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April 2015

One week left to win the best deal for Wales - Leanne Wood

With just one week to go until the General Election on May 7th, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has urged people to get behind Plaid Cymru so that the party can go to

Technocamp Day at Mountain Ash Comprehensive School

Technocamp spent the day with MACS giving pupils taster sessions on programming/

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Firefighters part of International Search and Rescue team in Nepal

Six South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) Firefighters have been deployed to Nepal as part of international rescue efforts followin

Ambulance response time targets missed again

The number of ambulances arriving at the scene of a life-threatening 999 call within eight minutes is still dramatically below Labour’s Welsh target.

Colorectal Unit Shortlisted for National Award

One of Cwm Taf’s leading consultants and his team at the colorectal surgical unit in Prince Charles Hospital have been shortlisted in a national award for excellence in gastroenterology for the development of an innovative range of tablet-based apps aimed at patient and staff education.

'Time for humane economic policy' - Leanne Wood

Party of Wales leader Leanne Wood has today claimed that latest GDP figures show the aust

Plaid Cymru calls for a truly national Health Service

Plaid Cymru’s new drugs and treatment fund would end the postcode lottery that patients cur

Wales Macmillan skin cancer nurse urges Sun Awareness this May

With summer just around the corner, a Macmillan skin cancer nurse from south Wales is backing the British Association of Dermatologist’s Sun Awareness Week (4-10 May 2015) by urging people to stay safe in the sun.

Labour First Minister not confident of Westminster majority

Carwyn Jones has become the most senior elected Labour politician in the UK to openly accept the likelihood that his party will not win an overall majority.

Raising School Standards - Capita National Conference

Staff from St John's were asked to share good practice at the R

Council’s soaring mayoral spend ‘a disgrace’, says Plaid candidate

Plaid Cymru’s Parliamentary candidate for Pontypridd attacks 18% increase in Mayor’s office costs



  More than three quarters (83%) of Welsh women prefer to spend a night in than have a night on the tiles

Vote Mike Powell for Pontypridd constituency

I am standing for election here because quite simply I

Plaid will secure Wales' place as a nation among equals

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has hailed a new era of opportunity in which all people and parties across the UK can come together to embrace a new politics.

Rich List shows need to rebalance power and wealth

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today set out the case for rebalancing power and wealth throughout the UK as the Sunday Times Rich List shows that the wealth of the richest 1,000 individuals and families in Britain has more than doubled over the past decade.

New Expert Group Members to drive Sporting Innovation

Figures from business and research have been signed up to help shape the future of sport in Wales as part of a unique advisory group.

Free support from healthcare professionals at Living with Diabetes Day

Healthcare professionals will lead workshops on diabetes care at the Living with Diabetes Day in Cardiff on Wednesday 6 May from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

'Vote Labour to keep out the Tories' is a 'con'

Responding to the First Minister of Wales' tactical voting plea today, Plaid Cymru's Rhodri Glyn Thomas said:

'Help us build the new Wales' - Plaid leader appeal to young people

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood will today (Friday) appeal to young people to join her party to build the new Wales and spark a

SWFRS response to public support for deliberate grass fires

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service wishes to thank the public for their messages of support and offers of help, it is greatly appreciate

New Food Fuel for Welsh Athletes

Food is getting a new focus to support Welsh athletes in their hunger for medal success.


As part of a new partnership programme, the performance nutrition team at the Sport Wales Institute has partnered with two Welsh food brands to maximise sporting performance.

Judges hit the road for RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards 2015

Judges in the RFS Excellence in Forestry Awards are facing a tough challenge as they set off next month to judge 25 Welsh woodlands and five schools after some of the most inspiring entries ever received in the competition.

Leader unveils plans for Northern Powerhouse for Wales

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today used a lecture in Bangor to unveil her p

A thousand extra doctors in Wales

Only Plaid Cymru’s plans will save and strengthen the NHS

The Party of Wales’ plans to save and strengthen the NHS will drive up doctor numbers, bring down waiting times and make it a dynamic service that will meet the needs of the people of Wales.

Abnormal load moves from Swansea to Rhigos

A reminder that the second of two abnormal load moves from Swansea to Rhigos is due to take place on Sunday 26th April.
The load will leave Swansea Docks at 6.30am and travels to the Rhigos electricity sub station.

RCTC Agrees Not To Permanently Replace Chief Executive Role

In light of pending Local Government re-organisation, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has this evening taken the decision not to appoint a permanent replacement for the Chief Executive when he retires in August.

Deaf friendly Welsh Ambulance Service in line for new award

THE Welsh Ambulance Service has been shortlisted for a new award, the first of its kind in Wales.

Dare Valley Walk for Life

The Walk for Life on Sunday April 26th is a series of sponsored walks in locations throughout Wales.

Only Plaid Cymru offers rural Wales a positive choice

Labour and Tories offer a double negative for rural Wales

Only Plaid Cymru has a record of standing up for Welsh farmers. That was the message of Jonathan Edwards, the party’s candidate in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr today.

Warning to residents after suspicious claims for payment

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has issued an alert to residents following two reports of suspicious attempts to claim money via di

£201: What a council tax freeze could have saved you

If Welsh Labour had frozen council tax in Wales – for the same amount of time as Conservatives in England – the average householder would now have saved more than 201 pounds.

A motorcyclist who died in a road traffic collision in Aberdare

A motorcyclist who died in a road traffic collision which happened on the A4059 in Aberdare at 4

RNIB Cymru Online Today project

RNIB Cymru’s Online Today team supports vis

Final Call To Register For Vote

With just days to go before the April 20 registration deadline for the general election, the Electoral Co

Wood challenges Miliband: Drop Tory cuts to build progressive alliance

Plaid Cymru has today (Thursday) challenged Labour to end their commitment to Tory cuts. 

