Yesterday First Minister Carwyn Jones was in Belgium to begin Wales' commemorations marking the centenary of World War One next year.
Today he made the journey to France to visit the memorial to Welsh troops who died at Mametz Wood, part of the battle of the Somme, where almost 4,000 Welshmen were killed or injured.
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Organisers say there will be increased security at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, which began in Bridgend today.
Any remaining heavy or thundery showers will clear eastwards this evening.
Over 70 firefighters are currently tackling the fire, which is now confirmed to be at a scrap yard.