01/10/2016 BBC Wales Today


01/10/2016

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A Scottish boxer has died following a match

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with Carmarthenshire fighter Dale Evans earlier this week.

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25 year old Mike Towell from Dundee was rushed to hospital after being

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stretchered from the ring on Thursday in Glasgow.

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Entering the boxing ring for the last time, Mike Towell was knocked

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down by Dale Evans from Saint is in the first round and again in the

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fifth for the fight was stopped. He was taken to hospital in Glasgow.

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Nobody ever wants to see someone get stretchered out of the ring and I

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hope he is all right. Buckley last night, Mike Towell passed away 12

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hours after being taken off life support. His girlfriend paid tribute

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to the father of one on social media, adding that he had been

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complaining of headaches over the past few weeks. The Shadow Secretary

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of State for Wales has renewed his call is for both the head to be

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banned in sport. But former Welsh boxer: 12 light heavyweight champion

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Nicky Piper said medical tests in boxing our rigorous. At the doctors

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know that he had been suffering severe headaches they would have

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looked into this and find out what the problem was, maybe standards

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brain. This could have been avoided, possibly. I feel so sorry for him

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and his family, Dale Evans especially because I know how much

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in the past that has affected the boxers, it affects them greatly.

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Dale Evans will be going through such a terrible time. Other members

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of the boxing community have been sending their thoughts and

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condolences to both into my's family and Dale Evans on social media. A

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crowdfunding page has already raised thousands of pounds in support of

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Mike Towell's partner and young son. Plans to charge double the amount

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of council tax on long-term empty homes in Newport

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are being considered by the council. There are currently more than 2,500

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vacant properties in the city,

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with around 1100 exempt from council tax because they are

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undergoing major work. The local authority wants to urge

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owners to bring them back to use. A man has been taken to hospital

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with life-threatening injuries North Wales Police was called

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to the Clarence Road and Mostyn Avenue junction

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just after midnight. The man, who is in his 20s,

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is not from the area. Football, and the pressure

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is mounting on Swansea City Head Coach Francesco Guidolin

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after his side lost 2-1 Liverpool at

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the Liberty Stadium. After taking an early lead

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by with a good first half, the Swans were dominated

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in the second with an equaliser by Firmino and a

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penalty from Milner. The Italian admitted before

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the match it could be Meanwhile its not looking much

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better for under pressure Cardiff City manager

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Paul Trollope, his side lost 2 Newport County's match

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against Stevenage was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch,

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but it was better news for Gary Mills with a much needed

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1 nil win for Wrexham over Boreham Wood in

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the National League. Nathan Cleverly will fight

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Juergen Braehmer for the WBA World Light Heavyweight title

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in Germany tonight. The Welshman's on the comeback trail

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after losing his WBO Tonight he faces his opponent

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in his home region, at a venue he's never lost in,

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but says he's well prepared As a professional I have been to

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Chicago and Liverpool, the lions den, I have been a failure. I have

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been everywhere and I enjoyed. -- I have been everywhere. The crowd are

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going to be against me. It is going to be all for the home fighter.

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Time for full check on today's weather now, here's Behnaz Akghar.

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We have had some intense downpours today, things coming down the little

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as we head into tonight and certainly tomorrow was working fine.

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We will see a few coastal showers tonight, containing funny time but

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otherwise it is dry clear skies allowing the temperature to drop so

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that we see a touch of grass frost and also some mist and fog patches

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forming, he went light and variable. A chilly start to Sunday with

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high-pressure taking charge from the south-east that will settle things

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down nicely. We can look forward to a fine day with a miniature was

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queried, lots of sunshine and dry weather, too. It is a lovely Sunday,

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those temperatures creeping up to 16 degrees. Certainly recovering after

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a chilly morning. We head into a chilly night on Sunday in the early

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hours, it will be another fine day of the start of next week.

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We'll have more tomorrow evening just after six o'clock.

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