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WWI memorial garden to be unveiled in Caerphilly

The poppy-shaped garden will be unveiled today in Caerphilly. Credit: PA

A special poppy-shaped garden has been created in Caerphilly to remember those who fought in the First World War. The garden will contain poppies and various other flowers.

It will be officially unveiled today and the garden will serve as a reminder of the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Read More: Wales marks the centenary of World War One

'No fly zone' set for September's NATO summit

Celtic Manor Resort
The Celtic Manor Resort is hosting the NATO summit on 4th and 5th September. Credit: ITV News

A temporary no fly zone will be put in place across parts of south Wales during the NATO summit next month.

The UK Civil Aviation authority (CAA) says the restrictions will be in place from 3rd-5th September and cover from Bristol in the east, to Bridgend in the west, Crickhowell in the north and the coast of Somerset in the south. The restricted area will extend up to 10,000ft.

Commercial flights to and from Bristol and Cardiff airports will not be affected.

The CAA says the restriction has been brought in at the request of Gwent Police and South Wales Police and any aircraft entering the airspace without authorisation will be incepted by police air support.


Anti-NATO protestors begin three-week march

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The NATO summit takes place next month. Credit: NATO

Protestors will begin a three-week long march today from Llanelli to Newport, to express their concerns over the upcoming NATO summit.

'The Long March on Newport' as it's being called, is one of a number of protests against the summit, which will be held at Newport's Celtic Manor between the 4th and 5th September.

Organisers say they are 'increasingly worried by the threat NATO poses to world stability and peaceful relations.'

Body found in Crete confirmed as missing Arthur

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Arthur Jones went missing while on holiday in Crete Credit: ITV News Wales

The body of a man found in Crete has been confirmed as that of Arthur Jones, from Denbigh.

The 73-year-old went missing while on holiday on the island in June.

North Wales Police can confirm that the body of a man found in Crete on Monday has been formally identified as that of 73-year-old Roberts Arthur Jones from Denbigh.

– North Wales Police statement

Call for Barack Obama to have freedom of Newport

Barack Obama should be given the freedom of Newport, that's the view of one Welsh Conservative AM.

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Barack Obama will be in Newport for the NATO summit Credit: PA

South Wales East AM William Graham says the US President should be given the city’s highest honour. He made the suggestion in a letter to Newport’s mayor and the city's council leader.

The President of the United States will be among world leaders when he attends this year’s NATO Summit at the Celtic Manor in Newport.

Barack Obama would be a hugely deserving and extremely distinctive addition to a very significant list.

As the first serving US President to set foot on Welsh soil, it is only fitting that Newport should award him its highest honour.

The NATO Summit’s arrival in Wales will be an historic event and this would be a timeless and appropriate way to mark it.

Newport has always been rightly selective in who receives its freedom and past recipients have all contributed immensely to public life; putting others ahead of themselves and changing lives in the process.

When Barack Obama arrives in Newport next month, I would like to see him setting foot in a city keen to acknowledge his landmark visit and eager to forge ties that will remain for many decades to come.

– Assembly Member for South Wales East and Shadow Minister for the Economy, William Graham AM

Person monitored following possible Ebola exposure

A person in Cardiff is being monitored by Public Health Wales following possible exposure to the Ebola virus in West Africa.

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Ebola virus Credit: PA

The individual will be monitored for the duration of the incubation period of 21 days.

Public Health Wales can confirm that an individual resident in Wales is currently staying away from work and limiting contact with other people voluntarily following possible exposure to Ebola while visiting Western Africa. The individual does not have symptoms of Ebola and there are no cases of Ebola in Wales.

We are alert to the possibility of Ebola cases in the UK given the outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea and we remain vigilant to unexplained illness in people who have travelled from the area. Processes have been developed to protect public health in the event that we are notified of any individual who may have been exposed to Ebola.

– Public Health Wales spokesperson


NATO dinner venues announced

The venues for the NATO working dinners have been revealed. They include some of south Wales's most well-known buildings.


The historic @cardiff_castle has been chosen as one of the working dinner venues during the @nato Summit. #Wales


For more information about the NATO summit, click here.

Portraits of the fallen projected onto Bangor arts centre

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Hundreds of people have gathered at the Pontio Arts Centre in Bangor for Credit: ITV News/Rob Shelley

Portraits of servicemen from north Wales who died during the First World War are being projected on to the side of Pontio Arts Centre in Bangor tonight.

The images are being beamed from Bangor's Memorial Arch on to the arts centre to mark the connection between the sacrifices of the past and the hopes of the future.

It's part of a memorial service marking the outbreak of the Great War.

Congregation gathers at cathedral for WW1 service

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People are gathering at Llandaff Cathedral for a special service. Credit: ITV News/Kevin Ashford

Lights are being turned out across Wales this evening in an event marking one hundred years since Britain entered World War One.

A candlelit vigil is taking place at Llandaff Cathedral, with a service led by Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan. First Minister Carwyn Jones and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are amongst those attending.

People are being encouraged to switch out their lights between 10pm and 11pm and light a candle in remembrance for those who lost their lives in the Great War.

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