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- so it's goodbye from me -
Questions remain about the sacking
of former minister Carl Sergeant,
as Assembly Members pay tribute
to their late colleague.
And a watchdog criticises serious
failings at the mortuary
of Wales' biggest hospital -
families receive an apology
after some entire organs
were kept too long.
A senior Labour MP has said
an independent investigation is not
needed into how Welsh Labour handled
allegations against Carl Sargeant.
Yesterday, Mr Sargeant was found
dead days after he was sacked
as Communities Secretary
following claims about his conduct.
Our political editor
Nick Servini is at the Senedd.
How much pressure is there
for an independent inquiry?
That is from a man called Sir Alex
the Graham who believes there should
be one. Slightly more than a mixed
picture from the Labour Party.
Earlier today the saddle equalities
minister for the party at UK level
said that it did not sound as though
everything that should have happened
in this case actually happened.
She's said they should be an
independent review. Within the past
half an hour we've had qualification
in which she has gone back on that
statement saying, she was satisfied
everything and all the appropriate
processes were followed through.
This goes to the heart of the matter
in terms of the way Carl Sargeant
sacking was handled on Friday. The
thrust of the criticism is he was
not told about the full details of
the patient. He was not aware of the
full details of the applications
against them right up until his
death. Jenny Rathbone a former
colleague of Carl Sargeant, a Labour
Assembly Member, Wales this morning
says she did not feel that was fair
at a basic level. It increases the
pressure and Carwyn Jones to explain
and justify the way his sacking was
handled. We have not heard from the
First Minister yet. Chris Davies,
the Brecon and Radnorshire
Conservative MP, has called for him
to resign in the past half an hour.
He is a political opponent and we
should not necessarily be surprised
by that but it shows the angle the
Conservatives are taking on this.
People have continued to pay tribute
to Carl Sargeant today.
That is right. It is only 24 hours
since news of his tragic death
unfolded. A book of condolence has
been opened up an Jane Hutt has been
among those who have come to sign
He brought such a fresh, new
outlook. I am wearing my white
ribbon because he was passionate
about tackling violence against
women. He gave himself to this whole
Assembly can he was widely
respected. He had a huge sense of
humour but he drove through some
important legislation in terms of
housing. I remember him visiting my
constituency and relating to people
and he was so widely admired.
All political activity here at the
Senate cancelled as a mark of
respect for the rest of the week.
Cardiff and Vale Health Board have
after an inspection discovered
"significant" failings at the
mortuary of Wales' biggest hospital.
It meant tissue samples
from 42 individuals,
including in some cases entire
organs, were kept longer
than the University Hospital
of Wales had permission to do so,
following the conclusion
of investigations by
the police or coroner.
The Human Tissue Authority,
which conducted the inspection,
says a significant amount of work
needs to be done to bring
standards up to scratch.
Our health correspondent
Owain Clarke has been
The report out today highlights
what are described as critical
failings in the way the mortuary
in the hospital behind me worked.
I am joined by Len Richards,
chief executive of the
local Cardiff and Vale health board.
What in your view is
the biggest failing here?
The report highlights some critical
failings and I would suggest
they relate to we have held onto 42
organs and tissues
for longer than we were
authorised to do so.
What went wrong?
Did you just forget you had
tissue stored somewhere?
Did you forget you
were holding onto them
or was it record-keeping
It is record-keeping and processes.
We hold onto these tissues
and samples under the authority
of either the coroner or the police
force under which they were seized.
It is our duty then to liaise
with those police forces
or the coroner to understand
whether the cases have been
conducted and concluded so we can
then dispose of those
I understand the person designated
to be responsible has now left
the post, you have appointed
a new designated individual.
Some people might be asking,
how are we back in this position?
In 2009, the mortuary
here was closed down for a period of
time because of similar concerns.
The focus of our detention
since the report was published
in September has been to put things
right within the organisation.
Last week, I authorised
an investigation to look
at why we had deteriorated
since the 2012 position.
Once we have the outcome
of that investigation
we will act accordingly.
Your message very briefly
to families who think
they might be affected.
We apologise, we know this report
will cause distress.
We have improved our systems
and processes, we have been
working very closely with the human
tissue authority around that.
We hope to establish those processes
much more substantively
Thank you very much.
Tata is to invest £30 million
in its Port Talbot steelworks.
The company says it'll install
a 500 tonne steel-making vessel
and make other upgrades
which will help it produce
advanced material for
electric and hybrid cars.
Unions are welcoming the investment
but want Tata to commit
to the relining of one of the blast
furnaces which they believe
will secure the long-term
future of Port Talbot.
Ten thousand crosses have been
laid out in the grounds
of Cardiff Castle to create a Field
of Remembrance for those who died
while serving in the Armed Forces.
Organised by the Royal
British Legion, the event
in the Welsh Capital is one of six
across the UK, to remember those
who died in conflicts in the distant
past and more recently.
I think it is important
for the Welsh nation
but it is important for the whole
of the United Kingdom as well
that we don't forget the sacrifices
made in both the world wars
and all the other conflicts by both
those who fought and those who
remained at home and also suffered.
The price they paid for our freedom
is just something as nations
we should not forget.
A mentoring project which has
doubled the uptake of modern foreign
Bluestone wants to turn the 19th
century Black Paul Miller into a
heritage attraction with a narrow
gauge steam railway. But planning
officers at the Pembrokeshire coast
national park authority recommended
refusal of the plan because of the
potential harmful impact on the
environment and the tranquillity of
Football and Wales will play
in the 2018 China Cup
alongside China, Uruguay
and the Czech Republic.
The line-up was announced at a press
conference in Beijing.
The four-team competition will be
held in the southern Chinese city
of Nanning next March.
Let's get the weather forecast now.
Behnaz, is the sunshine going to
last for the rest of the afternoon?
We will start to see the cloud
increasing. This is a chilly start
the morning, the temperatures went
down to minus three. Cloud is
already increasing across parts of
north and west, all thanks to a
weather front which is bringing this
cloud with it. The further south and
east you are well hang on to the
best of the sunshine. It should stay
dry from much of daylight hours even
though the cloud is increasing. This
weather front is responsible for the
rain that will see later on tonight.
Temperatures getting up to about 10
Celsius. Tonight, the cloud will
thicken. We were sea mist and fog
forming. Patchy rain coming into the
north and west and gradually pushing
south eastwards. It shouldn't be as
chilly as last night. Tomorrow we
have a ridge of high pressure but
also a weather front nearby. We will
see some rain later on in the day.
First thing tomorrow morning, we've
got a little bit of cloud and patchy
rain but that will clear. It will
start to brighten up. We will get
some sunshine in the afternoon.
It'll be blistering along coastal
areas but temperatures up to about
14 Celsius so it should feel milder
than today. Tomorrow night, we will
see some rain coming in from the
west. Strong winds to go with it as
well with temperatures ranging six
to 10 Celsius.
I'll be back with all the latest
headlines in Wales Today at 6:30pm.
But for now, from everyone
on the lunchtime team,
have a lovely afternoon.