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and on BBC One, we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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After details of UK Labour's manifesto are leaked -

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the party here moves to distance itself from it and says

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theirs will be "proudly Welsh Labour throughout."

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Also tonight - after serious failings at this

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Mental Health unit - Wales' biggest health board was put

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Tonight its boss tells us he hopes that will end soon, but admits more

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I think people shouldn't wait the lengthy waiting and when they are in

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our care, they shouldn't expect any harm to come to them.

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Creating power from local rivers - why many small, community energy

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schemes now say they're in deep water.

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Party leader Tim Farron in Cardiff as the Welsh Liberal Democrats

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launch their election campaign - promising to approve plans

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And it s two European giants in the Champions League final.

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Cardiff Castle looks a bit different tonight -

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as the city gets ready to stage the biggest game in club football.

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It's the document which is dominating the General

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Election campaign tonight, but the Labour Party in Wales has

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moved to distance itself from the leaked UK manifesto.

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The party here says it will publish its own

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manifesto which will be - in their words - proudly

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But how different can it be in a UK-wide election?

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Here's our political editor Nick Servini.

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Senior figures from Welsh Labour heading to crucial talks in London

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on the manifesto. There were supposed to be a week to go. It

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said, the First Minister Carwyn Jones hit a wall of reporters after

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last night's leak. And this is what is in it about Wales. Not much. Just

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a short statement saying it is proud of the Welsh Labour government and

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it will work to protect public services. Welsh Labour responded by

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calling it an old version and said a distinct manifesto for Wales would

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be published, that would be a completely different document in

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terms of tone and priorities. And in a statement that appeared to stress

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the Welsh party's credentials on spending, it went on to say it takes

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a responsible approach to finance. We have made tough but they are

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spending decisions throughout the last decade of shrinking budgets.

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The Welsh party has been stressing its own identity in the campaign so

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far, but how credible is that in a UK wide genital election Welsh

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Labour have tried to distance themselves from Jeremy Corbyn's

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campaign on this. Jeremy Corbyn is a much less popular leaders and Carwyn

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Jones in Wales. This is an election that has been framed around

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leadership. Carwyn Jones wants to protect his leadership. But one

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Welsh supporter of Jeremy Corbyn said it was more important to stress

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the similarities rather than the differences in the party. I think

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he's trying to do the same as we want to do in Wales. We want to

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bring back equality, we want to help the marginalised and the oppressed,

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to end discrimination. These priorities across England and Wales.

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In the middle of an election campaign, whenever politicians all

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over the place, to get them to dock about most is is is never a problem,

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to put it mildly. But not today. We have contacted most of the Labour

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candidates across Wales, and the vast majority didn't want to speak

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to us about this. The way this document has been leaked in chaotic

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fashion is clearly an embarrassment for the party. We haven't seen the

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Welsh version and that has been a parallel process. That hasn't been

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beat to the press, so there will be an opportunity next week the people

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to see the version that applies to Wales. The leaked manifesto proposes

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the renationalisation of the railways, as well as removing the

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cap of public sector workers and reversing many welfare reforms. How

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did that go down in Gower, the UK's most marginal constituency? The

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housing, yes. Young people can get mortgages, they can get homes are

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renting. I'm in agreement for a lot of the things, but I don't think

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they will come about, because they haven't said where the money will

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come from. Tonight, after Labour talks on the manifesto came to an

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end, the First Minister again stressed the Welsh version would be

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distinct, but also stressed the areas of shared passions throughout

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Labour. Both men probably also agree that today would have been best

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avoided for all concerned. Nick - how difficult a day

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for Labour has this been? Is the big set piece opportunity to

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put their vision out there, and it has been messy. In terms of content,

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it's not a surprise. Jeremy Corbyn believes in a bigger state, more

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money for public services, renationalisation. The Welsh dynamic

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is interesting, I think, in all of this. It's not Labour, is Welsh

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Labour, it's not Jeremy Corbyn, it's Carwyn Jones. It can be problematic

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at the times of publications of manifestos. We will have Welsh

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manifestos. The purpose is to deal with devolved services, most notably

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and obviously, health and education, which is different than in England.

