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Welcome to Wales Today. Tonight's headlines:

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Their families describe the pain of their loss,

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We need to remember the devastation that their gross negligence caused

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to innocent lives and their families as well as the deep impact this has

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Jo Stevens resigns as Shadow Welsh Secretary

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in protest over Labour MP's being forced to back

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It's made cakes in Newport for nearly 70 years -

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the end of an era, as production stops at Avana bakeries.

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The retiring Archbishop of Wales says he still believes

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the change to the law on organ donation here was wrong.

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I wasn't against organ donation at all.

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I was just against the method by which they were going about it.

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Tonight we're in Las Vegas as Lee Selby aims to defend his IBF

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The families of three men who were driving home to Wales

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when they were killed by a runaway truck in Bath have told a court

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about the life-changing impact of the crash.

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Stephen Vaughan and Phillip Allen from Swansea, and Robert Parker

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from Cwmbran died alongside four year old Mitzi Steady when they were

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The owner of the haulage company, Matthew Gordon, and mechanic

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Peter Wood were jailed at Bristol Crown Court earlier

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This was the senior path in February 2015 after the brakes failed to work

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causing it to career out of control, devastating everything and its path.

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Tonight, Matthew Garden is starting a seven and a half year jail

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sentence for the manslaughter of for innocent lives. The judge described

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Gordon as a man who had showed more concerned for himself than for the

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public, a business owner who flouted the rules. Mechanic Peter Wood was

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spent five years and three months behind bars. The judge told him he

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should have known a casual attitude about safety risk the lives of

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others. We need to remember the devastation their gross negligence

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caused innocent lives and their families, as well as the deep impact

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this has had in the community at large, including the driver of the

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bus, the emergency services and all the passers-by who attended the

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scene. Phillip Allen from Swansea and Stephen Bannon were on business

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on the day of the crash. Stephen Bannon a professional chauffeur had

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been to pick them up as they made their way back to Wales, as they did

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so, there was nothing Stephen Vaughn could do to avoid a tipper truck

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which careered towards them. All three men were killed. The truck had

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also hit four-year-old Mitzi Steady, killing her as she tried to cross

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the road. Her grandmother suffered life changing injuries. They

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listened as a series of emotional victim statement impact where less

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than red. Sian Vaughn described when she had to go and identify her

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husband's body, the man she had married just six months before the

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crash. Speaking to the BBC after the trial, it she spoke to BBC about

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heartache and how she was deprived of a family of her own. If that was

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the case, we would have had a family by knowing which we have been

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denied. Whereas the owner of the company has gone on to have a child

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and has won on the way as well. I feel very upset over that, he has

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gone to have a life and mine has been taken away from me. Phillip

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Allen brings -- leads to children, his wife said he was his soul mate

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and the family had been looking forward to see him give his daughter

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away at their wedding but died before he could walk down the aisle.

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In her statement, she said her daughter's wedding day would be

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remembered as bittersweet and a very emotional day. Daniel will not get

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the chance to have his dad at his wedding. Robert Parker was married

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for 42 years and had one son, his wife said their lives can never be

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the same and she feels extremely angry that the reckless actions of

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others took husband away from her, a truly amazing, clever, generous man.

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As Gordon and Wood were driven away to prison, reporters outside were

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told the extent of both men's serious failings. Matthew Gordon had

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no chance that -- transport manager and flouted every regulation to

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ensure public safety. As a mechanic, Peter Wood signed off vehicles are

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safe when clearly they were not. The judge described the condition of the

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brakes on the vehicle which crashed as appalling and he said the

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failures of Gordon and would to maintain that vehicle for

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inexplicable. He said this was not a one-off but an accident waiting to

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happen which devastated the lives of so many families. Gordon and Wood

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were jailed for a total of 12 years and nine months.

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The Labour MP Jo Stevens has resigned as shadow Welsh secretary

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over Jeremy Corbyn's instruction that the party's MPs

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must vote to support the bill to trigger Brexit.

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In her resignation letter she said she was a passionate

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European and had been urged by her constituents

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in Cardiff Central to vote against the Article 50 bill.

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Our political correspondent, Arwyn Jones, is with me now.

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You have a copy of her resignation letter.

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It essentially comes down to her belief that she thinks Brexit is and

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will be a terrible mistake. This vote will be the most important ever

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for her as an MP and is an issue of principle conscious, many of her

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constituents have been in touch to urge her to vote in this way. She

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goes on to say it's been an honour and a privilege to serve as

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Secretary of State for Wales but carrying out that role has

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galvanised this belief infers that Wales will be worse off after

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Brexit. We have no one has been disquiet over Labour MPs because

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Jeremy Corbyn has decided to use the strongest, and he has, a three line

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whip to force them to back the small piece of legislation in the House

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which will trigger Brexit next week. She is not the first to resign over

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the issue but the most senior. It does mean that Labour once again is

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looking for a Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, the fifth time now

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since the general election in 2015. What's the reaction been

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to her resignation? We have heard from a former Labour

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Secretary of State who says she will be a big loss for the front bench

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and also criticising what he said was a lack of ambition and strategy

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from Labour over Brexit. We have heard from Jeremy Corbyn this

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evening and he says he understands why MPs like Jo Stevens are touring

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because they represent constituents who voted to remain in the European

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Union but he said that Labour has to respect the outcome of the

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referendum and mustn't do anything to the street that process. Thank

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you very much for that. -- frustrate.

