30/10/2016 BBC Wales Today


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A woman from Cardiff is fighting to stop her 19-year-old


boyfriend being deported to Afghanistan tomorrow.


Bashir Nadir arrived here as a child ten years ago,


and was put into foster care, but is now due to be sent back.


His girlfriend, and his foster mother, spoke


to us from Oxfordshire, where he's being detained,


Nicole Cooper with her boyfriend of two years, Bashir Nadir.


Today, fighting back the tears, she told me how she was


about to visit him for what could be the last time.


Are here now with his foster mum...


She says he fled Afghanistan after his father who was in the army


His mother sold his father's land to provide the money to support


Bashir to get out of harm's way and danger and came


in the back of a lorry, things like that.


He was educated in Cardiff at a Catholic school


His foster mother, who has travelled the Oxfordshire


immigration detention centre where he is being held,


When he first come to me, we got told after five


years he would be given a British passport.


That hasn't been the case and he has fought ever since.


He has had a long battle on his hands trying


If he goes back to Afghanistan with that, he hasn't got a hope.


Bashir's MP Jo Stephens says she believes his life will be


She is working with his solicitor to try to suspend his deportation


so that he can make a fresh application for leave to stay.


The Home Office says it cannot comment on individual cases.


Three people have been arrested in connection


with the alleged murder of a man in a Denbighshire car park.


48-year-old Mark Roy Mason was assaulted outside Home bargains


The people arrested are NOT from the area.


A recovery board is needed, to improve how the Welsh


government's education department implements its policies.


That's the call from the former head of one


Dr Philip Dixon told BBC Wales' Sunday Politics


programme that head teachers, schools and councils have been taken


to task over standards in the last ten years -


but not the department that runs education.


Here's our Political Correspondent, Arwyn Jones.


Over the past decade there have been concerns about how Wales s results


at GCSE and A-level have lagged behind other parts of the UK.


At the same time, Wales has slipped down the international league table


which compares pupils from over 60 countries around the world.


The tests are sat by 15-year-olds every three years concentrating


In the last set of results, in maths, Wales fell three places


In reading, the nation was ranked 41st, down from 38 and the biggest


fall came in science where Wales dropped six places to joint 36.


Over the past six years or so here at Welsh government HQ


in Cardiff there's been a focus on driving up standards in schools


in an attempt to improve those Pisa rankings.


Headteachers have been sacked, schools and councils education


departments have been placed into special measures


and recovery boards coming in to take over control.


But now a former teaching union rep says the problem may be


with the Welsh government's own education department.


He says it's failed to implement its policies well enough


You set up a recovery board so you get those with track


records in jurisdictions, the UK from Northern Ireland,


Scotland and from England who can turn government departments around.


You have some world leading experts as well and some experts from Wales


but they would not be the dominant ones.


And they will be focused on delivering.


The next round of Pisa results are expected in December.


The Welsh government says it has asked an international organisation,


the OECD, to assess if its education reforms and strategy are working.


World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier has won the Wales Rally GB


The event came to a close in Llandudno this afternoon.


For the last three days, around a hundred and fifty cars have


sped through woodland in north and mid Wales.


I like watching the finish, or to bring our grandson down


I have heard loads of different accents, cars from all over


It is local to me so I come and watch every year.


Wales forward Gareth Bale has extended his contract


The 27-year-old arrived at the Bernabeu in 2013,


after signing what was then a world-record fee of eighty


Time for a quick look at the weather forecast


and after a fairly mild night, tomorrow any early fog and low cloud


will lift through the morning, to leave some sunny spells


I'll be back with our next update at 20 past ten.


For now though, from everyone on the team, do enjoy your evening.


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Good evening. It has been a mild and a bit of a murky day. A lot of mist


and low cloud, but also some warm


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