17/05/2017 BBC Wales Today


17/05/2017

News from across Wales with Jamie Owen and Lucy Owen, and weather with Derek Brockway.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 17/05/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Developers promise world class motorsports and hundreds of jobs.

:00:00.:00:00.

Why a decision on the future of the Ebbw Vale racetrack

:00:07.:00:09.

but the minister in charge here says he won't cut corners

:00:10.:00:20.

before committing millions of pounds to the project.

:00:21.:00:35.

Filmed on a policeman's body camera, designed to deter criminals

:00:36.:00:37.

Now all frontline South Wales officers will wear them.

:00:38.:00:47.

Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking intelligence,

:00:48.:00:49.

is released from military prison in the United States.

:00:50.:00:51.

Her mother in Pembrokeshire says she's delighted.

:00:52.:01:01.

If I was Prime Minister, I would scrap unemployment tribunal fees.

:01:02.:01:07.

We've been asking what you'd do if you were Prime Minister.

:01:08.:01:09.

John Gilheaney tells us why he'd address workers rights.

:01:10.:01:11.

And many gardens have had a watering recently.

:01:12.:01:13.

But if you fancy some drier weather and sunshine,

:01:14.:01:15.

Developers say it would bring world-class motor sport

:01:16.:01:22.

to Wales and with it, hundreds of jobs for Ebbw Vale.

:01:23.:01:24.

But the decision to give the Circuit of Wales project the go ahead has

:01:25.:01:28.

been delayed for the second time in two months.

:01:29.:01:30.

The Welsh Government says it must take its time before agreeing

:01:31.:01:33.

to underwrite around half the cost of the ?400 million project,

:01:34.:01:35.

but opponents say the process is being dragged out

:01:36.:01:37.

Our political correspondent, Daniel Davies, reports.

:01:38.:01:48.

The middle of May, although it didn't feel like it

:01:49.:01:50.

This was the time we expected an announcement here

:01:51.:01:53.

The circuit would create thousands of jobs in one

:01:54.:01:58.

of the poorest parts of Wales, according to its developers.

:01:59.:02:01.

They've got private money to pay for it but need a Welsh Government

:02:02.:02:04.

It seems every time the finish line is in sight, it disappears

:02:05.:02:08.

Ministers blamed the latest delay on gaps and inaccuracies

:02:09.:02:13.

in the information they've had from the circuit.

:02:14.:02:15.

Sorting that out has added a few more weeks

:02:16.:02:17.

Here in the Senedd, with a general election three weeks away,

:02:18.:02:28.

opponents say ministers are quite happy to wait a little while longer.

:02:29.:02:41.

What you've done is conduct a forensic audit with the express

:02:42.:02:43.

purpose it seems to me are finding some excuse, any excuse at all,

:02:44.:02:46.

And isn't it also the case, Cabinet Secretary, that having first

:02:47.:02:53.

delayed the decision until after the May local elections,

:02:54.:02:56.

you are now delaying it beyond June 8th.

:02:57.:03:07.

My interest is with the people of Ebbw Vale.

:03:08.:03:09.

Yours seems to be political self-interest.

:03:10.:03:11.

A big difference between ambition and recklessness.

:03:12.:03:14.

I will not short-circuit the due diligence process.

:03:15.:03:23.

There have been many twists and turns since late 2011 when plans

:03:24.:03:26.

The Welsh Government got on board the following year with a ?2 million

:03:27.:03:30.

grant and two years later, it guaranteed a ?7

:03:31.:03:32.

Last April ministers declined to underwrite the ?350 million

:03:33.:03:35.

After months of negotiation, Ken Skates in February he'd look

:03:36.:03:39.

in detail at a new application to guarantee half

:03:40.:03:41.

A decision was expected in March, that was delayed until the middle

:03:42.:03:53.

of this month and now, it's been put off again.

:03:54.:03:56.

