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Following the terror attack in London,


It is understood that police are searching an address in


Carmarthenshire. Forces review their security


arrangements as experts say it's the big events that


are most at risk. The rugby or recently large events


like Roald Dahl, those short-term events are very vulnerable indeed


and we need to look at what security gets put in there as


temporary measures. The Senedd falls silent,


as tributes are paid across the country to those


who lost their lives. latest developments


from Wales and Westminster. A bigger slice of the global


market for our food and drink producers - ?21 million to


help businesses grow. A refugee who fled his home


and resettled in Colwyn Bay tells Wales Today about the challenges to


become part of the local community. And the fans have arrived in Dublin


singing a familiar tune - Can Wales's footballers make it to


the World Cup. I have arrived in Dublin to face the group leaders. It


is the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.


Police investigating yesterday's terror attack in Westminster


are tonight searching a property in Carmarthenshire.


It's one of several searches linked to the investigation


into the attack by Khalid Masood which killed three people.


Welsh police forces have told us they are reviewing


security measures, but there is no specific


At the Senedd today, and increased armed police presence. A minute's


silence. Flags at half-mast. Police across the UK are mourning one of


their own while trying to work out how to respond to a threat so simple


as a man in a car with a knife. What we have here is a protective


security measure to protect the pedestrians. In Cardiff city centre


one physical measure against a threat many see as almost impossible


to legislate against. It is very hard to identify that kind of attack


until it happens. The location is vulnerable, it is a good example


here, but the barriers are in place. When we have other events like the


rugby or recent events like Roald Dahl, short-term events like those


are very vulnerable and we need to look at what security gets put in.


Welsh police forces say there is no specific threat here but they are


reviewing security arrangements. South Wales Police says it will be


increasing visibility in crowded areas and at iconic locations. At --


the police investigation continued at the scene today. Detectives are


searching several addresses including one in Carmarthenshire. No


arrests have been made there and the local police say people should


remain alert but not alarmed. As the so-called Islamic State group can --


claim to be attacked, Muslim leaders condemned it. We stand in solidarity


with the people of the country, we are British and it is our community


which has been attacked. This man knows all too well the pain that


random attack like this can cause. His sister was killed in the 7/7


bombings. There are four families for whom their loved ones will not


be coming back. I know what that is like and I would not wish it on


anybody, I have said that time and time again over the last decade, it


is terrible thing to go through and my heart goes out to them. As the


families grieve, the Metropolitan Police said tonight that its


investigation into Khalid Masood's attack continues to develop at a


fast pace and involves hundreds of detectives.


Our Parliamentary reporter is in Trafalgar Square. Londoners have


gathered to hear from the Mayor of London Sadik Khan and the Home


Secretary Amber Rudd. That mood has been echoed in the House of Commons,


where MPs have tried to make it as normal as Thursday as possible.


David Davis, the MP for Monmouth, who was caught up in the attacks


yesterday, said he longed for today to be one of those Thursdays when


they argue about trivial local issues. It was not quite that, as


Theresa May briefed MPs, updated them and the attacks and what she


had learned in the past 24 hours. That doesn't mean, despite the


solidarity and cross-party agreement in attacking what went on, that


there has not been a debate about how to respond to these attacks.


Plaid Cymru in particular were concerned that a knee jerk response


could inadvertently fuel extremism. Theresa May's message was clear, she


said the best response is normality. David, thank you.


who was convicted of murdering his wife, will not face further action


following the discovery of her body 20 years after she went missing.


The remains of Sandie Bowen were found in a reservoir


Mike Bowen was jailed for life in 1998, but has since been released


An inquest has heard that the use of a taser stun gun MAY NOT have


induced the fatal cardiac arrest suffered by Matthew Williams,


who killed 22-year-old Cerys Yemm at a B near Caerphilly in 2014.


Two consultant cardiologists told an inquest jury that they believe


other factors played a part in his death, including amphetamine


use, stress from the attack and a subsequent struggle


with police officers, and Williams' undiagnosed schizophrenia.


A woman from Carmarthenshire who lost a high-profile libel battle


with the chief executive of Carmarthenshire Council has been


ordered to pay him ?250 a month in damages for ten years.


Blogger Jacqui Thompson, from Llanwrda, was arrested


for filming a council meeting in 2011, and went on to make


a failed libel bid against the chief executive, Mark James.


If she defaults, her share of her house will be sold.


