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Watch: Malky insists he's 'no racist' and 'no homophobe'

Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has said he's 'no racist, no sexist and no homophobe', as he apologised for sending text messages he's called 'unacceptable.'

It's been alleged that he exchanged controversial text messages with his former recruitment chief Iain Moody, while they were both at the Bluebirds.

In a television interview, Mackay has now admitted sending three 'inappropriate' messages and says he did make a mistake.

Nick Hartley has the story.

Another dry but chilly night ahead

This Evening and Tonight:

Isolated showers will continue overnight, mainly in northern and western coastal areas. However it will be mostly dry with increasingly prolonged clear spells. With the northwesterly wind gradually easing, it will lead to a rather chilly night. Minimum temperature 5 deg C (41 deg F).


A generally fine day with frequent sunshine. Whilst the northwesterly breeze could bring the occasional sharp shower into North Wales from the Irish Sea, most places should stay dry. Maximum temperature 17 deg C (63 deg F).

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A dry and cool start on Sunday, but increasingly cloudy with rain by evening. Windy with rain, heavy at times, through Bank Holiday Monday. Rain easing to showers on Tuesday.


Catch up: Coast & Country, Series 2, episode 18

In this episode:

Andrew concludes his tour of Welsh Islands with a visit to Bardsey Island, known for its spiritual past and ancient history. Carl’s final canal adventure sees him pay a visit to Llangollen Canal and Nicky is in Pembrokeshire at the Seafair Haven Festival in Milford Haven and takes to the sea onboard the Earl of Pembroke tall ship.


Malky Mackay: 'I am no racist ... I am no homophobe'

Malky Mackay has insisted he is "no racist," "no homophobe" and "no anti-Semitic" after offensive text messages he is alleged to have sent were revealed.

The former Cardiff City manager said he was under "immense pressure" at the time the messages were sent, but admitted "it should not have happened".


Two men fined over £700 for cigarette butts litter

A Kidwelly man has been fined £600 for throwing a cigarette onto the floor in Llanelli.

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The men were targeted by Camarthenshire County Council. Credit: PA

Dean Ward, aged 30, of Maes y Wern, Carway, Kidwelly, was convicted at Carmarthen Magistrates Court in his absence. He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £200 and a victim surcharge of £60.

Ward was in Vaughan Street in February when environmental health officers saw him finish the cigarette and throw the end on the floor before walking away. When approached and asked if he knew why he had been stopped he said ‘It’s obvious, isn’t it, you haven’t got anything better to do’, the court heard.

In a separate incident a Llanelli man was fined £110 for throwing his cigarette on the floor.

Shannan Martin Thomas, aged 22, of Penyfan Road, Llanelli, was ordered to pay £100 prosecution costs and a £20 victim surcharge by Carmarthen magistrates.

The court heard that environmental enforcement officers saw a motorist at McDonald’s drive through discard his cigarette onto the floor. When asked why he had thrown the cigarette on the floor said: “I don’t know, I just done it.”

Cardiff woman in Libya fears being beheaded or 'gunned down in the street'

A Cardiff woman living in Libya says she fears being beheaded or gunned down in the street as the country descends into violence. The woman, along with her children and grandchildren, are trapped in Benghazi which is under fire from Islamist militants. Her family and MP say the Foreign Office isn't doing enough to help her escape the fighting and return to Wales.

Political Editor Adrian Masters reports.

Skin graft for 91 year-old woman after dog attack

A 91-year-old great-grandmother says she was savaged by a dog in the street in Cardiff.

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Iris says she was attacked by the dog as she walked in the street. Credit: Wales News Service

Iris Perkins says she was walking to her home in the Trowbridge Green area of the city when the Staffordshire Bull terrier pounced.

The dog allegedly sank its teeth into both her legs leaving her needing treatment at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

Iris is now recovering at her daughter Sue Martin's house while South Wales Police have seized the dog as part of their investigations.

Iris Perkins underwent a skin graft after the alleged dog attack. Credit: Wales News Service

She was bleeding heavily, both legs were bitten but the calf of her right leg was hanging off. Mum somehow managed to pull the dog from her while it was still biting at her legs. She hit him hard enough to startle him and that's when she escaped.

– Sue Martin

The 18-month-old grey and white bull terrier was seized by police who are carrying out forensic tests on the animal at the South Wales Police dog pound.

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