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Tonight's headlines: Gerhard Kress is German and has lived
He's come to Westminster to ask where should he and thousands
of other EU citizens call home after Brexit.
I don't want my family to break up so what I would like to know is am I
and people like me going to be allowed to carry on living here.
As the President's state visit to the UK is debated,
a Welsh MP leads the call to ban him, and anti-Trump protests
1.8 million people signed a petition opposing Donald Trump's state visit.
Hundreds have taken to the streets here in Cardiff alone.
Surveillance and precision targeting.
A Denbighshire company lands an ?82 million military contract.
Harri's genetic condition makes him social and friendly.
But an expert warns children like him will grow up isolated
And Cardiff City's manager looks to thrash out a deal tonight
And Ryan Giggs coaches youngsters in Fishguard and tells us
He was born in Germany, but he's lived here for 40 years
But will Brexit mean that people like Gerhard Kress
The artist is among more than 70,000 EU nationals living in Wales whose
futures are uncertain after Britain leaves the European Union.
He and his family have been in Westminster today looking
for an assurance from the UK Government that he can stay here.
Our parliamentary correspondent, David Cornock, reports.
We are all immigrants in this valley. Gerhard Kress has lived in
the UK for 40 years but how much longer will the artists be able to
call Pontypridd home? Once Britain leaves the EU he fears he may have
believed the UK and his family. I have had restless sleep. It's the
uncertainty. We do need to know one way or the other which way your life
is going to develop. What is going to happen? He is one of 72,000
people born in the European Union who now live in Wales. There they
are with the highest of EU citizens is Cardiff were around 11,000 live
followed by Wrexham, home to 7000 people from the EU. 23,000 Polish
people live here making it the most common EU country of birth. There
are 11,000 Germans in Wales. And 10,000 people from the Republic of
Ireland. Some of them gathered in Cardiff to protest this lunchtime,
others headed for Westminster where the House of Lords is debating
Brexit. What you want to hear from the government? Personally I have
family and many people in my position have families. I don't want
my family to break up so what I would like to know is am I and
people like me going to be allowed to carry on living here in the place
we consider our home. His wife says it's not only those born abroad who
could be affected. Potentially I am getting on for a quarter of a
million people who are either EU nationals or family members who are
facing the potential fry the family break-up or deportation. That is an
awful lot of people. It is horrible. They have the support of the local
MP. They have lived here for more than 30 years. I met a Frenchwoman
who has lived in Pontypridd the ten years. These are people who consider
themselves to be Welsh these days and they should be allowed to stay
here. The Home Office says that securing the status of EU nationals
living here in the UK will be a priority along with the status of
British nationals living in the EU. But ministers find themselves under
pressure on the issue as the bill to trigger Brexit goes through the
House of Lords. In a packed house of laws the government gave little sign
of any concession. This bill is not the place to try and shape the terms
of our exit, restrict the government's hand before it entered
enters complex negotiations or attempts to rerun the referendum.
Almost 200 years including five former secretaries of state for our
expected to take part in this marathon debate with the Lord Stu to
slip past midnight. David, this debate is likely
to go on until midnight but it's just the latest step
in the Brexit process. It is but it's an important step
because the government does not have a majority in the House of Lords. It
can't always be certain of getting its way. That doesn't mean peers are
going to be able to Brock Brexit or delay it but it does mean when they
get down to the nitty-gritty next week on things like the future of
people I Gerhard Kress and the others who were born elsewhere but
now live in Wales, the government could come under pressure. The House
of Lords could ask the government to think again on that. The government
could be defeated on that although my senses the Lords are not prepared
to dig in for a long fight on it and that means Theresa May will be on
course to trigger those divorced talks with the EU by the end of
March. We have seen some heated debates here over the past days and
weeks even in the House of Lords but there will be nothing compare to
those tough negotiations when Britain starts talking with the
other EU countries. President Donald Trump's state visit
to the UK has also been the centre Newport West MP Paul Flynn opened
proceedings prompted by two petitions, both passing
the 100,000 signature threshold. The one opposing the invitation
has received Meanwhile, the petition
supporting the visit Mr Flynn argued a controversial
character like Trump He should come here on business
or other matters, but he shouldn't be accorded the rare privilege
of a state visit. Only two presidents
of the United States have been It's extraordinary that
that's the situation but here we have a position
where seven days into his presidency he is invited to have the full
panoply of a state visit. There are anti-Trump protests
across South Wales to coincide with that debate in St Davids
in Pembrokeshire and in Swansea. Our reporter Daniel Davies
is in the city centre. Yes. As members of Parliament have
been giving their views on Donald Trump's state visit to the UK
protesters here in Cardiff have been doing the same, waving placards and
making clear what they think of Mr Trump. I am joined by two of them.
