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Severe weather warning for the whole of Wales

The Met Office says hail is possible tonight. Credit: Michael Reichel/DPA/PA Images

The Met Office says isolated heavy, and possibly severe, thunderstorms are expected to develop on Friday evening across parts of Wales.

It says some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding.

Hailstorms and frequent lightning are also possible hazards.

It says the public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption.

The yellow 'be aware' warning is in force from 7pm to midnight.


Jazz Richards leaves Swansea for Fulham

Wales international and Swansea player Jazz Richards is to join Fulham.

Jazz Richards leaves Swansea for Fulham. Credit: PA

Fulham said it was signing Richards on a deal until the summer of 2018, with an option to extend until 2019, for an undisclosed fee.

Richards helped Wales to a 1-0 victory over Belgium in qualifying for the European Championship. The 24-year-old leaves the Liberty Stadium having made more than 50 appearances for the club.

When I was on loan here last season I settled in straight away with the lads and the staff, and I enjoyed the style of football that Kit Symons was trying to get the team playing. That made me want to come back.

– Jazz Richards


Support line set up to support Tunisian victims

A dedicated phone line has been set up to support victims and relatives of the Tunisian terror attacks.

Tunisian terror victims will be supported by phone line Credit: Mark Witty

Set up by the Welsh Government, the Wales Tunisian Support Line will provide a "confidential listening and emotional support service" for Welsh citizens returning from Tunisia - or for friends or relatives caught up in last week’s events in Sousse.

The world has been united in its shock at the horrendous attack in Tunisia. It is our duty to make sure we are ready to offer any assistance we can as we deal with the aftermath of this tragedy.

– Mark Drakeford, Health and Social Services Minister

The number - Freephone: 0800 107 0900 or text 'help' to 81066 - will be manned by trained staff and will be available 24-hours a day for the foreseeable future.

"He fits our profile" - Monk praises new signing Eder

Swansea boss Garry Monk has praised the attributes of new signing Eder, with the Portugal international becoming the fourth new man at the Liberty this summer.

Eder scored 10 goals in 29 appearances for previous club Braga. Credit: PA

The striker joins Andre Ayew, Franck Tabanou and Kristoffer Nordfeldt at the Premier League club after notching 10 goals in 29 appearances for previous club Braga.

He moved into top flight Portuguese football with Academica in 2008, before joining Braga four years later.

"I am very happy to have signed with Swansea. It's a big club, and I believe I can progress as a footballer here. The Premier League will be a step up for me, but I've played in the European competitions and also for my country, so I've experienced different levels of the game. Hopefully, my team-mates will help me develop and settle in quickly at the club. I can't wait to meet all of them when I report for pre-season training. Swansea are a solid club who have big ambitions - last season confirmed that - and it's great for me to be a part of it."

– Eder
Eder also has 18 caps for Portugal. Credit: PA

Monk, meanwhile, is looking forward to seeing Eder help push his side closer towards European qualification next season, after having come so close last campaign.

"Eder is the type of striker we've been looking for. He has excellent attributes - strong, quick and technically sound with the ball. He has a good pedigree and is a full international with Portugal. He fits our profile in terms of the players we've signed in the last two seasons because he's young, hungry and eager to prove himself in the Premier League. He has the characteristics we are looking for, and will certainly add competition to the striking department."

– Garry Monk, Swansea Manager
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