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The leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies has

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demanded a public apology from the First Minister

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to be part of deciding Wales' Brexit strategy.

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Writing to Carwyn Jones, Mr Davies called the comment,

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made on the BBC's Wales Report programme, a "false

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A spokesman for the First Minister has described

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The public inquiry for the M4 relief road south of Newport

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is delayed by almost four months because traffic

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A pre-inquiry meeting was told today that congestion forecasts were LESS

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The inquiry was due to start in November

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but will now start at the end of February for the proposed

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BBC Wales understands a one-off pension contribution,

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could be made to Tata Steel workers in their fifties, if changes

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to the company's pension scheme are accepted.

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Unions will begin balloting members on Monday, on whether to move

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from the current final salary provisions, to a less

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Our business correspondent, Brian Meechan, is in

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Brian, what more do we know about this offer by Tata?

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It has emerged that up to ?10,000 will be paid into the pensions of

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older workers who are considering retiring early in order to get them

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to move onto this new scheme. They won't get ?10,000, it will depend on

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the length of service and how long they have been paying into the

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pension scheme. There is some hope amongst many people who would like

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to see this going ahead that this will in some way help make it a

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little bit better and a little bit easier for those who are having to

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decide ultimately when these ballots go out whether they are willing to

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accept as union members moving from a final scut -- salary scheme to a

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much less generous one which is tied to ?1 billion of funding coming from

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Tata to Port Talbot over eight years. The ballot is going out on

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Monday, the decision will still have to be made by union members but

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crucially Tata isn't bound by whatever decision is made by the

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members of the union. Thank you very much, Brian.

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Production has ended at Avana Bakeries in Newport tonight.

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The factory is to close after more than six decades in the city,

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Around 100 staff will lose their jobs, though some

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will work out their notice until the end of February.

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Owners Food Utopia say they've been unable to find a way to keep

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One of Newport's best known employers, but now workers

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leaving the production line for the last time.

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I've made some really good friends and I really am

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It's just a very sad atmosphere in there.

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Everybody's sad to leave and trying to find new jobs.

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It started in a shop in the 1800s, it grew to fill big factories

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At one time, over 1,000 employed at the Rogerstone factory,

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two million cakes made here since 1999.

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Others gave decades of service and more.

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I used to work like 80 hours a week up there.

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My grandmother worked here, my auntie worked here.

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It was guaranteed work up here all the time.

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We used to do Blackpool, Disneyland Paris, Tenby, everywhere.

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Now it's closing down, it's very sad to see it go.

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A turbulent recent history, a fire in 2001.

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But the business bounced back and won a big contract with Marks

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In 2011, it was sold by Premier Foods to the Two Sisters food group.

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The new owners lost that big supermarket contract and then sold

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the company again in 2014, hundreds lost their jobs.

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Current owner, Food Utopia, says it did everything it

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could to make the business a success, but it was

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The workers' union says it knows times have changed but has

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questioned how the company was run and whether it could have done more.

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Obviously people's tastes are changing.

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They're not encouraged to eat sugar any more.

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More of a treat than an every day occurrence.

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But there's still room in the industry for good quality

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cakes and these people made a good quality cake.

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Some staff will work their notice period here for a few weeks.

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A handful of others will look after smaller

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But the curtain has come down slowly on some long careers here.

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Mass production now over, most staff now looking for a new job.

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here are confident they'll be toasting success after Brexit.

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And - 'I'll come home world champion again' -

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The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, says

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he still believes the law introducing presumed consent

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for organ donation was the "wrong way" to approach the problem

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Dr Morgan's comments come as he prepares to retire next week.

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He's been the head of the Church in Wales for nearly fourteen years.

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He's been speaking to Felicity Evans.

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Barry Morgan is the longest serving Archbishop in the worldwide

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And he's got the funny stories to prove it.

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When I was installed in Bangor, I knocked the door.

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The Dean said to me, "Knock the door three times."

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In the end, I knocked nine times because...

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They didn't seem to hear me and, not realising I had the microphone

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on, said to my chaplin, "Well, they obviously don't want

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It's exactly that warmth and self-depricating humour that's

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enabled him to steer the church in Wales through some long-running

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He's been an outspoken voice, usually on the liberal

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side of the argument, in public and political

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He's supported more powers for the National Assembly,

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but opposed the introduction of a law that assumes people

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want to be organ donors unless they opt out.

