06/08/2016 BBC Wales Today


06/08/2016

News and weather from BBC Wales.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 06/08/2016. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Good evening.

0:00:130:00:14

New figures show HIV diagnosis has reached a 15-year high in Wales.

0:00:140:00:17

Health experts are warning that more needs to be done to halt

0:00:170:00:20

the spread of the disease.

0:00:200:00:22

189 people tested positive here in 2014,

0:00:220:00:26

according to the latest figures.

0:00:260:00:27

Kate Scott-Williams reports.

0:00:270:00:29

It was a hard-hitting message 30 years ago.

0:00:290:00:31

There is now a danger that has been a threat to us all.

0:00:310:00:37

It is a deadly disease and there is no known cure.

0:00:370:00:41

AIDS is no longer the threat it was, thanks to new drugs,

0:00:410:00:44

HIV patients are much less likely to develop AIDS.

0:00:440:00:47

But campaigners say reducing HIV infection rate is still a priority.

0:00:470:00:54

Testing for HIV in Wales increased by 48% in men and 34% in

0:00:540:00:58

women between 2012 and 2014.

0:00:580:01:02

The rate of new HIV diagnoses increased

0:01:020:01:05

by 65% in men and 37% in women.

0:01:050:01:10

The highest rate was among the young men.

0:01:100:01:16

There's also been an increase in sexually transmitted diseases.

0:01:160:01:19

The rise that we have seen over the last few years in Wales is not

0:01:190:01:22

in men who have sex with men, but is

0:01:220:01:24

also in the heterosexual population.

0:01:240:01:25

It's kind of suggests that maybe something

0:01:250:01:28

is happening in the, I would say, over 35

0:01:280:01:30

heterosexual group.

0:01:300:01:34

There are calls for the drug known as PrEP, which can prevent HHV

0:01:340:01:37

to be introduced in Wales to tackle the problem.

0:01:370:01:41

It has been the centre of a High Court battle with

0:01:410:01:43

campaigners winning the fight for the drug to be available

0:01:430:01:46

on the NHS in England.

0:01:460:01:47

The Welsh Government has said it will review all the

0:01:470:01:50

evidence available.

0:01:500:01:54

Scuba divers have used a giant balloon to raise a wagon

0:01:540:01:56

that was formerly used to transport Welsh slate more than a century ago.

0:01:560:02:00

Members of Rhosneigr sub-aqua club, on Anglesey, were diving

0:02:000:02:02

at Llyn Padarn, in Snowdonia, when the wagon was found.

0:02:020:02:05

It'll now go on display at the Llanberis Lake Railway's Museum.

0:02:050:02:12

The first day of competition is underway in the Olympics,

0:02:120:02:14

with plenty of Welsh interest.

0:02:140:02:16

Cyclist Geraint Thomas has been battling the gruelling heat

0:02:160:02:19

in the road race since lunchtime - with another two hours still to go.

0:02:190:02:22

Rhodri Llywelyn reports from Rio.

0:02:220:02:26

Beside Rio's golden beaches comes the first opportunity of Welsh

0:02:260:02:29

success at these Olympic Games.

0:02:290:02:32

Geraint Thomas is already a two-time Olympic champion.

0:02:320:02:34

Both those gold medals came in track cycling.

0:02:340:02:38

Today, he goes in the road race, which has just begun.

0:02:380:02:42

They were right for around six hours, before the finish

0:02:420:02:44

here at Copacabana.

0:02:440:02:45

Alongside the Welshman in a team of five

0:02:450:02:47

British cyclists is three times Tour de France winner Chris Froome.

0:02:470:02:52

Who will be going for gold was a well-kept secret.

0:02:520:03:00

Geraint Thomas is going to be awesome on the climbs.

0:03:000:03:02

I've been watching him.

0:03:020:03:03

The team work well together.

0:03:030:03:04

You saw how they worked in the Tour de France recently, so

0:03:040:03:07

they're all set up for this and I think it will be awesome.

0:03:070:03:10

My granny lives just outside Abergavenny near Brecon.

0:03:100:03:14

And you've come to the Olympic games, presumably, to

0:03:140:03:16

support Geraint Thomas the Welshman?

0:03:160:03:17

Exactly.

0:03:170:03:20

The course has brutal climbs in scorching temperatures.

0:03:200:03:22

Survive those and there could soon be another Olympic medal,

0:03:220:03:25

Cardiff-bound.

0:03:250:03:30

Meanwhile, Welsh rowers have been in action -

0:03:300:03:31

Victoria Thornley is through to the double sculls semifinal

0:03:310:03:33

with defending Olympic champion Katherine Grainger.

0:03:330:03:35

And Chris Bartley helped Team GB's lightweight four boat qualify

0:03:350:03:38

for the semifinal after finishing second in the heats.

0:03:380:03:42

Elsewhere, a great start too for Jasmine Joyce,

0:03:420:03:45

from St Davids.

0:03:450:03:46

She was among those to score in the rugby

0:03:460:03:49

sevens Olympic debut, beating hosts Brazil

0:03:490:03:50

by 29 points to three.

0:03:500:03:54

Football.

0:03:540:03:55

And West Ham have agreed a fee of around ?20 million

0:03:550:03:58

for Swansea striker Andre Ayew.

0:03:580:03:59

The 26-year-old was the Swans' top scorer.

0:03:590:04:01

On the pitch, Cardiff had a goalless draw away to Birmingham

0:04:010:04:04

in the Championship.

0:04:040:04:06

In League Two, Newport were beaten 3-2 at home to Mansfield.

0:04:060:04:09

And in the national league, Wrexham also drew 0-0

0:04:090:04:11

at home to Dover.

0:04:110:04:16

Let's get the weather now - here's Sue.

0:04:160:04:18

Good evening.

0:04:180:04:20

After a fine and dry day for most of Wales, turning bright

0:04:200:04:23

again, but blustery tomorrow.

0:04:230:04:24

Tonight is dry for a time.

0:04:240:04:25

The cloud will thicken from the west.

0:04:250:04:27

Patchy mist and drizzle developing.

0:04:270:04:30

Very murky and the temperatures overnight at 15 to 18 Celsius.

0:04:300:04:35

And early drizzle clears tomorrow.

0:04:350:04:38

Code breaking allows sunny spells to develop.

0:04:380:04:41

And then brightening up through the day,

0:04:410:04:42

but remaining quite blustery, too.

0:04:420:04:44

Brisk westerly winds along the coast.

0:04:440:04:46

Highs of 18 Celsius in Pembrokeshire.

0:04:460:04:48

20 in Conwy.

0:04:480:04:51

That's Wales Today.

0:04:510:04:52

We'll be back tomorrow evening, at around 6.15pm.

0:04:520:04:54

Until then, thanks for watching and enjoy your evening.

0:04:540:04:56

Bye-bye.

0:04:560:05:02

For

0:05:140:05:14

For most

0:05:140:05:14

For most of

0:05:140:05:15

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS