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Brexit should drive ‘new, bold ambition’ for farmers

Brexit Sheep farmers

    Farmers are being asked to influence the direction of agriculture policy after Brexit Brexit should drive a “new, bold ambition” for farmers, a union leader has said. Meurig Raymond, president of the National Farmers’ Union, said UK farmers could be globally competitive and played vital public roles. The union has launched a month-long consultation of its members on …

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Daniel Mark Kelley of Llanelli faces cyber crime charges

cyber crime

Image copyright Getty Images Daniel Mark Kelley from Llanelli has been charged of blackmail and money laundering. He has also been charged in relation with an assault on a college computer system, which later impacted coursework submissions and exam management at Coleg Sir Gar, Llanelli. The 19-year-old male from Carmarthenshire has been charged in association with worldwide computer offenses. He …

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RAF helicopter fire on Snowdonia peak after technical issue

Snowdonia helicopter fire

Image copyright Claire Harvey An RAF helicopter has burst on fire on a Snowdonia summit after being compelled to land as a result of a mechanical issue. An air ambulance was sent to the location, along with a coastguard helicopter. All five occupants who were on board the instruction helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey have been declared safe and …

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HIV diagnosis reaches 15-year-high in Wales

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  Health experts want more to be done to curb the number of people contracting HIV after figures showed diagnosis in Wales reached a 15-year high. There were 189 positive tests in 2014, according to newly released figures which relates to data from STI clinics. Giving out free condoms and prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep) for those most at risk are …

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Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn ‘confident’ of support in Wales

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jeremy Corbyn speaks to supporters at a rally at Merthyr Tydfil’s Penderyn Square Jeremy Corbyn says he is “very confident” there is support in Wales for his bid to retain the Labour leadership. Mr Corbyn, who is being challenged by Pontypridd MP Owen Smith, visited Merthyr Tydfil and will go to Swansea on Friday. They …

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Welsh universities consider scholarships for refugees

Image copyright Thinkstock Some Welsh universities are planning to offer scholarships to refugees. Aberystwyth University is discussing proposals for five scholarships, and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David said it had made commitments for a similar scheme. Cardiff University already offers financial help to asylum seekers. Mohammed Al Hadj Ali, chairman of the Syrian Welsh Society, said it was …

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Princess of Wales Hospital nurses struck off over faked results

Bridgend Prince of Wales hospital

Three hospital nurses who falsified blood sugar readings of vulnerable patients have been struck off. Lauro Bertulano, Natalie Jones and Rebecca Jones, who worked at Bridgend’s Princess of Wales Hospital, pleaded guilty to wilful neglect in 2015. Two were jailed and another handed a community order by Cardiff Crown Court. Now they have been struck off the nursing register following …

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Welsh language target of one million speakers by 2050

Image caption Carwyn Jones will hail Wales as a ‘proudly bilingual nation’ at the Eisteddfod A drive to almost double the number of Welsh speakers to one million by 2050 will be unveiled by the first minister at the National Eisteddfod. Carwyn Jones will stress the workplace, family, schools and the planning process as the key areas for action. Alun …

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Labour leadership contenders ‘could not win General Election’

Neither contender for the Labour leadership could win a General Election with their current agenda, a party councillor for 30 years has said. Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith will take part in the first live debate of the leadership contest on Thursday. Russell Goodway, the former leader of both South Glamorgan and Cardiff councils, said Labour needed to move back …

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New NHS blood cancer treatment approved for use in Wales

Image copyright Thinkstock A new treatment for people who suffer from a form of blood cancer has been approved by the Welsh Government. Adult patients with newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma will now be able to access the drug Revlimid, in combination with dexamethasone. The cancer develops in bone marrow and attacks blood cells, which can cause bone damage and kidney ­problems. …

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