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You found yourself very much on the outside when it

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came to the view that you were expressing there.

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I felt that I was making a valid point.

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I think what I did object to was people thinking that

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I wasn't against organ donation at all.

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I was just against the method by which they were going about it.

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I still feel that, to be honest, because it's much better

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if people voluntarily say we want to give organs.

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Women clergy and same sex marriage have been the big battles

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He's in favour of both and he is delighted that the church

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in Wales first woman bishop was consecrated just a couple

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I think that was pretty important as a matter of justice,

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as a matter of equality and as a matter of doing

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That's been pretty important and I never expected a woman bishop

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However fierce the arguments over these issues, he's always sought

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to accommodate different views, holding the church together,

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even as he apologised to LGBT people for the way it's behaved

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You've pushed the gay marriage thing as far

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as you could while keeping everyone on board, haven't you?

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I've done that with the full support of the present bishops and also

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too with the support of the governing body.

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That's quite something, I think, in a church that hasn't always been

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known for its liberalism and I felt that, therefore,

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the bishops could issue prayers to say with gay people in church,

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but to bring a bill to allow gay marriage would have just

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And in terms of the church reaches out to its congegration

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and the wider society in Wales, what are your thoughts on how

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effectively it's done that under your leadership?

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If you're just going to judge it by church attendances,

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then the honest answer is not terribly well.

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But when I go around here and other parishes in Wales,

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I see church communities more engaged with their local societies

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Were it not for church people, lots of organisations

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I'm thinking of food banks, I'm thinking of dementia groups.

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His successor as Archbishop will be chosen in the summer.

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For Dr Morgan, that means a quieter life outside the public eye.

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I take the view that once you're gone, you're gone.

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I just want to leave the field clear, I don't want to make another

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public statement about issues again because that would be unfair

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on whoever succeeds me and I hope I can keep to that.

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Archbishop Barry Morgan, thank you very much.

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The Archbishop of Wales talking to Felicity Evans.

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Teresa May is meeting the new US President, Donald Trump

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and trade is likely to be high on the agenda.

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It's a visit being followed here by drinks producers -

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some of whom are due to visit the US soon.

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Wales exported around ?9 million worth of drinks in 2015.

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And the co-founder of one of Wales' newest breweries

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says he's confident new, global trade deals will benefit

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Capacity-wise, we're five times more than what we currently had so over

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a year, that's five million litres is what we can produce here.

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And that's what this place is all about.

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More beer, yes, but also more exports.

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Tiny Rebel already sell more beer in Norway than Wales.

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Whereas in the past brewery, we were doing a lot of it by hand,

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So it's made things a little bit easier.

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It means we can focus on other areas.

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And those other areas include America and China,

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But Bradley wants the cost and bureaucracy involved

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in selling his beer globally reduced.

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And hopes new trade deals after Brexit will help.

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For us, this is a long-term thing whichever market we go into.

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So hopefully Britain can set up a bit more of bespoke and even

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better trading terms with certain countries.

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Which will benefit us in the long run.

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Wales exported around ?9 million worth of drinks in 2015.

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Currently, British beer, as it travels towards an EU border,

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Although businesses hope alternative global deals can be struck up.

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Including in America, where Teresa May is meeting

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the new US President, Donald Trump.

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But some are worried about his protectionist policies.

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The Otley brewery in Pontypridd - another well known

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They too are "dipping their toe" into the export market.

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Funnily enough, China is going mad for Oh Ho Ho.

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Originally, we brewed Oh Ho Ho for a Christmas market.

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But we've never made a fuss about putting Christmas on the label

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or selling it or promoting it as a Christmas beer.

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So they're taking that all year round.

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Bosses here have big hopes for China, but feels there's too

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much uncertainty to be able to plan post-Brexit.

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With Brexit and Donald Trump in America, I can see it becoming

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a bit more difficult in Europe if tariffs are brought in for trade.

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But then you just have to look at other parts of Europe and see

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This is what the new Tiny Rebel brewery could look

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And it's a future that could hold great potential

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But the Welsh Government and a Committee of AM's say access

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to the EU single market is key for Welsh firms.

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The UK Government says it will make a success of Brexit.

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Time for the sport, and a big fight this weekend Tomos?

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Yes, another exciting night planned in the city.

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It's described as the Entertainment Capital of the World,

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and in the bright lights of Las Vegas tomorrow

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night Lee Selby has promised to put on a show

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and defend his IBF featherweight title.

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The boxer from Barry is up against Argentine Jonathan Victor Barros.

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Selby insists he'll return home still world champion.