Didn't quite get, the order was not quite what was expected, but I will


have to think about what has happened, plus the costs. At least


the judge has given us a decent length of time to try and sort it


out. It could have been over with within a month or two, that is


something. More than ?20 million will be


invested in the food It was announced at the biggest-ever


meeting of Welsh food The Welsh Government says


the money - from the EU's Rural Development Programme -


will fund research into global food trends, as our economics


correspondent, Sarah Dickins, Welsh through and through,


grown here, made here, marketed here and today,


on display for buyers This isn't about ensuring


that they can grow to the point of selling their business


to interests outside of Wales. This is making sure that


as we leave the European Union, food and drink producers remain


in the strongest position Food is central to the Welsh


economy, from the farmers that grow it, the food producers


and the hotels and I assume they're all down


south, the vineyards? More than a quarter of a million


people work in the wider industry, So we have some leek salami,


laver bread at the back, In Pontardawe this husband


and wife business has been They learned how to make


salami abroad and then developed their own version


at a food centre run Ruth Davis is packing samples


for the buyers she plans to court. It's great, because I feel I'm not


going around knocking on doors, they are coming to us


under one roof, and I will speak to as many as I can and hopefully


we will get some orders. More than 1000 meetings


have been arranged. All around me there are buyers


from all around the world meeting up The hope is that they will find


customers here to help their businesses grow and ultimately


that's good for the Welsh economy. So what are buyers from across


the globe looking for? The American firm John Rogers works


for is the largest importer It is those type of products that


are innovative, trendy, have a local back story,


a romance to it, and that is what consumers in the trade


in the United States really love. He really loved the laver


bread salami and he is to see about getting it


out to America. And you've got some meetings


with some supermarkets? We have just had Aldi asking


if they can have a meeting with us The Welsh food and drink industry


board already had a stiff growth target to reach,


even before Brexit, and with Wales leaving the EU


all future relationships The ombudsman for Wales, Nick


Bennett, says it is like groundhog day in Wales with a culture of fear


and blame and a defensive attitude from too many organisations. The


number of complaints about public services has doubled in a decade, we


have gone from investigating a thousand complaints to over 2000


this year. I think the number of complaints will increase by at least


5% over the next year. We can either do real with an ever-increasing


number of frustrated service users in Wales or we can try to do more to


make sure that things are being corrected at source.


The Welsh government says they will consider the results of the findings


-- the findings of the report. The body representing councils says it


hopes new legislation will lead to improvements.


A Kurdish Syrian refugee who fled his home near Aleppo


after it was attacked by so-called Islamic State has described feeling


isolated now that his family has been resettled in North Wales.


Omer Muslem came to Colwyn Bay with his wife and son from a refugee


He's been speaking to Matthew Richards.


Looking back on the life they left behind -


Omer and his wife Shireen are a long way from the rubble of Kobani,


the city near Aleppo in Syria they were forced to leave.


2014 Islamic State attacked it. Maybe you remember it. It was


destruction, everything. Then we moved to Iraq. There was


destruction. An agency work in that country but it isn't enough. Every


family in Syria has lost one person in their family. I know I have lost


a brother, the two years I don't know whether he is alive or dead.


Mirvan was born in the Iraqi refugee camp.


He's now a toddler, adapting to a very different environment.


When the family arrived in North Wales they were initially


confused about where they were - the county, and not


I don't know where is Conwy. I was telling family we live in Conwy but


we looked at the maps and Conwy is another country. The family are cut


off from everything they once knew so they are trying desperately to


make connections and return to normality.


Omer is trying to make contact with other Kurdish


I hope I meet many people but I know I have some friends. There is a lady


from the council, they come every day and help meet. They are very


good people. Building on the teaching he did


at the refugee camp, Omer wants to earn qualifications


here and hopes one day to help his compatriots who haven't


able to leave Syria. Omer Muslem speaking


to Matthew Richards. Time for tonight's sport


now - here's Claire. Wales have arrived in Dublin ahead


of their crucial World Cup qualifier against the Republic


of Ireland tomorrow night. Manager Chris Coleman says he's


reluctant to declare it a "must-win" match but his players know they need


to close the gap The first few hundreds have already


arrived, with a familiar anthem. The away fans cautiously optimistic.


Chris Coleman is in Dublin with his strongest squad yet in this


campaign. In a campaign you get halfway and see where you are, are


you fighting at the wrong or the right" macro all this pressure on us


is what we wanted. -- or the right end. We still have a say in who


finishes top, who finishes second. While Wales are pretty much it., the


Republic of Ireland are considerably weakened. Several players have


pulled out. Martin O'Neill says he has not seen anything like it. Those


who were fit trained on the outskirts of Dublin this morning,


Robbie Brady it suspended and five others injured. It is the lengthiest


list of injuries O'Neill has had to deal with in the job. We have


players who can come in. By the time the game is finished tomorrow


evening we are looking at halfway to the campaign. I think if you were to


ask any of the players or the coaches of any of the national sides


in our group they would say the same. Wales are one of three


unbeaten sides in the group. Chris Coleman's men are third, outside the


automatic qualifying spot and a possible play-off place. Chris


Gunter is set to become the third most capped layer level with Craig


Bellamy behind I -- only Gary speed and Neville Southall. He made his


debut in a 2-2 draw against New Zealand and has not mist many games


since. It is nice to be mentioned alongside some of the players I have


got level with or whatever. It is a proud feeling. Spare a thought for


Joe Ledley, his wife Ruby expecting their third child, due to give birth


on Monday. His roommate hopes they will not be an early surprise.


