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Another Conservative politician has criticised the decision to allow
former Ukip AM Mark Reckless into their group in the Assembly.
Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay says he's not sure now whether he is a member
of a Conservative or a "hybrid independent group".
More from 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
MP to Ukip, two and a half years ago.
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 by 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.
RNLI lifeguards have been on duty at Three Cliffs Bay
on Gower since last year, after two people died within two
Three Cliffs is quite a dangerous beach.
The main reasons is the geographics of it, we have got a tidal river
Because there's been no lifeguard service until last year,
a lot of members of the public weren't very educated
on where the safest area was to swim.
And we've really made a good impact on that.
Police investigating a serious road traffic collision
between a motorbike and a white van on the B4358 between Newbridge
on Wye and Beulah this afternoon, are searching for the driver
The injured motorcyclist was taken to hospital by Air Ambulance
and is said to have possible life changing injuries.
He's in a serious but stable condition.
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.
And the Cardiff Devils have narrowly missed out on achieving
the ice-hockey grand slam this evening.
They lost 6-5 to the Sheffield Steelers during overtime
in the final of the Elite Ice-hockey league play-off.
They were hoping for the treble having previously won both
the Elite League and the Challenge Cup.
Time now for a quick look at the weather forecast.
A band of cloud and rain will clear overnight with some frost in places
Tomorrow it'll feel colder than today with patchy
More in the way of sunshine in the afternoon.
There'll be more news in our breakfast bulletins.
Good evening. Was it spring or summer today? They crushed and some
of you may have been asking. A beautiful day across much of eastern
and south-eastern England. We saw highs of 25