The Conservatives say there are serious questions

:03:57.:04:00.

about more than ?9 million the Welsh Government has already

:04:01.:04:09.

given the Circuit of Wales, while Ukip is urging ministers

:04:10.:04:13.

The Circuit of Wales says it has complied with every request

:04:14.:04:27.

from the government about this complex application and that it

:04:28.:04:29.

looks forward to a positive announcement soon but in the Bay,

:04:30.:04:32.

some says the outlook for this project is starting

:04:33.:04:34.

Dan, what sense did you get from the Economy Secretary today?

:04:35.:04:45.

Lucy, people are hanging on every word Ken Skates says about this as

:04:46.:04:50.

they try to guess whether he is going to give the circuit of Wales

:04:51.:04:55.

the green light or not. But he is locked into a process here. He says

:04:56.:04:59.

that he remains excited about the scheme but you heard him in my

:05:00.:05:03.

report talk about due diligence, that is the analysis by officials

:05:04.:05:07.

and accountants looking at whether this is something that the taxpayer

:05:08.:05:11.

should get involved in but of course the taxpayer is involved. The Welsh

:05:12.:05:16.

Government has given the scheme money, has lent it money and a

:05:17.:05:19.

recent report was very critical of the way that money was handed over.

:05:20.:05:23.

All that means that this time they are determined to be seen to do

:05:24.:05:28.

everything they can to thoroughly analyse the Circuit of Wales before

:05:29.:05:32.

making any further decisions. Even though that process is taking longer

:05:33.:05:37.

than anticipated, even though some of the opposition are getting

:05:38.:05:41.

suspicious but in the words of one Labour Assembly Member talking in

:05:42.:05:44.

the chamber this afternoon, it is worth taking the time to get this

:05:45.:05:48.

right, to make sure the valleys are not landed with another white

:05:49.:05:49.

elephant. Five people in Pembrokeshire have

:05:50.:05:51.

been arrested on suspicion of "gangmaster" offences

:05:52.:05:53.

following an investigation They were arrested in Milford Haven,

:05:54.:05:54.

following a multi-agency operation. Dyfed Powys Police says those

:05:55.:05:58.

affected are being fully supported. The rate of unemployment in Wales

:05:59.:06:00.

is still higher than the UK rate, after a year of being

:06:01.:06:03.

below the average. The latest figures show 4.8% of 16

:06:04.:06:05.

to 64-year-olds in Wales were out of work in the first three months

:06:06.:06:08.

of this year, compared South Wales Police say they hope

:06:09.:06:11.

that becoming the latest force to roll out body-worn video cameras,

:06:12.:06:27.

will help deter criminals It says all front line staff

:06:28.:06:30.

will soon be wearing the technology, It means all four Welsh

:06:31.:06:34.

forces now use bodycams. Imagine being confronted

:06:35.:06:37.

with this one day at work. This footage, an officer's eye view,

:06:38.:06:46.

helped convict the man South Wales Police now the latest

:06:47.:06:49.

force to use body cameras There's an opportunity

:06:50.:06:52.

for the public to confident that police officers

:06:53.:06:57.

are deploying their skills, using force in the appropriate

:06:58.:06:59.

and proportionate way. And for police officers to feel

:07:00.:07:06.

that they are being supported and if they are assaulted

:07:07.:07:16.

or there are particularly negative interactions, the court will see

:07:17.:07:18.

the actuality of it. The force says budget pressures

:07:19.:07:22.

is the reason why they didn't buy A study by Cambridge University last

:07:23.:07:25.

year suggested that after officers started using cameras like this,

:07:26.:07:30.

complaints against them fell by 93%. Everything is being recorded

:07:31.:07:32.

so there is little point in making a malicious claim against a police

:07:33.:07:35.

officer and if you are an officer yourself, maybe even more reason

:07:36.:07:38.

to act professionally at all times. Domestic abuse cases is one

:07:39.:07:41.

area in which cameras Body cam footage from

:07:42.:07:43.

