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Terror clamp down may be 'closing the door after the horse has bolted' says Welsh MP

Labour MP Stephen Doughty says he's concerned that new anti-terrorism measures due to be announced by the Prime Minister could be 'closing the door after the horse has bolted.'

The Cardiff South and Penarth MP is questioning how British people, including some from Cardiff who were known to have militant views, were allowed to travel abroad to join jihadi groups.

Decision over Wales qualifier in Andorra due in 24 hours

by Dean Thomas
Estadi Comunal D'Andorra La Vella
Estadi Comunal D'Andorra La Vella Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

The Football Association of Wales have confirmed a decision will be made in 24 hours on whether Wales' opening Euro 2016 qualifier with Andorra can go ahead at the new national stadium.

UEFA will carry out further tests on Andorra's 3G artificial surface today before making a decision on where the game will be played.

If improvements have not been made after the last inspection on the weekend then the game could be moved to a different country with Spain thought to be an option.

Andorra have been playing their homes at the Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella.

An FAW spokesperson has thanked fans travelling to Andorra for their patience.


The NATO Summit: What does it mean for Wales and the World?

by Rosie Mercer
Anti-NATO protesters
Anti-NATO protesters marching in Newport on Saturday Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

It’s the biggest security operation that Wales has ever seen.

After months of preparation, the NATO Summit is almost here, with over 60 world leaders and hundreds of international delegates descending on Newport and Cardiff. But their welcome won’t be entirely warm, with an estimated 20,000 protesters expected to make their voices heard.

Saturday saw the first of a number of planned demonstrations, with around 600 protesters gathering in Newport. They included Côr Cochion, Cardiff’s Red Choir, who voiced their anti-NATO arguments in song.

Côr Cochion, Cardiff’s Red Choir
Côr Cochion, Cardiff’s Red Choir, in Newport on Saturday Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The strength of feeling is very passionate against what NATO is doing. We didn’t want NATO to come to Wales but now they’re in Wales we want to give them a message, that Wales is a peaceful country, Wales wants a peaceful country for our children, Wales wants hospitals and schools. We don’t want war.

– Ray Davies, Founder member of Côr Cochion

But for others, NATO represents security at a time of increasing international instability. Lord Heseltine, former UK Defence Secretary, told ITV Wales that NATO was absolutely fundamental to British safety:

Lord Heseltine
Lord Heseltine speaks to ITV Wales Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

It has preserved the peace of Europe in a way quite uncharacteristic with our history… look at the cost of the Second and First World Wars. The cost in human life, the cost in money. This is just why NATO exists. It’s to stop Europe’s habit of indulging in carnage every generation. And it works.

– Lord Heseltine

So just what is NATO? Why is it here, and what are the arguments for and against? Wales This Week finds out, Tonight at 8pm, ITV Wales September?

by Ruth Wignall

Today: A dull and murky start with low cloud, hill fog and patchy rain and drizzle. Drier and much brighter conditions should spread in from the northwest, although there may still be the odd shower over high ground. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight: There will be some sunshine this evening. Light winds and largely clear skies overnight mean some patchy fog may form in prone spots. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Tuesday: Once any overnight mist or fog patches clear it should be a bright morning with sunny spells. It will turn cloudier through the afternoon but should stay mainly dry. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: It will remain largely fine, but often rather cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle possible. There will be some bright or sunny spells making it feel warm.

Robson-Kanu withdraws from Wales squad

by Dean Thomas
Robson-Kanu withdraws from Wales squad
Hal Robson-Kanu, Wales Credit: Adam Davy/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Readings Hal Robson-Kanu has withdrawn from Wales' squad to face Andorra in the opening Euro qualifier next week.

Robson-Kanu hasn't played since injuring his knee during a pre-season friendly with Stevenage.

22 year-old uncapped Reading team mate Jake Taylor is called up in place of Robson-Kanu who joins West Ham defender James Collins on the sidelines.

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