What has brought you out onto the street at night? Today I'm here to
make a stance against hate, against bigotry. Donald Trump is a
manifestation of all the social ills you can imagine, of racism,
anti-Semitism and homophobia and misogyny. We are making a stance
that he is not welcome in the UK. We accept the results of the democracy
and we respect that he has been elected as president but he must
apologise for all his comments against Muslims, against black
people, against women, against disabled people and against
homosexuals. So you don't think he has a mandate to do what he said he
would do because that is what he promises voters he would do. That's
the problem. We are here to provide criticism to his approach. The fact
is, what is not acceptable. Although he has been elected as president we
want a wake-up call and for people to question why they have elected
someone like him. You were in America at the time of the election
when Hillary Clinton didn't win. If these policies were sensible and he
has a minority administration, he has also gone ahead with the media
and the press and he should remember the first Amendment. More crucially
he has gone against the law. Two significant legal bodies in the US
have said the ban on Muslims into their countries were unlawful. We
have to stand for each other and say we belong with each other but we
also have to stand for the rule of law and that is one of the most
troubling aspect of the potential of him coming year. Thank you both very
much. They have been chanting here that refugees are welcome here but I
don't -- I doubt Donald Trump would find a warm welcome here tonight.
Neath Port Talbot Council has written to the American Embassy
in London after a teacher who works at Llangatwg Comprehensive
was denied entry to the USA on a school trip last week.
Mr Juhel Miah was escorted off the plane, which was flying
from Reykjavik in Iceland to New York.
The local authority says Mr Miah had a valid visa for travel.
The brother of a Cardiff student, murdered by her boyfriend
at their flat in the Llandaff area, has told of her family's
Cardiff Crown Court heard a statement from 24-year-old
Xixi Bi's brother, explaining how he had "lost a sister"
She died after being attacked by Jordan Matthews
A man who cut his own throat while waiting to be sentenced
in the dock at Haverfordwest magistrates has admitted taking
Paramedics were called to treat Lukasz Robert Pawlowski
Today, he was remanded in custody and his case
at Swansea Crown Court was adjourned for sentencing next month.
They service surveillance equipment like night-vision goggles
for the military and in a six year deal, Qioptiq, based in St Asaph
in Denbighshire has secured an ?82 million government contract.
Soldiers, sailors and pilots with the British armed forces
regularly view combat through lenses made in Wales.
Qioptiq is a world leader in optical electronics -
things like night vision and thermal imaging, particularly for use
The St Asaph based company says the ?82 million contract is a true
reflection of the high quality work it produces.
There are two reasons why we won the contract. First of the people here,
the commitment and ability and dedication. And secondly the support
of the Welsh Government. They have been instrumental in ensuring we
have the facility we need to deliver this contract.
The Welsh Government is to build a ?2.5 million facility next
to Qioptiq's site to support the new work.
The company has come a long way from its roots
Having developed their skills over 51 years this company now has the
expertise to create incredibly complex things like this thermal
weapon in scope. This new contract means they will be able to maintain
and repair them wherever they are being used throughout the world.
In October a ?130 million deal maintaining RAF Sentinel jets
went to Raytheon based at Broughton in Flintshire.