Hampshire Police resulted in this perpetrator getting ten

:07:44.:07:46.

years for assault. People don't realise

:07:47.:08:00.

how bad these things are but with that you know footage,

:08:01.:08:02.

they can see how bad it was. They could see I was

:08:03.:08:08.

totally confused. Which you don't get

:08:09.:08:12.

from a photograph. Security staff at the University

:08:13.:08:18.

Hospital of Wales have also used Once they are turned on, aggressive

:08:19.:08:22.

individuals often calm down. One expert says their

:08:23.:08:26.

increased use could help People like to be able

:08:27.:08:28.

to see what happened Previously, you would just

:08:29.:08:38.

rely on a statement Now the jury can actually see,

:08:39.:08:41.

this is what happened and this is the story

:08:42.:08:44.

of what we are being Of course, it all does come down

:08:45.:08:46.

to hitting record at the right time. Staff are being trained

:08:47.:08:55.

on how to do that. Footage is stored securely online

:08:56.:08:57.

and could even be used with face It will also be used for officers

:08:58.:09:00.

to learn from incidents. A long-term commitment to fund flood

:09:01.:09:08.

defences along the proposed M4 relief road is needed before

:09:09.:09:11.

the scheme goes ahead. That's according to

:09:12.:09:13.

the environmental regulator It says the likely impact of climate

:09:14.:09:15.

change has to be taken into account. Lawyers acting on behalf

:09:16.:09:19.

of the Welsh Government say it was "inconceivable" that sea

:09:20.:09:21.

defences would not be maintained as part of

:09:22.:09:23.

the billion pound project. Welsh laverbread has been

:09:24.:09:32.

awarded protected food It means only cooked seaweed made

:09:33.:09:33.

in Wales can use the name. It joins other Welsh delicacies

:09:34.:09:37.

already on the list, like Welsh Lamb, Halen Mon Sea Salt

:09:38.:09:39.

and Pembrokeshire early potatoes. The former American soldier,

:09:40.:09:48.

Chelsea Manning, who was brought up in Pembrokeshire,

:09:49.:09:50.

says she's looking forward to putting the past behind her,

:09:51.:09:52.

after being released early The 29-year-old army private

:09:53.:09:54.

was responsible for one of the biggest intelligence leaks

:09:55.:09:57.

in American history. Chelsea Manning, was

:09:58.:09:59.

born Bradley Manning, and underwent gender transition

:10:00.:10:01.

during her time in prison. Chelsea Manning spent some difficult

:10:02.:10:03.

teenage years in Haverfordwest Just a few years after leaving

:10:04.:10:12.

to join the US Army as an intelligence analyst,

:10:13.:10:16.

Chelsea Manning became She was accused of one

:10:17.:10:18.

of the biggest intelligence leaks in US history,

:10:19.:10:22.

having passed hundreds of thousands of classified documents

:10:23.:10:24.

to the Wikileaks website, along with this video of Iraqi

:10:25.:10:26.

citizens being gunned down Chelsea Manning's mother

:10:27.:10:28.

Susan lives here on this Other members of the

:10:29.:10:37.

family live locally. The family have consistently

:10:38.:10:39.

supported Chelsea since But nobody was available to comment

:10:40.:10:41.

today, despite her release from Fort Leavenworth

:10:42.:10:44.

prison in Kansas. The news of her release

:10:45.:10:46.

was welcomed in Haverfordwest. For somebody to be put in prison

:10:47.:10:56.

for telling the truth, I suppose if anyone did anything

:10:57.:11:02.

wrong, doing what they did, they would have to get punished

:11:03.:11:10.

but not as severe as it was. Jailed for 35 years by a military

:11:11.:11:13.

court in 2013, the transgender soldier sentenced was commuted

:11:14.:11:16.

by President Obama in one Although some laud her as a hero

:11:17.:11:18.

for exposing war crimes, President Trump recently

:11:19.:11:23.

labelled her as a traitor and many Chelsea Manning has been the first

:11:24.:11:25.

person who quoted the documents on additional platforms and released

:11:26.:11:37.

those documents not via mainstream media but by a website

:11:38.:11:39.

which was Wikileaks. Something that then became famous

:11:40.:11:41.

and only after was already pretty common and well known before

:11:42.:11:44.

