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On a visit to Cardiff, the Prime Minister attacks
"divisive, obsessive nationalism" as she sets out her vision
Theresa May has been batting away calls for a Scottish independence
referendum, insisting all the members of the UK are, at heart, one
people. Why has number of black bin
bags dumped illegally around the country nearly
doubled in the last three years? You can't believe that people
just don't take care It is always disappointing
when you see rubbish which has been Weeks in a back brace,
after visiting a trampoline park. Ceri Jones is lucky not
to have been paralysed. A family from Cardiff tell us
of their heart-stopping rescue And there's still
plenty to play for. Can Wales end their Six
Nations in second spot The Prime Minister Theresa May has
attacked what she called the "divisive and obsessive
nationalism of Plaid In a speech at the Welsh
Conservatives' spring conference, she defended what she called
"the precious union" in response to criticism that she was standing
in the way of another independence Mrs May also insisted she would take
account of the interests of the devolved nations
when the official Brexit negotiations get underway
in less than a fortnight. From the conference in Cardiff,
our political editor Nick Servini. The big story may have been about
Scotland all week, but Theresa May was in Wales today to push the case
for the United Kingdom to stay together.
And the gloves came off for the first time in response to Nicola
Sturgeon's calls for another independence referendum as Theresa
May set out her plan for all corners of the UK.
To aspire to represent all of the country, and all the people, and
today, our goal must be nothing less. Because we are now the party
of the new centre ground of politics, rejecting the extremes of
Labour socialist left comment Ukip's libertarian right and the divisive
and obsessive nationalisms of Plaid Cymru and the SNP.
APPLAUSE Theresa May has just addressed a hall full of the Welsh
Tory Party faithful and they are lapping it up particularly the
message about the strength of the union.
But in truth much of her message was directed in particular to the
Scottish public who are considering the prospects of another
independence referendum. As the Welsh party gears up for
council elections, there was little from the Prime Minister specifically
related to Wales. How did the speech go down with these party figures?
It is what we should be hearing, having a United Kingdom fighting on
the same side. We need to ensure in negotiations we are a one United
Kingdom, imported -- important from a conservative point of view.
Plenty to chew over and Brexit wasn't far from everyone's lips.
A waiting game before Article 50 is triggered.
There is less than a fortnight ago. In the meantime, there was little
detail other than saying the referendum result was an instruction
to change the way the country works forever.
Good morning, conference. The leader of the Welsh Conservatives set the
tone at the beginning of the conference, to use his speech to
warn of the dangers of tearing the union apart.
I have got a message for the SNP and other separatist parties across our
idols, the United Kingdom, we cherish it, it is not a thing of the
past, it remains as ever the world's greatest family of nations. Nicola
Sturgeon, take note. The great union you see here today is here to stay.
APPLAUSE You could say it has been a tough
batting surface for the Tories this week with trouble over expenses and
budget U-turns. So appropriately at an event at the
stadium, they tried to move from defence to attack.
Nick, strong words from the Prime Minister today.
How significant is this speech? Interestingly, a few weeks ago, the
feeling was this would be her first big speech after triggering Article
50. The timeline got pushed back, this face-off between her and Nicola
Sturgeon has developed so this became the strength of the union
speech, probably once she knew she would have to make but maybe not so
early in her premiership. You have to say, after a workmanlike
speech, she visibly became more animated as she launched into
criticisms, and a sense of Friday release after a tough week in the
office for the UK Government. Not a particularly Welsh speech. Put
that to the leader of the Welsh Conservatives, he became angry, he
said this was a speech about the union of the UK, and Wales is part
of that. Nevertheless, no big set piece Welsh
announcements. The whispers of the Swansea City deal, investment
project, are still there. I suspect the calculation is it may have got
lost today and the Government may want to push it into next week when
they can get on the front foot rather than in a week
where they have largely been reacting to events regarding the
twin battles they are facing, the Scottish independence question, and
of course those Brexit negotiations. Thank you.
The mother of a 22-year-old woman who was killed at a bed
and breakfast by one of the residents
is said to be tormented by the idea that the first police officer
at the scene delayed going in, and that might have resulted
Cerys Yemm was killed by Matthew Williams at
He was tasered by police, and died shortly after.
