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Wales weather: Yellow Warning of Rain

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning of Rain for parts of Wales Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of Rain for Wales.

Parts of Gwynedd, Ceredigion, Powys, Carmarthenshire and Conwy are expected to see the heaviest downpours overnight and through the day tomorrow.

The warning comes into force at midnight and last for 24 hours.

A+E departments are focus for NHS Wales boss's winter plans

Ambulances outside the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport Credit: ITV Wales

The Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales has outlined how health boards are planning to cope with added winter pressures.

Among the areas Dr Andrew Goodall is keen to focus on is A+E, where many people go even if they don't have serious medical needs.

ITV Wales Health Correspondent, Rob Osborne, is outside the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport and sent these pictures.

Ambulances outside the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport Credit: ITV Wales
Ambulances outside the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport Credit: ITV Wales


NHS Wales boss says further operations could be cancelled

The Chief Executive of NHS Wales has warned that there is a risk more operations will be cancelled this winter - as the service works to meet demand.

In an interview with ITV Wales, Dr Andrew Goodall said patients who have their operations cancelled should try and understand that this is done 'for the right reasons at that time'.

NHS Wales boss: Demand 'can make it difficult to deliver all services at all times'

The chief executive of NHS Wales has warned that high demand on the Welsh NHS during winter can adversely affect services.

Emergency and urgent care services will inevitably experience high levels of demand during the winter months, which can make it difficult for NHS Wales services to deliver all services at all times.

I’m urging the people of Wales to choose well this winter and to only call 999 or attend A&E in a genuine emergency.

– Dr Andrew Goodall, Chief executive of NHS Wales

Verbal and physical attacks against Welsh Muslims becoming more frequent

Muslims in Wales are getting so accustomed to anti-Muslim behaviour they're practically becoming immune to it.

That's the warning from one of the country's leading equality charities.

Race Equality First says verbal and physical attacks have been happening for years, but in the last few months they've become more frequent.

ITV Cymru Wales has spoken to one Muslim in Cardiff who says she is terrified after receiving verbal and physical abuse.

I sometimes feel terrified and fearful. It is no longer simple for me to walk in the street. I have to take pre cautious steps all the time.

If I want to go for dinner with my friends in the city centre I have to tell my parents where I'm going and what time I should be back because they get really worried of someone attacks me or someone abuses me.

– Sahar Al-Faifi
The majority of anti-Muslim behaviour is directed at women Credit: PA

According to experts, most of the anti-Muslim behaviour is being directed at women due to their religious dresses and veils making their faith more visible.

It's believed that recent headlines surrounding the radicalisation of Muslims in Cardiff may be the reason behind the increase in racial abuse.

The sad reality is that many Muslims have come to accept that they are bound to face discrimination because of their faith and their race. Many have lived with it for years. They have become accustomed to it and they just feel it's become part of a British Muslim's life.

– Aliya Mohammed, Race Equality First

There's a warning that anti-Muslim abuse could help create an environment that encourages radicalisation within a handful of impressionable and vulnerable people.

Anti-Muslim behaviour is becoming more frequent according to a charity Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

When we talk about young boys being radicalised and going off to fight in Syria, it often goes hand in hand with some of these prejudices. Some of these challenges from Islamophobia and anti-Muslim prejudice, you know the young boys who went over there were raised in an environment where their Muslim identity was never accepted and so it's a push factor.

– Abdul-Azim Ahmed, Muslim Council of Wales

Now projects such as the Hate Crime and Advocacy Project are aiming to educate the communities in Wales to have a greater understanding and tolerance of different cultures and religions.

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