Chelsea Manning, but because of Chelsea Manning relations,

:11:45.:11:46.

Wikileaks is what it is now. Chelsea's family in Pembrokeshire

:11:47.:12:01.

have been involved in fundraising and protest events in Wales

:12:02.:12:03.

and in Ireland, where In footage shot a few years ago,

:12:04.:12:06.

her aunt expressed support I could not believe that this

:12:07.:12:09.

has actually happened. And been covered up

:12:10.:12:16.

and Bradley had seen this. And it wasn't until I saw that

:12:17.:12:18.

but I thought, I could understand Because I could not live

:12:19.:12:21.

without on my conscience In a statement, Chelsea Manning's

:12:22.:12:24.

family he said she had suffered shocking and abusive ill-treatment

:12:25.:12:38.

during her time in custody. Her mother, Susan Manning,

:12:39.:12:40.

said she was proud of Chelsea and delighted she will finally

:12:41.:12:42.

be free again. She hopes Chelsea will now be

:12:43.:12:44.

able to go to college to complete their studies

:12:45.:12:47.

and the whatever she wants to be. Although free, Chelsea Manning

:12:48.:12:50.

remains on active Army duty. Her lawyer plans to continue her

:12:51.:12:52.

fight against her conviction. After her release in a statement

:12:53.:12:54.

via her legal team, she said that she's figuring things out

:12:55.:12:57.

but is about what is ahead and posted this

:12:58.:13:00.

picture on social media. Her first steps of freedom

:13:01.:13:01.

after seven years in prison. Still to come in the programme:

:13:02.:13:10.

We've been asking what you would do Tonight, why one viewer has raised

:13:11.:13:13.

the issue of workers rights. I'll have the forecast

:13:14.:13:16.

for the next few days. All this week, our political editor

:13:17.:13:32.

Nick Servini is interviewing leaders from the main parties in the build

:13:33.:13:35.

up to the general election. Tonight it's the turn

:13:36.:13:38.

of Mark Williams, leading the campaign for the Welsh Liberal

:13:39.:13:40.

Democrats. The party will be looking to make

:13:41.:13:41.

gains - a poor performance in 2015 saw the party practically wiped out

:13:42.:13:45.

across the UK. In Wales their numbers dwindled

:13:46.:13:47.

from three MPs to just one. Mark Williams, welcome to Wales

:13:48.:14:05.

today. As we head into a general election in which your party is

:14:06.:14:08.

quite clearly going to use it to push the cause for a second

:14:09.:14:13.

referendum. Now, on one level, this is smart because there were 48% of

:14:14.:14:16.

people who voted to remain. I wonder though how many of those have now

:14:17.:14:22.

just done what you haven't done, which is accepted consequences of

:14:23.:14:25.

the referendum and they just want to move on. It is not a second

:14:26.:14:31.

referendum. It is a ratification referendum. I am not going to

:14:32.:14:34.

dispute the vote on June the 23rd last year. The country was clear.

:14:35.:14:41.

But it was a blank check. We don't know what the negotiations are going

:14:42.:14:46.

to deliver. We don't know what the outcome is going to be. And some of

:14:47.:14:50.

us have genuine fears about the outcome of Wales leaving the single

:14:51.:14:56.

market. On our manufacturing sector, farming, universities. Which is why

:14:57.:15:02.

we need to have critical, strong, constructive voices in the House of

:15:03.:15:05.