Cerys' mother Paula Yemm, seen here on the right,
arrived this morning to hear from the first officer at the scene.
Tormented, the court was told, by the idea that had the woman PC
the woman PC gone in sooner, her daughter may have been saved.
22-year-old Cerys was found dead at the Sirhowy Arms,
killed by Matthew Williams, a man released from
It was put to PC Kelda Griffiths she had sat outside the Sirhowy Arms
for three minutes in her car and had been ordered to go in
She agreed she had refused but said she still believed
She said she knew Matthew Williams had previously threatened
he would kill police officers and their children.
That on previous occasions he had been tasered,
She said the nature of the call was so surreal she wondered
whether he had staged it to get as many police officers
there as possible, and she did not know what weapons he had.
Later, the barrister for the police said her instruction was in fact
to rendezvous with another Taser officer before going in.
PC Griffiths was second up the stairs, and she said
when she went into the room she did not know if she
She fully expected to use her Taser but she didn't.
She stepped into the room and said she saw Cerys was dead
and another officer had already used his Taser on Williams.
Despite being hit by the Taser, she said Matthew Williams
There was no stopping him, he had unbelievable strength.
Once handcuffed, his legs strapped, she said she moved to his head,
she tried to apply pressure behind his ears to control him
After he was tasered for the last time, she said
She feared he would bite her but she said she checked his breathing
by putting her forearm against his mouth.
Matthew Williams died in an ambulance later that night.
A North Wales Police officer, who raped a woman as she slept,
A special misconduct hearing was held
into PC Iain Clarke who was jailed for
Mold Crown Court heard he had shown no remorse.
A man from Anglesey, travelling across Europe has been
Thomas Llyr Parry hasn't contacted his family
The grey van he was travelling in was found on Tuesday in Andalucia,
The infantry battle school in Brecon school will remain open,
a commitment made by the UK Defence Secretary today.
The decision follows the UK Government's
announcement in November that the barracks in the town
Sir Michael Fallon also announced that
the Regimental Museum Of The Royal Welsh is likely to stay
The number of black bin bags dumped illegally around the country has
nearly doubled in the last three years, and is at a five-year high.
Latest figures suggest in Cardiff it's even higher,
The council has doubled the number of waste enforcement officers
but critics blame the closure of rubbish tips and changes
As would-be councillors begin campaigning ahead
of May's council elections, rubbish, and what we do with it,
Crossing a river by boat is usually a leisure activity.
But these are volunteers and they are on a mission.
It is sometimes called the jewel in Cardiff's crown
but in places the River Taff is strewn with rubbish.
The litter in and around the Taff presents a real threat to aquatic
life as well as detracting from its beauty.
So hundreds of litter pickers of all ages have been out in force,
armed with goodwill, gloves and grabbers.
You can't believe that people just don't take care
It is always disappointing when you see rubbish that has been
The Great Taff Tidy is part of a wider campaign
Since Cardiff Council launched Love Where You Live in September,
waste teams and local volunteers have gathered an additional 100
tonnes of waste off the streets of eight inner-city wards.
The council says the majority of Cardiff's street litter spills
So, meet Robert and Steve, they are among the city's 30
uniformed waste enforcement officers.
That's double the number from two years ago.
They help educate residents about waste disposal
and have the power to issue ?80 penalty notices to people
This is classed as fly-tipping, illegally presented waste.
In less than an hour, I am shown residential waste,
commercial waste and a fly-tip all of which they believe need
According to the latest figures, the number of fly-tipping incidents
across Wales involving household black bags has jumped by nearly 40%
In Cardiff, the increase has been five-fold.
That could be the result of better waste monitoring by waste officers.
They have changed the collection regimes.
Brought in silly rules, wheelie bin lids need
Because of those changes and the cuts we are seeing to waste
collection sites across Cardiff, it's a ridiculous situation
I asked the counsellor with responsibility
for the environment whether that has contributed to the rubbish problem.
No, I don't think it does because what we are doing with that
campaign is about recycling more because we have statutory targets
What is important nowadays is people have a shared responsibility
Where there is litter, people helping the council to clear
it and make it a nicer place to live in.
By the banks of the Taff, bags of waste are wheeled away
but the cycle of littering and litter picking continues.
