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Coleman believes Belgium will be under pressure to beat Wales

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Wales manager Chris Coleman believes all the pressure is on Belgium in their Euro 2016 quarter-final clash.

The two nations will meet in Lille on Friday night, just a few miles from the Belgian border, and Wales supporters are expected to be heavily outnumbered in northern France.

But Coleman thinks that will bring the best out of Wales as they seek to repeat their memorable 1-0 victory over Belgium in qualifying for this competition.

We're good normally in that situation when we're right up against it. When we have to stand up to the challenge we do. Belgium will be the fancied team and they are right on their own doorstep, but it's something we can use as an advantage to ourselves.

I think Belgium have to produce with the team they have got. It's not getting out of the group stages for them, but getting to a semi-final or final. I am not saying anything that Marc (Wilmots, Belgium coach) doesn't know. Our pressure is different.

– Chris Coleman, Wales Manager

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Kittens dumped in bin in Porthmadog

The kittens are not yet available for rehoming. Credit: RSPCA

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two kittens were dumped in a tied-up plastic bag in Porthmadog.

The two black and white kittens were discovered after their cries were heard. They were found in the plastic bag in the bin Last Sunday at 9.30am near the Harbour Masters Office in Porthmadog.

The kittens are about seven to eight weeks-old and are in good health. They have now been taken into our care and are doing well despite their awful ordeal.

It is just shocking what has happened. These kittens must have been so frightened when they were left in this bin and in a tied plastic bag.

We’re investigating this incident and we urge anyone with any information to contact us on the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

– RSPCA Inspector Mark Roberts

Call for Tory leader to have Brexit role rebuffed by Welsh Govt

There's been a swift rebuff from the Welsh Government for a call to give Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies the chair of a committee advising the Welsh Government on Brexit.

The chair of Vote Leave in Wales, the former Welsh Secretary David Jones had suggested that as Carwyn Jones proved to be out of touch with Welsh opinion on leaving the European Union, the First Minister should turn to Mr Davies for advice.

The proposal produced an unusually swift -and blunt- rejection by the Welsh Government.

We don’t see any merit in this idea. The Welsh Government will work through the consequences of the vote in good faith in the interests of the people of Wales. The National Assembly for Wales is in the process of seeing up a new, more open and transparent Committee structure and the consequences of the Brexit vote will no doubt feature heavily on upcoming agendas.

– Welsh Government Spokesperson

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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says her party must now campaign for Welsh independence

Leanne Wood made her call for independence in an interview for tonight's Wales at Six Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says her party must now campaign for Welsh independence, rather than be part of a UK outside the European Union. In an exclusive interview with ITV Cymru Wales Political Editor Adrian Masters, she's revealed that she's calling a special party conference to prioritise a campaign for Welsh independence.

Even though this situation was not of our making, Plaid Cymru believes that redesigning the current UK is the only option. A new union of independent nations working together for the common good.

This is a huge challenge that we face. All of us, whether we voted in or out should be prepared to be bold and confident in being able to forge a new, strong, inclusive, outward-looking future for our nation.

– Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood AM

Until now, Plaid has only regarded an independent Wales as a long term aim but Leanne Wood argues that the vote to leave the European Union has "changed everything". She argues that as Scotland and Northern Ireland could leave the UK, Wales must not become what she calls "a forgotten part of a right wing England and Wales".

Opinion polls have rarely shown support for independence above 10% and Leanne Wood acknowledges that she's setting her party a huge task. She also claims that as an independent nation, the Welsh people would want to be part of the EU, although there was a majority in Wales for UK withdrawal.

  • You can see Leanne Wood's interview with Adrian Masters on Wales at Six at 6pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

Two kittens tied in plastic bag found dumped in bin

Two kittens were found in a tied plastic bag dumped in a bin in what the RSPCA Cymru calls a "shocking" incident.

Credit: RSPCA

The animals were discovered after their cries were heard near the Harbour Masters Office in Porthmadog in Gwynedd on Sunday.

The kittens are about seven to eight weeks-old and are in good health.

They have now been taken into our care and are doing well despite their awful ordeal.

It is just shocking what has happened. These kittens must have been so frightened when they were left in this bin and in a tied plastic bag.

We’re investigating this incident and we urge anyone with any information to contact us.

– RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts
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