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But once you deal with that, they can only go up to a point, because

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big areas like taxation and public expenditure, defence, national

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security, all these issues are dealt with on a UK wide basis, and yet, we

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are still told by Welsh Labour delight that the Welsh manifesto

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will be substantially different in all sorts of areas. In total, in

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terms of priorities. This is either smart politics from Labour, to focus

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on Wales throughout the campaign, order it confuses people, it's

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misleading and maybe it is. We will all find out in a matter of a few

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weeks. Thanks very much. Wales' biggest health board has -

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for two years - been in special measures following a string

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of failings in the care it provided. Now the man tasked with turning

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around its performance says Betsi Cadwaladr -

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which covers North Wales - could be ready to have

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its supervision lifted later this However, he admits performance

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in some areas remains unacceptable. Our health correspondent Owain

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Clarke has this exclusive report. It's not perhaps something he would

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usually do in a pub, but the locals here are discussing the future of

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the NHS in a meeting arranged by the health board. I think they do

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appreciate the hard work the NHS does, but it's getting new ideas and

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new services through. We've had a good conversation and good examples

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of what works well, what needs to improve. Really important to try and

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change what is happening now, because of the budgets are going

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smaller and smaller. Their views will feed into a new plan. The

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health board wants to prove it is listening, after being attacked for

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not listening before. Gary Doherty took over the boss in February last

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year, eight months after special measures were imposed. He inherited

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long A and treatment delays, along with staff shortages. But with

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hospital infection rates dropping by a quarter, staff morale my much

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better and performance on stroke and cancer care among the best in Wales,

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he is quietly confident. I think people recognise why we were put on

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special measures in terms of our staff, I think people feel we need

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to do the right things to respond to that and hopefully we will come out

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of special measures quickly if we do the right things. He admits

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performance in some areas remains unacceptable. Waiting times need to

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improve. There was the scandal where it was found some patients were

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treated like animals on a mental health ward that closed in 2013. In

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terms of improving mental health services more generally, bosses

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admit they're still a long way to go. From childhood, Richard Birch

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tree though something was wrong. He was often depressed and sometimes

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felt suicidal. I went to my GP and said I needed help. They sent me to

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what was called First Access. My world wasn't putting on me. I had to

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go to A in. But Richard is having an opportunity to help things put

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right, along with others who use mental health services, he is

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helping to draw up Betsi Cadwaladr's new mental health strategy. Long A

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weights and ambulance delays and a big deficit and other problems, but

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one of the most pressing is a shortage of GPs. Here in Prestatyn,

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the health board had to take over control of the surgeries that were

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at risk of closing. The solution was to form a network of surgeries,

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better supported by other professionals, like nurses,

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physiotherapists and pharmacists. The result was 10,000 fewer GP

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appointments and, they say, better care. We realise the service we are

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delivering his fantastic on many levels, but isn't necessarily

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delivering a service or group of patients we expect to increase. What

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do we do? That becomes an issue, as we faced, forcing our hands to do

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something a little bit faster than we might have been doing. And

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special measures, according to the boss, have done the same for the

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entire organisation. That has been a catalyst for change. It was an

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acceptance that things were not where they should be. A very public

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acceptance and then a public acceptance of the challenge, to say,

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let's get to where we want to be. But just how quickly they get there

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will not be his decision. Owain Clarke with that exclusive

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report and there's much more analysis online -

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just head to the BBC A man's been arrested

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on suspicion of murder - by police searching for a missing

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woman near Rhyl. 43-year-old Tracey Kearns,

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from Kinmel Bay, has not been seen A 48-year-old man -

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who officers say is known There's an increased police

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presence in Kinmel Bay - It's been confirmed that two

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candidates are in the running to be the new Leader of Pembrokeshire

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Council. David Simpson - a former

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member of the Cabinet - will challenge Jamie Adams

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for the Leadership. Councillor Adams was leader -

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from 2012 until this Councillors will vote

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on May the 25th. The future of many

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small hydro schemes - which pump money back

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into communities - is in jeopardy due

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to a sharp rise in business rates. That's the warning from two industry

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bodies who've told BBC Wales that some green energy projects have seen

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rate increases of as much Our environment correspondent

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Steffan Messenger has more. For the last year, the villagers

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of Abergwyngregyn in Gwynedd have been using their local river

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to generate electricity They used to pay ?900 a month

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as a tax to the local council, but after a recent revaluation

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of business rates across Wales and England, their bill has shot up

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to over ?2,000 a month. It is mainly volunteers that run

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community energy projects like this Their profits ploughed back

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into the local area, the upkeep of the village hall,

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for instance, or grants So to see a big chunk of those

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profits disappear as a result of this hike in business rates,

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is for many, hard to take. I am extremely annoyed -

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I have done this in good faith all these years and I expect

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the money that the hydro produces This increase is just

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out of all proportion. Gwynedd, with mountains and rivers

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aplenty, has become a hub for community hydro schemes

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in recent years. In Bethesda, where theirs has only

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just started generating, they are now predicting

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they will make a loss each month, with no money

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at all for the local area. These projects have been set up

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for community enhancement, community sustainability,

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and this is ripping In Scotland, they have

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done something about it, they are giving 100% business rates

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relief, because they know it is of benefit

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to the communities that they serve. In Wales, there is nothing really

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for these medium to larger systems. The British Hydropower Association

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say a quirk in the way the rates are worked out

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is hitting their members particularly hard, and ultimately,