It's become a bit of a craze - trampoline parks have popped up
all over the country and are proving popular for keep fit -
But for a student nurse from Gwynedd, her visit to the Flip
Out attraction in Chester ended in misery when she
Medics told Ceri Jones from Beddgelert she could
She's one of four people hurt there within four weeks.
A few minutes in a trampoline park led to five weeks in a back
The 21-year-old went to Flip Out in Chester with two friends
at the end of January when she jumped from a platform
Landing on her backside, as instructed, she immediately knew
I jumped off the 12-foot platform into the foam pit,
and as I landed I heard a crunch in my back.
Instantly I had a shooting pain up my spine.
It came all around my hips and down my legs.
She shattered a vertebra at the base of her spine
and hospital staff told her she's lucky not to have been paralysed.
She's now taking legal action, saying she's been left in pain
Flip Out Chester says it's had a quarter of a million visitors
since it opened in December, and has an excellent safety record.
It's investigating and has replaced the tower jump
Here at Jump2It on Deeside, there aren't any high drops,
but safety is still the top priority for staff.
We follow a strict operating procedure.
The staff undergo intense training before they are allowed allowed on.
We do months of training where they go back over it.
It reassures ourselves we know we are doing everything we can
Visitors must watch a safety video and stick to the rules.
If you know your own limits, it is safe enough.
If you watch the safety briefings, you know what to expect.
The guys here are on point in my opinion.
A BBC Freedom Of Information request found a high level of incidents
among the 140 trampoline parks which have opened since 2014.
315 ambulance call-outs were made from April 2015-2016.
Broken legs were the most common injury, followed
Ceri Jones is on the road to recovery and still plans to visit
Jump2It is also hoping that the recent high-profile
incidents elsewhere haven't put people off.
Staff here say there is an element of risk in almost
But with proper briefing, close supervision and sensible behaviour,
there is no reason why people of all ages can't enjoy
Much more to come before seven o'clock.
No other player has reached the milestone.
In Paris tomorrow, Alun Wyn Jones will become the first
It won't be a great weekend here weather-wise.
A family from Cardiff is recovering from a terrifying experience,
stuck in a cable-car dangling above a Spanish volcano.
Berwyn Jones, wife Jennifer and six-year-old twins Kai and Erin
eventually had to absail 250 metres to safety, before spending the night
They're now back in their Tenerife hotel, but say it's a holiday
The cable car to the summit is popular with tourists
Among the people in this stricken gondola dangling
above the volcano on Wednesday were the Jones from Cardiff.
Over three times the size of Snowdon.
That must've been terrifying, you have young children as well.
We have twins and one of the twins, my daughter, she is disabled.
After four hours, authorities radioed through on how to get out.
They opened the floor of the cable car.
Seeing your six-year-old children and your wife abseil
A major rescue operation swung into action to help
For some of those higher up like the Jones,
when they reached ground their ordeal was far from over.
They still had to hike miles downhill to a concrete shelter
as temperatures dropped down to minus ten.
The mountain rescue guys carried my daughter all the way down.
I helped my son all the way down the mountain.
Eventually, 15 hours later, they were winched away.
An investigation has begun into what caused
We've reported on poor broadband speed many times.
But imagine signing up for superfast broadband,
only to find your internet speeds gets slower.
That's what happened to Paul Manning who lives near Abergele.
BT has now admitted it was wrong to sell it
Roger Pinney has been speaking to him.
One of the downsides of living in rural Wales can be
Paul Manning thought he was OK at his home
He runs an Internet retail business from home.
Once I found the website, it just states, "Begin task."
When we were told it was available, we said, yes, please,
But the first warning signs were when the Openreach engineer
came on the day and issued the immortal words, "I am surprised
He did his homework, put his telephone number
They were hinting at 17 megabytes which would have
been twice the speed as I was getting previously.
When you first tried it, what did you get?
These are the junction boxes which serve Paul Manning's home.
The problem is they are two or three miles away.
BT says they sold the Internet package in good faith.
The problem was their data was wrong, they say.
Distance matters because in most cases broadband gets to the home
The further the signal travels, the poorer it gets.
Paul Manning's speed has now improved a bit.
