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Red Arrows display over Barry Island cancelled

The RAF Red Arrows have confirmed on their twitter page that their display, which was due over Barry Island this afternoon, has been cancelled.

The Red Arrows are famous for their colourful displays. Credit: PA

Event Organiser John Buxton said that due to adverse weather conditions, the team had been unable to fly to the area and perform within their allotted airspace window.

The aircraft were due to feature as part of the 'Barry at War' event.

Mr Buxton said he was "immensely disappointed" the display could not go ahead, but stated that if weather conditions improve, and if air traffic authority is granted, there may be a fly past over Barry today sometime during the mid-afternoon.


Dame Shirley Bassey to visit Children's Hospital for Wales

Dame Shirley Bassey will visit the Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff later.

She will honoured for her work as a patron of the hospital.

vital national charity Credit: ames Moy Photography/Press Association

The main thoroughfare outside the building will be renamed 'Dame Shirley Bassey Way.'

She is also expected to meet staff and patients.

Thousands descend on capital for One Direction and Manics gigs

It's a match-day atmosphere in Cardiff city centre this evening as One Direction and Manic Street Preachers fans descend on the capital ahead of tonight's shows.

Queues formed outside the Millennium Stadium overnight as fans wanted to be first into the ground. There are over 100,000 fans expected to go through the gates over the next two nights.

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Queues on roads and outside stadium for One Direction gig

Hundreds of fans are queueing outside the stadium ahead of tonight's One Direction gig. Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of fans are queueing outside the Millennium Stadium ahead of tonight's One Direction gig. The gates opened at 5pm, with McBusted expected to be on stage from 7pm and One Direction from 8.30pm.

The queues stretch back on to Wood Street. Credit: ITV News

There are also massive queues coming in to Wales, with Traffic Wales estimating tailbacks of up to 45 miles back to junction 17 of the M4.

Gates opened at 5pm. Credit: ITV News

Long delays on M4 coming into Wales

This was the scene at the Severn Bridge tolls at 4.07pm. Credit: Traffic Wales

Traffic is building up on the M4 with stop-start queues coming into Wales. There are queues around seven miles long from junction 23A to the Brynglas Tunnels just before junction 26. Hundreds of people are heading into Cardiff for tonight's One Direction and Manic Street Preacher gigs.

Traffic Wales says the congestion is a combination of those heading to the shows and usual Friday afternoon rush hour traffic.

There's stop-start traffic from the Severn Bridge tolls through to the Brynglas Tunnels in Newport. Credit: Google Maps

1D fans camp outside Millennium Stadium ahead of tonight's gig

Hundreds of One Direction fans are camped out this morning for the band's sell-out concert at the Millennium Stadium tonight.

Some of them have been there since Thursday afternoon Credit: ITV News

Some fans have been there since Thursday afternoon.

More than 100,000 fans are expected to be in Cardiff over the weekend.

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