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This little piggy now has a home...

The RSPCA is calling on people buying pets to think more carefully about the animal they want. It comes after a so-called 'micro-piglet' was found abandoned in a garden near Swansea. He's now being looked after by a local vet, but he needs a permanent home with other pigs.

And the latest news is the micro-piglet has been re-homed on a farm on the Gower.

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"You can never face a weak English team" - Warburton

Wales captain Sam Warburton has warned his side to be wary of England's strength, despite a notable list of injured English absentees.

England are without a number of influential players for the Six Nations opener next week, with the likes of Owen Farrell, Courtney Lawes and Ben Morgan all ruled out through injury.

But Warburton says England's strength in depth still makes them a formidable side as Wales look to win their first Six Nations tournament since 2013.

Gatland: 'I'm surprised by Adam Jones' retirement'

Warren Gatland has admitted he is 'as surprised as anyone' that veteran prop Adam Jones has decided to call time on his international career by announcing his retirement ahead of the Six Nations.

Jones made the decision after being left out of Gatland's 34 man squad for the premier northern hemisphere competition which gets underway next week.

It was the second time in a row that Jones had been left out of a Wales squad after also missing the Autumn series.

Speaking at the launch of the 2015 Six Nations Gatland said Jones' decision took him by surprise, particularly given the proximity of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, a competition for which he reaffirmed Jones' was very much in the reckoning for.

Plaid peer apologises for Auschwitz comment

Plaid Cymru peer Lord Wigley has apologised for "any offence caused" after comparing the effects of a Trident submarine base to those of a Nazi death camp. Lord Wigley had been commenting on reports - denied by the Government - that the nuclear weapons system could be relocated from Scotland to Wales.

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The peer made clear that Plaid would be "tremendously opposed" to shifting the base from Faslane naval base to Pembrokeshire.

Asked whether the move would have some positive benefits, such as bringing jobs to the area, Lord Wigley - a former leader of the party - replied: "Look, this week we have been remembering what happened in Germany before the war, no doubt there were many jobs provided in Auschwitz and places like that but that didn't justify their existence and neither does nuclear weapons justify having them in Pembrokeshire."

In a statement released later, Lord Wigley said: "I am certainly sorry if my remarks were open to any misinterpretation and I apologise for any offence that has been caused. The point I was trying to make was that you can't have jobs at any cost and I reiterate that."

More: MOD insists no plans to move nuclear subs to Wales

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Tesco to close three supermarkets in Wales

Tesco says it's to close three supermarkets in Wales at Wrexham, Caerphilly and Tredegar. It says around 135 jobs will be lost.

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A spokesperson told ITV Cymru Wales that 65 jobs would go at the Dodds Lane store in Wrexham and the other 70 in the two Valleys stores.

Earlier this month Tesco announced 43 stores around the UK were facing closure due to not being profitable. The retailer's sales have fallen. Head office jobs will also see cuts as Tesco cuts overheads by 30%.

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that, Wrexham Dodds Lane Superstore, Caerphilly Metro and Tredegar Express are amongst the 43 we plan to close. The decision to close the stores has been exceptionally difficult to take. I recognise it will affect many hard working colleagues, our customers and the local community.

– Dave Lewis, Tesco CEO

Labour attacks Plaid's 'Vote Green' call

Labour have responded to Plaid Cymru's 'Vote Green' call by accusing the party of arrogance and failing to stand up for Wales. The party's issued a statement from its candidate in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr criticising Lord Wigley's comments.

The latest Welsh poll shows that this election is a race between Labour and the Tories with just one in ten people in wales considering supporting Plaid.

Rather than arrogantly telling people in England who they should vote for, Plaid politicians would do well to focus - as Welsh Labour are - on standing up for Wales against the Tory-led UK government.

– Calum Higgins, Labour PPC
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