Support lives and livelihoods warn Plaid as hospitality sector set to face stricter restrictions

RESPONDING to the news that pubs, restaurants and bars will be subject to stricter Covid-19 restrictions in the run up to Christmas Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for Transport, Helen Mary Jones MS said, “Making an announcement without making an announcement only creates more uncertainty for an already struggling sector. Any Continue Reading

Welsh Ambulance Service honours staff and volunteers at their 2020 awards

THE Welsh Ambulance Service has honoured its staff and volunteers at its fifth annual staff awards ceremony. More than a dozen awards were presented to colleagues across Wales at tonight’s virtual ceremony, as well as a trio of special awards in celebration of the World Health Organisation’s International Year of Continue Reading

Two more arrested in connection with Canton stabbing

TWO more people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a teenage boy in Canton, Cardiff, on Wednesday morning. A 16-year-old boy from Canton was arrested last night on suspicion of assault and a 43-year-old man from Penarth was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Detectives continue Continue Reading

Mass testing to be rolled out in Lower Cynon Valley

EVERYONE living or working in the Lower Cynon Valley will be offered a coronavirus test, becoming the second area in Wales to introduce mass testing, following Merthyr Tydfil. All residents and workers without symptoms will be offered repeat coronavirus testing between Saturday 5th December and Sunday 20th December, to help Continue Reading

Welsh Government launches National Peatlands Action Programme to help lock in carbon and reinvigorate vital habitats

THE management and renewal of Wales’ environmentally important peatlands – helping the nation’s response to the climate crisis – will be outlined under a new programme published today (Friday, Nov 27) The National Peatlands Action Programme will ensure the nationwide delivery of existing peatland policies devised by the Welsh Government, Continue Reading

40 % increase in numbers opting for home schooling in Pembrokeshire

HOME schooling has risen around 40 per cent in Pembrokeshire during the coronavirus pandemic. Deputy chief education officer James White said that there were 272 children being taught using elective home education in response to questions from Cllr Alison Tudor at Thursday’s (Nov 26) schools and learning overview and scrutiny Continue Reading

“We cannot claim freedoms for ourselves at the expense of their welfare and wellbeing” is message about NHS from First Minister

“WE face a virus which is cruel and relentless, especially in its pursuit of the most vulnerable. “As cases rise again and pressure on our NHS increases, we need further national effort. We’ll work with partners this weekend to finalise arrangements and major financial support.” That was the main message Continue Reading

Rhyl lifeboat crew member and his dad feature in lifesaving charity’s Christmas

RHYL lifeboat volunteer, Mathew Baines, and his dad, Bob, are the faces of the RNLI’s Christmas appeal, hoping to raise £2M in donations after an unprecedented summer facing the challenges of saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic. Liz Baines Bob and Mathew Baines Download image In the appeal letter, which Continue Reading

Port Talbot volunteer ‘Robbie Harris’ retires after 44 years of saving lives at sea

A well-known local man, Robbie Harris, has retired after forty-four years of helping the local voluntary emergency sectors at Port Talbot. Robbie started his volunteering in 1976 by joining the auxiliary coastguard service and rose to be the officer in charge of the local station. In 1978 Robbie enrolled with Continue Reading

Calls for Welsh Government to allow return of some fans to sporting events

The Welsh Government has been urged to follow the lead of UK ministers in allowing at least some spectators to attend outside sporting events, following claims that clubs are facing financial hardship due to the lack of any matchday revenue. Since March paying spectators have been barred from attending sporting Continue Reading

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