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a change in the law In the meantime, the support

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available to help businesses pay their way is in the hands

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of the Welsh government, and they believe ministers

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here could do more. You have a strategy that sets

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out your green agenda, and yet you are standing

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by while not only hydro schemes are suffering,

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but small businesses. And those small businesses

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at some stage will say, we cannot afford to pay these rates

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and therefore, they will abandon the schemes, and that's

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the last thing we want. The Labour-run Welsh government says

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it is aware of the situation and is considering whether to offer

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specific assistance with business Plaid Cymru and the Lib Dems told

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us they would do that. While the Green Party

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said they would scrap the taxes altogether

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for renewable energy projects. Ukip and the Conservatives

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didn't respond. Meanwhile, the community energy

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sector, much favoured by politicians of all hues,

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says it's in deep water. Still ahead tonight -

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Gareth Bale updates fans on his fitness -

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will the Welsh star be back in time, to try and win the biggest prize

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in club football in his hometown? And it's been the warmest day

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of the year so far for some of us. Heavy showers, rain

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and thunder in places. Plans for a Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

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would be approved by That was the party's

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message as it launched its General Election

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campaign in Wales. Leader, Tim Farron, said

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the party can present a more From Cardiff Bay,

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Carl Roberts reports. Tim Farron and some of his

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Welsh Lib Dem candidates taking a stroll around

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Cardiff Bay this morning. Mr Farron fears that

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the general election will be And he told party activists today

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that he was in Cardiff to change the tone of the election and present

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a more hopeful future than he says the Conservatives

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are offering post-Brexit. Mr Farron's visit to Cardiff Bay

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today coincides with a pledge to build a tidal lagoon in Swansea

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Bay. The Lib Dems want to add to the one

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Welsh seat they hold at Westminster, His visit to Cardiff today comes

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a week after the Lib Dems lost 11 The Liberal Democrats would approve

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the building of the Swansea Bay The scheme's developers say

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electricity generated by the six-mile lagoon would power

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150,000 homes for 120 years. The party says it would then

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want to see tidal developments around the coast of Wales,

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in Cardiff, Newport and Colwyn Bay. Before the project can go ahead,

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though, UK Government ministers would have to agree a deal

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on the level of subsidy required And a marine licence would also

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need to be approved. Quite frankly, some of us are fed up

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with constantly reminding the government that they need

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to take action on this. Such is the enormity of this

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project for the renewables sector in south Wales,

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we need to get on with it. Britain can be a better place

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than the place Theresa May Tim Farron hopes the electoral tide

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is turning for his party and wants the Liberal Democrats to protect

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Wales against the threat of a Conservative landslide not

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seen since the 1980s. Many of us in the north of England

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and here in Wales do not need We remember what it would be

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like to be taken for granted by that If you want someone

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fighting your corner, then you want someone

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with an alternative vision And as the only party that did not

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back Theresa May's extreme version of Brexit of Article 50,

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the Liberal Democrats offer Britain real hope of real change

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and a decent opposition. But one Welsh MP between them

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is not the Lib Dems'aim. They lost two of their three

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parliamentary seats The Liberal Democrats

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hope they have weathered the political storm,

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though, and can add As well as electing your local MP,

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this general election is also of course about choosing the Prime

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Minister. This campaign, more than most,

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has focussed on the party leaders. So will it be the personalities

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or policies that determine where you put your cross

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on polling day? Our Political Reporter Bethan Lewis

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has been finding out. On the cricket pitch, the captain is

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a key figure, up from the touring cost of the final wicket. And at

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election time, political leaders are front and centre. On one level, this

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election is about two captains, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, going

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head-to-head to be Prime Minister. But the leaders, whether the

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Nationalists of goodies Ukip, could have a big influence on the national

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forces of their parties. The men that is the Welsh party leaders to

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with Labour calling on Carwyn Jones rather than Jeremy Corbyn to open

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the batting for them when they watched their campaign here in

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earlier this week. A former senior adviser to the First Minister says

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it makes sense to put the focus on him. No surprise when you have a

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leader who isn't popular with certain voters. It's partly takes

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away from the popularity of Jeremy Corbyn, but that is a Labour

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government there. Televised debates have provided an important platform

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for leaders in past elections. The focus on Theresa May against Jeremy

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Corbyn makes it very hard for Plaid Cymru, Liberal Democrats and Ukip to

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get their message ahead in this election. Quite simply, the story is

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not about them. For them to win seats, they have to couple

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attractive policies with ruthless targeting a couple of seats they can

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hope to win. Strong leadership. It's a message voters will be hearing

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again and again. What is election time like for leaders? It's a lot of

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work, according to some. It's all crucially important, but with

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today's MA as Prime Minister, it is a thousandfold bat. These cricketers

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in the Vale of Glamorgan are enjoying a few overs midweek. It's a

