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New Swansea City striker scores just hours after signing

by Dean Thomas
Modou Barrow signs for Swansea City
Modou Barrow signs for Swansea City Credit: Modou Barrow/Twitter

New Swansea City striker Modou Barrow scored his first goal for Swansea City's Under 21 side just hours after completing his transfer deadline move from Swedish side Ostersunds FK.

The 21 year-old Gambian received international clearance in time to net his first goal for his new club during a 3-2 victory over Birmingham City.

Barrow had been in Swansea for some time before finally putting pen to paper on performance related contract for a undisclosed fee.

HMS Duncan arrives in Cardiff ahead of NATO summit

HMS Duncan
HMS Duncan arrives in Cardiff ahead of the NATO summit Credit: ITV News Wales

Warships from around the world are arriving in Cardiff Bay ahead of the NATO summit.

The HMS Duncan will dock in the Roath Basin, with other ships to follow afterwards. They are expected to stay in the bay for a week alongside police forces from across the UK.

Read more: Planning a journey in NATO summit week?

Warship HMS Duncan - pictured - is currently being readied to enter Queen Alexandra Dock, Cardiff Bay.

It is the Royal Navy's newest Type 45 Destroyer, and the centrepiece of a group of warships coming to Cardiff Bay for the NATO summit.

HMS Duncan
190 crew work on the HMS Duncan Credit: ITV News Wales


Adam Matthews out of Wales qualifier

by Dean Thomas
Wales's Adam Matthews takes a throw in
Wales's Adam Matthews takes a throw in Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Celtic's Adam Matthews has become the latest player to withdraw from Chris Coleman's Wales squad to face Andorra in the opening Euro 2016 qualifier next Tuesday.

Injury to the defender means a call up for Cardiff City's Declan John from the Under 21's.

Matthews joins Reading forward Hal Robson-Kanu and West Ham defender James Collins who have also withdrawn through injury.

Meanwhile a decision on whether the qualifier will go ahead at Andorra's new national stadium is expected to be made by UEFA today.

UEFA officials have been carrying out pitch inspections over the weekend and have called for more tests of the surface before a final decision is made.

NATO warships to arrive in Cardiff Bay

Warship in Cardiff Bay
A Latvian warship arrived in the Roath Basin yesterday morning. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Warships from around the world are expected to arrive in Cardiff Bay today ahead of the NATO summit.

Five vessels including the HMS Duncan will dock in the Roath Basin. They are expected to stay in the bay for a week alongside police forces from across the UK.

The ships are coming from France, Lithuania, Norway, Holland and the UK. Yesterday, a Latvian vessel was the first to arrive.

READ MORE: Planning a journey in Nato Summit week?

Nuclear test veterans campaign to secure £25m charitable fund

people watching nuclear weapon
Nuclear weapons were tested through the 1950s and 1960s Credit: ITV

A campaign is underway to get the UK Government to fund a £25m charitable trust to help nuclear test veterans and their families.

Thousands of servicemen were exposed to radiation during weapon tests in the 1950s and many say it's affected their own health as well as their family's. The Government argues this has yet to be proved.

The family of an RAF serviceman from Tal-y-Bont believe their late father's exposure to radiation caused them serious health problems. Tegwen and Dominic Owen are supporting the campaign.


Cardiff businesses concerned by NATO disruptions

traffic disruption in Cardiff
Businesses in Cardiff say they're being affected by NATO security measures Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Business owners in Cardiff are concerned that the NATO summit security measures around the city centre are having an impact on their trade.

Shop owners close to Cardiff Castle say they're losing up to £100 every day because of the ring of fencing surrounding the castle.

Other businesses fear they may have to shut during the two days of the summit as they've already seen a drop in custom during the busiest time of year.

Business has been dreadful ever since we've had this fence put around. Business has been down and I'm losing like £100 a day. That's the easy way to put it. I was hoping to take advantage of this summer time with kids on vacation but I'm down really badly.

– Jimmy De Castro, shop owner
Celtic Manor
Businesses in Newport say the summit has given their trade a boost Credit: PA

Elsewhere, companies in Newport and Cwmbran say the NATO summit has been a good opportunity to market themselves with local businesses being contracted during preparations for the summit.

It's really good for the local economy for Wales in particular. Same as the Ryder Cup in 2010. For our business the prestigious aspect of the contract we can use it going forward in our marketing.

– David Shorthouse, Managing Director Floorex Carpets Ltd.

Gabbidon set for Cardiff return

by Dean Thomas
Daniel Gabbidon in action for Cardiff City
Daniel Gabbidon in action for Cardiff City Credit: Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport

Defender Danny Gabbidon is set to return to Cardiff City nearly a decade after leaving the club.

Gabbidon is due to sign a contract until the end of the season with an option to join the coaching set up at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The 35 year-old has trained with the Bluebirds this summer after being released by Crystal Palace.

Gabbidon made over 200 appearances for the south Wales club before joining West Ham in 2005.

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