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That's it from us. They will be continuing coverage throughout the

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night on Tonight's headlines:

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On the campaign trail. The First Minister says Labour has

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a 'mountain to climb' Cardiff University will become

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one of the UK's major And an inquest hears a tumble dryer

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should "not be ruled out" as the cause of a flat fire

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which killed two men. The First Minister, Carwyn Jones,

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has admitted that Labour has 'a mountain to climb'

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in the general election. Speaking for the first time

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since the snap election was called, he also said it was an opportunity

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for the UK leader Jeremy But with the party languishing

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in the polls, how much pressure Our political editor

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Nick Servini reports from one of Labour's heartland areas,

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Merthyr Tydfil. High-profile politicians

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are back out on the step. And at times it's going to get quite

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uncomfortable for them, as the First Minister found out

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in his home patch of Bridgend. And you haven't stood

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by your constituency. The majority of people

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voted for Brexit. The Welsh Labour leader of course

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won't be ending up in the Number Ten Can you honestly see

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Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister? I think he has to prove himself,

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there's no question about that. People haven't seen him

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in an election campaign. He is somebody who is passionate,

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he is somebody who is This is, despite the apparent lead

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in the opinion polls, an election Jeremy Corbyn insists it's not

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a foregone conclusion but Labour is lagging in the polls which has

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led some to predict The party currently

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has 25 out of the 40 Constituencies like Bridgend,

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Cardiff Central, Newport West, Anglesey and a number in north-east

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Wales could come under pressure. If they lose six they go down

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to less than half the seats in Wales and that hasn't happened

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for a very long time. What that means is it will take much

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longer to rebuild because I think there will be an inevitability

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as usual with the political cycles. This isn't the end of

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the Labour Party but it will take a lot longer to get back to where it

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used to be. Merthyr Tydfil says

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it has a big heart. A big problem for Labour in places

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like this is that they supported Brexit in contrast to virtually

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all of the party's leaders. No one realistically expects anyone

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other than Labour to win here. This is Labour heartland

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territory, isn't it? Surely it's safe for

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Labour here isn't it? Labour says it does support leaving

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the EU and recognises the result. It's all a bit watery

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though, isn't it? I'm Labour, always been Labour

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and I will not change my mind. If everyone was in the same frame

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of mind as me perhaps They will vote Labour

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if they had a donkey I think they have lost a few voters

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to Ukip and potentially Even in Merthyr.

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Stranger things have happened. So over the next seven weeks expect

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Theresa May to talk a lot about taking us out of the EU

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and controlling our borders. Expect Jeremy Corbyn to talk a lot

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about anto-austerity and taking The question is, in a place

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like Merthyr which voted to leave remember, has Corbyn's class-based

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rhetoric which has gone down so well over the years been overtaken

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by the new language of Brexit? All of the parties will come under

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intense focus in a frenetic few weeks but in Wales inevitably that

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means the dominant force, Labour, Cardiff University has been chosen

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as one of the major centres The ?13 million centre

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in the capital will be a significant section of the UK's

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new Dementia Research Institute, The other towels were

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outside, weren't they? From preparing a meal

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to doing the laundry, 54-year-old Karen Kitch

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from Llanhari in Rhondda Cynon Taff gets a helping hand with daily tasks

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from her personal assistant, Three years ago, she was told

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by her doctor that she had He couldn't tell me how long before

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I was in the final part How it was going to be

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through the process. He said it was an

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individual disease. And have you noticed

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that the condition is My children say that

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over the last 12 months I think that I'm OK,

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but they say that I have Cardiff University has already

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gained international recognition for its dementia research,

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but today's announcement means academics here can

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take their research a step further. The is to aim find new ways

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to diagnose, treat, prevent and care for people with dementia and build

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on the work which is already taking Initially, the University

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will receive ?13 million to become a UK Dementia Research Institute

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Centre. And the centre is set to become

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the biggest investment Wales has ever received first scientific study

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into the disease. With the potential to be awarded

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a further ?70 million in research And up to 60 scientific researchers

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will be employed in Cardiff by 2022. This happened to cancer

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research about 20 years ago, where a lot more investment was put

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in and sustained. And now we are reaping

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the benefits in terms And we needed this large

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injection of funds. Back in her home, Karen

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welcomes the news. It's really needed, because I don't

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think it will be for my time, but it will be for my children,

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my grandchildren, because possibly they could have dementia

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when they are older. And if by that time they could find

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a cure, that would make me happy. The recruitment process will now

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begin at the centre as the fight Police investigating a sexual

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assault on a woman in Barry are appealing for a man,

