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Wales' Finance Secretary has urged the Treasury to abandon austerity,
and boost cash for public services and the economy ahead
Mark Drakeford has outlined his concerns about the UK Government's
planned spending cuts, which he says could see a
?175 million cut to the Welsh budget.
Here's our Political Correspondent, Arwyn Jones.
The budget is the big chance for the UK Government to prioritise its
So, it's a the first run out for the new Chancellor, Philip
In the past, it's meant that big-ticket items like the M4
relief road can get the green light, although motorists will know these
Now Wales' finance secretary has written to his
counterpart in the UK Government urging him to announce extra funding
for health and social care services, which he said had faced significant
Well, there are ?3.5 billion worth of
Cuts that have already been announced, but where the
Chancellor has not yet said were those cuts will fall.
Now, a share of those cuts could be as much as
And I urge the Chancellor to turn his back on those
cuts, to say, "No, they will not be happening."
Mr Hammond said this morning there wouldn't be a big
spending spree and that the job of reducing the national debt is
Those who know the Chancellor said the challenge
will be to show him the numbers add up.
This is where the challenge is for Welsh politicians in terms of
securing more investment into Wales, make winning economic arguments.
With George Osborne, it was much more about the politics,
particularly in the run up to the 2015 general election.
We are now in a phase where actually cold hard
economic arguments will sway the Treasury, probably little else.
Many politicians in Swansea will be hoping that the Tidal Lagoon gets
the nod, but they will have to wait until Wednesday, like the rest
It isn't just about the huge billion pound projects.
Carolyn Harris's eigh-year-old son Martin died
She had to borrow money to pay for his funeral and now won the
Chancellor to help families in a similar situation.
I tried to give him an insight into just how painful
that time is and how you don't consider
the cost and anything, you
just consider how you're going to get through every day.
So, to remove the cost would be doing such a
marvellous thing for any family, not even have to consider that.
So, on Wednesday, all eyes will be on 11
Downing St to see what Philip Hammond manages to pull out of his
More than 300 taxi drivers in Denbighshire have completed
training to help spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.
The council introduced the compulsory course last year,
after the Rotherham abuse inquiry found taxi drivers had played
Emergency services led by Central Beacons Mountain Rescue
have carried out a major operation to rescue two walkers swept over
After a four hour operation, they were winched out by helicopter
New research by Cardiff University has revealed that ancient footprints
discovered on a Gower beach are 7,000 years old.
When the prints were first uncovered back in 2014,
researchers believed they were from the Bronze Age,
but a special scientific technique has suggested they could be
thousands of years older and could belong to
With the shifting sands and rising tides, the printer difficult
What they found, frozen in the form of fresh water marshland peat,
is a snapshot of one moment in time seven millennia ago.
So, it's not just human footprints here, we also have
And there is also one possible wild boar
So, we think they were probably walking through
this landscape, perhaps stalking their prey as they are walking
Initially, it was believed they were Bronze Age, but scientific
research has proved it was far earlier.
What we did was we took samples from the peat that they are
set within and we did radiocarbon dating of those samples.
That gives us an earlier state that they could
have been made and they must be made soon after the formation of those
For archaeologists, the challenge now is
to preserve the prints before the lost again.
Here in the museum, we do have a number of plaster casts
that have been taken of some of these footprints and really,
They last just a matter of days, maybe even hours,
because of the weather and the tides.
So, it's a great challenge to be able to preserve them and
These footprints were literally lost in the sand of time.
Now uncovered, they give us an incredible snapshot into an ordinary
Thousands of runners braved the rain this morning in two separate events
More than 2,000 people took part the Newport Half Marathon,
and around 3,000 descended on Cardiff's Bute Park
The winds and showers will ease overnight, leading
to some clear spells by the early hours.
Apart from some rain across southern parts during the morning,
it'll be a dry and bright day with some decent sunny-spells
and a few isolated showers. Top temperature, around ten Celsius.
Hello, as was the case on Saturday there was a lot of whether around
today. Showers for some, some saw