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Catch-up: Coast & Country episode 3

In this episode:

Andrew learns the art of winemaking.

He joins a herd of volunteers to harvest grapes at Llanerch Vineyard in the Vale of Glamorgan, and follows the journey from grape to glass.

For more details on the vineyard and news about next year's harvest visit their website.

Carl re-lives the Roman Age at the Amphitheatre in Caerleon near Newport.

With History Chef Ceri he cooks up some Roman cheesecake and gets a taste of what it might have been like to watch real gladiators in action.

If you want to have a go at tonight's recipe you'll need:

3 Eggs

8 oz Ricotta cheese

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp grated orange zest

1 tsp lemon juice

15 bay leaves

Method: Place bay leaves in tin, beat eggs together and mix in the cheese, honey, lemon and orange zest. Next, sprinkle in flour, and pour the batter over the bay leaves.

Bake for around 40 minutes until brown and enjoy.

As ever, you can watch Ceri for more tips on the method.

Also in the programme, Ruth is continuing her journey along the Wales Coast Path, between Abereiddy and Porthgain, a walk of about 2 miles.

If you only fancy a short walk, why not try the walk between Abereiddy and the Blue Lagoon -it's suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

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Coast & Country: Learning the art of winemaking

Volunteers helping with the grape harvest Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

In this episode:

Andrew learns the art of winemaking at Llanerch Vineyard in the Vale of Glamorgan.

It's home to 7 acres of vines, and every year welcomes a herd of volunteers to help with the harvest.

Andrew learns the whole process, from grape to glass with owner Ryan Davies.

Also in tonight's episode:

Ruth continues her journey along the Wales Coast path in North Pembrokeshire, as she walks from Abereiddi to Porthgain.

Ruth discovers the village of Porthgain Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Carl is at the Roman amphitheatre in Caerleon, cooking up a Roman feast with our History chef Ceri Lane.

Dog owners warned about fat on beaches

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is warning dog owners about rancid fat which is washing up on beaches in the area.

There is no threat to humans, as long as the material is not ingested, but several dogs in the Ogmore area have needed urgent treatment after eating the poisonous substance.

The council’s environmental health officers are investigating and say there were similar cases on the Cornish coast a few weeks ago. They are advising dog owners to keep their dogs off beaches.

The council's waste management department will be inspecting and clearing the coast line of the white substance on a daily basis until it stops washing up on the beaches.


Penarth primary school to reopen

Albert Primary School will reopen to pupils on Monday after it was deemed unsafe last week.

Staff at the school in Penarth noticed cracks in the ceiling and it was decided the school should close while a full inspection took place.

Repairs were required to three halls, the dining room, two classrooms and a corridor. The repair work is expected to completed by tomorrow.

The Council’s Cabinet has confirmed funding for improvements to the school had already been set aside for the year.

Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said:

“The Council are developing plans with the Governing Body to spend the £135,000 available this financial year for Albert Primary to carry out extensive improvements to the school to reduce the risk of further closures.

We appreciate the difficulties that unplanned closures of schools cause parents and investigated options to try to open part of the school last week. Unfortunately this was not possible. I would like to thank parents, carers and children for their patience.”

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Teachers' warning over dilapidated school buildings

Wales' largest teaching union is warning children's education is being damaged by dilapidated school buildings.

The NUT says hundreds across the country are not up to scratch.

It comes as Albert Primary School in Penarth in the Vale Of Glamorgan was declared unsafe and shut down due to a dangerous roof.

That is left the parents of more than four hundred children juggling work and last minute childcare.

Penarth school probably closed for rest of week

Vale of Glamorgan Council says Albert Primary School in Penarth has been closed due to damaged ceilings - and will probably have to remain closed for the remainder of the week.

It says staff noticed yesterday that there were areas of loose plaster on two ceilings.

After an inspection, it was decided the school should be closed for further investigations.

Parents have been told the primary school - which has 450 pupils - will probably have to stay closed this week, while repairs are undertaken.

Next week is half-term.

The council says there is no issue with asbestos in the ceilings.

Our officers think the damage has been the result of a water leak, probably caused by the extremely heavy rain we had over the weekend. The damaged ceilings are over two halls, which lead to the classrooms.

My priority is the safety of the children and staff, so unfortunately we have to close the school while we make the ceilings safe. We apologise to parents for the inconvenience and I will make sure our officers do everything they can to have the school open again as soon as possible.

– Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services
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