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who gave her a lift in his The woman had been out

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in the Park Crescent area It's believed a man in a silver

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Lexus offered her a lift. He's described as white,

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aged 50 to 60, with white hair and was wearing orange

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workmen style trousers. Waiting times for patients

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in Accident and Emergency units Just under 81% of patients were seen

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in less than four hours. The target of 95%

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has never been met. NHS Wales is still behind

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on waiting-time targets for patients to start cancer treatment,

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but there was a slight improvement in ambulance response times

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to life-critical calls. A tumble dryer at a flat

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in Llanrwst, where two men died in a fire, couldn't be ruled out

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as its cause, despite a lack An expert, hired by the manufacturer

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Whirlpool, has been presenting his findings at an inquest

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into the deaths of Bernard Hender One of the key questions surrounding

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the fire at this flat in the centre of Llanrwst is whether a tumble

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dryer was to blame. Seen on the left of these pictures,

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taken just days after the tragedy, it's the focus of the inquest

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into two men who died there. 39-year-old Douglas McTavish,

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who ran a local bistro, and 19-year-old Bernard Hender,

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who worked there as a chef, were unable to escape the thick

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smoke and flames which tore through the property

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in October 2014. Mr Hender's partner

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Garry Lloyd Jones was able to crawl out of the building but,

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suffered from severe He said yesterday that he woke up

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in a smoke filled bedroom, before seeing flames coming

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from the drum of the tumble dryer, though it had been swtiched off

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with the door open the night Today, a member of the Insitute

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of Fire Engineers presented his Appointed by the manufacturer

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Whirlpool, he said there was no compelling evidence that the blaze

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started in the dryer, The company's former product safety

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director said between 2009 and 2014, there had been 28 reports of fires

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where the same type of door switch was implicated

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or couldn't be ruled out. But given that its dryers

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complete one billion cycles every 12 days,

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it hadn't triggered The inquest is expected to enter

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a third and final day tomorrow. UKIP have been campaigning

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for the local elections on the streets of Cardiff today,

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saying it offers a breath It says councils are under pressure

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because of immigration and also The party is fielding 80 candidates

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in 14 authorities in Wales in the local elections,

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on May the 4th. We have our scheme to prioritise

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people in terms of housing needs. We want to reduce fat cat

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salaries for councillors In particular we want to return

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to the old committee system and get away from the cabinet system

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of local government that we've And the money saved,

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we can put into front-line services. A charity is calling

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for a respite centre for patients It would be the first

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of its kind in Wales. Kidney Wales is staging a walk

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around the country in 30 days, to help raise ?4 million

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for the centre. It would allow patients

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to continue treatment, while they enjoy a holiday

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with loved ones. 10,000 people in Wales live

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with kidney disease. It's going to be a form

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of respite care centre. Lots of families can't go on holiday

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because they are tied to a dialysis machine and we are going to put

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together a wellness centre The former Wales manager

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and midfielder Gary Speed will be inducted into

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the National Football Speed, who made 536 Premier League

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appearances, is being honoured The former Wales captain,

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who died in 2011, will be inducted Time for the weather forecast now.

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What do you have for us Derek? I did it sure. Cloud, sunshine and

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frost and a cold snap on the way. We have not had much rain this month so

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far and we're not expecting much if any rain over the next few days.

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It's a dry story tonight. Clear in parts of the South but cloud will

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spread down from the North overnight. Temperatures holding up.

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Fairly cloudy tomorrow morning. Bright in a few places and dry. Just

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the odd spot of light rain in the North. Across the rest of the UK we

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have called front line through Scotland which will bring some rain

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with it. Tending to fragment as it moves south during the day.

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Brightening up behind that cold front. For the south of the UK

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mostly dried -- tomorrow. The best of the sojourn in Devon and

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Cornwall. In Wales tomorrow afternoon the odd light shower in

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parts of mid and North Wales but otherwise it's looking dry and

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bright. The best of the sunshine in the south and south-west.

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Temperatures up to 16 Celsius. Some sunshine in the south tomorrow

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evening then overnight cloud increasing and a few splashes of

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rain in the north and north-east. On Saturday cloudy for a while and the

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odd spots of rain but no more than that. Brightening up with some

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sunshine. Gardeners watch out on Saturday night, it's going to be

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quite cold with a widespread grass frost. Sunday is largely dry with

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summer sunshine. Next week, called a heading our way from the Arctic

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bringing some showers and some of those will be wintry. So cold snap

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next week. We'll have updates in Breakfast

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tomorrow but that is Wales Today. I think I love you. I love you too.

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Let's move in together.

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