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Wales and the Great War: Episode Three

This is the concluding episode in our series marking the centenary of the start of World War One.

Tonight's edition looks at the heroic efforts of the 1st Monmouths who - against all the odds - helped hold the line at the Second battle of Ypres.

It also features a tribute to Welsh air ace Ira Jones.

Click below to catch up with earlier programmes in the series

Police appeal for information after weekend riots

Police are continuing to investigate the violence that took place in Cardiff following a protest against events in Gaza on Saturday.

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Police are asking anyone with footage to come forward Credit: Ian James

Two arrests were made after clashes in the Mill Lane area of the city. South Wales Police are appealing for anyone with further information to come forward.

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Police promise 'robust investigation' into Cardiff Gaza march violence

South Wales Police say they will conduct a "robust investigation" into violence that broke out during yesterday's march against the Gaza conflict in Cardiff.

We recognise that this was an alarming and violent incident. It was however an isolated occurrence and was not representative of the whole event”.

– Chief Inspector Dan Howe, South Wales Police
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Hundreds of protests marched from Cardiff's City Hall through the city centre

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The force asked for anyone with footage of violence, which broke out in the Mill Lane area of the city, to contact them.

Protest against Gaza violence begins in Cardiff

Protests against the ongoing violence in Gaza has begun outside City Hall in Cardiff.

Hundreds are outside City Hall in Cardiff to protest against the violence in Gaza. Credit: ITV Wales

Around 800 Palestinians have died in just over two weeks of violence between the Israeli military and Hamas militants.

The UN have said more that 140,000 people have been displaced since the conflict began.

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Thousands have been displaced since the violence began over two weeks ago. Credit: ITV Wales


Mass protest in Cardiff against Gaza violence

Hundreds of people are expected to line the streets of Cardiff today in protest against the continuing violence in the Palestinian region of Gaza.

Many homes and villages have been damaged in the conflict Credit: PA Images

More than 800 Palestinians have died in 16 days of violence between the Israeli military and Hamas militants.

The UN said more than 140,000 people have been displaced since the conflict began.

A UN school which was being used as a shelter was attacked on Thursday, leaving around 19 dead and dozens injured.

It's not yet clear who was responsible for the attack.

Gaza school
Credit: Dan Rivers/ITV News

Read more: ITV News witnesses aftermath of UN school attack in Gaza

Many from the Palestinian community in Wales and a number of unions are expected to join the protest in the city centre this afternoon.

Schoolchildren to pen messages to NATO leaders

Primary school pupils from Wales are to be given the opportunity to write a personal message to the NATO world leaders about their hopes for the future.

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Photo caption - Pupils from Mount Pleasant primary school in Newport start work on their postcards Credit: Welsh Government

Five classes of nine and 10 year olds from across Wales have been asked to answer the question of what they would like to have changed in the world by the time they have become adults.

The NATO Conference, held on 4 and 5 September, will be one of the biggest gatherings of world leaders, including US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande.

Each of the 28 World leaders will be personally given one of the messages during the Summit.

This year's summit in Wales will be one of the most important summits in NATO's history as world leaders consider how NATO can continue to be at the forefront of building stability in an unpredictable world.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said;

"NATO leaders will hear the hopes of the children growing up in towns and villages right across Wales as they sit in summit talks and we will have given a group of children a once in a lifetime opportunity to send a message to some of the most prominent leaders of the world."

Mr Andrew Rothwell from Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport who teaches one of the classes taking part said;

"Writing these postcards has lit a flame in these children - we'd already talked a lot in class about this summit that's happening on their doorstep and to now have the chance to be a part of it has really captured their imagination."

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