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Statistics… and the damned lies of our politicians

Far be it from me to compare our PM and ministers like Iain Duncan Smith and the oleaginous Grant Shapps to the late and very much unlamented Adolf. But they do have one thing in common. Hitler is supposed to have said: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” And clearly, …

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Visits to Welsh A&E departments because of dog attacks rise two-thirds in a decade

The number of patients visiting Welsh AE departments to be treated for dog attack injuries has risen two thirds in a decade. According to the latest figures, emergency hospital visits due to dangerous dogs were up by 66% in the 10 years to 2011-12. The figures show the extent of dangerous dog attacks in Wales as Westminster looks to impose …

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TV show gives an insight into the busy lives of Heath hospital nurses

It’s 7am and Louise Farrow, one of the 14,500 staff working in the Cardiff Vale University Health Board is about to start her 12-hour shift. She is the Deputy Sister in the emergency department of Wales’ busiest hospital the University Hospital of Wales, known as the Heath, and launches into her shift admitting she has no idea what the next …

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What does the future hold for the Welsh high street?

The future of retail in Wales is at a crucial point and serious thought is needed about how to revitalise town centres to make them both attractive and economical. It was recently revealed that shop rents have plummeted by 70% in Cardiff. Furthermore, recent figures from the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) suggested that almost a third of shops in …

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Specsavers co-founder calls on landlords to cut the rent for shops

Specsavers co-founder Dame Mary Perkins has called for an end to “greedy landlords” who she said were a contributing factor to the growing number of empty shops on the high street. Dame Mary, who met her Llanelli-born husband Doug Perkins at Cardiff University, said landlords need to be more realistic with rents if high streets are to survive. The Specsavers …

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That’s amore: Why a taste of Italy just isn’t enough for my eldest child

We’ve been in Italy one day when the oldest daughter decides she wants to move there. The people are more beautiful, the food is better and the weather is hotter. She has a point. “Why do we live in northern Europe,” she moans as we return from swimming in sea as warm as soup and blue as a storybook ocean. …

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Children’s hospice director of healthcare denies misconduct claims at professional hearing

Jayne Saunders Ty Hafan

A director of healthcare at a Welsh children’s hospice has denied allegations of misconduct relating to the care of a terminally ill teenager. Jayne Saunders, who has been a registered nurse since 1978, is facing claims at a professional hearing that she failed in her duty to get consent from the Ty Hafan children’s hospice patient – referred to only …

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Owners of killer dogs may face life in prison under new Government plans

Owners of killer dogs could face life in prison under beefed up laws to clamp down on owners of out-of-control dogs. In proposals outlined today, the UK Government will set out plans to increase the sentence to life for irresponsible owners of dogs who kill – up from the current maximum of two years – while owners of dogs who …

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Charlotte Church among favourites to take Louis Walsh’s place on X Factor

After 10 years as a judge on the X Factor, judge Louis Walsh has decided to leave the series. And bookies have been quick off the mark to give 9/1 odds on Cardiff’s favourite Voice of an Angel, Charlotte Church, taking his place. Walsh, who helped steer Westlife and Boyzone to success, said he wanted to focus on managing bands. …

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Children’s Hospital for Wales closed by water damage caused by heavy rain

Patients at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff have been evacuated after the hospital was damaged by heavy rain. The 20 children were moved out of the hospital because of flooding caused by yesterday’s downpours. The patients have been evacuated to the main University Hospital of Wales building and are being cared for by staff from the …

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