A month later the DECA factory at Sealand in Flintshire was picked
to maintain the electronics and components of the new
It breeds confidence in the region because we have seen the
announcement and this decision again highlights the fact that Wales has
high quality jobs in the field which can compete with the best in the
world. Qioptiq has led the field in optical
electronics but it s part of a cluster of similar firms
in North East Wales Optics and electronics are in
everything he bullies today from your mobile phone to a huge
telescope. Hitachi is pretty much everybody's lives these days. It's
not an industry in itself, it is in enabling technology across
everything. Qioptic lenses are used
in medicine, in the battlefield It's little wonder that the MoD has
set its sights on the work Fishguard Football Club unveils
their most important signing, And the film made by a bunch
of friends from Blaenau Gwent, shot in a language they didn't
understand, scoops a top award. Children born with a rare genetic
condition that makes them social and friendly risk growing up feeling
isolated and depressed because there's a lack
of knowledge of the condition. That's the warning tonight from
an expert at Swansea University. Williams Syndrome affects just a few
hundred people here, including He loves bouncing on a trampoline
and playing with his big yellow It's a rare genetic condition
that affects between 300 It takes around 25,000 genes to make
a human but with Williams Syndrome around 25 genes are randomly deleted
from the middle of chromosome seven. It can cause a catalogue
of health issues, including developmental delays,
mobility problems and But children who are born with it
are also often extremely But there are concerns about how
much support people like Harry get. It's hard because only one
in five GPs have ever come It's typically a case
of you going in and saying he's And you think, did you actually
understand what I've just said. It's not OK because you don't know
what you're doing and the next thing they are putting sticks in his mouth
to see the back of his throat. Texture intolerance,
sick straight away and you think, he didn't really understand
what we said. Harry loves a trip
to his local supermarket. Staff here know Harry but to raise
the profile of Williams Syndrome and other learning conditions,
the Welsh Government has set aside ?20 million,
some of which will go on raising awareness, and there could be more
support at school for things But what concerns experts is how
other people cope with the tactile nature of adults with Williams
Syndrome. Sadly, people aren't always that
kind and it's not always people's fault because if someone rushes up
to you smiling that you've never seen before, you don't
really know how to react. Unless you know that the person
has Williams syndrome you are going to pull back
and the very Welsh and British about That causes a lot of
distress to the individual Harry's parents hope that
if more people just know what William Syndrome
is he won't grow up feeling isolated and lonely because all he wants
is to be your friend. A film written by a group of friends
from Blaenau Gwent has won an award at the prestigious
London International Film Festival. 'The Bench' used first-time actors,
some with special educational needs, a language none of
the writers can speak. It's a story centred on two young
men, one of whom develops a special mental power. An extraordinary tale
both on screen and off. A group of friends worked on the script for
months in this bit sign. The twist came when the director swapped the
South Wales valleys. With Poland. He was filming with a charity when he
was struck by the location and the willingness of the people in the
town to help. They did everything they could to help us. We asked them
what was in it for them and they said we were promoting their town.
The main actors came from the local high school but others came from the
orphanage. Some had special educational needs. The diversity and
casting meant finding volunteer translators was easier than you'd
think. Special needs children and the children from the orphanage
never had any chance like that and possibly they will never ever have
anything like that after this. There is a special type of relationship
now between us and them and they will remember us and we will
remember them. At the weekend it was judged to be the best original
screenplay of the best -- foreign-language film. We were
gobsmacked. But those behind it say they had already won the real award,
being able to bring people together and giving the children with special
needs a real chance. All of tonight's sport now.
