They
listened as a series of emotional victim statement impact where less
than red. Sian Vaughn described when she had to go and identify her
husband's body, the man she had married just six months before the
crash. Speaking to the BBC after the trial, it she spoke to BBC about
heartache and how she was deprived of a family of her own. If that was
the case, we would have had a family by knowing which we have been
denied. Whereas the owner of the company has gone on to have a child
and has won on the way as well. I feel very upset over that, he has
gone to have a life and mine has been taken away from me. Phillip
Allen brings -- leads to children, his wife said he was his soul mate
and the family had been looking forward to see him give his daughter
away at their wedding but died before he could walk down the aisle.
In her statement, she said her daughter's wedding day would be
remembered as bittersweet and a very emotional day. Daniel will not get
the chance to have his dad at his wedding. Robert Parker was married
for 42 years and had one son, his wife said their lives can never be
the same and she feels extremely angry that the reckless actions of
others took husband away from her, a truly amazing, clever, generous man.
As Gordon and Wood were driven away to prison, reporters outside were
told the extent of both men's serious failings. Matthew Gordon had
no chance that -- transport manager and flouted every regulation to
ensure public safety. As a mechanic, Peter Wood signed off vehicles are
safe when clearly they were not. The judge described the condition of the
brakes on the vehicle which crashed as appalling and he said the
failures of Gordon and would to maintain that vehicle for
inexplicable. He said this was not a one-off but an accident waiting to
happen which devastated the lives of so many families. Gordon and Wood
were jailed for a total of 12 years and nine months.
The Labour MP Jo Stevens has resigned as shadow Welsh secretary
over Jeremy Corbyn's instruction that the party's MPs
must vote to support the bill to trigger Brexit.
In her resignation letter she said she was a passionate
European and had been urged by her constituents
in Cardiff Central to vote against the Article 50 bill.
Our political correspondent, Arwyn Jones, is with me now.
You have a copy of her resignation letter.
It essentially comes down to her belief that she thinks Brexit is and
will be a terrible mistake. This vote will be the most important ever
for her as an MP and is an issue of principle conscious, many of her
constituents have been in touch to urge her to vote in this way. She
goes on to say it's been an honour and a privilege to serve as
Secretary of State for Wales but carrying out that role has
galvanised this belief infers that Wales will be worse off after
Brexit. We have no one has been disquiet over Labour MPs because
Jeremy Corbyn has decided to use the strongest, and he has, a three line
whip to force them to back the small piece of legislation in the House
which will trigger Brexit next week. She is not the first to resign over
the issue but the most senior. It does mean that Labour once again is
looking for a Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, the fifth time now
since the general election in 2015. What's the reaction been
to her resignation? We have heard from a former Labour
Secretary of State who says she will be a big loss for the front bench
and also criticising what he said was a lack of ambition and strategy
from Labour over Brexit. We have heard from Jeremy Corbyn this
evening and he says he understands why MPs like Jo Stevens are touring
because they represent constituents who voted to remain in the European
Union but he said that Labour has to respect the outcome of the
referendum and mustn't do anything to the street that process. Thank
you very much for that. -- frustrate.
The leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies has
demanded a public apology from the First Minister
to be part of deciding Wales' Brexit strategy.
Writing to Carwyn Jones, Mr Davies called the comment,
made on the BBC's Wales Report programme, a "false
A spokesman for the First Minister has described
The public inquiry for the M4 relief road south of Newport
is delayed by almost four months because traffic
A pre-inquiry meeting was told today that congestion forecasts were LESS
The inquiry was due to start in November
but will now start at the end of February for the proposed
BBC Wales understands a one-off pension contribution,
could be made to Tata Steel workers in their fifties, if changes
to the company's pension scheme are accepted.
Unions will begin balloting members on Monday, on whether to move
from the current final salary provisions, to a less
Our business correspondent, Brian Meechan, is in
Brian, what more do we know about this offer by Tata?
