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Tonight's headlines: After the attack targetting
a German football team - police say everything will be
done to ensure security at the Champions League
South Wales Police are used to the major policing and sporting events.
They will now consider the attack yesterday and closely liaise with
the German police and intelligence. Also tonight: The family who fled
Iraq to find safety in Wales now If they leave, they will be
homeless. The mother is always crying.
Concern about 'many aspects' of the performance
Using the very latest medical scanners -
the pioneering technique aiming to deliver better treatment
And City Road in Cardiff has long been one of
the capital's busiest streets - now people who live and work
there are taking to the stage to share their stories.
South Wales Police say everything is being done to ensure a safe
and secure environment for the Champions League
They've been speaking following three explosions,
targeting the Borussia Dortmund football team before
their quarter-final home match in the same competition
Tonight, police say they've arrested a suspect with Islamic links.
Glass and shrapnel shattered on the floor -
investigators say it's lucky it wasn't much worse, with metal
from the three explosives found in one of the seats
It was attacked ahead of their Champion's League
Spanish International Marc Bartra says he's doing well
Representing UEFA at the game in Germany was the Football Association
He says security has been stepped up.
The stadium has has a sweet, the dogs and everything and there will
be no bags allowed in the stadium and triple searches are being
carried out so... And I think when it comes to Cardiff in June, you can
expect this to be done again. South Wales Police has been
organising a large security operation for the four day
Champion's festival Officers say they've never planned
for anything like this, and will set up a so-called ring
of steel around the city centre. The ring of steel, as it is being
referred to, will mean a cool -- K locations there will be barriers put
up to stop vehicles entering those locations and that is too full, to
ensure the safety of pedestrians and secondly it is to prevent the type
of attacks we saw in Westminster and Sweden. Organisers are closely
studying. Organisers are closely studying
the European Championship final's Around stadiums, and fan zones
there was a heavy police presence. Large bags were banned
from certain areas and everyone South Wales Police say they're
still considering what security measures will be in place
here in Cardiff Bay They said people wouldn't be
searched, but they're considering whether there'll be bag
drops before you get It also shuts before
the final kicks off. There will be various areas that
they will focus on, obviously the safety of fans, into the city centre
where people are staying. Obviously the road behind us will be closed
and pedestrianised on the day and no doubt they already have plans to
score the teams by the coaches as they come to the venue.
The rescheduled match is already underway tonight.
Authorities in Germany say they've arrested
a suspect with Islamic links as their investigations continue.
South Wales Police will no doubt watch closely
for the outcome of that - as they try to keep the focus
on football for the biggest sporting event Cardiff has ever hosted.
The mother of a family from Iraq says they will be left to die
Trifa Sedeeq and her three children live with her brother in Swansea
after surviving a treacherous ordeal before finding refuge in Wales.
Next week they will hear if their appeal to remain in the UK
Our reporter Ben Price has been to meet them.
Safe, happy, and together. It is the life this mother from the Middle
East wanted for her children, but for how much longer?
TRANSLATION: I was so happy when I arrived in Heathrow Airport. I was
so happy I started crying. We were just saying, we have left Bulgaria
and come to the UK. We were just so, so happy. Trifa a writer with her
family almost a year after fleeing Iraq when her husband's life was
threatened by the Kurdish Government. They flew to Turkey
before making their way on foot to Bulgaria, where they ended up in a
migrant camp. They lived in treacherous conditions. It claimed
the life of Trifa's husband, her brother, and sister-in-law. She was
left with seven children. Her brother from Swansea travel to meet
them in Bulgaria before they were granted permission to return with
him to the UK. Six months later, having settled in Swansea, with the
children attending the local schools, Trifa, her sons and
daughter, could soon be deported. They said they have to leave the
country. So if they are leading the country, where are they going? To go
to where? To Iraq? So if they are going to Iraq, they will be
homeless. Soon as they had the refuse, the children cannot sleep in
the night. The mother, she is always crying. Come a final decision will
be made on the future. The Home Office says it has a proud history
of granting asylum to those who genuinely need it, but every case is
carefully considered on its individual merits. Trifa has
considered extreme measures to ensure children remain in the UK.
She has tried to kill herself. That is what she decided. She said she
would tell the court but I know the country is safe for my children but
I know that Iraq is not safe. Send me back to Iraq. I do not want my
children to see me die and I do not want to see my children died. So
basically what you said was she would be willing to lose her own
life to make sure her children are safe. Yes. The family says it is
very grateful for all the support from the local community and they
hope they can continue to make Wales their new home.
