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Older people's winter worries

Rising energy costs and keeping warm in their own homes will be big concerns for over 65s in Wales this winter.

That’s according to figures we're releasing today which show:

A&E waits in Labour-run Welsh NHS get worse

Accident & Emergency waiting times in the Labour-run NHS got worse in September 2014, new figures published today show.

Just 86.3% of patients spent less than four hours waiting to be seen in Welsh A&E departments until admission, transfer or discharge.

YEAR 5/6 Hockey Festival

Wednesday the 12th of November 2014 Mountain Ash Comprehensive School held their first Hockey Festival. 130 year 5/6 students attended the festival with their class teachers to enjoy a fun filled
day of hockey skills and fun games.

Tearing up the Labour manifesto in RCT

The following excerpts are all taken from the Labour Council manifesto of 2012. Just about every promise has been broken.
People trusted them to deliver - we hope they will not be taken in by them in the same way again

The educational impact of Labour’s proposed nursery cuts

Nothing has fundamentally changed since the cut from full to part time nursery provision was initially proposed by the Labour Cabinet last year.

Story of south Wales’s Co-operative movement

Story of south Wales’s Co-operative movement
‘completely neglected’ according to new book

Netball November

For many, it brings back school day memories of slightly itchy sports pants and outdoor PE lessons on freezing cold days, where the teacher’s whistle was as shrill as the icy winds that were making our cheeks burn.

Spread the word about Type 1 diabetes symptoms

On Friday 14 November it is World Diabetes Day and I want to take this opportunity to raise awareness of the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes with your readers.

Honour for dedicated voluntary worker

Jill Richards’ decades of voluntary work for the benefit of Llanharan have been recognised with an honour from the Queen.

Bryncae resident Mrs Richards, who was recently presented with the British Empire Medal, says her years of dedicated work were for the village she loves.

Muni decision "called in" for scrutiny

Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Powell has signed a "call in" request along with two Independent Councillors to ask that the decision to allow the Muni to be run by a community consortium be looked at more closely.