It has emerged that up to ?10,000 will be paid into the pensions of
older workers who are considering retiring early in order to get them
to move onto this new scheme. They won't get ?10,000, it will depend on
the length of service and how long they have been paying into the
pension scheme. There is some hope amongst many people who would like
to see this going ahead that this will in some way help make it a
little bit better and a little bit easier for those who are having to
decide ultimately when these ballots go out whether they are willing to
accept as union members moving from a final scut -- salary scheme to a
much less generous one which is tied to ?1 billion of funding coming from
Tata to Port Talbot over eight years. The ballot is going out on
Monday, the decision will still have to be made by union members but
crucially Tata isn't bound by whatever decision is made by the
members of the union. Thank you very much, Brian.
Production has ended at Avana Bakeries in Newport tonight.
The factory is to close after more than six decades in the city,
Around 100 staff will lose their jobs, though some
will work out their notice until the end of February.
Owners Food Utopia say they've been unable to find a way to keep
One of Newport's best known employers, but now workers
leaving the production line for the last time.
I've made some really good friends and I really am
It's just a very sad atmosphere in there.
Everybody's sad to leave and trying to find new jobs.
It started in a shop in the 1800s, it grew to fill big factories
At one time, over 1,000 employed at the Rogerstone factory,
two million cakes made here since 1999.
Others gave decades of service and more.
I used to work like 80 hours a week up there.
My grandmother worked here, my auntie worked here.
It was guaranteed work up here all the time.
We used to do Blackpool, Disneyland Paris, Tenby, everywhere.
Now it's closing down, it's very sad to see it go.
A turbulent recent history, a fire in 2001.
But the business bounced back and won a big contract with Marks
In 2011, it was sold by Premier Foods to the Two Sisters food group.
The new owners lost that big supermarket contract and then sold
the company again in 2014, hundreds lost their jobs.
Current owner, Food Utopia, says it did everything it
could to make the business a success, but it was
The workers' union says it knows times have changed but has
questioned how the company was run and whether it could have done more.
Obviously people's tastes are changing.
They're not encouraged to eat sugar any more.
More of a treat than an every day occurrence.
But there's still room in the industry for good quality
cakes and these people made a good quality cake.
Some staff will work their notice period here for a few weeks.
A handful of others will look after smaller
But the curtain has come down slowly on some long careers here.
Mass production now over, most staff now looking for a new job.
here are confident they'll be toasting success after Brexit.
And - 'I'll come home world champion again' -
The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, says
he still believes the law introducing presumed consent
for organ donation was the "wrong way" to approach the problem
Dr Morgan's comments come as he prepares to retire next week.
He's been the head of the Church in Wales for nearly fourteen years.
He's been speaking to Felicity Evans.
Barry Morgan is the longest serving Archbishop in the worldwide
And he's got the funny stories to prove it.
When I was installed in Bangor, I knocked the door.
The Dean said to me, "Knock the door three times."
In the end, I knocked nine times because...
They didn't seem to hear me and, not realising I had the microphone
on, said to my chaplin, "Well, they obviously don't want
It's exactly that warmth and self-depricating humour that's
enabled him to steer the church in Wales through some long-running
He's been an outspoken voice, usually on the liberal
side of the argument, in public and political
He's supported more powers for the National Assembly,
but opposed the introduction of a law that assumes people
want to be organ donors unless they opt out.
You found yourself very much on the outside when it
came to the view that you were expressing there.
I felt that I was making a valid point.
I think what I did object to was people thinking that
I wasn't against organ donation at all.
I was just against the method by which they were going about it.
I still feel that, to be honest, because it's much better
if people voluntarily say we want to give organs.
Women clergy and same sex marriage have been the big battles
He's in favour of both and he is delighted that the church
in Wales first woman bishop was consecrated just a couple
I think that was pretty important as a matter of justice,
as a matter of equality and as a matter of doing
That's been pretty important and I never expected a woman bishop
However fierce the arguments over these issues, he's always sought
to accommodate different views, holding the church together,
even as he apologised to LGBT people for the way it's behaved
You've pushed the gay marriage thing as far
as you could while keeping everyone on board, haven't you?
I've done that with the full support of the present bishops and also
too with the support of the governing body.
