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Residents due to protest against opencast mining proposals

Some residents are concerned about the potential environmental impact of the proposals Credit: ITV News

People living in the upper Rhymney Valley are due to stage a protest today opposing plans for an opencast mine at Nant Llesg.

The plans for the mine have been put forward by developer, Miller Argent, which also operates the Ffos-y-Fran open cast mine in Merthyr.

Despite the developer saying it would create hundreds of jobs, campaigners are concerned about the environmental impact the mine would have. A decision by Caerphilly County Borough Council on the plans is expected to be made soon.

Army medics receive freedom of Cardiff

Welsh Army Medics have been awarded the freedom of Cardiff this morning.

Reserve soldiers from 203 (Welsh) Field hospital marched through the capital after a royal gun salute to mark the Queen's birthday.

The unit, known as the Welsh Medics, is only the ninth organisation to receive the honour since 1886.


Medics from the 203 Welsh Field Hospital have been granted the freedom of the city of Cardiff


Gun salute for the Queen's birthday in #cardiff Being this close to the action meant fingers in ears!



Prevention over Cure: Are we changing our relationship with cancer?

Every week here in Wales 50 people are diagnosed with breast cancer alone, making it the most common type of cancer for women. The so-called celeb effect has made us more aware than ever before.

So, with a society calling for earlier diagnosis and PREVENTATIVE treatment - is our relationship with cancer in the midst of change?

Wales This Week follows 34 year-old Leanne Hugglestone as she undergoes a double mastectomy to prevent a recurrence of cancer.

Wales This Week: Mastectomy and Me - Tonight at 8pm ITV Cymru Wales

Climate change 'our problem' says Archbishop

Speaking at Llandaff Cathedral during his Easter sermon, Dr Barry Morgan said climate change is everyone's responsibility.

Rising global temperatures are causing droughts, melting glaciers, warming of permafrost, heat waves and coastal floods in almost every part of the world. Already this year we have seen extreme weather patterns, not just in distant far flung places where it is nothing new, but here in Wales and the rest of the UK – this is no longer someone else’s problem. It is ours.

And we cannot bury our heads in the sand and pretend we don’t know about it and the part we play in it anymore.

– Dr Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales

Archbishop calls for Christians to protect environment

The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, called for Christians to take climate change seriously Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan has called on people to make changes to their way of life to help protect the environment for future generations.

In his Easter sermon at Llandaff Cathedral this morning, Dr Morgan said Christians needed to take climate change and its impact seriously and react, rather than burying their heads in the sand.


Father stages 'protest' bike ride over son's death

A grieving father has staged a protest bike ride from the Swansea to the Senedd to demand a legal duty of candour from health care professionals.

It's 24 years since Robbie Powell from Ystradgynlais died after a series of medical problems. Now his father, Will is calling for the introduction of what's being called "Robbie's Law" to enforce opennesss among Welsh health professionals. Dean Thomas reports

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