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The family of a young woman from Ceredigion,
killed by a drunk-driver are calling for a change in the law to allow
judges to pass harsher sentences.
The motorist who killed Miriam Briddon will spend just over
two years in jail and Miriam's family say that's just not
a strong enough deterrent.
They've now launched an online petition urging the Government
to toughen penalties for drink-drive offences.
Nick Palit reports.
Miriam Briddon was just 21 when she died in a crash
back in March 2014.
Her car was hit by another, driven by Gareth Entwistle
who admitted causing death by dangerous
driving while under the
influence of alcohol.
He was sentenced to 5.5 years but that was
cut by six months on appeal.
Two months on Miriam's mother has launched an
online petition calling for tougher sentences.
It has already reached 77,000 signatures.
Causing death by drink-driving is a very serious
crime and we feel at the moment that the sentences given does not
reflect the seriousness of the crime.
Lenient sentences fail to deter offenders and it fails to give
When an innocent person is killed the sentences given
should reflect the crime.
Miriam's killer was sentenced to five years
but he will only serve half of that in jail.
A spokesman for The Ministry of Justice said it is
penalties for drink-driving related offences in order to find
the best way forward.
He added sentencing is a matter for individual judges making
decisions on the facts of individual cases.
But Miriam's mother is just hopeful that stronger deterrents will mean
fewer families will suffer the pain and loss
that they've been through.
The success of Team GB at the Rio Olympics must be used
to change Wales into a nation of sports players
instead of watchers.
That's according to former Paralympic gold medallist
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Welsh athletes won 10 medals for Team GB, surpassing the seven
collected at London 2012.
But she said making people more active is challenging.
It's not easy.
Because, you know, how many people watch Wimbledon,
buy a tennis racket.
Play it for a couple of weeks and disappear.
You know, that's kind of what happens
and people do dip in and out of their physical
activity and sport as well.
So people say we're a sporty nation.
I think we're a nation that really likes watching sport.
An investigation is underway after two shop robberies
in the Waun Wen area of Swansea this morning.
It's believed the same man is responsible for both.
He wore a balaclava and demanded money while carrying
a kitchen knife.
Nothing was taken from the first shop after the shopkeeper
But cash and tobacco were taken from the Spar on Carmarthen Road.
Police are continuing to search for a man following the attempted
robbery of a Cardiff bank.
Armed officers were sent to the Halifax branch
on Albany Road in Roath yesterday.
South Wales Police say no one was injured and nothing was stolen.
A large kitchen knife, gloves and a motorbike
helmet were found nearby.
An American activist who was recruited by the Church
in Wales to strengthen its work with communities here has reached
the end of his mission.
due to return to Oregon today with his family
after spending six months with the Diocese of St Asaph
to engage with young people and encourage new ways
of connecting with religion.
I have found people here who are doing that in new ways.
People doing it through writing, through theatre, through cafes,
through homeless shelters.
Through reaching out to drug addicts.
That's the way forward for the church.
To find the way to meet the needs of people in new and creative ways.
Football and Swansea City head coach Francesco Guidolin is urging fans
to have patience as his side's new attack takes time to settle.
The Swans slipped to a 2-0 home defeat against Hull
despite dominating possession.
Meanwhile, Cardiff manager Paul Trollope says he is still
hunting for new players ahead of the close of the transfer window.
The Bluebirds drew 2-2 against Fulham.
Let's take a quick look at the weather.
There'll be more heavy rain showers across most of the country,
so another wet night.
Tomorrow will stay cloudy with more rain coming in from the southwest,
it'll be heavy on higher ground, especially Snowdonia.
But it'll be drier and brighter in the south east later.
Highs of 21C with the best of the weather in the north-east.
That's Wales Today.
We're back with updates from 6.25 tomorrow morning.
From everyone on the weekend team, good night.