Hopefully she doesn't drop until after the game. He is not going to


disappear? Hopefully not, I would be lost without him. The Wales players


are not saying publicly that this is must wind but tomorrow night's


result could go a long way to deciding whether Wales make it to


the World Cup next year. A Welsh wind would throw the group wide


open. Cycling, and Welshman Geraint Thomas


is still third overall after stage four of seven


of the Tour of Catalonia. His Sky team-mate


Chris Froome is fifth. Both finished safely


in the lead group today. Organisers of the Tour


reduced today's stage And Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg


has been voted Six Nations player of the tournament for the second


year running, with almost a quarter In a public vote, Wales scrum half


Rhys Webb finished eighth and hooker And just to say, ahead


of kickoff in Dublin tomorrow night we'll be live,


bringing you all the latest as Wales head into that crucial


World Cup qualifier. Does Wales need a national


gallery of modern art? At the moment the best


of the country's art from the last hundred years can be found


in existing museums and smaller But major work has begun


to determine whether a new gallery is needed, where it might go,


and what it could contain. Our arts and media correspondent,


Huw Thomas, has more. They are the type of


works that could hang They are by Kevin


Sinnott, one of our Near his home, he has opened Studio


18 to put grand art on He backs a big new home


for modern and contemporary art, giving a permanent space


to works that are permanently spread There's something about


a separate venue or building that gives it emphasis,


an accent that this is serious. The National Museum


in Cardiff houses the bulk of the national art collection but the


Welsh government is funding a big feasibility study that will set out


what's needed, where it will be The gallery is expected


to focus on Welsh art from the last 100 years but


the debate is wide open. We certainly want a place


which could be full of excitement in Everybody who wants that


wants to see how it fits in with the existing scene,


with existing galleries. There are already national galleries


in other parts of the UK, including the building that overlooks


Trafalgar Square. Here in London the National


Gallery attracts the tourists and all of the money


they spend in the city as well. And the people who are


backing a national gallery for Wales say it


will have an economic But not everyone feels a new


building is the best investment. The Cardiff-born


cultural critic Stephen Of course you could make


an interesting new building in Aberystwyth


or somewhere, why not? You'd have to be out


of your mind to be against it. I just think it's a conventional,


old-fashioned way of thinking and I'd rather see


a different sort of investment. With initial work just


starting on a new national gallery and a full


feasibility study to come later this year, it will be some time yet


before paintings like Derek's here now with


the latest weather forecast. I think we've seen the last


of the rain for a while. The next few days much


drier than recently. Tonight, dry and clear but some


cloud will spread from the east. Lighter winds in mid and north Wales


with a frost in places. So here's the picture


for eight tomorrow morning. Chilly but dry, bright


in the southwest. The southeast, much of Powys


and parts of the north cloudy Sunny in Llandudno, northwest


Gwynedd and on Anglesey. So a dry day tomorrow,


the best of the sunshine in parts Elsewhere it should brighten up


during the afternoon. Top temperatures 10 to 13 Celsius


with a light to moderate east On the North Coast tomorrow,


a lovely day, dry and sunny. 12 Celsius in Prestatyn


with a breeze. And the sun should break


through in the afternoon. Eight Celsius in Blaenavon


with a chilly wind. For football fans in Dublin,


dry and sunny there tomorrow. Perfect for the match


in the evening but turning cool. The sky mostly clear and it


will turn quite cold. Some frost and fog in parts


of the mid and north Wales. Saturday should be a nice day,


fine with plenty of sunshine. After a cold start it will turn


out pleasantly warm, The reason for the dry,


settled weather, high pressure, and that will still be


with us on Sunday. So on Sunday more


cloud around but dry. The best of the sunshine


in the west. Temperatures in the low to mid


teens with a breeze. Next week, Monday fine and dry


but on Tuesday showers may In the meantime, a lot


of dry weather to come. Feeling more like spring again


but gardeners watch out for frost. The man who is believed to have


carried out yesterday's attack in Westminster has been named


as Khalid Masood. The 52-year-old,


who was shot dead by He had not previously been convicted


of any terrorism offences. So-called Islamic State


claimed responsibility - describing him as one


of its soldiers. It is still our believe that this


attacker acted alone and was inspired by international terrorism.


To be explicit, at this stage we have no specific information about


further threats to the public. The investigation is ongoing, developing


all the time and we continue to focus on his motivation, preparation


and associates. As part of the investigation


into the attack it's been confirmed that a property


has been searched in Carmarthenshire Security has been visibly stepped up


at locations across Wales including And we'll have the latest


in our next update at eight here on BBC One Wales,


and then again at the slightly That's Wales Today -


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