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Catch up: The Road to Westminster

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Why would you want to be an MP?

Wales This Week found out, by following two first time candidates through the ups and downs of the general election.

Carolyn Harris and Chris Davies both hoped to win a seat at Westminster, representing two different sides of the political spectrum and two very different parts of Wales.

Wales This Week: The Road to Westminster was broadcast on ITV Cymru Wales on Monday 1 June 2015 and is available to watch online here


We caught up with Côr Glanaethwy after the Britain's Got Talent final

The Welsh hopefuls in Britain's Got Talent failed to pick up the winner's trophy in last night's final.

But Côr Glanaethwy did finish 3rd and Simon Cowell said they could sell records around the world.

Today Ian Lang caught up with them in north Wales...

Judge David Walliams described their performance as 'completely magical', and said it made him proud to be 'a quarter Welsh'.

'Too much paperwork' to halt SAS march, inquest hears

It's claimed an army officer told a grieving family it would have been 'too much paperwork' to cancel an SAS test march - in which three soldiers died on the Brecon Beacons.

An inquest has been told the remarks were made to the relatives of Lance Corporal Craig Roberts from Penrhyn Bay.

Watch the report from Alexandra Lodge below:

The inquest also heard from one of four other reservists who were hospitalised after the march.

He gave evidence from screened-off witness box constructed specifically to protect military witnesses' identity.


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Reservist describes collapse on SAS march

One of four reservists who were hospitalised during an SAS march told the inquest into three colleagues' deaths how he was found unconscious by civilian walkers near south Wales' highest peak after becoming overwhelmed by the heat.

While giving evidence from a screened-off witness box constructed specifically to protect military witnesses' identity, the soldier was referred to by the cipher 1X.

A stream in the Brecon Beacons. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Explaining how he came to be found unconscious, 1X told the inquest: "I felt like I was just going to collapse there and then."

The soldier lost consciousness and was found by walkers who activated his emergency alarm to summon help.

The reservist was airlifted to hospital shortly after 6pm, having set off at around 7.40am.

"There wasn't a trace of wind at all that day and I didn't manage to cool down as I'd expect," the soldier told the coroner.

Asked by the coroner for his view as to why he had become overwhelmed by the heat, the soldier answered: "I think I just pushed myself too hard to be honest."

Before the march candidates were given a presentation on the effects of heat illness on "others and yourself" the soldier said.

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