Here's Claire. When he became manager
of Cardiff City, Neil Warnock said he wanted to bring the excitement
back to the club. The veteran boss is certainly giving
fans plenty to cheer about with the side enjoying
an incredible revival under him. Neil Warnock will meet with the club
chairman tonight amid calls for an agreement to be thrashed out
to ensure he stays He's turned Cardiff City's fortunes
around but will Neil Warnock The manager who wants
assurances over his summer transfer budget is dining
with the club's chairman tonight. This former captain says the club
should ensure he remains manager. You protect your assets
and the manager is an asset I would like it to be settled
quickly because I would like Neil Warnock to get the targets
he has in mind and of course we talking about Neil Warnock
and theew will be other people in different boardrooms also
talking about Neil Warnock. The win over Rotherham United
at the weekend has helped Neil Warnock's side to the top half
of the table. Not bad for a side who were second
from bottom in October. They scored five goals, the most
they have managed in seven years. This spectacular third
goal from Craig Noone was followed by efforts
from Kenneth support. He made it for and then
five mill with this, ceiling third win in a row
continuing their If the league had started in January
they would be top of the table. Neil Warnock is a vastly
experienced manager. He has overseen 1300 games at 12
different league clubs in a career stretching over
nearly three decades. He has secured promotion seven times
before so surely he is the right The question is is whether
the club's ambitions follow Neil's I think he has made blatantly clear
that he wants to stay. So what guarantees will Warnock
want from the club? First and foremost you can't do
anything without money. I know it's easy to say and I'm not
one of those people who says just get the money out
and the cheque-book out, I understand the predicament
the owner is in. Three years after relegation
from the Premier League multi-million pound parachute
payments come to an end this season. But many hope the deal can be struck
to ensure the manager stays to challenge for promotion next
season and sailor return Gareth Bale made a stunning return
to football this weekend. The 27-year-old came
on for Real Madrid in the 71st minute and showed he was back
with this goal. He's been out of action
since November following ankle surgery and says he's still lacking
fitness, but his return Wales World Cup qualifier
against the Republic of Ireland One bit of rugby news tonight
and the Ospreys have announced they've signed Wales centre
Cory Allen from the Cardiff Blues. The 24-year-old, who's played
four times for Wales, has signed a two year deal
with the region. He's been with the Blues
for six seasons. Jack Marshman's fight in Canada was
stopped over the weekend. He was caught out by his Brazilian opponent
who caused the referee to step in. The defeat ends his seven fight
winning streak. I put a lot into my fight and showed heart. I'm a bit
gutted because I think we would have put on even more of a show because
the fans loved it. It didn't come off a metre night but onto the next
one. Stuart Bingham took the Welsh Open snooker title, surviving a
comeback from Judd Trump to win 9-8. He sealed victory with a break of
55. 15-year-old snooker sensation Jackson Page who made plenty of
headlines last week says he wants to join the professional ranks as soon
as possible. We were hoping to bring you an interview with Ryan Giggs
this evening. He has been in Fishguard talking about football and
you can hear from him in our late bulletin at 10:30pm.
Time for the weather now. Derek's got tonight's forecast.
Not the best of weather for half term week.
Mostly mild but a brief cold snap later in the week.
Now talking of mild, temperatures today have been above average.
A little sunshine, but the air moist.
Some heavy, persistent rain in Mid Wales on the Cambrian Mountains.
Tomorrow's chart shows a warm front lying through Ireland
Here's the picture for 8:00am in the morning.
Cloudy and a few places dry but some damp weather as well.
Parts of the north, including Wrexham and Llandudno, may be dry.
A bit in the north and east but it won't last.
More drizzle and rain is expected during the afternoon.
The wind picking-up with temperatures above average again.
13C or 14C on the north coast and in Flintshire.
Patchy drizzle with some heavier rain spreading into North
Wednesday morning, strong winds and rain.
Drier and brighter in the afternoon but more rain
On Wednesday night into Thursday, a deep low will track across the UK
bringing a spell of wet and windy weather.
And as that low moves away some colder air in its wake.
Temperatures on Friday nearer normal.
One or two showers and lighter winds.
But overnight into Saturday it's all change again.
You can keep up-to-date with the forecast on our website and follow
me on Twitter. The headlines again. People living in Britain who were
born in the European countries have been in Westminster today to lobby
Parliament for the right to stay here after Brexit. I have family and
many people in my position have families. I don't want my family to
break up. What I want to know is am I and people like me going to be
allowed to carry on living here in the place we consider our home. And
anti-Donald Trump protests have taken place tonight in Cardiff,
Swansea and Saint Davids. To coincide with the Parliamentary
debate on the President's land state visit to the UK. Over a million
people have signed a petition against his visit.
I'll have an update for you after the BBC News at 10:00pm.