That's quite something, I think, in a church that hasn't always been
known for its liberalism and I felt that, therefore,
the bishops could issue prayers to say with gay people in church,
but to bring a bill to allow gay marriage would have just
And in terms of the church reaches out to its congegration
and the wider society in Wales, what are your thoughts on how
effectively it's done that under your leadership?
If you're just going to judge it by church attendances,
then the honest answer is not terribly well.
But when I go around here and other parishes in Wales,
I see church communities more engaged with their local societies
Were it not for church people, lots of organisations
I'm thinking of food banks, I'm thinking of dementia groups.
His successor as Archbishop will be chosen in the summer.
For Dr Morgan, that means a quieter life outside the public eye.
I take the view that once you're gone, you're gone.
I just want to leave the field clear, I don't want to make another
public statement about issues again because that would be unfair
on whoever succeeds me and I hope I can keep to that.
Archbishop Barry Morgan, thank you very much.
The Archbishop of Wales talking to Felicity Evans.
Teresa May is meeting the new US President, Donald Trump
and trade is likely to be high on the agenda.
It's a visit being followed here by drinks producers -
some of whom are due to visit the US soon.
Wales exported around ?9 million worth of drinks in 2015.
And the co-founder of one of Wales' newest breweries
says he's confident new, global trade deals will benefit
Capacity-wise, we're five times more than what we currently had so over
a year, that's five million litres is what we can produce here.
And that's what this place is all about.
More beer, yes, but also more exports.
Tiny Rebel already sell more beer in Norway than Wales.
Whereas in the past brewery, we were doing a lot of it by hand,
So it's made things a little bit easier.
It means we can focus on other areas.
And those other areas include America and China,
But Bradley wants the cost and bureaucracy involved
in selling his beer globally reduced.
And hopes new trade deals after Brexit will help.
For us, this is a long-term thing whichever market we go into.
So hopefully Britain can set up a bit more of bespoke and even
better trading terms with certain countries.
Which will benefit us in the long run.
Wales exported around ?9 million worth of drinks in 2015.
Currently, British beer, as it travels towards an EU border,
Although businesses hope alternative global deals can be struck up.
Including in America, where Teresa May is meeting
the new US President, Donald Trump.
But some are worried about his protectionist policies.
The Otley brewery in Pontypridd - another well known
They too are "dipping their toe" into the export market.
Funnily enough, China is going mad for Oh Ho Ho.
Originally, we brewed Oh Ho Ho for a Christmas market.
But we've never made a fuss about putting Christmas on the label
or selling it or promoting it as a Christmas beer.
So they're taking that all year round.
Bosses here have big hopes for China, but feels there's too
much uncertainty to be able to plan post-Brexit.
With Brexit and Donald Trump in America, I can see it becoming
a bit more difficult in Europe if tariffs are brought in for trade.
But then you just have to look at other parts of Europe and see
This is what the new Tiny Rebel brewery could look
And it's a future that could hold great potential
But the Welsh Government and a Committee of AM's say access
to the EU single market is key for Welsh firms.
The UK Government says it will make a success of Brexit.
Time for the sport, and a big fight this weekend Tomos?
Yes, another exciting night planned in the city.
It's described as the Entertainment Capital of the World,
and in the bright lights of Las Vegas tomorrow
night Lee Selby has promised to put on a show
and defend his IBF featherweight title.
The boxer from Barry is up against Argentine Jonathan Victor Barros.
Selby insists he'll return home still world champion.
The Nevada desert - scorched arid landscapes
and in the middle of these sprawling mountains,
And Welshman Lee Selby will realise a lifelong ambition here on Saturday
night when he defends his IBF featherweight world title
against Jonathan Victor Barros at the MGM Grand.
The dream for every fighter and the goal is to one day box
And to most it's not a realistic dream.
I go to show with hard work, with that dream and focus,
hard work and dedication, you can make it possible.
This is Lee Selby's 25th professional bout
and of his previous 24, he's won 23 and lost just one.
And of those 23 victories, eight have come via knockout.
As for Barros, he's a more seasoned campaigner.
He's had 46 professional fights, 41 victories and four defeats.
