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

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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 took part in the first hustings of the leadership contest in Cardiff on Thursday night. Mr Corbyn said …

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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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Kelsey Davies, 6, praised for Alltwen house fire rescue

A six-year-old girl has been praised for saving the life of her mother and two brothers in a house fire in Neath Port Talbot on Wednesday. Kelsey Davies was the first to be alerted to the fire which broke out at the family home in Alltwen, near Pontardawe, at 01:40 BST. She carried 11-month-old Andrew outside before returning to help …

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Amina Al-Jeffery: Father disputes ‘locked up’ daughter claim

Image copyright Press Association A father accused of imprisoning his daughter in Saudi Arabia said he was “trying to help” her, a court was told. Mohammed Al-Jeffery says he took Amina Al-Jeffery, 21, from Swansea to Jeddah in 2012 to “save her life”. The dual British and Saudi Arabian national wants to return to the UK and claims she is …

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Boy, 4, dies in Alltwen house fire and three in hospital

Image caption The boy has been named as Jac Davies A four-year-old boy has died following a fire at a house in Neath Port Talbot. Fire crews were called to the property in Lon Tanyrallt, Alltwen, near Pontardawe, at 01:40 BST on Wednesday. Jac Davies was rescued from an upstairs bedroom but died at the scene. His three-year-old brother was …

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Circuit of Wales: Welsh Government wants more work on plan

Image copyright Circuit of Wales “Further work is needed” before the Welsh Government is happy to underwrite plans for the £375m Circuit of Wales. Economy Secretary Ken Skates told AMs that at a time of “significant economic uncertainty” due to Brexit, it could not back the plans for the race track in Ebbw Vale in their current form. He said …

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