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NATO warships to arrive in Cardiff Bay

Warship in Cardiff Bay
A Latvian warship arrived in the Roath Basin yesterday morning. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Warships from around the world are expected to arrive in Cardiff Bay today ahead of the NATO summit.

Five vessels including the HMS Duncan will dock in the Roath Basin. They are expected to stay in the bay for a week alongside police forces from across the UK.

The ships are coming from France, Lithuania, Norway, Holland and the UK. Yesterday, a Latvian vessel was the first to arrive.

READ MORE: Planning a journey in Nato Summit week?

Nuclear test veterans campaign to secure £25m charitable fund

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Nuclear weapons were tested through the 1950s and 1960s Credit: ITV

A campaign is underway to get the UK Government to fund a £25m charitable trust to help nuclear test veterans and their families.

Thousands of servicemen were exposed to radiation during weapon tests in the 1950s and many say it's affected their own health as well as their family's. The Government argues this has yet to be proved.

The family of an RAF serviceman from Tal-y-Bont believe their late father's exposure to radiation caused them serious health problems. Tegwen and Dominic Owen are supporting the campaign.

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Cardiff businesses concerned by NATO disruptions

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Businesses in Cardiff say they're being affected by NATO security measures Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Business owners in Cardiff are concerned that the NATO summit security measures around the city centre are having an impact on their trade.

Shop owners close to Cardiff Castle say they're losing up to £100 every day because of the ring of fencing surrounding the castle.

Other businesses fear they may have to shut during the two days of the summit as they've already seen a drop in custom during the busiest time of year.

Business has been dreadful ever since we've had this fence put around. Business has been down and I'm losing like £100 a day. That's the easy way to put it. I was hoping to take advantage of this summer time with kids on vacation but I'm down really badly.

– Jimmy De Castro, shop owner
Celtic Manor
Businesses in Newport say the summit has given their trade a boost Credit: PA

Elsewhere, companies in Newport and Cwmbran say the NATO summit has been a good opportunity to market themselves with local businesses being contracted during preparations for the summit.

It's really good for the local economy for Wales in particular. Same as the Ryder Cup in 2010. For our business the prestigious aspect of the contract we can use it going forward in our marketing.

– David Shorthouse, Managing Director Floorex Carpets Ltd.

September sunshine!

by Ruth Wignall

Tuesday: Once any overnight mist or fog patches clear it should be a bright morning with sunny spells. It will turn cloudier through the afternoon but should stay mainly dry. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: It will remain largely fine, but often rather cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle possible. There will be some bright or sunny spells making it feel warm.

Hudson leaves Bluebirds for Huddersfield Town

Mark Hudson
Mark Hudson is joining Huddersfield Town. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson has left the club to join Huddersfield Town, the club has confirmed. The 32 year old has signed a two-year deal with the Yorkshire club, after five years at Cardiff.

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Clear and cold overnight

by Ruth Wignall

Tonight: There will be some sunshine this evening. Light winds and largely clear skies overnight mean some patchy fog may form in prone spots. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Tuesday: Once any overnight mist or fog patches clear it should be a bright morning with sunny spells. It will turn cloudier through the afternoon but should stay mainly dry. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: It will remain largely fine, but often rather cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle possible. There will be some bright or sunny spells making it feel warm.

Gabbidon set for Cardiff return

by Dean Thomas
Daniel Gabbidon in action for Cardiff City
Daniel Gabbidon in action for Cardiff City Credit: Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport

Defender Danny Gabbidon is set to return to Cardiff City nearly a decade after leaving the club.

Gabbidon is due to sign a contract until the end of the season with an option to join the coaching set up at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The 35 year-old has trained with the Bluebirds this summer after being released by Crystal Palace.

Gabbidon made over 200 appearances for the south Wales club before joining West Ham in 2005.

Parents and pupils criticise NATO school closures

Parents and pupils across South Wales have spoken of their frustration at school closures later this week due to the NATO summit in Newport.

More than 160 schools will be closed, or open for reduced hours, between Wednesday and Friday - primarily due to concerns over whether staff will be able to travel in.

Read More: How schools will be affected in your area

Parents and pupils, many of them returning to school today after the summer holidays, say being forced to have more days off will disrupt learning, and make it difficult for many to balance work and the school run.

Tom Sheldrick reports:

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