South East Wales

Nato-themed family day for Newport ahead of summit

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Image caption The Household Cavalry will entertain crowds in Newport city centre

A Nato-themed family fun day will take place in the host city, ahead of next month's summit.

Food and drink from each of the 28 nations taking part in the conference at the Celtic Manor will be served along the River Usk on Saturday.

Reindeer burgers from Iceland, waffles from Belgium and Ceredigion cheese will be served up with Welsh-brewed drinks.

Climbing walls, an inflatable assault course and music from the Household Cavalry band will entertain crowds.

A Battle of Britain fly past over the city will close celebrations at 19:00 BST.

"The festival will give people a chance to sample the food of the countries attending the summit and there's a great line up of activities for people of all ages," said Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb.

The summit will take place on 4 and 5 September at the hotel in Newport.

On Monday, Assistant Chief Constable Chris Armitt of Merseyside Police confirmed 9,500 officers from across the UK would be drafted in, including 1,500 from south Wales.

There will be 150 heads of state and ministers visiting, plus 10,000 support staff and 2,000 journalists.

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