11/03/2017 BBC Wales Today


11/03/2017

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It has to be that man, the coach, Eddie Jones, about to win the Six

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Flights between Cardiff and Anglesey have been grounded after the airline

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running the service - Citywing - went into liquidation.

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The airline had been receiving a subsidy of more

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than a million pounds a year from the Welsh government.

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Next month marks 10 years ince the service was launched.

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It has been turbulent with a number of different operators taking

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it on and three years ago an assembly committee said taxpayers

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with value for Citywing is it this doctor lives

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in Cardiff but works in

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The thought of having to travel five hours on a train

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instead of the 40 minute flight and having to do

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week and the expense, because the

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flights were so cheap, will affect how often

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Citywing says difficulties arose after its contract was suspended by

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the aviation authority after an incident on despite an annual Welsh

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government subsidy of ?1.2 million, one transport expert says it will

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not be easy to find another operator. The chances of finding

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another company are not encouraging. There will be somebody out there who

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is able to operate the service but they will look to see what Citywing

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and why there were problems with and then try to the Conservatives have

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criticised the amount of money given to run the flights saying it would

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have been better spent on bus routes. The Welsh government says it

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is working to minimise disruption but of the North- south

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The leader of the Welsh liberal democrats says May's local elections

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elections are "critical" for the future of the party.

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Mark Williams - who's also the MP for Ceredigion -

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was speaking at the party's Welsh Spring Conference in Swansea.

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as the party faithful arrived, the question to answer was how to learn

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lessons from recent heavy election defeats. With just one MP in Wales

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and a single assembly member in it's easy to write off the Liberal

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Democrats as a political force. You only need to go back a few years to

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a time when the party was in Cardiff, Swansea, Wrexham and

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Newport, and the message has come very clearly from this conference

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that the fightback The party's leader in Wales says

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losing 4 AMs last year he thinks the Lib Dems need to build

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on their councillors. These elections are

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critically important for the communities in which they are

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fighting but for the unashamedly fighting to gain more Liberal

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Democrat councillors across the The party's lone assembly

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member is also the Education Secretary

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in Labour's Welsh government. She said that after Brexit

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the Liberal Democrats had to show leadership

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on tolerance and fairness, It rests on achieving

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more than the other parties put together and we are

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still very much the party of education, raising standards,

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reducing the attainment gap and producing an education system

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that is the source of national pride The membership know

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they have to regain people's trust and votes but seem

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up for the fight. a lot of areaslike Cardiff

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where we are campaigning. We have got a very strong

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and proud history in terms of The party leaders say

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the Liberal Democrats are so they will be hoping that may's

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local Football and in the Premier League -

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Swansea City were beaten 2-1 Elsewhere, in the Championship,

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Cardiff City drew Bottom of the table Newport County

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beat Crewe in League Two. While there was defeat for Wrexham

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in the National League. Onto rugby and Wales' women

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suffered their third defeat They were beaten 12-7

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by Ireland at the Arms Park. A quick look at the weather,

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and tomorrow after a bright start for many, it'll quickly turn cloudy

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with some outbreaks However, it'll turn drier

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and brighter from the west later, There's a full forecast

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coming up next. That's Wales Today -

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enjoy your evening. Good evening. Some of us managed to

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get some decent weather today, not everybody but some of us. Lovely

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picture from a weather

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