Commons and then at the end of that process, whenever those negotiations

:15:06.:15:10.

are concluded, we need to have an opportunity to look at those terms

:15:11.:15:15.

and vote accordingly, not just the late winner will like it option from

:15:16.:15:22.

Theresa May. The public are not stupid. They knew what was at stake.

:15:23.:15:26.

I think you are right but we have not seen the terms of those

:15:27.:15:31.

negotiations. The truth visit is you just did not like the result that

:15:32.:15:34.

you want to change the result. At least be honest with people and say

:15:35.:15:39.

that. I do respect the result. The country... No, you want another

:15:40.:15:47.

chance. Were people clear that it would mean leaving the single

:15:48.:15:52.

market, a market of 500 million people? Were people clear that at

:15:53.:15:55.

the end of a two-year... It is an even shorter period now because of

:15:56.:15:59.

this election and various court cases, at the end of a two-year

:16:00.:16:04.

period, we were going to fit neatly into a new set of trade

:16:05.:16:07.

negotiations. But is not going to happen. The Welsh farming sector and

:16:08.:16:11.

manufacturing sector is genuinely concerned. Let's talk about domestic

:16:12.:16:17.

taxation. A big proposal for the Liberal Democrats is to put a penny

:16:18.:16:22.

on the pound of all income tax bands. You kind of rationalised this

:16:23.:16:26.

by saying it would be ?3 a week average wages. The cost of a pint.

:16:27.:16:31.

The posh rattle cost of a posh coffee in a place like this. The

:16:32.:16:38.

problem is when you were in government, you took low earners out

:16:39.:16:42.

of taxation but Magnus, low earners are coming back into taxation. You

:16:43.:16:49.

are right to highlight that effective Liberal Democrat policy. I

:16:50.:16:58.

think also we have two be aware of a huge crisis in the national health

:16:59.:17:02.

service in terms of social care run the failure of this country to

:17:03.:17:06.

address what I would describe as a mission for social care, an ageing

:17:07.:17:11.

demographic in this country, the lack of care facilities, care

:17:12.:17:14.

delivered in the hole or the residential care sector. At

:17:15.:17:17.

crossover between the owl service and social care. Abetted most people

:17:18.:17:20.

right across the tax bands as you suggest understand that and no that

:17:21.:17:28.

we need to fund this. It is a difficult message because you are

:17:29.:17:32.

asking... Labour are asking those who earn over ?80,000 to pay more to

:17:33.:17:36.

help things like the NHS but you are doing it for people earning ?25,000.

:17:37.:17:42.

I think it is a clarity of the policy that will appeal to people.

:17:43.:17:45.

The understanding there is a problem that needs to be addressed and we

:17:46.:17:48.

all have to make a contribution to that. Even low earners with

:17:49.:17:54.

inflation going up. I think people understand how important this is.

:17:55.:18:01.

Tim Farron merit -- describe the Liberal Democrats like cockroaches

:18:02.:18:05.

in that you can survive a nuclear holocaust. Can you survive this? I'm

:18:06.:18:10.

not sure I like being described as a cockroach but we are persistent and

:18:11.:18:13.

tenacious and we are determined and quite frankly, when our backs are

:18:14.:18:18.

against the wall, you are more determined to move on and progress

:18:19.:18:22.

and that is the challenge to the party. I firmly believe we are

:18:23.:18:27.

seeing the Tory party, the prospect of a Tory landslide in those

:18:28.:18:31.

circumstances, Wales need strong voices and some of those voices have

:18:32.:18:35.

to be Liberal Democrat ones. Mark Wiliams, thank you very much.

:18:36.:18:37.

Nick Servini talking to Mark Williams.

:18:38.:18:38.

And tomorrow, it's the turn of Neil hamilton, leading

:18:39.:18:40.

Well, tonight, all the main party leaders here will be going head

:18:41.:18:44.

to head in the first Welsh television debate of the campaign.