A 24-year-old driver who killed his stepson in a car crash -
guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.
Five-year-old Joseph Smith wasn't in a booster seat and suffered
multiple injuries when the car crashed into oncoming traffic
But it will never fetch back my son, will it?
All I do is think about that little boy.
Unemployment in Wales is now higher than the UK average.
statistics show Wales is the only country in the UK to see
an increase in joblessness over the last quarter.
More than 74,000 people are out of work,
A woman from Barry who fraudulently claimed ?22,000
worth of benefits as a single parent was caught after posting
25-year-old Chanice Bowen was given payments for three years
After getting married in 2013, despite telling the Department
of Work and Pensions she and her partner had split up
She's been ordered to pay back the money.
Plans to create a biomass plant, which would create 560
jobs near Milford Haven, have been put on hold for 6 months.
The Cypriot-owned company Egnedol, wants to invest almost 700 million
pounds in a renewable energy facility at former oil refinery
But Planning Inspectorate Wales says it hasn't provided
adequate information on the environmental impact.
The body responsible for assessing police forces in England and Wales
has said there is concern about "many aspects of
Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary, Wendy Williams,
has said there needs to be improvement in all three
Aled Scourfield is at the force headquarters in Carmarthen - Aled -
That is right. The concerns are raised in a report published today
which is essentially an annual health check for police forces in
England and Wales and they are assessed on effectiveness, and
legitimacy and graded on a performance of Constabulary. Wendy
Williams, who is the inspector for Wales and the West, has strongly
questioned the performance of Dfed Powys. She says many aspects of its
overall performance are a cause for concern and in all three areas the
inspectorate says Dfed Powys police requires improvement. South
Yorkshire Police is the only other force that requires improvement in
all three areas. There is concern about how the force deals with
incidents relating to vulnerable people, how it deals with less
visible crimes like internet fraud, concerned about how it deals with
dental issues of corruption within the force, and Wendy Williams says
it needs to improve the way it gets feedback from the police. That is in
stark contrast to the warm praise for South Wales Police and Gwent
Police and Wendy Williams also says she is satisfied on the whole with
the performance of North Wales Police. So how has Dfed Powys police
responded to the criticism? Well, earlier I spoke to Darren Davies,
who is the new Deputy Chief Constable Hugh at Dfed Powys police.
He has been reading the responses do a series of critical reports over
the past two years. He says there is a new leadership team in place here
and changes are being made to improve performance. I think it is
important to note that first of all this helps check was conducted some
point in time ago last year. We have a new chief officer team in place
now and a new commissioner relatively who has set up clearly
the direction for the future together with the new Chief
Constable and I think we will act on the report but also we have strides
we have made and are continuing to make to improve on things. Darren
Davis speaking to me earlier on. He also told me that the force has a
solid financial plan to tackle some of the deficiencies raised in this
report. Thank you very much. A Welsh MP has raised concerns
about a business venture in Carmarthenshire which attracted
millions of pounds of investment from across the world,
but collapsed with huge debts. The Corran Resort and Spa
in Laugharne was bought by one of the previous directors
and continues trading despite owing money to local companies
and global investors. Simon Hart has told BBC Wales
he will ask the UK government to examine the failure
of an expansion project for the hotel which attracted ?19
millions of investment. Laugharne in Carmarthenshire
is a name that is And it is on the marsh
lands nearby that you will find a 4-star
hotel, the Corran. But the failure of a massive
investment programme set up to expand the spa resort has let local
businesses and investors out of Ayles butchers is a fixture
of St Claire's high Street. The Corran was one of several
large contracts they had. For a small family firm,
it is very punishing. It leaves one with
a sense of immense And it might take us six
to 12 months to recover The holy Grail in
business is cash flow. So it really doesn't matter
what the performance of your business is - if you run out
of cash, you haven't got a business. Gemma Wyatt and Andrew Evans started
a baking company in St Claire's just They are still owed ?600
and don't expect to The last time they delivered
was on the day of their Gemma was still in the Labour
ward when I had a call "We've just given birth," and he
congratulated me, but still asked I don't like letting people down
so you just go above and beyond for people and we thought
we would get the same in return. The hotel was backed by two
companies who received ?90 million from investors as part
of a plan to expand and redevelop But those plans fell apart
when planning permission for 200 eco-lodges on nearby
marshland was refused. If this whole thing depended
on a planning consent for quite an adventurous and unusual application
in an area of special scientific interest where planning conditions
