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The Assembly Member, Nick Ramsay, is the latest Conservative
politician to criticise the decision to allow former Ukip AM,
Mark Reckless, into their group in the assembly.
He says he's not sure now whether he is a member
of a Conservative - or a hybrid - group of AMs.
Here's our Political Editor, Nick Servini.
The Welsh Conservative MPs, Craig Williams, Byron Davies
and Simon Hart have already been openly critical of the decision
to bring Mark Reckless into the Tory fold at the Assembly.
Now, for the first time, one of the Conservative Assembly
Members, Nick Ramsay, has entered the fray.
At the heart of this is the fact that Mark Reckless, pictured
here with the Welsh Conservative leader, Andrew RT Davies,
on Thursday, has become a Welsh Conservative AM when he's
There is still too much bad feeling within Tory ranks for that to happen
because of his high-profile defection from being a Conservative
This has led Nick Ramsay to question the status of the group if it's not
entirely made up of card-carrying Tory members.
I was elected as a Welsh Conservative and I sit
Now, today, I am faced with a situation that I'm not
I believe I'm still a Welsh Conservative but I want to be told
you are able to go into that next Assembly election as a Conservative
and campaign on a policy agenda set that
It's quite clear that we now have a group that will not
The Conservative rule book says you cannot become an AM
Some say those rules would have had to be suspended
Not so says Andrew RT Davies who insists the decision
There's been nothing from Mr Davies today.
His supporters, though, have questioned why Nick Ramsay
failed to voice his concerns when he had the chance to do so.
This story has involved a mix of delving into the party rule book
and old-fashioned Tory tribal antagonism towards Mark Reckless.
Now senior Conservatives in London do not want
a high-profile split in the party between Westminster and Cardiff.
But there is a feeling behind-the-scenes that
Andrew RT Davies has entirely misjudged the mood of the party
Nick Servini, BBC Wales Today, at the Senedd.
After an increase in the number of lifeboat rescue
call outs last year - The RNLI is urging people to keep
safe if they're visiting the coast over the Easter holidays.
Rhiannon Wilkins has spent the day with lifeguards
A picture perfect setting on the Welsh coast.
But despite its beauty, the current here can be dangerous.
Three Cliffs Bay on Gower is one of seven beaches across Wales
where RNLI have returned to duty as the busy Easter period begins.
Last year, the RNLI lifeboats headed out on almost 1200
rescue call-outs in Wales, up 11% on 2015.
1162 people were rescued, also up 13% on the year before.
Lifeguards have been on duty at Three Cliffs Bay since last year
after two people drowned here in the space of
Yesterday was a busy day, really nice weather.
We had three lifeboats called down here yesterday.
Three Cliffs is quite dangerous beach.
The main reasons is the geographics of it, we have got a tidal river
Because there's been no lifeguard service up until last year,
a lot of members of the public aren't very educated
We feel we have really made an impact on that.
Come rain or shine, thousands of us will make the most of the Welsh
But the message from the RNLI is to keep safety a priority.
Rugby - and Ospreys fly-half, Dan Biggar, is having concussion
tests after initially passing a pitch-side examination
during their Pro 12 defeat to Leinster yesterday.
In a post match interview Biggar said he couldn't really remember
much of the last 10 minutes of the game.
The Ospreys say the Wales international must pass
return-to-play protocols before playing again.
Boxing, and Liam Williams, lost his fight against Liverpudlian,
Liam Smith, in controversial fashion last night.
The Welshman was withdrawn before the start of the 10th
round with a serious cut to his eyelid.
However, Smith was declared the winner - but he wasn't crowned
the WBO's interim world light-middleweight champion as he
And within the past half an hour, the Cardiff Devils have won
the Elite Ice hockey league play-off final in Nottingham.
They beat the Sheffield Steelers 6-5 - which means they've won
the ice-hockey grand-slam this season - having previously won
A band of cloud and showers will clear overnight allowing
Tomorrow - a cloudy morning for many, the odd shower drifting
south-eastwards during the day, brighter in the afternoon.
And that's the latest from the BBC Wales Today news team for now.
Good evening. If you can use a smelter describes the weather it
would be owed a barbecue, and why not? Beautiful blue skies with highs