25/03/2017 BBC Wales Today


25/03/2017

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Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has appealed for unity in the party -

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He was addressing the Welsh Labour conference in Llandudno -

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which also heard from the First Minister.

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Carwyn Jones announced the Welsh government would scrap

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burial fees for children - and provide an extra

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Here's our political correspondent, Daniel Davies.

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You keep seeing and hearing it around this conference, the call for

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unity. Unity has been in short supply between Jeremy Corbyn

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supporters and opponents. When he got here today, late thanks to a

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delayed train, he asked all concerned to bury the hatchet.

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United we stand, divided we fall and united I believe this great party

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can do things together to achieve for the people that need Labour

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councils and above all need a Labour government and a society based on

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social justice and equality. He also said the UK Government should borrow

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more money to fund new infrastructure. As any homeowner who

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has had a mortgage knows, taking on a huge debt can save you money in

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the long run. We should not be afraid of debt or borrowing.

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Fairness was the theme with policies to help people in work and bereaved

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parents. More funding for social care, no more child bury these, a

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better deal for commuters and fair deal at work. That is the sort of

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Wales we were elected to deliver. Despite occasional differences of

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opinion Welsh Labour has avoided the bitter rows seen in Westminster.

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Carwyn Jones tried to remind members of the warm glow they felt after the

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97 general election victory which swept Tony Blair into office. The

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message that if they want to relive those highs they need to respond to

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what voters want, not fight amongst themselves.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of

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causing death by dangerous driving, after a car hit a traffic light,

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It happened in the Gorseinon area of Swansea yesterday.

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It's been revealed that one of Wales' most wanted

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criminals was caught - after he was spotted by BBC cameras

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Terrence Earle was on the run in Amsterdam in 2015 -

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after he and his brother, Michael, tried to smuggle

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half a million pounds worth of drugs into south Wales.

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Football and Wales' players say they CAN still qualify

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for the World Cup - despite drawing against

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Neil Taylor was said to be "distraught" after breaking

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Seamus Coleman's right leg - he'll miss the game against group

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leaders Serbia in June, along with Gareth Bale,

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There is plenty to ponder after a disappointing night in Dublin. I

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thought we had to win the game last night because then you are allowed a

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couple of mistakes between now and the end of the campaign. But I think

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we have to go to Serbia now and win. But they will have to do it without

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Gareth Bale who is suspended after being booked for a second time in

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this campaign. You cannot directly replace him because of who yes but

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if you're going to get a World Cup there are times you had to come

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through certain situations. Neil Taylor will not be there either,

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sent off after breaking a leg of Seamus Coleman. The Republic of

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Ireland captain was given oxygen on the pitch before going to hospital.

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Are with him, and of course Neil Taylor is devastated himself. He's

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not that type of player. It was Wales force considered a draw, not

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the form of a team going to the World Cup. -- fourth consecutive

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draw. Some football results

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for you and Newport County lost 2-1 In the National League,

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Wrexham drew 1-1 with Torquay. Rugby and despite scoring three

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tries, Cardiff Blues narrowly A late try from the home

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side allowed them to Quick look at the weather

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and skies will stay clear, meaning a chilly night,

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with a touch of frost for some. Tomorrow will be another dry and

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warm day, with plenty of sunshine. I'll have our next update

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at 6:50pm tomorrow evening. Until then - from everyone

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on the weekend team - bye bye. Good evening. What a belter of a day

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it has been. If

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