are known to be difficult to obtain. If the whole thing was sold or
predicated on that planning consent being in the bag, then actually
there are some big questions to be Administrators say the debts
made the hotel almost worthless and sold for ?150,000
to protect the 60 or so jobs there. It was bought by
Keith Styles, one of the owners of the companies
that had just collapsed. The directors of those
previous companies said they couldn't comment on Simon Hart's
calls for an investigation. They said the refusal
of planning was unexpected and that they would have
met their financial obligations had Gareth Huws can now
toast good health - how pioneering research is hoping
to improve treatment of dry weather over the long weekend
but it's not going to be The leader of the Welsh Liberal
Democrats Mark Williams says local government in Wales is rife
with complacency, He made the comments
in Cardigan at the launch of the party's campaign for next
month's council elections. Our political editor
Nick Servini was there. The liberal flame is very much
alive, not flickering, but is alive, burning at this critical time of
uncertainty. It is a grand claim to make anywhere, but at this theatre
in Cardigan this morning, it was a particularly tough gig to carry off
for Mark Williams. Nevertheless, the party is in high spirits. Labour
divisions under Jeremy Corbyn and the explicit attempt by the Lib Dems
to represent Remain voters mean they have a realistic chance to make
progress next month. And they haven't had a chance to say this
much in recent years. They were left with just one minister after last
year's assembly election. That is down four. In the 2015 general
election, they were left with just one Welsh MP and in the 2012 Council
vote, they went down to 72 councillors after losing 93 seats.
Is it any position now to rebuild after such a devastating few years?
It is rebuilding. Membership is growing. Enthusiastic new members
are standing for election and I am really heartened by that. I am not
going to be to -- delusional in saying that we can suddenly
transform results to where we were five or six years ago. It is going
to take time. The message is that current council administrations were
complacent. There is also more traditional Lib Dem fair to give
councils more powers, student stimulate the local economy. So we
have had if you doesn't party members at the launch. Now a bit of
doorknocking going on. To say there is no razzmatazz would be no
exaggeration. Anyway, small steps for a party that claims to be the
authentic voice of local politics. It may well be a long one, but the
road to recovery for the Lib Dems starts now.
A new technique which hopes to deliver better treatment
for head and neck cancers, is being pioneered by doctors
They're developing new ways of using the very latest medical
scanners to more accurately target cancer cells.
The trial's being funded by donations worth three-quarters
of a million pounds, by two welsh charities.
Our health correspondent Owain Clarke has this exclusive report.
The sun is shining. You never know. We could be doing some business. As
the land lord of one of Cardiff's most popular pubs, he likes to enjoy
life, but a few years ago, he became worried. We were on a cruise, me and
my wife, and one morning I just discovered here that there seem to
be a lump. Soon after he came back on a was diagnosed with lymphoma, a
form of cancer. After two operations, he had radiotherapy,
were doctors used powerful x-rays to destroy the cancer cells. We know
there is a problem. We know the problem is called cancer. And you
know that this is not a question of taking some tablets and it goes
away. But I think in my case I managed to come through those six
weeks probably better and quicker than expected. But for around 10-20%
of patients with head or neck cancer, radiotherapy is
unsuccessful. Deep inside the University Hospital of Wales in
Cardiff ?1.8 million scanner, which is revolutionising how several types
of cancer are detected and treated. This is more sensitive because it is
measuring changes in function within the cells themselves. So you can
detect cancer in what earlier, you can detect spreads were you can't
possibly detect with CT or MIR -- MRI. Before this, patients were made
to eat sugar and because the cancer cells consume more of sugar, they
show up more clearly. But doctors based in Cardiff and Swansea are
trying to detect a new technique of using the scanner to target the
specific parts of tumours that appeared to be resisting
radiotherapy. It is important to be accurate so that we treat all the
tumour cells. If we lead a single tumour cell behind them that
potentially can grow into a new cancer. And also we want to spare
the normal tissues that sit around the tumour because the more normal
tissues we treat the more side effects the patient experiences.
According to cancer research Wales, which call funded the study, it is
an example of Wales punching above its weight. This research, if
successful, can be enrolled for many other different cancer types, such
as lung cancer, which is particularly challenging and
difficult to treat. Do and they couple years on from his treatment,
Gareth Hughes is feeling fine. He is more than happy to raise a glass to
Welsh research, hoping to help others conquer the disease.
News from the World Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong, where
The 22-year-old from Cardiff, who won Olympic Gold for
Great Britain in the Team Pursuit last year, was edged out
by Italian Rachele Barbieri at the finish and settled for silver.