:18:45.:18:47.

It's being held in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan and our

:18:48.:18:50.

James, what can we expect this evening?

:18:51.:19:00.

Well, Lucy, even though this is the fifth campaign for Welsh party

:19:01.:19:06.

leaders in just over two years, I expect to see five watts party

:19:07.:19:09.

leaders fired up for this general election campaign tonight with just

:19:10.:19:12.

over three weeks to go now until polling day. As you can see from

:19:13.:19:16.

these pictures, preparations have been ongoing throughout the day to

:19:17.:19:21.

get the set ready at the venue in Penarth where we are expecting

:19:22.:19:27.

around 200 audience members right across Wales representing a range of

:19:28.:19:30.

political views and in fact if you look over my shoulder, you can see

:19:31.:19:34.

that a number of them have already arrived from the five party leaders.

:19:35.:19:40.

Of those five leaders, not one of them is hoping to move into ten

:19:41.:19:44.

Downing St after the election on June the 8th. Not one of them is

:19:45.:19:47.

standing to be the next Prime Minister of the writer kingdom. In

:19:48.:19:51.

fact, of the five, only two of them has any skin in the game. Only two

:19:52.:19:57.

of them, Mark Wiliams and Neil Hamilton are actually standing in

:19:58.:20:02.

this general election campaign. None of the three others are. The Welsh

:20:03.:20:06.

Labour leader and First Minister Carwyn Jones, Leanne Wood, the Plaid

:20:07.:20:10.

Cymru leader, and Andrew RT Davies of the Conservatives. It'll be to

:20:11.:20:15.

see what impact that has on the dynamics of the debate. I will

:20:16.:20:18.

expected to have an impact on the topics under discussion. Brexit is

:20:19.:20:23.

sure to dominate. Immigration, taxing and spending and so on but

:20:24.:20:26.

also there will be some discussion on topics that are the

:20:27.:20:30.

responsibility of watches and be politicians. The NHS and education.

:20:31.:20:34.

It is all about to kick off in just over an hour. Be live on ITV Wales

:20:35.:20:38.

and we will bring you all the highlights on the highlights on

:20:39.:20:43.

Gardai 's late that on termites late bulletin. -- to send.

:20:44.:20:51.

They'll be telling us what their parties would do

:20:52.:20:53.

But what would you do if you were Prime Minister?

:20:54.:20:57.

We've been around the country asking for your views,

:20:58.:20:59.

and workers' rights is one topic you've raised in My Manifesto 2017.

:21:00.:21:02.

I've been speaking to people up and down Wales, asking

:21:03.:21:05.

One of those is access to justice for people with complaints

:21:06.:21:11.

John Gilheaney from Llantrisant contacted us.

:21:12.:21:13.

He used to work for a charity but after a clash with

:21:14.:21:16.

He wanted to go to an employment tribunal but was surprised

:21:17.:21:20.

Finding out about the cost was a big wake-up call.

:21:21.:21:23.

Initially, you have to pay ?250 to make a claim and then in my case,

:21:24.:21:27.

to actually book a hearing, a tribunal hearing, that was ?950.

:21:28.:21:30.

You're talking about ?1200 before you actually get a hearing.

:21:31.:21:32.

You might have solicitor's fees on top of that.

:21:33.:21:34.

Fees were introduced for employment tribunals four years ago.

:21:35.:21:45.

Since then, there has been an 80% fall in the number

:21:46.:21:47.

If I was Prime Minister, I would scrap employment tribunal fees.

:21:48.:21:51.

John dropped his plans to go to tribunal and although he is happy

:21:52.:21:54.

in his new job, he has concerns about the impact fees are having.

:21:55.:21:57.

I think workers up the rights are being eroded and it is one

:21:58.:22:00.

of the reasons why it seems to me to be a drop of stress

:22:01.:22:04.

Now, this is the kind of setting where you might expect to

:22:05.:22:12.