Apparently his case is unusual but not unique.
It is about buyer beware, he says, and don't always
The final weekend of the Six Nations, but still plenty
Wales are in Paris looking to end their campaign
with a sixth successive win over France.
And while title hopes have gone, they can still finish second.
There's also the chance to become the fourth best side in the world,
and a last chance to impress Lions coach Warren Gatland
So, plenty still to play for, as Tomos Dafydd reports.
Where better to finish the Six Nations?
The title may have gone, but Wales arrive in Paris
with morale restored after an exhilarating win
We lost it basically against England, we do it there. We could
have had the championship wrapped up. We would have kept confidence
going to the Scotland game. Their hosts are preparing
for a fixture that has been France have lost the last five
against Wales and avoiding a sixth will require them to find a way
through the meanest Wales have conceded five tries
in their four matches. The French team have always
played with physicality It is a difficult ask
but we are coming off the back of a positive display and we need
to back it up. The captain will make history
tomorrow, Alun Wyn Jones will start No other Welshman has
reached that milestone. There are far more pressing
things this weekend. The focus will soon
shift to the Lions. Tomorrow's game will be the last
chance for these players They will discover if they have
done enough on April 19 But the coach insists Lions
selection has not been talked about. The motivation putting
on a national jersey They are well aware of the Lions
and there is a need for us Tomorrow's results could
have a bearing on Wales's chances Victory in Paris and an England win
in Dublin would see Wales replace Ireland among the top seeds,
giving Rob Howley's men a potentially easier draw
as they will avoid New Zealand, England and Australia
in the group stages. It is a consequence
of the performance. And if we get the victory,
we would be happy for that. But we are not
concentrating on that. For us it is making sure
we get that W on the board That would see the Welsh celebrate
in Paris once again, and guarantee the runner's-up place
for the second consecutive season. And the under-20s can secure
the runners-up spot with victory The game is live
on Scrum V from 7.50pm Wales' women play their final
match, tomorrow night. And Swansea City's manager
Paul Clement says points are vital tomorrow as they travel
to Bournemouth who are just three points ahead
of them in the table. Swansea are boosted by the return
of Fernando Llorente who's been passed fit ahead
of tomorrow's key clash. The manager says lessons have been
learnt following the defeat The players have responded
well to the feedback. It was very clear, this
is what we've not done right, The players know what we've
done in the last weeks, we have picked up 15 points
from the turn of the There's ten games to go,
if we can pick up the same amount Newport County, who are home
to Blackpool tomorrow, have revealed that former Arsenal
striker Thierry Henry has lent his support to the Exiles' bid
for League Two survival. Caretaker manager Mike
Flynn is on the same FAW coaching course as Thierry,
and says he was over the moon to receive a text message
from the World Cup winner, And finally,
the very best of luck to Nantgaredig RFC who
are playing the Swedish national side tomorrow
as part of celebrations, to mark the Carmathenshire's
club 50th anniversary. Will Wales be playing
in spring sunshine? A sunny weekend in Paris would be
lovely, but not tomorrow. A little rain, but hopefully Wales
will shine on the pitch! Now, it was bright in south
Cornelly this morning. But the sunshine soon
disappeared with thick clouds, Heaviest in mid, west
and north-west Wales. Drier in the east and
a mild, breezy night. Lowest temperatures
six to nine Celsius. Here's the picture
for 8am in the morning. Heavy rain on the Cambrian
mountains, but not wet everywhere. Wrexham, Welshpool,
the north-east and eastern Powys, Low cloud and hill fog,
but the rain will ease Turning drier but still
a little rain and drizzle, In Snowdonia tomorrow,
the waterproofs will come in handy. Heavy rain easing off
in the afternoon. In the Marches, a little
rain or drizzle. The odd glimpse of sunshine,
but some rain as well, 13 in Rhyl with a brisk
and gusty wind. So, a stronger jet stream and fronts
will bring pulses of rain and drizzle in from the Atlantic
over the weekend. The highest rainfall
totals in Snowdonia, Next week, rain
on Monday will clear. Followed by brighter,
colder weather. Some wintry showers,
with sleet and snow, especially I'll have an update
for you here at eight o'clock, From all of us on the
programme, good evening.