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far cry from the campaign trail, but the captain thinks there are certain

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skills at sporting and political leaders need. Getting everybody to

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come together as a single unit is really crucial. A certain amount of

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charisma is needed. Somebody who is a very articulate speaker. It's very

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easy to be a great leader whenever things going well and you're riding

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the wave of success. But it's when you get the backs, how you respond

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to those. The defeat ahead is what you're looking at. With the news

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that you listen to, it's everything you hear see. They are totally

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integral to my vote and everyone else's vote. For those at the helm,

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the election can campaign will bring triumphs, perhaps a few slip-ups and

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intense scrutiny. And in the run up to next

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month's general election, we want to know what you would do

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if you were Prime Minister. What are the issues

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YOU would prioritise? We'll be taking your ideas

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to Downing Street after the results You can email us -

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mymanifesto@bbc.co.uk, tweet us, @bbcwalesnews,

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or write to us, Wales Today, Time for tonight's

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sport - here's Claire. Good evening - we now know the two

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sides that will head to Cardiff for the Champions League final

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on the 3rd of June. It's a clash of European

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heavyweights as Italian face reigning European champions

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Real Madrid. It means Gareth Bale's dream

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of lifting the biggest prize in club football in his hometown is very

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much alive - providing Less than 24 hours on from

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the finalists being confirmed, Commuters woke up to a blue dragon

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on top of Cardiff Castle, accompanied by a giant trophy

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and photographs of the players. You can't miss the city is gearing

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up to host one of the most prestigious tournaments

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in the world, and the most important club competition

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in European football. It started being installed last

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night at ten o'clock and they finished at six

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o'clock this morning. And the aim really is to excite

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local people, raise the profile of the event and then obviously,

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for the fans who come here for the four days of the event,

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to have their photos taken as selfies and keep spreading

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the word of Cardiff and Wales. We always hoped this event

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would excite people to follow football, take up football,

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and these are probably the two best Real Madrid booked their place

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in the final against A goal from Isco, in for the injured

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Gareth Bale, putting the defending It's certainly the final

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organisers had dreamt about. Two European giants

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going head-to-head. Juventus are Italy's biggest club

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and they are attempting to win their first Champions League

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title in 21 years. They have won it twice before,

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but they have lost six finals. Real Madrid is arguably

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the biggest club in the world. They have won at 11 times,

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and the current holders are hoping to become the first team

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to retain the title. They have won it 11 times,

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and the current holders are hoping to become the first team

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to retain the title. TRANSLATION: Reaching two

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Champions League finals in a row is the result

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of everybody's hard work. Both clubs have strong

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Welsh connections. Gareth Bale has won the trophy

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twice with Real Madrid He tweeted this this morning

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as he continues his recovery The manager says his side are better

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with him and the Welshman doesn't need more of an incentive to get

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back than playing and winning the trophy for the third time

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in his own backyard. And back in the late 1980s,

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Ian Rush was lured by Juventus. Although it is another Welshman,

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the great John Charles, The gentle giant signed for them

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in 1957 and was voted the best foreign player ever

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to play for them. With just 23 days to go,

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work is well underway as Cardiff prepares to welcome the thousands

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of fans and the millions It will be a sporting

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event of the magnitude Wales' Geraint Thomas was safely

:24:16.:24:19.

in the peloton as the riders completed stage six of cycling's

:24:20.:24:35.

Giro D'Italia. The Sky team leader finished tenth,

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39 seconds behind the winner, but he remains second overall -

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six seconds behind the leader. The weather now - Derek's

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here...umbrellas at the ready? Blue sky and sunshine

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in Halkyn, Flintshire. The highest temperature recorded

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in Wales so far this year. Dark clouds in Llandaf this

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afternoon with a few This evening a few

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scattered showers. Overnight some rain in parts

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of mid and S Wales. Last night the temperature

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in Bala dropped to freezing Here's the picture for

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eight in the morning. Much cloudier with

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some showery rain. Plenty of cloud and feeling muggy

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with a southeasterly breeze. During the day it will

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brighten up in places So showers will break

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out in the afternoon. Heavy and thundery in places

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but a few miles down the road Not as warm as today

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but still feeling muggy. The wind light but gusty

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in any thunderstorms. Tomorrow night, showers

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or longer spells of rain. Most of the rain in the NW

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by the end of the night. Heavy in places

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but these will clear. Dry and bright for a while

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with some sunshine. But the breeze will pick up with

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rain in Pembrokeshire by evening. The chart for Saturday shows a front

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over Ireland that will bring a spell This low over the Atlantic

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may bring more rain Sunny spells too and becoming dry

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and feeling fresher. So more unsettled and changeable

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over the next few days. We'll have a quick update at eight,

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more after the BBC Ten O'clock News. From all of us on the programme,

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have a good evening.

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