It's a chance to have your grievances heard in front

:22:13.:22:16.

But the simple fact is the number of people reaching this point has

:22:17.:22:20.

I've come to a charity in Caernarfon that supports

:22:21.:22:30.

It is clear employment issues are high on the agenda here too.

:22:31.:22:34.

If I was Prime Minister, I would end zero hours contracts.

:22:35.:22:36.

You can't even sort out your rent because you don't know

:22:37.:22:40.

If I was Prime Minister, I would increase the minimum wage.

:22:41.:22:48.

For me, myself, I'm lucky, it is worth it for me

:22:49.:22:52.

but my friends, they've said people that are on the dole,

:22:53.:22:55.

on benefits earned more than me and I work at half six

:22:56.:22:58.

What would you do if you were Prime Minister?

:22:59.:23:05.

Whether it is crime, policing, benefits perhaps, get in touch.

:23:06.:23:08.

It's been another soggy day for most of the country.

:23:09.:23:25.

Yes, there is. The weather is improving this evening and the

:23:26.:23:38.

sunglasses will come in handy tomorrow. Many gardens have had a

:23:39.:23:44.

watering today, including this one. And the radar shows the extent of

:23:45.:23:47.

the range today. Most of it in the south and east. Gradually clearing

:23:48.:23:53.

this afternoon. The north and west of dry and on Anglesey, it

:23:54.:23:58.

brightened up with some sunshine. A better end to the day, staying dry

:23:59.:24:02.

overnight with clearer skies. Maybe a couple of showers reaching the

:24:03.:24:09.

Lleyn Peninsula. And a cooler, fresh and light with temperatures dropping

:24:10.:24:12.

into single figures. Here is the picture for eight o'clock tomorrow

:24:13.:24:15.

morning. Certainly much nicer than it was today. Dry and bright. Some

:24:16.:24:25.

lovely blue sky, sunshine and good visibility. Feeling a little bit

:24:26.:24:27.

fresh with a light to moderate breeze. 11 Celsius in Dolgellau.

:24:28.:24:33.

Better weather to come tomorrow but not completely dry. A few showers

:24:34.:24:41.

will build up. Some could be heavy. Feeling warmer than today with sunny

:24:42.:24:45.

spells. Top temperatures around 16 Celsius. Maybe the odd shower in the

:24:46.:24:55.

afternoon in Monmouthshire. In Ceredigion tomorrow, sunny spells

:24:56.:25:01.

with a few hit and miss showers. Tomorrow evening, scattered showers

:25:02.:25:04.

will slowly die down. Many places then dry overnight. Turning quite

:25:05.:25:11.

chilly in the countryside. Friday's charge shows low-pressure knee in

:25:12.:25:14.

Northern Ireland and that means a mixture of sunshine and showers. On

:25:15.:25:20.

Friday, most places starting dry but showers could break out. They could

:25:21.:25:27.

turn heavy and places. As for the weekend, a mixture of sunshine and

:25:28.:25:30.

showers sums it up and some of those showers on Saturday could be heavy

:25:31.:25:35.

and thundery. Fewer showers on Sunday. Temperatures not that high.

:25:36.:25:41.

Cool overnight. Pleasant in the sunshine. We have seen the worst of

:25:42.:25:43.

the rain for a while. The decision to give the Circuit

:25:44.:25:46.

of Wales project the go ahead has been delayed for the second time

:25:47.:26:01.

in two months. The Welsh Government says it must

:26:02.:26:03.

take its time before agreeing to underwrite around half the cost

:26:04.:26:06.

of the ?400 million project, but opponents say the process

:26:07.:26:09.

is being dragged out I'll have an update

:26:10.:26:11.

for you at 8 o'clock and again That's Wales Today

:26:12.:26:15.

thank you for watching. From all of us on the

:26:16.:26:18.

programme, good evening.

:26:19.:26:23.