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A police operation is underway this weekend -
aimed at reducing the number of motorbike related
In some areas, like North Wales, there's been a slight increase
in the number of motorcyclists killed - although the nation
North Wales Police say a loss of control while overtaking
or tackling bends is behind many accidents - as Carys Notley reports.
The Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen, a particular favourite among bikers
keen to ride fantastic, winding and picturesque roads.
But they can prove dangerous and that's why North Wales Police
are out again, as part of a Wales-wide operation
Operation Darwen is about road safety for everybody.
What we do see, sadly, though, is that motorcyclists,
some motorcyclists do come to our attention more
Motorbikes make up just 0.2% of traffic in Wales
but they account for 41% of deaths and serious injuries.
But for the first time in five years, the number of motorcyclists
killed or injured in road accidents here has dropped.
Figures show there were 693 incidents in 2015, that's compared
to a seven-year high in 2014, of 749.
A step in the right direction but for some,
Not only has the amount of traffic escalated,
that is a mix of cars, motorbikes and cyclists.
That's a concern because you've got people who go slowly and people
who go moderately and some people who go very fast.
And on bends round the Horseshoe Pass, that can be dangerous.
Operation Darwen runs from spring through to the autumn when officers
will regularly patrol the roads favoured by bikers.
They say it's all about raising awareness and ensuring motorists
enjoy some of Wales' most scenic routes safely.
Three local authorities are to avoid fines of more than ?600,000,
for missing a recycling target last year.
Newport, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen should've recycled
But the Welsh Government has decided not to penalise them -
saying it expects their performance to improve.
The National Library of Wales is part of a new sound archive network.
It'll become one of ten "sound preservations centres", that'll work
with the British Library to protect rare and unique recordings.
In Wales alone, 5,000 items will be digitised.
They are all on various formats from old wax
cylinder recordings, vinyl, old tape recordings
and cassettes and they are vulnerable because they are decaying
and also we haven't got the machines to play this type of format any more
Onto sport and Swansea City stay in the bottom three
in the Premier League, after losing 1-0 at Watford.
It's a fifth defeat in six for the Swans -
but there's some comfort for them - because fellow relegation contenders
A big afternoon of rugby in the capital.
More than 60,000 fans have descended on Cardiff city
centre for Judgement Day at the Principality Stadium.
This was the scene just before kick-off, in the first of two
matches between the four Welsh regions.
The first game saw a bonus point win for the Blues against the Ospreys.
The Blues dominated for much of the game -
scoring five tries - in their first Pro12 win over
The second half has just got underway in the game
between the Dragons and the Scarlets.
The current score - 6-3 to the Dragons.
Cricket and play is coming to an end on the second day of
Glamorgan's County Championship match against Worcestershire
On their second innings, the home side are 135-3 -
trailing the visitors by 67 runs with seven wickets remaining.
A look at the weather now, with Owain Wyn Evans.
You know it wasn't such a bad day across Wales today
We have this area of high pressure pretty much in charge.
This behind me is tomorrow's weather and what we will see
Back to tonight, a largely dry picture but we will see some
rain creeping into parts of North Wales, though.
It will turn a bit breezier and the wind direction is switching
to more of a northerly so the source region is colder.
Tomorrow, outbreaks of rain spreading down towards the south
east, drying up at times, blustery, top
Our next update's at 6.50am tomorrow evening.
Good evening. These and but not spectacular is probably a neat way
to describe the weather this Easter weekend. -- decent but not
spectacular. A bit of sunshine, patchy cloud