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The Nevada desert - scorched arid landscapes

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and in the middle of these sprawling mountains,

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And Welshman Lee Selby will realise a lifelong ambition here on Saturday

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night when he defends his IBF featherweight world title

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against Jonathan Victor Barros at the MGM Grand.

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The dream for every fighter and the goal is to one day box

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And to most it's not a realistic dream.

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I go to show with hard work, with that dream and focus,

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hard work and dedication, you can make it possible.

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This is Lee Selby's 25th professional bout

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and of his previous 24, he's won 23 and lost just one.

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And of those 23 victories, eight have come via knockout.

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As for Barros, he's a more seasoned campaigner.

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He's had 46 professional fights, 41 victories and four defeats.

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Selby will be fighting Barros at the world famous MGM

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Grand, graced by some of boxing's all-time greats.

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Headlining this bill is Carl Frampton, the WBA

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featherweight champion from Northern Ireland

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who defends his crown against Leo Santa Cruz.

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Then, it could be unification against Selby.

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I would love to see it, whether it's going to be

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at Windsor Park or Ravenhill, where they play the rugby

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or whatever, we'd love it to be in an outdoor arena in the summer.

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But you've got to think about Saturday night.

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That's the only thing we're focussing on.

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I can think about pitching ahead, but we're 100%

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I want to be involved in big fights after this and Selby's

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Huge respect for Lee Selby and I think it's the same

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I respect him, great fighter, but I would love

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So a mouth-watering duel with Frampton is Selby's ultimate

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goal, but for that to happen, he has to beat Barros tomorrow.

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Football, Cardiff City defender Bruno Manga could miss

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The 28-year-old injured his knee playing for Gabon

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whose side faces Reading tomorrow - says he hopes to further

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strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes

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He says playing a game on deadline day isn't ideal.

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I don't envisage running up the touchline to the fax

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machine during the game, if I'm honest.

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I mean, it's not as if we are looking for major

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We're just looking to improve the squad

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The Ospreys may be forced to play their home European Challenge Cup

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quarter final against Stade Francais away from the Liberty Stadium.

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on the 1st Sunday in April, but that could clash

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-- first with Swansea City's Premier League match against Middlesbrough

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if Sky decide to move that game to the Sunday and televise it.

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The Cardiff Blues meanwhile will play Gloucester

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Hurdler David Omoregie is among the athletes competing

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at the Welsh Indoor Championships this weekend,

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for the World Championships held in London this summer.

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He just missed on the Olympic games last year.

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Meanwhile, Pole Vaulter Sally Peake - who won silver

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at the Commonwealth Games three years ago -

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is hoping to break her own national record this season.

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It's the first weekend where some of the Welsh athletes can start

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to try and get those qualifying performances out.

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It's the start of a really exciting year, really.

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I've made a few technical changes, especially my approach

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to the first hurdle, so I've gone from eight strides

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For me, indoors has always been about practising that and cementing

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that for the outdoor season and hopefully trying to make it

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to the team in London and being competitive there.

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The indoor champs in Cardiff tomorrow.

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Back to tonight, and the weather forecast.

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After a couple of cold days, blustery and more unsettled through

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the weekend, rain at times but eventually turning mild air. The

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pressure chart shows a cold front moving from west to east across

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Wales overnight bringing rain at times. Outbreaks of rain become more

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widespread, heavy and persistent, wintry over higher ground, easing

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from the west by dawn but misty and murky with overnight lows of six

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Celsius. Tomorrow, fog patches, rain will clear eastwards with dry and

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bright spells in the morning but a scattering of showers will push in

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from the west. Wintry on high ground, some heavy with a risk of

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thunder. Dreyer spells in between. Temperatures higher than today.

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Tomorrow night, those showers Peter Wright, try for a time, missed and

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fog developing and then clouding over with outbreaks of rain starting

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to move them from the west. Wear it is clearer and still in the cold,

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temperatures are hovering at freezing. Less cold further west as

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the rain arrives. That's because there's warm front moves eastwards

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through Sunday and the winds turn were south-westerly. Milder but more

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settled Atlantic influence to our weather. Uncertainty as to how far

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north this system will spread. Misty murky start on Sunday, turning

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cloudy with drizzle and spells of rain moves eastwards to the day.

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More likely to be heavier in the south and turning blustery as the

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winds pick up. Clearing from the south-west later in the day that

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remaining mistake and becoming milder with top temperatures of

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seven to 10 Celsius. That sets us up for a milder but more changeable

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starting next week, we swap the better but dry continental

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error-free Atlantic conditions, less cold but windy and more rain at

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times. As Theresa May becomes the first

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foreign leader to be welcome to the White House since Donald Trump took

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office, the new American president described the special relationship

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between the UK and the US as one of the great forces in history. We

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pledge our lasting support to this most special relationship. Britain

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is a blessing to the world and our relationship has never been

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stronger. We're back with our next update

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

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of us on the programme,

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