Selby will be fighting Barros at the world famous MGM
Grand, graced by some of boxing's all-time greats.
Headlining this bill is Carl Frampton, the WBA
featherweight champion from Northern Ireland
who defends his crown against Leo Santa Cruz.
Then, it could be unification against Selby.
I would love to see it, whether it's going to be
at Windsor Park or Ravenhill, where they play the rugby
or whatever, we'd love it to be in an outdoor arena in the summer.
But you've got to think about Saturday night.
That's the only thing we're focussing on.
I can think about pitching ahead, but we're 100%
I want to be involved in big fights after this and Selby's
Huge respect for Lee Selby and I think it's the same
I respect him, great fighter, but I would love
So a mouth-watering duel with Frampton is Selby's ultimate
goal, but for that to happen, he has to beat Barros tomorrow.
Football, Cardiff City defender Bruno Manga could miss
The 28-year-old injured his knee playing for Gabon
whose side faces Reading tomorrow - says he hopes to further
strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes
He says playing a game on deadline day isn't ideal.
I don't envisage running up the touchline to the fax
machine during the game, if I'm honest.
I mean, it's not as if we are looking for major
We're just looking to improve the squad
The Ospreys may be forced to play their home European Challenge Cup
quarter final against Stade Francais away from the Liberty Stadium.
on the 1st Sunday in April, but that could clash
-- first with Swansea City's Premier League match against Middlesbrough
if Sky decide to move that game to the Sunday and televise it.
The Cardiff Blues meanwhile will play Gloucester
Hurdler David Omoregie is among the athletes competing
at the Welsh Indoor Championships this weekend,
for the World Championships held in London this summer.
He just missed on the Olympic games last year.
Meanwhile, Pole Vaulter Sally Peake - who won silver
at the Commonwealth Games three years ago -
is hoping to break her own national record this season.
It's the first weekend where some of the Welsh athletes can start
to try and get those qualifying performances out.
It's the start of a really exciting year, really.
I've made a few technical changes, especially my approach
to the first hurdle, so I've gone from eight strides
For me, indoors has always been about practising that and cementing
that for the outdoor season and hopefully trying to make it
to the team in London and being competitive there.
The indoor champs in Cardiff tomorrow.
Back to tonight, and the weather forecast.
After a couple of cold days, blustery and more unsettled through
the weekend, rain at times but eventually turning mild air. The
pressure chart shows a cold front moving from west to east across
Wales overnight bringing rain at times. Outbreaks of rain become more
widespread, heavy and persistent, wintry over higher ground, easing
from the west by dawn but misty and murky with overnight lows of six
Celsius. Tomorrow, fog patches, rain will clear eastwards with dry and
bright spells in the morning but a scattering of showers will push in
from the west. Wintry on high ground, some heavy with a risk of
thunder. Dreyer spells in between. Temperatures higher than today.
Tomorrow night, those showers Peter Wright, try for a time, missed and
fog developing and then clouding over with outbreaks of rain starting
to move them from the west. Wear it is clearer and still in the cold,
temperatures are hovering at freezing. Less cold further west as
the rain arrives. That's because there's warm front moves eastwards
through Sunday and the winds turn were south-westerly. Milder but more
settled Atlantic influence to our weather. Uncertainty as to how far
north this system will spread. Misty murky start on Sunday, turning
cloudy with drizzle and spells of rain moves eastwards to the day.
More likely to be heavier in the south and turning blustery as the
winds pick up. Clearing from the south-west later in the day that
remaining mistake and becoming milder with top temperatures of
seven to 10 Celsius. That sets us up for a milder but more changeable
starting next week, we swap the better but dry continental
error-free Atlantic conditions, less cold but windy and more rain at
times. As Theresa May becomes the first
foreign leader to be welcome to the White House since Donald Trump took
office, the new American president described the special relationship
between the UK and the US as one of the great forces in history. We
pledge our lasting support to this most special relationship. Britain
is a blessing to the world and our relationship has never been
stronger. We're back with our next update
after the BBC News at Ten. For now though, from all
of us on the programme,