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Wales risks missing out on being a world leader in tidal power.

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The warning tonight from the company behind the billion pound

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And serious questions over the future of the multi million

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pound race track, planned near Ebbw Vale.

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Wales risks missing out on the chance to lead

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the world in the development of new tidal power stations.

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That's the warning from the company behind

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Tidal Lagoon Power is waiting for the green light from the UK

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government, on the billion pound project - but says other countries

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It comes as the former energy minister, Charles Hendry -

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who led an independent review into the lagoon - urged

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the government to give their backing "sooner rather than later".

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Here's our Environment correspondent, Steffan Messenger.

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Is the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon ever going to be more

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than a computer-generated artist's impression?

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The company behind plan say they are ready to go.

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But building work has been held up due to negotiations with the UK

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Government over the price they will guarantee to pay

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for the electricity from the scheme to be fed into the National Grid.

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In the meantime other countries like India, they claim,

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Deliver the jobs and deliver the value throughout Wales

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If we are a first mover other countries will follow, not lead.

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It's been two weeks since a former energy minister gave that reality

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Today Charles Hendry was in Wales to meet politicians and business

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leaders who gave evidence to the review about

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He concluded they provide affordable green energy,

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and building one as a test would be in the national interests.

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We have to make decisions now for how we generate the power

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We have 100 billion to invest in new energy and infrastructure.

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If we don't do that we are going to have a real crisis.

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We want the supply chain to invest in new jobs and we need to give them

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Charles Hendry said that what he found striking was the level

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of enthusiasm shown by locals for what is, in essence, a new power

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He'd never seen anything like it, he said.

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He urged people to write to the Government and Theresa May

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Andrew Scott Ltd, acivil engineering firm hopes they'll

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They've spent ?100,000 on the tendering project.

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We've been frustrated waiting for a decision to be made,

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This is a brilliant project for the region.

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We've got skills that are drizzly transferable,

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to the tidal lagoon project, and skills that,

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Ministers say they are considering the findings of the review carefully

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and will make a decision on whether to give the scheme

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There are outstanding environmental concerns though,

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the developers are yet to be granted a Marine license from

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But the pressure is certainly mounting on all involved to make

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As the Tidal Lagoon waits to be given the go-ahead tonight

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there are serious questions over the future of the multi

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million pound race track, planned near Ebbw Vale.

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Those behind the Circuit of Wales, have been given a two week deadline

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by the Welsh government, to show that they have

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enough financial backing for the scheme to go ahead.

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Here's our business correspondent, Brian Meechan.

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It's an ambitious and expensive project, supporters believe it

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could transform Ebbw Vale attracting international events

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But they have been significant delays to the work

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It had asked the Welsh government to underwrite the entire

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cost of the project, ministers told the circuit of Wales

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to find more investors who were willing to accept more

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Then they would consider underwriting 50% of the cost.

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The economy secretary previously said this could not be allowed

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This afternoon Ken Scates issued a deadline.

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I have therefore written to the heads of the valleys

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development Corporation today, asking them to make faster

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Asking for evidence of named investor term sheets

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The company has worked hard to get backing for the project,

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not least with the local community in Blaenau Gwent.

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Claiming it would bring 6000 new jobs.

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But many, including investors, privately question how strong

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the business case is for the circuit of Wales, and whether it

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The company says it welcomes the Welsh government

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deadline, which it adds, ties in with its own timetable.

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A man from Swansea has been charged with terrorism offences.

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26-year-old Lee Edward Griffiths is due to appear at Westminster

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He's facing five charges of collecting information which may

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be useful to someone who commits, or prepares, acts of terrorism.

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Mr Griffiths was arrested by officers from the Wales

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and West Midlands counter terrorism units last Tuesday.

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A bid to stop a Cardiff man from being deported

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20-year-old Bashir Naderi has lived here for 10 years.

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His deportation was temporarily halted by a judge in October,

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and a fourteen thousand-signature petition was handed

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Now his girlfriend, Nicole Cooper, says they're "devastated",

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after being told by their solicitor that his leave to remain

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The Home office has been asked to comment.

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BBC Wales understands the chief executive of the patients' watchdog

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has been suspended on full pay, since February last year.

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The Board of Community Health Councils is refusing to say why

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The organisation is funded by the Welsh government,

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and represents NHS patients' interests.

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A campaign for Wales' organ donation laws to be adopted in England,

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has been launched by a mother whose daughter needed a liver transplant.

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Wales became the only nation in the UK to introduce a "deemed

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Kerry Smith from Abergele, who now lives in Cheltenham,

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Ms Smith's 15 year old daughter Megan Carson, had a liver

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transplant last year, after developing

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The more organs that are available, the more lives are saved.

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My daughter, Megan, had to wait just less than two months,

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we were incredibly lucky to get a donor that quickly.

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Rugby, and Wales' interim Head Coach says he hopes games

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in the Six Nations won't be decided by red cards.

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Speaking at the launch of the Championship,

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Rob Howley revealed he'll have a briefing from referee

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Nigel Owens after stricter sanctions were brought-in around high

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Reckless high tackles, obviously there's going to be red cards.

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We are mindful of that, and we are in

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big games aren't decided by red cards,

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because, ultimately, for the

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players, coaches, and more importantly, the supporter's

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perspective, it's a shame if that happens.

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Time for a look at the weather, Derek's here, and it's

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It is. Extra layers will come in handy tomorrow, cloudier and colder

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for most of us. Some of you will see the sun. Cloud increasing tonight,

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thick enough for the odd spot of drizzle. If you specs of snow.

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Clearer in the north-west with frost tonight down 2-3 C on higher ground.

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Above freezing in Pembrokeshire. The winds are a feature tomorrow

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morning, making it feel cold. Gray for most of us. The best of the

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sunshine in the north-west and on Anglesey.

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The rest of the UK, a lot of plywood, thick enough for snow

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grains in places. Not amounting to match. The sun should come out in

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England tomorrow. Cold and raw, a south-easterly wind around freezing

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in Newcastle. Milder in Scotland and the far south-west. Close to home

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cloud in Powys, the heads of the valleys could give a little bit of

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snow, but not a lot. Sunshine in the south and west, temperatures lower

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than today with the biting wind. Tomorrow night 's freezing fog

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likely on higher ground, the hills. A fuse box of drizzle, specs of snow

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could make it I see. Friday is less cold, still breezy with dry, bright

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weather but if you showers around. Maybe rain in south and east. It's

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looking mixed for the weekend, she was on Saturday, heavy in places.

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Bright intervals as well. Some uncertainty about Sunday, but we

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could see some rain which should clear becoming dry and settled at

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least for a while. Watch out for those cold winds tomorrow.

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We're back with updates in breakfast from 6.25 tomorrow morning.

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But that's Wales Today - from everyone on the

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