Labour’s plans will lead to cuts in Wales

“Labour party giving with one hand and taking away with the other”

Letter to editor sent on behalf of Dai Williams, Director of Diabetes UK Cymru

I am writing to let your readers know about a free one day support event for people with Type 2 diabetes being held in Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday 6 May.

Future of Welsh public services 'hangs in the balance' - Leanne Wood

With growing moves towards privatisation of key public services in England coupled with Wales' historic under investment, Plaid Cymru lead

Inspectors praise staff at Royal Glamorgan A&E

Inspectors have praised the “strong leadership” and “profession

Deadline Extended for Love Where You Live 2015

There is now more time to nominate your environmental heroes as Rhondda Cynon Taf Council extends its deadline for entries for this year’s Love Where You Live Awards.

1.2 billion reasons to back Plaid Cymru on May 7

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today (Tuesday) said that the publication of major party

Two abnormal loads from Swansea Docks to Rhigos

Some advice to motorists ahead of two abnormal load moves which are due to take place on Sunday 19th April and Sunday 26th April.
The loads will leave Swansea Docks at 6.30am on each day and are travelling to the Rhigos electricity sub station.

The ambulance timewasters putting lives at risk

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is reminding people not to call 999 unless it is a genuine emergency.

The service took 19,151 non-urgent calls in the last seven months (see Notes to Editors), just 318 of which required an ambulance.

TV news anchor Andrea Byrne asks you to host a Night In for Macmillan

ITV news anchor Andrea Byrne is asking people across Wales to host a Night In for Macmillan Cancer Support this May.

Welsh growers receive free training in pioneering food production method

Welsh food growers will get free training in one of the world’s most advanced growing techniques when they attend a course in aquaponics at the Humble by Nature farm and rural skills centre in Monmouthshire, owned by broadcaster Kate Humble, on 16-17 April.

Labour must come clean on cuts to Welsh Budget

Responding to the publication of the Labour Party Manifesto, Plaid Cymru candidate for&nb

Plaid Cymru R&D plan to make Wales a world leader

By increasing Wales’ share of Research and Development (R&D) spending, Plaid Cymru’s plans will invest in&

Prison for Mountain Ash drug dealer caught twice in a year

A Mountain Ash man has been sent to prison for seven and a half years after being arrested twice within the space of 12 month

Cerith Griffiths out and about in Mountain Ash

Cerith Griffiths the Westminster candidate for the Cynon Valley out and about in Mountain Ash today.


'CLOSED' - Labour's 'key' jobs programme

As it’s revealed the Labour government’s ‘flagship’ jobs creation scheme has now been closed, following a message on the Careers Wales website, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Business William Graham AM, said:

Last chance to vote for Abercwmboi RFC to win training session with England Rugby Legends!

Hi there, I hope you are well. I just wanted to send you on some information about a great opportunity for your local rugby team to win a training session with England Legends.

Plaid will put Wales centre stage at Westminster

With just one month left until people cast their votes in the General Election, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has vowed that her party will put Wales centre stage at Westminster after May 7

Welsh MPs must say no to nuclear weapons in next Parliament

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today challenged other party leaders in Wales to press on their Westminster colleagues to join Plaid Cymru MPs in voting against Trident renewal in the next parliament.

A report on Ysgol G.G. Aberdâr Laburnam Drive Cwmdare Aberdare

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Aberdâr is situated in Cwmdare and is maintained by Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. The school was opened in 1949. In January 2003, it moved to a new building on the current site.

'Time for Wales to harness its natural wealth' - Hywel Williams

Plaid Cymru has today (Wednesday) outlined how Wales could harness its natural wealth if control over the nation's resources was transferred from Westminster to the National Assembly.

Plaid Cymru plans will make it easier than ever before to access GPs

Plaid Cymru has set outs its plans that will bring down GP waiting times across the whole of Wales.

Why it’s good business to vote for Plaid Cymru on 7th May.

I’m as much of a supporter of Plaid Cymru as I am of the Liberal Democrats or the Conservatives, but I’ve voted Plaid Cymru in all the general elections since I’ve been able to vote and I’ll be doing the same on 7th May.

Have a Night In for Macmillan on this May

I am writing to you to ask your readers to have a Night In for Macmillan on this May.

Plaid to press Westminster on strengthening Welsh economy

Plaid Cymru has today said that it would use a hung parliament to press for measures to strengthen the Welsh economy in order to secure a recovery that be

National Procurement Service for Wales fires gun on £60-100m solicitors panels

The National Procurement Service in Wales has launched the procurement of solicitors’ legal services panels worth between £60-100m.

Plaid seeks to seize momentum from Leaders' Debate

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today urged her party's activists to "seize the momentum" gained by success in last night's televised debate and work like never before to deliver the best for Wales.

Leanne Wood leads the way for Wales in TV debate

Plaid Cymru leader calls on voters to make Wales count in UK General Election

Leanne Wood proved herself the authentic voice of Wales during tonight’s first TV election TV debate at ITV’s studios in Media City, Salford.

Gold win for Mechanical Engineering student from Aberdare

An 18 year old from Aberdare has won the advanced Mechanical Engineering CAD Skills Competition Wales final, part of a Welsh Government-backed initiative to boost skills levels across the country.

Enjoy a Night In for Macmillan this May

This May, Macmillan Cancer Support is asking people across Wales to swap their night out for a Night In, to support people affected by cancer.