I guess just not fast enough or maybe pushed a little bit too
much air too early on in the sprint but when I think about Kirsten I
That is the fastest sprinter there is but
obviously it doesn't always stay the same, does it?
I need to watch out for different people all the time
They say you'll hear every language in the world when you walk down
After appearing in a TV series last year, the people who live and work
there are now starring in a stage play to share stories about life
And it's the locals - rather than a cast of actors -
who'll be under the spotlight when the show opens at
Our arts and media correspondent Huw Thomas reports.
City Road has long been one of Cardiff's busiest streets.
Always bustling and now home to dozens of
exotic restaurants and independent shops.
It has already been featured in its own TV series.
There has been plenty of drama here and enough
material to get locals up on stage to talk about the street.
City Road is a stone's throw from the centre
of Cardiff, with a rich cast of characters.
You come here, you find anybody, any language you want
to speak, you will find somebody there who can speak it with you.
Janet runs an African shop on City Road,
as much a meeting point for
the community as a place to stock up, and the source of many of the
City Road was a playground for some, like
He is local and the only professional actor in the play.
Onstage, he will recall how the street used
to house car showrooms and was a dream to explore.
And it is amazing because I have seen the
Every time I drive past, I re-enact everything I used
Because when we were young, this was our street.
behind City Road is a garden run by the growth residents action group.
They are relishing the chance to talk about the softer side of city
Road once the producers have developed their stories into
They can chop it all together and create your
I have never, ever done anything like this in my life and I am
It is a simple stage where this unusual
cast will perform their monologues and where professionals are helping
It is an interesting and enriching process
and it is one very much about listening to the people of Cardiff
and the stories that they feel are relevant to them.
The theatre feels a long way from the bustle of City
Road, but the cast hope they will bring
to life the story of one of
Great idea. Another lovely sunny day for us but will it last?
Hours looking? We can look forward to a fairly settled day on Friday.
Brightness by the time we get into Saturday, it will be dry and bright.
Sunday, a of dry and bright weather to look forward to, but the
potential for some rain across North Wales first thing. That will fizzle
away to the day and by the time we get to bank holiday Monday, a bit of
uncertainty in the forecast at the moment but as it stands, it stands,
it is looking cool and cloudy. Today, we did see a bit of cloud and
some patchy rain with the best of the brightness across the South
East. As we head into tonight, once the sun sets, it will be a rather
chilly night. Variable amounts of cloud and also some clear skies. The
potential for showers into tomorrow morning across North Wales but most
of us getting away with a dry night. of us getting away with a dry night.
5-8 C in towns and cities. Three cell C is in the countryside is, so
we could see a touch of frost, especially in sheltered areas. High
pressure in charge tomorrow which will bring a quiet day. It will not
be wall-to-wall sunshine at all times. First thing tomorrow morning,
just showers across the North East. They will tend to clear. Diane
bright weather, but then through the day they will see the cloud bubbling
up again. An overcast afternoon with some bright stars coming through at
times. When the sun gets through, it will feel pleasant. The temperatures
around average for the time of year. around average for the time of year.
10-12 C. As we head into tomorrow 10-12 C. As we head into tomorrow
night, we will a lot more cloud and also some patchy rain making its way
in from the west, so it is low-level cloud, and fog. It will be a warmer
night compared with the past few nights with laws getting down to
seven Celsius. The wind is light and coming from a westerly direction. As
we head towards the end of the week, we have this week feature bringing
with it quite a bit of cloud and some patchy rain for Good Friday.
Once that goes through, it is looking for more settled. So there
it is. Friday, we will start the day with some patchy rain, becoming
drier and brighter for the North and the West. 10-12 C. Plenty of
beautiful weather over the weekend. Back to you. Thank you very much. In
reminder of our top stories this evening. Avoidable baby deaths at
the Shrewsbury Hospital NHS Trust will be investigated. There were at
least seven of avoidable deaths in less than two years. A failure to
properly monitor baby's heart rates was a contributing factor in some
cases. The trust said improvements have been made. South Wales Police
say everything is being done to ensure a safe and secure environment
for the Champions League final in Cardiff in June. They have been
speaking following the three explosions targeting the brassiere
Dortmund football team before their quarterfinal home match in the same
lead against Monaco. They say they have arrested a suspect with Islamic
links. We will have an update at 8pm and more after the BBC Ten O'Clock
News. That is all. From all of us here, thank you for your company. At
the good evening. Goodbye.